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281 of 288 found the following review helpful:
Best system I've ever seen May 04, 2012
By George R Richardson
I have two cats and two litter boxes, one upstairs, one downstairs. Started with one Litter Genie - would give it 6 Stars if possible. Bought a second unit so I didn't have to transport between the two locations. Scoop is a little small, but have another that works well. One suggestion I would add is to tie the bottom bag knot so it is on the inside of the bag, then push to bottom of unit. To me, it was a "logical" way of doing things and seems to add stability to the filled bag when you remove it from the unit.
115 of 123 found the following review helpful:
four cats, no smell Jun 20, 2012
This thing...okay, I was skeptical. But it is absolutely fantastic. I have four cats and multiple litter boxes, but the ones that by far get the most traffic are the two in my bathroom. I scoop multiple times a day so that the house doesn't smell like litter box, and the litter my picky cat will use isn't flushable. I was using some sort of "airtight" trash receptacle with regular plastic grocery bags and could still constantly smell the contents.
Enter Litter Genie. With four cats, one bag only lasts me about a week (just for those two boxes), but the smell is gone. I've one cat in particular that...well, let's just say you can smell it down the hall after she's finished. I just run in and pop it in the Litter Genie, and it even handles THAT.
The little scoop holder didn't actually fit like it was meant to, but I couldn't really be bothered to care. It's small, but what I've discovered is that it fits the opening quite nicely, so you aren't spilling everything all over the place trying to dump it in. And it's so easy to change out the bag. I'm thinking of getting another one for downstairs!
103 of 120 found the following review helpful:
Overall a great product-refills kind of pricey, though. Oct 06, 2012
I've only had this a couple days, but I think for the most part it's awesome.
Common complaints made me skeptical of the litter genie, but I went on impulse and bought it anyway. Boy, am I happy that I did!
-Assembly was easy and straight to the point. I'm not sure why so many people had problems with it.
-I think the scoop is good quality. But then again, I normally get the dollar store scoops. (hey, it's for cat poop.)
-It's compact, but large enough to hold a lot of poo. I also like you can pick which side to put the scoop and holder on.
-No odor, it's awesome.
My only complaint, though it is a sufficiently large one: is the refill prices. $12? Seriously? I bought the thing for $16! I almost feel like I should just buy a new genie every time, and try and sell the old used one for $12. For a multi-cat household who needs a new refill every 2-3 weeks....it's not financially reasonable. It's plastic. Up the price of the unit to $25 and sell the refills for $5.
119 of 142 found the following review helpful:
Totally works - excellent product! Mar 11, 2012
By Nicole Piehl
I have now been using the Litter Genie for about a month and love it! It is easy to use, emits none of the oder contained within, and has a large enough capacity to hold several days to a week's worth of waste. I also love the fact that I am no longer wasting tons of plastic bags. With this system, the bag pulls down from the top. You knot the bag at the bottom, and then knot it on top when it is full and toss it. The next bag is already waiting to be pulled down to start the process over again - very simple and no partially filled plastic bags being thrown in the trash!
Two more things. First the size of the Litter Genie allows it to fit easily next to the litter box. Second, the litter scoop that comes with it is pretty worthless in my opinion, but then it doesn't really matter since I already have a litter scooper that I love. See the Litter Lifter.Litter-Lifter Kitty Litter Scoop for Cats Assorted Color
78 of 95 found the following review helpful:
Does the job, but cheap construction Mar 14, 2013
By C. Davis
I saw the commercial on TV and decided to give it a try. It was pretty easy to setup, though the whole bag thing is a bit odd. Basically, the bag cartridge is about 14 feet of plastic. You "create" the bottom of the bag with a knot. You then push the tied off bag to the bottom of the bin. Pull out the grey odor shield and scoop the stuff in. The shield is spring loaded so it basically closes off the plastic to prevent the odors. When it is full, you use the cutting tool built into the inside of the container to slice the bag and tie a knot on top to seal it off. Then another knot to create the bottom of the next bag... and repeat.
If you use a clumpling litter and have multiple cats, it will not take long to fill up the genie container, and the cost of the bag cartriges will likely be overwhelming. Others mentioned using small trash bags, so I might try that too.
The white plastic of the Litter Genie is really flimsy and instead of using latches to hold things close, it uses flimsy tabs that do not keep the top of the unit securely closed. After setting mine up, I picked it up to move it and the bottom of the container (where the litter goes) swung open. I tried to bend the tab out to make it a tighter fit, but it didn't work. So now, I am more consiously aware of where I pick it up from. It would have made a mess had there been any litter/droppings in the bin when it happened.
I am not giving up on it yet as I like the idea, so we'll see how it works with trash bags (or if the price of the cartriges drops).
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