purchased this for an easy life... both in the early mornings and on the odd day when I have to work long hours
It is very well made and robust. I personally found it easy to set up even with just the paper instructions. There is also a YouTube video that clearly helps should you prefer to see rather than read how to set up the feeding schedule. Btw I'm no spring chicken at 50 but, for me, it seemed really easy to set up.
One thing you will note is that it is a little noisy when it is dispensing the dry food. The unit has a mechanical screw type dispenser so you qwould expect some noise. The two cats we have adapted really easily to this new kind of feeding. The younger cat hears the food being dispensed and makes a bee line straight to the food. The older cat meanders to the dispenser at a more leisurely rate of knots! Both cats are not disturbed by the noise of this item when it dishes out the food.
Its used everyday for their food.
It has never jammed and works like a dream.
never misses a meal.
In fact its just delivered a portion of food as I'm writing this review and theyre crunching away on it.
I think most people accidently forget to feed their pets from time to time, use one of these and it never happens.