August 23, 2017 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #1346603
Do you have a copper pillowcase?
Copper pillowcases allegedly improve the look of one’s skin.
Tis the magic of copper. Wondering if anyone has had success, and/or real life experience
Thank you ☺August 23, 2017 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #1346606
Yea I threw mine out when it started turning greenAugust 23, 2017 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #1346608
Just pulled out the copper pillowcase from my online shopping cart before completing my order. It was so tempting!
How do we know if something is wonderful or snake oil? Some things are evidence-based. I don’t know. The robot vacuum is simply amazing! Before getting it, it sounded all hyped. But the hype was so on-point.
Maybe it works for some and not for others?August 23, 2017 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #1346611
LB: which vaccuum did you buy? I’m so tempted to get one yet my husband thinks I’m falling for nonsense.
Any advice on make, model, how difficult it is to program, how often you need to empty it, charge it etc. will be appreciated. Also, what’s the size of the space you’re using it for, and how well does it clean corners, around obstructions etc. Thanks.
(But on a copper pillow case I’ll pass. At least for now…)August 24, 2017 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1346616
Lol!!! Meno that’s so true!! How do they not turn green?
Wait I just read an article by Israeli researcher Gadi Borkow, which cites relevant studies showing the copper pillowcases did significantly improve the skin texture of participants compared to the control (2014, NCBI – Nat. Library of Medicine – Nat. Institute of Health (NIH)).August 24, 2017 2:31 am at 2:31 am #1346631
Thanks Mod for taking on this task on the night shift ☺💖💚💙😊💟💞✌👍👍☺August 24, 2017 2:31 am at 2:31 am #1346630
Ooops I may have accidentally deleted 10 before pressing send. It was about cleaning the hair from a regular upright vacuum spinner brush, and how that’s a chore.
But Roomba is fun and easy.August 24, 2017 2:31 am at 2:31 am #1346629
11. Hairs are actually fun and easy to remove in the Roomba. There are two cylinder things, and you just pull them out and the hair is literally spiraled inside the top of the cylinder. In one second, I take out the now-curly clump of hair, and toss it with the rest of the junk that the Roomba picked up.
My friend told me to try it. If I didn’t like it, then I could return it I am so glad that I tried it because it’s been way over 90-days now and I appreciate it more and more!August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346619
Omgosh Mammele!! I have the Roomba 805 from Costco and LOVE It!!
Life is Baruch Hashem amazing now – in a HUGE part thanks to my Roomba!!! People told me about it, and even my mom wanted to buy it for me years ago. It finally took being a guest at my friend’s home last Pesach for me to want one too. My friend had a big dog and yet her area rugs and floors were perfect. Usually light colored fur on red rugs makes them look dull, but everything was all shiny. She didn’t even vacuum. The Roomba did it!August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346620
2. Fine. I’m an avid Costco shopper, and so I took my mom’s offer when the Roomba 805 went on sale. They have a 90-day return policy.
From what I’ve read though, the only bonus of the Costco Roomba is that it comes with an extra laser beam whatever thing, that blocks off an area or direction where you don’t want the Roomba to go, like down the staircase, G-d forbid.August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346621
3. Otherwise, you can get it with the 20% off Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupon – and I think you have up to one year to return it if need be.
I have a big dog and empty it each the compartment after every cycle. Way better than emptying my Shark vacuum, where emptying the Shark vacuum container generally ends up with dust flying in my face, even though I empty it into one of those small fruit or veggie grocery bags. Omgosh, the Roomba makes clearing out the compartment so easy. And it had a great HEPA filter too.August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346622
– Every since using the Roomba a few times a week, I now change my A/C air filter less often. I used to have to change it precisely every month. Now I’ve gone two and even longer without it getting dusty. Those things are $25 each. So the Roomba is paying for itself!
– The air is cleaner! Vacuuming with my Shark upright vacuum leaves exhaust circulating, even if I cannot see it. The Roomba, on the other hand, sweeps and sucks, and honestly it’s almost magical!August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346623
5. When I first got it, I programmed it to clean every day at a certain time. I stopped doing it that way because my house is not always ready. I have to take fabric and paper stuff off of the floor – like socks, toys, my purse, receipts, and stray Post-its – because it may and can pull on those things or push them around.August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346624
6. I usually let the Roomba to do its work when I leave the house. I love it. When I return, it’s usually recharging at its dock, and sometimes I honestly get excited about seeing how much time it saved me! I go empty it and marvel at the junk and dust that was lurking.August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346626
7. It’s not perfect. Sometimes it won’t get a corner. It cannot climb from the floor onto my dog’s 2in foam mats – which a regular vacuum has no problem doing because I just pick it up. Actually, sometimes I do pick up my Roomba and set it on the mats. But that’s a lot easier than doing it myself with my regular vacuum.
It does get stuck once in a while under some furniture pieces too, but I just created a solution. For example, it used to go under my futon all kamakazi, exhausting itself until it turned off. However, now it is all good. I just put a random board until my futon to block it from access.August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346627
8. I did use the laser blocker a few times at first too, to block the Roomba from getting too close to my dog’s water bowl. But then I forgot one time and the Roomba just nudged it against the wall without anything spilling – meanwhile, with the upright Shark vacuum, I’ve accidentally slurped up half a cup of water after getting too close (which was followed by a huge project of taking it apart and drying compartments).August 24, 2017 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1346628
9. Speaking of compartments, Omgosh, love the Roomba here too! In the regular upright vacuum, my hair loops around the spinner brush. I have to take scissors and cut it out and then pull.
Cleaning up the regular vacuum is a chore.
Roomba is a dream!August 24, 2017 10:29 am at 10:29 am #1346684
Mrs. CTL ordered a Roomba last June. She wanted it for the room where we feed our dogs. There is always kibble all over the floor.
The Roomba was great at swatting the kibble and sending it flying into the corners, but not in sucking it up.
The vacuum was more than $600…it went right back for a refundAugust 24, 2017 10:29 am at 10:29 am #1346732
Thanks loads for all the info LB!
You seem really excited about your Roomba. I have more questions though, if you have the time and inclination.
1. Do you know if it can handle (not too large) an open floor plan in one charge/cycle?
2. Does it clean small bathrooms adequately or not worth the hassle there?
3. Can it pick up pieces of food like a Cheerio or small crust of bread?
Thanks again. I really appreciate your input.August 24, 2017 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1346755
Thanks CT. That answers my number three to Lb I guess before you even read it.August 24, 2017 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1346762
I always thought robots were cool but vacuuming is not a chore I mind at all. And it’s one of the few chores my kids will volunteer for. I’m waiting for some more sophisticated household help I guess…August 24, 2017 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #1346831
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I doubt a Roomba would survive my house.August 24, 2017 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #1346978
1. Yes definitely! Once I came home after about an hour and the champ was still going!
2. Yes, and that’s where my Roomba usually makes its first turn. I didn’t realize how much dust I had in the bathroom until it started cleaning the floors and bath mat. Now I can see the difference. It goes around the cabinet, to the corner where the toilet is, and then bounces back and forth until it’s done.
3. I’m not sure about Cheerios or small bread crumbs. By my dog’s food bowl, it picks up dried peas and veggie scraps that fell out. It would depend on the height of the Cheerios or bread crumbs I guess. This is one of those questions I’d Google, and see if there’s a YouTube video showing the Roomba in action.
You’re doing great research! Lol, if I had bread or Cheerios at home, I’d experiment for you 🙂August 24, 2017 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #1347012
Lightbright: thanks for helping me research…August 24, 2017 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #1347011
Mammele: I just watched a YouTube video of the Roomba 980 vacuuming up Cheerios!!! ☺August 28, 2017 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #1348601
Why not just fill your pillowcase with pennies?August 28, 2017 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #1349788
Aren’t pennies less copper now than previously?
Actually wait! Why am I taking your very clever suggestion seriously? Because it would, maybe, cost less than a real copper threaded pillowcase?
Well, regardless, money is pretty dirty. That’s one reason why.
The next reason is that sleeping on a hard lumpy surface may cause more wrinkles, even if it was made of copper.
Thank you though 🙂
More suggestions welcome!August 28, 2017 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #1349823
Doesn’t it smell like copper?August 29, 2017 12:23 am at 12:23 am #1349834
What does copper smell like?August 29, 2017 12:29 am at 12:29 am #1349852
Coppery.August 29, 2017 1:18 am at 1:18 am #1349899
RebYidd23, your definition skills are impeccable!
Please tell me, when you’re not posting in the CR, do you work for Webster’s or Oxford?
Also, what is the smell of silver?August 29, 2017 1:18 am at 1:18 am #1349898
What would Health! say here?
Health! If you’re out there, what’s your medical opinion on copper pillowcases for skin vibrancy?October 8, 2017 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #1379202
Confession… I ended up buying that copper pillowcase, and I have no idea if it’s working.
Thank you 🙂October 8, 2017 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1379257
Does it smell like copper?October 9, 2017 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #1379785
RebYidd23: I can’t tell you because I don’t know what copper smells like.
On the flipside, I can tell you that this is a high maintenance pillowcase!
I had to buy special bland laundry detergent to wash it. Said bland detergent has no added fragrances or softeners.
The pillowcase’s instructions stated that fabric softener can permanently damage the copper, rendering this magical-youth-preserving pillowcase useless, chas v’shalom.
Earlier today, I packed up the pillowcase to return to the store, only to bring it back to my laundry cubby to wash again.
How can I give up on this opportunity?
Is a little extra laundry enough of a reason to throw in the pillowcase?
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