Robot Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of robot vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
cleans well. for 200.00 at black Friday. No complaints.
does a great job on carpet and hard floor. seems to have plenty of suction floor looks nice...2 dogs. I see people on here paid 650.00. I feel alot better at 200.00
Purchased in November 2019 for $200.00.
Scratches Hardwood Floors and DON'T BOTHER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE
Since moving into our new house with hardwood floors we have seen huge scratches all over. We cleaned the whole machine (removing the wheel etc.) to make sure there was no sand/debris stuck in the wheel causing the scratches. We then tried it on a piece of flooring usually covered by a rug (so had no scratches) and it created circular and straight scratches. That's $8000 of flooring damaged by this machine! I am so upset especially after reading on the Roomba website that it is completely safe on hardwood floors before using it. Do not buy if y...ou have hardwood floors :( UPDATE: Customer Service is useless and delayed me for weeks only to tell me that they do not believe that the scratches are caused by the roomba (even though I have sent them photos where there are scratches the exact circumference of the back wheel). They then told me that if I would like to get it in for full assessment that it will cost $77 if it's found that it is not the cause. Clearly they are going to tell me it's not the cause as they are already saying this so I am not going to risk paying that. Do not buy!
Excellent customer service from David the manager at Morley Myers.
Good product. After having a few issues and being really disappointed, David at Morley Myers sorted everything out for me and now Im happy again. Thank you David. Now I have a robot what cleans the whole house and could not live without it.
Purchased in August 2019 at Myers for $650.00.
Used the vacuum for 1 hour, one room partly completed 5x4 m. Followed all the directions on use, irobot will not go back to charging station unless place within 1.5m, stopped a number times during vacuum?, front bumper dirty cleaned.
Decided to ask for a refund, rang company told me no returns only warranty, ask who i purchase from Harvey Norman (online),
Company asked why I purchased it online, i was told that I should have seen in operation first. (handy if you live close to store which sells it).
Harvey Norman said can not give a refund item as the vacuum has been used, suggested to ask the courier?.
The vacuum is nicely stored away.
Purchased in September 2019 for $670.00.
- Roomba 670
- Verified purchase
It vacuums alright
We purchased the Roomba 670 at Good Guys. I’ve used it twice. I find it noisy and loud. I scheduled to clean in the middle of the night and we can hear it from upstairs and had to cancel clean. Never again. I’ve been observing it clean and it does kind of go erratic and everywhere but it hardly vacuumed my rug and then second use it died in the middle of our entrance. Maybe because it didn’t dock properly or charge as my husband fiddle with the dock/charger. It’s just I can’t tell if it’s charging. It seems to not have an obvious charge/battery...light to say it’s charging or if it’s full. It’s hard to tell why it will go back to same areas maybe because it senses it has more dirt compared with others. It does get under some furniture but not all. It can’t fit under our tv unit because of the sensor knob on top. Overall, I think it’s okay. It’s just hard to tell if it cleans properly because it doesn’t have a mapping system like it’s more expensive brothers. I do like the app which is handy.
What would I do without it!
We have a large upstairs bedroom with thick carpet and a tiled en-suite. I love my Roomba. I turn it on while I’m downstairs and just like magic, my entire upstairs floors are clean again. Shifting from carpet to tiles is no problem for our Roomba and seriously, I have recommended it to so many people as it makes our life so easy. It needs to be emptied after every clean for best efficiency but it’s an easy job. Running time is approximately an hour.
Purchased for $575.00.
Love my irobot. Helps me clean the house everyday while I’m doing other chores. Hubby is always happy coming home to very clean house. My only regret...should have bought it sooner! ;)
Love it. Can't live without it!!
We have both carpet and tiles, the roomba is awesome, you can actually see where it's been. Also added bonus of the app and being able to sync with Google home. Highly recommend
Purchased in May 2019 at Domaine for $500.00.
Regretful decision Roomba 670
This is my first review and must say the product is terrible. I bought Roomba 670 thinking it will save time but it didn't serve the purpose.It doesn't clean properly and takes so much time to do the job and i have to monitor it while its working. A regrettable decision for me.I had to go back to my old vacuum cleaner which is far superior than this even though its 2-3 years old. I shouldn't have experimented :(.
Rod the Roomba
I got my IRoomba 600 yesterday hmmm he did half of my room then left ?? Is he lazy or will he remember to come back. I have lino floors and flat rug in lounge and bedroom. I'm amazed at how much he picked up. I thought I was clean!!!
Purchased in February 2019 for $499.00.
Roomba 670 disappointing
I found the roomba not as effective as i thought. In one bedroom it missed down one side of the bed due to hitting cornices. It also pulled my phone charger out and got tangled. Even when i line it up to go over bits it has not picked it up. It struggles from floorboards to rugs. There is nothingon the website showing info about needing to move cords from blinds, powercords etc. Now i regret not buying a dyson stick for slightly more money
Purchased in February 2019 for $499.00.
Brilliant Roomba 630
Love this cleaner. I have mostly tiles which it zips around on and always stops at the 2 sets of steps I have. I am always surprised when I see how much it has picked up. I just lift it down the steps to carpeted areas and leave it for 20 minutes to do its job. Have not had any issues with this cleaner so far. I did buy with extended product care due to ongoing issues I had with the Aldi version I had purchased previously (Aldi did give full refund).
Love it. Definitely time saver
Works well I totally love it. It’s definitely a time saver and cleans well. I would recommend this to everyone. Whether you have rugs or not. I happen to have both. I can’t find anything wrong with it. It also works well with your iPhone app. You can program and review history. It also updates for you
WARNING! Does not work on dark carpet!!!
For this amount of money I would expect it to work everywhere in my house. Very disappointing. The glossy paper workaround only works for so long. I’m now going to have to perform surgery on it to try to make it work on my black carpet.
Also, when it reaches the top of the stairs it just stops. Why can’t it turn around and go away from the stairs? It just dies.
- Roomba 630
- Verified purchase
iRobot does not clean well due to very poor suction
I bought this iRobot thinking it will help pick up dirt and clean my floor. Especially since it has "Dirt detect" written on its box and this 3 stage patented cleaning method.
After two days of using it, I am disappointed at its inability to pick up dirt. It does a poor job at it. I then investigated and learned that it has poor suction, I tried reading about its specs. I found nothing indicated about its suction power, a key feature of vacuum cleaners you would think that should be made known to buyers and consumers. There was nothing p...
Fantastic small vaccuum cleaner
I regularly use or Roomba for hard for vaccuuming. I do find that it isn't fantastic for large areas but you can section areas off for it to clean.
The last sensors work well and last a long time.
The dust is easy to empty straight into the bin. It does have a problem getting hair tangled in the brushes.
I have used it on carpet but I much prefer my Miele for this.
Great vacuum cleaner
We love our Roomba. It cleans so well - I can’t believe all the dirt it finds! It easily fits under the bed and couches where other vaccums can’t clean. It returns to base and charges independently and is easy to empty when full of dust and dirt. The base charging station is really compact and discretely sits in a corner of our family room.
Rubbish - Don't waste your money
Was supposed to make life easier. Unit requires constant cleaning and manages to get caught up in everything. Bumps into furniture with force and leaves marks. Struggles to charge on base and constantly readjusts itself, cleaning all contacts doesn't make much difference. Generally stops for no reason or cannot find it's way back to base. You will spend more time every week trying to clean/make it work than it takes to vacuum with a normal vacuum. Have given up and thrown it out. Never again.
- Roomba 637
- Verified purchase
Not perfect but exceeded expectations
Bought the 637 model as a Choice review said it was best for pet hair. Also as I had not used a robot vacuum for the house before I wanted to test an lower level model as they are not cheap.
Our house is open plan with many rooms on a lower level, concrete floors, middle eastern rugs (with tassles) and the Roomba 637 handles it all well. The amount of dust and pet hair it pick up is impressive and it also picks up cornflakes. It travels well between the rooms and 99% returns to the base which is tucked away in the study.
The virtual wall works well to stop it going onto sliding door tracks where it was getting stuck.
I would definitely buy this again but will probably now spend the money buy a smarter model that can map out the rooms.
Absolutely love it
I love this vacuum, I use it nearly every day. I love tipping out all the dirt it has picked up, very satisfying to see. It's dirt that would normally be on my floor, I used to vacuum weekly now it's every couple of days, with 4 kids makes my life so much easier, and the house is so much cleaner!
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Questions & Answers
I replaced the battery and the wheel modules. Now when I press clean I get the error message move roomba to a new location. It does this every time I press clean. Any help?
Please contact our office 1300 727 421 with reference C0168448 for troubleshooting.
Kind regards iRobot
Hi I have the 670 model. It is ver erratic in the direction it goes - my 900 series goes up and back repeatedly until the room is finished, this seems to go off on random diagonals continuously. Is this normal? Many thanks
I have a Roomba 630 and the charger died so a bought a new one. Straight away the error message 2 appeared saying battery error charge. I have replaced the battery yesterday and it ran fine the first time and when docking for the first time it has the same error message. Error message 2 battery not genuine. It’s a genuine battery though. Any ideas?
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