Cat Genie is my first self cleaning litter box. I've owned cats for the last 30+ years and cleaning the litter box has always been a chore. A friend recommended the Cat Genie. They've had one for a couple years and are very happy. When we unpacked our Cat Genie I was very impressed with the quality of the materials. The box is very well made and sturdy. Our cat was very curious during the set up process. I have to admit, it took her several days to become accustomed to the new box but persistence and reading other user tips paid off. Now she loves to watch it clean and best of all, no more litter box duty!