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Good for light mopping
September 26, 2019
This is the 5th robot vacuum/mop combo I have tried thru Amazon. This one has been the best, however it has problems as well. The description and the seller claim that it vacuums as it mops, but it just drags what is on my tile floor around. So I have to vacuum afterwards. The mopping is more of a streak; there is not enough weight in the robot to get a good mop pattern.
As the seller has in the question section, it doesn't have control of water going out; but it also didn't just dump all the water in one spot. There is not enough pressure/weight to mop light dirt, and dust off the tile floors. I will still have to get my mop out, which is counterproductive to paying $239 for a mopping robot that vacuums. The back end is lower with the water tank full and the front end with the brushes is a bit higher, which might be affecting its vacuuming ability while mopping.
I will say this one does tap into things instead of bumping hard like iLIFES does. That was a plus. However, it skips entire areas when vacuuming or mopping and it does go back over areas it had already vacuumed or mopped. For this price, it should already know where it's been.
The biggest problem is that it is not updating firmware on an iPhone 8, and the robot will tell me it's dustbin is not attached when it is and stops vacuuming. I would check it, take it out, nothing in the bin, put it back and then it does not pick up cleaning, it starts all over again. It just told me "bumper stuck" went to check on it and it had backed up onto the dining room table leg with the front of the robot on the tile floor.
My search for a robot that vacuums and mops is finished. I would recommend to anyone looking for one that does both, to get a good one that vacuums and then try some of the mopping only ones. The more expensive combos have a better mopping coverage but have the same problem this one had that stopped it. It never should have climbed the table leg.
Finally, I use the app to send back to the base for recharging and it wanders all over the house looking for it.
If all you need for mopping is something light, this is perfect, but I need something more for this price.