September 22, 2022

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If you’re considering buying a robot vacuum to help with household chores, you might consider Amazon’s offering on the Dreametech D10 Plus robot vacuum cleaner, which works as both a smart vacuum cleaner and a mop.

I don’t mind mopping, but I hate vacuuming, so when the company sent me one to test, I was more excited about the suction possibilities. However, the performance of the mop eventually won me over.

The makers of this robot vacuum cleaner say it has strong suction power, four suction modes and a battery that allows the device to clean up to 180 minutes. The vacuum also includes a self-emptying base station, which quickly empties whatever it’s collected on your floor into a 2.5-litre bag once it returns to the charging base after cleaning. When the bag is full, you simply throw the bag in the trash.

The Dreametech vacuum cleaner also has laser navigation, so it maps your home before its first cleaning. This way it won’t miss spots or repeat certain areas. If you have hardwood or tile floors, you can fill the included 150 milliliter water tank and choose from three levels of water volume to clean your floor.

You can use your phone or your voice to start cleaning, as the robot vacuum cleaner is controlled via the app or Alexa. Priced at $500, you’ll pay $420 on Amazon after clipping an $80 coupon at checkout.

When the D10 Plus arrived, I put it to work to see how well it performed with both vacuuming and mopping functions. It might be hard to believe in 2022, but it was actually my first never robot vacuum, so I had no expectations.

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How the Dreametech D10 Plus Robot Vacuum Cleaner Works

The vacuum was easy to set up and quickly connected to WiFi and the Mi Home app. I let it charge for a bit before navigating it through the main floor layout of my home, which includes a living room, kitchen, family room, and powder room. Navigating is listed as “fast”, but I still expected it to take a while, so I was surprised when it was done in about 10 minutes. I then left it to charge overnight and ran the vacuum the next day which took about an hour and was quiet enough that I could still watch TV. Although I didn’t intentionally make a mess to clean up, there was a moderate amount of dust and debris on the floor and I didn’t notice anything.

When the cleaning was done, the vacuum returned to base, drained, and began charging. Although the self-emptying base is a nice feature as it means you don’t have to deal with dust and crumbs every time you vacuum, be aware that you may eventually need to purchase additional bags . The vacuum comes with two bags, and while you don’t throw the bags away when they’re full – you throw them in the trash – there’s a chance the bags will eventually need to be replaced if you reuse them too often.

Another important thing to note is that mThe test was done on both hardwood and tile, and I don’t have carpet. Some Amazon reviewers have reported that the unit works harder on carpet than hardwood, so you might want to consider this if your home is carpeted. One reviewer called its on-mat performance “lackluster”.

One reviewer also wrote that while they “love the pattern it leaves” on their rug, they don’t know if he understands that the rug shouldn’t be cleaned, so if you have hardwood or tile in hardwood. and some rugs, you may want to keep an eye on it when mopping to make sure it doesn’t soil the rug.

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Some Amazon reviews also mention that the vacuum got caught on cords and sucked up some things it shouldn’t have (like pet toys), but I haven’t had any issues with it. that. I moved a rug because my regular vacuum cleaner is having trouble with it, so I assumed it would be too, but I had no problem clogging or jamming it.

Mop function: efficient and floors dry quickly.

I also tested the mop function for my hardwood floors and the entryway tile. To do this, I filled the included attachment with water and attached it to the vacuum while it was on the charger. The vacuum then spoke out loud, saying the mop was attached.

I pressed the “go” button on the app and because the vacuum detected that the mop was attached, it knew I intended to clean instead of vacuum. The entire mapped area of ​​my house cleaned without refilling the tank, but if you choose a higher mop setting, the robot may run out of water and need a refill at some time.

As shown in the photo below, you can clearly see where the cleaning has been done, as it leaves a trail of water which then dries quickly. And yes, he came back and cleaned up that spot between the two sequences that he didn’t get the first time around!

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It is undeniable that the Dreametech vacuum cleaner is more expensive than some other robot vacuums because it doubles as a mop. Even devices that are just mops can cost you over $400, like this one iRobot Braava Jet M6 Ultimate Robot Mop, which is listed for $449.99.

If you’re about to spend that much on a cleaning tool, or just want to pay a little less for your robot vacuum, there are plenty more on Amazon for half the price or less, including this one. -this iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum that’s currently 27% off, priced at $200.

The iRobot Roomba 694 has a cleaning system that lifts debris from carpets and hard floors, as well as an edge sweeping brush. With over 12,000 reviews, the vacuum has 4.4 out of 5 stars, with customers saying it has good suction power and is great for everyday use.

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An even more economical option is this one eufy by Anker Breathing machine, which is currently on sale for $170. With nearly 60,000 reviews, the vacuum has an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5, with 70% of reviewers giving it a full 5 star rating.

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