Roborock S5 Max hands-on: Superb dust collection from a multi-function robot vacuum Review

EDITED: MOPPING Section Immediately after Manufacturer Suggestions

The strategy of automatic mopping while amassing dust appeals to me, so I was keen to test the $600 Roborock S5 Max.

I have looked at the Roborock products line in the past, and have been really impressed with its suction capability and quiet motors. The Roborock S5 Max can take this just one move further with an built-in drinking water tank and mopping module.

The Roborock S5 Max is a nice, classy robot vacuum with 2000Pa suction and a battery that will clear for above two several hours. Offered in black or white, the S5 Max has a navigation system that scans the home and creates a map of the space to be cleaned.

This space can be configured with up to 3 zones in the Roborock app employing two.4GHz Wi-Fi, so you can specify which zones are for mopping only and which zones are for vacuuming. These zones are useful, as the vacuum will easily get above thresholds of up to about just one inch, so if there is carpet across the threshold, you would have to have to set the zone.

The dustbin is a acceptable sizing — 460ml — and does not have to have emptying frequently. A really useful addition is that the filter cleansing brush for the S5 Max is beneath the protect of the vacuum. I like this contact.

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The 13 sensors and four cliff edge sensors mean that the robot does not crash into hurdles and moves back again away from ledges in advance of any wheel goes above the edge of the ledge.

The S5 Max speedily and easily connects to the Roborock app, which has several useful options. You can set the occasions of automatic cleansing, decide no matter whether the robot increases suction electric power when it moves above the carpet, and pick the do not disturb occasions.

You can set unique occasions for unique zones and pick locations for the robot to go to and begin cleansing.

A really useful aspect is that if the robot detects that it does not have enough battery remaining for it to complete the place, it will return to its dock, major-up its demand and return to complete the space.

It also can be controlled by voice for each zone employing Alexa although I did not use this aspect frequently. My cleansing schedule is as palms-off as doable, so I tend to set an automatic schedule for specific occasions and ignore it.

You can also see facts about how numerous several hours the brushes and filters have been employed, and how significantly time is remaining in advance of the merchandise have to have to be cleaned or replaced.

A “locate my robot” website link activates the robot’s onboard voice, so you can find it if it does not go back again to the dock. During the complete test, the S5 Max did not get missing at all.

The vacuum entire body has a drinking water tank that feeds the mopping module with clear drinking water for mopping. The mopping module also has a modest tank and a mopping cloth preset to the bottom of the tank.

The robot also has a dampness-proof mat for the flooring at the docking station to make certain that flooring do not get broken when the robot returns to its base.

To attach the mopping bracket to the bottom of the drinking water tank fill the drinking water tank with drinking water, attach the mop cloth bracket to the drinking water tank and slide the tank into position right until it clicks.  The robot will announce that the mopping module has been put in.

The mop bracket arrives with a mopping cloth hooked up and presses into the flooring as the robot moves. Roborock propose that the bracket must constantly have its cloth hooked up – to stay away from scratching the flooring when in use.

As soon as the mopping bracket and mop cloth has been put in, I would recommend that you wait around for a although in advance of employing the S5 Max to mop the flooring. This enables the mop to come to be wetted with drinking water and mop the flooring to the complete width of the cloth.

In use, the blended functionality of the sweeper and mop is a joy to view. My pale flooring in the office mean that everyday mopping is a really useful addition for me, and my mopping zones and carpeted zones configured in the app, intended no cross above issues.

All I necessary to bear in mind was to consider the mop bracket off the vacuum in advance of I despatched the robot off to clear any of the carpeted zones in the office. A modest job vital to get the advantages of a multi-flooring vacuum and mop

All in all, this is a really impressive vacuum cleaner with an uncomplicated to use (and hook up to) app and an built-in automatic mopping functionality.

With the removeable mopping bracket beneath the key tank, the Roborock S5 Max is a fantastic multi-purpose robot that will powerfully clear carpets and mop flooring to an automatic schedule. A extremely useful device for office and home use.