iRobot Roomba s9+ Review – Forbes Vetted
In my tests for the best robot vacuums, the iRobot Roomba s9+ cleaned up as the best robot vacuum overall winner. Read on for my in-depth review.
After spending over a month putting seven robot vacuums through their paces cleaning cereal, coffee grounds and baking soda, I found that the best robot vacuum overall was the iRobot Roomba s9+. Several features make the s9+ clearly superior to its competitors. It has a unique D-shape, allowing it to get closer to corners and walls for a more comprehensive clean; the self-emptying base means you don’t have to fuss with a dust bin over the trash can after each cycle; and the connected iRobot app is super simple to use to schedule cleaning from afar.
The top-of-the-line Roomba s9+ performed best overall in testing—it’s worth the upgrade.
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Beyond these features, this robot feels luxurious and high-quality, from the rose gold plate on the top, to its weighty, solidly-built body. That comes with a hefty price tag, though, so if you’re looking for a budget option, the Wyze Robot Vacuum is a tremendous value option (read my full Wyze Robot Vacuum review for more details). But after struggling with lesser machines in my tests, it was truly a breath of fresh air to own a piece of technology like the s9+ that just works. This vacuum consistently picked up the most debris when compared to the other vacuums tested. It needed little to no assistance during cleaning, and had the most powerful suction and most advanced navigation system.
iRobot Roomba s9+
Smart Mapping: Yes | Self-Emptying: Yes | Smart Home Compatible: Yes | Battery Life: 120 minutes | Warranty: 1 year | Cleaning Time: 120 mins per 750 square foot home
- Larger homes with considerable square footage
- Maximum suction strength
- Cleaning nooks, crannies and corners
- You want the best obstacle avoidance technology
iRobot Roomba S9+ Features
I remember the early models of robot vacuums slamming into chairs and doubling back, hurling themselves off the stairs, and trying to climb up the sides of furniture—it’s an image that’s hard to shake, especially if you happened to be the owner of one of these machines. But robot vacuums have come a long way since the inception of multi-pass or random bounce navigation (with this technology, robots will bounce off of obstacles around the room instead of smart-mapping a space). Now, most rely on much smarter technology to methodically clean your home. Based on my research and testing, I found that the Roomba s9+ has some of the best navigational tech on the market, which makes it exceedingly “intelligent” when it comes to mapping, remembering, and avoiding obstacles.
The s9+ employs vSLAM navigation (visual simultaneous localization and mapping), according to iRobot Director of Product Management, Brent Hild. This type of navigation uses a camera and optical sensors to build a map of its environment, as well as detect exactly where it is in that environment at any given time. vSLAM is advantageous not only because it creates a particularly robust map of your home, but also because you can pick up the robot mid-cleaning (say, if it gets stuck on something) and put it down in a new spot without it losing track of what’s been cleaned.
On the other hand, robots with LiDAR navigation systems (in which lasers on the top of the robot map out a space) like the Wyze Robot Vacuum or Eufy RoboVac G30, can get confused if they’re moved mid-clean, and will need to essentially start their cleaning from the top. vSLAM robots can also build a map of multiple levels, so the s9+ is actually a great option if you’re looking to use one robot for multiple levels in your home.
How did all this advanced technology play out in tests? Well, the s9+ mapped my apartment to a tee, even taking note of where carpets are. I also really appreciate being able to pick the robot up (which always reminds me of moving my dog from one room to another) if it’s gotten stuck on something and move it to a new area, knowing it will still complete its precise cleaning route.
Since the s9+ is the most-advanced Roomba model available, it has both a number of features in common with other Roombas, as well as some standout features that set it apart. It has a self-emptying base which is a major selling point, since it can go cleaning after cleaning without needing to have its dustbin emptied. All Roomba models with a “+” in their name have a self-emptying base, which makes them easier to identify when shopping. If you have pets prone to excessive shedding, a sprawling floor plan, or simply loathe entering the gritty, gray chamber that is the dustbin, you may prefer a self-emptying vacuum.
The self-emptying bases for all Roomba models were pretty similar in my tests, so if you’re set on one Roomba model over another, know that the self-emptying function will be reliable on whichever you choose. I personally love not having to empty the dustbin after every clean, because it’s one more step needed for a task I’d prefer to automate. I’m already picking up dog toys and lifting curtains off the floor, so it’s nice for the robot to empty its dustbin all on its own.
The self-emptying base on the s9+ means the vacuum can run for longer without human interference.
Since robot vacuums can only be so large (they need to fit under furniture and putter around the house, after all) their dustbins are usually quite small, so a self-emptying base solves this issue by periodically sucking the debris from the dustbin as it cleans. Beware though: the self-emptying function is loud. It’s so loud, in fact, that it sounds like the robot is about to take flight—so don’t be alarmed the first time you hear it. Depending on how large your home is and how much debris is on the floors, expect the robot to empty itself about 2-10 times per cleaning cycle. Something to note is that you will need to order disposable vacuum bags for the self-emptying base, which is beyond simple to empty: just flip open the top to remove the full bag, then slide a new one in. A little secret: I actually order these off-brand bags for way less than the iRobot ones, and they work just the same, but be warned that if your robot malfunctions, using unauthorized parts can void the warranty.
The s9+ is powerful, too. The brand advertises that the suction strength is 40x that of the base Roomba model, the 600 series, and while we couldn’t test for that specific claim, the s9+ performed best in my debris tests. It picked up the most detritus (Cheerios, baking soda, and coffee grounds) of any vacuum tested (75%)—10% more than the runner up, and 36% more than the robot in last place. In spite of the self-emptying feature, this robot is quieter than the Roomba i3+ or j7+; the j7+ was loud enough to be somewhat intrusive in my daily life of listening to music, watching TV, and taking video calls. The s9+ is more easily forgotten while it’s running, and is only loud when it’s on hard flooring or emptying itself. It’s not the quietest vacuum I tested (that would be the Wyze Robot Vacuum or Eufy RoboVac G30), but it’s certainly the quietest Roomba I tested.
It not only performed the best in suction tests, but also in its ability to move around the house. In fact, I watched it back up for leverage and force itself right up onto a high pile rug several times during my testing cleaning cycles, as if it were a car trying to get over a snowbank. It was an impressive tactic for a robot, especially when I watched many others flail helplessly at the first sign of a different flooring surface. In my tests, a robot that got stuck in a certain area usually turned itself in circles or moved back and forth, either pinging me for help or simply not realizing it was stuck, so the self-sufficiency aspect here was pretty cool.
Unlike any of the other robots I tested, this model is D-shaped, which allows it to fit into corners and up against walls. Other round vacuums instead rely on spinning brushes to bring debris closer to them, kind of like a crab with outstretched claws in front of it. The D-shape really comes into play where baseboards meet flooring, a commonly dusty place and one that gets overlooked by round robots, and I did indeed watch the s9+ pick up dust from against the wall in my apartment.
As far as battery life is concerned, the s9+ has one of the best on the market. iRobot says it has a max battery life of 120 minutes, which should be great for large homes. In my tests, the s9+ cleaned my 750 square feet with ease in under an hour on floors, and when there’s more dirt to pick up, it still gets the job done without needing a midway charge. The good news is, even if it runs out of juice during a cleaning, it will faithfully trot back to the base and begin cleaning again once it’s charged enough to finish the job. (Note: all of the vacuums I tested were able to make it through a full clean of my apartment on a full charge).
I’ve been a Roomba user for several years now, and have always found the app to be pretty reliable. After testing these vacuums, I’m happy to say the sentiment remains. Perhaps my favorite feature in the app, though, is the ability to add multiple robots, which is helpful for a home with multiple floors or if you also own a Braava Jet, iRobot’s mopping robot. I started with DJ Roomba (you can name each vacuum whatever you please), and it’s—mercifully—simpler than I anticipated to flip between him and the three other Roombas I tested: Mark Ronson, Jazzy Jeff and Diplo. The app also houses detailed information on past cleanings, alerts you when software updates are needed, and provides “robot health” information, like how long you have left before you need to change the filter. The app will also walk you through any issues your robot is having, with pop up troubleshooting tips telling you where to clean it, how to empty the dustbin, and more.
Some of the other apps I tested were a nightmare to use, reminding me why I’m resistant to technological change and unnecessary frills that don’t properly function. The Miele app, for example, is meant to provide live camera feed from the vacuum, but it’s prone to quitting and freezing (rendering the video feed useless), while the Shark app requires a sign-in each time you open it, and quits for unidentified reasons. On occasion I’ll need to quit and restart the iRobot app to get it functioning properly, but I expect this of any app from time to time, really.
How Does The Roomba s9+ Compare?
Having a robot vacuum is mostly about automating a household chore: keeping your floors clean. A robot vacuum should be able to pick up all the lint, debris, and dust around your home with extremely limited human intervention, which is what this Roomba does. It occasionally needed a bit more help than our budget pick, the Wyze Robot Vacuum, but this can be attributed to super suction power of the s9+ —it’s so powerful that it gobbled up my curtains, but that’s a reasonable tradeoff for how much debris it picks up.
The s9+ is a supremely reliable machine—it doesn’t get caught up on high pile rugs, it doesn’t spin around aimlessly, and when it does get stuck (spoiler: it’s probably the curtains again) it was likely due to something you forgot to pick up, and it goes happily back to work once you help it along. It’s second-best at navigating obstacles, though, since the Roomba j7+ has built-in camera tech for avoiding pet messes and other obstacles, but I’d say it’s a very close second. Compared to the other robot vacuums I tested, the s9+ picked up the most debris, thanks to its suction power and rubber rollers that don’t often get gunked up with hair, which you may know happens very quickly on robots or vacuums with traditional brushrolls. Oh, and if the dust bin of a vacuum makes you sneeze and cough just thinking about it… the self-emptying base is life-changing. For reference: the self-emptying base is available with the Roomba j series, s series, and i series, but isn’t an option for the Wyze Robot Vacuum or Eufy RoboVac G30.
How I Tested The Best Overall Robot Vacuum
All the robots I tested went through the same trials in my apartment. My one-bedroom apartment has a variety of flooring (parquet wood floors, two different kinds of tile, vintage Turkish rugs, medium pile wall-to-wall carpet) and a mischievous French bulldog who sheds coarse hairs and enjoys hiding bones and toys in hard-to-reach places. To begin testing, each robot was sent on a mapping run (which creates a comprehensive digital map of your space) or a first cleaning run to get the lay of the land. Then I ran them each through two to three full cleaning cycles to see how self-sufficient they were. I made note of the obstacles they were unable to avoid, how many times they got stuck, their volume level during cleaning, how well they were able to map my home, and how much dust and debris they picked up from my floors. Since this vacuum is shaped specifically to get into corners and against walls, I made sure to watch as it came up against these spots in my home as well.
I used coffee grounds, Cheerios and baking soda to mimic common household messes in my testing.
To get a more precise idea of how much debris each robot was able to capture, I performed the same controlled test with each vacuum. I sprinkled set volumes of coffee grounds, Cheerios, and baking soda (to emulate common household debris like potting soil, dog food, pills, etc.) on a medium-pile carpet, ran each vacuum for a complete cycle, then weighed how much debris was collected from the dust bin. I also tested each vacuum’s stair-avoidance abilities, attempted to start a cleaning while not on the same WiFi network, and took note of app performance. For more on how I tested, check out my full review on the best robot vacuums.
I’ve tested countless things throughout my five-year tenure as a home writer and editor, including dishwasher detergents, bed sheets, mattresses, spray cleaners, brooms, and more. These reviews have been published for a variety of brands like Domino, The Strategist, Food52, and Insider Reviews. For this piece, I spent approximately a month doing the bulk of the testing, and have been living with this vacuum for another month. I also reached out to robotics and vacuum experts, iRobot Director of Product Management, Brent Hild, and Wyze Product Manager, Hongfei Ning, for super-specific and technical insight on these smart machines.
Roomba S9+ Robot Vacuum Review 2023
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In 2002, iRobot introduced the first Roomba. Since then, the brand name Roomba has become synonymous with “robot vacuum.” Though dozens of other brands have entered the space, iRobot continues to stay ahead of the innovation curve and regular earns spots in our guide to the best robot vacuums.
In September 2018, iRobot introduced the Roomba i7+, which was the first robot vac that featured a charging dock that emptied the dustbin. Based on feedback, iRobot made tweaks to the design and features of the i7+ and launched a new top-of-the-line model, the s9+, in October 2019.
The Roomba s9+ is innovative because it has increased suction power, a D-shaped design, two long main brushes with unique positioning, and a longer-lasting battery. I’ve tested the s9+ for several months now — it’s the main vacuum I use when not testing other models — and here’s what I like about it.
Design and specs
There are a few design choices that make the s9+ different from other Roombas. The most obvious one is the D shape, which is supposed to help it get deeper into corners. The unit is remarkably small at 12.5 inches in diameter, but the height is comparable to other units at 3.5 inches.
The small body size is impressive considering that it has two of the longest main brushes I’ve seen at 9.5 inches each. The brushes are located closer to the front of the unit than most other robot vacuum models. The forward design and length of the brushes are supposed to facilitate better corner cleaning and make it easier for the robot to pick up debris on a single pass.
Though iRobot doesn’t give precise suction power measurements for its robots, it claims that the s9+ has suction 40 times more powerful than the Roomba 600 Series and four times more powerful than the next strongest Roomba and s9+ predecessor, the i7+.
The Roomba s9+ comes with a Clean Base that charges the robot and empties its dustbin. The box also contains an extra high-efficiency filter, an extra side brush, and an extra dirt disposal bag.
When the s9+ is done cleaning, it goes back to its base and empties the dirt it collected into a standing bin.
Setting up the Roomba s9+ took longer than most robot vacuums I’ve tested, but I still had it up and going in under half an hour. After unboxing the elements and finding a spot for the Clean Base, I plugged it in and set the vac on the charging dock.
Next, I downloaded the iRobot app and installed firmware updates. The updates took the bulk of the setup time. Once they were installed, I scheduled the s9+ to clean daily, which was an effortless task taking only a few seconds.
I liked that when I scheduled the vac, it let me choose how powerful the suction is. On its lowest setting, the battery lasts for two hours. On the highest setting, it only runs for about 45 minutes. I chose the highest setting, and since I have more space than the Roomba can clean in 45 minutes, it just returns to the dock to charge and automatically finishes the cleaning cycle once it has enough juice.
Connecting to Amazon Alexa was a seamless process. I just added the iRobot skill in the Alexa app, and it was ready to go.
Cleaning with the iRobot Roomba s9+
The most important feature of any robotic vacuum is its performance. How well can it pick up debris on a variety of surfaces? To test this, I pour a tablespoon each of flour, kitty litter, and coffee grounds along with pet hair on low-pile carpeting and hardwood flooring. Then, I run the vacuum on high for two cleaning cycles, measure the contents accumulated in the robot’s dustbin, and compare before and after photos to estimate how much of the debris the vacuum picked up.
On hardwood, the Roomba s9+ did better than any vacuum I’ve ever tested. All of the kitty litter, pet hair, and coffee grounds were gone, and I only found a trace of flour left over. The performance on carpeting was only slightly less impressive. Gone were the coffee grounds and pet hair. Only around 5% of the kitty litter and 10% of the flour were left behind.
I also tested how well the s9+ does at cleaning corners by sprinkling a teaspoon of flour into hardwood and carpeted corners. Though the D-shaped vac came within an inch of the carpeted corner, it only picked up about 30% of the flour. This is likely due to the powerful main brush not coming into direct contact with debris. On the other hand, on hardwood, the unit did much better, picking up around 85% of the flour and coming within 1.5 inches of the corner.
Roomba s9+ cleaning flour in the corner before (left) and after (right) on hardwood (top) and carpet (bottom).
The s9+ rarely gets stuck. On our testing course, which contains cords and other obstacles, it did not get stuck at all. And, in my daily use, it tends to only run into issues when one of my messy family members leaves clothes on the floor. The s9+ will try to suck them up, and I’ll get a notification that the main brushes need to be untangled. This is easy enough to fix.
In addition to performing well, the Roomba s9+ is packed full of features that work as advertised. My favorite feature is the Clean Base, which serves as the charging dock and empties the vac’s dustbin. The dust is collected in a disposable dirt bag, which you only need to replace every month or two when the app notifies you.
The iRobot app is among the best robot vacuum apps I’ve used. You can use it to do basic tasks, like schedule cleanings, as well as more complex functions. For instance, once the s9+ maps your home, which can take several cleaning cycles, you can schedule it to clean specific rooms at certain times. I also liked that I could set no-go zones that the unit would automatically avoid.
Cons to consider
The biggest negative with the Roomba s9+ is how loud it gets. On its highest suction setting, my sound meter measured 77 decibels, which is comparable to heavy city traffic. The vac was better on its lowest setting at 64 decibels — about the same as a normal conversation. In my testing, I’ve found stronger suction is usually correlated with louder operation, and that appears to hold true with the s9+.
It took at least four cleaning cycles for the s9+ to be able to map the layout of my home. This was annoying because, in the meantime, I couldn’t set no-go zones, and I had some areas with several wires that the vac would get caught up on. Fortunately, I was able to set no-go zones eventually, and the robot did a good job of obeying them.
What are your alternatives?
Robot vac technology is changing all the time, so check out our guide to the best robot vacuums for our most up-to-date recommendations. I’d like to add that Roomba also has a more affordable self-emptying Roomba, the i3+ (currently $499.99 on Amazon). At nearly half the price of the s9+, you sacrifice some mapping capabilities and suction power, but it’s still an impressive device that performs better on carpeting than any of the other vacs I’ve tested.
The bottom line
This graphic from iRobot shows the details of the brushes and wheels on the s9+.
Despite these minor negatives, I think the Roomba s9+ is one of the best robot vacuums available. I especially like that it empties the dustbin itself so I don’t have to remember to stay on top of that between cleanings.
The s9+ is one of the most expensive robot vacuums on the market. Even the most affordable robovacs are luxury items and do not replace traditional upright models. So, we mostly just recommend the s9+ to consumers who have significant expendable income and want a low-fuss device that automates the chore of vacuuming. The s9+ is also a great option if you simply must have the most innovative gadgets. It’s the top-of-the-line model from the top name in robot vacuums.
Robot vacuums are usually deeply discounted during the major sale days, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day. So, if the s9+ is just outside of your price range and you don’t mind waiting, keep your eyes peeled for deals.
Pros: Features a useful app with virtual no-go zones, large main brushes, charging dock that empties the unit’s dustbin, does better on hardwood floors than any other vac we’ve tested, good performance on carpeting
Cons: Didn’t clean carpeted corners well in our tests, loud, takes several cleaning cycles to create a floor map
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Irobot Roomba s9+ – Dry cleaning robots
About the manufacturer
Introducing the Roomba® s9+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner. A whole suite of revolutionary technologies, packaged in a groundbreakingly designed chassis, handles cleaning in corners and along walls, maps your home and throws out the garbage itself. This is our most innovative and smart robot vacuum to date.
Increased suction power helps pick up dust and dirt.
The design of iRobot Roomba s9 differs significantly from previous models of the company. The first thing that catches your eye is the D-shape of the robot. The flat soft-touch bumper is curved at right angles to improve entry into hard-to-reach areas. The case is made of matte black plastic. Case width – 311 mm, height – 89 mm.
In the center of the front panel there is a round golden cover that closes the compartment with a dust collector. In the upper right corner there are three control buttons familiar to iRobot: Clean (autostart), Home (return to base) and Spot (local cleaning). A video camera is mounted in a small recess next to the lid. The round sensor for searching the docking station is traditionally placed in the front of the case, the survey IR sensors are hidden under the tinted glass of the bumper, 6 height difference sensors are mounted along the perimeter of the bottom.
Turning the robot over, we find several innovations:
1) Silicone extractors moved forward. Compared to Roomba i7, they are 30% longer.
2) The end brush has become shorter, but received 2 additional panicles. This design is called the Corner Brush.
3) The swivel roller and the IR camera for determining the type of coating are located at the rear of the bottom.
4) Between the rubberized drive wheels are the charging terminals on the base station and the port for cleaning the garbage container (Automatic Dirt Disposal).
iRobot Roomba s9 is designed exclusively for dry cleaning. The advanced 3-stage cleaning system will cope with any type of flooring: parquet, tile, linoleum, carpets of different thicknesses and hairiness. The principle of operation of the vacuum cleaner is as follows:
The redesigned corner brush removes debris from corners and cleans spaces along skirting boards. Combined with a new case design, this technology is called PerfectEdge.
Wide silicone rollers scrape dirt from the floor, raise sand and crumbs, and clean wool from carpets. The rollers rotate in opposite directions, accelerating the air flow and preventing debris from scattering.
The advanced turbine engine delivers 40 times the suction power of the Roomba 600 series. Power Boost technology automatically boosts suction on carpets, while the floating frame keeps the extractors snug even on uneven surfaces.
The dust collector with a capacity of 400 ml is enough for several working cycles. It is easy to clean the container – just lift the lid, remove it by the special handle, and, moving the curtain, shake out the garbage.
The main operating mode of the vacuum cleaner is automatic. After its activation, the robot compares the current readings of the sensors with the prepared room map (Imprint Smart Mapping) and develops the optimal cleaning route. The acoustic and visual sensors included in the Dirt Detect system identify heavily contaminated areas, which the robot treats with particular care. Roomba S9 can pay attention to certain places at the request of the user: after pressing the Spot button, the vacuum cleaner will start cleaning in a spiral path within a radius of 1 meter.
The robot vacuum cleaner can be connected to a smartphone using a WiFi network. To do this, you need to install the iRobot HOME app (available for both iPhone and Android). Through the application, you can schedule cleaning by day of the week for each room, configure work settings, check the current status of the device and view statistics for selected periods. With Imprint Link technology, Roomba s9 and Braava jet m6 can be coordinated so that Braava starts wet cleaning as soon as Roomba finishes dry cleaning.
Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1800 mAh is enough for 120 minutes of battery life. During this time, the smart assistant manages to process up to 180 sq.m of area, after which it returns to the base station on its own.
For orientation in space, the vSLAM navigation technology is responsible, working in conjunction with IR scanners that explore the surrounding space at a speed of 25 measurements per second. This navigation system ensures accurate and quick maneuvering of the robot throughout the house. Roomba s9knows the layout of the rooms and has data on the obstacles that are in each of them, so he can easily get from one end of the apartment to the other. The Dual Mode Virtual Wall supplied with the robot can restrict the movement of the robot.
Robot run time : 120 minutes in silent cleaning mode
Cleaning area per charge, m2 : 150 sq. m
Dust container volume, ml : 440 ml
Weight kg : 3.7 kg
Self charged : Yes
Local cleaning : Yes
Resume cleaning : Yes
Scheduled work : Yes
Smartphone control : Yes
Dirty area detection : Yes
Height difference detection : Yes
Anti-tangle system : Yes
Waste container : Washable
iRobot Roomba s9 plus comes in a cardboard box with a plastic handle for easy carrying. The packaging shows the model and specifications.
The kit includes:
1, Robot vacuum cleaner.
2, Docking Station for Charging and Cleaning Dust Collector Clean Base.
3, Mains power adapter.
4, Spare HEPA filter.
5, Optional side brush.
6, Optional dust bag.
7, user manual.
8, Warranty card.
The idea of creating a robot vacuum cleaner belongs to the students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. They created their company iRobot in 1990. The students formulated the company’s goal – “Create an outstanding product, have fun, make money and change the world.” They received money for their developments by fulfilling orders from the NASA space agency.
The first serial Roomba robot vacuum cleaner appeared on the market in 2002, and by 2010, 5 million robots had already been sold in America and Europe. Since 2009robotic vacuum cleaners are sold in Kazakhstan.
Modern robotic vacuum cleaners can be used for dry and wet cleaning and for washing windows.
Roomba vacuum cleaners remain the most popular models of dry cleaning robots. This is iRobot’s oldest lineup and is constantly being improved with additional features added to each new model. Roomba cleans hardwood, tile, laminate or parquet floors. The robot can also clean short pile carpet. All Roomba models carry out a three-level cleaning of the room using the patented AeroForce technology.
Rumba 606 is a budget robot model. It has all the basic functions, but it does not include a remote control and a motion limiter. They can be purchased separately. After cleaning, the robot returns to the charging station on its own.
This year, new models appear on the market – Roomba i7 + and an even more premium class “S” series. You can control new robots from your smartphone and your voice commands.
The company’s novelty is the top model iRobot i7 + with a special device for unloading garbage. When the garbage compartment is full, the robot replaces it with a new one on its own and continues cleaning.