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Braava Jet m6 Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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Best Mopping Robot Ever?


Braava m6 Robot Mop

The Braava m6 robot mop is the only current robot mop from iRobot with wifi-integration, Imprint Link technology, zoned mapping, and Recharge & Resume features. It performed great in our cleaning tests and offers the best cleaning we’ve tested to date. It’s incredibly well built, easy to use, navigates well, and is a great dusting and mopping robot. Easily our favorite robot mop currently.Check Price


  • Dry sweeping pads or wet mopping pads automatically change cleaning cycle when installed
  • Can clean large areas and use zoning technology to adapt to difficult layouts
  • Pairs with the Roomba i7 or Roomba S9 for vacuum / mopping duo
  • The best cleaning performance in a robot mop we’ve seen to date


See how Braava m6 compares to the other iRobot Braava robots. Click here. (jumps down the page).

Want to watch instead of read? See our Braava Jet m6 video review right here:

Braava m6 Design

The design of the Braava m6 robot mop is basically a more advanced version of the Braava 380t.

Braava Jet M6 mop

RELATED – Looking for a budget friendly mopping robot by iRobot? Check out our full review of the Braava Jet 240 mopping robot, which is a nice option for under for less than half the price.

Braava Jet m6 under side cleaning pad

What does it look like?

The Braava m6 has an all white body with silver and gray accents. With simple on-board controls or more advanced controls available when using the controls available on your smartphone.

Braava Jet m6 robot mop

How does it work?

The Braava m6 cleans using a physical mopping pad or a spray jet that wets the floor directly in front of the mop.

Front of the Braava Jet m6

Build Quality

Over the last several years we’ve tested almost everything iRobot has to offer, in addition to dozens of other robot vacuums on the market. In our view, iRobot products feel like they are a notable level better than many others on the market in terms of build quality.

Braava Jet m6

That said, the overall build quality on the Braava m6 feels like a step up even from what we normally expect from iRobot (something we noticed on the new Roomba S9+ also). The m6 looks and feels incredibly solid. The matte finish with black / silver accents looks excellent.

All of the parts, accessories, docking station, and even the mopping pads (both resuable and washable) feel well made and built to last.

1. Imprint Mapping

The Braava m6 uses Imprint Technology to effectively navigate the area and determine where cleaning needs to happen. When paired with the app, you can assign different names to zoned spaces for a more accurate display of cleaning.

iRobot Roomba app smart mapping

Zoned cleaning even allows for the Braava m6 to be paired with a voice-control device, like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

This makes it easy to activate the m6 with simple commands, like… “Braava, clean the kitchen.”

2. Imprint Link

Imprint Link is a secondary part of the Imprint Technology that allows the Braava m6 to communicate with the Roomba i7, i7+, S9, or S9+ robot vacuum.

iRobot Roomba Braava Imprint Link
Using the Imprint Link feature within the iRobot app

Using the combination of these smart robot vacuums and the m6 mop, these two different styled devices work in tandem to vacuum, dry sweep, and wet mop all of the floors in your space.

Under the hood of the m6

When the vacuuming is done, the i7 or S9 will communicate back to the Braava m6 and let it know that it’s time to clean.

3. The Mopping Pads

The Braava m6 uses different mopping pads designed for different messes:

  • Wet mopping pads
  • Dry mopping pads
Braava Jet m6 washable mopping pad
Braava Jet m6 washable mopping pad
Braava Jet m6 washable dusting mop pad
Braava Jet m6 washable dusting mop pad

Depending on the pad that is installed, the Braava jet will automatically adjust its cleaning mode to fit the appropriate pad.

4. Recharge and Resume

The Braava m6 doesn’t list a difinitive run time, as it can vary based on what cleaning pad you have installed. That being said, it does have the ability to Recharge & Resume.

The technology allows the mop to clean until the battery is low, return to the charger to juice up, and then continue cleaning after a charging cycle. It will automatically return to the last place it mopped.

This effectively allows the m6 to run for as long (or as little) as it needs in order to finish cleaning your home.

Braava m6 vs. 380t vs. 240

Before we dive more into the weeds, let’s talk a quick look at how the Braava m6 compares to the 2 other iRobot mops. It’s Braava m6 vs. Braava 380t vs. Braava Jet 240.

Braava m6
  • Dimensions: 10 x 10.6 x 3.5″
  • Water Tank: 480ml
  • Dusting Coverage: Multiple Rooms
  • Mopping Coverage: Multiple Rooms
  • Run time: Recharge & Resume
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 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.

Below we have more detailed spec comparisons between the Braava m6 vs. 380t vs. 240.

 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
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Size & Dimensions

Concerning size, the Braava jet m6 is the largest mopping robot to be manufactured by iRobot to date.

Braava Jet m6 size

The full dimensions are:

  • Width: 10″
  • Depth: 10.6″
  • Height: 3.5″ tall
  • Weight: 4.85 pounds

Below are the dimensions of the Braava Jet m6’s docking station:

  • Width: 11.5″
  • Depth: 12.5″
  • Height: 4″ tall
Braava jet m6 docking station size

For comparison, here are full specs on the other mopping robots in the Braava family.

Braava m6

iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot review
10 x 10.6 x 3.5″
4.85 lbs.

Braava 380t

Braava 380t mop
9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1″
8.82 lbs.

Braava Jet 240

Braava Jet 240
6.7 x 7 x 3.3″
3 lbs.

Accessories & Parts

Included with the mop itself are a few basic accessories.

The Braava jet m6 comes with:

  • Braava m6 mopping robot
  • Dry sweeping pads (qty: 2)
  • Wet mopping pads (qty: 2)
  • Mopping cleaning liquid
  • Charging base
  • Power cord
iRobot Braava m6 mopping robot with accessories

Mopping Pads

The Braava m6 comes with 2 designated cleaning pads, one type for dry sweeping and one type for wet mopping. Once the pad is installed, the mop will automatically adjust cleaning cycles based on which pad is installed.

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

Cleaning Liquid

While you can technically use whatever liquid cleaning agent you prefer (or water), iRobot does equip the m6 with a small bottle of cleaning agent to get you started.

Braava Jet m6 cleaning solution

Here’s a homemade hardwood floor cleaner recipe.

Charging Base

This mopping robot will automatically return to the charging station when any given cleaning cycle is complete. It may also return in the middle of a cleaning cycle if the battery gets too low to continue cleaning.

Braava Jet m6 power cord

In this case, the m6 may charge up and then return to the last spot it cleaned once the battery has been sufficiently charged (Recharge & Resume).

Back of the Braava Jet m6 charging base
Back of the Braava Jet m6 charging base

The charging station also includes a handy cord wrap on the backside. This is a really nice touch and helps keep the cord organized, while improving the aesthetic of where you place the m6 in your home.

Cleaning Tests

The Braava Jet m6 performed great in our cleaning tests.

To put the m6 to the test we prepared our tile testing lane with the following messes to clean up:

  • Water – dyed green for visibility
  • Mud – a potting soil mixed with a little bit of water so it spread more easily
  • Honey – a few lines of normal honey
Our testing lane before the Braava Jet m6 cleaned
Our testing lane before the Braava Jet m6 cleaned

We loaded the Braava m6 with a single use wet mopping cleaning pad, filled the tank with water, and slightly damped the cleaning pad before starting.

Braava Jet m6 cleaning tile

After that, we simply let it drive around and do its best to clean.

The results?

Braava Jet m6 after cleaning
Braava Jet m6 after cleaning

Overall, very strong results, especially for a robot vacuum.

  • Water – The water was 100% removed and soaked into the pad.
  • Mud – The vast majority was removed. Some of the larger chunks remained on the lane, but most were pulled into the mopping cloth.
  • Honey – All of the visible honey was removed. There were a couple of spots that still had a little stickiness left behind, but these were minor, in our opinion.

Here is what our cleaning pad looked like after the cleaning compared to an un-used cleaning pad.

Braava Jet m6 before and after cleaning

This is easily the best performance we’ve seen from a robot mop on our mopping tests. In truth, these tests are probably more difficult than any normal cleaning conditions.

Braava Jet m6 spraying water

So while there were some struggles we still think the cleaning performance was excellent.

Hardwood Floor Tests

In addition to our lane tests, we also tested the dry mopping performance in our studio. Our photography studio has engineered hardwood floors, so we used the washable dry mop.

Here’s what it looks like after a couple of passes:

Braava Jet m6 after dusting hardwood floors
Braava Jet m6 after dusting hardwood floors

Visibly, it’s more difficult to tell just looking at the dry dusting pad. However, where we really noticed it was just walking around our studio.

The floor feels notably cleaner without the fine layer of dust (a common problem considering the number of vacuum cleaners we test). We’ll likely keep the dry duster attached to the m6 and allow it to dust on a daily basis.

Setup & Usability

Like its Braava mopping predecessors, the Braava m6 is incredibly easy to set up and use.

Braava Jet m6 buttons
Braava Jet m6 buttons

There are cleaning buttons directly on the mop itself or you can access advanced features via smartphone app.

From the mop, you can:

  • Start a cleaning cycle.
  • Send back to the charger.
  • Spot clean a small area.
iRobot Roomba smartphone app
iRobot smartphone app

Using the app, you can:

  • View the cleaning performance.
  • See a digital map of your space.
  • Establish zones.
iRobot zone cleaning & keep out zones
iRobot zone cleaning & keep out zones

How to use the Braava m6?

Once you know how the controls work, getting started is as easy as:

  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.

Maintaining the Braava m6

Keeping the Braava m6 in working order is also pretty easy (as you might have imagined).

The m6 includes disposable cleaning pads, but you will almost certainly want to add washable cleaning pads (link for dry and wet mopping combo pack).

Braava Jet m6 water tank
There is a small cap on the back of the water tank

As for the water reservoir, just make sure that it is full before starting a cleaning cycle. If the Braava detects that it has run out of water during a wet mopping cycle, it may return back to the charging dock prematurely.

Is the Braava m6 worth it?

The overall value of the Braava m6 basically boils down to features. If you’re looking for a less expensive robot mop, the Braava 280t and the Braava Jet 240 certainly provide less expensive alternatives.

Braava Jet m6

But if the advanced features of the m6 have caught your eye, it might make sense to bite the bullet and go for the m6.

Here’s exactly what you’re getting as “new features” on the Braava m6:

  • Jet Sprayer – provides a direct stream of mopping liquid (only available on the Braava m6 or Braava Jet 240 – not available on the Braava 380t)
  • Imprint Mapping & Zoned Cleaning – makes it easier to navigate larger spaces or complicated layouts (only available on the Braava m6)
  • Imprint Link – allows the m6 to pair up with the i7 or S9 robot vacuum series (only available on the Braava m6)
  • Recharge & Resume – sends the m6 back to the charger when the battery gets low in the middle of a cleaning, allowing it to juice up and then get back to cleaning when the battery is sufficient (only available on the Braava m6)
  • Wifi-Connectivity – makes it easy to partner the m6 with your smartphone for more advanced controls (only available on the Braava m6)

In my view, these features make the Braava m6 worth it. It’s a high performance robot mop and it’s priced accordingly. If you want the best iRobot has to offer the m6 is it.

Braava m6 Specifications

ModelBraava m6
Weight4.85 lbs.
Floor TypeAll hard surfaces (indoor)
Water Reservoir480 ml
Zones CleaningYes
Imprint LinkYes (compatible with Roomba i7 and S9 series only)
ReturnsVaries by retailer
Warranty1-Year limited
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Who Should Buy the Braava m6?

Wondering if the Braava m6 mopping vacuum is right for you?

Overall, the m6 is an excellent robot mop and really excels at navigating large floor plans, integrating with smart technology, and cleaning performance.

We would recommend the Braava Jet m6 to users who:

  • Want top tier cleaning performance: The m6 performed great in our cleaning tests. It’s easily the best cleaning performance from a robot mop we’ve seen to date.
  • Want excellent navigation: The advanced sensors as well as Imprint Technology make it easier for the m6 to navigate around large or complex spaces. Zoned cleaning and keep out zones puts more power in your hand and takes the guesswork out of what and where your m6 is cleaning.
  • Want wifi-connectivity: The Braava m6 is currently the only exclusive robot mop by iRobot that comes with wifi connectivity. This makes it easy to control it from your smartphone or even voice control (when paired with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device).
  • Want a partner for the i7 or S9: If you’re looking for the perfect partner for your robot mop, the m6 could be “the one” as it easily communicates directly with the Roomba i7 or S9 robot vacuums for a truly collaborative home cleaning experience.

For more information or the buy the Braava m6, check it out here.


  • June 9, 2020 – Corrected m6 water reservoir capacity based on our updated tests.
  • October 3, 2019 – Added the correct water reservoir capacity.
  • October 1, 2019 – Updated our review with new testing data, photographs, improved formatting, corrected errors, and added more information based on our tests. Design, performance, quality, and usability scores improved, resulting in a total score improvement from 96% to 99%.
  • June 5, 2019 – Initial version of the page was published.
Arguably the Best Robot Mop Ever Built
  • Design - 100%
  • Performance - 98%
  • Quality - 100%
  • Usability - 100%
  • Value - 95%


The Braava m6 robot mop is the newest mop to launch from iRobot. It has wifi-integration for smartphone control or voice control, as well as the ability to link up with other robot vacuums (including the Roomba i7 or S9 series). Recharge and Resume helps to make sure that the area is clean before ending a cleaning cycle, while zones cleaning keeps you in the loop about where the m6 has or has not cleaned. If you’re looking for an ultra-smart robot mop, the m6 is arguably the best robot mop every built.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, 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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75 Comments on “Braava Jet m6 Review”

    • Narwal is the better choice, albeit the more expensive choice also. But if budget is not concern go Narwal.

    • Hi Jacob,

      We probably won’t do a full deep dive comparison.

      But I will say, in general their performance is similar. Where the S7 pulls ahead is its navigation and mapping abilities. The m6 isn’t a bad navigator, but the S7 has a more developed app and improved performance via LIDAR.

      If you have a large home I think those navigational improvements will make a bigger impact for you.

      In terms of cleaning performance they are about the same.

  1. does the m6 require as much vacant space around it like the 9+?
    I have limited floor space here so I was hoping I wouldn’t have to designated as much space to it

    • Yes, it needs a couple of feet on each side.

      That’s a pretty standard requirement of most robot vacuums and mops, unfortunately.

  2. Just had Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring installed. Was told to be careful about cleaning solutions. Is the Braava m6 cleaning solution safe on LVP?

    • I would think it would be fine. However, it’s always best to ask your flooring manufacturer directly.

      I would recommend you reach out to your flooring manufacturer.

  3. The moment angered me at the M6 was the constant “fill the tank”.
    After about a hundred attempts (50/50 negative and possitive) to make it stop asking to “fill the tank”, I discovered a simple trick – after filling the tank, just pull the M6 out of the charger and then sit back, this will lead to an erase an error and make M6 ready to clean….)

    • Hrm…that’s interesting. We’ve not encountered that problem, but that does indeed sound very annoying. Glad you found a work around.

  4. Hey, bought roomba 9s+and brava m6. Don’t know how to add matter bathroom with brava as it’s not climbing carpet and mapping whole house. It has to cross living room and master bedroom(thick carpet) to reach bathroom. Also how to add another floor?
    Thanks in advance

    • Place it in the new area. Hit the “Smart Maps” button at the bottom. Then hit the 3 dots in the upper right corner. Click “Training run”.

      The new map will appear there after the run. Though it may take 2-3 runs to fully map the area before you can use the new map.

  5. It’s me again I thought with a smart phone and iPhone That you do not need Wi-Fi I don’t need it for anything else I have again not understanding any anything would help thank you have a blessed day and be safe

    • You need wifi.

      The m6 needs to be able to connect to the internet. It does that by connecting to your router via wifi.

  6. I have a smart phone but I do not have Wi-Fi so will it not work for me I’m not technical savvy so I don’t understand I am handicapped and it would really be a big help OK thank you be safe

    • That’s correct. You need wifi so the m6 can connect to the router and communicate with the internet.

  7. Thanks for a great review! I want to get an M6 and currently have a 6 series Roomba. I know that it’s not made specifically for this, but how would the M6 dry sweeping (on hardwood floors) compare to the 6 series Roomba vac?

    • Do you mean the e6? Or a 600 series Roomba (ie, 690, 650, 675, etc.)

      I am not aware of any 6 series Roomba.

    • Really depends on your hardwater situation, Anna.

      If you have especially hard water you should just play it safe and always used distilled water.

  8. My Christmas present to myself in 2019! I’ve had a couple of different issues one of which support has helped me with, but I have a question: how do you pause the m6 in order to change out the pad or add more water and get it to resume once you’ve done those things? No answers online and in my own testing, if I press Clean to stop it, swap out the pad and hit Clean again to resume, nothing happens. When I press Clean a second time, the original program is cancelled and it starts another, but because it doesn’t resume, it follows the map and recleans areas until it runs out of battery…but does NOT return to base to recharge!
    So, suggestions?

    • Hrm…that’s interesting.

      What you have just described is what I would have recommended.

      You might try using the app itself to pause the cycle, as opposed to the CLEAN button. The app seems to do a better job at resuming cleaning cycles.

  9. I forgot to ask about for your in-depth opinion on the effectiveness of the different types of pads for each function with the m6. Do you have any recommendations between the pads for each function (sweep& mop) in regards to them being most effective when used with one pad type over the other? Or one pad type being superior for use with a specific function? I need to order more pads for the m6, but only have experience using it with the disposable pads. Naturally, I want to purchase reusable options if they are superior option and do not decrease effectiveness at all. It is likely possible one cleaning function is superior with one type of pad and the other function more effective with a different pad type (example being the wet mop function best to use with the reusable pad and dry sweeping function most effective with the disposable pad or vice versa) if you have recommendations for the best pad to use for each function please let us know – it is much appreciated!

    Lastly, where is your amazon link for purchasing the 2 reusable mopping pad combo for the m6? I only see the 1mop/1sweep combo link for the reusable pads on your site. I want to make sure you get some affiliate credit for my purchases. It’s the least I can do in appreciation of the valuable reviews and insight you provide.

    Thank you again, and keep up the great work.

    • In general, I prefer the reusable pads (both for wet and dry). Namely because it’s less expensive and it’s just less wasteful.

      The disposable pads are good, especially for cleaning your home the first time (especially if you haven’t been very diligent went mopping before). So this isn’t to say they are bad, but performance wise I’d say disposable and reusable are comparable to each other. This applies for both wet and dry mopping.

      Per your request, here is the link for the reusable mopping pads (2 pack combo ) –

      Let me know if I can do anything else for you.

  10. I completely agree with your review on the m6… this machine is worth every penny and more. I own the 980 roomba, the s9 roomba with the cleaning base (bin self emptying) and the m6. We have UV oiled hardwood floors all throughout our home and tile in the bathrooms so 3100 sq ft hardwood minus the tile in 3 bathrooms, basically too much to keep up with if I didn’t own the robots. I want to add to your review based on my experience with the above units… first of all- my 980 was my first roomba baby purchased in 2016 and to date, the best roomba (I am so disappointed with the s9) but the m6 Braava has blown all expectations I had for it and in fact, I almost sent it back without even trying it after ordering it at the same time as the s9 and after opening and using the s9 first and for 1.5 months with nothing but headaches I was beyond frustrated and didn’t want to donate another minute to a robot, but my husband encouraged I at least try it because our mopping has severely lacked in comparison to vacuuming because we have had the 980 keeping our floors vacuumed daily since 2016- but it does not eliminate the need to mop. Anyway, back to the m6- again, I will rave about this little mopping beauty until the cows come home or pigs fly because it’s just that good. I ran a training run first to get the mapping started and Brynn(our m6 name) took off and mapped around all of our rugs and furniture(chairs, tables, decor items, etc.) like it was nothing and this is not easy if you consider the s9 nightmares. Ugh- the s9 will be the death of me. Ok back to m6- 1) I could not get over how nice it was to trust this mop would not go up onto our rugs while mopping or sweeping- it navigates with ZERO assistance-simply AMAZING. 2) it cleaned approximately 570sq ft over 3.5 hour time frame with the disposable wet mopping pad, water spray level at the middle amount setting and the “deepest clean” level for the wet mop setting. It used 3 tanks And charged as needed during this period. I used our WOCA cleaning solution in the tank (it’s specifically required for our floors so I don’t care if they say to only use their solution. I’m not risking our floors as the investment on flooring vs the mop is hardly comparable. And frankly, if this can’t mop with our solution then I don’t want it anyway and I would’ve returned it, but that will never happen because I now know I can’t live with out Brynn!
    3) I love the white exterior and white cord and charging base- why? Well, I love white but even if not the case- how many people have black walls vs white walls? I’ve never been in a home with black walls or black baseboards so why do they always make black units with black cords that stick out like the worst eye sore for people like myself who prefer my robots blend in and not be seen as home decor or home clutter and black robots leave black marks on baseboards, a white unit does not! This m6 checked all my wants in aesthetics AND blew away my hopes and dreams in all functionality (ease of use, effectiveness and value).

    Lastly, I want to stress the features i consider my favorite and most important- I don’t recall reading about either in the highlights of your review, but I may have and just don’t recall. Anyway, on to the features most valuable in my opinion on the m6- FIRST AND FOREMOST- using the app is the best way to get the most out of this unit. In the app you have the ability to adjust the amount of spray water the unit will spray out & mop with for each run and you can adjust it as necessary. For example, there are 3 settings for this-low, middle, high- and you just slide the toggle to one of the spray amounts you prefer. I used the middle amount for the first job and will now use the lowest spray setting moving forward since the floors will be mopped more frequently and not ever as dirty as the initial wet mopping run. This also means Brynn will mop for a longer time period before requiring the tank be refilled withcleaning solution/water.

    The ONLY negative I can possibly think of is the m6 does not get super close to the edges/baseboard, but close enough and I’m a very picky user and not easy to please on any account so this one negative will likely not even be noticeable by most home owners.

    Ah, one more thing I love about the m6- you can actually save certain areas as places it cannot enter within the maps in the app once it has your floor plan mapped out so even if it didn’t avoid our rugs on its own impeccably I could preset the areas I did not want it to attempt to clean and not have to use the annoying wall barrier things that I refuse to use and have no need for anyway with the m6.

    The m6 navigated and mapped our entire floor plan with one training run and without one error or getting stuck- the s9 roomba didn’t get close to completing an accurate mapping after 1.5 months of use and I had them send me a brand new unit relaxing the s9 only to be disappointed with the second unit as well. It was better than the first lemon, but within 2.5 weeks it will not charge and it has yet to map out our floor plan. The s9 system is WAY overpriced and overall a lemon of a system. I would choose my 980 roomba over the s9 all day everyday despite it not having the room by room mapping feature or the bin self emptying feature- which were the 2 reasons I chose to splurge on their latest and greatest s9. We have our 980 upstairs now and the s9 downstairs with the M6, but I’m going to return the s9 system and hopefully purchase another 980 unless you can recommend one of the other models after the 980? I believe the i7 is one option? Although it doesn’t have the suction power of the s9 if I recall correctly, and the s9 doesn’t even begin to match the suction of my 980 and it was much more expensive than the 980. If anyone reading this is looking for a vacuum robot hands down the 980 roomba is my recommendation based on experience with several off brands (don’t even consider a robot vacuum made by anyone other than iRobot- they are landslides ahead of competitors in technology and worth paying more for if you actual want a robot to do what it’s supposed to do.

    This was a novel, but I want to say thank you for your reviews- you have the best robotic reviews around and the most accurate! Keep up the great work!

    • Wow! Thanks so much for your detailed comment and sharing your experience, Amy! Hopefully it can help others also.

      I’m happy to hear the M6 was a hit for you (I also absolutely love mine).

      And thanks for your kind words. I’m glad to hear we’re hitting the mark 🙂

    • Unfortunately, we have not tested the Scooba, so we cannot say for sure.

      However, I expect this is magnitudes better than the Scooba just by virtue of the significant advances in technology since Scooba first launched.

  11. Now that you’ve done a video review, can you answer some of the questions above:
    – What is the threshold like? I have thresholds at every room door which are more than 3 mm
    – Voltage specification: Is the range 100-240? Or 220-240? I plan to use it in India. Would buying a converter be a feasible solution?
    – Can we get third-party and/or washable/reusable pads for this model?

    • I don’t know the exact height threshold the m6 can deal with, but it has been fine around my home over small lips and thresholds. I don’t think it would have any issues with 3mm.

      Regarding voltage, it’s 100-240. I’m not sure about the converter. That’s beyond my expertise.

      iRobot sellers first party washasble cleaning pads here – – I would expect that 3rd parties will have their versions out soon also.

  12. Thanks for your speedy response, I did think that might have been the issue so I did a hand mop myself and then ran the M6 again and still had the same issue.

    • Hrm…perhaps replace and/or wash the cleaning pad and wipe down the wheels (they might be holding onto some of that dust).

  13. I’ve just purchased the M6 for my hybrid floor boards but have found that it leaves a terrible streak. Did you find this or have any suggestions. Besides this the machine is amazing!

    • Thanks for your comment, Michelle.

      We did not experience excessive streaking during our tests.

      I would suggest doing a deep clean mopping with a traditional mop. If you have lots of built of oils, dust, dirt, or other debris it can making streaking more likely. If you’re able to remove some of that build it it will allow the m6 to more easily maintain and clean your floors and should reduce streaking.

  14. Hi,

    We are looking at robot cleaning as my wife and I aren’t fans of vacuuming and mopping. My question is will this perform well enough on tiles to complete both tasks or do you really need to vacuum/sweep larger debris first in order for it to perform well?

    • The m6 definitely isn’t a vacuum, but if you have just tile floors I think I would get it before I would get the robot vacuum.

      It’s not a complete replacement, but it will still get the vast majority of debris, dust, and hair off of your floors.

  15. Thank you for you previous reply. I have another question. Can the m6 go over door thresholds? My roomba 960 can go over them, with no issue, but my Braava 390T cannot. Was wondering if the m6 will do, cause that will influence my decision to buy the new model. Otherwise what’s the point if I still have to move it from room to room? Thank you in advance

    • I’m not 100% sure on that one.

      We’ve got an m6 arriving here within the next couple of weeks, so we’ll be able to test that specific feature.

  16. Hey,

    Was wondering if the Braava m6 has vibrating moping sweeps like the jet 240. Can you also put cleaning solutions inside the water tank?

    • Braava Jet m6 does NOT vibrate. Only the Braava Jet 240 vibrates within iRobot’s mop lineup.

      And yes, you can use a cleaning solution in the m6 (and all iRobot mops). However, iRobot does recommend their own.

      That said, I’ve used water and white vinegar solutions in both the 240 and 380t and they’ve been fine. I just wouldn’t use anything too chemically harsh.

      Even so, I believe iRobot’s warranty says you can only use water or their approved cleaning solutions. So keep that in mind

  17. Thanks very much for your reply Derek. If anyone has a USA version or any other version, there should be a rating plate ( probably on the underside) which specifies the input voltage. For example, I just bought the new Roborock S6 and on the underside it’s written input Voltage 100-240, which means it can operate in the USA and in Europe and probably worldwide ?

    • Yeah, that would make sense to me.

      We are getting an M6 later in August to test. So I can check the back plate for you then.

  18. Does anyone know if the USA version will work on UK voltage 240 volts ? Reason for asking is that it’s not available on Amazon UK. It’s available on , but 1 to 3 Months shipping. So I’m thinking to buy direct from USA, but worried about the voltage as USA use 110 Volts. Some items work on dual voltage.

  19. Derek thanks for that.
    I have never used them before, I have in the past had other handheld moppers like the Hoover etc. They left a lot of water behind and everything.
    My hardwood floor installed was not a fan of them because of that and the amount of heat possibly which could damage the floors over time.
    I asked him about the new m6 robot mop and he was not sure. He said it depends on how much liquid it left behind on if he would trust it. But he did say if it was about the same as if you using the swifter like mopping pad I currently manually use it would be fine.
    Do you think they leave about as much liquid behind as if you used a spray bottle and swifter mop to mop the floors or do you think it would leave more behind?

    Also the i7+ can link to the m6? I thought that feature was only with the s9+, that would be cool since I have the i7+ as well and would be neat if it could link to it and know when to mop after the i7+ was done vacuuming.

    • I cannot imagine the m6 would leave any more liquid than a swiffer. I really don’t think you’d have any trouble with it.

      All other Braava mops I’ve tested end up being quite light on water (I usually double wet the pad itself to give it a little more water in most cases).

      And confirming that yes, the i7+ can link to the m6. This is confirmed by

  20. Do you know how much liquid or moisture is left behind on the ground once the m4 passes over the jet spray?

    I want to know if this will harm my hardwood floors by leaving excess liquid on the floor after it mopped it.

    • According to iRobot it’s able to clean hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone.

      It’s hard to quantify the exact amount of liquid left behind. But in our experience with other Braava mops, they typically air dry within a couple of minutes or less.

      I have wood floors in my home and I’ve never felt they were in danger of damage.