February 2024

Robotic Vacuums: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of robotic vacuums rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 5 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 65 robotic vacuum endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

40 robotic vacuums were endorsed in total, only 18 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 5 Feb 2024, iRobot Roomba s9+ takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed robotic vacuum with 4 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 4 recommended it as the '#1 robotic vacuum' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking robotic vacuums start at $109.99 (ILIFE A4s) and go up to $1146.15 (Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni). Median robotic vacuum costs $450.89 (Shark Matrix).
$109.99
$1146.15

At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Robotic Vacuum
Consumer Reports
HGTV
Rtings.com
The Strategist
Business Insider
PCMag
Modern Castle
Wirecutter
WIRED
Good Housekeeping
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iRobot Roomba s9+
The iRobot Roomba s9+ is a highly advanced and customizable robot vacuum that provides deep cleaning performance on both carpets and hard floors, making it an excellent choice for pet owners and those with complex room layouts.
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Roborock Q5
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iRobot Roomba j7+
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- $418
iRobot Roomba i3 Plus
The iRobot Roomba i3 Plus is a powerful and efficient robotic vacuum that is ideal for pet owners and those looking for a reliable cleaning solution, with a unique brush design, floor tracking sensors, and a gyroscope for navigation, voice command and mobile app control, and a long battery life.
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Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
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Eufy RoboVac 11S
The Eufy RoboVac 11S is a budget-friendly robotic vacuum cleaner with decent suction power, basic navigation system, excellent battery life, and low-maintenance, but lacks smart features and may not be effective in deep cleaning carpets and reaching corners and edges.
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Eufy RoboVac 11S Max
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iRobot Roomba 694
The iRobot Roomba 694 is a powerful and efficient robot vacuum that effectively cleans both carpets and hard floors, with an advanced obstacle avoidance system and mobile app control.
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Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra is a highly praised robot vacuum that offers excellent cleaning performance, advanced navigation, smart features, and a long battery life, making it suitable for homes with mixed flooring types and complex room layouts.
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Samsung Jet Bot AI+
The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Robot Vacuum is a highly advanced and efficient cleaning solution for hard floors and pets, with optimized suction power, advanced navigation, and remote control capabilities.
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Roborock Q5 Plus
The Roborock Q5 Plus is a powerful, efficient, and smart robotic vacuum cleaner that can handle any type of floor, including pet hair, with advanced navigation technology and a range of features for easy and efficient cleaning.
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Eufy Clean X9 Pro
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RoboVac X8
The RoboVac X8 is an advanced robot vacuum cleaner that efficiently cleans all floor types, especially short pet hair, with advanced mapping and navigation technologies, a long battery life, and easy maintenance requirements, making it a convenient option for busy households.
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Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac
The Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac is a powerful and efficient robot vacuum with advanced features and efficient navigation, making it a great option for pet owners and those looking for a smart robot vacuum.
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Roborock S7
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Roomba Combo j7+
The Roomba Combo j7+ is a powerful and efficient robotic vacuum cleaner that is ideal for pet owners and those looking for a reliable and effective cleaning tool, with advanced navigation and obstacle avoidance systems, impressive battery life, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and the iRobot Home App.
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Wyze Robot Vacuum
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+1 $749
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI is a highly advanced robot vacuum with excellent cleaning performance, advanced navigation technology, long battery life, and low maintenance requirements, making it ideal for users who want a smart vacuum that can handle complex room layouts and be controlled with voice commands.
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#14 $168.55 Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac
#8 $179.99 iRobot Roomba 694
#19 $199 Wyze Robot Vacuum
#2 $239.99 Roborock Q5
#6 $249.99 Eufy RoboVac 11S
#7 $249.99 Eufy RoboVac 11S Max
#13 $279.99 RoboVac X8
#11 $399.98 Roborock Q5 Plus
#4 $417.90 iRobot Roomba i3 Plus
#3 $465 iRobot Roomba j7+
#1 $599.99 iRobot Roomba s9+
#12 $649.99 Eufy Clean X9 Pro
#20 $749 Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
#18 $799 Roomba Combo j7+
#5 $1146.15 Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni

We ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 17 Sep 2021)
The best smart vacuum that takes care of itself
Experts Praise For:
  • Good performance on wooden floors
  • Autonomous dirt disposal
  • Advanced navigation capability
Experts Criticise For:
  • Loud operation
  • Expensive
A more detailed summary:

Experts are impressed with the iRobot Roomba s9+, which passed every performance test with flying colors. The suction is powerful enough to collect human/pet hair, small particles, larger debris, and it has no problem picking up dirt from wooden floors. Performance on carpeted areas was almost just as good. Its unique D-shaped design allows it to tackle corners with no difficulty. It uses a smart mapping system so it can remember the layout of various rooms. Most experts also praise its ability to empty the collected dirt into a dustbin without any human intervention. The device intuitively returns to its charging base when it’s time to repower. Once fully-charged, it returns to its previous position to keep cleaning. One negative point some reviewers noted is that it tends to be loud while operating. It may be noisy, but the iRobot Roomba s9+ certainly gets the job done.

Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

Cleans Well On Hardwood Flooring
Good Performance On Carpeting
Rarely Gets Stuck
Comes With a Charging Dock That Empties the Dustbin
Large Main Brushes
Has a Useful App With Virtual No-Go Zones

Loud
Poor Performance in Carpeted Corners

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Modern Castle

Best Debris Removal

D-shaped body allows for easier access to corners and edges
Fantastic debris removal performance at 99.0%
Useful features like docking station and smart navigation

Lacks obstacle avoidance
No mopping capabilities

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Robot Vacuum

Beat all other tested robots for spot cleaning and hard floor cleaning
No pet fur got trapped in the roller brushes

Earned a one-star rating from Quiet Mark for being loud

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We ranked Roborock Q5 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Roborock Q5 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
HGTV

Best Overall

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Wirecutter

A pretty smart robot vacuum

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend robotic vacuums.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of robotic vacuums, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked iRobot Roomba j7+ #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked iRobot Roomba j7+ as #1.
Critic endorsements:
HGTV

Best Self-Emptying

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The Strategist

Best overall robot vacuum

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WIRED

The Best-Looking Robot Vacuum

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We ranked iRobot Roomba i3 Plus #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked iRobot Roomba i3 Plus as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 17 Sep 2021)
Best self-emptying vacuum for general cleaning
Experts Praise For:
  • Good cleaning performance
  • Strong suction power
  • Self-emptying
Experts Criticise For:
  • A bit noisy
  • No mapping capability
A more detailed summary:

The iRobot Roomba i3 Plus may not come with all the bells and whistles of higher-end models, like mapping and setting no-go zones, but it certainly does excel in other areas. Experts are unanimous about two things. Firstly, it collects dirt from carpets and rugs effectively. Secondly, its ability to unload collected dirt automatically into the bin is useful and convenient for users. A review by Business Insider mentioned that it never got stuck during testing and that it concentrated specially on cleaning dirtier areas. Reviewers also praised the strong suction capability of this model. Unfortunately, despite all the praise, there’s no way to remedy the loud sound of this machine. Setting it up is easy and takes mere minutes to get it ready for use. It may not be the most advanced robotic vacuum on the market, but the iRobot Roomba i3 Plus does the job well.

Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best less-expensive robot vacuum for pet owners

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Business Insider

Best robot vacuum overall

Excellent Performance On Carpeting
Cleans Well On Hardwood
Pairs With the App and Alexa
Comes With An Automatic Dirt Disposal Base
Doesn't Get Stuck Easily

Loud
Virtual Wall Barriers Cost Extra
Not Impressive in Corners

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PCMag

Most Affordable Self-Emptying Roomba

Self-emptying dustbin
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Supports IFTTT and scheduling
Detects and focuses on heavily soiled areas

Average battery life
Can be loud

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We ranked Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Vacuum and Mop Hybrid

D shape for better corner, edge cleaning
8,000Pa of suction power
Hot-water mop washing
Lifts mop over carpet
Built-in security camera and voice assistant
Efficient cleaning and mapping
AI obstacle avoidance

May still dampen carpet
Occasionally gets stuck
Shorter battery life than predecessor

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Modern Castle

Bleeding-Edge Design

Removed 95.5% of all debris in testing
Reduced daily maintenance thanks to robust docking station
Incredibly useful app giving the user full control of the robot

An expensive option
Robot produces a high-pitched whine while vacuuming

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We ranked Eufy RoboVac 11S #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Eufy RoboVac 11S as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 17 Sep 2021)
The most affordable robotic vacuum that’s perfect for spaces with low furniture
Experts Praise For:
  • The price is reasonable
  • Quiet operator
  • Can reach tight spaces
Experts Criticise For:
  • It doesn’t look durable
A more detailed summary:

The Eufy RoboVac 11S is an affordable robotic vacuum cleaner that received very high scores in expert reviews. All were rather surprised at how well it cleaned bare floors, even with just one sweep. It was able to pick up most of the debris during tests. The clever design allows it to fit into spaces that other vacuums can’t reach. The Robovac 11S was also praised for being very quiet. The sound it produces is barely noticeable. While experts agree that this is a good vacuum for the price point, they also agree that it will probably not last more than a few years. However, considering all the advantages, it is probably still worth it.

Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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Wirecutter

An unassuming but mighty robot

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We ranked Eufy RoboVac 11S Max #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
HGTV

Most Quiet

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The Strategist

Best bare-bones robot vacuum

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Robot Vacuum

Slim design gets under low furniture
Multiple options for deep or regular cleaning

Random cleaning pattern

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We ranked iRobot Roomba 694 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
HGTV

Best Runner-Up

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PCMag

Best for First-Time Buyers / Editors' Choice

Affordable
Rarely gets stuck
Seamless app setup
Supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant voice control
Allows for scheduled cleanings
Detects and focuses on heavily soiled areas

Loud
Missed some debris on carpets in testing
Lacks smart navigation, mapping abilities
No carrying handle

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WIRED

Best Cheap Robot Vacuum

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We ranked Roborock S8 Pro Ultra #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Roborock S8 Pro Ultra as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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Modern Castle

Overall Pick

Fantastic debris removal at 97.9% across all floor types
Dock that empties, washes, dries, refills, and charges the robot
Navigates well always returning to base

Expensive product
Struggled with long hair, but easy-to-remove tangles

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We ranked Samsung Jet Bot AI+ #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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Modern Castle

Navigation Expert

Simple to set up, use, and maintain
Great cleaning performance, removing 95.8% of all debris
Can automatically adjust suction based on floor and debris type

Takes a long time to clean, upward of 100 min
Avoids objects, but corners can sometimes snag
Occasionally gets stuck while cleaning due to unique shape

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WIRED

Amazing Navigation

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We ranked Roborock Q5 Plus #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Upper Mid-Range Robot Vacuum

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Wirecutter

A pretty smart robot vacuum that empties itself

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We ranked Eufy Clean X9 Pro #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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WIRED

The Best Mop

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We ranked RoboVac X8 #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

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The Strategist

Best less-expensive robot vacuum

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We ranked Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum for Pet Hair

Excellent Job on Hardwood and Corners
Picked Up All of the Pet Hair in Our Tests
Great Mop Attachment and Accessories
App Connectivity
Small Size
Quiet Operation

Can't Set Up No-Go Zones
Gets Stuck Easily

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PCMag

Best for Germaphobes / Editors' Choice

Mops and vacuums
Works with cleaning solution
Automatically avoids carpet when mopping
Quiet

No mapping features or voice control
Robot got stuck on some furniture in testing

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We ranked Roborock S7 #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Modern Castle

Budget Robot Mop Combo

Mopping functionality with scrubbing mop pads
Compatible with auto-empty docking station
Large coverage area of 3,200 sq. ft. while vacuuming
Great cleaning performance with 96.7% debris removal

Lacks RGB camera and obstacle avoidance functionality
Struggled with long hair

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Good Housekeeping

Best 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop

Washable air filter
Mopping pads lift when carpet is detected

One consumer tester had trouble picking up pet hair on carpet

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We ranked Roomba Combo j7+ #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best robot vacuum for pet owners

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PCMag

Best Retractable Mop

Vacuums and mops
Retractable mop prevents carpet wetting
Excellent obstacle avoidance
Pet waste-avoidance guarantee
Auto-empty base
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands
Supports virtual Keep Out, No Mop, and Clean zones
User-friendly companion app

One unit malfunctioned in testing
Mop tank requires manual refilling each time
Scrubs less than some competitors

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We ranked Wyze Robot Vacuum #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Robot Vacuum

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PCMag

Best for Affordable Laser Mapping

Strong suction power
Features laser mapping technology
Supports app control, area cleaning, scheduling, and virtual walls
HEPA filter

No voice command support
Relatively short battery life
Occasionally gets stuck

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We ranked Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI #18 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best robot vacuum and mop

Excellent Performance On Carpeting And Hardwood
Automatically Empties the Dustbin
HD Video Surveillance,
Impressive Deep-cleaning Mop Attachment
Quiet Operation

Got Stuck On the Threshold In Our Tests
Doesn't Get Deep Into Corners

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PCMag

Best Battery Life / Editors' Choice

Automatically recognizes and avoids obstacles
Exceptional battery life
Allows for remote home monitoring with built-in camera
Supports virtual boundaries
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice support

Expensive
Mops with water, not cleaning solution
Moderate learning curve
Auto-Empty Station is sold separately

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