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Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t vs. m6

A robot mop is designed to autonomously clean surfaces like hardwood, tile, and other hard surfaces with dry cloths and wet mopping pads.

Today we compare three of the most popular models with our deep-dive Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t vs. m6 comparison. Let’s go!

Braava Jet 240
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 7 x 3.3″
  • Water Tank: 0.15 L
  • Dusting Coverage: 200 sq. ft.
  • Mopping Coverage: 150 sq. ft.
  • Run time: ~180 mins.
Braava 380t
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1″
  • Water Tank: 0.12 L
  • Dusting Coverage: 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Mopping Coverage: 350 sq. ft.
  • Run time: ~150 mins.
Braava Jet m6
  • Dimensions: 10 x 10.6 x 3.5″
  • Water Tank: 0.48 L
  • Dusting Coverage: Multiple Rooms
  • Mopping Coverage: Multiple Rooms
  • Run time: Recharge & Resume

Braava Mop Comparison Chart

All 3 Braava robot mops have pros and cons that may make them better or worse depending on your home, needs, desires, and budget. Below, we have a quick comparison of the most prominent features, specs, and performance criteria.

 Braava m6Braava 380tBraava Jet 240
Braava 380t mopBraava 380t mopBraava Jet 240
Dimensions10 x 10.6 x 3.5"9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1"6.7 x 7 x 3.3"
Weight4.85 lbs.4 lbs.2.7 lbs.
Water Tank Capacity0.48 L0.12 L0.15 L
Sweeping CoverageMultiple rooms & large spaces1,000 sq ft.200 sq ft.
Mopping CoverageMultiple rooms & large spaces350 sq ft.150 sq ft.
Run TimeRecharge & Resume~150 minutes~180 minutes
NavigationiAdapt 3.0 with vSLAMiAdapt 2.0 with 'North Star' Navigation CubeiAdapt 2.0
Cleaning Modes2 (Sweep, Mop)2 (Sweep, Mop)3 (Sweep, Damp Mop, Wet Mop)
Mode Selection Automatically select mode based on cleaning padManually select modeAutomatically select mode based on cleaning pad
Remote ControlYes, with iRobot appNoneNone
Score96%95%91%
ReviewRead ReviewRead ReviewRead Review
Price Check Price Check PriceCheck Price

Do you prefer to watch rather than read? We’ve got our Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t vs. m6 video comparison below:

Best for Large Floor Plans

WINNER: Braava m6

The Braava m6 has Recharge & Resume, meaning it can run a full cycle, charge up, and continue cleaning where it left off.

Braava Jet m6 robot mop

It is the only iRobot mop with iAdapt 3.0 navigation (currently) which allows it to more accurately navigate sensitive areas or large floor plans. In addition, the m6 has a water tank capacity over 4X the capacity of the Braava 380t or the Braava Jet 240 which means more mopping time.

DID YOU KNOW? The Braava m6 is the only iRobot mop that has Imprint Link technology, which pairs up with the Roomba i7 or Roomba S9 and will automatically mop your floors after the vacuum cycle is complete?

Best Value

WINNER: Braava 380t

For the best balance between price and performance, look to the Braava 380t. Pice-wise, it falls in the middle between the m6 and the Braava Jet 240.

iRobot Braava 380t mop
Braava 380 mopping robot

But it can mop over twice the area of the 240 model. (350 square feet on the 380t vs. 150 square feet on the 240).

It has 2 simple manual cleaning modes, sweeping or mopping and it did a great job at both during our cleaning performance tests—an average of 95% overall.

Best Budget

WINNER: Braava Jet 240

The Braava Jet 240 mop is the most budget-friendly option of this trio. It is compact in size, weighing almost half that of the Braava m6 and can sweep up to 200 sf at a time or mop up to 150 square feet.

Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t size
Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t size

Despite its smaller size, it still has a run time of up to 180 minutes and had a good cleaning performance during our cleaning tests.

What’s Different?

Ok, so you’ve got the high-level summary of the major points. Now let’s dive into the details of what makes each of these mops different from each other.

We’re going to highlight:

  1. Design
  2. Size & Dimensions
  3. Modes
  4. Performance
  5. Setup & Usability
  6. Summary

Design

The overall design of each of these mops is fairly similar. They all have a square body style with a small sprayer on the front of the mop.

Front of the Braava Jet m6
Front of the Braava Jet m6

How does it work?

The robot mop sprays a short distance in front of the mop and then cleans in a three-pass technique of moving forward and backwards 3 times to clean and dry the damp area.

As one area is clean, it will spray a new area and use the same three-pass technique to clean until it works its way around the whole space.

What does it do when it’s done cleaning?

This varies a bit by each model.

At the end of a cleaning cycle, all of these mopping robots will stop and emit an audible alert to let you know the cleaning cycle is finished.

At that point, your next steps depend on which model you have.

  • Braava Jet 240: uninstall the battery and charge it; there is no docking station
  • Braava 380t: manually pick up the mop and place it vertically on the docking station
  • Braava m6: can drive itself back to the charger, charge up, and keep on cleaning; no manual intervention needed
iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot - docked at charging station
iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot – docked at charging station

Is it a “smart mop”?

Smart home integration is hugely growing in popularity as more and more technology links together to create an autonomous system.

Are any of these mopping robots equipped to integrate fully?

The answer is yes, but it is only the Braava m6.

The Braava 380t and Braava Jet 240 are manual mopping robots meaning that you need to manually intervene between mopping cycles. In addition to manual charging, the 380t also requires you to change modes manually as well.

(The Braava Jet 240 can change modes automatically based on the cleaning pad installed.)

The Braava m6 is the smartest mopping robot in this comparison (arguably the smartest on the market) and has the most impressive list of smart features including:

  1. Auto Charge: automatically return to the charging dock
  2. Auto Modes: automatically select mode based on the cleaning pad installed
  3. Wireless control: control the mop remotely using your smartphone (when connected to local wifi)
  4. Imprint linking: Wirelessly communicate with a robot vacuum and mop after the vacuum is done (only currently compatible with Roomba i7 or S9 models.)
iRobot Roomba Braava Imprint Link
Using the Imprint Link feature within the iRobot app

Size & Dimensions

Braava m6

  • Size: 10 x 10.6 x 3.5″
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs.
  • Water tank: 480 mL

Braava 380t

  • Size: 9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1″
  • Weight: 4.0 lbs.
  • Water tank: 120 mL

Braava Jet 240

  • Size: 6.7 x 7 x 3.3″
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs.
  • Water tank: 150 mL

Overall, the Braava m6 is the largest mopping robot in this comparison and has the largest water tank capacity, but that also makes it the heaviest.

Braava 240 Jet vs. Braava 380t
Braava 380t (left) vs. Braava 240 Jet (right)

The Braava Jet 240 is compact, lightweight, and even has a carrying handle designed into the top of the mop for usability.

What comes in the box?

Each mop includes the same basic set of items:

  • Mopping robot
  • Dry sweeping pads (varies by model)
  • Damp/wet mopping pad (varies by model)
  • Charging device (removable battery or docking station with power cable; varies by model)

Braava m6 Parts & Accessories

iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot with accessories
iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot with accessories

In addition to the above items, the Braava m6 also comes with a small bottle of cleaning liquid and a pair of machine-washable mopping / sweeping pads.

Braava 380t Parts & Accessories

iRobot Braava 380t mop
iRobot Braava 380t mopping robot with accessories

The Braava 380t comes with the above items and adds in a Navigation Cube— aka NorthStar.

This cube works as a central beacon that communicates with the mop as it cleans and helps the mop to understand where it is in the space, at all times.

Both the 380t and 240 Jet cannot make a digital map of your home, but the Braava m6 can.

You simply place it in a spot that is centrally located in the space you want to mop and the 380t will navigate around the area by continuously communicating with the navigation cube.

Braava 380t Northstar navigation cube
Braava 380t Northstar navigation cube

Braava Jet 240 Parts & Accessories

Braava Jet 240 robot mop accessories and parts

The Braava Jet 240 has the most basic set of parts and accessories, including 3 disposable cleaning pads and a battery pack with a charging base.

As a reminder, the battery must be installed from the mop in order to charge the unit.

The Modes

Braava m6
(auto select)

  1. Sweep
  2. Mop

Braava 380t
(manual select)

  1. Sweep
  2. Mop

Braava Jet 240
(manual select)

  1. Sweep
  2. Damp Mop
  3. Wet Mop

With all three of these mops, there are different cleaning pads depending on which mode you want. The Braava m6 and Braava Jet 240 both automatically select the mode based on which cleaning pad is installed.

Braava m6 Cleaning Pads

Dry Dusting Pad

Braava Jet m6 washable dusting mop pad
Braava Jet m6 washable dusting mop pad

Wet Mopping Pad

Braava Jet m6 washable mopping pad
Braava Jet m6 washable mopping pad

The Braava m6 cleaning pads are machinewashable and are much thicker than the pads included with the 380t or the Braava Jet 240.

It also comes with a set of disposable mopping and dry sweeping pads.

Braava Jet dry cleaning pads
Braava Jet dry cleaning pads
Braava Jet mopping cleaning pads
Braava Jet mopping cleaning pads

Braava 380t Cleaning Pads

Dry Dusting Pad

Dry cleaning cloth included with the Braava 380t

Wet Mopping Pad

Wet cleaning cloth included with the Braava 380t

The cleaning pads for the 380t are also machine-washable and feel like microfiber. They are thin, but they do a good job of gently cleaning most hard surface flooring.

Braava Jet 240 Cleaning Pads

Dry Dusting Pad

Dry cleaning pad included with the Braava Jet 240
Braava Jet 240 – Dry Cleaning Pad

Damp Mopping Pad

Damp cleaning pad included with the Braava Jet 240
Braava Jet 240 – Damp Cleaning Pad

Wet Mopping Pad

Wet cleaning pad included with the Braava Jet 240
Braava Jet 240 – Wet Cleaning Pad

The cleaning pads with the Braava Jet 240 are disposable, and there are three different pads you can buy, dependent on what kind of cleaning you want to do.

You can also buy washable cleaning pads if you prefer.

Performance

To assess the performance of each mopping robot, we performed a series of mopping tests against 4 different types of messes— mud, honey, soda, and dry debris (sweeping).

Throughout our mopping tests, we try to give real-life examples and be as consistent and fair as possible. The mopping test procedure goes as follows:

  1. Measure out a small volume of liquid (soda or food-colored water) and spread across the back of the testing lane.
  2. Squirt honey in the middle of the testing lane, covering a majority of the width of the lane.
  3. Create a muddy substance from dirt and water then spread the mud with a shoe.
  4. Make a pass across the testing lane and compare the amount of each debris type mopped up on pass one to the untouched debris.
  5. Complete pass number two across the lane and analyze the amount of each debris type mopped up.
  6. Make a third pass, if necessary.

Braava m6

Overall, the Braava m6 basically cleaning all spill types we tested (food-colored water, honey, and mud), only leaving a little bit of the mud on the testing lane.

Our testing lane before the Braava Jet m6 cleaned
Our testing lane before the Braava Jet m6 cleaned
Braava Jet m6 after cleaning
Braava Jet m6 after cleaning

In addition to the washable dusting and mopping pads provided with the m6, this model also comes with a couple of disposable single-use mopping and dusting pads.

We ran a cycle to try out this mopping pad and the performance was excellent. The newly designed ridges really enhanced performance and captured the debris more effectively.

Braava Jet m6 before and after cleaning
Single-use mopping pad after 30 minutes of damp mopping

Click here to read the full review of the Braava m6.

Braava 380t

The Braava 380t mop also did a pretty great job of cleaning the testing lane. It left a bit of the soda in the back corner and a few streaks of mud and honey, but overall, the performance was good.

iRobot Braava 380t cleaning performance
Our testing lane after the cleaning cycle finished. All of the mud and honey is removed, with some of the soda remaining.

Here’s a look at what the dry sweep pad looked like after 30 minutes of sweeping.

iRobot Braava 380t dry cleaning
Braava after 30 minutes of dry cleaning on a larger wood floor area.

It captured a decent amount of debris, although larger hairs and dirt did tend to get caught at the front of the pad.

Click here to read the full review of the Braava 380t.

Braava Jet 240

Overall, the Braava Jet 240 did well with the mud during our mopping tets and slightly less impressive for our honey test. The soda test was essentially a failure as the amount of soda tested was just too much for this compact mop.

Before and after shots of the Braava Jet 240 mopping up honey and mud
Before and after shots of the Braava Jet 240 mopping up honey and mud

Here’s a quick look at what the soda test looked like when we ran it during the first test (shown below). Since the results were a bit inconsistent, we ran a second test without the soda (as shown above.)

Mopping test #1 - Braava Jet 240 results after 1 large pass across the testing lane
Mopping test #1 – Braava Jet 240 results after 1 large pass across the testing lane

With soda removed, the 240 performed better at cleaning the mud and honey.

The dry sweep test showed that the 240 did a decent job of sweeping the space, but not matching the performance of the 380t or m6 sweeping pads.

The Braava Jet 240m dry cleaning pad before and after being used
The Braava Jet 240m dry cleaning pad before and after being used

Click here to read the full review of the Braava Jet 240.

Setup & Usability

Each of the models below have their own advantages based on what you’re looking for:

Braava m6

Smart

Braava 380t

Manual

Braava Jet 240

Easy

Braava m6: Smart + Convenient

If you’re looking for the smartest mop, it’s got to be the Braava m6. This robot mop has:

  • Scheduled mopping cycles
  • Digital mapping
  • Keep-out zones
  • Imprint link (to pair with a robot vacuum)
  • Auto modes; detected by cleaning pad installed
  • Disposable or machine-washable cleaning pads
Under the hood of the m6

Once you know how the controls work, it’s easy to start cleaning:

  1. Insert a cleaning pad.
  2. Fill up the water reservoir (if needed).
  3. Press clean (on the mop or the app)

If you keep a clean mopping pad and filled reservoir you can start the m6 on a schedule or remotely at convenient times.

Braava 380t: Manual + Effective

For a manul mop that still has high capacity and good performance, the Braava 380t is a solid choice.

The 380t has:

  • Long run time (up to 210 mins sweeping and 150 minutes mopping)
  • Manual modes; the user must select based on which cleaning pad is installed
  • Washable mopping pads; also compatible with third-party pads to save money
How the iRobot Braava 380t cleans

In terms of usability, the 380t mop works similarly to the m6.

  1. Insert a cleaning pad.
  2. Fill up the water reservoir (if needed).
  3. Press clean on the mop

When it’s done cleaning, it will stop and you can replace it onto the charger for the next cleaning cycle.

Braava Jet 240: Easy to Use

For the easiest mop, check out the Braava Jet 240.

The Braava Jet 240 has:

  • Auto modes; based on which cleaning pad is installed
  • Remove the battery to charge
  • No “smart” integration
  • Disposable cleaning pads

While it lacks the convenience of washable mopping pads (like the Braava 380t) or being able to charge on its own (hello, Braava m6), the Braava Jet 240 is incredibly simple, easy to use, and affordable.

Should you buy Braava Jet 240, 380t, or m6?

So we’ve hit the highlights of all three of these mops—Braava m6 vs. Braava 380t vs. Braava Jet 240… still not sure which mop is right for you?

I would reocmmend the Braava m6 if you want a mop that:

  • pairs to a robot vacuum (Roomba i7 or S9) for smarter cleans
  • automatically returns to the charger
  • offers scheduled cleaning cycles
  • has app-based control

I would recommend the Braava 380t if you want a mop that:

  • doesn’t require disposable mopping pads
  • has a good balance of price and performance
  • navigates better than the Braava Jet 240, but without wifi
  • has good area coverage

I would recommend the Braava Jet 240 if you want a mop that:

  • is the most affordable (of the three models listed)
  • has auto-detect cleaning modes based on cleaning pad installed
  • is compact, lightweight, and comes with a carrying handle
  • uses disposable cleaning pads so you don’t have to wash them

Have questions?

Still not sure which mop is best for you? Drop us a comment down below and we’ll be happy to help you pick the best mop for your needs and your space.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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