Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum w/ Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a great time over the holidays. With it being the beginning of the year and New Year Resolutions being made, I've decided not to have a resolution per say, but to have a few different goals to achieve to help make this year a great year for my family and I. One of the things I've written down is to spend more quality time with family, life is too short and if I can save time on other things, like, cleaning, all the better.

So I was very excited when I received the Roomba s9+ from iRobot last month. Let me just say, I've had the Roomba on my wish-list for years, so I was overjoyed to be able to work with them and share with you their latest robot vacuum. The Roomba s9+ includes a clean base that has an automatic dirt disposal, which saves you even more time and gives you less to do. Setting up the vacuum was pretty easy and the instructions were very clear. As I let the vacuum charge, I then downloaded the Roomba app (which is available in both the Apple and Google Play Stores) and set up a free account and synced my device with the app, which again, very easy to do and the instructions are clear. I had no trouble getting this together.

The Roomba comes with the vacuum, the charging station clean base, power cord, two vacuum bags and an extra corner brush. Once charged and synced with your app, you can then either click on the CLEAN button on the vacuum or open up your Roomba app and hit clean for the device to start cleaning your floors. What I love about this is that you can clean your floors from wherever you're at. If you're away, you can even schedule your Roomba to clean on certain days and times or you can just hit the CLEAN button on the app and let the Roomba do its thing.

This vacuum has saved me so much time. We were hit with the flu over the holidays and so cleaning took everything out of me and left me exhausted. The Roomba was my best friend because once I'd load the dishwasher and clean the counters in my kitchen, I was able to go lay down and gets some rest, but not before opening the Roomba app on my phone and having it clean the floors. Another great feature in this vacuum is that it has an automatic dirt disposal in the charging station. So once the Roomba has fully cleaned your room and heads back to the charging station, the clean base automatically kicks on and gets the trash that the Roomba has collected so that it's ready to go for the next time.

With its advanced 3D sensors, the Roomba s9+ can memorize each room and the layout so that it cleans the floors in your home fully. It also constantly scans what's immediately ahead of the Roomba at a rate of 25 times per second to help get deep into corners, along edges and clean large areas efficiently.  

Unlike the previous devices, the Roomba s9+ now can hug edges and gets into corners with new Perfect Edge Technology that finds dirt wherever it hides. It also offers the most powerful cleaning throughout the entire home with 40X the suction over previous generation Roomba vacuum. It also includes an Anti-Allergen System that traps and locks dirt, debris and allergens from escaping from the robot or its Clean Base, preventing the release of dirty air back into the home.

The Roomba s9+ is  30 percent wider and with the 2 Dual Rubber Brushes provides more cleaning with every pass. Each brush is uniquely designed with rubber treads that stay in constant contact with different floor surfaces – from hard floors to carpets. The specially designed Corner Brush uses five 30mm arms to grab dirt and debris from deep in corners and along walls, directing it into the robot’s path to be vacuumed up. 

My entire family has been so impressed with the s9+ and although you would think, yes you're saving time, but is it making you lazy because you now have a device to clean your floors for you. Well, if you're thinking that, I'd have to say if anything, having the Roomba in our home has done the opposite. Because we are depending on this smart device to clean our floors, we want it to do the best job it can and so I've found that my kids, husband and myself have been picking up more so that the Roomba can fully clean each room. 

We have a three level split home, so the first level when walking into our home is our dinning room and kitchen. I have our Roomba stationed in our dinning room since both rooms are where the most traffic for food are. When I want it to clean my living room, I take it downstairs manually and hit the CLEAN button and let the Roomba do its thing.  

I can't tell you enough how helpful and amazing the s9+ has been. It's even got my teens more excited to do their chores, which is always a bonus. Another thing about this amazing vacuum is that as it's cleaning, it's creating a map of each room so that it cleans each room better and better as it remembers the floor plans with its Imprint Smart Mapping, learning our home's floor plan to determine the best way to clean each room. With Wi-Fi connectivity, the s9+ lets you customize cleaning with the iRobot HOME App or control it hands-free with Alexa enabled devices and the Google Assistant. This was something my son was all too excited about because he received an Alexa as one of his gifts at Christmas and he loves that he can tell Alexa to enable the Roomba.

The Roomba s9+ is retailed for $1,649.99 CAD and is available on their website or in major retail stores like, Best Buy, Coscto, Canadian Tire, Bed Bath & Beyond and Lowes. The Roomba s9+ robot vacuum can also be purchased without the Clean Base™ starting at $1,299.99 CAD. The Clean Base™ with Automatic Dirt Disposal for Roomba s9 is sold separately for $499.99 CAD and additional Dirt Disposal Bags can be purchased for $19.99 CAD for a pack of three bags.

Now I know that the price of the s9+ may be too expensive and that's okay, the previous models of the Roomba are a bit more affordable. 

Roomba i7+ - $1,299 
Roomba i7 - $949 
Roomba 960 - $799 
Roomba e5 - $499 
Roomba 675 – $399

For more information about the Roomba s9+ and other previous series,  be sure to head to To see a video of the s9+ in action be sure to check out our Instagram page as we've shared it over there. 

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the Roomba s9+ at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received


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