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Cat Litter Box Liners With Elastic – Why Are They Popular?

Cat litter box liners with elastic use elastic around the edges to keep the litter liner in place while the cat is using the litter box.

The Fresh Kitty Liners have elastic to keep the liner in place PLUS a drawstring. The drawstring helps to pull the litter liner into a manageable position for disposal.

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Cat Litter Liners With Elastic
1. Alfa Pet Kitty Cat – Elastic Cat Pan Liners
Fits most size litter boxes
Also available in a jumbo size
2. Fresh Kitty Super Jumbo Thick Elastic Litter Box Liners
Odor absorber
Also has a drawstring for easy disposal

Review Of Cat Litter Box Liners With Elastic

1. Alpha Pet Kitty Cat Elastic Cat Pan Liners

The liners measure 37″x 18″ and are 1.5 ml thick. They are heavy duty and will resist tearing. They suit, large, extra large, giant, and extra giant sized litter boxes. The elastic band is called StaPut because it does stay put.

It doesn’t matter what shape the litter box is as these liners can fit and adhere to any shape.

How To Use: Fit a liner over the edge of the litter box. Fill the box with your preferred amount of litter, approximately 3″ is a handy reference guide.

When you are ready to dispose of the litter, lift the edges of the liner, secure at the top and dispose of the bag and its contents in the regular garbage.

No more digging around trying to find the edge of the liner, which may have fallen back into the box.

There is no doubt that some cats will scratch the liners however these liners are heavy duty. These liners make it a simple and mess free way to empty the litter box.

Alfapet Kitty Cat Pan Disposable, Elastic Liners- 10-Pack-For Large, X-Large, Giant, Extra-Giant Size Litter Boxes- With Sta-Put Technology for Firm, Easy Fit- Quick + Clever Waste Cleaners, Pack of 2

2. Fresh Kitty Super Jumbo Thick Elastic Litter Box Liners

There are 10 elastic litter box liners in one box.

There are options to purchase a number of boxes. The size of the liner is 36in x 18in.

The liners have a lavender vanilla scent to help neutralize unpleasant odors.

On the plus side, there is an elastic edge to help keep the liner in place in the litter box and there is also a drawstring which makes it easy to draw up when it is time to dispose of the liner.

On the negative side, the bags could be thicker. Some choose to use double liners for the convenience.

Fresh Kitty Durable, Easy Clean Up Elastic Jumbo Scented Odor Zorb Litter Pan Box Liners, Bags for Pet Cats, 10 ct

Note: When this post was updated in 2021some of the original products were no longer offered. When considering new products to review for inclusion in this article we could not find alternative products that we could comfortably recommend for everyday use. Therefore the product selection and recommendation for litters liners with elastic is now limited to two products.

The more popular option is to have a drawstring. We have a review of cat litter box liners that have a drawstring option.

In the meantime we still recommend Alpha Pet Kitty Cat Elastic Cat Pan Liners and Fresh Kitty Super Jumbo Thick Elastic Litter Box Liners. The Alpha Pet Kitty Cat Elastic liners were our first choice in the original review.

Recommendation

Why Use Cat Litter Box Liners?

Cleaning the litter box s one of those chores that has to be done but can we make it easier?

Using a cat litter box liner solves the problem of the cat’s waste being stuck to the bottom of the box. The whole liner, litter and all is tossed away or the litter is scooped and then litter and bag disposed of when necessary.
But…

Not everyone likes litter box liners because they can tear and move about and fall back into the box. The solution is to get a liner that has elastic around the edge. The liner needs to be thick enough to withstand some clawing or scratching.

What Makes The Elastic Liners Popular?

The elastic is around the edges, and that keeps the litter box liners in place.

Litter box liners can sometimes to scrunch up when the cat starts digging. Even if the sides of the liners are over the edge of the box, once the litter is added, the liners can frustratingly fall back into the box.

Elastic liners fit right over the edge of the box and with the added advantage of being secured by elastic, they are less likely to move about.

The elastic eliminates the problem of the liner falling back into the box when the litter is poured in. You still need to be careful about pouring the litter in to the box. Avoid dumping the litter into the box as the force of the litter being dumped may still cause the liner to pop off from the box.

Pour the litter with some control and keep an eye on the liner.

Video Showing How To Use Litter Box Liners

The video below shows how to use a litter box liner. It’s an excellent video to get a basic understanding of how liners work in a litter tray.

The liners used are not elastic liners and in the video, Karen does mention that the liners she was using were not top quality which is why she has two bags in the tray.

The take away points from this video are:

Cat litter box liners make the job of cleaning the litter box easier.

The quality of the liner is important. Cat litter box liners with elastic will help to keep the liner in place both when the cat is using the box and when it is being cleaned.

Cheaper is not always more economical if it means using two liners instead of one.

Another Plus For Cat Litter Box Liners With Elastic

Litter box liners prolong the life of the litter box. Firstly, odors are less likely to be absorbed into the box if a liner is used. Eventually odors get absorbed by plastic including the litter box. Odors can often be difficult to remove as you have no doubt experienced with other plastic products.

Secondly, the bottom of the box will be protected from scratching.

cat litter box liners with elastic
Personally I think it’s a good idea. What do you think? Are you listening dear?

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