8 Best Cat Litter Boxes 2019

Our Top Choices

Best Budget

Amazon Basics Hooded Cat Litter Box

  • Stick proof material
  • Low cost
  • Carbon odor filter
  • 1 Year warranty
  • Amazon's Choice
Easiest Clean

Pet Mate Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Pan

  • Reinforced bottom
  • Antimicrobial odor control
  • Cleaning takes seconds

Best Overall- Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan
"A very simple, easy to clean design perfect for every cat"

Best Budget- AmazonBasics Hooded Cat Litter Box
" Buyers enjoy the low price point and hood design options"

Easiest Clean- Pet Mate 42036 Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan
" Just seperate the sifting layer and dispose"

Best Top Entry- IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box
" Gets rid of litter tracking all together"

Best Automatic- PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box
" No more scooping through poop"

Best Hidden- Good Pet Stuff Hidden Litter Box
" Your guests won't even know this is a litter box"

Best Disposable- Nature's Miracle Disposable Litter Box
" Easily throw your problems away"

Best Toilet Training- CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit
" Get rid of the litter problem altogether"

Best Overall- Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

Things we like

  • Can fit any size cat
  • Door lifts up and back for easy clean
  • Carbon odor control filter
  • Carrying handle and detachable lid

Things we don't like

  • Lid sometimes gets stuck

With over 6,000 positive reviews on Amazon, this jumbo litter box ranks best overall due to its fair price, durability, and of course, huge size. Being jumbo means that even large cats can fit inside with extra roominess. This helps contain some of the mess cats make when tracking litter outside the box.

The sturdy handle and detachable lid latches make this box really easy to transport and take apart. Hooded litter boxes also tend to be the best litter boxes for odor control. No open feces, no smell.

If your cat is new to hooded litter boxes this box is a great introduction. Since the hood and lid are easily detachable you can slowly add them on as your cat becomes more comfortable with the design.

Best Budget- Amazon Basics Hooded Cat Litter Box

Things we like

  • Stick proof material
  • Low cost 
  • Carbon odor control filter
  • One year warranty

Things we don't like

  • Awkward back shape

If you are looking for a simple, low-cost hooded litter box than we recommend Amazon basics'. Its thick, nonstick plastic and detachable hood make this litter box really easy to clean. Hooded litter boxes are usually the best choice as they keep any litter from escaping onto your floor.

It has all of the standard features you would see in any premium litter boxes like a carbon filter, handle for transport, and push back lid.

The only problem buyers experienced was the awkward back shape. The back of the box dips inward, leaving two corners that are hard to reach with the scooper. Other than this drawback this litter box receives a big thumbs up.

Easiest Clean- Pet Mate Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan

Things we like

  • Reinforced bottom
  • Low cost
  • Antimicrobial odor protection
  • 3 pan sifting system
  • Cleaning takes seconds

Things we don't like

  • No hood to prevent spillover

A sifting litter pan is the best option to choose if you are tired of scooping through poop every day. All you have to do is separate the top and shake it over the other pan, then dispose. 

Not only does a this sifting litter box make it easier to clean feces but it also reduces the amount of litter consumption. One happy buyers stated that they went from using one box of litter per week to going through one every 3 weeks.

Without a hood litter may spill outside the box, however, this can be solved. Many use either a larger pan or a litter mat to contain spilled litter. Of course, sweeping under the box isn't too bad of a chore. 

If you are worried about the odor coming from the box due to the lack of hood, don't. Buyers found that the antimicrobial protection provided by Arm and Hammer eliminates this problem completely. This is of course implying that you use a quality brand of clumping litter and clean often.

Best Top Entry- IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box

Things we like

  • Gives privacy, prevents dogs from access
  • Prevents litter scatter
  • Rounded edges for easy scooping

Things we don't like

  • No liner for box

Another great alternative to the standard litter box is one with a top entry. This gives a nice medium between an open litter box and a hooded litter box.

It may look difficult, but cats found the learning curve quite easy, only lasting a couple days. They cherish the great amount of privacy it provides for potty time.

Keeping the opening on the top prevents naughty cats from kicking the litter outside the box. The top is designed as a grate, so when your cat leaves any litter attached to their feet falls back down into the litter box.

The only problem reviewers had with the box is its ability to mask odor. The manufacturer doesn't make liners for the box so simple wood chip litters wont do too well. However, foul odor is usually the result of the litter, not the box itself. There are some great litters online that prevent odors for multiple days in any type of box.

Best Automatic- PetSafe Scoop Free Original Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box

Things we like

  • Automatic cat detection
  • Can go weeks between waste removal
  • Litter crystals absorb feces for zero odor
  • 1 Year warranty with great customer support

Things we don't like

  • Feces sometimes sticks to rake, have to clean on occasion

Tired of cleaning up after your cat altogether? Consider getting a self cleaning litter box. 

When compared to traditional clumping litter, the crystal litter meant for this box is much more effective. It absorbs liquid and dries out solid waste rather than just masking the odor. This litter also won't stick to your cats feet and track on the floor.

Unlike some automatic litter boxes that cycle after a set time, PetSafe's contains sensors that detect when your cat comes and goes so it only operates when necessary. 

The trays are disposable, and can be rebought if you find it too used. 

For the longest life of your trays, we recommend keeping the litter box away from humid places such as showers due to the liquid absorption of the crystal litter.

A review guide on other automatic litter boxes can be found here.

Best Hidden- Good Pet Stuff Hidden Litter Box

Things we like

  • Made for large cats
  • Blends in with household
  • Carbon odor control filter at top
  • 1 Year warranty

Things we don't like

  • Pricey

No longer will you have to look at that eyesore of a litter box with Good Pet Stuff's hidden litter box. They disguise your cats toilet as a plant that blends in with the room. You can even re paint it to match any decor.

With the large size of the plant, you can either put a different litter box inside or just fill it up plain. It is easiest to use some type of liner so messy poops don't stick to the walls.

Although this product is a bit expensive, the size and discreteness it provides is worth it. Especially for those who don't have a designated room for their cat's litter box. You can even replace the moss with stones or marbles for a more stylish look.

Best Disposable- Natures Miracle Disposable Litter Box

Things we like

  • Doesn't leak or shred
  • 100% recycled materials
  • Very affordable
  • Durable

Things we don't like

  • Little odor control

Another great alternative option to your litter box choice is getting a disposable litter box. Disposable litter boxes are cheaper than regular litter boxes, and instead of having to clean the messy feces stuck to the walls you can just throw it away.

My cat has personally used this litter box for over 2 years and we have been very satisfied. When too much poop accumulates if the box doesn't get cleaned for a day or two, it can easily just be replaced. The average buyer goes through about one a month.

It surprised me when I first received this litter box as it is extremely strong. The material is solid enough to hold up someone standing on it. I will continue to be a buyer as long as my cat lays waste.

Best Toilet Training- CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit

Things we like

  • Get rid of litter box
  • Save money on litter and boxes
  • Works with all toilet sizes
  • Simple training guide and teaching levels

Things we don't like

  • Not all cats can adjust

Tired of dealing with your cats litter? Teach them to go in your toilet. CitiKitty provides a easy step by step training process that teaches your cat to do their business in the toilet.

This product has been featured on SharkTank, and has tons of positive reviews. The learning curve of course takes effort on the owners behalf but once it is over you no longer have to clean after your cat. 

The average person spends over 2,000 dollars on litter products so teaching your cat to use the toilet will eliminate them completely. 

We wont go into too much detail on how it works because there is an amazing explanation on Amazon. In short, you place a toilet insertion with litter so that your cat recognizes the toilet as a litter box. This of course can be removed easily when a human needs to go. As your cat becomes more comfortable, you remove a small ring from the middle, exposing the toilet. Repeat this until the tool is no longer needed.

The best part about this product is cats actually prefer using the toilet due to its ability to mask odor. They will realize that the toilet keeps their feces the safest and therefore choose the toilet over a standard litter box.

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