Five of the best robotic vacuum cleaners on sale in the UK
Does your hoover take up lots of space at home? Always losing the attachments? Embrace the latest tech, put your feet up and let one of the latest robot vacuums give you a helping hand with the spring clean
Give you hoovering arm a rest forever with a robotic vacuum cleaner. These self-driving appliances roam around your home, whisking away dust and dirt from your floors without you having to lift a finger.
As if that's not enough, these nifty little gadgets take up a fraction of the space of a full-sized vacuum cleaner, so they're a fab option when space is at a premium.
Interested? There are plenty of models to choose from, all boasting a variety of different features and functions. If you're not sure where to begin, read on for our pick of five of the best robotic vacuum cleaners on the market.
Best robotic vacuum cleaners to buy in the UK
Proscenic 850T self-charging robot vacuum
One of the most multifunctional models on the market, this nifty 3-in-1 gadget can sweep, vacuum and mop at the same time, for a sparkling clean finish.
Plus, you'll never miss a spot - the Proscenic 850T works in a programmed pattern that means it eventually reaches every area that it can access. It offers a run time of up to 120 minutes and the suction power has three adjustable levels. You can control it via the remote control, app, or Alexa and Google Home voice command for the ultimate in smart home cleaning.
We love: the self-charging function that means that it will automatically return to the base for a recharge.
Venga! robotic vacuum cleaner
With six different cleaning modes, this simple-to-use vacuum will make light work of floors. A sweep function with three brushes, a powerful vacuum and a large 300ml water tank for mopping mean that every type of dirt is taken care of. It has a run time of up to 120 minutes or 60 minutes at maximum suction power.
We love: the ‘one-touch’ mode that will start a complete automatic cleaning cycle at the touch of a button.
If you've heard of any robotic vacuum cleaner brand, it's probably Roomba, the pioneering company which launched the first ever self-operating hoover back in 2002 and remains a market leader.
If you have a little more to spend, iRobot’s i3 is packed full of clever features. Intelligent, straight-line navigation uses sensors to clean logically in neat rows, and when the battery is low it recharges and continues where it left off. Plus, the dual multi-surface rubber brushes don’t get tangled with pet hair, making it ideal for homes with furry friends.
We love: the way the i3 suggests personalised cleaning schedules, and its easy-to-use voice control function.
Eufy RoboVac 35C T2117V11 robotic vacuum cleaner
Whether it's pet hair, crumbs or everyday dirt, this handy robot will do the hard work for you. Set a schedule with the EufyHome app, and get up to 100 minutes of run time. The BoostIQ feature will automatically ramp up the power when it finds stubborn dirt, and this vacuum also has a long-lasting and washable filter.
We love: the special sensors that detect any steep drops and ensure the robot steers away from them.
Medion MD 18871 robotic vacuum with Alexa
Take the hassle out of vacuuming with this robot, which allows you to create and save up to three maps of your home, so you can use it to clean different floors. Control it via Alexa, or the Medion Cronos app to schedule cleaning routines without having to lift a finger. You can even choose specific rooms to be cleaned more regularly than others.
We love: the integrated HEPA filters, making it ideal for those with allergies.
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Lisa Hibberd is an experience freelance journalist specialising in interiors