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Compare the 10 Best Robot Vacuum CleanersFebruary 2018(Last Updated 16 February 2018)

The best self-controlling vacuum cleaners, designed to clean your house autonomously
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#16

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Pifco P28021

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£68.02

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An spectacularly economical to run and phenomenally light weight robot dry vacuum, with good features
#15

70

Pifco P28027

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£114.99

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Mar 2016
An astoundingly economical to run but slightly out of date robot dry vacuum, with good features
#14

71

iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

243 Reviews + 1 Award
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£531.04

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Dec 2012
An astonishingly economical to run and award winning robot dry vacuum, with good features
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#13

72

Pifco P28034

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£30.00

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Nov 2015
An spectacularly light weight and astoundingly economical to run robot dry vacuum, with good features
#12

72

iRobot Roomba 620 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

257 Reviews + 1 Award
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£375.33

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3.6kg
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Dec 2012
The highest review score robot vacuum cleaners on the market
#11

72

Neato Botvac D5+ Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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£589.00

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Aug 2015
An extremely economical to run but 2 year old robot dry vacuum cleaner, with a Best Buy award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
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#10

72

Neato Botvac D3 + Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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£340.00

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Aug 2015
A breathtakingly light weight and sensationally economical to run robot dry vacuum cleaner, with good features
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#9

72

Neato Botvac D3

83 Reviews + 1 Award
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£227.90

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Dec 2015
A breathtakingly light weight and best selling robot dry vacuum cleaner, with good features and low running costs
#8

73

iRobot Roomba 612

4 Reviews
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£239.29

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May 2016
A breathtakingly economical to run and positively reviewed robot dry vacuum cleaner, with good features and a staggeringly light 3.6kg weight
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#7

73

iRobot Roomba 891

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£699.00

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3.8kg
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May 2016
A remarkably economical to run but slightly out of date robot dry vacuum, with good features
#6

74

iRobot Roomba 865

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£434.38

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3.8kg
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May 2016
The latest robot vacuum cleaners on the market
#5

74

iRobot Roomba 680

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£280.00

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3.6kg
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May 2016
A best selling and spectacularly economical to run robot dry vacuum cleaner, with good features and a remarkably light 3.6kg weight
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#4

74

iRobot Braava Jet 240

238 Reviews + 1 Award
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£103.27

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May 2016
A sensationally economical to run and best selling robot dry vacuum, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
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#3

75

iRobot Roomba 980

883 Reviews + 7 Awards
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£498.54

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4kg
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May 2016
A multi award winning and phenomenally economical to run robot dry vacuum, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites
#2

77

Neato Botvac D85 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

52 Reviews + 1 Award
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£415.00

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4.1kg
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Aug 2015
An award winning and staggeringly economical to run robot dry vacuum, with good features
#1

77

Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner

20 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£649.99

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The highest scoring robot vacuum cleaners available, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 2 further awards from other expert sites

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a robot vacuum cleaner?
AA robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous vacuum cleaner that moves around the house while you're not there, cleaning the floor for you. They 'learn' the best routes, and what furniture is where, so become more efficient with time. They tend to be very expensive, but save you a lot of effort!
QHow does the power (wattage) of a vacuum cleaner affect it's performance?
AWattage is directly related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, and therefore how efficient it is at cleaning. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the better the appliance will suck up dirt and grime.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

There is a huge variety of vacuum cleaners available today. Finding the right vacuum cleaner may sound daunting but understanding what advantages and disadvantages the different technologies and features provide goes along way in finding the best hoover for your needs.

Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Robot vacuum cleaners are a growing type of appliance on the market. They consist of a small self-contained cleaner unit, which functions autonomously to vacuum rooms without any user intervention. The robot has an intelligent progamming which 'learns' the rooms as it cleans them, becoming progressively more efficient with each cleaning cycle. It learns where furniture/corners/etc are, best paths, etc. Once learnt, the cleaner can be set to start at a specific time, and will work autonomously until finished.

These functionalities mean that robot vacumu cleaners can save you a lot of time cleaning the house - the robot can take care of it while you're at work! However there are some disadvantages - being a cutting-edge tech, robot vacuum cleaners are very expensive - expect to pay £200+ for a good model. They also lack in power compared to their larger non-intelligent cousins, meaning that they may not give quite as efficient or as deep a clean. The time saved may well be worth the trade-offs however.

Filters

A vacuum cleaner’s filtration system makes sure that the potentially harmful particles that get sucked up are removed from the air before it is expelled from the machine. Due to the large volumes of air a hoover sucks in, all the bacteria, fungal spores and other allergens that are being sucked up will create an indoor health hazard, which is quickly spread around the whole property unless the air is cleaned effectively.

Even if the air expelled from a machine looks clean, it might contain millions of microscopic particles that can transmit disease and cause allergies. Vacuum cleaners filter the air in several stages in an attempt to trap dust, hair and other particles. The number of stages can vary between 3 and 7, although this does not indicate how effective a hoover is a trapping unwanted particles.

Micro filtration usually refers to hoovers with at least 4 levels of filtration. It is important to remember that the number of stages advertised does not indicate the vacuum cleaner’s effectiveness at removing small particles from the air.

A ‘HEPA’ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter removes at least 99.97% of particles which are 0.3 Micons or bigger from the air. Bacteria are between 1-10 Micons in size, so the exhaust air of a HEPA vacuum cleaner is considered biologically clean. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are specifically designed to reduce the number of microscopic particles emitted when hovering, making them ideal for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Some HEPA vacuum cleaners are approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Normal stage, HEPA and charcoal filters need to be changed after a certain period of time to ensure they remain effective. However there also exist lifetime filters are designed to last as long as the vacuum cleaner, eliminating the need to change filters.

Cleaning Efficiency

In a drive to ensure greater energy efficiency, the EU banned vacuum cleaners with a motor power above 1600W in 2014.

It is important that a vacuum cleaner’s power rating is not the only factor affecting the amount of suction it produces.

Less powerful models regularly outperform those with a higher power rating. Design, how full the bag is and how often filters are cleaned all contribute to how good a vacuum clear is at its job.

Look out for independent reviews that measure a vacuum cleaner’s suction power in relation to how full the dust bag or container is to get a better understanding of the suction power it produces.

New EU labelling regulations also mean manufacturers like Dyson, Hoover, Bosch and Samsung now need to display the effectiveness of their products across seven different categories including energy efficiency, dust pick-up performance on hard floors and carpets, and dust re-emission.

Attachments & Accessories

Most vacuum cleaners come with a number of accessories to clean upholstery and to reach narrow spaces and corners. Some models car store accessories inside the vacuum cleaner while some cylinder models have a holder attached to the telescopic tube.

Pet accessories

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets are upholstery. To make cleaning after your furry friends easier, pet models are specifically designed to make lifting cat and dog hair easier.

Pet vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads that include rotating brush bars, sometimes called power tools. They also use strong suction power to tackle even the most stubborn hair.

Other Considerations

Capacity

If you have a large home, you might want to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity. This allows you to clean more of your home before needing to be emptied. But keep in mind that a larger capacity also means the vacuum cleaner is bigger, heavier and more difficult to manoeuvre.

Noise Level

Larger vacuum cleaners and particularly uprights can get quite noisy as their motors work extremely hard. It’s worth checking the operating noise level before buying to avoid any unpleasant surprises.