Jora Compost Tumbler 270: Everything You Must Know About It

Composting is a good starting point to help reduce our carbon footprint. However, no matter which is the reason that brought you here, I want to tell this is a great decision that I celebrate. Composting has something that makes composters a passionate community where its common to share experiences, tricks, and advices of what works out with each one. Today I bring here the Jora Composter Tumbler 270: everything you must know about it before buying your compost tumbler.

Jora Compost Tumbler - JK270

Jora Composter

Design and efficiency, all in one compost tumbler. This Jora Compost Tumbler - JK270 has an insulation system which speeds up the scraps breakingdown process and also it looks good in your backyard.

Don´t you think its stylish?

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About Jora Compost Tumbler - JK270:

  1. Setting Up
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Specs

Although every composting process is the same, when it comes to compost tumbler you must be aware of its material, shape, and capacity to calculate how successful for you it can be composting there. I always say that there is no perfect tumbler, as a soul mate one, but there is a perfect tumbler that fits in your routine, and space of course. If we find a tumbling composter which accomplished the "technical" we can get more physical and ask for a efficient and stylish, well- designed composter. There is the Jora Compost Tumbler - JK270 turn.

What I Like

  • Design
  • High
  • Capacity

What I Don't Like

  • Inner Styrofoam layer
  • Is not that cheap

Jora Compost Tumbler - JK270

  • Setting Up

If you are a puzzle lover, or those people who loves setting furniture up, you will be like a fish in the water. But fishes don´t have nothing to set up down to the sea, and here we must to solve things like humans: with tutorials. Most of people can have "serious" issues to set up the Jora Composter Tumbler 270 as any other composter, because it has a lot of steps to follow, and also a lot of screws. So, consider the assembly as a game, or a recipe. Don´t stress out and pay attention to every detail. To aim that, here I will share with you an easy step by step video, which can guide you on this oddysey.

Although sometimes may be difficult, I like this stage of purchasing a tumbling composter. Because is like getting in touch since the very first moment with an object you will use daily. The setting up is an opportunity to think in every piece function and how it add value and efficiency to the product. So, now on you can take an eye on that, to analyse if it works or not for you, or what would you change of it, what can be improved to work better.

Jora Composter Tumbler 270 assembly can take 15 minutes to an hour, but not a nap.

Fun Fact: Once upon a time, back in 1989, a Sweden guy went out of his frozen house and walked through the whiteness. Dreaming of colors and missing earthy smell, we sat under a big white tree. I wish I had a summer casket to survive these harsh winters, he said This man was an engineer, that kind of people that make new things happen. One day, he came up with an idea: by recycling the food scraps in an insulated tumbler he will be able to keep hot hot summer happening inside, and creating life. That´s how JORA was born. He called it Jora, combining its own name JO-nathan RA-mious. Since that, he had warranted an all year round black gold, available for the fleeting spring.

  • Design

It happens at first sight, I swear to you. When you look at the Jora Composter Tumbler 270 you can see a shinning, but that´s because is made from galvanized steel and the barrel is powder-coated.

Most of people want to start composting but don´t want to buy something clumsy, that doesn´t fit with the well cutted bushes, something aesthetic. That´s what I like of the Jora. If you want to reduce waste, make your own compost, but without forgetting the esthetic, with Jora you are covered.

Check out our article: 7 Tips You Need to Know for Home Composting: How to Start?

The design is the same in the other models: Jora Compost Tumbler 400 & Joraform Compost Tumbler JK 125

Jora Composters

Jora Composter Tumbler 270

The Jora Composter Tumbler 270 is the middle sister, and has the perfect high to unload mature compost into a wheel barrow. But, Joraform Compost Tumbler JK 125 the smaller one, is very close to the ground, so to manipulate it you will have to kneel down. Now, the big sister Jora Compost Tumbler 400, is a heavyweight composter that can fight with tons of foods scraps, and yard clippings. To know more about the specs of those three, continue reading.

I don´t want to go of the Design section without saying that what makes Jora efficient, makes it not that eco-friendly at the same time: the inner Styrofoam layer. Besides that it helps to get an insulation system that speeds up the composting process, the material is not recyclable. And I think its important to be consistent with the purpose of composting. Which is the afterlife of that material once it no longer last? If we keep throwing garbage into the sea we will be rather saying "like a plastic in the water" instead "fishes".

  • Performance

All of them work really well. The decomposing process takes place between 4 to 6 weeks. As all the dual chamber tumblers, its for continuous-use. The side vents provide very good air ventilation, which is fundamental for feeding the microbes who makes all the hard work. Its an hygienic process, odorless, and fast.

But, we don´t let the tumbler alone with all the performance responsibilities, because we have to play our part to harvest the black gold.

First, the process will depend of the scraps amount we throw into the chamber. Don´t forget to spin it a few times back and forth every time you use it to get a better mix . Pay attention to the odor, and if its moist to maintain a great green-carbon balance. Don´t worry, it´s workless, but better if you read these tips:

When Should I Turn My Compost Pile? All You Need To Know About It.

The three Jora work the same, the difference is in its capacity and high. This Jora Compost Tumbler 400 is special for large courtyards, because you can get enough compost to feed it and make it thrive.

Mature compost in front of the Jora Composter
Jora Composters
JK400 in a rainy day
Jora Composters
  • Specs:

Everything nice but, maybe you are wondering about the Jora´s specs. So I bring here all the hard data for you to considerate which one match with you.

Please, turn on the spotlights. The Joraform Compost Tumbler JK 125 is in the house.

All the Jora Tumblers are from green color metal. This one, particularly, has a 2-4 gallons weekly capacity It can easily fit in a balcony, the drum size is 28" Wx 25"H. You can hang it from a strong wall too. But first, make sure your wall can support a 62 Pounds weight, which will be increasing while filling the chambers.

If you buy the Jora Composter Tumbler 270 you must know that is a little bit bigger: 44.5" L x 28" W x 50" H. This one may deal with three people scraps: 4.7 to 5 gallons per week, its operating capacity is: 4-7.5 gallons per week. And its bracket is higher, as I told you, so I consider it more comfortable, although I´m a tiny person so this one is almost a skyscraper for me. As the legend says, this one is called the "Big Pig" and comes alive at night.

Ok, only the first part is true but, I may have to discord. I better prefer comparing them with horses. The Jk125 is a pony, the Jk270 is a horse, and the Jora Compost Tumbler 400 is the Troy´s horse considering its size: 55" L x 32" W x 53" H. Inside it can fit hundred man, or sort of, it can digest: 13-21 gallons per week.

Anyway, I prefer the JK270 for me, because although these tumblers are rodent proof by its material I don´t want to challenge rodents persistence. But if you want to get something sturdy and you can afford the Jora Compost Tumbler 400, I highly recommend it. Its capacity is great, and comfortable to handle lot of food scraps and yard clippings.

You, Warrior, choose which horse you want to ride to arrive to Compostland. With any of these, you will be done at almost 6 weeks.

Final Comments

I hope this review to be helpful and foster you to choose the perfect tumbler for you. Here I gave it 4 sustainable stars, I keep one star for me just because I think this technologies can always improve to become more eco friendly.

Thank you for join me till here and go pick your best Jora!

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Sustainable Warriors

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