March 2021

Robotic Vacuums Rankings Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Robotic Vacuums rankings posted by key online experts, as of March 2021.

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 March 2021 ranking

#1. iRobot Roomba s9+

We ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ #1 in March 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ as #1.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best Robot Vacuum If You’re Loaded

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WIRED

Best in Class

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Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

Pros
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

Cons
Loud
Poor Performance in Carpeted Corners

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Robot Vacuum

Pros
Automatic dirt disposal reduces airborne allergens
Easily picks up dirt on carpet and bare flooring

Cons
Automatic dirt disposal has a large footprint
Noisy
Pricey

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Modern Castle

Best Robot Vacuum for 2021 Overall

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#2. Roborock S6

We ranked Roborock S6 #2 in March 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Roborock S6 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Robot Vacuum For Bare Floors

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Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum Overall

Pros
Excellent On Hardwood And In Corners
Good On Carpeting
Does Not Get Stuck
Has Mopping Capabilities
Can Be Scheduled And Set No-Go Zones In The App
Alexa Compatible

Cons
Gets Loud On The Highest Suction Setting
Larger Than Most Vacuums Making It Hard To Get Into Tight Spots

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The Strategist

Best Robot Vacuum With Mapping

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#3. Roborock E4

We ranked Roborock E4 #3 in March 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

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The Strategist

Best Robot Vacuum for Multiple Surfaces

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HGTV

Runner-Up Robot Vacuum

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#4. Eufy RoboVac G30

We ranked Eufy RoboVac G30 #4 in March 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Eufy RoboVac G30 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

A Crowd Pleaser

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HGTV

Best Overall Robot Vacuum

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#5. iRobot Roomba 675

We ranked iRobot Roomba 675 #5 in March 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best Robot Vacuum With Wi-Fi Connectivity

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HGTV

Best Budget Robot Vacuum

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Modern Castle

Best Budget Robot Vacuum

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#6. Yeedi K650

We ranked Yeedi K650 #6 in March 2021 because:

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

Best Budget Robot Vacuum

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WIRED

Best Cheap Robot Vac

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#7. Neato Botvac D7

We ranked Neato Botvac D7 #7 in March 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best Midrange Robot Vacuum

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The Strategist

Best D-shaped Robot Vacuum

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#8. iRobot Roomba i3 Plus

We ranked iRobot Roomba i3 Plus #8 in March 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

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Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum for Carpet

Pros
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

Cons
Loud
Virtual Wall Barriers Cost Extra
Not Impressive in Corners

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#9. Roborock S6 MaxV

We ranked Roborock S6 MaxV #9 in March 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

Best for Pets

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Good Housekeeping

Best Robot Vacuum for Object Detection

Pros
Ability to dry vacuum then wet mop
“Pet mode” helps avoid pet mess

Cons
Objects on dark colored floors are not always recognized and avoided
Setting a no-mop zone around an area rug is not always successful

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#10. Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

We ranked Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI #10 in March 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Robotic Vacuums” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

A Vac With Many Skills

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Business Insider

Best Robot Vacuum and Mop

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

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

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#11. iRobot Roomba e5

We ranked iRobot Roomba e5 #11 in March 2021 because:

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

Best Robot Vacuum With Rubber Brush

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Modern Castle

Best Robot Vacuum for Carpet

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