Jan 24, 2020
The Roomba 690 review is dedicated to the self-charging and Wi-Fi capable vac that features voice control and is designed to remove pet hair and dirt from either hard and textile floor coverings. It ...Read More
The Roomba E5 vs 690 comparison is devoted to two economy-class robotic cleaners from iRobot. The units look identical (except for the color design: the E5 is black, and the 690 is black and gray) and have similar feature set. They can both be connected to the home network, support Alexa, have a self-charging feature, move in a random pattern, and so on.
If you frequently need to clean up a lot of mess, the 690 is a better choice because it has a larger dustbin (700ml versus 500ml). However, the iRoomba 690 vs E5 suction power level comparison shows that at 1700 Pa, the E5 outperforms its competitor that is rated at only 1000 Pa.
When I started comparing the maximum cleaning area of the units, I quickly realized that the 690 is clearly not designed to clean large spaces. It has a maximum coverage of 1000 square feet, making it ideal for a small apartment. The E5, with a cleaning capacity of 2100 square feet, is the best choice for large houses.
To compare iRobot Roomba E5 vs 690 noise levels, I performed my own measurements that demonstrated that the cleaners emit nearly the same amount of noise during cleaning. This said, the E5 has 65 dB and the 690 has 66 dB. This is about the same noise level as a background music has.
Testing iRobot Roomba 690 vs E5 for cleaning ability, I've found that the models use different cleaning methods. The Roomba 690 is outfitted with dual rotating bristle brush rollers that, unfortunately, do a poor job in penetrating into carpet's pile, failing to provide a deep cleaning. The Roomba E5, on the other hand, uses dual rotating rubber bars instead of traditional brushes. They are able to deeply penetrate into the fibers, extracting more dirt.
The iRobot Roomba 690 is better robot vacuum in this comparison. Check iRobot Roomba 690 price