I think I’ll call you Roomie
When I was growing up, my Mom had a monster of a vacuum cleaner. It slept in the closet in the basement until some brave soul went to drag it up the stairs. Wheezing and noisy, it then proceeded to annoy everyone in the house. Dogs barked, babies cried. It was a mess! Heavy doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I still find vacuum cleaners to be fairly heavy, at least the one I have, and the stick vacuum I bought on sale really does a poor job picking up debris.
But, friends, Romans, countrymen, I am in love! Completely in love!
It amuses me that as I get older I can fall in love with appliances, but, truly I have. I had the pleasure of testing the new iRobot® Roomba® 870 which was sent to me by Best Buy.
It’s a simple and intuitive set-up and the instructions are clear and well-written. Although it is technologically brilliant, you really don’t have to be.
I really am so impressed with this vacuum cleaner. It works equally well on my floors and carpet. With the revolutionary AeroForce™ Performance Cleaning System, it’s the most powerful iRobot Roomba cleaning system yet, with 5x the suction and it removes up to 50% more dirt, dust, hair and debris.
I had to test this out. Somewhat reminiscent of the door-to-door vacuum salesman, I had my bag of tricks to dump on the rug. It worked great on dustballs, hair, dirt, and tiny particles I didn’t even know were there. So very impressed! Featuring HEPA filtration, Roomba 870 traps particles as small as .03 microns, making it ideal for allergy sufferers and pet owners. Plus, the Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors are virtually maintenance-free so hair jams and brush cleanings are a thing of the past.
The Roomba also comes with Virtual Wall Barriers which can be used to confine Roomba to clean a specific room or area.
What’s really cool is the way it cleans under my furniture, tables, dishwasher, drawers, cabinets and bed. In short, anywhere its slim profile can fit, it will go, while the spinning side brush is grabbing dirt and junk from hard to reach wall edges and corners. Seriously, it’s fascinating to watch. Or maybe I am easily fascinated!
It had absolutely no problem going from the floor to the carpet, and I love how it intuitively works its way out of jams if it gets into a tight spot. I’m amazed that it is persistent and will find its way in or out!
A really great feature is that you can schedule your Roomba to vacuum when it’s most convenient to you and I love the way it returns to its Home Base where it recharges in between cleaning.
It really takes up so little room and, not only that, it’s so quiet that you can listen to music, tv or have a conversation while it’s running. If only all guests were like that, and as tidy!
- iAdapt® Responsive Navigation Technology with cliff-detection sensors
- Large HEPA filter keeps dust, dander, and other allergens out of the air
- iRobot® XLife™ Extended Life Battery provides double the battery cycles
- Bin Full indicator light lets you know when the bin needs emptying
- 2 Virtual Wall Barriers keep Roomba in the rooms you want to vacuum & out of the ones you don’t
- No more cleaning brushes! Tangle-free AeroForce™ Extractors are virtually maintenance free, making it even easier for Roomba to tackle daily dirt build-up and leave more time for you to enjoy your day.
- Roomba’s large HEPA filter keeps dust, dander, and other allergens out of the air – ideal for homes with pets and allergy sufferers
- Just press CLEAN or schedule Roomba to vacuum when it’s most convenient for you.
I can tell the air is cleaner. My allergies are not acting up since I’ve been using it and what a great feeling to leave and come back to a clean living room! Though, I have to admit that watching it is a form of meditation for me. As I said, I’m easily fascinated lately.
In the past, when I heard about Roombas, I had no idea if they really worked. I was so pleasantly surprised by the superior performance. So much better than my old vacuum cleaners in every respect. Not only is it easy, but, it actually does a better job.
And, really, to be honest, the effect it has had on my health is priceless. I have fibromyalgia and stress and overwork cause flare ups. To know that I can keep my home clean without hurting my back or re-injuring my shoulder is wonderful.
I honestly recommend the iRobot Roomba 870 for anyone. It’s great for homes or apartments, for young or old. Because it’s so easy to use, you can use it every day, not just when you have time or are in the mood. That extra time saved can be spent with family and friends or taking some ‘me’ time for yourself .
Kick back, put your feet up, and let someone else do the work for a change!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.