The 7 Best Robot Mops, According to Editor Testing
Robot vacuums have taken the home cleaning industry by storm, sucking up everything from a toddler's trail of crushed Cheerios to the family dog's pet hair. Now, the essential household device has gained a cousin that's itching to make their own mark: the robot mop. Robot mops are a convenient, hands-off way to clean your floors that eliminate the need to hunch over a mop and bucket, proving that the quest for clean tile, vinyl, and even hardwood floors doesn't have to be a chore.
Generally speaking, robot mops are best suited for everyday maintenance (versus deep cleaning sessions). Still, many models fuse sleek designs with functionality for an end product that's as useful for your everyday life as it is display-worthy. Keep reading to learn more about our seven favorites, along with how we tested, what to look for when shopping, and how to clean your robot mop.
The 7 Best Robot Mops in 2021
- Best Overall: iRobot Braava Jet m6
Featuring both wet mop and dry sweep modes, this robot mop efficiently maps out large spaces and multiple rooms and has a spot-clean function for everyday spills.
- Best for Large Homes: Yeedi Vac Station
This vacuum-robot hybrid efficiently vacuums things like hair, crumbs, and flour, and is best for tackling light spills versus large messes when it comes to mopping.
- Best Battery Life: Eufy by Anker RoboVac X8 Hybrid
This robot vacuum-mop duo features intelligent mapping features by way of AI Map Technology, and its mop function offers a light misting for minor spills.
- Best Mapping Capabilities: ECOVACS Deebot N8+
This is a dual-purpose robot vacuum and mop, featuring advanced laser mapping best suited for everyday mopping.
- Best for Multiple Floor Types: Roborock S7
With both vacuuming and mopping capabilities, this robot mop uses Sonic Vibration Technology to scrub off caked-on messes and tackles maintenance mopping with ease.
- Best Mop/Vacuum Duo: Bissell Spinwave
Offering vacuuming and mopping functions, this robot mop features rotating mopping pads and a spot clean function to make for more efficient mopping.
- Best for Small Homes: iRobot 240 Braava
Featuring wet mopping, damp mopping, and dry sweeping, this robot mop offers basic navigation and is best for smaller homes.
How We Tested
For each robot mop, we conducted minor spills (with soda and flour) and major spills (by way of syrup and pudding) to evaluate how well it spot cleaned. Our goal was to push each model to its fullest cleaning capacity to see how it tackled messes of every type, from dry spills to more sticky, viscous ones. In addition to testing each mop's spot cleaning capabilities, we took into account the product's ability to map the space, ease of assembly and setup, durability, battery life, and ease of storage.
Best Overall: iRobot Braava Jet m6
Best for Large Homes: Yeedi Vac Station
Best Battery Life: Eufy by Anker RoboVac X8
Best Mapping Capabilities: ECOVACS Deebot N8+
Best for Multiple Floor Types: Roborock S7
We're planning on testing the Samsung JetMop, which didn't arrive in time for our in-studio testing. The model features a handheld mode that can be used to clean walls and dual spinning mop pads that extend out from under the unit to clean corners and edges.
What to Look for When Buying a Robot Mop
First things first, there are a few different robot mop types to choose from: a single-function robot mop, a dual-function robot mop and vacuum hybrid, or a robot mop and dry sweep combo. To help figure out how to navigate the slew of robot mop options on the market (because let's face it—there are a lot), we spoke to two cleaning experts for their tips: Nick Burks, CEO of Neet Home, a residential cleaning company in Atlanta, GA, and Karen Lee, home decor specialist and founder of Smart Robotic Home.
There are five important things to consider when choosing a robot mop:
How to Clean a Robot Mop
Robot mops are extremely easy to clean that only requires two steps: empty out and rinse the water tank and hand wash (or launder) the mop pad. If you find your mop pad is harboring odor, wash it with warm water and baking soda to absorb any foul smells. To clean the robot mop itself, you can simply wipe most models down with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.