Everyone hates vacuuming, but unfortunately it’s something you can’t avoid doing! This is why Eufy Robo Vac 11 is something homeowners find exciting. Yes, it’s an automatic robot vacuum which unlike its competitors is available for a fraction of most other product, making it the perfect ‘beginner’s robot vacuum’. It’s easy to use as its low price means that there are not many complicated features you may find difficult to understand and use.
The RoboVac 11 has a slim profile which is why it easily reaches, and cleans under furniture. Its power button is conveniently located on its top, and can even be started using your foot if needed! It has a reasonably large bin which goes on collecting all the dust and debris while vacuuming, and has to be periodically emptied when it gets full.
Though the robotic vacuum cleaner does not follow any particular path while cleaning, and adopts a random path, it does leave your home neat and tidy when it’s done. There’s also no worry about the robot vacuum stopping work midway because of low battery as the vacuum automatically heads and docks in its charging base in such situations.
Though the Eufy RoboVac 11 does not function with an app, its remote control does make its usage so much more convenient as you can not only switch the robot vacuum on and off using it, but also use it to schedule your desired cleaning routine.
Different cleaning modes
It offers 4 cleaning modes to choose from- Auto, Spot, Edge and Small Room where it’s cleaning path changes to best accommodate the room or mess. It’s Edge Mode has it hugging walls and using brushes to sweep dust from edges which traditional units cannot reach. It is even smart enough to climb over low-pile carpets, uneven floorings and avoids falling off ledges.
The RoboVac 11 looks like a typical automatic vacuum sweeper. It is round in shape with about 13 inches in diameter, 4 inches tall and weighs about 3 and a half pounds. It’s thus rather average in size, but dos have bumpers surrounding and protecting it from damage in case it periodically runs into things. It also has an anti-scratch tempered glass cover for added protection.
There’s a power button on its top with the Eufy logo which gives a blue glow while charging, working or sitting somewhere. It glows red when the battery is low or if it sucks something it shouldn’t like a cable.
There are three wheels on the underside where the front wheel is the directional wheel. The dirt bin holds a decent amount of trash and dust, and lies towards the back. You can find two brushes at the front of the vacuum. There is also a washable filter.
The RoboVac is lightweight at 6.7 pounds, and it has an additional dock which wirelessly connects to the vacuum through connectors located at its front bottom. The automatic vacuum cleaner heads back to the dock on its own to charge it when its battery is low.
The RoboVac 11 does not follow any pattern to clean a room or your home but it does manage to get everywhere. This is not surprising as it complies with the low unit price. Its infrared sensor on the front works pretty well at indicating when it gets close to obstructions while its drop-sensing technology helps it avoid falls.
However it may at times not find some objects. When the robotic vacuum reaches something it doesn’t want to touch, it starts turning till its infrared sensor doesn’t pick up anything else. While it does at times find it difficult getting out of tough spots, it’s only on occasions.
The Eufy Robovac 11 has a cool feature where it can be scheduled to automatically clean your home at specific times and days. It is so quiet that you can even schedule it to clean up when you sleep at night so that you get up to a spic and span apartment!
Its 3-point cleaning system consists of a combination of counter-rotating replaceable side brushes and a rolling brush with powerful vacuuming power of 1000 Pa that sucks up all dust, crumbs and grime while sweeping your home that you don’t need to use a traditional vacuum!
The RoboVac 11 is easy to use; you just press its power button or use the remote control. It then emits a tone indicating it’s switched on and starts’ cleaning till its battery runs low, gets stuck somewhere or you switch it off.
You however need to use the remote to make it automatically head to its base. The automatic carpet sweeper not only cleans carpets, but also effectively cleans hardwood and tile floors of kitchens and bathrooms too.
While the RoboVac 11 doesn’t have an app it does have a remote that is powered by two AAA batteries. It has a small LCD displaying the time, if the vacuum is charging and if there is a schedule it should be following.
Its buttons are easy to use and understand as they are self-explanatory. There’s one to tell it to head to the dock, another for auto cleaning and a D-Pad for controlling where it goes. It’s possible to set its cleaning schedule through the remote, and opt to switch its scheduling feature on or off as needed.
It is however important that you point the remote at Eufy while using it as it does not operate on radio frequencies but on infrared. So if you realize that the Eufy does not seem to be working as it should, it’s most probably because the command hadn’t reached it in the first place as you hadn’t pointed the remote at Eufy!
Maintenance and battery
There’s not much maintenance for the RoboVac 11. You just have to empty its dust bin periodically and ensure its filter is nice and clean. Its brushes are easily popped off and replaced with the extra ones included in its box if something happens to it.
As the high-capacity Li-ion battery lasts for only an hour and a half, it’s always better to keep the RoboVac 11 on the charger even when not in use so that it’s charged and ready for use with constant and powerful suction the next time you need it, especially for cleaning emergency spills.
However it’s essential that the docking station is placed in an open space where there are no obstructions to the docking path. According to its manual, it should preferably be placed some place with about 3 ft. space on the right and left sides, and about 6 ft. space from behind if the base is against a wall.
- Strong suction power of 1000 Pa which picks up most debris, dirt and crumbs even from carpets
- It very quiet, much more quiet than most of its counterparts
- It easily traverses over area carpets
- There is an anti-scratch tempered glass cover protecting it
- Its infra-red sensor helps evade obstacles while at work
- The drop-sensing technology helps the robotic vac avoid falls.
- Recharges by automatically heading to the charging base
- Includes a remote control without batteries, charging base, 4 side brushes, HEPA-style filter, AC power adapter, welcome guide, cleaning tool and a one-year warranty
- When charged, its battery can run for 1.5 hours before needing charging
- Pretty large holding bin
- Filter is good and easier to clean than other robot vacuums
- Easy to use and start by pressing its big power button on top
- Its short height lets it easily and conveniently moves under low-standing furniture
- Can be easily disassembled for cleaning
- Tends to get stuck in places it shouldn’t which defies the purpose of an automatic vac
- It finds it difficult to exit from under chairs
- Not smart enough to not enter tight places it cannot exit as there’s no restricting virtual wall
- Emits an annoying beeping noise when stuck
- May stop in the middle of the room as its sensors get easily covered by hair
- No intelligent cleaning pattern which is why it randomly moves around the room
- Does not clean wall edges well
- Takes a long time to go back to its charging base for recharging
If you are in a budget, but want to buy an automatic vacuum cleaner, the Eufy RoboVac 11 may just fit your bit as other robot vacuums in the market are rather expensive. This is the main advantage of the RoboVac 11, its price, and its features are not too bad either.
Though it’s about half the price of other models, it does the same job as them, devoid of extra luxury features which make the other automatic vacuums a bit more fun to use. Moreover, as the RoboVac 11 is easy to use, it’s the perfect model to start treating your hem to a bit of automatic cleaning!