Advantages and disadvantages
A rather fresh model from an American manufacturer will please those who have long been looking for not an ordinary floor polisher for their home, but a full-fledged floor washer. The Braava Jet 240 model claims to be a full-fledged washer, performs wet and wet cleaning of the surface and it is carried out even in places that are difficult to access. There remains the minimum amount of work that the user has to complete for the robot. In the review, we will consider the functionality of the vacuum cleaner, its strengths and weaknesses.
- Provides floor cleaning and wet cleaning.
- Garbage collection in a cyclone filter.
- Can be used to collect liquid.
- Li-lon power supply with a capacity of 2000 mAh, enough for 120 minutes of work, recharging lasts 240 minutes.
- Connects to a mobile device via the iRobot Home app via Bluetooth.
- Case thickness 8.4 cm.
- Soft bumper.
- Altitude change sensor operating in the IR range.
The average cost is 16,000 rubles.
- Charging device.
- Robot battery.
- 2 wipes for wet cleaning.
- 2 wet sweeping wipes.
- 2 dry sweeping wipes.
- User’s manual.
The body of the robot is made of glossy white plastic and has a square shape to better clean in hard-to-reach corners. On the front of the device for spraying water. On the reverse side there is a compartment for installing the battery. The button for fastening napkins and a container with liquid are located on the bottom.
The body height is small, coupled with other compact dimensions, it allows the robot to pass under furniture and reach corners. The body is angular towards the bottom, this makes the patency worse, but also reduces the likelihood of getting stuck under an object of small height. At the top, closer to the front, one control button is illuminated in blue. Stripes of the same color diverge to the side of it — an indication of the inclusion of a virtual wall.
Front bumper on a movable mount, goes to the side of the device. On the top there is a folding handle for carrying, under it there is a button for resetting the napkin and a stopper for filling water. The battery for charging is removed to protect the unit performing wet work.
The napkin is attached to elastic suspensions, they have optical sensors that determine whether the napkin is installed and what type. The robot determines the type of napkin used by the hole in its cardboard plate. The device of the wipes is the same — the fibrous material is wrapped around soft absorbent strips. Only disposable wipes are included, reusable wipes must be purchased separately. According to the manufacturer, these wipes can be washed about 50 times.
The specified model belongs to the best washing robot vacuum cleaners. The main difference is the ability to carry out wet cleaning even in the most inaccessible places, thanks to an unusual shape.
The device is very easy to use. Inclusion by the usual pressing of the button on the case. All other functions are launched through the application installed on the smartphone. The application interface is simple and clear.
For movement, the robot uses the patented iAdapt navigation system, through which it builds a map of the room, marking on it the walls and all interior items that are classified as obstacles. The robot works almost silently. At the end of the cleaning, he returns to the base on his own.
The vacuum cleaner works in three modes of operation: wet, floor washing and dry cleaning. What type of cleaning needs to be performed, the vacuum cleaner determines independently, by the type of napkin installed. If necessary, the fabric is impregnated with detergents or aromatic compounds.
During washing, a blue microfiber cloth is installed. The process follows this algorithm: the device splashes water on the floor, then wipes it. This mode can be used for floors with a smooth finish — linoleum, tile, laminate. The job can take up to an hour. Washing efficiency is about 95%, one battery charge is enough for 30 m2 of area. The robot passes through the same place several times, which is why such a high work efficiency is achieved.
For wet cleaning, an orange napkin is used. In this mode, the robot sprays a little water, and then passes through the same place twice. The vacuum cleaner can carry out such cleaning up to an hour. It is optimal for natural wood laminate.
During dry cleaning, a white cloth is used. In this mode, the vacuum cleaner collects all debris and dust, wool. Can be used on any type of surface. Enough to clean 60 m2, which is equivalent to 60 hours of work.
Advantages and disadvantages
Based on a review of the characteristics of the robot and reviews about it, the following advantages can be distinguished:
- The unique and effective system of damp cleaning working in two modes.
- Compact dimensions and square shape, providing high throughput.
- Ease of storage.
- During cleaning, it bypasses the room around the perimeter, cleaning well in the corners and under the walls.
- One battery charge is enough for a large area.
- The small size does not allow the robot to capture a large area in one run.
- Thorough cleaning takes a long time.
- Napkins are disposable and require constant replacement.
- Does not wash out too strong pollution, for example, traces of dirt from boots.
- It does not suck up dust, but simply collects it with a napkin, this model is optimal for wet cleaning, but not for dry cleaning.
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