There are so many good things about owning a cat. Cats are affectionate and good entertainers. Studies show that owning a cat even provides some health benefits. While they could also be good companions, there’s still one thing cat owners wish they don’t have to deal with – cleaning the litter box!
The urine and excrement of cats are notably stinky and their toilet is a litter box, so it doesn’t flush. Scooping poop is a chore. After that, you’ll have to deal with its smell stinking up in the trash can. Thanks to technology – an innovative litter box was designed to stop cat litter smell in your home and that’s Litter Genie.
From the makers of Diaper Genie, Litter Genie is a cat waste management system that contains a built-in bag distribution system with an odor barrier technology that locks away germs and odors. It will save you time taking out the trash every time you scoop your cat’s litter as it can hold a large bag to last days or weeks.
For now, it comes in three different sizes and styles – Litter Genie Pail, Plus Pail and XL Pail. For this article, we’ll be focusing on Litter Genie XL Pail. For a comparison see our article on litter genie vs litter genie plus.
The Litter Genie XL is the bigger and newest version of the Litter Genie series. The XL Pail holds up to 3 weeks of cat litter for one cat. It eliminates the everyday hassle of disposing of litter. In addition, the unique pail design and 7-layer disposable bag control odor, keeping your home smelling fresh and you and your cat happy.
How the Litter Genie system works
The Litter Genie is a simple container that holds a cartridge that dispenses one long, continuous bag that’s open at both ends. To set it up, tie the end of the bag, sit the refill (cartridge) on top of the unit, and push the bag to the bottom of the pail.
You can then drop the waste of your cat using the included scoop into the top portion of the pail. Then you pull out the handle sticking out in front of the pail. When you put it back in place it forms an airtight seal, which keeps the litter smell into the lower section of the bag.
You know when the bag’s full by opening the unit in the middle. When you’ve filled the bag, use the built-in cutter and tie the top of the bag to seal both ends. It’s ready to be thrown to the dumpster.
Benefits of using Litter Genie XL
Litter Genie will make cleaning out the litter box less aggravating for cat owners. It also looks nicer than having a dirty trash can full of cat litter. The scoop that came with it is sturdy, easy to use, and made to fit the opening of the can so that avoids spilling. It effectively controls the odor as the two layers of the Litter Genie separate the clumps and open air so you rarely smell the stink.
Aside from locking away litter and odors, Litter Genie XL saves so much time. This means no more daily trips to the dumpster as it can hold up to 50% more cat litter for up to 21 days of odor prevention. The included refill cartridge lasts up to 8 weeks.
Costly but with great value
The Litter Genie is very convenient and a great time-saver. The pail itself is a great value for money. However, you may end up taking out cash on the refills. The refills are more expensive than the normal trash liners. Although you may purchase third-party bag refills that are cheaper.