How Does Litter Genie Work?
Litter Genie contains odor completely and also saves time and inconvenience. Scooping the cat box is always a hassle. It has to be done every day and even multiple times per day if you don’t want cat box smell in your house. After you scoop the box you still have to deal with the contents! If you put it in the trash it can just stink up your house from there. You can put it in separate bags before you put it in the trash but then those bags have to be airtight in order to control smell. Even if you have a garbage can with a tight lid, every time you open the lid the smell comes out. The alternative is to take out the trash every time you scoop the box or rely on strong smelling air fresheners that are annoying and unhealthy. There is a better solution to all this! The Litter Genie keeps the contents of the litter box sealed off for up to two weeks of scooping before you have to take it to the trash. So, how does the Litter Genie Work?
The Litter Genie is a wonderful idea! It is a simple, affordable container which holds a large enough bag to last days or weeks depending on how may cats you have. You drop the contents from the cat scoop into the top portion of the Litter Genie. When you are done, you pull out the divider that allows the contents to fall into the bottom portion of the bag. When you put it back in place it forms a virtually airtight seal that keeps the smell in the lower portion of the bag. You don’t even see it until you replace the bag. The Litter Genie works! I could not smell anything when I used it! Now instead of the original Litter Genie you can get the Litter Genie Plus which has an antimicrobial built into the container.
My Honest Opinion, Does the Litter Genie Work?
Yes, Litter Genie works! I was surprised at how effective it is. It really does control the smell. It is also saves a lot of time. You don’t have to find a bag and make sure it is sealed or take your trash out everytime you scoop. It is also easier to get the waste into the Litter Genie than into a little bag. The top of the bag is fitted over the chute where you drop the waste.
Could the Litter Genie Be Better?
Yes. It is so lightweight, it moves around as you are using it. I wish it was made of a heavier material instead of plastic. I didn’t know to close the lid before opening the “hatch” so to speak to let the waste fall down. I wished I could do this with one hand since I still had the scoop in the other. Now I know to set the scoop in the attached tray, then use two hands to open the door/hatch. It does not feel like it will fall apart, it just isn’t a super high quality container. Overall it feels a little a little cheap but for the price it is still far superior to going without and just scooping into bags and dealing with stinky trash.
Would I Recommend Litter Genie?
Yes. If you have clay cat litter and need to scoop your cat box and deal with the waste, this is definitely the way to go. I would be interested to see if they come out with a heavier model but in the meantime the price of this device is great! I would recommend Litter Genie to anyone who uses clay cat litter.
What Alternatives are There to Litter Genie?
There is a similar product called Litter Champ. It is larger and holds more which is good for multi-cat households but many people say the Litter Genie is better at odor control. Also, the Litter Champ has a foot petal to open the top lid but you have to manually push the inner trap door down which can get messy. Also, the Litter Champ has no warning that you are getting low on liner bags. I personally recommend using a natural, flush-able cat litter such as Okocat brand pine litter so you don’t need a litter disposal system. With flushable litters you just flush the solids down the toilet and don’t ever have to deal with cat waste in the trash on a daily basis. Once a week or two you empty the whole thing out and take it to the trash, but daily scooping goes in the toilet. Here is my review of Okocat litter. If you use clay litter however, I do recommend trying one of these litter disposal systems.
What Does Litter Genie Come With?
Litter Genie comes with the canister, scoop, scoop holder and one cartridge. The cartridge contains the plastic bag material. When the bag is full, you use the built in cutter to cut it off and roll out the next length. Tie a knot in the end and you are ready to go. You can purchase the refill cartridges separately. They are affordable and contain 14 feet of bag material which should last up to 2 months.
Reviews of Litter Genie
Amazon has over 3,000 5 star reviews for Litter Genie. That is 70% of all reviews written for this product. The average review is 4.3 out of 5 stars. Chewy.com has over 1200 reviews for Litter Genie and they have a high average as well. Most reviewers absolutely love the Litter Genie and would recommend it. The downsides mostly focus on the low quality of the material and reviewers wish it was a bit more sturdy. There are some complaints about the latching mechanisms as well and some wish the overall size was larger. I think the size is fine and makes it handy to fit in just about any space such as under a counter or bathroom sink. I also think for the price, the quality is acceptable.
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