On the expensive side, but the cats use it, and I don't have to scoop. I like that this more environmentally responsible too. I set up the CatGenie so they could see it, and hopefully just start using it. They were not interested. So I started moving their old litter box closer to the CatGenie. That took about 4 days. I changed the old litter box for the last time after setting it next to the CatGenie. Romeo and Juliet just looked at it and used the old box. I gave them their treats next to, and In the Catgenie, they still perfered the dirty litter box. So after a week I blocked the entrance to the old box. It took around 24 hr before they fully used the CatGenie, I took the old box out of the house, and that was the end of that.
I let them watch it wash after they did there smelly business. They were pretty intimidated, so I got their treats and fed them to them next to the CatGenie while it washed. Parts of the wash cycle are pretty loud. Right after the washing was done, Juliet who is the most skidish of the two, cautiously climbed in and dirtied it up again while the other one watched. Romeo didn't seam to need to use it again, so I ran the wash cycle again. That was on Saturday and the last time I ran it until Sunday morning after it looked liked both cats did their smelly business. I may just monitor the unit for cleaning, based on smell and looks of the contents. The CatGenie has been located in the master bath, and I think it will wake me up if put on the cat activated mode.