PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Review

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Review

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Review
PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder
Materials and Durability
88
Features
92
Design/Practicalities
90
Value
87
What I Like
Large 5 litre capacity
Anti-stuck function (reliable feeding)
Long duration on power saving mode
Store two different types of food simultaneously
Easy to set up
Dual power options
What I Don't Like
Doesn’t come with two separate bowls
Batteries not included
89
My Overall Rating
PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Review

I recently reviewed the PETKIT Fresh Element Solo Automatic Pet Feeder and I was really pleased with what I found. However, this feeder is only suitable for one cat (or small dog) to use at a time.

I know a lot of feline lovers have more than one pet so if you’ve got two cats then the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is a great alternative. Yes, it’s a little more expensive but it comes with all of the same features as the Solo and is incredibly easy to use.

You can operate the machine manually or make use of the compatible smartphone app which gives you the freedom to feed your pets no matter where you are in the world. With high quality materials and a super reliable food dispensing function, you’ll have the peace of mind that your pets won’t go hungry when you’re not around.

In my PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder review, I’ll be taking a deep dive into the features and helping you to figure out whether this is the right pet feeder for your family.

An Introduction To The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Introduction

PETKIT is a reputable brand that manufactures various types of pet supplies. This is one of the most important things for me when looking for a specific brand; I need to know that I’m spending my money on something that does what it promises.

While the company is relatively new, having been formed in 2010, it currently markets its goods in more than 30 countries and has over 5 million trusted reviews. That’s good enough for me to want to know more.

PETKIT supplies a selection of automatic pet feeders and the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is a viable solution for homes with two cats or small dogs. While it is more expensive than the Solo version, it’s not overpriced and when compared to similar products on the market, it’s very competitive.

This is especially true when you think about the capacity of the hopper, the detailed smartphone app and the high-quality materials from which it is made.

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Features Of The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder

If there’s one thing I’d have to comment on when it comes to the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder, it’s that it really does have everything you need for remote pet feeding.

The device is bursting with features and if you read my PETKIT Fresh Element Solo Automatic Pet Feeder review and loved the features of that machine, you’ll be pleased to know that the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder has all the same things; and then some!

The beauty of this device is that it’s designed to feed two cats so you’ll save money on buying two separate feeders. Below I’ll talk about the various features and functions so you know exactly what to expect.

Durability and Materials

As is the case with all of the automatic feeders from this brand, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is made with high quality materials. The body of the machine is made from a durable plastic while the food bowl is made from food grade 304 stainless steel.

What I love about this is that the bowl is not only sturdy and hygienic but it’s also incredibly easy to clean. Speaking of cleaning, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder comes with detachable parts so maintaining the device takes barely any effort at all and it’s easy to get into all the nooks and crannies when cleaning.

The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is one of the most reliable feeders in terms of freely dispensing food. This is again thanks to the materials and engineering in the manufacturing. The food dispenser is fitted with an upgraded impeller and a smart motor that moves left then right, allowing all pieces of food to be dispensed through the wide chute. Once everything has been let out, the chute opening closes, keeping the food fresh.

In addition to this, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder benefits from a sealed top with a rubber seal so there’s no concerns about the food losing freshness. Coupled with the desiccant box, you can be sure that the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder will keep the food palatable for up to 30 days!

The ability to keep food fresh is super important as it not only increases owner convenience by having to change the feed less frequently, but also help the prevent any loss in nutritional content of the food. Keeping food fresh and ensuring the food meets all your pets nutritional needs, keeping them happy and healthy.

Smartphone App

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder

If you’re someone that doesn’t get on with technology then the great thing about the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is that the app is so user-friendly. I talked about this in my PETKIT Fresh Element Solo Automatic Pet Feeder review and was really pleased at how simple and well-laid out things were.

One thing I will say is that you’ll probably need to spend a little time getting familiar with the app features and taking a look around. But it’s not complicated and once you’ve gotten used to everything, you’ll find it a breeze.

The main benefit of the IOS and Android compatible smartphone app is that you have complete control over the feeder no matter where you are. If you have to work long hours or spend a lot of time away from home, then this could be a real lifesaver. But of course, using the app also makes it incredibly easy to set a feeding schedule that’s right for your pet. After all, each animal has its own needs.

There are options to devise and schedule a custom feeding plan, choose how much food and when food will be released from each of the hoppers, and see your pet’s feeding history. This is thanks to a built-in sensor that picks up when your cat is near. If you’re away from home a lot, I think this is an excellent feeder so you can be sure your pet is getting all the food they need.

The app will also provide you with a range of notifications from letting you know when the food is running low to when it’s time to change the desiccant (every 30 days.) This can provide owners with peace of mind that their feeder is never empty, and their pet always has a sufficient food supply.

The Feeder

I mentioned earlier that the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder comes with a stainless steel bowl. Now, a lot of automatic feeders designed for more than one animal come with separate bowls. This could be enough to put some people off especially if they have cats that don’t like to share.

However, if your cats are well bonded and are happy to feed from the same bowl, then this machine will work well. Even so, the bowl is wide and long enough that the cats won’t be cramped together when feeding.

Now, let’s take a look at the hopper; the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder comes with two hoppers. The first can hold up to 2 litres of food while the second can hold up to 3 litres which gives you 5 litres in total; that’s much larger than the aforementioned Solo version of this feeder.

Another great advantage of this feeder having the dual hopper is that it can store 2 different types of feed at the same times and can be set to dispense a certain amount of each feed type accordingly. This is great when changing your pet’s food as it enables owners to gradually reduce the old feed while simultaneously increasing the new food, a process called weaning. The benefits of gradually weaning your pet onto a new food are numerous although the main benefit is that it can prevent various digestion issues such as vomiting and diarrhoea. 

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Features

At the top of the feeder, there is a lid with a desiccant box where you can palace desiccant bags (these can be purchased separately for £14.59 for five bags.) These function to assist in keeping food dry and fresh for longer by absorbing the excess moisture.

Another great benefit of this feeder by PETKIT is the large sized stainless stell feeding bowl. Being stainless steel reduces the risk of bacteria accumulation whilst also maintaining hygiene. I also noticed the large size of this feeding bowl when compared to other automatic pet feeders. This is great for households with multiple cats, as it means they can both have adequate feeding space at the same time without feeling crowded. This can prevent certain behavioural issues such as dominance and aggression around feeding, so a great touch by PETKIT.

In terms of setting a feeding schedule, I really like that the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder gives you a great variety of options. For example, you can choose to schedule between 1 and 30 meals a day and each can contain anywhere between 1 and 10 portions. Compare this to the Solo which only allows you to choose up to five portions per meal and you’ll see why this is the better option for additional pets.

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Power

A lot of people are concerned that having an automatic pet feeder could come with the risk of losing power. In the event of a power failure, you’ll likely be worried that your cat will miss a meal but this isn’t the case with the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder.

While primarily driven by mains power, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder can also be fitted with 4 D-size batteries. If the mains power fails, the feeder automatically switches to battery power so you won’t need to worry. However, do keep in mind that the batteries must be purchased separately.

What I found really good was that, when set to deep power saving mode, the device will continue to function for as long as 180 days!

What’s Included In The Box?

  • 1 x PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder
  • Stainless steel feeding bowl
  • Mains Power cable
  • User manual

Setting Up The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Setting Up

With some automatic pet feeders, I’ve noticed that getting set up is more of a headache than just feeding your pet manually. However, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is totally different and requires very little setup.

While there are several removable parts including the hopper, lid and bowl, these are all quick and easy to take on and off. So, straight out of the box, there’s no complicated process to get started.

What will take the most time is getting the app up and running but again, this is anything but complicated. The layout of the app is clear and easy to read and it’s just a matter of selecting your feeding schedule preferences. When you’re done, there’s even an option to do a one-click feed.

I was really pleased to see that the hopper itself has a transparent window so you get a visual on how much food is left. That said, the app will also notify you when it’s running low so your pet will never have to miss a meal.

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Video Review

To see the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder in action, take a look at the video below.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Large 5 litre capacity
  • Ideal for two pets
  • Anti-stuck function (reliable feeding)
  • Long duration on power saving mode
  • Easy to set up
  • Dual power options
  • Store two different types of food simultaneously
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with two separate bowls
  • Batteries not included

 

Is The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Right For You?

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder Conclusion

If you have two cats that are happy to feed from the same (large) bowl then that’s a great start when considering the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder. However, as I mentioned earlier, if your pets don’t like to share then I wouldn’t recommend this feeder.

For pet owners that have to spend a good deal of time away from home, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is a reliable piece of equipment that you can count on to dispense regular meals to ensure your pet is getting the nutrition they need. What’s more, with the option to customise the feeding schedule, it’s a great choice for cats with special dietary needs because you have complete control.

I also think that the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is great for those who have never used an automatic feeder before. It’s so beautifully easy to use that you won’t find yourself sitting with your head in the user manual for hours. Setup is quick and easy so you can get on with the things you need to do.

With a large double hopper that holds up to 5 litres of food, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder is great for people who need reliability in the long run. It’ll store up to 30 days worth of food but if you need something smaller for a single pet then the Solo version may be the better choice.

Furthermore, as mentioned earlier if you are looking for a convenient way to wean your pet off their old food and onto a new food, then I would also highly recommend this feeder. This is again due to the due to the double hopper system which can store and dispense two different types of feed at the same time giving owners the ability to mix between these different types.

PETKIT Feeders Comparison Table

PETKIT offers multiple automatic feeders in their range, making it challenging to determine which one is suitable for your pet. To help make the decision easier, I have created a convenient comparison table of the four main models.

PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder - 2.4G Auto Cat Feeder for Dry Food with Stainless Steel Bowl, Work with Alexa, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Backup, Portion Control, 2.8L
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder, 2.4GHz Auto Cat Feeder with App Control 3L, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, 304 Stainless Steel Bowl, Fresh Lock Technology,1-30 Meals/Day Anti-Clog Pet Feeder, White
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with Double Hopper, 5L Automatic Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, App Control, 1-10 Meals/Day, 1-30 Servings, Anti-clog, Cat Food Dispenser for Small/Medium/Large Pet
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with 20s Voice Recorder, Stainless Steel, WiFi Enabled Auto Pet Feeder for Dry Food, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Operated, 5-200g/Meal, 1-30 Servings
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder - 2.4G Auto Cat Feeder for Dry Food with Stainless Steel Bowl, Work with Alexa, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Backup, Portion Control, 2.8L
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder, 2.4GHz Auto Cat Feeder with App Control 3L, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, 304 Stainless Steel Bowl, Fresh Lock Technology,1-30 Meals/Day Anti-Clog Pet Feeder, White
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with Double Hopper, 5L Automatic Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, App Control, 1-10 Meals/Day, 1-30 Servings, Anti-clog, Cat Food Dispenser for Small/Medium/Large Pet
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with 20s Voice Recorder, Stainless Steel, WiFi Enabled Auto Pet Feeder for Dry Food, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Operated, 5-200g/Meal, 1-30 Servings
Capacity
2.8L
3L
5L
3L/5L
APP Control
Meals Setting
1-10 Meals
1-30 Meals
1-30 meals
1-30 meals
Portion Setting
1-10 Portions
1-5 Portions
1-10 Portions
1-15 Portions
Portion Weight
5 Grams/portion
10 Grams/portion
10 Grams/portion(cat food)
10 Grams/portion
With Stainless Steel Bowl
£99.99
£79.99
£129.99
£127.99
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder - 2.4G Auto Cat Feeder for Dry Food with Stainless Steel Bowl, Work with Alexa, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Backup, Portion Control, 2.8L
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder - 2.4G Auto Cat Feeder for Dry Food with Stainless Steel Bowl, Work with Alexa, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Backup, Portion Control, 2.8L
Capacity
2.8L
APP Control
Meals Setting
1-10 Meals
Portion Setting
1-10 Portions
Portion Weight
5 Grams/portion
With Stainless Steel Bowl
£99.99
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder, 2.4GHz Auto Cat Feeder with App Control 3L, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, 304 Stainless Steel Bowl, Fresh Lock Technology,1-30 Meals/Day Anti-Clog Pet Feeder, White
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder, 2.4GHz Auto Cat Feeder with App Control 3L, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, 304 Stainless Steel Bowl, Fresh Lock Technology,1-30 Meals/Day Anti-Clog Pet Feeder, White
Capacity
3L
APP Control
Meals Setting
1-30 Meals
Portion Setting
1-5 Portions
Portion Weight
10 Grams/portion
With Stainless Steel Bowl
£79.99
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with Double Hopper, 5L Automatic Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, App Control, 1-10 Meals/Day, 1-30 Servings, Anti-clog, Cat Food Dispenser for Small/Medium/Large Pet
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with Double Hopper, 5L Automatic Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, App Control, 1-10 Meals/Day, 1-30 Servings, Anti-clog, Cat Food Dispenser for Small/Medium/Large Pet
Capacity
5L
APP Control
Meals Setting
1-30 meals
Portion Setting
1-10 Portions
Portion Weight
10 Grams/portion(cat food)
With Stainless Steel Bowl
£129.99
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with 20s Voice Recorder, Stainless Steel, WiFi Enabled Auto Pet Feeder for Dry Food, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Operated, 5-200g/Meal, 1-30 Servings
PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with 20s Voice Recorder, Stainless Steel, WiFi Enabled Auto Pet Feeder for Dry Food, App Control, Low Food & Blockage Sensor, Battery Operated, 5-200g/Meal, 1-30 Servings
Capacity
3L/5L
APP Control
Meals Setting
1-30 meals
Portion Setting
1-15 Portions
Portion Weight
10 Grams/portion
With Stainless Steel Bowl
£127.99
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Conclusion

PETKIT is a brand I’m really fond of. The products are reliable, high quality and do what they promise. But they’re user friendly and don’t overcomplicate things. This statement couldn’t be more fitting than when talking about the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder. This is a great option for busy pet owners who want a feeder that isn’t going to let them or their pets down. Designed for two cats or small dogs, the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder gives owners a wide range of feeding options and the compatible smartphone app ensures you have total control from anywhere in the world.

I have no issues in recommending this device and feel confident that it’ll make a world of difference to the way you feed your pets.

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PETKIT Automatic Cat Feeder with Double Hopper, 5L Automatic Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, App Control, 1-10 Meals/Day, 1-30 Servings, Anti-clog, Cat Food Dispenser for Small/Medium/Large Pet
  • 【Dual Food Hoppers Enable Mixed Feeding】the innovative PETKIT FRESH ELEMENT GEMINI automatic pet feeder can store and distribute different animal food separately. 2 independent grain storage containers with 3L and 2L can store freeze-dried food, dry cat food, air-dried cat food or baked cat food or snacks. The ratio of different types of pet food can be assigned. This can solve problems such as fussy eaters of cats, feed change or diet adaptation
  • 【App Control - Feed Anytime Anywhere】Our automatic pet feeder for cats and dogs supports APP for IOS and Android systems. It's really handy when you're out late or away for the day. Being able to easily and quickly add, change and remove meals by using the APP. You can set up to 30 meals per day with 1-10 portions per meal. And you can also view feeding records or get notifies you when food levels are low (support only 2.4Ghz WIFI)
  • 【Smart Notifications and Indicators】Your phone receives notification when the food tank is empty, food gets jammed, the battery is low, or has other problems. The infrared sensor keeps checking and stops food dispensing if the food outlet is blocked
  • 【Triple Preservation - Keep Food Fresh】the self feeding dispenser feeder has a sealed top cover that uses a sealing rubber ring to prevent mould and moisture. The built-in desiccant box is used for dehumidification and drying. The grain outlet has a closed design and closes automatically after each grain discharge to keep the grain storage dry. Food-grade stainless steel bowl provides healthy and hygienic feeding, saving your pets from chin acne
  • 【Dual Power Supply】Easily check the food level through the transparent window and add food in time. Powered by a power adapter and 4 D-size batteries(not included). for backup in case of power failure, ensuring scheduled feeding is uninterrupted. the”extremely power-saving mode” is optional

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At a Glance – Features to Lookout for When Purchasing an Automatic Cat Feeder

Feature Description
Feeding Schedule Look for a feeder that allows you to set a feeding schedule that suits your cat’s needs. Some feeders allow you to dispense up to four meals per day, while others can dispense more or less.
Portion Control Make sure the feeder has adjustable portion control so that you can dispense the right amount of food for your cat’s needs.
Food Type Check the manufacturer’s instructions to see what types of food are compatible with the feeder. Some feeders are designed for dry food only, while others can dispense wet food as well.
Capacity Consider the size of the feeder’s food container and how much food it can hold. This is particularly important if you have multiple cats or will be away from home for an extended period.
Power Source Choose a feeder with a reliable power source, such as batteries or an AC adapter. Some feeders also have a backup battery in case of a power outage.
Ease of Use Look for a feeder that is easy to program and use, with clear instructions and a user-friendly interface.
Durability Choose a feeder that is made from high-quality materials and is built to last.
Cleaning and Maintenance Look for a feeder that is easy to clean and maintain, with removable parts that can be washed in the dishwasher or by hand.
Safety Features Make sure the feeder has safety features to prevent your cat from getting stuck or injured, such as a locking lid or anti-jamming mechanism.
Price Consider your budget when choosing a feeder, but don’t sacrifice quality for price. Look for a feeder that offers good value for money and meets your cat’s needs.

PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder FAQ

How many feeders are in the PETKIT range?

There is a total of 4 models in PETKITS automatic pet feeder range, the Fresh Element Mini, Fresh Element Solo, Fresh Element Gemini and the Fresh Element Infinity.

What is the combined capacity of the double hopper system?

5 litres combined, consisting of a 3 litre and 2 litre hopper.

What is the purpose of the dessicant pack?

The dessicant pack functions to keep food dry therefore increasing freshness by removing any moisture.

How often do I need to replace the dessicant pack?

PETKIT advice to change this package every 30 days to maintain food freshness.

Can I purchase more dessicant packs, how much do they cost?

Yes, additional dessicant packages come in packs of 5, and cost £14.59

Does the PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder have a dual power supply?

Yes, mains and battery power options.

What is the material of the feeding bowl?

The PETKIT Fresh Element Gemini Automatic Pet Feeder bowl is made from 304 stainless steel.

 


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