Robotic Vacuum Reviews

Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner

Mint Cleaner
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Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

We don’t review a lot of robotic vacuums but the Evolution Robotics Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner is getting good reviews and it can be found for under $200 at some online retailers (it is also a best-seller on Amazon).  As such, it warrants a look.  It should be pointed out that this is not a “vacuum” but rather a robotic sweeper and mopper.

iRobot 560 Robotic Vacuum Review

iRobot 560
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Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The iRobot Roomba 560 is the third generation of Roomba and is one of iRobot’s “middle-of-the-road” models.   iRobot indicates that there are many improvements over previous models.  Consumers seem to like the product but also indicate that, while it is a step forward, it still has some issues.

Review: iRobot Roomba 410 Intelligent Floorvac Robotic Vacuum Cleaner


Avg. consumer rating = 80/100 

The iRobot Roomba 410 is an entry-level robotic vacuum cleaner with a host of features.  For the uninitiated, robotic vacuum cleaners are small, often disc shaped, battery operated vacuums that scour the floor vacuuming up dirt, hair, lint and the like using some computer means of navigation.   The 410 utilizes counter rotating brushes and a vacuum to pick up dirt (these brushes routinely have to be cleaned so they are hand-removable).  It does not use any kind of bag and the dirt is captured in a “dirt cup” – which iRobot claims is very easy to remove and empty.  Also, an interesting note is that its sensors and programming are set up such that the Roomba 410 covers every area of the floor an average of four times during a given cleaning session. 

Robotic Vacuums - An Overview

In the 1950’s the house of the future was portrayed as having all sorts of “space-age” gadgets.  While many of these concepts never reached fruition (50+ years later…), we are beginning to see some of these concepts emerge.  The idea of robotic domestic help is beginning with items such as the now very popular robotic vacuum...

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I'm Nigel Russco, a 50 year old professional engineer originally from the west coast of Canada.  I love to review vacuums and I’ve been doing just that since 2008.  

I make every effort to write unbiased, intelligent vacuum cleaner reviews and I provide average consumer ratings for each and every vacuum cleaner I investigate.  My ultimate goal is to ensure you find the best vacuum for your cleaning needs.  

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