MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501

Test 03/2020

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Test seal: MEDION Suction robot with wiping function MD 18501, Rating 7.9

last modified: 18.03.2020, 18:49

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All rating criteria details:

Cleaning result 25%
Cleaning result Wipe function 25%
Handling 20%
Independence 20%
Volume 10%
Tested by: Johanna

Johanna

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Resumee

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.

Pro

  • Good cleaning result
  • Ease of use

Cons

  • Gets stuck in corners quickly
  • Small suction tank
  • Drives according to a random principle

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

Overview

The MEDION suction robot with wiping function MD 18501 is delivered in an illustrated box containing the most important information. It is supplied with a charging station, a light barrier and a remote control. The necessary power supply unit and batteries are also included. The robot is also equipped with a dust container including filter and a water tank. For this purpose, 2 brush attachments and 2 wiper attachments are included.

A brush is supplied for cleaning. The operating instructions are written in detail and easy to understand.

The battery of the vacuum cleaner is empty, so you have to charge it for 4.5 hours before you can use it.

Controls and functions

The suction robot can be controlled by means of a remote control or started directly on the device in auto mode. With the remote control you have several possibilities:

The robot can be controlled by remote control
The robot can be controlled by remote control

  • Auto mode: "CLEAN"
  • Selective cleaning: "CIRCLE"
  • Return to the charging station: "HOUSE"
  • Cleaning along walls and obstacles: "ARROWS"
  • Set the start time using: "PLAN"
  • Set the current time using: "CLOCK"

The times can be set using the arrow keys. Start time can be set in 15-minute increments.

The robot must be switched on directly on the unit with an ON/OFF switch. If you do not give your robot a command for more than 15 seconds, it will automatically switch to standby mode. You can also switch it into standby mode by pressing the "CLEAN" button for 3 seconds.

On the top side, 6 small LED lights are shining, which show you the battery status. When the battery level decreases, 2 lamps will start flashing. When recharging the battery, you can tell when the battery is fully charged. As soon as it is full, all lamps light up constantly.

Pressing the Play button will start the robot in automatic cleaning mode
Pressing the Play button will start the robot in automatic cleaning mode

In addition, there is a touch field with a play sign on the top side. By pressing this you start the robot in auto mode.

The robot has no timer function and only stops vacuuming when the battery is empty. If you want to stop the process, you can only do this with the remote control or by pressing the play icon on the robot. If you press the "Clean" button once more, the robot stops immediately and stays where it is. When you press the house button, the robot stops vacuuming and slowly returns to the charging station.

The operation of the robot is simple and easy.

Light barrier

With the light barrier rooms can be delimited
With the light barrier rooms can be delimited

A light barrier (virtual wall) is included in the scope of delivery. This can be installed, for example, in open rooms or in front of the stairs as a boundary. It emits an infrared light 3 meters wide and ensures that the robot does not drive over the barrier. This has worked well in all test runs, you just have to make sure that the barrier is on the right side in the direction of the robot's movement (seen from the charging station).

Cleaning result

We have tested the vacuum cleaner on different surfaces and have found different results. For this purpose, we spread animal litter on the surfaces for suction function.

The comparison pictures compare before and after in "Clean Mode".

The carpet before vacuuming
The carpet before vacuuming

The carpet after vacuuming
The carpet after vacuuming

The chair before vacuuming
The carpet before vacuuming

The chair after vacuuming
The carpet after vacuuming

Carpet

Small snippets persist in some places

The suction robot manages to suck away almost all the shreds. At edges and in some places, however, snippets are left over because it does not drive to every location equally often. It needs quite a long time to do this, but passes over every spot several times. The result can be seen quite well here. The suction container has a somewhat small filling quantity of 300 ml and therefore needs to be emptied more often.

The laminate before vacuuming
The carpet before vacuuming

The laminate after vacuuming
The carpet after vacuuming

Laminate

On a smooth floor, the vacuum cleaner manages to suck away all snippets without any problems.

The suction container is inserted inside the robot
The suction container is inserted inside the robot

The water tank is inserted inside the robot
The water tank is inserted inside the robot

Wipe function

For the wiping function you have to place the wiping attachment underneath the robot, which works very easily through a simple plug-in system. You also need to replace the suction tank inside the robot with your filled water tank. The water tank has a capacity of 250 ml and can be filled by opening the grey flap. Unfortunately, the tank has no drip stop and water leaks out directly underneath through 2 small holes, but this can be prevented by tilting the tank.

Also, the wiping function is very good. The floor gets really wet and the cloth does not have to be wetted by hand before. The wiping function will probably not completely replace the manual dabbling in the long run, but it is definitely good support in the household.

For safety reasons, always make sure to remove the water tank before loading the robot.

A wipe must be applied to wipe
A wipe must be applied to wipe

The wiping cloth is attached to the wiping attachment by velcro
The wiping cloth is attached to the wiping attachment by velcro

The wiping attachment is placed underneath the robot
The wiping attachment is placed underneath the robot

The wipe removes coarse dirt and dust
The wipe removes coarse dirt and dust

Driving behaviour

The driving behaviour of the robot is quite chaotic. The robot moves randomly through space and does not follow any particular system. Unfortunately, it sometimes gets stuck in the corners of the room during the test runs and either doesn't get out of the room on its own after 5 - 10 minutes or only with help.

Apart from that, he drives over all spots several times and despite the chaotic driving style, it leaves out almost no spots. The robot is not very independent, because it only drives back to the station by itself, if the battery is empty or if it gets the job from you. There is no timer function, but there is a start function.

The robot at the cleaning
The robot at the cleaning

Cleaning

A cleaning brush is supplied for cleaning
A cleaning brush is supplied for cleaning

Cleaning is quick and easy. Both the suction tank and the water tank can be easily removed from the inside and emptied. In order to open the robot, press on the robot when the inscription "Push" appears and it will open. There is also a cleaning brush with which dust and dirt can be removed from the interior. The two wiper attachments can be washed and used again and again.

We have evaluated almost 374 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 82 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 8 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 82% positive and 8% negative ratings
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The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy handling and control
  • Good cleaning result
  • Does not completely replace manual wiping, but is a great help in everyday cleaning


Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Gets stuck on objects quickly
  • Random cleaning, which means that not all places are reached
  • Problems finding the charging station again
Manufacturer MEDION
EAN 4061275003406
Scope of delivery 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
Height 7,5 cm
Width 30,5 cm
Depth 30,5 cm
Charging time approx. 4,5 h
Weight 2264 g
Material Plastic
Volume 1 metre distance 62-64 dB
Length of the power cable 150 cm
Battery life Approx. 90 minutes
Capacity Dust container: 300 ml, water container: 250 ml
Additional warranty -
Cleaning by hand Easy
Cleaning of smooth floor surfaces Very good
Cleaning of carpet floors Good
Wipe function Yes
Cleaning modes Auto mode, spot cleaning, cleaning along the wall
Control Remote control
Obstacle detection Partially brakes or reverses as soon as it approaches the obstacle
Control lamp 6 LED points indicating the battery status
Bag Bagless
Wet suction mode No
Timer function No
Bumper Yes
Fall protection Yes
Quality impression Good
Packaging Informative and illustrated
Manual language GER, FR, NL, ES, IT
Quality of instructions Good
Smart control No
App available No
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2020-03-02
Can the suction power be changed?
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No, the suction power can't be changed.
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2020-03-02
Is a cleaning tool included?
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Yes, a small cleaning brush is included.
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2020-03-02
Does vacuuming and wiping work simultaneously?
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No, the robot can only do one thing at a time.

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