The Roomba 614 review reveals real test results of a budget-friendly robot-vacuum with a 3-step cleaning system based on the AeroVac technology to remove dirt and pet hair. It has no Wi-Fi capability and scheduling, so, the users should manually control the cleaning cycle. Still, this model shows great results, removing dirt from all types of floors.
The iRobot Roomba 614 vacuum cleaning robot is 13.9 inches across and 3.6 inches tall. The latter is the clearance the users should consider to enable the robot to go under the furniture. The device weighs only 7.9 pounds, making it no problem to move the robot manually. The trash bin capacity is 600 ml that allows the vacuum to handle small and medium rooms without emptying the bin
The Roomba 614 does cleaning in 3 stages. First, its side brush collects the debris. Secondly, its central spinning brushes move the dirt into the vacuum. Then, the suction power directs the collected dirt through the AeroVac filter into the bin. Note that this device has no “full bin” indicator to notify the user when it’s time to empty the container.
This model is designed with the iAdapt Navigation tech that helps the robot slow down to minimize its touch the obstacles. The unit can focus on heavily polluted areas thanks to the Dirt Detect technology. The iRobot 614 navigates along the walls if the Edge mode is activated. It also copes with spots, making multiple passes on them in the Spot mode. In other cases, the vacuum follows random directions, making it challenging to clean the rooms with tricky layouts. This model can be integrated with optional virtual walls, providing the opportunity to set the barriers
The Roomba 614 works well on hard floors, thin rugs, carpets with medium-sized piles, and short fringe. The rubber wheels and soft brushes underneath don’t scratch or damage delicate surfaces. The unit is fitted with cliff sensors to recognize edges and stairs.
The iRobot Roomba 614 has the Spot, Dock, and Clean buttons on the matte black front panel. The Clean button glows red when the battery is empty. It starts pulsing yellow while charging, and becomes green once it’s completely full. The convenient handle to carry the unit around, the infrared sensor, and the bin release button are also on the top. I wish there was an indicator to understand if something goes wrong.
The extra filter and a flat cleaning tool are in the package. The device is also compatible with the remote control. Still, it’s an optional accessory.
At the end of my iRobot Roomba 614 review, I’d like to note that this entry-level model is really appealing for its price and flawless cleaning performance. This is a win-win solution for those who have time for its manual control and maintenance. Of course, the unit takes more time to clean the entire room because of no smart mapping in its design. However, the results are always excellent, whether it comes to dust, large dirt, or pet hair.