The Urban Composter tamper is an essential tool for your countertop bokashi bin. It is used to remove the air trapped between food scraps when you add them into the bin, to help create the anaerobic (no oxygen) conditions for the Compost Accelerator to work its magic!
Most people prefer to have a tool dedicated to this purpose, rather than dirtying their potato masher with food waste, so the Urban Composter tamper is here to the rescue! Don’t forget to use it every time you add food waste to your Urban Composter to help the fermentation process.
By tamping the food waste, you’re compacting it to (1) fit way more into your Urban Composter than you thought possible!; (2) helping to squeeze out excess liquids into the reservoir at the bottom for making bokashi compost tea, and (3) removing trapped air/oxygen to create more anaerobic environment (which is necessary for fermentation to occur).