Robot vacuums WITHOUT the auto-dirt disposal function often require frequent manual emptying, which is inconvenient, especially for people with allergies. By investing in a self-emptying robot vacuum, you can:
- Run the machine unattended;
- Enjoy interrupted cleaning cycles;
- Save time while avoiding unnecessary hassles.
Quickly, here are five of the highest-rated self-emptying robot vacuums to buy.
Appearing #1 in this list of the best self-emptying robot vacuum is the iRobot i7+.
So the dustbin of the Roomba i7+ has the full bin detect sensor. It’s different from the timer option where the robot self empties regardless of whether or not the bin is full. The full bin sensor of the i7+ ensures it returns home for emptying only when this is necessary. Eventually, vacuuming is faster and more effective.
Related: Roomba i7+ full review
For the self-cleaning function of the i7+, it works flawlessly such that the only input required is trashing the dirtbags, which is easy to do anyway. Also, the clean base is a bagged system allowing for some fresh, healthy air for people with allergies.
Roomba s9+ is the second self-emptying floor sweeper to be considered.
Compared to the i7+, emptying methodology and performance remains the same. Design is where the significant difference is noticeable. As such, the i7+ can’t use the base of the s9+ and vice versa.
Related: Roomba i7+ vs. s9+
Similarly, and if it’s worth mentioning, the total package of the s9+ comes in at a higher price than the i7+. Even so (but this is entirely my opinion), the i7+ is better refined with more positive user feedback.
Shark IQ R101AE
Coming in at #3 is the Shark IQ R101AE self-emptying robot vacuum.
The dust collector of the Shark, similar to the Roomba, is estimated to hold thirty runs of dirt. However, the dustbin of the Shark is time-based. Vacuuming, as a result,
could be delayed due to frequent emptying breaks.
The emptying tower is a bagless system, too. No ongoing expenses on dirtbags that turn out to be, but because this is a bagless system, emptying the clean base may not be as convenient, especially for folks who are allergens sensitive.
The auto-dirt emptying function of the Shark sure works flawlessly. Its shortcomings in areas such as battery life, mapping, pet hair vacuuming, and navigation kind of add another twist as to whether or not it’s worth it. Maybe check out this review.
Proscenic M7 Pro
With the self-emptying base of the Proscenic M7 Pro selling at around $99, compared with a certain i7+ at twice the price, it’s safe to say the M7 Pro is one of the cheapest–if not the cheapest–self-emptying robot vacuum in the market right now.
At 600ml dustbin capacity, it makes sense, particularly if you aren’t interested or can’t afford the self-cleaning base.
And because the M7 Pro has a bagged auto-dirt system, there would be ongoing expenses on proprietary bags. However, you can’t beat the luxury of hands-free vacuuming plus fresh, breathable air.
CHECK PROSCENIC M7 PRO CURRENT PRICE AND REVIEWS ON AMAZON
Evocacs Deebot Ozmo T5/T8
The last items to receive a mention in this list of the best self-emptying robot vacuums would be the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 and T8. The T8 is an upgrade to the T5 with the AIVI feature that lets it avoid small objects/obstacles (e.g., power cords, cables, socks, etc.) coupled with a home monitoring system.
With both models, there’s an option for automatic dirt disposal. Talking about the self-emptying bin, from a video I saw on YouTube and what I have read so far, the clean bases of the T5 and T8 works in a similar version to the Roombas plus it’s a bagged system. In terms of design, the T5 and T8 bottom appear very much like the M7 Pro.
Here’s a video of the Ozmo T8 self-emptying bin in action:
The T5 and T8 robot vacuums are available except WITHOUT their auto-dirt emptying bins, which Ecovacs say would sell separately in addition to currently being unavailable for purchase in the US. At the time of this writing, the Deebot Ozmo T5 (WITHOUT the clean base) is under $500 on Amazon, while the T8 (also WITHOUT the base support) is above $700.
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