You put in kitchen scraps and the Mill kitchen bin will automatically Dry & Grind them overnight (or whenever you schedule your cycle to run). Check out a cycle here.
- The Dry & Grind cycle slowly heats and mixes your kitchen scraps in order to conserve your food’s nutrients.
- Each cycle varies depending on the amount and moisture content of kitchen scraps you put in. Wet kitchen scraps like fruit will take a little longer, and dry scraps like bread will be shorter. See the Dry & Grind Cycle Tips article to learn more about typical cycle times depending on mass adds, as well as other tips and tricks.
- Your bin will also run periodic "Quick Mix" cycles to help prevent jams and make it easier to empty your bin once it gets full of ~6+ lbs of Food Grounds
- The bin can take a while to grind up food because it runs a low power, energy-efficient cycle.
Please note: A little bit of caking in the bucket is normal and not cause for concern. It will come off over time.
What happens to the moisture removed from my food?
- As the bin dries your food, the water evaporates and air is pushed through a sophisticated odor management system, which includes a charcoal odor filter to help de-smellify.
- This air is then expelled through the bin’s exhaust fan system out the rear sides of the device.
- In a typical room, that moisture dissipates quickly and isn't noticeable.