Here are the top ten best-selling robotic vacuum cleaners on Amazon.com, with full details on each model – so you can quickly find the best robovac for your needs.
The first commercially available robotic vacuum cleaner was produced by Electrolux, and went on sale in 2001. One year later, the American technology company, iRobot introduced the world’s second robotic vacuum cleaner to the market. This was the first in a series of best-selling robvacs, called Roomba.
Since then, several companies have developed affordable robotic vaccums with lots of new features, many of which have quickly become mainstream, including: self-charging, scheduled cleaning, app controls and Alexa voice commands.
Prices of robotic vacuums can vary enormously, so it can be very tempting to buy the cheapest model. Generally speaking though, more expensive machines tend to be more robust, so they last longer, and spare parts are more readily available.
Battery issues and damaged sensor lenses are the two most commonly found faults on robotic vacuums. However, replacement batteries are available for many machines, and sticking a soft bumper strip around a robovac can prevent lens damage from occurring.
A substantial number of 1 and 2-star reviews from customers are about reconditioned machines, either knowingly purchased or sold ‘as new’ by unscrupulous suppliers. For this reason we recommend that robotic vacuums should be purchased from a manufacturer approved supplier in order to minimize the risk of receiving a defective unit.
The Roomba 650 is the best-selling robot vacuum cleaner on Amazon.com, and is also one of the highest-rated robot vacuums by its customers. However, iRobot continually update their line-up of vacuums, and the latest version of this machine in this series is the Roomba 675 – which is Alexa compatible, has a larger (90-minute) battery life and can be controlled using the iRobot HOME app. Click below for further details.
Please note that all specifications and comments below relate to the Roomba 650 vacuum.
iRobot’s Roomba 690 offers a great combination of features at a reasonable price. iRobot’s highly rated HOME app is compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google assistant. Plus, the availability of spare parts and iRobots established track record makes the 690 a strong contender if you’re looking for a solid budget robovac.
At only 2.85 inches high and 12.8 inches wide the eufy 11S RoboVac can clean in more areas that most other robotic vacuums. It may not be the cheapest budget machine, but it’s highly rated enough by customers to more than justify it’s price.
Please note that all specifications and comments below relate to the 11S. However, this model has now been replaced with the 30C which has similar specifications but can also be used with a handy app and has 15% more suction.
The Neato XV-21’s high suction power, allergy filter and high level of intelligence allows it to clean more effectively than most other robotic vacuums. It even works well on deep-pile carpets and rugs, which very few other vacuums can manage.
Please note that all specifications and comments below relate to the XV-21. However, this model has now been replaced with the similarly priced BotVac D3 which has a longer battery life and can use Alexa and Google Home voice commands.
iRobot hit the sweet spot with the Roomba 880’s combination of performance and price. However, this model has now been replaced with the slightly cheaper Roomba 890 which comes with a single virtual wall barrier, but has a longer battery life and uses iRobot’s highly rated app instead of a remote control.
Please note that all specifications and comments below relate to the Roomba 880.
The iLife V5s Pro is the only robotic vacuum in this top-10 selling list which is also capable of mopping, and it’s small enough to slide into some very tight spaces. It’s vacuuming performance on hard floors is okay, but its mopping and carpet vacuuming could be much improved. BUT it is very cheap.