Compost Crank®

Compost Crank® corkscrew compost aerator tool

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Shouldn’t you enjoy everything in your garden?

The Compost Crank® is the easy, fast, and fun way to tend your compost bin. It penetrates any material like an auger. Crank the tool into your compost clockwise and lift without turning. Material clings to the spiral, pulling compost up from the bottom. You can thoroughly mix and aerate, or move material to active areas of the pile. The tool is easy for anyone to use and reaches every corner of the bin. It is also lightweight, so you are lifting the compost and not the tool. The free-spinning handles are molded to fit comfortably in your hands, and make the “cranking” motion a breeze! No jabbing, pushing, or prying necessary.

Read customer reviews of the Compost Crank® below.

  • Handcrafted in Tucson, Arizona, USA on machinery made from recycled parts.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Made of sturdy 3/8 inch solid round stainless steel bar.
  • Decorative, certified water safe, solid copper end cap.
  • Free-spinning, naturally UV stable, black nylon handles.
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Length: 45 inches
  • Working depth: 29 inches
  • The tools are handcrafted so minor variations are inherent

Note: If you are interested in a longer tool for your composting toilet, we are making available a 52 inch version of the Compost Crank®. We have made a new page for this tool which you can view here.

Reviews

Tried the pitchfork method on my large (3′ square, over 3′ high) compost pile – every time you move some, the same section falls in the hole.
With the crank, I insert it into the pile, rotate and pull up, and a bunch of stuff I couldn’t reach with the pitchfork comes up with it.
Does what it’s designed to do, reasonably priced. What’s not to like?” – Amazon Customer

Have been using it for years with great results — makes short work of aerating large compost piles. Does exactly what it says it will do. You can crank it down into the pile as you like, depending on your upper body strength — shorter, repeated “drill downs” does the job just as well as “takin’ it to the bottom and heaving” does!” – DJS

This is the perfect tool for turning compost in an enclosed bin. Keeping the compost pile aerated in a bin has always been difficult because of the confined space and the fact that the compost tends to compact as it gets further down the bin. I had tried various ways of stirring the pile in the past using wooden stakes and other devices, this seemed like an ingenious way to turn the materials over and get them exposed to oxygen. Having used this tool for about 2 months now, I am very pleased with the results. It’s design allows you to crank down deep into the compost and pull up material from a couple of feet down and bring it to the surface. It is very sturdy and easily digs down as deep as you would want. Since using this twice a week, I have been able to maintain temperatures of 140 – 155 degrees. I highly recommend this to anyone who uses a compost bin and wants to keep the compost pile active.” – D. Linn

Using this I did 1/2 of a 4′ X 8′ compost area during a tv commercial break. The height of the pile raised by several inches. It goes in great, and when pulling out I like to grab the angled part just below the bottom handle and pull from there. You can go in at an angle or straight down.
Honestly, I don’t see how it could be designed any better, and on top of that it appears to be made of high strength materials.
” – Alex

I just got this delivered last week. My initial impression couldn’t be better. The crank handle effortlessly moves the screw into the pile, and you have great leverage to pull up a plug of stuff from the bottom to the top. I’ve got a fairly large black plastic circular bin right now and in about 10 minutes of slight exertion I was able to give the pile the best turn it’s had outside of me using a shovel. Excellent, excellent, excellent. It was fairly easy for me to screw down too far, to the point where I couldn’t lift the plug, but reversing a couple of cranks solved the issue and a little patience let me get all the down into the pile.” – C. Chandler

I bought this tool over a month ago and we love it! I have used it over a dozen times and it is soooo much easier to use than the garden fork I was using previously. I am a small woman and I am easily able to turn and aerate our compost bins quickly and without strain.” – Lindsay

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2 comments on “Compost Crank®

  1. Saw this demonstrated at a community garden by GRAS in Sacramento. Looks like a perfect tool to
    create beautiful compost.

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  2. I bought my first Compost Crank more than 15 years ago in Brooklyn at a composting event. It is probably my favorite gardening tool because it makes composting so incredibly easy. I still have that first one, which is such a simple, elegant, sturdily-made tool that it works just as well as the first day I used it. I just bought a second crank so that I won’t have to transport my original one back and forth every week between my house and my summer cabin in the Catskills. I expect that I will be able to gift both cranks to my heirs!!! Well worth the cost.

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