Compost Crank Twist™ compost aerator
Compost Crank Twist™ compost aerator Compost Crank Twist™ compost aerator Compost Crank Twist™ compost aerator Compost Crank Twist™ compost aerator
$ 46.75

Same great spiral, same working length as our original tool, different handle. The Compost Crank® Twist works well in any bin. The corkscrew design easily digs into any sort of compost, whether it’s light leaves or dense sticks and vines. Twist in clockwise with one or two hands, and lift straight up without turning to pull compost up from the bottom, thoroughly mixing and aerating your bin. No jabbing, pushing, or prying necessary. Built to last for as long as you compost, the Twist will be there ready to mix your pile whenever you are.


  • 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.
  • Comfortable cushioned grip made in the USA.
  • Curved cane handle is perfect for easy left, right, or two handed cranking.
  • The curved handle is also an excellent grip for lifting the tool when heavy with compost.
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Length: 32 inches
  • Working depth: 29 inches
  • The tools are handcrafted so minor variations are inherent
  • Handling time: Please allow for a handling time of 4-5 business days. This extra time is to allow for a surge in orders. We will usually ship in 1-2 business days.
  • Important Tool Instructions
  • Shipping, Policies, and Warranty

Warning: Use of this tool has been known to cause people to rave about it to nongardening/noncomposting friends which makes them believe that you have finally lost your mind. Courtesy of Dan Speece, Mt. Airy, MD (The Duke of Dirt)

See the tool in action! View Compost Demonstration Sites.

Read the hangtag! View Compost Crank® Twist Hang Tag.

Past Reviews

“Yippeee!!! I just received my compost crank. After 3 failed turners over a decade or so, I am overjoyed to find a product that is perfectly engineered and a delight to use. How great to turn up those neglected corners and find dark, soft, perfect humus! I am singing your praises and will share this with our local garden stores (each of which offered me a pitchfork when I asked for a compost turner) and my fellow vegetarians. Thank you for quality and ingenuity!” - S. Leviton

“This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was poking around and kept seeing the compost aerators with those wings that pop out. I didn’t love the design (seemed just asking to break) but didn’t know there was an alternative. I am SO GLAD that I found this! It is easy to use, very sturdy, and has no parts that can break. Absolutely ingenious. And the company seems very cool (made in the U.S. on recycled machinery). This does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and my compost is as happy as can be. The only shame is that this is not the go-to compost aerator for everyone. It should be!!” - C. Joy

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Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Nicholas Hartmann
It works

Very nicely made and seems sturdy. The twist-and-pull action seems much easier than the push-in-and-pull action of other compost aerators with swing-out wing pieces, and a nice big chunk of material gets pulled up from the bottom of the pile. Only time will tell if it holds up, but so far so good.

Ann Pesta

The compost crank twist is exactly what I was looking for to aerate my compost pile. I can leave it right with the pile because it won’t rust so it is very handy. It is easy to use and does a great job of mixing and aerating my compost pile.

Pamela Eguchi
Compost crank

Does a fine job of aerating my compost pile. Simple and easy to use.

Rick C
Simple and Effective

Well designed and easy to use. The tool makes turning over my compost pile almost effortless. A quality product that looks like it will last a life time. Made in the USA.

Elizabeth McClung
Work Smarter, Not Harder

My composting game was weak! Bin too dry on the outside, too wet and no air circulation toward the center, and very sloooow composting. I had been digging out the whole bin to turn and mix the pile, but this was backbreaking work, time consuming, and ineffective. In a moment of frustration, I did a quick internet search for compost aerators. Ordered this baby and it arrived within a week! On the first use I turned the entire heavy, wet pile with ease in under FIVE MINUTES. Thrilled! I will be recommending this to my gardening friends.