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#272498 27-Jun-2020 14:42
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I’m considering one of their models, which both can do vacuum cleaning and also mopping.
$219 (for the G30) or $279 (for the G40) sounds almost too good to be true, but they’ve got fairly good reviews.
And they come with mapping and are compatible with Alexa.
Hoping that 1500pa is sufficient for day to day vacuum cleaning.

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  #2513700 27-Jun-2020 16:04
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+1

I want to get for mopping as I install more laminate flooring.




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  #2513952 28-Jun-2020 15:27
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I’ve ordered the G60 and will let you know how it performs, when I eventually do receive it and manage to test it.

 
 
 
 


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  #2514080 28-Jun-2020 18:06
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Tag me in for the review too please. I'm planning on upgrading from my much-loved Samsung Robovac, I passed over the Kogan product thinking it was too cheap for a good product. But if you take the marketing cost out then I guess most brands would be lots cheaper. I'm hoping you have a good review coming, I'd much rather spend <$300 than >$1300 





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  #2514188 29-Jun-2020 01:21
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No experience with them, but looking at the specs for the abovementioned G40 it lists a "2600mAh Lithium battery" which seems rather inadequate to do anything useful unless they're doing barely any work with it. The tank is tiny, and probably will be used to damp down a microfibre cloth that wipes the floor rather than doing any actual scrubbing. So I wouldn't expect much from one.



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  #2514202 29-Jun-2020 07:34
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neb: No experience with them, but looking at the specs for the abovementioned G40 it lists a "2600mAh Lithium battery" which seems rather inadequate to do anything useful unless they're doing barely any work with it. The tank is tiny, and probably will be used to damp down a microfibre cloth that wipes the floor rather than doing any actual scrubbing. So I wouldn't expect much from one.


The G60 have got a larger battery (4400mAh), but an ever smaller tank.
We don’t expect it to do a deep clean, but will be for daily vacuum cleaning (on carpet and hard floor), getting rid of pet hair etc.
Not really purchased it to mop the floor, but will still give it a go.



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  #2521185 11-Jul-2020 16:22
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To be honest...it's a pile of rubbish. I received the Kogan G60 earlier this week and have tested it.

 

I'll be returning it.

 

It did pick up some hair etc, but it was a nightmare to clean it afterwards.

 

Still, the majority of things isn't being picked up, neither on hard floor, nor on carpet.

 

The mopping function is a joke.

 

Furthermore, I didn't get more than 45 mins out of a clean, before the battery was empty (although it states 90 mins).

 

I'll be uploading a short review to YouTube, when I get around to it.

 

Don't waste your money.


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  #2521192 11-Jul-2020 16:48
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I bought the Ecovacs Deebot 950 and it’s awesome if you are looking for a good robot vacuum and mopper. The suction power is the strongest of all tested and the mopping function is great.





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  #2521248 11-Jul-2020 18:43
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I bought the Xiaomi Mi Smart Robot 1C for $399 at pbtech last week and am very impressed with it's performance so far. 2500pa of suction, 3 'levels' of mopping strength and throw in virtual boundaries via the mapping app and you can't go wrong. Heaps of reviews on the internet and no regrets at all.



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  #2521277 11-Jul-2020 19:47
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OK thanks.
Might give it a go. Xiaomi do make some good stuff.
Does it actually mop the floor or does it just make it wet?

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  #2521281 11-Jul-2020 20:19
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Does it actually mop the floor or does it just make it wet?


For the mopping function you add a 'mop' attachment, fill up the water tank, set the water level setting and away you go. Of course it's not as good as a manual mop but you sure can't beat the convenience!



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  #2521358 12-Jul-2020 09:22
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@pulsta Is it easy to clean it?
I spent quite some time having to remove hair from the Kogan.
It was all tangled.



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  #2521363 12-Jul-2020 09:34
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danepak: @pulsta Is it easy to clean it?
I spent quite some time having to remove hair from the Kogan.
It was all tangled.

 

 

 

Short answer...No - the brush and fittings are pretty much identical. Only way around this issue would be to clean it regularly so that it doesn't tangle on itself.




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  #2521364 12-Jul-2020 09:36
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This was what it looked like after using it once.
Spent a good 15 mins cleaning the brush. Pretty much defies the purpose.

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  #2521369 12-Jul-2020 09:53
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As a comparison, I’d clean out the roller on our Roborock vacuum (an S50] once every couple of months, and that’s with it running four times a week. It does occasionally get stuff wrapped around the roller, but that’s usually a cable or something the boys have left on the floor. Certainly not feasible to clean it out after every use, and if that’s how the Kogan is going to operate I agree about returning it...


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  #2521372 12-Jul-2020 09:57
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danepak: This was what it looked like after using it once.
Spent a good 15 mins cleaning the brush. Pretty much defies the purpose.

 

 

 

Wow that's a lot after 15mins! I last cleaned mine after it had done 4hrs of vacuuming (so about a weeks worth) and it wasn't anywhere near as bad as that.


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