iRobot Roomba Scheduler 4230 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Reviews
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iRobot Roomba Scheduler 4230 Bagless Robotic Vacuum

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  • Roomba is my new best friend

    May 29, 2006 by becky2259 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: allows for frequent vacuuming fun to watch, great customer service 3yrs still going
    Cons: will not do dark carpet time consuming to get long hair off brushes

    Summary: A friend told me about Roomba, and she is one of the pickiest people I know, so I thought it was worth a try. I got the Roomba Scheduler because it was on sale. I have never used the scheduler functions because I do not feel it necessary and don't really ... read more

  • Don't waste your time or money on a 4230

    Sep 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Concept
    Cute gadget
    Works well (for a very short time)
    Cons: Unreliable
    Short, expensive life span

    Summary: Our scheduler 4230 is the third one that has died on us THIS YEAR. The first was replaced under original warranty. The replacement that was then sent to us would not charge, so iRobot replaced it in 2 months. That replacement just quit ... read more

  • Great on Dog Hair Removal

    Jul 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great on dog hair
    Cons: Cleaning unit a little cumbersome

    Summary: If you have dogs you'll love the Roomba! I now have purchased my second one as we are building a larger home and I want one at each end of the house. I have found that the Roomba works best on non-carpeted areas. I usually use it in the kitchen/dining ... read more

  • 3. My adventures with Hazel Roomba- 2. allergy update-1. cleaning update

    Jul 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fascinating device and it works!
    Cons: Rug fringes are a problem, keep Hazel away from the long ones.

    Summary: Update June 1, 2008 My wife is no longer jealous of Hazel. We just returned from a 6 month trip. Poor Hazel's battery had died, but she charged back up in a day. She has now vacuumed the entire house. While in New Zealand one of my co-workers bought ... read more

  • Wow! I've bought myself a maid

    Jul 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: can freshen carpet daily, takes care of shedding, returns to base by itself, cleans well
    Cons: So far, I haven't found one real con

    Summary: Have had mine about 20 days and have used about 20 times. I have 2 cats who keep the carpet looking dirty and Roomba (aka Norman) keeps it looking fresh all the time. I've had no problem with area rugs that are not a high pile (giant loop, etc) My cats ... read more

  • This is Perfect for the Lazy

    Jul 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It has a mind of its own.
    Cons: You might need half a mind to figure out how to use the scheduler.

    Summary: I am so lazy that even with my low income I have a helper come in twice a month to clean. She might be out of a job soon. The things I hate to do most are vacuuming and scrubbing the kitchen floor. As a new holder of the Roomba scheduler, I am so into ... read more

  • Not durable enough to be worth the money

    Jun 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans automatically, easy to program, cleans while you're away, cleans fairly well
    Cons: Wears out, FOUR robots broke in three years, not worth the money, doesn't deep clean

    Summary: I am an early adopter. I bought a roomba when they were new, back in 2001. It worked very well, I thought, as I was forced to keep everything off of the hardwood floors and I used it to vacuum my small apartment (400 sq. ft.) every night. After I ... read more

  • Great vacuum. Better customer service!

    May 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Company stands behind its product. Keeps floors beautiful. Incredibly easy.
    Cons: Transition from hardwood to rug subpar. Brush cleaning can be tedious. Cleans three rooms max.

    Summary: My wife and I bought this a few months ago for the tumbleweeds of dog hair that would billow through the rooms and halls when guests were over. We aren't dirty people. Our dog just sheds a lot. The Roomba is great at sucking up the tumbleweeds and the ... read more

  • Wouldn't want to live without my ROOMBA!!

    Mar 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenience!! Wake up or come home to a clean floor without lifting a finger.
    Cons: We had problems with ours lasting less than a year.

    Summary: We have owned a Roomba for about 4 years now. We love it, but we've had to replace it about 5 times now. When it works, it works well. Cleans up lots of dirt off our carpets and floors and gets under furniture which our regular vacuuming doesn't do. ... read more

  • Better than I thought

    Mar 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans well, gets under low furniture, saves time, iRobot customer service experience
    Cons: Finding place for the charger, moving the charger to different rooms, instruction booklet is skimpy

    Summary: I remember first seeing a info-mercial for one of these years ago. Back then I figured, how can that little thing clean as well as a regular vacuum? For years, I was still skeptical as I noticed them in stores. So when I was on this site looking for a ... read more

  • Roomba - my new pet

    Jan 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super cool toy Works well as a vacuum cleaner Dog loves to bark at him
    Cons: Needs constant baby-sitting

    Summary: It's been two days with my Roomba. I got it as a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. I'd say it's 70% vacuum cleaner, 30% toy. We moved into our our house last month and there's still a lot of packing paper, etc. from unpacking. That doesn't seem to ... read more

  • Surprisingly Useful - could be improved.

    Dec 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I can tend to other things while my house is vacuumed. Product works quite well.
    Cons: Hair can foul brushes, and causes some damage to them.

    Summary: I bought my Roomba several months ago. It was entertaining to watch the first time out of the box. However, the whole point of this vacuum is to NOT watch it! I usually start it when leaving for work in the morning. Some mention the vacuum is not ... read more

  • When it works it works ok.

    Dec 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use, low profile was able to vacuum under beds and chairs
    Cons: not reliable, poor customer service

    Summary: We have owned our Roomba since Dec 05. We have mostly tile floors and a couple pets. We loved the way it picked up hair from the floor and used(notice the past tense) it to keep the floors clean in between regular vacuuming. I recommend cleaning the ... read more

  • Schedule Function is Okay But Doesn't Cover Enough of My House

    Dec 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: effective cleaning of one room at a time
    Cons: unattended operation doesn't cover wide area, can't climb onto area rugs, very loud on hardwood

    Summary: This is my first Roomba and I was sort of expecting it to find its way around my entire house every time it ran. I thought that scheduling this at 2pm would be great. I'd come home from work each day and the house would be clean. I live in an 1100 square ... read more

  • Roomba Rules!

    Oct 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Scheduler, docking system, great for spot cleaning.
    Cons: Need to clean the brushes about every two cleanings.

    Summary: Our dog is getting pretty old and has become an inside dog. The biggest problem is that he sheds quite a bit. I got so tired of walking through our home and seeing clumps of dog hair hugging the baseboards, I had to do something. My wife wanted a ... read more

  • Excellent product!

    Sep 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans without harming furniture, navigates obstacles, cleans 99.9% of floors, long battery life
    Cons: Best for pet hair, dust and other small particles; not meant to clean larger objects

    Summary: I love love love our Roomba!!!! Roomba is perfect for our situation. We own 3 cats -- indoor/outdoor -- and before Roomba, we'd have to vacuum every day to pick up all the cat hair and dirt they drop or track in. We have all hardwood floors with a ... read more

  • Love It! But Beware the Circle Dance!

    Aug 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Can schedule it for daily cleaning with scheduler. Saves my time and my back!
    Cons: Needs to be dumped and cleaned regularly. Need to prep area to be cleaned.

    Summary: I'm not going to go into a really in-depth report on features - others have done that already. I bought a Roomba from Costco ($279 tax including S&H) for my parents' house a few weeks ago, and it's been a great time and effort saver. I decided on the ... read more

  • Roomba is great!

    Aug 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does a great job. Everyone who sees it in action wants one.
    Cons: The thicker the carpet is, the less efficient Roomba becomes.

    Summary: About 75% of the floors in our house are hardwood and Roomba is fantastic on them. The other 25% of the house is carpeting, but it is fairly low. Roomba has no problem keeping the carpeting clean, but the battery last for notably less time then it does ... read more

  • Roomba Scheduler: Wow, It Actually Works!

    Jul 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extremely intuitive and effective.
    Cons: The motor is a bit Loud. Also a bit pricey.

    Summary: I'll fully admit that when I saw the Roomba advertised on late night TV a while back I chuckled and thought it was just another Infomercial piece of junk. But I was at a trade show recently and iRobot had a display where the Roomba was in action, and ... read more

  • A Dream Cleaner and Cheaper than a Maid!

    Jul 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans surface dirt, programmable, can be contained to an area
    Cons: Pricey replacement parts, noisy, can get stuck in spots

    Summary: While I had seen commercials and heard about the Roomba, I would have never bought one for myself. It was simply one of those items I coveted but would never splurge on for myself. Had I had any clue how wonderful it would be, I would have bought TWO! ... read more

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