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Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design Reviews


Seems ok


Pros: Easy to clean

Cons: No reservoir for additional water

I just bought this fountain and set it up today. It's very light. I'm not crazy about the stainless steel, but the store didn't have it in ceramic.   There aren't many pieces to it, and it's easy to assemble. No nooks and crannies to worry about when cleaning.   Very quiet when in use.

nice small fountain


Pros: stainless, attractive

Cons: filter not as easy to replace as other units

I use this fountain in my office at work. I have one cat that comes in one a week with me and he drinks out of this.  I wanted the stainless because it will harbor less bacteria than a plastic one.  I've had it about 6 months with no issues. My cat likes to play in it and I think he prefers drinking out of his wider, plastic Petmate fountain we have at home. I like it in my office however and it makes a noise like a real fountain which I enjoy.  

A great little fountain that my cat loves.


Pros: stainelss steel; inexpensive; works well; has a filter; my cat likes it... a lot

Cons: filter repalcement is a bit of a chore and cost; you still have to clean it; the motor needs clenaing every few months; needs topping off fairly often

I highly recommend this fountain for any and all cat owners.  it is inexpensive, attractive, works well, and cats (or at least mine) love it.    A few pro tips with it:   -if your cat bites the cord, use a product called, "Split Loom Tubing Wire Conduit" to cover the wires ( works on any wire, not jut this one) -use purified water, your cat will thank you (I know it has a filter and that helps, but starting with purified will reduce maintenance and make your cat happy.) -if the motor stops, you can take it apart and clean the impeller out (they have a video on the pioneer pet site), and that will usually fix it. It happened to me once, and a quick cleaning did,...
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Great fountain, good value


Pros: Aluminum rather than plastic, relatively easy to clean

Cons: pump requires frequent cleaning

Like most cats, mine prefer running water over still.  I've been thru several brands and models of fountains.  While the Pioneer isn't quite perfect, I prefer it to the Drinkwell fountain I started with over a decade ago.  I don't know if it is true, but I've heard that metal is preferable to plastic.  What I do know is that the metal fountains are much easier to clean.  No matter how much I scrubbed the Drinkwell, the plastic always felt a bit slimy.  Archie and Lucy, love the Pioneer.   For the most part the fountain is easy to clean.  My one nit, is that the pump tends to clog. I take the pump apart every week and soak the motor (and the...
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This gamble paid off!


Pros: Easy set up, easy to clean, and easy to fill/maintain, no super long transition period

Cons: Not as quiet as you'd think

I own the 60oz (smaller one), which is great for my one, rather large, cat. If you have two cats, I recommend the 90 or 120 oz versions.   I keep the water level constant, and change the water completely every week. What I really like about this is that I can add ice cubes in the main drinking area, and it'll help keep the water cool during hot days. The cord is nice and long, and I have it set up in a corner of my kitchen, near my cat's food bowl. As far as my comment about the noise, it really isn't that noisy, but it isn't totally silent, either. It's more like a consistent quiet murmur, which will grow louder as the water is depleted from the unit. Kind of like the hum of an...
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One of the better fountain designs.


Pros: Not tippy, holds a lot of water, filter re-fillable.

Cons: Vibration can be noisy at times.

I looked at a lot of fountains and ended up picking the 96oz version of this one in stainless steel. I opted to not get the ceramic because it could be easily chipped while washing. In the past I also had a black ceramic tabletop decorative fountain and the evaporation of the water left a white ring that was very obvious on the black and a pain to clean off. Since I have three cats and a small dog I opted for this mid-sized one. I planned to change the water every day or two and thought the next largest size would be unnecessary. I have had it for two months now and it is working really well. I change the water frequently and rinse the pump and filter out well at every change. The filter...
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Review for Pioneer Pet Big Max Stainless Steel


Pros: big enough for multiple cats, keeps water cold, easy to clean - only three parts, runs quietly, cats drink out of it a lot

Cons: nothing!

I couldn't find the Big Max on this review site, so I'm putting my review with the Raindrop design. After using other cat fountains, like the Drinkwell and Petmate line of water fountains, I turned to the Pioneer Pet Big Max Stainless Steel water fountain. They absolutely loved it! They love the water bubbling up from the pump and licking the side where the water flows. They also drink from the bowl. The stainless steel keeps the water cold, which is nice. Before I had plastic ones and kept putting ice in the bowl. It's easy to clean - there are only three parts: the basin, the top part, and the filter/pump. There is no slime like the Drinkwell 360. It is very quiet; I hardly notice...
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I absolutely love this fountain!


Pros: sooo easy to clean, extremely quiet, cats LOVE it, comes in metal and ceramic (same price)

Cons: none

I bought this fountain a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! It is beyond easy to clean, and my cats like it way more than the basic plastic Drinkwell fountain I had before. I catch both of them drinking from it almost every day, and only one of my cats would drink from the Drinkwell. I have to refill it every other day because of how much it increased my cats' water intake. Cleaning is easy as there's a top metal piece, the bottom metal bowl, and the pump itself; that's it. No small parts like the Drinkwell had, and no tricky crevasses to reach into. Wow, looking back, that Drinkwell is a really awful design from an upkeep viewpoint.   It's also really quiet. I can't hear...
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Paws Up!


Pros: Very easy to clean, beautiful design, large capacity stainless steel bowl, quiet, my cats LOVE it!

Cons: None

I love this fountain!  It holds a lot of water, I seldom have to add water more than once per day.  There are absolutely no nooks nor crannies in the stainless steel bowl or cover, so cleaning is a breeze.  It's a beautifully designed, quiet fountain that would look great in most any setting.   But the best testimonial of all are my 3 kitties, who all give it a definite paws up! › Cat Supplies and Services › Food & Feeding › Fountains › Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design › Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design Reviews