Why is There Steam Coming Out of My Lomi?

Seeing steam? Don't worry – this is all part of the process and is totally normal!


Food waste is more than 50% water! Lomi uses heat to break down waste, so you may notice some water evaporating and steam venting out of the back of the machine. All steam passes through the carbon filter, making it completely safe and clean.

The amount of steam you see also depends on the moisture content of the waste you add. Fruit and vegetables, for example, are more than 85% water!


When running a cycle, make sure your Lomi 6-12 inches away from any walls and avoid placing it under overhead cabinets.

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