Don’t Buy It, Until We Try It: Sift and Litter | VideoAmy Fox | 1/4/2013
In this week`s "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out Sift and Toss. They advertise the Sift and Toss as a mesh litter liner. They say all you have to do is lift, sift and toss. The mess litter liner allows you to clean through the litter quickly and easily.
But, does this product actually work? Well, "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It."
Kennels of cats fill up the emergency room at Pinkerton Animal Hospital in Minot. Each kennel has all of the basic necessities, including one of the most important: a litter box.
"We have one that stays with them in the kennel overnight. And, then one that stays out as they go throughout the day while they`re roaming around the clinic," said Haley Mcclure, Pinkerton Animal Hospital Vet Assistant.
With the cats using the litter boxes multiple times each day, there`s lots of cleaning up to do. Mcclure said, "You pick it up, scoop it into a trash bag, and throw it away."
While the current scooping system doesn`t take too long, Mcclure is always looking to get the job done quicker. So, we decided to put Sift and Toss to the test.
We opened the box and pulled the liners out. Next, it was time to line the litter box. "We put multiple liners in the litter box, so that you just pick one up and you don`t have to empty the entire litter box to put a new one in," explained Mcclure.
Once the liners were secured in place, it was time to pour the litter in. Mcclure said, "I think we put about 4-5 cups in. I think there`s about two inches of litter in there right now."
Finally, the litter box was ready. The cat was initially a little hesitant to step inside with the mesh lining. "Whenever they usually go to the bathroom, they like to cover up their waste,” said Mcclure. “So, if their nails get caught on it, it might be a little bit uncomfortable for them."
Once the cats were done in the litter box, we took the liner off, lifted it up, and all of the waste was collected in the mesh liner. "It was just a one step process,” said McClure. “Just pick it up and then you throw it away. You don`t have to mess with any of the scoops or anything like that."
Sift and Toss was just as easy as three simple steps. Not to mention, it made cleaning out the litter box a little easier than using a pooper scooper. And, the cats didn`t seem to mind. So, this week`s "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.