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I'm a sucker for a great robot vacuum. At my age, the promise of clean floors with little-to-no physical labor is enough to make me smile. Add a built-in mop to the deal, and you can consider me sold -- especially when it's on sale.
For a limited time, the Yeedi Mop Station Pro, which I've been using on my floors every day, is on sale for only $460.
Terrible backyard drainage and a lot of spring rains meant my floors were constantly spotted with muddy paw prints that I had to wipe up multiple times a day. So, here's how the 2-in-1 robot fared when I passed the chores over to it instead.
As someone who never enjoyed carpets at home, I value a robot vacuum that can both suck up any dirt and debris and mop up messes, too.
Robots that combine the two functions may provide great suction but typically consider "mopping" as dragging around a wet microfiber cloth. The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is one of the few on the market with rotating microfiber mop pads to do the job more effectively.
The Yeedi robot vac comes with a charging station worthy of its "Pro" moniker, with dedicated clean and dirty water tanks that you can relax when it's time to refill or empty, respectively.
The docking station doubles as a cleaning station for the mop pads, with the robot vacuum returning periodically during sessions to wash the mopping pads with clean water before resuming.
Unlike some newer Roomba and Eufy units, the Yeedi model doesn't have sensors to avert objects on the floor, so the first thing I do before starting the machine is pick up my three kids' toys and half-colored pictures from the floor.
The vacuum has 3000Pa of suction power, enough to rival any upright vacuum, as those tend to have about 1000-2000Pa of suction. You don't have to wonder whether the Yedi can pick up the Cheerios your toddler dropped or your husky mix's hair. In my experience, if it fits into the dustbin opening, then the Yeedi will get the job done.
I have the Yeedi downstairs covering about 700 square feet, including the living and dining rooms, entryway, office, laundry room, and kitchen. I like to run it every day, sometimes several times a day. If this seems excessive, the robot finishes sessions with dust and pet hair even when my floors look clean initially.
After each cleaning session, the Yeedi docks itself, cleans the mop pads one last time, and dries them with a built-in fan. This prevents mold buildup and smells.
For maintenance, you have to empty and rinse out the dirty water tank, which I do every 2-3 cleanings, and refill the clean water tank. The mop station also requires cleaning where the vacuum docks, which is where the mopping pads are scrubbed, so it gets pretty dirty.
The only thing that leaves me wanting more from the Yeedi Mop Station Pro is that it doesn't self-empty the dustbin, a popular feature on other robot vacuums. This is ultimately a mop-first robot, so I get it.
Despite that, I appreciate the larger dustbin for vacuuming as it holds enough dust and pet hair not to require immediate disposal after every cleaning.
Two dust bins are included: One that holds the spinning mop pads that I empty after each clean and a larger, 750-milliliter capacity with no mop pads that only need opening every few cleaning sessions -- like when you want to run the device in vacuum mode.
Since getting the Yeedi Mop Station Pro, I've been running it on both vacuum and mop modes daily, and it comes to the rescue as soon as I need it. What's even better, the 2-in-1 combo is on sale on Amazon for only $460 at the time of writing.