The Neato XV-21 is part of the Vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Robotic vacuum models like the XV-21 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Carpet: Shows how much surface litter (cereal, rice, sand, and pet hair) the vacuum picked up from a medium-pile carpet.
Bare floors: Indicates the vacuum's ability to remove surface debris from a bare vinyl floor.
Ease of use: A composite score that includes bin capacity, remote-control usability, clarity of instruction manual, and ease of emptying the dirt bin and cleaning the filter.
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