iRobot Roomba 780 Review: a vacuum that runs by itself

Does Roomba 780 work on carpet, tile, hardwood floors? Does it work on dog hair? Get all the answers by reading the irobot Roomba 780 review below.
vacuum that runs by itself iRobot Roomba 780
Features I think that you should know about before buying iRobot Roomba 780:
It is a robot vacuum that goes by itself.
It can clean both hard floors and carpets.
It comes with beater brush for picking up dirt and pet hair.
It has 2 HEPA filters to trap tiny particles.
It can be scheduled to clean your house.
It is bagless and has a full bin indicator.
It has the ability to transition between different types of floors.
It comes with virtual wall that works like a wall and help limit where it can go.
Its cliff detecting technology stops it from falling down stairs.

    Pros of iRobot Roomba 780:

  • It’s pre-charged on arrival so you don’t need to wait for hours to charge it to make a test run.
  • The robot does what it claims to do, clean the floor automatically for you, frees you up to do other things, save you time and effort in between regular house cleaning.
  • It covers some areas that you cannot clean while using the regular vacuum cleaner, like space under couth and other low profile furniture.
  • It has schedule feature that you can set specified times you want it to clean the house.
  • It can return to the charging dock automatically when it is done cleaning.
  • It can clean various floor types, and self-adjust between different types of floors.
  • Good at cleaning hard surface floors such as wood and tile floors.
  • It can picks up hair, debris and bread crumbs.
  • Cleans corners and edges well.
  • The virtual walls is helpful for spot cleaning.
  • Dust bin is simple to clean.
  • Running time is better than previous Roomba models.
  • When it bumps into stuff, it does gently.
  • Comes with handy tools for brush cleaning.

    Cons of iRobot Roomba 780:

  • Dust bin is on the small side. It cannot hold much, the bin may fill up before completing the cleaning cycle, especially if you are a pet owner or have carpeted floors. This is a problem if you set it to run when you are not at home, it is not truly set and forget.
  • Some users said that it’s rough to rugs and carpets, it could pull out fibers and threads.
  • Sometimes it can get stuck under furniture, at corners.
  • Not clean the floors efficiently. Some customers say it takes too much time to vacuum an area by going over it repeatedly.
  • It requires some maintenance. Emptying the dust bin, removing hair from the brushes, wheels, and clean the HEPA filters.

  • No deep cleaning like a regular upright vac does.
  • Not quiet, definitely not whisper quiet, but not as loud as a full size vacuum cleaner.
  • Price is on the high side.
  • Does not come with C batteries for the 2 virtual wall lighthouses.

Overall, though this Roomba 780 robotic vacuum runs by itself, it’s not something that you can completely set and forget. However, it is still a helpful tool for in between manual heavy duty vacuuming, and saves you time.

If you have only hard floors, and need a quieter robot, you can also have a look at the Mint 5200.

Please share your reviews on iRobot Roomba 780 below if you own one, this will help others make informed order decisions.

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