Petmate Le Bistro Gravity Feeder 18-Pound – Full Review

Petmate Le Bistro Gravity Feeder 18 lbs

Petmate Le Bistro Gravity Feeder 18 lbs

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (4.2/5)Petmate Le Bistro gravity feeder allows you to free feed your pet without having to refill the food bowl constantly.

This gravity feeder is suitable for a single or multiple pets and it has a good capacity of 18 lbs of dry food. This 18 lb capacity allows you to feed your pet while you are away on short trips.

The base and lid are dishwasher safe. It features recessed handle areas for easy lifting and carrying.

Petmate Le Bistro gravity feeder has been designed with a high polish and it features a smooth surface. The unit is environmentally friendly.

 

FEATURES

  • With a capacity of 18 lbs. dry pet food
  • Suitable for one or multiple pets
  • Base and lid are dishwasher safe
  • Gravity feeder allows you to feed your pet while you are away
  • Recessed handle for easy lifting
  • It consists of 3 parts: lid, bottle and base
  • Dimensions: 10.3” x 17.2” x 18”
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs

 

PROS

Petmate Le Bistro Gravity Feeder

Petmate Le Bistro Gravity Feeder

  • The feeder has a good capacity, it holds a big bag of cat food
  • Gravity system keeps you from refilling the food bowl constantly.
  • The food bowl does not get overfilled
  • Easy to fill
  • Well-built with a smooth surface
  • Easy to clean bottle
  • Lid and base are dishwasher safe

 

CONS

  • The food does not flow down into the bowl, it needs a shaking once in while for the food to fall.
  • The food tray never gets completely full, it gets half filled (a pro if you have a glutton cat)
  • It’s not easy to hand wash the base, it has some hard to reach nooks and crannies.
  • Food hopper is not dishwasher safe

 

TIPS

  • If you don’t want the food to get stuck in the throat of the bottle you can raise the back of the feeder about 1 ½ inches. This way the food will keep falling into the food tray.

 

CONCLUSION

Petmate Le Bistro gravity feeder offers a good value for money and it works fine if using small kibble and shaking the unit once in a while or raising the back of the feeder a little bit to ensure the food will keep falling into the tray.

  • If your pet is smart enough to push the food with its paws to get kibble to fall into the bowl, then the feeder will work pretty well.
  • The unit is larger than how it looks in pictures. The Petmate Le Bistro gravity feeder has a very good capacity that makes this unit a good solution for multi-cat households.

As this feeder will possibly need a little shaking here and there or have the back raised to keep the food falling into the tray this may not be the feeder for you if you don’t want to supervise the feeder at all, but if you don’t mind shaking the feeder every 3 days or so (with one cat) or lifting the unit a little bit, you will find a good value for money with this unit.

 

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.