The Best Sifting Cat Litter Boxes of 2021
- Our Top 5 List
- 1. Omega Paw Roll ‘n Clean Litter Box
- 2. Van Ness Sifting Enclosed Cat Litter Pan
- 3. So Phresh Sifting Cat Litter Box in Grey
- 4. Pet Mate 42036 Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan
- 5. Petmate Sifting Corner Litter Pan for Cats
- Top 5 Verdict
- Omega Paw Roll 'n Clean Litter Box
- Buying Guide
Do you love your kitty but hate scooping out their litter box? Are you looking for an easier way to clean up their box than individually scooping and removing each clump? A sifting litter box can help simplify the task of cleaning.
With a sifting box, you simply lift the top layer that has small holes. The clean litter falls through the holes back into the box, then you can just dump the poop and clumped litter into the trash.
On this page, we have assembled our top choices on the market this year.
Our Top 5 List
If you are looking for a covered box, consider the Omega Paw Roll ‘n Clean New Litter Box. You’ll be able to easily clean up your cat’s box without the use of any filters or electricity.
To clean this box, you’ll roll the box over onto its top. Towards the top of the box, there is a sifting grate, which will allow the litter through but will not allow clumps through. The clumps of litter will become trapped in the removable tray. Once you’re done cleaning the box, you can simply remove the tray and dump the litter clumps into a trash can.
The cover of the litter box is removable to make it easier when you need to completely change and replace your cat’s litter. It clips back on securely with a strong clip.
- You’ll be able to quickly sift and remove poop and litter clumps from your cat’s litter box.
- The tray that catches the poop can be removed and dumped in trash can.
- The litter box’s cover can be removed easily when you need to empty and change the litter.
- When you turn the box to sift the litter, some litter may spill out.
Another great covered sifting litter box to consider is the Van Ness Sifting Enclosed Cat Litter Pan. This litter box uses and innovative design to help you clean up your cat’s messes. There are three main layers included in the base of the litter box: the black sifting layer and two bottom layers.
To sift out poop and litter clumps, lift up the black layer directly over the base of the box. The clean litter will fall through, leaving only the waste left in the sifting layer. You can just pour out the waste into a trash can.
After you have dumped the waste, you’ll just need to place the black layer back into the empty base layer and pour the clean litter back into it. Then, simply place the empty base layer on the bottom of the unit, clip the cover back on, and you’re all done.
There are two different sizes to choose from: the large or the extra-giant. The extra-giant is a great option if you have multiple cats.
- The enclosed designs will help reduce litter box odors.
- The three-layer design makes it easy to sift your litter and get the litter box put back together quickly.
- If you have more than one cat, the extra-giant size will be a great choice.
- There are no handles on each layer, which would make it a little easier to pull them apart or sift the litter.
The So Phresh Sifting Cat Litter Box in Grey uses a three-layer design to help you clean up your kitty’s litter quickly. The base layer and top layer have a solid base and the middle layer is a sifter tray.
To use this box, remove the top layer that is full of litter and your cat’s waste and pour it into the sifter tray. Then, lift the sifter tray up to separate the poop and litter clumps from the clean litter. The clean litter will flow down to the bottom tray, while the poop and other waste will remain in the sifter tray so you can dump it in the trash.
Once you have dumped the trash, place the empty sifter tray in the empty bin, place the full bin of litter on top, replace the rim for the box, and it will be ready when your cat needs it next.
- You’ll be able to use this design with most cat litter types.
- After just three steps your cat’s litter will be cleaned and ready to use.
- The sifter tray will hold the waste; you’ll just need to dump it into a trash can.
- You first have to dump the dirty litter into the sifting tray before you’ll be able to sift it.
Say ‘goodbye’ to hunching down over your cat’s litter box to scoop it out with the Pet Mate 42036 Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan. This litter box features a three-layer design that makes it quick and easy to get it cleaned and ready for your kitty.
The two bottom layers are regular pans and the top layer is a sifting pan. When you are ready to clean out the litter box, all you’ll need to do is lift up on the sifting layer to separate the clean litter from the clumps and poop. All the waste can easily be placed in a wastebasket.
Then, you’ll just need to place the sifting pan inside the empty pan and dump the clean litter on top of it. After that, place the newly emptied pan on the bottom of the stack and it will be ready to use again.
The bottom of this litter box has been reinforced to ensure it can handle a heavy load of litter. Antimicrobial protection has also been added to this product to help reduce bacteria and staining.
- The litter box includes antimicrobial protection.
- Once you lift up the sifting pan, the clean litter and waste will be separated.
- The three-layer design of this product makes it quick and easy to clean out your cat’s litter box.
- This is not a covered litter box.
If you are a little tighter on space or prefer to place your cat’s box in the corner, then you should consider the Petmate Sifting Corner Litter Pan for Cats. This three-layer litter box is triangular in shape, allowing it to fit perfectly in a corner. It also features a low-profile entry to make it easier for kittens, senior kitties, or cats with mobility issues to enter the box.
This litter box has two regular pans and a sifting pan. Like many of the other boxes described above, when you lift the sifting pan, the clumped litter will separate from the clean litter, and you’ll be able to toss the waste into a trash can.
After you empty the sifting layer, place it in the empty regular pan. Then, dump the clean litter on top of the sifting layer and place the empty pan on the bottom of the stack.
- This product has a low-profile entry for kittens and seniors.
- The triangular design allows it to fit perfectly in a corner to conserve space in your home.
- You’ll be able to sift out all the waste from your cat’s litter box much more quickly than if you use a litter scoop.
- The holes in the sifter will still allow smaller pieces of waste to fall through with the clean litter.
After evaluating the five litter boxes above, we have concluded that the Omega Paw Roll ‘n Clean New Litter Box is our favorite option. With this one, you simply need to roll it over on to its side and your cat’s poop and other litter clumps will be separated from the clean litter. The waste is placed in a separate bin that you can easily remove and dump in a trash can.
This box’s cover also removes easily to allow you to dump out old litter and put new litter in for your cat. Once you’ve finished cleaning the litter, you can secure the box lid back on using the clips.
A sifting litter box is appealing because it can make it easier and quicker to remove poop and litter clumps. There are nice looking furniture end tables to house such boxes, too. While top entry boxes keep odors and view of the details inside, you can combine a sifting box with furniture boxes for the best overall look.
First, you should look at the design of the sifter. Does it work by lifting a layer from the box, or do you need to turn the box to separate the waste from the clean litter? Either option should work fine, you should just think about whether you prefer one over the other.
Another thing to think about is whether you really want a sifting box or a self-cleaning litter box altogether.
Next, you should pay attention to the size of the box. Think about the number of cats you have and their sizes. You want to make sure you select something that is large enough to meet the needs of your cats.
If you have more than one cat, you may want to consider purchasing multiple boxes, since many experts recommend having one more box than the number of cats you have. For example, if you have three cats, it is often recommended that you have four boxes.
Covered or Uncovered
You should also decide whether you are looking for a covered or uncovered box. Part of this decision may come down to where the box is located within your home. If it is in a more public or frequently-used portion of your home, you may opt for a covered option since it will mask more odors.
You should also consider your cat’s preferences when making this decision. Is he or she used to using a covered box? Have they had trouble using one before?
Other Features to Consider
Finally, there are a few more features you may want to look for before you make your final decision. First, you may want to look for a box that comes with some sort of built-in odor control or antimicrobial finish.
One thing most boxes need to have is a cat litter mat so the area surrounding the box stays clean.
Handles or curved edges on the sifting pan is another thing to consider. It will make it easier to lift up the pan and sift the litter if you have something to hold other than the sides of the pan.
If you have a senior cat, kittens, or a cat with mobility issues, you may want to look for a box that provides a low-profile entrance. This will make it easier for your cats to get in and out of their box, and could increase the chances that they will use it correctly.
Finally, consider the colors and design. While these features will likely not be the main reasons you purchase a litter box, they could help you decide between two options you are considering. If you are tighter on space, you can look for a box that is designed to be placed in a corner so it will take up less space.
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