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Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2014
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This did not come with any instructions...I had to guess how to get it going by looking at the graphics on the box it came in. This thing still does not do all my kitchen space and keeps going over the same area again and again 'til I nudge it with my toe. I wanted the square design, 'cause I figure it would fit in the corners better than a round one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2014
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I love my MINT! Of course by the title you can see I named my lil guy. "Bob" works hard on a weekly bases. This floor cleaner really works hard and does a descent job cleaning my lament floors. I'm shocked at the job it does! Sweeping or mopping I think you will be impressed. Now, if you're anal...which I am...I have to go over it sometimes but I really really really like "Bob!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2014
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He does a great job of swiffering and then swiffer-mopping my hardwood floors. I couldn't do a better job myself.
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VINE VOICEon April 20, 2014
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this. My last experience with robots was that they're clumsy and stupid but that was a long time ago and Amazon was running a sale so I thought I'd give a robot another try. In the case of the Mint it is, to me, surprisingly refined even though I would not go so far as to call it "intelligent". In my bedroom where i first tested it I have a large bed that accumulates a ridiculous amount of dust under it which is very hard to reach with a vacuum or swiffer. On the first pass with the dry pad it looked like it had picked up a lint fur coat. After the second pass it picked up a lot less (as expected) though it did still get a surprising amount of black stuff, not sure what that is but better on the pad than my floor! Then for the third pass I attached the wet cloth and dampened it with a mix of 1/2 water ans 1/2 rubbing alcohol (please be careful with the solution you use, I'm not recommending rubbing alcohol as it can damage your finish). This left the entire bedroom floor spotless. It is true, as others have noted, that it is hard to keep the pad wet if you're doing a large area but it works OK for my small bedroom, maybe 150 sq/ft. Do make sure not to use the wet pad for dry sweeping or the Mint gets very confused.

My bedroom is not terribly complicated in terms of layout but I was surprised at how agile the navigation was. I thought for sure it was going to get stuck multiple times as I was watching it but it didn't. I think what helps a lot as far as it not getting stuck is is that the wheels sort of "float" so the Mint can tell when it is getting wedged under something and it immediately backs up. For almost any solid object the Mint can navigate around it deftly. As you get used to it you may even want to tweak your furniture layout a bit to make the sweeping faster (once you watch it a few times you'll see the hotspots that slow it down).

Where it does get a little clumsy is around wires or other small things that will move easily if pushed. Behind my bed is a tangle of wires and power strips. The mint can't really detect that it is running into the wires or other small things until it's just a little bit too late and it almost gets tangled up. Almost. I'd recommend taking some time to clear the surface you want cleaned to make sure there are no loose wires or socks or things of that nature. Or just turn it on roll the dice and see how it goes!

For a larger room it is really fun and sort of relaxing to watch it sweep around chair legs, avoid rugs, and methodically cover every square inch of the room that it can reach. Since my whole apartment is hardwood there are lots of places under tables, couches, chairs, etc that are a real pain in the neck to reach. With the Mint I can turn it on and forget about it. When i come back the floor is thoroughly sweeped. I can do the same process that I did with my bedroom. Run it a second time in sweep mode and then a third time in mop mode. The end result is a shiny clean floor from edge to edge.

The battery takes some time to reach its full charge capacity. The first time I used it it could barely get through just my bedroom on dry sweep mode. Now, after several full charge and discharge cycles it can do my entire apartment without running out of power.

Overall, please note that this unit is only a lightweight sweeper and it's primarily good at cleaning dust and very light "grime" off very smooth surfaces without a huge amount of obstacles. If you have a lot of pet hair or larger particles of things like food or dirt it isn't going to work well. In that case you'll have to vacuum first (or maybe try one of the vacuuming robots) before you use the mint to do the fine detail work underneath hard to reach places. The Mint won't really save you much time if you have a very open layout. But if you have areas you never get to because they are hard to reach this is a really good addition to your house cleaning arsenal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I wasn't sure about this, but tried it when it was in the Goldbox. My wife thinks it is a lot of help, as it will never return without picking up dirt...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2014
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I bought two of these, one is this and another one is the updated one with a little water container. Both worked for a while, then the up dated one start to move in a very small area, then it have beeping sound and stopped. The same problem happened on the other unit a month later. It looks to me the computer mother board messed up. So I like to have it, but worry about the durability of the product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2014
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Love it! With hair shredding 4-legged rug rats I dearly love around all day... I desperately needed it! Otherwise, I was the one on the floor, on my knees every day, wiping the hair shed from my beloved, but, unfortunately, hair shedding children, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels! Now, I just let it lose at just before bedtime, let it do it's thing & voila! Wake up to walk on clean, floor as often as I need to run it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2014
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I LOVE this!!! This is great on wood floors. You must start with a clean floor and use this for maintenance to keep it that way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2014
I already have an irobot that sweeps the floor. I really wanted the mint because I have wood floors and only wanted to use Bona on them and not a regular swiffer. The mint allows me to clean the wood floors by soaking the included washable wet mop cloth in Bona. It has a much better guidance system than my irobot and cleans in a much more logical way.

The only problem I have encountered so far is the mint has gotten stuck under the fridge a few times. I just check it every so often while it is working and "rescue" it if needed. But that is a super small price for floors that are really clean and I don't have to scrub. The irobot also gets stuck sometimes and needs to be rescued, so that appears to be normal for robotic floor cleaners.

I thought my floors were clean until I used the mint. Wow, when I did use swiffers on my tile floors I had to use both sides of 2 different swiffer pads and run the program 4 times before the swiffer didn't pick up tons of dirt. The mint does a much much better job that me using a swiffer on a pole. I was really blown away, in the really positive sense. Not only is it so much easier than swiffering myself, it does a much better job.

Having both the irobot and the mint allows me to vaccum with the best robotic vaccum on my carpets, tile, and wood floors and follow up with a fantastic wet mop on my hardwood and tile floors. I can have them both going at the same time in different rooms.

Be aware that like the irobot the charge range will not cover an entire house on one charge. I have to fully recharge the irobot 3 times to cover the whole house (2200 sq ft). The mint will cover my hard floors also with 3 recharges. So don't expect to get the floors done in one day. I use my robots over 2 days to clean all the floors. Still beats doing it myself, just have to do a little planning. A full charge seems to take 4-6 hours for both robotic cleaners. I let them both run down fully (let them "die" working) before recharging as you should with all rechargeable items to keep the battery functioning at its peak.

The few minutes spent in preparation for cleaning and keeping an eye on it occasionally is so worth not spending hours scrubbing floors, and it does a better job than me to boot!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2013
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I used it it for a few months and was satisfied; so much so that I also ordered the Mont Plus which I like very much. The original stopped working, even though I charged it after each use. I then replaced the battery with a new one and charged everything. I was pleased with the results. However, after only 1 use, the same thing happened. The power appeared to turn on, but when I attempted to use the "floor sweeper, the red light came on and it beeped several times. What do I do?
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