Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner reviews

Last update 21st August 2019

Summary

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum is a low price vacuum cleaner with advanced technologies. This robot vacuum uses a motor of 1800 Pa, a battery of 2600 mAh to generate enormous suction power.

One of the greatest benefits of Roborock E25 is the path cleaning mode. The path cleaning mode is very efficient and predictable more than random cleaning mode used by most of the entry-level robot vacuum.

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Sweeping and Mopping Robotic Vacuum reviews

Key values

The Roborock E25 has a lot of key features of a high-end model such as automatically recharge and resume working, 6 cleaning mode, the long run time (up to 100 minutes), auto boost on carpets, mopping feature, App control.

On the downsides, Roborock E25 does not support map saving like high-end models. This feature helps the robot to perform more efficiently, and the users can have better customization (set virtual walls, choose area cleaning and more)

At the price of around 300 dollars, Roborock E25 and its sibling model (Roborock E20) are a worthy investment for cleaning large apartments.

Should you buy Roborock E25 in 2019?

At the price of around 300 dollars, Roborock E25 has the strongest configuration and it is incorporated with advanced features (path cleaning, automatic resume, carpet boost). The robot has the wet-mopping feature and HEPA filter suitable for a lot of cleaning tasks.

Apart from Roborock E25, you can also consider some models such as

Robovac 30C – one of the most advanced robots from Eufy. This unit is comparable to Roborock E25. It has a low noise level and a slimmer profile (under 2.85 in) to fit most furniture.

Roomba 690 – the most popular robot vacuum at low price from iRobot. This model has the wifi connection, a virtual wall and the dirt detect sensors for concentrated cleaning.

Roborock E35 – an upgrade of the Roborock E25 by using a stronger motor (2000 Pa) and a more powerful battery (5200 mAh Li battery)

Technologies and benefits of Roborock E25

Construction of Roborock E25

Roborock E25 is a circular shaped robot with a large body. This model is measured by 13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 in. Because the wheels of Roborock E25 is bigger than most of the others, it can climb up to 0.8 in (others can only climb up to 0.65 in). This is a nice feature helping the robot to transverse nicely from floors to carpets.

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner top view

The robot uses a motor of 1800 Pa to generate suction. On bare floors, its normal suction power is 850 Pa. On low pile carpets, it can generate suction power up to 1200 Pa. When dealing with high pile carpets, it will automatically increase suction power up to 1800 Pa.

The dust bin of Roborock E25 is very generous. It has a 640 mL dust bin and uses HEPA filters for capturing dust, allergens. Roborock E25 can clean for an area up to 1600 sq ft per charge.

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner bottom view
Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner bottom view

If you have hardwood floors, Roborock E25 can vacuum and mop the floor at the same time. The robot is wifi connected and can be controlled by Mi-home App. You can schedule, start and stop cleaning, check for the robot and accessories status and more on the App.

With a strong configuration beyond any model in the field, Roborock E25 is suitable for large apartments, home with pets, home covered by carpets, users with allergies.

13 different types of sensors – efficient cleaning

Roborock E25 uses dual-gyro system and motion tracking sensors for navigation. The robot runs in straight lines which is very efficient and energy saving. The path cleaning feature is exclusive to high-end robots (price higher than 500 dollars), Roborock E25 is a rare model to have such feature.

Apart from that, Roborock E25 still has a wide array of sensors for avoiding falls, anti-collision, self-charging and resuming. There are no dirt-detect sensors like Roomba model found in Roborock E25.

1800 Pa motor – Powerful suction

Roborock E25 is beneficial for homes with carpeted floors because the unit can give massive suction up to 1800 Pa. When cleaning bare floors, the robot uses a nominal power of 850 Pa which is quite similar to other models.

If your home is covered by carpets and there are a lot of pet hairs, dust on large debris, Roborock E25 is a great companion.

Vacuum and mop feature- useful for hard floors

The robot has a microfiber pad and a small water reservoir for polishing hardwood floors, laminate floors after vacuuming.

Wifi connection – a must have feature for busy person

On the Mi home App, you can ask the robot to start, stop, schedule, customize, charge, spot clean, check accessory status, and more. Roborock E25 is Alexa compatible too. You should remember to check the wifi because Roborock E25 requires 2.4 GHz wifi to work.

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner mapping

2600 mAh battery – standard battery design

Roborock E25 uses a 2600 mAh Lithium battery and it is replaceable. However, currently, there is no separate sold by Roborock. The brand said they may prepare the battery in the next few months.

Currently, if you need to replace the battery of Roborock E25, you may have to buy from other brands that are compatible with this model.

Pros and cons of Roborock E25

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • The dustbin is the biggest one
  • The sucking power is also the strongest one, regardless of price point
  • Silent mode
  • Quiet running
  • Long run time, great for large areas

Cons

  • The brush can trap pet hairs
  • Magnetic strips for mopping not included (sold separately)
  • The battery replacement part is not available at the moment.

Performance of Roborock E25

In the video below, you can see the live test of Roborock E25. It has a very soft bumping when encountering obstacles. The robot noise level is very quiet. When moving from tiles to laminate, it moves softly.

Although Roborock E25 has a high profile (3.6 in), it still navigates under kitchen cabinets perfectly.

Dust, pet hair collected on the floors after cleaning

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum Cleaner performance

FAQs and troubleshooting of Roborock E25

Q: Does e25 have a 5200 mah battery? what is the run time for e25? how do the runtime and battery compare to e20

A: E25 and E20 are the same devices with an only different color. Its battery capacity is 2600mAh. The model S5 has a 5200 mAh battery.

Q: I know this is less powerful than the roborock s50/s51 but can we confirm that the mopping capabilities are as good/comparable to the others?

A: Yes. The mopping function is as good as others.

Q: does it pick up sand?

A: I do not think it picked up very much of anything compared to my Roomba.

Q: Does it work better on carpet than the first generation xiaomi one?

A: As long as it is low pile or Berber and not black it will do a fine job. When it gets on something it knows is carpet then it speeds up to max suction. This is our 1st robot so I cannot compare.

Q: Will it switch from vacuuming to mopping automatically? I have a long runner rug in front of my sink and dont want it wet mopped.

A: No it does not switch, it vacuums and mops simultaneously. For best results I ran it just to vacuum, then I attached the pad to have it wipe the floor. This is by no means a mop, it is a damp pad that wipes up dust and light soil. The vacuum works while mopping.

Q: what is the difference between the e20 an e25?

A: E20 is the white device. E25 is colored black. That is the only difference between them.

Q: Can I schedule the robot to vacuum at different times on different days of the week?

A: Yes, you can schedule an unlimited number of custom start time triggers. Multiple times a day, different times for each day, aside from custom they also have triggers for weekday, weekends, and every day.

Q: What is the difference between the E25 and the e35?

A: Hi. The biggest suction of E2 is 1800Pa while E3 is 2000Pa. And the battery of E2 is 2600mAh, E3 is 5200mAh.

Q: How to set the different modes mentioned in the feature? I could not see an option in the mi-home app. are these modes changed automatically?

A: These modes can be changed manually. You can switch different cleanup mode by tapping them.

Q: What is the difference be all the different models? The E5 seems to be $200 more expensive, but I can not figure out why?

A: Do not pay extra. The E25 is all you need. Somewhere there is a review of this model and it does as well as the models and brands that cost hundreds more. Here is one review/comparison. Search the one you are looking at.

Q: does it know the difference between carpet and floor?

A: Yes. There is a carpet mode in the app. If you turn on the feature once it detects carpet the suction of the device will increase automatically.

Q: Can it tell the difference from an area rug and hard floor when mopping?

A: Thank you for your question. The device is not able to recognize rug and hard floor yet. But we will try to improve this feature in the future.

Q: what is the difference between E 20 and E 25 in terms of functions?

A: E20 is a white machine and E25 is a black one. They are the same except for the color.

Q: Areas in my house are separated by a step if I lift it over the step into a different room will it still do a good job or will it be too disoriented?

A: I lift mine sometimes when it likes to go up on the cat perch and gets stuck. He takes a few seconds to orient himself but he does a great job! I love him!

Q: Will this handle large amounts of dog fur? I currently have a different brand whose wheels get stuck from the pet hair

A: It is hard to say yes or no. We suggest customer cleans the wheel regularly.

Q: I have a striped carpet in the living room. Will this vacuum detect that as no-go zone? Thanks for answering

A: I dont think there will be any problem with striped carpet. It transitions fine between different colors of flooring at my house.

Q: Does e25 have a 5200 mah battery? what is the run time for e25? how do the runtime and battery compare to e20

A: E25 and E20 are the same devices with an only different color. Its battery capacity is 2600mAh. The model S5 has a 5200 mAh battery. E25 could run 60 minutes.

Q: Why cant you use the carpet mode on colored carpets?

A: Our vacuum may not work on some deep color carpets or carpet with different color patterns, because the carpet will absorb light, which will make device think the carpet is a cliff and avoid to clean.

Q: I have multiple levels in my home. Can I move it from level to level?

A: Hi, you can move it to clean the different floor in your home. But please move the dock together otherwise it will not work if too far away from dock charger.

Q: Are there any manufacturer warranties?

A: Hi, warranty policy is provided by different sellers separately. If you purchase from Roborock, you can enjoy a 12-month warranty for quality-related issue.

Q: How do you add a cleaner to the mopping? Would you add your cleaner to the water tank? Or would you spray the floors before mopping?

A: I have not added cleaner to the water, but I guess you can. I just spray the floor where it is needed. I am also experimenting with different cleaners because some of them make the floor sticky. Fantastic is my choice so far.

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