Updated April 10, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 6 Best Roomba Vacuums

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Keeping a home clean is important, especially if you have pets or children with allergies. However, it's not always easy to consistently find the time for housework. Fortunately, with a Roomba vacuum, you can have some much-needed robotic assistance. These devices will clean your floors with the push of a button or the sound of your voice, and they work on everything from wood and tile to carpet. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best roomba vacuum on Amazon.

6. iRobot 960

5. iRobot 980

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4. iRobot S9 9150

3. Connected i7+

2. iRobot E5 5150

1. iRobot S9+

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Home Base Placement Tips Once you actually get your vacuum home, knowing where it should live might be a problem. Should you keep it in the room it's likely to clean the most, or is there a spot where it will be better protected from curious kids or pets? This page on the iRobot official site will break down the best practices for installing your base in the optimal spot. irobot.com

Editor's Notes

April 07, 2020:

Our previous iteration of this list contained a few too many outdated models for our liking. Presumably this was an attempt to level out the cost potential, giving consumers the opportunity to save a little money by going with a 600 or 800 series Roomba — still perfectly functional, but not likely to get the same suction or battery life as the 900 series and beyond.

As they run out of old stock, Roomba will still want to have access to a demographic that doesn't have $1,000 to drop on a robotic vacuum, but that's why they brought out the iRobot E5 5150 which undercuts the prices of most older models while offering more modern functionality like Alexa and Google Assistant integration and an admirable ability to tackle pet hair. It doesn't match the suction power, battery life, brush design, or self-cleaning capabilities you see on top-of-the line models like the iRobot S9+ or the Connected i7+, but it's still a good choice for small homes and apartments.

March 07, 2020:

The Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner has been around for almost two decades. Each new generation brings major improvements to the world of cleaning robots and we’ve listed the best models currently on the market. Our most recent update to this list added the Roomba s9+ and Roomba i7+ — two flagship entries to the brand’s rapidly growing lineup. Both are relatively expensive, but for good reason, as they offer several innovative features such as automatic dirt disposal and advanced floor mapping technology. You may notice they lie at completely opposite ends of this list, as the s9+ doesn’t offer much more than the s7+, but is priced much higher. It also had a very rocky launch with major software bugs. Although iRobot has ironed out most of the issues at this point, there are still some minor fixes that release periodically. It’s good to know they have responded promptly and are monitoring customer satisfaction.

Now, if you’re looking for a budget option with all the core benefits of a handy robotic cleaning assistant, the Roomba 650 is for you. It’s been around since 2012 and is known to be reliable without breaking the bank, so we absolutely had to place it on our list. It’s a great way to enter the world of Roomba for pretty much anyone, since it works well on all types of flooring and simply gets the job done.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 10, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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