I had purchased a iRobot Roomba 560 for my wife for Christmas. It turned out to be a great hit with my wife and family. When I saw a chance to get a Scooba for 60% off, I took a chance. The Scooba 5999 is the remanufactured or refurbished version of the Scooba 5800. I was a little nervous about it being reworked. I decided to spend the extra $10 and get a year warrantee with it. If it does have problems I’m covered. I purchased mine at NewEgg.com but I notice they are now sold out. You can also get one at Amazon.com but not for as good a deal.
My wife was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Score one for the husband! She set it up in no time and it was off and cleaning.
My expectations were:
- That it would lessen the amount of work that my wife needed to do in cleaning the floor.
- That the floor would stay cleaner.
- That I would not have to dance around her Floor Steamer that she would leave out.
- That I wouldn’t have to worry about when I shouldn’t walk into the kitchen because the floor was wet.
It meet all my expectations. With kids there is always something being spilled or dropped. The Scooba can do a bi-daily cleaning without my wife and I don’t stick to the floor. I love how it suctions up the water after it mops. My wife only feels the need now to do her floor cleaning once a week. I don’t have to worry.
Like the iRobot Roomba 560 it isn’t the end all of floor cleaning. It does a nice surface job. You work less to keep things clean.