Hello everyone! Welcome to the Robotobzor! Today we will take a look at the best robot vacuum cleaners of 2023. The rating is relevant for the first half of the year, while new flagships have not yet gone on sale. So, we will focus specifically on those models that can now be purchased and which are definitely considered one of the best for their functionality. The TOP-7 includes models of different cost, functionality and conditions of use, which will allow you to choose the best option for your own conditions and budget. Let’s go!
Dreame Bot L10s Ultra
Opens the TOP-7, in my opinion, the best robot vacuum cleaner of 2022, and, in fact, so far none of the competitors is available for purchase, and the best robot vacuum cleaner of 2023, as of last month – March. This is Dreame Bot L10s Ultra.
The robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a station for rinsing and drying mopping pads, a self-cleaning system, an object detection system, two rotating round mopping pads that can automatically rise on carpets and some other interesting solutions. For example, you can remotely connect to the robot’s camera from a smartphone to monitor the house, and in the station, water not only rinses mopping pads, but also automatically mixes with the detergent, which improves the quality of washing the floor and rinsing these mopping pads.
In general, a number of advanced solutions that make this robot vacuum cleaner very efficient, autonomous and convenient. Speaking about the quality of cleaning, it is very high. The robot vacuums well, cleans carpets and rubs the floor. The suction power is increased, but it is not the highest among the TOP-7, based on the test results. Among the additional features, it is worth highlighting the silicone turbo brush, which is easier to clean from hair and wool, the relatively low noise level and the fact that the robot is not afraid of dark surfaces. The only downside is the price. At the time of the preparation of the rating Dreame Bot L10s Ultra costs up to $ 1500, and this is a huge amount for many people.
Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI
Almost the same in terms of functionality, set of engineering solutions and quality of cleaning – Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI. This device scored almost the same number of points during the tests. Even 1 point more.
This model, as a previous ones, is equipped with a station for rinsing mopping pads and self-cleaning. There is also a function for drying mopping pads with hot air and an optionally available module for connecting to utilities. This solution greatly simplifies station maintenance and increases the autonomy of the robot. Speaking of navigation, a lidar and a camera are installed to detect and accurately avoid objects on the floor, as well as remotely monitor the house. The cleaning module is represented by a bristle-petal turbo brush, behind which two rotating mopping pads are installed. The minimum advantage of the robot is that two side brushes are installed, not one. But at the same time, the mopping pads do not rise when driving on carpets, so this robot is more suitable for cleaning on hard surfaces.
Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI is a very powerful robot vacuum cleaner, which was proved in real tests. The quality of dry and wet cleaning is high, and without mopping pads, the robot vacuum cleaner is able to thoroughly clean carpets. The robot has a unique mode of rubbing dirt closely along the plinth, this is definitely one of its boasting features. It is also worth noting that robot is not afraid of dark surfaces. There is one nuance with this model – the voice assistant is supported only branded one, YIKO. Through google assistant and amazon alexa, the robot does not work. But the robot (at least the Chinese version) has a very nice price – from $850 to $1100. In any case, given the set of advanced solutions, high suction power and good cleaning quality, the robot vacuum cleaner deserves attention.
Here, given the same evaluation result, I would recommend choosing FIRSTLY according to the following principle: if there are no carpets, look towards Ecovacs, if there are carpets, choose Dreame. Well, if this is not so important, consider the other strengths and weaknesses of these two robots, comparing them with each other.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
The top three is closing by another premium robot vacuum cleaner from a well-known brand – Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra.
This robot vacuum cleaner also features a combined self-cleaning and rinsing station, a camera for object detection and remote home monitoring, and a mopping pad lift function that works on carpets. It is worth noting that you can purchase a special module for connecting to the sewerage and water supply to the station. The cleaning module is slightly different. Instead of two rotating mopping pads, the robot has one straight mopping pad behind the central brush. The quality of wet cleaning in this model is a bit lower, but the robot is objectively more powerful. Yes, and the object recognition system is much better implemented. Thanks to the LED illumination under the camera, the robot vacuum cleaner is able to accurately recognize objects not only in good light, but also in complete darkness. The turbo brush of the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is silicone, so, it is also well cleaned from wound hair and wool.
The quality of dry cleaning is high, both on hard surfaces and on carpets. Wet cleaning, for daily conditions, is pretty enough. In addition, the robot is able to rinse a mopping pad at the station, and it is suitable for high-quality wet cleaning on large areas. The reasons why this robot is slightly inferior to the leader – some users reported problems with self-cleaning function, the standard equipment of the station does not provide option for drying mopping pads and also the fact that the robot is afraid of dark surfaces. I repeat that wet cleaning is not so well implemented. The price is slightly lower, but still not so budget – $ 1300-1350.
Xiaomi Mijia OMNI 1S
Xiaomi, known for its robot vacuum cleaners, was also able to compete in the market with the release of the Xiaomi Mijia OMNI 1S.
This robot vacuum cleaner is very similar to the models mentioned above. Combined station for rinsing and drying mopping pads, as well as self-cleaning dust container. Object detection system, two rotating mopping pads behind the central brush that lift automatically on carpets, increased suction power and many available features in the app. You can optionally purchase a module for connection to the sewerage and water supply to the station, which minimizes the maintenance of this station.
The robot vacuum cleaner works well, both on hard surfaces and on carpets. The suction power is increased. Wet cleaning is also well implemented. The application contains many functions for flexible adjustment of cleaning parameters. The robot is not afraid of dark surfaces. Now will briefly explain why Xiaomi Mijia OMNI 1S is inferior compared with the top three. It doesn’t have remote camera tracking, the build quality is much poorer, and there are often small problems from the factory that you can fix yourself. Well, also you should consider the lack of a local guarantee and service, which is very important for many users. But the price of the robot is nice – $ 675 for the robot itself with the station, and another $ 125 will cost a module for connecting to engineering networks. In general, definitely this model can be called “People`s choice”, if we are talking about the ratio of cost to functionality.
The TOP 5 best robot vacuum cleaners of the first half of 2023 entered another one of my favorites. This is Hobot LEGEE-D7.
I want to hightlight that the robot does not have a station, it is equipped with a conventional charging base. There are many users who don`t really need a station, or they are simply not ready to overpay so much for it. The price of this robot is about $ 500, which is two or even three times lower than its competitors. So, let me tell you why this particular robot deserves attention.
It is equipped with a D-shaped body, thanks to which it better sweeps debris in the corners. Lidar is responsible for navigation, which allows the Legee D7 to clean large areas, and most importantly, the cleaning module, it is very unique. There is a suction hole in front of the central brush for collection of light debris. So, wool and hair practically do not wrap around the brush, but immediately fall into the dust collector. In addition, in the wet cleaning mode, water is not supplied to the mopping pad, but to the floor in front of it, which improves the quality of cleaning. Well, the mopping pad itself rises on the carpets, which allows the robot to simultaneously vacuum and mop the floor, leaving the carpets dry and clean.
Speaking about the quality of cleaning, it is high. The robot carefully picks up debris on both hard surfaces and carpets. The suction power is actually very high. Wet cleaning is also well implemented: the mopping pad absorbs dirt well and does not leave streaks on the floor. Additionally, it is worth highlighting the fact that the Hobot Legee D7 is able to clean behind curtains, despite the lidar, supports connection to a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network, and supports popular voice assistants. The official warranty and service covers this model, and this is a plus. The comments are minimal – the robot is afraid of dark surfaces and does not have a self-cleaning station. But, again, for many users, this is not critical, given the capabilities and price.
Roborock Q7 Max+
Continuing to look at the best robot vacuum cleaners of 2023, let`s have a look at the device that I often recommend to pay attention to. This is the Roborock Q7 Max+.
There are several reasons for this: it is equipped with a self-cleaning station, good lidar-based navigation, and is also suitable for dry and wet cleaning. Wet cleaning is not the strongest point of this model. It can rather be considered as a bonus for improving the quality of cleaning. But a very powerful suction power and a station for unloading debris makes this model a good option for dry cleaning of premises, if you are not ready to spend a thousand dollars to buy a robot. Many people are looking for a good robot vacuum cleaner that is able to deal specifically with collecting garbage on different types of floor coverings.
So Robotock Q7 Max + vacuums and cleans carpets with high quality. Another strong point of this robot is that it is equipped with a silicone turbo brush, which is easier to clean from hair and wool. There are a large number of functions in the application, which allows you to flexibly adjust the cleaning parameters individually for each room. The disadvantages are minor: the robot vacuum cleaner is afraid of dark surfaces and wet cleaning is not as effective as compared with the rest of the TOP-7 participants. The price is nice though. Already with a self-cleaning station, Robotock Q7 Max + can be purchased for $540-600.
Xiaomi Mijia Self-Cleaning Robot Vacuum-Mop Pro
Well, if you are looking for an inexpensive robot vacuum cleaner with a mopping pad rinsing station, then I recommend paying attention to Xiaomi Mijia Self-Cleaning Robot Vacuum-Mop Pro. At $500-$550, this robot vacuum definitely has its strengths.
It is equipped with a mopping pad rinse station, lidar for navigation and a D-shaped body for quality sweeping of debris in corners. Self-cleaning of the dust collector is not provided, but thanks to the tanks for clean and dirty water in the station, the robot vacuum cleaner is able to perform high-quality wet cleaning over large areas. This is also facilitated by two rotating mopping pads mounted behind the central brush. The cleaning quality of the robot is high. And without holders with mopping pad, it is even able to clean carpets. The suction power is increased and the robot copes well with rubbing off simple dirt. Another advantage is that the device is not afraid of dark surfaces. The model also has disadvantages. The main ones are a slight slowdown of the application due to work on Chinese servers, and the fact that mopping pads do not rise on carpets. So, I would recommend Xiaomi Mijia Self-Cleaning Robot Vacuum-Mop Pro for cleaning on hard surfaces, if high quality wet cleaning is a priority. The price is standard, given the availability of the station.
So the best robot vacuum cleaners of the beginning of 2023 were reviewed. Many people are wondering why such flagships as Lydsto W2, Roidmi Eva and others did not make into the rating. So here I highlight that I selected the most successful solutions for its cost. In the case of these two robots, at the same cost, Mijia OMNI has much more strengths, so I see no reason to recommend other models for purchase. In fact, the rating consists of 4 premium models that deserve attention and have their own strengths and weaknesses, the only robot in the rating without a self-cleaning station Hobot Legee D7, the demand for which is very high, given the possibilities, and also, in my opinion, the most optimal robot for dry cleaning on large areas, and an equally optimal robot for wet cleaning on large areas. As a result, everyone will be able to choose the most suitable option for their own conditions and budget. Happy tech shopping. Bye!