It’s the little iRobot that could product review. The iRobot Braava Jet robot mop. A great tool for cleaning hard surface floor areas between each time you mop.
First, as a disclaimer, up front, I was in no way prompted to write this review of the iRobot Braava Jet, nor were any goods sent to me in exchange for my opinion or review. I own this product outright and my wife and I paid out of our own pocket for it.
Now that the disclaimer (for legal purposes) is out of the way, let’s begin. My wife started our love affair for home automation in household products that help us clean our home when she purchased an iRobot vacuum. From there, it quickly jumped into one for the upstairs and another for the downstairs (the downstairs version is a Shark brand vacuum). Naturally, when iRobot came out with another option in the form of a mop, we just had to get it.
We can’t tell you how much time these tools in our house save us in the form of time. We can spend more time with our children, driving them to and from their afternoon activities. We can join our children in helping them with their homework. We can relax after a hard day’s work knowing that we have a merry maid in our service in the form of a robotic helper from the iRobot family of products.
Gone are the days when we would grab for the broom after dinner when morsels would fall from the mouths of our young children or time spent sweeping up the shed hair that naturally falls off of our family pet. These days, we can rest assured that we have electronic help in a fantastic product line from iRobot. The Braava Jet is no exception.
Windy Pinwheel Reviews: iRobot Braava Jet
The iRobot Braava Jet is the quaint little robot that could (to paraphrase a children’s tale about a little locomotive that made it up a steep hill).
This mop is a great tool to keep around for your “in-between” cleanings or any time between a full mopping of your floors. It uses only water (we use distilled water only in ours) and the pad is where you can choose to use a dusting, cleaning or scrubbing pad. The pad itself, depending on which one you choose, will have a cleaning solution on it or just a pad to collect any dirt since the last cleaning.
You can purchase additional batteries and chargers to keep your iRobot Braava Jet going all day long. It is very quiet, descreet and it is about the size of your hand. It can fit in hard-to-reach areas like bathrooms, around your toilet, under cabinets and in tight corners. This little workhorse is a great addition to any home as a utility tool for cleaning every day or every other day.
This little miracle of a product uses only water (we use distilled water to remove any possibility of any impurities clogging up the sprayer as our tap water could possibly calcify where water comes out). Depending on the type of pad, it will sweep, dust or clean your floor. Each pad you put on the iRobot Braava Jet determines what will happen with the sprayer and the cleaning solution, if you choose that type of pad, is in the pad itself. So, any spray that possibly hits a wall or a chair while cleaning won’t ruin it.
Additionally, this product is very small, about the size of my hand and short enough to get under cabinets and around toilets in bathrooms. Just turn on the iRobot Braava Jet and shut the bathroom door and let it go to work while you enjoy some tea and catching up on emails or helping your kids get ready for school.
The sprayer is very quiet and you almost can’t hear it running. At times, however, when it is under a cabinet and it is able to touch the cabinet itself, you can hear the vibration, but only for a second as it will move very quickly after it touches each spot.
One of the only drawbacks of this device is that you can’t be dependent upon it for a thorough cleaning. It is more meant for a touch up between the times that you mop your floor. If you ran it every day, however, you might be able to get away with it as your primary floor cleaning device, but we typically run it as often as every other day to once per week. Also, we now always stock distilled water under our kitchen sink so that we can run the robot mop any time we like during the week.
Here are some other features (Source: Amazon):
- Mops and sweeps hard surface floor area including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces;
- Gets into hard-to-reach places like under and around toilets, into corners, and just under cabinets;
- Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head tackle dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda;
- Automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on Braava jet pad type, choose from wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping;
- Won’t spray or harm walls and furniture, avoids stairs and riding up on rugs; and
- Tip – Before using a Wet Mopping or Damp Sweeping pad, use a Dry Sweeping pad or vacuum to clean loose debris.
Bonus features according to my experience:
- Option to purchase additional batteries to swap out to keep your iRobot Braava Jet going all day long; and
- Cleaning pads come in the form of reusable pads to single-use pads, from dusting pads to pads infused with cleaning solution to keep your hard surface floors clean between regular moppings.
As always, thanks for stopping by Windy Pinwheel.
Need to know: It can run as long as you have batteries to run it that are charged and it shouldn’t be used as your primary floor cleaning tool, but rather an in-between each time you mop your floors. Useful on any hard surface floor area. Recognizes stairs, carpets and walls where it will turn itself around if it runs into any of those things.
Extra Extra: Grab an extra charger and battery so that you can keep it running while the other battery charges.
Website/Contact Information: 8 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730, USA, 877-855-8593 or iRobot.com