What CAN the FoodCycler™ process?
What CAN'T the FoodCycler™ process?
In limited quantities?
Cut up prior to cycling:
How much electricity does the unit consume?
How much food waste can the unit cycle at one time?
How long does the FoodCycler™ cycle last?
How long do the filters last?
Can the FoodCycler™ process bones?
What are the 3 stages of the Cycle - Drying, Grinding, Cooling?
The Grinding phase continues the drying process to remove any remaining moisture. The blade turns more frequently during this part of the cycle.
The Cooling phase is a safety measure, to return the processed food waste to near-room temperature, making it safe to handle. Power usage is minimal during the Cooling phase.
*PLEASE DO NOT SKIP THE COOLING CYCLE. It is for your safety and for the safe handling of your FoodCycler™ and grinding bucket.
Can I add food waste to the FoodCycler™ once I've already started a cycle?
However, if you do add food waste mid-cycle, the unit has humidity sensors that will take into account the food waste that was already being processed, meaning that it won't take nearly as long as the first "round". The food added later may not be properly ground up at the end of the cycle.
Can I open the lid on the FoodCycler™ during the process to see what's going on?
The food waste and bucket get very hot during the process so it is strongly recommended keeping the lid shut.
Can I empty the bucket as soon as the unit finishes its cycle?
Why is my FoodCycler™ emitting odour?
How can I clean my FoodCycler™ grinding bucket?
If dried food waste is stuck to the bucket, soak in warm soapy water to remove.
What happens to the methane gases during the cycle?
Can I recycle my filters/bucket?
Buckets can be recycled through your local metal scrap collection service.
What do I do if my FoodCycler is malfunctioning?
Manual Reset (manually shutting down the unit to reset to its original program settings)
1. Ensure that the unit is plugged in.