Let’s be honest, who likes housework? I know I cringe at the thought of spending my weekend vacuuming, so when I was given the chance to try the new Roomba® 890 Vacuuming Robot, I couldn’t jump at the opportunity fast enough. If you have dark floors like I have, then I’m sure you can relate to how frustrating it is to keep them clean. Sure, they look great, but they show up every speck of dust.
Now I must admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first gave the Roomba® 890 a go. I thought how much dirt could this little machine pick up. However I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was quite powerful. Although it didn’t suck up all the dust I had on my floors at one go (let’s face it, even a normal vacuum cleaner would struggle there is that much!), it efficiently moved around the rooms, repeating over areas until they were clean.
I would say, the most efficient way to use a Roomba® is have it running several times a week. I’ve been using mine for over a month now and although I bring out the vacuum cleaner every now and then, it has significantly reduced the amount of vacuuming I do.
For those of you facing the never ending battle against pet hair, you’ll be pleased to know the Roomba® 890 features dual, counter-rotating Tangle-Free Extractors. These extractors are made of durable rubber tread that grabs dirt and hair from any floor type, while reducing hair tangles and brush maintenance. A full suite of sensors and low profile design enables the Roomba 890 to navigate under furniture and around clutter. It also comes with a device which can be set up to block off areas you don’t want your Roomba to go, e.g. near power cords.
As the Roomba is Wi-Fi connection, the best thing is you can set the Roomba running while you are out of the house through the iRobot HOME App. You can also schedule it to clean up to seven times a week from the familiar mobile device interface, which is available for Android and iOS devices. The iRobot HOME App also provides information about cleaning status, customised tips and direct access to customer support.
And yes, it gets better. At the end of its cleaning job, the Roomba 890 returns to its charging station to recharge. The App will alert you if the bin needs emptying, otherwise it’s all set to go again when you next want to use it. So now, on the weekends, instead of running around with your vacum cleaner, you can set your Roomba going and relax with a good book or binge watch a Netflix series. What’s not to love!
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