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The good news if you’re wondering if a Roomba can pick up sand is that no matter which model you have, it will have no trouble getting rid of sand on your carpets and hard floors.
Whether it’s a day at the beach, or even if you live at the beach, every Roomba currently available will have no issues with sand on the floor. They’re not necessarily the most potent devices by current standards – the highly regarded iRobot Roomba 671 clocks in at just 600 Pa of suction but still gets the job done. Towards the higher end, the Roomba 981 puts out 1,700 Pa of suction, although that again falls short of the latest Eufy models like the Eufy RoboVac 15C Max and its 2,000 Pa.
Even with those numbers, sand won’t present any issues. Roombas are great at picking up smaller particles, whether that’s sand or sugar.
What I would suggest is ensuring that you – or, more precisely – your robot, clean regularly. Once you start walking over sand, especially in carpets, it is pushed deeper into the fibres. If you struggle to remember to carry out a regular clean, you can always use the scheduling function in the iRobot app.
Which Roomba is Best for Sand?
As outlined above, there really is nothing to worry about, no matter which iRobot Roomba device you choose to tackle sand. At the time of writing, both the Roomba 671 and Roomba 981 remain on our list of the most highly-recommended robot vacuums. While not the most powerful devices out there currently, they still get the job done and with plenty of success. What they lack in pure power, they more than make up for with extra technical ability and spot cleaning.
If you’re in the market for a new robot vacuum, we cover all brands in our best robot vacuums guide, presenting a selection of models that are fantastic no matter what you seek from your little robotic helper.
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