How Does Karfo Compost So Fast?

How Does Karfo Compost So Fast?

When it comes to kitchen waste composters, there are many options, but only one Karfo. With our innovative technology, we can turn your bioplastics and table scraps into fresh, organic compost in 2–20 hours. The resulting material can be immediately used, with a 1:10 ratio of compost to soil being the ideal application.

One of the most unique features of the Karfo composter is its adaptability. Each operational mode has a different result and is optimized for its conditions.

  • Quick Mode takes 2–4.5 hours. If you’re in a rush or only composting simple materials, such as dry grass clippings, it will quickly provide you with perfectly balanced compost. Alternatively, this mode can be used to break down small batches into compost starter material.


  • Standard Mode lasts 3.5-5.5 hours. This mode is designed to break down food waste and bioplastics, though it does not provide true compost. Rather, the Standard Mode creates immature compost material, which is perfect for adding to existing compost bins for further maturing.


  • Ferment Mode, the most extensive option runs for 12–20 hours. This mode will break down the contents into fully matured compost, which can be immediately incorporated into soil or added directly as compost.

Even Vitamix’s FoodCycler, with its 4–6 hour cycle period, can’t beat our 3–5 hour compost starter time. Moreover, unlike Karfo, their result will never be true compost; instead, it’s dried out, immature compost material. In fact, many units with similarly short processing times, such as the Thrive Composter, only dehydrate your food waste.

What’s Behind the Magic?

How, then, does Karfo do what other composters can’t?

1. Microscopic Power

The secret to Karfo’s speed and power starts with the scientific basis of composting. At its core, composting is a process that relies upon the decompositional power of an army of microorganisms. Our unique, replaceable filters provide these essential microorganisms, which is the first major step to composting.

No other countertop composting system currently exists with the same filter system. As such, no other countertop composting system will ever create true compost. Instead, many options on the market today will simply crush and dehydrate your food waste, leaving you with dried-up husks, which are of little nutritional value to your plants.

Moreover, unlike larger composting bins or setups, you don’t need to introduce critters into your home. As beneficial as worms, pillbugs, springtails, and pillbugs may be for your soil, we understand that most people don’t want to welcome those critters into their homes.

2. A Boost of Warmth

The second essential component of compost production is the only step that most home composters offer. After the microscopic organisms have broken down the most readily available materials, new microorganisms take over; these tiny critters need heat to live. As such, providing that heat helps them thrive. Moreover, because the first round of microorganisms naturally generate heat, Karfo doesn’t need to generate as much warmth to be effective.

In other units, however, the heat only serves to dehydrate wet materials. This may shrink your food waste’s overall size, but it doesn’t give it any additional nutritional value. Even if you were planning to add the material to an existing compost bin, it’s worth knowing that the excessively dried “compost” that our competition produces won’t fulfil your existing compost’s moisture requirements, which may result in overly dry and crumbly compost.

3. Technological Innovation

All of these factors are part of your standard compost bin. What’s truly unique about Karfo is the technology that backs these factors. With an array of built-in sensors, Karfo can intuitively sense its load and adapt to optimize conditions for quick composting. More specifically, the sensors in a Karfo composter are used to improve:

Material size — One of the best ways to speed up processing of compost is to pare down the size of scraps you put in. While this could be done with a knife or food processor, Karfo’s sensors tell its grinders what the optimal size is for your compost.

Temperature — Not all compost is equal. Sometimes, the materials in a batch require more heat to properly break down. In other cases, more heat would produce dry, crumbly compost.

Aeration — In traditional composting, the pile must be manually turned every so often. This provides the innermost layers with enough oxygen to survive. However, over- or under-turning the pile can result in a heap of wasted time and effort. Karfo avoids this by methodically turning and aerating its contents according to its sensor’s data.


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