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We test nine robot vacuum cleaners in the CHOICE labs, including models from iRobot, LG, Hoover and more.
Kicking back while an artificially intelligent device cleans the house sounds like a dream. But how do robot vacuum cleaners really perform? We review nine models, priced between $399 and $1499, to tell you which ones:
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This refers to the brand name of the model, or who the model is made by, or, if they aren't manufactured by the brand, then the brand under which they are distributed.
This is the manufacturer’s recommended retail price.
CHOICE Buys are the products in each test that our experts rate as the best.
In the 2015 reliability survey we asked owners of what they thought of their robot vacuum cleaner; rating them from excellent to terrible. We've used this information to give each brand an owner satisfaction rating.
na No/not enough responses were received for this brand.
The model refers to the particular model of the brand we have tested. Sometimes the model can be part of a series of models with quite similar specifications.
We use the information received from members who took part in the 2015 reliability survey to rate the most popular brands for reliability.
Programmable times allow you to set times of the day or week to run the robot - for instance, you could set it to run only while you're away at work.
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