By now, just about everybody has heard of robot vacuums. Those handy devices automatically travel around hard or carpeted floors to suck up debris. More recently, some of the same brands that produce robot vacuums have introduced robot mops.
Robot mops work similarly to robot vacuums, but the mops use cleaners, water, and pads to scrub dirt from hard floors that vacuums cannot pick up. If this sounds like a great idea, let’s look at some of the best robot mops for 2021.
Will Robot Mops Work on All Kinds of Floors?
Imagine the convenience of having floors mopped without having to deal with buckets of water, dirty mop heads, and lots of effort. According to Good Housekeeping
, robot mops work on tile, vinyl, or even wood floors. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer to make certain that specific cleaning solutions won’t harm the flooring material.
Also, just as with an old-fashioned mop, it’s probably best to sweep or vacuum the floor before mopping. Some robot mops also include a vacuum or sweeping function.
Good Robot Mop Choices for 2021
Take a look at these excellent robot mop choices:
- iRobot Braava Jet M6: This line of smart mops often gets rated as the best overall choice. It’s a bit pricey at about $399, but it’s not the most expensive device on the market. Impressive features include pads for dry sweeping or wet mopping, reusable and disposable pad options, and the ability to connect to the mop through Alexa. The Jet M6 also handles baseboards and the area under cupboards well.
- Bissell Spinwave: For about $100 less than the iRobot Braava mentioned above, the Bissell Spinwave comes with both wet and dry microfiber pads. It comes with a mode that makes it useful for cleaning stairs, too. The slim design also makes the Bissell Spinwave easy to store in tight spots.
- Samsung Jetbot: Priced at about $250, the Samsung Jetbot can sweep and mop with one pass. The pads in the front suck up debris, and then the rear comes along to scrub. Most devices with this dual functionality cost much more; however, CNET found the Jetbot’s navigational features somewhat lacking.
How to Choose the Best Robot Mop
Manufacturers have developed a variety of different kinds of robot mops. Some examples include:
- Dry mops, wet mops, and wet-dry combos
- Vacuum- or sweep-mop combos
- Washable, disposable, or both types of pads
Note that most vacuum mops cannot suck up water that the pads cannot absorb. Before deciding which product to buy, check the expected battery life, apps and smart features, and the difficulty of setting up and maintaining the device. As mentioned above, make sure the mop’s design makes it safe for the types of floors it’s intended for.
How to Ensure a Robot Mop Functions Well in the Future
An affordable Upsie robot mop warranty can ensure access to affordable repairs for years. Consider these very good reasons to buy an extended warranty for a robot mop:
- Just like consumers may experience common service problems with robot vacuums, they may also have some typical issues with robot mops. A few examples include issues with charging, docking, cleaning, and connectivity.
- Sophisticated technology for navigation and connectivity included in robot mops often makes them expensive to repair. Very often, people even struggle to find qualified repair technicians.
- Manufacturers classify robot vacs as small appliances. Even so, they are relatively expensive when compared to such other small appliances as coffee makers or even microwave ovens.
With Upsie, consumers can protect a robot mop purchased in the past 60 days, choose a two- or three-year protection plan, and enjoy access to 24-7 claims and customer service. The warranty includes access to local and mail-in repairs. Visit the Upsie robot mop extended warranty page
to learn more.
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