By now you’ve probably seen the Litter Genie commercials – part funny, part goofy, part bizarro, which is what I think they were going for. But, how does this Genie really work? We put it to the test to give you the scoop.
As a mom of two little humans, I am VERY familiar with the Diaper Genie by the same makers. So, I have to admit, I was pretty convinced of how well the Litter Genie would work going into the testing phase. I wasn’t disappointed.
We have two litter boxes in my office (lovely, I know) so I am scooping multiple times per day. Usually I bag it up and sit it by the stairs for the next time I head down for a coffee refill or to search for something to nosh.
With the Litter Genie, I just scoop the clumps into the top of the Genie and pull the lever/trap door gizmo that pushes the clumps down into the receptacle, which is lined with a plastic bag, and voila! It’s out of my life. For a while at least.
Periodically you have to open up the whole Litter Genie, pull the entire bag out, tie it up and take it out to the garbage. I do it once a week, but the length of time you can go is likely different for everyone. When you do this, it’s best you hold your breath or breathe through your nose because it STINKS.
But, until the moment you release that bag from the receptacle, you won’t smell anything. It contains the stink really, really well. So one big stink compared to little stinks multiple times a day – the one big stink wins out in my book.
I have a couple of different types of litter options here in my house so I used a few with the Genie. In general, the clay-ish clumping litters do better falling into the receptacle on their own because they’re heavier. Corn and Walnut or other lighter weight litters kind of sit there and you have to manually push it though with a paper towel or grocery bag or something.
The plastic bag cartridge inside holds 14-feet of bags, which Litter Genie says should last a couple of months with one cat. That was about right. We ran out in about 6 weeks with two cats. The Litter Genie Refill Cartridges are readily available where the Litter Genie is sold – at Amazon, Petco, Petsmart or Target. They run anywhere from $7.50 – $12, depending on where you buy. Amazon is the cheapest I saw.
So, it’s absolutely worth trying if you’re interested in this type of solution. And, it would make a fantastic holiday gift for the cat people in your life. I know it’s not sexy but it’s something your cat poop scooping loved ones will appreciate. WARNING TO BOYFRIENDS AND HUSBANDS….this is not a good replacement gift for something awesome like jewelry. Get the jewelry AND a Litter Genie and you’re golden. Get just the Litter Genie and you’re toast. Trust me on this.
Readers, anyone have experience with the Litter Genie?