Cleaning might be tedious but it’s worth it for your health. Take your floors, for example, they’re likely covered with dirt and grime, both of which can easily get into the air. Assuming that you breathe it in, it can easily cause coughing, sneezing, or other symptoms.
While it depends on how much foot traffic you have, it’s a good idea to clean the floor at least once per week. As for what to use, a mop is probably your best choice (unless you have carpet). For one thing, there are many different kinds to choose from. Take microfiber mops, for example, they’re popular because they’re easy to use and versatile.
Want something that’s less manual? Consider getting an electric mop. If anything, they’re much easier to use than their traditional counterparts. After all, they’re electric—all you have to do is press the power button and they’ll spin automatically to clean the floor. Depending on the model, you might even be able to release water by pressing down on a trigger!
The Rollibot M6 falls into this category…and it’s what we’ll be reviewing in this post. How well does it work compared to a regular mop? What’s included with the kit? We’ll be going over that and more below!
The Rollibot M6 2-in-1 Floor Scrubber
Rollibot is a brand that specializes in robotic devices including vacuum cleaners, electric booms, air conditioners, smart scales, and more. Based in India, their popularity has slowly increased over the past several years. Aside from their official website, they also have an Amazon store, from which you can buy their products.
The Rollibot M6 is an electric mop that’s designed to make cleaning more convenient. Featuring dual-head mop pads, it’s capable of spinning up to 190 RPM, which allows it to cut through most of the dirt and grime on your floors. What’s more, is that it’s cordless. In other words, you have to deal with cords. As far as settings go, there’s a two-button interface that allows you to control the speed and spray. That’s right, it also allows you to spray water or cleaning solution directly onto the floor with the press of a button. That way, you have full control of how much you’re using!
Like most mops, the Rollibot M6 2-in-1 comes with various things out of the box. Here’s a list of what you can expect to get:
- 1 Mop Handle
- 1 Stem Tube
- 1 Battery
- 1 Main Body
- 2 Rear Mops
- 4 Rotation Mop Pads
Assembling the Rollibot M6 is quite straightforward. First things first, attach the two rotation mop pads and rear mops to the bottom of the main body. From there, insert the handle into the stem tube—you should hear a click. Afterward, combine the stem with the battery section.
As far as the battery goes, it is removable. In other words, you can change it as needed. To do so, loosen the battery compartment using a screwdriver. Proceed to remove the cover and you’ll be able to take out the battery pack. Connect your new battery and re-install the back cover. Keep in mind, however, that you only get one battery with the unit. If you want more, you’ll have to purchase them separately.
Note: You’ll have to charge the mop for approx. 2.5 hours before it’s fully charged. You’ll know as the battery LED indicators on the unit will light up.
In terms of the water tank, it’s incorporated into the mop base. To fill it up, take off the circular cap on the top. There will be a small opening through which you can pour in the water. Replace the cap once the tank is full.
Build Quality of the Rollibot M6 2-in-1 Floor Scrubber
Build-quality is one of the most important things that you want to consider when you’re buying a mop. After all, who wants to get something that’ll come apart with just a few uses? Generally speaking, it’s always better to get something with a metal pole, preferably aluminum. Those tend to withstand regular use much better than those made entirely from plastic.
How well built is the Rollibot? It’s decent. For starters, it does have a metal pole. While the company doesn’t specify the type of metal that’s used, it seems durable enough. As with most mops, however, the base is made of plastic. Of course, that includes the water tank, which is inside, as we mentioned earlier.
As for the pads, I have no major complaints. As you can see in the pictures, they’re circular in shape and fit directly onto the base. While they aren’t super thick, they’re thick enough so that you can use them easily cleaner and or water. The material also seems to do a good job of catching dirt and dust.
Potential Drawbacks of the Rollibot M6 Floor Scrubber
The Rollibot M6 is not perfect and does have a few drawbacks:
Sprayer Doesn’t Always Work
The electric mop comes with a sprayer that’s supposed to make things easier when you’re cleaning—but it doesn’t always work. In fact, some people have said that it’s broken out of the box. Given that, there may be some sort of design issue. The good news, though, is that you can get a replacement if yours happens to be a dud. Keep in mind, however, that there’s always a chance that the replacement won’t work either.
The Spinning Action is Rather Slow
Despite what it says in the product listing, the Rollibot is rather slow-moving. Even when you have it on “high”, the pads will turn somewhat slowly. Don’t get me wrong, it still works and cleans but it’s probably not a good idea to rely on it if you’re dealing with tough stains.
Filling the Water Tank is Tedious
The water tank could be easier to fill. The way it is, you have to bend down (since it’s integrated into the base) and open the cap. The opening is also on the small side so you’ll have to use a funnel, which they don’t provide you with.
Not Ideal For Scrubbing Stains
The spinning action is enough to remove hair, dust, and debris from the floor but it won’t be enough to get rid of caked-on stains. You can try to push the head down for it to “scrub harder” but chances are, it’ll just stop spinning. You’re better off tackling the stains manually with a spray bottle and a cloth.
It Can Leave Streak Marks
The Rollibot can leave streak marks on the floor, depending on what you have at home. For some people, this means round, wet circles that are obvious to the eye. The good news is that you can easily wipe them away with a microfiber cloth. The bad news is that you’ll have to do all of that manually.
The Mop Pads Don’t Always Align Perfectly
The round mop pads go on the bottom of the base. While the shapes match, however, the pads won’t always align perfectly. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to affect its performance all that much (i.e. it doesn’t come off while you’re mopping or anything).
Handle Isn’t Extendable
Unfortunately, the handle isn’t extendable so you won’t be able to customize it based on your height. This means that you’ll likely have to bend over to reach certain areas (e.g. behind furniture, around corners).
Does It Clean Well?
The Rollibot M6 definitely works for dirt, dust, pet hair, etc—you can tell by how dirty the pads get afterward. That doesn’t mean that it’s good for all messes, though. Like we said earlier, the brushes spin but they don’t scrub. For tough stains, especially those that have been on the floor for a while, it probably won’t be enough. At least the machine is lightweight and easy to maneuver, however. For a cordless unit, it also holds a charge well so you won’t have to keep recharging it while you’re mopping.
Pro-tip: It’s always a good idea to vacuum the floor first before using an electric mop. It’ll get rid of the larger particles (e.g. food crumbs, etc) so that you won’t have to deal with them when you’re mopping.
The spraying mechanism, however, is not that great. Like we said earlier, many people have experienced problems with it so it’s probably a design issue. If that’s one of the main features that you’re looking forward to, you might be disappointed. In some cases, it might just be more efficient to use it with a spray bottle the old fashioned way.
Who Would I Recommend It To?
- People who live in small houses/condos/apartments (it’s lightweight and compact)
- People who want an electric mop for light cleaning
Cost and Pricing Information
The Rollibot M6 retails for $79.99. This makes it considerably cheaper than other electric mops, most of which go for above $100. Assuming that you get it from their Amazon store, you’ll also get free shipping. There are also free returns if you happen to change your mind at a later time.
Unlike some of the bigger brands, however, their extra parts are a little hard to get. Take their mop pads, for example, they’re not available for purchase from their store. You have to email the company and ask for them directly (it’s unclear how much they charge per item).
As for the cleaning solution, you can use whatever you like. In other words, you won’t have to spend extra money on a specific product. If you want, you can even just use water and vinegar. The key is to make sure that whatever you use is suitable for your floor type (it’ll say on the bottle).
The Rollibot M6 is an affordable electric mop that’s great for light cleaning. Featuring a cordless design, you can easily maneuver it around the house without having to worry about cords. Plus, it’s lightweight. There’s also a button that allows you to spray cleaner or water directly onto the floor, however, it doesn’t work all the time. Compared to other electronic mops, it also doesn’t spin very fast so it’s not the best thing to use for stains. In some cases, it can also leave circular streak marks on the floor. So…is it worth the money? It depends on what you’re expecting from the machine. If you want something with a reliable spraying system that you can use for messes, this is probably not the mop for you.