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iRobot Scooba 230 Floor Scrubbing Robot

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  • USA
  • Innovative 3 stage cleaning system; scooba lays down fresh cleaning solution, it lightly scrubs the floor
  • Active reservoir water management system; using only clean water to scrub the floor while maintaining the robot's compact form factor
  • Iadapt responsive cleaning technology, covers every section of your floor multiple times
  • Compact size, at only 6-Inch wide and 3.5-Inch tall scooba 230 cleans next to toilets, under cabinets and other hard to reach places
  • Safe to use on tile, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors and cleans with scooba hard floor cleaner, natural enzyme formula, water and vinegar mixture

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B007TG4DRO
  • Item model number: Scooba 230
  • Batteries 2 D batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,591 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Product Description

iRobot Scooba 230


iRobot Scooba 230 Floor Washing Robot cleans on its own so you don’t have to.

iRobot’s newest and most compact floor washing robot brings high-performance scrubbing to tight, hard-to-reach spaces in bathrooms and kitchens, including around toilets and under cabinets. Scooba 230 cleans tile, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors using a three-stage cleaning process that neutralizes up to 97% of common household bacteria*. The included Virtual Wall keeps Scooba out of off-limits areas. All you have to do is sweep!

This model includes a 12 month limited warranty for the robot and a 6 month limited warranty for the included battery.

3-Stage Cleaning (1) Applies cleaning solution, (2) Scrubs, (3) Vacuums dirty water



Product Features

Innovative 3-Stage Cleaning System - First, Scooba lays down fresh cleaning solution. Then, it lightly scrubs the floor. Finally, the robot squeegees up the dirty water and germs.

Active-Reservoir Water Management System –This innovative system uses a partitioned bladder to keep cleaning solution separate from dirty water. This enables using only clean water to scrub the floor while maintaining the robot’s compact form factor.

iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology –iRobot’s advanced system of software and sensors that allows Scooba to clean more of your room, more thoroughly. Scooba covers every section of your floor multiple times, cleaning areas you can’t easily reach including under furniture, around everyday obstacles, along walls and under cabinets. It even avoids rugs, stairs and drop-offs.

Scooba Virtual Wall -Included Virtual Wall keeps Scooba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas.

Easy & Flexible –Let the robot do the work for you, Scooba cleans floors at the touch of a button. It is safe to use on tile, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors and cleans with Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enzyme Formula, water and vinegar mixture, or clean tap water.

Compact Size –At only 6” wide and 3.5” tall Scooba 230 cleans next to toilets, under cabinets and other hard to reach places. It is ideal for bathrooms, entryways and other high traffic areas up to 150 square ft. that need frequent care.


What’s In The Box?

  • 1 iRobot Scooba 230 (with 1 Robot battery, 1 Removable Bottom Plate)
  • 2 Scooba Virtual Walls
  • 3 Extra Bottom Plates
  • 1 Compact Wall Charger
  • 1 Storage Mat
  • 4 Packets Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enzyme Formula
  • Owner’s Guide & Documentation
*Requires 2 'D' batteries (not included)







Braava 320
Braava 380t
Scooba 230
Scooba 390
   Features
Robot Type
Floor Mopping
Floor Mopping
Floor Scrubbing
Floor Scrubbing
Cleaning Style
Braava uses disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up dirt, hair and dust from all your hard-surface floors including tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate. Braava systematically covers your entire floor in a single pass.
Braava uses disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up dirt, hair and dust from all your hard-surface floors including tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate. Braava systematically covers your entire floor in a single pass.
3-Stage Cleaning System
First, Scooba lays down fresh cleaning solution. Then, it lightly scrubs the floor. Finally, the robot’s vacuum squeegees up the dirty water and germs.
4-stage Cleaning Process
Scooba preps, washes, scrubs and squeegeesyour floors, removing up to 98% of common household bacteria. And it never reuses dirty water.
Navigation
NorthStar Navigation System
NorthStar projects a signal to map its route for efficient cleaning
NorthStar Navigation System 2
Place additional Cubes in other areas and as Braava finishes cleaning one room it will travel from channel to channel thoroughly cleaning floors
iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology
An advanced system of software and sensors covers every section of your floor multiple times, cleaning areas you can't reach and avoiding drop-offs
iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology
An advanced system of software and sensors covers every section of your floor multiple times, cleaning areas you can't reach and avoiding drop-offs
Coverage
Dry Mopping Coverage 800 sq. ft.
Damp Mopping Coverage 250 sq. ft.
Dry Mopping Coverage 1000 sq. ft.
Damp Mopping Coverage 350 sq. ft.
150 sq. ft.
450 sq. ft.
Added Features
Pro-Clean System
Reservoir cleaning pad dispenses cleaning solution to refresh Pro-Clean microfiber cloth
Virtual Wall Technology
Our room confinement system allows Scooba to stay in the rooms you want to clean and out of the ones you don’t.
Run Time
Dry mopping 3 hours
Damp Mopping 2 hours
Dry mopping 4 hours
Damp Mopping 2.5 hours
Short cycle 20 mn
Long cycle 45 mn
~ 60 min
In The Box
Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot
Wall Charger
NiMH Battery (1500 mAh)
NorthStar Navigation Cube
1 Multi-Purpose Cleaning Pad
2 “C” Batteries
Cloths: 2 Microfiber Sweeping Cloths, 1 Microfiber Mopping Cloth
Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot
Turbo Charging Cradle
Wall Charger
NiMH Battery (2000 mAh)
NorthStar2 Navigation Cube
1 Multi-Purpose Cleaning Pad
ProClean Reservoir Pad
2 “C” Batteries
Cloths: 2 Microfiber Sweeping Cloths, 2 Microfiber Mopping Cloths
Scooba 230 Floor Scrubbing Robot (with 1 Robot battery, 1 Removable Botttom Plate)
1 Compact Wall Charger
1 Storage Mat
4 Packets Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enzyme Formula
Owner's Guide & Documentation

*Requires 2 'D' batteries each (not included)
Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (with 1 Robot battery, 1 Filter, 1 Cleaning Brush, 1 Prep Squeegee)
1 Battery Charger
1 Virtual Wall
1 Suction Bulb
4 Packets Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enzyme Formula
Owner's Guide & Documentation

*Requires 2 'D' batteries each (not included)
Warranty
1 year warranty for robot and battery
1 year warranty for robot and battery
6 Month Limited Warranty (Battery)
12 Month Limited Warranty (Robot)
6 Month Limited Warranty (Battery)
12 Month Limited Warranty (Robot)

 


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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I sent Mr. Scooba to the e-waste facility after many battles to get it to work properly.
Dot
This little guy does a great job on all of my tile floors which all very on space between tiles.
John W
Got one of these from the kids for Christmas - simply doesn't work, probably never could work.
Robert J. Osten

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By online shopper on January 21, 2014
Length: 0:57 Mins
12/3/2011

This robot does NOT work on tile floors.

Tile floors become slippery when wet, so the robot just spins its wheels.

Another problem is that its bumper does not react to obstacles too well, so in addition to half the time stuck in the middle of the room (because of traction problems), it spends another half of the time against the wall. Maybe 10% of the time is spent actually cleaning. That puts a lot of load on tires, so I expect this to get worse over time. Wheel-spinning also confuses its cleaning algorithm, because the robot "thinks" it is moving in a straight line all this time.

I did not return this robot right away. I tried using it in different conditions: I thought of maybe keeping it, but a couple of months later it was clear that I can't use it like this, so I contacted iRobot Customer Service.

Now iRobot Customer Service...

After learning that this has been happening since day one, iRobot asked me to "clean" the robot, and see if that fixes it. (How?) After a couple of more e-mails they told me to contact iRobot Sales department to return it, which I did. Sales said I am "outside of 30-day return window" so they won't take it back.

If my robot is defective and they can't fix it I deserve a refund. If it is not defective, then this is a design flaw. Then why are these sold at all, and advertised as bathroom cleaning robots? (Bathrooms have mostly tile floors.) And why can't I get my money back?

To get iRobot a better shot at diagnosing the problem, I even made a video for them. But they don't let you upload videos because the file is "too big" for their servers. OK then, I used my own FTP server, but then they said that they couldn't play it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2014
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We've had this for about a month or two now. I wouldn't say it scrubs floors exactly, it more lightly sprays water on your floor and squeegees it up. There's a thin line of brushes on the bottom of the unit that you have to clean once it's run but these just seem to mostly pick up lint more than anything.

A battery charge is only good for one run and it takes an entire evening for the unit to recharge, so if you're going to do the whole house plan to do it over the course of the week.

Also if you let it sit for a few days make sure to keep the drain and fill plugs open, otherwise it'll stink terribly when you run it next.

But it works okay for regularly maintaining a floor, don't expect it to work wonders if you haven't mopped in ages.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maia on January 19, 2014
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In December of 2012 I became a proud owner of iRobot 230. The purchase increased my fleet of washing and vacuuming iRobots to three machines. The described model 230, the 'Little Monster,' arrived to help the washing iRobot 390 called 'Mothership' to clean into hard-to-reach spaces in a mens bathroom. Having a separate machine allowed me to contain 'the boy's bathroom's' bacteria and not to drug it all over the house. We called the robot a 'Little Monster' because this tiny robot faces a serious job. The floors that nobody of us wanted to clean and nobody really cleaned even when they were paid to do it, today are cleaned twice a week. Despite that the 'Little Monster' chaotic bounces pattern of bouncing from one place to another, the final result of spraying a solution, scrubbing with a soft-like-eyelashes brush, and vacuuming-up the dirty water - pays off. It does cover all floors in that small room and generates black water. I took me four times to get to 'normal' dirty water. The Little Monster works fast on the tile and lifts the dirty water to the best of its ability. I didn't took one star down because of that. It's so little that after I did invested in a new nice mop, because some, here on the forum, suggested it. I didn't use it yet, because I really don't need it. The tile is fine and in a world of limited resources the machine does a great job. I didn't get the star down because occasionally, the machine stops with a glowing red 'error' signal. I have no idea what it is, but pressing a 'Clean' button sends the formerly confused iRobot goes on a second round, like nothing happened. What matters most to me, is that that stinky bathroom's floors are cleaned much more and on a drastically lesser budget.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andre Eddins on April 7, 2014
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I recieved my iRobot 230 and immediately plugged it into the charger, after a overnight charge I let it run and man was I impressed. I have two 10X14 rooms and a long narrow alley for my kitchen/bathroom. This little guy can cover every room in my apartment twice before finally being done.

After the first few uses I did notice that on his bottom tray there was a lot of build up from lint and hair, to be expected since he doesnt have a vacuum function and I didn't sweep prior. Because let's face it, you ordered or are ordering this so you do not have to do just that. I do have a robotic vacuum on the way that I purchased soley because of how impressed of this product I was. I also ordered another battery that I keep charged, just incase I want him to run through my apartment an excess of 6 times before he's done charging. I would Highly recommend this product!
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