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Robot Cleaners

At my last apartment I had a cleaning lady come by every week. It wasn’t very expensive (an Alabama advantage: cheap labor!), and it kept the place looking and smelling nice. Unfortunately, that’s just not an option here. I prefer living in a clean place, but I don’t actually sweep and mop myself nearly as often as I think I should.

It was my birthday recently, I’ve got some money to spare, and a Roomba 570 costs less than six months’ human labor. Is it worth buying a robot to take care of this for me?

Should I buy an iRobot?

  • Yes (100%, 5 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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If yes (noting that my apartment is entirely floored in linoleum):

Which iRobot should I buy?

  • Roomba (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Both (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (in comments) (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Scooba (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Comment by Alex Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-27 11:11:42

I bought a roomba for my wife but she doesn’t use it. It needs to be cleaned frequently and the “bag” compartment is too small.

Comment by coriolinus Windows NT Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7
2010-01-27 16:12:51

Do you know of a viable competitor? If there’s something better on the market, I have no particular loyalty to the brand.

Comment by Rourke Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-28 10:01:23

One friend’s grandmother had a Roomba, but it broke. My other friend says it would be easier if you just cleaned up your place yourself. I say you should buy a Roomba (I think) (depending on the cost).

Comment by irobotlvr Windows Server 2003 Internet Explorer 6.0
2010-01-31 07:27:31

I have had 2 Roombas for almost 5 years. Both are still going strong. I haven’t vacuumed my house once since I purchased them; they do it all. I can’t imagine being without a Roomba. If they aren’t working for some reason, contact customer support for iRobot – they will take care of you!!


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