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Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper Review PROS and CONS (2020) – Best Hard Floor Cleaner?

Keeping your floors clean is easier with Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper. At least that is what sales page says. But lets see is it really a great robotic cleaner and how well does it clean different floor types.

The Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper is the model in the Mint line of robotic floor sweepers from iRobot, makers of the Scooba floor scrubber and Roomba.

You could say that Mint Plus 5200C floor cleaner is small robot with big cleaning abilities. The Mint Plus 5200C floor cleaner is newer version of its little brother, the Mint 4200.

You get the same intelligent room mapping, powered by the Northstar® Navigation system, but with an extended range.

 

With five dogs, I cannot live without this. This is my second Mint. I use them both everyday. They sweep up dog hair, and the dirt they bring in with them. Without them, I would be lost.– Buyer

 

When using multiple navigation cubes, the Mint Plus can clean areas up to 2,000 square feet at once, even travelling from one room to another.

In sweeping mode, the Mint 5200 will provide up to 4 hours of runtime. If you’ve got a really large space to clean, the optional Turbo Charge cradle can recharge the Mint Plus in as little as two hours, minimizing downtime.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper uses a removable Reservoir Cleaning Pad. Simply fill the reservoir with water or a mild cleaning solution, and the Mint Plus can mop up to 350 square feet with a continually damp cleaning cloth.

For smaller jobs or dry sweeping, the Mint Plus is fully compatible with all Mint microfiber cloths and third-party pre-moistened towels.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper vacuum

Sweep mode moves in straight lines back and forth to efficiently and thoroughly pick up dust, dirt and hair while mop uses a special mopping action and wet cleaning cloths to clean the floors. It is made with PerfectEdge Technology that allows the Mint Plus remove dirt and dust along walls, edges, and baseboards.

The square shape of Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper will effectively remove dirt and dust to from its hidings.

It’s time to put your feet up, and let cleaning machines from the iRobot family do the work.

 

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper Review

As already mentioned, Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper is one of the product series by the well-known robotic cleaner giant, iRobot. This 2-in-1 automatic sweep and mop cleaner has a Pro-Clean System that dispense water or cleaning solution in the entire cleaning cycle.

Firstly, it is very simple to use. Just attach a disposable cleaning cloth or the unique Reservoir Pad with a Pro-Clean microfiber cloth, set Mint down, press either the Sweep or Mop button and let it clean.

After cleaning, simply dispose of the cleaning cloth or wash the included microfiber lcoths for use later.

Mint Plus 5200C Robotic Vacuum
Mint Plus 5200C Robotic Vacuum
Mint Plus is one of the product series by the well-known robotic cleaner giant, iRobot. This 2-in-1 automatic sweep and mop cleaner has a Pro-Clean System that dispense water or cleaning solution in the entire cleaning cycle.

Mint Plus 5200C includes a detachable Reservoir Pad that fills and empties easily over the sink. In order to use, just pour in water, close the fill cap, attach a damp Pro- Clean microfiber cloth and place the Reservoir Pad back on Mint.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper uses NorthStar 2 Navigation System. That navigation system works like an indoor GPS by projecting a signal.

Signal is used to determine and later map its location in your room plus extend how far Mint can clean in your home.

Mint’s Plus smart sensors avoid stairs, area rugs and raised transitions to carpet.

….mop mode works perfectly around objects, it even goes under our couch, tables and chairs. We just run the mop mode with a dry rag when needed and wet when we want it mopped.Buyer

In order to effectively use NorthStar2 navigation, simply place a Cube in the first area you’d like to clean and place additional Cubes set to different channels in other rooms or areas you would like Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper to reach.

Then, As Mint Plus finishes cleaning one room, it will travel from channel to channel thoroughly cleaning floors as it goes.

 

Mint Plus 5200C Robotic Cleaner

Mint Plus 5200C uses NorthStar 2 Navigation System. That navigation system works like an indoor GPS by projecting a signal. That signal is used to determine, and later map its location in your room plus extend how far Mint can clean in your home.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper Features

  • Pro-Clean System
    The Pro-Clean System allows longer mopping for larger area coverage. A special Reservoir Cleaning Pad dispenses liquid throughout the cleaning cycle. The cloth stays damp so Mint Plus can mop up to 350 square feet in a single cleaning cycle. The detachable Reservoir Pad fills and empties easily over the sink
  • Fast Charging
    Mint Plus 5200C charges in about 4 hours and comes with the included adapter. Its rechargeable battery cleans for up to 4 hours on dry sweeping or 2.5 hours on wet mopping on a single charge. When used with the Turbo Charge Cradle, Mint Plus charges in just 2 hours so it can clean more in less time
  • Expandable Cleaning Areas
    Mint Plus can travel from one Cube to another to expand its dry sweeping area up to 2,000 square feet in a single cleaning cycle. Set up is easy. Simply place a Cube in the first area you’d like to clean and place additional Cubes set to different channels in other rooms or areas you’d like Mint Plus to reach. As Mint Plus encounters each new Cube it will lock on and keep building its map while it cleans

 

Mint Plus 5200C

  • Sweeps and Mops
    In Sweep mode, Mint Plus uses dry cleaning cloths to pick up dust, dirt and hair, keeping your floors barefoot-friendly every day. In Mop mode, Mint Plus uses wet (or pre-moistened) cloths and a special mopping action to pick up the deeper dirt and grime. Compatible with Mint Plus reusable Microfiber cloths or disposable like SWIFFER brand dry and wet cloths
  • Easy to Use
    Simply attach a cleaning cloth, set Mint Plus 5200C down and press either the Sweep or Mop button. Mint Plus intelligently cleans so you don’t need to move any furniture
  • Cleans Intelligently
    Mint Plus intelligently maps and tracks where it goes so it never misses a spot. It uses the NorthStar 2 Navigation System which works like an indoor GPS. PerfectEdgeTM technology allows Mint Plus to clean right along walls and edges, and around chair legs and other obstacles for a complete clean
  • NorthStar2 Navigation
    The NorthStar Navigation Cube projects a signal that Mint Plus uses to determine its location. As Mint Plus cleans, it builds a map of the area, marking walls, obstacles and drop offs as it encounters them
  • PerfectEdge
    Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper doesn’t cut corners, it cleans them beautifully. PerfectEdgeTM technology allows Mint Plus to pick up dust and dirt precisely along baseboards and edges, for a complete clean
  • Pause / Resume
    The cleaning cycle can be paused to change the cleaning cloth by pressing any button or simply picking Mint Plus up by its handle while it is cleaning. The map of area covered is retained while paused so when Mint Plus resumes cleaning it can continue cleaning areas not yet covered
  • Knows Where to Go
    Mint Plus has smart built-in sensors that can detect furniture such as chair legs and slows down while gently making contact to avoid damaging furniture and obstacles
  • Smart Sensors
    Mint Plus smart sensors let Mint Plus gently maneuver around obstacles, avoid stairs and detect area rugs and raised transitions to carpeting
  • Quiet
    Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper is very quiet. You can work or carry on phone conversations while it cleans in the background. Mint Plus is so quiet, you can set it to work while you sleep
  • Cleans Where Vacuums Can’t
    Because of its small size, Mint Plus can get under sofas, beds, tables, and work in tight corners where large vacuums can’t. Mint Plus’ square-shaped design fits corners and edges beautifully

 

Mint Plus 5200C Advantages

  • Compact size – Allow the vacuum to clean under furniture and into tight areas.
  • Ease of use – Mint Plus floe cleaner is made to be user-friendly, simply attach the cleaning cloth, set the cleaner to the floor, and press the mop or sweep button depending on your cleaning requirements.
  • Mops and Sweeps – The mop mode of Mint Plus uses a special mopping action together with moist or damp microfiber mopping cloth to remove hard to remove grime and dirt. The Sweep mode keeps your floor barefoot friendly using the microfiber sweeping cloths that effectively pick up hair, dirt, and dust.
  • Quick Clean Mode – Set the robot vacuum to clean only open areas and not perform a perimeter clean
  • Intelligent Cleaning Ability – Mint plus tracks and maps the entire floor so it never miss in removing dirt. It is designed with a navigation system that works efficiently in tracking dirt and dust on its hiding places.
  • Whisper Quite – Mint Plus Automatic Floor Cleaner works smoothly and produce whisper quite sound. This floor allows you to take a nap while it handles the floor cleaning job.
  • Longer-Lasting battery & fast charging – Mint Plus only require 4 hours of charging using the included adapter. The rechargeable battery can last up to 2.5 hours of wet mopping and 4 hours of dry sweeping in a single charge.

 

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper Disadvantages

  • No scheduling available but this feature is less important for those that do not travel frequently.
  • Doesn’t go to the charging cradle automatically.
  • Only for Hard Floor surfaces

 

PROS:

  • Compact size
  • Ease of use
  • Mops and Sweeps
  • Quick Clean Mode
  • Intelligent Cleaning Ability
  • Whisper Quite
  • Longer-Lasting battery
  • Fast charging

CONS:

  • No scheduling
  • No automatic return to charging cradle
  • Hard floor types only

 

What Are Buyers Saying (good and bad)

  • We Bought this product in 2012 some time after our son was born it worked fine for a few months but does require some baby sitting and then it just started acting wierd, it would go on and off when placed on the charger and keep beeping every two minutes turning itself on and off….
  • It is useful. Not the best cleaner but a good sweeper. I don’t think the GPS is very good on this.
  • This thing works surprisingly well. We have tile floors in the kitchen and hardwood floors elsewhere. This thing does a very respectable job. 
  •  It runs quietly without any fuss. I have used both the disposable-type cloths and the blue cleaning cloths. Both work well. 
  • This thing is my best friend. Probably the most useful piece of tech I own right now. 
  • Moping function is not as good as advertised. However, a great supplement to weekly cleanings. I normally turn this on before going to bed at night and sweeping is done. When I don’t do the nightly cleanings, I can really see and feel the difference on my hardwood floors. A must buy if you have hard floors.
  • Works well on hardwood. Gets stuck under the edge of some couches , but only those of a certain height. Will do 2-3 rooms on 1 charge. I use it to pick up dust and pet hair. Very quiet. Coverage is pretty consistent, but not perfect.

 

Best Hard Floor Robotic Cleaner?

With rapid charging, longer control time and expanded cleaning coverage, it is able to top more ground on a single charge.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper is desired for larger homes, more frequent use and more extensive mopping. Sweep mode is wanted for sustaining grit-free, barefoot-friendly floors every day.

Dry cleaning cloths are used in Sweep Mode to pick up dust, dirt and hair that constantly accumulates on hard floors.

In Sweep mode, Mint Plus 5200C moves in straight lines back and forth across your floor to clean efficiently and thoroughly.

Mop mode clean floors many time without the effort of mopping them by hand. Wet cleaning cloths are used in mop mode to pick up the deeper dirt and grime and leave your floors temper unexampled.

Mint uses a distinctive mopping action in this mode to help dissolve dirt and pull it into the cleaning cloth and off your floors.

Mint 5200 is compatible with most brands of dry and pre-moistened wet cleaning cloths including Swiffer brand and store brands like Target.

These are widely available at grocery, drug and mass merchant stores. You can even obtain them online.

Is it best robotic cleaner for hard floor types?

Maybe not the best, but definitely in top five. It is great robotic vacuum cleaner but only for hard floors.

If you have various floor types then check some of our other robotic vacuum reviews.

Mint Plus 5200C Floor Sweeper can be pricy to buy as his price sometimes goes up to $799. But it is often on sales and full package can be bought for around $300 – 500.

Mint Plus 5200 Turbo Charge Cradle
Mint Plus 5200 Turbo Charge Cradle
Mint Plus 5200 Charge Cradle charges Mint+ 5200 in two hours

Mint Plus 5200C Vacuum Cleaner Battery
Mint Plus 5200C Vacuum Cleaner Battery

If you are interested in older version of Mint Plus 5200 then check Mint 4200 which is far more cheaper.

Good replacement for Mint Plus Automatic Model 5200C is iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

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The Mint Plus Automatic 5200C is newer version of its little brother, the Mint 4200. You get the same intelligent room mapping, powered by the Northstar® Navigation system, but with an extended range.

Operating Time (hours)

Charge Time (hours)

Operating Pattern

Scheduled Cleaning

Hardwood, Tile & Linoleum

Carpet

Spot Mode

Height Adjustment

HEPA Filter

Multi-Room Navigation

Battery Indicator

Full Bin Indicator

Cliff Sensor

Return to Charging Base

Bumper

Boundary Markers

Virtual Walls

Remote Control

Dimensions

Weight

Price

8.4 Total Score
Excellent

With rapid charging, longer control time and expanded cleaning coverage, it is able to top more ground on a single charge. Mint Plus is desired for larger homes, more frequent use and more extensive mopping.

Noise
8
Coverage Area
8.5
Price
8
Overall Quality
9
PROS
  • Compact size
  • Ease of use
  • Mops and Sweeps
  • Quick Clean Mode
  • Intelligent Cleaning Ability
  • Whisper Quite
  • Longer-Lasting battery
  • Fast charging
CONS
  • No scheduling
  • No automatic return to charging cradle
  • Hard floor types only
User Rating: 4.55 (1 votes)