This is a reliable robot vacuum that can do a good job in cleaning the floors thanks to the smart technologies it uses. However, it isn't one of the most engineered models and lacks some important features, which makes it less efficient than other robot vacuums.
Robot cleaners are starting to become the favorite appliance of those who like to let technology handle the hard parts while they relax and enjoy their spare time. This is why Miele offers their customers Miele RX1 Scout, a powerful robot vacuum designed to keep the floors clean using the most innovative technologies. For $599, which is the recommended manufacturer price that may vary depending on several websites, you can let this device take care of dust and dirt without you having to move a finger.
The Scout vacuum is equipped with a Triple Cleaning System that features two front brushes made from an extra-long fiber material and an effective turbo brush, and all of them rotate to collect dirt and debris from your floors. These efficient brushes and the powerful suction ensure optimal results on both carpet and hard surfaces. It takes two hours for the RX1 Scout cleaner to charge and thanks to the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, you can enjoy up to two hours of continuous cleaning without having to recharge the battery. The battery lasts for cleaning up to 1600 sq. ft. which is more than enough for any robot vacuum.
In order to avoid situations when the vacuum misses to clean an area or goes over an area too many times, the RX1 Scout uses a Smart Navigation System that is able to detect the current position of the device. This feature also allows a systematic cleaning path from one end of the room to another and the Gyro Sensor measures the movements of the vacuum and makes sure it reaches every spot on the floor. To limit the damage on the furniture caused by bumping into it, this model has 7 anti-collision sensors that keep it from hitting objects in your house. The ceiling camera also helps the device track the obstacles around it and determine which areas have already been cleaned.
The RX1 Scout has 4+1 cleaning modes, namely the Auto Mode that allows it to clean multiple rooms and go back to its base once it’s done, the Corner Mode that helps it clean even the tightest corners, the Spot Mode for thorough cleaning on a 6 sq. ft. area, the Turbo Mode that cleans 2 times faster than the Auto Mode, and the Remote Mode that lets you control and guide the vacuum around the house. Due to the array sensors, the robot vacuum is very efficient in avoiding obstacles and it manages to stop a few inches away from them before rotating to follow the wall and head back to the other side of the room. The long side sweeping brushes allow it to remove the dust from around the obstacles and even in corners or beneath the steps.
RX1 Scout Specs Info
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||11.65|
|Charging Time (min.)||120|
|Operation Time (min.)||120|
|Climbing Height (in.)||0.78|
|Warranty||2-year on robot and 1-year on battery|
There is really not much hassle in using this robot vacuum because you simply have to set up the magnetic strips, charge the battery and set a cleaning schedule. Once you set a time, the vacuum will start the cleaning every day at the same hour until you make a change. Other than that, you will only have to empty the dustbin every twice a week.
This robot vacuum cleaner looks like a black disk 13.8” wide and 3.5” tall with a shiny lid on the top and a nice-looking LED screen that displays the status of the unit and lets you control it. It is short enough to fit anywhere and it doesn’t take much storage space, so you will find it comfortable and convenient. The innovation is in the accessories it comes with, which are a set of magnetic stripes that replace the infrared virtual barriers of other models. These magnetic stripes can’t be moved or turned off nor they require batteries, but simply attach to the floor as permanent sentinels that keep the robot vacuum from going where it shouldn’t go. Additionally, it comes with an extra filter.
The device comes with a 2-year warranty for both the housing and the motor, so any defect caused by workmanship will be covered by the manufacturer with no costs for you. Additionally, the battery is warranted for a period of 1 year. The only customer support offered by the manufacturer is a contact form you have to fill in with your question or problem regarding your device.
After analyzing several aspects of this model, we can say that this unit is one of the best robot vacuum cleaners out there. It is a powerful device that uses an advanced technology, in order to keep your floors clean and safe. It comes with two front brushes and an effective turbo brush that are capable of collecting dirt and dust from both hard surfaces and carpets. The best part about this unit is the fact that it is equipped with a lithium-ion battery that lasts for cleaning up to 1600 sq. ft. which is more than enough for such a device. Therefore, if you are planning to purchase a robot vacuum cleaner, you can confidently choose this model.