Eufy RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This Robot Vacuum cleaner actually works as a genuine replacement to a regular upright vacuum cleaner and at very reasonable price.
This is not a gimmick, it’s a real hoover that cleans on its own and frees up valuable time for you to do more important things like sit on the sofa and watch it roam around your home cleaning up after everyone.
Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for about 20 years but until now they have not been worth buying for two very good reasons.
Firstly, they didn’t work and came nowhere near to doing a similar job to a “normal” vacuum cleaner for all sorts of reasons but mainly the suction power was so bad that they were a waste of time.
Secondly, they were ridiculously expensive (and still can be!) and simply did not represent anything close to being good value for money. Whenever we evaluate any product it gets rated not only based on performance but most importantly on what you get for your money.
Finally, the time has come where you can now buy a robotic vacuum cleaner that is going to provide a similar performance to a manually operated vacuum cleaner AND you can get your hands on one for a price that doesn’t make your eyes water.
Our advice is to avoid anything that is sub £150 as it is not going to have the suction or specification to do the job properly but once you hit the £200 mark you really are able to keep your hoover in the cupboard and set the Eufy Robovac 11s on its way in the knowledge that you are going to get a cleaning experience that is equal to or better than what you are currently getting.
Robo vacuums are particularly suited to homes that have hardwood flooring and short or medium pile carpets. If you have deep pile carpets then this type of vacuum cleaner is not going to be suitable for you but this is a best in class robotic vacuum cleaner at this price point for all surfaces other than deep pile carpets.
Amazingly a robotic vacuum cleaner can actually be better than a standard upright hoover because standard hoovers can struggle with larger pieces of debris that robo cleaners deal with without problem and in numerous tests we have found that items like pieces of cereal or other small food pieces will require a couple of passes with a standard upright or cylinder vacuum cleaner whereas Eufy 11s just glides over and scoops it up.
What you do need to be aware of is that the suction is very good and its brilliant at cleaning up surface dust and debris but it doesn’t have the suction power of a Shark or Dyson so it doesn’t have deep cleaning ability but if your home doesn’t get dirt trodden into it on a daily basis this really is an option to replace your traditional vacuum cleaner.
There are three main types of debris that vacuum cleaners are measured on. Fine debris, hair (pet and human) and large debris.
Robotic vacuum cleaners, especially at the budget end often fail on one or more of these measures but the Eufy 11s does a great job on all three which is unusual at this price.
The suction power is 15 cubic feet per minute which may not mean anything to you but that is high for a robo cleaner and much better than others at this price level.
This kind of suction power is really going to show when it goes over areas where it needs to pick up dust and debris from gaps and cracks that other robo vacuums would not be capable of doing.
Even in extreme testing where you pour sand onto a carpet it significantly outperforms all other robo cleaners at this price level and sucks up a very high percentage of the sand and in some cases twice as much as other cleaners at this price level.
Because of the price the navigation of the Eufy 11s is random and not mapped out as with some of the much more expensive cleaners but it is surprisingly efficient at covering the entire area over time and if you leave it to run when you are out then its going to cover the whole area that requires cleaning.
Edge cleaning is above average as well ensuring that areas like skirting boards will not need to be gone over again and at just 2.5 inches tall its going to be able to get under a lot of the furniture that a normal vacuum cleaner cannot get to saving you even more time pulling sofas and sideboards out.
You are not going to be bothered by the noise either. This is a very quiet vacuum cleaner on both low and high power and again is quieter than others at this price level.
The waste bin is a decent size as well measuring in at about 1.5 cups of waste which is sufficient for a full clean without having to empty in between.
Battery life is good at 100 minutes on low power and about 50 minutes on high power but a neat little feature that you wouldn’t expect to get on a cleaner at this price is something they call “Boost IQ”.
By selecting this option it will run on low power which works perfectly fine for hardfloors and then when it senses that it needs to (for example when it moves from hardfloor to carpet) it will automatically switch to max power making it super efficient.
There is no app to manage the cleaning functions but if you want something straightforward that does the job then the supplied remote control is going to work just fine for you.
All sorts of clever stuff can be programmed like specific edge cleaning, programme it to clean at certain times of the day for example when you are out and you can specifically direct it to a spot that you want it to go over a bit more just by using the arrows on the remote.
When the battery runs low it will return to the base automatically to recharge
At this price point the Eufy 11s falls into the budget category for robot vacuum cleaners. You can easily spend 3 or 4 times what this costs and get something that is better but definitely not 3 or 4 times better which is what makes it so impressive.
For a very reasonable price you get a hoover than works like a traditional vacuum cleaner without you having to put in any work.
For price and performance combined this is as good as it gets. Check out the other reviews on Amazon to see hundreds of 5 star reviews from current owners.
It is extremely rare for a product of this type to get such a high percentage of 4 and 5 star reviews with almost zero unhappy purchases.