Ecovacs DEEBOT 920 is a combination robot vacuum as well and floor mop. We’ve tested many robot vacs these before, but the new trend is that not only do they dust floors and carpets, but now they mop. But exactly how well can they possibly do it?
At $699, the Ecovacs DEEBOT Ozmo 920 robot vacuum isn’t the cheapest robot vacuum on the market, but it easily runs laps around that standard press-and-go imitator you purchased during Prime Day with fewer features.
We’ve seen a lot of third parties offer robot vacuums in the $2-300 range, but in many cases they have zero to no suction, the battery life is abysmal, and you have to closely monitor exactly where it cleans or else it will continuously run over the same spot 6-7 times before eventually dying and docking itself. I can tell you right off the bat, you will NOT get this with any of ECOVACS products.
The vacuum works well with Alexa so you can control the Ozmo 920 completely with your voice. Imagine using commands such as “Hey Alexa, start a clean” and your Echo simply gets it done for you. And it features things such as “Smart Navi 3.0” which allows you to intelligently navigate and map your home with the Ecovacs application.
“Smart NaviTM 3.0: DEEBOT navigates and scans your area to create a map on your smartphone. When cleaning, it will move in a S-shaped systematic cleaning pattern in order to cover every inch of your home. Once the map is created on the app, enjoy features such as unlimited virtual boundaries, custom mode, and area mode for a customized cleaning.”
If you know anything about me from my growing number of robot vacuum reviews, I personally just much rather vacuum the floors on a Saturday morning and have my robot spot clean throughout the week, since I haven’t met a chamber large enough to house all of the debris from my two-bedroom apartment.
The 920 is good enough that you can set it and forget it, but it will take a few tries to accurately have the Ozmo 920 to get a gauge of your home (it took me a total of six tries to properly map).
The biggest problem I’ve had with other robot vacuums has to be when it comes to suction. Having both carpet and hardwood floors as well as a wife and a dog who both somehow shed hair like no other, It’s a really huge deal for me to be able to have a vacuum that can pick up items that close to the ground without missing a beat.
What I don’t pick up on my own, the Ozmo 920 manages to follow up and not only catch that, but other items as well. The Ozmo 920 also comes complete with two bristles on each side that helps the robot itself clean.
“Custom Cleaning allows you to clean specific areas that you decide on the map. Click on “Custom” to- wards the bottom of the app, and create a box over the area you would like to clean. After drawing the box, a checkmark will pop up, click it, then DEEBOT will start to clean the designated area. If the area you are attempting to clean is particularly messy, the app gives you the option to clean the area twice within the same cleaning cycle.”
Having both hardwood and carpeted floors, the included sweepers are able to push all the dirt from the surrounding area around your vacuum into its chambers effortlessly, especially around furniture and in cornered walls, which is a bonus.
“3 Levels of Suction Power: (Normal, Max, and Max Plus), DEEBOT is ready to tackle any mess. Choose which level of suction power you would like to use by clicking the (…) at the top right. With carpet detection, DEEBOT will automatically boost suction power on carpets for a deeper cleaning.”
If you absolutely dread mopping your floors, the Ozmo 920 will do the trick for you. With the Ozmo 920, you get two Mop Pads included — both being washable and reusable — which saves you from constantly purchasing pads for something like a Swiffer that only pushes things in front of it aside, and barely captures what’s underneath it.
The Ozmo 920 also self-detects the floor type, which means you won’t have to manually control, and the Ozmo can do its thing — knowing exactly how much water it needs to dispense from the eco chamber underneath. Just like most of the robot vacuums on the market, you’ll get roughly about 100 minutes total on a single charge before it returns to its base to recharge.
“App Scheduling: Busy and on the go? Schedule cleanings from the ECOVACS HOME app to clean while you are away and to always return to a clean home. Click on the (…) at the top right of the app and proceed to click on “Cleaning Schedule”. Then you can schedule cleans for specific days and times, and create recurring sched- ules. If you have multiple maps, we recommend creating a recurring schedule (i.e. Monday floor 1, Wednesday floor 2, etc.) so you can remember to put the robot on different floors/areas of your home.”
While I still suggest picking up all of your cables and cords before you vacuum, the Ozmo does a good job of notifying you through an alert or beat when it has been captured on an item or just can’t get over that hump in that chair that you have sitting in your kitchen.
Ecovacs continuously outdoes themselves when it comes to robot vacuums, as well as meeting the needs of just the average consumer when it comes to cleaning the most spacious or the most crowded homes.
I love my Deebot 920, but I plan on letting my mom use it since she’s been eying it for the past few weeks. If you’re interested in an interactive robot vacuum that not only sweeps things up but mops as well, you should truly check out the Ecovacs Deebot 920 robot vacuum by heading over to their site today.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I Like: Effortlessly alternates between carpet and hardwood floors
What Needs Improvement: 100-minute runtime is not ideal for larger homes or apartments