When it comes to robotic vacuums, we are interested in the ones that have the capability to clean up pet hair, and of course general mess.
One of these models is the Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum (HRV425BL), which has multiple cleaning modes, and comes with a handheld wireless remote control.
In this Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum: Review (HRV425BL), we look at the main features and potential drawbacks to this robotic vacuum so you can get a good idea or not whether it’s worth your money.
Let’s take a better look at it!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum: Review (HRV425BL)
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Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum (HRV425BL): Review
- A robotic vacuum for thin carpets and hard surfaces
- Sweeps, and vacuums
- You can program to schedule to clean
- Has 3 different cleaning modes available – Auto mode, Quick mode, and Spot mode
- Is Bluetooth enabled, and also works with smartphones and can be controlled via phone app
- Has a main cleaning brush
- Also has side cleaning brushes for walls and edges
- Has both drop off, and object cleaning sensors
- Has a filter for dirt and debris
- Has a dirt container for dust capture – 1L capacity
- Has a rechargeable battery – lithium ion and lasts up to 90 minutes
- Automatically docks and re-charges – takes about 4 hours to re-charge
- Has troubleshooting alerts and battery status indicator
- Comes with a warranty
- Doesn’t have a pet hair beater bar
- Not for medium to high pile carpets
- The vacuum container is quite small
- Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms
- Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac
- More for light duty cleaning
- For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair
- Overall, for the price bracket the Black & Decker Pet (HRV425BL) model is in and considering it’s features, we think there are better value options on the market to look at first. The bObsweep PetHair Plus, iRobot Roomba 900 series and the Neato D3 through D7 models are all worth a look. If you want a more affordable robo vac, then check out the ILIFE and the ECOVACS N79S models. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy of all robo vacs before you buy to protect your investment – especially with the higher priced ones
Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum (HRV425BL): Buyer’s Guide
Who Might The Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum (HRV425BL) Be For?
Those looking for a:
- Robo vac for thin carpets and hard surfaces
- Smartphone controlled robo vac
Who Might The Black & Decker Robotic Vacuum (HRV425BL) NOT Be For?
Those looking for a:
- Robo vac for really thick carpets
- A heavy duty upright vac
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