Life has been much easier since I’ve had my Roomba.
It does all the cleaning for me.
But occasionally, I need to pick it up and drag it to other locations in the house.
It turns out…
The robot vacuum is quite heavy.
Wanna know how much?
Read on to find out:
- Which Roomba is the lightest and the heaviest.
- Why it’s important to know how heavy a Roomba is.
- 5 examples of how much a popular Roomba weighs.
- How Roombas compare to other popular vacuum cleaners.
- And lots more…
Roomba weight – why does it matter?
Maybe you haven’t given it real thought, but it matters how much a Roomba weighs.
See, you need to pick it up once in a while for different reasons.
For example, a Roomba’s weight can be a real burden if you live in a house with…
Roombas are smart but not smart enough to take the stairs.
So, if you live in a multiple-story home, you may have to carry the Roomba to the next floor.
Moreover, a Roomba’s weight also matters when it comes to…
For a Roomba to completely clean a specific area, it needs to be on top of the mess itself.
Meaning you’ll need to pick it up and place it there before you activate Roomba’s spot-cleaning.
However, you must also consider the weight when checking your robot vacuum’s…
Your Roomba does all the cleaning for you…
But it doesn’t clean itself.
This is your job.
See, a Roomba eventually collects a lot of dust and gunk.
These pieces of dirt can stick on or around the sensors.
As a result, the dirt blocks the “eyes” of the robot vacuum, making it confused…
Which can lead the Roomba to run around in circles.
Therefore, you’ll need it to clean from time to time which entails carrying it.
Cleaning your robot vacuum can be simply done by:
- Picking it up and flipping it over.
- Laying it down on a soft but firm surface.
- Using a dry, microfiber cloth and gently brushing all the sensors and openings.
After restoring your Roomba’s tip-top condition, you should also be mindful of its weight…
When it gets stuck
There are many ways to prevent the Roomba from getting stuck.
You just need to make your home vacuum-proof.
Meaning, get rid of all the visible clutter before the Roomba starts cleaning.
See, the Roomba can spot an object and consider it a mess…
Even if it isn’t.
Therefore, you don’t want your Roomba tangled up in heaps of:
- Carpet tassels.
- Charging cables.
If your Roomba gets stuck, you’ll need to pick it up and fix it.
Which can be quite a struggle when your robot vacuum is heavier.
Lastly, you’ll also need to carry your Roomba when you…
Empty the dustbin
Some Roombas have a base where they can empty the dustbin by themselves.
But other models have to be emptied manually.
If that’s the case, you’ll need to pick it up, remove the dust bin, and empty it.
Overall, there are many occasions when you need to pick up the Roomba.
You might also be interested in: Are Roombas Worth It? 17 Advantages & Disadvantages
How much does a Roomba weigh? 5 examples
A Roomba weighs between 6.77 lbs (3.07 kg) and 8.7 lbs (3.95 kg).
Plus, a filled dust bin weighs about 1 lb (0.45 kg).
With that aside, here’s a table of 5 popular Roombas, plus their features:
|Model||iRobot Roomba 692||iRobot Roomba E5||iRobot Roomba i3 EVO||iRobot Roomba j7||iRobot Roomba s9|
|Weight||6.77 lbs (3.07 kg)||7.23 lbs (3.28 kg)||7.44 lbs (3.37 kg)||7.49 lbs (3.39 kg)||8.15 lbs (3.69 kg)|
|Height||3.6 in (9.1 cm)||3.9 in (10 cm)||3.4 in (8.6 cm)||3.4 in (8.6 cm)||3.5 in (8.9 cm)|
|3-stage cleaning system||Standard||Premium||Premium||Premium||Superior|
|Voice assistant integration||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dirt-Detect Technology, which focuses on dirtier spots.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cleans carpets and hard floors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Customizable keep-out zones||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Other features||Avoids pet waste. |
Longer battery life than the iRobot Roomba I3 EVO.
|Specialized corner clean.|
For more information and a full comparison of the iRobot Roomba 692, i3 EVO +, j7 +, and s9 +, watch this video:
What is the lightest Roomba?
The lightest Roomba models are the 677, 692, and 694. They only weigh 6.77 lbs (3.07 kg).
For comparison, Roomba model 677 is ideal for cleaning dust and large debris with its efficient 3-stage Cleaning System’s design.
Though lightweight, the 677 has an equipped Edge-Sweeping Brush that takes care of corners.
Roomba 694 also shares the same features as the 677, though having a larger dust bin.
What is the heaviest Roomba?
The heaviest Roomba model is the 981. It weighs 8.7 lbs (3.94 kg). The iRobot Roomba 890 is a close second and weighs 8.4 lbs (3.81 kg).
To compare, the Roomba 981 is a powerful suction-based robot vacuum.
It is ideal for homes with pets due to its efficient Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes.
On the other hand, the Roomba 890 has a higher volume capacity (0.62 L), enhancing its cleaning performance.
Further reading: 19 Roomba Tips And Tricks: Safer, Easier & Cleaner
Roomba vs other popular robot vacuums – how do they compare in weight?
The weight of other popular robot vacuums starts around 5.5 lbs (2.49 kg) to 11 lbs (4.99 kg).
The more features they have, the more they weigh. For example, a bigger bin or more suction power can add weight.
To help you compare, here’s a table of other popular vacuum robots:
|Brand and model||ProfiCare PC-BSR 3042||Eufy RoboVac L35||Roborock S7||Shark AV2511AE AI||Samsung Jet Bot AI+|
|Weight||4.18 lbs (1.90 kg)||8.6 lbs (3.90 kg)||10.4 lbs (4.72 kg)||15.25 lbs (6.92 kg)||20.3 lbs (9.20 kg).|
|Heavier compared to Roombas||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Voice assistant integration||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cleans hard floors and carpets||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Other features||2.9 inches in height.|
3 cleaning programs.
Automatic stair detection.
|Automatic room recognition.|
Ultrasonic carpet recognition.
Detects and avoids objects.
|5-Layer filter. |