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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby greenturtle36 » August 27th, 2011, 9:20 am

vic7767 wrote:greenturtle36 what model Scooba are your posts about?


model 380, sorry!
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby greenturtle36 » August 27th, 2011, 1:04 pm

And I just tried simple green, half ounce per tank. worked fine.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby piokrza » March 28th, 2012, 4:42 pm

This looks like a "Clorox" but with another sticker - fake?

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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby vic7767 » March 28th, 2012, 4:44 pm

Could be fake. The real solution is light brown.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Gordon » March 28th, 2012, 4:54 pm

vic7767 wrote:Could be fake. The real solution is light brown.
I must take exception to that "light brown". Perhaps it is that color being supplied with 2XX Scooba, but all the bottles of Scooba juice that I have seen have been light blue in color, as shown in Peter's pix.

I would guess that iRobot has convinced the Clorox Corp how severe the problem has been for iRobot to ward off notions that Clorox hypochlorite bleach was in the the floor cleaning compound -- when it never was. Hence, the Clorox Corp must have released iRobot the contractual obligation of including its name on the product.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Fraggboy » March 28th, 2012, 5:03 pm

vic7767 wrote:Could be fake. The real solution is light brown.


I tried a packet of the new enzyme cleaner.. Eww.. I didn't like how it streaked the floor.

I'll stick to the old Scooba juice. Thankfully I still have 4 full bottles of it.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby vic7767 » March 28th, 2012, 5:14 pm

Here's what came with the 390.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Gordon » March 28th, 2012, 5:22 pm

vic7767 wrote:Here's what came with the 390.
Q.E.D.
Perhaps the blue stuff is now slated for European distribution.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby jin7 » March 7th, 2013, 1:24 am

I wrote to irobot support in australia.
Basically I have marble/black granite tiles, after i used diluted vinegar solution some of my grantile tiles went lighter colour. Luckily I have some spare tiles.

They basically said that I can use a pinch of baking soda per tank of water instead.
Im not sure what the ph business in this thread is about then, vinegar is acidic, baking soda is basic, and official scooba solution is neutral. All being endorsed by irobot.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby willwill » March 9th, 2013, 6:17 pm

So far... Bona Tile cleaner and Odo Ban has worked fine for me. I mix mostly water in with it. The odo ban is just mixed from concentrate . Which isn't anything specific.I just pour into a pitcher and add water. lol


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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Dodee » August 16th, 2013, 5:02 pm

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the information on alternate solutions for Scooba. After using up my Clorox Scooba solution I changed to vinegar on my hardwood floors. I thought they were clean because the dirty water tank water was quite clean. Well I used a paper towel to wipe up a spot on the floor, then around the area and the towel was filthy. On the advice of the forum, I purchased Mr. Clean antibacterial here in Canada and used the amount recommended. The dirty water in the tank was so dirty that even the first cleaning rinse of the tank was still dirty. All my hardwood floor are clean and shiny and I am so grateful.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Roombascoobatastic » August 17th, 2013, 6:03 pm

I too have been using Mr Clean Antibacterial in all my Scoobas and have been getting awesome results. No problems so far and sparking floors!
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby abuttino » February 25th, 2014, 7:22 pm

Is it the general consensus that Mr. Clean WITHOUT Febreeze is good for the 5800?
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby TechGuy » February 25th, 2014, 7:44 pm

abuttino wrote:Is it the general consensus that Mr. Clean WITHOUT Febreeze is good for the 5800?

Yes. Don't use the one with Febreeze as it leave white residue in Scooba.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby abuttino » February 25th, 2014, 8:15 pm

Are you supposed to dilute that with water or put any vinegar in?

I'm not a fan of putting hard water in anything, can I use distilled or purified (if it needs water)???
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby vic7767 » February 25th, 2014, 9:51 pm

All the brand name suggestions in this very long thread will require diluting. None of the brands should be used straight out of the bottle. Usually only 1 or 2 ounces of a cleaner and the rest is water. The type of water used will be what you prefer.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby djos » February 26th, 2014, 12:43 am

I don't see why folk just don't stick to the scooba natural enzyme cleaner as it works great and isn't expensive.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby Roombascoobatastic » February 26th, 2014, 9:29 am

For me it's price. For instance up here in Canada, one bottle would cost over $30 after taxes shipping and import charges. Mr clean has the added antibacterial advantage and so keeps the funk out of my dirty tanks and makes the house smell wonderful. I can also choose a different scent if I so desire.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby abuttino » February 26th, 2014, 11:02 am

djos wrote:I don't see why folk just don't stick to the scooba natural enzyme cleaner as it works great and isn't expensive.


The cleanliness of the Mr. Clean, I didn't know about.

The reason I chose to go with an alternative is that the nearest BedBathandBeyond is more than a 1hr drive, and, ordering an item like that online just seems silly for double the price.
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Re: Scooba alternative solutions

Postby abuttino » March 4th, 2014, 10:52 am

Does anyone here know the dilution mix for Mr. Clean?
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