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Vacuum Cleaner and Wiping Robot

Our test winner is the DEEBOT OZMO 950 suction & wiping robot by Ecovacs: The device has individual modes, numerous setting options and a clearly arranged app. Our favourite with the test mark of 8.4/10!

We tested 5 suction- and wiping robots and paid special attention to the cleaning result, the handling and the independence of the robots.

Keeping your own four walls clean is one of the most tiresome tasks. Especially when you come home after an exhausting day, you would like nothing more to do in the household. No problem with a vacuum wiping robot! The little household helpers can clean the floor on their own while you are on the road.

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last modified: 18.03.2020, 19:08
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Our winner: Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function Review BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST Review MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501 Review BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner  Review

Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot

ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function

BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST

MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501

BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Test seal: Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot, Rating 2.1
Test seal: ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function, Rating 2.2
Test seal: BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST, Rating 2.25
Test seal: MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501, Rating 2.4
Test seal: BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner , Rating 2.4
  • Wide range of setting options
  • Flexible vacuum cleaning in individually adjustable modes
  • Supernatural app
  • Very good map display
  • InvisibleWall transmitter
  • Rubber animal hair brush and normal bristle brush
  • Cleaning tool
  • 2 wipers included in the scope of delivery so that they can be changed
  • Clear voice reproduction
  • 3 Cleaning strengths
  • Good cleaning result
  • Ease of use
  • Wipe function
  • Various essays
  • App control and map creation
  • A quick finding of the charging station
  • Mainly usable via the app
  • No detailed map creation, no driving lines, no saving of the map
  • App hooks now and then and shows wrong battery status
  • App operation only in English enclosed
  • Only a short magnetic strip included
  • The remote control does not show the exact mode
  • Wiping and vacuuming cannot be carried out simultaneously
  • Satisfactory cleaning
  • Gets stuck in corners quickly
  • Small suction tank
  • Drives according to a random principle
  • Complications due to inconsistent operating instructions
  • Cumbersome use of the remote control
  • Modes can only be set while driving

The suction cup can be individually adjusted and offers many functions that can only be used via the app.

Does a good job but the app and map creation are still improvable.

Easy to use, but cleans only satisfactorily and is expandable in some parts of the accessories.

The suction and wiping robot serves its purpose, but is not very independent.

Function description and use are improvable but the device convinces with its wipe function on smooth floors.

Cleaning result
Scope of delivery Vacuum cleaner robot, charging station with charging cable, 4 side brushes, brush attachment, normal attachment, 1 reusable microfibre cloth, disposable cloths, cleaning cloth plate, container filter, operating instructions Vacuum cleaner robot, charging station with removable charging cable, water tank with 2 washcloths, remote control, cleaning tool, 4 side brushes, InsisibleWall transmitter, spare filter, batteries, operating instructions Vacuum cleaner robot, 2 filters, 4 side brushes, 1 cleaning tool, 1 brush, 1 wiping attachment and 2 wiping cloths, 1 normal suction attachment, 1 magnetic marker, charging station with power supply, remote control and 2 AAA batteries, operating instructions Suction robot, dust container with filter, 2 brush attachments, water container, 2 wiper attachments, remote control, light barrier, 2 AA batteries and 2 AAA batteries, charging station, mains adapter, cleaning brush, operating instructions Vacuum cleaner robot, filter and collection container, 4 side brushes, 1 brush, 1 cleaning tool, 1 wiper attachment and 1 wipe, 1 normal suction attachment, 2 magnetic markers, charging station with mains adapter, remote control and 2 AAA batteries, operating instructions
Height 8 cm 7 cm 8 cm 7,5 cm 10 cm
Width 34 cm 32 cm 33.5 cm 30,5 cm 35 cm
Depth 34 cm 32 cm 33 cm 30,5 cm 35 cm
Weight 3,400 g 2,990 g 3,000 g 2264 g 3,680 g
Additional warranty 2 years from date of purchase No information No information - No information
Charging time Approx. 5 hours Approx. 300 minutes Approx. 5 hours approx. 4,5 h First charge 12 hours, then 240 min
Material Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, metal Plastic Plastic Plastic
Volume 1 metre distance 58- 62 dB 58-65 dB 57 dB - 65 dB 62-64 dB 62 dB
Length of the power cable 180 cm 130 cm 150 cm 150 cm 150 cm
Battery life Approx. 110 minutes Approx. 60 minutes Approx. 100 minutes Approx. 90 minutes Approx. 140 minutes
Capacity Approx. 0.4 l 0.6 l Water tank about 350 ml, waste container about 600 ml Dust container: 300 ml, water container: 250 ml 0.5 l
Cleaning by hand Easy Easy Easy Easy Easy
Cleaning of smooth floor surfaces Excellent Very good, hardly any remains Soothing, some snippets remain Very good Good
Cleaning of carpet floors Good Good; there is hardly any entangled particles left. Satisfactory, significantly more shreds remain than on smooth ground Good Satisfactory
Wipe function Yes, cloth can be pulled behind the appliance during vacuuming Yes, the water tank is mounted on the unit instead of the dirt tank Yes, cloths are moistened by themselves and pulled behind the device Yes Yes, cloth can be pulled behind the appliance during vacuuming
Control By app, by pressing a button on the device Remote control, at the touch of a button on the device, App Remote control, smart control, on device, per app Remote control At the touch of a button on the device, app, remote control, voice control via Amazon Alexa
Cleaning modes Automatic cleaning (structured driving in line mode), wiping function using the wiper attachment, area cleaning, user-defined cleaning Auto mode, spot mode, edge mode, MAX mode Random mode, edge mode, one-room mode Auto mode, spot cleaning, cleaning along the wall Auto mode, corner cleaning mode, surface cleaning mode, random cleaning mode, intensive cleaning mode
Obstacle detection Breaks slightly Breaks slightly Brakes slightly, but often feels its way along furniture and walls Partially brakes or reverses as soon as it approaches the obstacle Breaks slightly
Control lamp On / Auto button WLAN display, start button On, Wifi, Loading 6 LED points indicating the battery status LED display for information and settings
Bag No Without bag No Bagless Without bag
Wet suction mode No No No No No
Timer function Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Bumper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fall protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manual language GER, EN, ES, FR, IT, RU EN, GER, ES, FR, IT, PT EN, GER, FR, IT, ES, NL GER, FR, NL, ES, IT NL, EN, GER, FR, ES
Quality of instructions Well described in detail Good Sufficient description, App operation only in English enclosed Good Clearly described, but not exhaustive
App available Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Smart control Google Home, Amazon Alexa No Amazon Alexa, Google Home No Amazon Alexa
Other products from the manufacturer B07566MLXF B076KRJJ68 B010NY71HM, B07858LQN8 B07JR7T169, B07D6QHTP1, B01BNTXV9S
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Tested products

1st place: Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot

Test seal: Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot, Rating good

The is a very reliable, easy to use suction and wiping robot. Especially the mapping is very accurate and you can immediately see in which room the vacuum has been. Also, the dry cleaning performance on carpet and hard floors is very good. Only the wiping function leaves a lot to be desired and hardly works at all, as the cloth is not moistened sufficiently. Otherwise, the vacuum cleaner is easy to handle and provides good support in the household.

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ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function - thumbnail Test seal: ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function, Rating good

2nd place: ZACO A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function

The ZACO - A9s Suction Robot with Wiping Function is a very good vacuum cleaner, which is particularly convincing with its cleaning result. On carpets and on smooth floors, as well as around chair legs, the robot achieves a good result. It is also well suited for wiping as a supplement to the feuding. Only on edges with a small heel the vacuum cleaner does not clean so well. With its many accessories, the vacuum cleaner is also suitable for removing animal hair. With the app and the remote control in combination, you can control the vacuum cleaner easily. However, the fact that you need both is a bit impractical. Moreover, the app is slightly faulty, which is noticeable for example in the battery indicator.

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BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST - thumbnail Test seal: BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST, Rating good

3rd place: BLAUPUNKT Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop Bluebot XBOOST

The BLAUPUNKT - Bluebot Xboost Robotic has achieved a less good cleaning result because some areas are ignored. Even close to chair legs the vacuum cleaner works rather unclean. The fact that it is not possible to vacuum and wipe at the same time is also rather inefficient. On the positive side, the app works well and is easy to understand. The fact that different suction strengths can be set is also very practical.

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MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501 - thumbnail Test seal: MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501, Rating good

4th place: MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501

The MEDION suction robot with wiping function MD 18501 ensures a satisfactory cleaning result. It is easy to operate, but has shortcomings in independence. Now and then it can get lost in corners. The robot is supplied with many accessories and can be cleaned quickly.

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BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner  - thumbnail Test seal: BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner , Rating good

5th place: BLAUPUNKT XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner

All in all, the BLAUPUNKT - XSMART Robot Vacuum Cleaner makes a good impression and scores especially with the map creation and the display of the current cleaning location. However, the larger the room, the less accurate the map becomes. The cleaning of the vacuum cleaner is good, which makes it a good supporter in the household. Another positive point is the wiping function, which further improves the cleaning of the floor. However, the operating instructions are a bit cumbersome and do not seem to be up to date. The app looks different and you have to find your way around first. Also, the remote control and control via the app are not very user-friendly or intuitive.

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Ecovacs - DEEBOT OZMO 950 Suction an Wiping Robot

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  • When choosing a suction wiping robot, pay attention to the way the unit is driven: system driving styles are suitable for larger, open spaces, whereas a random driving style is optimal for smaller rooms, as the surfaces are thoroughly cleaned several times.
  • The type and colour of the floor also play an important role: some units may erroneously perceive striped surfaces or shiny floors as an obstacle or abyss and stop in response.
  • Before you let your new household helper do his work on his own, you should observe how he behaves with actual abysses, such as stairs. It is common for the robot to reach far over the edge, but it should not tip over forwards.
  • For thorough cleaning, both the brushes and rags as well as the robot's sensors should be checked regularly.

In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and established the following test criteria:

  • Cleaning result
  • Cleaning result Wipe function
  • Handling
  • Independence
  • Noise level

In order to be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for suction and wiping robots. First, the devices are put into operation as recommended by the manufacturer and, if available, the corresponding app is downloaded. In doing so, attention is already paid to handling and user-friendliness. All possible control options, whether via the app, remote control, voice control or on the device itself, are tested in detail. Menu navigation and functional scope are of particular importance. Furthermore, the functions of the robots are tested. These are then tested in the cleaning runs.

In order to be able to judge the cleaning result, animal litter is scattered on carpet and laminate flooring. Animal litter is also spread in places that are difficult to reach, such as next to chair and table legs, corners, edges and transitions. The result is recorded before and after pictures. During the cleaning process, the volume of the devices is measured. The robots must clean the room until the battery is empty. Finally, the result is evaluated for each device. The wiping function is also tested in this way during the further course of the test. Finally, the effort required for cleaning and maintenance is assessed.

In order to exclude errors and to ensure that the device is not subjected to the stress of everyday use, each test is carried out in several runs.

The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final mark is finally calculated objectively from the test criteria using an algorithm.

Product selection

Our product selection is based on the observation of the current market. In addition to popular brand products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).

The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.

As soon as new relevant products come on the market, our test field will be expanded to include them. The new products undergo the same tests as already tested devices.

The little household helper usually looks like a normal vacuum cleaner robot. Small, as flat as possible and fitted with wheels so that the vacuum cleaner can make its tour of the home.

Lateral brushes rotate like feelers and sweep the floor. There is usually a larger, middle brush on the underside and the suction opening that leads to the dirt container. Behind this opening, you will find the attachment for the wiping cloth on most models.

The brushes can usually be removed and cleaned
The brushes can usually be removed and cleaned

In this model the water tank is inserted like a drawer
In this model the water tank is inserted like a drawer

In some devices, a smaller, round tower that towers on the top of the case catches the eye. This elevation houses laser technology with which the robot scans its surroundings. A closer look reveals more small openings on the sides and bottom of the little helper. These are infrared sensors that he needs for navigation.

By means of a flap on the top, one has access to the dirt container and/or the water tank. A display and the control panel control the functions of the suction and wiping robot.

A wide range of colours and design makes the robot shine. So the cleaning device can show itself with style in the living room instead of hiding in the cupboard.

When you come home after a long day at work, you often have no energy left to vacuum and wipe the apartment. Wouldn't it be nice if that was already done when you got home?

Vacuum cleaning robots help to keep the household tidy without lifting a finger. It saves time and stress. Some robots even do this while you're away, so the apartment is already clean when you get back.

These robots are specially designed to thoroughly clean the floors in between. This is especially worthwhile if ...

... small children's feet and hands spread extra crumbs around the apartment.

... several roommates increase the amount of dust.

... pets lose hair generously.

... house dust allergy sufferers are dependent on regular cleaning.

... the wood-burning stove increases the number of dust bunnies during the heating season.

... one likes to delegate these monotonous and joyless tasks.

The 2-in-1 function includes vacuuming and mopping. Some appliances supplement these tasks and even dry the floors.

While the robot makes its way through the apartment, small lateral brushes sweep the dirt particles into the middle under the device. There the large brush picks up the particles and transports them directly into the dirt opening, behind which the waste is collected. The additional suction power of the motor ensures that cleaning is also thorough.

The side brushes help to pick up the dirt
The side brushes help to pick up the dirt

Bonded or smeared dirt and fine dust are cleaned with a damp cloth. The wiping cloth, practically attached to the underside of the little helper, is either moistened by hand or fed from a water tank. The water tank transfers detergent and water drop by drop to the wipe so that cleaning is thorough but not too wet. The wipe can also be used dry. Then it is used to polish the floor.


Some devices do not have a water tank. The user removes the wiping pad in between to remoisten it.

There are basically two variants of robots. The first group vacuums and wipes in a single step, some also clean dry immediately. The other part of the units works through the steps one after the other. Either they vacuum or they wipe. For this purpose, the dirt collection container is replaced with a water tank. On some units, the wiping function is only a small addition. Here you should pay attention to the demands you have on the little helper before you buy.


Let a robot, which has a separate wiping function, still work with a dry wipe in suction mode. This has two advantages: Firstly, it collects even the smallest particles of dust. Secondly, the Velcro fastener for the cloth on the underfloor does not stick to fluff, carpet particles and hair.

The engineers have developed two methods of navigation.

  • The simpler system works on the random principle. Seemingly chaotic, the robot chooses its path through space. If it encounters an obstacle, it turns by an ingenious number of degrees and travels in a diagonal line to the next edge. In this way, the robot gets closer to its goal and cleans some areas several times. In the end, he covers the further distance than his precise colleague but leaves a clean floor behind.
  • Equipped with the latest laser technology, the second group of robots saves quite a bit of distance. Mapping or mapping are the keywords. The built-in lasers orient themselves in space and create a map. In this way, they recognize walls, furniture and objects and determine the best cleaning route. Only then do they begin with the actual work. If these industrious helpers need to recharge the battery in between, they can still remember the last location and continue with the interrupted cleaning.

The camera ensures perfect orientation in the room
The camera ensures perfect orientation in the room

Both model variants can also be used on another floor. Devices with mapping function create this map again before each cleaning. This enables them to clean different rooms or levels.

Many manufacturers still offer special cleaning modes on their devices.

For example:

  • Spot cleaning: A smaller, dirty area is to be cleaned.
  • Edge mode: Only the edges of the room should be cleaned.
  • MAX-mode: Carpets are vacuumed with increased power for more thorough cleaning.
  • Shadow mode: Only the floor under furniture should be cleaned.

Infrared sensors replaced the robot's eyes. These are located at the front, the sides and the underbody, among other things. This enables it to detect obstacles in front of and underneath it. It can drive around furniture legs, stop in front of stairs and roll along the edge.

Extra-large wheels enable many suction and wiping robots to climb door thresholds and carpets from about one and a half to two and a half cm. Dust and dirt are also diligently removed from under sofas, beds and some furniture. The height of the device is of great importance.

The equipment sometimes includes a radar system with ultrasound. The cleaning helper uses it to detect objects and barriers in front of it to prevent collisions. If the robot touches an object in the heat of the moment, an impact edge prevents damage. This part of the housing is flexible and gives way when touched.

Is it possible to remove certain areas from the cleaning zone? Two different technologies are offered as equipment variants. Some robots recognize a designed magnetic tape as a barrier and leave out the marked area. In this case the magnetic tape is included in the scope of delivery. Devices with app control and mapping offer state-of-the-art solutions. The user draws virtual boundaries and determines which areas are to be cleaned and which are not. The apartment is thereby divided into zones.

Special feature

Many robots that vacuum and wipe in one step detect carpets and drive around them with a wet wipe. If they are only in vacuum mode, they also clean the rugs.

It is not yet possible without human intervention. However, regular work steps are quickly completed and soon become second nature.

The dust box should be emptied regularly
The dust box should be emptied regularly

The rag must be changed and washed
The rag must be changed and washed

For the wipe mode:

  • Remove the dirt tank if necessary.
  • Fill the water tank and latch in.
  • Moisten a fresh wipe and attach it to the underbody.
  • Perhaps lay out the magnetic tape.
  • Empty the water tank at the end.
  • Remove the wipe and add it to the wash or rinse and dry it.
  • Replace the wipe two or three times a year.

For the suction mode:

  • Empty the dirt container.
  • After dusty use, clean the sensors with a cotton swab or soft cloth.
  • Knock out or replace the filter.
  • Clean the cleaning brushes from time to time and remove jammed hair.
  • Cleaning brushes rarely need to be replaced.

It is important to remove small objects from the path of the robot so that it can follow its path as quickly and effortlessly as possible. Cables are rolled up and fixed out of reach. Thin carpets with fringes should be folded up so that they are under the rug. Chairs can be placed under the table. Maybe some of the furniture and flowerpots can be moved around the room a little after the robot's first attempts so that it can reach narrow areas even better.

In times of mobile phones and the like, charging cables and power supply units are hidden or lying around openly in every home. For many, another cable for the new cleaning friend is not very important. You connect it manually to the power supply after the work is done.

Those who prefer it more elegant can reach for the robot with the charging station. The advantage of the charging station is that they consider most devices like home and return there after cleaning is completed. With little effort for the user, they refresh their charge for the next tour. In addition, they can charge in between, if they have not managed to get the whole living space in one go. If a mapping system is on board, the wiping and suction robot then continues cleaning where it left off.

The loading station should have enough space around it so that the vacuum cleaner can orientate itself
The loading station should have enough space around it so that the vacuum cleaner can orient itself

The charging station needs a place on the wall with a free area in front of it so that the little helper can orientate himself in the apartment when starting. When he starts the station again, his sensors must be able to detect it easily.

In principle, the robot cleans hard floors such as laminate, tiles or parquet and carpets equally well. In suction mode, it also switches back and forth between the different floor types without any problems. For high carpet edges, models with larger wheels are suitable. The manufacturers provide information on the height of the long-floor carpets, which the cleaning assistant can handle effortlessly. These are the same dimensions that the robot overcomes even with door sills. If the home has a lot of carpets or pets leave a lot of hair on them, it may be worth investing in an appliance with suction power reinforcement.

Constant dampness damages the carpets, therefore rugs should be bypassed in the wiping function. The robot automatically recognizes which type of floor it is walking on or magnetic tape or virtual wall stops it.


If there are moisture-sensitive laminate or parquet floors in the apartment, pay attention to the amount of water emitted by the suction and wiping robot when purchasing.

The correct instructions can be found in the manufacturer's operating instructions. Since a lot of electronics are used and the water tanks are made of fine, thin plastic, you should take these instructions to heart. Otherwise, the tank could get cracks and be damaged.

There are special cleaning agents for wiping robots which are not aggressive and can be used without any problems. Often manufacturers offer floor cleaners for their own equipment. This way you are always on the safe side.

If only dust is to be wiped, you may decide to use pure water. A microfibre wipe can already provide some cleaning power itself due to the structure of the fibres. If you nevertheless add cleaning agents suitable for the respective floor type, make sure that they are not power cleaners or agents containing alcohol. These could attack the material.

Manufacturers have built combination devices that perform both functions in one step. Others are made for successive suction and wiping performance. But are these the only special features?

Technical data

The height of the body including wheels varies from 7.9 to 10 cm, the diameter ranges from about 26 - 35 cm. The volume of the engine is also an important value and is between 50 and 68 dB. As far as the suction power of the engine is concerned, you can find devices with 1200 Pascal, others even manage 2000 Pascal.


The water tank holds about 150 - 750 ml and thus wiping areas of 80 to 180 m² are possible. However, a larger water tank does not necessarily mean that more area is wiped. Battery power and the amount of moisture released also play a role. Dirt containers take up around 300 ml, in some cases even a proud 900 ml of dust and dirt. The manufacturers specify battery lifetimes of 60 minutes and more, while high-quality robots manage up to 140 minutes. In practice, however, the specifications may vary.


Different brushes clean animal hair or heavy dirt. Instead of the main brush, a robot uses a direct suction device so that particularly long hairs do not wrap around the brush. The range includes HEPA filters and special filters for fine dust, which are suitable for allergy sufferers.

Some robots can be programmed for a specific cleaning start or cleaning duration. The higher the quality of the equipment, the more high-tech is on board. This starts with the number of sensors and the quality of the navigation system. In addition, there is the convenient remote control with a handheld transmitter or via app even on the road. The work can also be coordinated by voice control such as Alexa or other smart home devices. A robot connected via WLAN can be supplied with new firmware updates and keeps its software up-to-date.

The wide range of products on offer makes it easy to find suitable equipment for your own needs. Before you buy, you should think about the equipment you want and the special features of your living space. The following points should be considered in detail:

Size and equipment of the living spaces

The dimensions of the apartment should match the battery capacity and the capacity of the dirt and water tanks. This optimizes the necessary number of cleaning tours through the apartment.

If you ask yourself how many carpet runners are available, this will help you decide whether to use a combined suction and wiping robot or a robot that does the work one after the other.

Many narrow passages require a smaller robot body. How high can the cleaning helper be if it is to slip under the sofa, cupboards and bed? The metre rule gives precise information. Small rooms with a lot of furniture or decorative items on the floor benefit from a cleaning assistant that creates maps and works precisely.

External circumstances

Sensitive neighbours and jumpy pets are more likely to favour a quiet cleaning companion. It also does not disturb when listening to music or watching TV.

Are there often dust bunnies in the room and does dirt regularly accumulate? Then it is best to use robots with large dirt containers.

Higher suction power is perfect for large amounts of carpet or long-floor rugs. Together with animal hair brushes and the right filters, it is also recommended for pet owners.

Battery and charging station

The nickel-metal hydride battery provides significantly less energy than a similarly sized lithium-ion battery. If used incorrectly, the NiMH battery must be replaced much more quickly. It is, therefore, worthwhile to pay attention to the type of battery used and whether the disadvantages outweigh the costs. Is the battery available as a spare part in case of an emergency?

You also need to consider where the robot should find its place. Do you prefer a tidy cupboard? Then a power cord might be enough. If it should always be ready for use, the charging station is the better alternative.

Tip: Think about the ideal location for the charging station before you buy.

Budget versus high-tech and convenience

Cheaper robots usually require more support from the user than their more expensive, highly equipped colleagues. Technical gadgets that make vacuuming and wiping a pleasure in the future also make a difference. For these reasons, it is necessary to balance existing budgets and high-tech equipment.


Thanks to its sophisticated technology, the suction and wiping robot is worthwhile for many households as a little helper for in-between times. It takes tiresome work off your hands and convinces with practical gadgets. It extends the intervals between the large clean-up operations and thus saves you time. However, it does not yet completely replace the thorough cleaning of living areas.

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Each test is preceded by an extensive search:

  • Which suppliers are on the market?
  • What current products are there?
  • What are the comparison criteria?
  • What tests are we going to run?
  • What is the test procedure?

When everything's settled, we'll bring the devices to us. For each product the test procedure, the measured values and product properties are documented in detail. We create photos and videos. We evaluate the results for you, summarize everything in a test report and calculate the test grade.

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What is the best vacuum cleaner and wiping robot?

Our test winner is the DEEBOT OZMO 950 suction & wiping robot by Ecovacs: The device has individual modes, numerous setting options and a clearly arranged app. Our favourite with the test mark of 8.4/10!

We tested 5 suction- and wiping robots and paid special attention to the cleaning result, the handling and the independence of the robots.

Keeping your own four walls clean is one of the most tiresome tasks. Especially when you come home after an exhausting day, you would like nothing more to do in the household. No problem with a vacuum wiping robot! The little household helpers can clean the floor on their own while you are on the road.


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