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iRobot Scooba 230

iRobot Scooba 230
alaScore 83

303 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of iRobot Scooba 230. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the iRobot Scooba 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for iRobot Scooba 230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of iRobot Scooba 230 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums on Reviewers really like the usability. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and size, while reviews are divided on the price.


size, reliability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRobot Scooba 230 Floor Washing RobotiRobot Scooba 230 Floor Washing Robot

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for iRobot Scooba 230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of iRobot Scooba 230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design


54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRobot Scooba 230 Floor Scrubbing Robot + Essentials KitiRobot Scooba 230 Floor Scrubbing Robot + Essentials Kit

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Lance Ulanoff (

iRobot Scooba 230


iRobot's Scooba 230 floor-cleaning robot can handle reasonably dirty floors, and access tight spaces, but it's easily bested by heavy traffic areas, and it needs a longer-lasting battery.

Small, light, and easy to use. Can fit behind most bathroom toilets. Virtual walls keep the Scooba on track in larger spaces.

Battery life is too short. Will only work with its own solution or water. Only effectively cleans moderately dirty floors.

I took the Scooba 230 back to my sink, opened up both ports and poured out the dirty liquid. There was almost nothing left in the clean bladder. iRobot recommends rinsing out each bladder with clean water, so I did that as well. Then I snapped off the...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Sal Cangeloso (

Review: iRobot Scooba 230 floor washing robot


I first heard about iRobot's Scooba 230 back around the time of CES and, being a Roomba user, I was pretty excited. After all, the Scooba floor washing robot was the logical next step for me and any number of Roomba owners, but with it being too big to...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ali Heriyanto (

iRobot Scooba 230 Review


The Scooba 230 is iRobot's latest in home robotic mastery. The tiny Scooba 230 is only 3lbs, yet packs a punch inside of its tiny body. It will wash, scrub, and squeegee away all the dirt and grime on your tile, linoleum, and sealed hardwood floors....

Small in size, big on performance. Features iRobot's iAdapt technology for getting around obstacles. Thoroughly cleans your floor and leaves it dry enough to walk on within minutes

You have to sweep or vacuum your floors beforehand. Battery life could be better. Should cover more square feet for the price. Clean-up could be an arduous task

While I think the Scooba 230 is an adorable addition to the iRobot Scooba line, it does take a bit of prep before you can actually have the robot perform properly. Vacuuming or sweeping the floor prior to using the Scooba is a bit annoying, yet it is...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

iRobot Scooba 230


This tiny robot vacuum wants to wash our floors, we let it...

Washes and dries floors quickly, Quiet in operation, Extremely compact, Simple setup & maintenance, Works with white vinegar

Only covers a small area, Entry level pricing still significant

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

iRobot Scooba 230


The iRobot Scooba 230 is the company's new robotic floor cleaner designed to mop your kitchen floors so you can do something better with your life, like put your feet up and have a glass of wine. But is it really that simple? We got it to work in the...

Small, good at cleaning, YOU don't have to do it, only cleans with clean water, can be confined to specific room

Short battery life, expensive, you'll still have to sweep first,

At £249.99 the iRobot Scooba 230 won't be for everyone and you still have to get the brush out to sweep your kitchen to prep it for the iRobot Scooba 230: how much harder is it to get a mop out too?

Sep, 2012

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by : reddot ( (UK))

iRobot Scooba 230 Floor Washing Robot


The functionality of the iRobot Scooba 230 meets user demands and, with its high practical value, the robot appropriately provides for more comfort.

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iRobot Scooba 230


Robots will one day rule over us all. Until then, they're observing our movements, looking for weaknesses, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Oh, and mopping floors. Meet the automatic mop, the iRobot Scooba 230, floor-scrubbing sister bot to...

If you’re able to keep on top of the more physical dirt around the house, the iRobot Scooba 230 could to be a helpful addition to your cleaning arsenal, but it’s a pricey one considering the shortcomings, and not one you can truly rely on without a bit...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Ok somebody help me...what am i doing wrong???...


Why does this constantly beep and say overload and stop working two seconds after i clean it all out and put it down??We havent used it for two months now since the 1st week purchased.It was great the three times it worked,and we were very meticulous...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Okay but not what I expected....


The concept was a good one however there are too many little things that made this a reject on my part. The tank was a bit small and required emptying several times before it was able to clean the floor.It was sort of all over the place. it would start...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

LOVE!!!!! Just turn it on and go relax! ...


I've owned a irobot vac for over 5 years, finally got the Scooba! HOW DID I LIVE WITHOUT THIS?!? I live on a dirt road & the floors are always dirty. I can run this every other day & keep floor clean. Granted, it does not go into the corners or edges...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Dust container type:Bagless

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.03
Package height:6.1
Package weight:4.23
Package width:10.9


HEPA filtration system: No

Technical Details

Rechargeable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions