Best iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuums in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 21, 2018
Don't want to waste your time on vacuuming carpeted floors? Get an iRobot Roomba Vacuum, an automatic helper that will do all the tedious work for you, requiring little to none of your time and effort. Read on our selection of the best iRobot models available and pick the one that suits you most. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Compatibility
Cleaning Efficiency
Sensors
Programming Cleanups
Cleaning Area per Charge
Run Time
Health Benefits
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Warranty
 
PROS

Using virtual cleaning areas, you'll be able to keep the robot in the rooms you want to be cleaned and out of those you don’t. Plus, equipped with a Halo Mode, it keeps itself away from items you want the robot to avoid.

CONS

It takes a few days for the device to memorise the layout of your home and start working optimally.

OUR VERDICT

The iRobot Roomba 981 is everything a robot vacuum cleaner is cracked up to be. Building on the foundation of its predecessors, the model is virtually devoid of the usual robot vacuum's shortcomings. With its help, you'll be able to keep every and any part of your home clean without putting in any effort at all.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Use with iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Cleaning Efficiency

Deeper cleaning on carpets, multi-room coverage. The powerful cleaning system automatically increases air power up to 10x on carpets, where it’s needed most

Sensors

iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization helps Roomba seamlessly and efficiently navigate an entire level of your home and keep track of its location. Incorporates a full suite of smart sensors and a low 3.6" profile design

Programming Cleanups

Clean and schedule anytime, from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App

Cleaning Area per Charge

Around 100 square metres

Run Time

120 minutes

Health Benefits

High-efficiency filter captures 99% of all allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns

Package

Home Base charging station, 2 x Dual-Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (4 AA batteries Included), 1 x extra filter, 1 x extra side brush, Manufacturer's warranty, Owner's guide, Documentation package

Warranty

2-year limited warranty on the robot, 1-year limited warranty on the battery

PROS

The innovative edge-sweeping brush has a special design at an angle of 27 degrees to effectively sweep away debris from the corners of rooms, lines along walls and doors, pushing it towards the central brushes and power-lifting suction.

CONS

The instructions are minimal. 

OUR VERDICT

The iRobot Roomba 960 is a practical robot vacuum cleaner with a highly efficient filter that captures not only dust but also mites and allergens. It's great for pet owners, as well as for all who care about their health. Thanks to iAdapt 2.0, Navigation with vSLAM technology, it creates its own route.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Use with iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant + Clean Map reports

Cleaning Efficiency

AeroForce® 3-stage cleaning system (tangle-free dual multi-surface brushes, edge-sweeping brush, and power-lifting suction with 5x the air power)

Sensors

Dirt Detect™ technology, Cliff Detect sensors, Auto return to the Home Base® charging station, Full Bin indicator, iAdapt Navigation with a full suite of sensors + Visual Navigation for entire level coverage, Auto-adjust cleaning head

Programming Cleanups

Clean and schedule anytime, from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App

Cleaning Area per Charge

Around 230 square metres

Run Time

75 minutes

Health Benefits

High-efficiency filter captures 99% of all allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns

Package

Home Base charging station, 1 x North American line cord, 1 x Virtual wall, Manufacturer's warranty, Owner's guide, Documentation package

Warranty

2-year limited warranty on the robot, 1-year limited warranty on the battery

PROS

The auto-adjust cleaning head automatically adapts the height of the head. The Dirt Detect technology won't miss a single piece of debris.

CONS

Doesn't cope well with wires and cables.

OUR VERDICT

The Robot Roomba 671 is almost too precise for a robot vacuum cleaner. It does a really thorough cleaning job. On top of everything else, we liked the iRobot HOME app, mostly for the reports and its ability to visualise the cleaning process.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Use with iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Cleaning Efficiency

Patented 3-stage cleaning system uses dual multi-surface brushes, a specially designed edge-sweeping brush, and strong vacuum suction

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, iAdapt Navigation, Cliff Detect sensors, Auto-adjust cleaning head, Auto return to the Home Base® charging station

Programming Cleanups

Clean and schedule anytime, from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App

Cleaning Area per Charge

Around 50 square metres

Run Time

60 minutes

Health Benefits

Extra filter

Package

Home Base charging station, Lead with a 13-amp plug, Operating instructions

Warranty

2-year limited warranty on the robot, 1-year limited warranty on the battery

PROS

The AeroVac™ filter is designed in a way that distributes litter evenly throughout the filter, so it is far less demanding in terms of maintenance. On a single charge, the model is able to operate for 2 hours straight. 

CONS

Isn't compatible with smartphone applications. 

OUR VERDICT

The iRobot Roomba 616 is one of the most affordable options on the market right now. It has almost all of the markings of a high-end iRobot Roomba robot vacuum but without the usual price tag of one. It offers most of the same benefits and is nothing short of a catch for anyone with a medium-sized home.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

N/A

Cleaning Efficiency

Patented 3-stage cleaning system uses dual multi-surface brushes, a specially designed edge-sweeping brush, and strong vacuum suction

Sensors

iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization helps Roomba seamlessly and efficiently navigate an entire level of your home and keep track of its location. Cliff-detection sensors, optical, and acoustic sensors to detect high concentrations of dirt, Auto return to the Home Base® charging station

Programming Cleanups

Simply press the CLEAN button, no programming required

Cleaning Area per Charge

Around 60 square metres

Run Time

120 minutes

Health Benefits

AeroVac™ filter

Package

Home Base™ with an integrated power supply, iRobot® XLife™ extended life battery

Warranty

2-year limited warranty on the robot, 1-year limited warranty on the battery

PROS

The washable dustbin design lets you simply rinse away dirt or debris left behind. With iRobot Home app, you'll be able to monitor the device's cleaning activity, view the cleaning history, and watch a variety of helpful maintenance videos.

CONS

The battery becomes less effective after a few years. 

OUR VERDICT

The iRobot Roomba E5 serves as a good introduction point. It is a great model for people who have never used robot vacuum cleaners before. It doesn't include some of the more gimmicky features that you'll often find in the most expensive models but it isn't as basic as the company's budget models either.

detailed parameters
Compatibility

Use with iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Cleaning Efficiency

3-stage cleaning system uses dual multi-surface brushes, a specially designed edge-sweeping brush, strong vacuum suction, and a high-efficiency filter

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, Responsive navigation, Dirt Detect™ sensors, Cliff Detect sensors, Auto return to the Home Base charging station

Programming Cleanups

Clean and schedule anytime, from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App

Cleaning Area per Charge

Around 60 square metres

Run Time

90 minutes

Health Benefits

High-efficiency filter

Package

Home Base® charging station, Line cord, Dual-Mode Virtual Wall® Barrier (2 AA batteries included), Extra filter, Owner's guide, Documentation package

Warranty

2-year limited warranty on the robot, 1-year limited warranty on the battery

iRobot Roomba 981

Amp up the Suction Power

The iRobot Roomba 981 isn't the most affordable option on the market right now, far from it, really. But that price tag that the model comes with is justified. It incorporates just about every feature in the book and we will get to those features in just a moment. But first, let's talk about some of the things here that you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. For one, you'll be able to amp up the suction power tenfold, all with but a single press of a button.

Of course, one of the biggest parts of the robot vacuums' appeal is that you do not need to interfere and a good robot cleaner will be able to do a great cleaning job without your help. Needless to say, that is the case here as well. You won't have to up the suction power by yourself. The model's powerful cleaning system will automatically increase the air power up to 10x on carpets, the spots where it’s needed most. By the way, despite its power, the cleaner is surprisingly quiet. Sure, you'll still have to set the vacuum up, and that may take some time. You'll still have to make occasional adjustments to its operation.

But it won't be difficult. Equipped with a Wi-Fi module, the model is compatible with an iRobot Home application. Using Clean Map reports, you'll be able to find the spots where your robot cleaned, input different cleaning preferences, study maintenance videos, and, as it is always the case, receive automatic robot software updates.

Review of iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Everything It's Cracked up to Be

You don't go looking for a vacuum cleaner expecting health benefits. But it is always a nice surprise when they're there. Not dissimilar to its predecessor, the model incorporates a high-efficiency filter. Capable of capturing 99% of all allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns, this filter will prove a catch for people with pets and allergies.

As far as performance is concerned, this robot vacuum cleaner mostly builds on the legacy of its predecessors. Thanks to the dual multi-surface rubber brushes, the model effortlessly pulls in dog hair, dirt, dust, and large debris from carpets and hard floors.

Though brushes like that aren't exclusive to the 981 model, the ones that are in question incorporate a durable rubber tread, a nice little component that works wonders grabbing and removing pet hair from floors and accelerating it into the vacuum bin. That, in turn, leaves you with no more of those annoying brush tangles.

Other than that, there isn't much to say about this model that we haven't seen before in other iRobot Roomba robot vacuums. Most people are probably already familiar with the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation technology and its Visual Localization partner.

That said, those other robot vacuums do not come with virtual cleaning areas. Thanks to the latter, you will have extra control over where the robot cleans. You'll be able to keep it in the rooms you want to be cleaned and out of those you don’t. Plus, equipped with a Halo Mode, the robot keeps itself away from items you want the robot to avoid.

Without boring you any further with the details, iRobot Roomba 981 is everything a robot vacuum cleaner is cracked up to be. Building on the foundation of its predecessors, the model is virtually devoid of the usual robot vacuum's shortcomings. With its help, you'll be able to keep every and any part of your home clean without putting in any effort at all.

iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner in the use

 

iRobot Roomba 960

Ideal for Homes with Pets

Pets are found in most households in the United States, and for a good reason. They are fun, lovable, and can brighten everyone's lives. However, there are some downsides to having pets, mainly in that some of them, especially dogs and cats, make a mess on the floor, including by leaving pet hair all over it. As any dog or cat owner can tell you, pet hair can be quite tricky to remove, especially with a vacuum cleaner. Although vacuum cleaners exist that specialize in removing pet hair, there are very few options for those who want an automated vacuum cleaner.

The iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum is the answer to every pet owner's prayers. This automated vacuum cleaner is great at removing pet hair and embedded dirt and grime that is left behind from pets. The power-lifting suction is up to five times stronger than what is found on most other vacuum cleaners, ensuring that all loose dirt, dust, and hair is removed. The three-stage cleaning system also ensures that all dirt and pet hair is loosened, lifted, and sucked into the vacuum, with even the toughest spots being thoroughly cleaned. The dual multi-surface rubber brushes also work quite well in loosening up anything that doesn't belong there and works equally well on almost any type of floor.
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Removes Allergens and Pollens

This powerful automated vacuum cleaner works great not only on pet hair, but on removing other allergens and pollen as well. The high-efficiency filter ensures that up to 99% of all allergens, pollen, and dust is captured, including those as small as 10 microns. This makes this model perfect for those who suffer from allergies of any kind, and will help keep your home smelling fresh and without either odours or allergens. The patented Dirt Detector technology will also ensure that your vacuum spends extra time cleaning areas with higher concentrations of dirt, dust, and pet hair, giving your entire floor a great cleaning.

Many of the high tech features of Roomba vacuum cleaners are present on this model. The iAdapt 2.0 Navigation system lets the vacuum map the entirety of your floor while cleaning, letting it ensure total coverage throughout your home. The intelligent sensors let it work around and under any obstacles, seamlessly going through doorways and under furniture without getting stuck. The vacuum can be scheduled for regular cleanings at a specific date and time, which can be set through the enhanced iRobot Home App. With these and plenty of other features that come with Roomba vacuums, this model remains a great choice for anyone.

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum in the use

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iRobot Roomba 671

Precise and Thorough

The iRobot Roomba 671 is a pretty well-rounded product. But we believe that the model owes most of its success to its precision. After all, robot vacuums are still considered to be more of a complementary piece to your regular vacuum as they simply aren't as good at cleaning. The technology has come a long way but a human being with a vacuum cleaner still beats a robot vacuum any day of the week. And while we can't say that the model in question will be able to change this paradigm, it comes pretty darn close.

First, there's the Dirt Detect technology, a technology that, as you would infer from the name, excels at detecting dirt and grime, so you get a much more thorough cleaning job.

Of course, it's one thing to detect the dirt and the grime, but dealing with it is a whole different animal. That is where the company's very own 3-stage cleaning system comes in. It incorporates a dual multi-surface cleaning brush, an edge-sweeping brush, and vacuum suction. The system essentially attacks everything in its way, from some of the smaller particles to large debris. It works equally well with carpets and hard floors.

All in all, the iRobot Roomba 671 incorporates a full suite of intelligent sensors. These sensors guide the vacuum around and under your furniture. With their help, the Roomba 671 cleans your floors without getting stuck between the furniture.

Review of iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

All of the Sensors

The robot vacuum's sensors are its bread and butter. On top of everything we've mentioned above, there's also the auto-adjust cleaning head. The feature allows the said cleaning head to automatically adapt its height. It may not sound like much but the function makes the model much more effective at cleaning carpets.

The cliff sensors aren't too shabby either. They help the device avoid stairs and other potential drop-off areas, so you won't have to worry about your vacuum cleaner's safety.

The only issue we have with it, and we don't quite know whether it is the sensors or the construction, but the model isn't particularly great at dealing with wires and cables. It's not a huge issue but you might want to hide some of them to prevent the robot from getting stuck.

It isn't a game changer by any stretch of the imagination but we would still like to point out the convenient built-in handle of this device. It's a small thing but it really helps pick the robot vacuum up and carry it around the house.

Other than that, just like the majority of its peers, the model is Wi-Fi connected and can be operated via Alexa or Google Assistant.

In short, the iRobot Roomba 671 is almost too precise for a robot vacuum cleaner. It does a really thorough job. On top of everything else, we liked the iRobot HOME app, mostly for the reports and its ability to visualise the cleaning process.

iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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iRobot Roomba 616

Robot Advantages Without the Usual Price

There's a good reason why, to this day, the Roomba 600 series still remains one of the more lines of the company' products.

Sure, it doesn't have the bulk of the Roomba "smart' features. There's no Wi-Fi connection here, so you don't get to use the robot through your smartphone with the company's app. The model is stripped of the weekly scheduling function. It doesn't include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support. Finally, its vacuum cleaning power doesn't really compare to the performance of the flagship 980 model.

And you know what? It is still an excellent product. It may sound like you're giving up a lot here. But that really isn't the case. Most people don't use Alexa or Google Assistant. It's nice to be able to control the vacuum through your phone but that's about all there is to it - it's nice, it's not a necessity and more of a gimmicky luxury. The same can be said about the weekly scheduling function.

Sure, the vacuum cleaning power is a bit of a compromise. But keep in mind that you're paying around 200 pounds, while the aforementioned flagship model will cost you around 800 pounds. So, with the latter, are you really getting your money's worth? Maybe. But it definitely doesn't have as impressive of a price-performance ratio as the model in question.

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Same Performance but Less Maintenance

Now, we've listed just about everything that this iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner isn't. So, let's talk about what it is and what it has to offer. Well, first things first, it is still a precise cleaning machine. Equipped with iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and Visual Localization technologies, the model seamlessly and efficiently navigates an entire level of your home and keeps track of its location.

It isn't devoid of cliff-detection sensors nor did the manufacturers forget about optical and acoustic sensors that it relies on to detect high concentrations of dirt. When it is done, the model automatically returns to the Home Base® charging station, the same as its more expensive counterparts.

Part of the model that we definitely couldn't gloss over is the AeroVac™ filter technology. Designed in a way that distributes litter evenly throughout the filter, it is far less demanding in terms of maintenance.

The runtime of the iRobot Roomba 616 is another impressive aspect of this budget cleaner. On a single charge, it is able to operate for 2 hours straight. Though the cleaning area it can cover in those 2 minutes is relatively unimpressive (around 60 square metres), it is still more than you'd expect from such an inexpensive model.

Finally, it isn't devoid of the company's patented 3-stage cleaning system. Equipped with dual multi-surface brushes, a specially designed edge-sweeping brush, and strong vacuum suction, it is particularly good at adapting to the intricacies of your home's surfaces, removing dirt from the most inaccessible places, and gracefully manoeuvring around the premises.

Long story short, the iRobot Roomba 616 is one of the most affordable options on the market right now. It has almost all of the markings of a high-end iRobot Roomba robot vacuum but without the usual price tag of one. It offers most of the same benefits and is nothing short of a catch for anyone with a medium-sized home.

iRobot Roomba 616 Robot Vacuum in the use

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iRobot Roomba E5

A Good Introduction Point

Lazy? We prefer "motivationally challenged" or "someone who practices selective participation". Let's be honest, there's nothing wrong with feeling unenthusiastic about vacuuming. It is boring and tedious, something we all do but not something that normal people particularly enjoy doing. So, you could continue doing that or, alternatively, you could invest in the iRobot Roomba E5.

Among a variety of different iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaners, we would say that this one is one of the better models for beginners, as in people who've never used a robot vacuum before, would like to utilise all of the advantages of these devices, but do not feel particularly inclined paying for the flagship models just yet.

Of course, if you do have some experience with these things, it's not like this vacuum cleaner won't be able to satisfy your needs. On the contrary, there's very little that separates this particular model from the more expensive competition. Just that it doesn't really differ that much from most company's products.

For example, not dissimilar to most of their products (excluding budget models), this iRobot Roomba comes equipped with a Wi-Fi receiver. It is compatible with iRobot HOME application, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Using the former, you will be able to monitor the device's cleaning activity, view the cleaning history, and watch a variety of helpful maintenance videos. Of course, being compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa means that the vacuum cleaner will allow you to control itself via voice commands.

Review of iRobot Roomba E5 Pets Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Effective is One Way to Describe It

All of the company's latest robot vacuum cleaners come equipped with a 3-stage cleaning system and the model in question is not an exception to this rule. As per usual, the system entails dual multi-surface brushes, an edge-sweeping brush, and strong vacuum suction.

The dual multi-surface brushes, as you'd probably infer from the name, make the device as flexible and versatile as it is. It is just as great for tile floors as it is for hardwood. The edge-sweeping brush, on the other hand, is designed at a 27-degree angle. This way, it is able to sweep debris away from edges and corners, so you won't have to clean those on your own.

What we really like about the company's high-end models is the Virtual Wall® Mode. For how easy it is, the mode is ridiculously effective. It works wonders keeping the robot in the rooms you want him to clean and out of the ones you don't want him to tackle.

There's a lot about this device that's worth pointing out but, again, we've seen most of it before in other models from this company. So, the last item on our list is the washable dustbin. It's a nice change of pace from the usual deal as it lets you simply rinse away dirt or debris left behind, so you don't have to waste a whole lot of time on maintenance.

In closing, the iRobot Roomba E5 serves as a good introduction point. As we've said earlier, it is a great model for people who have never used robot vacuum cleaners before. It doesn't include some of the more gimmicky features that you'll often find in the most expensive models but it isn't as basic as the company's budget models either.

iRobot Roomba E5 Pets Robot Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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What Is an iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum?

Want to keep your home spotless without having to crawl on your hands and knees to get to the fur or pet hair stuck under your couch or armchair? Here's the solution - an iRobot Roomba robot vacuum, a smart cleaner that will do the cleaning job for you. Many robotic cleaners can be programmed to switch on at a specific time on certain days of the week, in order to do the cleaning automatically without your supervision. Some of them have Wi-Fi connectivity and can be paired with a smartphone allowing you to control the cleaner remotely and view the progress of cleaning.

Compact and lightweight, Roomba cleaners can get into all those nooks and crannies of your house to keep it sparklingly clean. You will no longer need to spend your time on scrubbing carpets and dusting. The iRobot Roomba robot vacuum will keep dust and allergies at bay. It works for all floors and carpets and it won't miss a thing.

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What Features to Compare

Compatibility with Apps and Gadgets

Thanks to numerous technological advancements, now it's become possible to guide a vacuum cleaner around the living room or any other room, set up a weekly schedule, and watch the progress of cleaning on the screen of a smartphone or any other digital gadget you use. For that, you will only need to download a Google Assistant or an Amazon Alexa, depending on the software that your gadget is compatible with. Older models, though, would come with remote controls and more basic setup options.

Cleaning Efficiency

Check what kind of brushes the chosen model of iRobot vac cleaner comes fitted with, to see whether it meets your cleaning needs. Some models are best suited for carpets, some are designed to be used on hardwood floors, while there are also those that could be used on all types of flooring, making them a universal solution. Many newer models can prioritize cleaning and detect even the tiniest specks of dirt and dust. And if you have a pet, we'd recommend you to look towards Roomba vacs that boast a strong aeroforce system giving them enough power to suck up fur clumps and dander.

Sensors

Good sensors are crucial since they not only allow the cleaner to accurately avoid obstacles on the way but also enable it to create a detailed map of your house to optimize every cleanup. Some newer vacs are able to detect those zones of your house that tend to get dirty more often than the rest and focus on them. On top of that, they are able to scan the room in order to detect tiny hair and dust that could have got caught in furniture or carpets. If there aren't enough sensors in the vac or they are weak, a vacuum cleaner will struggle to handle a large area and will most likely drive continuously over the same route until it runs out of power.

Programming

As you've made a decision to buy a Roomba, it makes sense to opt for a model that requires little to none programming, making your cleanups a breeze. Some of the newer models will only require you to set up when to power them on, while others might need you to set up some other parameters such as a flooring type, the size of your house, the preferable time (day, week etc) of cleanup.

Runtime

Even though most modern models are programmed to recharge automatically, the process still takes some time. Which is why it makes sense to check the time required for recharging right away, in order to make sure that you won't need to wait a whole day. Also, before buying the vacuum cleaner with the longest runtime, we'd recommend you to take into account the size of your house. If it's not that big, there's no real reason to overpay for a more expensive model. Most iRobot vacuum cleaners can run for 2 hours continuously and this time is considered to be a norm.

Did you know?

The way a robotic vacuum detects and removes dirt is smart.

A lot of people wonder how it is possible that a machine can detect dirt and remove it without human help. With modern technologies, impossible is nothing. Moreover, the operation principle of these appliances is quite simple. The thing is that they are equipped with acoustic sensors that catch vibrations when dirt is on a vacuum’s way. The more dirt there is, the more vibrations a device senses, thus, provides better cleaning results. Besides dirt sensors, a lot of iRobot vacuums are equipped with cliff sensors that recognise stairs and other obstacles to avoid them and, as a result, prevent damage of a vacuum and furniture.

All iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaners come with accessories.

Actually, not only robotic vacuums come with accessories included in the box. Many manufacturers supply their products with accessories in an endeavour to make their customers' lives easier. On unpacking the box, along with a Roomba vac, you’ll often find a few cleaning brushes (main and side ones), extra filters to replace, a charging base, a charger, and a battery. Most iRobot appliances also include virtual walls that help set up borders of an area you want your robot vacuum to clean, while blocking off other areas or objects.

iRobot vacuums need some maintenance to ensure their long service life.

Just like any other electrical appliances that are used several times a week (or even every day), a robotic vacuum needs to be taken care of if you want it to serve you reliably for years. Luckily, the maintenance isn’t troublesome and there are only a few things to keep in mind, which are:
- Remember to empty a dustbin after every cleaning cycle.
- Remember to clean filters after several clean-ups and replace them twice-four times a year.
- Remember to check the main and side brushes. They need to be cleaned regularly to prevent them from clogging with dust, hair, pet fur, etc.

Of course, since different models have different features, the recommendations might differ a bit, which is why all robot cleaners come with manuals from which you can find out how to maintain and service this or that part of the bot.

The advantages of robotic vacuums over conventional vacuum cleaners and why you might need one.

The obvious advantage of iRobot vacuums is that they do all cleaning without human control. You can run it from your smartphone, if it's compatible with apps control, or press a single button on its body. Even though robotic vacuums are two or even three times more expensive than handheld or upright models, you still might want to have one because of the following reasons:

- you don’t have enough time or have more important chores than cleaning floors on your own;
- you (or your relative) have mobility issues but want to take care of home;
- these smart devices need minimal maintenance and it doesn’t take you much time to control them;
- one appliance fits all floor types and provides great cleaning performance.

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Publish Date: 2018-03-16 16:09:20