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Roomba 780 Review

Here we are going to review the Roomba 780 Vacuum cleaning Robot which is a premium offering from iRobot. If you want to take a look at our #1 pick then check out our review of the Roomba 770.

The 780 is considered a top end product using the dirt detect series 2 technology which drives the robot to perform totally focused cleaning in the worst areas of dirt and does not rest until it vacuums the whole room thoroughly.

It gives you the controls at your finger tips with its elegant state-of-the-art feather touch buttons.

The special feature exclusive to this premium model bin full indicator which tells you when to empty.

Some special features of the Roomba 780 :

  • Room-to-Room Navigation : The included virtual wall lighthouses restrict the robot to one room at a time till it completes the cleaning process in that room.  After one room is cleaned thoroughly then it allows the robot to move to the next room.
  • On-board Scheduling: You can schedule the robot for upto seven cleaning sessions in a row for a week’s cleaning and will work even when you are away on a vacation.
  • Long lasting battery: This Roomba vacuum is equipped with sophisticated power management software which gives the battery 50% extended life compared to the older versions. This gives you hundreds of more cleaning sessions.

Now let’s look at the pros & cons:


  • Effective cleaning
  • Ability to clean under furnitures
  • Covers the entire room
  • Cleans thoroughly
  • Hassle free operation
  • Big debris bin
  • Long cycle times
  • Pet friendly
  • Pet hair of all kinds
  • Programmable


  • Can get stuck sometimes requiring physical intervention
  • Frequent cleaning required
  • Does not clean stairs
  • Can get a little noisy at times

Some of the best areas of usage include carpeted floors, hardwood floors, tiled floors, large rooms, multiple rooms, removal of pet hairs…

Roomba 630 Review

Here we will be reviewing the Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot and we recommend this as our #3 pick. If you want to take a look at our #1 pick then check out our review of the Roomba 770.

You can call it a low end roomba compared to the expensive Roomba 770. Only thing that differentiates between the two is that the 630 comes with a little less features but is worth the cheaper price tag.

Let’s have a look at the important features of the Roomba 630 Robotic Vacuum cleaner:

  • Picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system.
  • Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them.
  • iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures it vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach.
  • The included Virtual Wall keeps it from cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas.

The special composition of the 630’s longer-lasting brushes equips it to handle difficult to handle fibers such as hair more effectively, making maintenance quicker and easier than ever.

You can also check out a review of the Neato XV-21 if you are looking for something cheaper and still fulfill your requirements.

The 630 comes with 1 Robot Battery, 1 AeroVac Filter, 1 Side Brush, 1 Bristle Brush, 1 Beater Brush. It also comes with a self charging home base including power supply, 1 extra Aerovac filter, 1 virtual wall, 1 brush cleaning tool and owner’s guide and documentation.

It has the features of the 770 with the following differences:

  • It does not have the persistent pass feature, which is an advanced feature of the 770.
  • The filtering efficiency is a little lower
  • It does not come with the scheduling feature
  • It comes with 1 virtual wall instead of 2 (this contains the Roomba from wandering into unwanted spaces.

All said and done, the 630 model is a reliable Roomba machine to take care of your tough vacuum cleaning needs automatically.


The Roomba 630 does not have some advanced features like the 770 but it is built tough and is a reliable machine. For the price you pay it does more than the standard automatic vacuum cleaners. This is a great pick for you if you cannot afford the 770.

Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Review

Here we will be reviewing the Neato XV-21 and we recommend this as our #2 robotic vacuum cleaner. If you want to take a look at our #1 pick then check out our review of the Roomba 770.

This is a fantastic automatic vacuum cleaner and is a cheaper version of the Roomba 770. Only thing that differentiates between the two is that the Roomba is more reliable one.

Let’s have a look at the important features:

  • Powerful cleaning system specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers
  • High performance vacuum removes all kinds of dirt and cleans all floors: carpets, rugs, hardwood, laminates, tile, and stone.
  • Schedule automatic cleanings while you’re away via simple user interface.
  • Automatically returns to charging base when vacuuming is concluded.

You can also check out a review of Roomba 650 if you are looking for something a little more reliable.

The XV-21 is a powerful versatile cleaner which can work on different surfaces like carpet, wood, tile, or vinyl and keep them exceptionally clean.

An intelligent vacuum cleaner can be set up to clean your home daily. It will scan your room and will clean effectively using the back and forth motion as much as required. It uses a special bristled brush and can remove tough pet hair, dander and fibers with it’s special filter which can retain 3 times more dust than standard filters.

The Neato XV-21 brings you the next generation intelligence RPS (Room Positioning Sensing) technology which does a periodic mapping of your room and knows where to do the cleaning avoiding obstacles.

A very cool feature is the batteries starts charging wirelessly.

One thing you should take care is to allow plenty of room between the bas and any obstacles. Even though the manual says 3 feet, ideally 5 feet has been found to work better.

Another problem you can face is when the Robot get’s stuck and is not able to find it’s way you need to intervene. If left unnoticed for a couple of hours it can drain the battery and it will forget how much of cleaning it has completed.


Despite a few minor issues the Neato VX-21 is value for money and we highly recommend that you pick up this product. If you want to get started quickly with your robotic vacuum cleaning this is worth taking a look.

If you are interested and want to buy the neato VX-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner the best price we could find is at and they have a combo deal when you also pick up the filter pack and Boundary markers.

Neato XV-11 Review

For those who are looking for a break from the cleaning routine, the Neato XV-11 offers just that. This technologically advanced piece of machinery is not only effective, but is also attractive.

The vacuum robot features modern lines and a sleek silhouette as well as an up to date color scheme. Not only does it look great, but it is able to clean even the most difficult floor plans.

Saves Your Time

The Neato XV-11 vacuum was designed to save a homeowner time, and it certainly does this. The Neato is able to automatically clean floors; this even includes the hard to reach places that traditional vacuums struggle with such as corners and under furniture. Another time saving feature that this device includes is the scheduled automatic cleanings. The interface on the device will easily allow you to program the vacuum for use when you are away from the home. This is one of the great features that this device has and others lack. It’s wonderful to come home to spotless floors.

If there are places that you would like the vacuum to not enter, there are several things that can be done. The door to the room you desire to leave uncleaned can simply be closed. This will prevent it from entering. Another option is using a black magnetic strip in front of the room. This will inform the Neato not to enter the designated space.

Robotic Vacuum Features

  • Saves you time by automatically vacuuming entire floor under furniture and right into the corners.
  • Avoids bumping into walls and furniture using laser based positioning system which prevents any damage.
  • Powerful vacuum that removes all kinds of loose dirt and dust.
  • Cleans all floor surfaces including: carpets, rugs, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring.
  • Schedule floors to be cleaned while you’re out of the house through easy programming interface.
  • Automatically docks with base unit to recharge battery.

Great For All Floors

For those who are worried about the vacuum damaging walls or chipping paint, there is no reason for concern. The XV-11 features an innovative laser guidance system which allows the device to avoid bumping into and damaging walls or furniture. It is able to clean and remove dirt from a wide variety of surfaces. Tile, wood, carpet, laminate and stone are all easily cleaned by the Neato. This device can easily transition from one floor type to another. There is no need to change the settings based on the flooring material like some vacuums.

Docks To Recharge

The battery life  depends on the specific usage. The average life is anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. When the battery life is depleted, it will automatically return itself to the charging station. If it is scheduled to clean while you’re away, the vacuum will return to cleaning after it has been fully charged. While the battery life is adequate, there is room for improvement which would allow for even more efficient cleaning. When it is running, it has a moderate noise level.

Great Suction Power

One of the best features is the suction power. For a small device, this packs a lot of punch. It is able to clean floors and remove dust and debris just as well as a traditional upright vacuum. When it is full, the dust bin is easy to remove, empty and replace so you are able to continue cleaning. While the dust bin is simple to remove and empty, this does have to be done somewhat often after the vacuum has been used. While this may be an inconvenience for some, it also demonstrates the Neato’s cleaning power.

Easily Removes Unwanted Pet Hair

The brush mechanism on this device is wonderful at tackling the task of pet hair. It easily cleans up the pet hair and the brush does not get clogged and tangled like other vacuums. The Neato features a soft rubber cleaning system instead of traditional bristle brushes. This allows for the device to avoid clogs from pet hair and other debris while cleaning. If needed, these brushes are also very easy to clean.

The Neato XV-11 robotic floor cleaning system features a clear LCD screen which makes it easy to program and use the vacuum. This is also a useful feature for troubleshooting. This device will clearly display any error messages. This makes it simple for you to fix it and continue cleaning. This is also a technological upgrade from other robot vacuums that only feature a blinking light if something is wrong. If there are any issues with the machine, customer service is easily accessible and is based within the United States.


Overall, this robot device performs very well. The brush system is innovative and avoids clogs and it is easy to use and operate with the LCD screen. The greatest feature of the Neato XV-11 is the fact that it will save a great deal of time and will also eliminate some of the hassle of the cleaning routine.

iRobot Roomba 770 Buyer’s Guide and Review

Do you suffer from allergies and need a vacuum cleaner that efficiently cleans dust and allergens from your floors? Maybe you have pets and you are looking for something that will keep your room free of pet hair. If either one of these scenarios applies to you, then the iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies is the product for you. Many vacuum cleaners claim to work well for pets and allergies, but most of them cannot deliver results. The Roomba 770 has dual HEPA filters to trap dust and allergens, leaving your air clean and fresh. Plus, you don’t have to get up and move around to control the Roomba because it has a remote control.

One of the best features of the Roomba 770 is the fact that it can be programmed to perform seven cleaning sessions each week. This means that the vacuum will clean the house even when you’re not at home, allowing you to come home to a fresh-smelling, allergen-free house.

If you have a lot of low furniture and other hard-to-reach places, the Roomba is the solution because it automatically cleans the entire floor. Its small, streamlined shape allows it to move easily across the floor and under and around obstacles.

This new Roomba model has an extremely extended battery life. It boasts a life that is 50% longer than previous models. The new cleaning head also has more cleaning power to pick up dirt, dust, and hair.

Another great feature is the Virtual Walls system. These keeps the Roomba working only in the areas where you need it to clean. The vacuum won’t go into other areas unless you program it to do so.

Features and Specifications

  • Dimensions: 19 x 5 x 21.5 inches; 14.4 pounds.
  • 3-stage cleaning system with AeroVac.
  • Dirt Detect Series 2 cleans dirt and hair in a pattern like you would.
  • iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology covers more area.
  • Dual HEPA filters to remove allergens and clean air.
  • Infrared remote and self-charging base.


The iRobot 770 has received great reviews, with consumers giving it an average of 4+ out of 5 stars. They can’t believe it cleans just as well as, if not better than, their expensive upright vacuum. The Roomba 770 does a more thorough job, and it doesn’t go back to its docking station unless it is done cleaning or needs to recharge.

One of the reviewers said that this product changed his life because he suffers from serious allergies. Since he purchased the Roomba, his asthma has improved and his house is so clean that he bought one for the second floor of his house.

One user did not like having to change the batteries on the Virtual Walls and thought they should be rechargeable somehow. One other improvement suggestion was to include a hard copy manual so users don’t have to use the computer for every little issue. Overall, there were very few complaints about the iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot, and it is an awesome addition to your home cleaning regimen.


  • Cleans pet hair and dirt thoroughly
  • Programmable
  • Long battery life and recharges itself
  • Removes allergens from the house


  • Needs batteries for Virtual Walls
  • No paper manual

iRobot Roomba 562 Pet Series Review

The iRobot Roomba 562 pet series vacuum robot promises to clean up all of the messes that pet owners face on a daily basis. From pet hair to kitty litter to loose dirt and debris, the Roomba 562 can tackle it all. Simply turn it on and let it go; it takes all of the hassle out of ridding your home of pet dust and dander. Try the Pet Series 562 once and you’ll be hooked!

Before Using It

Before you turn on your vacuum, it’s suggested that you Roomba proof your room. Pick up anything on the floor that your Roomba will bump into or not be able to go over. When it bumps into something it will change direction; not picking things up off of the floor may cause some areas of the room to be missed. There’s no need to worry about steps because the unit can sense them and not tip over the edge.

Do You Have Black Carpets?

It should be noted that if you have black carpets, or rugs with black edges, the Roomba will not clean them. It senses the color black as a cliff and heads in the other direction. You can’t solve this problem if your entire carpet is black but you can cover the edges of your area rug with white tape or paper. Your unit will be tricked into rolling onto the rug and giving it a thorough cleaning.

Cleans Up To 4 Rooms on One Charge

This robotic vacuum claims to be able to clean four full rooms before it needs to dock itself and recharge but, to do this, you need to set up virtual walls. Allowing it to run around your room without setting up virtual walls, you may find that it leaves some areas not fully cleaned. If you plan on using the vacuum every day this may not be a problem, but if you set it to only clean heavily trafficked areas you’ll find that you get a better clean. Small rooms are cleaned superbly but cleaning large rooms seems to be a bit taxing on the 562. If you want to clean your whole house, or various rooms, plan on purchasing lighthouses which guide it from room to room. Without these, you’ll find you need to set up virtual walls to get your floors really clean.


Many users worry that their Roomba will disturb, or even frighten, their pets. This isn’t the case as the iRobot 562 is exceptionally quiet. People who have pets that are fearful of traditional vacuums need not worry, the 562 is nowhere near as loud as canister vacuums. The scheduling feature of the machine allows you to schedule cleanings for specific days and times, if you wish. By doing this, you can be sure it runs when you’re home if you have pets that are more confident in your presence. For those households with multiple pets, rest assured that the iRobot Roomba 562 can handle the extra burden. With a larger dustbin than other Roombas, cleaning up after more than one animal is a breeze. With all of the benefits of the Roomba, there are bound to be some drawbacks and there are a few.

Learn more about how to find the best robot vacuum for your home here.

iRobot Roomba 550 Review

The iRobot Roomba 550 Vacuum Cleaning Robot excels at its task: keeping the floors clean. As a vacuum cleaner, this Roomba does an excellent job removing unwanted dirt from floors. However, the main reason to purchase a robotic vacuum cleaner rather than a traditional manual one is convenience. Toward this goal, the Roomba 550 leaves room for improvement. All in all, it is a very good, but an expensive vacuum which may not be as convenient as claimed.

Features and Benefits

  • Based on an average sized room the Roomba 550 can clean up to 4 rooms on a single charge.
  • Improved technology allows the iRobot to clean as effectivley as a dustpan and brush, using a faster counter-rotating brush system which are simple to remove and clean.
  • Cleans and vacuums effectively around and underneath furniture, into corners and along the base of the walls.
  • Spends more time cleaning dirtier areas detected by the sensors in the Roomba 550 unit
  • Automatically returns to its self-charging base to dock and recharge between cleanings
  • Improved anti-tangle technology keeps it from getting stuck on cords, carpet fringe and tassels.


While setting it up, some of the major improvements over older models are immediately evident. Now only requiring 2 “C” batteries, the virtual walls last longer than previous ones. One downside to these newer virtual walls is their design. It is not as apparent what side is front. Therefore, if someone accidentally knocks one over, it may accidentally be repositioned backwards. However, this could easily be remedied by adding a small mark of your own.

Simple to Program

After placing the virtual walls, this model is easily programmed. It can be told when to vacuum and how often. After completing its programmed routine, the Roomba will automatically return to its charging station; the iRobot will always be ready for the next job. In the event that the battery does run low, the Roomba will make its way over to recharge before losing all power. Although it varies with the type of flooring, it can vacuum just shy of 800 sq. ft. on a full charge.

Slows Down Prior to Bumping

This cleaner also is very adept at navigating that area. It seems to not mind any type of furniture in a room. It hugs walls and couch edges tightly. The Roomba has found its way in and out of table legs without a problem. Another improvement from older models, the 550 Roomba slows down prior to bumping into walls and furniture. There is no more crashing. This model can handle the layout of any room.

Handles All Types of Flooring

Just as it can navigate with ease, the iRobot Roomba 550 can clean almost any kind of floor effortlessly. When vacuuming, it is hardly noticeable. From plush carpet to linoleum, tile or hard wood flooring, it effortlessly sucks up any unwanted debris quickly and quietly. Just be sure to keep small trinkets and jewelry from remaining on the floor if they fall. The lack of sound is another noticeable feature of this newer model. It is much quieter than its predecessors.

Removes Unwanted Pet Hair Effortlessly

While there is a pet model available, the Roomba 550 will take care of any pet hair on the floor. It can handle fur shed from multiple cats or dogs, so the floors are always presentable. Although the vacuum will pick up pet hair, this brings up one of its main detractors. The hair will have to be removed from the rollers and brushes.

Requires a Little Maintenance

The biggest advantage a robotic vacuum has over other types is convenience. Just take it out of its box, quickly program it and place a couple virtual walls, and it is ready to go to work. However, after the initial set up, there will be some routine maintenance to perform. The brushes and ends of the rollers will need to be cleaned, and the dirt must be emptied. Unfortunately, there is not a self-dumping machine. All of this should probably be done every couple of cycles; the indicator will let you know precisely when. It takes about 5 minutes. Obviously, if the floors are vacuumed daily, the upkeep will have to be done more often than if the vacuum only works weekly.

In addition to the regular upkeep, some users have reported issues with the gearbox. Some claim pet hair has entered the box, jamming it. If this happens during a warrantee period, usually the vacuum can simply be replaced. On the other hand, if the applicable warranties have expired, a screwdriver may be necessary to remove the hair.


Although the iRobot Roomba 550 has many positive reviews on Amazon, there are plenty of other top rated robot vacuums that have many more reviews and maybe a better alternative if you don’t mind spending slightly more. However, it is great value for money and with simple maintenance will keep your floors clean, leaving you with more time to do other things you enjoy.

iRobot Roomba 530 Review

The iRobot Roomba 530 vacuum robot is an amazing technological development. This incredible technology enables customers to vacuum with incredible precision. The vacuuming robot requires no physical exertion, but operates with the simple touch of a button. The unit consists of two spinning side brushes. This particular robot has two different speeds to improve the cleaning capability of the device.

The vacuum is designed to pick up pet hair, food crumbs cat litter and other types of debris. The debris is dispensed in a bagless dustbin. The filtration system is equipped with the ability to suck up dust, pollen and other allergens. The device easily transitions from tile to carpets and it even cleans wood and linoleum effectively. The vacuum has a sensor that will gently sense obstacles so that the vacuum will redirect if necessary.

Because of the streamline technology, the Roomba can clean under couches, beds and other low profile locations. Consumers may set parameters to clean dirtier areas and also to avoid stairs and drop offs. The iRoomba also senses doorways. The device allows consumers to set infrared beam barriers to avoid locations that the device should not go. Automatic detection helps the iRoomba navigate itself and return to the home base to recharge before cleaning cycle.

Consumers are just responsible for moving all of the items out of the way to prepare the room for vacuuming. Cords must be moved out of the way, as well as, any papers that may be in the way. The device may get caught up on rug fringe. Once this is accomplished, then the vacuum will navigate self sufficiently with minimal or no intervention by the consumer. Clients enjoy this type of vacuum because they do not have to exert energy vacuuming and the time required to clean a place is significantly reduced.

Vacuuming Performance

Overall, the performance of this Roomba is excellent. However, the device may occasionally get caught up on throw rugs that are not heavy enough to remain in place during the cleaning process. Narrow vertical objects are sometimes a challenge. For the most part, the device approaches the object, gently bumps it and redirects. However, thin vertical objects may not be avoided.

Consumers are impressed with the Roomba’s edge-work. It performs well near baseboards and other spots where people would miss. Consistently, spotless floors are a service that this vacuum can accomplish easily. This device is ideal for a large house with large floors that receive a lot of traffic. Consumers do not want to have to clean constantly to receive the beautiful floor that the iRobot 530 Roomba vacuuming robot provides.

Vacuum Features

  • Powerful enough to pick up common dirt, dust, moulting hairs from pets from hard surfaces and carpets.
  • Easily navigates around your floor space vacuuming underneath and around your furniture.
  • Avoids designated areas using two virtual walls which stops it from vacuuming out of bound areas.
  • Automatically returns to base to recharge between vacuuming.
  • Senses dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning those areas.
  • Vacuums dust and dirt beneath furniture and hard to reach floor space.
  • Follows walls and cleans deep into corners.
  • Roomba cleaning head automatically adjusts vacuum strength according to the surface texture.
  • Sensors allow it to approach obstacles carefully and cleans around without damaging objects on the floor.
  • Effectively avoids tangling with carpet cords and tassels.
  • Simple one touch operation keeps your floors free from dust and dirt.

What’s in The Box?

1 iRobot Roomba 530 vacuum, 2 Virtual Walls (require 2 D batteries each, not included), 1 self-charging Home Base, 1 power supply (3-hour charge time), 1 brush cleaning tool, 1 rechargeable battery, 1 extra filter.

Who Needs the Roomba?

Meticulous and non-meticulous people alike enjoy the virtually maintenance free Roomba. People with allergies that need constant vacuuming enjoy the Roomba. Elderly people or people with disabilities may find it useful. Some people with arthritis or shoulder problems find it particularly useful for their physical health issues. Numerous types of people with houses or businesses can benefit from the modern technology of Roomba.

Consumers may purchase the Roomba for busy business people, people with limited mobility or someone that simply would rather spend their time doing something other than cleaning. Most people would prefer a clean household rather than a dirty household. This device helps people save time on the cleaning process. Most clients, once they find a great robot vacuum like the iRobot 530 Roomba, do not want to go back to traditional vacuuming.

How Much Does it Cost?

This price is fairly affordable considering the technology offered. Consumers can expect to pay near $200 for the convenience of the technology. A good vacuum cleaner will cost near this amount, but require twice the effort. Consumers should consider this device as a replacement or supplement to their current vacuum solution. Considering what is offered, consumers will find this device is worth the expense.

Where Can I Purchase it?

It can be easily purchased from any major department store or from an online store. offers discounted prices for this vacuuming device. Consumers find this particular device in numerous specialty electronics stores. Online deals are often better however. Consumers should search in a variety of locations for the best price available.


There are many robot vacuums currently available on the market, and many customers rate the iRobot Roomba 530 vacuum very highly. Although the vacuum has a few drawbacks, most of the customers who bought it were satisfied with the end result.

Please leave a comment below if you found this review helpful.

Evolution Robotics Mint Floor Cleaner Review

The Evolution Robotics Mint Floor Cleaner is primarily for hard floor surfaces, it sweeps and mops but doesn’t vacuum your floor.

This light weight (7.6 pounds, shipping weight) compact cleaner from Evolution Robotics receives rave reviews from satisfied customers at every turn!

It runs up to three hours on a single charge. It is guided by the North Star Navigation System as it methodically cleans open areas, around furniture, along the room’s perimeter and rugs. The Mint, as it is affectionately called, is small – 8.5 x 9.6 x 3.1 inches – and very quiet, whispering along as it cleans, then turns itself off when it is finished.

The self-operating design sweeps and mops hard surface floors utilizing dry and pre-moistened disposable cleaning cloths, or the reusable microfiber cleaning cloths. It is economical since the cleaning cloths can be brands other than Mint’s.

Perfect For Hard Floors

Satisfied customers have cleaned various types of flooring such as tile floors, hard wood floors, vinyl, and linoleum/Congoleum. Dry sweeping mode picks up dust, dirt and hair. Numerous pet-owner customers especially like the Mint floor cleaner for picking up pet hair, because the hair is picked up, not blown around.

The Mint starts by cleaning open areas, moving methodically back and forth across the floor. One comment heard over and over is, “It cleans ‘clean’ floors.” People are delighted with the way it maps out irregular shaped rooms and avoids furniture and on-floor items. Mint detects and cleans around furniture and other obstacles as it comes to them. It even avoids staircases and does not ride up on raised floor areas. The  “Grand Finale” is the cleaning sweep it does around the perimeter of the room, then around the edges of furniture, rugs, tables, islands.

Mint does not go like a house afire, but goes fast enough to be very thorough and efficient as it reaches every spot on the floor in the room. Although this robot vacuum is whisper quiet, it is a bumper robot. It “maps” the room, as it learns by bumping into things.

Mops Hard Floors With Ease

The wet pads intended for use with this vacuum works well and stays damp for a long time. Customer response has claimed the floor is actually drier behind the Mint than by cleaning the floor by hand.

Although other brands of washing cloths can be used by the Mint, the results may be disappointing. Some cloths leave a sticky residue that must be rinsed off with water and a small amount of dishwashing detergent and/or vinegar. Mint washing cloths work best. If the cloth becomes dry in use, a little water or cleaning solution dripped randomly on the floor will allow the Mint to stay moist and continue to do its job.

Should your floor be heavily soiled, it is best to hand-clean it before setting it to work. Also, since Mint does not vacuum, you must pick up larger debris. That way Mint can best maintain the floors. Besides, the washing battery life is a little less than sweeping battery life. Therefore, it would be more efficient and cost effective to do a little pre-cleaning of extremely dirty areas.


There are a few cons that customers have mentioned, but most of the individuals claim the benefits outweigh the cons:

  • When the Mint cleans an oversized room, its cleaning cloth may get too dirty, too quickly. So, if you change the cloth in mid-cleaning cycle for this reason, or any reason, the programming forgets where it left off. After being re-engaged, Mint starts all over again – going over the same area it has already cleaned.
  • Some customers are confused as to the charging port’s location. Some say it must be picked up to plug it in. The proper way to plug in the charger is to set it on end. Still, there are those who firmly believe there was a better approach than having to plug it in manually, such as an automatic charging-base system.
  • Other concerns were about the battery life. This robot vacuum runs out of charge in two to three hours and requires seven to ten hours to recharge. However, each charge is enough to clean a little more than a couple rooms.


  • The Evolution Mint floor cleaner is very low maintenance. It uses most other brands of disposable cloths, microfiber cloths, and wet cloths, in conjunction with the Mint brand of cleaning, dry and wet, cloths.
  • The robot floor cleaner has no dirty, disgusting bins to empty and periodically wash.
  • The cleaner does not have filters that are costly to replace and a nuisance to change.
  • Can be recharged overnight and in use by day.
  • The Mint 4200 unit returns itself to where it started and shuts itself off.
  • It’s ideal for anyone who is unfortunately disabled and find it difficult to hoover and clean around the home.


Overall the Mint robot cleaner is well received from hundreds of consumers, there are a few negative reviews around but you can’t please everyone.

I hope you found this review helpful and wish you all the best in your final robot vacuum selection.