tompoland Especially after the Christmas that my wife gave me a robot vacuum cleaner 🤔
That’s one of those things I’ve thought about, on and off. My logic has been :-
- brilliant idea in theory. Automate a chore I really dislike.
- if it does the job properly.
- but they probably don’t.
- Or …. is it one more impulse-buy-and-wish-you-hadn’t gadget?
I’m all for gadgets that will get regular use. Examples : good blender, good food processor, good mixer (you might notice the common chore-avoidance theme in these products). If it saves me a lot of time, or a lot of effort, it’s worth doing.
And I’m definitely up for doing it once and doing it right, If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly. Assuming you can afford it, of course, and not everybody can justify expensive products. But unfortunately, you often get what you pay for. For example, having gone through a few cheap blenders over the years, I am now 100% converted to te Vitamix/Blendtec (and maybe Ninja, but never tried those) ethos of using blunt blades and a heavy duty motor, rather than sharp blades that get a bit blunter every time you use it.
So I use our Vitamix for everything from pesto to peanut butter (the latter being just peanuts, plus a little non-sodium salt), to hot soups and sauses, to ice smoothies, and so on. Compared to “sharp” blenders, they’re expensive but worth it.
So if I went for a robot vacuum cleaner, it would need to be one that did the job thoroughly, and really well, and lasted a long time. If I could convince myself I’d get that, I’d indulge and save the chore time. I just can’t convince myself I would get that. And the … inferences … of your comment rather reinforce that lack of convinceing. 😉