PetSafe Simply Clean Litter Box – Review

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Welcome back to another addition to my cat litter box reviews, today I will be reviewing the PetSafe Simply Clean Self Cleaning Litter Box.

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Upon the review of the Pet safe litter system, also known as the Whisker City litter box.¬†I expected the unit to make a lot of noise during the cleaning process just like most of the other units on the market. I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t the case with the litter box¬†system, in fact the cleaning process is so slow and effective no noise can be heard from the unit, I will touch more on this during the course of this article.

The unit conveniently collects and disposes of cat waste using a rotating base coupled with a conveyor belt system, slow-moving parts is what makes the system so quiet.

The unit features a spacious bagged waste receptacle which can take any regular-sized rubbish bags and is incredibly easy to swap and change waste bags on a periodic basis.

PetSafe Simply Clean litter box reviewThe cleaning process is based upon 1 hour scheduled intervals in which the unit is engaged every single hour of the day which ensures all waste has been collected and disposed of correctly.
The unit completely maintains itself on autopilot without any manual interference, the unit literally keeps itself clean and fresh with every use.

The Petsafe Simply clean is an affordable non-scooping litter pan solution which requires no additional attachments or additional requirements to get it to work, the only thing it does require is regular clumping clay litter and disposable plastic bags which can be easily sourced from any supermarket or store that provides plastic bags with any purchase.

My first impressions of the unit was positive, the unit provides a spacious litter area for a cat to do their business without any distractions from moving parts or sound. The Petsafe brand even claims that a cat can be doing their business inside the cat box even if the simply clean is in the cleaning process.

Unlike some automatic litter trey designs on the market today the Petsafe litter system is set lower to the ground for easy access for all cats to reach. It’s obvious that the design of this cat box inconsiderate to all cats and I could easily see this unit being easily adapted by any cat who is used to a conventional waste box.

The setting up of the unit is very quick and easy and requires virtually no handyman knowledge to get the unit assembled, the unit comes with easy to use thumbscrews from the instant assembly.
Pet safe’s instructional manual is very detailed and easy to read however I decided to challenge myself in setting up the unit without the help of the manual.
The unit was extremely simple to put together without the aid of the instruction manual, however, should you need to troubleshoot the manual is incredibly detailed and easy to understand.

The overall design characteristics of materials used in the construction on this unit consists of duty plastic, there are were no visible sharp edges or dangerous moving parts.

PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic, Works with Clumping Cat Litter
  • Always clean: Self-cleaning bowl...
  • Quiet Operation: Continuously...
  • Reduced smells: Lessens odors and...
  • Fits most cats: Designed for cats...
  • Simple to Use: Just line the...


  • Cleans cat waste on autopilot
  • Removes used litter causing bacteria contaminants
  • Simple to assemble
  • Quiet cleaning process
  • Easy to clean and changing bags.
  • Low voltage AC power adapter
  • Low energy rated unit for power saving
  • Uses both domestic standard rubbish bags and recycled shopping bags.
  • Caters to multiple cats.
  • Dimensions 30 x 20 x 9 inches

How does the litter Petsafe Simply Clean work?

The unit utilises a conveyor and the moving litter tray system.
Once every 1 hour and the conveyor system rotates and the conveyer system is in full force which collects cat waste and used litter from the litter area.
See the demonstration video below

Demonstration Video

How to set up the Simply Clean?

Attachments and Supplies

The unit comes with no additional attachments or supplies that need to be purchased.
Petsafe have made it optional for putting a mat underneath the Litter box to stop litter trailing, however, there is no need to buy a branded mat as there are many alternatives in which case you can pick up a cheap mat at your local store for under $10.


  • thumbs-up-down-iconsVery quiet cleaning process
  • Great for cats who are timid
  • Multiple cat support
  • Set and forget system with most situations – for busy people the Simply Clean can go with out being changed for at least 10 days with 1 cat.
  • Non Scooping affordable solution
  • Uses less energy for people who are couscous about power usage.
  • Eliminates odor
  • Processes waste every hour insuring a clean litter box
  • Less chance of contaminating clean litter – Avoid odor
  • No branded attachments or supplies needed to be purchased
  • Uses self clumping clay litter


  • Slow moving system
  • Doesn’t come with a litter trailing mat, but most units don’t and they range from $20 – $50.

I recommend this unit to:

  • Busy cat owners who are looking for a scoop free litter trey¬†solution.
  • Can owners who own at least 1 – 3 cats.
  • Can owners looking for a quiet self-cleaning litter pan solution because their cats are timid?
  • Owners who are looking for an affordable automatic litter box solution which requires no additional attachments and branded supplies.
  • Owners looking for a litter receptacle that doesn’t need to be changed frequently, up to 10 days.
  • I also recommend this unit to pets who are ill and have frequent toilet stops, the pet safe can handle these loads.

I do not recommend this unit to:

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PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic, Works with Clumping Cat Litter
  • Always clean: Self-cleaning bowl...
  • Quiet Operation: Continuously...
  • Reduced smells: Lessens odors and...
  • Fits most cats: Designed for cats...
  • Simple to Use: Just line the...

My final conclusion on the Petsafe Litter Box

This automatic cat box is a wonderful unit for cat owners needing a quick and smart solution to their litter box problems. There is no need for additional attachments or supplies like some of the other self-cleaning litter boxes on the market.

When putting the pet safe litter box to the test with my own pet I noticed immediately that the unit is very effective in its cleaning routines, making sure the litter was fully cleaned for my cats next use.
That being said I did have a little issue with the speed of the cleaning process, it takes around 30 minutes to complete the entire hourly cleaning cycle which to me, is a little long. However, the PetSafe self-cleaning box gets it done and I have seen great results so far.

Blind Fold TestingResults
I have left the Simply Clean litter system without checking it for 5 days, I literally ignored it completely and I let my cats do their business, however, if I did smell old cat feces or urine I would then intervene to see how the unit was performing.

I found that the Pet safe litter tray handled my cat’s toilet routine very well, I came back to it on Friday (after 5 days) and the waste receptacle was a little less than half full and all the litter had been processed from the litter tray.
Through that week alone i did not experience any bad odor which brings be to say that the unit is a top quality unit for the price tag.

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11 thoughts on “PetSafe Simply Clean Litter Box – Review”

  1. I can say this is one of the better litter boxes out there if you are thinking wholly for energy saving.
    It’s also quite slow but I can hardly notice it when its cleaning because its so quiet!

    My cat is sensitive to loud mechanical noises so this type of litter box is ideal for my cat.

  2. I have the Simply Clean at home and its a good unit but I wouldnt recommend it for more than 3 cats in the house.
    It’s just way too slow to clean itself for the next cat and this may cause some toilet problems with multiple cats.
    Most of the time I would have to have another litter box lying in another area of the house because the pets safe would get fall really quickly within a day.

    I’m currently looking to buy another litter box that can handle multiple cats. So I thought I would stop by and leave this very short review to help anyone who is thinking about buying this unit.

    1. Thanks for your review, did you manage to find a solution?
      I have heard a lot of success stories with cat owners with +4 cats.

      Is it because your cats kept entering the litter box during the cleaning process?

  3. We have owned this system for a bout one year. We have replaced the lower motor that makes the pan rotate. The motor failed leaking oil onto the floor. The conveyor motor has failed twice we have replaced the conveyor motor foe the scone time and the unit still does not run properly. The conveyer belt seems to be malfunctioning.

  4. Barbara Shields

    I received my Peet Safe Litter Box as a gift about a year ago. I LOVE IT> However,
    it suddenly stopped rotation of the unit even though the green light indicated it
    should be working. Nothing changed as far as the litter I was using. I cannot
    find the instructions to troubleshooting. Can you tell me how to get a copy of
    one – perhaps the booklet is on-line someplace???. I cannot afford to buy another
    unit. Do you know of any reason my unit may have stopped working. It simply will
    not rotate and I have cleaned everything and see no damage. Does it have
    replaceable parts available if it is a motor problem? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS

  5. We have gone through several of these units (my Amazon history shows 11 purchased since 2011, and more than once I’ve had the manufacturer send replacement motors and so on)… they don’t last a year. We have two going in different parts of the house. In order to extend the life, I have them on a computer controlled power switch so they only run for 90 minutes, four times a day – even then 12 months is the maximum we can get from them. The bottom motor goes, the top motor goes… it just stops.

    It does a great job when it works, its silent operation is fantastic – but ultimately the long-term reliability (which is beyond the scope of a review) is just terrible here.

  6. Decided to leave a new review for the Pets are Simply Clean litter box. When originally received in early 2016. The first night we used it was great, however, the next morning it was making noise constantly. Worked with the company to find out why, even send in a new motor which had no effect. After moving into a small space, we needed to find an answer to the noise. Eventually took the whole unit apart, thoroughly cleaned it, then put it back together. Still had the noise but within the month, we noticed the noise was gone. We have now had it approx. 1.5 years and no noise and no further need to replace motors. Working quietly and efficiently even when we forget to empty the waste basket. Only issue now is our male cat is a big guy and sometimes misses the pan from overhang. We recently turned the box to see if that makes it easier for him. Works great for our petite female cat.

  7. Lucia Bridges

    I have only had this for about 4 or 5 months and the first month it worked great. Now the litter clumps up at the bottom near the conveyor and this jusy wont work. Anyone have any idea what the issue is? I have switched litter so many times thinking that is the issue. It some times makes a weird noise. Do I need a new motor? Not even sure how to contact the maker. Please help!

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