It’s the 21st century. Have you found the best robot vacuum and mop for your home yet? Gone are the days of cordless stick vacuums. I spent some time testing the iRobot Braava 380t Advanced Robot Mop with dry sweeping to see if it qualifies. This model has a lot going for it.
It can mop and sweep has triple-pass mopping that acts like scrubbing and it is smart enough to know where it’s been. It is designed to mop and sweep hardwood, tile, and stone. But does it do a good job? Read on to find out. You can look at other models in our vacuum cleaner reviews section as well.
Will The iRobot Braava 380t Make You Say “Bravo!”?
The iRobot Braava 380t Robotic Mop With Sweeper is made specifically for hardwood floors and has two pads. One is to pick up dust and the other is to mop with. Interestingly, it has a swerve motion while mopping, which works well for scrubbing out stains and this also lets it cover more space I really liked that feature.
- Triple pass scrubbing while mopping
- Mops and sweeps
- Knows where it’s been
- No dirt bin
- Too quiet so that you aren’t sure if it’s working
iRobot Braava 380t Build Quality And Design
The square shape helps it get into corners easier, which is always good and the construction seems durable enough to survive a house with kids and even pets. It has a cool modern streamlined look and is designed to be easy to use, which it is.
As for battery life, this powerful vacuum and mop combo cleaned over 1500 sq ft for me and could have kept going, so it can go the distance. That swerve scrubbing motion I mentioned earlier in mop mode works very well and really gets stains out of hardwood, tile and even stone. It’s vacuuming credentials are pretty decent too as a carpet cleaner in sweep mode.
You can choose from several different pads. The multipurpose cleaning pad idea works great. Just choose the cleaning pad you like best.
For hardwood floors, tile or stone, this is a powerful vacuum and mop. It gets the job done and my floors were looking mighty shiny after a Braava 380t mopping. The battery lasts for a long time. I cleaned over 1500 sq ft and it still had some power left. So it has a very good run time. One thing I didn’t like was the navigation cube that comes with it.
The idea is that you can set up on a table for digital mapping, but it works better when there’s a clear border between a carpet and hardwood floors. The cleaning performance is really excellent from this robotic floor mop. I have clean floors that tend to stay cleaner. The dirt and grime have a hard time building up now. It excels at hard flooring. In fact, this is one of the best appliance reviews I have enjoyed in quite a while.
Those pads wrangle pet hair pretty good.
The Braava 380t robotic mop is a top-rated vacuum/mop, but it works best on hardwood floors. If you have a lot of carpets you will want to find a better model for you. It is easy to use, a great dusting vacuum and it gets stains out. Some of the stains it lifted had been in my wood for years.
Anyone who has stone, tile or hardwood will be very happy with the iRobot Braava 380t mopping. It is one of the coolest modern vacuum cleaners on the market. It is perfect for any smart home. Our Braava 380t review iRobots lineup took place over about 30 hours of testing.
Other notable vacuum cleaners include the Roomba s9, the Dyson v10, iLife v5s pro robot vacuum, Ecovacs Deebot m80 pro robotic model, XV Signature Pro, Shark Rotator, the Dyson V6, and the iRobot Scooba. These are all top pick robotic vacuums. If you are looking for other home items, check out our other household appliance reviews from Gadget Review.
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