Remember the times when we used to turn on the vacuum cleaner, go around the house and spend hours on vacuuming by ourselves? Well, that time is now ever – all thanks to robotics!
That’s right: ever since robot vacuum cleaners have been invented, all we have to do is push a button and the work will be done for us. You can even leave your home or do other stuff around the house while your little robot buddy removes all dust and/or anything spilled on his own. Quite a contraption, isn’t it?
However, not all of these robotic vacuum cleaners are created equal. Some are better, some are worse – just like it is with any device. In that name, here are our picks for the top 10 best commercial robot vacuum cleaners in 2018.
1. iRobot Roomba 650
As one of the leading companies in consumer robot electronics, it’s natural that iRobot finds its place on our list (on more than one occasion, for that matter). Their Roomba 650 takes the number 10 spot – not because it’s bad, but because it’s above-average good.
The Roomba 650 comes with a full suite of sensors that help it navigate and adapt to the layout of your home. This system is conveniently unified into the iAdapt Navigation, which works in perfect sync with the cleaner’s scheduling system – you can schedule its activity for up to 7 times per week.
2. ECOVACS DEEBOT M80
One of the more versatile robotic vacuum cleaners on our list is most certainly the ECOVACS DEEBOT M80. It ranks among the highest in the middle class, which says a lot considering its $200+ price tag.
The M80 comes with a hefty amount of benefits. This little cleaner is equipped with a 5-stage cleaning system, which allows it to collect not only dust particles but also debris and allergens. Furthermore, it has optional drying and mopping stages so that it can combat even the most persistent dirt. In short, a fairly priced robot vacuum that can do a lot.
3. iRobot Braava 380t
Our number 8 spot is yet another iRobot entry – this time, we’re looking at the Braava 380t. Although it’s very similar to the Roomba 650, it has one main difference: it works in two different modes.
We’re referring to the damp mopping and dry sweeping modes. The 380t is one of the rare robotic cleaners that works both as a vacuum and as a mop (not at the same time, though). Also, it comes with a Turbo Charge Cradle, which recharges this tiny helper in only two hours. Now isn’t that something?
4. iRobot Braava jet 240
Despite the fact that it’s the cheapest out of all other iRobot cleaners on this list (or possibly on the whole list), the jet 240 will ensure any and every hard-to-reach place in your home is thoroughly swept and cleaned.
The jet 240’s main strength comes from its small size. It’s smaller than most other robot cleaners, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s weaker, but it most certainly means that he can go where no other robot vacuum can. Add to this his precise Jet Spray and his Vibrating Cleaning Head and you’ve got yourself one extremely small, but versatile robot cleaner.
5. bObi Pet
While some of us are looking for any type of robotic vacuum cleaners, some people have to be more specific. That’s why the bObi Pet was invented – to help all animal-lovers out there live in a clean and hair-free environment.
When it comes to removing pet hair and paw prints, no other robot vacuum can compete with this piece of work. Its main advantage is that it sweeps, mops, vacuums, HEPA filtrates, and UV sterilizes – all at the same time! Its dustbin is completely washable and submergible, which means it’s much easier to clean than most other robotic cleaners out there.
6. Eufy RoboVac 11
Now here is an example of just how smart these little gadgets can be! The RoboVac 11, Eufy’s pride, is a rather ordinary robot cleaner in comparison to other entries on this list. However, it has one feature no other cleaner here has – it’s self-charging.
As it happens, the RoboVac 11 detects when its battery is about to die, stops whatever it was doing and finds its way to his charging station on its own. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it has infrared and anti-drop sensors in its arsenal, which help it avoid obstacles and falling.
7. iRobot Roomba 880
It may seem like a slight upgrade over the 650, but the Roomba 880 is much more than just another good robot vacuum that comes to us from iRobot. In fact, it’s much, much better than the previous Roomba entry, yet the price difference isn’t that high.
iRobot’s iAdapt tech is also included in this little hard worker, however, here it’s featured as Multi-Room Navigation. This allows the 880 to clean your home, room to room, for up to three rooms in one go. With this comes the AeroForce 3-stage Cleaning System, which is about 50% more powerful than the system installed in the Roomba 650.
8. iRobot Roomba 960
If you thought the Roomba 650 or 880 were good, you ain’t seen nothing yet! iRobot’s Roomba 960 isn’t only an upgraded version of the aforementioned cleaners, but it’s also one of best robot vacuums this company has ever made.
It’s powerful, it’s equipped with the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation, it has an AeroForce Cleaning System, and it’s compatible with the iRobot HOME app and Amazon Alexa, which means you can turn it on, schedule its activity and customize your preferences just by tapping on your phone. Testimonies also claim that it’s really good with pet hair, which is always a big plus.
9. ILIFE V5s Pro
Hard floors? Rugs? Tiles? No matter which type of surface your floor is made out of, the ILIFE V5s Pro has got you covered!
We were considering the regular V5s, but the advantages the Pro version has over the original ILIFE cleaner are too god to ignore. First off, the V5s Pro is small and slim, which makes it agile with added maneuverability. Then, we should mention that it has an extremely powerful motor that can pick up nearly anything. And finally, the Pro version’s battery lasts up to 140 minutes longer than the regular version.
What more can one look for in a robotic cleaner?
10. ROLLIBOT BL618
The number one spot on our list isn’t taken by a fancy, superbly fast, gold-encrusted and overly expensive cleaner, but rather to a smart, economic one that can everything every other vacuum on this list can do – and more.
The main reason why we picked the ROLLIBOT BL618 as the best robotic vacuum in 2018 is the fact that it’s a super quiet and smart cleaner. It uses a total of 4 intelligent cleaning modes and 10 sensors in synergy with its quiet engine to mop, sweeps, vacuum, and UV sterilize in such a way you’ll forget that it’s there.
This pretty much concludes our picks for the top 10 commercial robot vacuums of 2018. As you’ve seen, these pieces of machinery come equipped with some pretty serious gear, as well as advances technology like UV sterilizing, anti-drop mechanisms and more.
Even though we’ve picked a winner (in a way), this doesn’t mean that other robotic vacuums on this list won’t do the job you need them for. Some of these gadgets have unique strengths that their rivals simply don’t possess, which means each and every one of these cleaners can find its place in your home – it all depends on what you need.