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17 best robot vacuum deals: Get a Roborock or an iRobot on sale

Streamline your cleaning routine -- and save some cash. These deals include hundreds off on a robot vacuum to make your life easier.
Written by Rebecca Isaacs, Staff Writer on
Reviewed by Amy Lieu

The holidays have come and gone, and within a few weeks here, the snow will begin to melt and the weather will warm. Thus, cue all the spring cleaning. Anything that can ease your spring cleaning routine is a must-have in your home. If you've been sleeping on robot vacuums, now can be a great time for adding one to your home. Not only are they a time saver when it comes to cleaning, but retailers are cashing in on the spring cleaning and offering steep discounts on major vacuums so you can clean your home for a fraction of the price.

As you attempt to wade through the sea of discounts, sales, and promo freebies, some of the best robot vacuum deals we've found are hundreds of dollars less than what you'd normally pay. You can even save $50 to $100 on some budget models, which makes those robot vacuums as affordable as many standard vacuums.

Let's take a look at some of the robot vacuum deals that are still available today, and be sure to check back in the coming days as we add more deals.

Best robot vacuum deals

Below are the eight best robot vacuum deals we could find. Further down the page, you'll see other interesting robot vacuum deals we spotted at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

  • Current Price: $800
  • Original Price: $1,000

This is one of the top-performing robots on the market, and with great reason. The S9+ offers 40 times more suction power and a three-stage cleaning system to clean up all dirt in your home. It also uses vSLAM navigation to make sure that every inch of your floors is cleaned.

  • Current Price: $240 (with coupon)
  • Original Price: $290

With a 3000Pa suction and multi-floor mapping, Proscenic's robot vacuum uses a Laser Distance Sensor to scan its surroundings 360 degrees. You can program it to clean on a specific schedule, and it's voice compatible with Alexa and Google. For those with carpets, it comes with a dedicated carpet booster setting.

  • Current Price: $800
  • Original Price: $1,350

The Ecovacs Deebot X1 brings 5000Pa of deep cleaning and mopping into your home. It features a new OZMO turbo-rotating mopping system to remove tough stains and dirt from your floors. One of the coolest features is that when it runs out of water, it automatically returns to the station to refill the water.

  • Current Price: $400
  • Original Price: $600

With up to 180 minutes of runtime, the Q7 Max not only vacuums but also mops to make sure your floors are spotless. The mopping feature offers 30 water flow levels to get the hardest stains off your tile, and you can make sure that your pet hair and cat litter vanish with up to 4200 Pa suction.

  • Current price: $400
  • Original price: $600

The nightmare scenario for pet owners with robot vacuums is a pet "accident" that gets spread to every nook and cranny of the house by a well-meaning robot. The j7 Roomba comes with iRobot's P.O.O.P (Pet Owner Official Promise) guarantee, and if your j7 doesn't avoid your pet's mess you can have it replaced for free (the vacuum not the pet). You can also link the j7 to Alexa for voice-enabled spot cleaning to tackle spills when they happen.

  • Current Price: $350 (with coupon)
  • Original Price: $500

The DreameBot D10 vacuum made our list of best picks for robot vacuums this year for its long battery life and quiet 4000Pa suction. You can read ZDNET expert Matthew Miller's review on the handy cleaning tool where he goes into detail about its battery life, object tracking, and more.

  • Current price: $274
  • Original price: $530

The iRobot Roomba i1+ automatically recharges as needed until its job is done and it automatically empties itself for up to two months at a time before you need to clean out the bin. The iRobot Dirt Detect technology enables the Roomba to focus additional effort on cleaning areas of your home that need extra attention. The Roomba i1+ has an edge brush that helps to push dirt toward the vacuum's dual rubber brushes, which are designed to avoid getting tangled with pet hair.

Amazon robot vacuum deals

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Best Buy robot vacuum deals

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Walmart robot vacuum deals

Here are some other robot vacuum deals happening right now at Walmart:

How did we choose these robot vacuum deals?

We chose these robot vacuum deals by looking at the models on sale from a variety of major online retailers. We reviewed the price history of items whenever possible to avoid fake deals where the retailer pumps up the price before putting it on sale to make the discount appear larger.

While we haven't done a hands-on review of every make and model featured on this list, we did reference ZDNET's reviews and best-list roundups whenever possible. 

Can robot vacuums go from hardwood to carpet?

Yes! That's the beauty of a robot vacuum -- it can clean various different surfaces. Many robot vacuums will automatically uptick suction power to accommodate the shift, too. Usually, the product description will mention this.

Do I have to empty the robot vacuum after every use?

It depends, but usually not. Many robot vacuums can self-empty at their docking station, so you don't have to clean the actual robot. Self-emptying robot vacuums can collect anywhere from 30 to 60 days' worth of dust and allergens, which makes cleaning a breeze. You'll want to read the product description, as it will state whether it offers a self-cleaning option alongside how long the bin will last between sessions.

What about pet hair? Can a robot vacuum suck that up?

Absolutely. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, as many as 38% of households own a dog, with cats coming in a close second at 25%. Many robot vacuum companies have adjusted their designs to accommodate pet needs. 

In fact, there are many robot vacuums designed to clean your pet's fur off the floors with ease. You'll be able to tell because the product description will highlight if the vacuum can suck away pet hair. However, we cannot guarantee that your cat will enjoy sitting on the robot vacuum for a free ride around your home.

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