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RoboVac 11S: Excellent Robot Vacuum, Especially for the Price

January 30, 2019

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RoboVac 11S: Excellent Robot Vacuum, Especially for the Price

I have been an iRobot Roomba buyer since 2007. My last Roomba bit the dust this month, and I did a ton of research before buying a replacement. I went with the eufy for a few reasons: price point, cleaning power, quietness, and sleek design.

Price: Very reasonable. Almost reasonable enough that I’d consider getting another one for my second floor. For now I’ll just carry it upstairs.

Cleaning power: This thing sucks… It’s suction is much stronger than my Roombas have had. It picks up so much dust and pet hair. We do a full vacuum every other week with my Dyson, so I think of the robot vacuum as a supplemental vacuum. I was shocked at how much was in the dustbin after it’s inaugural cleaning! The picture attached to this is from that cleaning. It also gets a ton of dust in the little dust filter. In one of the video reviews I watched, the reviewer said it didn’t pick up anything in that dust filter… So maybe my carpet is particularly dusty, because it has a thick layer after each cleaning.

Cleaning Power

Quietness: I work from my home office, and this thing is quiet enough that I don’t even turn it off during conference calls. This might be the thing I am most impressed with. My last Roomba was LOUD– you couldn’t even have a conversation with someone in the same room, let alone someone on speakerphone.

Quietness

Sleek design: I love/hate this. It definitely looks modern and cool, and more like an art piece than an appliance, but it shows all my finger prints, and now I keep a glasses cleaning cloth nearby so I can rub it down. I suppose if I only use the remote and never pick it up, this won’t be an issue.

Sleek Design

A few considerations: I was hoping to find a robot vacuum that wouldn’t eat my carpets’ tassels, but I don’t think that vacuum exists. I have only used the eufy 4 times so far, and it doesn’t always get its brushes wrapped around the long tassels, but it does sometimes. It seems to realize it sooner than my Roomba did at least. The Roomba would sometimes rip gobs of them off in a single cleaning. I try to tuck them under the edge of the rug and that doesn’t seem to bother eufy. It has pulled off probably 2 tassels so far.

The cleaning pattern seems pretty random. I saw some other vacuums that chart out complex maps of your home, and eufy doesn’t seem to do that. But, it doesn’t seem to matter, because it still hits every spot in the rooms.

I’m a little concerned about durability. My Roombas ran for many, many years with easily replaceable parts. We’ll have to see if eufy has the same longevity.

All in all- I’m very happy with my purchase and definitely recommend it!

LB
Published on Amazon.co.uk., 7 September 2018