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Summary : Infinuvo, either intentionally or unintentionally, has made the CleanMate QQ-2 do some things exceptionally well. In some cases, even better than those high-end models that cost 4x the price.
We’ll be completely transparent with you – there are plenty of other robotic vacuum cleaners that can do a better job than this one can. But at the same time, those other ones are hundreds of dollars more. Heck, the top LG and iRobot cleaners are almost 4x the price.
At just under $140 with shipping, you’re not going to get a perfect unit… but you’ll get one that does what you need it to do. (Hey, that’s in the title!)
Below, we’ll cover exactly what it does, and what it doesn’t do. We’ll also give you some actual customer recommendations on how to make it run as smoothly as possible. If you’re in the market for a robotic vacuum cleaner, you’re going to want to consider the CleanMate QQ-2 – it’s one of the more popular models for a reason.
What it does really well
Infinuvo, either intentionally or unintentionally, has made the CleanMate QQ-2 do some things exceptionally well. In some cases, even better than those high-end models that cost 4x the price.
Really does make the floor spotless
The CleanMate QQ-2 moves in a random path, but despite that fact, it does a fantastic job on both hardwood floors and rugs alike.
Our best guess is because of the brush – unlike other robotic vacuum cleaners, the brushes on this thing are heavy duty. They don’t just run along the surface of your floors… they actually dislodge dirt and grime that you might have not even known was there.
(One reviewer even said that the CleanMate QQ-2 finds dog hair in his new place from the previous tenant who moved out over a month ago.)
It’s quiet as a mouse
Have you ever tried to hold a conversation with someone while vacuuming? It’s almost impossible.
The inherent problem with robotic vacuum cleaners is that while they’re running, you’re doing other activities. This is obviously also a plus, because you don’t have to vacuum yourself, but it opens you up to annoyances from the noise.
Finds and navigates rooms without a hitch
More expensive robotic vacuum cleaners have tons of money invested into research and development. The cheaper ones? Not so much. Compared to the more expensive ones, they’re usually idiotic.
We’re not saying that the CleanMate QQ-2 is as smart as the ones that are 4x its price, but it’s definitely not dumb. It’ll be able to map your entire house without a problem, even if you have multiple rooms and hallways.
Very little maintenance
You’re always going to have to clean your vacuum. As you’re purchasing a robotic one, you probably want to do the least amount of work possible, right? With the CleanMate QQ-2, you barely have to do any maintenance.
Other units will require you to disassemble the entire thing in order to clean it. That’s not efficient, and if you’re not handy, it can be a pain to reassemble it. For the CleanMate QQ-2, you just run it under some water, and then dry it off. Both the filter and dust bin can be cleaned with simple tap water.
What it doesn’t do very well
Let’s go over the bad. After all, the bad is just as important as the good, and we’d be doing you an injustice if we didn’t let you know the full picture.
Gets stuck on power cords
One reviewer posted an angry rant about how it got stuck on a few of her power cords throughout her house.
Sure, other cleaners might be able to handle power cords better, but in reality, the easiest way to fix this problem is by cleaning your floors. Just pick up power cords and other objects before it runs and you won’t have this problem.
Takes a while to charge
The run time is 80 minutes, whereas it takes a whole three hours to charge.
It’s not the end of the world, just realize that if you have a larger house, it might take multiple charges to get through it.
This mediocre battery adds a bit of annoyance to your life, but because it’s so quiet, that annoyance is relatively mild.
You can also program the unit to clean just one room at a time – so if you do one room every day of the week, it won’t take very long, and you’ll always have a clean house.
What’s a little over $130 worth to you?
If you buy this unit and expect it to make your entire house spotless without any effort, then you won’t be satisfied. Again, as we’ve said throughout this review, you will have to spend more on a robotic vacuum if you want that capability.
However, if you’re okay with doing a little bit of configuration, you can get it to operate almost as well as they do. Reviewers state that the best way to use it is by setting it to “random” first – this will clean 90% of your floor – and then telling it to “clean along edges” once it’s done. This will take care of anything along the walls that it missed.
With this process, you’ll get a pretty decent clean. Think about how long a pretty decent clean would take you manually – a half hour? An hour? And how many times do you do that per month?
The CleanMate QQ-2 can take that chore out of your life, and hey, you can also brag about how you do a robot doing your cleaning for you.
You can also read all of the customer reviews (including the angry rant) by clicking here.