Forever Litter Tray For ScoopFree (New Design) Review

Forever Litter Tray

Forever Litter Tray has been designed to help ScoopFree auto litter box’s owners save money on pre-filled disposable trays and also reduce the environmental impact of cardboard trays.

The design of the Forever Litter Tray has been made to fit the ScoopFree Ultra or Original, you just need to slide the tray in, attach the Forever Flap, fill the tray with crystals and you are ready to go.

The tray is one-piece made from tough thick recyclable plastic with anti-microbial properties to reduce stains and odors.

FEATURES

  • Made from quality sturdy plastic
  • New design fits all ScoopFree units, Ultra and Original
  • Reduces environmental impact
  • Plastic treated with anti-microbial properties
  • Tray won’t leak urine
  • No metal parts to rust
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2” W x 21-3/4” L

WHAT COMES IN THE BOX

√ Forever Litter Tray

√ Forever Flap

√ Informative flyer

 

HOW IT WORKS

If you are a ScoopFree owner you know that the unit features a scooping rake that sweeps the clumps into a waste compartment and it works with disposable trays that are pre-filled with blue crystals that absorb urine and dry the waste.

What the Forever Litter Tray does it’s basically replacing the disposable trays with a permanent solution. You only need to buy crystals in bags, fill the tray and you will have the same solution than buying disposable cardboard trays for much less money. So instead of throwing a dirty disposable tray, you need to empty and wash the Forever Tray.

How it works

The Forever Tray is easy to use, just slide the tray under the ScoopFree, connect the Forever lip to the plastic cover to seal the waste compartment, then you fill the tray with blue crystals and the unit is ready to work as usual.

It goes under the ScoopFree

You will need to scoop out the waste from the permanent tray and empty it when its time to change the crystals. You may need to scoop out the waste a little sooner than changing the crystals, it’ll depend on how much waste your cat produces or if you have more than one cat.

It requires about 4.5 quarts of crystals to fill the Forever Tray which is approximately the same amount that comes with the ScoopFree disposable trays. If you want this solution to work optimally you must use the proper crystals (large size crystals). You can get Fresh Steps crystals at your local grocery store or get Just the Crystals for better performance.

 

FOREVER LITTER TRAY VS LITTERWORKS

FOREVER TRAY

Made from sturdy, thick plastic

Higher wall on waste compartment

Harder to scoop waste compartment

More durable

It uses clips to attach the nose guard

LITTERWORKS

Made from a thinner, less quality plastic.

Lower wall on the waste compartment

Easier to scoop due to lower wall

Less durable

It uses metal screws to attach the nose guard

 

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF FOREVER LITTER TRAY?

PROS

  • Easy to setup
  • Well made with sturdy, durable recyclable plastic
  • Plastic with anti-microbial treatment
  • It saves money on disposable trays
  • It fits snugly the ScoopFree litter box
  • Reduces environmental impact
  • Excellent customer service

CONS

  • Emptying the tray to change crystals is a challenge and could be hard on people with backaches or arthritis.
  • Fair amount of dust is created when emptying the crystals.
  • After some months of use the plastic tray stars smelling if used with cheap crystals or if not changing the crystals frequently (see tips)
  • The tray gets stained over time (approx. after a year or a little before)
  • You have to wash the tray every time you change crystals.
  • Waste compartment is narrow and it’s not easy to scoop out the waste
  • You need to go online to see the instructions (better to watch YouTube video)
  • Crystals get stuck to the bottom and corners of the tray (see tip)
  • It’s a bit pricey (less expensive than disposable trays though)

TIPS

√ It’s a good idea to buy a second Forever Tray as backup to place it right away in the self cleaning litter box while you empty and wash the dirty one.

√ It’s recommendable using “Just the Crystals” because they work perfectly with the tray.

√ If you have back issues or arthritis you may want to opt for a better solution such as the Litter Bagger.

√ Use a water repellent or puppy pads to avoid urine smell or stain on the tray.

CONCLUSION

You may think that the Forever Litter Tray is too expensive for a plastic unit but this item has been designed and improved over the past 5 years not only to fit perfectly the ScoopFree automatic litter box but also to integrate greatly its functionality allowing you to save money on pre-filled trays.

Forever Litter Tray is also fairly easy to clean for a healthy adult and it doesn’t stain, however, over time the plastic may start showing stains and smell. To avoid this, you need to use some sort of solution to protect the bottom, such as water repellent or puppy pads.

I recommend using Forever Tray litter box if you have a ScoopFree automatic litter box and you don’t want to spend money in pre-filled trays with crystals. I recommend using a sealing system to protect the bottom of the tray.

x I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t want to deal with emptying a tray filled with crystals and wash it every time. Also if you don’t want to scoop out waste from a plastic compartment.

 

 

Lorena Avila is a Marketing Engineer, Writer, cat figures collector, cat lover and cat owner as well but above all a very passionate investigator of felines. She started investigating cat products 5 years ago when she couldn't find reliable reviews on the internet to buy an automatic feeder for her own cat and since then she has been helping others providing honest information online.