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
- Cleans with other Roomba
- Provide thorough cleaning
- Square design is great for corners
- Proprietary cleaning pads
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.
iLife V5s Pro
Best for small apartments
- Remote control included
- Auto returns to dock to recharge
- Quiet operation
- 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.
Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
Best self-cleaning mop
- Impressive suction and vacuuming
- Retractable mopping pads
- Self-emptying and cleaning
- Sleek, square design
- 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.
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Best for carpet and hard floors
- Impressive vacuuming skills
- Mops and vacuums in a single run
- Automatically cleans and empties itself
- Easy-to-use smartphone app
- 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.
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.
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.
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