iRobot have created a cleaning dream team – a grime-fighting duo if you will – and it comes in the form of the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and the iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop. These two droids may be small, but their cleaning power is mighty as they work together to vacuum, sweep and mop your floors without you having to lift more than a finger.
Our guest-reviewer Janine was super excited to test out these iRobots and see how they fared against her household, which includes two teenagers, as well as two wonderfully fluffy canines. Janine happily left her usual cleaning schedule in the capable hands of the iRobot Roomba i7+ and Braava jet m6, and, as you’ll see, they did not disappoint.
Janine’s iRobot Roomba i7+ & iRobot Braava jet m6 Review
As the owner of two dogs, Janine couldn’t wait to take home the iRobot vacuum and mop duo and let them loose on her floors. She had high hopes for a new dog-hair-free lifestyle without having to undergo a full cleaning session each day.
“I am very excited to trial these products! I have two dogs that come inside to be with us in the evenings, and I have actually been considering purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner for dog hair.”
They say first impressions are everything, and the iRobot robot vacuum and mop really nailed it.
“I was very impressed when opening the boxes. Both products are sleek and modern in design. You get more accessories than I was expecting! The iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum comes with extra vacuum bags, an extra filter and edge-sweeping brush. The iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop even has a Cleaning Starter Kit with cleaning solution and various mopping pads.”
All in the Palm of Your Hand with iRobot HOME App
Setting up and learning how to use the iRobot Roomba i7+ and Braava jet m6 is simple with the iRobot HOME app.
“Once I downloaded the iRobot HOME App it provided very clear illustrated instructions on my phone on how to set them up and link to our home Wi-Fi. There are also sections of the app for frequently asked questions and instructional videos, which make life even easier!”
Once your system is set up and ready to go, the HOME app gives you complete control over your cleaning. Schedule a full cleaning session, or simply select which areas of the house need a freshen-up. You can use the app to track cleaning progress from any location, any time.
Set the Boundaries using iRobot’s iAdapt 3.0 Navigation System
As Janine found, you can sit back and watch the iRobot vacuum and mop navigate your home with ease as they assess each area, working around any obstacles they encounter. The iAdapt 3.0 Navigation System and Imprint™ Smart Mapping feature allow the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and the iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop to map out and memorise multiple floor plans, giving you even more control over your cleaning. Label rooms, set ‘keep out zones’ and clean any floor of the house, these clever little cleaners will always know where they’re headed. Janine quickly found that no obstacle proved too much for the iRobot duo.
“Both the Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and the Braava jet m6 Robot Mop moved effortlessly around floorboards, over rugs and even navigated up a small step from the hallway floorboards into the tiled bathroom. The Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum almost has a ‘four-wheel-drive’ ability to run over the bases of our kitchen stools and up onto floor-to-ceiling window-sill ledges.”
“I was impressed by how thoroughly they navigated under our dining table and six chairs. Both moved meticulously under each chair to clean all the crumbs and dog hair that gathers under there. Each iRobot intuitively sensed the stairs and ran along the top step with ease, and amazingly didn’t fall down!”
On top of this, the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and the iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop operate together as a team… but more on that soon!
Fuss no more with the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum’s Automatic Dirt Disposal Function
The iRobot Roomba i7+ with Automatic Dirt Disposal makes exchanging vacuum bags easier than ever before. Once the Roomba i7+ reaches capacity, it will return automatically to the charging base where it will empty on its own before continuing with the task at hand. The removal bags stored in the base each hold 30 bins of dirt and dust, meaning you don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time. The enclosed disposable bags trap dirt, dust and hair from escaping into the air when being exchanged, minimising mess and making for a simple and efficient disposal process.
“The Automatic Dirt Disposal is definitely one of my favourite features of the Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum, as my old vacuum always ended up making even more mess each time I had to empty it. Not only does the Roomba i7+ empty itself automatically, but when I do have to eventually switch out the vacuum bags, they are simple and painless to exchange. It means I don’t have to worry about stray dirt and dust escaping and ending up right back on my floors.”
The iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop has Cleaning down to a Science
The iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop alternates between wet mopping and dry sweeping modes, allowing it to remove dust and grease with total ease. As it works its way around the room, the wet and dry mopping pads utilise electrostatic force for a more thorough and efficient clean-up.
“I was pleasantly surprised at how well it cleans under certain pieces of furniture that are typically difficult to clean under manually. You could see the thin layer of dust on the floorboards under our TV cabinet disappear once the Braava jet m6 Robot Mop had swept and mopped under it.”
Seamless Transitions with iRobot’s Imprint™ Link Technology
As we’ve teased, the real magic behind this cleaning duo is the way they operate as a squad. Thanks to Imprint™ Link Technology, the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and Braava jet m6 Robot Mop communicate with one another, forming the greatest tag-team your floors have ever seen. Once the Roomba i7+ has finished vacuuming, it will return to its base and deliver a signal to its partner, sending the Braava jet m6 Robot Mop in to finish the job. And while you cannot schedule a linked cleaning job, Imprint™ Link cleaning can be activated when starting a cleaning job from the HOME app or via a Google Home enabled device.
“Once the Roomba i7+ completes its course vacuuming, it sends itself back to its charging station. I was initially impressed with how the charging station automatically empties all the dirt from the Roomba i7+, but to my surprise (and delight!) the Braava jet m6 Robot Mop then lights up and pulls out from its home base to begin mopping!”
iRobot Roomba i7+ and Braava jet m6: A Match Made in Heaven
Janine was thrilled at the opportunity to do this iRobot vacuum and mop review, and quickly found that the iRobot duo is the perfect addition for her busy household.
“I love the fact that my home can be both vacuumed and mopped while I’m at work! I won’t have to come home from work to see my floors covered in dog hair after having them inside the previous evening, or remnants of the morning’s breakfast crumbs left in the kitchen and dining room.”
Where to Buy iRobot Roomba i7+ and iRobot Braava jet m6
If you would like to join Janine in the future of household cleaning, you can shop online for both the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum and the iRobot Braava jet m6 Robot Mop or visit your local Harvey Norman store, where you can chat with our friendly, expert staff about the best robot vacuum and mop options for you.
Discover More Product Reviews
Want to learn more about the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robotic Vacuum? Check out our earlier iRobot Roomba i7+ review.
As we’ve seen, Janine loved trying out the iRobot Roomba and Braava, but this isn’t the first time she’s reviewed a product for us here at Harvey’s HQ! She recently tested out an airfryer and used it to make 10 delicious airfryer recipes. You can read that and more of our latest product reviews right here.