eufy robovac 11S black vac on wood floor showing how it picks up debris

A Robot Vacuum that Really Works—and It’s Inexpensive!

Vacuuming sucks. Literally. One year, my idea of giving our adult sons robovacs for Christmas was intended to help them with that odious chore.

What a disappointment. I learned much later that both guys used their robots for only a few months. They were ridiculously noisy, needed constant supervision, did a lousy job and just more trouble than they were worth. They were annoying and couldn’t do the job. But that was then and this is now:


eufy robovac 11S black vac on wood floor showing how it picks up debris

Latest and greatest … so far!

There’s a new robot vacuum in town and Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C, is its name. This robot has renewed my faith that robotic vacuuming is not only possible—it can be amazing.

Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C is extremely quiet, super slim, and works like a champ on hard floors and low-to-medium pile carpet—and easily goes from one to the other without supervision. It’s programmable, has multiple functions, and a killer battery that offers at least a full hour of runtime on maximum suction, the setting I use for my low-pile carpet.

Upload the EufyHome app, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant voice control-services let you accomplish your vacuuming needs with zero effort from you. I’ve run my RoboVac almost daily since I got it. The amount of dirt, dust, hair, popcorn, and you-name-it that it picks up every day freaks me out a little. Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C easily navigates over area rugs and isn’t even fazed by tassels or the occasional electrical cord. Not for very dark-colored floors (robovacs see that as a drop-off of some kind like a staircase or balcony) or deep-pile carpet.

Super smart

This little thing is so smart, it knows when it needs to be recharged and finds its way back “home” to the charging dock for a refill. He is only 2.58 inches tall, which means he can go under furniture and beds without getting stuck. We call him Guffy and while he’s not perfect, I believe he’s the best inexpensive robot vacuum out there and we love him.

And here’s a bonus: This robot vacuum cleaner is so smart, it automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed—so you get the best clean.

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This testimonial …

One of my staff members got a Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C  about the same time I did. You can be sure that we’ve been comparing notes. Before you read his review, let me tell you that Max is not easily impressed. He has high standards and is intolerant of products that promise but cannot deliver.

As a homeowner with four cats, my vacuum and I have a very intimate relationship. I used to spend 30-40 minutes every day vacuuming up stray kitty litter, cat hair, and who knows what else.

I’ve always wanted a Roomba to help me with this process, but with them costing $900 and more for the higher end models, it was just out of my price range. I’m also an avid tech-nerd so when I saw that Eufy (by Anker, which is known for high-end mobile charging accessories) has its own robot vacuum (much cheaper than Roomba), I bit the bullet.

All I can say is WOW. I wish I had this little guy years ago. Honestly, it has completely changed my life. I value my time immensely. I also have back issues so vacuuming wasn’t the most pleasant experience. Instead of three and a half hours a week of vacuuming upstairs, I spend maybe 10-15 minutes emptying out the Eufy RoboVac debris bin, cleaning the filters, and pulling any stuck hairs on the brushes.

Billy (yes I named it) also gets to places where I can’t, but cats can, like under the bed and sofas. I don’t really understand the method to his madness and navigation but he cleans my entire upstairs (four bedrooms) and gets EVERYTHING including edges of walls and around baseboards—areas I tend frequently to miss.

When Billy’s done making my house look magical, he wanders his way back to the base station and gets himself juiced up to clean the next day at his scheduled time. I just may get another Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C  for downstairs—or maybe a whole army of Billy’s!

Super lightweight

Because Eufy Anker RoboVac 30C is so lightweight and works, well, on its own, it is an ideal option for anyone with physical limitations. That means my senior readers who I hear from quite often, asking for a lightweight vacuum that will do well on both hard and carpeted surfaces. This thing is totally amazing and just the ideal solution. It really is life-changing for, but especially so for those for whom homekeeping has become challenging.

Complete package

Here is what you get with RoboVac 30C: 13.2 ft boundary strips, remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, extra set of high-performance filters, 4 side brushes, 5 cable ties, welcome guide, and worry-free 12-month warranty.

Boundary Strips, while not necessary, give you the option to determine a specific boundary so RoboVac cleans only the areas you want.

Replacement parts

Replacement parts (filters, side brushes, and roller brushes) are readily available in this accessory kit. While you won’t need to replace these items often, it’s nice to have them on hand so you don’t miss a [vacuuming] beat!


Update: 7-29-20


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9 replies
  1. Rachelle says:

    Mary, I love your advise and recommendations. I purchased the EufyHome 30 and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to set it so it vacuums a complete room. Do you need to be connected to the app for that. Ours does not want to connect to the internet. If I can’t get it operating correctly I am sorry to say I am returning it. Do you have any helpful suggestions?

  2. Lisa H says:

    I got an email within the last two weeks regarding this subject. Naturally I can’t remember who from, but it would have been one of these-PC Mag, Consumer Reports, or Techlicious. Maybe another reader has a better memory. At any rate, they were rating these vacuums and I saw an Eufy got high marks. I always like your take on appliances because I know you use them regularly or you say you don’t. A lot of times you also have long time experience with the brand. Thanks for all that you do for us!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Lida … Not sure how to take your question, but here are the facts: I have a 3 story home. Robovac doesn’t do stairs. He works on one floor. Sharkie and I handle the rest of the house.

      • Gail Brashinger says:

        I purchased a Eufy a few years ago at your recommendation. I hardly ever use it unless I have time to follow it around. It goes over the same spots multiple times and skips spots right next to it. Very frustrating. Am I doing something wrong? Help!

  3. Joanne Guerriero says:

    I love my Eufy! In fact, I have two, with the newest one connected via Wifi to the app! Turning it on when I’m away from home tidies up the house and my cat has fun, too! Mine are thee years and one year old, respectively.

  4. Vivian Freppon says:

    This little robot is a wonder! We purchased one for my parents last year for Christmas and they LOVE it. It works great! Thank you, Mary, for reviewing this robovac before we bought the “wrong” robot!


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