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The Best Solution For A Zero Waste Household

Smart Cara - PCS350D

An innovative drying system that converts kitchen waste into dry residue in just a few hours, and reduces its weight and volume by up to 80%!

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Smart Cara PCS350

The Smart Cara PCS350 is a smart drying system that helps to convert your food waste into dried secondary compost, suitable for planting. It has a 1kg capacity and is recommended for household use.

$1299

Embark on a zero-waste journey & turn your food waste into secondary compost

Three simple steps!

PCS350 Food Waste

Step 1: Adding Food Waste

Remove the stainless steel barrel and insert food waste to the indicator line. By locking the lid, it goes into storage mode. 

Step 2: Start The Machine

Start the reducing process by 1 push on the power button. The system will go into 3 different phases : Drying > Grinding > Cooling.

The waste processing time is approx. 3 to 5 hours.

Step 3: Compost Collection

Collect the cooled secondary compost and store it in a container. Do not store the compost in an airtight container if the compost is warm as condensation will cause the compost to be mouldy.

For planting, compost must be covered with top soil to prevent pest infestation.

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Smart Cara Reviews

Ralph Tan
5/5

Bought a smart cara for composting of my kitchen scraps! It is easy to use and doesn’t take up too much space.

Jessica Lara
5/5

Very happy with my purchase of smart cara pcs350! Bought it for my mom’s place for her to use the compost for her garden. 

Sally Taylor
5/5

Really love how easy it is to use the machine and the best part is, it doesn’t smell! Comes with a pair of filters for my first purchase!

Product Features

No maggots – No fruit flies

No maggots – No fruit flies

Smart Noise Reduction

No noise: ≤ 40dB (as quiet as a whisper)

Smart Design

Compact and Space efficient

Eco Friendly Results

odorless residue to stock.

Smart AI

Audio guidance Verbal indication of progress and error codes.

Smart Deodorization

Eliminate foul smells from Food Waste

Smart Storage

Removable Food Container

Smart Power Savings

Energy saving dehydration sensors

How it Works?

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Upon adding the food waste to the indicator line of the barrel, close the lid of the smart cara and ensure that the arrow is pointing towards the lock image to ensure that it is locked. Press the start button to begin the automated processes.

During the drying process, the machine will be dehydrating food substances to reduce volume and smell.

The grinding process will begin shortly once the drying process is completed. During the grinding process, food waste will be broken down into smaller substances. 

The cooling process will take place after the drying and grinding processes are completed. Do ensure that the compost is fully cooled before storing. 

Where the Accessories Fit In

Carbon Filters

A pair of carbon filters to absorb any unpleasant odours. To be replaced every 6-8 months, depending on the frequency of usage.

Grinding Buckets

Grinding buckets made of stainless steel and covered in a protective coat to prevent rusting and for easy cleaning. 

 

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Smart Cara Eco-Filter

Smart Cara Eco-Filter (Set of 2)

Making use of carbon-filtering technology, these filters remove odours from the Smart Cara.

Depending on frequency of use, the filters should be changed every 6 ~ 12 months.

Filters come in sets of 2.

$80

Smart Cara Stainless Steel Barrel

Smart Cara Stainless Steel Barrel

Replacement inner barrel for Smart Cara machines, made of stainless steel and covered in a protective coat to prevent rusting and for easy cleaning.

$150

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  1. Open the filter cover trap (a) on the rear of the device and unhinge.
  2. Remove the sticker (protective film) from the carbon filters.
  3. Place the double air guide hood (c) on the filter.
  4. Unhinge the filter cover trap again and apply light pressure to the points marked with the arrows (d) to press open and/or close.

 

Filters should be replaced once every 4-9 months, depending on frequency of usage. Should there be any unpleasant odour from the system, it could be an indication that the filters have exhausted, do install a fresh pair of carbon filters immediately.

The smart cara comes with a stainless-steel barrel, and a pair of carbon filters attached.

To operate the system for the first time, ensure that you have:

a. Removed the sticker (protective film) from the carbon filter

b. Remove the sticker from the barrel 

c. Machine is placed at least 30cm away from the wall

Remove the stainless steel barrel from the smart cara and insert food waste (up to the indicator line) 

Close the lid and ensure that the arrow is pointing towards 'lock'. 

Press the "on" button to start the device and all the other processes - drying, grinding and cooling will begin automatically.

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
  • Plastic 
  • Bones
  • Cardboard
  • Hard paper
  • Utensils
  • Liquids

The PCS350  smart cara makes minimal sounds, +/- 38 dB. 

There is also an option to disable the voice narration.

 

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!

The Smart Cara PCS350 goes through 3 different processes - drying, grinding and cooling of waste. During these processes, waste will be significantly reduced - up to 80% of its original volume!

This dehydrated output can be used as compost for fertilizing plants.

To switch on the Smart Cara PCS350, plug in the device and switch on the device with a short press on the ON/OFF button.

 

To turn off the smart cara PCS350, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 7 seconds. The ON/OFF button light should go out, indicating that the device is sucessfully 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 function of audio narration of the Smart Cara PCS350 is to inform the user on stage of processing and any abnormalities.  By default, this function is always activated. 

To disable the audio narration function:

1. Open the lid and press the self-cleaning button for around 5 seconds. Upon successful deactivation of the voice narration, you should be able to hear "Voice assistance deactivated"

Note: If the audio guidance function is deactivated, the device will still communicate an error code. 

To re-activate the voice narration function, repeat the same steps above.

The dehydrated output can be used for fertilizing plants and greenery.

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.

 

 

The user manual of the smart cara PCS350 can be found in the box upon purchase.

Otherwise, you may download the manual here.

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To replace the Smart Cara PCS 350 filters, it is important to note that both pairs of filters must be changed at the same time.

 

Instructions for Smart Cara PCS350 filter replacement:

  1. Open the cover trap at the rear of the device (Fig. 1), unhinge and put to one side.
  2. Lift the air guide hoods (Fig. 5) and rotate the old filters out of their older by turning anticlockwise (Fig. 3) and dispose of appropriately. 
  3. Remove the sticker (protective films) on both protective filters. (Fig. 2)
  4. Fully insert the replacement filters into position by rotating in a clockwise direction (Fig. 4)
  5. Replace the double air guide hoods (Fig. 5) on the filters.
  6. Unhinge the filter cover trap again and click into place with the clip (Fig. 6)

 

 

 

At the moment in Singapore, we do not offer Smart Cara filter recycling service. Put the filters in a box/plastic bag and discard the used filters. If you are based overseas, check if you are able to send the used filters for recycling!

One of the possible reasons for the smart cara to stop turning/grinding the food waste could be due to caramelization (for fruits/food with high starch content). These ingredients will solidify and might affect the motor.

To rectify this issue, clear the residue of the barrel by adding hot water into the barrel and let it soak. Repeat the process until you are able to clear the residue fully!

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Ensure that the device is at least 3ocm away from walls/any obstruction. There should also be a power source. 

Ensure that the barrel is inserted correctly, and it is in "lock" mode. 

Keep away from children & pets.

There is no need to purchase additional parts for the Smart Cara PCS350. Upon your first purchase, the barrel and a pair of filters is already included in the device.

 

There is a 1 year warranty for the Smart Cara machines. It does not cover mishandling of the unit.

For any technical issues on the smart cara, you may contact us at [email protected] or call us at 6553 5663 to book an appointment with our technicians.

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