Wow! I never thought I would be praising a cat litter box, but here I am. I am self-employed and work long hours. I absolutely hated cleaning a litter box every day as I left for work, and then returning home to the a smelly litterbox. The constant purchasing of kitty litter, together with the cost of disposing the used litter was a never-ending ordeal. Two years ago for Mother's Day, my newlywed daughter and her husband surprised me with a CatGenie. When they married I gained a son, but lost a live-in pooper scooper. They had purchased a CatGenie for themselves, and as soon as they saw how convenient and sanitary this was, they wanted to "bless" me with one too. We chuckle about it to this day, but sheesh, the note they included inside about how valuable time is, and how much they cherished our times together made a litterbox a highly appreciated gift. It is an investment (that quickly pays for itself) and not something they could just drop money on at whim, and for no special occasion. I'm glad to have this... even if it was the first "appliance" I ever received as a gift. Thank you CatGenie for a gadget that actually makes life easier.