Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Best robot mops of 2023

iRobot Braava Jet M6
iRobot Braava Jet m6
Best overall
Jump to details
iLife V5s Pro
iLife V5s Pro
Best for small apartments
Jump to details
ECOVACS DEEBOT X2 Omni
Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
Best self-cleaning mop
Jump to details
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Best for carpet and hard floors
Jump to details

Smart robot mops aren't quite as flashy as other smart home gadgets, but they can certainly help save you time. The goal of smart devices is to handle day-to-day activities for you without you having to think or worry about them. Robot mops, as well as their vacuum brethren, perform that task well.

There are plenty of great robot mops to choose from today, many of which also double as vacuums. Whether you want a frugal option or something with heaps of premium features, there's bound to be a robot mop that fits your needs.

Here's a look at the best robot mops of 2023, including products from iRobot, Roborock, and Ecovacs.

iRobot Braava Jet m6

Best overall

Pros
  • Cleans with other Roomba
  • Provide thorough cleaning
  • Square design is great for corners
Cons
  • Proprietary cleaning pads
  • Expensive

First on the list is our best overall smart mop, the iRobot Braava Jet m6. This appliance is our top-of-the-line option for all of its features, especially working in tandem with some of iRobot's robot vacuums. Unfortunately, it's also the most expensive.

The Braava Jet m6 will map out your kitchen or home after a few runs to make sure it's cleaning in the most efficient way possible. You can also use the app to restrict areas the mop can enter, although it will avoid carpet by default. It also has an easy-to-remove and refill water tank.

The Braava Jet m6 will mop as much as it can before going back to the dock. If the battery dies before it finishes cleaning, it will return and recharge before going back out to finish the job. This mop is one of the only options that serves both smaller and larger areas.

iRobot Braava Jet M6
iRobot Braava Jet m6
Best overall
An overlay of both the top and bottom of the iLife V5s Pro 2 smart robot vacuum mop.
iLife

iLife V5s Pro

Best for small apartments

Pros
  • Remote control included
  • Auto returns to dock to recharge
  • Quiet operation
Cons
  • Water tank must be manually attached
  • Simple features

Next up is the iLife V5s Pro, which is actually a combo vacuum and mop. It takes the spot on our list as best for a small apartment, thanks to it being the quietest robot cleaner. It's also a little smaller for its size, but not as small as the Braava Jet 240.

The V5s Pro doesn't have a terribly huge number of features, but it does come with a simple remote if the app or your phone is out of reach. It will also run for about two hours before going back to the dock to charge.

To convert the V5s Pro from vacuum to mop, or vice versa, you'll have to take the dustbin off the bottom and change it to a water tank.

iLife V5s Pro
iLife V5s Pro
Best for small apartments
ecovacs deebot x2 omni review robot vacuum
Jon Bitner / Digital Trends

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni

Best self-cleaning mop

Pros
  • Impressive suction and vacuuming
  • Retractable mopping pads
  • Self-emptying and cleaning
  • Sleek, square design
Cons
  • Minimal improvements over T20 Omni

If you're looking for a robot mop that doubles as a robot vacuum, the X2 Omni should be near the top of your list. Along with two rotating mopping pads, the X2 Omni packs in a staggering 8,000 Pa of suction – allowing it to easily suck up dirt and debris as it cleans your floors. Its mops will also retract when traveling on carpet to prevent it from getting wet.

Once it's done cleaning, the X2 Omni will return to its dock to empty its dustbin, wash its mops, and then running a drying cycle. That means you won't have to get your hands dirty to keep your floors clean. These drying cycles take a bit of time to perform, but it's better than having to deal with them on your own.

Toss in great navigation skills, a simple-to-use smartphone app, and a sleek design, and it's easy to see why the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is so popular. Many homeowners also love its square footprint, as it gives the robot better access to corners and crevices than the typical circular design. All these features come with a hefty price tag, but it's worth adding to your home if you want a fully automated cleaning experience.

ECOVACS DEEBOT X2 Omni
Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
Best self-cleaning mop
roborock s8 pro ultra review feature
Roborock

Roborock S8 Pro Ultra

Best for carpet and hard floors

Pros
  • Impressive vacuuming skills
  • Mops and vacuums in a single run
  • Automatically cleans and empties itself
  • Easy-to-use smartphone app
Cons
  • Mop only lifts up a few millimeters

The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra offers many of the same features as the Deebot X2 Omni. This includes a self-washing and -drying mopping system, along with a self-emptying dustbin. However, it uses a single vibrating mopping pad to clean floors instead of two rotating mopping pads. Along with vibrations, the robot applies constant pressure while mopping to help clear up tough stains.

If you're looking to keep your floors as clean as possible, you can mix in Roborock's Floor Cleaning Solution. The S8 Pro Ultra also benefits from 6,000 Pa of suction for impressive vacuuming performance, though it’s the Duo Roller brushing system that really allows it to provide a superior clean.

Using your smartphone, you can program in different mopping schedules, set restricted zones, or enable Off-Peak Charging to help save on your energy bills. This makes it a great all-around robot that's perfect for homes with both carpet and hard floors.

Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Best for carpet and hard floors

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Roombas work in small spaces?

Yes, Roombas work in small spaces just as well as in larger spaces. However, if your flooring is covered in items and furniture, spending the extra money on an intelligent mop may not make sense.

How much space do robot cleaners need?

There's no minimum space that a smart cleaner needs to work in general. Some will require a few feet from the base to any walls, but as far as areas to clean, there's no bottom limit. All cleaners have a specific battery life, so not all will be as effective in the most extensive areas.

From this list, the iRobot Braava Jet m6 would be our choice for first-time buyers in a small space. There are other options if you have more room to clean, a higher budget, or want more features.

Editors' Recommendations

Keyan Riddick
Keyan Riddick is a freelance writer based in the mountains on North Carolina. When he isn't writing you can find him behind…
The 6 best desks for a home office in 2024
The Airia in a home office.

A desk is an important part of any home office, serving as the central hub for all your activities. Picking the right one can be challenging, as there are thousands of products to choose from -- not to mention a wealth of designs, such as standing desks and L-shape desks, to consider.

When looking for the best desks for a home office, you'll need to think about multiple factors. This includes how much desk space you need, how many customization options you'd like to have control over, and whether any additional features (such as cable management systems or storage space) are crucial to your setup. The most important thing to take into account, however, is durability. Your desk is an investment, and you probably won't want to be running out every few years to replace it.

Read more
Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day appliance sale is now live — up to 40% off
28 cu. ft. Samsung 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub in a kitchen with dark gray cabinets and a wooden floor

Now's a great time to upgrade your appliances, as Best Buy has launched its Presidents' Day sale a few days ahead of the holiday. Whether you're thinking about buying something for the kitchen or the laundry room, there's something that will surely catch your eye in Best Buy's Presidents' Day appliance sale, but you'll have to hurry with your purchase because stocks may run out before the holiday even arrives. Browse through all of the available deals, but you may also want to check out our favorite bargains to make a quicker decision on what to buy.

What to buy in Best Buy's Presidents' Day appliance sale
For those who are on the hunt for refrigerator deals, the most affordable option in Best Buy's Presidents' Day appliance sale is the Insignia 10 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Reversible Door, which is down to

Read more
The 7 best vacuums for pet hair from Dyson, Shark, and more
The Dyson V15 in use.

Ask any pet owner, and they'll tell you the hardest part of having a "furbaby" is dealing with pet hair. No matter how many times you bathe them or brush them, pet hair has a way of sneaking into all surfaces of the home. That makes a good vacuum for pet hair worth its weight in gold, ensuring your home is free of allergens and dander that might be lurking in your carpets.

The best vacuums for pet hair typically use a design that eliminates tangles and clogs, allowing them to put out maximum suction and easily pull embedded fur out of fabrics and furniture. They also tend to offer easy-to-empty dustbins and are lightweight for prolonged use without fatigue. Brands like Dyson, Shark, and Tineco produce many of the best vacuums for all types of homes, and a handful of their models are now aimed specifically at pet owners.

Read more