- Mella Smart Mushroom Fruiting Chamber
Mella Smart Mushroom Fruiting Chamber
|Dimensions||25.25”(W) 16.5"(H) 16.5"(D)|
*This items ships directly from our friends at FirstBuild and arrives in 2 separate boxes.
(This item usually ships in 1-2 weeks)
Looking to upgrade your home mushroom grow? The Mella Smart Mushroom Fruiting Chamber by FirstBuild is an automated countertop mushroom growing appliance designed to seamlessly fit into smaller spaces. Whether you're growing mushrooms in your kitchen, home office, or even a bedroom, Mella's sleek modern design gives both form and function, working as a fruiting chamber and an eye-catching display for your beautiful flushes.
Is Mella right for you?
Mella gives you the ability to control fresh air exchange, humidity, and lighting conditions, making the process of mushroom growing easier, cleaner, more practical for beginners, hobbyists, and small-scale growers. (Added bonus – if you live in an area prone to fruit flies and gnats, Mella's enclosed design keeps them out!)
- Automated humidity & fresh air controls
- Dimmable LED lighting
- Large water reservior
- Lay-flat clear view door
- Intuitive user interface
- Stainless steel & polycarbonate construction
- Fits up to three 5 lb. fruiting blocks
*FirstBuild accepts unopened returns within 90 days of delivery.
Scroll down for features, warranty, and FAQs.
Depending on the humidity needs of the mushrooms you're growing, Mella allows you to easily dial humidity up and down. The fresh air fan is also surprisingly quiet, creating a soft ambient background noise. And the water tank (which sits on the outside) lasts for 5-7 days, with a reusable washable filter that only needs to be cleaned between mushroom harvests.
While mushrooms don't need light for energy (like plants do), they do require light to form fruiting bodies. Dimmable built-in LED lamps allow you to place your Mella in rooms with minimal or no light, allowing you to create the optimal environment for your fungi. And, if you're not into night lights, they can easily be turned off at the end of the day.
How often should you clean your Mella?
The inner chamber, fan, and filter should be cleaned between fruitings.
Before cleaning the chamber, always cover the humidity sensor with scotch tape. (The humidity sensor is in the circle with the cross in the right top of the Mella chamber.) This is critical, as isopropyl alcohol and some cleansers can damage the sensor.
To clean the chamber:
Wipe down the chamber with a soft cloth soaked in warm water and mild soap to remove spores. Then, spray chamber top to bottom with a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. Wipe off immediately. Once dry, remove tape covering humidity sensor.
To clean the filter:
Rinse with warm water, then spray with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let air dry.
To clean the fan:
Remove from chamber, then run under warm running water to remove spores. Let air dry.
FirstBuild warrants Mella for 90 days post-purchase against manufacturing defects. If you have an issue with your Mella within 90 days of purchase and need to return it.
Click here to submit a Mella warranty claim.
Except for eligible warranty returns, used Mella are not eligible for a return or refund.
FirstBuild accepts unopened returns of Mella within 90 days of delivery. Once the unopened unit is received back, a refund of the original purchase price (less shipping) will be issued.
Click here to submit a non-warranty Mella return request.
Have a question about your Mella? Our friends at FirstBuild have a contact form.
Click here to contact their team
Or, email mushroom@FirstBuild.com
*Free shipping only applies to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. It does not apply to Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. Territories.
*Discount codes do not apply to this item.
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Excellent Fruiting Chamber
We started our mushroom growing journey with our fruiting blocks on the kitchen counter as suggested. Since we enjoyed the process of watching them flower so much we decided on a whim to purchase this fruiting chamber and it did not disappoint. The chamber fits 4 blocks perfectly. Watching them grow inside the chamber makes the process even more fascinating. It regulates the blocks keeping them happy, hydrated and healthy. It's footprint is sleek and esthetically pleasing. Well worth the price tag. Definitely recommend.
Thanks for the great review, Ayesha! We really appreciate your support.
Makes growing so easy
I’ve been looking for something with a small footprint for my kitchen, and this looked interesting. Mella makes it so easy to grow mushrooms without all the spores and constant watering. My first flush was a breeze, and clean up was a breeze.