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Aldi’s sold-out robotic vacuum cleaner and mop is back

The vac is back! Aldi's sold-out vacuum cleaner is returning to shelves. Images: Getty, ECOVACS

There are few household jobs so universally loathed as vacuuming.

It’s harder than it looks, it’s required frequently, the cord never goes far enough and you need to reconnect it in every room, and it’s noisy - you can’t even listen to a podcast while you’re doing it.

That might be why Aldi’s robotic vacuum cleaner flew off the shelves the last time it was for sale in March this year.

The ECOVACS Robotics smart robotic vacuum is back on sale next Wednesday 4 September, having sold out last time.

The vacuum is a two-in-one vacuum and mop combination, with users able to schedule and monitor cleaning through a connected smartphone app.

The robot also creates cleaning paths with anti-collision sensors that best suit users’ homes.

And at $299, it’s significantly cheaper than other competitors which can reach more than $1,000 in price.

“We partnered with ECOVACS on a Special Buy earlier this year and were blown away by the response,” Shay Stearnes, buying director at ALDI Australia said.

“Off the back of the demand and feedback, it was the obvious choice to work together again for the Spring Cleaning Special Buys this year.”

Added the head of ECOVACS Robotics, Karen Powell, “At ECOVACS, we have the vision of our products helping every Australian family with tasks like household chores, so their time can be freed up to do more of what they love. Allowing us to do this, we are thrilled to be partnering with ALDI again on the spring cleaning Special Buys.

“The response last time was phenomenal and we are delighted to once again deliver a versatile, efficient and incredibly well-priced cleaning solution through the DEEBOT OZMO 610.”

However, as with all Aldi Special Buys, this item will only be on sale for a limited time, and there will only be a limited number.

So if you’re not keen on vacuuming, this is one to put in the diary.

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