The Mill – My Review

Our climate is a big concern for me. Especially as the Earth is getting warmer and warmer. It is scary! So, if I can make a change in my own behavior then maybe I can help to slow the impact of global warming. I also have really wanted to be better at living a sustainable lifestyle. One of the ways I am doing this is by reducing my food waste through composting. Thankfully, I live in a city (Seattle) that provides composting to residences. But, I live an urban lifestyle so it doesn’t composting very easy. For example, I have to collect all my scraps into a small bin then carry it a larger bin multiple floors away. Since I meal prep every week, this is cumbersome. So when I saw a commercial for the Mill I immediately jumped on it. 

The Mill

The Mill is a state of the art food recycler designed specifically for people like me. Someone looking for an effortless ways to reduce food waste. The Mill is a dual grinding system that effortlessly handles everything from small bones to avocado pits. The aluminum bucket conducts heat for an ultra-fast dry time. Reducing 80% of food volume with a generous 6.5L bin capacity and can process around 40 lbs of wet food. This means I don’t have to empty it for weeks. The Mill adapts to my needs by using energy efficient times based on the amount of food I put in. The Mill has sensors and algorithms to determine the quickest runtime to transform food scraps into dry grounds. 

What I love about the Mill is the state of the art odor filtration using charcoal filters. The filters are made from upcycled coconut shells and last up to a year. My kitchen never smells. In addition, the Mill provides an amazing personalized experience with their app. I love how I can run a cycle to fit my needs and if needed after meal prepping. I don’t use the lock mechanism for the lid. But, if you do, you can use the app to lock the lid to keep tiny hands and paws out. What is so lovely about the Mill, is their app. It helps me to track my impact which is why I am paying $54.99/month to be part of the program. 

The program is $49.99 + Tax each month. It includes the Mill rental as well as pickups. Pickups include a pre-paid labeled box and bag to safely hold the grounds for shipping to your local farm. Once the local farm receives the grounds they use them to feed their chickens or turn into compost. 

Why I love it and why you will too!

The Mill is great for an urban lifestyle especially if you live in an apartment or townhome. Most urban neighborhoods in Seattle don’t have large yards or any yards, so doing my own composting is a challenge. So, the Mill really helps to solve that problem. Compost bins in condos and apartment buildings are usually in garages or alleys. This requires someone to make multiple trips in order to get rid of our scraps. Before I got the Mill, I put all my food scraps into a cart to take to the compost bin. It was messy and gross. 

Nice thing about the Mill is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space. The measurements are:

  • Height (lid open): 37.5 in
  • Height: 27.2 in
  • Width: 16.6 in
  • Depth: 13.8 in

So you can easily tuck it away under the counter or in a corner. It is also aesthetically appealing to store at the end of your kitchen island. 

Make a Difference 

As I was growing up, I learned about climate change and the importance of reducing food waste

Help to reduce food waste that impacts our environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten and sent to landfills where it breaks down and generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. 

What is scary is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from wasting food in the U.S. is equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas of over 50 million gas-powered passenger vehicles. Due to the high volume of food waste we create and it’s contributions to the overall greenhouse gas emissions we are impacting the atmosphere faster than the gas can be removed, which is just making the planet warmer. So, the Mill is coming to the rescue.

Easy to Use

The Mill is so easy it can be done in 1-step… Poor your scraps into the Mill bin! THAT IS IT! Walk away and let it do its thing. 

What I like to do is use a large bowl, as Rachel Ray calls it a “GB” for the garbage bowl on the counter as I’m prepping and cooking. Once done, I pour the contents of the GB into the Mill and walk away. 

When the Mill is full of processed food scraps, I pour it into its prepaid labeled box. I do this two times to get the box full before I take it to the post office and ship it.  Once the box is received by my local farm, the Mill sends a notification of my “impact”. It brings me so much joy when I get my impact update. 

Conclusion

Be a part of saving our planet while we still can by reducing your food waste with the Mill. Go check out the link HERE for your $200 discount and get your Mill today! 

Fun fact: during the setup process the app asks you to name your Mill bin. I named my bin George. 

Until next time, have a joy filled day!

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