Upon returning to the charging base, this robot vacuum cleaner not only recharges but also automatically removes all collected garbage from the tank into a special disposable AllergenLock bag, which will need to be replaced after 30 cleanings.
Often loses pairing with Wi-Fi.
The iRobot Roomba i7 + has increased suction power and quickly absorbs any debris, including pet hair. At the same time, the advanced Dual Rubber Brushes do not allow the device to miss a single millimeter of space. And, thanks to an innovative navigation system, the robot remembers your house with all the rooms.
Premium 3-stage cleaning system with 10 x suction, Dual rubber brushes, Side brush
Wi-Fi connected, Works with Amazon Alexa, iRobot HOME App and Google Assistant, Dirt Detect™ Technology, Cliff Detect sensors, Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head, Automatically recharges, Clean Map reports, Keep Out Zones, Imprint Link™️ Technology
Clean and schedule anytime, from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App
Auto mode, Edge mode, Spot mode, Random mode
~ 185 sq. m.
High-efficiency filter and AllergenLock™ bags
Clean Base™ charging station, Automatic dirt disposal, Line cord, 2 x dirt disposal bags, Dual-mode Virtual Wall® barrier (2xAA batteries included), Extra filter, Extra edge-sweeping brush
The unit's oversized wheels ensure its smooth ride over thick and high-pile carpets, as well as allow it to easily over-ride doorsteps up to 2 cm high. A special rubberised wheel coating won't wear off during the vac's whole service life.
The unit might get tangled in wires.
What you'll get with the Ecovacs 2-in-1 robotic cleaner is a powerful performer distinguished by the advanced OZMO™ mopping technology allowing the unit to vacuum and mop at once and deliver excellent cleaning results. Meanwhile, the innovative electronic water pump will eliminate the risk of leakage.
OZMO Mopping Technology. Combined with improved wheels and floating brush 2.0
Wi-Fi connected, Smart motion navigation system with Navi™ 3.0 laser technology, 3 Levels Suction Power Adjustment, Works with Amazon Alexa, ECIVACS App and Google Assistant, Voice Report
Clean and schedule anytime from anywhere with the ECOVACS App
Auto mode, Area mode, Custom mode
Dry: up to 120 sq. m.
Damp: up to 50 sq. m.
Charging base, Mop, 4 x side brushes, Extra filter, Cleaning cloth, 5 x disposal cleaning cloths
With Max mode suction, this robot vacuum cleaner can remove even the toughest debris. And with the help of the "Find Me" function, you can quickly find the device if it suddenly gets stuck somewhere.
It's rather noisy when used in the Max mode.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S is an affordable and efficient model that can become a great addition to a regular vacuum cleaner. It will reduce the frequency and effort required to do cleaning around the house.
3-stage cleaning system (V-shaped main brush)
Stair Safety technology, Obstacle Detection technology, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connected, ECOVACS App control & Amazon Echo, Recharges automatically
Clean and schedule anytime from anywhere with the ECOVACS App
Auto mode, Edge mode, Spot cleaning mode
~ 280 sq. m.
Remote, Main brush, Side brushes, Docking station
The robot vacuum is fitted with a rubber surface suction port. Thanks to that, the cleaning brush slides tightly on the floor and removes dirt and debris in one stroke. There is also a double-sided brush that cleans the baseboard line extra thoroughly.
It may take the vac rather long to find the charging station.
The Bagotte BG600 is a simple robot vac for cleaning cat and dog hair. Thanks to the small height, it can easily move under beds, sofas, and armchairs while the sensors are protecting it from falling and bumping into stuff.
1500 Pa suction power, maximum suction adjustment, rubber surface suction port, double-sided brush
Infrared sensor, Anti-drop technology, Anti-collision technology, Auto self-recharge, Magnetic strip control
Scheduled for daily clean-ups
Auto-cleaning, Spot cleaning, Max power cleaning, Edge cleaning, Single room cleaning
~140 sq. m.
Up to 100 minutes
HEPA filter and pre-filter
Two replacement brushes, An additional filter, IR remote control (+batteries), Magnetic stripes, Charging dock, UK wall plug
Depending on your needs, you can use one of the unit's 6 operating modes, including a localised cleaning mode for vacuuming dirty spots, a room cleaning mode and a mop cleaning function (a water tank and 2 cloths are included in the box).
The dust bin is on the smaller side.
With a handy one-touch operation mode, you will just need to press one button, and the appliance will complete a whole cleaning cycle. This robot hoover can be used to clean parquet and tile floors and up to 1.8 cm thick carpets. An ultra-thin 73mm design will ensure easy manoeuvring under furniture.
1600Pa suction power, 2 side brushes, Large central brush
11 anti-collision and cliff sensors, Auto charging feature
Daily cleaning schedule
Auto mode, Edge mode, Local cleaning mode, Room cleaning mode, Mop cleaning mode, Max mode
~ 100 sq. m.
4 x side brushes, Central brush, 300ml water tank, 2 x cleaning cloths, Cleaning tool, Remote control (batteries included), Charging station with AC adapter, User manual
iRobot Roomba i7+
PICKS UP EVERYTHING
The iRobot Roomba series has gained a reputation for being pretty neat devices, but they haven't always had the reputation for being the most effective. This has changed in recent years, though, thanks to their excellent new products, and this high reputation is continued on with the iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum. This Roomba model utilises many of the latest advances in robotic vacuum technology to make it one of the easiest to use and most effective models on the market.
To start with, this robotic vacuum uses an innovative new navigation technology to help it automatically map out every last detail of your house. This allows it to create its own map of the house, room by room, to find and use the best path for vacuuming every time. This also works well in conjunction with the programming, giving users an extreme amount of input into when and where to vacuum.
Regarding this model's effectiveness, there are few other models that can match it. This is helped in large part by the Dual Rubber Brushes utilised by the vacuum to pick up every last speck of dirt and dust while providing comprehensive coverage of the floor. This provides an extremely clean floor that does not contain any spots that weren't vacuumed, as well as any spots that weren't vacuumed effectively. In fact, the dual brushes can pick up virtually anything, including embedded pet hair, so those with pets will find this model to be a great pick.
AUTOMATIC GARBAGE REMOVAL
As if the features listed above aren't enough to convince most people of this model's superiority, there are a few more that are especially worth mentioning. The smart pathfinding of this vacuum makes it quite adept at returning to its base station once it is finished, no matter where it leaves off. The unit will automatically dock and recharge and can continue the vacuuming process after recharging if it is necessary. All of this can be done without any input by the user.
Another great ability that most everyone is sure to love is its Automatic Dirt Disposal feature. Whenever the robot docks with the base, it will automatically dispose of all vacuumed dirt and debris into an AllergenLock bag. Each of these bags can store dirt from up to 30 cleanings, making this feature extremely handy for those who don't want to constantly have to manually empty the collected dirt from the unit after each cleaning cycle.
|Last updated price||£799.99|
GET THE MOST OUT OF THE VAC AND MOP COMBO
While robotic vacs are no longer extraordinary, and 2-in-1 vac and mop combos are all the rage, not all models that boast dual functionality are equally good and effective. But if you'd like to get the best of both worlds, we recommend considering the OZMO920 from Evovacs.
First and foremost, unlike many other similar vacs that provide independent vacuuming and mopping, this model is capable of performing both of these functions simultaneously, thanks to the advanced OZMO™ mopping technology used. Thus, it saves a lot of time on cleaning without compromising the cleaning results.
Furthermore, the mop is fitted with an innovative electronic pump. It not only eliminates the risk of leakage, but also ensures that the vac won't leave water streaks on the floor.
Besides that, the OZMO920 allows you to adjust the amount of water, depending on the type of surface to be cleaned, thus, optimising the cleaning process. What is also remarkable is that the OZMO920 can sense carpets and rugs and accurately bypass them if they appear on its way. That way, you can rest assured they won't get wet.
Controlled Via a User-Friendly App
Another highlight of this robot mop is oversized wheels with a wear-resistant rubberised coating that ensure the cleaner's smooth ride on any surface, including thick and high-pile carpets. Besides, the size of the wheels allows the vac to easily travel over obstacles up to 2 cm in height, so if there are doorsteps in your dwelling, it won't be a problem. Other than that, thanks to the Navi™ 3.0 laser technology, the unit not only senses carpets immediately, but also automatically increases the suction power to maximise the vacuuming force.
All things considered, the Evovacs OZMO920 is a well-thought functional cleaner that offers the best of the vac and mop combo and will come in handy in large multi-floor houses as well as in dwellings with varying floor surfaces.
|Last updated price||£349.98|
Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S
GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY
If you're not looking for a complete substitution for a traditional vacuum cleaner, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S can be the best bet. It's a very affordable option that can reduce the effort needed for regular cleaning significantly.
The DEEBOT N79S is an upgraded version of the popular DEEBOT N79. It features a Max Mode suction option, which allows you to increase its suction power by 50% in two settings, Auto and Single Room cleaning. Overall, the Auto Cleaning mode is best suited for daily cleaning chores, while the Single Room mode is good for cleaning one specific room. All you need to do is enable the bot and close the door.
Furthermore, the vac has two additional modes: the Spot Cleaning mode and the Edge Cleaning mode. The Spot Cleaning setting isn't for daily cleaning, but it's perfect for cleaning rooms with a high concentration of dirt. In this mode, the vac cleans in a spiral pattern to dig out stained dirt and pet dander. The Edge Cleaning mode is designed for removing dust and debris in the corners and along the walls. When the charge level drops low, the unit finds itself back to the charging station to start recharging. We would like to point out that the N79S has an air filtration system that captures tiny particles ejected into the air during cleaning.
The N79S Robot Vacuum is much more sophisticated than other models in its price range. This model is compatible with the ECOVACS App, allowing you to get the stats, receive alerts, or configure the item to clean on a preset schedule. The app just requires 2.4GHz or higher Wi-Fi. You can also use Alexa voice commands to direct cleaning. Yet, if for some reason you can't use the ECOVACS App or Alexa, the vacuum is supplied with a traditional remote. So, having the Wi-Fi set up is not as important, making it especially useful for those with no Internet connection. With the included remote control, you can activate the bot, switch between the cleaning modes, schedule the cleaning, and configure other settings remotely.
|Last updated price||£139.98|
Reaches Every Corner
If you are an owner of a furry cat or dog, you probably face the problem of hair cleaning on a frequent basis. When average hoovers get clogged and can’t deal with a pet mess, the Bagotte BG600 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair will come to the rescue.
This device boasts quite decent max suction power of 1500 Pa and can easily reach all the corners of your house since this automatic vacuum is fitted with a special rubber surface suction port. Thanks to that, the cleaning brush slides tightly on the floor and removes dirt and debris in one stroke. There is also a double-sided brush that cleans the baseboard line extra thoroughly. It suits for vacuuming all kinds of surfaces (hard floors and carpets). The device is also very slim. With a height of only 6.8 cm, it will easily fit under beds, sofas and armchairs.
The other thing we really like about this product is that it comes with multiple cleaning modes. You can select between auto-cleaning, spot cleaning, max power cleaning, edge cleaning and a single room cleaning. To select the desired mode, use the IR remote control that comes in the set. You can also schedule daily clean-ups, so you won’t have to turn the device on manually.
Like most modern robot vacuum cleaners, this model is fitted with different sensors that protect the device (IR sensor, Anti-drop technology, Anti-collision technology). There are also magnetic stripes included in the set. You can put them in front of the stairs or fragile pieces of furniture to keep the cleaner and your stuff safe.
As for the time of cleaning performance, the device can work for 100 minutes, and then it will automatically return to the charging station, but some users point out that sometimes it struggles to find the dock quickly. The time of one full charge should be enough to clean the room of about 140 square meters. The capacity of the bit is not small as well, about 550 ml.
As for the air purification, this model is fitted with average filters: High-Performance Filter and Foam Filter. You also get 1 additional filter in the set.
And last but not least, we would like to point out that this model is very quiet. With a noise level of only 40 dB, this vac can clean your house even in the nighttime and it won’t bother you in your sleep.
In short, the Bagotte BG600 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for dog and cat hair is a good appliance for big and average houses. Completed in a slim minimalistic body with well-thought-out brushes, it will reach every corner of your house.
|Last updated price||£159.99|
Venga! (VG RVC 3000)
Though this vacuum cleaner cannot be controlled with an app or voice assistants, the VG RVC 3000 beats most of its rivals in terms of functionality, offering the functions of three devices in one such as sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. On top of that, it uses a large central brush and a couple of side brushes to sweep the floor and delivers up to 1,600Pa vacuuming power to remove dust and dirt from various surfaces. Meanwhile, a large 300ml water tank ensures efficient mopping.
To handle virtually any cleaning task, the machine has 6 cleaning modes. You can choose an automatic mode for daily cleaning, a localised cleaning mode for vacuuming a very dirty area, an edge cleaning setting for thorough cleaning along the walls. An ergonomic room cleaning mode will allow for a comprehensive cleaning of some particular room. Moreover, you can use a mop function for wet cleaning and a maximum suction mode to deliver the most powerful suction.
The robot hoover can be used on all types of floors: tiles, parquet, or carpet (climbing capacity up to 1.8cm). The unit is only 73mm thick, so cleaning under furniture is a breeze. In addition to anti-collision and cliff sensors, it boasts an autonomous operation and automatically returns to the base for recharging.
As for operation, it is super easy, thanks to the remote control that comes with the box (batteries are also included). A one-touch mode will help you to activate an automatic function with a touch of a button. In addition to selecting an operation mode, the remote control will allow you to set daily cleaning schedules.
The purchase comes with a charging station and an AC adapter, spare side brushes, cleaning cloths, a water tank and a dust collector with a HEPA filter. Note that the dust bin is on the smaller side, so you might need to empty it more often. We also put your attention that the unit can be used either with the dust collector (for vacuuming) or with the water tank (for wet cleaning). The good news is that the water tank is large enough to clean a whole room. To mop the floor, you will need to attach the water tank and the included cloth.
To wrap it all up, the Venga! Robotic vacuum cleaner is a functional appliance with all the basic cleaning features and useful extras you need in a device like this while coming at a very competitive price.
|Last updated price||£153.59|
What Is a Robotic Vacuum?
Today we can find a lot of smart devices designed to facilitate household chores that we don't like to do. A robotic vacuum cleaner is one of them. It was first introduced to the market back in 2002. At the time it was quite expensive and very few people could afford to buy one. Today, however, robotic vacuum cleaners are quite widespread and can be found in all price ranges. Thus, if you've been contemplating an idea of automatizing home clean-ups, you're welcome to choose one of the vacs we've picked put or you.
Unlike conventional hoovers, the operating principle of robotic vacuums is based on intelligent programming. You will only need to set the mode and schedule the cleaning and the vac will clean for you. One more distinct difference between a traditional cleaner and a robotic cleaner is that the latter usually comes with a remote control and can connect to Wi-Fi, which allows you to run a quick clean-up even when you're away from home.
Even though the average price for robotic vacuums has significantly dropped in the recent years, they are still higher in price than most traditional vacuums. Thus, if you don't manage to find a suitable model among this selection, we offer you to take a look at wet-dry vacs. Being much more affordable, these vacuum cleaners are pretty good for a variety of tasks.
What Features to Compare
The most important feature you should pay attention to is the intelligence of a robotic vacuum or, to be more precise, its navigation technology. In a nutshell, the more logical and smart the technology is, the more effective the cleaning pattern of the robotic vacuum will be. To accomplish this purpose, designers have provided these appliances with useful features and additional attachments. For example, some robots have a bumper with built-in sensors, infrared mostly, and these sensors prevent the appliance from falling down the stairs and help to avoid obstacles, it means that your furniture is protected from damages.
Modern models also have sensors that can detect the dirtiest areas and clean them more intensively. Affordable and more simple units usually have two standard cleaning patterns - along the wall and chaotic movement. In the case of more expensive vacuums, they may comprise up to 10 pre-programmed patterns, for example, they can move following a spiral or zigzag paths. You can also buy a truly smart unit with RPS (Room Positioning System) technology which can make a map of your house; it will speed up the process of cleaning because such robotic vacuums know exactly where the obstacles are and will automatically avoid them. The last and the most useful feature is the scheduled cleanups, you may program the vac to clean your apartment for up to 7 times a week.
Every vac model has its own recommended cleaning area that depends on maximum run-time per single battery charge. Charging time and battery capacity are the main features to determine the operation time, so the higher the battery capacity is, the larger area will be cleaned. Some robotic vacuums have a charging base where the vac automatically returns when the battery is running low.
Depending on clean-up modes, robotic vacuums fall into 2 major types: for wet and dry cleaning. You should probably choose models with wet cleaning feature for a kitchen and office, they will remove all kinds of dirt from tile, stone, and linoleum. Robotic vacuums with dry cleaning feature will be useful for pile carpet and carpet flooring. As to the cleaning modes, some models include up to 5 cleaning processes, though they are more expensive. The best robotic vacuums can sweep, vacuum, scrub in one sweep, and even focus on the dirtiest areas for efficient cleaning.
Finally, pay attention to the health benefits every robotic vac offers. Engineers provide these appliances with UV light to disinfect the floor, kill bacteria, germs, and allergens. Some models will be useful for pet owners owing to a special brush that helps pick up all pet hair. And the last important feature to notice is a HEPA-filter which can easily trap even the smallest crumbs.
Q: Do I really need a robotic cleaner?
A: Of course, you can continue using your manual upright vacuum. However, if you hate household chores, have no time for regular cleaning, or are restricted in movements due to some health reasons, a robotic cleaner will come in handy. Doing all the dirty work automatically, it will give you more time for other tasks or leisure. The smart appliance will be of great help for old or disabled people who can’t clean their houses manually.
Q: What accessories usually come in the package with a vac?
A: Along with a cleaner itself, the set commonly includes a rechargeable battery, a charging base or station, virtual walls, filters, and cleaning brushes. Some models come equipped with a remote control and may have additional attachments like a mop, spare brushes, and a special tool for cleaning brushes.
Q: How should I maintain or clean my robotic vac?
A: For the robot’s extended service life and flawless operation, you should maintain and clean it on a regular basis. Each manufacturer provides recommendations on maintenance in a user guide. Standard maintenance procedures include timely emptying a dustbin or tub, washing or changing an air filter, and regularly removing debris stuck in between cleaning brushes. In addition, it is recommended to check a drive and caster wheels for clogs.
Q: How often do I need to clean and change the air filter in my robotic cleaner?
A: Everything depends on how much dirt and debris the unit picks up, how often you use your robot, and what manufacturer's recommendations say. In most cases, the filter should be cleaned after every three or four cleaning cycles and replaced every 3 to 6 months subject to the use under maximum suction power. If you're a pet owner, you will need to clean and replace it more often, though. If your robot is fitted with a HEPA filter, you will not need to change the filter for quite a while (HEPA filters are washable and reusable).
Q: How high obstacle can a robot vacuum overcome?
A: On average, the height a common robotic vac can overcome is up to 25 mm. The unit will easily cope with carpet edges, uneven floors, cables, and not too high doorsteps.
Q: What are the main problems I might face with robotic vacuums?
A: Basically, it’s a limited cleaning time due to a battery powered design requiring short breaks for recharge and inability to efficiently clean on corners and wall crevices. However, the benefits you’ll get with a robotic cleaner definitely outweigh these tiny drawbacks.
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