I have always purchased Miele or Sebo vacuums due to pet hair (dog and cat) I recently purchased a canister vacuum for $1500.00 Crazy yes but I could not keep up with the dog hair. Problem was I dreaded dragging around the canister. I purchased the Roomba 880 after a co-worker raved about her's picking up cat hair and doing a wonderful job on her wood floors and carpet floors. I have laminate, braided rugs and carpet. The Roomba tackles all three by itself. The best part is that my floors have never been cleaner. I use the lighthouses and the Roomba does its thing. I cannot save enough about what an incredible job this little guy does! Best money I ever spent.
I've had several friends swear by these, so I was so excited when this went on sale at a reasonable price. The three weeks that I've had it I've used it maybe four times and have been severely disappointed. 1) it does not work with natural fiber rugs: I'm noticing that mine are getting chewed up and that it's gradually inhaling large quantities of the fibers, which my standard vacuum doesn't do. 2) The unit has to be emptied after every single use. This requires disassembling almost a third of it: removing the back bin from which the dirt cannot be easily extracted; removing the filter bin; removing both rollers; trying to get the dirt out of THAT inner chamber; and then re-assembling the whole thing. With the result that so much of the collected dirt and dust goes flying that you have to start all over again and clean up after this maintenance (I live in an apartment, so doing this outdoors isn't an option, and would rather negate the whole purpose of the thing even if it was). Sorely disappointed. I hope iRobot will examine these issues for future models. But as of now I'm spending more time cleaning out the unit than it is cleaning.
I absolutely love my Roomba 880! I have 2 large Boxers and a Chihuahua...all three shed. I was literally sweeping at least twice a day. This was an issue as I have chronic pain that varies day to day and sometimes by the hour. The Roomba has given me the freedom to have all the dog hair and dust picked up, with no hassle... Simply by the press of a button on the remote. You are able to schedule it too. I am finding I no longer have to pick up twice daily. It takes care of all corners under furniture with buy hassle. The machine is loud, example watching TV with Roomba is hard unless you turn up the TV quite a bit. Don't let this deter you because again you can schedule it for when you're not there. The machine will run as scheduled and then return to the charging station. It's definitely been helpful in my household. Thank you!
Just got it today and Filled the dust bin 3 times today with dog hair and dust. Very pleased with it.
Our pets ignore it and my wife and I love it. The only thing that would make Fred better is if it would empty itself...work on that please.
Great for pet hair!
Rubber rollers need to be re designed , leaves a lot of trash on floor. This is our second machine and it does not sweep as well as the old 600 series. Gets stuck at least 3 times a week. The old 600 series got stuck once a month. Does pick up an amazing amount of pet hair. Would not buy again.