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The Roomba Experience
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Post# 450578   3/6/2022 at 22:48 (330 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        

So I was at a work conference here last week and I was entered into a raffle. Now, I have never won anything in my life, so I was quite surprised to get my name called, and not only that I won the prize that I really wanted which was the Roomba! And then for even more sugar on top, the prize was a Roomba and a Braava Jet. The only down side was having to spend $80 to FedEx them home, but anyways I have received them and put them to work. This is the top of line model, which is suppose to learn your rooms over time. They both were pretty methodical, covered a majority of the places they needed to go, and didnít get stuck on anything. Definitely looking forward to playing with these two more!

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Post# 450579 , Reply# 1   3/6/2022 at 22:50 (330 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        
Roomba

This unit has automatic dirt removal, so when the bin in the Roomba gets full it will return to its base and the base will suck the dirt out. There is a bag in the top of the base.

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Post# 450580 , Reply# 2   3/6/2022 at 22:55 (330 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        
Braava Jet

It seemed to fairly economical with the solution. I had it do the bathroom and the kitchen and it only used about a quarter tank. You put a few ounces of solution in the tank and then fill the rest up with water. It also has two different kinds of pads, a dry mop similar to a swiffer pad, and the wet mop. Both are washable. The wet mop picked up quite a bit of soil and the floor had that nice clean feeling underneath.

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Post# 450581 , Reply# 3   3/6/2022 at 22:57 (330 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        

And of course being a 21st century gadget thereís an app. There are buttons on it, so you wouldnít necessarily have to use the app but it does enhance the experience. Will post more as I use it more.

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Post# 450606 , Reply# 4   3/7/2022 at 21:24 (329 days old) by Mieles5380leo (Virginia)        

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Congratulations what a nice win! Thatís over $1k in value you got there. I always found it so interesting that as much as people seem to hate bags and bagless is a big deal that they use bags in robot vacuum bases. Robot vacuums of all vacuum types would be the ones Iíd think would always be bagless. I know though that itís just a marketing ploy to get them more money because people donít ever buy filters or brush rolls to keep their vacuum maintained but theyíll have to buy bags in order for it to pick anything up so they get money from continual bag purchases after. I know from working in the vacuum business that people only care about one thing with their vacuum: the suction and that it picks up dirt. If it picks up dirt they donít care if the filters are dirty or the brush is worn down or belt is stretched, but as soon as the suction drops and itís not picking up dirt thatís when they have a problem. People wonít just replace filters or belts and brush rolls on time intervals when youíre supposed to they always wait until itís completely beyond terrible and not functioning itís like, youíre supposed to do preventative maintenance not wait until it falls apart to do something about it. Thatís another tangent for another day though.

Post# 450648 , Reply# 5   3/10/2022 at 10:29 (326 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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My house is way too cluttered for a robot vacuum to be practical but I've often thought it would be fun to see how my cats would react to one. It would probably scare them to death.

Post# 450655 , Reply# 6   3/10/2022 at 16:53 (326 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        
Cats and the Roomba

If nothing else they will expensive cat toys. The Roomba especially, the spinning brush was an attractive target for them.

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Post# 450666 , Reply# 7   3/11/2022 at 08:09 (325 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Itís an automated dustbusterÖ

At least thatís how I see my Neato D7. Neato was the first brand that had a straight side for the brush roll and it does make a difference in terms of cleaning corners and close to walls. I donít rely on mine too much but I just let it run daily between scheduled vacuumings and I suppose that every little bit helps.

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Post# 450669 , Reply# 8   3/11/2022 at 09:32 (325 days old) by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Howís the noise level?

My sister has a genuine roomba vacuum and it is terribly noisy. Really annoying to have it going in the kitchen while trying to watch tv in the next room. My Brother bought some other brand (not sure of the brand) on a Black Friday sale a few years ago and it is very smooth sounding and pleasantÖmuch like an Electrolux xxx!

Jon


Post# 450672 , Reply# 9   3/11/2022 at 11:10 (325 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        

I think the noise level is quite reasonable. The Braava jet doesnít hardly make any noise at all. The Roomba has variable suction, so on bare floor itís fairly quiet too. I havenít put it on carpet but itís suppose to go into a deep cleaning mode on carpet, which I assume would be noisier. The loudest part is when the base sucks the dirt out of the Roomba. Thatís about the same volume as a regular vacuum. However it only last about 5 seconds. I think the idea is that you are suppose to run it when you are away at work or at night, so itís out of the way.


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