How To Choose A Robot Vacuum And Mop?

2024-05-06



Let's face it, regularly cleaning the house is a drag: it's not just boring; it’s also pretty time-consuming. Indeed, folks in Australia on average vacuum their homes about six times a month, dusting four times, and mopping three times – usually right around dinner time, as statistics have revealed. But what if you could make this whole process easier? With the development of smart home technology, robotic vacuum cleaners are now available with mopping functions. These combo gadgets, like our DEEBOTs, can vacuum and mop simultaneously, and even self-empty after cleaning. They handle the dirty work for you, so you are free to do literally anything else.

Why Buy A Robot Vacuum And Mop?

Robot vacuums and mops are useful because they integrate dual functionalities on any surface and floor type, reducing the need for separate appliances; some even include advanced features like scheduled cleaning, keeping your home tidy without lifting a finger.

Apart from auto vacuuming and mopping, robot cleaners with mops have a lot going for them compared to traditional vacuum cleaners. First off, they literally do the heavy lifting for you: you won’t have to manually push a vacuum or wring out a mop anymore; instead, thanks to advanced navigation and mapping systems, they roam around your house independently and clean as they go, even when you’re not home. Their sensors enhance their ability to avoid obstacles, helping prevent damage to walls and furniture. Moreover, you can remotely control the device via an app. Imagine your mischievous kitten spills some tea on the floor while you're away, simply tap the area on the app and send the cleaning robot over to handle it.

3 Best DEEBOT Robot Vacuums And Mops

DEEBOT X2 OMNI

deebot x2 omni robot vacuum

DEEBOT X2 OMNI is arguably one of the best robot vacuum and mop combos in the DEEBOT family. Alongside its powerful 8,000 Pa suction power 1, its mopping technology is equally impressive at removing stubborn stains. With a double-mopping pad plate design, its OZMO Turbo 2.0 System applies up to 6n downward pressure and achieves a 135rpm high-speed rotation. For households with carpets, the 15mm auto-lift mopping system activates when it detects carpeted areas, ensuring they are vacuumed clean without getting wet. After the cleaning session, the mop heads are washed with hot water and then dried with hot air for 2 hours once the vacuum returns to its OMNI station.

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DEEBOT T20 OMNI

deebot t20 omni robot vacuum

With its 6,000Pa suction power2, DEEBOT T20 OMNI excels at vacuuming carpets and flicking away dust. But that's not all. Its OZMO Turbo 2.0 Mopping System rotates up to 160 times per minute and applies consistent pressure to the floor for deep cleaning, effectively scrubbing away stubborn stains like days-old coffee stains. Plus, its Auto-lift Mopping technology helps prevent water damage by accurately detecting carpets and lifting the mopping pads while vacuuming. To maintain hygiene and cleanliness, its all-in-one OMNI station automatically empties the dustbin and cleans the mopping pads with 55°C hot water after each cleaning session.

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DEEBOT N10 PLUS

deebot n10 plus robot vacuum

Another robot vacuum and mop combo in the DEEBOT series is the DEEBOT N10 PLUS. With a strong 4,300Pa suction3, it sucks up all the dirt and dust from every nook and cranny while keeping the volume down. But here's the best part: its OZMO Mopping System uses a precision micro-water pump to avoid leaks and over-wetting of floors. It even "sees" and avoids carpets while mopping hard floors, so you won't end up with soggy rugs. It also providesfour levels of water flow, allowing you to adjust the settings to fit your needs.

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How To Choose A Robot Cleaner With Mop?

When choosing a robot cleaner with a mop, it's essential to consider various features tailored to your specific needs.

Suction power and mopping efficiency

When choosing a robot vacuum and mop, focus on suction power and mopping efficiency. Look for models with strong suction, typically 3,000 to 4,500Pa, for effective dirt removal. The mopping system should be able to apply even pressure and offer high-speed rotation to tackle tough stains. Adjustable water flow settings are important, too, for customised cleaning.

Wet and dry functionalities

Most people choose a robot vacuum and mop for its convenience. Hence, select a model that allows you to adjust the wet and dry cleaning settings to tackle various types of messes without hassle. Whether you prefer to vacuum and mop in one go, vacuum first and then mop, or focus solely on mopping, transition between cleaning modes to address different scenarios.

Water control system

The water control system regulates the amount of water output during mopping. Perhaps you have hardwood floors that cannot withstand excessive moisture, or maybe the weather is too humid for the floor to dry quickly – whatever the reason, seek out models with adjustable water flow settings, allowing you to tailor the mopping intensity to suit your floor type and cleaning requirements.

Floor types to vacuum and mop

With a wide range of flooring materials available, such as hardwood, tiles, laminate, and carpets, their cleaning requirements differ. Hardwood floors and carpets may demand higher suction power to effectively remove dirt and dust, whereas this may be less critical for tiles and concrete floors. Take into account the floor types in your home when selecting a robot cleaner with mop.

Obstacle avoidance

Dining tables, sofas, toys, and wires – when a robotic vacuum cleaner cleans, it encounters numerous obstacles. Auto vacuums with obstacle avoidance navigate smoothly around them, preventing the smart vacuum from getting stuck or causing damage to furniture. Pay attention to the sensors and the virtual barrier function, too.

Self-cleaning and maintenance

If a vacuum requires you to empty the dustbin frequently, then it cannot be considered a true hands-free cleaning experience. A self-cleaning vacuum means the docking station will empty the dustbin and even clean the mop heads automatically, minimising manual maintenance tasks and making upkeep hassle-free.

Navigation and mapping

In a robotic vacuum cleaner, its navigation and mapping capabilities determine its coverage and cleaning performance. With older models often missing spots here and there, new models with the latest mapping technology and smart navigation systems, such as LiDAR, can accurately map your space and plan the most efficient cleaning route
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Battery life and charge time

For those who live in a large house, it is recommended to choose vacuums with extended battery life and fast charging times for uninterrupted cleaning sessions. Alternatively, check if the model can return to the dock to charge when the battery is low, and then resume cleaning from where it left off, reducing the need for intervention.

Smart home integration

Do you have a smart home speaker at home? Smart home integration, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa, enables you to control the robot cleaner via voice commands or an app, and coordinate activities like initiating a cleaning session when the homeowner leaves. DEEBOT robot vacuums support the ECOVACS HOME app and the YIKO voice assistant, allowing you to effortlessly remote control the vacuum.

Maintenance and durability

Shop a robot cleaner from a reputable brand known for quality construction and reliable performance to minimise the risk of issues, such as vacuums stopping unexpectedly or spitting out dust. On top of that, check if the parts are easily replaceable, and if customer support is accessible, in case you need to address any issues down the road.

FAQ

Can robot vacuums with mop combos replace traditional cleaning methods?

Yes, robot vacuum and mop combos can indeed replace traditional cleaning methods. Their advanced navigation ensures high coverage, while strong suction power and mopping ability effectively tackle stubborn debris and stains.

Are robot vacuums with mop combos suitable for all floor types?

Yes, robot cleaner with mop combos are suitable for various floor types, including hardwood, tile, laminate, and carpets. They adjust cleaning modes and suction power accordingly for optimal performance.

Are there robot vacuum mop combos suitable for large homes?

Yes, robot vacuum mop combos with extended battery life and efficient navigation are suitable for large homes. Ideally, it has the ability to resume cleaning sessions after charging for uninterrupted coverage.

Is there any robot vacuum with mop that also sanitize?

Robot vacuums and mops require specific cleaning solutions to be used. Refer to the manufacturer’s manual for instructions, and avoid adding anything extra, as it may harm the device.

Disclaimer(s):

  1. 8,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT X2 OMNI can reach 8,000Pa.
  2. 6,000Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT T20 OMNI can reach 6,000Pa.
  3. 4,300Pa: This data comes from ECOVACS laboratory. The suction power of DEEBOT N10 and DEEBOT N10 PLUS can reach 4,300Pa.

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