​Litter Robot III Review

In this Litter Robot III review you will figure out whether this innovative automatic litter box is actually worth the price. As you can see the technology is changing the world. Most importantly, it changed the cat world forever.

Back in the days, there weren't any fancy and electronic litter boxes that could scoop the waste by their own. Now, not only they can scoop the litter, they actually clean and maintain on their own. One of those amazing technological beasts is the Litter Robot III.

The Litter Robot company always utilized technology to create one of the most innovative and convenient products ever made. When the Litter Robot I came out, cat owners couldn't recognize how easy living with cat could be. It was too good to be true.

After a couple of years of researching and constant developing, the Litter Robot company created the III version of it. It now holds the reputation as the best cat litter box ever made. Continue to read this Litter Robot III review, and you will understand exactly why it holds such reputation.

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​What Comes With The Litter Robot III Package

Once the product is delivered to your house, you will be amazed by it's size. I've said this many times. Most automatic cat litter boxes like LitterMaid come with a big product package box. Probably the main reason is the many installation parts that fulfill the packaging. 

Don't be scared by this. Once you assemble the Litter Robot III, you will understand that electronic litter boxes packaging is too big. Before I talk about the assembling process for the Litter Robot III, I recommend you take off the product parts off the box, and place them on a flat surface carefully. This way you will get a great vision about which part I will talk about.

Once you open the box, you can see that it was designed with care. There is a protective cardboard that prevents bumping and scratching the product elements while the package is being delivered. You receive:

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    Quick Installation Manual - Just like any other litter boxes on the market today, the Litter Robot III includes an installation and maintenance guide that will help you with the product. I found this to be really helpful. It so clear that even a ten year old can understand it. Other litter box companies should take notes. Even though some companies put an installation manual in their packages, it doesn't help all the time. Some are just a few pages that won't help you with anything. This is not the case with this Litter Robot III installation guide. However, even if you don't understand how to install the box properly, I will write a complete installation process in this Litter Robot III review.
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    Litter Robot III - As you can see the Litter Robot III automatic unit is fully assembled. You don't actually need to follow some rigorous installation guide to get it going. This is a very user-friendly thing that they did. Unlike other self cleaning electronic boxes who need special tools and time just to be set up, this can be working in less than 5 minutes. Can you really ask for more?
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    Meow Sticker - There is nothing really special about this one. It is just a simple sticker that is simply used for aesthetics. I personally didn't like it, and decided not to put it on my Litter Robot III self cleaning electric litter box.
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    AC Adapter - ​Once you plug in the AC Adapter in the litter box, it starts working without any hesitation. The area where you put in this AC Adapter is on the back side of the Litter Robot III. You must place the Litter Robot III near a power outlet. Otherwise it cannot function. Some customers may find this as a product flaw, but it is an automatic electronic litter box. What do you expect?
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    3 Disposable Liners - ​​To be honest with you, you don't even need liners for this litter box. All of the waste is dumped into the waste container. It is round so it helps with the cleaning. If you are having trouble cleaning the Litter Robot III, check out this complete litter box cleaning guide. There won't be any waste stuck in the corner. But, just to make things cleaner, the Litter Robot company decided to give 3 disposable liners for free.
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    Carbon Filter For Odor Control - This filter is already set up in place. You can't actually see it but it is there. It's main job is to handle the bad odor coming from the box. Your indoors will be happy for this carbon filter.

This is pretty much it. Nothing too fancy here. It is everything you need in order to install this product in just a minute. In the next chapter of this Litter Robot III review, I will talk about how to assemble it perfectly and get it going.


​How To Install The Open Air Litter Robot III Self Cleaning Box

Luckily for all of us, the Litter Robot III comes completely assembled. You won't even spend a minute assembling this product. This is one of the reasons why this is considered the best cat litter box ever made.

All you have to do in order to start the unit up, is to plug in the AC Adapter and pour in some clumping litter. I recommend you put around 15 cups (8 - oz) of litter. This is the safe amount that will help the Litter Robot III operate just like it should.

Once you do, all you have to do is press the "Start" button and you are ready to go. The flashing blue light will show you that the box is ready to be used by your furry friend.

The box starts it's cleaning cycle and dumps all the cat waste in a waste container which is covered with disposable liner. Everything you need to do is throw the waste from the container once it is full with waste. Nothing is complicated with Litter Robot III.


​Benefits Of Using Litter Robot III Automatic Box

I guarantee that this litter box will change the way you look at technology. It is a completely innovative unit that will the life of both you and your cat a lot better. Cats can finally benefit from the technology boom in the latest years. Litter Robot III benefits heavily out-weight the drawbacks.

Let's cut the talking and let me show you the numerous ways you will benefit from using the Litter Robot III self cleaning box.

List of ModKat Top Entry Litter Box Benefits

  • Comes fully installed. You won't even spend a minute assembling the product
  • Product instructions are very easy to follow
  • 18 month product warranty. If you are not satisfied with the purchase there is 90-day-money-back guarantee
  • Can be used for multiple cats thanks to it's large entry hole and globe
  • Doesn't clog up like other automatic litter boxes
  • Restart button brings the box to function normally if it happens to get stuck in the middle of the cleaning process
  • Can be used with any type of litter ( I recommend you use premium clumping litter )
  • Starts with just a simple push of a button
  • Save a lot of money for litter. It can save up to 70% on litter
  • The tall and wide opening allows easier cleaning, unlike the previous model that had a major flaw in this area
  • Blue lightning inside the box helps brighten the dark insides of the box
  • Fancy, elegant and eye-catching design that will receive a lot of compliments by visitors

​How To Reach The Potential Of Litter Robot III

Reading this Litter Robot III review will show you various ways you can improve the performance of the unit. Just reading this information won't change anything. You must put this into action if you want to make a difference. If you actually managed to read down to this point, it is a clear sign that you really want improvement in your household.

If you put these steps to action, you will simply forget about investing in another automatic litter box in the next period. It will provide you with everything you need for handling the elimination that your cats leave.

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    I Have An Old Cat That Refuses To Use The Box - If you stumble across a problem like this, the solution is very easy. You can get a simple entrance ramp that has a litter mat that prevents litter tracking. This elevated ramp will help the old cat go into the box without any pain or discomfort.
    You don't even need one of those litter cabinets for older cats.
    The Litter Robot III cares about absolutely everything. It seems like they got tired of non-functional, expensive litter boxes that couldn't be used by every type of cat, and wrote down a list of everything that they needed to accomplish in order to create the most versatile box on the market today. I will talk about the Litter Robot III ramp in more details below.
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    Save Money On Disposable Bags - There is a simple way to cut off unnecessary costs while maintaining the Litter Robot III. You can simply cut off spending money on disposable bags. You can get simple 10-14 gallon thrash or kitchen bag, and attach it to the waste drawer.
    There are special holes in each side of the drawer that allow the thrash bag to be secured in place. There is simply no space between the thrash bags and the drawer. Once you throw the bag full of waste, it is time to put in a new kitchen or thrash bag. In the long run, this will save you lots of money.
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    Use One Of These Litters For The Box To Function Properly - If you want to maximize the potential of the Litter Robot III, you have to use clumping litter. Forget about using those "revolutionary" crystals. Their granules are too large for the sifting screen that is inside the globe.
    The box won't function if you use crystals. Look at this as an advantage. You don't have to spend too much money on expensive crystals. All you have to do is get one of the following litters : Arm & Hammer Dual Duty Clumping litter, Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal, Dr. Elsey's Ultra Clumping litter. I personally used the 
    Dr. Elsey's Ultra Clumping litter.
    I had no issues with it, and the box remained in top condition. I'd recommend this litter for every cat owner who is planning to invest in the Litter Robot III self cleaning box. It will also help you save money in the long run.
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    Quick Cleaning Tip - There isn't a litter box that completely cleans and maintains itself completely on it's own. It is yet to come. I really feel that would be the next futuristic Litter Robot IV.
    But, the Litter Robot III still did a marvelous job and killed it's competition. You actually don't have to disassemble the complete unit in order to clean it, like some "litter box experts" say. I had the Litter Robot III for 2 years now. I haven't disassembled it once in order to clean it.
    All I ever did was throw all the nasty litter away and wipe the insides of the globe with a towel sprayed with cleaner. I do this routine every 3 weeks. It is ultra easy. It won't doesn't take more than 2 minutes. This is the exact cleaning process I do for my Litter Robot III. The environment stays clean and cat's love it!


​How To Make Your Felines Use The Litter Robot III As Soon As Possible

Depending on the personality type, some cats will simply hesitate using a new litter box. I personally didn't have any issue with this. My cats were instantly attracted to the fancy and futuristic design of the Litter Robot III.

Even though my other cats were used to this self cleaning litter box at an instant, my oldest cat Garfield hesitated. What I did was the following.

I placed the modern Litter Robot III electronic litter box next to the litter box that he used. I refused to clean and maintain his litter box, and actually let bad odor to spread inside it. This is an excellent litter box for bad smell control

Naturally, my exotic shorthair Garfield started to avoid his litter box. When he saw the new and modern enclosed litter box with huge entrance standing next to his box, he started being curious about it. 

After a couple of days, he created a habit of using the Litter Robot III hooded box consistently. He totally forgot about his old litter box. 

What I am trying to say here is that no matter how much your cat resents using the Litter Robot III, you can make it start using the box by using this effective technique. Never ever throw your cat forcefully inside the Litter Robot III enclosed system. He will create negative associations with the box and it will be much harder in the future to adapt to the box.

If your cat has trouble adapting to the new environment, read my complete how to get kittens to use a litter box guide.


I Recommend The Litter Robot III Box For

  • Any cat weighting less than 20 lbs
  • Houses that have multiple cats
  • People who don't want to have any contact with nasty litter
  • Those who have busy schedule
  • People who want to forget about maintaining the box up to 10 days
  • Those who travel constantly and like to be welcomed by pleasant smell after several days of letting the box work on it's own
  • Older and cats with arthritis

I Don't Recommend This Box For

  • Fat cats that weight more than 20+ lbs
  • Cats that are claustrophobic
  • People that avoid investing in clumping litter
  • Those who can't clean the insides of the globe every month
  • Owners that can't change litter every three weeks

Open Air Litter Robot III Dimensions

Before buying any product, especially litter boxes it is always smart to check the dimensions. Before I purchased the Litter Robot III, I couldn't find any information online about how tall and wide this product really is.

I always liked the product advertisement (the unit did perform as advertised though), so I decided to risk it all and get the product without knowing it's dimensions. Once the product package arrived, I was stunned by it's big size. The main reason was because I was living in a relatively small apartment at the time. 

After taking off the parts and the complete globe, I understood that the box did an illusion to me that the hooded litter box is that big. For this Litter Robot III review, I decided to completely measure every inch of the Litter Robot III dimensions.

So, the Litter Robot III dimensions are:

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    Completely installed Litter Robot is 29.5" high, 24.25" wide and 27" deep

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    Measurements of the elimination drawer is 12.5" wide, 16" long and 5" deep
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    Circle shaped entry for the cat is 15.5" high and 10 1/4" wide
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    Litter bed location measures 14" across at maximum litter capacity

If you cat is pretty tall, don't scared. There is 15 to 17" of head room for the felines inside the Globe depending on the level of litter. The width inside the box is 20" across at the widest point, and depth is 20" back to front.

If you cat is pretty tall, don't scared. There is 15 to 17" of head room for the felines inside the Globe depending on the level of litter. The width inside the box is 20" across at the widest point, and depth is 20" back to front.


​Litter Robot Replacement Parts

Almost all of the best modern litter box manufacturers, provide replacement parts for their customers. I said before that the Litter Robot III is a very durable unit. In order for it to break down you must throw punches at it.

However, some customers use improper litter that tends to block the proper functioning of the motor. If you use wrong litter for an extended period of time, chances for malfunctioning increase.

Don't worry. If you've read thus far, you already know that clumping litter is the only way to go.

But if the product is already damaged, you may take Litter Robot replacement parts into consideration. Don't panic.

Litter Robot litter box company offers 18 month warranty and 90 days money back guarantee. If the unit breaks down during this certain period of time, feel free to contact the support team of Litter Robot.

They will be more than helpful. They will send you a new part in a matter of days, without any costs. What more can you ask?


Open Air Litter Robot III Advantages

  • Fully automated, no more manual scooping
  • Easy to install
  • Very bright for a closed litter box, thanks to a Blue LED light
  • Built with durability in mind
  • Big enough to accommodate two or more cats
  • Large entry makes it suitable for cats of any type

Disadvantages

  • Costs more than other self cleaning litter boxes
  • Pretty big for small apartments
  • Cats are attracted to the unit, so they "hang out" near it, and tend to play around with the box
  • You can not check the time that is required for you to wait between cleaning cycles
  • The rubber lip on the entrance sometimes detaches from the globe

Open Air Litter Robot III Accessories

To boost the user experience for the Litter Robot III automatic hooded litter box, you can purchase some add-ons. It is true that they cost some money, but I think that they are really worth it.

They are selling for a reason. But I think that Litter Robot company should've inserted those add-ons in the package. Some Litter Robot III customers actually felt disrespected by this. I don't agree with them. The amount of quality that you receive with the standard unit (without any additions), cannot be beat. You actually receive almost the same benefits you do from a best top entry litter box

It is up to you whether you want or need to purchase add ons.


Litter Robot III Ramp

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The Litter Robot III Ramp is the most functional add-on you can purchase for the Litter Robot. Not only it looks cool, but it has a great function.

If you have a cat that has arthritis, or if your cat is old and lost all of it's "athletic ability" I recommend you get the Litter Box III ramp as soon as possible. As you can see the Open Air Litter Robot III is slightly elevated. This makes it a dog proof litter box. But there is a downside to it. Most old cats cannot simply use an elevated box. It is very painful and uncomfortable for them.

If you truly love your cat, and want to make the rest of it's life better and pain-free, you should get the Litter Robot III ramp. Also, there is a litter mat added to the ramp. Every time the cat leaves the box, there would be some nasty litter attached to it's paws. If there is not some kind of mat or ramp, all of that litter (infected with bacteria and germs) would be spread across your household.

You want to avoid this by any means necessary. It will spread odor and it would be very time consuming to scoop and clean the area where your cat moved after leaving the box. Don't worry about litter scattering. The Litter Robot III is a high sided box that prevents that from happening.


Litter Robot III Bags

You actually don't need to spend money on Litter Robot III bags. I talked about this in the tips about maximizing the potential of the litter box. You can use simple 10-14 gallon trash or kitchen bags.

All you need to do is attach those bags properly to the waste department of the Litter Robot III. You will save a lot of money and nerves in the long run by accepting this advice I gave to you.


​Litter Robot II vs III. Which Is Better?

The Litter Robot III is a big time upgraded version of the previous model (in our case the Litter Robot II). The best thing is that the dimensions of the product almost stayed the same.

If you are a frequent visitor of this site, you may know that I was a big fan of the Litter Robot II product dimensions. One thing I didn't like was the entrance hole height and width. It was very uncomfortable for tall cats to enter it.

Otherwise, it was an almost perfect automatic self cleaning litter box that did it's job like it was supposed to. At the time I though that electronic self scooping litter boxes couldn't get any better than that. To my surprise, the Litter Robot pet supply company decided to make a huge improvement to the Litter Robot II.

My first instinct was that this "upgrade" will make things only worse. Guess what. They created the most perfect automatic self cleaning litter cabinet known to mankind. Let me show you this detailed YouTube video that will show you all the upgrades that affected the product. It will help you choose between the Litter Robot II vs III.

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