I am new to the world of cat ownership. I could not handle the litter box scenario. Yes, I am a bit of a diva. And I am too busy to fuss with litter. Since I had rescued a kitten, and my husband was only lukewarm about it due to fears of stinky litter boxes...I was a bit worried. The cat genie was everything I needed and more. No smell, no fuss, and remarkably easy to set up. I highly recommend this product! Just do it. You will not be sorry!