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With all of the robot vacuums on the market, it’s tough to know which is the best for you and your lifestyle. Eufy is known for its slim profile and great pricing. The brand is owned by a Chinese company named Anker.
They make quality robot vacuums and other smart home appliances. In fact, this brand is the most popular brand selling chargers for mobile phones. They also have experience in developing mobile peripherals, so they know technology.
If you’re in the market for a robot vacuum, there are some things you should look for before deciding which is right for you. Let’s take a look at some of your options and how Eufy measures up.
Contents (Jump to)
- 1 Design
- 2 Technology
- 3 Current Eufy Robovac Models
- 4 Eufy Robovac 35C
- 5 Eufy Robovac 15C and 15C MAX
- 6 Eufy Robovac 11S
- 7 Eufy Robovac 12
- 8 Eufy Robovac 30C
Most robot vacuums are designed in the same way. They are all circles with relatively low profiles so they can clean under cabinets and furniture. Some are D shaped so they can navigate edges and corners better, but others have side brushes that can reach out beyond the perimeter of the vacuum to sweep in the corner.
Eufy robot vacuums have slim profiles, and are usually capable of getting underneath your furniture. They can clean under the couch or coffee table with a height of 3.1 or shorter.
A lot of robot vacuums have plenty of technology options, at least in some of their models. Eufy is no different. Technology ranges from simple Wi-Fi compatibility to advanced navigation and mapping.
Eufy Robovacs don’t have all of the technology that other manufacturers do, but that helps keep the price low, making them great budget robot vacuums for busy people who just need a little help around the house.
Wi-Fi connections enable your robot vacuum to communicate with the app on your smartphone, which means you can control your robot vacuum from anywhere. It also means that on select models you can connect it to any smart home assistant on your home network and program voice commands.
In some cases, you can IFTTT technology to make your robot vacuum respond to specific situations, you can set up schedules so your robot vacuum will clean at regular intervals, and you can take advantage of navigation and mapping technology with cleaning stats.
Most of the Eufy Robovac models have Wi-Fi support, so you can control your robot vacuum from the smartphone app or connect it to your smart home assistant and set up voice commands.
Smart Home Compatibility
This is the feature that allows you to connect your robot vacuum to your smart home assistant so you can set up voice commands telling your robot vacuum when to clean. If this is a hands-free cleaning option you’re looking for, find a robot vacuum that has it.
Eufy models with Wi-Fi do have this capability, so if you have a Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you can connect it and control it with your voice. You can also program your robot vacuum to respond to situations using the IFTTT app.
The vacuuming technology in every robot vacuum is different. Some have powerful suction while others have dual side brushes and self-cleaning roller brushes. While some vacuums have several different cleaning modes, others can automatically adjust their cleaning mode based on the level of dirt.
It’s impossible to explain every type of vacuum technology out there, but if you’re looking for a robot vacuum, pay attention to the actual vacuum technology, rather than the bells and whistles, to make sure it will work for you. For instance, if you have pets, kids, or allergies, you’re going to want a more powerful vacuum equipped to handle the hair, dirt, and allergens in the air.
Eufy vacuums feature BoostIQ technology that can automatically detect the level of dirt and increase suction. It will also increase suction in other areas where it’s needed, like high pile carpet.
If you have high traffic areas that get dirtier than any other part of your home, the vacuum will be able to see that it needs to work harder and increase the suction to ensure a thorough clean.
There are also multiple cleaning modes, including spot cleaning, edge cleaning, single room cleaning, and auto cleaning.
Spot cleaning cleans in a small circle for two minutes, concentrating the suction on a messy spot. If you spill something in the kitchen, spot cleaning is the mode to use to get it picked up.
Edge cleaning will run along the edges of a room to make sure all of the dirt that collects against the wall and in the corner is getting clean. It cleans for twenty minutes at a slower speed to make sure all of the edges are spotless.
Single room cleaning mode will clean at high intensity for thirty minutes. If you put it in a room and shut the door, it will detect how dirty the room is and clean accordingly for the full half hour before returning to its dock.
Auto cleaning mode lets your robot vacuum choose which mode it uses to clean the messy spots it finds. It will use the mix of modes necessary to make sure your house is as clean as possible.
Some robot vacuums equipped with navigation can create maps and floor plans of your home and then program cleaning routes to tackle the entire house more efficiently. It knows where it’s been and where it still needs to go, so if it runs out of battery in the middle of a cleaning cycle, it will return to the dock and then start where it left off after it’s fully charged.
Navigation typically allows you to see where your robot vacuum has been using the smartphone app and will even allow you to view cleaning stats.
In some cases, you can use the map to create boundaries for your robot vacuum so it will stay out of places you don’t want it to go. You may also be able to label the rooms and then use voice commands to tell your robot vacuum to clean the kitchen or the living room.
Eufy Robovacs don’t have this type of navigation. They use a random pattern of cleaning and will avoid objects in their path as they clean. They don’t know where they’ve been and they don’t know where they need to go next.
They simply run until they’re out of battery and then return to the dock. This makes them ideally suited for small houses and apartments and also helps keep the price low so they’re great for people on a budget.
Filtration varies a lot among robot vacuum manufacturers. Some have HEPA or ULPA certified filters, others have proprietary filtration systems, and some even have more than one filter to keep dirt and debris out of the air.
Eufy calls their filters high-performance, but they’re not HEPA certified or HEPA quality. It’s a three-stage filtration design that captures particles as small as five microns. If you have allergies or pets, this probably isn’t the robot vacuum for you.
Many allergens will be able to make it through the filter unscathed and return to the air. The good thing about Eufy filters is that they keep the motor clean so they can tackle messes that have bigger particles, like spilled cereal, making the clean up job easier on you.
Brushes on robot vacuums are all across the board. Some have two brushes and some have three. Others have rubber brushrolls while some have dual side brushes for digging into corners.
There’s no right configuration. It really depends on what type of cleaning system you need and where you find the most dirt. Look at your options before deciding on a robot vacuum because there may be one in particular that stands out to you.
Eufy Robovacs have a three-point cleaning system with two side brushes and a main roller brush. The two side brushes sweep debris out from corners and edges and place it in the path of the main roller brush. It will then be sucked up into the dustbin through the filter.
Edge mode is particularly good at cleaning out edges and corners.
Recharge and Resume
Robot vacuums with navigation have a recharge and resume capability. Because they know exactly where they are, where they’ve been, and where they need to go, they can return to the dock for charging and then pick up where they left off.
Because Eufy robot vacuums don’t have navigation, they can’t do this. But they will return to the dock for charging if they run out of battery. If it does return to the dock, you will need to restart your cleaning cycle manually after it’s been charged.
If you feel like your Eufy Robovac is done cleaning before it runs out of battery, you can stop it and send it back to the dock manually.
Most robot vacuums will clean on all flooring types. While some are better suited to handle carpet than others, some have profiles too slim to work on high pile. You’ll have to pay attention to what each model can do based on the type of flooring you have in your home.
Eufy Robovacs can clean all flooring types and are particularly good at transitioning from one type to another because they can detect when the vacuum needs to use stronger suction. They’ll tackle all types of bare floors and carpets with ease.
If your robot vacuum has Wi-Fi and a smartphone app, it will likely allow you to schedule cleaning cycles. Eufy Robovacs allow this, too. Via the smartphone app, you can program your Eufy to clean whenever you need it to. It will clean until the battery dies or you send it back.
If you’re not at home, you won’t be able to see a detailed map or stats, since it doesn’t have navigation, but you’ll know it’s sticking to its schedule. From the app, you can also manually start a cleaning cycle if you feel like it needs to clean outside of its normal schedule.
All robot vacuums either detect objects in their path and go around or have bumpers that allow them to gently bump into things and then turn the other way. They also typically have sensors that help them avoid stairs, although that’s not always the case.
Many robot vacuums also come with boundary strips or virtual walls that you can place anywhere in your home to keep your robot vacuum from going where you don’t want it to go.
In select cases where a robot vacuum has advanced navigation and mapping, you can program where you don’t want it to go using the floor plan map on the smartphone app.
Eufy Robovacs don’t have the advanced mapping technology that some robot vacuums do, but they come with boundary strips so you can keep it out of certain areas. Not all Robovac models are compatible with the boundary strips, though. If you want the boundary strips, make sure the model you choose is compatible.
You can also close doors and put obstacles in the way to keep your robot vacuum out of certain areas, even if you don’t have boundary strips.
Every robot vacuum has a Clean button on the top of the unit, at a minimum. Most robot vacuums have three buttons on the top, although their functions vary across manufacturers. If the robot vacuum is equipped with Wi-Fi, you can control it from the smartphone app and from a smart home assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
Some robot vacuums come with remote controls, some can be integrated with your entire smart home network, and some have the increased functionality that comes with apps like IFTTT.
Eufy Robovac models come with remote controls. If you don’t want to use the app or your voice, you can simply pick up the remote control and start a clean, switch cleaning modes, or schedule cleaning cycles.
Battery life is one of the biggest unknowns. While some robot vacuums only last an hour, others will last up to three. It all depends on the size of the robot vacuum, the size of the battery, and the cleaning mode you’re using.
Eufy Robovacs have about 100 minutes of battery life, which isn’t too shabby. It’s not the longest on the market, but it’s definitely not the shortest. Your Eufy will clean for 100 minutes, unless it’s working hard to increase suction, and then it will return to the dock. It takes about five hours to recharge fully.
Current Eufy Robovac Models
The Eufy Robovac lineup contains five models. Let’s take a closer look at each of them to see what makes them so great.
The newest vacuum in the Eufy Robovac lineup is the 35C. It is loaded with features like Wi-Fi, strong suction, boundary strips, a touch control panel, and quiet operation.
Instead of three buttons on the top, the Eufy Robovac 35C has a panel of LED buttons that you simply touch to activate. You can start a cleaning mode, initiate a spot clean, or send the 35C back to its dock. The buttons light up when pressed.
The body of this robot vacuum is ultra slim, measuring just 2.85 inches tall. It can handle hardwood and medium pile, but is too short to navigate high pile carpets. However, it can transition from hardwood to carpeting and back with ease.
You’ll get a quiet clean with 100 minutes of battery life and constant suction that’s been upgraded to 1500Pa suction. It’s three times stronger than the other Eufy Robovacs so you can get a better clean with less work.
It’s equipped with Wi-Fi so you can connect it to the smartphone app, which also allows integrations with other compatible smart home devices. You’ll be connected to your entire home while you’re away. With this, you can set up voice commands for your robot vacuum, too.
The Eufy Robovac 35C has a three-point cleaning system with three brushes that help to loosen dirt and debris so that the powerful suction can pick it all up. The triple filter system gives you one dual layer filter and one high-performance filter for a cleaner home.
The drop sensing technology keeps it from falling down stairs and the boundary strips will allow you to keep it out of areas where you don’t want it to go. The large dustbin means fewer empties for you and less work.
If your 35C gets stuck or lost, activate the Find My Robot button and it will give you an alert so you can find out where it’s hiding. All of these features come at a surprisingly affordable price, so this is a great vacuum for busy people on a budget.
- Two filters with triple filtration.
- More power and stronger suction.
- Quiet operation.
- Touch control panel.
- Infrared sensors for object detection.
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There are two different Eufy 15C models: the 15C and the 15C MAX. The 15C MAX comes with stronger suction and the ability to tackle thicker pile carpeting. Other than that, they are identical, so we will review the 15C, keeping in mind that the MAX may be a great option for you if you need the extra power.
The Eufy Robovac 15C has a three-point cleaning system, just like the 35C. It has BoostIQ suction, two side brushes, and one main brushroll. This vacuum can detect the flooring type and the mess to increase the suction automatically.
Built-in Wi-Fi gives you connectivity for your smartphone so you can control your vacuum while you’re away or build schedules so it will clean automatically. You can also use it to find your vacuum if it gets lost.
The smartphone app allows you to increase the suction or drive the robot vacuum manually like a remote control car, if you’re into that sort of thing. You can control it with your voice using Google Home or Amazon Alexa, too.
The 15C has two filters featuring an extra foam layer of filtration for fresher air in your home. It has a 20-ounce dustbin that’s easily accessible on the side of the vacuum just by pressing the release button.
Extra features on the MAX include a few extra cleaning modes like edge cleaning, spot cleaning, and small room cleaning, plus washable high-performance filters. Other than that, not much has changed from the 15C.
- Great performance.
- Wi-Fi enabled.
- Find My Robot feature.
- Dustbin is easy to remove and empty.
Requires a lot of cleaning maintenance
The Eufy Robovac 11S has a slim profile and no frills. If you want a straightforward clean at an affordable price (even more affordable than the aforementioned models) without having to mess with all of the confusing technology, this is a strong performer.
This Eufy model fits into tight spaces really well so you can clean all of those hard to reach spaces like under your couch or coffee table. It has one button on the top to start cleaning and it will clean until the battery runs low. You don’t have to do anything after you press that button.
Becuase of it’s low profile, it won’t tackle high pile carpeting well, so if you have thick carpet in your home, it’s not the best option. However, it does have a bumper on the front so when it runs into something, it will simply turn around and go the other way.
It contains two spin brushes and a rolling brush to loosen and suck up dirt. It also has drop sensors so it won’t fall down the stairs. It comes with a remote control so you can control it from your couch without getting up.
You can’t build custom schedules for your robot vacuum to clean at a different time every day, but you can set it to clean at 10am, and then it will automatically clean at 10am every day without you having to lift a finger.
The great thing about this no frills model is that most of the time dedicated to building it was spent on performance. That means you get the same powerful performance at half the cost. The BoostIQ suction detects flooring type and level of mess so it can automatically increase the suction accordingly.
- Slim profile.
- Powerful performance.
- Features triple-filtration system.
- Extreme affordability.
- No Wi-Fi.
- Dustbin is hard to empty.
- Doesn’t work on high pile carpet.
The Eufy Robovac 12 is nearly identical to the 11S, but it features more powerful suction. It has the same compact design that can fit under furniture, but it has larger wheels to handle transitions from hardwood to carpet and back much easier.
It still doesn’t have any of the technology features that some robot vacuums have, but the operations are extremely simple. One button on the top of the vacuum allows you to set it in motion and then relax.
You can control it from the remote control or schedule a cleaning time for every day. It also features the ability to remember your settings the next time it cleans, so if you prefer your suction to remain on the highest setting, you can set it and your vacuum won’t forget it.
The sensors on this model are much better than in previous models so it can do a better job of detecting objects in its path or dangerous flights of stairs that can be detrimental to your robot vacuum’s survival.
- Powerful suction.
- Remembers settings.
- Low profile.
- Requires very little maintenance.
- No Wi-Fi.
- Black icons are hard to see.
This model is a lot like the 35C. The primary difference is that the Eufy Robovac 30C doesn’t feature BoostIQ suction technology. It does have Wi-Fi, so you can connect it to the smartphone app or control it with your voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
It comes with boundary strips so you can tell your vacuum where not to go. The suction is the most powerful Eufy suction to date at 1500Pa and the slim profile can get hard to reach places.
The drop sensor technology and anti-collision infrared sensors mean that the vacuum will detect an object before bumping into it, but it still comes with a bumper on the front, just in case.
The brushless motor ensures a quieter clean, so this is a great robot vacuum to use at night while everyone is asleep. The slim, sleek design looks great in any modern home, giving you a powerful clean at an affordable price.
- Plenty of sensors for avoiding obstacles.
- Slim profile.
- Sleek and modern.
- Powerful suction.
- Wi-Fi enabled.
Eufy Robovac robot vacuums are extremely affordable. Even the most expensive model is more affordable than a lot of the other robot vacuum manufacturers on the market. They offer slim designs and powerful cleaning functions.
Other Eufy Robovac robot vacuums to Consider:
Some are great for those who want a powerful clean at an affordable price with no frills while others come equipped with just enough technology to make it extremely easy to operate. They don’t have navigation and mapping, which makes the ideally suited for smaller homes and apartments, but they still provide all of the features you need on a budget.
These are quality robot vacuums at a great price, so you get to choose what features you want while enjoying excellent performance to suit your busy schedule.