Is Lomi Composter Legit? Does it Really Work?

Lomi on a kitchen counter filled with food waste

Traditional composting methods take a long time to produce finished compost. Depending on the method you choose and amount of effort you put in, that time can range anywhere from around a month to over a year. So, when we say that Lomi can compost your organic waste in a single day, you might be feeling a bit skeptical.

We get that it sounds too good to be true, so we understand the skepticism. We actually welcome it! That means we get to answer your questions and explain how Lomi works. Here are the questions we’ll be answering:

Let’s dive right into your most pressing questions and discover what Lomi has to offer.

Is Lomi legit?

Electric composter on a counter filled with organic waste and a Pela case

Yes, Lomi composter is legit. When you order Lomi, you will receive an energy-efficient electric composter that will turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich dirt within a day. It may sound like magic, but it's really just innovative engineering. Smart problem-solvers developed Lomi to tackle our waste issue.

You can also listen to some of the over 75,000 people who have already purchased Lomi. Lomi users everywhere have been easily composting their kitchen waste into dirt and have shared their experiences.

“Don't hesitate! This device is worth its weight in gold!

We love our Lomi! It is a remarkable and elegant tool for waste reduction. Easy to operate with a relatively small footprint and very thorough. It is eliminating large amounts of bad-smelling organic waste that used to live on insidiously in plastic garbage bags. I intend to convince my family circle, young and old, to jump on the Lomi train and embrace this ingenious way to move forward earth-friendly.

- Valerie B.

In case you’re still wondering, we’re also happy to clarify a few other questions as well.

Is Lomi a scam?

No, Lomi is not a scam. When you order Lomi, it will be delivered to your home the month you’re expecting it. You’ll be able to start composting your food scraps that same day.

Lomi was developed by Pela, a company with the goal of creating a waste-free future. Pela started that journey by creating the world’s first compostable phone case, and continued by creating the kitchen composter Lomi. To prove its dedication to the environment, Pela became a certified B Corporation and achieved Climate Neutral certification. Ordering Lomi means supporting a company that’s making a real difference while improving your own food waste situation at home.


“It works as promised!

When I ordered Lomi as an early investor to a kickstarter I wan't entirely sure that the resulting product would in fact work as they promised.  It does!  The first Lomi I received simply didn't work and the folks at Lomi customer service worked with me to send me a replacement.  That one has been working it's little tail off.  I run Lomi overnight at least 3-4 times a week.  One thing to note is that as it releases all the water from the food you put into it I would highly recommend you keep this device away from walls or from under cabinets.  Or as we've done simply turn it around and the little bit of steam vents into the middle of the room instead of under the cabinets and against the wall.  :-)”

- Stephen H.

Lomi by Pela



Lomi allows you to turn food waste into plant-ready nutrients in under 24 hours. Boost your plants while reducing your waste.


Is Lomi real?

Yes, Lomi is real. It really does turn your food waste into a nutrient-rich dirt that you can feed to your plants. You can see it in action before ordering one.


Lomi is an easy, and accessible way for anyone to start composting their food waste. It even has 3 different modes you can choose from depending on your own goals - whether you want to use as little energy as possible, or you want to have a regular supply of nutrient-rich dirt you can use to enrich your gardens. With the push of a button, you can break down your kitchen waste and even certain bioplastics!


Does Lomi work?

A handful of dirt from kitchen composter

Yes, Lomi really works. Lomi is able to compost your waste so quickly with the help of a little electricity. That boost of energy lets it efficiently simulate the aerobic composting process. It does this by going through a drying, mixing, and cooling cycle, all of which provide an ideal environment for composting.

Let’s take a quick look at how each of these cycles works:

  1. Drying: The first step heats and dries the contents to allow microbes important for composting (like mesophiles and thermophiles) to proliferate and to reduce food waste volume. This creates an ideal environment for composting.
  2. Mixing: During this phase, Lomi will grind the food waste while mixing it to provide oxygen throughout. The oxygen is essential for the microorganisms breaking down the waste, and ground up waste is quicker to compost.
  3. Cooling: This cycle is primarily concerned with making the contents safe to handle, but it also acts as an extra maturing phase for the finished product. After this cycle, you’ll have nutrient-rich dirt ready to mix with your garden or houseplant soil.

To get all that going, all you need to do is put your food scraps in your Lomi and push a button!

“Lomi REALLY works!

The Lomi does everything they say it will and even better than you think! Plus, customer service is amazing.”

- Carly C.

How does Lomi compost plastic?

A hand dropping bioplastics into electric kitchen composter

When it comes to electric composters, Lomi is unique in its ability to compost Lomi approved bioplastics. Lomi is capable of composting these plastics with the help of its smart sensors. They're able to ensure the environment inside Lomi is as hot, humid, and aerated as the contents need it to be for ideal composting.

I love my Lomi! Our family has been using the grow mode to feed our houseplants and garden. It’s also a fun and easy way to teach my toddler about compost. He loves putting in his banana peels!”

- Casey F.

What is Lomi’s return policy?

If you're the kind of person that needs to test a product yourself before committing to it, that's okay! Pela has a risk-free 30-day refund period. Once you get your Lomi and have tried it out, if you don't like it, just send it back. You can get you your money back if Lomi didn't work for you.

Of course, just because something exists and works doesn’t mean it’s worth buying. So, although Lomi composter works, is it worth it?

“Dry ready to use compost.

Every night I put the waste of the day in my Lomi, turn it on and voilà...I have a non stinky garbage can, a dry compost ready to use in my garden.”

- Gabriela S.

So it works, but is Lomi worth it?

Lomi resting against the wall on a kitchen counter

Lomi is real, Lomi really works, and yes, Lomi is worth it! While it isn't a replacement for traditional backyard composting, it is a fantastic and easy way to reduce food waste and feed the earth. Lomi is especially worth it for those who could use a daily supply of nutrient-rich dirt for their plants.

“Less guilt, more opportunities...

I feel less guilty when I find produce I am not able to use in time because it will at least serve a purpose as compost. My garbage reeks less, and I now have an option to compost the local waste management didn’t offer.” 

- Josh

Lomi isn’t going to be right for everyone, and that’s fine. We highly suggest trying traditional composting methods if you have the time, space, and energy for that. For those of you that still aren’t sure, check out this article to see if Lomi is ideal for you.

“Lomi is exceptional, can't wait for everyone to have one to prevent food waste from going to the landfill!

The Lomi has worked wonderfully breaking down my family's food waste. I have followed the instructions and it works great. It is nice not having a stinky trashcan to deal with. I've added shredded paper at times and it breaks that down well when mixed in with the food waste.”

- Victoria O.

We hope by now that you understand Lomi composter is legit and is worth it for the right people. If you’re one of those people, you can easily order your Lomi online! You can also check out or FAQs or our blog to learn more about Lomi, its benefits, and how it works.

Written by: Sereana Simpson