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October 08, 2021

Does Your Robot Vacuum Clean Well?

There are many robot vacuum cleaners on the market today. At first glance, many of them look very similar and have almost identical features. The similarities can be confusing and overwhelming to shoppers who want to buy an efficient robot vacuum.

Although many robot vacuums claim to deliver the same performance, they really are not all equal. Don’t allow the bells and whistles to distract you. Keep your eyes on the following three factors to make sure you’re getting a vacuum that’s going to offer a thorough clean.

1. Power

When looking at robot vacuums, one of the most important factors to consider is suction power. The higher the suction power, the more dirt and debris will be sucked up off the floor. As you would expect, it really is that simple.

The Roborock S5 offers 2000Pa of suction power. Pa is short for Pascal Pressure Unit. The higher the number, the higher the suction power. Could you imagine what 2000Pa means? It means that the Roborock S5 has enough suction to pick up AA batteries off your floor.

That’s quite a punch for a little robot vacuum and more than enough to pick up anything you might want a vacuum to remove. With that kind of power, you can be confident that this vacuum is up to the job.

Roborock vacuum with pet

2. Intelligent Cleaning

If you’re looking for a thorough clean you’re going to need a machine that’s methodical. Anything less will involve random cleaning, with some areas getting too much attention and others receiving none at all. Take a close look at the programming of any robot vacuum you are considering.

Look for machines that map the space and employ logical cleaning patterns to cover the area thoroughly. The most effective way to clean is for the vacuum to sweep around the edges first and then to use a z-shaped pattern (back and forth) to clean the middle areas. Roborock S5 uses a SLAM algorithm to create its maps and tends to be much more thorough and precise. SLAM stands for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. This algorithm allows the machine to explore the space and create a map while “knowing” where it is located on that map. The vacuum will figure out the precise locations and clean 0.39 inch from the edge and then move into its z-shaped pattern while also avoiding obstacles.

Roborock vacuum cleaner on the hardfloor

3. Low Profile

The third criteria that any worthwhile robot vacuum must meet is related to the unit’s size. A low profile allows the Roborock S5 to get into tight spaces and underneath couches, dressers, and wall units. A slim shape means the machine will be able to clean in hard-to-reach places, eliminating much more dust and dirt.

Robot vacuum and mop

Don’t be distracted by fancy features and needless frills. Focus on what really matters when you look for a robot vacuum that will perform well and get your home clean. Need more guidance? Check out our Brief Buying Guide for more tips on how to buy the perfect robot vacuum for you.