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LitterFree self cleaning litter box?

Post by Lucy McGillicudd » Mon, 18 Mar 2002 06:50:00



Hi,

Has anyone tried the LitterFree self cleaning litter box?  I'm
thinking of buying one, but I'd like to know how someone who already
owns one likes it.  Thanks!

 
 
 

LitterFree self cleaning litter box?

Post by D. Lear » Fri, 22 Mar 2002 10:35:04


Lucy,

I hope you haven't bought one of the LitterFree Cat Boxes yet.  I
bought one and then got my money back after using it for two days.
The reasons for my dissatisfaction with the LitterFree Cat Box are as
follows:

1. Description claims: "cleans itself by dissolving cat feces with
water circulation," and that it provides a "healthier environment for
your cats" than standard litter boxes.

Reality: The box dissolves some of the feces, but leaves behind small
chunks of it.  This is certainly unsanitary, and unhealthy for the
cats.  Also, my cats (like many) will not use a dirty litter box.
Remember: the whole point of this thing is to keep the litter clean
and healthy for your cats' use.

2. Description claims: "a built-in dryer blows hot air on the washable
granules, leaving them clean, dry and fresh for your cats to use."

Reality: The box dries the litter only partially.  Even when using the
"power dry" feature, which provides extended drying time for the
litter, the litter at best is MOIST.  My cats hated it.  The litter
was damp enough to see little wet footprints coming from the litter
box!

Now, by adding items #1 and #2 above (chunks of feces + constant
moisture), it does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that the
conditions created in this cat box are unhealthy, unsanitary, and very
smelly (see #3, below).

3. Description claims: "NO more odors."

Reality: The box STINKS, literally and figuratively.  It smells
especially bad when the blower (that is supposed to dry the litter) is
blowing air out from within the litter box.

I know it sounds good, Lucy, but I wouldn't waste my money on it.  And
if you do decide to get brave and give it a try, *buy it from the
maker*, who offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on it if you're not
satisfied.

I have a LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box, and though it's not
perfect, it works great.  If you don't have one of those, you'd
probably be very happy with it.

Sincerely,

David Leary
Durham, NC

On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 21:50:00 GMT, Lucy McGillicuddy

Quote:

>Hi,

>Has anyone tried the LitterFree self cleaning litter box?  I'm
>thinking of buying one, but I'd like to know how someone who already
>owns one likes it.  Thanks!

 
 
 

LitterFree self cleaning litter box?

Post by Lucy McGillicudd » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 10:56:44


Thanks for the advice.  I was hoping to hear that the LitterFree would
solve all my problems, but it sounds pretty gross.  I do have the
LitterMaid, but it's sitting on a shelf in the garage...I have four
cats, and it doesn't seem to be able to handle that many.  Maybe I
need more Littermaids.
Quote:

>Lucy,

>I hope you haven't bought one of the LitterFree Cat Boxes yet.  I
>bought one and then got my money back after using it for two days.
>The reasons for my dissatisfaction with the LitterFree Cat Box are as
>follows:

>1. Description claims: "cleans itself by dissolving cat feces with
>water circulation," and that it provides a "healthier environment for
>your cats" than standard litter boxes.

>Reality: The box dissolves some of the feces, but leaves behind small
>chunks of it.  This is certainly unsanitary, and unhealthy for the
>cats.  Also, my cats (like many) will not use a dirty litter box.
>Remember: the whole point of this thing is to keep the litter clean
>and healthy for your cats' use.

>2. Description claims: "a built-in dryer blows hot air on the washable
>granules, leaving them clean, dry and fresh for your cats to use."

>Reality: The box dries the litter only partially.  Even when using the
>"power dry" feature, which provides extended drying time for the
>litter, the litter at best is MOIST.  My cats hated it.  The litter
>was damp enough to see little wet footprints coming from the litter
>box!

>Now, by adding items #1 and #2 above (chunks of feces + constant
>moisture), it does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that the
>conditions created in this cat box are unhealthy, unsanitary, and very
>smelly (see #3, below).

>3. Description claims: "NO more odors."

>Reality: The box STINKS, literally and figuratively.  It smells
>especially bad when the blower (that is supposed to dry the litter) is
>blowing air out from within the litter box.

>I know it sounds good, Lucy, but I wouldn't waste my money on it.  And
>if you do decide to get brave and give it a try, *buy it from the
>maker*, who offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on it if you're not
>satisfied.

>I have a LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box, and though it's not
>perfect, it works great.  If you don't have one of those, you'd
>probably be very happy with it.

>Sincerely,

>David Leary
>Durham, NC

>On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 21:50:00 GMT, Lucy McGillicuddy

>>Hi,

>>Has anyone tried the LitterFree self cleaning litter box?  I'm
>>thinking of buying one, but I'd like to know how someone who already
>>owns one likes it.  Thanks!

 
 
 

LitterFree self cleaning litter box?

Post by R Gras » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 19:04:51


Try using two of them it worked out for us after the five we have wore the
first one out.  Lee

Quote:
> Thanks for the advice.  I was hoping to hear that the LitterFree would
> solve all my problems, but it sounds pretty gross.  I do have the
> LitterMaid, but it's sitting on a shelf in the garage...I have four
> cats, and it doesn't seem to be able to handle that many.  Maybe I
> need more Littermaids.


> >Lucy,

> >I hope you haven't bought one of the LitterFree Cat Boxes yet.  I
> >bought one and then got my money back after using it for two days.
> >The reasons for my dissatisfaction with the LitterFree Cat Box are as
> >follows:

> >1. Description claims: "cleans itself by dissolving cat feces with
> >water circulation," and that it provides a "healthier environment for
> >your cats" than standard litter boxes.

> >Reality: The box dissolves some of the feces, but leaves behind small
> >chunks of it.  This is certainly unsanitary, and unhealthy for the
> >cats.  Also, my cats (like many) will not use a dirty litter box.
> >Remember: the whole point of this thing is to keep the litter clean
> >and healthy for your cats' use.

> >2. Description claims: "a built-in dryer blows hot air on the washable
> >granules, leaving them clean, dry and fresh for your cats to use."

> >Reality: The box dries the litter only partially.  Even when using the
> >"power dry" feature, which provides extended drying time for the
> >litter, the litter at best is MOIST.  My cats hated it.  The litter
> >was damp enough to see little wet footprints coming from the litter
> >box!

> >Now, by adding items #1 and #2 above (chunks of feces + constant
> >moisture), it does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that the
> >conditions created in this cat box are unhealthy, unsanitary, and very
> >smelly (see #3, below).

> >3. Description claims: "NO more odors."

> >Reality: The box STINKS, literally and figuratively.  It smells
> >especially bad when the blower (that is supposed to dry the litter) is
> >blowing air out from within the litter box.

> >I know it sounds good, Lucy, but I wouldn't waste my money on it.  And
> >if you do decide to get brave and give it a try, *buy it from the
> >maker*, who offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on it if you're not
> >satisfied.

> >I have a LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box, and though it's not
> >perfect, it works great.  If you don't have one of those, you'd
> >probably be very happy with it.

> >Sincerely,

> >David Leary
> >Durham, NC

> >On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 21:50:00 GMT, Lucy McGillicuddy

> >>Hi,

> >>Has anyone tried the LitterFree self cleaning litter box?  I'm
> >>thinking of buying one, but I'd like to know how someone who already
> >>owns one likes it.  Thanks!