Irobot is well known for its range of robotic vacuum cleaners, but it is not the only floor cleaners under the stairs. The company also offers a range of dedicated washing robots to keep your hard floors impeccable.
The smallest and most affordable of them is the one we examine in this opinion on the Irobot Braava Jet 240. An ideal multi-mode mopper robot for small spaces.
Main Thing iRobot Braava Jet 240 Fast Review
The Irobot Braava Jet 240 robot-broom offers an easy way to keep clean floors. Small and compact, it can pass the mop and broom itself in the most difficult areas to reach, like around the toilets and under the kitchen cabinets. The MOP robot is equipped with a jet of water and three cleaning modes: dry, wet, and wet.
The robot will move into a wet mop or dry scan mode depending on the type of tied cleaning buffer, the first being with a vibrating cleaning head and a precision water jet. You may be afraid it abyss your walls and furniture? Do not worry: It’s incredibly intelligent. Not only will it avoid objects, but it will not ride on the stairs. Brava 240 is Bluetooth compatible and can even be controlled via a mobile application.
Ideal for various surfaces; Braava can be used to clean hard floors, including tiling, hardwood, and stone.
Complete Review of the iRobot Braava Jet 240
How does it work
The Irobot Braava Jet Cleaner Robot offers fresh and clean soils every day. With its compact and intelligent design and adapt 2.0 navigation system (the same system as the Roomba 980), the Braava 240 passes the mop and sweeps the hard-to-reach places, such as under the kitchen cabinets and around the toilets. Just attach a Braava Jet cleaning buffer, and the robot automatically customizes cleaning depending on the type of buffer.
As for most cleaners’ robots, the Braava Jet 240 Irobot is delivered with everything you will need to start. More specifically, you will receive:
- 2 wet cleaning pads
- 2 wet sweep pads
- 2 dry sweep pads
- 1 battery charger
- 1 lithium-ion battery
As you can see, the robot comes with three types of cleaning pads, each intended for different use.
To begin, you have to load the battery first; Just place it in the supplied charger (you will have to plug it into a power outlet).
Once it is fully charged (it should take about two hours), insert it into the back of the robot.
From there, selects a cleaning pad that matches how you want to clean your floor and slide it into the track at the bottom; He should snap off.
As mentioned earlier, Braava will automatically identify the pad and connect its cleaning mode according to the chosen pad. In wet mop and wet sweep modes, the precision jet and the vibrating cleaning head attack dirt and stains.
In dry scan mode, Braava jet traps and traps dust, dirt, and animal hair. Braava Jet cleans hard floors, including hardwood, tiling, and stone.
This robot broom does decent work. Even if it lacks a brush for deeper cleaning, it passes both the mop and the broom. It is important to know that it should work regularly to get the best performances.
Just like the robot vacuum cleaners, to make the most of it, you have to make them work every day rather than doing it if necessary, as you would do thinking about passing the vacuum or mop in a traditional way.
Braava 240 does a great job to enter the restricted spaces, which most cleaners robots can not do. It has a two-hour autonomy and takes care of about 90 minutes at about 2 hours.
As an iRobot product, you can expect it to be of quality and do not let you down. Brava Jet 240 brooms are reliable and safe.
Setup and use
The setup is as easy as charging the robot, loading the water tank with water or braava cleaning agent, and turning it on. You can also download the iRobot app, but you need to connect to it.
The Braava Jet 240 then chooses one of three mopping modes that the robot automatically detects, depending on the mop you attach
How does the robot know which mode to use?
Well, under each pad is a paper clipping pattern that the robot scans and detects automatically. These cleaning modes are dry sweep, damp sweep, and a wet mop.
- Wet wipe: To reach this position, use the ink pad. The cleaning pattern is similar to the dry sweep mode, but the mop vibrates and the nozzle sprays water to activate the cleaning solution. Use this when cleaning sealed floors.
- Dry Sweep: This mode turns on when the Dry Sweep Mat is on. In this mode, the robot moves in a straight pattern without spraying water. The dry pad attracts fine dust, dirt, or hair, working on all hard floor surfaces.
- Wet mopping: Slide the blue mop in, and the wet mopping mode will turn on. This position provides the most agitation and will be able to clean up relatively fresh coffee stains. The mop not only vibrates but also activates the back and forth mopping motion after the nozzle sprays water to activate the cleaning fluid in the blue pad. The precision jet nozzle and vibrating cleaning head loosen stains, while the Braava jet pads scrub away dirt and grime. With its compact design, this mopping robot gets into tight spaces, leaving every inch of your floor sparkling clean.
The maintenance of the Braava Jet 240 is much less than any robot vacuum cleaner, mainly because the only thing that really gets dirty is the pads. Since the pillows are disposable, keeping Braava clean is as simple as throwing out the dirty pillow and snapping on another.
The pads click into position with a simple pop and are only released by the handle, meaning you don’t even get the mop dirty when unfixing it.
However, the washable pads definitely take more time to tackle and can drip a little more than the disposable pads depending on the wetness.
The battery life of the Braava Jet 240 is better than advertised, and you will often notice that the water runs out much more often than the juice from the battery. The Braava can easily clean three large chambers before needing a refill in dry mode and got about two large chambers in wet mode.
Charging is also painless because you don’t even have to move the Braava if you don’t want to. You can even buy an extra battery and charging pack, meaning you can easily double the cleaning space with a fairly small investment.
-Frequently Asked Questions-
We recommend using only water and the Braava jet hard floor cleaning solution in the Braava jet 240. There are compatible cleaners, but you should use them at your own risk as they may void the warranty.
The Braava Jet 240 is only a mopping robot, not a vacuum cleaner.
The pre-washed wet mop Pads tackle dirt and spots and are washable and reusable.
The sensor makes sure it avoids carpets, so you don’t have to move carpets while Braava is working.
This 2.7-pound machine is safe for use on hardwood, tile, and stone tiles, and the three cleaning modes include every kind of mess you might find on it.
Tilt the robot upwards and slowly fill the reservoir to the brim with warm water. The reservoir can hold approximately 150 mL of water.
The washing pad can be washed up to 50 times before restoring it. If you’re using a washing machine, wash on the warm cycle and let it air dry.
No, the NorthStar Navigation Cube is only compatible with the Braava 380t.
This robotic mop is a great option for homeowners looking for an affordable smart mop. While it doesn’t have the power or total coverage of the flagship Braava m6, it’s less than half the price. I would recommend the Braava Jet 240 to people who live in smaller houses or condos, or who only have a few rooms that need to be mopped, such as a kitchen or bathroom.
Overall, it does a decent job, but if you’re looking for a mop solution for your entire house, you might want to get something bigger, like the Braava 380t or the m6.