Ecovacs dominates the robotic vacuum marketplace. With more than 10 years of robot vacuum production under its belt, Ecovacs has managed to grow into a global company with multiple corporate offices and over 5,000 employees.
In comparison to Ecovacs, Eufy is a newcomer to this sector of robotic technology with its 2016 launch under the Anker Innovations umbrella of brands.
However, Eufy is quickly making a name for itself with its slim-profile, highly advanced robotic vacuum cleaners that offer many of the features found on the robot vacuums made by the renown Ecovacs brand.
The Eufy RoboVac 11+ Versus the Ecovacs Deebot N79S
To get a better idea of how Ecovacs compares to Eufy, we chose one model from each manufacturer to review, and we were definitely impressed with both. The RoboVac 11+ and the Deebot N79S are equipped with a brushroll that’s well-designed and suction that’s strong yet quiet.
Each robot vacuum also offers multiple cleaning modes, ensuring that every square inch of your floor is clean at the end of the day, and their respective navigation systems are intelligent and efficient. Plus, you get three layers of filtration to keep dust from spilling into the air.
The RoboVac 11+’s dirt bin is larger than the N79S’s bin, making the Eufy model ideal for spacious homes. Other distinctions are slighter, such as each one’s filtration configuration and recharge time.
Neither robotic vacuum falls short of powerful suction. In the normal-suction mode, the Deebot N79S produces 750 pascals of suction.
When you choose to run it in the power-max mode to tackle thick carpet or concentrated messes, the vacuum generates more than 1,000 pascals of suction. No matter the suction mode, this robot vacuum is still quiet, creating 67 to 70 decibels of sound.
The Eufy RoboVac 11+ is no slouch either when it comes to suction strength. Like the N79S, the Eufy 11+ offers increased suction with its Power Boost Technology that takes the suction from 650 pascals to 1,000 pascals. Due to its brushless motor, you’ll get years of quiet, spectacular performance.
Both robot vacuums operate under a three-part system that not only includes strong suction but also a brushroll and a pair of side brushes. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S boasts a V-shaped brushroll that promises deep-reaching action on carpets and a non-marking finish on hard floors while the RoboVac 11+’s extra-wide brushroll is designed to prevent the robot from catching on area rugs.
These robot vacuums also have two propeller brushes that spin rapidly to draw dirt toward the inlet with the N79S’ brushes being made of durable nylon.
Although these brushes must be changed every 3 to 6 months, replacing them isn’t complicated as they snap into place, eliminating the need for a screwdriver and removing frustration from the process.
Four Cleaning Modes
Bare-bones robot vacuums tend to run in one mode – auto, and mid-grade models may also offer a spot mode and an edge mode. However, Eufy and Ecovacs have a fourth option called single-room mode and small-room mode to further customize how you can use them.
In auto mode, these robotic vacuum cleaners’ navigation systems tell them what path to take, vacuuming without the need for human intervention.
Edge mode instructs the vacuums to travel close to walls in order to get the dirt and dust along edges and corners. Then, there is spot mode, which is the go-to mode for quick cleanups.
Although Eufy and Ecovacs refer to their one-room mode by different names, the 11+ and the Deebot N79S work the same in this mode.
As long as you shut the door or block the entrance, these robot vacuum cleaners will only vacuum the room you need them to clean, which is great for tidying up your child’s playroom at the end of the day or prepping your living room for the big game on TV.
You don’t have to get up to switch between cleaning modes or pause a current session. Both robotic vacuums come with a remote control that lets you set a once-a-day schedule, select a mode, manually drive and access other functions. For one-touch convenience, you can start an auto-clean session by pressing the corresponding on-board button.
If a remote simply isn’t convenient enough for you, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum has two more options. This robot vac can connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network, so you can connect to it with the Ecovacs app on your smartphone, allowing you to control the vacuum from across the house or across town. When you’re trying to multitask your way through the day, put Alexa to work by giving your Echo or Tap voice commands like stop, start, and dock.
You certainly won’t be disappointed by the type of battery Eufy and Ecovacs chose for the RoboVac 11+ and the Deebot N79S. Both robot vacuums contain a 2,600 mAh lithium-ion battery, which has a long run time of 100 minutes in normal-suction mode and about 1 hour when the suction-boost function is activated.
You’ll also be thrilled by how quickly their batteries charge. The Eufy RoboVac 11+ can recharge a fully depleted battery in 5 to 6 hours while the Deebot N79S can replenish its battery in 4 to 5 hours, and both are able to self-dock. Therefore, you’ll never come home to a half-vacuumed home. Even better, each robot vacuum’s charging dock draws just 25 watts of power, making no noticeable difference to your electricity bill every month.
Intelligent and Agile
Embedded into each robot vacuum cleaner, there are several infrared sensors. In fact, the Eufy RoboVac has 11 of them. These sensors are highly adept at avoiding obstacles like furniture and people and drops such as sunken living rooms and staircases. They also boast a pair of heavy-duty wheels and a single caster, which means they can climb 0.5-inch thresholds.
Due to their height and width, there is almost no place these robot vacuums can’t go. The Eufy model stands 3.2 inches tall and measures 12.8 inches wide while the Ecovacs vacuum is 3.1 inches in height and 13 inches in width, allowing both to fit under low-slung sofas and roll in between table legs. If the Deebot seems to be hidden from sight, use the robotvac’s find-me feature to locate it.
While the 11+ and the N79S are similar in appearance with their handsome brushed gunmetal gray cover and glossy black edge, the RoboVac 11+’s cover is made of tempered glass to resist scratches. The N79S’ bumper is slightly soft to allow for a little play upon impact, and the 11+’s bumper is pressure sensitive, preventing damage to the vacuum.
Three Filtration Layers
Without a proper filtration system in place, the areas your vacuum cleans quickly become coated in dust, making your floors seem dirty and dingy. Therefore, Eufy and Ecovacs included three filters in their robot vacuums. Each one has a HEPA-style filter for capturing fine dust and a soft filter to keep large particles from escaping. To top it off, these filters are layered with a net-like cover. For your convenience, Eufy includes an extra set of filters.
The thoughtful design of both robot vacuums’ dirt bins reduces trips to the trash can and makes it easy to dump the debris inside of them. Although the Deebot’s 300-milliliter bin is large, the RoboVac’s dirt bin holds 200 more milliliters. Each bin pops out in an instant with the press of a button, and its hinged lid securely contains the dirt, so you don’t spill any dirt on the way to the garbage can.
How many times has an appliance stopped working correctly, leaving you perplexed as to what caused the malfunction? Even though both robot vacuum cleaners are covered by a 1-year warranty, you don’t need to call the manufacturer to troubleshoot a problem.
Thanks to the addition of an indicator light and audible beeps, you can match the color and solidity of the light along with the number of the beeps to the troubleshooting guide in each vacuum’s manual. This means you won’t waste time tinkering with the wheels when all you really need to do is wipe some dust off the sensors.
If there is hair wrapped around a brush or dirt on a charging pin, you don’t have to hunt for a cleaning cloth or a pair of scissors. Instead, you can use the tool that comes with each vacuum to remove dust from sensitive components or untangle thread from around the wheels.
Eufy 11+ vs Deebot N79S: Two Well-Built Robo Vacs
It’s truly difficult to find fault with either of these robotic vacuum cleaners. They can clean carpets like a champ thanks to the inclusion of a brushroll and boosted suction. You can choose from several vacuuming modes to make the most of their long battery life, and dust emissions are a non-issue due to the three filters within each vacuum. Plus, both have an auto-dock feature and a slim profile.
If you have a large house or spend a lot of time away from home, the Eufy RoboVac 11+‘s huge dustbin will keep the vacuum running longer. On the other hand, if you like the idea of operating the vacuum via a smartphone or virtual assistant, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum gives you both capabilities. Whether the Eufy or the
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