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Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor

Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor
alaScore 88

262 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. Some have doubts 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 262 reviews)

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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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Amazon review summary for Irobot Scooba 230 Hardfloor


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 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 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on

usability, size, design

52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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

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it is ok


I bought this one because I loved the vacuum version. It is small, but it leaves a bunch of water on the ground. I don't think it is worth spending so much for it.

mops the floor

leaves a lot of water

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Kind of a Toy


I really hoped that this would do for floor scrubbing what the roomba did for carpet care. It does not. It appears to be too lightweight to do the job. At least every minute it would run into the wall, and spin its wheels until I bumped it to dislodge...

It's small enough to get into tight places

Does not really work as advertised

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Amazing LIttle Guy


It's very small for its size and I was amazed at its cleaning ability. Don't expect miracles, but it does a very good job. Just wish the battery would last longer.

Automation and Size

Short Battery Life