The Best Robot Mops of 2018
May 17, 2018 7 min read
If you do not like mopping your floor like us, do consider buying one of these beasts that not only sweeps but also mops a floor. Please take note that none of these robots can get rid of stubborn stains. For these reasons, you might need something like the Xiaomi Handheld Electric Mop reviewed a while ago. But they are still able to get your floor a fresh and clean look, so what are you waiting for? Let's see what models we picked to have a closer look. Here are five the best robot mops to buy in 2018.
|Features & Specs||Roborock S5||ILIFE V8S||Proscenic 790T||ECOVACS DEEBOT M80||ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 601|
|Cleaning Area||250 sq.m.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Recharge & Resume||yes||no||no||no||no|
|Mopping Attachment||Cloth + Water Container||Cloth + Water Container||Cloth + Water Container||Cloth + Water Container||Cloth|
|Control||app||remote control||app+voice+remote control||app+voice+remote control||app+remote control|
|Dustbin Capacity||500||750+300ml water tank||500 + 100ml water tank||500||450|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months|
Robot vacuums mentioned in the article:
- ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 601 — from $299.98
- Proscenic 790T — from $259.99
- ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro — from $213.96
- ILIFE V8S — from $259.99
- Roborock S50 (White) — from $459.99
The Roborock S5
First, it is the only robot from our list that has mapping and smart navigation. Even though it has strong suction power, it lasts for the whole 150 minute which is crazy. Even though this device is powerful, it is equipped with a soft bumper that reduces noise while working.
The Roborock can clean a bare floor and deep clean thin and medium-pile carpets. Its mapping technology is based on a laser, so the robot can work in the dark. The unit has an anti-tangle design that prevents hair from wrapping all over its brush, motor and the wheels, which makes the machine perfect for pet owners.
It uses a washable HEPA filter, the type of filter that catches up to 98% of pollen in the air reducing allergies.
The app is actually great here. You can track your robot in real-time, view the created map, switch between the working modes, schedule the device, name it, and create virtual walls. Do not know how to manage your device? Simply tap on the area you need the robot to go on your smartphone and the S5 will go to that point.
The Roborock S5 performs great on a carpet. It comes with smart carpet identification that turns on its suction power on maximum once the cleaner recognizes a carpeted surface. The unit deeply cleans any kind of carpet (except the thick ones) and works great on a hardwood floor, tile, marble, etc.
The recharge & resume option makes the Roborock S5 dock itself when its battery decreases to 20% and juices it up to 80%, so it can resume from the point it left off to finish its session.
Overall, the Roborock is one of the best robot vacuum cleaners so far. Yes, it is not a budget item, but it is worth every penny with long battery life. It is one of the strongest suction powers and has a high-featured app and mapping. Even though it has limited support of Amazon Alexa, the Roborock S5 is worth the price.
The ILIFE V8S was specially designed for pet hair since it does not have a cleaning brush, only a suction port that along with its motor sucks the dirt into the large 750ml dust box. A cool feature allows the robot to create a 23ft*23ft blocked off area in Mopping Mode.
Unfortunately, the V8S doesn't come with an app, but it does have an IR remote controller that allows you to control the device (you can also do it manually by pressing buttons on the lid since the device has a screen). There’s no screen on the remote controller; all the scheduling options are available on the robot itself.
Mostly the V8S is perfect for a bare floor even though it still can do thin carpets, but do not expect deep cleaning on a carpeted surface. It has the same sensors that help it navigate around and an auto-docking feature. Since it doesn't have the main brush, the ILIFE V8S is perfect for pet owners. You do not need to take care of hair always tangling up on it.
The ILIFE V8S is one of the best budget cleaners on the market. Unfortunately, it does not support Wi-Fi meaning you cannot control it when you are not home. Nevertheless, the ILIFE V8S performs great on a bare floor and comes with a tangle-free design. It will diligently vacuum and mop your floors for less than $300.
The Proscenic 790T
Somehow the Proscenic 790T is not as popular as the ECOVACS Deebot, but it is worth every penny spent and here is why. It is a two-in-one robovac that costs about $260, has mapping, and is compatible with Amazon Alexa. Its powerful motor delivers 1500 Pa of suction, enough to get rid of pet hair on a bare floor and carpeted surface (not thick carpets though). It cleans via two side sweepers and the main bristle brush that work together to catch debris, pet hair, and dust, transferring them into the dustbin after its motor sucks it up.
When the Proscenic is on Mopping Mode, the main brush switches to a vacuum port designed for large particles of dust and debris. Triple anti-collision sensors smartly detect obstacles to avoid collisions and prevent the cleaning robot from falling from steps. The collision with furniture is minimal during cleaning. Also, the robot automatically docks and recharges itself when the battery gets low.
The Proscenic 790T has good reviews. For a price of about $250, you get a decent robovac that is integrated with Amazon Alexa, has mapping and comes with an amazing performance on thin carpets and any type of bare floors.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 is one of the cheapest on this list but still worth every penny of its price and here is why. With a price of around $230, the Deebot M80 is compatible with Amazon Alexa so it can be controlled by simple voice commands as well as the app and remote controller. It has thousands of good reviews on Amazon: consumers love this thing! Sensors are located all over its body protect the robot from falling and help it avoid obstacles on its way.
The cleaning technology is similar to what you've seen in other robots. It has two sweepers located on each side, a bristle brush, and strong suction that work together to catch debris, dirt, dust, and pet hair from a floor. The high-efficient filter system catches even the smallest pollen in the air leaving it fresh and allergy-free.
The robot works great on a hardwood floor, tile, marble, etc. and can clean a thin carpet. The app allows you to program cleaning schedules, select your preferred cleaning mode, monitor the vacuum’s status, location, and battery life, and receive alerts when it's time to change accessories. Like almost all the robots on the market, the ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 automatically docks itself when it is done with cleaning.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 is the best value for its price. It is a versatile robot vacuum that can also mop your floors and supports control via smartphone and Amazon Alexa.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 601 is a robot vacuum cleaner suitable for a hardwood floor and removing pet hair. It also works great on thin carpets. Smart sensor protection allows the OZMO 601 to seamlessly adapt to and safely navigate your home. Strong suction power works with two side sweepers and the main brush to catch the smallest particles from the floor. For maximum results, an air filtration system captures particles that are ejected into the air as it cleans, reducing the number of airborne particles in your home.
To control the robot, you can use your smartphone or the IR remote controller that comes in the box. It allows you to schedule the Ozmo, choose the right cleaning mode, view the robot's location, check accessory status, and see the alerts. The auto-recharging option makes the device dock itself automatically when its battery runs out of energy. Please note that the OZMO 601 requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 601 doesn't support Amazon Alexa, but you can control it via the app and remote controller. It is suitable for bare floors and thin carpets.
Let's talk about which robot is best for your needs.
The Roborock S50 is definitely the most pricey on the list, but it is a high-featured flagship device that when compared to other robots in this price range is one of the best. It can compete with more expensive ones.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 is the cheapest here. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa and one of the best-selling high-rated products on Amazon.
Amazon Alexa Integration
If you have Amazon Alexa, you probably need to have a look at the models that are compatible with it. These would be the ECOVACS Deebot M80 and the Proscenic 790T. The Roborock S5 has limited support.
For an average home, the longer a robot lasts the better.
And finally, for a big home, the Roborock S5 would be the best choice. It works the longest and has mapping, so it will not get lost in your cleaning area. (Please note that mapping technology does not cover the second floor).
Carpets / Rugs
If your home is mostly covered with carpets and rugs, stick with the Roborock or the Proscenic 790T. These models can clean thin and medium-pile carpets.
All the devices on the list are ideal for a bare floor, laminate, tile, marble, etc. It depends on your own preferences as to which one to buy.
When it comes to pet hair, it is important to know what type of floor you want your robot to clean. For mostly bare floors, every machine is great at picking up pet hair. On a mixed surface, every single one on the list would work well, but if you want deep carpet cleaning, see the carpet & rugs paragraph. And finally, for a home mostly covered with carpets, go with the Roborock S5 or the Proscenic 790T because of their strong suction power. Do not forget that all the robots can do thin carpets, but do not expect deep cleaning from the ILIFE V8S, the ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 or the ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 601.
It is not easy to say which one is the best robot mop. It depends on your budget, personal preferences, floor type, etc.