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I couldn't see any recent trends on this, so apologies if there already is one.
Have people much experience with these? Do they work? In particular I hear that you can get ones now that even mop the floors. Any suggestions on decent ones for this? What sort of money are you looking at? I remember doing my research for the normal hoover and everyone recommended miele - are there brands to look out for / avoid?
Good info here, I'm thinking about one also, roborock s5 seems to be the recommendation overall
I actually picked up the S5. And it's excellent. The mopping function won't get rid of stains, it's more of a quick wipe of the floors. But the hoovering is excellent.
It's not quite effort free, I tend to clear away stuff on the floor before setting it going. But it is very handy. And for us, we never hoovered. We were a disgrace. And we have a baby that will soon be crawling, so cleaning the floors became important!
I have the old Xiaomi 1st Generation which has been going strong for a number of years but the wheel has come off and a few others bits gone
Was going to replace with the Xiaomi 1c. They all seem to be combi now. I thought the 1c was the newer version of the S5?
I have the Roborock S5 Max - it’s mostly perfect. The mop function is a bit of a novelty, you won’t be relying it to do a proper clean.
I'ts not hovering, it's vacuuming
How much for the Roborock S5 Max? I think I paid about 300 quid for the Gen 1. The new 1c was coming in at 200 quid and for a while the 1g was 130 which was fantastic value.
We have a 1c and it's great as long as your expectations are along the right lines. For us, it means we only vacuum manually once a week now to get under chairs etc instead of every day. I'd hate to be be without it again. The mopping is definitely more like wiping a wet cloth across the floor rather than a full mop. That's fine for us most of the time.
We bought an Ecovacs Deebot 950 like this a couple of months ago and it's absolutely fantastic. Genuinely impressed by how well the carpets look afterwards!