Best robot vacuum cleaners for 2022

Sweep up pet hair and everyday dust with a robot vacuum that does all the work so you don't have to.  (Getty Images)

Sweep up pet hair and everyday dust with a robot vacuum that does all the work so you don’t have to. (Getty Images)

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If vacuuming is your least favorite household chore, or is so busy that you often forget to do it, consider a robot vacuum cleaner.

These handy devices can be operated completely hands-free, require no supervision and are much more compact and easy to store when not in use.

We’ve collected our 12 favourites, each with a range of features, from suction power and self-cleaning capabilities, to anti-collision sensors and long operating times.

Best of all, most of them can be operated via voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and can be scheduled for times, specific rooms and varying floors through their accompanying smartphone apps.

Start shopping now with our edit, featuring big brands including eufy, Xiaomi, Shark and Roomba.

The best robot vacuum cleaners for hassle-free cleaning

eufy by anker RoboVac 30C Robot vacuum cleaner | £209.99 from Amazon

eufy by anker RoboVac 30C Robot vacuum cleaner

This eufy robot vacuum cleaner is an Amazon bestseller for its suction power and voice control.

This is Amazon’s best seller among its many robot vacuum cleaners and a leading brand as well. Suitable for hard floors and carpets, it can be controlled via the eufy app on your smartphone or through voice commands, automatically adjusts the suction power depending on the surface and works quietly.

Samsung Jet Bot™ Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £499 from Very

Samsung Jet Bot™ robot vacuum cleaner

This Samsung Jet Bot™ robotic vacuum also comes with a fully washable dustbin.

This smart vacuum cleaner for the home comes with a suction brush that can work on all types of floors, and automatically adjusts the suction power depending on whether it detects carpet, hardwood or tiles. You can control the settings via your smartphone and set cleaning schedules and no-go zones,

Proscenic M8 PRO Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £499 from Amazon

Proscenic M8 PRO Robot vacuum cleaner

This Proscenic M8 PRO robot vacuum cleaner is designed for hard floors.

This has a battery life of 200 minutes and voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making it ideal for larger homes. Not only that, it also has the ability to dry hard floors, so you can sit back and relax on the couch while it works around you.

Neato Robotics D10 | £563.13 from Amazon

Neato Robotics D10

This Neato Robotics D10 is perfect for larger homes.

Thanks to a 300-minute run time, this is the best robot vacuum cleaner for larger floor areas. It also has a large dirt container so it doesn’t need to be emptied as often, a HEPA filter, and can be used on carpets, tiles and hard floors.

Xiaomi MCMARTGLOBAL S5 Max Roborock Vacuum Cleaner | £543 from Amazon

Xiaomi MCMARTGLOBAL S5 Max Roborock vacuum cleaner

This Xiaomi vacuum cleaner has a quick setup time and fast Wi-Fi connection.

Made with carpet in mind, this Xiaomi vacuum cleaner can be controlled via Amazon Alexa, maps your floors, and will avoid no-go zones you set, and does an effective job of cleaning up pet hair.

TCL SW1000BK Sweeva 1000BK Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £194.99 from Robert Dyas

TCL SW1000BK Sweeva 1000BK Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This TCL robot cleaner has a 120-minute runtime.

Keep your floors clean with this robotic vacuum cleaner from Robert Dyas. It has sensors that allow it to navigate around obstacles such as sofas, tables and chairs, and can be easily adjusted to clan rugs, carpets or hard floors. After it finishes cleaning, or if the battery gets low, it will also automatically return to its self-charging docking station.

Wifi-connected Roomba® j7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £599 from iRobot

Wifi-connected Roomba® j7 robot vacuum cleaner

This Roomba remembers your floor layout and can clean baseboards and tight corners.

Perfect for pet hair, this Roomba can identify obstacles, learn your floor layout, automatically empty the bin on its own, and can focus on high-traffic areas of your home, such as the kitchen or living room.

Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £737.27 from Amazon

Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot vacuum cleaner

Designed for hard floors and carpets, this Shark vacuum has a bagless, self-draining base that can hold up to 45 days of dirt and debris.

According to one happy Amazon shopper: “Instead of walking all over the place, it maps the floor over a couple of iterations and then methodically walks back and forth over every inch it can reach. You also don’t have to babysit it, like the returns periodically to the dock to empty out what it has accumulated up to that point before picking up where it left off.”

Lenovo E1 1600Pa Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £199.98 from Appliances Direct

Lenovo E1 1600Pa Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This Lenovo device has built-in sensors to prevent it from colliding with walls or table legs.

Designed with 11 anti-collision sensors, this vacuum has 1.5cm climbing ability to switch from hard floors to carpets to carpets, is slim enough to clean under beds and tables, and is easily compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-controlled use .

electriQ MIMO Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £249.97 from Appliances Direct

electriQ MIMO Robot vacuum cleaner

This electriQ MIMO robot vacuum cleaner has a battery life of 120 minutes.

This robot vacuums and mops floors and is all you need to make cleaning more efficient. It has a HEPA filter to remove bacteria and household allergens, a two-hour battery life and a cleaning brush to ensure pet hair doesn’t get stuck in the side brushes.

OKP Robot vacuum cleaner | £209.99 from Amazon

OKP Robot vacuum cleaner

This budget-friendly machine has four cleaning modes: Auto clean, Spot clean, Wall Follow clean and Manual clean.

With strong suction, four cleaning modes and two hours of run time, this is a great option if you’re shopping on a budget but don’t want to skimp on ease of use or squeaky clean floors.

Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Robot vacuum cleaner with mop | £499.98 from Amazon

Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Robot vacuum cleaner with mop

This robot vacuums and mops floors.

This smart device has an electronic water pump and reservoir, so you can use it to mop and vacuum without lifting a finger. It also easily detects when hard floors change to carpet and adjusts the suction setting accordingly.

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