Petmate Pet Cafe Feeder 3 lbs Review

With a number of pet feeder units available in the market, it’s no longer a surprise to discover things like the Petmate Pet Cafe Feeder. This particular food dispenser comes with a simplistic design that looks good in any kitchen. Thanks to a clear transparent food container, you can easily check the food level available so you won’t have to worry that it runs out of pet kibble.

The Petmate Pet Cafe Feeder comes in three colors and sizes. For the colors, the available ones include Pearl Tan, Pearl Blue, and Pearl White. Its size ranges from 3 lbs., 6 lbs., and 12 lbs. food capacity. This particular review is for the Pet Cafe.

Petmate Pet Cafe gravity feeder review

Petmate Pet Cafe Features:

The Petmate is a gravity feeder that works best with small pets. This particular model comes with a food container that can hold up to 3 lbs. of food. The good thing about this cat feeder is that its materials are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, an environmentally sustainable material used for commercial products such as these. As a BPA-free plastic material, the food hopper is considered safe and recyclable.

Both the lid and the base of the cat food dispenser are dishwasher safe. The unit also comes with recessed handle areas so that it can easily be lifted without worrying it will fall down.

 

The Pros and Cons of the Petmate Pet Cafe Feeder

thumbs-up-down-iconsPros:

  • Comes with a sturdy design and good quality material
  • Design looks nice for its price and works well with most kitchens
  • Has a clear and transparent hopper to easily check food level
  • Hopper can keep pet food dry and fresh
  • Lid and base are easy to clean and may be used with a dishwasher
  • Good value for money

thumbs-down-iconsCons:

  • Chute opening is a bit narrow so food sometimes gets stuck and does not flow onto the bowl easily
  • May require a little shake to release food
  • Food tray is small
  • Because of narrow opening, unit is not easy to fill
  • Hopper is not dishwasher safe

Quick tip: To avoid getting food stuck in the chute, it is best to use very small, flat pet kibble.

 

Final Conclusion

The Petmate Pet Cafe Feeder is a good choice for pet owners who simply need to leave a little food behind for their pets while they are away at work. Because of its hopper, the kibble can be stored inside awaiting to be dispensed once the food tray has been emptied out.
This particular unit comes with a great price.

However, most of the complaints it has received is due to the food sometimes getting stuck and not dispensing onto the tray. Because of this, it is important to check the petmate regularly to ensure that food properly dispenses onto your pet’s bowl. If you are at home most of the time, you’ll be able to give the feeder a little shake and it’ll work well once again.

Another concern is that the unit is small and may only be good for one pet. With its 3 lbs hopper capacity, it may be enough to dispense food for up to 5 days; depending on the amount of food your pet consumes. If you need the pet feeder to be used by more than one pet, it may be best to pick the larger hopper capacity model.

 

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