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.
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.
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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
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price $281
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 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.
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.
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:
built in scheduling
It's reported as durable
This one is sturdy
will not damage anything it runs into - contrary to those cleaning people you used to use
Excellent Build Quality
We did have to secure the dock to the floor to help it succeed in docking by itself more reliably
I'm a bit worried that its all-plastic construction won't survive for years
not reliable sadly
Broke first day I used it Trying rebooting didn't work
Mediocre Build Quality
I was worried because I have engineered hardwood throughout the house
Features to Look Out For On IRobot Vacuum Cleaners
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)
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.
722 Reviews + 6 Awards
Value for Money
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.
IRobot Roomba 980 Review
The cheapest price that we could find for the Roomba 980 in the US is $218.99 and in total we found 5 prices for it.
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.
Value for Money
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.