Promising to reduce your carbon footprint with the push of a button, Food Cycle Science announced this week’s first in-house incubation tool, Food Cycler: Home. With a size of approximately 1 cubic foot and a 3 hour odorless drying process, Food Cycler is designed to be a convenient alternative to traditional composting methods.
Of course, that level of convenience comes with no cost. In the case of Food Cycler: Home, that cost was an MSRP of $ 499, though Food Cycle Science says the device will actually sell for $ 399 at major box retailers when it ships in. this May. Consumers looking for a device can also pre-order one through Food Cycler’s The indiegogo campaignwhere Food Cycle Science promises to give backers one of the first 150 Food Processors made in North America, along with an additional filter, with commitments from 399 dollars and up.
Using Food Cycler looks very simple: you just put the food waste in the machine, cover it and press the power button. That’s it. In a few hours, you will have a small basket of nutrient-rich soil amendments. Once empty, the basket can go straight into the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Food Cycler is capable of composting common foods like citrus peels, coffee grounds, and scrap, along with things like bones, pits, and peels (Food Cycle Science even claims it can handle it entirely a McDonald’s hamburger). Once you have started a cycle, it uses a combination of heat and stir to quietly clean your compost and decompose it into smaller particles, with a carbon filtration system designed to remove remove the smell. Food Cycler does not require adding water or chemicals, and does not require ventilation or drainage. All you need is an electrical outlet.
$ 399 is an incredibly high price compared to outdoor composting systems, which tend to cost anywhere between $ 100 and $ 200, not to mention simple indoor container setups, which can cost as little as $ 30 or less. And of course, frugal consumers are willing to wait a little longer for their compost to decompose can always just form. a pile in their backyard. However, eco-conscious consumers looking for a convenient in-home option (one that can work even in the smallest apartments) may be tempted by what Cyclic Science Food submission is bringing in here.