September 9, 2010
We think we've found the ultimate kitchen and household robot vacuum. The powerful XV-11 saves you time by automatically vacuuming your entire floor--even deep into corners and under furniture, and it features a Laser-based Room Positioning System that sees everything in the room. Why is this important? Well the Neato avoids bumping into walls and furniture, and learns about all the doorways in your home instead of relying on sensors you place like the Roomba. It also works on all types of surfaces like carpets, rugs, hardwood, laminates, tile, and stone.
Two more features which should come at no surprise are scheduled automatic cleanings while you're away via simple user interface, and the Neato automatically returns to the charging base when vacuuming is concluded. We've placed one of these on order for October, and hope to have a full review then.
At Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum
August 18, 2010
We're always on the look out for the latest kitchen robot, and this robotic wet or dry mop bot navigates autonomously through a room and methodically cleans hard surface floors. The robotic cleaner uses widely available dry electrostatic or premoistened cloths that attach to the bottom of the robot and collect dust, dirt, and hair as the device courses linearly through a room or moves back-and-forth in a traditional mopping motion.
Now we just need to get rid of our obsession with having a rug in our kitchen, and move to a bare floor so mop bot can do all the cleaning.
At The Autonomous Wet/Dry Mop
June 18, 2010
We are in kitchen kibble hell here at Kitchen Contraptions. The kitchen is always filled with tiny bits, and we think this Vacuuming robot that picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button is what we need. We're not sure why we've never pulled the trigger but now this Roomba features an easy-to-empty bagless dustbin, and the fine-filtration system traps allergens. We need this for the kitchen and so do you.
At iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot
October 21, 2009
I guess it only takes one arm to do teh dishes. This prototype robot from Panasonic is mounted on a rail in the back of the stove and sink area. It's controlled by a camera that shows the robotic hand where the stuff is, and the hand is so sensitive it won't break your glasses. Thank god - maybe it won't strangle us either when we use too many dishes.
Via DVICE and more at PC World
October 15, 2009
We're pretty sure we're ready for a new kitchen robot here at Kitchen Contraptions. We recently had the pleasure of seeing this robot in action over at a friend's place, and think it does a great job. The vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button, and has an easy-to-empty bagless dustbin. The anti-tangle technology is no joke. We saw it get caught in window blind cords - and well - get out with no scars.
At iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot
May 23, 2008
The iRobot Scooba 380 Floor Washing Robot is the premium model for cleaning those kitchen floors. We've been using one here at Kitchen Contraptions for a little while and it works really well. You can expect the iRobot Scooba 380 Floor Washing Robot to cover about 850 square feet of space, so it's more than enough for most kitchen/dining room floors combined.
The Scooba 380 includes includes 2 Virtual Walls plus charging base, and a storage mat. You're going to want the virtual walls - we have two openings we don't want Scooba to cross - one in the kitchen and one in the dining room. The virtual walls keep him cleaning the kitchen and dining room only. Scooba also preps, washes, scrubs and squeegees sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum floors. We have hardwood in both rooms - oak, and we've really been pleased with the results.
At iRobot Scooba 380 Floor Washing Robot
May 5, 2008
We're always trying to keep our kitchen rug (a 6x9 thing of blue beauty) clean and spot free. We spotted the SpotBot due to it's claims of being hands free, and the thought of not bending over and just placing the bot on the spot was more than appealing. The SpotBot has two cleaning modes: hands-free and manual. In hands-free mode, you just fill the SpotBot with water and cleaning fluid, select your stain type, and then walk away. Within seven minutes, its 24-inch circumference cleaning head does everything else for you on the SPOT of your choosing. For larger stains or ones that require some extra elbow grease and time, use the Tough Stain Brush that attaches to the hose.
At Bissell 1200B SpotBot Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner Carpet Cleaner
October 16, 2007
We really need a kitchen robot to keep up with the Cheerio and toast mess on our kitchen floors. iRobot's award-winning floor washing robot preps, washes, scrubs and dries up to 500 square feet in a single cleaning cycle. The Scooba 350 uses only clean solution to wash sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum floors. Scooba cleans hard-to-reach places like under cabinet edges, tables and chairs, and hopefully will rid our kitchen of the constant crumby mess.
At iRobot Scooba 350 Floor-Washing Robot
August 23, 2007
We're pretty big fans of leaving our Roomba in the kitchen, and letting it clean up the mess. Now with the new iRobot Roomba 500 series, it looks like our little robot vacuum won't get tangled up in our kitchen rug. With dramatically improved navigation, cleaning coverage, vacuum pickup, and particle filtration, the Roomba 530 vacuuming robot picks up amazing amounts of dirt and debris with the simple touch of a button. The powerful unit features innovative spinning side brushes that grab dirt and dust from corners and along wall edges, as well as two high-speed, counter-rotating brushes that pick up pet hair, cat litter, food crumbs, and other debris from floors. The vacuuming robot returns to its self-charging Home Base to dock and recharge between cleaning cycles or when the battery starts to run low. Its advanced power system consists of a fast-charging battery, a three-hour charger, and a power source that supercharges the unit for up to 120 minutes of continuous cleaning, covering about three to four average-size rooms on a single charge.
We'll have to see if we can get one of the new 500 series and make our kitchen floors even cleaner and a little more futuristic.
At iRobot Roomba 530 Kitchen Vacuum Robot
September 12, 2006
We think crawling around on the floor on our hands and knees in the kitchen might be coming to an end.
The iRobot Roomba 4100/4300 Intelligent Floorvac Robotic Vacuum can save you time and hassle for large or small floors. We like the idea of a robot in our kitchen especially if it gives us more time to cook.
At iRobot Roomba
September 7, 2005
We've been trying to find a place for a robot in the kitchen for quite some time. We do know we spill massive amounts of sugar and we have a 1.75 year old daughter who likes to dump cheerios out of her cup all over the kitchen floor. I can see myself calling for my robot maid and having it come in and take care of the spilled mess, but it would be really cool to have a little robot that would clean the floor on a schedule or even just wipe the countertops.
After much research, in the kitchen robot arena the only thing you'll really get out of one is cleaning the floor. They don't cut, dice, or chop yet. We've gone out and looked for the full range of prices you might find when shopping for a kitchen robot that cleans your kitchen floor.
We found some pretty crazy stuff. Some robots have "brains" while others are remote contolled. I had no idea that Black & Decker made robots or that Electrolux would have the guts to charge $1799 for the same robot you can get from iRobot for $400 bucks.
Here's what we've found so far in the Kitchen Robot arena.
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