To get a utilitarian things like a vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaner can seem as unexciting as getting a roll of toilet paper in the sock. But almost every home needs one to pick up stray pieces of schmutz. If you want a gift that will earn its price back every single day, you can not do it better than a reliable carpet cleaner. Your loved one may even start thinking of it as part of the family. This is our favorite choice from iRobot, Roborock and more.
While newer Dyson vacuum cleaners have longer battery life and more powerful features, the Dyson V8 is the best budget option in our guide to the best Dyson vacuum cleaners. It runs for up to 40 minutes on a single charge and has the same practical, modular design as other Dyson vacuum cleaners and converts into a handheld vacuum cleaner that fits into awkward cracks.
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We have tried almost all robotic vacuum cleaners from Roborock and many of them are on offer along with this one. But we think the S4 offers pretty good value for money, and especially at this price. It’s WiFi enabled, and the LIDAR navigation works better than some of the other affordable robotic vacuum cleaners we’ve tried. It also has a larger dust container and battery.
We also liked this model that detects pets, which came out last year. We said it was the best robot vacuum cleaner if you had picked up a pandemic pet.
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Ecovac’s Deebot T8 AIVI packs as many features into a small robot vacuum cleaner as it can. It’s a vacuum and a mop, it has a camera and a microphone – it can do anything but take care of your wedding. It also has a long operating time and advanced navigation features. Just make sure you are comfortable getting a mobile camera to roam around your home.
iRobot no longer sells the E5 directly, and it’s an older model that uses reactive (ie random ping-ponging) navigation. However, it still has iRobots easy to clean rubber brushes and Dirt Detect to sniff out problems on your floors.
No one who gets a Eufy has regretted it. This is an older model, but if all you need is a small, reliable robot vacuum cleaner for Ping-Pong around the kitchen table after dinner, it’s hard to beat.
However, I (Adrienne) have found that iRobot’s self-emptying bins are consistently the most reliable. This is a reasonable price for an ever-efficient older robot vacuum cleaner with iRobot’s proprietary rubber blanket roller.
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Cheap robotic vacuum cleaners like this one from Yeedi use bounce navigation to move around your home, so they are not as efficient, but if it means a cleaner home, without you having to do something, it’s a victory, right? The battery lasts for a while and there is Google Assistant and Alexa support.
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If you want to reduce your disposable plastic (and shipping costs for water), Blueland’s cheap refills are one of our best eco-friendly cleaning products.
This incredibly cute little green deep cleaner is a viral hit on TikTok. Product reviewer Brenda Stolyar admits it does not complete transformed her old furniture, it definitely gets the job done.