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Braava Jet M6 vs 240: clean up with Cyber Monday savings on these robot mops

Irobot Braava Jet M6 Cleaning
Irobot Braava Jet M6 Cleaning (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

With Black Friday behind us, it's time to look ahead to Cyber Monday smart home deals like this amazing pair of robot mops from iRobot, makers of the famous Roomba line of robot vacuums. Braava mops work exactly as you would expect, but both of these mops serve a very different purpose. What's better than a clean floor? A clean floor and a great deal, that's what!

If you live in a home with lots of hard floors like wood or tile, the Braava Jet m6 is the best robot mop you'll find. That's because the camera on top and the powerful processor inside can create a map of your home while it mops. That map can be later used to have the robot mop individual rooms or even very specific areas like under the dining room table. That's a feature unique to the Braava Jet m6, and it can be paired to your existing Roomba i7 or s9 vacuum with the Imprint Mapping feature.

With Imprint Mapping, you can specify which rooms you want your Roomba to vacuum first, followed by which rooms you want your Braava to mop. It's an incredible pair that'll keep your house as spotless as possible, and thanks to the intelligent navigation via iRobot's SLAM algorithm, you can rest assured that no matter where you place your vacuum or mop in your home, it'll be able to figure out where it is and return to the charging station when the job is done.

Irobot Braava Jet M6 App

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One of my personal favorite things about the Braava Jet m6 is the huge, removable water tank located under the silver circular door right on top. This tank holds a ton of water that can be used to clean your entire house in one fell swoop, and can even be filled with cleaning solution (opens in new tab) to sanitize your floors during the mopping job.

Better yet, pick up some washable, reusable pads (opens in new tab), so you don't have to buy those disposable pads (opens in new tab) quite as often. Both reusable and disposable pads are available in two different types: dry sweep and wet mop pads. The Braava Jet m6 knows which pad is which and will automatically change the cleaning mode based on which pad is attached.

Irobot Braava Jet M6 Reusable Mopping Pad

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But don't completely count out the Braava Jet 240, as it really is fantastic for smaller homes or apartments where you might only have one or two rooms with hard floors. Its tiny footprint and portable nature make it easy to pick up and place in the room that needs cleaning, and the rechargeable battery on the back makes it easy to swap out to clean additional rooms. Be sure to pick up an extra rechargeable battery pack (opens in new tab) if you've got more than one room to clean at a time!

iRobot has even reformulated its cleaning solution (opens in new tab) to work on the Braava Jet 240, which means you can have your floors sanitized even if you're using the reusable, washable pads (opens in new tab). If you'd rather use disposable pads (opens in new tab) for rooms like the bathroom, they're at least pretty cheap and include cleaning solution right in the pad.

Nicholas Sutrich
Nicholas Sutrich
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu