12 thoughts on “Kitchen Crop Sprouter 3 Tray”

  1. Great product
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    As a newbie sprouter, this product really did the trick for me. I’ve sprouted alfalfa, mung and wheat with great success so far. I water once in the morning and once in the evening. The product works perfectly as described by the manufacturer. I love having a steady supply of fresh sprouts for salads and smoothies.

  2. great sprouts
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    I have not had much luck until now with sprouts.

    this thing is a snap to use and the sprouts grew like crazy.

    love it. a plus is you can store in the tray.

  3. Sprouting since the 70’s
    Rating:3 out of 5 stars
    Ran a Vegetarian Restaurant in the 70’s. We’d re-purposed a fiberglass shower, added shelving with screens, and a timer for rinsing throughout the day. Previous to that, I’d done Sustainable farming; mason jar – punch holes in top – rinse seeds and drain twice a day. Decided on this “Newfangled” version but have been disappointed. Though following directions, it often does not want to drain between levels. Flimsy plastic cover cracked with little use but turns out it’s a standard large coffee can top – easy to replace. Not bad for novices if you can get it to consistently siphon for you. Otherwise, just do a large glass jar (commercial spaghetti would work fine) with some holes punched in the top (lay on side throughout the process)!!

  4. I never realized this would be so easy
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    I just harvested my first crop and can’t wait to get started on the next one. (For my first crop, I only did one tray, just to see how successful I’d be.) The only caveat: after the seeds have sprouted, the seed coverings might accumulate under the little flower-shaped caps that wick the water and restrict the water flow. Lift the caps up slightly and clear the area under them out with a toothpick to be sure the water flows freely.

    Now that I’ve seen how easy this is to do, I’m going to order the big seed sampler I’ve had my eye on.

  5. Works Great
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Having read the other reviews about the product not draining well and problems with mold etc. I was skeptical. However, I find if you do NOT place the covers tightly on the drain holes, line up the drains when stacking the pieces and place something under the side of the sprouter on the opposite side of the drains (tipping the whole container slightly), it drains well and works beautifully. A little trouble, but I want to grow a good variety at once in small batches without it taking up a lot of room. The trade off is worth it.

    PS you do have to be sure that the sprouts do not block the drain by growing under the drain cover

  6. Nice counter top sprouter
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    I purchased this at the suggestion of my aunt. It works pretty well most of the time. I’ve had issues where the siphons don’t work quite right and need to be helped along. Also, I had to use a toothpick a few times to dislodge alfalfa sprouts from the hole the siphon sits on but that problem seems to have stopped. Does a great job even when I forget to water it twice a day as instructed.

  7. don’t wait get one
    Rating:5 out of 5 stars
    Off and on I’ve sprouted for years.

    It works great, put in a tablespoon of spouts in a section, pour water in the top until about half full, it drains down. Each section has ridges to keep some moisture there but not enough to lead to rot. Water it twice a day.

    Keep it clean, use fresh water each time, and check it about 15 minutes after putting in the water to make sure the water has drained down. A couple of times the water got stuck and tapping my finger under the hole got it flowing.

    Typically the seeds start sprouting within a day, and by day two or three are ready. The instructions say to put in one tablespoon of seeds and that is the right amount. It seems like such a small amount but more really is too much.

    Chances are your local co-op food store will be a good source for seed.

  8. Avid Sprouter gives Thumbs Down
    Rating:2 out of 5 stars
    I sprout a lot, and figured for the price I would try this three tray to see if I could safe a little counter space. The design leaves a bit of standing water in every tray, which is condusive to mold. the standing water can also give a bit of a tangy/not fresh taste to even larger bean sprouts as they never fully rinse off. It may work better for someone who lives in little/no humidity, but I live in houston and you really need to rinse your sprouts to keep them fresh and free of mold. Even 4x a day rinsing wasnt enough to get rid of standing water at the bottom.

    I suggest canning jars with cheap screen netting you can get at a local drug store and a canning ring to attach them. You keep upside down in a dish drainer, it lets all the water out to sprout, and is easy to rinse.

  9. i like this little sprouter…
    Rating:4 out of 5 stars
    I think I bought one before from walmart… same thing… put sprouts in add water twice a day…

    I drink the water after “rejuvalate” or make coffee or tea with it… after a few days you have sprouts…

    kids like to watch… the kid in me likes to watch… came with alfalfa seeds…

    I like it.

  10. Seeds rot in the trays
    Rating:1 out of 5 stars
    I have used this sprouter for at least three times now. The sprouts smell rotten every time. My guess is that too much water is kept captive in the bottom of the trays to cause the seeds to rot. I will experiment a few more times to see if it is possible to avoid the rotting smell. If so, I will revise my review. I know the problem is not the seeds because my other sprouters have no problems at all.

  11. To be recycled
    Rating:2 out of 5 stars
    I have used this sprouter a few times. I had my doubts before buying it but it’s not very expensive so I gave it a shot. Each of the little trays has an outlet port that sits up a little bit from the bottom of the tray. Water that collects in the bottom of the tray is wicked by capillary action into the outlet by a special little plastic cap that fits over the outlet port. Ingenious, but If you lost one of these little plastic pieces you’d have a problem. If you get a sprout that grows up under the capillary cap then it doesn’t work as well or maybe even at all. Every time you need to rinse your sprouts you have to pour off the water collected in the bottom tray, fill the top compartment, then put the thing back together again. The plastic lid for the top tray was coming apart after just a few uses.

    I prefer the jar method. Faster, simpler, easier, better. You get to really swirl the sprouts around and rinse them well which you can not do with this sprouter. I also bought a few of the plastic screened lids that fit wide-mouth canning jars and that’s all you need and some quart or gallon jars and you’re in business.

  12. Easy to use but
    Rating:3 out of 5 stars
    I purchased this particular sprouter because of good reviews & the fact that I could start 3 different sprouts at the same time. It is easy to use but the bad news is that not all the water drains out which, I found out, causes sprouts not to grow & in particular, broccoli sprouts to smell putrid & not sprout at all! I would rinse 6-7 times a day & have had marginal success with any of the sprouts that I use. Today I did some research & discovered that you absolutely must do evertying to make sure no water remains in the containers. I haven’t given up but think I may go back to the old fashioned way of sprouting…a jar & cheesecloth!

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