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Everyone Needs a Roomba Robot Vacuum

Updated on May 9, 2011

iRobot Vacuums

Say goodbye to the push vacuum, and say hello to the robotic vacuum. iRobot has designed a robotic vacuum that effortlessly cleans your floors using unit senses to find and eliminate dirt and debris.

The unit sensors adjust to the changing floor surfaces and effectively clean your carpet, wood, tile, and linoleum floors.

The robotic vacuums are in a circular shape to effectively go under and around the hard to move objects in your home. Also, due to the round shape, the vacuums are able to fit in the corners where your average push vacuum is ineffective.

How do they work?

The vacuums have a three stage system. Stage one includes the innovative spinning side brushes that grab the dirt and debris from corners and along the walls. Stage two includes the 2 high- speed rotating brushes that pick up pet hair, food crumbs, and other debris. Stage three includes the powerful vacuum that sucks up the debris into a large, easy- to- empty dust bin.

This is truly an improved way to trap dust, pollen, and other allergens in your home so that they do not float around your living quarters.

The smart senses automatically adjust to the changing floor surfaces in your home, and the anti- tangle technology ensures that the vacuum won't get stuck on cords or rugs.

Which is great if you have as many cords lying around your computer desk and television as I do. The way it works, is that the vacuum automatically reverses the direction of the brushes in order to spit out the cord or tassels.

If you have stairs in your home, the robotic vacuums have built in sensors to monitor for drop- off areas, so you don't have to worry about setting up a baby gate for your vacuum. .

Another cool feature, is that because it's a self running vacuum, there are NO cords! When the job is done, the vacuum just returns to its dock and charges. And, you don't have too worry about the battery getting low because the vacuum has a built- in battery guide, so to speak. When the battery starts to get low, the vacuum automatically returns to its dock to charge.

7 Reasons why YOU need a Roomba Robotic Vacuum

Floor Washing Robotic Hard Surface Cleaner

Not only is there a robotic vacuum, but iRobot, also, has a robotic hard wood floor washer.

These are all in one floor washers that prep, washes, srcubs, and dries your floor. When prepping your floors, the brushes pick up any loose dirt and debris, so that the fresh water and solution can be mopped around the floor (washing). Then, the floor is gently scrubbed to remove the dirt and grime that has built up as the dogs run through the house and the kids run in and out. And, lastly, the washer sucks up the dirty water and leaves the floor dry and clean.

Save the time and money hiring someone to bring in their fancy equipment when you can just have your at- home robot do the job for you for a one time fee.

The product is safe to use on most hard surfaces, including sealed hardwood, linoleum, tile, and marble. If you have any doubts about whether the product is safe for your floors, you will want to consult the business that installed your floors.

Buy a Robotic Vacuum

When considering one of these intelligent robotic vacuums, you may see the prices jump out at you. But, think about it. You don't have to lug around that huge vacuum throughout the house, keeping control of the cord, and then making sure that you have a place for it out of the way.

These small robotic vacuums are definitely worth the price. Some of them are not more expensive than your high- quality push vacuums with retractable cords and bagless compartments. So what's the difference in paying $200 to $300 for a vacuum that runs on its own versus a little man- power?

The only concern that I have, is pets. If you have a dog or a cat that is scared of or just dislikes things that move, then you may want to limit your use of the robotic vacuums or put the pet away will the vacuum goes to work.

At my house, these self- run vacuums get chased and barked at, so the dogs definitely have to be put up until it's time to vacuum the last room, at which point the dogs are let out and the vacuum in.

It's up to you whether you're ready for a vacuum that runs on its own. I find them neat and nifty to have around. I'm just not a fan of pushing a big- ole vacuum around the house (mostly because the dogs hate those more).

What do you think? Have you upgraded? Think you might? Or just not ready for the change?

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      Karla Whitmore 

      6 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      I'm considering it! When I first heard of these, I was very skeptical. I pictured it bouncing from one place to the next, missing all kinds of areas, but I've heard good things and I love the idea that I can vacuum while I run to the store, write articles, do laundry... I didn't know it recharged itself! That is a big plus for me as I would forget about it all the time.


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