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Should You Buy an IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 16 September 2020
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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 3,500 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

iRobot are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular vacuum cleaners and start at $58 for the Braava Jet 240 which has a maximum input power of 220W, is a wet & dry vacuum cleaner and a robot vacuum cleaner and go up to $410 for the Roomba 870 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a robot vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new iRobot vacuum cleaner is $288.

iRobot are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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. 3 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that iRobot is the 3rd best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
453 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
25 reviews
#3
92%
92%
10 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
133 reviews
#5
88%
88%
541 reviews
#6
87%
87%
439 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#8
Germany
86%
86%
39 reviews
#9
85%
85%
16 reviews
#10
Sealey
85%
85%
5 reviews
#11
Germany
85%
85%
5 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
83%
83%
172 reviews
#13
Germany
82%
82%
1 review
#14
81%
81%
181 reviews
#15
Koblenz
78%
78%
0 reviews
#16
iLife
77%
77%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
76%
76%
13 reviews
#18
Netherlands
76%
76%
12 reviews
#19
74%
74%
11 reviews
#20
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
87 reviews
#22
Neato
73%
73%
43 reviews
#23
South Korea
72%
72%
20 reviews
#24
Eufy
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
VAX
United States
71%
71%
755 reviews
#26
Makita
70%
70%
1 review
#27
Atrix
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
LG
South Korea
65%
65%
3 reviews
#29
Severin
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#31
Zelmer
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#33
FEIN
61%
61%
2 reviews
#34
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Sweden
61%
61%
1 review
#36
Oreck
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Moneual
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Gtech
59%
59%
1 review
#40
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Beko
Turkey
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Viper
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Roidmi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#55
Xiaomi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#56
Raycop
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
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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. IRobot also have a number of great features including Cliff Detection Sensors and Smart Vacuum Cleaner which sets them apart from the competition.

However IRobot vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. IRobot also have worse reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a iRobot vacuum cleaner being 50%.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,449
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$288
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
iRobot logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
iRobot has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for iRobot vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 85% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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 Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Russell Hobbs
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
65%
3 reviews
muycomputer.com logo
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
1 review
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
52%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
80%
1 review
Average
87%
8 reviews
69%
7 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have IRobot Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for iRobot vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
2
2
Digital Versus logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
4
1
2

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 Cliff Detection Sensors and Smart Vacuum Cleaner.

IRobot Cliff Detection Sensors

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature Cliff Detection Sensors include the iRobot Roomba I7 ($299), the iRobot Roomba 980 ($470) and the iRobot Roomba 960 ($290).

IRobot Smart Vacuum Cleaner

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature Smart Vacuum Cleaner include the iRobot Roomba 675 ($199), the iRobot Roomba 891 ($70) and the iRobot Roomba 980 ($470).

IRobot Virtual Wall Mode

IRobot vacuum cleaners that feature Virtual Wall Mode include the iRobot Braava Jet 240 ($55), the iRobot Roomba I7 ($299) and the iRobot Roomba 980 ($470).

What is the Best High End IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

iRobot Roomba 680

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NOISE LEVEL
60 Min
RUN TIME
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If you're looking for a high end iRobot vacuum cleaner then the iRobot Roomba 680 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $179.95.

Features We Love:
Easy clean brushbar
Lighter than average (3.6kg)
Quieter than average noise level (61dB)
Hard floor brush
Charging base

The highest review score robot vacuum cleaners available. Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum cleaner isvery well designed and easy to use.

95
Reviews
4 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that iRobot Roomba 680 has terrific expert reviews but ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Roomba 680 in the US is $179.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

iRobot Roomba I7

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14.4W
3kg
HEAVY
0.4L
DUST CAPACITY
68dB
NOISE LEVEL
75 Min
RUN TIME
AEROFO-
RCE
FILTER-

At only $299 and with a Kagoo Score of 73 the iRobot Roomba I7 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Virtual Wall Mode
Cliff Detection Sensors
Auto Dirt Disposal System
Lighter than average (3kg)
Quieter than average noise level (68dB)

A fully featured but only ok value for money 0.4L dust capacity, 3kg heavy vacuum. It has a dust bag full indicator, a brush tool and a hard floor brush and is cordless.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Roomba I7 in the US is $299.00 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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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?
Features to Look Out For On IRobot Vacuum Cleaners
IRobot Cliff Detection Sensors
IRobot Smart Vacuum Cleaner
IRobot Virtual Wall Mode
What is the Best High End IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice IRobot Vacuum Cleaner?

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