Let me make it clear that I am fully aware of how ridiculous my next statement is: I am the owner of MULTIPLE vacuums, even though I absolutely LOATHE vacuuming. You might be thinking: “If she hates vacuuming so much, why would she own so many vacuums?” Well, let me explain.
As someone who truly dislikes vacuuming, I’ve made it my life’s mission to find vacuums that help make the job easier, and more enjoyable. Obviously in my opinion, the vacuum that would make vacuuming the most enjoyable would be one where I don’t have to be involved in any of the vacuuming at all.
Enter: My opportunity to test out and review the iRobot Roomba i7+ with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal. As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance to test out this infamous hands-free vacuum and see how it could work out for my busy little home (that includes two pets and a new baby).
Keep reading to learn more about the ultimate vacuum (especially for people who don’t like vacuuming!)
The Product: iRobot Roomba i7+ with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal
The Price: $1,349.99 Roomba i7+ or can be purchased separately for $999.99 (Roomba i7), $399.99 (Clean Base)
The Retailer: iRobot.ca, Amazon.ca, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Hudson’s Bay, Walmart and multiple other major retailers across Canada
What We Think:
This isn’t my first experience with a robot vacuum, but definitely the first actual Roomba in my life (whoo!). With two hairy pets and a new baby, it was definitely a very quick YES when I was asked if I’d like to try out the iRobot Roomba i7+ in our home.
If you’re new to the Roomba in general, I’d say it’s like adding a little pet to your home. Except that this pet is actually useful in that it helps you clean up. Maybe you could think of it as a futuristic pet that cleans up after you.
While I, unfortunately, can’t say the iRobot Roomba i7+ could completely replace a more traditional vacuum in your home (for example, it won’t get the dust off your baseboards or clean your stairs) it is definitely an excellent low-effort way to maintain daily upkeep in your home. The exception of course could be if you are, say, a neat and tidy person who lives alone in a minimalist condo. However, if you, like me live in a busy home with pets, family members and a “full” life, then, I would say this is a great way to help maintain your floors in between more intense vacuums around the house.
I especially love the addition of Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal to make cleaning out the vacuum super fast and easy, and hands-free as well. Those furry pets of mine shed A LOT and vacuum disposal is pretty necessary after any clean. Disposing contents of a vacuum is certainly not a job I enjoy, which is why I love that this does it for you.
Additionally, using the iRobot app helps take the guess work out of when to “clean out” the Roomba i7+ by sending you a notification when the vacuum needs to head back to its base for an efficient dirt removal that only takes a few seconds. Through the app, you can also stop, start and schedule vacuums with a quick tap–genius!
So, Do You Need It?
If you’re thinking about getting one, I would definitely recommend it. As mentioned, it may not be able to fully replace a more traditional vacuum in your household, depending on the type of home you live in. If you’re lucky enough to live in a minimal environment then iRobot’s Roomba i7+ with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal could be all you need! It’s also a great option for offices and some businesses. In fact, my mom got one to help keep her shop floor clean and is thrilled with how much easier it is for her to get rid of those pesky dust bunnies on a daily basis.
For more information on the iRobot Roomba i7+ with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal please click HERE!
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)