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How To Make A Litter Box Non Stick And Easier To Clean

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A non-stick litter box makes life easier because cat litter doesn’t stick to the litter box. I’m pretty sure that if you are a cat owner, that would make you do a happy dance.

With so many hacks on the internet for just about everything, aren’t we always looking for ways to make life easier?

Do you already have a litter box that is quite adequate however, it is not non-stick? When the litter box is not non-stick it is more difficult to clean and also more difficult to discard used litter

Make the litter box non-stick!

Make a litter box non-stick by using one of these methods. There is nothing complicated here.

How To Make A Litter Box Non Stick

1. Non-Stick Cooking Spray And Baking Soda To Make a Non-Stick litter box

Materials Needed:

1. Litter Box
2. Non-stick Cooking Spray
3. Baking Soda: A reasonable amount is needed as you will be sprinkling it liberally on the litter box.


You may already have these items. I’m sure you didn’t ever think you would need non-stick cooking spray for the litter box, but stranger things have happened.

First of all, make sure the litter box is scrupulously clean.

Next, spray the non-stick spray over the bottom of the litter box and a little way up the sides.

Then, quite liberally sprinkle the baking soda over the spray. Next, pour in the fresh litter.

Baking soda is often used as an odor neutralizer in litter boxes, so it is doing double duty here, providing a barrier between the litter and the spray and helping to deal with the odor.

You may need to experiment with the amount of spray and baking soda used.

Even if you decide this is not the method for you, the non stick cooking spray and the baking soda can still be used in the kitchen, so nothing is wasted.

a cartoon cat thinking about non-stick litter box options

2. A Non-Stick Spray Coating For The Litter Box

I once bought, on impulse, a spray product to protect the (at the time new) stainless steel cooktop we had just purchased. I did have some doubts about how it would work, but I took the plunge. Anything to make cleaning up faster and more efficient.

It was just a few dollars, and I was really happy and actually quite surprised with the results.

It did absolutely protect the cooktop surface and made it easy to keep clean. It made the stainless steel look top-notch, and still does now, some several years later.

So I say, give this product a try. It is purpose made for cleaning the litter box.

Some notes from the manufacturer

The product is prepared using Tergosol, a non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally compliant, “green” solvent which fully evaporates after application. Upon drying, the treatment is safe for pets and their owners. The dried product is made of materials that are present in nature and can be found in food products such as vitamins and powdered drinks, as well as in cosmetics, toothpaste, and sunscreen.

Litter Care - A Non-Stick Spray Coating for The Litter Box or pet Enclosure

Clumping and non-clumping clay based litters and some wood chip based litters work well using Litter Care.

Tip: Spray the product on the litter scoop also.

How to use Litter Care: Allow approximately 5 minutes for the product to dry. While drying, the product may appear white. As it dries, it will become lighter. To remove the product from the litter box, simply wash with soap and water.

3. Use Car Wax To Make The Litter Box Non-Stick

Apply the car wax as you would on the car. Put a small amount on a cloth and apply the wax to the litter box. Buff with a clean cloth to a shine.

Just as wax repels water from the bodywork of a car, the polished surface of the litter box will help to make the litter easier to remove from the box. This literally takes minutes.

No need to give it the love your car gets (or not).

Car Wax

The good thing about this method to make the litter box non-stick is that you can give the box a bit of a top-up polish as needed.

With hooded litter boxes, it will be necessary to remove the hood to access and polish the lower half of the litter box.

If so desired, after the wax application, add the non-stick cooking spray followed by a sprinkling of baking soda. Now we’re talking!

Now that is three products you have used in a way other than intended. Brilliant!

Have you ever thought of making your own cat litter? It can be done quite easily, and you may save money at the same time. Also, it is just good to have information for those times when you plain run out of cat litter.

how to make a litter box non-stick

Other Ways To Make A litter Box Non-Stick

1. Line The Litter Box With A Puppy Pad Liner

Lining the litter box with a puppy pad doesn’t exactly make the box non stick, however the end result is the same, litter won’t stick to the bottom of the box.

This is a very simple option to make it easier to empty the litter from the litter box. Place the puppy pad liner at the bottom of the box.

You will need to check the dimensions of the liners and the litter box.

I wouldn’t worry if the liner is too large as it can easily be folded over. Make sure any folded edges are resting on the bottom of the box and not facing into the litter.

If your cat scratches at the liner make sure there is enough litter covering the liner and this should not be a problem.

There are two different types of puppy pad liners. Firstly there are the liners that are totally disposable. These pads are made with five layers and also absorb odor.

Training Pads for Dogs

The other pads, like these ones are reusable and can be washed. Although they cost more initially, don’t overlook the cost savings of being able to reuse the pads.

Washable Dog Pee Pads

2. Line The Litter Box With A Cat Litter Liner

Litter liners with elastic are the crème de la crème of cat litter liners.

This article outlines the different types of cat litter box liners and the differences between them.

Cats can scratch and tear liners so this suggestion will really depend on whether this happens with your cat. Once again, make sure there is enough litter in the box.

Use A Non-Stick Litter Box

Consider a litter box that has a non-stick surface.

Some litter boxes specifically have a non-stick coating. Many litter boxes will state that they are easy to clean but may not necessarily include a coating that is expressly for this purpose.

PetFusion and Nature’s Miracle both have litter boxes with a non stick coating. The PetFusion box is shown below.

non stick coating on the litter box

If you want to see more choices regarding the size and shape of non-stick litter boxes, this link to the Nature’s Miracle products shows more options.

Not Enough Litter In The Box Will Make the Litter Box hard To Clean

Not enough litter in the box can definitely lead to problems with emptying the litter box.

Ensure that there is enough litter in the litter box so that the bottom of the box is not exposed.

If there is not enough litter in the box, clumps are going to stick to the bottom. They can be hard to remove. Using just a little extra litter can solve this problem easily.

The ideal amount of litter in a litter box is 2-4 inches. Use a permanent marker to make a mark on the side of the box for an easy fill guide. Just a glance will let you know if the litter is getting too low.

Regular scooping will also help to make the litter box easier to clean. Just remember to top up the litter when it gets a little low.

Automatic Litter Box

The obvious good thing about an automatic litter box is that it takes care of all the litter cleaning. If you have really had enough of the litter box this is a good idea.

Cats and cat litter go together.

Maybe put a self cleaning litter box on the cat’s Christmas Gift List.

a litter box that is non stick

More Litter Busting Ideas

In addition to having a non-stick litter box, we also do not want litter flying around the room.

There are ideas in this article about keeping litter under control.

Is your cat pooping outside of the litter box?

There is always a reason.

It just may take a bit of digging (not that sort of digging, kitty) to find the reason.

vector - two cats reading the newspaper
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