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A shedding blade was the other coat grooming tool Murphy would tolerate. I've not tried it on the carpet. Yet.

Please to be reporting back when you do. Not that I would ever consider using one thusly, of course.

Shelly (Warning: see label for details)
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
Allergies must suck.

They do! If I tried to brush/rake/comb my rug, I'd be at the ER.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
That's probably a better idea than buying one, but it's not as convenient.

It's been awhile since I rented one from the supermarket. I found the weight of it hard to deal with (in and out of the car and even when pushing it around).
I do like my Hoover steam cleaner. Instead of using the shampoo each time, I like to use Nature's Miracle with water. It does clean and leaves it pretty "fresh" smelling (after it dries).

I had a Roomba, but didn't use it diligently. (Too much stuff always seemed to be on the floor and it didn't function well on some of the carpet we had.) When I did use it, I really liked it (especially under the beds.) The battery developed a "memory" from being plugged in, but not used, and wouldn't hold a charge. It went to Goodwill.

We recently bought a house and really wish I could justify the expense of another Roomba since we have wood floors and a low-pile carpet. I think it would be great with the wood floors.
Anne
and Baxter
(who is shedding, even as we speak!)
how does it do for the smell left by the soiling?

It works great! Bissell (who makes the SpotBot) makes a special Pet Stain/Odor removal formula for the machine. You could ... the "set-in stain" setting, which takes longer and uses more formula (this is true even if the stain is set-in.

I think I am sold, thanks for the info.
We just bought a Scooba, the Roomba's kid brother that mops instead of vacuuming. We had a Roomba for two years but it got lost during our move a few months ago. We too have mostly hardwood floors so I thought the Scooba would be a better purchase instead of replacing our lost Roomba. The Scooba does light sweeping when mopping but I wouldn't push it to the limit with a lot of debris or dog hair. They both do great jobs in my opinion, but any time a machine can free up time by doing something I don't want to do is reason enough for to be a good product.

Jon
We just bought a Scooba, the Roomba's kid brother that mops instead of vacuuming. We had a Roomba for two ... free up time by doing something I don't want to do is reason enough for to be a good product.

I was thinking of saving up for a scooba because I hate to mop. But it sounds like it wouldn't hold up to GSD hair. Would I be wasting my money?

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
I was thinking of saving up for a scooba because I hate to mop. But it sounds like it wouldn't hold up to GSD hair. Would I be wasting my money?

It's my understanding tha if you sweep well first, and then use the Scooba (or Roomba) every day, they'll handle the hair (except in corners) but you MUST clean out the brushes very regularly. There's always fine print...