Robot vacuums are very common today, and they are the best choice for anyone that wants a reliable carpet and floor cleaner but also has a tight schedule. With the robot cleaner, you can be sure of a cleaner that automatically runs across the floor without the need for moving it on your own. But it is important to find a good robot vacuum that will do a good job on the floor without missing a spot. One of them is the iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum.
Here is a detailed iRobot Roomba 614 review to give you a glimpse of how it delivers.
This is a robot cleaner that is compact, lightweight, and quite easy to use too. The vacuum comes with the controls on the top side, and it can also clean any type of floor including carpet and laminate. The triple-brush system allows it to clean different types of floors. It has also been designed to easily move from one floor/surface to another without any problem. Here is an advanced review of the cleaner:
iRobot Roomba 614 Review
Size and Weight
It is important to know the dimensions of a vacuum cleaner before you can purchase it. This one comes with a compact design to make it perfect for someone living in a small apartment. The cleaner measures 17 inches by 18 inches by 5 inches. It stands at 3.6 inches tall, which is a good thing. With such a height, the cleaner can easily get under the furniture to clean the hard-to-reach areas.
Furthermore, it only comes in at 11.5 pounds, which is light enough to carry around when you need to store it or when you want to use it.
The movement technology of this vacuum cleaner is the iAdapt technology, which helps it to move freely without bumping into furniture. Generally, the cleaner comes with three main sensors that allow it to navigate around the floors in your house. These sensors run with infrared, touch sensing, and acoustic technology that control the speed of the machine.
Whenever it comes close to a detectable obstacle, the machine will automatically reduce its speed to avoid bumping into it. As soon the cleaner verifies an object in its path, it will maneuver around it or if possible through it.
There is also a drop sensor onboard, which helps to prevent the bot from falling off the stairs or over a raised platform. Unfortunately, this one won’t remember its path like other cleaners out there.
This is one feature that sets this cleaner above most vacuum cleaners out there. What it means is that the cleaner can work on different types of floors without any problem. This vacuum can easily clean carpets or even hard flooring surfaces.
For instance, this unit can easily work on the carpet as it will agitate, loosen, and lift dirt from both medium-pile and low-pile carpets. Furthermore, the vacuum can clean your area rugs, floor mats, or throw rugs easily.
If you have a high-pile carpet, this might not be your perfect vacuum cleaner because it comes with brush rolls that might prevent it from cleaning the high-pile ideally.
The cleaner will easily work on the hardwood floors without any problem. For the softwood floors, try testing it on a small area to avoid having scratches on the finish from the bristle. All in all, this little beast will easily clean different floors and carpets.
Dirt Detect Technology
Another worthwhile feature that makes this a top pick is dirt detection technology. Being a robot vacuum cleaner, this is more of a must-have feature.
This dirt detection technology works along with the drop sensor at the bottom of the cleaner. With this drop sensor, it acts as an infrared scanner. As the robot cleans in its path, these sensors will detect the dust particles in the area that is being cleaned. Suppose there are too many particles that are detected in the path of the cleaner, it will be alerted that that area is still dirty.
Once the alert reaches the central system of the cleaner, it will make a 360-degree loop to go start moving back along the path that it had covered. So, if the robot is cleaning a high-traffic area in the house, you might experience the U-turn made several times.
The AeroVac is a 3-stage cleaning technology that controls the cleaning functions of the 600 series vacuuming bots.
The 3-stage cleaning system entails loosening, lifting, and suction of debris. This means everything from small dust particles to large debris. The dirt, dust, and other debris will go through the 3-stage cleaning system to ensure no debris is left on the floor.
What happens here is that the brushes will lift and separate the debris on floors and carpets. In turn, the motor will deliver a high-suction power that will deposit the dust in the dirt cup.
There is an AeroVac filter that works to purify the exhaust air. This filter will capture the fine dust particles as it keeps the motor area clear of dust build-up. Unfortunately, it is not a HEPA filter. This means that allergens can easily get through and back into the air.
In other words, this cleaner might not be your perfect choice if you are allergic to dust particles.
If you check out any of the Roomba 614 reviews out there, you will notice that this unit is easy to empty because it doesn’t come with a dust bag like most vacuums out there. Instead, it comes with a removable plastic tray that acts as the dust bin. This tray will hold dust and debris for long enough until you are ready to empty it.
Ideally, ensure that you clean the tray after each cleaning session. This helps to prevent the bot from shutting down unexpectedly. Usually, the cleaner will automatically shut down if the dust tray is full because there won’t be anywhere for the dust to go.
Luckily, it is easy to empty the bot once it is full. To do this, simply remove the tray from the back and dispose of the dust to your trash can and remove the filter. Once you dump the debris into the trash can, ensure that you knock the filter on the sides to clear any dust that might be stuck in it. After that, you can put back the dust tray. It would take you less than five minutes to empty this cleaner.
Home Base Charging Station
This feature is one of the best of the vacuum because it will automatically recharge itself without you having to worry about plugging it into the socket. So, the cleaner will monitor the battery level and go back to the Home Base charging station for a recharge as soon as the battery level drops too low.
However, you will need to charge it initially before you start using it. After that, it will continue going back to the charging station for a refill once the battery level drops below 15%.
First off, it is important to take note that the vacuum runs on a 1800mAh lithium-ion battery pack that offers about 1 hr 30 minutes of cleaning. However, this depends on the type of floor, the size, as well as how dirty it is. But on average, the runtime of the bot is between 60 to 90 minutes, which is reliable enough.
Automatic Cleaning Head
We loved the automatic cleaning head of this vacuum cleaner since it will adjust to multiple floor heights with ease. Generally, the head will sense the type of floor that you are cleaning and automatically pivot the cleaning head up or down.
As a result, this will ensure that the brush rollers stay in contact with the floor for reliable cleaning experience.
Who is it for? Is It Worth Buying?
According to most iRobot 614 reviews, this robot vacuum cleaner is a reliable device to have at home. It does most of its functions automatically without the need for doing it manually. It can sense if an area is cleaned properly or not, and will go back in its path if it detects any dirt left behind.
This vacuum cleaner would be a perfect pick for someone leaving in a small apartment and is usually too busy to get time to do some cleaning around the house. By the way, this vacuum can easily clean off the pet hair around the floor and carpet, but it can give you a lot of work if your pet sheds heavily.
What We Loved
What Could Be Better
So there goes our Roomba 614 review. Now you have enough information to help you decide if you need this vac or not. But if you live in a small apartment or a house that is often not too dirty and you need a cleaner that can serve you well without giving you a hard time to set up and operate, then this one would serve you well.