‘Philips, then it’s good’, is an old slogan of the well-known Dutch brand. Philips has an illustrious history and is a company that is still making history. It is a well-known name for many people in Europe. It now mainly produces medical products itself and most consumer electronics bearing the Philips name come from the factories of other companies. For example, TPV makes Philips screens, Signify Philips lamps and Versuni Philips home appliances.
In the latter category we were given the opportunity to test a vacuum cleaning robot. The HomeRun 7000 is a vacuum cleaner that is also suitable for mopping; so it is a 2-in-1. The variant that we have worked on comes with a large stand that contains both a dust bag and a reservoir for the water.
The machine uses laser navigation to find its way. On the product page, the manufacturer claims that the HomeRun 7000 can vacuum for three hours on a single battery charge. Now the working time of course depends on the circumstances, but with us he could mop or vacuum for a maximum of an hour. When the battery is empty, the device returns to its charging station to be charged and then continues its task.
The mop of the vacuuming and mopping robot is made of microfiber. We would immediately purchase a few extra mops, because after every mopping you have to put it in the wash. The manufacturer doesn’t make it too easy, because you will immediately find a second copy in the box. If you wash often and don’t mop too often, you won’t immediately have a problem. As with many other devices in this product category, it is not recommended to use cleaning agents in this case. The foam can cause blockage.
The mop vibrates, which means it is able to achieve quite a good result if you compare it with similar devices that do not vibrate. You can choose four settings for both mopping and vacuuming, from low to high. The lower the setting, the longer the robot will last. The suction power of the robot is reasonable, it is 5000Pa. We say ‘reasonable’ because the average handheld vacuum cleaner offers considerably more suction power. This is because a robot must of course have a much more compact engine.
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