The 5 Best Self-Emptying Robot Vacuums Save You Time and Effort

Only a select few regular household chores are more tedious and time consuming than cleaning floors. According to a number of recent surveys, scrubbing and sanitizing bathrooms is the most hated task, followed by hand-washing dishes/unloading the dishwasher, cleaning the stove/ovenlaundry/ironing, and then mopping and vacuuming. The pure drudgery of mopping and vacuuming is the prime reason why robots that do one or both have become so popular.

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About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at
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