The Scooba 390 is iRobot’s latest addition to its floor cleaner range. This floor washing bot is iRobot Scooba 390 loaded with a couple of significant upgrades from its bigger and older predecessors, but instead of considering the Scooba 390 as a full refresh, it can be referred to as the company’s response to customer feedback.
The iRobot Scooba 390 has a new 4-stage cleaning process that can remove up to 98 percent of household bacteria, up to 425 sq. ft. wider floor coverage, easier setup, convenient features, and the new iAdapt Responsive cleaning system. Plus, the floor washing robot also has the patented “Extended Life Power Management” that gives it 30 percent more battery life than the older Scooba bots.
A closer look at the iRobot Scooba 390
The iRobot Scooba 390 makes use of a new 4-stage cleaning system for prepping, washing, scrubbing, and giving your floors a squeegee finish. This advanced process can help remove up to 98 percent of common household germs to keep you, your family, and your pets safe from these disease-causing bacteria.
The Scooba will prep your floor completely, sucking up sand, hair, dust, dirt, and other debris with no sweeping required. The mopping bot only puts down fresh solutions for cleaning your floors, keeping dirty and clean water separated inside it.
This model is guaranteed to be effective and safe on select hard floors, including vinyl, slate, marble, stone, linoleum, sealed hardwood, and tile. It is not only compatible with the included Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner but also works well with water and water/vinegar solution.
iRobot designed the Scooba 390 with a wider cleaning head. This makes it more ideal to be used for cleaning up the kitchen floor and other larger areas in your home. It doesn’t only pass over an area once, but three times to ensure a thorough cleaning.
What’s more, is that a single full tank is good enough to cover up to 425 sq. ft. of floor space before it needs to be refilled. But the biggest improvement to the 390 is the exclusive “Extended Life Power Management” which delivers 30 percent more battery life than the Scooba bots of the past.
Like the higher-end cleaning bots from iRobot, the Scooba 390 has an advanced system of sensors and software which gives the unit a better sense over its environment. As a result, it will clean more of the room, and more thoroughly at that. Equipped with the company’s iAdapt technology, the 390 will clean each section of your home multiple times.
The mopping bot selects from over a dozen robotic behaviors about 60 times each second for optimizing the cleaning coverage. A wall-following feature is also added to guarantee better floor coverage, while a cliff detection sensor prevents the bot from tumbling down the stairs or other drop-offs.
The iRobot Scooba 390 floor washing bot measures 14.8 inches in diameter and 3.6 inches in robot-Scooba-390-7a height. Tipping the scales at a lightweight 8.6 pounds, this model is also lighter than the top-of-the-line Roomba series.
It comes complete with 1 rechargeable battery with charger, 1 suction bulb, 4 packets Scooba hard floor cleaner, and 1 virtual wall (2D batteries required; sold separately). It is covered by a 1-year limited warranty on the robot, and a 6-month limited warranty on the battery.
Final thoughts on the iRobot Scooba 390
If you have hard floor surfaces such as tiles, laminate, or wooden flooring in your home, then the Scooba 390 will help you keep those floors clean. As with all of iRobot’s vacuums and floor cleaning devices, the idea is for you to do as little as possible while this well-trained bot does all the hard work for you.
It does its job very well too. The iRobot Scooba 390 is a very useful device that will certainly take some of the workloads off your hands.