Have you ever wished you could have a clean house without actually having to clean it?
Robot cleaners use smart technology to navigate around your house while leaving the floor spotless.
The best thing is, you have to do very little other than telling the robot to start cleaning.
Before getting into which robot cleaner is the best, you first need to understand what features they have.
Let’s take a look at some of the top features:
A Guide To Buying A Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Robot cleaners have plenty of features you can explore. The problem is unless you’re willing to spend a bit, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get all of them.
Let’s take a look at a few features you can expect to see on your buying journey:
Checking out the size of your robot cleaner can be beneficial, and here’s why. Robots with a low ride height have no trouble slipping under the sofa to give it clean.
It’s a rarity that people actually lift/move the sofa to clean it unless they are doing a spring clean. But with robot hoovers, you can have a spring clean every day, without having to put the effort in.
If you have a large house, you might want to think about the robot’s battery life. The longer the battery can last, the more area the robot can clean without needing a recharge.
This feature comes with most robot cleaners nowadays, but it doesn’t come with all of them so it’s still worth checking. The feature lets the robot recharge itself when the power drops. This means less work for you having to locate the robot vacuum cleaner around the house every time it needs charging.
If you want a robot that can get deep into the carpet and remove allergens and pet hair, you need to think about the suction power.
Each robot has a different level of power it can achieve, so if you want the best cleaning experience, you need to check their Pa rating.
It’s a relatively new feature that allows the robot to make a blueprint of your home. This will enable you to set the robot to clean specific rooms.
Because it maps each room intelligently, it makes the robot perform better at navigation. It also means you can use voice controls to tell the robot which room you want to clean.
Knowing how you can control the robot is vital if you want to control it remotely. Most robots will connect to your phone via Wi-Fi.
Some only use Bluetooth technology, which means you have to be within the robot’s range if you want to control it. Other robots have to be started manually, which isn’t ideal if you want to spruce up the house while you’re out.
Having to empty the robot’s dustbin is the biggest pain about robotic vacuums. The dustbins fill up quickly, which means sometimes you have to empty the bin halfway through a clean.
Instead, robots with this feature will self-empty the bin when it gets full. But more importantly, it locks the allergens away.
One of the best things about robot vacuums is not having to think about cleaning. This is because you can set a schedule for the robot to run to. Once you’ve programmed the robot, you don’t have to think about the cleaning again.
Shark Vs Roomba
With so many robot vacuum brands out there, it can be pretty tricky to find a brand that works for you.
Let’s put Shark Vs Roomba to see how they perform against each other in this showdown:
Depending on which models you’re looking at will depend on what suction power you’ll get.
Lower model Roombas tend not to have the best suction power, but things are very different when you go for the premium models.
Shark brands tend to be pretty consistent with the suction power they provide. If you’re looking for a budget vacuum with excellent suction power, the Shark robot is for you.
Having a good filter on the robot is excellent if you have allergies you want to keep under control. HEPA filters are the best for this; they trap 99.97% of allergens and molds.
Shark robots use HEPA filters with every model, so you don’t have to worry about allergens.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Roombas; they use an AeroVac filter, which doesn’t perform as well. Once you get to the models with a higher price tag, they start to introduce HEPA filters to the system.
Knowing how long your robot can perform its cleaning duties can be pretty beneficial. On average, the Shark robots can run for about 60 minutes before it needs recharging.
Roomba, on the other hand, can last for 90 minutes before it needs recharging. However, this time can be reduced if the dirt detector is running full blast.
Both robots have no problem navigating their way around your home. They both use sensors to help them navigate.
When you get to the mid-range models, they start to add smart mapping to the robots, which gives them an extra edge. In general, the Roombas work better at navigating your home.
Both robots are pretty similar in this section, but on average, the Roomba is slightly bigger. When you get to their premium models, the dustbin size matters less because they can both self-empty.
Robot vacuums are great devices if you want to remove the pressure of keeping a clean house. Both robots are brilliant and have no trouble cleaning the floor.
The Roomba robot tends to be better, but some people aren’t sure whether it’s worth the extra price tag. The Shark robot almost keeps up performance-wise, but it’s also half the cost.
If you’re on a budget, you might want to opt for the Shark robot, as long as you don’t mind a slight underperformance.