Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Review

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PROS / The Neato XV-21 has a brush designed for removing pet hair and a filter that removes allergens and dust.

CONS / The cleaner only operates for approximately one hour before it needs a recharge.

VERDICT / With its powerful suction motor, the Neato XV-21 excels at lifting stubborn pet hair and dirt from flat surfaces and low-pile carpeting. This is one of the best robot vacuums, especially for homes that have pets.

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Although it can clean dust and dirt, the Neato XV-21 robot vacuum is designed primarily with pet owners in mind. It lifts dirt from all flooring types, including wood, tile and low-pile carpeting. It boasts powerful suction and a methodical back-and-forth cleaning pattern that ensures it does not miss a spot. Best of all, it is equipped to map out rooms so it knows where to clean.

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    86.25 Percentage


With specific features for pet owners and allergy sufferers, the Neato XV-21 is right up there with the best robot vacuums. Although it doesn't employ HEPA filters, it still offers quality filtration and a brush that's particularly good at removing stubborn pet hair. You can have clean floors without lifting a finger.

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