A well designed composter and the 2 compartments work very well. Well made and designed. I used the youTube video to help me put it together which really helped. I would recommend not filling it to capacity if your strength is limited as this large composter gets very heavy to turn. They also have a smaller composter. Love love love not throwing food waste in the bin.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$329.00.
Love the product, great customer service
Such a well designed composting system. You add to one side while the other is maturing, easy to empty and to use, it produces lovely compost quickly. After two years of constant use, the handle broke last week and I have received a new upgraded one (it feels more solid) after just a few days! Excellent customer service should anything go wrong, but I'd have to say the quality and design are great.
Decent compost tumbler
Three maze 245L compost tumbler definitely makes your sustainability living look prettier. Though am not sure if 249$ was A bit too much.
What I liked :
- two compartments, can keep adding to one section while the already filled section matures to compost without being disturbed.
- tumble compost is always easier to maintain than a bucket bin- easier to stir the compost every week.
- openable air vents on the drum helps you open or close them based on if the compost is too wet or dry.
- the pop of green gives it a good look
What I didn't like
- The price. ...
Bought this about 9 months ago. Very happy with my composting results. It was easy to assemble with an easy to read manual, nothing leaks, no smell, easy to empty. Ideal for a small backyard and small household. I can manage it by myself without help from my man. Unfortunately the handle broke the other day. I send an e-mail to MAZE customer service and had a reply the next morning, saying they'll send me an upgraded handle for replacement. I call this an excellent customer service!
Purchased this a year ago and has been extensively used by our family. A great product to help reduce our green waste- we have really noticed the difference in what we send out to landfill. Good instructions to install and have regularly changed compost with no issues - having two compartments is also a good feature. Best of all has been the after sales service- the manufacturer has been super helpful when contacted and provided excellent customer service
Purchased in July 2018.
Great for my small garden. Supportive provider.
The two bins for flexibility and ratchet mechanism for ease of operation allow this product to stand out. It is robust and a suitable size for my small household and garden. The providers of this product are supportive with after sales service - unusual these days.
Purchased in May 2018.
I love this product
This Composting system has halved my rubbish and mad my garden thrive!
I absolutely love the two compartments allowing you to create beautiful compost whilst still recycling your kitchen scraps.
I bought one for my holiday house as I don't want to live without my maze tumbler composter.
Do yourself a favour and get one... or two
245L Maze Tumbler Love this product A+A+A+
This product 245L Tumbler is the new replacement tumbler to the old 230L Keter tumbler.
It is fantastic works well and Maze has great aftercare service.
We will definitely be buying more products from Maze and happy that Bunnings sell all their products at great pricing.
Purchased in November 2017 at bunnings for A$247.00.
The concept seemed great at the time so I purchased one to have a 2nd bin in use. Soon as some weight is applied the bottom end gives way and everything falls out the bottom, total waste of money as I now don't use it.
I had to use heavy duty tape to keep it together, what's the use of that? Wasn't cheap either.
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I love this item
I bought this item 2 months ago and already made my first batch on compost on one side and the other side is filling up with waste quickly. Considering the barrel is almost full i can still turn it thanks to the handle. Highly recommend this item as i have tried a lot of composters and even another tumbler that was impossible to turn.
Terrible product. Bin became too heavy to turn and thus the handle snapped in half. Plus it took forever to put together. Not worth the money or hassle. I notice when I go for walks in my area no one else has this bin so that should have been a warning sign.
Will be buying a different compost bin next time.
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I bought this items 5 weeks ago and just emptied one side of compost. I have tried composting before and have never managed to get it right. This product makes it very easy to empty the compost which has always been the incredibly frustrating part of other composers. Having the 2 compartments is a really clever feature which means i don't need to have a second unit while my compost is cooking.
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Maze 240L Compost Tumbler
I recently purchased a Maze 245L 2 Compartment Compost Tumbler thinking it would be a good piece of equipment to compost kitchen scraps. I already have a large black bin (400L?) which makes excellent compost but thought it would be a good idea to get another bin so one could be curing while the other is being filled. I thought the 245L Maze Tumbler would be the ideal interim composter, biiggg mistake!
The composting scraps in one side will fit into a standard 9L house bucket and the side I am presently using would loosely fill a bucket. That...has made the barrel almost too heavy to turn. I have to lift and roll the bin with one hand while turning the handle with the other hand. I can feel the strain on the handle and cogs and expect something to break soon. The idea of composting one side while you fill the other is not plausible. It takes more time to compost one side than to fill the other side so your composting comes to a stop. The bin also leaks like a sieve so when we have rain like we get in the tropics the composting material in one side and fresh scraps in the other end up in a slop. I do not have faith in the handle and gearing lasting very long when you have the strain on them that is required to turn the barrel. I feel the spiel given about the composter is a little over the top. I think it is an expensive gimmick and not worth buying if you are serious about composting. I could have bought 3 large black bins that work for the $249 I paid for this toy. Sooo sorry I did not do more homework.
Questions & Answers
The cogs on my tumbler catch once I start turning. I can force it to continue with some effort. It will then go alright, but with more force needed, and not particularly smoothly. I am fairly sure it was put together correctly. Other than this, I am happy with the tumbler. Any advice would be helpful. Philip.
I'm not sure what you mean about the cogs catching - it should run smoothly one way (there's a brake to stop it going backwards). When full, it can be heavy and require a bit of weight, but not forcing. I'd send a message (and you might have to send a video to show what you mean) to the manufacturer. They were very helpful when I had an issue.
Thanks Jan for the assistance, Hi Philip please feel free to send an some photos or video to email@example.com and we will try to figure out what is going wrong. Ronen
It feels like the cogs are not meshing exactly, and it stops.I have to turn really hard to start it again, and then it will usually keep going if I keep the speed up. Also, I find it will go backwards the same as forward. Do the screws that hold the gear pieces attached to the drum need to be loose, allowing them to move a bit ,and possibly mesh better? Thanks for any help you can give. It is too hard for my wife to do by a long way.
Wanting to buy my brother a compost bin for his birthday present. I am really confused which one to buy either the Maze 160L Roto Twin Tumbler or the Maze 245L Compartment Compost Tumbler? Advice please. Is the handle long lasting on the Maze 245, is there a replacement warranty on the handle? Will the bins become too heavy to tumble?
Hi Berni, Both items are good and the key is the both have the two sides so one side can be filled and then left to mature while the other side starts to fill. If there are a few people in the house and there will also be garden waste then the 160L capacity may not be enough. The 245L also have the handle and gear to make it easier to turn as well as bigger openings which makes it easier to fill and to empty the composter. I hope this helps but if not please feel free to email on at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ronen
Can I compost chicken manure successfully with this unit?
Hi, yes you should be able to however i would not add to much as it is all about getting the mix right.
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