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Should You Buy an IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 26 April 2021
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should you buy an iRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

iRobot is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are wondering how iRobot vacuum cleaners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 3,500 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and 310+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

iRobot are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $70 for the Roomba 891 which has a maximum input power of 14.4W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a robot vacuum cleaner and go up to $1,700 for the Scooba 450 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a wet & dry vacuum cleaner and a robot vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new iRobot vacuum cleaner is $281.

iRobot are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning vacuum cleaners.

Is IRobot the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are iRobot vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

iRobot is ranked the No. 2 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that iRobot is the 2nd best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
12,163 reviews
#2
94%
94%
10,107 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
6,353 reviews
#4
Eufy
91%
91%
2,815 reviews
#5
United States
90%
90%
11,075 reviews
#6
89%
89%
5,442 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
4,003 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
86%
86%
3,410 reviews
#9
86%
86%
5,192 reviews
#10
Germany
86%
86%
411 reviews
#11
85%
85%
702 reviews
#12
85%
85%
3,454 reviews
#13
Germany
85%
85%
4,038 reviews
#14
Germany
84%
84%
1,849 reviews
#15
Sealey
82%
82%
82 reviews
#16
Neato
82%
82%
3,068 reviews
#17
iLife
81%
81%
141 reviews
#18
Netherlands
80%
80%
718 reviews
#19
79%
79%
8,277 reviews
#20
South Korea
77%
77%
286 reviews
#21
Denmark
77%
77%
51 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
74%
74%
8,169 reviews
#23
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
1,727 reviews
#24
Koblenz
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
Rug Doctor
72%
72%
28 reviews
#26
Beko
Turkey
70%
70%
316 reviews
#27
69%
69%
26 reviews
#28
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#29
Makita
67%
67%
12 reviews
#30
Atrix
66%
66%
11 reviews
#31
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
65%
65%
76 reviews
#33
Roidmi
63%
63%
15 reviews
#34
Gtech
62%
62%
442 reviews
#35
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
35 reviews
#36
PowerSmith
61%
61%
1 review
#37
Germany
59%
59%
64 reviews
#38
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#39
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#40
Dusty Bin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
Thorne Electric
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Vacmaster
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#44
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#50
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how iRobot vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
IRobot Vacuum Cleaners

There's a wide selection of iRobot vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with 20 iRobot vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $281, iRobot vacuum cleaners also tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers.

The average review score for a iRobot vacuum cleaner is 75%.

IRobot have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a iRobot vacuum cleaner being 75%. IRobot have a number of great features including Smart Vacuum Cleaner and Cliff Detection Sensors which sets them apart from the competition.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,799
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$281
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
Price Distribution of IRobot Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the IRobot Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every iRobot vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for iRobot and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

iRobot logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
46
4 stars
66
3 stars
18
2 stars
2
1 star
1
iRobot logo

User Reviews

5 stars
6,211
4 stars
2,159
3 stars
678
2 stars
342
1 star
433
iRobot has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 84% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for iRobot vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of iRobot vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won 20 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to iRobot vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Dyson Ecovacs Neato Miele
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
11 reviews
91%
11 reviews
56%
5 reviews
97%
6 reviews
72%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
70%
8 reviews
73%
17 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
86%
10 reviews
78%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
77%
11 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
83%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
67%
6 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
4 reviews
70%
3 reviews
50%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
37%
3 reviews
50%
3 reviews
63%
3 reviews
30%
1 review
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
techstage.de logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
83%
4 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
82%
1 review
63%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
76%
4 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
49%
1 review
71%
3 reviews
61%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
ichip.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
86%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
3 reviews
93%
5 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
82%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
79%
4 reviews
50%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
71 reviews
77%
53 reviews
77%
60 reviews
83%
32 reviews
68%
16 reviews
Average
74%
133 reviews
78%
119 reviews
70%
93 reviews
80%
93 reviews
72%
60 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have IRobot Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 industry awards for iRobot vacuum cleaners. The table below compares the number of awards received by iRobot to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

iRobot has won 23 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Ecovacs Neato Miele
Trusted Reviews logo
3
6
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
5
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
4
Which? logo
3
2
androidheadlines.com logo
1
3
Chip.de logo
1
1
1
1
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
01net.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
gagadget.com logo
2
techzine.nl logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
1
1
mashable.com logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
T3.com logo
2
vonguru.fr logo
2
Other Expert Sites
6
5
4
2
2
Total
23
37
18
14
13

How Reliable Are IRobot Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of iRobot vacuum cleaners. over 200 of these reviews mention reliability of which 70% were positive. Therefore the majority of iRobot vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

70% of reviewers think iRobot vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that iRobot vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for iRobot vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

built in scheduling
theregister.co.uk
It's reported as durable
consumersearch.com
This one is sturdy
amazon.co.uk
will not damage anything it runs into - contrary to those cleaning people you used to use
Walmart.com
Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
We did have to secure the dock to the floor to help it succeed in docking by itself more reliably
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

I'm a bit worried that its all-plastic construction won't survive for years
Tesco.com
not reliable sadly
amazon.co.uk
Broke first day I used it Trying rebooting didn't work
Bestbuy.com
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
I was worried because I have engineered hardwood throughout the house
Walmart.com
Poor reliability
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On IRobot Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of iRobot vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include Smart Vacuum Cleaner and Cliff Detection Sensors.

IRobot Smart Vacuum Cleaner

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature Smart Vacuum Cleaner include the iRobot Roomba 675 ($149), the iRobot Roomba 980 ($219) and the iRobot Roomba 891 ($70).

IRobot Cliff Detection Sensors

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature Cliff Detection Sensors include the iRobot Roomba 960 ($175), the iRobot Roomba 980 ($219) and the iRobot Roomba I7 ($250).

IRobot Easy Clean Brushbar

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the iRobot Roomba 980 ($219) and the iRobot Roomba 680 ($180).

What is the Best Mid-Range IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

iRobot Roomba 980

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3kg
HEAVY
0.6L
DUST CAPACITY
58dB
NOISE LEVEL
120 Min
RUN TIME
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A great mid range choice, priced at $218.99 is the iRobot Roomba 980, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (3kg)
Quieter than average noise level (58dB)
Cordless
Brush tool
Hard floor brush

A multi award winning and fully featured 0.6L dust capacity, 3kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with a good price. It has a dust bag full indicator, a brush tool and a hard floor brush and is cordless. Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum cleaner is very good-looking and easy to use but expensive.

94
Reviews
722 Reviews + 6 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that iRobot Roomba 980 has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this vacuum cleaner to others.

Techradar Recommended
mashable.com Mashable Choice
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
altomdata.dk Test Winner
gadgetgear.nl Gold
techzine.nl Gold
IRobot Roomba 980 Review
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What is the Best Budget Choice IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

iRobot Roomba 671

$139.99
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3.5kg
HEAVY
0.6L
DUST CAPACITY
61dB
NOISE LEVEL
60 Min
RUN TIME

At only $139.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the iRobot Roomba 671 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (3.5kg)
Quieter than average noise level (61dB)

A fully featured and positively reviewed 0.6L dust capacity, 3.5kg heavy vacuum, with a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has excellent suction, it's really easy to use and good-looking.

89
Reviews
242 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that iRobot Roomba 671 has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%, based on 242 reviews.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?
Is IRobot the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?
What Do the IRobot Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have IRobot Vacuum Cleaners Received?
How Reliable Are IRobot Vacuum Cleaners?
Features to Look Out For On IRobot Vacuum Cleaners
IRobot Smart Vacuum Cleaner
IRobot Cliff Detection Sensors
IRobot Easy Clean Brushbar
What is the Best Mid-Range IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

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