12 Household Gadgets That Automate Your Chores

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For most people, housework is something that has to be tolerated. Vacuuming floors and scrubbing counters are tasks that most would prefer to avoid but are typically considered a necessity. However, much of this work can now be passed to robots designed specifically to handle these activities. Here are 12 potentially worth investing in.


While this gadget still requires you to do some of the work, the SonicScrubber limits the amount of elbow grease needed to clean kitchen surfaces.

Litter-Robot II

Most cat owners will attest that cleaning the litter box is a loathsome activity. Now, with the Litter-Robot II, you can avoid the manual labor and maintain a clean litter box with greater ease.

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner

If you love to barbecue but hate the cleanup, the Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner might be for you. These little robots scrub the grilling surface, allowing you to simply turn one on, close the lid, and walk away.

iRobot Roomba 650

Part of the product line that brought robotic cleaners into the mainstream, the iRobot Roomba 650 is designed to do a thorough job while automatically avoiding objects and ledges. For added convenience, this gadget even returns itself to the charger between cleanings.

Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball

For dust and pet fur, the Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball is hard to beat. The brightly colored, textured surface collects fuzz as it steers itself around your floor.

Eufy RoboVac 11

For those concerned about allergens in their homes, the Eufy RoboVac 11’s HEPA-style filter traps pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and more. It also manages charging on its own and has sensors to help avoid obstacles.

Mopet Robot Mop

This slim mopping gadget can access many hard-to-reach places and even leaves behind a pleasant scent to make sure your home smells as clean as it is.

SmartPool SmartKleen Robotic Pool Cleaner

For those with a pool, the SmartPool SmartKleen Robotic Pool Cleaner can manage everyday cleaning without guidance. It automatically changes directions without the help of the walls and concentrates on dirty spots on its own.

ILIFE A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Designed for tile, thin carpet, and hardwood floors, the ILIFE A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner picks up dirt, dust, and small debris. The rotating brushes hit the bulk of the surface while the side brushes get difficult to reach spots.

Neato Botvac D85

Another entry in the robot vacuum category, the Neato Botvac D85 is laser-guided, allowing it to plot an optimal course through the space. It’s also faster than many other similar offerings.

Bissel Spotbot Stain Cleaner

For a more robust floor cleaner, the Bissel Spotbot Stain Cleaner helps neutralize odors and scrub away stains. Just select a setting and place the gadget in the target area and you’re set.

Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

If cutting the grass has you down, the Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower can manage the task with limited oversight.

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