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Reduce your family's waste by transforming food scraps into soil fertilizer with the compact Foodcycler® FC-50 from Vitamix. Carbon filters in the machine and lid eliminate odors, so you can keep the removable waste bucket under your sink or on your countertop.

  • Includes: shell, processing bucket, lid, (2) machine filters, (1) lid filter
  • Approx. dimensions: 12.6"L x 11"W x 14.2"H
  • Capacity: 2 liters
  • Reduces food waste to a fraction of its original volume
  • Can be used for most table and refrigerator scraps including chicken bones
  • The carbon filter lid makes it virtually odorless
  • Plug-in design; it must be placed near a power outlet to operate
  • Replaceable filters last approx. 3 months
  • Manufacturer's 3-year limited warranty
  • WARNING: Do not use any power adapter, charger or cords other than those included with your product. Using incompatible, counterfeit or non-certified accessories can cause fire or accidents. Contact the manufacturer for replacements.
  • Have a question or need advice? Call one of our Vitamix experts at 1-800-649-2108
  • ABS shell; stainless steel bucket
  • Wipe clean; processing bucket is dishwasher safe
  • Imported
  • Request warranty information

Web ID: 11847819

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    May 09, 2024
    Great Composter!

    I bought mine 3rd hand six months ago, because I wanted to try and see. The 2 previous owners had sold it because they needed something bigger. The composter has been composting everyday every thing we put in (no meat, fish or byproducts). It’s almost odourless, and quite pleasant when we put orange peel in. I couldn’t do without it! IMPORTANT: Fibers (from bananas, pineapple, leek, etc) tend to wrap around the underneath of the shaft and have to be removed by hand before it blocks the whole thing. It is a bit tricky, and I wish there was a special tool to remove it.

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    Apr 02, 2024
    from RI
    So much easier!!

    Composting has been such a pain until now! I can put basically any food scrapes in here (it says to be easy on the citrus) and even some leftover food that doesn’t get eaten (don’t do this too often)! The bucket sits under my sink with the included lid for a couple days as I fill it and then I start the machine before bed (because it takes a few hours and makes a bunch of weird noises as it slowly dries everything and grinds it up). The result from a full bucket of compost is maybe a cup of dry “dirt” that I just chuck back into my yard or garden! No more smelly bins or worms or large backyard piles! Best thing ever.

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    Feb 22, 2024

    Food stuff is melted to the bottom of pot. Has to be hammered out with a screwdriver and hammer. This product is not worth the money.

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    Feb 28, 2024

    William E
    Feb 06, 2024
    from Harrow, Ontario
    Pleased with this purchase of food recycler FC-50

    We ordered this recycler on Dec. 13 and it arrived quickly just before Christmas. It works well as advertised and is indeed efficient, quiet, and oder-free, giving us every day or two ground dry compost that we are confident our plants will love come spring.

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    Jan 21, 2024
    from Alabama
    Accelerates compost- dehydrater/grinder

    I have used this product for 1 year, we cook regularly for 2 people (vegetarian primarily) and run the foodcycler 2-3/week, sometimes every other day in heavier produce seasons. My goal with this product was to help reduce food waste, accelerate the composting process in our compost pile while minimizing nasty smells and not attracting vermin. We live in a dense residential neighborhood and this product has helped us achieve our goal of composting almost all food scraps (again- mostly vegetarian, so cannot comment on ability to process bones). A major complaint I saw on reviews pertained to food being stuck on the inside of the vessel after use. My thoughts are 1) it's a scrap food bucket so it doesn't matter. 2) the next time you run it, these food particles will continue to dehydrate and fall off. I do not run this in my kitchen but in a porch/mudroom. It is really a food grinder/dehydrator so it does increase the humidity within the room and has some odors (even with a fresh filter). I would not think of this as an optimal in-kitchen item. After 6 months, I did not pay for a new filter, I removed the filters entirely and found the cycler runs a little faster without the exhaust obstruction. If the cycler is overfilled or the material is too thick, it will get stuck and run for hours. When this occurs, I stop the cycler and just empty the partially ground/dehydrated mixture into my compost pile. It is very hot if you interrupt the cycle, so I use gloves or let it cool down. Overall, this product works well. If I could compost without it, I would but I really do not want to chance attracting rats into a conventional compost bin. It probably uses a fair bit of electricity with each cycle, but I think that's still better for the environment than food going into the landfill, and you get great compost after the true composting process outdoors has been completed.

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    Jan 07, 2024
    from Cape Cod MA
    Works great!

    I bought One for myself and then bought one for my daughter because I loved it. I did need to after learning no to over fill the container and to vary the compost going in, so I would pay attention to the guidelines g for best results. It works very well and is very convenient if you do not have the ability to compost outside. Getting ready to order my third one for a vacation home.

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    Claudia B
    Dec 08, 2023
    from Dallas, TX
    I just love it!

    Excellent appliance, so easy to use, very quiet, no smells at all. I have put, vegetables, egg shells, tea bags, napkins, toilet rolls (cartons), avocado pits cut in half, etc. I use it at least twice a week and really love it. It’s not much, but it’s something I can do to help the planet

    Nov 10, 2023
    from Ohio
    Easy to use and very quiet.

    We have had the Vitamix FC 50 food recycler for almost a year and love it. We also bought the green bucket to store the compost in until it is full. No odor on either one.

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