Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba: Comparison, & Which To Get



Pure Clean and iRobot both have different models in their robotic vacuum ranges.

We take an interest in them, because they have a capacity to help clean up low volumes of pet hair in the house as well as general mess of course.

We’ve put together a Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba Comparison Guide outlining the differences and similarities of their different models.

You should be able to get a quick idea of which one is best for you based on your needs.

Let’s take a closer look at them!

(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)


Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba: Comparison, & Which To Get

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* Note – this is not the full range of robo vacs from each brand. It is a selection of what we think are the most popular, latest or better models


Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba: Which To Get

Pure Clean

In our opinion, the PUCRC25 is probably the best basic model to get if you want a mix of value for money and performance. It is a one button control vac.

The PUCRC95 is probably the best model that comes with wireless hand remote control, and a dry mop attachment.

These would be our two picks from the Pure Clean Range.

Note that neither of them are smartphone app or Alexa controlled like the Roombas.

iRobot Roomba

In terms of the Roombas, In general, the 800 and 900 series Roombas are 5x more powerful, and in some cases up to 10x more powerful than the 600 and 700 series Roombas.

The 690 is the most basic model of them all – being app connected, and able to be used on floor surfaces of all types.

The next step up is the 890 with up to 5x the suction power (of the 600 and 700 series’), and it also comes with a high efficiency filter and tangle free brush rollers.

The next step up is the 960 which has up to 15 minutes more run time (75 minutes max), ability to do multi room cleaning, ability to recharge itself automatically and resume cleaning, provides a clean map report of areas cleaned, and provides a level of custom cleaning preferences.

The 980 is the most advanced model with a run time of up to 120 minutes, up to 10x the suction power (of the 600 and 700 series’), and the ability to increase power on deep and plush carpet surfaces.

So, generally – power, run time, and additional cleaning settings and features are added as you progress through the models. The 960 and 980 also have slightly larger dust container capacities as well as newer technoolgy.


Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba: Differences

Pure Clean

The main difference is the PUCRC25 is just a one button touch automatic clean robo vac, whereas the PUCRC95 does that but also works with a wireless remote, comes with dry mop

Apart from these differences, you will also find small differences in these features between the models:

  • Dust container capacity
  • Types of cleaning modes
  • Accessories they come with
  • Whether the battery is lithium or NiMH
  • Whether is does scheduled cleaning or not
  • Runtime of the battery
  • Whether is automatically docks and recharges or not

iRobot Roomba

  • Price – obviously prices can change, but from cheapest the most expensive, it goes 690, 890, 960, 980
  • Power – using the 690 as a base mark, the 890 and 960 have up to 5x more suction power, and the 980 up to 10x more suction power
  • Run Time – the 690 and 890 have up to 1 hour runtime, the 960 75 mins and the 980 120 minutes
  • Dirt Container Capacity – the 690 has a 0.6 liter capacity container, the 890 has a 0.62 liter capacity container, both have a .82 liter capacity container
  • High Efficiency Filters – the 690, 960 and 980 are the only vacs with higher efficiency filters for catching more dust/allergens
  • Tangle Free Rollers – the 690, 960 and 980 are the only vacs with Tangle Free brushes as opposed to the standard brushes
  • The 690 and 890 have iAdapt 1.0 Navigation
  • The 960 and 980 have iAdapt 2.0 Navigation + Visual Navigation for entire level coverage (the vac remembers different room patterns on one level of your house)
  • Multi-Room Cleaning – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have the ability to remember different rooms on one level of the house and clean them accordingly
  • Recharge and Resume – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have the ability to recharge, and then resume cleaning automatically until the cleaning is done
  • Clean Map Reports – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that show reports on your app of what areas they have cleaned, number of passes and more cleaning related info
  • Custom Cleaning Preferences – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have custom cleaning preferences to choose from such as power settings, number of cleaning passes and more
  • Dual Mode Wall Barriers – all come with 1 x Dual Mode Wall Barriers, except the 980 which comes with 2 wall barriers
  • Deep Carpet Cleaning – the 980 is the only vac that automatically increases it’s power on thicker and deeper carpets


Pure Clean Robot Vacuum vs iRobot Roomba: Similarities

  • Both are robotic vacuums
  • Both can be used for all floor surfaces – carpet, and hard floors 
  • Both have an edge sweeping brush which sweeps debris away from edges and corners
  • Both allow single press cleaning on the vacuum – no programming required
  • both have different cleaning modes
  • Both have cliff and object cleaning sensors
  • Both have rechargeable batteries
  • both use dust containers
  • Both have dust filters
  • Both come with warranties


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