Vacuuming is definitely one of our least favorite household chores. Who wants to lug a bulky machine around the house, especially if you’ve got kids and pets that go running every time you hit the switch? Still, our floors, which are constantly accumulating dust and dirt, won't clean themselves — or will they? As a matter of fact, the best robot vacuum cleaners on the market will do just that.
The Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners of 2019
Robotic vacuum cleaners have come a long way since the first model, which frequently bumped into things, got stuck, or left certain areas unclean, was introduced by Swedish company Electrolux in 1996. As technology has advanced, it's given way to newer, better machines with high-tech, advanced features, such as WiFi connectivity, smart room mapping, and self-emptying capabilities.
But every household has different needs. Whether you’ve got a castle full of critters (and tons of pet hair that needs vacuuming to go along with them) or foot traffic galore thanks to frequent visits from family members and friends trekking in and out all day, there's a robotic vacuum option out there that can help shoulder the burden (quite literally!) of Hoovering up your floors, each with its own unique selling points.
While you're likely familiar with iRobot's Roomba (there are, in fact, three different models on this list, all of which are earning rave reviews online), there are also plenty of great, lesser-known brands that may be better-suited to your cleaning prerequisites and budget.
From a eufy model that’s quieter than your average microwave to an LG that will wow the tech crowds, there's a lot to choose from on the market right now. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST's picks for the best robotic vacuum cleaners to for your individual household needs!
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