Can I use a pitchfork instead of an aerator?
A pitchfork will work, however, the tines of the pitchfork will most likely scrape the plastic walls and floor of the Subpod, accelerating wear as the bedding is being turned.
We recommend that you use the Subpod Compost Aerator instead which is made from 303 stainless steel. The single point on the aerator is designed to avoid gouging the bottom and sides of the Subpod as the contents are being mixed. It will be quite corrosion resistant and should last at least as long as the Subpod. The handle is made of safe, durable and recyclable plastic.