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MicroGarden Electric 5–7 hour Kitchen Composter, 3L

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Product Code: KC300

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Product Info

South Africa throws away around 10 million tonnes of food waste in a single year. With the Microgarden, you can transform discarded waste and food scraps into nutrients that help new plants grow. Composting the old-fashioned way isn't easy — it takes months, requires significant outdoor space and can lead to pests and odours. The MicroGarden Kitchen Composter offers a simple way to really make a difference by turning food waste into odourless pre compost which will decompose much faster in your garden. Game-changer!

  • Kitchen Composter
  • Turn household food waste into odourless pre-compost in as little as 5 to 7 hours
  • Compost all your food waste including cooked food, meat scraps & soft bones
  • Reduce your kitchen waste by up to 80% and minimise the smells from waste
  • Transform your food waste in three easy steps: 
    • Fill
    • Transform (press the button)
    • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • You can deactivate the voice prompt by holding the ON/OFF & Clear button simultaneously for 4 seconds
  • Processing time typically ranges from 5 to 7 hours, depending on bucket contents

Composting stages

  1. Start — food waste in bucket ready to be composted
  2. Heating cycle
  3. Drying and grinding cycle
  4. Cooling and UV sterilization

What's the difference between compost and pre-compost?

Pre-compost — which comes out of this nifty machine — is essentially processed food waste that still needs to interact with the naturally occurring microbes in soil or compost heaps to decompose further and become nutrient-rich. 

The pre-composting step speeds up the natural decomposition cycle 10-fold. This process usually takes several months so this 5-hour composter saves a lot of time and space.

About MicroGarden

MicroGarden's essence is sustainability — their key purpose is to encourage responsible consumption and production. They champion waste reduction by providing eco-friendly alternatives.


  • Dimensions:
    • Actual unit: H 36cm x L 28cm x W 33cm
    • Boxed: H 53cm x L 38cm x W 38cm
  • Capacity: 3L bucket
  • Weight:
    • Actual item: 9.8kg
    • Boxed: 10kg
  • Noise: 60 decibels
  • Power: 500W
  • Energy efficient
  • Material: Aluminum bucket

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Composter
  • 1 x 3L Bucket
  • 1 x Filter
  • 1 x Instruction Manual


  • Power connection: Corded

Care Instructions

  • Maintain a balanced mix of food waste in the compost bucket by offsetting oily items with absorbent components like bread crusts, pasta leftovers, or rice to achieve a dry, fine pre-compost
    To keep your composter at optimal performance, clean it routinely
  • Make sure your composter is unplugged before cleaning
  • To wash the exterior of the composter simply wipe it with a damp cloth
  • If your composter is particularly dirty add a small amount of dish soap to your cleaning process
  • Use a dry cloth to remove excess moisture

How to feed your garden with what comes out of the composter:

  • If you have a compost heap at home you can throw the pre-compost directly onto the heap
  • The pre-compost has no odour and doesn't attract unwanted animals
  • If mould occurs this is a good sign that decomposition is underway, the mould will disappear after a few days
  • If you have a worm farm — give it to your worms!
  • When sprinkling pre-compost amongst your shrubs, remember the following ratio: 1 bucket pre-compost to 3-5 square meters of garden
  • Note: Do not put pre-compost on your grass

Warranty Info

This product comes with a 1-year warranty.


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5 out of 5 stars

Composting made easy


Item reviewed:

Review by Peter E. on 23 February 2023

I just love my composter. We live in an area where rotting food waste attracts wildlife so putting my food waste through the composter allows me to recycle the nutrients back into the soil without issues. It's quiet, simple to use, and reduces a few litres of food waste to about a cup of dried pre-compost that I can spread in the garden.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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2 out of 5 stars

What a bore!


Item reviewed:

Review by Michael E. on 20 April 2023, 5 days after purchase

Verified Owner

Honestly, this one would've been a prime candidate for a 5-star rating, if it weren't for its unceasing inane announcements.

And, no, you can't change or disable them. And, no, it's not in the manual and there are no YouTube videos about this and St. Google Himself seems oblivious to the actual thing's presence in this world. And the worst thing is that you can't do anything unt Read more

I would not recommend this product to a friend.

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Reply by Yuppiechef

Admin reply

We're so sorry for this experience. But we have good news! The Microgarden composter's voice prompt can be deactivated by holding the ON/OFF and Clear Button simultaneously for 4 seconds.

You can find this on page 14 of the manual for reference. We hope this helps with this issue. Our Customer Support will also be in contact with you and help you with any further queries you may have.

5 out of 5 stars

This composter is the bomb.


Item reviewed:

Review by Anonymous on 13 June 2023, 1 month after purchase

Verified Owner

This product is excellent. It does exactly what it says it does. It reduces a bucket of organic waste to a cup of compost. It is quiet and efficient and does not use a lot of power.

Highly recommended.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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2 out of 5 stars

Constantly giving errors and interrupting the cycle.

Item reviewed:

Review by Paula B. on 29 September 2023, 2 months after purchase

Verified Owner

I had never returned an item before until I bought this machine and had to send it back, what a frustrating experience!

No matter what we put in the composter (even the softest, driest things... we tried everything), the lid would not stop opening and interrupting the cycle, accompanied by an annoying gentleman saying that the machine was overheating and needed to start the whole c Read more

I would not recommend this product to a friend.

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Reply by Yuppiechef

Admin reply

We're sorry we got it wrong this time around, and hope you've used your refund to find something great!

5 out of 5 stars

MicroGarden composter.


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Review by Pam S. on 2 June 2023, 1 month after purchase

Verified Owner

Easy to use, no smelly bins, a great solution for food waste. Am loving my composter as is my garden!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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