The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
I was so excited the day I learned that I would be receiving an iRobot® Roomba® 870 from Best Buy to review. I love a clean house…so much so that my husband calls me the “unhoarder,” among other things. “Queen of Clean” comes to mind also. However with 3 adults and 2 dogs in the house and our days full of work, running errands and social activities, lately I have been in jeopardy of losing those titles. And the fact that I am looking at turning the big 60 in the near future and am experiencing all the aches and pains that go along with it, doesn’t make it any easier to keep the house in order. Thanks to Best Buy and iRobot, my floors have been amazingly clean lately and my aching back has been aching a lot less.
The iRobot® Roomba® 870 really is a godsend for those of us that have degenerative disc disease or arthritis. Reaching with your arms while also bending at the waist over and over again can strain the muscles of the back. So can turning to the side with your feet planted and rotating the trunk of your body as you work. With the Roomba, there is no need for any of that. All you really need to do is schedule her to work and she takes over from there. You might want to make sure your floors are clear of clothing or toys so that those areas are cleaned but if you don’t, the Roomba will just navigate her way around them.
No bending at the waist and knees for an hour or more and slouching over. The iRobot® Roomba® 870 negates the need to do that ever again.
Here are a few more reasons why I am so impressed with my friend, the iRobot® Roomba® 870!
Amazing Cleaning Abilities and Dirt Detection
This machine is powerful.It delivers 5x the suction and removes up to 50% more dirt, dust, hair and debris than previous models. You can see this for yourself when you empty the bin because it certainly is full of dog hair and dirt every time I use it. With Dirt Detect Series 2, Roomba uses optical and acoustic sensors to find dirt and debris and perform concentrated cleaning in the areas where it’s needed most. We don’t have steps in our house but if you do, iAdapt® Responsive Navigation Technology has cliff-detection sensors and won’t allow the Roomba to fall down the steps. Pretty cool technology.
Roomba Does All the Work for You
As I mentioned above, this gal does everything for you when it comes to vacuuming. You just need to press Clean or schedule Roomba to vacuum when it’s most convenient for you. Scheduling is so easy and you can pick the time when it is convenient for you. You can schedule her to work 365 days of the year if you want and she won’t file a complaint with the labor board.
We have tried all different times of the day, but have settled on 2 am when we are sleeping. That seems to be the least disruptive time for our household and Roomba doesn’t seem to mind…she is a night person anyway and can sleep all day. The best part is the iRobot® Roomba® 870 finds its way home every night and puts itself to bed by automatically returning to its Home Base® to recharge between cleanings. No hunting her down or wondering whether she lost her way.
Roomba Has a Slim Figure and Can Go Everywhere
Because the Roomba has a slim profile, it cleans under furniture, including beds, skirted furniture, tables and cabinetry while the spinning side brush grabs dirt and debris from tough places like wall edges and corners.
Other Awesome Features
- 2 Virtual Wall Barriers keep Roomba in the rooms you want to vacuum & out of the ones you don’t
- Large HEPA filter keeps dust, dander, and other allergens out of the air which makes it ideal for pet owners
- No more cleaning brushes! Tangle-free AeroForce™ Extractors are virtually maintenance free, making it even easier for Roomba to tackle daily dirt build-up and leave more time for you to enjoy your day.
A few things I wanted to point out regarding the video above:
- The Roomba does not damage your hard surfaces. Although it sounds loud (my kitchen acoustics makes it sound louder than it really is), the Roomba has protective bumpers and has never harmed any of my hard surfaces.
- Also note how the Roomba detected some particle/dirt on the floor and went back to grab it and went over the area several times.
The iRobot® Roomba® 870 gives you the flexibility to vacuum your house any time of the day, whether you are there or not. It also gives you pain free days because you are no longer pushing and pulling around a heavy vacuum.
You can find more information about the iRobot Roomba 870 at Best Buy.
A BIG Thank-you to Best Buy for bringing the iRobot Roomba 870 into my life and my home! My back thanks you too.
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Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder of Imperfect Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 37 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and her lovable pups.