Tool: Chef'n Compost Pail
by Billie Ann Woo
Ever thought about composting? It’s a terrific way to utilize your produce scraps to ecologically return their nutrients to the soil. If you have a composter in your yard or neighborhood and want an easier way to store your scraps, try a compost pail. The pails are not to be used as composters, they are designed to keep your scraps until they are placed in the compost bin. Pails have a carbon filter in the lid to keep the smells contained inside. They come in an attractive array of designs and materials so that any kitchen can aesthetically integrate a pail – come down to your CTKB to see what’s in stock!
Tip: Store a pail where you chop the most, so that when you’re preparing your next meal it’s handy and convenient. Consider a pail in the washroom for tissue paper, nail clippings and loose hair.
Trick: Need a quick odor absorber? Try newspaper! Baking powder, vinegar and lemon juice also help absorb and mask scents.