Arguably one the least favorite house chores is mopping. Whereas vacuuming just entails a little push power, floor mopping requires some serious elbow grease and being closer to the ground grime than is comfortable. Most don’t like to put their face near where their feet have been. But just as there are plenty of robots available for light vacuuming, there are many bots that can both vacuum and mop while others still are strictly moppers. One example of a robot that vacuums and wet and dry mops is the Ecovacs Deebot R95, which prides itself on being intelligent but is also endowed with a sleek appearance.
Alas, the iRobot Braava 320 doesn't have the good looks of the R95, and its squareness puts it at odds with most O-shaped floorbots, but it is a specialist whose job is simply to wet or dry mop rooms of up to 250- and 800-square feet, respectively. Like the iRobot Scooba 450, the iRobot Scooba 390 is a floor scrubber. Both are black with blue accents, and both use only clean liquid as they wash, with the 450 possessing dual tanks. The 450 utilizes a 3-cycle cleaning process -- sweep/pre-soak, scrub/squeegee/vacuum, and final squeegee -- whereas the 390 has a 4-stage process of prepping, washing, scrubbing, and squeegeeing.
The 450 removes up to 99.3% of household bacteria during the cleaning session while the 390 removes only up to 98%, although it's doubtful whether or not the Scooba's owner would actually notice the difference. The 390 will scrub sealed hardwood, linoleum and tile up to 450-square feet, so it's ideal for larger floors. In contrast, the 450 scrubs up to 300-square feet. Both robots use iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology. The main difference between the two Scoobas is the lack of audible cues on the 390. The 390 comes with a battery, filter, cleaning brush, prep squeegee, a charger, a virtual wall, 1 suction bulb, 4 packs of Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enzyme Formula, and an owner's guide. The required 2 D batteries are not included.
I am so glad that I purchased the Scooba. I can just push the button and walk away while Scooba cleans up the tough messes for me. I would recommend this product.
This product really great at cleaning. I am sort of cleanliness phobia. After several round of cleaning and even it is out of battery, I can still see dirty water coming out.
It is a marvel to watch as it spirals, then sets off in different directions. It needs very little cleaning product to produce very clean floors.
Initially concerned with its price but now i wouldn't be without it. Cleans the floor spotlessly and dries as it goes. Fantastic bit of kit,would recommend it.