Robot mops can save you time by cleaning your floors for you. "It won't be perfect, but they're a huge convenience and can be a big help with household chores," says Becky Rapinchuk, The Spruce's Cleaning Review Board member and founder of Clean Mama. We spent two days in The Lab testing robot vacuums and mops, evaluating each one's setup time, maneuverability, effectiveness, noise level, and overall value. Following our lab test, we sent top models home with testers to gauge their real-world performance.
Our favorite, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuum and Robot Mop with Self-Empty, knocks out two household chores at once: vacuuming and mopping. It's the closest thing to hands-free cleaning that you can purchase right now. Plus, it's easy to set up and has a self-emptying base.
Here, the best robot mops to help save you time on cleaning, backed by our thorough testing and research.
Best Overall: Ecovacs Deebot N8+
Easy to set up
Powerful vacuum plus mop
Brushes must be cleaned after mopping
Loud when emptying
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The ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Robot Vacuum and Mop blew us away in The Lab with its powerful vacuuming and smart mopping capabilities, and that's why it's our top pick. With one purchase, you can knock two cleaning chores off your list and move on to doing something (anything!) more fun than cleaning your floors.
Our lab tester was surprised that the DEEBOT N8+ mopped up all of our coffee and syrup spills while only leaving a little bit of residue behind. While many features of this vacuum-mop combo involve hands-free cleaning, our tester noted that you do have to manually clean the scrub brushes after mopping. Besides its stellar mopping abilities, the N8+ expertly navigated and maneuvered through our obstacle course of couches and tables, and it was careful to take in the perimeters of the room before beginning its clean. This kind of smart technology is what keeps your baseboards and furniture safe from unnecessary robot mop bumps and run-ins.
This appliance also self-empties when in vacuum mode; plus, it smart maps your space and has obstacle avoidance technology. In our lab testing, it successfully avoided a sock, but it sucked up the USB cord, so in the real world, it likely won't avoid extra-small obstacles. We don't consider this a huge downside since robot appliances with obstacle avoidance usually don't detect cords. While the noise level of this robot vacuum and mop didn't bother our lab tester, she did note that it was extremely loud when self-emptying, so you likely wouldn't want to run it if a child was napping.
Following our initial lab test, we sent the DEEBOT N8+ to a long-term home tester for further evaluation. While we didn't test the app setup in The Lab, our tester reported that this process was very easy; she scanned a QR code, which led her to the app for downloading, and followed simple step-by-step guidance to begin mapping the layout in her home.
After one month of consistent use, our home tester raved about this device's "perfect" performance. She loved the time she saved by running both mopping and vacuuming functions simultaneously and that this combo device always recognized the surface correctly and mopped only on non-carpeted areas. The only major mopping drawback our tester shared is that she wished she could use her own cleaning solution in the water tank. ECOVACS recommends only water to prevent clogging.
Price at time of publish: $425
Best Budget: iRobot Braava Jet 240 Washable Pad Robotic Mop
Great for small spaces
Easy to use
Avoids carpets and rugs
Mop pads are not reusable
Limited smart features
The iRobot Braava jet 240 will clean your floors at half the price of other models. This robot mop packs a powerful punch for being the smallest and least expensive robot mop on our list. This model isn't a hybrid. It's a mop-only robot mop. It also doesn't include any notable smart features, but if you're looking for a small robot mop to surface clean your kitchen floors regularly, this is an excellent choice. Just press the "Clean" button, and it will get to work.
We didn't test this robot mop in The Lab, but for the price point, we think it's worth including. The Braava jet 240 has a 7-inch cleaning path width and is small enough to easily clean around table legs, against walls, and under furniture. The precision jet spray ensures that not too much water is sprayed on the floors, and it’s smart enough to avoid carpeted areas and rugs.
This iRobot Braava can use fresh-scent wet mopping pads, damp sweeping pads, or dry sweeping pads—all of which are disposable. You won't have to worry about washing your mop pads, but you will have to purchase the refill pads separately. There are newer models in the iRobot Braava jet series that can pair with your Roomba to work together to vacuum and mop your floors. But again, for the price point, this is an excellent mop-only option.
Price at time of publish: $160
Best Splurge: Ecovacs Deebot T10+ Robot Vacuum and Mop
Scrubbing mop head
AI technology isn't perfect
Long charging time
The ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+ is another incredible option for squeaky clean floors. When it comes to robot vacuum and mop combos, this was closely rated as our Best Overall pick, but the price point is significantly higher. That being said, the higher price point is accompanied by amazing cleaning power.
In The Lab, our tester noted that the robot mop was "actually scrubbing back and forth," as opposed to just lightly mopping the floor for a surface clean. He also appreciated that the device seemed methodical in its cleaning method and didn't randomly mop the area. The T10+ mop cleaned up our coffee and syrup spills extremely well, leaving only a little bit of residue behind when picking up the syrup spill.
The DEEBOT T10+ also features obstacle avoidance, which is the latest technology in helping you achieve a safe, hands-free clean. In our lab testing, this machine successfully avoided a sock but sucked up a USB cord, so the technology isn't perfect, but it's getting there. Our long-term home tester saw similar inconsistent results with navigation after using this robot vacuum and mop for one month. In the tester's home, this device had trouble over rugs, often crumpling them, and clearing door thresholds.
Our long-term home tester also shed light on this machine's smart mapping technology through the companion mobile app. While the app was relatively simple to download and set up, the tester said it offered no guidance on the various settings, which left her guessing and tapping around for answers. Our long-term tester also indicated that setting up accurate floor mapping wasn't easy to do or correct if the device missed certain areas. Still, the tester appreciated its overall quiet operating volume, the dual mopping and vacuuming functionality, and the convenient (but loud) self-emptying feature.
Price at time of publish: $950
Best for Pet Owners: eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid Wi-Fi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner 2-in-1 Sweep and Mop
Speaks when turning on, off, and pausing
Leaked after mopping
No object avoidance
The eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Mop has two twin turbines that work to suck up pet hair and debris, making it an excellent choice for households with furry friends. It's also extremely quiet, so if you have animals that are sensitive to noise, they'll appreciate this robot vacuum-mop combo, too.
In our lab testing, we found that the RoboVac X8 Hybrid mopped up all of our spilled syrup and coffee, but it leaked a little once it completed the job. Unfortunately, this is fairly common in robot mops, so we didn't dock too many points for that mistake. Our lab tester loved that this model spoke when it turned on, off, and paused, making it simple to use, and how quiet it was.
Our long-term home tester also appreciated the quiet volume after one month of consistent use—and the user-friendly app that makes the X8 Hybrid more convenient to use. This tester said downloading and setting up the app was straightforward and highlighted how the app created a map after an initial cleaning run, allowing her to designate certain areas as restricted. Our long-term tester found this feature essential for blocking off spaces for spot cleaning, avoiding tricky layouts, or asking the X8 Hybrid to tidy a specific room or rooms, a request that's easy to make from the app.
While our home tester appreciated the intuitive app and excellent pet hair, dust, and dirt-cleaning abilities, the mopping function was slightly less impressive. The primary recommendation is to use water, and the tester reported the X8 Hybrid releases a very thin layer of liquid for mopping and did not blow her away. However, if you prefer using a cleaning solution with this feature and don't mind the added expense, you can purchase Eufy's model-approved cleaner for a safe and potentially more effective mopping experience.
Price at time of publish: $550
Best for Large Spaces: Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop
Easy to empty
Avoids carpets and rugs
Vacuum is not great
Instructions could be more clear
The Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop boasts a 200-minute run time, so it's ideal for cleaning larger homes. In our lab testing, it also successfully avoided carpeting and rugs when it was in mopping mode, which is an excellent feature if you have various flooring types in your home. We also found that it's an excellent mop and a fairly good vacuum.
Our lab tester found the online instructions a little difficult to locate since the quick start guides on the website didn't include any model numbers. Once she figured out how to operate the machine, she was impressed that it mopped up our coffee and syrup spills with ease, leaving only a little bit of residue behind. Perhaps the most notable feature we noted during lab testing is this mop's quiet operation. If you have a large home, operating a loud robot vacuum and mop for a long period of time could become tiresome, but this appliance is relatively quiet.
In addition to our in-lab test, we asked a long-term home tester to report how this vacuuming and mopping combo device performed over the course of a month. Like our lab tester, the home tester noted difficulty with the initial setup. For the home tester, the main challenge was connecting the Yeedi to Wi-Fi. While the connection seemed to be successful, ultimately, she had to reset the device and download a firmware update before the app could connect to the machine and map her home. Once it did, the tester said the Yeedi became her preferred cleaning device (over a Dyson Animal V8) because of the effective mapping.
Price at time of publish: $350
Our top pick for a robot mop is the ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuum and Robot Mop with Self-Empty because it is a powerful vacuum and mop that cleaned up all of our testing messes quickly. Plus, it's easy to set up, operate, and empty. If you're looking for a robot mop without a vacuuming feature, we recommend the iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop. This basic robot mop uses a jet spray to target spills and leaves your floors squeaky clean.
Other Options We Tested
BISSELL SpinWave Wet and Dry Robotic Vacuum: We had high hopes for the Bissell robot vacuum-mop combo, but it did not live up to them. Instead of mopping up our syrup spill, it simply spread it around in circles, making a bigger mess than the one we started with. It also didn't do a great job in vacuum-only mode. The Bissell just pushed around most of the debris instead of sucking it up.
Shark AV2001WD AI VACMOP 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop: Our tester really liked the Shark AI VACMOP, and it did a good job cleaning up the syrup and coffee spills. However, it ran straight through our chocolate pudding and smeared it all over the floor, so we couldn't, in good conscience, recommend this robot vacuum-mop in our top picks. One of our editors also tested this model at home and ended up docking the robot mop and hand-scrubbing her kitchen floor.
Roborock S7+ Robot Vacuum and Sonic Mop: While the vacuuming feature on this Roborock worked well, the mopping feature simply smeared the syrup on our testing floor. "The features it lists sound impressive; however, I don't feel the performance was worth the price," said our tester. "The vacuuming function was adequate, but the mopping left enough residue behind that I would feel the need to properly mop afterward." If you're looking to invest in a robot mop, this is not what you want to hear.
eufy by Anker RoboVac G20 Hybrid: We tested several eufy models, but the eufy by Anker RoboVac G20 Hybrid left us scratching our heads. It says it's capable of vacuuming and mopping, but it completely avoided the testing floor area with coffee and syrup spills. Instead, it just went back and forth over the same spot. Our tester noted that the mopping reservoir is also fairly small, and the vacuuming feature wasn't super impressive, either.
How We Tested the Robot Mops
We purchased and tested 30 robot vacuums and vacuum-mop hybrids in The Lab in Des Moines, Iowa, over two days. We unboxed and assembled each appliance and rated the ease of setup for each robot vacuum-mop hybrid model. Once setup was complete, we tested the effectiveness of its mopping features by spilling syrup and coffee on our testing floors, setting a two-minute timer, and letting the robot mop clean. After two minutes passed, we evaluated if any sticky residue was left behind.
As the robot vacuum-mop was operating, we used a decibel reader to assess the noise level of each. We also took note of any special features included, such as obstacle avoidance or smart mapping, that our home testers will further dive into in their long-term, at-home testing. Then we scored each model on maneuverability as the robot mops navigated their way through our living room obstacle course of couches and coffee tables.
If object avoidance was an advertised feature, we tested it by putting a USB cord, sock, and chocolate pudding on the floor, and then we took note of whether it successfully avoided those obstacles. In addition, we noted the ease of emptying each device's dust bin and reservoir, as well as the overall value of the robot mop, based on the price, our experience, and its features.
Our home testers recently completed one-month long-term tests on our top picks to put their smart features to the test in the real world. We have updated this list with their fresh and thorough insights and will continue to relay updates over three-month and six-month intervals.
What to Look for in a Robot Mop
There are two basic types of robot mops.
Mop-only robot mops perform one function: They mop your floors. If you already have a vacuum-only robot vacuum or don’t want a mop-vacuum combo, this may be your best option. Some brands, such as iRobot, created robot vacuums and robot mops that pair with each other, such as the Roomba s9+ vacuum and the Braava Jet m6 mop. This means the robot vacuum will clean your area, and once it's done, the robot mop will begin its mopping run.
Mop-vacuum combos, also known as hybrid vacuums, both mop and vacuum. It can be quite convenient and save space to have one appliance that can mop your floors and also vacuum your floors and carpet. Typically, half of the appliance has vacuuming capabilities, and the other half is equipped with a mopping pad. One standout example of this dual functionality from our testing is our pick for Best Overall, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N8+ Laser Mapping Vacuum and Robot Mop with Self-Empty. This combo model easily performed both functions, sweeping up hair and mopping spills while leaving minimal residue.
A long battery life is important, especially if you have a large home. It’s time-consuming if your robot mop has to keep stopping to recharge (which can take hours). If you have a lot of hardwood or tile floors to clean, look for a robot mop that can run for at least two hours, if not more. Some models, such as the Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop, can run for over three hours, making them ideal for large homes.
Multi-Room Smart Mapping
Multi-room smart mapping helps you create a floor plan for each of your rooms. All of our hybrid vacuum recommendations, including our Best for Pet Owners choice, the eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Mop, which offered seamless setup and straightforward mapping in our testing, and our Best Splurge pick, the ECOVACS DEEBOT T10+ Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum and Mop with Auto Empty, incorporate this technology. This mapping feature is important because it provides a consistently efficient blueprint for the robot. For instance, if your kitchen has laminate flooring, but your living room is fully carpeted, the robot mop knows to travel to your kitchen to begin its cleaning while avoiding the living room. If you choose a robot mop without this function, it may take longer to clean every room as it zigzags its way around the floor.
What type of cleaning solution do robot mops use?
Most robot mops only work with their brand-specific cleaning solutions. Many brands have their own formula or recommend a few specific ones that are compatible with the robot mop. Though it's possible to DIY a robot mop cleaning solution, doing so may mess with the internal hardware of the mop and may void its warranty.
One thing to note, regardless of the cleaning solution, is excess liquid during mopping cycles. "Robot mops need to be monitored and tend to get a little too much water on the floors," says Rapinchuk. "You might need to follow behind with a towel."
How do robot vacuums and mops work?
Robot vacuums clean the same way regular vacuums do—with a series of brushes that lift dirt from the floor and suck it up into a dust bin or bag. Robot mops disperse a cleaning solution across the floor and scrub it off with attached pads or brushes. Both bots move using sensors that detect space, cliffs, and obstacles.
How do you clean a robot mop?
The best way to clean a robot mop is by following the manufacturer's instructions, as many robots are made differently than others. But generally, you'll empty the water or dust tank, rinse it out, and let it dry. You may also need to manually clean the bristle brushes and mopping pads with gentle soap and water.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Erin Johnson, a commerce editor at The Spruce focusing on appliances, cleaning, and organization. Erin has experience testing upright, cordless, handheld, and robot vacuums and mops and has developed and led tests in The Lab. She actually likes to clean but understands that many people prefer the hands-free experience that robot mops offer. She wrote this article based on testing insights, thorough research, and first-hand experience with robot mops and spoke with Becky Rapinchuk, The Spruce's Cleaning Review Board member and founder of Clean Mama, for more insight. You can find more of Erin's work on Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Apartment Therapy, and Southern Living.
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