To switch on the Smart Cara PCS500, plug in the device and switch on the device with a short press on the ON/OFF button.

To turn off the smart cara PCS500, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 7 seconds. The ON/OFF button light should go out, indicating that the device is successfully switched off.

Pausing the operation will interrupt the drying/grinding or cooling cycle of the device and might take longer for the cycle to complete.

The dehydrated output can be used for fertilizing plants and greenery. This output is known as secondary compost.

No. The smart cara does not use microbes to decompose the waste, thus the output would be considered as secondary compost.

Secondary compost will mean that nutrients does not get absorbed immediately by the plants, it will have to undergo natural decomposition in the soil before the plants are able to absorb the nutrients.

Most raw/cooked food can be placed in the Smart Cara.

However, for foods with high starch/carbohydrate content, we would like to recommend that the food is mixed with other types of food as processing starchy food might cause the food to solidify over time, damaging the blades/ stainless steel barrel.

Do avoid:

  • Bones
  • Liquids (soups, gravy, oil, juice etc)

Items that are unable to be processed in the smart cara are:

  • Stones
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • PlasticĀ 
  • Bones
  • Cardboard
  • Hard paper
  • Utensils
  • Liquids

For cleaning, ensure that the device itself is free from any food debris/spillages.

To clean the stainless-steel barrel, use the self-cleansing function by filling half the barrel with water. Do not use any soap/washing detergent!