141 of 145 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
I used to use the EverClean Extra Strength unscented litter with the blue ribbon and loved it. I did not mind paying the high price because of the great performance I got from the litter in my multi cat household. We have 6 cats now but have had as many as ten in the past.
This new packaging is a result of a new product. IT IS NOT THE SAME LITTER. It took EverClean customer service 6 months to finally tell me the truth. I had to keep emailing them asking about the original product. The final word came from Fresh Step Consumer services.
[QUOTE]Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, our Ever Clean Premium Clumping Litter is no longer available. Although a great number of consumers enjoyed it as you did, the consumer demand was not substantial enough to warrant our continuing to market this product.[/QUOTE]
This new litter is AWFUL. It does not hold its clumps so I have to throw out the entire box alot more offten, it can get really gooey and sticks to the pan, and worst of all is the huge amount of dust it produces. The amount of dust is no different, may be worse, then a cheap plain clay litter. I have a concern about the amount of sodium betonite that is in the dust. I don't want my family or my cats inhaling it. It is also no longer truly unscented. The unscented boxes I have used in the past four months have perfume. I have used EverClean unscented litter for nearly 15 years. With this change they have lost me as a customer.
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2014
I've used this litter for years and I have loved it and so have my cats. Within the last year, it has become enormously dusty. There's a white layer of dust on my dark hardwood floors surrounding the litter boxes. A cloud of dust comes up and lingers in the air as I clean out the litter boxes. My cats' fur feels grimy because of the dust. Also, even though it's supposed to be unscented, it's heavily perfumed. My cats smell like perfume and I have to wear a mask and take a shower immediately after cleaning the litter box to get all the dust and perfume off me. From reading some of the other reviews, it seems as though the "good" Ever Clean product has been discontinued and they're repackaging a different kind of litter in it. I guess that's the problem and the reason for the sudden change. I hope they get these problems worked out and go back to the old formula. I'm currently trying out different litter, but so far haven't found the solution. It's definitely not the "Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter" because that one traps in the ammonia smell and is driving me and the cats batty. I'll update this review if I ever find the perfect solution.
UPDATE: I've been trying out different brands of litter for the past couple of months and have found a couple that the cats and I can live with now that we've broken up with Ever Clean. "Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal" is the winner. It is the consistency of soft sand and doesn't create any dust. It also clumps nicely. It is ever so slightly scented, but isn't perfumey enough to be a problem. The "Fresh Home" version (blue band across the bottom of the box) has a slight pine scent. The "Multi-Cat" version (maroon band across the bottom of the box) has a slight clean (bubblegum maybe?) scent. I prefer the "Multi-Cat" scent over the "Fresh Home" but neither scent is strong enough to be a problem for me and give me headaches. A bonus to this litter is that I've found it at both Target and the grocery store, so I don't have to go to a pet store or order it online like I had to with Ever Clean.
The runner up was "Tidy Cat Instant Action". It is the consistency of traditional gravel litter and it did not have a fragrance. It had a little dust at first, but it wore off pretty quick and it clumped nicely.
The big loser was "Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Extra Strength Clumping Litter Unscented". I had to toss it after a day or two because the ammonia smell was overwhelming. It didn't clump well and just kind of made a mushy mess at the bottom of the litter box.
I hope this review helps you in your quest to find the perfect cat litter. I know how frustrating it can be.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2012
Details: No. of Cats: 3 | Age: 2yrs | Hair: Long and short | Sex: Female, spayed | Food of Choice: Blue Buffalo, Indoor formula
Our cat boxes are in our office (in our home) and we don't want our house to stink so we have tried all types of clumping litter. Seriously...twenty minutes after doing a full litter change, the boxes would stink again with any other litter. We decided we'd buy Ever Clean ONCE and if it didn't work, well...we'd try something else, as usual.
We threw away the two old litter boxes, along with the other litter, and replaced it with one large litter box filled with Ever Clean, Unscented litter and...I'm writing this review from my office! It doesn't stink anymore, yay!! The Ever Clean, Unscented litter truly works. There is NO SMELL, it's completely neutral and I'm amazed every time I scoop the box. Some reviews say it tracks easily and litter is everywhere but I've noticed that with every brand so it doesn't bother me. Some reviews note the price difference and they're right, it's more expensive but I contend that it's actually the same price in the long run because a box of litter lasts longer (sometimes you have to spend money to save money, you know).
-We chose unscented litter because we suspected that one of our furry friends was allergic to the scented litters we were using. She's doing just fine now, no more allergy symptoms!
-I listed the type of food they eat because I believe that their food determines a) how often they go and b) how bad it smells when they go.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2007
Phenomenal product. I have had cats for many years and I finally spent the extra money on this litter. I was fed up with trying every other kind of litter and still having the odors. Well, this is the magic litter. I cannot believe the difference. There's no odor (unless you leave it for weeks!). I don't even have to hold my nose to clean out the litterbox now. Since it's really expensive I try to buy the larger jugs. I also tend to buy a cheaper litter and mix a little of it in with the EverClean so I feel like I'm getting a better cost. But if you have the money to spend on it, this product is worthwhile. Try it once. You'll see.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2011
Don't get a new litter box, get new litter!
I had a friend coming into town and was going to get a new litter box to try to mask the smell of my cat's litter. I couldn't really find one that fit my tastes so I decided to try to get new litter instead.
I've used all of the normal brands you'd find at a big name store. Tide, fresh step, you name it I've tried it. The problem with these litters is that they clump so poorly that when you go to scoop, you end up breaking the ball of urine and you are stuck with obnoxious fumes from the litter box. The other problem is that they rely on weird odors to try to mask their poorly designed litter, so you are either smelling kitty's urine or strong odor.
Ever Clean is amazing. I got the odorless kind, and wasn't sure what to expect. Not only is this completely odorless, but it clumps so very very well. Say goodbye to stinky litter boxes!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2012
This is the best cat litter. I have used it for years and would not use anything else. If I have to save money, I will do it somewhere that doesn't smell. Plus, I think it is a better value than the less expensive litters because you don't use so much and you don't have to spend all that money on therapy to counteract the stress of a smelly home (I have five cats). Amazon does a terrible job of packing this product for shipping. They should take a page from their outside vendors who have apparently taken a moment to figure out the best way to ship it. Not that I don't love amazon, I do. But I have refused shipment on this product a few times because the box broke in shipping.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2011
Best litter sand I've ever used, hands down!
I've tried many different clumping litter sands. Most are so heavily perfumed, it gives me a headache and make my whole house smell like cheap perfume, especially after the cats use the box or I add more sand in it. On top of that, most had unacceptable amount of fine dust generated that caused me and my cats to sneeze and cough, not to mention cover everything in the near vicinity of the litter box with fine dust layer that makes things look like it was painted with matte greyish-white paint.
This unscented version clumps very hard, has much lower fine dust, and best of all, VERY VERY lightly scented but still controls the smell very well. You still can tell it's been perfumed, so it's not entirely "unscented", but it's nowhere over-perfumed like all the others, and it does not bother me at all (I'm very sentivie to smell). Just a slight flowery fragrance. It also doesn't seem to depend on the fragrance to mask the litterbox smell either. It seems to use some other means to control the odor, as although I do smell the box after it's just been used, after a while, the smell is no more. I love it. As I mentioned, it clumps the urine very hard, so when I'm scooping them out, it doesn't break apart easily, so it's much easier to keep the litterbox clean--less frequent overhaul needed. It helps to have a thick layer of sand in the box (at least 3 inches) so the urine will clump in a nice round ball, but often when the cats dig the sand so low and pee in the low-sand end of the box, it still clumps in the irregular shape but still easily scoopable.
The major drawback is its cost. Fortunately our local pet supply store sells this for $12 (normal price, $10 on sale) so when it goes on sale, I buy in bulk. It's still more expensive than the cheaper, heavily-perfumed, dusty ones (Tidy Cat, Arm&Hammer, Fresh Step, etc etc. usually cost about $4-7 for a comparable size box), but not having to be subjected to dust covering everything within 5 yards of the litter box and cheap perfume permeating the entire house, it's definitely worth the extra cost for me. But of course, that's because I can get it at $10/box. If it were $17 I'd have a bit difficulty justifying the cost...
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2014
This company can go straight to hell. As the title says, I've been using this litter for over 20 years. It was relatively pricey but worth it as it clumped well and masked odors without fumigating the surrounding air with litter and perfume. However, they have recently changed the formula (even though their horrible customer service will continue to treat you like an idiot and deny it).
You can believe all the 1 star reviews here. The litter clumps poorly, it imparts a super strong odor, the box is now impossible to open without tearing and worst of all, there leaves an giant dust cloud of litter every time my cat uses the box. It's unbearable. I live in a pretty big place where I keep the boxes in the basement, and I still get choked out from the dust. Oddly enough there is one thing that hasn't changed about Ever Clean - the exorbitant price.
Another low quality product made by low quality, sub-human, greedy shysters who reward decades of customer loyalty by ripping them off.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2014
This litter is not at all as advertised.
I have been using the Cat's Pride Fresh And Light fragrance-free but was looking for a clumping litter with lower dust. Ever Clean advertised as 99.9% dust free.
When I poured the litter into the box, a massive dust cloud filled the whole room, and I noticed as well that the litter had a pungent perfume.
At a cost of about 50% more per use than Cat's Pride, I'm going to stick with that brand, whose low dust I now truly appreciate and whose odor control is the best I've found.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2012
This litter is wonderful. Clumps great, low oder. It is a grainy, sandy litter verses the crystals. We were big fans of the crystals when we had two cats, however the loose crystals that scatter on the floor are painful to step on, so we switched to this one now that we have one cat. She had no problem switching (although that varies cat to cat clearly). The grains vacuum up cleanly and are very small. Hope this helps! Only concern, if you get it delivered in the 25 pd boxes often the box can get damaged in the transport and can leak when you open the packing box. They are so heavy I suppose this is unavoidable, but if delivered more gentle this probably would not happen.