Cleaning the house is a chore that none of us particularly like to do, but it’s something that has to get done, lest we start living in our own filth. Fortunately, the days of having to do all the work yourself are slowly coming to an end as robots are taking over the most menial jobs. While we aren’t quite at a point where robot butlers are a thing, one area where these automated assistants are making great strides is vacuuming.
If you have carpeting and you hate having to clean them all the time, then why not let a robot do it for you? Today we’re going to take a look at the best robot vacuums for carpets so that you can sit back, relax, and let your Jetsons fantasy come to life.
iRobot Roomba 980 Wi-Fi Connected
iRobot Roomba 650
ECOVACS DEEBOT M82
ILIFE A4s Robot Vacuum
INLIFE Robotic Vacuum
As far as robot vacuums go, none are quite as well known as the Roomba. This particular model is a next-generation model, meaning that you get a lot of extra features and benefits that you wouldn’t on the original unit. This includes an updated navigation system that maps out obstacles and avoids stairs much better than older versions. It still has trouble on black surfaces (it thinks that they are drop offs), but there are ways to work around that.
What we like most about this vacuum is that it cleans better than the competition. A three-stage motor ensures that it gets deep into carpets and removes all dirt particles the first time. Not only that, but the brush roll is designed to work with pet hair and not tangle up, which is a nice bonus. Finally, it works on all floor types, so if you have carpets, tile, and hardwood, you can get each room clean in one pass.
The other remarkable thing about this vacuum is that it lasts up to two hours on a single charge and it will resume where it left off so that it won’t waste time re-cleaning areas that it went over already.
Although the Roomba 980 above is the top tier model, sometimes you don’t need all the extra bells and whistles (and extra price tag). So, with that in mind, you may be perfectly happy with this original Roomba 650. Even though it doesn’t have as many next-gen features, it still provides you with a reliable operation and a clean home.
The standard features that come with all Roombas are part of this machine. You can schedule it up to seven times in a week, it recharges itself automatically, and the motor works on all floor types. You can program virtual walls to keep it out of rooms that you don’t want, and it has 75 minutes of battery life, making it an ideal choice for apartments or smaller houses.
Although Roomba is the most widely known robot vacuum, that doesn’t mean it’s the only game in town. This model from EcoVacs gives iRobot a run for its money by having a strong, robust motor and an extra-large dust bin to last even longer. It also can run for up to 150 minutes on a single charge, making it one of the better models out there.
What we like most about this vacuum is that it comes with five different cleaning modes so that you can program it to your needs. Also, it has a remote control so that you can clean up spills and messes with ease, rather than wait for it to come to it later on. It even has a Max Mode that works double time for larger messes and tougher jobs. Overall, this is a high-end model that is sure to make you pleasantly surprised.
Next, we have a robot vacuum that is built for pet owners and allergy sufferers. What sets this unit apart from the rest is that it comes with an air filtration system, a HEPA filter, and a robust motor that removes all dirt and allergens from your carpet. It even has a tangle-free brush that works wonders on pet hair.
In addition to those perks, this vacuum also comes with all of the usual refinements. It has a programmable schedule, it recharges itself automatically, and it lasts up to two hours on a single charge. If you are a pet owner and want to breathe easier, this is the vacuum for you.
Our final model is a two-in-one robotic cleaner that can tackle messes on both carpet and hardwood. What makes this unit so unique is that it comes with a water tank and a mop pad so that it can handle liquid spills with ease. While it would be amazing if it could mop your whole kitchen and bathroom floors, it doesn’t have enough power (or water) for that kind of operation. Still, if you have any tough spots that need cleaning, it will do the job.
Along with the mop head, this vacuum allows you to schedule it ahead of time; it has a dirt sensor that ensures that your carpet is as clean as possible, and it even has a remote control. Overall, this is a must-have for anyone who wants a more versatile cleaning partner in the home.
Each one of these vacuums is fantastic, but if we have to decide on a winner, we have to go with the Roomba 980. It has the best sensor system of all of them, it has an incredible cleaning motor, and the fact that you can control it from your smartphone or voice-activated device means that it outshines the competition on every level.
It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges that robot vacuums face is the fact that they are not sentient beings capable of working around furniture and other obstacles. Nonetheless, great strides are being made all the time in the world of programming, which means that newer generation models have updated systems that can map your home and figure out the most efficient cleaning path. Here are the things that you want your robot to do, sensor wise.
Another primary issue with robot vacuums is that they cannot last indefinitely. As such, you want to get a model that has sufficient battery to clean as much of your house as possible before needing to recharge. Also, this is a standard feature, but double check that it will return to the docking station before it dies so that it can charge up and get back out there when it’s ready. Ideally, your vacuum should last up to two hours (120 minutes) if you have a relatively big house.
I have a passion for clean floors and living areas, so it is no surprise that I know a lot about vacuum cleaners and how to clean different surfaces. Sharing this knowledge gives me a lot of pleasure which is why I started this blog and I hope everyone who needs help will find the help they are looking for here.