ECOVACS DEEBOT T9+ Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo review

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Overview

Most of the time, navigating areas and dodging obstructions is a non-issue, and operating the hoover is effortless thanks to an app that builds an extremely clever map. Although the auto-emptying feature is a bit picky, it is understandable given the option’s affordable pricing. The Ecovacs Deebot T9+ is a versatile vacuum, mop and air freshener that is simple to use. Dust and other smaller material are easily removed, but the air freshening feature is ineffective.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • User-friendly app
  • Superb object detection and navigation
  • Standard 175-minute runtime
  • Vacuuming and mopping
  • Superior carpet and hard surface cleaning
  • Map-making

Cons

  • Fake air-freshening function
  • Limited automatic draining
  • Loud docking station
  • The mopping feature needs improvement.

Specs

Navigation Type dToF
Carpet Detection Yes
Dust Bin Capacity (ml) 0,42

Type of Reservoir OZMO™ Pro 2.0
Water Level Adjustment Yes

Map Generated by App Yes
FW OTA Yes
Voice Report Yes
Time Scheduling Yes
Continuous Cleaning Yes
Size of Robot (φxH,mm) Φ353*93.6
Noise Value (dBA ) Normal: 67
Battery Specifications (Type, mAh) Li-Ion, 5200
Working Time (min) 175
Charging Time (H) 6,5
Rated Power of Robot (W) 50
Working Voltage of Robot (V) 14,4

Navigation type: TrueMapping (LIDAR)
Suction power: 3000 Pa
Mopping feature: yes
Run time: 175 min
Charging time: 6,5 h
Side brushes: 2
HEPA filter: no
Dustbin size: 420ml
Noise level: 67dB
Height of the device: 93 mm (without the emptying station)
Compatibility with voice assistants: Alexa, Google Assistant
Wifi connection: 2.4 GHz Wifi

Price

The cost of the Ecovacs Deebot T9+ is $799.99 / £899 / AU$1,299 in the US, UK, and Australia. The price may come as a shock. It’s a terrific deal when you take into account the inclusion of mopping functionality and auto-emptying.

Accessories costs

Vacuum bags pack of 3 and 3 Air Freshener: $35.98 Vacuum bags pack of 6: $35:98 Cleaning Solution 2L: $44.98 Mop pads (disposable) 25 pack: $29.99 Mop pads (reusable): $34.99 Scent refill pack of 3 – $19.99 Air Filters 2pc: $14.99

Compare

iRoomba S9 PlusEcovacs Deebot N8+
Price$999.99/£899$699.99 /£599.99
Dustbin capacity18.6oz/550mL14.2oz/420mL
Run timeUp to 120 minsUp to 110 mins
Self-emptying (Y/N)YY
Self-cleaning (Y/N)NN
ControlsApp, Amazon Alexa, and Google HomeApp, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri
Dimensions12.25×12.25×3.5in/ 31 x 31x 9 cm13.9 x 13.9 x 3.75in/35.3 x 35.3 x 9.36cm

Design

At 3.75 inches (30 cm) in height and 13.9 inches (353 cm) in diameter, the Deebot T9+ is about the same size as the Deebot N8+, giving it plenty of room to fit under and around furniture. It won’t, however, likely be able to fit between most couches and smaller areas.

Brushes

The main brush on the underside of the vacuum is in charge of gathering up the majority of the trash on the floor, but hair and thread have a tendency to become stuck in it. The hoover really comes with a cleaning tool to make removal simpler, and it is advised that you change the brush every 300 hours.

Dustbag or water tank

Unlike the N8 Plus, which has washable microfiber pads, this one has a small 180mL water reservoir and disposable ones. You will need to change the pads at your own expense after the first ten that you are given. However, they are easy to attach and remain in place when mopping.

Suction

The app offers four different hoover power levels: Quiet, Standard, Max, and Max+. As you go up the scale, you can obviously hear the additional suction. You can switch from Quick Scrubbing to Deep Scrubbing and between Light, Medium, High, and Ultra High water flow levels and mopping modes once the mopping unit is fitted, however I didn’t see much of a difference.

Navigation

The Deebot T9 features what they call “TrueMapping” which is a combination of Lidar and a DToF laser sensor to give it one of the most robust and efficient navigation programs.

Air freshener

After doing a routine hoover, you can install the scented pod that comes with the air freshener. Although the smell of the oak and cucumber is rather pleasant, I think this element is merely a marketing ploy. While the hoover is running, you may occasionally smell the perfume, but it only lasts for a few minutes. It would be best if you just lit a candle.

Setup

The Auto-Empty Station was easy to set up. All you really need to do is locate an outlet and give the robot hoover enough room to go around, roughly 1.64 feet (0.5 metres) on either side and 4.92 feet (1.5 metres) in front. It also comes with a ramp adapter, which makes it simpler for the hoover to dock if you’re using it on a rug or carpet.

Battery life

According to the app, it finished cleaning after roughly 160 minutes with 20% of the energy remaining. The robot vacuum returned to the Auto Empty Station to refuel as soon as the battery reached 15% after I sent it out again with the same settings. This suggests that you get roughly three hours of use per charge, which is consistent with EcoVacs’ one hundred and seventy-five-minute claim. It’s important to note that the runtime was actually longer than claimed because the manufacturer based it on the Quiet power setting.

Apps

With the app, you can visualise your home’s furnishings in two or three dimensions, as well as inspect, edit, and identify regions. We believe this is a wonderful model for small houses because it can finish a modest cleaning assignment far faster than any of the other models we tested, taking just under 8 minutes to clear up our obstacle course.

With the help of an easy-to-use companion app, you can operate the robot vacuum. Deebot makes an extremely detailed map of your flat on its first lap around, allowing you to clean specific areas according to your needs. You may also make schedules and change settings from this location. Even after the cleaning is finished, you’ll get alerts on your phone in case there are any problems.

The three primary components of the app are Robot, Store, and Mine, making it quite easy to browse. You’ll be spending most of your time in the Robot portion. There’s an easy-to-use one-button auto-cleaning feature that lets you start vacuuming your entire room right away, and a recharge button that lets you bring the vacuum back to the Auto-Empty Station to refuel. But the “Enter Smart Cleaning” button is the most crucial one. It’s also where you may modify the different hoover settings and access the intelligent map.

Noise

The noise level of the Deebot T9+ robot vacuum was comparable to that of other models. It hit anywhere between 55 and 69 dB while vacuuming. It had a low hum, like an air conditioner, when I put it on the normal power level.

Is it good for dog hair?

Given the copious amounts of dog hair we have (Nala has short to medium hair), the Deebot T9+ has performed incredibly well. Personally, I’m not sure how Deevid would handle a dog with long hair, such as a border collie or golden retriever. My hair occasionally gets tangled in the brushes, but Deevid is simple to open and clean when necessary.

Consumer

How was life before this beautiful robot joined us

I am a huge fan of Deebot. It does so much and is so customizable and smart. The T9+ has a low profile (height in CM is just a little over 9) when it cleans which means that it has no issues when going under the bed or chairs. It is a god send especially under the carpeted bed getting all the cat hair that is so hard to get to. The app is excellent for so many reasons. Just to name a few from a pet owner. You can set areas you don’t want the robot to go to (water bowl+food bowl, heavy carpeted area or area with a lot of cat toys etc). What if your cat decides to be a cat and a toy ends up in the cleaning area? no problem usually the deebot will just bang it around with its brush and move it like a soccer ball but if it does accidentally get sucked in you will get a message that in needs attention and something is stuck. I also love the large collection tank for the trash collection, (app) it will let you know if it needs to be replaced. Water tank is huge as well. One other thing is it will automatically decide and change to a different setting for instance if its on a wooden floor versus carpet but what I like to do is just customize it myself, some features you can customize are : clean 1 time or have it go over everything 2 times, vacuum power Quiet, standard, max, water flow level low medium or high, scrubbing intensity and so much more. It is so awesome and the best investment! Also its so easy to buy more brushes and whatever you need to refresh it if you have to (I had one brush head that got tangled on max setting on carpet and had to replace it, it just pops out so easily and you can replace it in 2 seconds). This thing is so worth it 1000 times!

By Stylian at Best Buy

alternative

Dreametech’s L10S Ultra robot hoover and mop is a good option if you frequently find yourself cleaning up pet hair and mopping your floors. In our lab tests, this model—a more feature-rich variant of the L10 we previously covered in this guide—performed just as well as the original.

Compared to ten of its self-emptying competitors, it obtained the second-highest manoeuvrability score overall. The robot comes with a bottle of the brand’s floor-cleaning solution. Before every cleaning activity, it automatically dispenses the appropriate amount onto the mopping pads and stores easily inside the charging base.

With this robot, in contrast to many other models we’ve examined, we noticed a discernible lightening of sticky stains after just one pass. The L10S Ultra does not require manual dustbin or mopping pad removal, just as other models in the line. As soon as a cleaning activity is over, the base automatically empties the bin and starts washing and drying the pads.

The L10S Ultra lifted the mopping pad just enough to keep it from getting wet as soon as it detected a carpet.After they were on the carpet, they were nearly hairless. Pet hair was not clogging the brush roll or remaining in the dustbin after it self-emptied.It performed exceptionally well in our tests of usability because of its user-friendly software, which lets users schedule cleaning assignments, change the water and suction settings, and watch a live stream from the robot’s onboard camera while it cleans. Despite being among the priciest robots we have ever examined, we believe its features and performance make it worthwhile.

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