Who has time to clean these days? I certainly don’t. Cleaning is one of those things I simply can’t seem to get out of no matter how hard I try, and believe me I try! What if I told you there was a way to get your floors clean without lifting a finger, paying someone, or bribing one of the kids? When the folks from Neato Robotics offered to let me try out their new XV-21 Pet and Allergy model, I jumped for joy (quite literally). Who knew a Neato Robotic Vacuum could bring so much happiness?
With a house full of kids and dogs, keeping the floors clean is really a challenge. I joke about trying to get out of cleaning, but dirty floors is something I have low tolerance for. We have mostly hardwood floors with a lot of area rugs, and some tile. Finding something that will work well on all of these surfaces has been difficult. My cleaning arsenal is equipped with a standard vacuum, steamer, electric broom, and dust mop, just to name a few. One of our dogs sheds a LOT and here in Georgia we have this red clay that get’s tracked all over the place. The Neato XV-21 Pet and Allergy Robotic Vacuum was surely put to the test in this home.
Why I Love My Neato Robotic Vacuum
It reduces allergens and picks up pet hair. Did I mention that one of our dogs sheds a LOT? The Neato vacuum picks it all up! It uses a special bristle allergy brush to pick up pet hair. It also has a special pet and allergy filter that picks up and retains fine dust particles.
I don’t have to lift a finger – I don’t have to lift a finger, because it does all of the work for me. My Neato is programmed to automatically clean the floors on Monday and Friday. It powers up at the scheduled time, cleans the floors, and returns to the charger when it’s done. It’s a smart little robot! The menu is very easy to understand and straight forward, making it super easy for a non-techie person like me to program it.
The Neato vacuum goes under the furniture and cleans all those hard to reach places, some of which hadn’t been reached since… I don’t quite know when. Let’s just say it’s been a while.
It’s quiet. The sound it makes when powering up reminds me of an air plane powering up. The Neato runs very quiet, a lot quieter than my other vacuum. The dogs used to bark at the vacuum, non-stop while in use. I was shocked that after doing their initial inspection of the Neato, they haven’t paid it any attention. It turns on in the morning as programmed and doesn’t at all distract me from my work.
The Neato XV-21 is smart. It’s a first of it’s kind mapping robot that uses a laser-based positioning and path-planning mapping system to keep track of what it has already cleaned and has left to clean, resulting in the most efficient and thorough cleaning pattern. It vacuums in a methodical back and forth pattern like you do, giving carpet that freshly vacuumed look. It cleans very close to walls and corners. Neato carefully cleans around furniture and other obstacles. It’s amazing to watch it get out of tight situations!
There is a large, bagless dirt bin that is easy to empty and clean. In fact, let me show you some of my dirt and this is after just one pass through the house.
I love that I get to work on other projects while the XV-21 does all the work. It’s given me back some of my time and my sanity. Quite honestly I could go on and on about how much I love my new Neato Robot Vacuum, but I think you’ve figured out by now that I think it’s pretty awesome. Do you want to see the Neato in action? My niece Maddie and I made a short video for you. Please take a look…
My Video Review of the Neato Robotics XV-21 Pet and Allergy Robotic Vacuum
Where to Buy the Neato Robotics XV-21
The Neato Robotics XV-21 Pet and Allergy Robotic Vacuum has a suggested retail price of $429. I know that may seem a little steep for a vacuum. But trust me it’s worth every penny, and just think… it does the work FOR you. The Neato can be purchased from places like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and Lowes.
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Deanna Fernandez says
I think the “scans, maps and plans” its cleaning path instead of randomly moving about a room sound like this vacuum would actually work unlike my roomba.
We have 4 pets and I’d like to use it to combat pet hair!
Lucy Schwartz says
We have a cat whose mission in life is to spread his hair all over the house and vacuuming is a bit repeatative. Also this machine assists with allergies .
Amy Lee says
I have a cat with the fluffiest coat EVER! It’s especially awful in the winter months.
I’d love it because it’d save me so much time
We currently have our home up for sale, and I feel like all I do is vacuum to make sure it’s clean for showings, this would be great!
Ashley Morrissey says
For my house! I just gave birth to a 2 month old baby boy and this would really help!
-Ashley Marie Morrissey
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
Pet Hair! Everywhere!