Best Roborock Robotic Vacuums in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 22, 2019
Vacuuming a home can be a real chore, but a Roborock robotic vacuum can make it much easier than it has ever been. Read on for our reviews of our top 5 picks and choose the best Roborock robotic vacuum for your home. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Cleaning Efficiency
Sensors
Programming Clean-Ups
Automatic Cleaning Patterns
Run Time
Health Benefits
Dust Bin Capacity
Package
Warranty
 
PROS

The vacuum cleaner is equipped with an engine with a power of 2000 Pa. Due to such a high rate, the device is able to effectively remove dust and debris even from a dense carpet. Able to instantly switch between vacuuming and mopping modes when moving to a different type of floor.

CONS

Quite noisy during turbo mode.

OUR VERDICT

The Roborock XIAOMI is an innovative robot vacuum cleaner for dry and wet cleaning that will consistently maintain perfect cleanliness in your home. At the first stage of cleaning, various debris is vacuumed from the floor, and at the second stage the floor is washed with a damp microfiber. With this, the smart water supply system gradually applies water to the floor only as needed, preventing excess water from being left on the floor.

detailed parameters
Cleaning Efficiency

2000Pa Suction force, Main and side brushes

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, compatible with Android, iOS, and Alexa. Intelligent recognition of carpets, automatic booster cleaning, intelligent control of water, automatic recharging

Programming Clean-Ups

Clean and schedule from anywhere with the Mi Home App

Automatic Cleaning Patterns

Roborock methodical Z-shaped clean path, Spot mode

Run Time

~ 120 minutes

Health Benefits

Precision water tank filter

Dust Bin Capacity

0.48 l

Package

Charging dock, lucky cat as a free gift

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The increased diameter of the wheels allows the vacuum cleaner to overcome obstacles and thresholds up to 0.8 inch high, and their unique shape prevents hair and wool from getting wound up in them.

CONS

The instruction manual could be more informative.

OUR VERDICT

The Roborock Xiaowa E20 is a smart cleaning robot vacuum cleaner that will help you quickly and effectively clean all types of flooring, including laminate flooring, tiles, carpets and other floor coverings of dirt, debris, and crumbs. The device is equipped with a sensor system that finds the optimal pathway for cleaning and which avoids collisions with objects.

detailed parameters
Cleaning Efficiency

1800Pa Suction force, Main and side brushes

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, compatible with Android, iOS, and Alexa. Thirteen onboard sensors including anti-collision, trap prevention, self-charging and resumption, Auto carpet Boost

Programming Clean-Ups

Clean and schedule from anywhere with the Mi Home App

Automatic Cleaning Patterns

Roborock methodical Z-shaped clean path, Spot mode

Run Time

100 minutes

Health Benefits

Washable E11 Strainer

Dust Bin Capacity

0.64 l

Package

Charging dock, Power cable

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Roborock Vacuum Cleaner S50 is able to cope with cleaning up to 250 sq m on one full charge. In addition, the vacuum cleaner is able to easily overcome obstacles up to 2 cm high thanks to its built-in array of sensors. 

CONS

Setting up a Wi-Fi connection may take some time.

OUR VERDICT

The Roborock S50 is a new-generation robot vacuum cleaner that will take on some of your household chores. The device is controlled by the Mi Home app, which allows you to create a schedule and a map of cleaning. The option of wet cleaning as well as a reliable filtration system will leave not only your floors clean of dust and debris, but also the air in the house.

detailed parameters
Cleaning Efficiency

2000Pa Suction force, Main and side brushes

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, compatible with Android, iOS, and Alexa. LDS Technology, Onboard sensors including anti-collision, trap prevention, self-charging and resumption

Programming Clean-Ups

Clean and schedule from anywhere with the Mi Home App

Automatic Cleaning Patterns

Roborock methodical Z-shaped clean path, Spot mode

Run Time

150 minutes

Health Benefits

Washable E11 Strainer

Dust Bin Capacity

0.5 l

Package

Charging dock

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The main and side brushes of the vacuum cleaner have a special design that eliminates the winding of hair or fur. This not only simplifies the brush cleaning process, but also prevents the engine from overheating and failing.

CONS

It can sometimes have difficulty with finding the charging dock.

OUR VERDICT

The Roborock S502-00 will be a practical device for anyone who does not want to spend their time for routine household chores on cleaning their floors. Moreover, the robot vacuum cleaner works with a reduced noise level, so that a comfortable and quiet cleaning experience is provided for your home.

detailed parameters
Cleaning Efficiency

2000Pa Suction force, Main and side brushes

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, compatible with Android, iOS, and Alexa. LDS Technology, Onboard sensors including anti-collision, trap prevention, self-charging and resumption

Programming Clean-Ups

Clean and schedule from anywhere with the Mi Home App

Automatic Cleaning Patterns

Roborock methodical Z-shaped clean path, Spot mode

Run Time

150 minutes

Health Benefits

Washable E11 Strainer

Dust Bin Capacity

~ 0.5 l

Package

Charging dock

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The device has a low-profile design (only 96mm high) and therefore will be able to remove dirt from both under the cabinet and under the sofa. In addition to this, it is equipped with a rubber bumper around the entire perimeter of the case, which prevents it from being damaged when it encounters an obstacle.

CONS

Comes with a european plug, for UK you need an adapter.

OUR VERDICT

The Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner will be indispensable for anyone who does not want to clean the floors manually, as well as useful to pet owners. The built-in filter will trap dust as well as allergens. The washable filtration system saves you from the frequent purchase of consumables.

detailed parameters
Cleaning Efficiency

2000Pa Suction force, Main and side brushes

Sensors

Wi-Fi connected, compatible with Android, iOS, and Alexa. LDS Technology, Onboard sensors including anti-collision, trap prevention, self-charging and resumption

Programming Clean-Ups

Clean and schedule from anywhere with the Mi Home App

Automatic Cleaning Patterns

Roborock methodical Z-shaped clean path, Spot mode

Run Time

150 minutes

Health Benefits

Washable E11 Strainer

Dust Bin Capacity

0.48 l

Package

Charging dock

Warranty

1 year

Roborock XIAOMI robot vacuum cleaner

Powerful and Efficient

One of the common concerns that many people have about robotic vacuum cleaners is that they tend to not be as powerful as a regular vacuum. In many cases, this actually turns out to be true. This largely stems from the fact that since robotic vacuums rely on using a battery for power, they tend to use much lower power settings than a regular vacuum, which results in the suctioning power of the robotic vacuum lacking sorely in comparison. This can be a problem for people who need a strong vacuum in order to clean their carpets or flooring due to caked in dirt or pet hair, something that even regular vacuum cleaners can struggle with.

The XIAOMI Roborock robot vacuum cleaner 2 is one model that is not lacking in power. This vacuum cleaner is equipped with a powerful engine with a power of 2000 Pa. Due to this high-powered engine, the device is able to effectively remove dust and debris even from a dense carpet, giving this robotic vacuum the power and suctioning abilities of a regular vacuum. What is more, this model is able to instantly switch between vacuuming and mopping modes when moving to a different type of floor, so there is no need to babysit the device whenever it moves to different parts of your home.

Review of Roborock XIAOMI robot vacuum cleaner 2 generations with Mopping

Keep Your Home Clean

The Roborock XIAOMI is an innovative robot vacuum cleaner for dry and wet cleaning that will consistently maintain perfect cleanliness in your home, which is helped by having multiple stages of cleaning modes built-in. At the first stage of cleaning, various debris is vacuumed from the floor, and at the second stage the floor is washed with a damp microfiber. With this, the smart water supply system gradually applies water to the floor only as needed, preventing excess water from being left on the floor. That means you won't have to worry about pools of water being left over after the mopping action is finished, with your floors being able to dry quickly.

This device includes plenty more functionality built-in to the device. Included are various sensors that allow for the vacuum to create a detailed map of your home, as well as providing the ability for it to avoid obstacles and prevent itself from getting stuck underneath furniture. The powerful 5200mAh battery gives it a long run time of around 2 hours, which should be plenty of time for it to clean almost any sized home. The programming of the device is easily done through the Mi Home app, letting you schedule the cleaning for whenever you want. All in all, this high-end robotic vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi will keep your home clean with little effort on your part.

Roborock XIAOMI robot vacuum cleaner 2 generations with Mopping in the use

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Roborock _E20

Overcome Obstacles

Many robot vacuums and mops have one singular weakness: most of them are extremely limited when it comes to overcoming obstacles. These can range from small bumps in the floor to large furniture that causes them to get stuck. While many of them are good at moving around furniture, it is not uncommon for one to get stuck on an uneven surface. In fact, one of the biggest problems with these devices is that they tend to have a problem coping with furniture that has a low overhang, such as sofas or chairs. These devices getting stuck has a detrimental effect on their convenience, which has made many people wary of relying on them.

The Roborock E20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mopping, on the other hand, was built to overcome such hindrances. This robot mop has large wheels that allow the vacuum cleaner to overcome obstacles and thresholds up to 0.8 inch high. This means that slightly uneven surfaces won't be a problem for this robot mop, such as doorways with a raised bottom trim or other parts of flooring that are uneven. This robotic vacuum is even able to detect furniture that it can get stuck under and avoid it, leaving itself free to continue vacuuming without being hindered by obstacles.
Review of Roborock _E20 _Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner Sweeping and Mopping Robotic Vacuum

Quick and Mobile

Furthermore, the wheels have a unique shape that prevents the winding of hair and wool in the axles, thus reducing the need for maintenance. This is an especially important feature for those who have pets that tend to leave hair all over the place. Also featured in this device are a dual-gyro system and motion tracking sensors that let this robot mop easily detect and move around obstacles. The 1800 Pa of intense suction, on the other hand, are able to pick up debris of any kind, including water from the mopping function, leaving your hard floors crystal clean without any trace of dirt.

Plenty of other features are packed into this little robotic hoover, including the ability to program its cleaning schedule through the Mi Home app on your mobile device, as well as a high-capacity battery that allows the device to operate for up to 100 minutes of cleaning time. So, if your main objection to the use of one of these devices is the problem of getting stuck on small obstacles, then this particular Roborock model will go a long way towards changing your mind. Fast, mobile, and extremely useful in any household, it is one of the best robotic vacuums for quick cleanups as well as for a detailed cleaning of the floors in your home.
Roborock _E20 _Xiaowa Robot Vacuum Cleaner Sweeping and Mopping Robotic Vacuum in the use

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Roborock S50

Clean a Large Home

Robotic vacuum cleaners bring with them a large number of conveniences, but with many of those conveniences come a variety of shortcomings as well. One of the biggest shortcomings that many models tend to have is a limited amount of battery power. While many of these models are able to cope with a small home or apartment, larger living spaces tend to be left out in the cold, with a robotic vacuum often just not having enough juice left to clean every room. Although this has been slowly changing with the increases in battery power and higher energy efficiency of many models, those with larger homes still often don't have a good solution.

Enter the Roborock S50 Vacuum Cleaner. This highly capable robotic vacuum comes with a high-capacity battery, giving it the ability to cope with cleaning up to 250 sq m on one full charge. In addition, the vacuum cleaner is able to easily overcome obstacles up to 2 cm high thanks to its built-in array of sensors, allowing it to glide easily over floors of many types without the chance of it getting stuck. This means that larger homes now have the perfect robotic vacuum companion that can deal with the floors without causing any inconvenience during its operation.

Review of Roborock S50 Vacuum Cleaner

Dry and Wet Cleaning

The Roborock S50 is a new-generation robot vacuum cleaner that will take on some of your household chores, making itself a very handy companion to have whenever it is time to clean the house. The device is controlled by the Mi Home app, which allows you to create a schedule and a map of cleaning. If there are areas of the house where the unit will have a hard time coping with, you can draw boundaries around these through the mapping feature so that the vacuum won't venture into them. One thing to note with this model is that it can sometimes get confused about where the charging dock is once it is finished cleaning, but this small problem is easy to deal with whenever it happens.

The option of wet cleaning as well as a reliable filtration system will leave not only your floors clean of dust and debris, but also the air in the house, giving the unit the ability to clean without kicking up dust into the air. The mopping feature is suitable for different types of hard floors, with the unit using only the amount of water that is needed for it, which is good as the water tank has a very limited capacity. Overall, though, this robot vacuum cleaner will help those even with large houses to keep their floors clean at all times.
Roborock S50 Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Roborock S502-00

Great for Pet Owners

A common problem that occurs with vacuum cleaners of all types is the issue of pet hair. Although everyone loves their little furry companions, most pets, especially cats and dogs, tend to leave a lot of pet hair lying around the home. Vacuums in the traditional sense haven't been very well equipped to handle such things, and what commonly happens when trying to vacuum up pet hair is that it tends to get wound up in the wheels of the vacuum as well as in the rollers typically used by most models, which can cause all sorts of problems including leading to inoperation of the device. Of course, there are types of hand vacs that are well-suited to cleaning up pet hair, but they typically aren't practical to use all over a large home.

The Roborock S502-00 robotic vacuum cleaner is a robotic vacuum cleaner that is nearly immune to the problems caused by pet hair. The main and side brushes of the vacuum cleaner have a special design that eliminates the winding of hair or fur in the wheels or motor of the device. This not only simplifies the brush cleaning process, but also prevents the engine from overheating and failing, giving this unit an extended life span over other types of vacuums that can't cope with this problem.

Review of Roborock S502-00 robotic vacuum cleaner

Cleaning Made Easy

The Roborock S502-00 will be a practical device for anyone who does not want to spend their time for routine household chores on cleaning their floors. This robotic vacuum features an array of capabilities that makes it extremely easy and convenient to use for vacuuming your home. Just like the other models reviewed here, this device can be setup to automatically operate on its own based on its own map of your home. You can program the device using the Mi Home app, setting boundaries and no-go zones for it in order to reduce the likelihood of it getting stuck on furniture or uneven surfaces.

Speaking of keeping the device from getting stuck, it includes sensors that allow it to automatically detect and avoid obstacles that would hinder its operation, and includes the ability to overcome uneven levels up to 2 cm. Moreover, the robot vacuum cleaner works with a reduced noise level, so that a comfortable and quiet cleaning experience is provided for your home. The large battery easily powers the strong 2000 Pa motor, with the capability of working on a full charge for up to 150 minutes. In the end, this highly capable Roborock vacuum will make cleaning your home easier than it has ever been before.
Roborock S502-00 robotic vacuum cleaner in the use

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Roborock _S5

2-in-1 Cleaning

Those who look for a smart and efficient robotic cleaner that could even become a substitute for a regular vacuum should definitely consider the Roborock S5. This ingenious cleaner is a one-of-a-kind vacuum cleaner that can simultaneously sweep and mop, which is a big bonus over the competition. Fitted with the bionic mopping system, it is capable of wet-cleaning quite large areas. The water drips only when the vac is moving, so you can be sure there will be no water stains left on your floors.

Speaking of the vacuuming efficiency, this device is a standout as well. It boasts an amazing suction power of 2000 Pa that allows it to pick up all the dirt around your home almost as well as a regular vac does. The unit features a main brush and a side brush for covering large areas. What is notable, the side brush spins at 330RPM when sweeping along the edge but, otherwise, it spins at 130RPM to prevent dust from flying. In other words, the smart sweeping system draws all the dust into the bin with nothing left over. It's worth emphasizing that the Roborock comes with the High-efficiency Washable E11 filter system. It can capture up to 99.2 % of germs, bacteria, and pet dander, thus purifying the air in your home.
Review of Roborock _S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner

Extra Long Runtime

Another thing that makes this vacuum worth buying is its extra-capacious 5200mAh battery that provides up to 150 minutes of constant cleaning. That's why it can be used for vacuuming large areas more than 2,000 square feet in size. Not dissimilar to the other entries on this shortlist, the Robovac is supplied with a charging dock and re-charges automatically. However, some users note that it may have a hard time finding the dock. The robotic vacuum is very intelligent - it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to control it via the Mi Home App. The app is very smart and maps your house like a blueprint. Using your mobile phone, you'll be able to program the vacuum to do spot cleaning or create virtual barriers and forbidden zones.

As for sensors, they are quite accurate and prevent the cleaner from falling off the edges and bumping into furniture. Also, they automatically identify the carpets and switch the cleaner to the maximum suction. Once leaving the carpet, the vacuum turns back to the former suction. All in all, the Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum is a perfect cleaner for large spaces, especially for houses decked out in carpets. With its strong suction, extra-long runtime, carpet pressurization mode, and unique mopping function, this vacuum cleaner is really hard to beat.
Roborock _S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner in the use

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What Is a Roborock Robotic Vacuum?

Robotic vacuums have come a long way since their inception and nowadays, they can finally boast high-tech features and sophisticated navigational sensors, on top of the excellent cleaning capabilities, of course. Roborock vacuums have all of the above but remain more accessible to regular customers. Thanks to the affordable pricing, by opting for a Roborock model you are getting the full package without actually breaking the bank.

Light and quite smart, the vacuums from Roborock are ideal for small and medium-sized houses or apartments. Moreover, their superior software allows customising the cleaning profiles on a whim, which makes them much more convenient to use. Thanks to the handy mobile application you can choose which rooms the vacuum should clean, what parts of hard floors to avoid, and where it is better to use a built-in mop instead of just picking up dust.

If you need something that can pick the garbage from your lawn we also recommend taking a glance at the top leaf vacuum models out there. For more thorough cleanups it is a good idea to get a cordless vacuum that can reach spots your robo-helper has missed.

What Features to Compare

Even though there are quite a few different Roborock models available on the market they serve more purposes than one could imagine. In order to help you pick the right one for your house or apartment, we have broken down the core features of all Roborock vacuums in a shortlist.

Controls and Customisation

While some robotic vacuums come equipped with remote controllers, it is important to have an additional means of control over the cleaning unit. This may include various mobile applications that interact with vacuums via wireless connection protocols. This implies that your house already features a WiFi network or, alternatively, that your mobile device features a Bluetooth function. The latter will be convenient to use if your home Wi-Fi network doesn’t work at all times.

Autonomy Features

The ability of the robotic vacuums to perform the whole-house cleaning comes a long way but to do so they need to be equipped with high-capacity batteries. A regular 5020 mAh Li-Ion battery enables the vacuum to clean areas of up to 4000 square feet, while the 2000 mAh batteries are designed for smaller areas of up to 1500 square feet.

Navigational Capabilities

While similar products from other producers tend to clean the floors in random, mostly chaotic patterns, vacuums from Roborock have a sophisticated guidance system that allows them to utilise the given cleaning space in the most effective way possible. This is achieved, thanks to the array of sensors each robotic vacuum is equipped with. These may include laser sensors to determine the distance from obstacles, optical sensors for better route navigation, as well as Bluetooth sensors needed by the vacuum for finding its location within your house and distance from the docking station (if it comes equipped with it). Additional features may include Single Room mode for intensive cleanings of single rooms, Edge Mode designed for cleaning along the walls and obstacles, Spot Cleaning for occasional messes that tend to occur and Automatic Mode that allows the vacuum to clean your house without your involvement.

Cleaning Efficiency

While the majority of robotic vacuums have only one rolling brush, the Roborock devices provide the user with vacuum and mop capabilities in one package, which makes them more versatile in the long run. To add more, the Roborock vacuums also have removable air filters that can be washed once they get too dirty. This feature provides a lot of health benefits since vacuum doesn’t let the dust particles get into the air while it cleans the floor. The little spinning brushes underneath the vacuum itself also help in gathering the dust and throwing it directly under the brush so the device can pick it up right away. This feature enables the vacuum to gather dust from the sides without actually driving over the dirt pile.

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How Does a Robotic Vacuum Navigate Your House?

Just a few years ago robotic vacuums had a hard time navigating even the simplest environments, let alone finding their docking station to recharge the built-in batteries in time. Fortunately, you don’t have to break a bank to get a vacuuming bot that is capable not only of cleaning the floors properly but also of taking care of itself when the batteries are running low on charge.

Now, when your robo-cleaner is beeping about low batteries, it will conveniently find its charge station and stay there until it is needed again. But how exactly these rolling helpers are capable of finding their so-called “home base”?

The answer to this question is simple and complex at the same time. Almost every model today has more than one set of sensors and thanks to the elaborate combination they can perform much better than their past-generation counterparts.

  • Obstacle sensors: A regular home for a robotic vacuum is a real obstacle course that it needs to overcome in order to perform its duties - cleaning the house. These sensors are usually located on the bumpers or shock absorbers and consist of laser pointers that can determine the distance from the object to the vacuum itself. The robot vacuums react to obstacles differently, depending on their configuration they can either slow down before them while the other will try to go around to clean the hard floors near the barrier.
  • Cliff sensors: The heights are the most dangerous obstacle for the robotic vacuum since even the slightest elevation can obstruct the cleaning process. Moreover, the vacuum can even flip and won’t be able to get back on its wheels without your help. Due to this, the cliff sensors located on the bottom of the vacuum are a required safety precaution.
  • Wheel sensors: Almost all robot vacuums utilise light sensors for measuring the wheel rotation. Thanks to this subtle, yet highly important feature the rolling cleaning bots can determine the travelled distance.
  • Wall sensors: The wall sensors, as the name suggests, allow the wheeled vacuum to see the walls around it, thanks to both optical and laser sensors placed on the front panels of the device.

The main reason why sophisticated navigational sensors became so widely spread not only in robotic vacuums but in electronic devices in general, is because they take fewer resources to produce than, for example, 10 or 5 years back from now. The addition of both optical and laser sensors allows robotic vacuums to overcome obstacles or to simply avoid them. Moreover, the mapping software of modern robo-vacs allows them to draw a map of your house, which will definitely come in handy for future cleanings.

This makes most of the new high-end models much cheaper than they were. Back in the day, you could only purchase a robo-vacuum for thousands of dollars, while now they are available at only a fraction of the price - all thanks to newer, cheaper technology and ground-breaking innovations in the market of mobile home cleaners.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-22 16:17:28