Why we recommend using a stiring rake

6 January 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

Why should I use the stiring rake and not a fork or trowel?

We tested many gardening tools including forks and trowels but nothing got remotely close to performing as well as the stirring rake.


  1. Length
  2. Little force or effort needed to rake and aerates the waste
  3. Does not clog with compost
  4. Blunt hook minimises puncturing or cutting the HOTBIN

If you have waste that is going anaerobic (starting to smell putrid), the stirring rake is ideal for mixing in bulking agent and shredded paper and cardboard. Twisting and lifting the waste will also allow more air to permeate the waste.