Price (RRP): $1149
The Braava jet m6 is the latest robot mop from iRobot – designed for hard floor surfaces.
We received the Braava jet m6 along with the Roomba i7+ and was anxious to test it out. Why? I had just bought a not inexpensive Vileda microfiber mop set to clean the floor properly – I have little inclination towards manual labour.
Before you read this review of the Braava jet m6 mopping robot we suggest you read all about iRobot and things like preparation for cleaning for our Roomba i7+ (review here).
Thomas’s only issue, “If you want it to take on floors with dried-on goop and piles of dust and dirt and make them pristine, you’ll be disappointed. But if you want easy maintenance of basically clean floors, then the Braava 380t will save you a lot of time.”
Now before you read on the Braava Jet m6 is a very different robot to its predecessors – amazing what a couple of years of new technology makes.
Braava jet m6 by iRobot
Price: $1149 online or from major retailers.
In the box
- Braava jet m6 (‘jet’ means it squirts water out the front)
- Base charging station/drip tray
- 2 x single use wet mopping pads
- Washable wet microfiber pad
- 2 x Single use dry polishing pads
- Sample size Braava jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution
Squat, white, square and easy to use with clean, spot and home buttons. 254 x 260 x 90mm x 2.2kg. The docking station is marginally larger and about 100mm high. It needs a powerpoint and a clear .5m each side and 1.5m in front.
Fire up the iRobot Android or iOS app (that we had installed for the Robbie the Roomba i7+).
Charge (about 2 hours 0-100%), fill the water tank, fit the correct pad – and go.
Well, first do a training run to build a map, and like Robbie, it needs to explore your home a few times before the map is accurate. It started going north/south/east/west/everywhere and gradually settled down into a logical pattern.
In fact, its first run was 1:45hours and subsequent runs have reduced that to 1:17 minutes.
If this seems slow – well it is. Speed freaks could do it with a hand mop in 10 minutes. But speed is not the issue – convenience is. It can link to the Roomba i7+ so that it starts after the vacuuming is complete. That is handy as you only need to prepare the home for a clean once!
So ultimately use the Roomba i7 first and the Braava jet m6 next – all while you are out of the house. Both talk to each other – marvels of Wi-Fi.