Making your own fertilizer is a really cool idea … and Whirlpool’z Zera is does just that, turning food scraps into ready to use home fertilizer.
“Though several municipalities like San Francisco, New York and Portland have citywide composting services, not everyone can enjoy this luxury. Most people still have to compost their unwanted food the old-fashioned way: by putting it in a stinky composter and going through the labor-intensive process of adding manure, keeping it moist and turning it every so often so that it doesn’t rot. Otherwise, all those orange peels and rotten carrots will just end up in the trash. Whirlpool’s new Zera Food Recycler, however, could be the solution to that. It’s a new kitchen appliance that will turn your food scraps into rich fertilizer with hardly any work on your part at all.
The way it works is pretty simple. Plug it in and then throw all your food scraps into the chute. The only things you can’t put in it are bones and pits, because they’re too tough for the Zera’s blades to cut through. The top of the Zera is also conveniently counter height, so you can just sweep all your leftovers into the bin in one fell swoop.”