6 Robot Vacuums that Do (Most of) the Work for You

Best robot vacuums of 2022 Editor's picks

If you ever watched The Jetsons as a kid, you probably remember Rosie, the robot maid who whizzed around dusting and vacuuming the futuristic family’s home. While no robot vacuum is going to be your personal housekeeper—at least not yet—the technology has come a long way. And it’s especially useful for the daily maintenance needed if you find yourself stepping on your kids’ stray cereal or pulling dog hair off your socks.

Once prohibitively expensive, robot vacuum cleaners have started to come down in price and you can now find relatively affordable models with voice command, floor mapping and strong suction power. Check out the six best robot vacuums that will tidy carpet and hardwood floors while you have your hands full.

Our editor’s picks

Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 8

Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

Warranty: 1 year

  • The slim design can fit under the bed and other hard-to-reach places.

  • It cleans in a random pattern.

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Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 1

Battery runtime: 26 hours

Warranty: 1 year limited

  • Can navigate around obstructions and detect stairs.

  • There is no alert for when the vacuum gets stuck in certain places.

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Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 2

Battery runtime: 40 minutes and up

Warranty: 1 year

  • Rubber wheels with grip make it easy to transition from carpet to hardwood floors and back again.

  • It has a slim frame but won’t be able to fit under some low couches.

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Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 0

Battery runtime: n/a

Warranty: 1 year limited

  • Features “Reactive Sensor Technology,” so it’ll avoid getting stuck under furniture or on toys and cords.

  • The debris bin is smaller and doesn’t include a self-emptying feature.

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Best Robot Vacuum for Hardwood Floors
Shark AI Robot Vacmop Pro, Black

Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 9

Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

Warranty: 1 year

  • AI Laser Vision detects and avoids objects and responds to no-go zones created in the app.

  • Does not include a self-emptying feature.

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Is smart: Yes

Number of tools/accessories: 11

Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

Warranty: 1 year

  • It is smart-home compatible and can be controlled with the app or voice activation.

  • The charge time is long, in relation to operating time.

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Best Robot Vacuum Overall
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  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 8

  • Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

  • Warranty: 1 year

The beloved Eufy Robovac 25C scores praise from thousands of reviewers—and at a legitimately affordable price, too (as far as robot vacuums go). While it may not have some of the advanced robot vacuum features like mopping, automatic bin emptying and home mapping, it has powerful suction on all types of flooring including hardwood floors and low- to medium-pile carpet. It’s a great find if you don’t want to blow your budget but need a little extra help around a house filled with messy children and/or pets.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • You can direct the Eufy 25C with the remote control, just like a remote-control car, connect it to your smartphone and give it voice commands or schedule cleaning times. It will automatically return to its dock when the battery is low.

  • The slim design means it can fit under the bed and other hard-to-reach places.

Cons
  • It cleans in a random pattern, so it’s not the most efficient robot vacuum on the market.

The draw
My absolute best purchase in years! Definite 10/10 and 5 stars! It does hardwood, tiles, kids play mat, carpets of different textures, you name it. I love it!
-WalmartShopper, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
Does fill up quickly if you have a pet that sheds a lot. Other than that we love ours.
-Ryan, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best Robot Vacuum for Carpet
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  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 1

  • Battery runtime: 26 hours

  • Warranty: 1 year limited

The iRobot Roomba 676 comes with a slew of features like an auto-adjust cleaning head that adapts its height to effectively clean multiple floor surfaces, smart sensors that can tell the difference between carpet and hardwood, as well as a charging dock. It’s great at trapping allergens and will even suggest an extra clean when your area’s pollen count is high or it’s pet shedding season.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Unlike many other robot vacuums, it’s great at navigating around obstructions and can detect stairs.

  • With just the sound of your voice, Google Assistant and Alexa allow you to start cleaning.

Cons
  • There is no alert for when the vacuum gets stuck in certain places.

The draw
I use my Roomba every other day and it runs for 1.5 hours and gets the job done. It goes under my bed and couch so I don't have to move any furniture, which I love! It's also very easy to clean! I have it connected to my Google Home.
-Malizbu, originally posted on store.irobot.com
The downside
It is handy and saves time! However, it gets lost easily and is hard to find! Should have a bell or beeping sound when stuck to find it!
-Roomba Glory, originally posted on store.irobot.com
Best Robot Vacuum on a Budget
Tzumi Ion RoboVac Self-Charging “Smart” Vacuum
  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 2

  • Battery runtime: 40 minutes and up

  • Warranty: 1 year

This affordable robot vacuum by Tzumi has all the features you would expect from a high-performing robot vacuum cleaner—but it’s less than half of the price of some of the fancier models. It includes powerful suction, connection to the Tzumi Smart Home app and automatic docking when it’s time to recharge. Program four different cleaning modes (auto clean, manual clean, spot clean or edge clean using the side brushes) with the remote or use the app on your smartphone or voice command with Alexa or Google Assistant.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Rubber wheels with grip mean the Tzumi Ion can easily transition from carpet to hardwood floors and back again.

  • Thanks to anti-collision and cliff sensors, it’s gentle around furniture and won’t go tumbling down stairs.

Cons
  • It has a slim frame but won’t be able to fit under some low couches.

The draw
Have kids? You need this!! The app controls the robot and it also tells you when you need to empty out or replace filter. Stays away from stairs and docks itself. No more crumbs on the floor and my rug always looks clean, because it is!!
-Liz, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
Gets stuck on small jumps in between rooms and wires on the floor behind couch, but picks up a lot of dirt and dust!
-Heather, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best Robot Vacuum for Pet Hair
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  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 0

  • Battery runtime: n/a

  • Warranty: 1 year limited

If you have pets, you know it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the shedding. Even if you vacuum frequently, pet hair manages to creep into corners and onto the bottom of socks at every opportunity. But thanks to the iRobot Roomba i3, you can vacuum every day (or even multiple times a day!) without any extra effort. The i3 is lauded by pet owners for its powerful suction that tidies dirt, dander, pollen and pet fur to help with allergies and keep your socks hair-free.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Control your Roomba i3 with the iRobot Home App or use Google Assistant or Alexa to give voice commands.

  • It features “Reactive Sensor Technology,” which means it will avoid getting stuck under furniture or on toys and cords.

Cons
  • The debris bin is on the small side and doesn’t include a self-emptying feature, so you’ll have to empty it as you go if your Roomba is cleaning a large space.

The draw
It works great and keeps up with pet hair! I almost feel guilty making ‘Sandy’ clean all the time, but it’s so nice coming home and there is no pet hair from our husky dog breed on the hardwood floors.
-Matt and Dawn from Patterson, originally posted on store.irobot.com
The downside
My only wish would be that the dust bin could hold a little more, as it struggles some nights to complete the job.
-Steve, originally posted on store.irobot.com
Best Robot Vacuum for Hardwood Floors
Shark AI Robot Vacmop Pro, Black
  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 9

  • Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

  • Warranty: 1 year

The Shark AI Robot Vacmop Pro is a robot vacuum with mop that is perfect for condos and small homes with plenty of tile or hardwood flooring. When in “vacmop mode” it vacuums and mops simultaneously in a back-and-forth pattern, so it won’t miss or repeat areas. Best of all, this model avoids carpets, thanks to its in-app carpet detection.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Use the SharkClean app on your phone to map out rooms and no-go zones in your home, thanks to IQ Navigation technology.

  • It features AI Laser Vision, which intelligently detects and avoids objects and responds to no-go zones that you create in the app, so you don’t need to tidy before your robot runs.

Cons
  • It does not include a self-emptying feature, though it is not difficult to empty yourself.

The draw
I can literally set it to vacuum and mop while I'm not home. It's easily controlled from an app. Directions are very clear. The machine itself is very durable and the battery lasts a long time. It's easy to empty and clean.
-David80, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
Works well, easy app to use. Long battery life. I like it because it vacuums and mops. The only thing is it isn’t self-cleaning, but it’s not hard to empty at all. Recommend it.
-Lynda, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best Robot Vacuum and Mop
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 Robot Vacuum
  • Is smart: Yes

  • Number of tools/accessories: 11

  • Battery runtime: Over 1 hour

  • Warranty: 1 year

In the mid-range as far as cost for an Ecovacs robot vacuum cleaner, the Deebot Ozmo T5 has both vacuuming and mopping abilities. You can set it up to clean for up to three hours—plenty of time to cover up to 3,200 square feet with one charge. It also features a smart navigation system that allows you to pre-set a map of your home for different floors. The robot vacuum will then vacuum and/or mop each area in an orderly pattern and will stay away from virtual boundaries that you create.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Put the vacuum on Max+ mode to increase suction power when you need a really deep clean.

  • It is smart-home compatible and can be controlled with the app or voice activation.

Cons
  • The charge time is long, in relation to operating time.

The draw
I don’t want to spend my free time vacuuming up the constant dog prints and cat hair and horse hay that gets dragged into my house. Definitely a time saver!
-NovelDEEBOT, originally posted on ecovacs.com
The downside
It doesn’t get into the crevices in between each piece of wood. It’s similar to if you were to wipe the floor with a damp cloth.
-kaitlan792, originally posted on ecovacs.com
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Andrea Karr has a master's degree in Literatures of Modernity and is currently completing a creative writing certificate. Her list of interests is long and includes books, fitness, dogs and decorating her home.
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