The Roomba 960 is part of the Vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Robotic vacuum models like the 960 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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