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May 24th, 2005

Scooba

While I can’t say I’ve enjoyed having a Roomba around the house (we have hardwood floors,) I can say that a small part of me has longed for something that would… yes, wash hardwood floors. Because I’m lazy like that.

The good news is that it’s happening: Scooba. While I’m not too crazy about the name (reminds me of Scooby-Doo,) I think the idea is boffo. Scooba takes care of washing and drying the floor on top of picking up the little bits and dust bunnies.

My concerns…. 1) This uses a Clorox solution, which probably means it has bleach in it, and we’re a no-bleach household. 2) It seems to require purchase of said solution. I don’t want to be locked in to anything, if I can help it. And 3) it’s going to cost more than $5.00. Doh!

They really need to work on the Lawnba.

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FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 24, 2005 -- 8:31:23 am
I don't think bleach is good for hardwoods anyway. We only use the manufacturers recommended cleaner on our hardwoods. I think it's alcohol based - spray a light mist on the floors and then wipe up.



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 24, 2005 -- 8:33:31 am
They really need to work on the Lawnba.

http://www.friendlyrobotics.com/



FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 24, 2005 -- 4:40:01 pm
Even the expensive model can't handle my yard. I guess I'll just have to make my son start doing the yard...



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 24, 2005 -- 5:44:16 pm
One's son: the original robot lawnmower!



FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday March 8, 2006 -- 12:12:42 pm
Good news: Scooba works with a weak vinegar and water solution!

Bad news: Still costs $300. But still!



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