Roomba vacuum recommendations

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 16
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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wildflowerz :  It’s not as loud as a regular vacuum. We watch TV while it’s doing its thing and we just have to turn up the volume 1-3 notches. We barely hear it if we’re in another room. I actually like that it has lower power than a regular vacuum because it doesn’t suck up the mats and rugs like a regular vacuum does.

We don’t use it on the carpeted areas as we rarely use the other two bedrooms but it escaped into the carpeted areas a few times (when we had left the door open) and it did a pretty good job with the carpets too. It automatically switches between carpet and hardwood floor mode as needed.

I try to empty the bin contents every day (because that’s what’s recommended) but sometimes I do it once in 3 days. 

Post # 17
528 posts
Busy bee

We have a Eufy 30C and love it.  It’s very quiet, low-profile (so doesn’t get stuck under furniture) and can be voice-activated or scheduled in advance.  With three long-haired people & our house sitting on a busy street, it keeps sucking up tons of dust and hair even if I run it every other day.

Post # 18
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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wildflowerz :  Sorry, I don’t recall what model it is. We were given it in 2015, so probably any models newer than ours would be as good or even better by now!

Post # 19
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

No advice on the roomba but just wanted to share this funny story about my friend. The roomba was in the office next to her bedroom, it was on a charger or something, door was closed. Apparently it updated itself then proceeded to turn itself on. Started banging up against the door and whatnot. She was home alone with the dog and thought someone broke into her house LOL. Calls her Fiance while he is at work on a 24 hr shift (FF) and he’s like “why are you calling me? Call the cops!”, so she does, and he gets all this on video because they have nest cameras. The cops come and obviously don’t find anyone, her Fiance had to call the station the next day and apologize because she was freaked out about the roomba! She’s not the only one though, cos about 2 months later I see an article on our local news website that a women in Washington state thought the same thing!

Post # 20
271 posts
Helper bee

I just bought the Deebot 79SE a couple weeks ago and love it. It’s one of the cheaper models and there’s nothing fancy like mapping. We have a dog and cat and it has been doing a really good job of keeping the hair down. I’ve kept it in our finished basement but brought it upstairs this morning and it jumped our bathroom to hallway threshold very easily.  It did keep flipping and getting caught on a flimsier door mat so before it is scheduled to run I just pick it up. 

Post # 21
3726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We’vr Had a Eufy for 3 years and we love it. We have carpet in the bedroom, hardwood flowers in the living room/kitchen, and some rugs in the bathroom. It does really well unless it accidentally gets stuck on wires. I have a long-haired cat who sheds like crazy and it gets a great job getting the worst of the cat hair. 

Post # 22
8007 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Commenting to bump. I was looking at Roombas and am grateful to learn of some more economical alternatives from Bees! Anyone else? I love my dogs but I’m tired of the tumbleweeds. 

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