We like to compost. We compost all of our biodegradable kitchen scraps. We’ve been doing this with an open plastic bowl, with no top, and no filter. This worked great, but it attracted fruit flies, which is a problem, because they cause other problems, by carrying harmful bacteria.
Recently, we invested in a nice countertop Ceramic Compost Keeper, with a lid and a filter. We could have just put a lid on our cheapo composter but we wanted something nicer and more functional.
It has more room, controls odors with a charcoal filter, and keeps the fruit flies away. We fill it up and then take it out to the big composting bin outside to spend a season or more breaking down into usable compost for the garden.
We feel this compost keeper was worth the investment and expect to get years worth of use out of it. We don’t have a garbage disposal, and frankly feel it’s better to recycle our waste products whenever we can.