eufy RoboVac 11S (Slim)
RoboVac 11S – RoboVac may be super-slim at 2. 85″, but it’s packed with BoostIQ technology and up to 1300Pa of suction power to ensure your floors and carpets are clear of all dirt, dust, and crumbs. For Optimal Use: Use on low-pile carpet, tile, laminate, and hardwood floors. Not suitable for high-pile carpet . Move cables out of the way to avoid entanglement. Note: *Compared to previous eufy RoboVac models.
Eufy RoboVac 11s
The Eufy RoboVac 11s is a robot vacuum that strikes a nice balance between budget and performance. It has a long run time and solid cleaning performance, but lacks fancier bells and whistles like app control or digital mapping.
Eufy RoboVac 11S: Design and build
The 11S is easy to use for the most part. You control it with the one button on top of the vacuum or with an easy remote control. We also like the ones that have screens that tell you what is going on with the machine – whether it needs to be emptied or charged. This one has none of that.
There isn’t a carry handle but this is super slim and lightweight, so it won’t be a big problem to carry it to a different floor when needed. We never saw this robot run into anything but the soft bumper on the front of this robot will protect furniture in case it ever does.
Eufy RoboVac 11S: Cleaning performance
Superb suction efficiency
Slim design is helpful
This machine can clean and clean quietly. It did a very thorough job of the hardwood flooring in our laboratory. It also was noticeably self-sufficient, needing very little human help to keep cleaning in spite of obstacles.
This was a great machine for self-sufficiency. It kept on cleaning no matter what the obstacles were. It sailed over some dramatic flooring transitions that other machines couldn’t handle. And, while some of the more expensive machines were as good at getting over obstacles as the 11S, they were not as good at the other end of the spectrum. The 11S could get over some tough, tall things but it could also get under the low-slung things. Its slim design allows it to do both.
The 11S was also better than most at cleaning to the very edges of each room. Many of the other machines avoided the borders of our test rooms. This one would get right up by each and clean along it.
The 11S was practically perfect in the suction tests. We scattered the same amount of Cheerios on our test floor for each robot vacuum and this one did a great job. All of the cereal was gone and all the way in the dustbin post-test. Most machines had some caught in weird places or at least some dust. With this one it was all completely clean – floor and vacuum.
It did a great job with the kitty litter, too. We spread out 50 grams of litter and had the robot vacuums clean as much as possible in default mode. The 11S was quite good on that test as well. There were a few grains that didn’t make it into the dustbin but the floor itself was practically perfect.
It was a little less perfect on the dog hair. It got all of the hair off the floor, which is impressive. A lot of it didn’t make it into the dustbin, though. There was plenty stuck on the brush and wheels. If you have to clean the cleaning machine afterwards it sort of defeats the purpose.
How does it navigate?
Despite the IQ in its name, the RoboVac 11S isn’t really that smart. It does have an automatic redocking feature, but can struggle with that since it has no way to map out your home. So if the battery runs low when it’s several rooms away from the base, you may find it stuck under your bed or dresser.
There’s no WiFi, app or voice controls to help it along either. It does have cliff sensors and won’t go tumbling down the stairs, though it may struggle with dark-colored flooring, which triggers the cliff sensors. On a good note, it rolls right over rugs, welcome mats, and thresholds up to ½ inch high.
The cleaning pattern, however, is random. The RoboVac 11S keeps on rolling until it senses an object, then turns and goes another random direction. That’s why it’s a good idea to clear the floor of obstacles as much as possible so it doesn’t bounce around like a pinball until the battery dies.
- Quiet ~55dB
- Very low profile
- Simple operation
- Transitions well between rooms and over rugs
- Generous dustbin
- Efficient cleaning
- Not the best with pet hair
- Can miss corners
- Random cleaning pattern
- No app or voice control
- Has trouble finding charging dock
Specification: eufy RoboVac 11S (Slim)