When my husband and I bought our house a couple of years ago, we inherited an outdoor compost bin. At the time it was full of compost. Someone else's compost. A stranger's compost. Compost which my husband insisted I use in my garden despite my protests because it was "black gold, Hunny!" It was then that I decided that if I was going to make my own compost, I'd need a counter-top 'scrap bin'... But one thing was for sure, I wasn't going to go the 4 litre ice-cream bucket route. I am way too prissy for that.
So, the search was on for a counter-top composting bin. It needed to be modern. It needed to be easy to clean. And, probably above all, it needed to match my kitchen. Enter the 'Chef'n Eco Crock'.
At the time, I paid $45 for it, though it's gone up in price since then. This little number has really ticked all the boxes for me. Easy to clean- check. Modern- check. Matches my kitchen- yup! And it's really the perfect size. It would comfortably hold about a week's worth of our peelings and cuttings... Though to be honest I often forget about the thing and my scraps end up in the garage (hey, I'm trying, ok?!)
All in all, it's a good little number & I'm happy to see composting join the 21st century. I hope that products like this entice more people of my generation to get on the composting train. Composting (and recycling for that matter-- but that's another post for another day) don't need to be undesirable, arduous chores of our parent's & grandparent's generation. They can be hip, they can be cool, and they can be sexy. Go figure!