I used to have a fancy-pants NatureMill electric kitchen composter. It was a pretty kitchen appliance that plugged in so it could heat, turn and compress itself into perfect boxes of compost without any work from me, the lazy farmer. It cost a lot of money (though to be honest, I wasn't the one who bought it). This is a lesson learned: Sometimes the simplest, original way of doing things is still the best.
The electricity part of my NatureMill composter shorted out a few weeks ago, and when I contacted customer service they said there was most likely a problem with the "motherboard". I realized then that it was ridiculous to be composting with a machine that required a motherboard. It was essentially a composter time machine spaceship and it was totally absurd.