We have three cats and three litter boxes. I really despise litter box odors so I’ve tried just about everything to nix them. The different models of self-cleaning and sifting litter boxes all have the same flaw in that the nasty litter waste goo gets stuck in the cleaning apparatus and the bottom of the litter box. Like many others we switched back to a standard high sided litter box and scoop.
The recommendations by veterinarians and pet care associations for reducing litter box odors are:
1. to clean the litter box at least once daily
2. not to use plastic litter liners (this can cause more odor where urine pools and can snag on your cats claws)
3. to locate the litter box in a room with lots of open air space.
Seems easy right? WRONG! We were scooping our litter boxes twice daily and we could still smell them! We were also spending way too much time cleaning the litter boxes and constantly changing out the litter to reduce odors.
This problem really bothered me. I’m a problem solver by nature and I just couldn’t believe there wasn’t a better solution out there. So I invented one. I needed a way to quickly clean the litter box without all that scooping so I could reduce odors and spend less time cleaning the litter box.
A few weeks of prototyping later my invention “SiftEase” was born. SiftEase is a separate device from the litter box. You just pour the dirty litter box contents into SiftEase and it does all the cleaning for you. Waste is quickly and easily separated from clean litter, no scooping or sifting necessary on the part of the user.
I discovered after using SiftEase for a few days that the litter box odors had disappeared. I no longer smelled the litter box, even if I was in the same room.
It was then I discovered the secret to eliminating litter box odor! Remember that litter waste goo I mentioned earlier? Turns out that stuff is THE STINKIEST GOO IN EXISTENCE! So when you “clean” your litter box by using self cleaning apparatus or a scoop, you are breaking up this goo and stirring it in with clean litter instead of completely removing it. Even after cleaning, the litter box still stinks.
The reason SiftEase eliminates the odor is because waste is separated from clean litter outside of the litter box keeping clean litter clean and odorless. The stinky waste clumps stay in the sifting basket and the clean litter is passed through to the bottom bin. If there’s any goo left stuck to the bottom of the litter box, you can remove and dispose of it without mixing it into clean litter. When I invented SiftEase I had no idea it would help clean the litter box fast without scooping AND eliminate odors. I’m just glad it worked out that way.