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Robot vacuums are becoming more intelligent than ever, and now you don’t even need to get your phone out to manage them thanks to a growing range of devices with Alexa built-in.
This means you can instruct your vacuum to start or stop cleaning using your voice and an Amazon Echo, or include it within Alexa routines such as asking it to clean when you’re away from home.
In this guide, I’ll take a look at the best robot vacuums in the UK and share my favourite devices that work with Alexa, with recommendations for every budget and floor type.
If you’re in a rush, here are my top three robot vacuums for Alexa (keep reading below for the full list and commands for each).
Best Overall: Roomba i7+• Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
• Self-emptying base stores up to 30X the onboard dustbin
• Issue room-by-room commands using Alexa
Runner Up: Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Pro+• Excellent at obstacle avoidance due to additional lasers
• Comes with a self-emptying base
• Laser mapping is fast to map your home
Best With Mop: Roborock S6 Pure• 2-in-1 vacuum and mop with highly customisable mop settings
• Longest run time of 180 mins with recharge-and-resume
• Alexa support although commands are more limited than two devices above
Using Your Robot Vacuum with Alexa
Robot vacuums should be an automated experience, so, what’s the benefit of integrating them with Amazon’s voice assistant? Well, here is a rundown of the things you can do with your robot vacuum cleaner using Alexa commands (varies by device):
- Start/stop vacuuming
- Send the vacuum back to its dock
- Check the battery
- Set your cleaning schedule with your voice
- Instruct your robot vacuum to clean a specific room/zone
- Locate your vacuum
- Use your robot vacuum as part of an Alexa routine
When using your robot vacuum with Alexa, you’ll need to begin phrases with “Alexa, ask/tell [brand] to..”, for example, “Alexa, tell Roomba to start vacuuming the living room”.
Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Alexa
These are my top recommended robot vacuum cleaners that work with Alexa:
- Best Overall: Roomba i7+
- Runner Up: Ecovacs Deebot OZMO N8 Pro+
- Best with Mop: Roborock S6 Pure
- Best for Edges: Neato D7
- Best Cleaning Performance: Dyson 360 Heurist
- Budget Pick: Eufy G30 Edge
- Frugal Pick: Coredy R750
Keep reading for my full review of each recommendation with key features and best use cases.
Best Overall: Roomba i7+
|Value for Money||7/10|
The Roomba i7+ is a newer line from Roomba and provides one of their best cleaning performances, beaten only by their very expensive Roomba S9.
The i7+ is notable for the self-emptying base which sucks the dirt out of the onboard dust bin when full, you can go for months without any intervention.
The range of Alexa commands for the Roomba i7+ is more exhaustive than any other robot vacuum reviewed here. In addition to the usual start/stop and send it back to the dock, you can also ask Alexa to schedule cleaning at a certain time, to clean a particular room, or even to clean near a certain object in your home.
You can use the default name ‘Roomba’ or set your own name, see my full list of Roomba name ideas for suggestions. Setting names is helpful if you have multiple robot vacuums or mops in the same home.
Example Alexa commands for Roomba i7+:
- “Alexa, ask [robot name] to start vacuuming.”
- “Alexa, ask [robot name] to schedule a vacuuming job on [day] at [time].”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum the [object name].”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba to vacuum my [room name].”
This is thanks to the iadapt 3.0 smart imprint mapping, this is their top-of-the-range mapping tech that’s only found in high-end Roombas. Using their visual camera navigation, it will map out your home and provide a floor plan in the iRobot Home app, you can then label this with rooms, zones, and objects.
Runner Up: Ecovacs Deebot OZMO N8 Pro+
|Value for Money||8/10|
The next robot vacuum that works with Alexa is the Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Pro+. Similar to the Roomba above, the Ecovacs also has advanced mapping, however, rather than using visual cameras which can take a while to first map the room, the N8 Pro+ uses lidar (spinning lasers in the turret on top) which tends to be more accurate.
The robot will create an interactive floor plan of your home in the app where you can create rooms, zones, and virtual boundaries for room-by-room cleaning. The app is also intuitive for updating you when brushes or mop cloth need changing.
As for how it works with Alexa, the N8 Pro+ has very similar commands as the i7+. You can start/stop cleaning, ask for status updates and even instruct the robot to start cleaning a certain room. Ecovacs have made some fun, natural-sounding commands too, here are a few sample commands:
- “Alexa, ask [robot name] to start cleaning.”
- “Alexa, tell DEEBOT it has 10 seconds to show its face.”
- “Alexa, ask [robot name] to vacuum the guest room.”
In another similarity to the Roomba i7+, the N8 Pro+ is a self-emptying robot vacuum with a base that can hold 30 empties from the onboard dustbin. This should last at least a month before you need to empty it.
However, one major difference is the addition of a mop. To activate the mop, you’ll need to attach a mop pad so it’s not as seamless as some other vacuum and mop hybrids which can switch between modes themselves.
One of the biggest downsides to the N8 Pro+ is the fact that it can only store 2 floor plans. If you have a 3 story home or bigger, you might need to consider a different vacuum or forego one of your floors.
Best With Mop: Roborock S6 Pure
|Value for Money||7/10|
Although the Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Pro+ does have a mop, if mopping is one of the key features you are looking for along with Alexa support, then you can’t go wrong with the Roborock S6 Pure.
The S6 Pure is part of their latest S6 line up but stands out for having a larger mop tank at 180ml compared to the 148ml tank on the standard S6.
Like the other S6 vacuums, it uses Lidar to map out your home and offers room-by-room cleaning and schedules. It has a 180 minute runtime which exceeds any other vacuum in this review, there’s also recharge and resume technology so it can pick up where it left off when after recharging.
The Roborock S6 Pure works with Alexa with the ability to start/stop cleaning, find your robot, and change modes using voice commands. Example Alexa commands include:
- “Alexa, ask Roborock to clean with [robot name]. “
- “Alexa, ask Roborock to send [robot name] home.”
- “Alexa, ask Roborock to change to silent.”
However, there is no ability to instruct Roborock to clean certain rooms with your voice, this is a feature I’d love to see and might even bump this excellent vacuum up my list.
Roborock has announced their new Roborock S7 line up which is more effective on high-pile carpet although it’s currently not available in the UK. Stay tuned for updates on this.
Best for Edges: Neato D7
|Value for Money||6|
The D7 is Neato’s signature robot vacuum and despite being a few years since it first launched, they have kept it up to date with regular improvements and software updates.
Unlike the other vacuums here, you’ll notice it’s a D-shape rather than round, this is much better for getting to the edges and corners of your room.
It uses Lidar (lasers) to navigate and map your home which allows you to set up zones and virtual no-go areas. This tends to be more accurate than camera-based mapping systems and means it will have no problems cleaning at night or in darker areas of your home.
It has a 700ml dustbin and uses recharge-and-resume technology so it can head back to the dock for recharge and return to continue the cleaning cycle.
The Neato D7 works with Alexa, allowing you to start/stop cleaning, send the robot back to its dock, check the battery status and locate it. However, you cannot use voice commands to begin cleaning in certain rooms as you can with the Roomba and Ecovacs robot vacuums shared earlier.
Example commands include:
- Alexa, ask Neato to start/stop/pause cleaning.
- Alexa, ask Neato my robot’s battery level.
- Alexa, ask Neato to find my robot.
Unfortunately, you cannot give your Neato D7 a dedicated name which can be confusing if you have multiple vacuums for each floor (and it’s a bit boring!).
Best Cleaning Performance: Dyson 360 Heurist
|Value for Money||7/10|
If you’re looking for a vacuum that works with Alexa and is able to give your floor a really deep clean, this next pick is for you. The Dyson 360 Heurist is the second generation of robot vacuum from Dyson, and as you’d’ expect, its cleaning performance is among the very best.
It uses Dyson’s cyclone technology found in their traditional vacuum cleaners that gives it an excellent ability to get the smallest particles from deep in the carpet.
It uses a camera-based navigation system (very similar to the Roomba i7+), you can then set different rooms within the Dyson app and schedule cleaning patterns by room. One of the biggest downsides of the previous Dyson 360 Eye was that it got stuck in darker areas of the home, however, Dyson have improved this by adding a ring of LED lights on top of the Heurist so that it can reach all areas of the home with ease.
Its design is very different from other robot vacuums, opting for a thinner profile and taller height, this means it’s great for getting between table and chair legs, but will struggle to fit under a sofa. It also has tank track style wheels which help it navigate across rugs and other thresholds.
As for Alexa support, you’re able to start/stop vacuuming, change between max and quiet mode, and ask for a status update. Although Dyson offers room-by-room cleaning unfortunately there is no Alexa command to manage this with your voice. Here are all the Alexa commands for the Dyson Heurist:
- “Alexa, ask Dyson to start/stop cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask Dyson to turn on Quiet/Max mode.”
- “Alexa, ask Dyson for my robot’s current status.”
Unlike other vacuums, you cannot change the name of your Dyson Heurist when using voice commands.
Budget Pick: Eufy G30 Edge
|Value for Money||7/10|
The newer G-series of Eufy RoboVac robot vacuums takes their range to the next level. Unlike the previous C-series (such as the popular Eufy 30C MAX) which used a random path to navigate your home, the G-series uses gyroscopes and advanced algorithms to move around in smarter ways.
This allows it to clean your home more efficiently with better coverage and even provides clean maps within the Eufy Home app so you know where it has been. However, it doesn’t map your home for room-by-room cleaning like most of the other vacuums in this review do but this is the compromise for a cheaper device.
I recommend the G30 Edge over the G30 as it includes the ability to create no-go zones with included boundary tape. It is not as seamless as the virtual boundaries in some of the earlier vacuums, but it’s still a feature you want to have.
Its cleaning performance is still decent and will reduce how often you need to get the upright vacuum out. It has 2,000pa of suction power and can pick up most light debris although you won’t get a deep clean like the Roomba i7+ or the Dyson 360 Heurist (you also don’t get the price tag). It has a 600ml dustbin which is well above average.
The Eufy G30 Edge works with Alexa although the lack of any mapping features on the robot means that the commands are more basic such as start/stop, pause/resume, and locating the vacuum. Some example Alexa commands for the Eufy RoboVac include:
- “Alexa, ask RoboVac [robot name] to start cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask RoboVac [robot name] to go home.”
- “Alexa, ask RoboVac [robot name] to find my robot.”
Frugal Pick: Coredy R750
|Value for Money||8/10|
Coredy is a cheap robot vacuum brand that has really impressed me, particularly when it comes to value for money. The R750 is their top-tier device but can still be purchased for less than £250 making it far cheaper than any other vacuum reviewed here.
If you’re on a budget and want a no-frills vacuum with Alexa voice commands, this is perfect. Given it’s price tag, the vacuum has a decent pickup ability capable of vacuuming most light debris from hard floors and low to medium-pile carpets.
The R750 is Coredy’s only robot vacuum that works with Alexa. However, the commands are the most basic, limited to just on and off. The Alexa commands for Coredy are:
- “Alexa, turn on Coredy R750.”
- “Alexa, turn off Coredy R750.”
If you decide to buy the Coredy R750 to use with Alexa, it is best to set up the vacuum via the Smart Life app rather than the Coredy app because many users have had difficulty setting it up with the native app.
Although it has a 120-minute battery life which puts it in joint second place with the Neato D7, it uses a random path navigation system which is much less efficient at getting around your home compared to gyro navigation or robot vacuums with lidar/vSLAM mapping. This means it’s only suitable for homes with a floor plan up to 120m2 which is the lowest of all those here.
If you have a larger home, you’ll probably want to look at another device with smarter navigation or recharge-and-resume technology.
See my full review of the Coredy R750 for an indepth look at the device.
Here is a full comparison chart of each Alexa robot vacuum cleaner shared earlier:
|Roomba i7+||Ecovacs DEEBOT N8+||Roborock S6 Pure||Neato D7||Dyson Heurist||Coredy R750||Eufy G30 Edge|
|Value for Money||7||8||7||6||5||8||7|
|Navigation Method||vSLAM||Lidar||Lidar||Lidar||vSLAM||Random Path||Gyro|
|Run Time||75 Mins||110 Mins||180 Mins||120 Mins||75 Mins||120 Mins||110 Mins|
|Where to Buy?||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon||Dyson||Amazon||Amazon|