Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus: vibrating mop, remote house tracking, self-cleaning station


Hey guys, welcome to Robotobzor! Today we’ll review Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus robot vacuum cleaner. The price ranges from $680-850 at the time of the review. For the price, it offers a robot vacuum with a self-cleaning station, an efficient cleaning module with a moving wipe, an air freshener function, and a camera for identifying objects on the floor and remotely looking after the house. It comes with a full warranty and service support, so it seems like this is definitely worth a look. Now I’ll review and test Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus, after which I’ll tell you if this is the robot for you. Now, let’s get this show on the road!



The vacuum came in this box:


Aside from the vacuum and station, the box has:

  1. A separate water tank with an installed vibrating module and reusable cloth.
  2. Two disposable wipes.
  3. Power cord.
  4. Tool for cleaning the vacuum.
  5. Robot’s documents, translated to multiple languages.
ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus: Package

Pretty standard, it didn’t include disposables like a bag or an extra HEPA-filter though.


Let’s start by looking at how Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus is built. Let’s start with the vacuum itself. It’s white, round, and has a glossy coating. There’s wall sensors on both sides of the bumper, with a camera in the front for object recognition.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Side view
Side view

Supposedly, there’s AI that makes it better in the dark, but we’ll see about that.


It stands just over 10 cm (4 In.).


There’s only one button on the top- to start and stop. The lidar is in charge of navigation, protected by a springed cover, to stop it from getting stuck under furniture. The top is completely removable, as it’s held with magnets, for convenience. Under the cover is a power switch, Wi-Fi reset button and dust bag. The filtration system is based on a mesh, foam and HEPA filter. The container holds up to 400 ml (13.5 Oz.) of dirt.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Filtration system
Filtration system

By default, the robot is equipped with an air scenting module, but we will first look at the water tank with a vibrating platform, which can be installed instead of this module. The tank holds up to 240 ml (8 Oz.) of water. The platform vibrates 600 times per minute, acting like a hand scrubbing away dirt. The wipe is attached to the platform by a groove and Velcro.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Vibration platform for wet cleaning
Vibration platform for wet cleaning

And here’s the module itself. Ecovacs predecessor Deebot T9 AIVI Plus, which I also tested, also has one. Unfortunately, there’s no capsule in the set, so you can’t use it straight out of the box, though from experience this is a really useful option and its owners praise it.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Module for flavoring
Module for flavoring

There are 6 sensors on the bottom of the robot to stop it from falling. Next to the roller is a carpet detection sensor. There are two side brushes,both three beamed and easy to take off. The central brush is fluid. It’s bristled, and unfortunately, can only be taken off on one side.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Bottom view
Bottom view
ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Central brush
Central brush

Now let’s look at the self-cleaning station. It’s compact, standing at only 35 cm (13.7 In.) with the lid open and 55 cm (21.6 In.) with it open. The platform is removable, and the station has a roller for parking, charging ports, and the suction tube to get the dirt out of the vacuum.


Under the lid is an unused compartment where you can put your replacement bag. A bag is installed next to it. They increased its volume to 3.2 liters (.8 L.), which is more than most. The bag itself is standard.

No problems with the station’s and vacuum’s design, they both look stylish, well thought out, and have modern solutions implemented on them, which is a plus!

Technical Features

Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus’s main features, given by the manufacture:

  • BatteryLi-Ion 5200 mA*h.
  • Suction power 3000 Pa.
  • Station’s power 1 klw.
  • Battery life 260 mins.
  • Cleaning area >100 sqm (328 Ft.).
  • Dirt container volume 400 ml (13.5 Oz.).
  • Water tank 220 ml (7.4 Oz.).
  • Obstacle size 20 mm (.78 In.).
  • Size: 350*103 mm (13.7×4 In.).

All in all, pretty standard for the price, compared with others. I’ll have to test the suction power.


As for Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus’s functions, first of all, it’s worth highlighting that this is the European version, not the Chinese Ecovacs Deebot T9 AIVI. So I installed the app here without a problem.

Main functions include:

  1. Self-cleaning.
  2. Object detection.
  3. Remote home camera.
  4. Saves multiple maps in memory.
  5. 3D-map.
  6. Automatically zones the space into rooms.
  7. Choose individual zones and rooms for cleaning.
  8. Virtual walls and no-go zones (specifically for mopping as well)
  9. Adjusting the suction power.
  10. Setting up automatic self-cleaning (every 10, 15, 25 mins and 1 once per session).
  11. User mode.
  12. Cleaning log.
  13. Cleaning schedule.
  14. Automatic power increase on carpets.
  15. Carpet avoidance while mopping.
  16. Supports voice assistants.
  17. Branded voice assistant YIKO.
ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Functions

I’ll go into a little more detail about some of them. First of all, you can connect to the robot’s live camera to remotely monitor your home. You can also take pictures and videos. Additionally, you can talk to people in the room through the speakers and microphone on the robot. There’s even a so-called room-around-the-wall mode, which when activated, the robot will make a tour of the room at a preset time, taking pictures of it. A pretty cool feature!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Remote house tracking
Remote house tracking

The second feature that surprised me was setting the interval of self-cleaning. I understand when you can adjust how often it rinses its wipes, that’s important. But why do I need to dispose of its trash every 10 mins? I only got it while testing, which I’ll tell you why later.

And the last is the YIKO, which lets you control your robot without third-party applications.


Finally, let’s get to the tests. First of all, let’s test its navigation in a room with obstacles. The robot first goes around the perimeter of the room, then through all the available area in a snake-like pattern. It didn’t go around the dryer legs, but it didn’t get stuck on them either, unlike Ecovacs Deebot T9 AIVI. It separately swept around the box and chair legs, then returned to the station. Test passed successfully.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Navigating in a room with obstacles
Navigating in a room with obstacles

As for the rest of the house, the robot cleans room by room, first around the perimeter and then in a snake like pattern. It’s fast, leaves nothing dirty, and I can safely say that the navigation is good!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Navigation within the home
Navigation within the home

Object detection

I also tested the detection system, or as the manufacturer calls it, object recognition system. So, first, the robot was put in a room with good lighting. It immediately got caught by fake pet poo, later started chewing on the charger, and then went into error. We remove the first trap and restart the test. But alas, we didn’t see a miracle, it again caught and chewed the charger, and in addition, repeatedly rammed other objects on the floor. As a result, the test failed.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Recognition of objects on the floor
Recognition of objects on the floor

It didn’t do better in the dark either. The robot chewed a sock and again went into error.

So the system needs a lot of work. And at the moment it’s still object detection, not recognition. Since the objects are not displayed with the corresponding icons on the map, respectively, there’s no proof that it understood what it was ramming into: shoes, wire or floor planks. In defense, I can say that Ecovacs Deebot T9 AIVI and the older X1 Omni also have far from perfect object detection systems, so it is not just this model, but the tech in general.

Suction power

But the suction power was a pleasant surprise. Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus easily sucked dirt out of a 10 mm (.39 In.) hole. In fact, so were its brothers T9 AIVI and X1 Omni. So this is actually a very powerful vacuum.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Suction power
Suction power


It did well picking up different objects on the laminate. Only some dirt was left in the corners, where most round robots can’t reach. The central brush did wind up some hair and fur. However, most of the dirt is in the container. So the test was passed with flying colors!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Dry cleaning
Dry cleaning

Carpet cleaning

The same dirt was scattered on the carpet, and Deebot T10 Plus did a good job. There was no hair on the carpet and it was thoroughly cleaned. This test was also passed!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Carpet cleaning
Carpet cleaning


I also checked the self-cleaning, and found another flaw. When the container is completely full, it practically does not clean itself. Either there is some design flaw in the suction channel in the station, or, more likely, the duration and power are not enough to completely clean the container. Starting repeatedly, including self-cleaning several times in a row, it’s just not good enough.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Self-cleaning of a complete dust collector
Self-cleaning of a complete dust collector

Left less than half of the garbage in the container, and even after I put it through again, it didn’t clean itself completely, but almost all the garbage was emptied into the bag. And so here’s why they’ve added a setting for the frequency of self-cleaning.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Self-cleaning of an incomplete dust collector
Self-cleaning of an incomplete dust collector

The manufacturers, knowing that the fully loaded container’s self-cleaning doesn’t work correctly, decided to play with the situation so that the robot could clean the container every 10 minutes by itself during cleaning, leaving the owner clueless of the problem, in everyday conditions. I checked it myself, and indeed if the robot cleans itself several times per cleaning cycle, in the end, if there is dirt, it’s very little. There is a problem, but at least it is partially solvable. Note, that the T9 AIVI also had problems with self-cleaning. It runs in the family

Mopping on carpets

And as for mopping on carpets, there’s an automatic carpet bypass function while mopping. So the robot won’t get the carpets wet while cleaning, and you won’t even need to set separate restricted areas for mopping.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Mopping on carpets
Mopping on carpets

Dirt scrubbing

This vacuum did a good job at scrubbing off dirt. The vibro platform handled dried dirt without leaving streaks or traces. Only along the baseboard there’s a small strip, which is seen in other models, as the body can’t get that close to the baseboard. This is worth noting.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Dirt scrubbing
Dirt scrubbing

Scrubbing off hard stains

Moreover, Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus did well even with harder stains, so it’s not just an effective vacuum, but also a good polisher.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Scrubbing off hard stains
Scrubbing off hard stains


The robot has no problem moving over 2 cm (.78 In.) thresholds, even with the vibromodule installed. This is a plus!

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Passage of obstacles
Passage of obstacles

Dark spaces

But there are problems with dark spaces . The thing is that sometimes the robot doesn’t drive onto the black carpet, and sometimes it does. Through trial and error, I found out that it’s probably the AI that determines if it should go or not. In general, if you turn off the object detection system, you don’t see the problem. And, on hard black surfaces, you don’t even see the problem, mostly just carpets. Bear this in mind.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Passage of dark surfaces
Passage of dark surfaces


Finally, let’s measure Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus’s volume. It’s between 61-69 dB. Given the really high power, the robot isn’t too loud.

ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Plus Noise level
Noise level


Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus robot vacuum was thoroughly reviewed and tested in detail. Our algorithm gave it 158 points, beating the earlier Ecovacs Deebot T9 AIVI Plus by 2 points.

Overall rating of robot vacuum cleaners:

Behind the updated model, of course, there is a European version with a Russian application interface, absence of problems with regionality, and what is equally important – official sales in the Russian market. But the T9 AIVI has its own strong points and the most important ones are the presence of two scraper rollers for garbage collection, as well as more precise object recognition. So, it is up to you to decide what’s more important.

The benefits include:

  1. High suction power.
  2. Good dirt collection, on carpets and hard floors.
  3. Effective Vibro Platform, which scrubs off hard stains.
  4. Remote camera connection for the so called guard mode.
  5. Good navigation, speaking of the Lidar.
  6. Simultaneous vacuuming and mopping.
  7. Modern functions.
  8. Good off-road.
  9. Assembled well.
  10. Scenting function.
  11. Supports voice assistants
  12. Company voice assistant YIKO.
  13. Warranty and service.

As for what could be better, here’s what I found:

  1. Ineffective self-cleaning, which was partially corrected by frequent station runs during cleaning.
  2. The object detection system needs some work.
  3. With the object detection system on, there are problems with dark surfaces.
  4. No wipe rinsing on the station.
  5. The wipe platform doesn’t lift on carpets.

Additionally, you can note such common points for robots as the fact that it doesn’t sweep in the corners and doesn’t clean the narrow area along the baseboard.

In the end, I have two opinions. On one hand, it efficiently copes with its main task – to automatically keep the house clean. It’s powerful, vacuums and wipes the floor well. In addition, it’s easy to operate and reliable, because behind this robot is a fairly reputable reliable manufacturer Ecovacs.


But, on the other hand, two of its key features – self-cleaning and item detection – don’t work well. Moreover, the second problem can be solved by software updates, but the first one is partially solved, as for household use. So, it’s up to you to decide whether these remarks are enough for you to hate it or not. I think that the model definitely has potential to compete in the market, and it’s very likely that the object detection system will get better with updates, as we saw with the previous models. And overall, even now the robot is able to bypass larger objects, and therefore even with this algorithm it cleans much more accurately than models without a camera at all. So, if you’re not picky, the robot’s pretty good, but does have its downsides, that i expect to be fixed.

On this note, I’d like to end the review. If you still have any questions, ask them in the comments below. Have fun shopping, bye!

Alexander Miasoedov

The founder and chief editor of the project, an expert on the choice of robot vacuum cleaners.

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