Best Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Boxes in 2020



CatGenie Washable Granules Review:


These work perfect if you own any models of the "cat genie" litter box. They do just want they are supposed to. They last a long time through your cat genie's cleaning cycles, and since they are reusable/washable. If your cat kicks them out of the littler box or tracks them around the house you can sweep them up and dump them back in the litter box, and next time it ru s it cleans them off and disposes of the waste and sanitizes everything. I've had 3 different cats in the past 3-4 months being watched at my house all who are used to traditional litter boxes, and all of them have been ok with using the cat genie litter box with the cat genie granules. Yes your cats will poop on these and pee! And that is just what you want!



PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box Privacy Hood Review:


I'm not so concerned with the "privacy" of the privacy hood as I am with my cat not having full access to the top of her litter box. She loves her automatic litter box and will come running when she hears the rake moving. Before the addition of this product, she would position herself directly over the litter box with her paws balanced on the sides and she would expertly dart her paw in to whack the rake as it moved. That is not to say that the motion sensor feature of the litter box is not fully functional - my cat is just really fast. While I hate to take away my cat's favorite form of entertainment, this sneaky whacking would transfigure the rake into a catapult of sorts, often causing bits of litter and her "business" to be launched through the air to wind up elsewhere in the room, sometimes even several feet from the box. For the first few months, I was not aware of these shenanigans, and so the mystery poop in the middle of my guest bedroom was all the more mysterious. I was only able to come to a solution once I finally caught her in the act. And what was that solution? This privacy hood. Thank you, privacy hood, for cutting down my mystery poop problem by over 80%.



Nature's Miracle P-98232  Waste Receptacles Litter Box Waste Receptacles Review:


I've been purchasing self cleaning litter boxes for a couple of years now since I have a 17lb male cat who refuses to use the box unless it's perfect. These are by far the best receptacles that I can get since they don't break down or tear when completely full. I'm not a fan of recycling them since they do start to smell (even with the throw away inserted bags), so I prefer the thicker plastic to the thinner ones.

Would highly recommend with their self-cleaning litterbox. It's lasted far beyond any of the Litter Maid ones that I've purchased in the past.



PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box – Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter Review:


Pros:
-Easy to remove purple top and scoop waste
-Handy button that will rake if there's a foul smelling waste and you can't wait 20 minutes for the auto-rake.
-Maintenance is minimal I scoop out waste once a week for two 11 pound cats and change litter once a month.
(Used to scoop 2x a day and replace my old clay litter weekly)
-Uses crystal litter which is so much better than clay (no dust, no litter smell)
-Rake is easy to clean if your cat decides to go on the rake and it sticks

Cons:
-Pushes litter into waste tray so you need to add new litter more than necessary
-The disposable litter trays are crap get a permanent tray and save yourself time $$$
(I use the LitterWorks® Permanent Scoopfree® Compatible Litter Tray Heavy duty)
-Will not work for cats who have frequent diarrhea it'll just cling to the rake
-ScoopFree crystal litter is over priced.
(7/8/17 Update: Ive found ExquisiCat® Micro Crystals Cat Litter from Pet Smart to be the best. It has the texture of sand not small pebbles like scoop fresh. Plus it's cheaper than Fresh Step from Walmart that has that pebble texture. Pet Smart also gives 10% off the already cheaper price just for in store pick up)
*I also use Merry Products Cat Washroom Bench to house my litter. It helps hide it, keep odors in, and prevents my cats from throwing litter every where.

Picked up this box about a day ago 1/2/17. Love it so far!! I read a few reviews about peoples cats hating the crystal litter. Luckily my cats took to it instantly. I'll definitely be getting a permanent litter bottom because I'm not paying 50$ for 3 disposable ones. I have two cats and plan for this to last at max 2 weeks. I wouldn't use if your cat has frequent diarrhea as it'll clump in the rake. Also the magnets seem weak and occasionally fall from the metal on the litter pan. I bought 5$ nickel magnets with holes in the middle so I could screw them in to place and that fixed the problem.(I've discovered the original magnets aren't weak just the metal on the scoop free disposable litter trays are crap. When I updated to my permanent litter box I stopped having any falling issues)
***I will update with how it lasts long run and what permanent litter tray I've purchased.

2/27/17 Update:
This litter box is holding up well! The not having to scope it for a full two weeks is definitely a stretch. Before I bought the LitterWorks® Permanent Scoopfree® Compatible Litter Tray (Heavy duty) I had to scoop their poops out once maybe twice a week. The rake also has a tendency to push the litter into the waste trap. With the permanent tray I have the same two issues however since the lid is not connected to the box it makes this step so much easier. I can just remove the purple lid and scoop out my two cats waste. The ScoopFree disposable trays connect to the disposable box so when you needed to scoop you'd have to remove the purple lid, lift the litter itself(the two white hooks prevent you from just lifting the cardboard flap where the magnets attached), and then lift the cardboard flap to scoop. My new routine is to scoop out their waste, spread the litter around, and add more crystals if necessary once a week. You can use any crystal litter as long as its none clumping. I fully dump and replace the crystals once a month. Once a month is great considering I have two 11 pound cats and before I was scooping twice a day and replacing all their litter weekly. The crystal litter really is so much better than clay clumping litter. There's no more litter dust(although buyer beware some crystal litters are dustier than others) and my house never smells like litter!!

1/30/18 Update:
The litter box is still alive and well! After months of trial and error the best crystal litter for my forever tray is ExquisiCat® Micro Crystals Cat Litter. It’s smaller than scoop frees crystal litter and solved the rake pushing the litter problem. I buy it when it goes on sale at PetSmart and stock up. No smell no dust! Cats continue to use it and no issues with the box or permanent tray!



PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box – Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter and Hood - 2 Colors Review:


I'm going to start by saying this product is great, it just doesn't work like as a miracle solution product, at least not for all cats. It's not going to last you a month without upkeep, I guarantee it. That doesn't mean it isn't well worth it after some adjustments. I purchased this just before the adoption of my first cat, a fully grown and litter boxed trained before she got to me, adult cat. I work 9 hours a day and live in a one bedroom apartment, with a roommate, where the smell would be terrible if left untamed for long. So I thought this would be worth the investment to ease the burden of owning my first cat, having never had to clean a litter box before in my life.

***SIDE NOTE: I invested in a permanent plastic tray. They are far too expensive for what they are, but worth every cent after you realize how much you are saving with the disposables. ESPECIALLY if you plan on going with actual litter instead of crystals.

First off, my cat adjusted easily, it was almost remarkable. She figured it out with in 2 hours of being placed in a brand new home and didn't put up even a little fuss. However, she is a uncommonly tolerant cat when it comes to change, which is why I was able to go through the experiment I am about to share. I am sharing because I know some cats aren't this tolerant and if you are one of those people who can't mess around with different litters, I did it for you and you can see what might work best for you!

The first 2 weeks of using the product, I used as directed with the crystals that came with the product. I knew it would be expensive and all that jazz to replace the trays, but the product said for one cat it should need monthly changes. That just was not true at all. By 1 week it began to smell, by halfway through that next week it began to turn to sludge and the smell was gagging-ly bad. It quickly became apparent that my cat was not going to work well with these crystals. She pees in one spot, and will not change it up. Even with frequent stirring of the litter, it just turned to sludge and smelled like death through the whole apartment. I nearly puked when trying to dump the litter out, and it was the grosses thing I had even seen. Scrapping that sludge off the cardboard tray was just... nope. My roommate was not pleased in the least. He also did not like that smell of the crystal litter, even before it was urinated on. That, AND it tracked all through the house and, it must be made in a lego factory or something, because it HURT to step on.

So, needless to say after just one round, I was done with the crystals. My cat didn't really like them (she wouldn't cover up her poo because I think it hurt her paws), my roommate didn't like them, I didn't like them and heaven forbid my landlord ever came in for a sniff! That and to replace those throw-away trays weekly would be financial suicide. I considered returning it and getting a regular litter box, because it would probably be better than this! I don't give up easily though, and I researched if I could use real litter, and mostly the consensus was 'No'. But I am stubborn, and my cat is one of the few that doesn't mind if I change things up, so I decided to go nuts with different litters and test each one for a week. I bought a Litter Works permanent tray and decided to get some real litter. (There is also Forever Tray but this one was cheaper and I haven't yet noticed a reason why it would be worth the extra 20 bucks.)

Basically: Non clumping litter of any kind was a no. She pees up a storm and it's over saturated in a matter of days and I have to switch out the whole tray of litter. Wasteful! So I moved up to clumping. First, knowing nothing about litter, I bought a rather cheap version of Fresh Step at Walmart for 8 bucks. A hopeful feat to think the cheapest would work, but I didn't know if it would explode my machine or anything yet, so I started cheap (With some of the reviews I read, it sounded like it might explode my machine if I put clumping litter in it!). The Fresh Step was the first time I began to think this product might actually work well for me. After 3 days it was looking pretty good. On the 4th day it began to look dreary as the rakes began smushing the clumps and they were getting stuck behind it and on it and ew. It took some cleaning to clean off the rakes and it was a little gross, but it was still better than the crystals since it wasn't dragging around my house and it was getting rid of the urine. (Be aware, the tray fills up faster when it is being filled with pee clumps and poo clumps) It also smelled like febreeze which was a big upgrade. (Roommate was still unhappy with that smell, though) This is the Papa bear of solutions.

I wasn't convinced this was as good as it gets, so I dumped that and moved up the price list to Arm and Hammar, as recommended to me by my boss and avid cat owner. He swears by Arm and Hammer. So I bought a middle priced version that say 'Hard Clumps' on it. Hard clumps sounded great. Maybe they wouldn't smush into the rakes! So I filled the tray up with that and Kitty seemed to like that even better. She didn't even let me put the lid on before taking a nice dump in it. Lucky me. So I let that run for a week and it did, well, okay. It still blocked up the rakes a bit although not nearly as much, but it didn't smell at all (Until I lifted up the lid of the poo trap... then phew it was not pleasant!)

This was the mama bear solution, If you are on a budget, this is what I suggest you go with. It's not too expensive, and it work with little upkeep. About every 30-40 rounds or so you need to go in and clear out the trap, takes 5 minutes. It smells for a few minutes then goes away and doesn't smell again, I would wrap a scarf around my nose and it wouldn't be bad. Sometimes I had to do a rake cleaning after 4 days or so, just to keep it looking pretty. (I suggest getting a Litter Genie trashcan. They are magical and I've put 4 rounds of trap cleanings in mine and it's still not full for the first time!) This is a good place to stand if you are like me and my cat and you hate crystals but already put 160 dollars into the device. It's not the monthly hands-free promise, but it's still very convenient and stop it from smelling while away at work.

Now for those of you who really want the good stuff: I suggest Arm and Hammer Slide litter. It IS pricey, but it's worth it. I got a 19lb box for 12 dollars are Target, and often it is on sale (I predict it will last me 3 weeks or so). However vs. the 8 dollar 24lb box I started with, it is a financial jump (Still a boat load less than 13 bucks a week for the disposable crystals from hell!). Some places offer the bigger box for a good deal less than 2 of the small boxes but they are pretty hard to find (Petco.com is one of the few I've spotted). If you have the money to spend on it, it is worth it! I threw this stuff in, my cat loved it, I loved it, it has a small unnoticeable fragrance that she doesn't seem to mind and I can't smell unless I put my head in the box. The best part is, it requires almost NO UPKEEP for a week at a time. After 1 week, it is at about 40 scoops and I need to go in and clear out the poo trap which fills quickly with the big rock hard urine clumps. But that is a million times better than dealing with urine sludge every 3 days. I scoop all of it into my Litter Genie, takes 5 minutes AND HAS ALMOST NO SMELL. I personally don't like the way the litter smell too much, and once it mixed with urine it gets a little pungent, but NOTHING compared to the sitting poo smell of the other liters when I took off the lid and as mentioned, I can't smell it unless I get close. I didn't gag once or need to turn away while cleaning it. My roommate mentioned that he smelled it when clearing the trap, but it wasn't too bad and then I realized he hadn't complained once about the litter box smell since I put this litter in it. It does not get stuck in the rakes much at all. Once every few days I will go in and move the rake forward and clean out any small bits that got tuck behind it, but that's most for esthetic reasons and would probably be fine left untouched for a week. After I dump the poo trap, I throw in a bit more litter to top it off and it's good to go for another week. I'll go in a stir the litter and even it out when I walk past, if I think about it, daily. Mostly because of her need to pee in one area, that spot gets bare quicker.

The only issues I've seen is that her one pee spot gets a nice pancake of litter on it after about 2 days. It doesn't stop the rakes, but it does go into the trap either and sticks to the tray a little. Luckily the litter does what it says it does and it comes loose with a good scrape from the scooper and I toss it in the trash and it's good to go. Minor problem.

Final conclusion: This product is good, but in order to be GREAT you need to make it work for your cat and life style. Chances are it isn't going to be upkeep-free for a month at a time, even with one cat, especially if she's a big pee-er like my baby is. BUT It's not hopeless and clumping litter does work if you can get the good stuff. Get a Forever Tray or similar, some good Arm and Hammer clumping litter, a Litter Genie, and a willingness to clear it once a week and your in for a much easier time than daily cleaning.

I think it is a 5 star product with Arm and Hammer Slide, but I remove one star because it took me and arm, a leg, 2 months and a particularly patient cat to get there. Plus they seem to go out of the way to convince you that nothing but crystals will work, and that's not true at all. If it weren't for the Arm and Hammer Litter and the Litter Works tray, I'd have returned the product after 2 weeks.

Hopefully this will help another struggling cat parent!



PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box – Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter and Hood - 2 Colors Review:


I'm going to start by saying this product is great, it just doesn't work like as a miracle solution product, at least not for all cats. It's not going to last you a month without upkeep, I guarantee it. That doesn't mean it isn't well worth it after some adjustments. I purchased this just before the adoption of my first cat, a fully grown and litter boxed trained before she got to me, adult cat. I work 9 hours a day and live in a one bedroom apartment, with a roommate, where the smell would be terrible if left untamed for long. So I thought this would be worth the investment to ease the burden of owning my first cat, having never had to clean a litter box before in my life.

***SIDE NOTE: I invested in a permanent plastic tray. They are far too expensive for what they are, but worth every cent after you realize how much you are saving with the disposables. ESPECIALLY if you plan on going with actual litter instead of crystals.

First off, my cat adjusted easily, it was almost remarkable. She figured it out with in 2 hours of being placed in a brand new home and didn't put up even a little fuss. However, she is a uncommonly tolerant cat when it comes to change, which is why I was able to go through the experiment I am about to share. I am sharing because I know some cats aren't this tolerant and if you are one of those people who can't mess around with different litters, I did it for you and you can see what might work best for you!

The first 2 weeks of using the product, I used as directed with the crystals that came with the product. I knew it would be expensive and all that jazz to replace the trays, but the product said for one cat it should need monthly changes. That just was not true at all. By 1 week it began to smell, by halfway through that next week it began to turn to sludge and the smell was gagging-ly bad. It quickly became apparent that my cat was not going to work well with these crystals. She pees in one spot, and will not change it up. Even with frequent stirring of the litter, it just turned to sludge and smelled like death through the whole apartment. I nearly puked when trying to dump the litter out, and it was the grosses thing I had even seen. Scrapping that sludge off the cardboard tray was just... nope. My roommate was not pleased in the least. He also did not like that smell of the crystal litter, even before it was urinated on. That, AND it tracked all through the house and, it must be made in a lego factory or something, because it HURT to step on.

So, needless to say after just one round, I was done with the crystals. My cat didn't really like them (she wouldn't cover up her poo because I think it hurt her paws), my roommate didn't like them, I didn't like them and heaven forbid my landlord ever came in for a sniff! That and to replace those throw-away trays weekly would be financial suicide. I considered returning it and getting a regular litter box, because it would probably be better than this! I don't give up easily though, and I researched if I could use real litter, and mostly the consensus was 'No'. But I am stubborn, and my cat is one of the few that doesn't mind if I change things up, so I decided to go nuts with different litters and test each one for a week. I bought a Litter Works permanent tray and decided to get some real litter. (There is also Forever Tray but this one was cheaper and I haven't yet noticed a reason why it would be worth the extra 20 bucks.)

Basically: Non clumping litter of any kind was a no. She pees up a storm and it's over saturated in a matter of days and I have to switch out the whole tray of litter. Wasteful! So I moved up to clumping. First, knowing nothing about litter, I bought a rather cheap version of Fresh Step at Walmart for 8 bucks. A hopeful feat to think the cheapest would work, but I didn't know if it would explode my machine or anything yet, so I started cheap (With some of the reviews I read, it sounded like it might explode my machine if I put clumping litter in it!). The Fresh Step was the first time I began to think this product might actually work well for me. After 3 days it was looking pretty good. On the 4th day it began to look dreary as the rakes began smushing the clumps and they were getting stuck behind it and on it and ew. It took some cleaning to clean off the rakes and it was a little gross, but it was still better than the crystals since it wasn't dragging around my house and it was getting rid of the urine. (Be aware, the tray fills up faster when it is being filled with pee clumps and poo clumps) It also smelled like febreeze which was a big upgrade. (Roommate was still unhappy with that smell, though) This is the Papa bear of solutions.

I wasn't convinced this was as good as it gets, so I dumped that and moved up the price list to Arm and Hammar, as recommended to me by my boss and avid cat owner. He swears by Arm and Hammer. So I bought a middle priced version that say 'Hard Clumps' on it. Hard clumps sounded great. Maybe they wouldn't smush into the rakes! So I filled the tray up with that and Kitty seemed to like that even better. She didn't even let me put the lid on before taking a nice dump in it. Lucky me. So I let that run for a week and it did, well, okay. It still blocked up the rakes a bit although not nearly as much, but it didn't smell at all (Until I lifted up the lid of the poo trap... then phew it was not pleasant!)

This was the mama bear solution, If you are on a budget, this is what I suggest you go with. It's not too expensive, and it work with little upkeep. About every 30-40 rounds or so you need to go in and clear out the trap, takes 5 minutes. It smells for a few minutes then goes away and doesn't smell again, I would wrap a scarf around my nose and it wouldn't be bad. Sometimes I had to do a rake cleaning after 4 days or so, just to keep it looking pretty. (I suggest getting a Litter Genie trashcan. They are magical and I've put 4 rounds of trap cleanings in mine and it's still not full for the first time!) This is a good place to stand if you are like me and my cat and you hate crystals but already put 160 dollars into the device. It's not the monthly hands-free promise, but it's still very convenient and stop it from smelling while away at work.

Now for those of you who really want the good stuff: I suggest Arm and Hammer Slide litter. It IS pricey, but it's worth it. I got a 19lb box for 12 dollars are Target, and often it is on sale (I predict it will last me 3 weeks or so). However vs. the 8 dollar 24lb box I started with, it is a financial jump (Still a boat load less than 13 bucks a week for the disposable crystals from hell!). Some places offer the bigger box for a good deal less than 2 of the small boxes but they are pretty hard to find (Petco.com is one of the few I've spotted). If you have the money to spend on it, it is worth it! I threw this stuff in, my cat loved it, I loved it, it has a small unnoticeable fragrance that she doesn't seem to mind and I can't smell unless I put my head in the box. The best part is, it requires almost NO UPKEEP for a week at a time. After 1 week, it is at about 40 scoops and I need to go in and clear out the poo trap which fills quickly with the big rock hard urine clumps. But that is a million times better than dealing with urine sludge every 3 days. I scoop all of it into my Litter Genie, takes 5 minutes AND HAS ALMOST NO SMELL. I personally don't like the way the litter smell too much, and once it mixed with urine it gets a little pungent, but NOTHING compared to the sitting poo smell of the other liters when I took off the lid and as mentioned, I can't smell it unless I get close. I didn't gag once or need to turn away while cleaning it. My roommate mentioned that he smelled it when clearing the trap, but it wasn't too bad and then I realized he hadn't complained once about the litter box smell since I put this litter in it. It does not get stuck in the rakes much at all. Once every few days I will go in and move the rake forward and clean out any small bits that got tuck behind it, but that's most for esthetic reasons and would probably be fine left untouched for a week. After I dump the poo trap, I throw in a bit more litter to top it off and it's good to go for another week. I'll go in a stir the litter and even it out when I walk past, if I think about it, daily. Mostly because of her need to pee in one area, that spot gets bare quicker.

The only issues I've seen is that her one pee spot gets a nice pancake of litter on it after about 2 days. It doesn't stop the rakes, but it does go into the trap either and sticks to the tray a little. Luckily the litter does what it says it does and it comes loose with a good scrape from the scooper and I toss it in the trash and it's good to go. Minor problem.

Final conclusion: This product is good, but in order to be GREAT you need to make it work for your cat and life style. Chances are it isn't going to be upkeep-free for a month at a time, even with one cat, especially if she's a big pee-er like my baby is. BUT It's not hopeless and clumping litter does work if you can get the good stuff. Get a Forever Tray or similar, some good Arm and Hammer clumping litter, a Litter Genie, and a willingness to clear it once a week and your in for a much easier time than daily cleaning.

I think it is a 5 star product with Arm and Hammer Slide, but I remove one star because it took me and arm, a leg, 2 months and a particularly patient cat to get there. Plus they seem to go out of the way to convince you that nothing but crystals will work, and that's not true at all. If it weren't for the Arm and Hammer Litter and the Litter Works tray, I'd have returned the product after 2 weeks.

Hopefully this will help another struggling cat parent!



PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box – Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter Review:


Pros:
-Easy to remove purple top and scoop waste
-Handy button that will rake if there's a foul smelling waste and you can't wait 20 minutes for the auto-rake.
-Maintenance is minimal I scoop out waste once a week for two 11 pound cats and change litter once a month.
(Used to scoop 2x a day and replace my old clay litter weekly)
-Uses crystal litter which is so much better than clay (no dust, no litter smell)
-Rake is easy to clean if your cat decides to go on the rake and it sticks

Cons:
-Pushes litter into waste tray so you need to add new litter more than necessary
-The disposable litter trays are crap get a permanent tray and save yourself time $$$
(I use the LitterWorks® Permanent Scoopfree® Compatible Litter Tray Heavy duty)
-Will not work for cats who have frequent diarrhea it'll just cling to the rake
-ScoopFree crystal litter is over priced.
(7/8/17 Update: Ive found ExquisiCat® Micro Crystals Cat Litter from Pet Smart to be the best. It has the texture of sand not small pebbles like scoop fresh. Plus it's cheaper than Fresh Step from Walmart that has that pebble texture. Pet Smart also gives 10% off the already cheaper price just for in store pick up)
*I also use Merry Products Cat Washroom Bench to house my litter. It helps hide it, keep odors in, and prevents my cats from throwing litter every where.

Picked up this box about a day ago 1/2/17. Love it so far!! I read a few reviews about peoples cats hating the crystal litter. Luckily my cats took to it instantly. I'll definitely be getting a permanent litter bottom because I'm not paying 50$ for 3 disposable ones. I have two cats and plan for this to last at max 2 weeks. I wouldn't use if your cat has frequent diarrhea as it'll clump in the rake. Also the magnets seem weak and occasionally fall from the metal on the litter pan. I bought 5$ nickel magnets with holes in the middle so I could screw them in to place and that fixed the problem.(I've discovered the original magnets aren't weak just the metal on the scoop free disposable litter trays are crap. When I updated to my permanent litter box I stopped having any falling issues)
***I will update with how it lasts long run and what permanent litter tray I've purchased.

2/27/17 Update:
This litter box is holding up well! The not having to scope it for a full two weeks is definitely a stretch. Before I bought the LitterWorks® Permanent Scoopfree® Compatible Litter Tray (Heavy duty) I had to scoop their poops out once maybe twice a week. The rake also has a tendency to push the litter into the waste trap. With the permanent tray I have the same two issues however since the lid is not connected to the box it makes this step so much easier. I can just remove the purple lid and scoop out my two cats waste. The ScoopFree disposable trays connect to the disposable box so when you needed to scoop you'd have to remove the purple lid, lift the litter itself(the two white hooks prevent you from just lifting the cardboard flap where the magnets attached), and then lift the cardboard flap to scoop. My new routine is to scoop out their waste, spread the litter around, and add more crystals if necessary once a week. You can use any crystal litter as long as its none clumping. I fully dump and replace the crystals once a month. Once a month is great considering I have two 11 pound cats and before I was scooping twice a day and replacing all their litter weekly. The crystal litter really is so much better than clay clumping litter. There's no more litter dust(although buyer beware some crystal litters are dustier than others) and my house never smells like litter!!

1/30/18 Update:
The litter box is still alive and well! After months of trial and error the best crystal litter for my forever tray is ExquisiCat® Micro Crystals Cat Litter. It’s smaller than scoop frees crystal litter and solved the rake pushing the litter problem. I buy it when it goes on sale at PetSmart and stock up. No smell no dust! Cats continue to use it and no issues with the box or permanent tray!



Omega Paw EL-RA20-1 Roll N Clean Self Separating Self Cleaning Litter Box Review:


It is a very good litter box. The construction was easy and it works exactly as described, and cleaning the litter box is fast and easy. I've only used one other litter box (open tray) once before switching over to this, and from the comparisons I can make, there is much less litter dust flying around when using the Omepa Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box. Although it is kind of expensive for a box that holds poop (although not as expensive as some of the other self-cleaning ones), it does make cleaning the litter box a much less annoying process and I totally recommend it.
I only have small criticisms with the design:
- the lip designed to help catch litter doesn't work for me because when I tip the box over to remove poops, the litter pieces fall to the floor. I found it easier to remove it and use a litter mat to catch the litter on the cat's feet instead
- the material is easily scratched, after a week of using it, the bottom of the litter box is all scratched up from me moving it a little bit here and there while cleaning it. it's not like anyone looks at the bottom of the litter box so it's not a big deal, but for people who like things looking new for a long time might want to not push it around or keep a mat under it or something



PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic Litter Box, Works with Clumping Cat Litter Review:


The motor on my first one died just like others have reported, however i found a fix thats worked for almost a year and a half now.

I purchased one of those vacation electric outlet timers that you plug lights into for $5. Instead, i plugged the litter box into it, and set it to turn on twice a day for 1 hour each time. Why haven't they built this into the litter box! It extends the life of the motor since its only on 2 hours a day vs 24 hours a day. It's not wasting electricity endlessly spinning, and its not endlessly making noise (although this thing is pretty quiet)

I've tried a few other self cleaning litter boxes, and with my timer fix, this one is by far the best one. Highly recommend only if you use a timer.



LitterMaid Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box Review:


So far so good. Set up was very easy. The unit works and everything was accounted for. I've chosen to line the disposable container with a grocery store sack. After two days I removed and replaced the sack FULL of litter clumps with a new sack. (Hopefully won't have to purchase more containers with this method)
My only complaint is how noisy the unit is. If I could compare it to something, I would say a small coffee grinder. Lol.
It scoops very well with only small clumps getting left behind.
(3 cat home.)