1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good fun at first, but less useful now,
This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen)This thing was good for motivating me to get going on protecting our floors. I would always spend some time prepping the floor, then letting the robot finish.
We bought it about a year ago. I understood that it doesn't really scrub the floor; instead that it is meant for maintenance mopping. Dust mopping really.
First couple of months I was curious about how well this machine covered the area we have, It's not that much area, and it's not that complex... I shot a bunch of timelapse videos, starting it out from different locations, trying to find an optimal starting point wherefrom the machine would clean/reach the most coverage. But from the timelapses, I found that it behaved rather oddly, often "forgetting" to do sections of the room that were clearly within its range. I never did find a good starting location, where it could reliably do the whole room.
I learned very quickly that the dusting mode is not very useful. It would take 30 minutes or more to... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It worked fine for about a year,
This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen)I purchased this unit March, 2013. It worked fine for about a year. Now, after a full charge, it will clean for about 10 minutes and stop for no apparent reason. Looks like other reviewers have experienced similar problems. Likely a defect in this unit. Disappointing, because otherwise there is a lot to like with this. Unlike my roomba vacuum, this unit is quiet enough to run in the same room with a sleeping toddler. The use of water and standard microfiber cloths is also a convenience.
But overall, this has not been a good investment.
Turned out to be a battery issue. I replaced the battery for $50 and it's working great again. Contrast that to my Roomba 560 which only needed one battery replacement in 3 years, it's disappointing. However, I have found another use - rather than the microfiber clothes that come with this, try attaching a couple baby wipes to the bottom of the unit. We have infants/toddlers and no shortage of... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
How many ways can I love thee?,
This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen)I have a 2 bedroom condo with all hardwood floors. I set the mint down to run twice a day, each time I use the attachment that fills with water, not the dry sweeper attachment.
The clothes they provide do an excellent job of getting everything from dog hair to dirt. HOWEVER, my laundry schedule could not keep up with the rate that I use my mint - so I swapped over to using Swiffer Sweeper Wet clothes with the water filled attachment and I'm getting EXCELLENT results.
The robot is so small it actually fits UNDER MY COUCHES! I can truly say that theres no dog hair or dust on my floors, not even under furniture with this little guy in the house. Such as wonderful help for myself as well as for friends and family who visit who have bad allergies.
So there are two modes which i refer to as "Straight Lines" (button looks like a broom) and "Mop" (button looks like a water droplet)
In "Straight... Read more