So I've been on the lookout for a self cleaning litter box. My first venture into the plug in category was with the Litter Robot, which did a decent job, despite freaking out my babies. It's main issue, though, was that it was a mighty décor problem in my teeny apartment.
On to the next. This time I tested the Pufforma Plus by Petmate...
My first issue with the Purrforma is that it was as loud as the garbage trucks that come to my 'hood. As the rake moves across the litter box it makes this winding sound that made me jump every time, and there seems to be spots where the rake gets caught and has to force its route, making a loud clanking sound. Surprisingly my cats weren't really phased by the noise, probably because they had their initial scare with the Litter Robot. My foster at the time, Matilda, wasn't as brave.
While most of my cats' businesses were pushed into the bag-lined container, I noticed a lot of turds were left up top, as if they ran out of steam and couldn't make the few centimeters into the drawer. Not the best thing to look at. Plus, the drawer, which only has a plastic flap to cover it when poop isn't being deposited didn't hold in odors, so even if all the poops made it in, I always knew when someone dropped a load.
Poop. I'll have to keep on searching.