First of all, I have not composted anything yet, so I can't comment on the actual functionality of the product. I will say however that to be more truthful, this composter should be sold with the word "kit" in the title. You are basically building your own composter. You will be using close to 60 nuts and bolts to put this together. It is not a fun time. I guess this is why it is on the cheaper end. Also, do not set this up on your living room rug. The metal frame is coated with grease and will stain your hands and rugs. Also, the paper directions aren't complete so they direct you to a set of directions online. They are good but not the best. The company should have had someone who had never built or seen the composter review the directions. The center divider can shift while you are building it so you constantly need to check to make sure it is in place. After all the work, I sure hope it does it job!