Wednesday, June 29, 2011

my brief fling with a robot

while wondering the aisles in costco i came across the roomba and it had me at the words: robot vacuum. 

a robot that vacuums?! 

sign me up! 

it sounds amazing, right? 

i quickly shelled out the $200+ for my new robot maid (much to my husbands dismay) and brought it home to live with happily ever after. 

you know the saying "when it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? i wanted the roomba to work. i really did.....but it just didn't. i ended up going over the carpet with my regular vacuum shortly after the robot had done its job and it was *insane* the amount of dirt and crumbs it picked up that the roomba missed. 

although my relationship with the robot started out hot and heavy and it seemed like a match made in heaven......we had to break up. (boo! hiss!) back to costco the roomba went (thank goodness for their fabulous return policy). according to the gal working returns at costco they get multiple roomba returns daily, so i guess that i am not the only one. 

has anyone else had batter luck with the roomba?

**note: we were not sent a free roomba and were not paid or given any compensation to give this review. **


  1. I have a Roomba that I really like. It's definitely not a Dyson in terms of sucking power, but it's so nice to program it to vacuum several times a week while I'm at work. Now my husband and I don't argue about vacuuming, and it gets done more than once a week.

  2. That thing always struck me as being a very expensive cat toy! He he...