The Brome Squirrel Buster Plus is part of a full line of squirrel deterrent products offered by Brome. They offer some of the most well-engineered bird feeders available. Brome strictly deals in products that are long-lasting and deter squirrels. Headquartered in Canada, Brome is run by its founder Paul Cote who is personally responsible for many of the patents that are used to create the unique features of the Squirrel Buster Plus. The company also enjoys a stellar reputation for its exemplary customer service.
If you have ever owned a Brome products, you probably immediately noticed that quality is a focus. The Brome Squirrel Buster Plus, the larger brother to the Standard, has a cover, shroud, skirt, and perch ring all made from a chew proof resin that is patented by the company. The material is UV stabilized to resist fading/degrading, weatherproof, and of course chew-proof. The clear seed tube is made from polycarbonate which is some of the toughest clear plastic available. The perches are made from aluminum. The interior components are a collection of metal and plastic as well. Brome is so confident in their designs that they offer a lifetime warranty. There are several examples of someone having a problem years after purchase, contacting the company and they send a brand new replacement. This is the kind of quality of product and service that should be recognized!
The Brome Squirrel Buster Plus has a great list of features that make it unique in its class:
- Patented Squirrel Buster – The perch areas are weight sensitive and when anything heavier than your favorite bird uses it, the feed tray is blocked by a metal sheath blocking the feeding port.
- Nearly all the components that require cleaning are dishwasher safe. That’s right, take it apart and let the dishwasher do the work!
- All of the exterior parts are made from “RoxResin” making them chew proof.
- The exterior is UV stabilized to resist degrading over time.
- Extra large 6″ x 6″x 23″ size holds 3 quarts of mixed seed.
Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Features Video
With one of the largest fill capacities available, the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus should keep the refills to a minimum compared to other feeders. With such a large seed capacity, you can expect to refill this feeder at least once a month. Luckily, refilling is easy with the cleverly designed components that come apart in a similar fashion to a large flashlight. Cleaning the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus is made incredibly simple due to the fact that the parts which most often need cleaning are able to be put in your dishwasher. For a large feeder, this is quite a feature! There have been a few issues reported regarding birds not being attracted to the feeder and issues with the options cardinal perch that comes with the feeder. These concerns were very much in the minority and 99% of customers rave about the high quality and how versatile the bird feeder is.
The Brome Squirrel Buster Plus presents a little more of a challenge than just hanging from a hook. But, that is part of its charm as you let the over-engineered features connect together. Once you get the feel for how all the parts serve a distinct purpose it will install quickly. The feeder goes together like a flashlight with everything coming apart in sections very quickly. Learning the components will be helpful as it partially must come apart to refill. This feeder is best hanging from a tree limb, hook, or shepherd’s pole. For it to work best, it is advised that the feeder is 18 inches away from any surface and 18 inches hanging from its installation point.
At a retail price of $89.99, this feeder sits at the higher end of pricing for hanging bird feeders. But, the feature set and quality of the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus is hard to match at this price point. With a lifetime warranty and all the quality materials that allow Brome to make that guarantee, we believe this is money well spent. Many owners of this feeder rave that it still looks new after years of use and this is something you must not take lightly. One owner said it lasted 5 years before finally begin to see wear. If you have the budget, we believe that it will be to your overall benefit to make the investment in a higher end bird feeder that will last and is made by a company who stand behind their products for life.
Final Thoughts on the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus
With a healthy 3-quart seed capacity, a squirrel-proof feature that actually works, resin components that resist fading and chewing, a lifetime warranty, excellent customer service, and even dishwasher safe components we think the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus is a great wild bird feeder to own. If it is in your budget and you are seeking a hanging feeder, it is highly unlikely that you will regret your purchase. Overall one of the best large feeders available today.