QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Everything you need to know about the KALEA kitchen composter
How long does it take until KALEA turns my waste into fertilizer?
KALEA needs on average 48 hours for the composting process. But don't worry, thanks to our patented process, you can continuously throw your food leftovers into KALEA without having to wait until the composting is finished.
Do I need to clean the inside of my KALEA?
The feed chute and the compost container can be removed and put in the dishwasher. The rest does not need to be cleaned manually. KALEA takes care of this itself.
How can my KALEA turn organic waste into compost so quickly?
Composting is done by microorganisms. These are naturally present on all organic matter and provide the necessary decomposition processes.
In a compost pile in the garden, the biological process can only take place in the middle of the heap, where the heat is. That’s why you need to shift the material regularly.
KALEA is able to accelerate the reproduction and metabolism of the microorganisms by means of intelligent control and sensor technology to such an extent that composting is possible in only 48 hours.
What kind of food can I insert into KALEA?
What KALEA will happily process for you: vegetables, fruit (including banana peels), leftovers, bread, bakery, processed food, dairy products, eggshells, tea bags, coffee ground, leaves. Moldy or not, doesn’t matter. Regarding the energy consumption during processing, we’d recommend waste that’s as dry as possible.
What you can add to KALEA in small amounts: meat, sausages, cheese, small (chicken) bones, small nutshells, (very) small twigs, single-use items marked as “biodegradable” or “compostable”.
What you should never fill into KALEA (because it wouldn’t compost in 48h or would harm the device): paper, large (pork, beef) bones, fruit stones bigger than 1 cm, threads, yarn, branches, wood, animal litter, and animal carcasses.
How loud is KALEA?
KALEA works almost noiseless. In the drying and shredding mode after the input of organic waste, the volume is comparable to a washing machine. The volume of the later composting process is comparable to a dishwasher.
How big is a KALEA composter?
KALEA has a dimension of approx. 20 x 65 x 50 cm (width x height x depth).
How much biowaste can I insert into the KALEA composter?
Up to 10 liters of organic waste can be processed in each cycle. This results in a compost quantity of approx. 1.5 liters.
How much power does the KALEA composter need?
KALEA is designed to be highly energy-efficient and also uses the heat generated during the composting process.
The power consumption of KALEA is estimated between 150 - 200 kWh / year for a four-person household. This is similar to the consumption of a coffee machine at home. For a two-person household, the consumption is around 75 - 100 kWh.
Simply plug it in and start composting!
How often do I have to change KALEA's integrated filter?
To ensure that your compost is processed odorless, we have integrated an active carbon filter in KALEA. Depending on how often you create compost and which food scraps you put inside, we recommend changing your KALEA filter every 3 to 6 months.
The filter packages will be available in our online shop or via our KALEA app as soon as we start distributing the first KALEA machines. We are looking at solutions for the most sustainable way to recycle the filter and even have plans for a reusable filter solution.
How much does KALEA cost?
KALEA will be priced around 899€ RRP, but it is not available on the market yet. On Indiegogo, KALEA is available for 649€ for our supporters.
All supporters of the campaign will be the first to receive the product in late 2021.
Got any questions left?
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