The Best Robot Vacuum Mop

Posted on 16 May 2022

After 10 hours of research and comparison among 24 models, the Dreame Bot Z10 Pro came out on top for its price-quality ratio.

This comparison is certified 100% impartial and follows our selection process.

Our choice, Best mid-range

Dreame Bot Z10 Pro

Equipped with a LIDAR laser navigation system and an automatic emptying station, this robot offers good suction performance and accurate mapping of its environment.

£ 993.69 on Amazon

This robot is very practical in everyday life, thanks to its 400 ml dust collector and a 4 L bag station. It cleans very well, although our tests have shown that it is less good at the edges of the room. Its dedicated application offers 4 cleaning modes, a 3-level water flow adjustment and an effective automatic carpet detection. Its 150-minute battery life, its good obstacle management and the fact that it can save up to 3 maps make it particularly interesting, even if the water washing function is, in our eyes, secondary.

 

 

Best budget

Dreame F9

Unlike many of its basic competitors, the F9 incorporates an optical lens in its navigation system that allows it to navigate intelligently and deal properly with obstacles in the room.

£ 208.49 on Amazon

The F9 is positioned as a low-cost solution. Quite thin, it fits easily under most furniture. The Xiaomi Home application makes it easy to set up (choice of suction mode, water flow rate, programming, etc.) but also to follow its progress in real time and to consult the cleaning history. Although its design can be improved (especially in terms of maintenance), it has very good suction performance and an effective mop mode, despite its simplicity.

 

Best high-end

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro Plus

With its effective obstacle management, comprehensive functionality and good suction performance, all that is missing is a little improvement in battery life to bring this robot closer to a flawless performance.

£ 599.99 on Amazon

While the laser telemetry is clearly an advantage in terms of navigation, the automatic emptying station is an advantage in terms of maintenance. Equipped with a 2.5 L bag, the N8 Pro Plus can empty the 400 ml collector up to 8 times. Of course, this is not the only quality of this robot, as it also has good suction performance, precise mapping and appreciable customisation possibilities. Our tests have shown that its price is fully justified. The only drawback is its height, which prevents it from getting under certain pieces of furniture.

 

Mid-range alternative

Roidmi Eve Plus

This vacuum stands out mainly because of its excellent suction performance. Moreover, its automatic emptying station has a completely new disinfection function.

£ 998.00 on Amazon

Equipped with LIDAR sensors, this robot performs efficient navigation and has a record battery life of 250 minutes. Its greatest asset is its excellent suction, coupled with the possibility of having it automatically make a second passage. It is not flawless, however, as the automatic carpet detection lacks responsiveness and the water cleaning was not very convincing during our tests. It is also not very cautious around obstacles it encounters, even though it easily identifies them.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best mid-rangeBest budgetBest high-endMid-range alternative
Dreame Z10 Pro - NCDreame F9Ecovacs Deebot N8 PlusRoidmi Eve Plus
Dreame Bot Z10 ProDreame F9Ecovacs N8 Pro PlusRoidmi Eve Plus
Equipped with a LIDAR laser navigation system and an automatic emptying station, the Dreame Bot Z10 Pro offers good suction performance and accurate mapping of its environment.Unlike many of its basic competitors, the F9 incorporates an optical lens in its navigation system that allows it to navigate intelligently and deal properly with obstacles in the room.With its effective obstacle management and good suction performance, all that is missing is a little improvement in battery life to bring this robot closer to a flawless performance.This vacuum stands out mainly because of its excellent suction performance. Moreover, its automatic emptying station has a completely new disinfection function.
£ 993.69 on Amazon £ 208.49 on Amazon
£ 599.99 on Amazon £ 998.00 on Amazon

 

Honorable mentions

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI (£399 upon publication): the innovation of the vibrating plate to improve water cleaning. It includes a camera for live video, an AIVI artificial intelligence system for object recognition and a mapping system that the brand claims is optimised. The water cleaning cloth is attached to a vibrating plate, for an efficiency close to that of a manual wash. Given its high price, we are waiting to see how it performs, but there is no doubt that it is very promising.

Ecovacs Deebot T9+ (£1044 upon publication): a thigh-end model with an automatic emptying station and fragrance dispenser. This robot has all the right points. It is also equipped with a camera and a laser rangefinder to improve its navigation performance. Its station offers a capacity of 2.5 L to regularly empty the 420 ml collector. Its mop is placed on a vibrating plate to improve water cleaning. The application offers a variety of customisations. For this price, however, we prefer to wait until we have tested this product to make sure that its technical specifications live up to their promises.

 

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How to choose your robot vacuum mop? 

A true hybrid device: this robot integrates, as its name suggests, both vacuuming and floor cleaning functions, thanks to an integrated mop. Interesting for the daily maintenance of your home, it does not exempt a larger regular cleaning, but can already make your life easier and especially save you time and energy.

Dreame L10 Pro
Suction performance may vary depending on the area being treated. | Source: Selectos

In order for you to make the best choice, we have compiled the essential features of the robot vacuum mop.

  • Battery life: this can vary from 1h30 to 2h30. This criterion must be in line with the size of the surface to be cleaned. The less time the robot takes to return to its charging station, the more effective it will be. The size of the tanks (dust and water) is thus also important. In general, the dust container is about one third the size of that of an upright vacuum (300 to 400 ml versus 1 L).
Eufy Robovac G10
The settings are usually made through a dedicated application. | Source: Selectos
  • The navigation system: while basic robots generally move around “blindly” with random movements, more and more models operate on the basis of a recorded map, with boundaries defined by you. Some devices even offer to break down the space into zones, to memorise several rooms or even entire floors.
  • Functionalities: it can be interesting to have several cleaning modes. While many devices clean in a circular way from the centre of the room, others can clean the edges of rooms (skirting boards) or move in a zigzag pattern (more effective than a rotary motion for mopping). Programming is also very useful, to make the robot run at a regular time or to launch a delayed start. Finally, the latest models allow you to adapt the water flow to the type of floor, so as not to damage the most fragile surfaces.
Somlos S1
In our opinion, the cleaning with water could be improved. | Source: Selectos
  • Remote control: some robots are equipped with a remote control, which increases the comfort of use. Others can be connected to your smartphone and launched remotely via a dedicated application. Often, this app also allows you to see the route taken by the robot and to set programmes.
  • Height: a device that is too high will not be able to fit under certain pieces of furniture, even though these are the very areas where it is needed. It is therefore worth taking a look at this criterion to ensure that the device meets your needs.
  • Noise: although these devices are generally intended to operate in your absence or at night, it is best not to exceed 60 dB, the average noise level of a normal conversation.

The difficulty with these devices is obviously to be both efficient at vacuuming and at washing with water. If you do not need one of these two functions, it is best to go straight for a robot vacuum or a single-purpose robot mop.

 

Translated by Aylin Akturk 

 

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