If you are fed up with the chore of vacuuming have you though about buying a robot vacuum to help do it for you? Why not check out this iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum to see if it would fit your needs.
A robot vacuum usually allows you to set a cleaning schedule so if you vacuum on a daily basis because you have pets or every other day to keep the dirt down then you have the option to do that on this Roomba. Wouldn’t you like to pass this chore on? No whining or complaining from a Roomba, it just gets on with the job.
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iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum Review
- Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
- Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
- Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
- Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors
- Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors
- Runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging
This Roomba 671 is 13.4 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches high. This height allows it to fit under furniture with legs that have around 4 inches of clearance. It can save you the job of moving some of your large pieces of furniture to clean if it can get underneath. To control this robot vacuum you have manual buttons on the top which will just send it to clean or return it to dock. You can also spot clean with a button on the top.
Easier than this is to use the downloadable iRobot app on your smartphone which links with the Roomba and will show you the same buttons to control from. You can use these buttons anywhere if you want to send your vacuum to clean when you’re not there or if you have a spill. The easiest way to clean with a robot vacuum is to set it up on a schedule so it will set off automatically at a time that suits you. Lastly, but definitely more fun is to set up the skill on a voice device like the Amazon Echo and just ask Alexa to send your Roomba to clean.
The Roomba 671 can clean on all floor types. If you have mixed flooring it automatically adjusts the cleaning head to clean the different heights and it can negotiate moving between them quite easily. The Roomba vacuums use a 3-Stage Cleaning System to pick up all the dirt and debris. This consists of dual multi-surface brushes underneath that can handle most things, even pet hair. These sweep the dirt into the strong suction to keep the floor clean. There is also a spinning side brush which gets into all the corners and edges of the carpets that the circular shape can’t reach.
The dustbin is accessed from the side of the Roomba 671. As you will be surprised at how well this robot vacuum will clean the floor it’s recommended that you empty it after every use, that way it’s always ready when you need it. The filters are located inside the dust bin, they can easily be tapped clean when you empty the bin. These stop the dust from getting back into the room while you’re cleaning.
The 671 comes with sensors which help it to manoeuvre around your furniture. It has drop sensors to stop it from falling down stairs or doorsteps and a dirt sensor that can detect if the floor is especially dirty and it will clean over it before moving on. The cleaning pattern for this series of Roomba’s is random, it will change direction when encountering an object or a wall and it will work it’s way around the room that way. It doesn’t usually clean the same way twice and will cover all of the floorspace it has access to. The running time on the iRobot Roomba 671 is around 90 minutes which is an improvement over the Roomba 690 by 30 minutes. When the vacuum is running out of charge it will make its way back to the dock to recharge.
You will receive a docking unit with your Roomba 671 which needs to be set against a wall with a bit of space around it so that the Roomba can move around to get it’s charging points on the dock correctly when returning to re-charge. There may be occasions when the robot vacuum might get stuck or might not find the docking station in time and you will have to take it home manually and place it on the charging points.
There aren’t many reviews yet but customers are finding it picks up well with no problem picking up pet hair. They like the fact that it can get under furniture that is awkward to move. They found that the app gives a message if it gets stuck which is useful and some have found it seems to work better with dark furniture, not banging into it as much.
The things people don’t like about this Roomba is that some have arrived and not worked out of the box or people who have had some issues have had difficulty getting in touch with customer service. Some people have found it to be a bit noisy.
The iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum gives you the basic requirements you need to clean your floors regularly on an automatic basis. It will fit into any smart-home environment and work with voice command or can be started from distance with the app. It can clean all types of flooring and can handle pet hair too. It can clean for a bit longer than other 600 series robot vacuums so if you have a larger house you might want to choose this over another. It can’t return to carry on cleaning where is stops, you will need to invest a bit more money and go for a Roomba 960 or a Roomba 980 for that, but it does do a good job in keeping the floor clean using the technology that it has.