I really like how this counter-top composter works and looks! It's big enough that I don't have to make too many trips outside to my big compost bin, but not too big that it takes up too much room in the kitchen. It also looks really nice, which is important since it's sitting out on the counter. Previously, we used a DIY compost bucket that we made out of a big plastic Folgers Coffee container that I snagged from the office. It was easy enough to make, but it was ugly, and plastic, so I kept it under the sink. That was fine, but this is better because it's much more convenient now that it's out on the counter, and it's made of Bamboo so it's sustainable and attractive. It's also really sturdy, so it holds up well to my daily banging the coffee grounds out of our stove-top espresso maker. And, the charcoal filter keeps the odor and the little gnats inside the composter and out of my kitchen.