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#1 Three Of Hearts

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

So would the births, deaths & marriages office frown at me if I divorced my DH and married by Roomba?  I am so so in love roll2.gif

Although to give him his credit, DH bought it for me for Christmas, and I hinted about one in the Big W catalogue, but he went to Harvey Norman and bought me the top of the range Roomba 780.  Bless him wub.gif

Anyways, this is a magical robot and I love it to pieces!  I am a bit of a clean freak, with no children (yet) but the Roomba has picked up fluff and dirt from under things I didn't know you could get to!  Plus it is doing the most amazing job of our bedroom floor.  It has PITA new carpet.  It is short pile but sort of 'sticks' when you vacuum it.  In the 3 times I've run the Roomba in there it has filled the hopper 4 times oomg.gif  And I thought I cleaned the floor!!

And with 2 inside dogs it is great to run it over the hard floors daily and have them sparkling clean all the time original.gif

This is a magical, magical robot!  I love it!  The only issue I've had so far is that it doesn't save me much time because I follow it around adoringly watching it work away!

#2 newkie

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Let me know if they allow it, I'd love to marry mine also laughing2.gif I have an older model, so I can only imagine how much better the new one works!

#3 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

We have two inside dogs also that shed like crazy, I never thought the robot vaccums would work with all the hair! May have to consider one now after your seal of approval... original.gif

#4 Anonemy

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

To answer your question - sure why not? I am in an intimate relationship with my dyson myself

#5 ShopgirlX

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Ooh how exciting! I have, er, 'issues' with vacuuming (cbf issues laughing2.gif ) and would reeeeaaallly love a Roomba, but tell me, how does it clean the very corners of the room??

#6 joykey

Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

I've been wanting a Roomba for a long time now - I've got two cats who shed tumbleweeds everywhere (sick.gif).  The only thing is, I want one that will climb up onto furniture such as my couches and do those as well tongue.gif

#7 snortle

Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE (shopgirl76 @ 29/12/2012, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooh how exciting! I have, er, 'issues' with vacuuming (cbf issues laughing2.gif ) and would reeeeaaallly love a Roomba, but tell me, how does it clean the very corners of the room??


It has a longer thin brush that pokes out that sweeps the dust etc into the path of the unit


#8 SeaPrincess

Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

People give me a look when I talk about Roomba - one of those "Really, you can't even be bothered to vacuum?" looks.  But Roomba vacuums every day while I am out doing something else.  How is that not a good thing????

OP, keep your DH and work on getting Scooba for mopping. Then all of your floor-cleaning needs will be met.

#9 Expelliarmus

Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

What happens if there is toys or something on the floor - does it suck those up? Like bits of lego and things? Does it hit things like socks and try to suck them up and get jammed as well?

In other words would I also need to be tidy to make one work? Tounge1.gif

#10 jayskette

Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I am concerned about the ability to do corners and deep vaccuming, otherwise I would have purchased one straightaway.

#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:19 AM

QUOTE (howdo @ 29/12/2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What happens if there is toys or something on the floor - does it suck those up? Like bits of lego and things? Does it hit things like socks and try to suck them up and get jammed as well?

In other words would I also need to be tidy to make one work? Tounge1.gif

Lego, marbles, coins, toy insects, mighty beanz and Barbie shoes all get sucked up.  Papers, socks, shoelaces, etc, get stuck.

#12 gabbigirl

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

I love mine too, but haven't been able to use it as we currently have so many visitors the floor is too messy.  So yes toys, socks, etc need to be picked up but that forces me to do a quick tidy up before I put roomba on.

QUOTE
We have two inside dogs also that shed like crazy, I never thought the robot vaccums would work with all the hair! May have to consider one now after your seal of approval...


It certainly works for our dog hair, we have a lab but the hair does my head in. The roomba does a better job than a sweep with a broom.  Way better.

I often talk about how roomba changed my life, best investment ever.

#13 Three Of Hearts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE (JBaby @ 29/12/2012, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have two inside dogs also that shed like crazy, I never thought the robot vaccums would work with all the hair! May have to consider one now after your seal of approval... original.gif

Yes apparently the older models were not equipped to deal with pet hair, but the newer ones are.  It has certainly worked very well for me so far!

QUOTE (luibee @ 29/12/2012, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To answer your question - sure why not? I am in an intimate relationship with my dyson myself

roll2.gif  We should start a support group tongue.gif

QUOTE (shopgirl76 @ 29/12/2012, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooh how exciting! I have, er, 'issues' with vacuuming (cbf issues laughing2.gif ) and would reeeeaaallly love a Roomba, but tell me, how does it clean the very corners of the room??

Like Snortle showed it has little brushes that pull things out from the corners.  It also does this funny little dance in corners of the room to make sure it's getting the whole area.  It kinda looks like its doing the hokey pokey!  You put the left side in, you take the left side out... roll2.gif

QUOTE (joykey @ 29/12/2012, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been wanting a Roomba for a long time now - I've got two cats who shed tumbleweeds everywhere ( sick.gif ).  The only thing is, I want one that will climb up onto furniture such as my couches and do those as well tongue.gif

I would also like mine to learn how to cook! But the couch isn't too bad, I have one of those stick vacs that is designed for pet hair, and it only takes a minute to run it over the couches.

QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 29/12/2012, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People give me a look when I talk about Roomba - one of those "Really, you can't even be bothered to vacuum?" looks.  But Roomba vacuums every day while I am out doing something else.  How is that not a good thing????

OP, keep your DH and work on getting Scooba for mopping. Then all of your floor-cleaning needs will be met.

I've already been working on the Scooba!  DH didn't like the idea at first, but since seeing how well the Roomba is working I don't think it should take too long to talk him into it!  Our whole house is hard floors apart from the bedrooms so the Scooba would come in very handy!  You can actually get refurbished ones for $299.  I wonder if they're worth it!

QUOTE (howdo @ 29/12/2012, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What happens if there is toys or something on the floor - does it suck those up? Like bits of lego and things? Does it hit things like socks and try to suck them up and get jammed as well?

In other words would I also need to be tidy to make one work? Tounge1.gif

Yes you have to be fairly tidy!  Mine ran over the felt that was around my Christmas tree the other day, but it does a little reverse thing to spit it back out.  I know the newer models stop themselves from jamming on things.  As for little things like lego, even if it did accidentally pick something up you can always just get it back out of it's collection bin!

#14 SeaPrincess

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE (Allie_D @ 30/12/2012, 07:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've already been working on the Scooba!  DH didn't like the idea at first, but since seeing how well the Roomba is working I don't think it should take too long to talk him into it!  Our whole house is hard floors apart from the bedrooms so the Scooba would come in very handy!  You can actually get refurbished ones for $299.  I wonder if they're worth it!

Our Scooba is over 4 years old.  It's had new brushes once and several new batteries.  I run it at least every 2nd day - the batteries last longer and it runs better if it is used often.

ETA: We've probably had more new batteries than normal because we've moved house several times and the batteries really don't last when they're in storage rather than being used.  Each new battery has followed a move.

Edited by SeaPrincess, 30 December 2012 - 09:20 AM.


#15 Maple Leaf

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

I love mine as well, am looking at a scooba to keep it company as I hate mopping with such a passion.

#16 Mille-Mille

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

I got the new LG model, not released in Aus yet.  DP got it from Korea (it speaks only Korean original.gif )
Apparently it is far superior to the Roomba  rolleyes.gif
And yes i'm in love with it!
And yes you do need to be tidy to use one, the less obstacles the better, we just up-end dining chairs and turn it on when leaving the house.  When we come home it is back in it's charger with a full belly and the floors are spotless.

#17 Feral Alpacas

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

How does it go with human hair? I have long hair and since having DD2 I have been losing it like crazy. I leave more hair balls around than a cat!

#18 msro82

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (Allie_D @ 29/12/2012, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So would the births, deaths & marriages office frown at me if I divorced my DH and married by Roomba?  I am so so in love roll2.gif

Although to give him his credit, DH bought it for me for Christmas, and I hinted about one in the Big W catalogue, but he went to Harvey Norman and bought me the top of the range Roomba 780.  Bless him wub.gif

Anyways, this is a magical robot and I love it to pieces!  I am a bit of a clean freak, with no children (yet) but the Roomba has picked up fluff and dirt from under things I didn't know you could get to!  Plus it is doing the most amazing job of our bedroom floor.  It has PITA new carpet.  It is short pile but sort of 'sticks' when you vacuum it.  In the 3 times I've run the Roomba in there it has filled the hopper 4 times oomg.gif  And I thought I cleaned the floor!!

And with 2 inside dogs it is great to run it over the hard floors daily and have them sparkling clean all the time original.gif

This is a magical, magical robot!  I love it!  The only issue I've had so far is that it doesn't save me much time because I follow it around adoringly watching it work away!


And people used to give me strange looks when I told them I loved Robbie (my roomba, he is 14 months old now!) they are seriously awesome! We have a black cat and white tiles - Robbie takes care of it all!

Edited by msro82, 30 December 2012 - 09:40 AM.


#19 SeaPrincess

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (lovealpacas @ 30/12/2012, 07:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How does it go with human hair? I have long hair and since having DD2 I have been losing it like crazy. I leave more hair balls around than a cat!

I don't use it in the bathroom for this reason, but it copes with the rest of the house.

#20 WithSprinkles

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

where is the best place to purchase these? What model do you all have/recommend?

#21 Jessie_T

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

Do you know how much your roomba is?

#22 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (gabbigirl @ 30/12/2012, 05:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It certainly works for our dog hair, we have a lab but the hair does my head in. The roomba does a better job than a sweep with a broom.  Way better.


We have a lab too. The amount they shed is insane!

How much do the newer models good with dog hair cost roughly?

Oh and what do your dogs think of it ? I can imagine my little pugxsh*tzu barking at it all day lol

Edited by JBaby, 30 December 2012 - 02:02 PM.


#23 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I don't have a Roomba but love my Scooba! Out entire living area is tiled so I can just run it at night and wake up to sparkling clean floors original.gif I do do a quick sweep if my toddler has been particularly destructive. But for every day mess is does a great job of vacuuming and mopping.

We do have carpet upstairs but it only takes 5 minutes to run the vacuum up there once a week.

#24 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I was looking at these a while ago, but decided to wait till we moved. I spoke to a guy at godfreys who didn't recommend them due to poor performance on carpet.  I also looked at them in the Home Show and still wasn't convinced.
Now that I'm in the new house, with lots of tiles I'd like to have another look.

So, if you had lots of tiles, happy to vacuum the carpet in the bedrooms, lounge and hall, would you get a Roomba or a Scooba?  It takes me a long time to pick up everything, vac or sweep the floor then mop and I'm not keeping up with it. The tiles are polished porcelain and the advice is to use minimal products on them.

I'm confused as to the price of these too as every website tells me something different.

#25 bluedragon

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (Mille-Mille @ 30/12/2012, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got the new LG model, not released in Aus yet.  DP got it from Korea (it speaks only Korean original.gif )
Apparently it is far superior to the Roomba  rolleyes.gif
And yes i'm in love with it!
And yes you do need to be tidy to use one, the less obstacles the better, we just up-end dining chairs and turn it on when leaving the house.  When we come home it is back in it's charger with a full belly and the floors are spotless.


Is it the squarish one? I'm desperate for one but don't know when they are being released in Australia, you can get Korean ones on eBay but not sure if the Korean only voice thing would be annoying? How do you find it, do you use it on much carpet?




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