Your Mill kitchen bin is always working on itself — with ongoing, automatic software updates. Here’s a rundown of what’s new in the latest firmware version 1.1
More efficient Dry & Grind cycles
Improvements in our moisture detection system have led to the average cycle being shortened by about an hour! This system determines the right cycle length to sufficiently dry out your scraps and achieve the target moisture content for the Food Grounds. Previously, we erred on the conservative side to hit the target level of dryness across every cycle.
One side effect here is the predicted run time before a cycle starts may be less accurate than before.
Less likely to jam
We upgraded the grinding algorithm to cleanly cut through a wider range of challenging-to-grind foods and we’re seeing that bins are now up to 4x less likely to jam than before.
For tips on how to avoid jams:
- Long, fibrous stuff (like celery stalks). We recommend chopping them up first.
- Lots of sugary stuff (like large amounts of fruit). We recommend placing them on top of a bed of fluffy food grounds.
- Letting the bucket get too full. If starting from a pretty full bucket, we recommend emptying before adding a fresh bunch of kitchen scraps on top.
More efficient cool down
The bin will also now cool down more efficiently at the end of a cycle, so the orange lock will turn off sooner. Totally fine to add more scraps during the cool down phase, as long as you run at least another cycle before emptying your bin.
Want to check that your bin has the latest?
Open the Mill app. Tap Settings in the top right > Device > Technical info and you should see “v01.01” in the firmware version.
Quick tips for this month
- You can quickly tap on the foot pedal to get the lid to stay open. Quickly tap again to get it to close.
- You can double-tap on the lid to start or stop a cycle – just make sure to run a complete cycle especially before you send back your Food Grounds