The Litter Champ is ShoKo Approved!
Okay, it’s confession time. I’m lazy. Like, really lazy. Many people comment that my place is pretty clean on video, but they have no idea that when I film our infamous hallway scenes, I often throw the clothes, shoes, and various other items strewn down the hallway just out of the shot. “If people only knew…” I would think to myself.
Well, now you know! Phew, that feels good to get off my chest!
Which is why I’m very glad that the people from Litter Champ sent me one of their products to try out. Litter Champ is a “Cat Litter Disposal System” (read: “fancy garbage can”) that promises to keep the disposed litter from smelling up your house so you don’t have to take it out as often. I live in a condo building so when I scoop the litter every day, it means I have to actually put pants on and take it down the hallway to throw it out. Longtime ShoKo fans know I don’t like getting out of my PJs!
So what’s the ‘scoop’ on Litter Champ?
Here’s the scoop (pun intended). It works! I tried it out for a full week and didn’t take the litter out once, nor did I smell it. The “triple seal system” keeps the odors in and the hands-free pedal keeps you from having to touch the garbage can with your hands every day.
The garbage “bag” is not really a bag at all, but a 21-foot-long liner that you actually tie at the bottom to create a bag and cut away with the convenient cutter that’s right inside of the garbage can. If that doesn’t make sense (it didn’t to me when they told me about it), it will when you get it (it did when I got it!). What this means is that you don’t have to keep replacing the bag, you just keep tying off new ones from the continuous liner. It comes pre-installed and it’s easy to see how it works. It also comes with its own very durable scoop. The liner is supposed to last at least 10 weeks for 1 cat, but I see it lasting much longer than that for me with 2 because I will let it fill right to the top. (See: “I’m lazy,” above.)
Do you really need it?
Well, all you really need to clean the litter is any old bag (preferably without holes), a scoop, and the energy to take it out of the house every day. So, no. But would life be better with it? That depends. If you’re like me and you like to do as little litter maintenance as possible, then YES! If you have multiple boxes, you may want multiple Champs so you’re not hauling the whole bin around your house.
How much is it?
What, if any, are the drawbacks?
The bin doesn’t have a handle for easy carrying. Not that you have to carry it, but you will if you have litter boxes in different locations and only one disposal unit. And when I used to scoop the litter, I would hold the individual bag over the box so no remnants would get on the floor (not that I’m shaking the scoop of course!). So now I have to be very careful when moving the scoop to the bin. That’s all I can find, for now.
What else is good about it?
The liners are biodegradable. A child-proof lock keeps curious kids and pets out of it. 5-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty. Did I mention it lets you be lazy? Watch my video review to see it in action:
If you have one, let me know how you like it. And if you decide to get one, let me know how it works out for you!
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