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Irobot Scooba 385

Irobot Scooba 385
alaScore 78

476 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 476 reviews of Irobot Scooba 385. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get negative opinions.

usability, size, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Irobot Scooba 385 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Irobot Scooba 385 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums on People really like the design. The size also gets good reviews, whereas there are some critical opinions about the price and reliability.

usability, size, design

reliability, price

58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRobot Scooba 385 Robotic Floor CleaneriRobot Scooba 385 Floor Washing Robot (1 Year UK Warranty)iRobot wisp robot Scooba 385 12976 Suitable for ~ 40 m2

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Irobot Scooba 385 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on The price and reliability get negative opinions.

reliability, price

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

This summary is based on the product: iRobot Scooba 385 Floor Washing Robot

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Imogen Stuart (

iRobot Scooba 385 floor-washing robot


The iRobot Scooba floor-washing machine is a robotic mop that takes the hassle out of an almost always neglected household chore

Cleans well, easy to take apart and clean, mops the floor for you

Very loud, soap is not sold in Australia, expensive

The iRobot Scooba 385 floor-washing machine delivered good results during our tests. It is painfully loud, but it's probably not as painful as actually mopping floors yourself. It also uses considerably less water than conventional mopping.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: knotheadusc (

I hate to mop. Can the iRobot Scooba 385 really help?


I am not much of a housekeeper. Though I like to see things neat and clean, I just don't have much of a will to make it happen on a regular basis. Consequently, I always get a little bit excited whenever something comes on the market that ...

Basically effective. Neat gadget. You're not doing the mopping yourself

Not as efficient or effective as mopping by hand is. Expensive

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: K. Wally (

Crap service, Okay product


The product is fairly good at cleaning the floors when it is working!!! It first had problems after only two weeks of having it. I thought that's okay its under warranty. I phoned Brand developers Aust. and at first they wanted me to freight the item...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: HappyHomeOwner (

Great Device, Love it to bits


After owning a scooba in the U.S.A, one of the first models out, which worked like a charm, my partner and I decided to buy one here. He went searching and doing the research on the newer models. He found one out of Florida on eBay a 380 model , and we...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Keir (



Although the Scooba saved my back and did quite a good job at cleaning the lino and wooden floors it only lasted 6 months before parts started falling off. Will cost me over $500 to replace all the parts needed. Definitely not worth the money! I...

Too expensive!

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Southridgebluemist (

Like It Alot!


I purchased the scooba about a month ago now, and i love it. Its an amazing addition to the family,everybody is still fascinated by it. I live in a family of 5 with 3 dogs in a 4 bedroom house so you can imagine the mess that goes on especially when it...

Cost effective, does a good job in a confined area, back problems no more when mopping!

It is expensive but i think worth it, it is noisy, goes on carpet if doors aren't closed.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Angry (



Thought this product would be great after have the roomba vacuum . Not happy with the amount of money you have to spend on something that doesn't do it's job right. It would bump into my furniture than just stop on the spot. Didn't clean the floors...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Steph (

Great Little Addition


I've had the Sccoba for a couple of weeks now and I think it's brilliant. We have used it every day with normal water in our main living area and the floors feel they have been mopped. I run a family day care and its a great little device to clean my...

Cleans well, time saving, easy to maintain,

Expensive, can be noisy, squeegee can make an irritating noise,

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Stormy (

Battery life terrible


After purchasing the Roomba and being pleased with product I decided to splurge on the Scooba. What a mistake that was. Battery life is appauling and is lucky to last 20 minutes (i'm being generous). It leaves blotchy looking streaks ( I use the...

leaves streaks on floors. Expensive. Awful battery

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Ruffers (

Terrible, loud, doesn't clean.


Sooo loud. If you think you can relax while it washes, forget it. Sounds like an aeroplane, needs to be redirected constantly and even when I put it over milk spots (from baby bottle) several times, they are still there. Doesn't leave dry floor as...

Apr, 2013