Le Bistro Portion Control 10 lb. Pet Feeder
Does What It Claims
I had another Petmate model automatic feeder that lasted and worked well continuously for over 2 years. When it broke, I looked for another one to replace it but didn't find the same model. The LeBistro has similar feature with the access to the control buttons in a better place than the previous version.
It has been delivering the preset amount of food at the designated times without any problems. The only hitch is that one of the cats has figured out she can feed herself by sticking her paw where the food drops and get more anytime. I can block her access when I am home but if I want the cats to get fed when I'm not, it can't be blocked.
September 16, 2014
Product is poorly made
I don't usually write review however the time and money spent into this requires a poor rating. The food combs which measure the food are made of very thin plastic. They appeared ok when I first installed the unit but by the next day they were bent and reshaped. This is important as food can slip through at any point. Walking by the machine is enough vibration to make food drop. The timer to dispense and feeding cycles work well. Holds a good volume of food however it is very loud when food drops. It also keep dropping throughout the day due to the bent combs. Wish I would have trusted the reviews on here. Don't waist your time purchasing. Hope this helps.
May 15, 2014
This feeder is terrible 3/4 of the time the food does not drop so I plan to return this item would not recommend this item to anyone.
October 3, 2013
This product seems very well made and comes nicely packaged. You can't beat it for the price! Our cats love it! It's super easy to program too!
July 31, 2013
Starved my Dog
This feeder was awful. I work 14 hr shifts and needed it to feed my dog about 3 hours before I got off work. It would only work when I set it to go off at night. I kept thinking my dog was being fed, but kept wondering why every time I came home from work, he acted like he was starving. Finally I happened to be awake and home when he was supposed to get his 6am dose of food, and it didn't work. That's when I realized that for days before, he wasn't getting fed. So my poor dog was going about 24 hrs without food because this thing wasn't working properly. My husband and I went over it thoroughly and it was set appropriately with brand new batteries. I was never so mad in my life!! My poor baby went hungry because of this thing after I trusted that it was working. I will never purchase anything from this company again!!
August 2, 2012
Great Automatic Dog Food Feeder
Love this automatic dog feeder. I no longer have to hear our dog whine at 5:30am and 4:30pm everyday for food. This dog feeder has significantly reduced our dog's begging and whining for food and table scraps. I noticed that he doesn't bother us during meal times as often now to beg for food either. I think it's because he's been conditioned to equate food to the sound of his feeder dispenser versus us.
I feed our dog Costco's Kirkland Signature dog food. I haven't experienced any of the issues that other folks have had with this product.
July 16, 2012
A cat's best friend
With 2 cats and a busy schedule the Petmate LeBistro Portion Control Feeder ensures they are fed at regular intervals and I can control how much they eat.
July 6, 2012
Works like a charm!
I LOVE this pet feeder! I had previously purchased and tried out many others and they all failed and were unreliable but this one hasn't failed me yet! *crossing fingers*
My dogs love it so much they sit by the bowls and wait for their food to come out 3 times a day!
April 11, 2012