Discover the Best Robot Vacuum – Ultimate UK Guide 2017

The future is finally here, at least the future of cleaning that is. Thanks to robot vacuums, you no longer have to waste your time and your valuable energy on those annoying cleaning tasks, as you can now get a robot to vacuum your floors for you. Although not quite like the robots we’re used to seeing in movies, these small robotic vacuum cleaners can be a great choice for busy households or anyone who is just plain sick of cleaning.

​The modern robot hoovers you’ll find on the market today are really quite high tech, coming with sensors that allow them to avoid walls, memory that ensures they clean the entire room and the ability to return back to their charging station once the job is done. With a programmable timer, you can set your robot hoover to clean while you’re away, so you always come home to spotless floors. Meaning you can even hide the Cordless Vacuum away in the cupboard, at least for the majority of the vacuuming.

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​Their small size makes them perfect for reaching places that uprights can’t touch, making a robot hoover a great addition to your cleaning arsenal. However, it must be said that they really aren’t yet a full replacement for your normal hoover, as they simply can’t match the sucking power of an upright or cylinder model.

​That being said, they can still provide some much needed help around the house and ensure you don’t have to drag the full-size hoover out nearly as often, which is most definitely a great thing.

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Neato Robotics Botvac D75

Under £400

4.2

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RoboVac XD

Under £150

4.2

Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac 11

Under £200

4.8

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Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Under £780

4.0

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Neato Robotics Botvac D85

Under £450

4.4

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Neato Robotics Botvac Wi-Fi Enabled

Under £550

4.2

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ILIFE A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Under £370

4.8

Vileda Cleaning Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Under £150

4.0

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Haier T320 Pathfinder

Under £200

4.9

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Vileda Cleaning Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

This robot vacuum features smart sensors, so it always knows where it is going and is much less likely to bump into your furniture. It has been designed to move intelligently, picking up as much dust and debris as it can find. It can be used on all floor types, making its way easily across each of them for an excellent clean.

The smart navigation system also means that it won’t fall off your stairs or any other ledges in your home – it will simply turn around and go back the way it came. It has three different cleaning settings, allowing you to choose between quick cleans and ones that are a little faster.

It also has twin rotating brushes and a corner brush, so no area will be left dirty. Designed to make things easier, it tends to run with very little issue.

Pros

  • Powerful suction
  • Quiet running
  • Smart navigation
  • Will not fall of ledges
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Three brushes
  • Three cleaning modes

Cons

  • Can bump into furniture
  • Battery life can run out quickly

Overall

If you want a cheap robot vacuum, then this is one to consider. It does a great job when it comes to cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and debris. However, you do get what you pay for. This model does have a habit of bumping into things, and the battery life is not as great as higher end models. If you just want something that will do a good job and let you get on with other things, then you don’t need to look any further. It has all the basics for you to keep your home looking clean and tidy.

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Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac 11

One of the amazing things about this robot vacuum is the programmable schedule. If you are out all day, you can program the vacuum to turn on and work at any time (or even multiple times) throughout the day.

It allows you to come back to a mess-free home. It has very powerful suction, and works alongside two side brushes and a motorised rolling brush, so that no matter what kind of flooring it is vacuuming, you will always end up with the best and deepest clean.

The low profile design means it can slide under furniture to get those hidden dust bunnies, as well as sweep over rugs without getting stuck. It features four cleaning modes, so you can get the most out of your robot vacuum. It can roll over uneven flooring with ease, and will not fall off ledges.

Pros

  • Powerful suction
  • Perfect for pet hair
  • Smart navigation
  • Automatic return to charging station
  • Scheduled cleaning
  • Can slide under furniture
  • Will not fall off ledges
  • Can tackle rugs and uneven flooring
  • Three brushes
  • Four cleaning modes

Cons

  • Can get stuck on nothing at times
  • Takes time to learn your home’s layout

Overall

This reasonably priced robot vacuum is great for those who don’t want to spend a great deal of money but still, want something reliable. Despite the cons to this model, it does do a superb job of keeping your home nice and clean, and the amount of dust it picks up is really astounding. With scheduled cleaning for those that are often busy, and a wonderful range of features, this just might be the perfect robot vacuum for your home.

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Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson is one of the leading vacuum cleaner companies. With them, you know exactly what you are getting – good quality and reliability. This robot vacuum cleaner is no exception. It sports a stylish design that is sure to look good in your home.

Plus, it has a good sized charging station that it will return to automatically once its cleaning duties have been completed. This model has a V2 digital motor, giving it twice the suction of ordinary robotic vacuum cleaners. It’s the only robot vacuum with a full-width brush bar as well.

It also has smart navigation, allowing it to map out the room and determine the best route for it to take so that it can avoid obstacles. If it comes across any, it will simply reverse and keep going, re-planning as it moves. You can even control it when you are away from home using the Dyson app. That way, you can schedule cleaning times while you are at work or out for the day and it will get the vacuuming done.

Pros

  • Powerful suction
  • Perfect for pet hair
  • Smart navigation
  • Automatic return to charging station
  • Can be controlled via app
  • Scheduled cleaning
  • Easy to empty
  • Full-width brush bar
  • Quiet running
  • 360-degree vision

Cons

  • Higher price
  • Can be slow

Overall

This robot vacuum may be on the higher end of the price scale, but it certainly delivers when it comes to quality and power. With incredible suction, it can deal with just about any home – so if you have pets, there is no need to worry about it getting clogged. It can be controlled via an app when you are out and about, allowing you to come home to a perfectly clean house. If you are looking for something fast, efficient, and top of the line, look no further.

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Neato Robotics Botvac D85

This robotic vacuum cleaner is smart, powerful, and will save you a lot of time. With an innovative navigation system, the Botvac scans and maps the room, planning a methodical cleaning routine. The SpinFlow power clean combines powerful suction and precise brushes that will leave your floors sparkling. 

The high performance combo brush will ensure that everything is picked up, no matter how small it may be. Its shape incorporates Corner Clever technology, so it can reach those hard to get places without issue. 

It picks up more hair than most other robot vacuum cleaners, making it ideal for those with pets as well as allergies. No dust will be left untouched.

  • Poor battery life

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This robot vacuum cleaner is perfect for those who have hardly any time to focus on the vacuuming, as well as those who live in a household with pets. The smart, innovative design means that this vacuum will map out your room, determining the best cleaning route to take. With a shape that means walls and corners are no problem, you’ll never see a dust bunny again.

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Neato Robotics Botvac Wi-Fi Enabled

This robot vacuum cleaner features a smart design and a sleek look overall. Using the Neato app, you can control the vacuum cleaner and schedule cleaning from your phone with ease. No matter where you are, you can start, stop, and schedule the routine.

It uses smart mapping to determine the best possible route for cleaning your home, and the job is done in no time at all. It’s completely eco-friendly with a longer, quieter, and energy saving clean. Despite this, it still has a powerful suction, and the shape of it means that it will reach all of those little corners and nooks.

  • Wi-Fi servers prone to dropping

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This robot vacuum cleaner for pet hair is fantastic for those who are looking for something that is powerful and still eco-friendly. It has a great and diverse range of features to make cleaning easier for you, and so that you don’t need to worry about the vacuuming while you’re out at work. Controlled with an app, it is even more mobile than before, so no matter where you are you can schedule the cleaning. A great buy for those with no time.

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ILIFE A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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Neato Robotics Botvac D75

Another top name in the world of robotic vacuums, Neato is known for their modern designs and excellent quality machines. Take a look at the reviews below and see if this is the perfect match for your home and needs.

The Good
This robot vacuum features Neato’s incredibly smart mapping system, allowing the vacuum cleaner to make a clear map of your home that it will remember ready for each cleaning round. With detection scans and careful planning, it is a methodical cleaner that will leave you with great results.

It has a corner cleaner so that it reaches every part of your home, as well as a spiral blade brush that hugs the wall to ensure that nothing is left behind. With strong suction and precision brushes, your floor will be left beautifully clean. Plus, when it runs low on charge it immediately returns to its station so that it can get ready for the next trip.

The Not So Good
It does have a few navigation issues, and some customers have found that the bin pops out frequently and alerts them that it is full.

Our View
One of the more expensive models on the market, this robot vacuum does have a couple of downsides as noted by customers. However, those with these experiences are few compared to the ones that have found this to be the best vacuum cleaner that they have owned. With smart technology and a range of great features, you can’t go wrong with a Neato robot vacuum cleaner.

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Haier T320 Pathfinder

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RoboVac XD Robot Vacuum Cleaner

RoboVac is one of the leaders when it comes to robotic vacuum cleaners, and if you think that your home might benefit from one, then this could be the place to start. Take a look and see if this is your ideal model of robot vacuum.

The Good
This robot vacuum is incredibly easy to set up and use, with a simple touchscreen that lets you decide which setting you want to use. Plus, it comes with a Bluetooth remote so that you can control it from a distance. It even comes with a charging base that the vacuum will automatically return to when it starts to run low on charge.

It has a range of great attachments, including a mop for the kitchen floors, and even a bacterium killing UV lamp. It has five different cleaning modes, and even the ability to map out your home, so it knows where it is going next time. With the ability to detect walls, obstructions, and steps, you can rest easy knowing that this vacuum is going to do a good job.

The Not So Good
It does not work as well on carpets than hard floors, which can be disappointing for those who have both floor types or those who only have carpets.

Our View
This robot vacuum cleaner is available at a superb price, and one that you do not often see for vacuum cleaners of this type. While it does have a few issues with carpets and rugs, it is a superb choice for hard floors, and works effectively to get your home as clean as possible. With some superb additional features, you won’t regret picking up one of these fantastic models.

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XR Advanced Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

Many individuals are turning to Robot vacuums, because they offer convenience in every way possible. If you have small children, you definitely understand how they can create a mess in a matter of minutes. Of course, you may prefer to clean your entire home with a large vacuum once a day, but when it comes to small areas of debris, the Robot will do just fine.

The Robot SR Advanced has a very user friendly design. The touch screen control panel will definitely make programming the vacuum a breeze. 

This particular Robot vacuum is equipped with an ultraviolet lamp that will zap and eradicate bacteria, while it is busy suctioning up dirt and debris. This is like having 2 machines in one.

​The XR Advanced offers diverse uses, since it is capable of cleaning carpet, hardwood, tile, and linoleum floor surfaces. Just note that it will not operate properly on shag carpets, so keep this in mind, when considering purchasing it.

  • Slightly expensive
  • Dust collector needs to be emptied daily or more often

Overall

If you are searching for a Robot, you definitely should look no further than the XR Advanced. It is constructed out of heavy duty ABS materials and will stand up to the test of time.

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iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Are you looking for an absolutely great vacuum cleaning robot, which is somewhat affordable? If so, you should look no further than the iRobot Roomba 780. This robot might be inexpensive, but it can perform its job efficiently! It is equipped with a highly responsible cleaning technology, which helps to ensure that it near runs off of stairs and always picks up dust and debris.

This robot is incredibly versatile and is capable of cleaning up carpets, hardwood floors, tile and lino. It utilized dual HEPA-type filters, which helps to ensure that no dust or debris is released into the atmosphere of your home.

When the battery is fully charged, the vacuum is capable of running for 90 minutes. The robot is smart enough to return to its charging station, so charging is automatic and will not cause you any frustration. 

The robot is also capable of using optical and acoustic sensors, which allows it to differentiate between large and small particles.

    Pros

    • Fairly affordable
    • Capable of navigating around a room excellent and safely
    • Works on all different floor types
    • Automatically recharges itself
    • Can be set to clean on a schedule
    • Uses 2 HEPA-type filters
    • 90 minute run-time

    Cons

    • Customer support needs improvement

Overall

Overall, the iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum is an excellent cleaning robot for your home. It is highly intelligent, affordable and will do everything, without your assistance. If you want a great robot, this one should not be ignored.

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Best Robot Vacuum Under £500 - iRobot Roomba 620

Are you spending too much of your time sweeping and dusting the floor? Wouldn’t it be great to dedicate this time to do other things like relax or spend some quality time with the kids? Wish there was someone else to do all the cleaning for you but avoid expensive cleaning services? Well now, you absolutely can with the iRobot Roomba 620!

The iRobot Roomba 620 is a super efficient and portable cleaning robot that intelligently adapts to your home. 

It is the improved version of the 500 series with better specifications. With just a simple push of a button, the iRobot Roomba 620 easily covers every inch of your house. No work is too much for the iRobot Roomba 620. Its AeroVac Technology maximizes air flow ensuring all kinds of dirt, dust, debris, allergens, and pet hair are drawn completely into its bigger sized bin. The vacuum also adjusts to any type of flooring such as carpet, tile, hardwood, and linoleum to clean it more efficiently and avoid surface damage. The cleaning brushes are improved to pick up the finest of hairs. Its compact size also allows it to enter tight spaces without having to move heavy furniture.

​The iRobot Roomba 620 is now more intelligent. Among its multiple sensors is Dirt Detect Technology, which makes use of an acoustic sensor to pick out dirtier areas so the device can spend more time cleaning them. The device also boasts of iAdapt responsive cleaning technology, which is composed of several sensors and over 40 programmed behaviors.The soft touch bumper is a safety feature that prevents damage to the unit as well as lower walls and furniture it comes in contact with. The iRobot Roomba 620 is also amazingly portable.

​The soft touch bumper is a safety feature that prevents damage to the unit as well as lower walls and furniture it comes in contact with. The iRobot Roomba 620 is also amazingly portable. At just a little over 6 pounds, the unit can be transferred from one area to another with minimal effort. It has a recessed handle making carrying a breeze.

​Manufactured by iRobot, which is company that specializes only in robots, one can be sure that the Roomba 620 is intelligently designed and developed. iRobot has developed robots that enter war zones, deep oceans, and outer space. Its quality is backed up by 20 years of company experience in robotics.

​With a product designed with the sole purpose of cleaning floors, this is a guarantee that the Roomba 620 can do a spectacular job at a simple task. Read the full Roomba 620 review here.

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Other Recommended Models

Meyoung Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This robot vacuum cleaner comes in a sophisticated gold colour that is sure to add to the aesthetics of your home. It can mop the floors and vacuum, making this multi-skilled vacuum ideal for all types of flooring. It has seven cleaning modes for a thorough cleaning of the house that is sure to leave it sparkling.

It’s completely automatic, so you don’t need to be home for it to go, and it will find the charging station itself when the power is running low. It also comes with an infrared remote control, so you don’t need to get up to move it. It has an anti-collision system, so you don’t need to worry about furniture or stairs getting in the way of this nifty device.

    Pros

    • Stylish gold design
    • Infrared remote control
    • Fully automatic
    • Has seven cleaning modes for precision clean
    • Anti-collision technology

    Cons

    • Can get stuck quite easily

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If you are looking for a robot vacuum cleaner that is easy to use and does an excellent job of cleaning around the house, then this may just be the one for you. Avoiding collisions, and with seven different cleaning modes, this may just be the ideal robot vacuum cleaner. It is great for every day cleaning, and you don’t need to be home for it to work as it is completely remote and fully automatic. An affordable model that is perfect for newcomers to robot vacuums.

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ILIFE V5s Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This cylindrical robotic vacuum cleaner comes in a funky shade of gold and works like a dream. It is ideal for use on wood flooring, and has both mopping and sweeping as additional cleaning features that can be added to the routine. The suction power is automatic, setting itself according to its surroundings for the best possible results.

It has a small light to help it reach under furniture for a full clean, and is able to clean 25% more efficiently than most other robot vacuum cleaners.

It’s lightweight and portable, so you can even take it to friend’s houses to show them how it works. Fully automatic, it will return to its charging station when the battery is low to ensure that it is fully charged and ready for next time. It’s energy saving and comes with a warranty lasting one year.

    Pros

    • Cool design
    • Sweep and mop mode included
    • Fully automatic
    • Adjusts settings to suit environment
    • 12-month warranty
    • Can reach under furniture
    • 25% more efficient

    Cons

    • Can get stuck easily

Our View

This is a great robot vacuum for those looking for something affordable but also funky looking. It has a great design that includes three cleaning modes and superb efficiency. The yearlong warranty instils faith in the product and the fact that it can reach under furniture is a huge plus. It is perfect for those who need a deep clean in their home but just don’t have the time, as well as pet owners. The perfect robot vacuum at a low and reasonable price.

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iRobot Roomba 621

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Signature Robot Vacuum: Neato Robotic XV

Some consumers don’t want to spend lavishly for a robotic vacuum and you shouldn’t have to! Thankfully, the Neato Robotic VX Robot Vacuum is a great alternative to all of those expensive models.

This vacuum is equipped with a high quality filter, which is capable of reducing the dust, debris and allergens in your home. The robot’s large dirt bin doesn’t use bags, so it’ll save you money over a period of time! This also helps to ensure that the vacuum is environmentally friend.

In order to ensure that your vacuum is up and running properly, you will be able to upgrade the robot software effortlessly. This guarantees that your robot is installed with the latest software and newest features. The vacuum operates on 1800 watts of power and offers extreme suctioning power. 

When fully charged, it is capable of cleaning your home for a full hour, before a recharge will be required. More pros and cons can be found below.

  • High price tag
  • Operates moderately loud

Overall

If you are searching for a reliable, high-quality Robot, you should definitely keep the Neato Robotics XV Signature vacuum on your list of prospects. It is designed to suction even the smallest debris and dust particles from your carpet and hardwood floors.

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Cheapest Robot Vacuum - Vileda Cleaning Robot

The Vileda Cleaning Robot is one of the most affordable robotic vacuums on the market. Despite the low cost, the vacuum does a wonderful job cleaning up messes of all different sizes. It is equipped with three different settings, which can ensure that the vacuum is perfectly suited for your room’s size.

An easy to empty container is also included and allows you to effortlessly dump out the dust and debris. The device is incredibly smart and can effortlessly be used for stairs, thanks to the highly innovative stair sensors.

Also, everything you need is included in the package! The rechargeable battery is sufficient for most consumers and doesn’t need recharged often, which offers more ease of use. More pros can be found below.

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Very intelligent and efficient for all rooms
    • 3 Room settings
    • Can detect and avoid stairs
    • Works perfectly for all floor types
    • Battery works up to 80 minutes
    • Produces very little sound at 70 dB
    • Entirely affordable

    Cons

    • 5-hour charge time

There isn’t much to dislike about the Vileda Cleaning Robot Vacuum. The only potential downfall could be the 5 hour charge time. Otherwise, this specific robotic vacuum is great and will serve all consumers excellently! The product works great for all rooms, all floors and does so relatively quietly.

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To Conclude - Best Robot Vacuum

With a robot vacuum cleaner, you can finally have the much needed hardworking cleaning assistant in your household. For such a small fraction of the price of actually hiring professional cleaners to help you get the cleaning job done, these little yet powerful things can do much for you to lift some of the weight off your shoulders.

As mentioned above, these wouldn’t be enough to replace your upright or your cordless vacuum cleaners; however, it can do much by helping you clean hard to reach places without you lifting a finger – other than clicking that power button of course.

If you have further questions or if there’s any detail we missed that you’d like to add, leave us a message below and we’ll be happy to reply the soonest possible.

One Response to Discover the Best Robot Vacuum – Ultimate UK Guide 2017

  1. Derryl March 17, 2017 at 3:26 am #

    The Karmin professional robot vacuum works well for me 😀

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