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Scooba is an automated robotic floor washer produced by iRobot. It was released in limited numbers in December 2005 for the holiday season at $399.99, with full production starting in early 2006. The company introduced a $299 version, the Scooba 5800, in the second half of 2006.[1][2] A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... The iRobot Corporation, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a public corporation NASDAQ: IRBT and major designer of robots for businesses, homes, and institutions. ...


The Scooba uses a special non-bleach cleaning solution made by The Clorox Company that cleans the floors and prevents rust or skidding and has been nicknamed "Scooba juice," although a solution of white vinegar can also be used. The robot preps the floor by vacuuming loose debris, squirts clean solution, scrubs the floor, and then sucks up the dirty solution leaving a nearly dry floor behind. The robot is safe to use on sealed hardwood floors and most other hard household surfaces, but it cannot be used on rugs. Scooba avoids rugs and stairs, and can clean about 200 square feet on a single tankload of solution. The Scooba is the second major commercial product made by iRobot, which popularized vacuum robots with the Roomba. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a manufacturer of various food and chemical products based in Oakland, California, which is best known for its bleach product, Clorox. ... First generation Roomba Roomba is a robotic vacuum cleaner made and sold by iRobot. ...


Miscellaneous

The Scooba and Roomba are available in over 40 countries. Outside of these countries, the Scooba can be bought from the iRobot company website. Spare parts and accessories are also available on the official website. Many parts and accessories can also be found on ebay and other sites.


Scooba's lights may occasionally be confusing. These lights, however, are described in the manual.


The Scooba comes with one 8 oz box of Clorox, which is enough for about four washings. Additional Clorox Scooba Cleaning Solution comes in 5-packs and 9-packs of 32 oz bottles, which comes to about 16 washings per bottle.


Scooba 5900 can clean about 500 square feet per cleaning session, while the 5800 can clean about 250 square feet. Recharge times may vary.


After each cleaning, users must empty dirty liquid from the tank. Occasional maintenance includes rinsing the filter and cleaning the brush.


See also

First generation Roomba Roomba is a robotic vacuum cleaner made and sold by iRobot. ... The iRobot Corporation, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a public corporation NASDAQ: IRBT and major designer of robots for businesses, homes, and institutions. ...

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Scooba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (136 words)
Scooba is an automated robotic floor washer produced by iRobot.
Scooba avoids rugs and stairs, and can clean about 200 square feet on a single tankload of solution.
The Scooba is the second major commercial product made by iRobot, which popularized vacuum robots with the blockbuster Roomba.
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