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Roomba 760
 
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$396.19 - $449.99
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About - Roomba 760

The Roomba 760 is part of the vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, robotic vacuum models like the 760 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Carpet:
This score shows how much surface liiter (cereal, rice,sand & pet hair) was picked up from a medium-pile carpet.

Bare floors:
Denotes removal of surface debris from a bare vinyl floor.

Noise:
Noise is the scored measure of a model's sound level.
Features & Specs - Roomba 760
info Remote control Yes
info Pattern Random
info Clearance (in.) 3.6
info Run time (min.) 67
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User Reviews - Roomba 760
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Still need a traditional vacuum cleaner.
3/2/2014
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Comment:
My apartment is not ideal for the Roomba: tile mixed with carpet, multiple rugs, plently of standing items on the floor that it gets tangled up with... But it does clean decently. My recommendation is that if your dwelling is completely flat without changes in flooring or items laying around, then it would work great. I still find I need to pull out the upright to get a full clean, though it has allowed me to space out how often I do it. If you have an extra $400+ laying around then buy it, otherwise spend the 30-45 minutes a week and do it with a traditional type.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Alright, but not good enough
3/2/2014
Pros
Automatic
Cons
GETS STUCK
Leaves Dog Hair
Need To Prep Home First
Best Uses
Between Regular Cleanings
No-pet Household
Comment:
My home is 1600 sq ft, all on one level, with Brazilian cherrywood floors and a few area rugs. I have a young pug, who sheds a reasonable amount, so I loved the idea of an automatic vacuum cleaner that could run on a daily schedule. However, the Roomba 760 does not perform well-enough. It does better on the hardwood, where it normally can pick everything up. The cons here are that I have to prep the house before using it, because it moves too quickly and will crash into things on the floor like vases, fireplace tools, and the legs of more-delicate furniture. In addition, I have to move power cords for things like floor lamps, because the Roomba will get stuck on them and won't let go. I could put up with that for the convenience of a clean house on a daily basis, but the bigger problem is with the area rugs, where the Roomba just won't pick up half of the dog hair. I have even tried the spot clean mode on the Roomba, where it focuses on cleaning only a small area (about a 3 foot diameter circle), but even in this mode, the Roomba leaves the same dog hair behind. If I didn't have a dog, I would think that this vacuum is amazing, but because I do, I end up still wanting to vacuum manually every day or every other day. In fact, I am on this website now to research the best manual vacuum to use instead of the Roomba.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I LOVE MY ROOMBA!
2/23/2014
Pros
Cleans Under Table And Ch
Does a great job
Floors Are Spanking Clean
Keeps Carpets Tidy
Cons
none
Best Uses
Daily maintenance
Comment:
I had been interested in buying one for a few years and finally decided to go for it. Wish I had made this purchase when I first became interested in obtaining a Roomba, it's great! I love that it cleans under the kitchen table and around the chairs, picking up all of the crumbs. A must for anyone who simply must have clean floors. Our home is a colonial, and I'm considering purchasing another Roomba for the bedroom area.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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