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Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor

Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor
alaAverage 3.3

273 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and value for money.

size, usability, design

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on

usability, size, design


53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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iRobot Scooba 230


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

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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...


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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...

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iRobot Scooba 230 review


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 in preparation for Scooba. Which makes us wonder how much harder it would be to just get the mop out too...

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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

So how does it work? The setup is simple: pour clean water and the cleaning solution (more of later) in one end, empty dirty water out the other, shut their respective watertight caps, switch it on and press the big 'clean' button on top. What happens...

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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...

Reddot design award winner 2010!

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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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I love it.


My bot is named Lovie Scrubber. He is a male and he cleans like a he-man. I never have to nag him to get him to do his work. He is very fast and fun to watch. I don't have to feed him or pay him and he sings to me when he finishes his work. He is my...

It's easy to use, cleans well and is fast

Wish it was a bit larger

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Works ok, not great


Decent for light cleaning. Definitely not for detailed or heavy duty cleaning. Ours failed after a couple weeks, however the manufacturer sent us a replacement. I would be highly disappointed if we had paid retail price for it. At the clearance price...


Stopped working after a couple weeks

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Works like advertised


Does a nice job. But wish it vacuumed up the dirt before mopping.

Easy to use

Doesn't vacuum