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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.

To answer this question, we also provide a lot of content on our website and blog.

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?

 

Let us know: info@mykalea.de.

KALEA GmbH
Quellenstr. 7
70376 Stuttgart
GERMANY

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An electric composter for your kitchen - home composting made convenient with KALEA 

Are you looking for a sustainable and convenient way for food recycling? Such as a mini-compost pile for your home, but without the smell, flies and mess? KALEA has developed an electric kitchen composter, which is the first indoor composter of its kind and suits all of your food composting needs.  

 

Interested in making compost at home? KALEA turns your organic waste into fresh compost automatically, hygienically, safely, and without odour in just 48 hours. 

 

An electric composter in the kitchen saves you from having to walk up and down stairs, and even without your own garden or balcony you can make something useful out of your organic waste. Our unique composting system combines nature with high tech, and allows you to compost at home hassle free. 

 

Our KALEA kitchen composter can process more than just fruits and vegetables. You can also put nutshells, fish, small bones, dairy products and cooked food in the organic composter.

With an automatic composter bin you can make something truly useful for your plants! 

 

The nutrient-rich compost produced from organic waste in our electric composter contains all the essential nutrients and minerals that plants need to grow. Simply mix the compost in a ratio of 1 to 10 with fresh, peat-free soil. You can use it for your indoor plants or outside in the garden. The best thing? The compost produced from our automatic composter can even be stored for up to two years. 

 

Ask yourself: Which kitchen composter is the right one for me? We say: KALEA! Because composting at home has never been so easy. In October 2020, our crowdfunding campaign will begin. Our newsletter is the best place to get updates about the campaign, including when it will start. Exclusive perks will be available through our crowdfunding campaign, including discounts up to 50% off the KALEA composter.

 

Do you have questions about kitchen composters, home composting or food recycling? Then please get in touch with us at info@mykalea.de.