A Guide To Robot Vacuums

What is a Robot Vacuum? 

When I think of a Robot Vacuum, Rosie the robot housekeeper from the cartoon The Jetsons™ always pops in to my head. Surprisingly, the robot vacuums at Godfreys are pretty similar to Rosie in the sense that they will clean your floor without you having to lift a finger. However, unlike Rosie there a few things they can’t do, such as the shopping or parenting your children.

Hoover Expert Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot vacuums are becoming increasingly popular, especially for those with limited time and space, but what exactly is a robot vacuum?

A robot vacuum is generally compact, circular in shape and runs on rechargeable batteries. They typically have a main sweeper brush, a side sweeper bar and also suction created by a vacuum motor. 'Robot Sweepers' tend to only have sweeping brushes and not true vacuum suction, hence they are less effective at cleaning. Most robot vacuum models come with a cliff sensor and a virtual wall. The cliff sensor stops the vacuums from going over the edge of things such as steps and stairs, while the virtual wall creates a sort of force field which restricts the area in which the vacuum can go.


Some models even give you an option that allows you to set a time for cleaning so you can just set the time, walk out the door and come back to nice clean home! Robot vacuums are ideal for people living in small apartments, those with a busy lifestyle, those with limited movement and those who just hate vacuuming.


What to look for in a Robot Vacuum

When buying any appliance for your home it is important to buy something that meets your needs, space and budget and robot vacuums are no exception.  Here are some handy tips to help you

Underneath a Robot Vacuum

choose the right robot vacuum for you.

1. Make sure the robot vacuum you are viewing is actually a vacuum cleaner and not just a cute circular machine that sweeps dust and dirt from A to B.
2. Make sure the robot vacuum has a cliff sensor – you don’t want to come home to find your version of Rosie in pieces at the bottom of your stairs!
3. Make sure it has a virtual wall to stop it from going in to places it is not allowed to go.
4. Check the battery life. There is no point in setting your vacuum to clean while you are at work if it only has enough juice to do half the job.


To see a robot vacuum in action you can visit your local Godfreys store. If you have any other questions about our robot vacuum range, feel free to get in touch with the Godfreys Experts here!

You can view our current range of Robot vacuums here.