Eufy is one of my favourite brands when it comes to value-for-money robot vacuums. Their range in the UK spans from the cheap 11S that’s controlled by an old-school remote to their newer G-series which introduce smarter navigation and more advanced features.
In this article, I’ll review be reviewing the Eufy RoboVac G10, a 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop that was launched in 2019. I’m not a fan of this device, keep reading for my brutally honest thoughts and some alternative recommendations to consider.
The Eufy G10 is a completely different beast from the other vacuums in Eufy’s range, and not in a good way. For starters, it cannot be used on carpet due to the lack of a motorised roller brush on the bottom which is normally used to force dirt out of carpets into the vacuum.
Instead, Eufy have positioned this as a hard floor device with the inclusion of a mopping feature. Unfortunately, this just doesn’t live up to expectations and not worth the extra cost.
I say this because no pressure is applied to the mop and it cannot distinguish between hard floors and carpet so will mop any rugs you have.
If you can forego the mopping feature, the G30 Edge is a worthwhile upgrade to consider. This is suitable for both hard floors and medium-pile carpets. It’s also much smarter with clean maps so you know which areas have been cleaned and the ability to set no-go zones with the included boundary strips.
Eufy G10 Specifications
|Suitable For||Hard floors only|
|Boost IQ||2nd Gen|
|No. Side Brushes||1|
|Charge Time||5-6 hours|
|Battery Life||Up to 100 mins|
|Recharge and Resume||Yes|
|Navigation||Smart Dynamic Navigation|
|Alexa/Google Home Integration||Yes|
Pros / Cons
Here are the pros and cons of the Eufy G10:
Below, you’ll find my detailed Eufy G10 review. I’ll break down the review into key sections to cover navigation, cleaning performance, mopping, and general maintenance.
- RoboVac G10 Hybrid
- Charging base and power adapter
- Cleaning tool
- Water tank
- 2 x Washable mopping cloths
- Waterproof pad,
- Spare filter and filter elements
- 4 x Side brushes
- 5 x Cable ties
- Installation guide, manual, and warranty
The G10 has Eufy’s Smart Dynamic Navigation which means it navigates in logical straight lines, making a 180 degree turn at each wall to head back in the other direction.
This is an upgrade on the random path navigation found in Eufy’s lower-tier device, however, there’s no floor mapping like the top tier L70 device which has room-by-room cleaning.
The G10 has cliff and bump sensors to help it get around and avoid obstacles like stairs. It’s capable of climbing over thresholds up to 16mm which is adequate for most carpets, rugs, and doorways.
However, you cannot set no-go zones if there are areas you’d like to avoid such as pet beds, kids’ bedrooms, or areas the vacuum is prone to getting stuck such as low furniture. This also causes limitations for mopping as I’ll discuss later.
The G10 has been designed with hard floors in mind. For this reason, it lacks any kind of motorised roller or bristles on the bottom as can be seen in this image compared to the 30C MAX.
This is a big blow as the roller is essential for cleaning carpets. The bristles agitate the carpet and force small particles of dust into the vacuum.
Instead, the G10 has a simple nozzle which vacuums particles from the surface straight into the dust bin. The device is best referred to as a robot sweeper than a robot vacuum.
On the positive side, the lack of a motorised roller does mean that the device is excellent at picking up pet hair without the risk of getting tangled in the bristles.
If you’re looking for a Eufy vacuum that’s better on carpet, I recommend upgrading to the G30 or G30 Edge.
One of the key selling points of the G10 is its mopping capability. To use this you simply need to attach a water tank to the base and fit one of the included washable mop cloths.
Unfortunately, as is usually the case with robot vacuum and mop combos in this price bracket, the mopping leaves a lot to be desired.
The mop pad does not apply any pressure to the floor like some of the better robot mops do, instead, it will wipe across the surface which is great for collecting lighter dust particles, but won’t be a replacement for a proper mop any time soon.
The lack of pressure is only the beginning, the vacuum cannot tell the difference between carpet and hard floors. This means it will mop the entire floor, if you happen to have a few rugs around or some carpeted areas as I imagine most homes do, it will wipe the mop straight over them.
The G10 has the same 2600mAh lithium battery found in the rest of the G-series as well as the lower tier C-series. This allows it to achieve up to 100 minutes of run time on a single charge whilst in low power mode. This would be about 80 minutes with average usage or reduced to just 40 minutes when at max suction.
The Smart Dynamic Navigation technology also provides recharge-and-resume functionality to the G10. This means that the vacuum can pause a cycle to go for a recharge and then resume cleaning from the same area.
Whilst it doesn’t find the exact spot that it paused the cleaning like the more advanced L70, it can identify the rough zone and return to this.
If you want to see the G10 against others in the range, check out my full Eufy RoboVac comparison.
Controlling the Device
The vacuum is controlled via the Eufy Home app which allows you to set cleaning schedules and change the mode.
There’s also built-in support for Alexa and Google Assistant so that you can issue commands with your voice. For example, you can tell it to start/stop cleaning or return to base. If the vacuum has gone missing, it’s probably stuck somewhere so you can find it by saying ‘Alexa, ask RoboVac to find my robot”.
If you have multiple RoboVacs in your home, you can give each one a name so that Alexa or Google Assistant know which device you’re referring to.
I should point out that the Eufy G10 doesn’t come with a remote control as was the case with the C-series. However, this shouldn’t be a problem as the app is a much simpler method.
If you are planning to use the G10 as a hybrid vacuum and mop, there is quite a lot of maintenance involved as the small 130ml water tank will need topping up regularly and the mop pads will require changing too.
Compared to the small water tank, the 600ml dust bin is much more generous so shouldn’t need emptying as frequently. The dust bin is an older style and isn’t great to open, it can often end up all around the bin area and isn’t ideal for allergy sufferers like myself.
On a more positive note, the lack of the motorised roller brush underneath does mean you won’t have to deal with pet hair tangles as often as the rest of their range.
Filters will also need to be changed regularly. The newly designed unibody filter can be washed which reduces the ongoing cost of maintenance.