Quiet, Automatic, Works Great and Yorkie Approved!
The Samsung Jetbot Mop is a great addition to homes that have extensive hardwood, tile or stone flooring. It will unobtrusively clean those floors with almost no effort required on your part. The Jetbot is very well-made with a light-weight but sturdy body. It can also be handheld, making it very useful for cleaning walls and other vertical surfaces. This is a real joy to own!
Samsung is one of the world's largest consumer electronic firms. It was founded in 1938 as a diversified trading company which grew to include heavy industry, chemicals, financial services and food processing. It is the largest South Korean company. A subsidiary began to focus on electronics in the late 1960s. Today Samsung is a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, cell phones, LCD panels, digital TVs, computers, tablets, audio equipment and consumer products such as kitchen appliances, laundry equipment, air conditioners and floor care products. The Samsung Jetbot Mop is their newest entry for home use.
Consider these features:
• Samsung Jetbot Mop cordless automatic mop (Model VR20T6001MW/AZ)
• Damp mops hard surface floors, scrubs walls and windows.
• Eight pre-programmed cleaning modes (Auto, Edge, Step, Intensive, Focus, Pattern, 50 minutes, Manual)
• Large non-slip ergonomic handle for hand mode (wall and window cleaning)
• Automatic water dispensers provide up to 50 minutes of water or cleaning solutions
• Smart system sensors to avoid furniture, walls, carpeting
• LED lights on unit indicate charge level (yellow – discharged, blue – 50%, off – fully charged)
• 100 minutes running time from 3.7 volt 100 mAh lithium ion battery
• Twin 27 watt digital inverter motors provide powerful spin motion with 100% vertical pressure
• Charger: 14.0 volt, 1.2 amp
• Charging time 150 minutes from full discharge
• Handle on unit permits use for wall and window scrubbing
• 12 inch wide by 6 inch deep cleaning path with excellent edge cleaning
• 2 microfiber mop pads, 2 mother yarn mop pads
• Mopping pads easily remove for cleaning
• Silicone brush for cleaning mop pads included
• Docking tray holds unit during charging
• Lightweight! Just 3.7 pounds!
• Dimensions: 12.2 inches wide by 5.5 inches deep by 6 inches tall
• One year limited warranty on parts and labor, ten year warranty on digital inverter motors
In my condo the cleaning challenges I face are a 2400 square foot mix of granite and hardwood floors. I use a full-size floor washer for heavy duty floor cleaning tasks but, while it cleans the floors, it usually leaves streaks and a faint soap film on the surface. I also do twice-weekly vacuuming, manual damp mopping, dusting and spot cleaning as necessary.
Needless to say, my floor cleaning regime was very time-consuming!
Finally, having allergies to dust, a small, sweet (but somewhat leaky) Yorkie, the need for Covid-19 higher sanitation standards and extra dirt infiltrating from construction being done in the neighborhood made me very interested in adding an automated layer of housekeeping to supplement or replace my regular regime of floor cleaning.
In comes the convenience of the Jetbot Mop. What makes the Samsung Jetbot Mop so promising is that it might eliminate my dusting, traveling around with the mop on the stick, spot cleaning and the floor streaks/soap film.
The first thing you will notice when you unbox your new Samsung Jetbot Mop is that it is well-made, very compact and lightweight (3.7 pounds). No setup is required other than charging it for first use. The on/off button glows yellow/green when it needs charging, blue when it is 50% charged and turns off when it is fully charged. It may take as long as 150 minutes to fully charge the unit from a completely discharged condition.
The Jetbot Mop has two water tanks and two sets of mop pads that spin rapidly to clean the floor. The two water supply tanks hold just a couple of ounces of water, but that is sufficient to keep the mop heads damp for about 50 minutes. Choose a mop head (either the grey Mother yarn for dusty floors with spills on them or the green microfiber head for final cleaning). Wet down the mop heads then wring out excess water and attach them to the Velcro on the bottom of the water tanks. Snap the assembly onto the unit, press the power button for two seconds and it is ready to begin work. Just select a pattern on the remote control and the Jetbot will start cleaning.
The Jetbot Mop pads are slightly larger than the unit and get into corners and edges for deep cleaning. It runs very quietly and a full charge gives almost 2 hours of cleaning time. Samsung's specification says that the sound level is 63 dBA but that is right next to the Jetbot on the floor. I measured the sound level six feet above it and it was only about 50 dBA – very quiet! You will barely notice it running.
The remote control offers eight options for the cleaning pattern. The "auto" setting is fine for most purposes. Samsung really doesn't give a very good explanation for why you might want one pattern verses another. The "focus" pattern is good if you have a particularly dirty spot on the floor, as is the "intensive" pattern. On the other hand, I did not see much value in the "step" or "figure 8" patterns. I wish that Samsung would provide more guidance on the proper use of the various patterns.
The proximity sensors of the unit are sensitive to furniture and other objects and the curved plastic body does not scratch or damage on contact. One issue I found was that in my kitchen the recessed kickplates were not detected by the sensors so the Jetbot kept hitting my cabinets. Most kitchens will have a similar problem. If the unit were about 1.5 inches shorter that problem could be avoided.
A little confusing are the audible signals to warn of unit being caught behind a house plant or low on water or near end of cycle. With practice, I am learning the "language" the Jetbot Mop speaks. But it is not intuitive to learn. One other complaint is that only two sets of mop pads are provided and I could find no way to order more. Given the cost I think Samsung should have provided four sets.
But putting aside those issues, how well does it work? In a word, outstanding! It quietly but very thoroughly removed any dust on the floors, cleaned out of the corners and removed any footprints, film or streaks. I found that it did a superb job on all of the hard surfaces and left a streak free, chemical free, beautifully clean floor! I am totally impressed with how much cleaner and shinier my floors are looking with the regular Jetbot mopping. It does exactly what it I hoped it would do and it does it very well.
I activate it several times each week and just let it quietly clean my entire floor. But the best part is that my little Yorkie loves it! She watches it work and sometimes dances with it, spinning in circles around it while it cleans. One day she carried some of her toys over to it and put them on it so that they could ride around on the Jetbot! Not kidding – see the photo! That alone made it worthwhile to bring this great appliance into my home! `
My Yorkie and I are enjoying the luxury of using this wonderful automatic (and entertaining!) floor cleaner and we give it five well-earned stars and our highest recommendation!
Originally posted on Samsung.com
Yes, I recommend this product