Ceramic Crock Food Compost Bin - White 2.8L 5 "EXCELLENT" Mrs Bedford 29 June 2015 Delighted with this crock. Had to replace the lid (husband's fault) but fortunately Lakeland sell replacements. Handle can be taken off easily, but once you are aware of this it's quite safe. I put my pot and lid in the dishwasher regularly (minus the handle) and have had no problems with crazing or cracking after many years. It looks good on the kitchen windowsill and doesn't smell when the lid is on. I do use the filters though.