Best Robot Vacuum and Mopping Cleaner – Robot vacuums have taken the home cleaning industry by storm, sucking up everything from a toddler’s trail of crushed Cheerios to the family dog’s pet hair.
Now, the essential household device has gained a cousin that’s itching to make their own mark: the robot mop. Robot mops are a convenient, hands-off way to clean your floors that eliminate the need to hunch over a mop and bucket, proving that the quest for clean tile, vinyl, and even hardwood floors doesn’t have to be a chore.
1.iRobot Braava Jet M6
The iRobot Braava Jet m6 is an impressive robot mop that doubles as a dry sweeper. It comes with two single-use wet mopping pads, two single-use dry sweeping pads, one microfiber washable mopping pad, and a 4-ounce bottle of the brand’s cleaning solution. Setup and assembly is easy—after downloading the iRobot Home App, the robot mop instantly connects to WiFi with no issue and is ready to begin smart mapping the space (which, though may take three runs, is extremely intelligent and will eventually be able to detect which room it’s in and when to clean it).
The Braava Jet m6 allows you to clean specific rooms as well as set boundaries—or “Keep Out Zones.” This comes in handy if your space has things like toy boxes, shoe racks, or pet bowls you want the robot mop to steer clear of.
The Yeedi Vac Station is a vacuum-mop hybrid that comes with a charging station, a corner brush, a mopping plate, a reusable fabric cloth, and two vacuum bags. The app interface is easy to navigate and allows you to schedule your cleanings, whether it be assigning specific cleaning days to specific rooms or scheduling daily cleans for high-traffic areas.
When in vacuum mode, it has a savvy tracking sensor that detects the floor surface and increases its suction power accordingly. Likewise, the unit will automatically detect when it’s in mopping mode (as long as the mopping pad is attached) and won’t accidentally leave you with soggy carpets. Though its 3000 Pa suction power is higher than most other robot vacuums on the market, this means it’s also quite loud.
Foolproof setup and assembly; battery holds a charge for 180 minutes of run time; excellent mapping and navigation; reacts well to obstacles and layout changes.
You should know: Has a small dustbin that requires frequent emptying; must manually set up no-mop zones for rugs and carpet; mopping function is more of a light mist and best for daily maintenance versus sticky spills.
The ECOVACS Deebot N8+ is a vacuum-mopping hybrid that comes with an auto-empty charging station, two dustbin bags, two side brushes, 10 disposable mopping pads, a floor protector that you can sit in front of the charging dock to prevent the mopping cloth from damaging your floors, and one microfiber washable mopping pad.
Assembly and set-up was fairly straightforward, though the app feels slightly dated when compared to other models we tested. The unit uses laser navigation and mapping to offer thorough coverage of your space, and the app itself allows for easy fine-tuning as needed.
The Roborock S7 is a robot mop that doubles as a vacuum and comes with the charging base station, a mopping plate, and a reusable microfiber cleaning cloth. Available separately for purchase is an auto-empty dock, which promises up to eight weeks of waste storage without the need for emptying.
During our testing, we found that the device itself was easy to assemble, plug in, and power on. The most time-consuming part of the process was connecting it to the Roborock app, but even that took less than one hour. Following that, the robot mop used laser mapping to navigate and map out the entire space.
The Bissell Spinwave is a small but mighty machine that offers two ways to clean (mopping and vacuuming). It comes with a charging station, two reusable microfiber mopping pads, two replacement filters, a cleaning solution, a cleaning brush tool, and two extra side brushes.
It was easy to install the app and adjust settings, though during testing we found that the app would frequently sign out, lose connection with the device, and clear the cleaning history.
7.iRobot Braava Jet
The iRobot 240 Braava is the most compact robot mop we reviewed, offering three methods of cleaning: wet mopping, damp mopping, and dry sweeping. Unlike the other robot mops we tested, this one doesn’t have a charging unit—rather, it comes with a rechargeable battery (and battery charger), which though makes for a less obtrusive design, can prove to be a nuisance if you prefer not to charge it manually.
It also comes with two wet mopping pads (best for cleaning dirt and stains), two damp sweeping pads (best for gently cleaning dust and dirt), and two dry sweeping pads (best for cleaning hair and debris). Depending on which pad you attach, the unit will automatically know what to do, and will select the correct cleaning method.
Best Robot Vacuum and Mopping Cleaner – Generally speaking, robot mops are best suited for everyday maintenance (versus deep cleaning sessions). Still, many models fuse sleek designs with functionality for an end product that’s as useful for your everyday life as it is display-worthy.
Keep reading to learn more about our seven favorites, along with how we tested, what to look for when shopping, and how to clean your robot mop.