"Fantanstic kitchen accessory"
I've had a red apple Lakeland compost crock for many years, and had no problems whatsoever. I've never experienced any difficulties with the handle coming off unexpectedly. The filters last ages too: I rinse them when giving the crock its weekly empty & clean. None have ever shrunk & I've often had up to six month's use from one. The red apple matched the accent colours I had in my old kitchen, but I moved 3 years ago and I'm now having a new kitchen fitted, so will now be buying the green version. Anyone want a red one? Used but in excellent condition!