Lomi

3.2 5 Reviews

Lomi is a kitchen composter that turns food scraps, bioplastics and more into nutrient-rich soil while reducing up to 80% of volume.

Lomi Reviews

Lomi reviews

3.2

60% of reviewers would recommend to a friend

5 reviews

a year ago

I'm really not a fan. On top of the hefty $500 price tag, there's a quarterly $39 subscription to keep the Lomi running, which I didn't believe was clearly disclosed. Here's the kicker: the only mode on the Lomi that produces "compost" also uses an obscene amount of electricity for an eco-friendly product. The less energy-intensive modes (which are still relatively energy-intensive) don't even produce usable compost for your plants. My take: Lomi isn't a sustainable solution to reduce food waste.

Read Kela S's full review

I tried the Lomi kitchen composter, and its eco-friendly pitch didn't live up to the hype

2 years ago

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I truly think this machine is magical. It looks sleek in the machine and really does help with the food waste at my household. I feel so much better putting food scraps into this machine knowing that I’ll get nutritious soil out for my plants!

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LOMI is considered a kitchen appliance and it takes up a bit of space in the kitchen. If they could come up with a way to make it more space conscious, it would be perfect!

a year ago

I had been interested in getting a Lomi because it seemed like a great way to replace my countertop compost bin and finally be done with the wet, leaky green compost bags that line it. I was also looking forward to having nutrient dense compost that I could use for my outdoor and houseplants instead of sending it off to no man's land via my municipal green waste bin. Luckily, I got to try it myself when my girlfriend received one for free through work. Set up is easy and it has a nice design. It was not something that I minded having out or having to look at frequently. That said, the convenience, intended result, and sustainability promises are just not there. I still found myself using my countertop compost bin and transferring its contents to the Lomi each week and whenever I ran it the end result did not resemble dirt. The "compost" was used on a house plant and it just formed a hard layer on top of the soil and grew mold. I haven't noticed an increase in my bill during the hand full of times that I used it but having an appliance run for 3/4 of the day can't be as sustainable as promised. Overall, it seems like a solution to a problem that already has the most efficient, effective, and sustainable solution: compost tumblers and outdoor compost piles. These require no electricity, create usable compost, and are extremely simple (if you have the space).

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Lomi can run for up to 20 hours depending on the cycle that you've chosen. I'd want a more efficient product that can run in less time. To me, that would be a solid tradeoff for any sustainable back peddling. Also, it should make real, usable compost - not whatever it makes now.

a year ago

I cannot remember what life was like before I bought the Lomi! I have 2 daughters who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. So we have a lot of food scraps. So much so that I run my Lomi everyday. I have had it for a little over a year now and have had zero issues with it. We have reduced our trash significantly and now have compost for our gardens. The design is so modern and sleek that I keep it on the countertop and throw scraps in all throughout the day.

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My only feedback is to offer a larger version.

a year ago

I had chickens, which I loved. However, I found that I was spending more energy (heat lamp in winter) and food costs than I wanted to - to include trudging out in the winter for food, watering, and the constant fight against predation. A local composting pick up company is 30$ a month and also only comes 2 x a month to pick up a stinky buckey of scraps. I find that the best method for this is to place my resulting Lomi scraps into my garden for tilling after processing in the spring. The smell is non existent. I know it is not "formally" compost but it prevents bears, my dogs, and a nasty smell in the house.

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If you have or want chickens that is the best, but I have for 20 + years and needed a break from the care and upkeep. Lomi has been a great alternative to reducing the volume and side effects (smell/animals).