Between the Roomba and the Eufy robot vacuums, a lot of people have debated, which cleans better. So we decided to put their products against each other on a head to head to see which is triumphant. We chose two of the best selling models from both brands.
But if you don’t have time to read the in-depth report, here’s the wrap up: the Roomba 675 is the better option, albeit by a slim margin. If you can afford it, pick that up over the Eufy RoboVac 11+.
Here, we’ll compare the Eufy and Roomba by category, and we will explain the features and options in greater detail, so you can find out what is going on under the hood.
The Roomba 675 uses a patented dual brush design, whereas the Eufy 11+ has a single brushroll.
The Roomba 675’s rollers are a combination of rubber rollers and brushes. This design beats the dirt loose, into the path of the suction, and does very well on hardwood floors. The Eufy uses a similar half-roller, half-brush design, but has only one brushroll. This allows it to perform slightly better on the carpet, picking up a bit more dirt than the Roomba.
Control Options: Remotes vs. Mobile Apps
Control over your robot vacuum is an essential part of its package, with each of the models having buttons on the robot itself. However, remote control capabilities have since made the job much easier for us.
The Roomba 675 makes use of the iRobot Home mobile app — with it, you can give your bot a name, create and edit schedules, as well as start, pause and cancel cleanings from anywhere. The 675 connects to your home’s WiFi network, so using the mobile app from anywhere is possible. Because of the WiFi connectivity, you can also control the Roomba 675 with your voice using Amazon Alexa.
The Eufy Robovac 11+ does not have WiFi connectivity or a remote control app. However, it does have a robust remote control. There is no need to give your bot a nickname since there are no voice controls. Using the remote, you can start, pause, and cancel cleanings while it also lets you create schedules and set your cleaning times as well. Just make sure that you are within fifteen feet of the robot so you can properly use the remote.
If there is one factor that will make or break your decision, it might be the filtration. If you have allergy issues, you know about HEPA filtration. HEPA certification means that the filter will catch particles down to 0.3 microns.
The Eufy bot uses a HEPA certified filter. This is good news for allergy sufferers, as HEPA filters can catch more allergens such as environmental, pet dander, and others.
iRobot does use HEPA filters; however, the Roomba 675 isn’t one of the models that have the certification distinction. Instead, they use their filters with AeroVac technology. These filters still work well but are not certified to HEPA specifications, but have been reported to capture down to 0.1 microns.
Some homes are bigger than others. Some have more furniture or more open square footage. Because of these factors, your robot vacuum may not always be able to complete a cleaning cycle on a single charge.
Both vacuums can sense when their batteries are running low and will ensure they have enough to make it back to their charging ports. They will do this automatically and fully recharge their batteries.
Both of these robots will need extra maintenance due to the use of double rotating bristle brush bars. These will pick up dirt, debris, hair, and pet fur but can easily get tangled with hair strings and other items.
As such, they will require extra maintenance, so you need to keep the brushes clean for optimal cleaning. You need to check, remove, and clean the brushes regularly.
Each of these excellent robot vacuums run on Lithium-Ion batteries and have an advantage over the older nickel-metal hydride batteries in that they last longer and can handle more charging cycles.
The Eufy will run for up to 100 minutes on a single charge and should be plenty of time for most sized cleaning areas. The downside to this model is that when the battery dies, it will take up to five hours for the bot to recharge fully.
The Roomba 675, on the other hand, will run for up to 95 minutes on a single charge, cleaning most moderate-sized areas without issue. A bonus is the 675 will recharge in just two hours when the battery is depleted.
And there you have it, after putting up two of their best models head to head, we can determine that the Roomba 675 is indeed the better competitor by a slim margin. The Eufy RoboVac 11+ is a close second, so if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, there is no better option. In the end, the best robot vacuum for your home comes down to your budget, whether you need something for a lower price or if you’re willing to spend more, both choices will work great in any home.