All of the robot mops I’ve covered so far use a built-in water tank system that these machines use to hold the microfiber mop under moisture or keep it wet.
From the top of the line Braava 380t to the cheaper ILIFE robotic brooms and mops, they all use a similar system. These machines are a water tank on top that uses gravity to soak the towel attached underneath.
One of the things that Braava has over other brands is the advanced navigation that has a back-and-forth scanning motion.
Other brands just swipe the mop on the surface
The Braava Jet is one of a kind. Instead of water dripping under the water tank, he sprays water in front and then wipes the area and then repeats the cycle until it’s finished.
The cleaning pattern is similar to the Braava 380t but uses a different type of cleaning cloth.
Don’t use a washable microfiber cloth, instead use a disposable pad pre-moistened with a cleaning solution. In terms of cost, it will cost more in the long run because you will have
That’s the convenience of these at a cost of about $7 for 10 packs of these mops. But if you feel it’s an extra cost and you’re okay with soaking a reusable pillow, you can buy a blue microfiber pad and pre-soak yourself.
Quick look at the features
- It uses iAdapt 2.0 . navigation system
- It has sweeping and sweeping functions that you can use on hardwood, tile and stone floors inside kitchens, bathrooms, and other compact spaces
- The compact design allows it to move under and around tight areas such as toilet bowls, cupboards, and around the refrigerator
- Equipped with a fine jet mist and a vibrating cleaning head capable of treating dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
- Automatically selects a cleaning mode based on the mop you connect
- iRobot says this robot won’t damage or spray walls or furniture and won’t go over carpet
- One year warranty
- Advanced cleaning mode is highly effective
- Automatically selects a cleaning mode for you based on the pad you connect
- The jet spray feature sprays the right amount of water to activate the cleaning solution into the pillow
- One of the cheapest iRobot wipers
- Ultra Quiet – A good compromise for scrubbers or annoying robot vacuums
- Active scanning mode
- Charges in just about two hours
- It only works in small areas
- You will have to buy disposable pads constantly but a washable pad is also available
- Not designed to clean heavily soiled floors
What can you expect from this cleaning and spraying robot?
The Braava Jet is iRobot’s cheapest robotic mop and sweeper available on the market right now for just under $170 at Amazon and the iRobot Store.
Before going any further, watch this video to learn what this robotic wiper is all about, what’s inside the box and how it works…
Three cleaning modes
Note that this robotic vacuum cleaner does not contain any vacuum motor. It’s just a three-mode mopping robot that the robot detects automatically depending on which mop you connect.
How does the robot know which mode to use? Underneath each pad is a paper-cut pattern that the robot automatically scans and detects.
These cleaning modes are dry sweeping, wet sweeping, wet mopping…
dry sweeping: This mode works when the dry sweeping pad is on. In this mode, the robot moves in a straight pattern without splashing any water. The dry pad will attract any dust, dirt or fine hairs and this will work on all hard floor surfaces.
wet sweeping: To get into this position, use the pink pillow. It will have a similar cleaning pattern as in the dry sweep mode but the mop will vibrate and the sprayer will pump out water to activate the cleaning agent. Use this when cleaning sealed floors.
wet wipe: Move the blue squeegee and the wet wiping mode will start. This mode will provide maximum excitement and will be able to clean the relatively fresh coffee stains. Not only will the mop vibrate, but it will also activate a back-and-forth mopping motion after the sprayer pumps out water to activate the cleaning solution in the blue pad.
What if I don’t like buying disposable pads?
If you feel that disposable pads are too expensive or impractical, iRobot offers you an alternative. You can buy washable blue wet wiping pads instead of disposable ones for about $18 for a 2-pack.
These pads will last for about 150 to 200 uses and you can simply spray a cleaning solution onto the pads before letting the robot do its work. In my opinion, these pads are the most cost-effective long-term solution to wet wiping.
And leave the cleaning to a robot vacuum instead.
This robotic mop actually uses the same iAdapt 2.0 navigation system found in the Roomba 980, meaning a fast, efficient cleaning pattern that regularly moves back and forth until it finishes the area you want to clean.
In dry mode, this robot will be able to clean about 200 square feet. In the wet mop or wet mop mode, this number drops to 150 square feet.
So this robot will only be able to clean one small area at a time and it doesn’t have multi-room cleaning capabilities which I think is a good idea because the pads will be pretty dirty by then.
Unlike the Roomba or Braava 380t where the battery is integrated, the Braava Jet battery is removable and charges via a plug-in wall charger similar to a digital camera.
Recharging only takes two hours and will cover an area of 150 to 200 square feet.
This robot has a 150ml water tank that sprays water in front of the robot. I like this setup because water is used more efficiently compared to robots that use a drip mechanism to keep pads wet.
Before we show you how to clean this robotic mop, watch this video to see how different it is from a scuba…
You will notice that with Scooba it takes longer to prepare. Post-cleaning steps also vary. With a Braava device, simply remove the pad and toss it in the trash and you’re done. Scooba has multiple steps from removing the tank, cleaning the filters, etc. This is a big reason why the Scooba would not be produced even if it was cleaned more thoroughly.
Here’s another video of the Braava Jet in action this time on tiles.
It’s basically a time-lapse video of how this robot will move and how it will deal with dry spots…
Based on the video, it didn’t completely remove the stain. For such stains, you may need a stronger cleaning solution or make your own and use a blue washable pad. In terms of navigation it seems to be efficient because it doesn’t go in a random direction.
Here’s how much dirt a microfiber pillow can pick up…
I would not suggest using this to clean up such a mess as it may scratch your floors.
|Battery Type||Lithium-ion battery|
|charger type||wall charger|
|Shipping time||2 hours|
|Water tank capacity||150 ml|
|Dirt Capacity (Dry)||Nobody|
|the show length||3 hours|
|net weight (with battery)||4.2 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||5 pounds|
|an offer||11.2 inches|
|bin full indicator||
|Cleaning sessions per week||
|Accessories included||wall charger
2 wet wiping pads
2 wet cleaning pads
2 dry wiping pads
This robot has received mixed reviews. Some liked the sweeping motion while others said it was a squat hold. But if you read carefully, those who rated highly have used this for its intended purpose of being relatively clean surfaces.
It’s an in-between cleaning tool and a last step after vacuuming. This would be a great partner for the tag team on your Roomba 980, 650 or any robotic vacuum cleaner you have.
Because it’s compact, it will reach more compact places compared to the larger Scooba or Braava 380t.
Some consumers were not impressed with the fact that this does not come with reusable pads. But you can buy reusable pads on Amazon until this option is available.
As for the dry sweep feature, don’t expect to scrub more than moderate dirt. A robot vacuum would be a better choice.
I must warn you that if you have a black floor, this may not work as well as some consumers have shared.
When used correctly, this robot is a great, relatively cheap option for the more expensive Braava 380t with similar navigation style minus the cube.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this on Amazon for less than $170 and it qualifies for free two-day shipping if you join Prime.
Amazon also sells extended warranties of up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
This robotic mop is a great choice for homeowners looking for an affordable and smart mopping option. But you have to remember that this is basically Swiffer doing the scanning for you.
You have the option of purchasing reusable pads if you want to save on the cost of purchasing disposables. Simply buy a good cleaning solution that you can spray on your mop.
It has a relatively efficient navigation system that uses the same iAdapt 2.0 system found in the Roomba 980. A full charge will clean an area between 150 and 200 square feet but some consumers report that this robot doesn’t clean up that much floor space.
This robot is great for use on relatively clean floors. On very dirty surfaces, you will need a hardwood floor cleaner.
Make sure to use a quick-drying, no-streak cleaning solution and use distilled water to avoid water marks.
This robot will work best on surfaces such as granite and tile where you will see the benefit of the sweeping motion.