The best roomba to get in 2018 – with model comparison chart nanoxia deep silence 5 review

As good as Roombas are, the information found on iRobot’s official website can be vague and sometimes downright misleading. The one saving grace in their naming convention is that the higher the Roomba’s model number, the more features you can expect to find. However, not every feature is a must, and you should be able to find a model that suits your needs best after reading this guide.

Choosing a Roomba should not be so hard. That’s where this guide comes in. We spent more than 25 hours extensively researching the best Roomba models so you don’t have to. If you’ve been wondering which Roomba to get, look no further. You will find everything you need to know in this guide.

Only the best reviewed Roomba models are included in this review to keep the information relevant and digestible.


In addition, models that have been discontinued are not included in order to keep the guide up to date. In the review, I talk about what to like and what not to like about each Roomba, how it compares to other Roombas, and which Roomba is best for various situations (pets, long hair, multilevel homes, etc).

If you don’t have time to read the details, here’s the bottom line: the Roomba 960 is the best Roomba for your money as of 2018. Click here to check the current price of the 960 on Amazon. hypoxic anoxic brain injury recovery I will update this recommendation as new models become available, but right now, it is hands down the best robotic vacuum on the market for its price.

Oh how Roombas have improved in the past two years. The Roomba 650 used to be so good! Sadly this is no longer the case. It used to be the best selling Roomba because of its winning combination of price and features. But with newer models released, I can no longer recommend this Roomba because the newer models hands down blow it out of the water.

Having said that, there are still plenty of things to like about the 650. Two years ago, I would have recommended this model in a heart beat. Roombas use a psuedo-random pattern to navigate around your house, which actually results in a better cleaning outcome, especially on carpet. It’s programmable and self-docking, meaning you can have it start itself when you are away and come home to a clean floor and docked Roomba. Owners rate the Roomba 650 very highly. It does a great job picking up dirt and hair. It is able to get under most furniture, cleaning areas you normally can’t get to with an upright vacuum.

Now onto the main reason why I don’t recommend this model anymore–the rotating brushes. Designed like a conventional vacuum, the 650 picks up dirt by agitating the carpet or floor with a rotating brush. This works great in terms of producing clean floors, but becomes a headache when hair gets stuck in the vacuum. I hate this on my upright vacuum because I have to take a knife and start cutting the hair out of the brushes. With the Roomba 650, it’s slightly easier because the brushes are removable and iRobot includes a hair extractor to make the process easier. Still, it’s not a pleasant task.

Only choose the 650 if price is your one and only criteria. It IS still the most affordable Roomba ( see price on Amazon) available today. However, I think most people should skip the 650 and pick a better model, like the Roomba 860. anoxic brain injury survival rate The brushless rollers alone on the upgrade are worth every penny. Areas needing improvement:

The Roomba 690 was introduced in 2017 to compete with similarly priced robot vacuums from competing brands. Neato’s connected series of vacuums all offer WiFi and app connectivity, a feature iRobot originally reserved for their premium models.

These upgrades are nice to have, but still doesn’t address the main drawback of the 650: the rotating brushes. Without brushless rubber rollers, the Roomba 690 is just as bothersome to maintain, just like robot vacuums from competing brands.

Don’t fall for the Wi-Fi connectivity of the 690. I do not recommend this model because it is basically the same as the 650. Sure, the ability to schedule and start your Roomba remotely is nice, but in reality you will not be doing that on a regular basis. Robotic vacuums are meant to be set it and forget it devices, and adding Wi-Fi connectivity does not add that much value in our opinion. Areas needing improvement:

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iRobot only guarantees the 960 and 980 can clean an entire level because those are the only models with onboard cameras and visual navigation. They map the floor as they vacuum and do so in more-or-less straight lines. They have also been lab tested to cover up to 2,000 sq. ft.

The 800 series, on the other hand, cleans randomly. anoxie cérébrale conséquences It will not clean an entire level if the layout is split into multiple rooms with doors and hallways. Most American homes probably fall into this type of layout. My home has multiple rooms, would a 8XX Roomba clean every single one of those rooms every day?

Let’s say you have 1,500 sq ft split into a living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. You place the docking station and Roomba 860 in the living room and set its schedule to start cleaning every day at 10am. Would it clean every room?

On the other hand, if you live in a giant studio that is just in the shape of a rectangle 1,500 sq ft large, the 860 would most likely vacuum all of it in one go, even with the nature of its random navigation. life expectancy after anoxic brain injury So I shouldn’t get an 800 series Roomba if I have a multi-room layout?

But if you want to take the “set it and forget it” approach, you will probably be better off with a 960 or 980. They can map out the floor plan, break it down into zones, and cover every inch of the floor zone-by-zone. Is it true that you can’t move a Roomba from one floor to another in a multi-story home because it can only memorize one floor?

Roomba models 960 and 980 do have mapping built-in. But every time they perform a new cleaning cycle, they will make a new map of the layout. In other words, these Roombas do not save or store the mapped out areas (at least the current software does not), so moving it to a different story of the house would not confuse it. Will the Roomba climb over my transition molding or other obstacles?

Yes, most likely it will. Unless the height difference between two areas is very significant (i.e. over 3/4″), all current Roomba models should climb over the obstacle no problem with their 3 inch wheels. Is a home Wi-Fi network required for WiFi-capable Roombas? Do I have to download the iRobot app?

Without a home network (and therefore the ability to use the app), the Roombas will still vacuum (you can just hit the physical Clean button), but you would miss out on the functions that require the iRobot Home app such as scheduling and changing cleaning preferences.

All Roombas have a spinning sidebrush that sweeps dirt into the suction path. In a regular room (where the corners are at 90 degrees angles) there will be a small triangle measuring about 1.5 inches in length where the side brush can’t reach. This means that those corners will never be vacuumed by the Roomba.

In practical terms, this has not caused any problems though, meaning that the corners of my house are clean and I don’t see any dust buildup in the shape of a triangle in the corners. Which Roomba Model is Best for these Specific Situations? Hair and Pets

If you have pets or a family member with long hair, pick anything but the 650. Not only are all the other models equipped with HEPA filters, they are a breeze to clean. With the 650, you will want to start pulling your own hair out while trying to extract the hair that’s stuck in the vacuum itself. Flooring – Hard floor surface (such as hardwood, tile, marble, etc)

The best Roomba model for carpets is the 980. As our reader Scott pointed out in the comment section, the 980 does a much better job on carpet than the 960. In practice, any of the Roombas in this guide will do a good job, but if you have high pile carpet and want the best of the best, the 980 is your best bet. Home Layout – Studio or One Bedroom

When it comes to simple layouts, any Roomba in this guide will do. The 650, 860, and 880 use a pseudo-random cleaning pattern, zigzagging around your home until it covers every inch. The 960 and 980 are more sophisticated and use its cameras to map your house, vacuuming big open areas in straight lines. Either method will work, so the cheaper models are good enough. anoxi Home Layout – 2+ Bedrooms

The best Roombas for households with multiple bedrooms are the 960 and 980. Equipped with visual mapping tech, they are currently the only two Roombas on the market that can efficiently navigate and clean an entire level. Home Layout – Multiple Stories

Unfortunately, there is no Roomba that can vacuum two levels in one go. The ability to climb stairs is just too complex for consumer robots with current technology. Some owners have suggested stationing your older Roombas on your upper levels when you get a new one.

Not everyone can afford two Roombas though. So until then, you can just pick it up and set it down on the level you’d like to vacuum and press the big “Clean” button in the middle. The Roomba doesn’t care where it is placed, and will vacuum the area in its entirety.