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    Default Roomba robot vacuum cleaner

    I'm thinking that I'd love to have a robot vacuum cleaner to keep the floors clean between major floor cleans.

    Does anyone have a Roomba robot vacuum? They look awesome but are also quite pricey - I could upgrade my ordinary vacuum to a Dyson for the some money,

    So hoping to hear from anyone who may have a Roomba and if they are worth the money. Also, are they actually a vacuum or more of a sweeper?

    Thanks!

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    Oooh I loooooove my Roomba.

    I also have a Dyson and think the money for the Roomba was better spent than the Dyson.

    I just gave birth to twin boys and figured the Roomba was money well spent for clean floors!

    It halved my floor cleaning time and is wonderful cause I can be doing other things while the Roomba is going.

    Also convinced three other people after seeing the job it does at home and they have since purchased one also.

    So worth it in my opinion!

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    I have one too, love it! I have 3 dogs and its great for picking up dog hair off hard floors

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    I have one cos I hate vacuuming. I alway hated the noise. So the Roomba is fantastic cos I can set it on and leave the room. Does a great job!

    I would love to get the Scooba, the floor washing model.

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    Totally worth it!! I have the LG Roboking and it does a fantastic job. I find it best to put on when I leave the house so I don't get in its way or shut it in a room I'm not using if I'm home.

    It has awesome suction power. It gets all of the cat fur off the rug that my manual vac can't and it gets up all of the sand that gets walked into the house on a daily basis.

    You still need to keep your manual vac to clean skirting boards and under things the robot can't get too.

    I love it and am very happy I spent the extra money.

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    Dare I ask... How much are they? I'd love to get one as we have a huge house with white tiles, 5 kids, 2 indoor cats and an indoor dog and I vacuum daily just to keep ontop of it.

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    They range from around $300 to $1100 depending on the brand and features. With such a big house and so many pets and kids you would probably need more than 1. They take quite a long time to vacuum and they don't have a very long battery life. I spent the extra money and got the top of the range one as it resumes from its previous spot after having to recharge during a clean. Most of them will start from the beginning again.

    If you are interested in them it is worth doing the research and playing with them all at a shop like Harvey Norman.

    You can get some great discounts on them in the sales too

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    What are they like going around stuff left on the floor ie. toys, do they get stuck on cables etc easily?

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    They do get stuck on cables so you need to make sure they are out of the way. They easily travel around and under furniture and big toys. My DD has a tigger she can bounce on that it doesn't like too much as it has a flattish bottom that the robot can mount, so I usually just pop it on the couch if I'm leaving the house

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    I'm on my second roomba in 12 years. I got rid if my first one just because I wanted a model upgrade. It's fantastic. I have one upstairs and one downstairs and the go on everyday. It keeps the house clean and picks up the cat hair. I love the one upstairs because it gets all the hair in the bathroom and goes under the bed.

    I love love it


 

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