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iRobot - Braava jet 240 App-Controlled Robot Mop - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 521 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little robot for small floors

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    PhilipM
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    We picked up this unit to do regular mopping on our hardwood kitchen floors (about a 12 x 15 area). The device operates exactly as promised, with intelligent navigation and coverage at least equal to that specified. I've found it to do a good job working around obstacles and getting close in under cabinets and along walls. The "damp" mode operates faster than "wet" mode as the latter will go back over the same section a few times, but both do a reasonable job. The one-time use pads are not overpriced, but by definition not super economical. Fortunately there's a re-usable option you can purchase and wash in between sessions. The small size of the unit and the ability to easily charge the battery in a compact charger that plugs directly into a regular wall socket are both a plus - no need to find room on the floor for a dock style charger. The only issue I've run into is that sometimes the unit will get a little turned around if it cleans under a cabinet (or in our cash dishwasher door) which is low enough to put some pressure on the top as it goes underneath. The impact is minor and it doesn't prevent it from covering the entire area. Overall I find this little guy to be a pretty decent compromise of price, size, convenience, and performance. It won't prevent you from having to manually mop every so often, but will reduce the frequency and keep things looking good in between.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    STOP!!!! This One Fails-Buy a Good Mop

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    JFab
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    I received for my birthday from my son Dan an I Robot. Wow, is this thing great no fabulous. It really does the job, this is a must have. So, I noticed they have a mopping and floor cleaning I Robot actually I believe 2. Off to Best Buy to get my save time, no mess, mopping floor cleaning machine. Home I go and set the little guy as as directed. Off it goes and what a mess. To much water, streaking and I know hard to believe it go lost going over the same spot several times. End result I bought a mop and the floors look great. Emailed customer service and they were good. Download the app and make some changes. OOOOK, downloaded and hey it will not work. Change password, go to the site and it says it may take a few moments. Well, several days latter still no email. The long and short of this is stay away from this item and the other model. They need to make some major changes and updates. This one must be charged (batteries and charger are included), no docking station and the pads are $7.99 for a pack. No lighthouse to prevent it from going over the edge and only does a very small area. Save your money, especially when it makes your hardwood and other floors look like a lined pad of paper. Sometime and especially in this case the old fashion way, a good mop is the way to go. Takes less time and looks great when finished. With this item you have to do the job twice. So, STOP let them update, change refine and correct to produce one that like the I Robot vacuum works and works well and as advertised. I wish I had read the reviews before I bought this. However, Best Buy is great and I was able to return within the allotted time frame. Bottom line, I will say it again, "Stay away from it, regardless of what is advertised or what has been said, it just does not work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Get it if it's on Sale

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    JayD9
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    At $200... well, not really a good value. At $150, it's more of a value and an acceptable price considering what it can do. The unit is not the end all be all for mopping solutions, much like it's Roomba counterparts, they're meant to HELP and do touch ups, not replace an actual, thorough cleaning. If you buy the reusable, wet mop heads the value of your purchase increases because you're not forced to replace the very proprietary cleaning heads. If you don't mind using the disposable heads... well, that's your prerogative. The unit does a great job picking up pet hair, dust and dirt in dry sweep mode. It putters around in an almost eery precision and bumps into objects relatively hard as it learns the room it's cleaning. It's pretty robust and durable feeling despite the plastic quality and construction. In short, i'm not expecting it to break in it's normal course of duty. You're not supposed to add or use detergent in the tank or on the pads because it'll cause streaks and damage the machine. The wet mop pads and agitation the machine provides during the course of cleaning do a great job in itself. Altogether i'm pleased, especially at $150. I'm not gutsy enough to have it clean countertops although I hear it can do that, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time.

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    Ogmo
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    This is almost capable of cleaning a clean floor. It cannot recognize dirt, so although it does a very good job of passing over every square inch, it spends the same amount of time (the time it takes to glide over an area) whether a given area is clean or dirty. Not that it would matter much because it lacks the mass necessary to perform any meaningful scrubbing in wet modes. In dry mode it tends to push dust around and leave bits of dirt when it turns. I rate it about 90% as effective as a human with a Swiffer, and requires 5-6X as much time. Setup time (changing battery, filling water, lifting floormats, etc., blocking access to carpeted areas) adds to the time difference. To sweep and mop a kitchen floor of about 200 sf took a human with wet and dry Swiffers 23 min. with a subjective effectiveness of 95%. The Brava Jet required a total time of 1 hour 19 min. and a final effectiveness of 60%.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This product is a gimmick

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    Paige
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    We were hopeful when purchasing the iRobot Braava Jet that it would be the perfect complement to our iRobot Roomba. The low profile and smaller footprint would allow it to access places where the vacuum could not. However, after receiving our new appliance and reading the User Manual we found this product to be much like the pet rock of the 70s. The manual instructed us to clean the floor of all debris prior to the mop’s use. At this point the hard work is done. The second issue was the wet, damp, and dry pads. When installing the “wet” pad it became clear that the cardboard backing construction ensured it was only good for one use (and for our floors one pad did not suffice before disintegration) thus ensuring the user to re-order replacement pads at a high frequency. Lastly, the water stream sputtering from the expulsion hole, and the back and forth motion, results in pushing whatever debris is left due to poor cleaning prior to use into little piles and there is no effective mopping of the hard surface. The only thing I would recommend this product for is a joke, a white elephant gift, or a cat amusement toy. Save your $$$

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Say Hello to my Best Friend

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    MadonnaLynn
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    I can’t give all the credit to the pads that fit on my iRobot wet jet. This little machine is amazing! It even does a good job in corners! I can believe that just a little water can do such a big job! I will soon be buying another iRobot wet jet to get more cleaning done quicker! What a WONDERFUL invention! Saves me hours of cleaning every week! This machine isn’t very expensive but, the only CON is, the disposable pads are expensive. I have both disposable and reusable pads and will eventually have mostly reusable pads Note: this machine will also dust floors. I purchased two larger robotic machines to do my sweeping, before I knew about this iRobot wet jet so, I rarely use this one for anything but mopping. It does a good job dusting but, with a German Shepherd that sheds, the pads collect hair too quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

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    GUCCIGO32
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    Braava jet 240 doses a way more respectable business that I was doing with my swiffer and swifter wet jet mop. The ability to connect to the Roomba App which added some neat features! I was genuinely impressed with this Roomba. This is my first mopping robot, but I'm currently on my 5th Roomba vacuum! The technology is leaps and bounds what it was only a few years ago! This Mopping Roomba has built-in "virtual wall" scene and a few other unexpected amazing tech considering the cost! Braava jet 240 is serious about its occupation as a mopping robot! Some advice: Your first order, once you register the robot, You get 15% off your first order of mopping pads, etc. & free shopping from iRobot.com. Stock up! Go on Amazon and purchase an extra large battery for under $20; Braava will mop for up to 120 minutes!!! WORTH IT! I would purchase it again and probably will as a gift for my Mother!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this thing! Exceeded my expectations.

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    macman
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    I went into Best Buy looking to buy a Roomba and after seeing the Braava jet, I realized that a regular vacuum (even a Roomba) couldn't do much with marks or stains on a floor. I was a bit skeptical, but I decided to give Braava a try. After using it for the first time, I was amazed. It navigated my kitchen with ease and seemed to improve as the job went on. It mopped up dirt that I didn't even know was there! A few days later, I ran it in.my bathroom using the virtual wall mode and it did a great job removing water spots on the floor. I really like the Braava and it will make my life a lot easier. A few things to note - there was a really deep mark on my floor that it could not wipe away, so do not expect this robot to clean spots that require lots of scrubbing. Furthermore, in the bathroom it did not get every spot the first time (it might have been because of the virtual wall mode), so I used the same pad and the Spot Clean mode to clean the remaining area. Bottom line: anyone looking for an easy way to greatly improve the cleanliness of their floors should absolutely give this a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

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    Tommy
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    I bought this for my apartment, thinking I could just let it go before I left for work. I’ve used it twice now, while being at home to watch it. Each time, I’ve had to reposition it several times to make sure that it covered all areas. Obviously it causes the floor to be wet when using the mopping feature. This helps to reveal streaks and spots that it misses. Water reservoir is not large enough to complete cycle without having to be refilled. It claims to map the room out using GPS...and while that may be true, it’s not very intuitive. The little thing just goes around bumping into everything. It seems to use those sensors when it hits a wall more than it does the GPS. Wish I could return the item and get my money back. I’d recommend saving $160 and buying a swiffer instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for small space

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    Ladyc
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    I purchased this because i wanted to shorten my time with cleaning my floors. My entire house has ceramic tile flooring except the kitchen and one bathroom...they have vinyl. I was impressed with the way the irobot performed, but it didn't clean as well as I thought it would. Also, it doesn't hold a lot of water and theres no warning to let you know that it's out of water. You have to keep checking it. My entire house is about 1500 square feet and the robot has cleaned the kitchen with only needing to be refilled with water once. I haven't tried the dry setting yet. Overall, I would recommend this product for in between floor cleaning, but not for deep down hard surface cleaning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good product

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    AmEm
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    We became interested in this after investing in a roomba vacuum. This is a great little moo that really does what it says it will do. There are three different types of mop pads - wet , damp, and dry. We have only used the wet ones but the product comes with samples of all three so you can try them out before you buy a package. You will need to pick up in the room and prepare the room to be mopped just like you would if you were going to mop with a regular mop. But once the room is ready, then you turn this on and can walk away and it mops for you. We are very pleased. I was skeptical about whether it could clean a soiled floor but so far I have been disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as expected

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    Reviewee
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    Let me begin by saying I purchased this with higher hopes even though all the reviews were not 5 stars. This machine is okay for upkeep in small areas. Its battery does actually last a lot longer than I expected (2 hrs. for mine), which is great for larger areas. The problem is, it works just like a swifter or maybe even less. I had to run it in the kitchen three times, before I saw a difference. It was not even picking up small smudges. I have learned the cleaning pad does not clean per say, so I spray floor cleaner over the floors first which helps soak the ground for dirt pick up. I will be purchasing the reusable pads today, hopefully that will save on cost. 3 stars is for the battery life and fact that I can do other chores while this is working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Keeping it neat

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    Busymom
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    The braava jet mop does an average job cleaning. It takes a really long time. It seems to get into all of the small spaces. Pads are expensive and can only be used once, unless you purchase the washable pads which can only be used with water - no cleaning soap. Also, only one invisible wall can be activated at a time. So if you have two entries into a room, you will need to block the other exit to keep the robot in the correct room. It can not be set for autoclean like a regular Roomba since you need to change the pad after each run. This is a great way to keep things somewhat clean and neat in between normal washings. It doesn’t replace a good clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great if you know what's the limit

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    dmacman
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    I have over 1,000 sf 1st floor with tiles. This little thing can mop one of 3 areas a charge time, with some overlapped areas. I use it in the morning before I go to work and do it again in the evening (after charged right after work), then charge it again for the morning route. So it will take 1.5 day for a full 1st floor mopping. But since I didn't do more than 5 minutes work a day to clean the reusable cloth, recharge the battery and fill the water tank, I have no complain. I will steam mop the floor once a month on top of it but I think it's very good for daily maintenance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's alright for small clean ups

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    kkkk
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    I own several iron it products and am pleased with them so I decided to add this to the mix. I have used it many times since purchased and am not 100% sure it lives up to its name. I started with the kitchen, it moved about, took forever left dirt streaks on my hardwood floors. So I mopped the old fashioned way with my steamer. Two days later I tried again on a pretty clean floor. It moved about and did ok. Missed a bit of area. I also used it in other rooms, it doesn't do a thorough cleaning and seems to get caught up in smaller areas easily. I wouldn't use it for regular cleaning days, but if you want an everyday spruce up, this will do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Time Saver - does a decent job

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    BestbuysRvws
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    iRobot - Braava jet 240 does a decent job of cleaning smaller areas, perfect for kitchen work area or bathroom floor. Compared to the Brava 380t seems to scrub a little harder by adding a slight vibration to mop head. It's smaller size does allow it to get into tighter spaces too, is able to get under most of my furniture and banish the dust bunnies. Like the flexibility to swap between reusable washing machine safe pads and disposables. App connection is a little weak compared to Roomba 980 as this is a bluetooth only connection but not really the reason you'll want this item. I'd recommend it if you're looking to clean smaller rooms/areas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this item

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    Senfuir
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    Ok love this little gal I set her to mop after the roomba 650 vacuums 500 sq ft of ceramic tile and she goes to town. She does need to recharged and refilled about when she is75% done, but that is ok floor looks great when she is done. She is great in the bathroom she gets right around the toilet. The mop and my 650 roomba free me up to do other cleaning each week. I only have to bring out the big guns once a month for the detail cleaning. I got my mother a roomba 650 and this mop for Xmas and she loves them they help her keep her house up her age 80 and she wants to stay as long as she can. Simply they help make life a bit easier everyday of the the week. My next purchase of these babies is the window cleaner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Bathrooms

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    Jacob
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    Got this in a bundle deal with the Roomba 650 and it's fantastic. We primarily use it on the bathroom tile and it does a great job. The throwaway pads are nice and smell great, but we wanted to be more eco friendly so we ordered rewashable pads off eBay. You can't put anything other than water in the tank so we just mist a cleaner onto the floor before we run it. Unlike the Roomba 650 this doesn't use external virtual walls it's actually built in where you just hit a button that creates a barrier in the room that it won't cross- we use this feature a lot in our family room & kitchen (larger than bathroom). Another awesome product from iRobot and highly recommended as a sidekick to Roomba.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Robotic Mop

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    Fatboyj3
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    Works great. Very quiet and proficient. This robot mop is a set and forget type of device. You simply fill it with regular tap water, place it in the area you want clean press start and forget about it. Does a great job of mopping the floor. You can either buy the throw away mopping pads or buy the reusable ones. I bought the reusable pads and when the robot is finished mopping I just throw the pad in the washing machine and reuse it over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The AI in this device needs to work.

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    David
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    When it has a clear, square/rectangular area to clean, this device works fine. However, I have never had it successfully finish and return to it's starting position. I have been unsuccessful at getting it to recognize any virtual wall I set, either. We use it once a week on hardwood floor, and it does a great job cleaning the surfaces; however, it does not seem to keep track of where it has been. It is either OCD-level thorough or just simply cannot seem to keep an internal map. 100% of the time, it just keeps mopping until the battery runs out, on areas that are clearly within its 150sq ft range. The concept is great but the AI needs work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend