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The best Roborock robot vacuums: Top models starting at $200

Ditch the broom and skip the mop. The best Roborocks will whip your home into shape with features like room navigation, infrared imaging, smart assistant compatibility, and more.
Written by Lena Borrelli, Contributing Writer on
Reviewed by Amy Lieu

Chores are not fun, especially vacuuming and mopping the floors, but what if there was a shortcut? Created in 2014, Roborock burst onto the scene with its automated broom. Since then, it has expanded to automated mopping, as well. However, with several models to choose from, it can feel both confusing and intimidating when trying to determine which one is right for you.

That is where we come in. We studied the market and analyzed each model to find the best Roborock for your home. This is what we found.


Pros & Cons
  • Dual tank
  • Self-cleaning
  • No camera
  • Loud when emptying bin
  • Mediocre mopping
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Roborock Q7 Max+ tech specs: Surface recommendation: Hard floor, carpet, wood, tile | Suction power: 4200Pa | Dust bag size: 2.5L | Water tank: 350mL | Runtime: 180 minutes | Maximum vacuum range: 3229 sq. ft.

The Roborock Q7 Max+ gets our vote for the best overall Roborock. With 30 different water flow levels, this Roborock is recommended for a variety of flooring, including hard flooring, carpeting, wood, and tile. The unit will use its PreciSense LiDAR Navigation to map out your home, avoiding furniture and other obstacles while it works. 

Strong 4200Pa suction can handle pet hair and detect carpet, increasing the suction as needed. Not only does it vacuum and mop, but it also will last up to seven weeks before you need to empty the 2.5L bin. You will have full control through the app, plus already integrated are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Pros & Cons
  • Excellent with pet hair
  • Affordable
  • Longer runtime
  • Lacks mapping feature
  • No barrier protection
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Roborock E4 tech specs: Surface recommendation: Carpet | Suction power: 2000Pa | Dust bag size: 640mL | Runtime: 200 minutes | Maximum vacuum range: 2152 sq. ft.

Roborock E4 uses a Z-shape navigation and mapping model, using OpticEye motion tracking to automatically detect obstacles and work around them. There are four cleaning modes in total that include Silent, Balanced, Turbo, and Max for further customization. 

This unit is not as strong, offering just 2000Pa Strong Suction, but it can still handle pet hair. Enjoy full control via Roborock's app, and Alexa and Google Home come integrated, as well. In total, there is a 200-minute runtime with a self-charging design, allowing the unit to automatically return to work when it is sufficiently charged. 

Pros & Cons
  • Dual vacuum-mop capability
  • Excellent suction
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Mediocre obstacle avoidance
  • Not ideal for carpet
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Roborock S6 MaxV tech specs: Surface recommendation: Hard floors | Suction power: 2500Pa | Runtime: 180 minutes | Maximum vacuum range: 2580 sq. ft.

The Roborock S6 MaxV Robot Vacuum is a bit more limited in its scope, only tending to hard floors is recommended for homes around 2,500 square feet. However, where it shines is in its cameras, offering dual cameras that are able to detect and avoid common obstacles like furniture. 

It uses Smart Mapping to plan out your room, then goes to work, employing infrared imaging as needed to work in the dark. There is 2500Pa suction with a runtime of up to 180 minutes, returning to base when it is time for a charge. 

Pros & Cons
  • Efficient mapping
  • Fantastic carpet detection
  • Great with hardwood flooring
  • Can trip over rugs
  • Mediocre mopping
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Roborock S7 tech specs: Surface recommendation: Hard Floor | Suction power: 2500Pa | Dust bag size: 3L | Water tank: 300mL | Runtime: 180 minutes | Maximum vacuum range: 2150 sq. ft.

The Roborock S7 is recommended for hard flooring and homes around 2100 square feet, but it still incorporates many of the features found in larger models. You can still control this unit via the app with 180 minutes of runtime. It is also compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri with voice control. 

When you set the unit, it uses Roborock's exclusive Sonic Mopping Technology that works by sound and scrubs up to 3,000 times per minute, automatically lifting when it detects carpet. A 300mL electronic water tank cuts down on cleaning time.

Pros & Cons
  • 6,000 Pa suction
  • Reactive 3D Obstacle Avoidance
  • Stress-free system
  • Expensive
  • Only empties the dust bin at the end of the job
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Roborock S8 Pro Ultra tech specs: Surface recommendation: Hard Floor, Carpet, Wood, Tile | Suction power: 6000Pa | Runtime: 180 minutes

The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra is arguably the best two-in-one machine available on the market. It is a self-washing, self-drying, self-emptying, self-refilling, and self-cleaning machine that takes the manual work completely out of vacuuming and mopping. With its 6000Pa suction power, DuoRoller Riser brushes, and VibraRise 2.0 mopping system, you can rest assured that your flooring surfaces will be left sparkling without lifting a finger.

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What is the best Roborock?

With a versatile approach to cleaning and strong suction power, the Roborock Q7 Max+ is the best Roborock you can buy. 

To see how it stacks up, here is an overview of our picks for the best Roborocks.

Best Roborock robot vacuum


Suction power (Pa)


Roborock Q7 Max+



Hard floors, carpet, wood, tile

Roborock E4




Roborock S6 MaxV Robot Vacuum



Hard floors

Roborock S7



Hard floors

Roborock S8 Pro Ultra



Hard floors, carpet, wood, tile

Which Roborock is right for you?

While any one of these Roborocks can make great cleaning devices, it ultimately comes down to your home's floors, what kind of messes you deal with on a daily basis, how powerful you need it to suction dust and debris, and what price you're willing to spend.

Choose this Roborock robot vacuum...

If you want...

Roborock Q7 Max+

The best overall option. It has 30 different water flow levels for a variety of flooring.

Roborock E4

To spend under $200 on a Roborock. There is a 200-minute runtime with a self-charging design.

Roborock S6 MaxV Robot Vacuum

Your Roborock to navigate around furniture. It uses Smart Mapping to plan out your room, then goes to work, employing infrared imaging as needed to work in the dark. 

Roborock S7

The best bang for your buck. It uses Roborock's exclusive Sonic Mopping Technology that works by sound and scrubs up to 3,000 times per minute.

Roborock S8 Pro Ultra

A cleaning station to come included with your Roborock. This includes its 6000Pa suction power, DuoRoller Riser brushes, and VibraRise 2.0 mopping system.

How did we choose these Roborocks?

To find the best Roborocks, we consider several factors, including these.

  • Technology: Roborocks uses a variety of exclusive technologies that allow for effective vacuuming and mopping. 
  • Room size: Each Roborock has a maximum room size that it can accommodate, so we look for units that work with a variety of different room sizes.
  • Flooring: Just like room size, we also take into consideration what flooring each Roborock can clean, whether it is hardwood floors or carpet. 
  • Price:  Budget is important when spending a few hundred dollars, so we consider the price of each Roborock to ensure there is something for everyone. 

What is a Roborock?

Roborock is a company that makes robotic cleaning mechanisms for your home or office. It incorporates both a vacuum and mop for a well-rounded cleaning aid that can map out your home, avoid objects, and automatically adjust itself between flooring settings.

What surfaces does a Roborock worth with?

Roborock works with a variety of surfaces, including hardwood, carpet, and tile flooring. However, each Roborock works with different types of flooring, so be sure to review the specs before committing to a model. 

Are there alternative Roborocks worth considering?

There are plenty of other Roborock models on the market aside from these top picks. In our search, we also found these Roborocks that may be worth a second look:

With powerful 2700Pa suction, the Roborock Q5 easily picks up pet hair, dust, and finer dirt from floors or carpets.

The Empty Wash Fill Dock automatically refills the S7 MaxV water tank when it docks, extending its mopping range to up to 3,230 square feet.

This model has the added power of Carpet Boost+ for a spotless and flawless floor.

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