Cleaning your home may not always be a chore you look forward to. If that’s the case, the Narwal Robotic and Mop Vacuum might be your ideal solution. Still, you may wonder why you need to invest in a robotic device for simple household chores. Well, that’s easily explainable with the example below.
The average Australian home has been steadily increasing its floor size, hitting a whopping 235 square metres in 2020 alone. Let’s assume you take two hours to clean the whole place. Even if you do it every third day, you spend 242 hours on such chores annually.
With that established, let’s talk about the important stuff!
Setting up and using the device
Narwal’s latest offering to household robotics is nothing short of incredible. And fortunately, its technological sophistication doesn’t make it complicated to use. Here’s how it works:
1. Establishing floor plans
The Narwal Robotic and Mop Vacuum comes with two predefined cleaning modes: dry and wet. You’ll need to establish floor plans for both in the initial setup.
For the dry or vacuuming mode, you can let the device roam free during the first operation run. There’s no need to restrict it from going towards rugs, carpeted areas or anything of the sort.
For the wet or mopping mode, figure out which areas of your house cannot come into contact with water. Once you do that, set them as ‘no-go zones’ through the companion app.
Now, the device will automatically revert to the established floor plan whenever you switch modes. If you don’t want any additional hassles, take some time to get used to the app interface before you finalise all the settings.
2. Switching to spot-cleaning
Often, a room may have a carpeted area and a tiled floor. For instance, most master bedrooms have rugs, while the adjacent bathroom has marble or ceramic tiles. In such cases, ditch the conventional floor plans and switch to the bot’s spot-cleaning mode during the mopping phase.
By doing that, you avoid any accidents you may regret later.
3. Mopping preparations
While the T10’s vacuuming mode is self-explanatory, its mopping feature requires some prior preparation on your part.
Before starting a wet run, you must put an anti-bacterial detergent sheet into the base station’s water tank. Once that sheet dissolves, the integrated wands spray that solution on the mopping pads. The bot then starts cleaning from the furthest point in the floor plan to avoid cross-contamination.
Dropping detergent sheets may sound tedious each time you want to mop your home, but the T10 alleviates this issue to an extent. The device has a 5-litre tank capacity, so you don’t have to change the water even once during the cleaning phase. It’s essentially a one-and-done deal.
The Narwal T10’s hardware is beyond reproach. This is even more surprising considering the company is still one of the younger ones in the domestic robotics market. Yet, the device is not without its frustrations.
For example, the hosted companion app is known to be a little confusing, which may make things annoying because it controls all of the device’s features. Still, that doesn’t take much away from this magical vacuum. Familiarity, after all, can only come with time. So, mess around with the interface a little, and things will probably smooth over.
Not your typical Roomba
As a prospective buyer, it’s essential to consider your needs before getting the T10. For instance, there’s no point in forking over the money for the device if you live in a one-bedroom or a studio apartment. The bot is primarily meant for bigger houses.
Conversely, if you are looking to get one for your family home, consider the fact that the base station must be close to the device itself. That means if you have multiple floors, you’d have to lug that thing to each floor as you clean it.
Simply put, the decision is in your hands.