We have owned this composter for just over a year now. The only complaints I have are that it fills up too fast if all of our lawn clippings go into it and that sometimes the spokes come apart making it impossible to turn the handle. http://www.gardencomposter.com/product_400.html It will be easier to manage now that I bought our green cone because less food waste will need to go into it. Turning the tumbler is more fun than a traditional composter and they promise faster results which is great!
When it arrived last year I got way too excited and filled the tumbler way too much. All winter it was too full to add anything. This spring I had to empty it by hand (gross). I started from scratch to get a good mix going.
Before we bought the tumbler I was using a traditional composter. I bought it used from the local recycling center. It never fit properly together and really needed to be replaced. Still it was easier than my original method of just burying small mounds of compostable stuff in my flower garden.
Next year we will probably be buying a rain barrel to add to our “green” arsenal. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we can’t buy everything needed to turn this house completely “green” overnight either. After that who knows what we will do. Maybe dual flush toilets, windmills or solar panels on our roof (ha ha).