Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid Review: This robotic vacuum cleaner isn’t going to break the bank
“This is a cute little robotic vacuum cleaner that you can use to keep your home clean without cleaning your wallet first.”
App informs you when parts need to be serviced
Manual remote control for easy cleaning
Very comprehensive app
Inexpensive for a 2-in-1
Questionable brush durability
The wiping is a little weak
Finding a good robot vacuum is not difficult. It’s harder to find a good one that won’t break the bank. Eufy is trying to solve this second problem with its RoboVac G30 Hybrid. I have been testing this robot vacuum for two weeks and am very impressed with what the vacuum offers. It has good suction, a very comprehensive app and talks to you.
The $ 379 Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid, which our daughter named “Mando” because it looks a bit like Mandalorian armor, definitely does the job as efficiently as possible. This is demonstrated by the exact back and forth pattern it follows across the floor. I can appreciate this simplicity. The Bissell Spinwave follows its own algorithms that defy logic. Not this one.
Set everything up
The setup is similar to most robot vacuum cleaners. Find a place free of obstacles, put down the charging mat and lock the charging stand. As with other robotic vacuum cleaners, you should leave plenty of space on both sides. I didn’t and like other vacuum cleaners it worked just fine. The vacuum cleaner can clean my 172 square foot family room / office in about 34 minutes.
On the bottom is a single three-pronged spin brush that sweeps dirt into the path of the vacuum. Due to my two weeks of use, I am concerned about the longevity of the spin brush. My office has low-pile carpets and the brush looks a bit disturbed. The Eufy Home app, which we will get into in more detail later, has a useful feature that reminds you when to clean or replace various components. According to the app, I’ll have to replace my side brush in 247 hours. I am not optimistic that it will take that long.
The vacuum hardware itself is very attractive and unobtrusive. The top is made of very shiny plastic with a neat pinstripe pattern. At just 2.85 inches high, the vacuum fits easily under my couch and the step plates in my kitchen. There is a single sided sweeper on the right and a trash can on the back. The vacuum cleaner also includes an attachable mop accessory that falls under the garbage can.
Wiping is too short
The wiping function is just fine. The attachment under the garbage can doesn’t have much space for water, but it covered my kitchen well. In contrast to the Bissell Spinwave, however, the mop head does not and does not move. It just pulls itself behind the vacuum. The mop is also designed for water only, which is similar to most robotic vacuum cleaners, but again different from the Spinwave, which actually comes with mopping agent in the box. The smaller mop head keeps the original trash can in place. So if you have a dusty, dirty floor, you can run the vacuum as usual and pick up the same amount of dirt. But honestly, I probably won’t be using the mopping function anymore because you need more than just water on a busy floor like a kitchen.
This is a good, solid vacuum cleaner that will clean your floors and carpets well.
The vacuum also comes with magnetic strips that you can use to block areas where you don’t want the robot to travel. That’s not really ideal. My office is carpeted and I really don’t want to put tape over the carpet. In general, putting tape on the floor to cordon off certain areas is a thorn in the side. I prefer to put a board over the threshold to my son’s room as I can just slide it away later.
The vacuum has a speaker and gives verval warnings and status updates which is very nice. Some vacuums use a series of beeps to alert you to problems. A vacuum speaking to you removes any doubts about what is wrong. It’s a nice touch.
The app for the vacuum is just as nice. Since I mentioned above, I’ll start with the fact that the app will notify you when it’s time to swap out components or order new parts. In addition to the side brush, you will be informed about the roller brush, the filter, the sensors and the rubber strip. That is a core function. Robotic vacuums run on their own, so it’s harder to tell when something isn’t working as it should. In all honesty, all robotic vacuums should have this built into their apps.
You can also schedule cleans, adjust the suction and voice settings, and even use your phone as a remote control to get the vacuum where you want it. It can also do spot cleaning and show you the layout that the vacuum created for itself. This isn’t particularly useful data, but it’s fun to look at.
This is a really solid buy at $ 379. It’s one of the cheapest robotic vacuums out there, and it has a wide variety of features that are usually offered at higher prices. The vacuum cleaner does a good job on my office carpet and a slightly better job on the tile floor of my kitchen. Overall, I have no complaints about how it does its job. I just want a better option for locking certain areas.
Is there a better alternative?
A better alternative is hard to imagine at this price. High-quality models of robotic vacuum cleaners such as the Roomba s9 + have self-emptying trash cans. For a little extra cash, you can opt for something like the Roborock S5, which also comes with wiping accessories and has more advanced sensors.
Will it take?
The build-up of the total vacuum is fixed. I ask the app’s estimate of how long the side brushes will last, but that’s about the only question mark I have when it comes to durability. Side brushes are $ 10 for a pack of 4, so I’m not too worried about that. Eufy robot vacuums come with a 12-month guarantee and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Should I buy it?
Yes. This is a good solid vacuum cleaner that will clean your floors and carpets well. I like the voice and remote capabilities, and maintenance reminders in the app are perfect for me. Now all we need is one in green so we can call it Grogu.