The Best iRobot Braava Jet M6 Cleaning Solution Alternatives

Alternate Cleaning Solution For Braava Jet Mop

If you’re looking to get some replacement cleaning solution for your Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop, one of the best ones is the authentic approved solution, that’s currently selling on Amazon here for $8 per bottle.

1. Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner

We chatted on the phone with iRobot support and they mentioned that Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner is also an accepted cleaner for the M6 and the 240.

The Bona cleaner is also recommended if your Braava M6 leaves wheel streak marks on your floor.

Does The Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Solution Work With Tiles Also?

A few users have reported to us that the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner works fine on their tiles, and does not leave streaks. If you have tiles, you can try a small sample mixture to see if it works for you.

2. Distilled Water

Distilled water works surprisingly well for cleaning your floors, and also leaves fewer wheel streak marks compared to cleaning solution.

In fact, Braava support recommends trying a water only cleaning if you find that your mop is leaving a lot of streak marks. But keep in mind that using the solution makes the floor have a smoother cleaner feel vs. using just water alone.

We suggest that you alternate between using cleaning solution and using water only so that you get the benefits of both.

When using cleaning solution, you’ll feel more comfortable knowing that your floors are getting cleaned with actual solution in between the water-only cleanings. When using water only, you’ll feel good that you’re saving money and that your bottle of solution is lasting longer.

3. Spray Any Cleaner Directly On The Floor, And Use Water Only In Your Braava

One user suggested a wonderful hack that allows you to choose any cleaner you want directly on your floor, while using only water in your Braava.

This gives you the most flexibility since you can use economical cleaning solutions and you don’t have to worry about them clogging up the internals of your mop. Your mop will also last longer since it uses only water.

4. Use Fabuloso Solution

We’ve received a few reports of people using Fabuloso Solution that’s diluted exactly to the Fabuloso bottle instructions, without any issues. However, your Braava will likely spray bubbles instead of solution, so make sure not to over concentrate the cleaning solution.

Note: this is not an approved solution for the Braava Jet M6, and will void your warranty and Braava will not service your mop in case there are any issues.

5. Use The Original Approved Braava Jet M6 Cleaning Solution

Sometimes it just makes sense to use the original solution. It’s the safest best, since it’s approved by iRobot and you don’t run the risk of using other solutions that may contain different chemicals and solutions that can accumulate in the mop and clog the nozzle or ruin the internal parts. The ingredients of this solution are: Sodium Octane-1-Sulphonate Mono-hydrate; CAS#5324-84-5; Dimethyldecylamine N-Oxide; CAS#2605-79-0
  In addition, using products from an unauthorized reseller will void your warranty and your Braava Mop will not be covered or serviced by iRobot if something goes wrong.

How Many Uses Can You Get From One 16 Ounce Bottle Of The Braava Jet M6 Cleaning Solution?

You’ll get about 8 uses with one 16 ounce bottle of cleaning solution, for your Braava Jet M6 Mop.

Here’s how the 8 cups is calculated:

  • Each use of the mop requires 6 capfulls, which is about a quarter cup if you use a measuring cup.
  • The bottle is 16 oz, which measures out to 2 cups.
  • So you can use a quarter cup of solution 8 times before the bottle is finished!

How Many Tank-Fulls Does The Braava Jet M6 Need To Clean My House?

You will need 1-2 full tanks to clean an average house on the lowest water setting.

How Many Weeks Will One Bottle Of Braava Jet M6 Cleaning Solution Last?

If we assume that it takes 2 full tanks to clean your house, and you mop once a week, then a bottle will last you 4 weeks (1 month).

If we assume that it takes 1 full tank to clean your house, and you mop once a week, then a bottle will last you 8 weeks (2 months).

What’s the Easiest Way To Measure Out The Cleaning Solution For Each Use on the Braava Jet M6?

Using a measuring cup is much easier and more efficient than pouring it into the bottle cap separately 6 times. 6 capfulls is the same as a quarter cup.

By using a measuring cup, you won’t have to worry about spilling any by pouring it in the tiny cap. You’ll also save time by just pouring it once into the measuring cup.

Will The Braava Jet M6 Cleaning Solution Leave Wheel Streaks On Ceramic Tiles?

One user mentioned that the Braava Jet M6 solution did leave wheel streaks on their ceramic tiles. They found that using Bona Hardwoord Floor Cleaner worked better and left fewer streaks. Another solution is to do a water only test, which seems to work similarly to using the Bona Cleaner, but of course you don’t actually get to use any cleaning solution on your floors then.

Does The iRobot Authentic Hard Floor Cleaning Solution Work With Models Older Than The Jet M6?

Yes, this works with older models, including the iRobot Scooba 5800.

Is The Braava Jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution Antibacterial?

The Braava Jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution is not an anti-bacterial solution.

How Do I Use Antibacterial Cleaning Solution With My Braava Jet?

One user wrote in with an interesting hack: they pour a little bit of an antibacterial solution like Clorox on the floor or on the mop itself. Do take care not to put this into the tank itself as that is not recommended and will void your warranty and can damage the internals of your mop.

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