Does anyone have a Roomba?
I'm a bachelor who hates cleaning and am in need of new
vac anyway and thinking of getting one of these robots
IRobot has a new model out called Dirt Dog
Could this unit be used on front room carpet?
My son and his wife have a Roomba. It works pretty well. They have
hardwood floors and don't have a lot of furniture or clutter, so it works
out well for them. They have a large dog, and the Roomba gets all the hair
up. My son was saying that if you had a lot of things for the Roomba to
bump into, it probably wouldn't work as well.
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I used to have hardwood floors and it did a great job picking up the
dirt. I have 2 pugs and a cat. The only things you have to be
careful of are electrical cords, and carpet fringe. I ended up
Roomba proofing my house (instead of child proofing).
There is a bit of maintenance with it...cleaning the brushes and
emptying the cup but I find that less objectionable than doing the
vacuuming myself. Still you occasionally need to take the regular
vacuum out to do a definitive job. It doesn't do a job equal to a
regular vacuum but if you hate vacuuming and still want a good job
done, I think it's a great option.
I would also suggest buying it from Hammacher Schlemmer. It is full
price but they offer a lifetime guarantee. My Roomba recently
started doing weird things and they sent me a brand new unit.
Certainly worth the paying of full price.
I also bought a scheduler so it vacuums at predetermined times.
Hope this helps. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
I have a Roomba (although not the Dirt Dog version). It is great for
getting pet hair and surface dirt. You do have to clear certain things out
of its way -- papers, cords, etc. It does a nice job (and easy!!!) for
surface dirt, but it's not powerful enough for "deep" cleaning. So, I also
have a Dyson for when I do the cleaning "myself."
How do you like the Scooba? I like the Roomba but have hesitated to put
that much money into a floor washer. On the other hand, I'm lazy enough to
consider it if it isn't a lot of trouble to clean out and maintain.
I have had a Roomba for some time now, and I just got a Scooba about a
week ago, I am a tech geek totally. MaryL let me tell you it does the
job and so far it hasn't been at all a problem cleaning it out. Pretty
much lift a rubber tab and let the dirty water spill out. I have had to
clean two filters out but very simple. Just take it out and rinse.
Scooba is well worth the wait for me, I was in the same boat, I didn't
know if it was worth the cost but am pretty happy to have it now.
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