Roborock S7: Supersonic Cleaning That is Revolutionizing the Robot Cleaning Industry
The Roborock S7 is an exceptional robot that gives you more than most other vacuums on the market today. It has a unique brush that can lift when the vacuum senses carpet, ultrasonic scrubbing that enables a deeper clean when mopping, and a superb navigation system.
While this is one of the more expensive robot vacuums on the market, it also provides fantastic performance that truly sets it aside from the competition.
- Mops and vacuums at the same time
- Floating brush is extremely effective on a wide variety of floor types and on varying levels of flooring
- Automatically detects carpet and lifts up the mopping pad so it won't dampen fabric
- Superb navigation
Difference Between the S7+ and the S7
If you’re researching the Roborock S7, you’ve probably also seen the Roborock S7+. The only difference between these two robots is the docking station. In fact, the Roborock S7 can work perfectly with the docking station for the Roborock S7+, which is sold separately.
Just remove the blocker that keeps the debris inside the dustbin on the Roborock S7 and it will be ready to empty into the docking station. It may actually be wise to buy the docking station separately since the Roborock S7 comes with a charging station when ordered by itself, and there are no savings in buying the docking station with the vacuum.
The Roborock S7 relies on Lidar, but it does a better job of navigating than many other high-quality robots dependent on Lidar. Whereas other robots typically get hung up on small obstacles like cords, the Roborock S7 does an astoundingly good job of avoiding these kinds of obstructions.
It can save maps for up to four levels, making it a superb option for anyone with multiple floors in their homes or who wants to bring the robot to different locations. The robot can automatically detect which floor it is on, so it will know which map to use and provide the most efficient possible clean for each floor.
This robot can sense when its battery is running low and it will automatically return to the docking station to recharge and start up its cleaning again once it is charged. It can also sense when it encounters carpet, enabling it to vacuum and mop at the same time while intelligently avoiding carpeting, enabling a faster clean than most other options.
While all of the automated cleaning options are very nice, this robot also makes it convenient to control it directly from the robot. You can simply click a button on the robot to spot clean at any specific spot, so if you notice a particularly dirty area as your robotic is cleaning, you just have to click the spot clean button to take care of it.
Scratchsafe wheels and brushes enable the Roborock S7 to navigate throughout your home without doing any damage to hard floors or carpet.
The Roborock S7 offers a lot of control using the app. You can see the map that has been created automatically using the Lidar navigation system. You can alter this map as desired to edit rooms so that you can tell it to clean any area depending on the areas you have determined.
Not only can you tell the robot which rooms to clean, but you can also choose the suction power and mopping intensity that you want per room. You can also see which areas have been cleaned at any given time.
Set no-go zones and no-mop zones and determine what power level and scrub intensity you want from the vacuum. If desired, you can also manually control the robot with a remote control feature. Finally, you can tell it to spot clean or dock on command.
Use voice commands to control this robot and tell it to go clean a specific room at a specific intensity in just a few words.
The Roborock S7 doesn’t pack as much suction power as some other robot vacuums, topping out at only 2,500 PA. However, it makes better use of the suction power it has than most other vacuums, thanks to hyperforce suction and a unique all rubber brush design.
The all rubber brush floats so that this robot can closely track along the ground, clinging to uneven surfaces and scraping up any dust or debris that it encounters. The side brush does an excellent job of pushing debris towards the main brush.
The lack of bristles also means that hair is less likely to get tangled in the brush, which enables a more consistent clean throughout. A 470ml dustbin does a good job of storing debris that it picks up. Vacuuming is made more effective thanks to simultaneous sonic mopping. Stuck on debris is loosened by the mop pad so that it can more easily be vacuumed up.
When it comes to carpet, don't expect to be wowed by the Roborock S7’s performance. Although this vacuum does a decent job of boosting its suction power on carpet, with a maximum suction of 2500 Pa, it simply can't be expected to loosen all of the dirt and debris from deep carpets. However, it does a decent job on low-pile carpets.
The Roborock S7 uses sonic vibration to scrub as much as 3000 times per minute. This is powerful scrubbing action that can even get deeply embedded coffee and muddy footprints out of the floor.
It is doubly impressive that the Roborock S7 can accomplish this kind of deep cleaning when you consider that you can’t add detergent to it. It intelligently puts out just the right amount of water needed to do the job, so it leaves your floors clean and shiny without streaks.
This robot can sense carpet and automatically lifts up the mopping head so that it can vacuum carpet without mopping.
The Roborock S7 is generally not exceptionally loud, thanks to a suction of only 2500 Pa. On the quietest setting, it is around 59 decibels, while the loudest is about 76 decibels. Expect the noise level to increase over carpet when suction boosts.
Empty the Dustbin
Emptying the dustbin on the Roborock S7 is fairly straightforward. Simply remove the onboard dustbin and knock it out. The bin size of 470ml holds a fair amount of debris, so you’ll probably only need to empty it after every run or couple of runs. It’s smart to check the dustbin frequently at the beginning so you can get a sense of how often it needs to be emptied.
Clean the Brushes
The Roborock S7 features an all rubber brush that demands less maintenance than combination bristle and rubber brushes or all bristle brushes. When it comes to hair, in particular, you'll be impressed by how little effort there is in cleaning the brushes, especially if you're used to other robot vacuums.
Whereas other vacuums often include a designated tool to cut the hair off, with the Roborock S7, there usually isn't any hair to remove. Any hair that this vacuum picks up is effectively suctioned into the dustbin.
Every now and then, you will notice some hair stuck in the spinning brush. This hair can be fairly easily detangled from the brush and removed.
Clean the Filter
The Roborock S7 has a washable HEPA filter which does a superb job of removing nearly all of the dust and debris from the air that the vacuum sucks up. Depending on how often you run the vacuum and how dirty your home is, you'll need to wash the filter every week or up to every month and replace it every month to every few months. Make sure to check the filter regularly as you're getting used to using this vacuum so that you'll know how often it needs to be cleaned.
Wipe Down the Body of the Vacuum
Like most robot vacuums, it's important to wipe down the body of the Roborock S7 periodically to remove dust that may have built up on it. Pay special attention to the contact points which the vacuum depends on to charge.
The Roborock S7 is one of the best mopping and vacuuming robots on the market today. Features like the capacity to vacuum and mop simultaneously, sonic mopping that does a better job of scrubbing up debris than the competition, and the ability to lift up the mob when going over carpeting really sets this vacuum aside from the competition. It may be pricier than some other options, but when it comes to this vacuum, you get what you pay for.