(Closed) So, tell me about your Roomba…

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you feel about your Roomba?
    It's love! : (12 votes)
    63 %
    It's hate! : (2 votes)
    11 %
    It's love/hate. : (4 votes)
    21 %
    I'll explain. : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Love ours!!! It occationally gets dog hair caught in the wheels and we find it parked in the middle of the room, but it’s an easy fix. Great for the kitchen and picking up crumbs etc daily while we’re at work. 🙂

    Post # 4
    1954 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love my roomba!!! We have a cat and it’s awesome at picking up pet hair. It does have to be cleaned after every use, but its super easy to clean. We usually do one room at a time (live in a small apartment though, so we only just use it for the bedroom/living room/foyer area). I don’t think it makes it less useful, but then again, we have a small apartment. We’ve had it for 2 years and it works just as well today as it did the day we bought it. I am not sure how it would work if you had a big house, I think it’s slightly better for smaller spaces. It works equally well on hard wood as it does on the carpet.  I’m not sure what model we have, but I know its not the pet hair one and it still is awesome at picking up the cat hair. Ours looks like this one, but I’m not sure if it’s the exact model since ours is a bit older. 


    If and when it dies, I’ll replace it with one that has the ability to schedule cleanings, but other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing!

    Post # 5
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m curious about this too.  DH and I have talked about if it would be helpful for picking up all the dog hair our lab sheds off our hardwood floors.

    Granted I also think our dog would probably try to play with it if we left it running while we were at work.

    Post # 7
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I totally want one!  It’s been on my Christmas list for like 3 years now!

    Post # 9
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    We have a dog so obviously we have dog hair and pieces of fluff and plastic from toys she’s destroyed and Roomba (SkyNet as my Fiance calls it) is a rockstar and picking up all the pieces. 

    Post # 10
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Mrs. Spring:  ditto, why doesnt anyone want to buy me a romba!!!!

    Post # 12
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    @Mrs. Gremmlin:  Hahaha that’s awesome! 

    Our Roomba was a Christmas gift from FI’s parents. Best gift ever!

    Post # 13
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Our Roomba was a gift from my parents and we love it… It gets Fiance helping with the vacuuming, so it’s already worth it to me!! We use it as an quick clean, or in between regular vacuumings. 

    Does it do as good of a job as a regular vacuum, no. But that’s not what we really use it for. Does it pick up the half-eaten bits of dry cat food, not always. But again, that’s fine. It does need emptying halfway through our living room, which is decently sized. I also use the laser border thing to keep it confimed to the living room (and not go into the adjacent dining and kitchen areas) or it would likely run out of battery (and need to be emptied a zillion times) before it finished.

    I can run Roomba, and then vacuum over the same area and still get up some stuff, but like I said, the Roomba does what I expect it to do. Overall, if you can afford it, I say go for it. It’s very convenient!

    Post # 15
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Mrs. Gremmlin:  I totally feel your pain. We have a Corgi (Tilly, but I freaking love that you named yours after Starbuck!) and an Australian Shepherd and my house is a doghair mess if I don’t vacuum twice a week. We have a Dyson and it’s awesome.

    No advice on Roombas…I’d likely buy one just to mess with my dogs Laughing They would go completely ape-shit if there was a random machine rolling around the house.

    Post # 16
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i bought one a few years ago and husband hates it.  he says it’s too noisy.  he would rather vacuum.

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