This time of year is filled with gift giving. With Mother’s Day just past, Graduation Parties filling our calendars, and Father’s Day around the corner everyone is looking for creative, unique, and useful gift ideas.
iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Mopping Robot received.
One thing everyone loves to do is save time on chores. They need to be done but every minute saved can be used to spend that precious time doing things you actually enjoy. One of my most time consuming chores is mopping. That’s why I was excited about the iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Mopping Robot.
The Scooba 450 Floor Mopping Robot will automatically sweep, wash, scrub, and squeegee away dirt, grime, and bacteria. In fact it neutralizes 98% of common household bacteria. It was also recently redesigned to clean three time better than before.
I was impressed to hear this and I was also interested to learn that iRobot was recently named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies. With this knowledge I couldn’t wait to put the Scooba 450 Floor Mopping Robot to work.
With a 7-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 9 month old (very large) puppy, and a husband that likes to garden our floors pay their dues. I’ve always done what I can to keep them clean but never felt it was enough and admit that the amount I mopped didn’t happen often enough.
Then it pre-soaks the floor with iRobot Hard Floor Cleaner to soak into anything that might be stuck on. You can see this step in this video:
Next the Scooba 450 makes another pass to scrub and squeegee. The powerful scrubbing brush rotates at 600 rpm to remove dirt and grime. At the same time the squeegee sucks up the dirty water. It ends with another squeegee cycle to leave only a clean floor.
You can see the follow up video to the one above here where it’s about half-way through it’s cycle:
One of the other great features is that the Scooba never puts dirty water back down on your floors – unlike a mop.
The Scooba fits everyone’s needs in that it offers two different cleaning options:
- A full 40 minute cleaning cycle – which cleans 300 square feet. This cycle cleans my dining room, kitchen, hallway, and part of one bedroom
- A smaller 20 minute cleaning cycle – which cleans 150 square feet. This cycle cleans my dining room well.
It does a great job of cleaning every area of the floor and it makes multiple passes to make sure it washes every section of your floor. I’m happy to say it never seems to miss a spot. This is due to the iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology.
- Sealed Hardwood
It also comes with a virtual wall which uses an infrared beam that you can place anywhere you don’t want it to go.
The Scooba 450 Floor Mopping Robot has been a real time saver for us and I recommend it to anyone looking to give a creative, hard-working, and thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or for Graduation. With it’s many features and ability to clean so you don’t have to it’s a must have for every busy household or office.