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9 robot vacuum and mop hybrids that actually work

Is it really a deep clean if you don't seal the deal with some mopping?
By Leah Stodart and Timothy Beck Werth  on 
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Our Top 9 Picks

Roborock S7 (opens in a new tab)

Our pick

Tenacious suction, effective mopping, and a new auto-empty option make the S7 a highly hands-off purchase.

The Good

  • Schedule cleanings or cleaning of specific rooms
  • Option to add auto-empty dock
  • Four power/noise modes
  • Automatic room recognition
  • Three hour battery life allows for full dry sweep and scrub

The Bad

  • Bin may be hard to clean
  • Still trips on cords
  • Auto-empty dock is $300 extra when not on sale

The Bottom Line

The S7 has the power and battery to conquer some serious square footage and leave it polished.
Pros & Cons

Roomba Combo j7+ (opens in a new tab)

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iRobot put a twist on its Roomba that can avoid small objects: a mop that avoids carpet by lifting on top of the vac.

The Good

  • Great obstacle and carpet perception during wet and dry cleaning
  • Mop doesn't need to be manually attached or removed
  • Long battery life

The Bad

  • A bit expensive for lack of self-cleaning mopping pads

The Bottom Line

The first true hybrid Roomba uses the same smarts as the beloved original to avoid tricky obstacles and avoid soaking carpet in mop mode.
Pros & Cons

Eufy L35 Hybrid+ (opens in a new tab)

Best budget self-emptying hybrid

The L35+ is Eufy’s newest hybrid robot vacuum, with improved suction and self-emptying at an affordable price.

The Good

  • Extra-strong 3,200pa suction
  • Smart LiDAR room mapping
  • Easy app controls
  • Low profile for sliding under furniture

The Bad

  • Mop is just so-so

The Bottom Line

Eufy’s newest bot is better at vacuuming than mopping.
Pros & Cons

Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum & Mop (opens in a new tab)

Best for mopping

The Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 is the rare hybrid that mops as well as it vacuums, and it’s available with or without self-emptying.

The Good

  • Excellent mopping with sonic scrubbing
  • Good for pet hair
  • 360-degree LiDAR mapping
  • Affordable for a hybrid vacuum
  • Reliable edge cleaning

The Bad

  • Self-emptying costs more
  • Manually set no-mop zones
  • Taller than most hybrids

The Bottom Line

The rare hybrid that mops as well as it vacuums.
Pros & Cons

Eufy X8 Hybrid (opens in a new tab)

Best mid-range hybrid vacuum

Eufy’s new X8 Hybrid offers a deeper clean than the company’s other models.

The Good

  • Effective mopping and suction
  • Excellent LiDAR mapping
  • Great app experience
  • Effective edge cleaning
  • Good for pet owners

The Bad

  • Can’t lift mop for carpets
  • Noisier than some hybrids
  • No self-emptying

The Bottom Line

The new X8 Hybrid from Eufy provides a smarter, deeper clean.
Pros & Cons

Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni (opens in a new tab)

Best luxury hybrid vacuum

This super vacuum introduced self-cleaning to the robot vacuum arms race, but unless price is no object, wait for it to go on sale.

The Good

  • Can act as roving security camera
  • Self-emptying, Self-charging, Self-washing, and Self-everything

The Bad

  • Extremely expensive
  • Can get lost
  • Struggles with cords

The Bottom Line

The most advanced robot vacuum on the market, full stop.
Pros & Cons

Eufy G30 Robot Vacuum & Mop (opens in a new tab)

Best for small spaces

This affordable budget vacuum is super-quiet, which makes it an ideal option for apartments and other small spaces.

The Good

  • Ultra-quiet robot vacuum
  • Boundary strips included
  • Affordable price tag

The Bad

  • No room or zone mapping
  • Weak suction power
  • Can’t recognize carpets

The Bottom Line

An affordable and quiet hybrid vacuum with limited navigation features.
Pros & Cons

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra (opens in a new tab)

Most self-sufficient mopping

The proof of this pricey Roborock's thorough mopping is in its dirty water tank, which the vac takes care of on its own.

The Good

  • Actually scrubs
  • Empties its dust bin and dirty water tank
  • Cleans its own mopping pads
  • Rarely gets stuck on rugs
  • Amazing battery life

The Bad

  • Disappointing performance with pet hair on carpet
  • Dock takes up a lot of room

The Bottom Line

If you can swing the cost (and floor space), Roborock's self-refilling and self-emptying dock is your best bet for shiny hardwood.
Pros & Cons

Ecovacs N8 Pro+ (opens in a new tab)

Honorable mention

This big-brained hybrid avoid cords and empties itself for hundreds less than the Roomba or Samsung with similar tech.

The Good

  • Avoids tricky objects like cords and socks
  • Supports zone cleaning and virtual boundaries
  • Strong suction, but not super loud
  • Won't mop on carpet

The Bad

  • Spends a lot of time on the charger
  • App glitches

The Bottom Line

You're off the hook from picking up phone chargers or manual emptying, but this vac might die before it tackles the whole house.
Pros & Cons

After careful hands-on testing, we feature our favorite gear and gadgets as Mashable Selects products in our dedicated shopping guides.



Despite the enthusiasm of actors in Swiffer commercials, few people are champing at the bit to go over their freshly vacuumed floors with a manual mop.

It's not that the act is particularly cumbersome, but there's just something about taking the time to pull yet another handheld device out of a closet that rightfully earns a collective groan. Isn't that why the robot vacuum has become a well-loved household tool over the past decade?

Then, the inevitable happened: Hybrid models, which add mopping to the menu. The best robot vacuum and mop hybrids can suck and scrub for a 2-in-1 deep clean. Sounds too good to be true, right?

Mopping may be the newest front in the robot vacuum wars, but here’s an open secret: Many hybrid vacuum/mops aren’t very good at either. You end up getting a mediocre vacuum and a mediocre mop for twice the price.

Think back to the Swiffer. That $20 hand mop might be annoying to use, but it handily outperforms most robot mops, which can cost anywhere from $300-$1,500.

Fortunately, there are some excellent robot mops, and the best robot vacuums and mop products easily passed our cleaning tests. After testing out the top hybrid robot vacuum/mops from iRobot, Shark, eufy, and RoboRock, we’ve ranked the top options for your home.

Are mopping robots worth it?

A mopping robot's value is pretty indisputable — if it can actually mop as well as it promises. Most robot mops include a disclaimer along these lines: “Not meant to be used for stubborn, sticky, or set-in stains.” Of course, those types of floor stains are the exact reason you own a mop in the first place. So if you want to invest in a robot vacuum and mop, we recommend avoiding most budget models in favor of more advanced cleaning bots.

The traditional mop and bucket is a logistical headache, and constantly tossing out Swiffer pads feels wasteful. If you're going to pay to take the tedious motion of vacuuming off of your to-do list, you may as well let the same bot finish the job with a nice sparkle. The best robot vacuum and mops may not scrub with as much oomph as your own two hands, but they can make your floors shine a bit more than they normally would.

How do robot vacuum mops work?

At their core, robot vacuum-mop combos are really just robot vacuums with an attached water reservoir and scrubbing pad. Thus, they work just like robot vacuums but dispense water for mopping when they're not sucking up dust. When you want to finish your freshly-vacuumed floors with a shine, you fill the water tank up and attach a cloth or pad to the bottom and the bot will navigate your floors to clean up the extra dirt. Some, of course, are better than others about lifting the cloth when they approach carpet and ceasing water flow automatically.

For the most effective clean, look for models that can accommodate cleaning fluid in addition to regular water. Likewise, robot mops that incorporate a scrubbing motion will do a better job at lifting away dirt and grime.

What to look for in a robot vacuum mop combo

Choosing the best robot vacuum mop for you really depends on your lifestyle and the budget you’re looking to stick with. Whether you’re looking for something that will tackle big messes with ease, or something that you can set and forget, there are a few key factors to keep in mind:

Battery life: If you’re hoping to swap your mop and bucket for a hybrid robot vacuum, the device you choose should have the battery life to cover your entire surface area. A 100-minute battery life should be sufficient for most apartments, or if most of your cleaning will be done on a room-by-room basis. Battery life of 170 to 200 minutes isn't hard to find and would be ideal for square footage over 1,500. The best robot vacuums recharge on their own and automatically resume cleaning.

Floor-type sensors: A robot vacuum's ability to adjust suction based on floor type is important even just in the dry sweeping realm. But for robot mops, this is what will keep your carpets from getting soggy. Most hybrids automatically start to mop once their water tank is attached, but only the smarter ones know to pause the water flow and lift their wet cloth above the carpet. Bots that remember your rooms or follow virtual boundaries can be programmed to avoid carpeted areas while mopping altogether.

Smart mapping: A robot vacuum's navigation tech decides whether or not it's equipped to adhere to virtual boundaries (or stuck with those ugly magnetic strips). Currently, the golden standard is LiDAR: a laser that scans different points in your home to determine where walls are. Once the robot vacuum has made its rounds and gotten its bearings, it draws a floor plan that you can refer to in the app to send the bot to clean specific rooms or set up zones that you'd like the bot to avoid, like a pile of toys or your pet's water bowl.

Dust bin size and self-emptying: You’ll want to make sure the dust bin and water reservoir in your robot vacuum-mop combo are an appropriate match for your home. If you’re living in a condo, apartment, or other small space, you probably won’t need a massive vacuum reservoir. If you’re hoping to cover an entire house, you’ll probably want to look for something that you won’t have to empty out after every single cleaning session. A self-emptying vacuum will come in clutch here, which automatically empties its debris into a dock and leaves you off the hook for a month or two.

Keep in mind that most hybrid robot vacuums and mops are available in both self-emptying and automatic models. Because the automatic models are usually about $200 cheaper, we’ve included more of them here. However, if self-emptying is important to you, then you’ll want to spring for pricier bots like the Ecovacs X1 Omni or the Roomba Combo j7+.

All things considered, which hybrid model is the best?

Below, we’re outlining some of the best robot mop combos on the market right now — including the standout features that set them apart.

If a model listed below looks awesome but out of your price range, click on it! Amazon is known to inflate original prices and keep things permanently on sale for upwards of $200 off. Plus, you might be able to find a cheaper version without self-emptying. Even the best robot vacuum and mop devices go on sale, and there’s a hybrid cleaner for everyone’s budget.

Our pick
Credit: Leah Stodart
Specs
  • Battery life: 180 minutes
  • Height: 3.7 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: Yes
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

Read our full review of the Roborock S7+.

The mopping feature on many self-proclaimed robot vacuum-mop hybrids doesn't do much more than push water around. Roborock's newest 2-in-1 is a meticulous beast on both wet and dry accounts. With Roborock's 2021 drop of its auto-empty dock, the S7 now poses a threat to iRobot's Braava Jets and its line of self-emptying vacuums, which don't mop.

The S7 is gentle yet on hardwood, linoleum, and tile, seamlessly switching gears to rugs and carpets. Laser scale sensors scan each room to adapt the route accordingly, adjusting suction for large pieces like cereal or small ones like salt. The mopping feature is just as attentive to soft floors, lifting the entire vacuum off of the surface to avoid a soaked rug.

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Credit: Leah Stodart
Specs
  • Battery life: 90 minutes
  • Height: 3.4 inches flat, around 3.6 inches with mop raised
  • Stops mopping on carpet: Yes
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

Finally, the robot vacuum that's least likely to eat your phone charger is now also the least likely to soak your carpet. In Oct. 2022, iRobot announced a mopping version of its smartest, the well-reviewed j7+ — the first true hybrid Roomba. The Combo j7+ looks nearly identical to the original, but with the addition of what looks like the spoiler on a sports car. That's the retractable mop.

iRobot's PrecisionNavigation allow the j7+ to perceive obstacles that other robot vacuums plow right into. Those smarts extend to sensing carpet in mop mode, too: Instead of letting the mop hover and risking drips, the Combo j7+ lifts its mop on top of the vacuum itself.

Unfortunately, unlike some similarly-priced premium vacs from Roborock or Ecovacs that wash their own mopping pads, you'll be responsible for your Roomba not dragging dirty pads around.

Best budget self-emptying hybrid
Credit: Timothy Beck Werth
Specs
  • Battery life: 145 minutes
  • Height: 3.85 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: No
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

Looking for a robot vacuum and mop hybrid that offers self-emptying — without a $1,000 price tag? Then you’ll want to take a closer look at the L35 Hybrid. In our testing, the new L35+ is incredibly easy to set up, and the EufyClean app makes it easy to create a map of your home and control your new robot vacuum. Unlike most budget models, the L35 boasts LiDAR laser navigation and mapping.

While the L35+ offers impressive suction (3,200pa), we found that the Eufy X8 performed slightly better at cleaning tests. The L35+ struggled just slightly with cleaning around edges, and while it’s a hybrid model that includes a mopping pad, it only offers a light mopping for your floors. It lacks the sonic cleaning you get with the Shark AI Ultra, and it can’t lift up its mop like the Roomba j7+. Eufy’s newest bot isn’t the only hybrid model that offers self-emptying and mopping for under $400, but it is one of the few worth buying.

Best for mopping
Credit: Timothy Beck Werth
Specs
  • Battery life: 120 minutes
  • Height: 5.69 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: No
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

The Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 really surprised us, earning its spot among the very best robot vacuum and mops. Without self-emptying, this robot vacuum and mop costs just $450. Compared to the Roborock S7 ($650), the iRobot Roomba j7+ Combo ($1,100) and the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni ($1,500), that’s firmly in the budget category. Despite its budget status, the Shark AI Ultra proved to be an extremely effective robot mop. With the Matrix Cleaning mode activated, it works almost as well as a hand mop, a rarity in this product category.

The Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 aced Mashable’s cleaning tests. This smart cleaning bot effectively scooped up dust and debris, and the Shark Sonic Mopping pad made floor stains disappear. That’s because in addition to water, the Shark AI Ultra comes with a cleaning solution, which gives you the extra mopping power you need for a true deep clean.

In terms of navigation, the Shark AI Ultra also outperforms similarly priced bots. Our tests found that this robot vacuum was able to navigate over and around obstacles that stopped other bots in their tracks. It also creates an accurate map that makes it easy to set cleaning schedules and initiate spot cleans as needed. 

Best mid-range hybrid vacuum
Credit: Timothy Beck Werth
Specs
  • Battery life: 180 minutes
  • Height: 3.8 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: No
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

The recently released Eufy X8 Hybrid only has 2,000pa suction power, which might seem low. However, don’t let that number fool you. Thanks to the company’s new twin-engine technology, the X8 is the best Eufy robot vacuum we’ve tested yet. It sucked up 100% of debris even along edges, and this vacuum does a fantastic job of eliminating dust and hair. Best of all, the Eufy X8 doesn’t let you down when it’s time to mop. In Mashable’s cleaning tests, the X8 was able to remove stains and scrub floors better than most hybrid vacuums.

As you’d expect from Eufy, the company’s robot vacuums are packed with smart features. One standout here is the LiDAR laser mapping, which creates an accurate map of your home so you can designate specific rooms and zones. With a (relatively) modest price tag, it’s a smart robot vacuum and mop that won’t let you down.

Best luxury hybrid vacuum
Credit: Ecovacs
Specs
  • Battery life: 260 minutes
  • Height: 4.07 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: No
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

Read our full review of the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni.

Robot vacuums are constantly competing to up the ante, which is why the best robot vacuum and mop hybrids exist in the first place. When it first debuted at CES 2022, the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni introduced another new feature — self-cleaning. While plenty of robot vacuums come with a self-emptying station, the X1 Omni has an extra water reservoir to clean itself. But that’s not the only advanced feature. The onboard camera can also be used as a roaming pet camera or security camera, which helps justify the $1,500 price tag.

But is this award-winning super vacuum really worth the price? For luxury shoppers who want the most advanced possible robot vacuum, this is it. However, it’s definitely not designed for the average apartment dweller. Mashable also found some problems with navigation and suction in our review, which is unfortunate considering the price. 

Recently, this vacuum has started going on sale, and if you can snag it at a reduced price, it (almost) justifies the sky-high price.

Best for small spaces
Credit: Leah Stodart
Specs
  • Battery life: 100 minutes
  • Height: 2.85 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: No
  • Specific room targeting: No
  • Virtual boundaries: No

Read our full review of the Eufy G30 Hybrid.

Eufy has a lot of different robot vacuums and hybrid models, which can make it tough to choose the right model. If you want a super-affordable robot vacuum and mop, then consider the Eufy G30 Hybrid. In the Mashable review, we noted that this is a solid and reliable floor cleaner with mopping capabilities, although you do lose out on features that are now standard with newer robot vacuums.

The G30 can’t create a map of your home, which means no zone cleaning or advanced navigation. In addition, the 2,000pa suction power is definitely on the low end for a vacuum. However, this could be an excellent choice for apartment dwellers who want a quiet robot vacuum that doesn’t need advanced navigation. For a smarter robot vacuum from Eufy, consider the more expensive L35 Hybrid(opens in a new tab) or the new X8 Hybrid(opens in a new tab).

Most self-sufficient mopping
Credit: Roborock
Specs
  • Battery life: 180 minutes
  • Height: 3.8 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: Yes
  • Specific room targeting: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes

A robot vacuum-mop hybrid that goes as far as to ensure that dirty mopping pads aren't being dragged across the floor takes autonomous mopping to a whole new level. The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra empties its own dust bin, refills its own water tank (swapping dirty water for clean when necessary), and washes its own mop pads — hence the obnoxiously-sized dock. It's an almost identical menu of specs to the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni for $200 less.

Some current S7 MaxV owners are underwhelmed by its performance on carpet covered in pet hair, but if your home is almost fully hardwood, that's not major. As for rugs, however, the MaxV is great at hoisting itself over corners to avoid getting stuck. It also won't get your carpets or rugs wet.

Honorable mention
Credit: Ecovacs
Specs
  • Battery life: Up to 100 minutes
  • Height: 3.7 inches
  • Stops mopping on carpet: Yes
  • Virtual boundaries: Yes
  • Specific room targeting: Yes

If your biggest botvac gripes are their phone charger or sock cravings, the 3D object avoidance sensors on the Ecovacs N8 Pro+ could nix that pre-cleaning ritual from your list. Such precise navigation plus automatic emptying are a recipe for a price hike. But on sale, the N8 Pro+ does it for less than $600 compared to the $849 Roomba j7+ and $1,299.99 Samsung AI+ — neither of which mop.

The brainpower used by the N8 Pro+ to map out your home and snuff out small objects is reflected in lackluster battery life. It'll automatically charge and finish the job later, but some reviewers think the cleaning process is too stop-and-go.

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How we tested

Mashable product reviewers have tested a lot of robot vacuums in recent years, from $150 budget models that mindlessly zig-zag back and forth to $1,500 cleaning robots that can do double duty as home security guards. However, testing hybrid robot vacuums and mops requires some additional steps. 

For this review, we separately tested several bots’ ability to vacuum and mop on hardwood, rugs, and tiles. When cleaning up dry waste, we scattered debris (specifically, Cocoa Pebbles) around the floor and along the edges of a wall to test suction and edge cleaning. When that process was complete, we then stained the floor with a small patch of syrup. We wanted to see how well these bots could handle a stubborn stain, which isn’t what they’re designed to do. 

We found that in order to effectively mop, the best hybrid models needed to do more than rub a wet mop pad across your floor. The Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1(opens in a new tab), the best mopper we tested for this guide, used a combination of sonic scrubbing and floor cleaning solution for a deep clean that other bots couldn’t match.

However, to earn a spot in our guide to the best robot vacuum and mop hybrids, these cleaning machines had to do more than vacuum and mop. We also tested their navigation capabilities, obstacle avoidance, self-emptying, and smart-mapping features. For devices with special features such as sonic mopping, carpet detection, or spot cleaning, we also tried out these functions to ensure they could actually deliver what they promised.

In our testing, we found that the best hybrid robot vacuums offered a combination of essential features — effective mapping and navigation, carpet detection, sonic mopping, and self-emptying. We chose to include a handful of robot vacuums that offered some of these features even though we weren’t able to test them for this story (yet). All of these chosen products are made by companies with a proven reputation for delivering high-quality products (we recommend avoiding unknown budget brands in this product category).

Specifically, we chose to include the Roomba Combination  j7+(opens in a new tab) thanks to its ability to detect carpets (and dog poo) and automatically lift its mopping pad. After testing the self-emptying j7+ robot vacuum, we believe the hybrid option is a worthy upgrade, especially for pet owners worried about pet waste. Likewise, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra(opens in a new tab) is an award-winning hybrid with LiDAR navigation, carpet detection, heavy-duty 5,100pa suction, sonic mopping, and self-cleaning, all backed by Roborock’s reputation for making stellar robot vacuums. It’s the definition of a splurge-worthy robot vacuum. Finally, we chose the Ecovacs N8 Pro+(opens in a new tab) as another mid-range option because of its strong suction, LiDAR mapping, floor-type sensors, and self-emptying, a potent combination for a hybrid under $500. 

Based on all of these tests, we settled on a final list of the nine best robot vacuum and mop devices, with options for every budget and use case. We’ll continue to update this guide as Mashable reviewers test additional robot vacuums and mops.

Happy cleaning!

Leah is a shopping reporter at Mashable, where she covers shopping trends, gift ideas, and products that make life easier. She graduated from Penn State University in 2012 and is watching horror movies or "The Office" when she’s not shopping online herself. You can follow her on Twitter at @notleah(opens in a new tab).


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