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Happy Compost - your dos and don'ts for a happy kitchen composter

Always put it in. But your home composter needs a little love. With our tips, you'll get the perfect compost and make sure your kitchen composter can process your organic waste to the fullest.


Organic is king. That means you can use almost any organic food in soilkind. Let's start with the Dos. Here you will find a quick overview of everything that is processed into compost in soilkind:



The following applies here: It's all about the dose and the quantity. There are not many don'ts in our composting cosmos. In fact, anything organic that fits into the top opening of our automatic kitchen composter can be composted.

  1. Ultimate challenge: Hard-as-stone bread

It's not without reason that stale bread gets our number 1 spot right here. Half a loaf of old, hard, dry bread theoretically fits into the opening. But the grinder and the strength of the motor are not capable of handling such a large piece.

It's best to cut or tear the bread into thumb-thick pieces. Dry bread slices are no problem.

A “not so good” idea is to soften the bread again with water. This would help the shredding process, but more energy would have to be expended to bring the mass up to temperature and remove the moisture for composting.

2. This goes to the bones

Fortunately, bones are hard - after all, they are the skeleton of most living things. Should you consume fish or meat, soilkind can process bones (even small chicken drumsticks) for you. Larger bones need to be ground with an extra grinder. Indeed, this is not for everyone. However, as part of the compost, bone meal is very nutrient rich.


3. Hard core

Depending on their ripeness, peach, avocado and nectarine pits can also interfere with the grinding process. It's best to cut them once in advance. Cherry pits or smaller kernels as well as seeds are not a problem.




4. Not too runny

Soup is best strained so that you can compost the vegetables, noodles or other garnishes it contains. The less water, the more energy soilkind can save. If you have cooked with a lot of broth, it is worthwhile to briefly rinse the side dishes so that not too much salt ends up in the compost. The microorganisms do not like that.

5. Too much fat

Please do not dispose of old oils like olive oil or coconut oil in your composter. Large pieces of butter or cheese also do not contribute to a balanced compost. This is because compost should be "free-flowing." Just like fresh soil. Now if we imagine a tablespoon of fat to a handful of soil, the whole thing becomes a pretty soggy affair. While large amounts of fat can be easily broken up, they will make the compost lumpy.

6. Cup of tea?

For tea bags, please cut the string and make sure you use cellulose-based bags, not plastic. One to two coffee filters plus coffee grounds are also no problem.




7. Short process

Vegetables and fruits with particularly long fibers, such as corn, celery, leeks or, especially tricky, a pineapple stem, can wrap around the cutting tools in the grinder. Here it is also worth cutting the waste a little smaller.


8. From the roll

You wrap your organic waste in kitchen paper? No problem. It's best to use the paper as a throw-in aid, to protect your hands, and then dispose of the tissue in the paper waste. Too much paper in the composter can lead to fine paper fibers that settle unnecessarily in the lint filter. It also takes up valuable space for all the other stuff that could be composted much better.


So far, so good. If you heed our little tips, soilkind will thank you with nutrient-rich compost and relaxed operation.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us via comment or at info@soilkind.de.





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