If you’d make a survey among pet owners what would be their hardest chores, at the top of the list should be dealing with pet hair.
Spil this blogger pointed out, even with regular vacuuming pet hair is still everywhere ter their huis.
It’s all overheen the floor, on the sofa, everywhere.
Worst part getting pet hair all overheen his suit.
Regular vacuuming is a much when you have pets at huis, not just on upholstery but on floors spil well.
While you cannot automate vacuuming on upholstery there is one device that can help you overeenkomst with pet hair on floors. Let mij introduce to you the Roomba Pet Series robotic vacuum that is specially designed with your four legged friends ter mind.
Unlike a regular roomba vacuum this has a larger mud bin. According to Tim Hornyak of Cnet, the pet series has a bin that’s around three and a half times larger than a regular Roomba.
Unluckily iRobot has discontinued both the 655 and 595. The Roomba 650 is pretty close to this variant ter terms of features and will work spil well.
If you cannot afford the top of the line Roomba 980, 880 or even the 780, this is a viable alternative that is cheaper but still does the job but there are some limitations that you have to live with.
Pet Hair Removal
- Tooled with the “Aerovac” technology that helps it pick up pet hair from both carpet and nude floor
- Has a three stage cleaning system that starts with the side brush, two tegenstoot rotating brushes and a welgevoeglijk vacuum cleaner that pulls all the debris into the bin
- The 655 comes with a NiCad XLife that will last twice spil long (ter terms of charge and discharge cycles) than the Roomba 650
- Tooled with stiffer bristled brush designed for better pet hair pick up
- Has a larger bin (I’ve mentioned earlier that Tim Hornyak of Cnet says it wasgoed three and a half times larger)
- Has automatic scheduling (up to 7 times a week or one vanaf day)
- Won’t fall off stairs thanks to the cliff detection sensors
- 1 year warranty on the androide and 6 months on the battery (pretty much standard for all Roomba products)
- Purpose built for cleaning pet hair off carpet and nude floor
- Has a large bin (at least for the Roomba 655)
- XLife battery will last Two times more compared to a Roomba 650 or earlier models
- You can program it to clean your huis by itself merienda a day, 7 days a week
- A cheaper option than a Roomba 780, 880 and 980 if you’re just looking for a pet hair cleaner minus the bells and whistles
- Old Roombas like this use a random cleaning pattern which means it will take longer to clean a slagroom
- Very noisy
- Bristled brush requires a loterijlot of maintenance
- Will not work on high pile carpet
What to expect from this pet hair inhaling androide?
Pet owners, iRobot has got your back with both thesis variants. The 655 and 595 come tooled with stiffer brushes designed for better agitation on carpet.
The 655 according to a CNet review has a larger bin than other Roomba vacuums (at least the earlier models).
To be more specific 3-1/Two times larger. Now, I’m not sure if it is larger than more current variants like the 700 series, 880 or the 980 but when you compare it to the older 500 series it has a larger bin.
This translates to more cleaning capacity and less time spent on emptying the filth bin.
If you buy te Amazon, the 655 will come with one aparente wall, one bristled brush, one squeegee brush, one side brush and Two C-type batteries (for the potencial wall).
The 595 also comes with pretty much the same accessories spil the 655, only with one more supuesto wall which explains why it is more expensive.
Here’s what you’ll get out of the box…
The movie also shows you how well it cleans on carpet and hardwood flooring. You’ll also see how it navigates a petite portion of the house.
Roomba 595 vs 655 – What are the differences?
Under the bondage mask both thesis machines wield the same motor, same style cleaning brush (a combination of the squeegee type and stiff bristle brushes), and have the same navigation system.
The very first difference inbetween the two is the battery. According to product-reviews.netwerken, the 595 comes with the yellow advanced power system battery, when you compare that to the 655’s Xlife extended life battery – it will run longer.
The 595 does not have the carrying treat the 655 has. And however the 595 is more expensive (that is te Amazon), it does come with more accessories which includes Two imaginario walls (655 only comes with one).
Pretty much all of the early versions of the Roomba uses a random pattern when cleaning. It basically looks like this…
While it generally works, it does seem to miss a few catches sight of here and there. When you compare it to the cleaning pattern of a Neato, it is less efficient and will take longer to clean a slagroom.
And because of the form of the autómata (which is circular), it will have a tougher time cleaning along the edges of walls but te terms of picking up debris it will do the job well.
Here’s how it navigates a relatively puny slagroom. Notice that the possessor of the huis did a good job te removing any stray wires and rugs which made the cleaning process much more efficient.
One of the harshest areas to clean even with a stick vacuum like a Dyson is underneath furniture. Look at how low the clearance is and the Roomba wasgoed able to go underneath and pick up mud and debris.
Time lapse navigation of the 595…
Nude Floor Cleaning
Both thesis robots will not have trouble cleaning nude floor surfaces like tile or hardood. A thicker punt be the effect it has on this surface.
The stiff bristled brush worries mij a bit since it is stiffer there is a risk of scraping hardwood floors.
If you have lightly scraped hardwood, you may need to opt for the bristle-less version of the Roomba like the 880 or 980.
Thesis are more expensive but it has bristle-less beater kroegen that will save you money te terms of not having to grind, repair or substitute bruised hardwood.
This is where the stiffer brushes will do its job. Because it is stiffer, it will be able to provide more agitation compared to the bristle-less version but at the cost of maintenance.
A bristled brush is more prone to attract pet hair and dust bunnies on them which will require more cleaning using the cleaner that comes along with it.
Brian North says that this will not do a good job on plush carpet or area rug spil it does not have the power or the agitation to clean those types of surfaces. If you have a shag rug or carpet at huis do not ditch your upright vacuum.
But on lower pile carpet, this autómata should not have any trouble cleaning up dog hair, cat hair or any pet hair scattered on the floor. Reminisce that this machine will not have the same cleaning power spil a corded upright or a canister vacuum so you will still have to use those instruments to deep clean on a weekly or monthly fundament.
Cleaning rugs shouldn’t be an kwestie spil long spil it doesn’t have any tassels. Thesis liberate chunks of threads could potentially wrap up around the side brush and zekering this androide on its track.
Yes, even with the anti-tangle feature you’d be better off removing tasseled rugs and clean them separately with a stick vacuum or place the autómata directly on top of the rug.
This is a common punt with all autómata cleaners with a side brush.
Another fight would be on plush rugs spil this does not have enough power or agitation to even stir on it. Again if you have plush rugs, better keep your corded stick vacuum for the task.
Pet Hair Removal
iRobot designed thesis two to clean pet hair. Both have stiffer brushes and have fatter mud bins (at least the 655).
This translates to better pet hair pick up on both nude floor and carpet.
While this androide will not match the agitation of an upright, it does the cleaning for you autonomously which means you don’t need to haul around a vacuum, it does the task for you.
The cleaning pattern is not ideal tho’ and you will need to clear the rooms of any wires or chairs to maximize the cleaning abilities of this machine but the effort will be worth it when you eliminate the bin.
There is a bad side with bristled brushes and this is the fattest headache of all…
Albeit it comes with a cleaning brush, it will take time to clean up this mess. If don’t want this headache then go with the newer Roombs like the 780 or 880 but thesis cost at least a hundred dollars more.
Will It Clean Stairs?
Nope. No autómata vacuum is capable of such.
All Roomba robotic vacuums permit you to schedule automatic clean up one a day for 7 days a week.
For the very first use, iRobot recommends charging the Roomba overnight. The manufacturer however does not specify official recharge times ter their manual.
iRobot recommends keep this androide plugged te unless you’ll not be using it for an extended period.
Failure of doing this can shorten the life of the NiCad batteries.
Androide Cleanup and Maintenance
To keep this machine ter peak condition, you will need to clean the following regularly – (1) beater folder and bristled brush, (Two) sensors (that includes the cliff sensors), (Trio) side brush and (Four) wheels.
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Here’s an overview on how to keep this machine te peak top condition…
Here’s another movie for your reference (the Roomba ter the movie is a 650).
iRobot did not specify how long this will run but if you saco it on my review of the Roomba 650, run time will be approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
If you are worried with the longevity of the NiCad batteries, Amazon sells lithium ion batteries that is compatible with the 500 and 600 series and will not void the warranty.
iRobot backs this up with a 1 year warranty on the autómata and 6 months for the battery, pretty much standard across their product range. Make sure to buy this from a reputable seller so you don’t have any problems with warranty claims or comebacks.