September 30, 2014      

The iRobot Scooba 450 is the only hard floor-scrubbing robot on the global market. iRobot developed Scooba based on direct customer feedback and advanced technology research to ensure it delivers a unique and effective cleaning solution. Scooba does the tedious work of scrubbing hard floors so users don’t have to, eliminating the hassle of a traditional mop and bucket.

Based on industrial style cleaners, Scooba 450 uses the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process that automatically sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, and squeegees hard floors in order to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria.

Scooba prepares the floor by sweeping up loose dirt and debris and putting down a thin sheen of water or iRobot Hard Floor Cleaner to soak into any stuck-on messes, much like the way we soak dishes before washing them.

Next, a powerful scrubbing brush spins at over 600 RPM to remove grime and stuck-on messes while the squeegee vacuum suctions dirty water off the floor. Unlike a mop that just reuses dirty water, Scooba uses fresh solution from start to finish. The dual-compartment tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba will never put dirty water back down on the floors.

Scooba ends with a final squeegee-finish cycle and proceeds to dry itself on the new DryDock Charging and Drying Stand, so all that is left is a clean floor.

The revolutionary Three-Cycle Cleaning Process allows Scooba 450 to wash away up to 99.3% of common household bacteria. In laboratory testing, Scooba 450 removed Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria after two passes.

Using iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology, Scooba 450 offers complete cleaning coverage for rooms up to 300 sq. feet before it needs refilling. Built-in sensors help Scooba 450 avoid area rugs, raised transitions to carpets as well as drop-offs from stairs and other features so Scooba can deliver a maximum cleaning performance.

Scooba 450 is ideal for most hard floor surfaces, including linoleum, vinyl, marble, slate, stone and sealed hardwood, meaning you can use Scooba 450 anywhere you would use a mop and bucket.

Download this spec sheet to learn more about iRobot’s Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot.