If you share your home with cats or dogs, you’ll be all too familiar with the problem of pet hair on your carpet, rugs, floors and furniture. In fact, it’s probably one of the biggest house cleaning challenges for pet owners.
The first step to a clean and hair-free house is to do what you can to minimise the amount of pet hair in your home, starting with regular grooming. As we approach summer, the Pawesome Cats (who are all medium-long haired) are shedding more than usual so every kitty is brushed daily. From my point of view, the more cat hair I can pick up on the brush, the less there is to deal with on the floor and rugs. Regular brushing also helps to eliminate hair related heath issues such as hairballs and constipation, and is a great way to bond with your cat.
Despite daily grooming during shedding season, we still have a lot of pet hair in our house, and vacuuming more than once a week is a chore – especially when the sun is shining outside and there are so many other more enjoyable things to be doing. That’s why I was happy to review the 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner from Crazy Sales.
Anything that has the potential to make life easier, and reduce the time spent doing household chores has to be worth a try, right?
Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been testing the 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner and I’m pleased with how it’s performing. In fact, I like it so much, it’s become a part of the family and I’ve named her ‘Minnie’. The flooring surfaces in our house are a mix of bamboo wood flooring, tiled areas and carpeted rugs. When I use our regular vacuum cleaner, this means changing the head attachment to suit the floor surface otherwise the vacuum doesn’t function properly. When Minnie gets to work, she easily moves from tiled to wood flooring and across the carpeted rugs without hesitation, negotiating the different surface levels with ease.
How many times have you lifted and moved furniture so you could vacuum underneath it? Minnie the robot vacuum cleaner is sleek and compact (measuring 35cm in width and 10.5cm in height), and she fits where other vacuum cleaners can’t. She easily manoeuvred around the legs of our chairs, our sofa and our coffee table to fit underneath and vacuum the spaces you can’t immediately see. She also has a built in ACS anti-collision system, and a non-collision bumper to protect your furniture and walls, although I’m yet to see her actually bump into anything. I can’t say the same for my motor skills when using a regular vacuum cleaner to negotiate tight corners and manoeuvre around pieces of furniture.
Minnie has bright eyes (thanks to fancy laser technology and a 5 inch LED screen) and because she moves in a quick spiral sweeping motion, she picks up everything from crumbs in the kitchen to clumps of cat hair on the rug in the lounge. Her brushes include the regular roller, but she also has a long swivel brush which works to sweep dust from the cracks in floorboards and tiles. Her appetite is huge too – she can consume up to 1 litre of pet hair and dust debris before you need to change the dust-bin, which makes her perfect for larger families and multiple pet households.
Just like Max, our chief product tester for the 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, she also has the stamina of an athlete. Although she hasn’t yet leapt up the screen doors (naughty Max!) she has run the length of the hallway multiple times giving him a run for his money. The manual indicates that the working time of the battery is 70 minutes and that seems about right from our trials. When Minnie needed to recharge, she quietly headed in the direction of the charging dock plugged into the wall. Clever huh?
There are lots more things I like about Minnie the 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, including her ability to get into the corners easily, her willingness to mop the floor as well as vacuum, her UV lamp which kills up to 96% of common household bacteria and the fact I can direct her cleaning activities via a remote control device. She’s the best household help I’ve ever had!
Now’s your chance to WIN your very own Minnie just in time for Christmas. Of course, you don’t have to name her Minnie, you can call your 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner whatever you like. Saviour perhaps? She sure will save you a lot of time before, during and after the festive season!
WIN a 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Thanks to our friends at Crazy Sales, Pawesome Cats readers can enter to WIN their own 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, valued at AUD$299.95. Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.
- The giveaway is open to residents in Australia only.
- The winner will be announced on this page and contacted by the email provided.
- If not claimed within 3 days, the prize will be redrawn.
Congratulations to Joanne in Australia, winner of the 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
DISCLOSURE: We received a 7-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner and a small fee from Crazy Sales in exchange for our honest review of this product. Our opinions and reviews of products and services are never influenced by monetary or other compensation we may receive. We only recommend products and services that we personally love and support.