Robot vacuums have a reputation for being pricey. But the RoboVac 11S by Eufy proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality robot vacuum. Though it doesn’t have any fancy controls, it has the most essential features and its 1300 Pa suction power is a decent offering.
One of this robot vacuum’s primary highlights is its design. With a height of just 2.85 inches, it’s able to scoot under low-lying furniture with ease.
Better yet, it tips the scales at just 5.73 lbs., making it light enough to carry. We also like the recess on its rear, which comes in handy when you want to store the excess cable.
Located underneath this cleaning device is a pair of counter-rotating side brushes. Factor in the 5.7-inch rolling brush and you have the perfect set of tools to remove dirt from any surface. Any dirt the robot vacuum picks up is stored in its 0.6-liter dust box.
Whenever you want to empty it, just easily slide the box out from the vacuum’s rear. The only downside is that it has no way of notifying you when it’s full. Often, the only way to know that the dust box is full is if the robot vacuum stops picking up dirt efficiently as it usually does.
The quiet operation of the Eufy 11S robot vacuum is another admirable feature. Its noise rating is given as 55 decibels, meaning it’s about as loud as a refrigerator’s hum. This gives you the freedom to operate it even if you have a toddler sleeping in their nursery or a pet napping.
Ease of use
It’s very easy to start using Eufy 11S robot vacuum right out of the gate. All you need to do is clip on the brushes, charge it to full capacity, and voila, you’re all set!
This vacuum lets you pick from five different cleaning modes:
- Auto – this setting allows the vacuum to move from room to room as it cleans
- Spot – this is designed for cleaning specific spots in a space
- Edge – this setting has the vacuum cleaning the perimeter wall for about 20 minutes
- Single room – causes the vacuum to clean just one room
- Manual – this lets you navigate the vacuum manually by having it move forward, back, left or right
Another feature that makes the Eufy 11S simple to use is the fact that it can automatically return itself to the dock after cleaning. This saves you time and energy as you’re not forced to get up and do this manually.
And the best part is, it doesn’t run into obstacles. This is thanks to its infrared sensor that detects whenever there’s an object in its path. It’s also fitted with a drop-sensing technology to prevent it from falling down a flight of stairs.
Scheduling cleaning in advance using the Eufy 11S robot vacuum is super easy. All you’re required to do is choose a specific hour or minute. Unfortunately, it does not offer an option to clean every other day or more than one time in a day.
According to Eufy, the battery should last a decent 100 minutes on a single charge. While there’s some truth to this, there are a few points to consider. For one, the battery only lasts that long if you’ve set it to the Standard mode, and it’s cleaning hard floors.
If you configure it to run on the BoostIQ mode, this decreases its battery life to just one hour. The BoostIQ mode is designed to help the vacuum alternate between high and low power, and this happens when it has to switch from hard floors to carpets.
Now, if you set it to run on the Max mode, its run time decreases further to just 50 minutes. This is to mean that if it’s subjected to cleaning a particularly dusty or dirty space, the battery may not last that long.
RoboVac 11S by Eufy is a fairly-priced robot vacuum. Coming in at under $200, it’s one of the most affordable models, and it doesn’t skimp on important features.
It comes equipped with effective cleaning tools, and offers a 1300 Pa suction power. This makes it powerful enough to pick up even the most stubborn dirt including pet dander.
It also comes with a dust box with a large 0.6 liter dust box, meaning it doesn’t fill it up fast. And,it provides quiet operation.
The RoboVac 11S robot vacuum is best suited for a homeowner looking for an affordable, zero-frills cleaning gadget. It doesn’t have the most sophisticated features, like app support. But it provides a stellar cleaning performance and is durable.