Robot vacuums like the Eufy RoboVac 11 are now rather affordably priced household cleaning equipment. Although it may not have the features and performance other expensive devices offer, it does clean your carpet or hardwood floors and maintains your floors in between manual cleanings
Modern low-profile design
The Eufy RoboVac 11 comes with a traditional circular shape but with a modernistic look thanks to its fortified glass top. It’s 13” in diameter and only 3.1” tall, making it a rather tiny vacuum with a low profile. It’s thus perfect to use for cleaning tight spaces and compact home. But its round shape can make cleaning corners difficult.
The RoboVac has 11 infrared sensors on its bottom front side along with a rotating wheel, drop sensor, two side brushes, and a rotating brush in the middle. It also has an extra HEPA type filter, foam filter, two extra brushes and a cleaning tool.
Cleaning the carpet sweeper is rather busy. You just have to press one button to slide the canister out, while another release button empties it.
6 Cleaning Modes
As there’s only one power button on the RoboVac 11’s framework, you need to use the remote control to choose your cleaning mode and to schedule cleanings. There are six functions to choose from- Auto, Edge, Spot, Max, Single Room, and Manual.
- Auto vacuums depending on the room’s arrangement
- Edge function cleans the room’s edges
- Spot is for spot cleaning
- Max is better for cleaning carpets
- With Single Room RoboVac 11 vacuums only the room it’s in and returns to the charging base.
- Manual proves useful for planned cleaning
The automatic vacuum cleaner needs at least 4 hours to get fully charged while the remote control needs two AAA batteries.
Unlike other vacuums, the RoboVac 11 lasts for a rather long time because it cleans until the battery drains out, which is about 1 hour and 40 minutes. So it can be charged, and used extensively once a day.
Because the robotic cleaner cleans on infrared sensors, it’s not suggested for use on dark floors or high carpets. It is however effective on gray carpets and hardwood, vinyl and linoleum flooring well. But it lacks virtual walls that prevent it from entering restricted areas.
It’s a good-performing budget robotic floor cleaner which removes all food particles on wood and sawdust on vinyl. While it sucks only 11% of pet hair from vinyl surfaces, about half the amount from carpet and more than half from wood, it is a rather useful floor cleaning robot for pet hair and dirt.
Switches off if stuck
The RoboVac 11 tends to get stuck while cleaning, like under the bed. While you have to free it, it automatically switches off when it’s stuck. This is an advantage because it saves the battery power. Once free, it once again switches on to resume working till the battery is practically drained.
The RoboVac 11 basically works best on flat, hardwood floors with low rugs and with minimal obstructions. So clearing the floor of things like shoes, wires, hair clips and clothes helps because the automatic carpet sweeper may end up picking them up too.
The absence of Wi-Fi connectivity
This is a drawback of the RoboVac 11, the absence of Wi-Fi connectivity and any app-interfaces. So you don’t know which route it takes, where it’s going and why it’s sending help alerts.
And because you are not notified when the cleaning job is finished, you can’t assess if the robotic cleaner has done a good job or notl. You don’t even know if it had reached the charging base on completing the job.
- Affordably priced
- Picks up hairs, food crumbs, and litter crystals
- Switches off when stuck
- The remote control is easy to understand and use
- Can be controlled manually if required
- Vacuums till the battery drains
- Easily reaches under closets and furniture thanks to its low profile
- Cleans for a long time and thus picks up more dirt
- Has a relatively large dustbin
- Have to prepare the area for cleaning
- Tends to get stuck in places like under furniture
- No area mapping feature
- Pet hair may end up stuck to the framework due to static