Can an Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Replace the Conventional Vacuum Cleaner?


How much time do we have to devote to cleaning? If you dislike cleaning and prefer to save your time to work or family instead of household appliances, a robot vacuum cleaner is your perfect home assistant. Can a robot vacuum cleaner, however, completely replace a standard vacuum model? Which is superior in terms of functionality and cleaning quality: a robot vacuum cleaner or an ordinary vacuum cleaner?


Automatic Vacuum Cleaner vs. Regular Vacuum


To find out if an automatic vacuum cleaner can replace the conventional vacuum cleaner, one should compare the power of these devices and such parameters as the quality of cleaning, and convenience. And we have already done it for you. Keep reading!


Vacuum Robot with Suction Station

  • Pros

Saves Time and Energy

The vacuum robot with suction station is a great assistant for cleaning: it saves your time and energy, keeps the house ever-clean and significantly reduces the frequency of general cleaning. With the help of ECOVACS HOME app, you can unlock remote control and operation according to a convenient and pre-planned schedule without your participation – these are the main advantages of robotic household appliances. Smart devices are easy to maintain and configure without wasting your time and effort. 


Works on Various Flooring

Generally, a robot vacuum can deal with vacuum carpets, hardwood floors, tile, and various flooring. It can remove pet hair, cat litter, crumbs, dust, and pretty much anything else that gets on your floor.


Makes Hard-to-reach Places Never a Worry

Because of their compact size and ability to fit freely and easily beneath a bed, robot vacuum cleaners are ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. It may even clean regions that a typical vacuum would miss, such as behind the sofa or corners you may not be aware you don't clean.

  • Cons


Cost is always an important element that you need to consider. In most situations, a robot vacuum is more expensive than a conventional vacuum. However, at ECOVACS, we have made our models cost-effective and offered a wide range of choices.

Regular Vacuum

  • Pros

Excellent for Deep Cleaning

Regular vacuums usually come with a variety of attachments, such as crevice tools, upholstery brushes, beater bars and extension wands, which can be used to clean a variety of surfaces. With manual control, you can flexibly control your vacuum to eliminate stubborn stains, making it excellent for deep cleaning.


Especially Great for Carpets

Regular vacuums usually come with a brush roll or beater bar, which helps to agitate the carpet fibers and release embedded dirt. This is particularly useful for deep cleaning carpets and removing stains.

  • Cons

Needs Manual Operation 

Regular vacuums require manual operation and can be heavy and difficult to maneuver, especially for people with mobility issues. They need to be emptied and maintained regularly. However, you may don't want to do any cleaning tasks after a day of busy work, while a robot vacuum is willing to vacuum every day.



A standard vacuum cleaner has an average noise level of 80 dB, which is considered to be quite loud. Imagine a running motorcycle engine. It would be difficult to carry on a conversation without raising your voice. Besides, researchers have already proven that prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85 dB can cause hearing loss over time. However, even the most powerful robot vacuums rarely exceed 70 dB, which is no louder than a conversation at a distance of around one meter.


Vacuum Cleaner Storage: Automatic Vacuum vs. Regular Vacuum


The vacuum cleaner storage is a factor that everyone needs to consider. A common issue with ordinary vacuum cleaners is their big size; they must be stored separately. This is not a problem if the arrangement of your home allows for a pantry. However, in a studio apartment, for example, such home equipment will be considerably more difficult to locate and store. A tiny robot vacuum cleaner is significantly more convenient in this sense because it takes up less space.


ECOVACS DEEBOT: The Best Vacuum Robot with Wiping Function


ECOVACS specializes in the design and manufacture of robotic vacuum cleaners and other smart home products. Our product range includes models suitable for all budgets. And we never cease pursing technological advancements. Here are some features that make ECOVACS DEEBOT excel in the market.

  • Automatic Washing & Drying of Mopping Pads

To achieve a totally hands-free cleaning experience, newer ECOVACS DEEBOT, for example, the DEEBOT X1 OMNI, is equipped with the all-in-one OMNI station. It separates clean water from sewage, facilitates automatic mop cloth washing and drying, and replenishes clean water on its own. 


  • Self-cleaning Dustbin

Having a strong suction force of up to 21 kPa, the DEEBOT X1 OMNI takes only 10 seconds to automatically empty the DEEBOT dustbin. The huge 3L disposable dust bag can carry dirt for around 60 days.


  • Automatic Refilling of the Water Tank

The OMNI station developed by ECOVACS can clean itself with one tap, eliminating the need for repeated disassembly and cleaning.




  •  AI Voice Assistant

The AI voice assistant - YIKO, is always here to help. With innovative AI voice control technology, you can guide the DEEBOT to finish the cleaning task in an immersive way effortlessly. In fact, DEEBOT X1 OMNI is the first ECOVACS vacuum robot to include a voice assistant as well as sound source localization technologies.




Robot vacuums are the ideal household accessory for individuals who are always on the go. When you're busy with work, kids, and housework, a robotic vacuum zips on your floor, collecting all the dust and dirt in its route. Although robot vacuums cannot entirely replace traditional ones, it is a great assistant in maintaining a clean home. It's time to invest an innovative automatic vacuum cleaner.


As technology continues to advance, robot vacuums are becoming more sophisticated and capable of handling a wider range of cleaning tasks. A smart future is coming and you can start to embrace it by purchasing an ECOVACS DEEBOT!