There are thousands of reasons to love a cat, but only one thing even the most cat-fanatic will frown, that is to scoop and clean the cat litter box. This tedious, repetitive, gross, and smelly task takes up way more time than we want it to. Thankfully, over the last few years, there has been some really remarkable advancements in automatic cat litter boxes that help share some of the sweet burdens fall on your shoulder as a cat owner. An good automatic self-cleaning litter can not only simplify the management of your cats’ bathroom habits, it can to a large extent minimize the foul odors emanating from your cat’s indoor potty.

If you are so tired of everyday scooping and really need a break from the constant unpleasant smell, you ‘ve got you some high-tech resolutions, with not-that-high price tag! Here is just 7 of them.

PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box

ScoopFree is the original self-cleaning litter box you can leave alone for weeks at a time. It is the only self-cleaning litter box that uses disposable litter trays to provide hands-off convenience and unbeatable odor control. Simply plug in the box and watch it work.

The automatic rake system sweeps waste into the covered compartment 20 minutes after your cat uses the litter box. Safety sensors will detect if your cat re-enters the box and the 20-minute timer will reset. The box uses a special crystal litter, packed in a convenient disposable litter tray, that’s 5 times more effective at reducing odor than clay or clumping litters. Your cat will always have a clean, fresh-smelling litter box, and you’ll enjoy a home that’s effortlessly odor-free.

LitterMaid Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box

LitterMaid Mega Series Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box is the ultimate in convenience, eliminating the need for scooping. It contains a motion sensor that determines when your cats enter and leave, automatically scooping any messes into a sealed, disposable receptacle with carbon filters that absorb and trap offensive odors. The strong, durable rake can be removed for simple cleaning, and the extra-high side walls and paw-cleaning ramp help keep more litter in the box and off the floor.

It plugs into standard wall outlets and even features backup battery power (requires 8 AA batteries, not included). You’ll get everything you need to get started—4 waste receptacles and 4 carbon filters that last approximately 3+ days each, and a scoop and rake cleaner.

CatGenie Self Washing Self Flushing Cat Box

The CatGenie is dust, germ, odor, and litter free and automatically washes, sanitizes and dries itself. When the cleaning starts, your CatGenie removes and liquefies the solids for safe and easy disposal down the drain or toilet. Flushes all out of your home for good. No nasty clumps or dirty litter to mess with. No heavy bags or containers of contaminated litter to smell or carry. Using water and cat-safe, veterinarian-approved SaniSolution, your CatGenie washes, scrubs, scours and purifies the Washable Granules and cat area clean as new.

The CatGenie uses litter-like, permanent granules. Unlike strip-mined, disposable cat litters, CatGenie Washable Granules never need changing and are 100 Percent dust-free. Washable Granules are septic safe. No more litter polluting landfills.

Pet Zone Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box

The Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box is a self-scooping litter box that scoops fifteen minutes after your cat leaves the box. Smart Scoop is perfect for a multi-cat home! Multiple cats in the home probably means you do lots of scooping. With Smart Scoop, the litter box is always clean for the next cat and you do less work. Self-cleaning automatic litter box with smart sensor for triggered activation of cleaning cycle.

Works with your favorite clumping litter; no need to buy special or costly crystal litter cartridge replacements. Proven to be significantly quieter with 75% less noise with better litter containment. The new advanced technology angled deflector with fins and raised height ensures clumps stay inside litter pan; not on the floor. Strong metal (not plastic) rake design keeps litter inside box and for superior scrape action performance.

Omega Paw EL-RA20-1 Roll N Clean Self Separating Self Cleaning Litter Box

The unique patented grill inside the Roll’n Clean scoops out the clumped waste, depositing it into the pull-out tray. Just roll the litter box onto its top, and roll back to the up-right position. Remove the tray and dispose of waste! For fast and easy cleaning, use the Roll’n Clean. This is an amazing self-cleaning litter box allows you to clean your cat’s waste in just seconds, without scooping. Requires less litter than a traditional litter box and the scoop only collects clumped waste — clean litter is never thrown away!

Ideal for big cats or multiple-cat households, quickly self-cleans, while controlling dust and containing odors. For best results use with clumping or silica litters. Doesn’t use electricity, never breaks down; it just keeps rolling and rolling.

PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box

The PetSafe Simply Clean Litter Box is a self cleaning litter box that is both economically and environmentally friendly. With the Simply Clean Litter Box, you will experience no scooping, no odor, and no mess. With no visible moving parts, and no excess noise, it’s safe for your cat and will not disturb him while using the unit. There are no accessories needed to maintain the Simply Clean Litter Box. You’ll save time and money using ordinary grocery bags to line the waste receptacle. Cleanup is fast and easy! 

No special bags required and scooping necessary. Quiet and simple Bowl moves one complete rotation in an hour.No batteries needed just uses low-voltage AC adapter and plus into standard wall outlet. Continuously cleans without disturbing your cat.Reduces foul odor and odor-causing bacteria.

PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box

The ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Cat Litter Box is the self-cleaning box that you can leave alone for weeks at a time. Simply plug in the box and watch it work. The automatic rake system sweeps waste into the covered compartment 5, 10 or 20 minutes after your cat uses the litter box, with a timer that will reset if the safety sensors detect your cat has re-entered the box. The health counter lets you track how many times your cat has used the litter box to quickly identify possible health problems.

A privacy hood keeps the litter in the box, and it comes with one tray of special crystal litter to get you started—and it’s five times more effective at reducing odor than clay or clumping litters! It’s literally a breath of fresh air at all times.