Vileda Cleaning Robot : Review
In my house we hoover 2 sometimes 3 times a day, the kids are always leaving a trail of muck through the house from the garden or dropping food. Even the dog, he malts all year round so the hairs just get everywhere. I have a love quirky gadgets, so when Vileda offered for me to review the Cleaning Robot I was delighted, anything to get me out of a bit of hoovering!
This robot hoovers various rooms for me keeping the house clean and saving me valuable time. Ideal for use on short pile carpets and hard floors you simple place the robot in the middle of the room and switch it on and leave it to it.
Included in this kit is the;
- Main Unit
- Battery Charger
- Rechargeable Battery Pack (installed)
- Spare Filter Mesh
- Spare Side Brush
- Maintenance Brush
- Instruction Manual
The Cleaning Robot doesn’t weigh much at all and with its built in handle you can easily pick it up with one hand and move around easily.
Before we could get to play with our new gadget I had to charge the battery for a minimum of 12 hours, setting the battery charging late evening I then waited until the next morning to switch it on. It’s not easy to get confused as to where the charger is plugged in or where the power switch is either as they are both labelled on top of the robot, with the controls being then placed on the side. To get your cleaning robot going simply switch the Robot on and select the size of room/time length you want to work at, for buttons for which are on top of the device.
S- This gives a short cycle, of about 5 minutes perfect for cleaning the smallest of rooms.
M – This gives a cleaning cycle of about 30 minutes, ideal for rooms which are less that 25m².
L – This cycle lasts about 60 minutes, ideal for rooms which are larger than 25m².
First room I tried our Robot in was our utility room, this also doubles up into the dogs bedroom which tends to be rather hairy to hoover. Setting our Robot on the “L” cycle (it needed a thorough clean) and removing all items from the floor I left it to hoover up for me. I initially found this device rather mesmerizing to watch, using its infrared sensor on the front buffer it can work its way around rooms with ease, also using its buffer it also hoovers butt up to walls whilst protecting itself and your walls/furnishings from damage.
Underneath the device you will find the filter replacement panel, vacuum inlet, main rotating brush, rechargeable battery, side cleaning brush, side wheels for moving around, swivel from wheel for turning and cliff sensors.
The cliff sensors are fantastic, you can set your cleaning robot working upstairs on your landing and as it approaches the stairs it won’t fall down as the sensors will detect the drop and it’ll turn around.
The wheels are coated with rubber for efficient moving but also they lift, helping your Robot if it gets tangled up, this has been tested on my door mat where one corner is curled of which the device lifted itself and turned around.
One thing I haven’t mentioned yet is the removable dust bin, located on the top of the Robot where you can see the “Press” button. Simply press this button and drag out the drawer, in there you will see the collect of debris and dirt the robot has collected.
With a full charge this device will work for up to 90 minutes, my recommendation though to avoid it leaving a room and moving onto another simply close a door and come back later. The only downside I have found to this product is that it doesn’t like deep pile rugs, which sadly I have in my livingroom which the dog loves lying all over, I have to hoover this with my everyday hoover then roll the rug up before setting the Robot off in my livingroom, other than that it has simply been a very welcome addition to our house.
During our time learning the Vileda Cleaning Robot I have recorded a demonstration video for you to take more of a look at the device and also see the robot working in my utility room.
**This is not a sponsored post, we were provided with a Cleaning Robot from Vileda to test and review. All words and opinions are my own.