The rapidly developing home appliance market makes it possible to abandon the monotonous and boring homework, shifting its implementation to robotic devices.
For example, a wet vacuum cleaner iRobot Braava Jet 240 with a good set of options to maintain cleanliness will do a great job with wet cleaning.
The content of the article:
IRobot Braava Jet 240 model overview
- Brief description of the polisher
- Appointment of a robotic washer
- User reviews about polisher
- Subtleties of service iRobot Braava Jet 240
Comparison with competitors
- Competitor # 1 - PANDA X900 Wet Clean
- Competitor # 2 - iBoto Aqua X310
- Competitor # 3 - Philips FC8794 SmartPro Easy
- The best deals on the market
IRobot Braava Jet 240 model overview
The American company iRobot offered a compact solution for cleaning and polishing an even and hard flooring - a Braava series device called the Jet 240. With him, to walk barefoot around the apartment or house, you can not wash daily and rub floors - he will do all this himself.
Brief description of the polisher
The iRobot Braava Jet 240 is not exactly a robot vacuum cleaner. Rather, it is a robotic washer. It stands out for its concise design, excellent assembly, precise performance of its functions and ease of use.
At the same time, the cost is quite affordable for many potential clients - it fluctuates in the range of 12,990-15,990 rubles. This is most likely due to the location of the production capacity of the brand in China.
Robotic vacuum cleaner with the logo iRobot Braava Jet 240 is designed for daily production of cleaning the floor of small rooms with a hard type of coating. The shape of the device allows you to handle corners well.
The quality of the device is consistent with the positive reputation of the company iRobot.
Among the main characteristics of the polisher there is no suction power, which is not surprising - there is no garbage collection function in the container
Very tiny dimensions and lightweight body allow you to carry the robot with one hand. Moreover, even an 8-year-old child can cope with this task, as the manufacturer claims in the instruction manual.
The unit is supplied in a cardboard box, inside which, besides itself, is located:
- warranty card;
- lithium-ion battery;
- adapter to charge it;
- 3 sets of napkins 2 pieces each - for a specific type of cleaning.
As the manufacturer, equipment may vary at its discretion. Therefore, it is important to immediately clarify this point before purchase.
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The convenient handle for which it is easy to transfer the washer to the place of work. And under it there is a hole for filling the tank with water and a button to unstick the used napkins.
In the rear wall of the instrument-polisher has a hole for the installation of the battery. It charges up to 2 hours in order to ensure the subsequent processing of 20-25 m2 of space. If you wish, you can buy another one if cleaning is required on an area exceeding the specified dimensions.
A nozzle is located ahead of it to release a jet of water and spray it. Moreover, it should be water, and not other means of caring for the floor covering - iRobot warns that substances in their composition can damage the device
Below are the sensors to help navigate the room - hitting the carpet, colliding with a wall or meeting a table leg, the vacuum cleaner turns around, changing the route. Here is a sensor that recognizes the type of cloth, in accordance with which it starts the desired mode.
A pair of wheels that provide movement, covered with a soft top material. This node is characterized by low mobility, which allows it to overcome very low thresholds.
The hole on top is closed with a plastic cover, which is easy to open to fill the floor cleaning liquid. This should be done before cleaning using purified bottled water or regular tap water.
The off button is on the top and when pressed, the LED display and the melody turn on, signaling that the Braava Jet 240 is turned on. Moreover, it is not necessary to choose the mode of operation - the sensor will provide information about the type of cloth and the robot will start the desired type of cleaning.
The front of the unit is equipped with a movable bumper, which mitigates collisions with various obstacles - a chest of drawers, a wall, a chair and other
Convenient handle for carrying the robot
Spray nozzle for water jet
Sensors help navigate the room
Wheelbase for movement
Hole for pouring water into the tank
Button turn on the robot Braava Jet 240
Movable bumper to mitigate collisions
The washer of Braava Jet 240 can clean only the firm basis. Carpet and other fluffy or rough coatings will spoil it or they themselves will be damaged.
But the tile, even glossy in snow-white color, wooden plank, parquet or laminate will be washed and polished to a shine. The main thing is to perform the procedure regularly, without waiting for the accumulation of dust patches.
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The device was originally equipped with white and orange wipes for dry and wet cleaning, respectively, and blue - for cleaning floors. They are disposable, but if you want you can buy reusable consumables
The napkin is easily attached to the bottom of the device, and the sensor, when hit in the field of view, signals the intended type of cleaning. Therefore, in addition to specify the desired mode is not necessary
The flooring, depending on the selected function, begins to process the floor surface in the room. If this is a floor wash, water is sprayed out of the nozzle in front of the unit, and he carefully wipes this place with a napkin
You can control the operation of the device or control it from a smartphone or other gadget by downloading and installing the iRobot HOME App. Search and synchronization occurs in seconds, after which you can at any time find out about the operation of the device without visiting the room
Wipes for dry, wet cleaning and washing floors
The napkin easily fastens from below
The sensor transmits information to the polisher about the type of napkin
You can control the device from a smartphone
There is enough consumables for one cleaning session. If the floors are very dirty, then you may need more napkins. By the way, all 3 types of the latter are impregnated with a smelling substance, which allows not only to refresh the room, but also to fill it with a light pleasant aroma.
Appointment of a robotic washer
It is important before purchase to clearly understand the purpose of the device, to study its capabilities and features of use, so that in the future there will be no misunderstandings and discontent.
The iRobot Braava Jet 240 floor polisher is ideal for maintaining the general level of cleanliness through regular use.
It will perfectly cope with small stains from spilled tea, coffee or sweet soda in the mode of floor washing
Removes dried spray of semolina or soup, crumbs from sandwiches left by the younger generation. And also will collect the hairs of the molting pet, provided that their number is insignificant.
To do this, put a white napkin to activate the mode of dry cleaning.
The device can easily replace the owner’s daily run with a mop - this time will be available for more interesting cases. Moreover, you can not look after him - the presence of the module Virtual Mode Wall ensures the safety of movement
Accordingly, for bachelors, elderly relatives or over-busy young parents of the growing toddler Braava Jet 240 will be an excellent solution.
Launching it in the morning or in the evening, or once a day, you can easily maintain impeccable cleanliness throughout the whole territory - under the grandfather's chair, baby cot or kitchen table.
If a potential buyer is looking for a universal product, which is fully vacuumed, quickly wash the apartment with an area of 120 m2 and more, having cleaned up stains a week ago in the most unexpected places, this model will not work at all.
The iRobot Braava Jet 240 automatic washer uses wipes and does not have a dust collector at all, only a small water tank.
User reviews about polisher
Owners of the washing robot Braava Jet 240 respond with gratitude in his address. They note the thoroughness of the cleaning carried out, excellent orientation in space and incredible compactness.
The model easily fits in a locker for storing household items. Moreover, the unit can be put not only standing, but also sideways, with the battery up
Not only the convenience of storage, but also the ease of penetration of the robotic floor polisher into various niches delights the users of this model. True, many say that it is necessary to get it from completely narrow places.
Yes, and the abundance of wires is not happy - the washer can not get out of them. Therefore, before the start of the cleaning session, it is necessary to prepare the working area, collecting all the excess.
In addition to size, the owners are pleased with the thoroughness of washing - when a spot or scrambled eggs are found, the unit will go through this place several times to thoroughly scrub
It also delights the compulsory robot bypass of the area of the room around the perimeter, paying attention to the corners - there will be no settled dust particles there.
Its owners also note that a single battery charge is enough to handle an area of 30 m.2and sometimes more. When the manufacturer guarantees only 25.
Video review of the instrument assembly and demonstration of its work from the real owner:
As for the negative points noticed by users, compactness affects the speed of washing - the device covers a very small part of the floor in one pass. Moreover, his thoroughness takes time.
Yes, and the need to replenish stocks of consumables is also not happy - napkins periodically need to buy. And reusable products - washable.
If you expect too much from a polisher and do not familiarize yourself with a set of options before buying, then you will regret:
- the robot vacuum cleaner does not absorb dust, but only collects it with a napkin;
- he is unable in 20 minutes to wash the entire apartment, in which the week was not cleaned;
- can not cope with adhering dirt in the hallway, left by guests on a rainy day.
And part of the negative reviews testifies to this, when the owners expected more from the polisher, having taken it as a multifunctional unit.
As the owners of the Braava Jet 240 note, this assistant will be a joy if you think about the acquisition carefully. Aware of its functionality and its needs, you will not experience frustration.
An important factor affecting the popularity of the model is the cost - an average of up to 16,000 rubles and depends on the region of residence. However, sometimes you can find a promotional offer, where as a gift they offer a set of single and reusable napkins
Subtleties of service iRobot Braava Jet 240
It is important to first familiarize yourself with the manufacturer's recommendations, paying particular attention to the warranty.
The company gives a one-year warranty on the operation of the robot and a six-month period for trouble-free battery operation. At this time, you can not use non-branded accessories or components.
In addition, in the event of a malfunction, you can not disassemble the device yourself - it threatens with a 100% loss of warranty for free service or replacement. It is necessary to immediately contact the official representative with a check and a warranty card issued according to all the rules.
Overview of the robot polisher from the official representative of the company in Russia:
In order for a polisher to properly serve longer than the period stated by the manufacturer, it is necessary to use and maintain it properly.
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When the cleaning session is over, press the Pad Eject button, which is responsible for attaching the napkin. If it is a disposable product, then the procedure can be carried out above the waste bin.
Liquid residues should be removed immediately, drain everything into the sink. It is undesirable to leave water for the next cleaning - it can stagnate and start to produce an unpleasant smell
It is important to remove the battery and put it to charge, using the native adapter that comes in the kit. When charging is complete, the button will flash green to indicate that it is ready to return to its workplace.
The case should be wiped with a wet or dry cloth, removing droplets of water sprayed during operation, and other contaminants that may appear. This should be done, after removing the battery
Removing a used napkin
The remaining water needs to be drained.
After cleaning is complete, you need to charge the battery.
Wipe the case with a damp cloth.
As for the napkins used by the robot washer, you will have to buy both disposable and reusable. The cost of the first is about 750 rubles for a set of 10 pieces, and the second - about 1,400 rubles per pair.
Brand reusable products are designed for 50 washings. Although, you can save on the purchase, ordering cheaper analogues from the Chinese site.
If instead of the original napkins, Chinese ones are used, then there is no need to hope for the declared lifetime of the branded ones - after 10 procedures they do not look the best
In order not to damage the robotic sink involuntarily, only clean water should be poured into the tank, which the manufacturer warns about in the instruction manual.
Comparison with competitors
Braava Jet 240 from iRobot has a number of useful qualities. Often it is compared with similar models from other manufacturers. Consider three models that could compete with Braava Jet 240.
Competitor # 1 - PANDA X900 Wet Clean
Both devices are in the same price category, but if you compare their dimensions, then the Jet 240 they are much smaller. In rooms with a complex geometry or with the presence of niches compactness will optimally cope with the task.
In terms of convenience, charging the Jet 240 is much more convenient - there are no wires or a station for charging. A small battery - a compact charger that plugs into the outlet directly - does not take up any space at all, and the device itself can stand in the cabinet at this time.
His competitor for charging should stand next to the socket - he has a connector for the cord on the bottom. True, it also takes up a minimum of space, but an adapter with a battery, as users note, is more convenient.
The PANDA X900 serves as a dust collector with a 0.4 liter cyclone filter, while the Jet 240 has no container. Another nice thing is the presence of an air cleaner, which is also absent in the Jet 240.
If we talk about the quality of cleaning, then both devices cope with the task perfectly.
Competitor # 2 - iBoto Aqua X310
Vacuum cleaner iBoto Aqua X310 is designed for wet and dry cleaning of premises. It has a compact size and low weight, although according to these parameters, the Jet 240 is much more compact.
The manufacturer equipped the device with a 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery, which is slightly better than the hero of our review.
The operation of the device can be controlled using the remote control, it is possible to program the cleaning by day of the week.
If we compare the noise of the devices, then the Aqua X310 is quieter than the Jet 240 in which the nozzles delivering a portion of the liquid are located in front of the unit.
Deficiencies in the vacuum cleaner from iBoto was revealed a little. Among them, users called the lack of a tape to limit the cleaning area, some debris remains in the corners of the room, it is not good to find a charging station.
Competitor # 3 - Philips FC8794 SmartPro Easy
Comparing the Philips FC8794 with the Jet 240 you should definitely note that the Philips device is undoubtedly in the lead in terms of silent operation. You can start cleaning at night, without any fear that extraneous sounds will wake up the household.
In terms of dimensions, the Jet 240 has no equal - it is much smaller and lighter than all its competitors. The truth is that there are advantages and disadvantages. The small size allows you to get even in the most inaccessible places, but the cleaning speed is much lower than that of more dimensional competitors.
Jet 240 perfectly copes with cleaning around the legs of the table, leaving no crumbs, dust or drops of spilled juice. And there are no divorces after washing. The same cannot be said about the Philips FC8794 SmartPro Easy, which does not always carefully clean in hard-to-reach places.
Among the shortcomings of the device from Philips, users note the absence of a cleaning algorithm and restrictive tape, it is unsuitable for cleaning carpets and does not cope well with pet hair.
The best deals on the market
Model Braava Jet 240 brand iRobot perfectly cope with the responsibility of regular maintenance of cleanliness in a small room. The main thing is to have a smooth floor on the floor, and the area does not exceed 25 m.2. You can control the work if you wish with a gadget by installing an application developed by the manufacturer.