Robot vacuum cleaner test winner: The best at Stiftung Warentest 03/2019

The results of a vacuum cleaner robot test series were published in the current test magazine of Stiftung Warentest. As part of this, the best vacuum robots were selected and graded in various categories such as cleaning, navigation and handling. The top grade in first place is 1. A device with an overall grade of 2,4 came in 8th place. In the following I have summarized which of the vacuum cleaner robots are good or very good in which way.

You can find the vacuum cleaner robot test winners from Stiftung Warentest from the test magazine 03/2019 here. Which is your favorite vacuum robot?

You can find the vacuum cleaner robot test winners from Stiftung Warentest from the test magazine 03/2019 here. Which is your favorite vacuum robot?

Robot vacuum test winner: Vorwerk Kobold VR300

The best performed in pretty much all areas when comparing eight devices Vorwerk Kobold VR300. With an overall grade of good (2,4), it was granted good cleaning behavior on hard floors and carpets. You can be satisfied with the navigation and the handling was "only" rated with 2,7 - but no other device tested was better either. The disadvantage: it is the most expensive device in the test series.

Second best vacuum cleaner robot: AEG RX9-1-IBM

With an overall grade of 2,5, the AEG RX9-1-IBM Let robot vacuum cleaners see. In terms of cleaning, it is slightly behind first place, but it is still good. Navigation and handling are also rated similarly. What was not included in the evaluation was the possibility of delimiting the room. Positive for use in different places: The AEG vacuum cleaner weighs only around 2,7 kg while the Vorwerk vacuum robot weighs around 4,2 kg.

Third place: Samsung VR2GM7070WS / EG

With the third-placed automatic vacuum cleaner, we are already entering the ranks of "satisfactory" cleaning aids. Because the overall grade of the Samsung VR2GM7070WS / EG is 2,7. Since this is already reflected in the cleaning performance (there is no side brush on the device), the purchase should be carefully considered - especially if you plan to use it on carpeted floors. In the case of hard floors, despite the lack of a side brush, the picking up of fibers was rated as good and the cleaning of corners and edges was rated very good. The navigation can keep up with its predecessors.

The other places from the vacuum cleaner robot test 03/2019

Other well-known and in some cases quite price-intensive models have appeared in places 4 to 8. It can be said of all of them that the lower the rank, the cleaning was rated worse and worse by the Stiftung Warentest. For the sake of completeness, here are the individual vacuum robots:

  1. iRobot Roomba 960
  2. Dyson 360 Eye
  3. Miele Scout RX2 Home Vision (with camera)
  4. LG VRH 950 MSPCM (with camera)
  5. Ecovacs Deebot 900

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Comparison of the Stiftung Warentest: This is how good vacuum robots are

In the test magazine 03/2019 of the Stiftung Warentest there is not only the briefly summarized above comparison of tested vacuum cleaner robots. Their suction power on carpets (mineral dust on short carpets) and on hard floors (dust, fibers and coarse) is also compared with the performance of cylinder vacuum cleaners for manual use and also with hand-held battery vacuum cleaners:

  • Good Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner: Sucks 87% test material from carpet and 98% material from the floor
  • Cordless vacuum cleaner with good performance: Sucks 83% test material from carpet and 98% material from the floor
  • Vorwerk Kobold VR300: Sucks 51% test material from carpets and 94% material from the floor
  • AEG RX9-1-IBM: Sucks 57% test material from carpet and 93% material from the floor
  • Ecovacs Deebot 900: absorbs 20% test material from carpets and 87% material from the floor

This is how it was tested: Methodology explained by the tester

Not in the test: Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Robot and Roborock S50

It would have been interesting how vacuum cleaner robots from Xiaomi and Roborock would have performed compared to the above. Probably not bad. Because in my own test, I found the first and second generation of the big-name vacuum cleaner robots from China to be pretty good - sometimes very good. I have linked the test reports (as well as a battery vacuum cleaner test) to you below:

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