The sales of robot vacuums have seen a huge growth in recent years, and there are hundreds of brands available. With the iRobot Roomba models constantly coming in the top five of many reviews, you might ask yourself how you can live without the special and unique functions of one of the latest models, the iRobot Roomba e6 6198.
At just over 7lbs, this vacuum is easily portable with a carrying handle. The sleek black case has a modern faceplate and easy to use buttons and display. The docking station is compact and easy to place in a convenient corner.
The dust bin can be effortlessly removed and cleaned, unlike previous models. There is a small door which means dust and debris won’t fly everywhere when it is removed, and it can be rinsed out to be extra clean (making sure to dry it completely before placing it back in the machine.)
The filters cannot be cleaned but, with average daily use, each filter should last about two months, and you receive two filters with your initial purchase of the machine.
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Clever functions aside, cleaning power has to be the priority when buying a vacuum cleaner. The latest in the Roomba series claims to have 5 times the sucking power of the now-defunct Aerovac series due to a three-stage cleaning system. This cleaning system uses two rubber brushes and powerlifting suction to remove everything from embedded dirt to pet hair. The brushes loosen the dirt before the high suction power lifts it up into the tray.
The use of rubber brushes, instead of the standard bristle, means a closer surface contact and, thus, improved cleaning. The rubber also prevents hair and fur from getting tied up in bristles.
The iRobot Roomba e6 6198 also has special high-efficiency filters which remove most of the allergens such as dander, mold spores, and pollen, especially important for all of you with pets, allergies and hay-fever. What’s more, the dirt-detector sensors means it will increase suction for a specific area which it senses is very dirty.
Accessibility to All Areas
Reviews of previous models suggested some customers found them less effective in cleaning corners and around chair or table legs, but this new model has added a sweeping edge brush set at a 27˚ angle which allows every area to be swept.
The treaded wheels also mean it can easily negotiate carpets to hard floors and back again without tipping over. The “cliff-detect” sensors stop it falling over edges and stairs.
The Roomba e6 can run for 90 minutes on hardwood floor, clearly less on carpets and rugs, before it cleverly takes itself off to its docking station to re-charge, needing only 3-4 hours before it’s ready to roll again.
Its soft bumpers stop damage to walls or furniture and the virtual wall barriers, 2 of which come with each machine, stop the vacuum entering a room or an area.
Smart sensors fire sixty times every second, ensuring it meets no unexpected barriers and keeps it away from obstacles.
You don’t need to connect the vacuum to your smart-home device or phone, it can simply be programmed by the buttons on top of the machine, but it has such a wide array of clever functions when connected that it would be a waste.
Your little robot vacuum is programmed to connect to either Amazon’s Alexa or a Google Assistant, and this opens up a whole range of voice commands it can receive.
You can instruct the Roomba to start, stop or dock from your phone as well as start a “spot” mode which allows it to concentrate on a 3-foot circle that may be especially dirty. On the Roomba app, you will see a record of cleaning as well as schedule it for the day. The App also ensures the latest software is updated on your vacuum in real time.
The latest addition to the iRobot Roomba shows greatly improved accessibility and cleaning power. Its new features enable it to clean more deeply and to protect us from the numerous allergens floating in our homes.
The sheer convenience of scheduling the cleaning of your home whilst you are out, especially for those who loathe the idea of dragging a large vacuum cleaner around the house, makes the new iRobot Roomba e6 6198 Robot Vacuum a perfect addition to anyone’s home.
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