June 2024

Robotic Vacuums: MetaRanking

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

Summary

On 10 Jun 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 69 robotic vacuum endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

45 robotic vacuums were endorsed in total, only 17 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 10 Jun 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 $104.99 (Eureka Groove) and go up to $1399.99 (Roborock S8 Pro Ultra). Median robotic vacuum costs $499.99 (Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid).
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At a glance - June Ranking

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Rank Change Price Robotic Vacuum
HGTV
Wirecutter
PCMag
Business Insider
Modern Castle
The Strategist
Rtings.com
WIRED
Good Housekeeping
Consumer Reports
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- $990
iRobot Roomba s9+
The iRobot Roomba S9+ is praised for its powerful suction, advanced navigation, and self-emptying feature, but criticized for its high price, occasional navigation issues, and the need for light to operate effectively.
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- $250
Eufy RoboVac 11S Max
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3
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5
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3
- $1000
Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is highly praised for its powerful suction, advanced mopping features, and intelligent navigation, though its high price and occasional struggles with obstacle avoidance and mopping performance on high-pile carpets are noted drawbacks.
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Roborock Q5
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- $720
iRobot Roomba j7+
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7
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6
- $449
iRobot Roomba i3 Plus
Best self-emptying vacuum for general cleaning
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7
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Dyson 360 Vis Nav
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5
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+1 $1400
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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+1 $600
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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10
+1 $149
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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New * $770
Roborock Q Revo
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3
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12
-4 $210
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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15
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Dreame X30 Ultra
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16
- $899
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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iRobot Roomba Combo j9+
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18
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iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO
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19
- $975
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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Robotic Vacuum
#10 $149 Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac
#12 $209.99 iRobot Roomba 694
#2 $249.99 Eufy RoboVac 11S Max
#4 $429.99 Roborock Q5
#6 $449 iRobot Roomba i3 Plus
#18 $449 iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO
#9 $599.99 Roborock Q5 Plus
#5 $719.88 iRobot Roomba j7+
#11 $769.99 Roborock Q Revo
#16 $899 Roomba Combo j7+
#19 $975 Samsung Jet Bot AI+
#1 $989.95 iRobot Roomba s9+
#3 $999.99 Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
#15 $1299.99 Dreame X30 Ultra
#8 $1399.99 Roborock S8 Pro Ultra

We ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ #1 in June 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 15 May 2024)
The iRobot Roomba S9+ is praised for its powerful suction, advanced navigation, and self-emptying feature, but criticized for its high price, occasional navigation issues, and the need for light to operate effectively.
Experts Praise For:
  • 💪 Powerful suction
  • 🗺️ Advanced navigation and mapping
  • 🗑️ Self-emptying feature
  • 📱 User-friendly app
  • 🧹 Effective edge and corner cleaning
Experts Criticise For:
  • 💸 High price
  • 🌙 Needs light to operate
  • 🔄 Occasional navigation issues
  • 🔋 Battery concerns
  • 🚫 High maintenance and additional costs
Critic endorsements:
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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Consumer Reports

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We ranked Eufy RoboVac 11S Max #2 in June 2024 because:

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

Most Quiet

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Wirecutter

An unassuming but mighty robot

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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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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 June 2024 ranking

We ranked Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni #3 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 19 Jun 2024)
The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is highly praised for its powerful suction, advanced mopping features, and intelligent navigation, though its high price and occasional struggles with obstacle avoidance and mopping performance on high-pile carpets are noted drawbacks.
Experts Praise For:
  • 🌀 Powerful suction
  • 🧽 Effective mopping
  • 🤖 Advanced navigation and AI
  • 📱 User-friendly app
  • 🏠 Design and form factor
Experts Criticise For:
  • 💸 High price point
  • 🚫 Obstacle avoidance issues
  • 🔊 Noise concerns
  • 🧹 Mopping performance on carpets
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Vacuum and Mop Hybrid / Editors' Choice

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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The Strategist

Best robot vacuum-mop combo

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We ranked Roborock Q5 #4 in June 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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We ranked iRobot Roomba j7+ #5 in June 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 #6 in June 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:
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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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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The Strategist

Best less-expensive robot vacuum for pet owners

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We ranked Dyson 360 Vis Nav #7 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Dyson 360 Vis Nav as #1.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

The Obligatory Dyson

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Consumer Reports

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We ranked Roborock S8 Pro Ultra #8 in June 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.
Expert Consensus
(as of 4 Dec 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
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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Consumer Reports

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We ranked Roborock Q5 Plus #9 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

A pretty smart robot vacuum that empties itself

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Rtings.com

Best Upper Mid-Range Robot Vacuum

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We ranked Bissell SpinWave Robot Vac #10 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Affordable Vacuum/Mop Hybrid / 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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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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We ranked Roborock Q Revo #11 in June 2024 because:

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

Flagship Features; Better Value

Solid cleaning performance, with 96.2% debris removal
Fantastic features like lifting mop pads, feature-packed dock, and mobile app
Manages long and pet hair well

While high pile carpet performance was good, it wasn’t amazing and took significantly longer to complete
Did not handle the obstacle avoidance tests well, especially the cord

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Good Housekeeping

BEST TWO-IN-ONE VACUUM AND MOP

Washable HEPA filter
Mopping pads lift when carpet is detected

Struggled to lift sand from carpeted floors

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We ranked iRobot Roomba 694 #12 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
HGTV

Best Runner-Up

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WIRED

Best Cheap Robot Vacuum

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We ranked Dreame X30 Ultra #13 in June 2024 because:

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

Best Self-Maintenance Features

Removes, installs, washes, and dries its mop pads
Cleans its washboard
Automatically dispenses cleaning detergent
Stellar large particle pickup
Maps and cleans efficiently

Falls short of competition on deep cleaning

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WIRED

Another Good Vacuum Mop

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We ranked Roomba Combo j7+ #14 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 14 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
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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The Strategist

Best robot vacuum for pet owners

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We ranked iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ #15 in June 2024 because:

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

Best smart robot vacuum-mop combo

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Consumer Reports

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We ranked iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO #16 in June 2024 because:

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

Budget With Dock

Includes an auto-empty docking station
Has fantastic cleaning performance with 99.0% debris removal
Great value considering performance

Struggled with long hair having the majority tangle
Lacks obstacle avoidance technology
Doesn’t have mopping functionality

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Consumer Reports

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We ranked Samsung Jet Bot AI+ #17 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best robotic vacuums” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 6 Jun 2023)
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.
Critic endorsements:
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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