The iRobot Scooba Replacement Filter is something that you may want to purchase to have a spare for your Scooba. It is nice to have an extra Filter so that if you need to clean it out you can put a clean dry one in and get right to cleaning again without having to wait for the filter to dry.
Description and Function
The little filter slides in and out easily from the unit. You have to remove the tank to access the The filter. This little thing is where anything that robot vacuums up ends up. It is only a couple inches long and less than an inches wide.
The filter has a screen to hold debris and allow air to flow through. It has a plastic frame and a rubber edge to seal it when it is working.
I always vacuum my floors with my Roomba vacuum before I set the Scooba out to wash the floors. Still it manages to get some dust that might be left behind. The reason that it is nice to have a spare is that the cleaner works best with a clean filter. If you are cleaning more than one room at a time you might want to take the filter out to clean it.
The only way to really get the filter clean is to rinse it out. Then of course you need to let it dry completely before you put it back in. Having a spare, you always have a dry filter to put in your robot.
Final Thoughts and Rating
The The iRobot Scooba Replacement Filter gets 4 out of 5 stars. While it is functional I feel that they could have really made it a little larger so that it would hold more. For what it is though, the filter works fine. It can be a little overpriced for what it is at around $11 but it does the job.