Top positive review
Solid, Lightweight, Durable Poop Scoop
August 1, 2015
I just bought this new scoop and love it! I read the reviews before buying and, now that I have the scoop, I'm confused by some of the complaints.
- Some are saying that the slots are too wide. I went to the trouble to measure them and they are 3/8-inch as are the slots on my plastic scoop.
- Some said the it is heavy. While it is certainly heavier than a plastic scoop I weighed it and it only weighs 9.8oz; about as much as a potato. Unless you work in a kennel cleaning 40 litter boxes a day, it shouldn't be too onerous to use this scoop. Plus, I find that it is easier on my wrist since it doesn't bend or force me to twist my wrist to lift it from the litter like the plastic one does.
- As for sharp edges: They are sharper than they could be but they are not sharp like a knife. Once I start using a scoop though, I will never touch the metal edges so I don't see that as a problem for me. Also, unless that person who complained about it cutting the edge of the litter box is hacking at the box like they are chopping wood, I don't see how this will cause much damage! Even so, The manufacturer might want to trim those edges better.
- Then there's the thing about scooping all the litter out vs. just the clumps. If you are old-school and want to use a shovel to remove all the litter, fine. But then you shouldn't buy a scoop with slots and complain about the slots! Those of us who can't afford to waste the unsullied litter, sift out the clumps from clumping litter and let the rest fall through the slots back into the box. It's a good thing!
I use the front corner of this scoop that doesn't have a slot to pick out the little stray bits that are too small for the slots to get. It works fine.
This scoop seems durable. My cheap plastic scoop cost $5 and lasted 5 year so this had better last me 13 years. I suspect it will.