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Thread: Is Roomba any good for us (quilters)?

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    Like snipforfun, I'll stick with my Dyson, and I have considered a Roomba; but fear my cats would freak out big time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    I have too much junk on my floor! I have the Dyson Animal. Very powerful
    Me too... I can't imagine the path the Roomba would have to take to get around everything. Also, I always seem to drop pins on the floor - the reason there is an "always wear shoes" rule in my studio - and I'm not sure what that would do to a Roomba. I too have a Dyson Animal vac and a Dyson stick vac, both of which work like a charm in getting all those nasty little threads picked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaNewt View Post
    Of course the roomba always ended up in one of the back bedrooms, too lost to find its way back to the dock. And it always ran out of battery charge while it was way back under the bed.
    Under the Bed!! That's where mine ends up too!! BUT I LOVE IT!! Works great in the sewing room. Does get tangled with threads, but the equipment that comes with the Roomba cuts it out in no time. I make it a a part of the routine. Grabbed a bobbin once, and made enough racket that I fixed it right a way, but it did pick it up. (Didn't realize I had dropped one!) I have a Black Lab that sheds everywhere!! Roomba can handle that!!

    I have bought three this last year. Two as gifts!! Go for it!!

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    There is a tool that contractors use that has a magnetic bottom. I bought mine at Lowe's or Home Depot. You just run it around where you dropped it and it picks up pens great. I keep one beside me at all times. (I got a pin in my foot and had to have the doctor remove it>)
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    Wait wait wait. You quilters clean?
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    Good thread... I have been looking at these too... 2 dogs and 2 cats...
    Thanks to all for your input...
    Last edited by dahlshouse; 07-26-2012 at 06:22 PM. Reason: afterthought

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    Do you all have sparcely furnished homes without things laying around on the floor like tv trays, dog beds, floor lamps and wires under the TV cabinet? My DH says one of those won't work in our house because of that stuff. How does it work around the dining room table and chair legs? Most of our floors are hard wood except one bedroom and an area rug in the living room.
    I can't vacuum because of my neck and shoulder injury and dh waits too long between times of sweeping up dog hair to make me happy. LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    The Roomba comes with a tool that easily cuts the threads from the rollers. It's a plastic tool, with claws on one side and a hidden razor blade on the other. You slide the razor blade down the brushes once, and then use the claw side to make quick work of removing the threads. Of course, I've never used mine. My quilting room never has threads on the floor. (cough, cough... gasp, coughing more)
    OOOhhhh watch out - your nose is growing!

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    I have bought three this last year. Two as gifts!! Go for it!![/QUOTE]

    How much are they, generally? Also, does anyone know offhand about how much the Mint runs? Thanks in advance.

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    Are you ladies per chance "Breaking Bad" fans? This past week's episode prominently featured a Roomba. Now I really want one!!! But I'm afraid it would scare my doggy too bad. Does it scare your pets?
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    How much are they, generally? Also, does anyone know offhand about how much the Mint runs? Thanks in advance.
    Depending on the model. they run $300 and up. Those with HEPA filters and all the bells and whistles are a lot pricier.

    I am not sure if it scares pets. But I do see youtube videos of cats dancing around it, some even sitting on it like a kiddie ride!
    Last edited by liont; 07-27-2012 at 05:36 AM.

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    Well, I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but I don't think I'll be getting a Roomba or anything like it. A friend sent me a picture of a home with a Roomba and a "bad" dog. Apparently, while the owner was at work, the dog pooped on a rug and the Roomba tried to clean it up. The owner came home to a house with brown smears criss-crossing everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE! If you don't have inside animals, or if your animals are perfect angels and never make a mess, then no problem. But I think I'll keep my furbabies and stick to the old fashioned vacuum cleaner.
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    my dh bought me a childs rake and this what i use to rake my strings and pieces; it works great ::::::::::

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama View Post
    Well, I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but I don't think I'll be getting a Roomba or anything like it. A friend sent me a picture of a home with a Roomba and a "bad" dog. Apparently, while the owner was at work, the dog pooped on a rug and the Roomba tried to clean it up. The owner came home to a house with brown smears criss-crossing everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE! If you don't have inside animals, or if your animals are perfect angels and never make a mess, then no problem. But I think I'll keep my furbabies and stick to the old fashioned vacuum cleaner.
    OMG!!! That must be a nightmare to clean, and the smell!
    No, I don't have any animals.... erm..do kids count as animals?

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    I miss my roomba

    We had one and loved it!!!!!! although we had it set to only work
    in the living room.

    One day we (hubs & I) came home from work to find roomba was
    MIA as in not on the charging base. We hunted and hunted for it. We
    finally found it in the bedroom stuck under the bed. Couldn't figure out
    "how" it got there.

    So we pick roomba up take it back to charging base, next day same thing
    happened. This went on for a WEEK before we discovered how roomba
    was escaping and getting stuck under the bed.

    It was Kiko my then kitten (who is almost 6 yrs old now). She discovered
    how to "turn on" roomba and was playing "chase" with it. We laughed so
    hard, but we debated about putting it up higher but feared she would stick
    try to play with it, so we finally just turn the power off. But one day we forgot
    to do that and came home found roomba dead again. This time though roomba
    would not charge so we ended up taking Kiko's "chase toy away.
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