The robotic vacuum cleaner market has become highly saturated, but we can’t forget about the leading brands. Eufy, second only to iRobot in terms of popularity, has a line of heavy-duty cleaning machines of all price brackets so there’s something for everybody.
Today, we’re going to spend some time looking at the Eufy 30 Robot Vacuum, a budget-friendly solution for those who want spotless floors without the hassle of pushing around a heavy upright. What makes this robot so great, you ask? Read our full review of the Eufy 30 below to find out!
1,500-Pa Suction Power
Robotic vacuum cleaners are nowhere near as powerful as uprights or canisters so for heavy-duty, deep-cleaning jobs, no robot is fit for the task. However, everyday cleaning is where robots excel. The Eufy 30 has a maximum suction rating of 1,500 Pa which is around the average power of all robots in the entry-level category.
It does a decent job at picking up small and medium-sized debris (rice, cereal, dust) and even works on pet hair to a degree.
Intelligent BoostIQ Technology
With BoostIQ Technology, the Eufy 30 can automatically adjust its power based on the surface it’s currently treading on. For instance, when gliding along with smooth floors like tiles and floorboards, it will go down several gears to save power while maintaining optimal cleaning performance.
When transitioning to carpeted floors, in less than two seconds, the Eufy 30’s motor kicks into high gear to deliver the maximum 1,500-Pa suction power needed for low- and medium-pile carpets.
Basic Navigation Software
There’s no doubt that the Eufy 30’s navigation algorithm could be more efficient, though we weren’t expecting high-end technology in this department. The Eufy 30 crawls along with your floors in a random pattern, oftentimes making passes over the same area more than once. It doesn’t come with specialized mapping sensors, but its anti-collision and anti-drop sensors work beautifully.
13-foot Boundary Strips
Because the Eufy 30 doesn’t have mapping software, there’s no way to program no-go zones into the robot. Instead, what Eufy provides is a 13-foot roll of black boundary strip which you can place around certain objects, door thresholds, or other places where the Eufy 30 isn’t allowed to venture.
The strips work as intended—upon sensing the magnetic strips, the robot tucks its tail and runs in another direction. This will save the heartache of having to pick up spilled pet bowls or fallen vases.
Like most robots in its weight class so to speak, the Eufy 30 features a decent 2,600-mAh Li-Ion battery that supplies up to 100 continuous minutes of cleaning per full charge. Based on reports, the Eufy 30 takes between five and ten minutes to clean a 100-square-foot room so it has plenty of charges left over for multiple rooms in a single trip. Before reaching critical levels, the robot will head straight to its charging dock to refuel.
It doesn’t get 100% of the time (remember, basic navigation) so it may need a helping hand every once in a while.
No Auto-Resume Function
As described earlier, the Eufy 30 has an auto-recharge feature where it attempts to dive into its charging dock before its battery runs out completely. After roughly five hours of charging, the robot just sits there and awaits further orders. Without an auto-resume function, users will need to send instructions to the robot once before it begins its cleaning cycle. From the beginning…
Luckily, you won’t have to press buttons on the Eufy 30’s top plate; instead, Eufy provides you with a handy remote control (two AAA batteries included!) where you can control the robot from a distance. The remote control has buttons for everything—start/stop, recharge, and cleaning mode selection.
Best of all, the Eufy 30 doesn’t blast high-volume noises while working. At most, it produces a 55-decibel buzz (about the same noise output as a microwave) to not disturb you, your pets and snoozing children while doing its thing. We’d recommend keeping the Eufy 30 in its charging dock during the nighttime since 55 decibels can be disturbing without other background noises drowning it out.
Verdict: Should I Get the Eufy 30 Vacuum?
Things could be a lot better than the Eufy 30, but then again, it could be a whole lot worse. The Eufy 30 is an entry-level robotic vacuum cleaner that doesn’t come with all of the bells and whistles as high-end robots, but it’s still a pretty great robot, performance-wise. If you’re on a tight budget and can make do with missing convenience-adding features (auto-resume for instance), this is a great option to go with.
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