iRobot has improved the Scooba 380 floor washing to the Scooba 390 while keeping the Scooba 230 in the product lineup for tight spaces.
The new iRobot Scooba 390 has a 30 percent longer battery life and the parts in which need to be cleaned, are color coded. Parts that need to be cleaned by you are the tank, cleaning head, and brush. Also the device’s handle latch is now easier to open compared to the Scooba 380.
Operation of the iRobot Scooba 390 is simple. You open up the Scooba by pressing down and pulling up the handle. Pour some cleaning solution into the clean tank. Next, fill the rest up with water. A full tank should last you about 45 minutes worth of scrubbing.
Unlike mops and cleaning pads, Scooba robots use only clean solution to wash the floor, never dirty water.
All Scooba robots:
- Clean tile, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors
- Use iAdapt™ Responsive Cleaning technology to ensure effective cleaning and thorough floor coverage
- Include Virtual Wall® barriers that keep the robot in the room to be cleaned
- Avoid cliffs and drop-offs
- Clean with Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner
According to iRobot, it chooses one of three patterns: wall following, spiraling and room crossing. The iRobot Scooba 390 washes floors in four-stages. First prepping the surface, then washing, scrubbing, and finally squeegeeing. Once the robot is finished cleaning the floor all you need to do is remove the tanks, open the dirty-water port, dump out the water and rinse.
This robot floor scrubber is programmed to avoid rugs and carpets and will clean underneath cabinet edges and under tables and chairs. By programming it you can also tell the robot which rooms to avoid as well. Plus, it has a “cliff” sensor so it won’t fall down stairs.
The iRobot Scooba 390 is 14.8 inches across and weighs 8.6 pounds and can clean 450 square feet per cleaning session. It goes on sale today for $499.99 at iRobot.
iRobot has sold over 7.5 million home cleaning robots including the most popular Roomba vacuum, also said it will now offer the Scooba 230 scrubber to markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.