Made in USA
Automatic Timed Cat Feeder
Whenever possible, I try to purchase stuff that are made in
the USA because of the exceptional quality (in most cases),
plus it gives a bit of boost to this country’s economy as well
as solidify the local job market.
Unfortunately, these days it’s kind of hard to find North
American products because it seems that all kinds of stuff
under the sun being sold here are made in China...
It’s the Chinese invasion!
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones of Beijing might be
hitting this country pretty soon I guess (cue “Chinese Rock” by
the Ramones in the background).
Look, I know there are some really nice China made products
out there, but like I said, whenever possible, I go for the
U.S. of A. products such as the automatic timed cat feeder you
see right below.
U.S.A Manufactured 1.8
Gallon Auto Cat Timed Feeder Version
Product Details and Feedback
This machine really reminds me of some kind of
portal that opens to another dimension like in that science
fiction TV show called Stargate SG-1. Top TV show by the way. I
bought the entire DVD box sets not too long ago.
So anyway, the kibble dispenser you see up
there isn’t that exciting, but the product functions like it is
supposed to. In fact, it functions amazingly well indoors.
Note, that the feeder can also be installed outdoors, but will
require some serious customization!
My friend Eric had it set up on his outdoors
porch via some tinkering here and there. No idea how he did it.
I didn’t bother to ask because all my cats stay indoors anyway.
Now, I believe this unit is a darn fine piece of machinery
because of two reasons…
One…It’s straight up USA made product.
Two…not manufactured in mass quantities.
We all know that products that are not produced
in mass volume tend to be of higher quality compared to
mass-manufactured ones. See, I’ve tried a fair number of timed
cat feeders throughout the years, and most of them were very
I’ll spare you the horrific details of my
experience with using those poorly produced feeders which have
the “made in China” label at the bottom :wink :wink…Except this
one specific problem which I have to mention because it was the
last straw and made me decide to not settle on mediocre auto
The biggest issue was the timer accuracy… Many
low quality feeders out there have these terribly inaccurate
timers. They were often way off the adjusted schedule. The last
cheap feeder I bought would dispense food around two to three
hours off the mark! That was the final straw for me.
Thankfully, the CSF-3XL timed automatic cat
feeder doesn’t have a crappy timer. The machine ships together
with a cool indoor-only analog timer. It’s a high grade timer
complete with LED light and it has these really small pins
which functions as a calibrator for the dispenser’s highly
accurate food distribution frequency and timing.
The pins on the analog timer allow you to
configure up to 45 automatic feeding cycles per 24 hours. It’s
a nifty little timer and using it is as simple as pressing a
single pin for each time of day you like the machine to
dispense the kibbles into the bowl.
The number of feeding cycles (48) this machine
is capable of executing is simply mind-blowing. Obviously most
cat owners would stick with the typical 2 to 4 automatic
feeding cycles per day. And that can be configured pretty
The one configuration feature that gave me a
bit of a problem is the portion control. I think you may face
the same problem during the initial set up. But don’t sweat it
though. Instructions on how to program the portion control
system is included in the package and the manufacturer even
prepared a detailed, step-by-step online video guide to help
you understand better.
The video link is written on the user’s
instructions cover. Anyway, the portion control system is very
versatile and I like that a lot. You’re allowed full control of
the amount of kibbles dispensed by the machine, which means you
can program it to put out one whole cup of kibbles, 1/2 a cup,
1/4, and even 1/8 servings.
Almost all types of kibble sizes are compatible
with this well designed cat timed feeder, except for the 1/2
pyramid-shaped ones. The manufacturer doesn’t recommend that
particular kibble size, though I might try using them with this
feeder one of these days just for the fun of it!
The Quality of
the U.S.A. Made CSF-3XL Timed Automatic Cat Feeder is Very
Consistent Because of the following Reason…
Each unit is hand-fitted and assembled. That’s
the primary reason. As mentioned earlier, it’s not a mass
manufactured product so the quality control is as solid as a
brick wall. The build is extremely rugged because heavy-duty
plastic materials and metal parts were used to construct the
I believe this is the toughest cat feeder on
the market so expect some serious long lifespan out of this
thing. Furthermore, spare parts are available from the
manufacturer, so you don’t have to purchase the whole unit if
something goes wrong with a specific part.
Products made in the USA are generally awesome
to the core and this feeder is a proof of that. If you think
I’m bias, then kindly use the link below to read what other
users have to say about this fantastically constructed