Vacuuming is a nuisance in everyday life for most of us. Especially when you get home tired from work, you have little desire to pick up the vacuum cleaner and crawl under tables and sofas. Fortunately, there are now electronic helpers for almost all household chores that make our work easier or do it for us.
So vacuum cleaner robots are very popular in our households. Also, suction wiping robots are always on the rise, as well as simple wiping robots. In our large vacuum robot test comparison, we have summarized which vacuum robots are currently recommended in terms of performance, price, and according to various criteria.
Why Should You Buy a Robot Vacuum?
Vacuum cleaner robots are real relief in everyday life. They do the cleaning themselves and save us valuable time, which we can instead spend, for example, comfortably on the couch. The little helpers can also easily get under sofas, armchairs, tables, etc. and probably do their job more often than we can.
Keeping the apartment clean is often a challenge, especially for pet owners, because the pet hair spreads quickly throughout the house and so cleaning is necessary every day. Depending on the device, animal hair is also no problem for robot vacuum cleaners and a huge relief for the owners.
There are a few points to keep in mind when buying a robot vacuum because the differences in the scope of services are sometimes large and often make themselves noticeable in the price. These include the battery power, sensor technology, runtime, and the size of the collecting container.
Also important: does the device also handle heavy dirt and animal hair? Can carpets also be vacuumed with the robot vacuum? Does the device driver to the charging station automatically when the battery is empty and then starts cleaning again? Can certain cleaning times or programs be pre-programmed? All of these can be important questions and must be evaluated depending on the individual requirements of the robot vacuum cleaner.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Vacuum Robots
Advantages of vacuum cleaner robots:
(i)great time and labour savings
(ii)very good cleaning performance on all hard floors
(iii)often reach hard-to-reach places better than us with the hand vacuum cleaner (e.g. under sofas)
(iv)mostly quieter in operation than normal vacuum cleaners
(v)good devices can be preprogrammed and do their job independently
(vi)no vacuum cleaner bags required
Disadvantages of vacuum cleaner robots:
(i)not all devices can vacuum carpets
(ii)Especially cheaper devices often have problems with animal hair
(iii)missing or bad sensors ensure that cleaning performance is sometimes insufficient
(iv)sometimes quite expensive to buy
The 5 Best Vacuum Robots in Comparison
The currently available vacuum cleaner robots differ widely in terms of price and scope of services. The best decision is therefore made according to your own requirements for the device. If only normal house dust is to be removed in a smaller apartment, a simpler and accordingly cheaper device will probably suffice.
However, if the requirements are higher, for example, many hard-to-reach places, animal hair or another heavy soiling, large rooms, and therefore a longer battery life, etc., it certainly makes sense to invest in higher quality and therefore more expensive product.
Eufy by Anker RoboVac 11S
The eufy by Anker RoboVac 11S is our absolute top recommendation in terms of price-performance ratio. The robot vacuum cleaner cleans not only hard floors but also carpets and is even very suitable for animal hair. Absolute plus: The eufy robot vacuum is only 72 mm high and can, therefore, be easily reached even in hard-to-reach places. Thanks to the built-in Boostiq technology, the cleaning performance of the eufy is top because this automatically increases the suction power in heavily soiled areas.
Further technical information:
(i)up to 100 minutes running time
(ii)1300 Pa suction power
(iii)automatically returns to the charging station after cleaning
(iv)Different cleaning modes and time setting for automatic cleaning
0.6 l dust container
iRobot Roomba 605
The iRobot Roomba is suitable for all hard floors and carpets. Thanks to the 3-stage cleaning system, the device can also handle animal hair and large amounts of dirt without any problems. The robot vacuum works with a combination of whirling, brushing, and vacuuming. Two counter-rotating brushes and a high-performance airflow channel ensure optimal cleaning performance. The running time is 60 minutes, after which the robot vacuum cleaner recharges itself.
Also available for the iRobot Roomba is the dual-mode virtual wall function, which can be used to determine exactly where the vacuum robot should clean and where it should not. The Halo model, which is also available, can be used to protect objects that the iRobot Roomba should not touch, such as food bowls.
The Tesvor WLAN vacuum robot can be controlled from anywhere using an app, Google Home, or Alexa, which is a great relief for everyday professionals. With the app, the cleaning process can even be observed on a room map in real-time, and any error messages can be called up.
The device has a running time of up to 120 minutes and creates a cleaning area of up to 150 square meters during this time. The Trevor vacuum cleaner robot is particularly suitable for hard floors, such as parquet or laminate, but also creates low-pile carpets (rather not recommended for high-pile carpets). After cleaning or when the battery is empty, the robot vacuum automatically returns to the charging station.
MEDION robot vacuum cleaner MD18600
From a price-performance perspective, the MEDION MD18600 is a real bargain. For just under 120 euros, the robot vacuum offers all important functions such as automatic return to the charging station, programming function, and infrared sensors. The cleaning performance on hard floors, such as parquet, laminate or tiles, is very good and short-pile carpets are also possible. The running time of 90 minutes is a little shorter than with the other models, but also no real problem due to the automatic charging. A small disadvantage of the MEDION vacuum cleaner robot: The dust collector with 0.3 l is relatively small compared to other vacuum robots.
The Bagotte BG600 vacuum robot is particularly flat with a height of only 6.9 cm and is therefore very good under sofas, beds, and the like. You can choose between six different cleaning modes and two suction levels. The 1500 Pa strong suction mode creates hard hair and carpets as well as animal hair. The device also has fall protection and collision protection built-in and automatically returns to the charging station when the battery is empty. Particularly practical: With the included magnetic strips, spaces can be limited so that the robot vacuum cleaner really only vacuumed where you want it. The Baguette BG600 runs for 100 minutes.
Good vacuum robots don’t necessarily have to be expensive
Fortunately, vacuum cleaner robots have become relatively affordable. For 200-250 euros, very good models are already available, which fulfill all the important functions. If you value additional functions, such as control via app, Google Home, or Alexa, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket, but again, the price-performance ratio is absolutely okay.
In our opinion, investing in a robot vacuum is definitely worth it. It makes everyday life much easier and saves a lot of time and work. The programmable models are particularly practical because the work is already done and the apartment is clean when you come home in the evening.a