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Old 05-06-2020, 01:10 PM
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Default If ya think robot vacuums are just gimmicks, think again...

For anyone that doesnt think they work or work well, think again!

I was skeptical at first and they dont replace a deep vaccum, but they supplement in between a good vacuum and reduce the frequency of them. They also get into areas that wouldnt normally be cleaned or cleaned as well with a routine vaccum.

Ours is programmed to run 4x a week, we have 3 kids and a puppy. We have a mix of hardwoods, area rugs and carpet on our main level. I got it for my wife for Christmas She sneered at first, but has become a huge fan because it has reduced the number of times she has to vacuum.

This is after the last 2 cleanings...



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Yep, we have a high end Dyson and I was not expecting it to do much but I ran the Roomba after running the Dyson and it just kept filling up the bin! Amazing machines.

Our problem is keeping the house clean enough for it to be able to run. Have to spend 20 minutes just picking up toys and other crap, so it doesn't run nearly as much as it should

I know...first world problems.
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i had one of the early Roomba's 15 years ago or so. it was red and had crappy batteries. It worked ok. I took an AI class at the time and thought it was cool.

I imagine the ones today are much much better.
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Look out for puppy poo, it will make art on a carpet and it ain't pretty. Had one for years , electric go out and forget to reprogram it, you'd be woke up with what you think is a home invasion lol, They do work.
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Our friends named theirs the "sh!t spreader" for that very reason. The poo pattern it traced out was quite artistic.
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Always wondered how they worked. Might have to add one to the list.
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We have a Eufy...got it last year. Runs daily at 9 or so. Keeps the place pretty clean.
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Roomba is still crap. The new bin thing is kinda nice.

I'd go neato
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Had the NEATO pet model, first one lasted 8 months before the eye went out. Replaced under MFG'ers warranty. New one they sent lasted 9 months before the same thing happened. This time they wouldn't cover it under the original 1 year warranty as that time period had expired but they would fix it for me for $150 and a 6 month warranty on the repair!
I passed and asked the woman on the phone if she would spend and additional $150 on top of the original $400 for a product that in my experience, only lasts 8 or 9 months? She got snarky with me and that ended our conversation.

When it worked it worked great. If I were to get another one I would research the customer reviews and definitely purchase an extended warranty.
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We have 3 Roombas and 1 Brava (the Brava is a mop). They work great for our needs. Very few rugs and hardwood floors.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Had the NEATO pet model, first one lasted 8 months before the eye went out. Replaced under MFG'ers warranty. New one they sent lasted 9 months before the same thing happened. This time they wouldn't cover it under the original 1 year warranty as that time period had expired but they would fix it for me for $150 and a 6 month warranty on the repair!
I passed and asked the woman on the phone if she would spend and additional $150 on top of the original $400 for a product that in my experience, only lasts 8 or 9 months? She got snarky with me and that ended our conversation.

When it worked it worked great. If I were to get another one I would research the customer reviews and definitely purchase an extended warranty.
That sucks. No issues with any of mine. I had an older model that is like 7 years old finally killed its battery but I just installed a new one. It runs the upstairs hall and guest bedrooms and gym so not much dirt up there. Cleans daily and fills up once a week or so. Obviously when guest are over it fills up faster.
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I love my Roomba. I live alone, no dog, Girlfriend here one night a week. All wood and tile floors. Haven't used a regular vacuum cleaner in 2 years.
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
Always wondered how they worked. Might have to add one to the list.
Not sure about the newer ones but the original roombas if i remember right, would drive straight until they hit something. until the front sensor was triggered. Then back up a little and spin a random amount. Then go forward again. Because of the randomness and letting it run long enough, eventually the whole room would get clean. Early ones were pretty basic.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
Girlfriend here one night a week.
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We have had a Roomba for several years. It helps keep up the cat fur.

When we got it, our then-second-grader named it, and so we still call it Spot.
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Bought a roomba for my mom when they first came out. My dad threw parties and showed it off to the neighbors. They couldn't believe it. Thanks dad.
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I have had a Neato for about 6 years now and it picks up a lot of stuff. If you don't think so try running a sweeper and after let your robot vacuum go over the same area, you will be shocked by how much more it picks up.
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Just wait till that puppy craps on the floor and that robot vacuum gets to it before you do.
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Our NEATO D7 works amazing well. Its programed to run every other day, the dog got used to it after a few day.

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Here is the one I picked up after much research... Roborock

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What is cool is that it laser mapped our entire first floor. I can see the floor plan on my phone and the vacuum tracks are recorded each time. It takes about 40 min and it damn near covers every square inch with precision accuracy.

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