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Eufy has rapidly built a name among the most trusted robotic vacuum cleaner brands around, so it makes perfect sense that you are looking for the best Eufy RoboVac that money can buy. When it comes to the brand’s success, quality products play a part, of course, but they have also mastered sales channels. We firmly believe that Amazon is the best place to buy robot vacuums, and Eufy forms part of the Anker Innovations brand. The company has managed to get sales and marketing on the world’s biggest store down to an art. If you have recently bought a charging cable or portable speaker, you have probably encountered Anker first hand and seen the quality of packaging, presentation and, in some cases, customer support. This all extends to Eufy, the smart technology arm of Anker. They not only produce some of the best robot vacuums on the market, but even smart scales like the P1 and their Eufy Genie smart speaker. So, we know that Eufy produces quality cleaning robots, but which is the best in the range?
The Eufy RoboVac Range
We have reviewed over half a dozen Eufy RoboVacs here at Robovac.co.uk, spanning every generation. The RoboVac series has been around for long enough to have ‘old’ models, but it is current enough that many of the older models are still available. However, the purpose of this buying guide is to determine the best Eufy RoboVac for your needs, and there is no getting away from the fact that newer is better. So, while we do cover the RoboVac 12, there is no way we could recommend it over the current RoboVac 15C which replaced it in the range. This buyer’s guide therefore revolves around the current models in the 11, 15 and 30 series to determine the best value and which robot vacuum is ideal for your home.
Eufy RoboVacs at a Glance
Eufy RoboVac 11S
Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX
Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX
Eufy RoboVac 30C
|View Price and Reviews on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 11S on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 30C on Amazon|
|Our Review||Coming Soon||Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX Review||Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX Review||Eufy RoboVac 30C Review|
|Suction Power||1,300 Pa||2,000 Pa||2,000 Pa||1,500 Pa|
|Amazon Alexa and Google Home Compatible||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|iOS and Android App||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Dust Box Capacity||0.6 litres||0.6 litres||0.6 litres||0.6 litres|
|Carpet Types||Low-Pile, Medium Pile||Low-Pile, Medium Pile||Low-Pile, Medium Pile||Low-Pile|
|Run-Time on a Full Charge||100 min||100 min||100 min||100 min|
|Full Charge Time||300 min||300 min||300 min||300 min|
|Compatible with Virtual Walls||No||No||No||Yes|
|Weight||2.5 kg||2.5 kg||2.7 kg||2.7 kg|
|Height||7.2 cm||7.2 cm||7.2 cm||7.2 cm|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months|
|View Price and Reviews on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 11S on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX on Amazon||Eufy RoboVac 30C on Amazon|
The Eufy RoboVac Range
As you can tell from the table above, Eufy does not deviate all that far from what it knows. The current range of RoboVacs each share obvious similarities, not least through the fact that form factors are virtually identical. This is a good thing, as Eufy’s models tend to be shorter than the competition, enabling them to reach areas of floors that other robot vacuums cannot.
Also telling is that Eufy, just as we would expect from an Anker brand, focuses on mass-market consumer appeal. They do not boast a truly budget model at the sub-£100 price point, nor do they attempt to compete with the upper end of the market like the Neato D750 Pet Edition. Every model in the current Eufy line-up hovers around the £200 price point and we consider that as the ideal mark for affordability, without compromising on cleaning.
Should You Buy the Eufy RoboVac 11?
The Eufy RoboVac 11 was the entry level model of a previous generation and typically the option for those that want to introduce a RoboVac into their home while spending as little as possible. Anker’s reputation carries a lot of weight, and this is a cost-effective way to see why they are so highly regarded.
You may be tempted to look into getting an older model – with many gadgets, opting for a previous version on clearance can save even more money. This is true to an extent – the original RoboVac 11 can be had for under £150 when in stock. However, we always have a hard time recommending outdated equipment in the robot vacuum space as parts become harder to come by and the performance improvements from one generation to the next more than justify the increased cost.
In this particular case, by dropping down to the original 11, you lose out on the reduced height afforded by the models featured here and do not receive even minimal connectivity – the original RoboVac 11 does not even come with a remote, let alone Wi-Fi and Alexa connections. The original RoboVac 11 is noisier than the current generation, and with just 1,000 Pa of suction and no extra features to boost it as required, the RoboVac 11 feels like a demonstration model. It shows you how robovacs operate and move, and does a bit of cleaning along the way. A slightly larger investment will get you into the current generation, and we must say that every model here is superior in every way.
We did review the Eufy RoboVac 11 here on the site and it is a decent model. However, it does not warrant a spot in the key comparison as while it still has a place, it does not win out in any category and falls short of demonstrating what Eufy is capable of today. It was a best-seller and will go down in history among the most iconic robot vacuums of the early years, but it is time to look onwards and upwards with what the RoboVac range has to offer.
The Best Eufy RoboVac – The 15C MAX
The award for the best robotic vacuum cleaner in the Eufy range goes to the newest model out there at the time of this feature, that being the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX. Launched with much fanfare on Prime Day 2019, it immediately caught the eye by offering Eufy’s strongest ever suction power at 2,000 Pa. There are familiar touches – the 15C MAX is small, lightweight and intelligent, and it comes with peak connectivity. The remote control is in the box for those that do not have a smartphone or prefer to ignore Wi-Fi setup, but those that want to make their robotic vacuum cleaner a genuine part of their smart home will not be disappointed.
The Eufy RoboVac 15C either wins in every category in the range, or at least finds itself in a tie for first. The RoboVac 30C is slightly more expensive, and for that extra money you get the use of virtual walls. That will be value for money for some, as those walls can come in handy. The 15C is not compatible – it is not just a case of buying Eufy’s boundary strips, which can be purcahsed separately and come bundled with the 30C. The robot will not detect them, and you may as well have masking tape randomly positioned throughout the home. We have reviewed many robot vacuums and, in real world applications, we have found virtual walls and boundary strips to be a nice option in the right environment, but never truly essential.
The same argument could potentially be made for connectivity and, full disclosure, we are smart home afficionados. If there is a version of a product that connects to the internet and one that does not, we will go for the former every time as long as the price is not back-breaking – as it can be today on larger kitchen appliances like smart fridges and washing machines. Slight bias aside, we firmly believe that the connectivity upgrade from the 11S Max to the 15C is worth the price difference. Alternatively, you could take a step back in generations and try the RoboVac 11C but they are hard to find, expensive for what they are and suffer the same issues that meant that the regular RoboVac 11 was an unlikely inclusion in this buyer’s guide for the reasons outlined above.
Why the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX?
- Unbeatable Connectivty. If Wi-Fi matters, and you love the thought of turning your robotic vacuum cleaner on while you travel home, there is nothing that more expensive models can do that this one cannot. Even if you just don’t want to leave the sofa, the remote control is great.
- Designed for Multiple Cleans. Once your RoboVac 15C has assessed the lay of the land and done a couple of cleans, maintenance of your floors is a breeze thanks to a 100-minute run-time and 0.6-litre capacity, finished off by the unit automatically returning to its base to resume charging.
- Outstanding Suction. Suction is not everything and other manufacturers utilise different techniques to boost cleaning power. However, the 15C represents the best clean in the Eufy range and looks set to retain that title for a long time to come.
- Fantastic Customer Service. Eufy is rivalled only by iRobot’s Roombas for reputation in the robot vacuum sector, and owners of the 15C can expect to be impressed from the moment the package arrives. If anything goes wrong, it will get sorted in a timely manner.
- Great Value for Money. The 15C is not even the cheapest robot vacuum in its range, let alone when compared to other manufacturers. However, the product you get for the price is unmatched.
- Potentially the Best Robot Vacuum. This feature concentrates on finding the best option for those seeking the ideal Eufy RoboVac for their needs. The 15C is it – but it might well be the best-value robot vacuum of all.
In Joint Second Place – The Eufy RoboVac 11S and 11S MAX
As this feature goes live, the Eufy RoboVac 30C sits atop the best-seller charts on Amazon in the robotic vacuum category, and we have to admit that this did have us second guessing ourselves. In a three-horse race, is the one that sells the most coming in third? We can only go by our own experiences and we feel that as a total package, the 11S is the superior robot vacuum when considering price and performance. Admittedly, comparing both in a vacuum is a different story. If both models were exactly the same price, then the RoboVac 30C would be a no-brainer. It boasts the same connectivity as the 15C MAX covered above, and is among only a handful of Eufy robot vacuums to support their boundary tape virtual walls. However, these features require buyers to add around 20% onto the price of the 11S MAX, and we would hesitate to say it is always worth it.
Eufy knows a thing or two about value for money, as evidenced by the excellent robot vacuum cleaners featured here, and it is something we always like to focus on in our tests. This is not the cheapest RoboVac that money can buy – the original 11 covered above takes that accolade – but choosing the best of a range is a balancing act. As noted previously, we are also concerned with performance and the latest generation of Eufy robotic vacuum cleaners leaves the previous one in the dust. The first RoboVac 11 had merit, but the 11S MAX and every other model featured in this buyer’s guide leaves it in the dust, so to speak. Clean the same space with the 11S MAX and the original and the latter will feel part robot vacuum, part toy.
As an aside, we have decided to combine the 11S and 11S MAX models into joint second place due to the inherent similarities. They are identical save for the boost in suction power on the MAX. On paper, the 11S MAX is therefore the superior model, but you will find yourself paying more for the boost in power. Consider that we feel the 1,300 Pa suction on the standard RoboVac 11S as being sufficient for most needs, and then decide whether the power boost will be worth the extra £20-£30 you can expect to spend on the upgrade.
All that aside, this is the cheapest of the most highly-recommended Eufy RoboVacs and the value is clear to see. For a significant reduction in price, you get practically the same model as the winner of this category, the RoboVac 15C. It boasts the same 2,000 Pa suction power when putting the two MAX models alongside each other for identical cleaning, and the same battery for 100 minutes of cleaning and a 5-hour charge time. The dust box boasts the same capacity as the other models featured here and the drop sensors and other technology is largely the same. Effectively, if you were to place the 11S MAX and the 15C MAX side by side for a clean off, you would struggle to tell the difference.
Why Second Place for the Eufy RoboVac 11S MAX?
Hopefully you read our 15C MAX coverage above, where we made our preference for connectivity clear and that is the main missing component in the 11S and 11S MAX packages. Crucially, we do not consider the price difference as being prohibitive. It is in no way unreasonable for some of our readers to wonder whether an app and connections to Amazon Alexa and Google Home are worth the extra £30 – we determined that £20 more for inferior suction power but the ability to use virtual walls wasn’t enough for the RoboVac 30C to win this category after all.
There are considerations to be made. You, or the person you are considering buying a RoboVac for, might not have a smartphone. Both models share the same infra-red remote, and the 11S MAX is suddenly the best buy. At the opposite end of the scale, you might be just as concerned with making your home as smart as possible as we are, making the 15C MAX the clear winner.
The majority will be in the middle – would you rather have £30-£60 in your pocket or prefer to be able to start a clean from anywhere in the world, or turn your robotic vacuum cleaner on with your voice anywhere in the home? This is something that only you can answer. What we would say is that the Eufy RoboVacs are solid pieces of kit and will still be running for years to come. You’d probably be willing to pay a couple of pence each time you turn on the vacuum from the car or train, and you stand every chance of reaching that kind of value over the robot vacuum’s lifespan.
Why the Eufy 11S MAX?
- Fantastic Value for Anyone that Does Not Need Connectivity. There may not be any Wi-Fi or smart home functionality here, but if you know for certain you will not need it, there is no need to compromise on the quality of the clean.
- Most of the Perks of More Expensive Models. A big selling point of the 15C MAX is the 2,000 Pa suction power – the strongest in the Eufy range. The 11S MAX sits at a lower price-point and matches it stride for stride, and the even cheaper 11S is no slouch.
- A Quiet, Powerful Clean. As with the other models featured here, the 11S and 11S MAX clock in at 55 dB when operating. That’s the same as a working microwave oven.
- The Perks of Eufy Ownership at a Low Price. In going for Eufy over alternative brands, you are guaranteeing some of the best after-sales support in the sector – and will not get anything less for going for a lower-spec model.
- Suitable for Most Small and Medium Homes. The battery life ensures cleaning across both floors in most homes, and only the very thickest carpets will prevent the 11S models from doing their job.
- A Luxurious Experience. Luxury is never guaranteed at this price point, but the 11S looks the part and boasts tempered glass, a great finish and feels reassuringly solid to touch and hold.
Last but Not Least – The Eufy RoboVac 30C
The Eufy RoboVac 30C may have finished third of three in this buyer’s guide, but we would like to start by saying that it is still a truly outstanding robotic vacuum cleaner. Being third overall for Eufy still makes it far superior to competing models from other manufacturers, and often those that aim for higher price points. However, this model is simply missing the x-factor found in the 15C MAX and 11S/11S MAX models featured above. Nevertheless, this model still brings something new to the RoboVac range and the sales figures speak for themselves – the 30C picked up where the 11 left off and now continually finds itself somewhere near the top of the bestseller charts on Amazon and at other retailers.
Much of what has needed to be said about comparing the various models has already been covered in this feature, but there are some key points that warrant further discussion. We shall kick things off with suction power, as the differences there will stand out to any potential buyer. Both the 11S MAX and the 15C MAX boast 2,000 Pa suction and no Eufy RoboVac can beat them at the time of this review. The cleaning capabilities of Eufy robotic vacuum cleaners largely depends on suction power as there are no unique systems or brush setups that are anything out of the ordinary here. At the same time, it is possible to reach a power level that is ‘enough’.
The other two models are stronger on paper, but we feel that a 500 Pa boost in suction power has diminishing returns. We have mentioned the 1,000 Pa suction on the original RoboVac 11 and the improvements found on newer models like this one are genuinely noticeable. The difference between the 30C and the 15C MAX may be the same in terms of numbers, but we did not find any major deficiencies in the cleaning capabilities of the 30C in testing. The 30C does beat the standard RoboVac 11S on suction power, and we consider that model to be more than sufficient for domestic needs. This model is marketed towards small and medium homes, just like everything that Eufy brings to the table, and we cannot foresee it disappointing anyone in speed and cleaning power.
With that said, while the difference is smaller, it is still there and Eufy has not spent time on reengineering the very latest models to make no improvement at all. When you factor in that the 30C is at the top end of the pricing scale from Eufy and usually matches or exceeds the 15C Max price, you start to think that you may as well go for more suction for less money.
Where the 30C does come into its own is in its use of boundary strips. At the time of writing, only the original Eufy RoboVac 30 and the 11C Pet Edition were able to make use of this technology, and this remains something that the top-end Eufy model has over and above its local competition. These strips act as virtual walls and the 30C has a special sensor not found on the other models featured here. When it encounters a strip, it may as well have run into a wall and will run along the edge before going back in the direction it came from.
Much as connectivity is the key differentiator between the 11S MAX and the 15C, deciding to buy the 30C over the alternatives comes down to how useful you feel these strips can be. There may be no areas of the home that you want to maintain as a robovac-free zone, or you might be happy to shut doors instead. If you would rather avoid any hassle and know that there are areas that your robot vacuum will not go no matter what, then the 30C is worth the investment.
Why the Eufy RoboVac 30C?
- The Only Current RoboVac with Virtual Wall Support. Mapping is not available on Eufy robot vacuums at the time of writing and the 30C is the only current model to support virtual walls thanks to boundary strips.
- Full Wi-Fi Connectivity. You’ll get the remote control in the box as with other models, but the 30C matches the 15C MAX and beats the 11S MAX for connectivity options and mobile apps.
- Strong Suction. As discussed, 1,500 Pa is suitable for cleaning most home surfaces and potential buyers should not put too much stock in this being lower than the other two featured models.
- Multiple Cleans without Charging or Emptying. The 30C boasts the same battery as other current models and an identical dust box, ensuring that it can work independently over the course of several cleaning cycles.
- All the Eufy and Anker Goodnees. This model joins the 11S and 15C in feeling extremely luxurious for the price, with great design and fantastic packaging befitting welcoming a new member of the household.
- Quiet Cleaning. This was the first RoboVac to be re-engineered for a quiter clean and, at 55 dB, it is unlikely to interfere with your television viewing habits!
Tips to Buy the Perfect Eufy RoboVac
Our site is not just about robot vacuum reviews and buying guides – we also strive to ensure that our readers get something out of the site by ensuring they get the most out of their chosen automatic vacuum, regardless of the model. We cover general buying and usage tips throughout the site, but the following have been selected as being particularly pertinent to anyone considering buying a Eufy RoboVac.
Consider Your Personal Requirements
If you have settled on a Eufy RoboVac as your smart cleaner of choice, you are in safe hands. The price differences between the most highly recommended models is not massive, but it will enter your thinking. Fortunately, each model is close enough in price that you should not have to make major sacrifices. If you do not need or want your robovac to be on the internet, then the 11S MAX is the obvious choice, while if you only have low-pile carpets and hard floors throughout the home, the 30C is in no way inferior to its competitiors.
Make Savings Where You Can
There may not be massive differences between the best Eufy RoboVacs as far as price goes, but it is important to remember context. We have deliberately ignored the original RoboVac 11 for reasons outlined throughout the article. When you then consider that our 3 recommended models rarely exceed a £60 range from cheapest to most expensive, it will not take months of saving to upgrade. Nevertheless, your purchasing decision should be based on what you need right now and what you might need in the future. If you can save money in the process, all the better.
Buy at the Right Time
Eufy has continually demonstrated a passion for refinement, and seems to have a genuine desire to keep their mainstream smart products ahead of the crowd. Of the robot vacuums featured in this buyer’s guide, the 11S Max refined the successful RoboVac 11, the 15C replaced the Eufy RoboVac 12 and the 30C picked up where the RoboVac 30 left off. You want to strike a balance between giving a new release time to be reviewed to make sure it meets your needs, while getting in as early as you can, ensuring that your chosen model is as current as possible. Naturally, it is also worth keeping an eye on the frequent promotions available around peak shopping times like Prime Day and Black Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions about Eufy RoboVacs
Are Eufy RoboVacs Good Value for Money?
Eufy’s robot vacuums are potentially best in class when it comes to value. You will notice that they tend to avoid the very bottom end of the market and do not attempt to compete with models in the £400-plus range. They have identified their ideal customer, which is the home user in an average home with a mix of carpets and hard floors, and built their products around meeting those needs.
Compared to the cheapest robot vacuums on the market, you get better cleaning and functionality for your money. Compared to the most expensive, you sacrifice more specialised features like mapping, digital screens on the unit and the ability to clean high-pile carpets for mass-market features that should meet most needs effectively.
How is the After Sales Support?
You probably had not heard of Anker a few years ago and the first interaction with the company for many buyers was phone charging cables – everyone has to start somewhere! Today, Anker ranks among the best-selling brands on Amazon because they have done such a good job of looking after their customers and Eufy, as an Anker brand, continues that reputation for excellence. You can find contact information localised for every market in which Eufy operates here and we all but guarantee a fantastic experience throughout.
Why is the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX the Best Eufy Robot Vacuum?
For us, it strikes the balance between price and performance like nothing else out there – even looking beyond the Eufy range alone. We mentioned buying for the future as well as the present, and the 15C MAX has everything in place. We would be the first to admit that there is plenty of scope for improvement in robot vacuum mobile apps and Amazon Alexa/Google Home connectivity, but we would rather spend a little more to be ready when it happens. Throw in the fact that the cleaning power is as good as it gets on Eufy models and it does indeed triumph on the price and performance ratio.
Are the RoboVac 11S MAX and 30C Worth It?
Yes, absolutely. The other Eufy models here still bring impressive functionality to the table and we do not believe that anyone will be disappointed with their purchase even if they opt against the 15C MAX. We fully acknowledge that not everyone needs the enhanced connectivity and a remote control will do for some – outside of that, the 11S MAX offers a virtually identical clean. Similarly, the virtual walls used by the RoboVac 30C will be perfect for some buyers, but an unneccesary additional expense for others.
Conversely, we would once again urge buyers to generally shy away from older models. The improvements between generations in the Eufy range are tangible and the prices on older models do not decrease as rapidly as might be expected. We would encourage those in the market for the best Eufy RoboVac for their needs to stick with the selection presented here.
What is Better, the RoboVac 11S or RoboVac 11S MAX?
We lumped these two together the buyer’s guide because the differences are minor and easy to see. As mentioned in the full coverage above, the choice between the 11S and 11S MAX comes down to how much you need the boost in suction power and whether you are willing to pay the price. The 11S MAX generally comes in at £30 over whatever the 11S is selling for at the time, and the 11S MAX is then around £30 cheaper than the 15C MAX. Comparing the 11S models directly, the suction power is the only consideration. If you make a lot of mess, have pets or forget to clean regularly, the added power will come into its own. Conversely, if you have no pets and remember to do a quick clean every couple of days, the 11S saves you money and does everything you need.
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