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475 of 491 found the following review helpful:
Best system I've ever seen, then and now. 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.
It has been almost two years since I submitted this review. I still have high praise for the Litter Genie, and would/have recommended it to many of my friends. I even gave my second unit to one of them, but he gave it away (heaven only knows why.) I moved to a garden apartment about 18 months ago, and no longer needed two units. With only one cat now, I only have to replace the bag about every two weeks, and there is no odor released from the unit in between bag replacement. Still a definite 5-star purchase.
207 of 219 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!
43 of 44 found the following review helpful:
This will not work -- here's what worked for me. Dec 10, 2014
By D. Cairns
Okay, this thing is a piece of garbage. It is too small yet at the same time too bulky. it is cheaply made (lid broke off after only a few uses) and worst of all it is designed horribly. If you are like me, you usually scoop the poop into a plastic left over grocery bag...with the bag in or over the cat box. this keeps any spill (which there always is with a sieve scooper) but with this thing, you have to push it up next to the box and then try and tilt it over the box (or hold it over and it's heavy and awkward) to make the deposit. if they had designed this so it had a slanted (and larger) opening, it would make more sense, but who ever did just made this like a cheap version of a diaper genie where you walk over with a bundle and deposit it. not possible in the cramped spaces most people keep litter boxes. knotting and threading the expensive sold separately bags is a joke and with all this, it has very little "capacity" -- a few scoops and it's filled. doesn't help with three cats. i have my 4 catboxes upstairs in a closet, so i cannot run to the outside / downstairs / out to the alley garbage can with every scoop, (especially as I scoop twice a day)...so after much trial and error i came up with this system (all available on the amazon site) after throwing this cheap thing away and returning the extra bags i had bought:
1. 1 simplehuman Large Pet Food Storage Can to hold the poop.
2. a good stainless steel scooper to scoop the poop
3. a stick-on refillable deodorizer for the lid of the storage can.
4. odor-proof plastic kitchen size bags to line the storage can.
5. Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier (running on the lowest setting)
Now i can even fill the BIG storage bin all the way up with poop, not smell a thing, and carry the full kitchen size bag down to the dumpster every few days or once a week, if I want.
yes, it got expensive, but i know most people who look at this thing, like me, want an odor-free cat box area and this was the only way i accomplished it.
35 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Love it! Oct 21, 2014
Love it!! Perfect next to litter box, has a holder on outside for scoop, easy and wide enough to put used letter clumps in top. Keeps smells enclosed and keeps area clean. I wish I had bought this years ago! Easy to set up and has a cutter inside to cut bag and stretch out new one. I'm a clean fanatic so this is perfect!
107 of 118 found the following review helpful:
Excellent for the first few months, then does begin to smell Sep 11, 2013
We have 2 cats, and the litter boxes are downstairs in a separate room in the basement. To cut down me having to walk up to the trash all the time (I check/scoop litter boxes multiple times a day), we got this. We've had it 8 months. In that 8 months, for the 2 cats, I need to empty it weekly. We're on the 5th refill. It is super easy to assemble and use (I am familiar with diaper genie of similar design) and I actually like the scoop it comes with and it attaches fine.
However, the last 1-2 weeks it has started to smell like a cat bathroom in the room downstairs. Not like litter, and not like fresh poo/pee (not an accident) - just that old stale cat pee/poo smell. I cleaned everything and finally realized it was the litter genie. I emptied it, cleaned it and the smell is just still there (actually, the diaper genie has this issue too). It just smells after a prolonged period of use. Most of these reviews are written after a month or so - and back then I would have raved about this. But now...if I can't get that smell out of there (I will try a few other cleaning methods), it's back to plastic grocery or ziploc bags. It is now outside on our patio, and the smell inside has gone away.
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