iRobot Roomba 860 Review

Vacuum Cleaner
From the moment you press “clean,” the iRobot Roomba 860 robotic vacuum goes to work, sliding under and around the furniture to pick dust and dirt while you kick back and relax. With a full suite of iAdapt sensors, it learns the layout of your home and dodges beds, curtains, and stairs as it goes. And thanks to a three-stage AeroForce cleaning system with AeroForce extractors.
iRobot Roomba 860

Virtual Wall Barrier and Scheduling Feature

  • Cleans all floor types.
  • Patented Aero Force 3-Stage Cleaning System.
  • Schedule up to 7x/wk.
* On special until end June 2020

iRobot Roomba 860 Vacuum Cleaner

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Last Updated:  Jun, 2020
Rated from 14839 reviews.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

It’s REALLY hard to choose a vacuum cleaner with all the options available!

Or is it?

Well, it turns out, that after years and hundreds of hours of testing & reviewing, we have strong opinions about what makes the best air filtration system: level of purification, efficiency, and maintenance.

The iRobot Roomba 860 (On special until end Jun, 2020) has all the qualities and features, giving it an added advantage and an edge over its competitors.

Quick Summary of the iRobot Roomba 860

Experience a deeper clean every day with the Roomba 860 Vacuuming Robot. Featuring the revolutionary AeroForce Cleaning System, Roomba 860 delivers up to 5x the air power* and requires less maintenance. Just press Clean or schedule Roomba to run up to 7x per week. Roomba works on all floor types, and at just 3.6 inches tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds, and kickboards.

The Good & the Bad


  • Great with dog hair.
  • Cleans beautifully.
  • It cleans and Quiet.


  • Great great vacuum but still not enough for pet hair.

Key Features

  • Smart – iAdapt Responsive Navigation – Navigates in your unique home, cleaning around clutter and avoiding stairs.
  • Simple – Simple Operation - Just press clean and your robot gets to work.
  • Clean – 3-Stage Cleaning System - Uses a combination of agitation, brushing and suction.
  • Cleans all floor types – The Auto-Adjust cleaning head automatically adapts is height to keep the Multi-Surface Brushes in close contact with different floor surfaces, effectively cleaning carpets and hard floors.
  • iAdapt navigation – Offers a full suite of intelligent sensors that guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean all your floors.

Useful Product Info

  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 Inches
  • Product Weight: 11.23 Pounds
  • Product Color: Grey

Common Questions

  • Does this pick up sand?

Haven't had that issue, but it's picked up everything else.

  • Can you use on vinyl plank floors?

Yes, tile, carpet, vinyl, i’m told concrete too.

What Others Think

At the time of writing this review, there were:

  • 183 Customers
  • Who Gave it a Rating of 4.1 Out of 5.

What's Included?

Here's what you get when you buy this Vacuum Cleaner:

  • iRobot Roomba 860
  • Docking/charging station
  • 1 rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 1 dual mode virtual wall barrier
  • 1 extra AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter

Our Verdict

The unit is an amazing vacuum cleaner, It helps so much with the dog hair issue we have! It gets majority of everything but maybe once a week use the vacuum as a “deep clean”. Besides that it’s so worth the money.

What to Look for in a New Vacuum Cleaner?

If you’re in the market for a new Vacuum Cleaner, you’re probably looking at the different options and wondering which is the best one to choose.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our reviews are based on the following features:

Suction Power

Only the most effective vacuums make the cut.


So you can get to those hard-to-reach areas.


Because you need a machine that’s built to last.

Ease of Use

It needs to be easy to use and easy to clean.


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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark advises business, individuals, and organizations on how to use and get the best purifiers so as to maintain their offices and homes. For a fresher and cleaner environment, he is the man for you. He loves ideas and concepts and uses his skills to make them a reality.

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