I have been using our Food Cycler daily for nearly six months. (It was a gift, which is why this won't show as a verified purchase. My parents found our scrap bucket gross enough to make this a birthday present!). It's easy to use, takes care of smelly scraps, and has made our home composting much more palatable to guests! I empty the bucket into a container, and when the container is full I dump it in the compost tumbler or in an empty garden bed. No smells, no rats or mice, no problem.