(Closed) Would you buy your Roomba again?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you buy a Roomba again?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    11 %
    No : (9 votes)
    33 %
    Robots are fun to watch : (11 votes)
    41 %
    Robots scare me : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    My mother has one. Stuff gets stuck in it all the time and it makes the most annoying noises when that happens. Also, if you are talking about pet hair, it’ll get filled so fast.

    I wouldn’t buy one.

    We invested in a Dyson canister. I love it.

    Post # 4
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    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Interesting…we have a shedding dog and I’ve wondered if Roombas are worth the cost.

    Post # 6
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it depends on the size of the area you want to use it for. I have a 1 bedroom apartment and I think it’s a lifesaver. I have a cat and I don’t think it gets filled up that fast. I also don’t think stuff gets stuck in ours. I’m shocked sometimes at what it can pick up when I empty it. I find twist ties, my elastics, pennies, etc and they don’t get stuck at all. We usually start it when we leave for work. One day we’ll do the kitchen/living room. The next day we’ll do the bedroom/hallway. I think it would be a good solution for you since you obviously have another vacuum that works, but who vacuums is obviously the issue. I’m not sure what model it is we have, but I’d definitely get one that you can schedule it. We didn’t and I regret it.

    Post # 8
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @kay01:  That would definitely work. Our apartment is slightly smaller but I think it could handle more. I just wouldn’t necesarily recommend it for anything bigger than a condo.  I looked up the 560 model and it has the scheduling feature which is what I would want if i had to buy it over again. I’d definitely recommend it, if for no other reason than your sanity. It’s nice to be able to come home to clean floors without lifting a finger. 

    Post # 9
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We love ours.  My MIL has the Pet edition, and is happy.  She still does a deep vacuum here and there, but she said it definitely helps with the pet hair (two cats, one dog).

    Post # 10
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes, we have the pet version and we love it. We schedule it to run during the day while we’re at work. There’s also the added benefit of entertainment if you get lucky…

    Post # 11
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    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Have you considered changing your litter box? My kitties used to track litter (or kick it straight out of the box) all over the place. We changed all our litter boxes and haven’t had a real problem since. We also use non-clay litter, either wheat or corn. 

    There’s top entry boxes: http://www.amazon.com/Clevercat-77000-Top-Entry-Litterbox/dp/B0002ZS20I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350175028&sr=8-3&keywords=litter+box

    Or boxes with a long entry: http://www.amazon.com/Booda-Dome-Cleanstep-Cat-Titanium/dp/B0002DH8L4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350175028&sr=8-5&keywords=litter+box

    We have both, and both work wonderfully for controlling litter. We also have a little “litter house” to hold their food bowls since one is a messy eater as well.  It looks exactly like this one, but dark wood and I got it for 20 bucks at Ross. http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Washroom-Night-Stand-House/dp/B000JZOQO2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1350175179&sr=1-1&keywords=litter+house

     

    Post # 12
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I’ve been bugging DH about that too! We have 3 freakin cats and I am home with the baby… I do most chores, but we have 3 floors and the baby is scared at the vacuum noise… I’d love to buy a roomba and have it run on each floor twice per week.

    Hope to read interesting reviews here!

    Post # 13
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    On the litter, have you heard of the World’s Best cat litter (actual brand name haha)? It’s made from corn and it is naturally odor absorbent. It still tracks as will any type of litter, but I find it usually stays at least within a few ft of the box so it doesnt get all over the house like other litters we’ve used in the past.  The roomba does a great job of picking up what the cat does manage to track around the litter box though so extra points for the roomba. Can you tell I’m a huge fan?

    Post # 14
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    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Does the cat always always ALWAYS use the litter box with no accidents?  One of our friends had a Roomba, and their dog had an accident while it was running…and the Roomba ran through the dog poo and then proceeded to track it all over the house.  Hysterical, yes…but still, just a warning…lol.  If you cat is good with the litter box, then I would say go for it.  🙂

    Post # 15
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    14066 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope, we have one and we barely use it now.  My husband also bought one for his mother a few years ago and her doesnt get used either.  For both of us, stuff (mostly hair, anything longer than an inch and a half) gets so stuck in the gears after too short a time and needs a good cleaning.   For me, mine kept gettng stuck under the couch, or behind a chair or pushing things around.  I think its less hassle to just use a quick stick vac that watch and make sure the rooma is doing its job.

    Post # 16
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    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @saraja87:  Thanks so much for this!! Is there a brand of litter you recommend? Why wheat and why corn? =)  Do major stores sell the CleverCat?  Ordering online seems ok for price but I know I”ll get killed by shipping.

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