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1) Scooba 230 Robot
2) Scooba Battery
3) 2 Virtual Walls
4) 3 extra cleaning plates
5) Package containing all of the instructions/warranty card/etc.
6) Charger brick
7) Storage Mat
Scooba 230 Owner’s Manual and Quick Start Guide
Quick Start Guide: File will be saved in the Review thread (Thanks goes to piokrza for finding these)
Owner’s Manual: File will be saved in the Review thread (Thanks goes to piokrza for finding these)
The files are stored here: http://www.robotreviews.com/chat/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14506
I just thought it would be good to have a ‘copy’ stored here at RR. ;)
The size is very small compared to the full-sized Scooba, so it can easily get in hard-to-reach areas.
The cleaning plate is very easy to remove/clean after a run.
It’s very easy to fill the clean tank due to its size.
It’s very easy to empty the waste tank and wash it out.
It is very quiet to run. Much more quieter than my 5800.
The wheels can be easily removed to clean/replace.
You have to have the charger brick visible to know when the Scooba is fully charged.
The cleaning plate is designed to ‘wear’. How long each plate will last will ultimately rely on the environment it’s used. My kitchen floor is tile/grout, so it will wear down quicker than in a home with all smooth floors.
You won’t be able to use this on un-sealed floors.
Charging time is ~6 hours. There is no external charger so if you wanted to purchase an extra battery, you would have to keep swapping the batteries out to get them charged.
The Scooba 230 is very easy to use for quick pick-ups, and/or using it in tandem your larger Scooba. I will more than likely use my 5800 for the kitchen, and the 230 to clean both bathrooms. If you don’t have a lot of hard floors to clean, then this is the only Scooba you will need! If you have quite a bit of hard floors, it would be good to team up a larger Scooba 3xx/5xxx with to tackle the chores all at once. It’s much quieter than the bigger brothers. And like the other Scooba’s, it’s very easy to wash out after using it. I would suggest to leave both flaps open while your not using it to make sure it has a chance to dry out.
The price is a bit on the high side (IMHO), but for what it does it does a great job. It cleaned my tile very well. I doubt it cleaned the grout lines as well as my 5800, but then again, it doesn’t have a spinning brush. It’s quite apparent that the new 2xx Scooba line wasn’t designed to replace the bigger Scooba’s. iRobot listened to us reporting that the Scooba’s are too big to clean the bathroom effectively. This is their reply.
If you have the extra cash and love collecting robots, then by all means I would recommend you getting a new Scooba. If you are on a ‘tight budget’, and don’t have a Scooba but are in the market for one? It all depends on how much floor you want to clean. If your kitchen is small as well as your bathrooms, then I would recommend you purchasing a 230. If you have a lot of hard floors to mop/clean, then it would be a ‘toss-up’ as to which Scooba I would get. The bigger Scooba’s do a great job cleaning the floor, but they are limited in how well they clean the bathrooms/tight spaces. The 2xx Scooba’s don’t have a spinning brush, so it won’t get tile/grout lines as clean as a regular Scooba would.