Mopping may just be one of the most meticulous chores around. Having to deal with the dirty water, having to strain your back to cover every nook and cranny and constantly having to make sure you didn’t miss a spot make mopping the bane of most people’s weekly chores.
Unlike vacuuming, where you can do a little and pretend like you did a lot, mopping requires a certain thoroughness you really can’t fake. Sure, mopping’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it — or do they? You’ve heard of robot vacuums, so let us introduce you to the newest trend in smart cleaning: robot mops. That’s right! Robot mops are a thing in 2019, and if you’re still using that old raggedy mop and dirty bucket to clean your hardwood floors, you’re definitely missing out.
We’ve traversed the web to bring you our top five favorite robot mops on the market right now. From budget options to mop-vacuum hybrids and more, check out the latest and greatest smart mops and enjoy spotless floors without ever having to lift a finger.
1. iRobot Braava 380t Advanced Robot Mop
Small, efficient and extra easy to use, it’s no wonder the iRobot Braava claimed our coveted top spot. As arguably the biggest name in the business, the Braava has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, this versatile mop outperforms the competition in almost every category. First off, the iAdapt 2.0 with Navigation Cube technology helps this mop traverse tight corners and narrow spaces with ease, and the handy hands-free charger promises up to two hours of continuous use. With two powerful cleaning modes (Dry Sweep and Damp Mop), this little robot is sure to leave your floors shining.
2. Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner
And for when you’re in the market for a mop with a little more…pop, the Roborcock features a powerful 2,000Pa suction that’s designed to clean every cubic inch of your hardwood floors. This model also features a smart internal fan that helps power the individual mop brushes and it even boasts advanced climbing technology that lets this smart mop literally hop over various debris and obstacles up to 2cm tall. And with a built-in 5,200mAh battery, it’s able to mop for hours on end without ever needing a charge. If you’re willing to spend a little more on a mop, this one’s sure to satisfy.
3. ILIFE V5s Pro Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner with Water Tank
BEST FOR SMALL SPACES
Sometimes you don’t need a mop for every room in the house. Sometimes you just have a few rooms that are in need of a little TLC. If that’s the case, this ILIFE model may be the mop for you. Complete with four built-in cleaning modes, it comes with its own water tank to help make dust, dirt and grime a thing of the past. It also features its own internal optical sensors to help detect problematic spots and protect your furniture. While it doesn’t feature the same long-lasting battery as the other mop, it’s a great choice for smaller spaces.
4. Roborock E20 Robot Vacuum and Mop
BEST FOR MULTIPLE FLOOR TYPES
While most robot mops can also moonlight as vacuums, this is one of the few models that does both equally well. In fact, the E20 can seamlessly switch between hardwood floors and carpet in the blink of an eye. With six built-in cleaning modes, this powerful mop features a 1,800Pa suction and was designed to both mop and sweep your floors during every use. It’s also Alexa-compatible, so you can set timers, change the various modes and more without ever having to lift a finger. Man, what a future we live in.
5. Roborock E35 Robot Vacuum and Mop
BEST FOR HOMES WITH MULTIPLE PETS
Tired of dealing with all the pet dander? The E35 is designed to sweep away all that excess dust and fur and then mop your area for a little extra clean. With six cleaning modes (Quiet, Balanced, Turbo, Max, Mopping and Carpet) this little robot features multiple sensors to help prevent bumps and falls and is designed to help clean up every stray hair — so you don’t have to. With a battery life up to 150 minutes and spot-cleaning technology, this is one seriously versatile device.