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I have two toddlers and I work from home and because of this it seems that I can never get everything done. I could never afford a maid for the extra help around the house and the Samsung – POWERbot Essential Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum is the closest I will probably ever get to having extra help around the house.
I thought it was so amazing as I was shopping with my husband and kids at the grocery store that while we were getting everything on our list our vacuum was cleaning the floors in our house. It really just blew my mind. I still have to mop the floors, but it really took one of my daily chores away. Now when I think about going to the park with the kids or running errands I get excited because I am thinking, “Oh sure we can got to the park and then I can come home to clean floors” It was pretty exciting to me.
I was worried that my boys would break the machine or want to stand on it, but it hasn’t been an issue. Henry who is almost 2 was a little scared of it at first, but quickly adjusted. Adam who just turned 4 thought it was a super cool robot machine. Adam was following it around the house in amazement. I had discussed the vacumn with him before it ever arrived so he was pretty excited when it finally came. Adam said, “Oh my robot vacumn is here!” I said, “No that’s Mommy’s robot vacumn.” He said, “Ok, we can share.” lol.
The hardest part about getting the vacumn set up was removing the AAA batteries from their packaging. It was very easy to set up and the user manual was easy to follow.
There are so many cool features that are included with the Samsung – POWERbot Essential Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum. You can use the remote like it is a remote controlled car and make it go to the places you want, you can use your wifi away from home to vacumn the house and you can even send the vacumn back to the charging station whenever you want. I tell the boys that the “Robot is going home”.
Mother’s Day has come and gone, but this is every Mother’s dream. Especially during the toddler years where the messes just never seem to stop. I swear I could clean all day and the house would still look a tornado hit. Boys will be boys I guess as the saying goes.
The Samsung – POWERbot Essential Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum had no problem going around toys, stuffed animals and random things around the house. I was pretty worried that with two toddlers the robot would be constantly confused, but it didn’t seem to mind. When I do let it run when we are away from home I do make sure everything “toy” wise is picked up off the floor, but if we are just at home and the boys want to see it in action then it just goes around whatever they are playing with during the day.
Here are a few “cons” I did find however with the robot vacumn.
-It can’t fit under most of my furniture. Examples: Kids beds, futon, kitchen chairs due to its bulkiness of the machine.
-It gets stuck on floor vents and gets confused and just turns off when it comes in contact with them. We have floor vents in every room so if we are leaving and I want the machine to run while we are gone then I will shut the doors to rooms where I can’t block vents with objects.
I think the Samsung – POWERbot Essential Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum is awesome for people with busy schedules, messy toddlers and people with disabilities like my sister in law who is in a wheel chair. Despite a few cons it really has changed my life and when I am doing the dishes and I can hear it cleaning my floors it puts a smile on my face that I have a little help from my robot friend. I wrote most of the above prior to having hernia surgery on May 27th, 2016 Friday morning. It is really hard for me to walk around or bend over right now, so the vacumn has been a huge help to me while I am recovering from surgery. My husband and kids have been helping me pick up the toys on the floor and then the robot vacumn does that rest.