The Roomba e5 is an entry-level robot vacuum that is designed to clean bare floors and carpets of all types and pile heights. This model features a seamless performance without remarkable smart options.
The 7.2-pound iRobot Roomba e5 has a diameter of 13.4 inches, and a height of 3.7 inches. So, the item can hardly be called a low-profile vacuum. The buyers should consider their furniture sizes before taking this model. The dust container’s capacity is 0.5L that is quite common even with the high-end Roomba’s model. However, it’s not enough to clean the entire house without stopping the robot and emptying the dustbin.
The Roomba e5 has 90 minutes of runtime. It removes fine and large debris from hardwood floors and thick carpets. I’ve even managed to get rid of the finest debris on a high-pile carpet. The Dirt Detect option helps the robot reveal the dirtiest zones and make several passes until they become clean. The unit overcomes thresholds and moves from a bare floor to a carpet hassle-free thanks to the self-adjustable wheels. Besides, it changes suction power automatically, depending on the surface it’s going to clean.
The vacuum moves randomly since it lacks smart mapping. The cliff sensors don’t allow it to fall down from the stairs. Consider keeping the bumper clean. Otherwise, the robot will crash into furniture and other objects. Those who want to prevent the robot from entering specific areas can integrate the dual-mode virtual walls with this model.
The Roomba e5 5150 robotic vacuum is easy to set up. It’s necessary to plug in the base, put the Roomba on it, give it some time to charge, and push the Clean button. This model boasts the opportunity of remote control via a smartphone/tablet. It’s possible to start cleaning, schedule sessions, check the cleaning history, choose the mode, and find the robot if it gets lost in the house. The robot also supports Google Assistant and Alexa to follow voice commands.
In my iRobot Roomba e5 review, I’d like to note attractive and, at the same time, well-thought design. It is made of ABS plastic with a black matte finish and glossy accents on the vacuum's top. The dustbin seems to be durable since it is partially made of hard plastic.
There is a handle and three buttons on the top to initiate the cleaning session, send the vacuum back to the base, and activate the Spot cleaning mode. The bottom of this unit features navigation sensors, a side brush, and two rubber rollers that rotate close together to suck the dirt without tangling. The side brush is a bit challenging to take away since the process needs a screwdriver.
The dust container is on the side. It’s easy to remove and open via a push of a button. One can also rinse it with tap water. However, don’t forget to remove the filter since it’s not washable.
The unit comes with a couple of extras, namely a docking station and a virtual wall.
Summing up the Roomba e5 review, I should note the unit’s great power and fail-free operation, regardless of the surface it cleans. The app control and scheduling are great features for those who are often out. If someone needs a smart mapping for fast cleaning and a bigger dustbin for handling large areas without interruption, it’s better to choose another model. This one wins by a thorough cleaning of hard floors and soft coverings, no matter how dirty they are.