Hate cleaning? As in sweeping and mopping the floors? Yeah, we know how you feel about performing such a mundane and tiring task when you should be doing something more important. Moreover, these tasks are not exactly the fastest chores to do.
But thank God for a certain value-added invention that uses robotic technology. These are called robot vacuum cleaners or simply robot vacuums.
Here is several top-rated robot vacuums from high-end to affordable varieties that we highly recommend. For more tips on choosing a robot vacuum, scroll all the way down!
List of Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners In Malaysia 2024
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Top 3 Best Selling Robot Vacuums in Malaysia - February 2024
- Tips For Choosing A Robot Vacuum
Unlike purchasing a broom and a mop, a robot vacuum typically comes with a higher price tag, even though there are few brands out there selling budget-friendly varieties. Before you spend your hard-earned money on a robot vacuum, here are several things you need to take into consideration:
a) Size Matters
Here’s the thing about robot vacuums; not every one of them is created equal. Depending on the brand and model, you will find that some are short while others have a taller build. For instance, those with a short built are more capable of moving under furniture (e.g. bed and cupboard or storage cabinet with legs).
You also need to consider the size of your living space as well. For example, if you live in a big house, investing in a robot vacuum that carries a larger dustbin and a long-lasting battery life would be a better choice.
b) Know Your Floor Type
Again, we want to stress that not all robot vacuums are the same. This is especially true when it comes to the floor type of your home. Are your floors layered in the likes of hardwood, tile or laminate? It is highly advisable to find a robot vacuum that can perform efficiently on one of them or perhaps both.
Don’t forget about the carpeted area(s) as well if you have any at home as some robot vacuums do not clean the carpet well. This is because vacuuming on such a floor covering requires not only good suction power but also the ability to move and pass smoothly on the surface. If possible, look for one that can deal with floors and carpets as well.
c) Choose The One That Can Map Your Home
You simply want your robot vacuum to perform efficiently as it should. Cheaper models might only clean the area in a random pattern, and there’s nothing wrong about settling for such a robot vacuum. But if you want your robot vacuum to perform a thorough clean, look for one with a mapping function.
Mapping is a setting commonly found in the vacuum app, which you can download it on your Android or Apple smartphone. From there, you can map your home and save them accordingly. Doing so will determine which area you want your robot vacuum to clean in a more organised manner.
d) Your Pet(s)
As cute as they may seem (read: cats and dogs), among the most dreaded things about them is that they are shedding hair all over the place. So if you happen to own one (or more) of them, choose a robot vacuum that can pick up pet hair easily and efficiently with the brush function that does not crumple or tangle them all around.
e) Battery Life
Since robot vacuums run wirelessly, that means they rely on the battery capacity to perform their cleaning duties. Depending on the size of your home and the areas you want to cover, a typical robot vacuum operates a minimum of 60-75 minutes to a whopping 3 hours on a single charge. For the latter, investing in such a robot vacuum with a longer battery life would be able to cover more floors without the need of returning to its dock and do a full recharge.
- Is a robot vacuum worth it?
Robot vacuums are quite common in households these days. Given that even the entry-level models can be quite pricey, it’s reasonable to question whether it’s worth splurging on.
Essentially, a robot vacuum is a hands-free device that you can program to do your bidding, i.e clean dirt and dust off floors or carpets. It’s pretty compact and is thus easy to store even if you are low on space. It also comes in handy for cleaning hard-to-reach places and spaces that even regular vacuums might not be able to or that older folks can’t bend to reach. Plus, robot vacuums aren’t as noisy so you can get away with watching TV or having a conversation while it’s on.
If you find yourself vacuuming frequently throughout the week, perhaps to get rid of pet hair and dust, then a robot vacuum can reduce your cleaning workload. You may even find yourself dispensing with the need to hire a cleaner with a more manageable workload and thus, save on cleaning costs.
It’ll also save you time which you can spend doing something more meaningful. As the saying goes, time is money. If you’ve got money to spare, it could be a worthy investment.
- How does a robot vacuum work?
Robot vacuums are just like your regular vacuums. Essentially, sucking up dust using suction power. That, as well as the rotating brushes, can lift the dirt off your carpets and floors.
The dirt travels through the filter into a dust container which can either be easily emptied via ejection. Pricier models may have a self-emptying function so you won’t have to lift a finger!
Equipped with various sensors, these robots usually have a ‘mapping’ function that allows them to learn which routes to take and areas to cover or avoid. While it can detect objects in its path, it’s best to have minimal clutter on the floor for smoother operation.
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