How often do you mop your floors? With children around, it may be every day. But, wouldn’t you like to use that time to complete another task?
I’ve been there, so I know what it’s like to have dirty floors all day long, even after mopping it a million times. Okay, maybe a million is a bit exaggerated, but you know what I mean.
Thanks to robot mops, we no longer have to spend all this time vacuuming and mopping our floors. But, with so many options on the market today, it can get a bit tedious when you have to choose just one.
Since I’ve had the experience with quite a few brands and a variety of robotic mops, I’ve decided to share my top picks with you. I really hope that this will serve as a guide for you as you try to find the best robotic mop.
So, throughout this article, you will read about the 5 best robot mops that I’ve come across and the reasons why I think they’re so awesome. Keep reading! If your floors get messy a lot, this is an article you don’t want to miss.
|Product size||13 x 13 x 3.1 inches||13.8 x 13.8 x 3.4 inches||9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1 inches||6.7 x 7 x 3.3 inches||11.8 x 11.8 x 3 inches|
|Mopping option||Wet/Dry Moppin||Wet/Dry Moppin||Wet/Dry Moppin||Damp Mopping|
|Cleaning Modes||Auto, Spot, Edge & Single Room||New S-shaped route, auto, spot, wall follow cleaning, and Turbo boost||Dry sweeping or damp mopping||Wet Mopping, Damp Sweeping and Dry Sweeping||Auto, Spot, Edge clean|
|Run time||100 minutes||90 minutes||150 - 210 minutes||20 minutes||120 - 140 minutes|
|Navigation||3 types of Anti-Drop Sensors||Smart navigation system||NorthStar Navigation system||iAdapt 2.0 Navigation system||Advanced Navigation Sensors|
ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner– Best Connectivity with App
With the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79, your vacuuming woes will be a thing of the past. It’s a well-known vacuum that does a pretty good job in vacuum all types of floors. You may be wondering why I included it in this article when it doesn’t have mopping technology.
Well, that’s because it is a fantastic robot vacuum. I’ve used it on a variety of floors and it works great on them all. And, it can help to reduce the amount of mopping that your floors need to stay clean.
One of the best things about this robot vacuum is its connectivity. It’s compatible with Android devices and Apple products. However, you won’t be able to use it with Alexa. But, because it has such amazing connectivity, you can operate it from just about anywhere.
Although there’s a lot to love about the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79, there are few things that I didn’t like. One of the things that I disliked the most was the fact that it performs very poorly on high-pile carpets.
Since I have a few of these in my home, I had to find another way of cleaning them. And, of course, there’s no mopping function on this vacuum, so that meant I still had work to do. However, I really loved using this vacuum.
- It navigates well, even in a room filled with furniture, and it has a bumper just in case it bumps into furniture.
- You can connect to the robot vacuum in several different ways so it’s easier to use.
- Because it has side brushes, it does a great job cleaning corners.
- It has a pretty good battery life.
- It doesn’t have mopping technology.
- On high-pile carpets, it does a very poor job.
- You have to clean the brush rolls quite often as items will get stuck in them.
Deik Robot Vacuum Cleaner– with Mop and Water Tank
The Deik Robot is, hands down, the best robot vacuum of all products in this list when it comes to suction. It is a 3-in-1 cleaner and it can vacuum as well as mop your floors. As a vacuum, this device works exceptionally well.
In fact, of all the products in this article, you’ll find that it’s able to pick up the smallest and lightest debris on your floors. There are tons of other great things to love about this vacuum too.
With all these amazing features, you may be thinking that this robot vacuum is too good to be true. It really isn’t. There are quite a few things that aren’t so great about it. One of the things that can do with some improvement is its navigation.
Yes, it does a great job avoiding collisions, but if you watch it carefully, you’ll realize that it gets stuck in quite a few places. On a few occasions, I’ve even had to rescue it from under my dining table.
However, the good far outweighs the bad when it comes to how this product works. And, best of all, the mopping technology enables both wet and dry mopping. This is certainly a very unique and helpful option.
Check out all the great things I love about this robot mop below as well as the things that I disliked.
- It isn’t very noisy while it’s cleaning, whether mopping or vacuuming.
- You don’t have to empty the dustbin very often because it has a large capacity.
- There are a lot of sensors that optimize its functions.
- It returns to the dock automatically once the battery runs low.
- You don’t have to put water in the tank to mop the floors as you can use it for dry mopping.
- The mopping attachment can be removed from the vacuum.
- It takes almost 5 hours to get a full charge.
- There aren’t a lot of connectivity options.
- It may get stuck frequently.
iRobot Braava 380t Robot Mop– Best Navigation System
Once I started to use it, I realize that that first impression was a true reflection of the unit. It’s a great product overall. It offers wet and dry mopping options and it doesn’t need harsh cleaners to leave your floors sparkly clean.
I love that this robot mop is easy and simple to use. Even if you aren’t very familiar with these types of products, it’s easy to get the hang of it. Plus, it comes with a user manual that is very user friendly and easy to understand.
And, for those of us who have used robotic vacuums or mops before, you’ll love the fact that you won’t have to ‘rescue’ it as much. That’s right! It doesn’t get stuck as easily, thanks to its superior navigation system.
Although I highly recommend this product, I really do think it’s a bit overpriced based on its capabilities. Sure, it does a great job at cleaning floors, but it doesn’t give much options when it comes to connectivity.
- The reusable cleaning cloths can save you a lot of money as you won’t need to use new ones for every cleaning task.
- It doesn’t make a lot of noise while mopping the floors.
- You can use it to clean many different types of floors.
- It won’t bump into furniture and other objects on the floor excessively because of its advanced navigation system.
- There are 2 mopping options- wet mopping and dry mopping.
- You don’t have to search for the vacuum when its done cleaning or if the battery runs low because it automatically docks in either situation.
- You can’t connect it to your smartphone to schedule cleanings.
- It can get quite expensive to purchase cleaning cloths for the robotic mop.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop– Best Budget
The least expensive of all 5 products, the iRobot Braava Jet 240 is by no means the least on the list. Apart from its low price, one of the main things that I love about it is its ability to get into those hard-to-reach areas.
When you look at this robot mop, it’s clear to see that it’s designed to be used primarily as a mop. It requires a mopping pad (dry or wet) and it works very similarly to the Swiffer wet jet which sprays water or a cleaning solution while cleaning. Don’t worry though, I didn’t have a horrible experience with it spraying my furniture or other low-lying objects.
If you hate setting up the docking station for robotic vacuums and mops, then you’ll love how the Braava jet 240 operates. It is much simpler than most other robotic mops on the market. All you have to do is attach the cleaning pad, turn it on, and once it has finished cleaning, you remove the battery and charge it. For some, this may be a bother, but, it isn’t that big of a task.
Since it is a simpler model, if you’re used to other high-end robotic products, it may seem like a backward step for you. It can fall down stairs and doesn’t have a very advanced navigation system, so you may have to rescue it a few times when it gets stuck under furniture. But, it will clean your floors just as well as much more expensive models.
- Because it is so small, it can get in small spaces that you may not be able to reach easily.
- You can use it to clean a variety of floors.
- You don’t have to select the cleaning mode as the mop will do that on its own.
- It does a great job cleaning even tough dirt and stains.
- Purchasing cleaning pads for the robotic mop can get expensive.
- There’s no docking station so you’ll have to physically remove the battery and charge it.
ILIFE V5s Pro Robot Vacuum Mop– Best Run Time
One of the worst things that can happen while your robot mop is cleaning is that the battery dies. So, the longer your robot runs for, the less likely it will be that this problem occurs. When it comes to run time, the ILIFE V5s Pro is one of the best options on the market today.
The V5s Pro has a very slim compact design and a very powerful motor and doubles as a vacuum. It has a lot of high-end sensors that helps it to avoid bumping into furniture, falling down stairs and lots more. What I loved most about it is that it does a very efficient job whether vacuuming or mopping the floors.
If you’re interested in purchasing this robotic vacuum/mop, then chances are you like having the option of using it as both a vacuum and a mop. But, you should note that when the mop holder is attached, it may get stuck very easily. This, I found to be very annoying, so I had to keep removing it when vacuuming than reattaching for mopping.
- It’s very versatile in both function and the types of floors that it can be used to clean.
- It can fit under most low-lying furniture as it only 3 inches high.
- The battery lasts for a very long time once it is fully charged.
- There are several cleaning modes to choose from.
- You don’t have to worry about finding the unit if the battery runs low while it’s cleaning because it docks automatically to be recharged.
- The unit requires quite a bit of maintenance.
- If the mop holder is attached, you may have to rescue it several times while it’s cleaning as it tends to get stuck easily.
Once your home isn’t fully carpeted, at some point or another, you’ll need to mop the floors. Mopping your floors have never been easier than using a robotic mop. But, it’s very important to look out for the features that you need most. If you don’t, it may be very easy for you to get enticed by the high-tech features and pretty designs of these magnificent products.
So, what should you look for in a robotic mop?
Here are some tips that I think you may find helpful in your search.
Determine why you need a robotic mop.
Not everyone will think that a robot mop is necessary. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not a great choice for you. As you search for a robotic mop, you may realize that many of them can also vacuum your floors. But, do you need both options? Or, do you already have a robotic vacuum?
Your reason for purchasing a robotic mop will also influence the features that you need in your mop.
For instance, will you be using it on the upper levels of your home? If so, having anti-drop technology could be useful.
If you need it to clean a large area, then you should make sure that it is able to do so. Remember, some mops aren’t designed to handle large areas. There are tons more to look out for, so it may be a good idea to create a list of criteria that are important to you.
Check out the time it takes for a full charge.
Some robotic products take a longer time to charge than others. This may seem like a non-issue, and that’s quite possible. But, if your robot needs to be charged in the middle of a cleaning cycle, then it becomes a nuisance and even a challenge.
While some robot mops may take as little as an hour or two to get a full charge, others may take as much as five hours. If you don’t mind a lengthy pause during cleaning, getting a unit that has a long charging time may not bother you. But, if the reverse is true, be sure to check out how long it’ll take for your robotic mop to be fully charged.
How large of an area can it clean?
Before you purchase your robotic mop, it is extremely important that you determine the areas of your home that you will use it to clean. Remember, some mops can clean larger areas than others. If you have a large area to be cleaned, it doesn’t make sense that you buy a device that can only clean a part of it.
What is the battery life like?
When you purchase a new cell phone or a battery operated electronic device, you always check for the battery life. Right? So, why would you skip this step if you’re about to purchase a new robot mop? You shouldn’t’! Knowing the battery life of your device can help you to better plan for its use.
The acceptable battery life for a robotic vacuum or a robotic mop is 30 minutes. If you come across products that have a shorter battery life, this is unacceptable. On the contrary, you may find devices that have a superb battery life of 200 minutes or even more. Certainly, this will have an impact on how long it cleans and how large of an area it cleans at once.
Cleaning time and speed are key.
Are you interested in a product that cleans really quickly? Perhaps it doesn’t matter to you how long it takes for your mop to clean your floors and you just want them to be as clean as possible. But, if you’re concerned about how long it will take the mop to clean our floors, be sure to check it out before you make a purchase.
Browse through your options to determine the best value for money.
Just as with any other type of product, you’ll find that robotic mops are sold for a wide range of prices. Some are sold for a few hundred dollars while others are much less expensive. The most expensive devices aren’t always the best. The best way to determine good value for money is by checking out the features of the device.
The more features that you can get for your money, the better the deal may seem. But, be sure to check out the materials used to make the unit as well as reviews from other users. If the product seems too good to be true, then chances are- it is. There’s no product that comes without flaws. You just have to select the one that works best for your situation.
Look for additional features.
Some of these features are not essential for the operation of a robotic mop. But, they surely make it much more convenient to use. If you do find robotic mops that you love that includes these features, you should really think about purchasing them preferentially. A few features that may come in handy are anti-drop sensors, bumpers to prevent furniture damage, auto docking and recharge plus lots more.
Choosing a popular brand or product is not always the best way to select a product that you need. The best thing to do is inspect a product and judge it for what it really is. This is exactly what I’ve done over the years and it is what has led me to believe that these products are some of the best on the market.
Wondering which one may suit you best? Just check out all the features and match them up to your list of criteria. But, for me, the best robotic mop in this article is the ILIFE V5s Pro. It handled my floors like a champ and always did an excellent job at maintaining clean floors in my home.