I’ll freely admit that I’m not a big fan of housework, but I know it’s necessary. I’m more than willing to do my share – it’s just that if there’s an easier way of doing things I’m all for it. That’s why I’ve become increasingly interested in robot vacuum cleaners and their potential to take over a large portion of the housework that my family currently does the old-fashioned way. It seems every time we clean our floors there is a little one just waiting in the wings to re-create the chaos that was there before. Short of telling the kids they can’t play in the house, the best idea I’ve come up with is purchasing one of these devices to replace some of the constant cleaning that we do every day.
The Pure Clean PUCRC15 is one of the most affordable robot vacuums I’ve found so far. This model is priced under $100, which is probably about the best price you’re going to get on this type of vacuum if you want one that actually does the job that it was advertised to do. Why spend exorbitant amounts of money if you can find a machine that does the same job at a much lower price?
As you use this vacuum it becomes more familiar with your home and actually has a built-in self-programming cleaning technology that allows it to learn as it goes. That means in no time at all it will be navigating its way around your living room with ease. This type of technology is a long way from being perfect, so it may get stuck from time to time, but with a little patience it can become a great tool for making your life a lot easier.
No Need for Bags
Another great thing about a robot vacuum is that there’s no bag that you have to change constantly. If you’ve ever changed a vacuum cleaner bag before you’ll know that it can be quite messy and changing it is never a fun chore. The Pure Clean has a garbage collection tray, instead of a bag, which is a lot easier to remove and change. Due to its solid nature there’s less of a chance that you’ll make a mess and personally, I find this to be a much more user-friendly design than traditional vacuum cleaners.
You Control the Time
Sometimes your floor isn’t that dirty and just needs a simple once over that won’t take more than a few minutes, but other times you may have significant dust buildup and in this instance you may need several passes of the vacuum cleaner before your floors will be properly cleaned. This model has three different timer modes that you can set based on your own needs. There is a 10-minute mode, a 20-minute mode, and a 90-minute mode for maximum clean. If this machine can’t clean your floors in 90 minutes chances are you have bigger problems.
Where It Falls Short
If you’re looking for a quiet vacuum cleaner you may be surprised by this model – according to a few customers it’s surprisingly noisy and if that’s a problem for you this may not be the model you need. Another issue that seems to be a problem for this little vacuum is that it doesn’t do all that well if you have thick grime on the floor. It’s meant predominately as a preventative cleaning tool and is not for heavy-duty jobs.
Not a Bad Investment
While the Pure Clean PUCRC15 does have a couple of problems it’s surprisingly versatile for a product priced under $100. I like the fact that you can choose how long to run it, and I also like the easy-change garbage tray that it comes with. It would be nice if it worked on thick shag carpet, but it’s still not bad for the price tag.