Petmate® Le Bistro Portion Control Pet Feeder
Good But FLAWS-Does NOT leak food-Read what causes
Pro's: 10lb capacity holder with 3x's a day portion control feeding. Very Quiet! It can dispense 3 or 4 cups, but I only need 1 cup x 3 a day for my cats as they are on diets. I use dog feeder, because it dispenses heavier and bigger kibble and my Natural Instinct W Raw Boost has larger and different sized pieces!
Locking lid that keeps my cat from opening it. Dishwasher safe food holder and bowl. I add 1/4 cup a water to the eating bowl with food in it as cats do not seek water they get over 70% of it from their food and prey. My cat got UTI blockage and this feeder and extra filtered water helps keep him flushed out!
Con's: Eating Bowl does not seat and lock properly, so my cat can pull it out. The bowl issue causes a couple pieces of dispensed food to get stuck between the bowl and dispenser making my cat think he has the Midas touch, lol That is what people are saying is the dispenser leaking food as sometimes if he has pulled at it the next portion dispenses and all gets stuck in between the bowl and dispenser, so pull the bowl out, put food in bowl and push bowl back into unit. Solution is to put a heavy object touching the front of the bowl (not on the unit)
December 4, 2014
We have been using this machine for a couple of years and it worked well. It's not easy to program but once you get the hang of it it's do-able. This morning when I opened it to change the batteries I noticed that all of the fins that separate the servings were broken off. ALL of them. After two years I might (MIGHT) expect something to fail but this was a pretty colossal fail.
August 30, 2014
DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! CHECK THE REVIEWS
I purchased a Le Bistro automatic feeder Model #24240, approximately a year and a half ago. We used it for a one week vacation stint, and it worked fine. When we got back, I cleaned it out, took the batteries out and put it back in the box and put it in the garage. We are going vacation for one week. I got the box down, put new batteries in it, filled it with food and the thin plastic "flywheel" fins, inside the hopper, fell right out. They are broken!.....after storage????? I babied this product, and it literally fell apart. The part is not replaceable. I can take the unit apart, and design my own "fix", although not many people are capable of doing that. JUST DONT BUY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
June 7, 2014
I should have believed the reviews but you know the saying, "seeing is believing". this thing worked for maybe a few days at best. Batteries don't last. Never measured out the two cups from day one. It kept limping along and now...maybe 30 days later...it just doesn't work at all; however, if you set the timer without food in it...the wheel gadget does turn. Sadly, i can't find my receipt. Trust reviews.
February 15, 2014