Automatic Litter Boxes Reviews

PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box VS LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Both the PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box and the LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box are popular options when buying self-cleaning or automatic litter boxes for cats that are in the same price range.

Factors We Considered When Comparing PetSafe ScoopFree VS LitterMaid

Design

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box comes with the litter box itself, the main raking unit, the litter bed, and one bag of free cat litter. This litter box is designed for maximum customer convenience because aside from not needing to scoop out the clumped waste anymore, all you need to do when the waste receptacle becomes filled with the clumped waste products is to remove the top of the litter box, then cover the litter bed, and throw the whole thing away, then replace it with a brand new litter bed that is already pre-filled with PetSafe ScoopFree’s very own cat litter.
The LitterMaid Automatic Litter Box just looks like your ordinary standard cat litter box except that it features a ramp that claims to prevent scatter and tracking around the litter box and under the ramp itself. It also comes with free four disposable waste containers and lids to cover them up when disposing of them.
PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
The PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box comes with the litter box itself, the main raking unit, the litter bed, and one bag of free cat litter. This litter box is designed for maximum customer convenience because aside from not needing to scoop out the clumped waste anymore, all you need to do when the waste receptacle becomes filled with the clumped waste products is to remove the top of the litter box, then cover the litter bed, and throw the whole thing away, then replace it with a brand new litter bed that is already pre-filled with PetSafe ScoopFree’s very own cat litter.
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The LitterMaid Automatic Litter Box just looks like your ordinary standard cat litter box except that it features a ramp that claims to prevent scatter and tracking around the litter box and under the ramp itself. It also comes with free four disposable waste containers and lids to cover them up when disposing of them.

Ease of Cleaning

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Litter Box is all about convenience as the whole litter tray itself is a disposable container: just remove and replace with a new litter box, pre-filled with PetSafe cat litter.
The LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box comes with four disposable waste receptacles or containers that are to be attached just under where the ramp is attached.
PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
The PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Litter Box is all about convenience as the whole litter tray itself is a disposable container: just remove and replace with a new litter box, pre-filled with PetSafe cat litter.
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box comes with four disposable waste receptacles or containers that are to be attached just under where the ramp is attached.

Size

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The PetSafe ScoopFree LitterBox is designed to only cater a single-cat household and you might need to either buy another one or replace the disposable litter tray as necessary. This automatic litter box measures 28.5 x 20.5 x 11.5 inches.

The LitterMaid Automatic Litter Box is also designed to serve a single-cat household and it measures 24 x 17 x 10 inches and the ramp measures 13 ¾ x 8 inches (WxH).

This litter box is already messy enough when used by one cat so just imagine if more than one cat uses this litter box.

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
The PetSafe ScoopFree LitterBox is designed to only cater a single-cat household and you might need to either buy another one or replace the disposable litter tray as necessary. This automatic litter box measures 28.5 x 20.5 x 11.5 inches.
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box

The LitterMaid Automatic Litter Box is also designed to serve a single-cat household and it measures 24 x 17 x 10 inches and the ramp measures 13 ¾ x 8 inches (WxH).

This litter box is already messy enough when used by one cat so just imagine if more than one cat uses this litter box.

Smart Features

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box

The PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box has a sensor that detects if your cat has used the litter box and has a time delay for about 20 minutes that starts when your cat leaves the litter box, and this delay gives more time for better absorption before it starts auto-cleaning the litter box.

The rake starts to pull all the solid waste products into the receptacle and this cycle only takes just over a minute.

The LitterMaid Litter Box has the same feature as the previous which is the sensor which starts its 10-minute timer after your cat has left the litter box and then the rake starts pushing the waste materials into the waste container.

The downside to this is the rake itself as it is very loose in a sense that it is not able to take out the smaller clumped waste into the waste receptacle, and it just sits in the litter bed.

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter

The PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box has a sensor that detects if your cat has used the litter box and has a time delay for about 20 minutes that starts when your cat leaves the litter box, and this delay gives more time for better absorption before it starts auto-cleaning the litter box.

The rake starts to pull all the solid waste products into the receptacle and this cycle only takes just over a minute.

LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box

The LitterMaid Litter Box has the same feature as the previous which is the sensor which starts its 10-minute timer after your cat has left the litter box and then the rake starts pushing the waste materials into the waste container.

The downside to this is the rake itself as it is very loose in a sense that it is not able to take out the smaller clumped waste into the waste receptacle, and it just sits in the litter bed.

Material

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Litter Box is made from sturdy plastic that is very durable and lasts a long time.
LitterMaid, on the other hand, also looks like it is made out of strong plastic materials while the ramp has a rubber that is designed as honeycomb-like for better tracking and litter scatter prevention.
PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
The PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Litter Box is made from sturdy plastic that is very durable and lasts a long time.
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
LitterMaid, on the other hand, also looks like it is made out of strong plastic materials while the ramp has a rubber that is designed as honeycomb-like for better tracking and litter scatter prevention.

Price

PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
You can have two choices from the PetSafe ScoopFree which are the following:
  • ScoopFree Smart Self-Cleaning Litter Box costing $199.95. It lets you connect to My PetSafe App which features a health activity monitor.
  • MScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box - Second Generation costing $139.95. It functions the same as your standard automatic litter box but without the smart feature of the previous mentioned model.
The LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box costs only $79.99 so if you are looking for a standard, cheaper automatic cat litter box, this may not be a bad choice for you. However, the disposable containers may cost you around$5 a month if you are to dispose of and change the waste container about once per week.
PetSafe ScoopFree
PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Includes Disposable Trays with Crystal Litter
You can have two choices from the PetSafe ScoopFree which are the following:
  • ScoopFree Smart Self-Cleaning Litter Box costing $199.95. It lets you connect to My PetSafe App which features a health activity monitor.
  • MScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box - Second Generation costing $139.95. It functions the same as your standard automatic litter box but without the smart feature of the previous mentioned model.
LitterMaid
LitterMaid Multi-Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box costs only $79.99 so if you are looking for a standard, cheaper automatic cat litter box, this may not be a bad choice for you. However, the disposable containers may cost you around$5 a month if you are to dispose of and change the waste container about once per week.

Conclusion

I would still highly recommend the Litter Robot 3 Connect over these two but if you are specifically looking for a single-cat option for a litter box within the cheaper price range, then the PetSafe ScoopFree would be a better choice over the LitterMaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box. 

PetSafe ScoopFree is still more preferable because it is just more sanitary albeit being a bit more expensive than the LitterMaid as it doesn’t really do a good job at cleaning up after your cat, to the point that you would have to go scoop the clumped waste out yourself. Furthermore, it also leaves a huge amount of scatter alongside the litter box and even under the ramp attachment, and these are what make the LitterMaid very unsanitary. However, some advantages include: its affordability and that a variety of cat litter can be used. 

PetSafe ScoopFree, on the other hand, is a bit more expensive than the LitterMaid, however, it just makes cleaning up easier and more convenient for you. Not only that it does a good job at odor control but also does a good job at cleaning up after your cat’s mess on the litter tray. Another advantage is its My PetSafe App which is a feature you can have if you choose its smart model which lets you view and monitor your cat’s health activity. 

But above these two, I still can say that the Litter Robot 3 Connect (check the current price here) stands out so feel free check out our review for this automatic self-cleaning litter box for cats.

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

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