A dream that would allow them to have more free time, get to more things and turn the daily workday of the housewife into something a little more bearable.
Because sweeping and mopping was a constant and very hard obligation that occupied much of the daily time in all homes.
With the broom and the dustpan, on the one hand, and the bucket, the soap and the brush, on the other. Stand with your back bent or on your knees pressing down on the floor.
A little closer, the mop and the vacuum cleaner. And now all that is history and we can now enjoy sweeping and mopping, because for little money we have someone who does it.
That is why that martyrdom has today become a job for “others” and we can enjoy more free time.
Pressing a button, or giving an order with the mobile is all the work involved in sweeping and mopping today.
Why buy a robot vacuum cleaner?
For its autonomy. That we could say is one of its main attractions, or the main one. A robot vacuum cleaner is a vacuum cleaner that works without the need for us to manipulate it.
Through proximity, distance and fall sensors, it allows you to detect obstacles such as furniture or even stairs, and collect all the dust or dirt that you find on the floor as you move.
As part of its autonomy, except for very few models, the days and times in which we want it to do the cleaning can be programmed.
In other words, the robot vacuum cleaner activates itself, does the cleaning and then when it detects that its battery is running out, it returns to its base to recharge. Even, depending on the model, it passes the mop and scrubs.
When we arrive at our house, we will find the environment clean or what is better, it allows us to completely forget about the subject.
The only thing that needs to be done, from time to time, is to empty the dust container, clean its rollers, change the mop or filter.
Tasks that in most models are very simple, and for which, in addition, he himself usually warns.
The favorite robot vacuum cleaner: Cecotec Conga 1090
This robot vacuum cleaner from the Valencian brand Cecotec sweeps, vacuums, mops and scrubs.
This last mode allows scrubbing on all types of surfaces. With 6 cleaning modes, it can be programmed and includes two large capacity tanks.
It scans the floor with its intelligent navigation to locate its charging base, detect obstacles and falls, as well as adapt the cleaning of the house in a personalized way.
It comes with different suction modes, up to 1,400 Pa, especially designed for fine rugs and carpets.
And a silicone brush to remove pet hair. With a battery life of up to 160 minutes (a little over two hours, in Eco mode) and a charging time of about 3 to 6 hours (according to the manufacturer).
You can connect it with smart assistants such as Alexa and Google Home, to be able to program it, activate it or deactivate it with your voice or from your mobile without being at home.
Our experience after more than a year of use is that it had a breakdown. But the house responded well and quickly.
The most loyal: iRobot Roomba 671
iRobot has 30 years of experience in the manufacture of cleaning robots , it is the pioneer in the market, and as such it deserves this position for the quality of its robot vacuum cleaner.
The Roomba 671 is another great example of value for money, with a 3-stage cleaning system that traps dirt, dust and debris from carpets and hard floors.
You can program it so that it adapts to your lifestyle, and does not hinder your day to day.
It also suggests recommendations, such as cleaning more thoroughly when it’s allergy season.
Navigate under and around furniture and along edges for smart, personalized cleaning.
It is also effective on pet hair. This model also works with Alexa and Google Home smart assistants.
The most versatile: Ecovacs Deebot N79S
This robot vacuum cleaner is compatible with Alexa and has a built-in app that allows you to control it from anywhere.
Its start-up is simple, it comes with a remote control and the fact of being able to manage it from the phone allows us to start it up even from work, to find everything clean when we return.
Its main brush has a ‘V’ shape and its power allows it to sweep and vacuum in a single pass, although it will always be more efficient to let it do its job and repeat as necessary.
Some users complain that it makes a little noise, although it has the advantage that the proper functioning of its sensors prevents it from colliding with walls and objects, which is always the heaviest in terms of noise.
And it also has an anti-fall sensor, highly recommended especially for those who live in a house with stairs.
It also incorporates a high-efficiency filter that reduces bacteria in the air during aspiration.
One of its biggest advantages is how easy it is to clean, and it is greatly appreciated that it goes up thick carpets without problems, without getting stuck and spinning.
Its functions allow you to clean the corners, deep clean an area, clean a room… and then it has the button to return to its charging area, although it does this only when the battery is running low.
And to talk about its defects, perhaps the biggest problem we have seen is that its autonomy does not exceed two hours and in a house that is not very small, it falls short.
More if we take into account that it takes a long time to load.