The best robot vacuum to 2020: iRobot Roomba, Neato, to Eufy and many other vacuum cleaner models – CNET

The best robot vacuum to 2020: iRobot Roomba, Neato, to Eufy and many other vacuum cleaner models – CNET

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A robot vacuum cleaner, the sounds not all of your cleaning for you home like a fantasy, but with the sophistication of today’s robots vacuum cleaner, which are Packed with sensors, electronic eyes, and even Laser, offer improved processing and cleaning power, the imagination can be your real life. 

inflated their prices, so that the imagination will come at a price. Some robot vacuum models even will set you back a staggering four figures. Spending that much is exaggerated, but it is wrong, you the next level of cleaning with the vacuum cleaner of dirt and dust-busting power. This cleaning has several rooms and floor plan mapping, trash can, the space in, turbo mode, plus elegantly designed hardware.

To zero in on the best robot vacuum cleaner, I have over 120 hours (that’s a lot of time) torture-Tests a group of 10 robots Cleaning Vacuum Cleaner. Including brand new models, only recently introduced, flagship models, as well as compelling options offered on numerous online retailers. I excluded the older models, and will likely be sold for much more time.

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If someone were to buy you a blank check and she said the best robot vacuum is that is to get the bot to. The iRobot Roomba S9 Plus costs a whopping $1,399. For the, the breathtakingly steep price tag though, this bot provides an excellent dirt and dust removal to clean up the power. 

On hardwood floors, it is 93% collected on average in our test of sand, the highest amount in our test group. The Roomba struggled to work a bit cleaning up of sand on low-pile carpet and rugs, earn low, medium, dust and sand pickup of 28%. 

that is, the vacuum is removed, an average of 71% of the sand from our midpile carpet. Again, this is the best result that we saw in this particular test. Also more pet hair and allergens cleaned than any vacuum in this test-group, and the bot navigates and maps, multiple rooms and floors. iRobot also has the app updated to let you designate, “to designate keep-out-zones” areas you want to avoid that, the S9 Plus when cleaning.

The robot zipped through our test room in a short average processing time of 25 minutes. You can link with the S9, Plus the Roomba app and your home Wi-Fi network as well. Best of all, the Roomba S9 Plus’ clean base docking station. It both charges the battery of the robot and empties the trash automatically, makes cleaning even easier and keep you from worrying about the battery life. Well, that’s convenient.

Read our first impressions of the Roomba S9 Plus.

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For half the price of the Roomba S9 Plus, the $647 Neato is Connected Botvac D7, sucks in dirt, dust, and ruined almost as well, so that it is the best robot vacuum a midrange price. On average, this robot cleaner is picked up, a larger amount of sand (36%) in the low-pile carpet and area rugs than the Roomba has. 

It’s just the S9 Plus for cleaning power on hard wood bare floors to beat, also collecting an average of 95% of the sand to take them off. The vac cleaned, dirt, dust, and sand from midpile carpets less effectiveor if, notching a pick-cut by 47 percent, during the cleaning process. 

While you may not agree with the Roomba bravery on the elimination of pet hair or empty its own dust, this cleaning robot is navigated more efficient, yet covers more and more ground, thanks to the built-in lidar-laser-mapping-navigation. You can also wizard, control of the cleaning robot with the Neato app as a remote control, as well as a link to Amazon’s Alexa, and Google. The app allows you to rename, to clean the areas of your home off-limits.

Read our Neato Botvac D7 Connected preview.

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Here is a cleaning machine that proves that you need to blow your budget to buy a fixed robot vacuum cleaner. Although the Robovac 11S Max costs only $219, he cleans floors effectively. This is particularly the case when the cleaning of hard wood bare floors. 

he managed to remove an average of 71% of our test-the sand, the out of this kind of surface. The bot did not work, as well as the cleaning of carpets, you’ll earn sand-pick-up-average of 21% and 27% on low-pile and midpile, respectively. 

And by this vacuum basic navigation system, it took well over an hour to negotiate our test room. As far as time goes, which is a lot. Still, the Eufy its running time wisely. The vacuum is covered the place a good cleaning, with almost no spots untouched. The Eufy is also the store itself, so again, no need to worry about the battery life, or factor, of the entire cleaning time. It is the best robot vacuum for value.

How we test robot vacuum cleaner

Our method for the evaluation of the robot vacuum cleaner easy, but still unnerving. There are two types of tests that we run. The first study is to find out how good is a robot covers the floor during the cleaning. We built a industry-standard testing rooms, such as the International electro-technical Commission indicated, for this purpose only. The IEC is an international standards organization, responsible for the management of the robotic vacuum test methods for vacuum cleaner-manufacturers. 

obstacles to mimic in the test-room, which robot vacuum cleaner to run in the real world.

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in this room are objects designed to simulate typical obstacles that meets a robot for navigation, as it cleans. Among these obstacles, wall edges, table legs and chair legs, Sofas and so on, plus bare floors tiles and parquet, and carpet. 

Here is a cover photo of the iRobot Roomba S9 Plus is because it in our test room. You can see, it covers the ground well, up on a small section in the middle (left, below).

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We mount the LED lights on the top of each vacuum cleaner. The dimensions of the lights correspond to the measured nozzle width of the respective robot vacuum we test. 

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As the robots move through the space during the cleaning, an overhead camera captures a long-exposure image of the entire room with little light. The photo is then created a light, trail, of the LED, the exact areas in which the robot traveled (and its nozzle position) is shown during his term. We can also see areas of the bottom of the vacuum to have missed or stuck.


This is the dispersion created in the Neato Botvac D7 Connected. Its movement through our test-room was very neat, logical and effective.

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you can see the navigation results of the robot vacuum cleaner in our test group at the bottom of the gallery.

The second type of test shows exactly how much material debris, a vacuum is able to pick up from the ground. To imitate, to the dirt of the small particle size, we use a mixture of play sand and landscaping sand. For larger particles of soil, we use grains of raw black rice. Robot run in a straight line-mode on three types of soils (low-pile carpet, medium-pile carpet and hardwood bare floors).

We test robot vacuum cleaner, the three kinds of floor surfaces.

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We check for the specific nozzle width of each vacuum, also. We created an adjustable tool to the earth floors of our test. It allows us to place a strip of the exact area of the floor corresponding to the nozzle dimensions for each robot. The mass of the earth is not chosen randomly, either. We measure a proportional amount in connection with the flooring, the type of deposits, plus every vacuum cleaner, the nozzle width.

Our custom-built tool us match-floor-area with a robot vacuum cleaner, the nozzle width.

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We run three cleaning runs (at least) on each floor. We also perform cleaning tests with sand and rice separately. That comes to a minimum of 18 tests per vacuum. We weigh the robots dust bin, both before and after each run. From there, we can calculate the percentage of the debris pickup for each cleaning, and the average height of the soil creates a machine to remove. In addition, we lead anecdotally, (visual) pet-hair tests for each robot, and on all three soil types. 

We run a robot vacuum cleaner into a straight line, while the debris-pickup-tests.

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The following diagram shows the fine particle cleaning, the performance data for all of the robot vacuum cleaners we’ve tested. It’s a pretty good idea about their cleaning performance on different types of floors, surfaces should you. Our rice-based, medium-sized-particle-do not show test, not enough differentiation between any cleaner that says, you can all of the larger particles to treat without any problems. For the removal of hair for pet owners, we evaluated anecdotally.

percent of the earth

iRobot Roomba S9+

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

Neato Botvac D4 Connected

Electrolux pure i9

Neato Botvac D6 Connected

RoboRock S5 Max

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950

Hai IQ 1001AE

iRobot Roomba i7+

Eufy RoboVac 11s Max

Ecovacs Deebot 600

Ecovacs Deebot 500


Sand of low-pile

the Sand out of hard-wood

the Sand from medium-pile


Results the average percent of the total material removed from the test surface are listed

do you Want more robot vacuum options? Here is a list of other robot vacuums we’ve tested in addition to the above-mentioned models.

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Originally published earlier this year.

Released on Sat, 14 Mar 2020 20:47:00 +0000

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