In addition to food scraps, one Zera® Additive Pack1 is used every time a cycle is run. The additive provides the "brown" material necessary for the decomposition process. It is estimated that on average, a U.S. family will run a cycle once a week2.
The Zera® Food Recycler Additive is made from coir and baking soda. Coir is made from coconut husk, a rapidly renewable plant-based resource. The Zera® Food Recycler Additive Pack is made from paper and is designed so the entire additive (including bag packaging) can be placed in the Zera® Food Recycler device.
The Zera® Food Recycler HEPA Air Filter is designed to continuously filter the air to help reduce odors3. The filter should be changed based on individual usage. The air filter is designed to last approximately two months.
The Zera® Replacement Air Filter and the Zera® Additive Packs are now available for purchase on the Whirlpool website. Purchase these add-on items for the Zera® Food Recycler to make sure the system is always ready to use. Please click here to make a one-time purchase or to create an account to subscribe to recurring monthly deliveries.4
1 Available for purchase separately.
2 Based on estimated 7.7 lb. household food waste for average U.S. family. Cycle times may vary depending on the type and amount of food scraps recycled. Additive required and sold separately. May emit odors during cycle.
3 Available for purchase separately; replace every 4-6 weeks.
4 Subject to Subscription Terms, click here for details on pricing, payment, and how to cancel.