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How does a robot vacuum cleaner work?

Navigation Methods

Robot vacuum cleaners are a handy solution to thoroughly clean your room, including difficult places such as along the baseboards and between chair legs. However, it is important to observe the robot vacuum the first time and adjust any obstacles for effective suction. At Zoef Robot there are three different navigation methods. Bep works systematically, Anna uses a gyroscope and even creates a floor plan of the room, and Willem makes detailed maps with a laser system. While robot vacuum cleaners are cheaper without navigation methods, there is a risk of them skipping parts. Choose the right robot vacuum cleaner that suits your needs and enjoy an effortlessly clean room. Find the right robot vacuum cleaner for your needs on our website Advicepage for robot vacuum cleaners.


Cleaning routes

Robot vacuum cleaners can work in your home in different ways. Basic models drive randomly, while advanced models use systematic, random or GPS navigation. They are able to clean the entire room, including baseboards and awkward spaces, and maneuver smoothly between chair legs. Some models even create a floor plan of the room. Random vacuum robots cost less but can skip spots. Systematic mopping robots follow a zigzagging route around every part of your home to reach you.

Robot vacuum cleaner

Suction method

The suction method of a robot vacuum cleaner determines how it picks up dirt from the floor. Some models have side brushes that carry the dirt to the squeegee, while others have a brush in the squeegee itself. Side brushes on the front/side of the robot ensure thorough cleaning along skirting boards and in corners. Models with long side brushes perform better here. A middle brush in the squeegee ensures that dirt is lifted effectively and prevents clogging. This is especially useful when removing pet hair. Choose the right suction method that suits your needs and enjoy a thorough cleaning of your floor.

Mopping robot

How do you charge the robot vacuum cleaner?

There are various options for charging with robot vacuum cleaners. Entry-level models must be manually returned to the charging station or charged via a charging cable as soon as the battery is empty. More luxurious models can independently return to the charging station when they are empty. The most advanced robots, such as Willem, automatically charge at a special waste disposal unit that also serves as a charging station. After each cleaning, the dust and dirt is emptied into a dust bag. Jannie, another advanced robot, charges automatically and this takes about 200 to 300 minutes. Choose the charging system that best suits your needs for optimum ease of use of the robot vacuum cleaner. You can find more useful information on our page on the topic Advantages of a robot vacuum cleaner.

Best robot vacuum cleaner

Good, better, best

When choosing a robot vacuum cleaner, it is essential to understand the differences between the models. They can be divided into three categories: good, better and best. In the "good" category are basic vacuuming robots that vacuum the floor but randomly drive around the house, possibly skipping parts. The "better" models clean more systematically, have a navigation method and automatically return to the charging station. The "best" robot vacuum cleaners offer advanced features such as laser scans and app control, allowing them to detect obstacles and automatically resume cleaning after charging. Still having trouble choosing? Check out our page How do I choose a robot vacuum cleaner?


How do you empty the vacuum cleaner robot?

To ensure that the vacuum cleaning robot performs well, it is important to empty the dust container regularly. The dust container of robot vacuum cleaners is usually not very large, and a full dust container can reduce the suction performance. If your mop robot makes its rounds every day, we recommend emptying the dust container every few days. In addition, it is essential to clean the dust container once a month. Use a dry or wet cloth to clean the tray and make sure it is completely dry before replacing it. This way you prevent dust from sticking and your robot vacuum cleaner continues to perform optimally. Would you like to know more about our different robot vacuum cleaners? Then see the page Different types of robot vacuum cleaners.