The Best Robot Vacuum Deals for September 2022

With the changing season comes a host of new sources to mess up your home: debris from trees, muddy footprints (or pawprints), pollen, and the like. A robot vacuum and mop can help you stay on top of the mess with minimal effort.

The Best Robot Vacuum Deals for September 2022

Figuring out which robot vacuum is best for you is increasingly difficult; gone are the days when you just grab the Roomba that fits your budget. Speaking of Roombas, iRobot was just acquired by Amazon. This marks the latest smart home device acquisition made by the retail giant, which also owns Wi-Fi mesh firm Eero as well as a maker of security cameras, Blink, and the video doorbell maker Ring. In the wake of that purchase, we’ve seen price drops on Roomba-brand robot vacuums as well as bundles with Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot.

There are a few factors to consider in making your selection, the most important of which is machine intelligence. A vacuum with less mapping and navigational technology is going to require more of your time and effort to keep it untangled and on task. How much suction power (measured in Pa, the higher the better), and whether you want a self-emptying device are important decisions depending on how dirty your space gets. And if you’ve got kids or pets that regularly make a mess of high-traffic areas, a mop/vacuum combo might be the best option.

We’re tracking the best discounts on Roborocks, Sharks, Eufys, and others to ensure you’ve got the most options at the lowest prices. 

Roborock S7+

Roborock S7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop with Self-Empty Dock

The intelligent Roborock S7+ robot vacuum-mop combo can be scheduled to clean your home on a regular basis, cutting down the amount of time you spend sweeping and mopping by hand. Using precision LiDAR navigation, it maps out your home and intuitively swaps between mop and vacuum modes so you don’t have to worry about soggy rugs or carpets like with other models. The self-empty dock means you won’t have to worry about emptying out your Roborock S7+ for up to 120 days, depending on how much cleanup is required.

Roborock S5 MAX

Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum and Mop

At this price, we’d consider this an “upper entry-level” model—especially for a machine that packs in a mop function and a vacuum. For those willing to spend a few extra bucks, you get more than just your basic options: The battery life takes a nice jump up to 180 minutes on a single charge, and the LiDAR navigation gives you advanced home-mapping capabilities, including no-go zones for vacuuming and mopping plus “invisible walls” and Alexa voice support. You can even set the level of water used by the mop per room (great if you’ve got a muddy entryway) and the 2000Pa of suction with Carpet Boost will take care of most messes.

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Shark RV990

Shark RV990 EZ Robot Vacuum 

While the Shark EZ offers most of the things that other vacuums do at this price point—Wi-Fi control, multi-brush cleaning power, the ability to clean carpets and hardwood—you do get a machine that works in linear row-by-row style to orderly clean your space, not by bouncing around the room at random angles.

eufy RoboVac X8

Anker Eufy RoboVac X8 Robot Vacuum

As Eufy machines go, this model is usually priced higher than most of its other offerings, so saving nearly $200 is a great reason to grab it now. Like most similarly priced machines, this one has LiDAR-mapping technology. It will recognize what floor you’ve got it on and allow you to set no-go zones, and give you on-demand zone cleaning through Alexa or Google Assistant. The 3-hour runtime and 2,000Pa suction are right for the price. Even though there’s no auto-empty bin included, Eufy says that the twin-turbine construction allows it to pack more dust and debris into its onboard storage, so you’ll have to empty it a bit less than other machines.