A new robot vac­u­um clean­er from the Amer­i­can com­pa­ny Anker, which pro­duces smart appli­ances under the Eufy brand (read as “Yufi”), came to our test. We decid­ed to test how the vac­u­um clean­er works by giv­ing it a real test “in the fields” — in a house with a fluffy cat and dif­fer­ent floor cov­er­ings.

Day 1: what do we have here?

As they say, they are greet­ed by clothes — even a vac­u­um clean­er. Out­ward­ly, the Eufy Robo­Vac L70 is very pleas­ant: it is small, neat, with­out pre­ten­tious ele­ments in the design. The white case at first seems to be eas­i­ly soiled, but since the plas­tic is mat­te, dust is not notice­able on it at all.

You don’t need to col­lect any­thing — the garbage con­tain­er, which is also for water, is already installed in the vac­u­um clean­er. A round brush with three blades also imme­di­ate­ly stands in its place.


The vac­u­um clean­er comes with a charg­ing sta­tion (where would it be with­out it), a plat­form for it and a microfiber cloth for wip­ing the floor. There is also an instruc­tion — we advise you to skim through it and put it in a dis­tant draw­er, since all device set­tings are described in the Eufy Home smart­phone appli­ca­tion.

Day 2: first cleaning

Before start­ing clean­ing, you need to add a vac­u­um clean­er to the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion: it com­bines all the man­u­fac­tur­er’s prod­ucts into one ecosys­tem. In gen­er­al, the ini­tial set­up took about five min­utes: find the device, con­nect it to the phone, give it a name. Since the robot is smart, it need­ed access to the home Wi-Fi net­work. Speak­ing of “mind” — the mod­el can be added to the Smart Home sys­tem from Google, Ama­zon or Yan­dex.


I must say that you can start clean­ing with the but­ton on the device itself — but it’s eas­i­er from the phone, because you don’t have to get up and lean towards the vac­u­um clean­er. Before the first race, the robot makes a cir­cle on the spot: this is how it scans the room and builds a pre­lim­i­nary map with obsta­cles. Then he moves along the perime­ter of the room, rak­ing specks from the base­boards with a round brush, and then cleans all the inte­ri­or space.

In the appli­ca­tion, dur­ing clean­ing, the route of the vac­u­um clean­er is built — at first it is very sticky. In addi­tion, you can imme­di­ate­ly see where he has already passed, and where you need to move a chair or remove the cur­tain. After the vac­u­um clean­er cleans every­thing in the field of view, it will return to the base.


From the very first time, the vac­u­um clean­er col­lect­ed most of the wool and notice­able dust par­ti­cles that had accu­mu­lat­ed on the floor in a cou­ple of days. For max­i­mum clean­li­ness, it makes sense to run it twice — espe­cial­ly on car­pets. Inter­est­ing­ly, the robot begins to suck up dust more inten­sive­ly if it dri­ves onto the car­pet — it rec­og­nizes the type of floor and increas­es pow­er to clean the car­pet area more thor­ough­ly.

For one room with an area of ​​15 m2 it took about 15 min­utes (tak­ing into account the fact that part of the space is occu­pied by fur­ni­ture). For two arrivals in the room, cor­ri­dor and kitchen — about 50 min­utes.

Day 3: Wet mopping and setting up zones

Since the vac­u­um clean­er is declared as wash­ing, we could not help but test it in the wet clean­ing mode. The con­tain­er of the mod­el is divid­ed into two com­part­ments — for garbage and for water. In the floor clean­ing mode, the robot deliv­ers liq­uid to the microfiber, which must be installed on the “bel­ly” of the device.

Let's be honest, you shouldn't pin much hope on wet cleaning - it will succeed only if you perfectly clean the floor in advance.  After all, this is a vacuum cleaner, not an electric mop, and it m...
Let’s be hon­est, you should­n’t pin much hope on wet clean­ing — it will suc­ceed only if you per­fect­ly clean the floor in advance. Still, this is a vac­u­um clean­er, not an elec­tric mop, and it can only wipe the cov­ered ones, col­lect­ing the remain­ing dust. If the floor is ini­tial­ly not very clean, then the dirt will sim­ply be smeared through­out the room. There­fore, you should first start the usu­al clean­ing in the vac­u­um clean­er mode, and only then — wet.

150 ml of water (that’s how much is placed in the tank) will be enough to clean about 40 m2 floors with a min­i­mum sup­ply of liq­uid to the microfiber. If you choose medi­um or max­i­mum flow, you will need to add water as need­ed. And don’t for­get to emp­ty the left­overs from the con­tain­er after clean­ing.

It is also impor­tant that not all floor cov­er­ings can be wiped, but only smooth ones — tiles, lam­i­nate, linoleum. To pre­vent the vac­u­um clean­er from start­ing to wash the car­pet, you need to lim­it the clean­ing areas: this is eas­i­ly con­fig­ured in the appli­ca­tion. You can choose both “for­bid­den” areas and “green” areas for clean­ing with­in cer­tain bound­aries.


This will also come in handy dur­ing reg­u­lar clean­ing — for exam­ple, you can put a restrict­ed area in the place where the pet’s bowls are locat­ed so that the robot does not spill food.

Day 4: experiments with a cat and a sofa

With the light hand of a col­league, it was decid­ed to check whether the vac­u­um clean­er would fall off the sofa if placed there. And you know, it doesn’t fall — height sen­sors pro­tect it from such an inglo­ri­ous death. How­ev­er, this does not mean that it should be used for clean­ing fur­ni­ture. Rather — in rooms with stairs. For exam­ple, in the coun­try: if you leave the vac­u­um clean­er to clean the sec­ond floor, it will not fall on the first floor, but will stop in time and turn around in a safe direc­tion.

In an ordinary city apartment, space sensors are more interesting - for example, if a vacuum cleaner sees an obstacle in its path, it does not go to a ram, like more affordable models, but carefully o...
In an ordi­nary city apart­ment, space sen­sors are more inter­est­ing — for exam­ple, if a vac­u­um clean­er sees an obsta­cle in its path, it does not go to a ram, like more afford­able mod­els, but care­ful­ly goes around it. If there are ani­mals in the house, this will help them not to be afraid of the vac­u­um clean­er, because he will not try to move them. The same thing works with fur­ni­ture — the robot does not ram the legs of the chairs and the uphol­stery of the sofa, but care­ful­ly goes around every­thing.

Day 5: Set up a cleaning schedule

Instead of start­ing the vac­u­um clean­er man­u­al­ly each time, we decid­ed to set up a clean­ing sched­ule. To do this, the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion has a spe­cial sec­tion where you can set the time and days of the vac­u­um clean­er, as well as the suc­tion pow­er.


I would like to be able to set up a sched­ule for dif­fer­ent zones and choose the num­ber of “arrivals” of the vac­u­um clean­er. If you want him to clean a spe­cif­ic room twice, you will have to start clean­ing man­u­al­ly or set sev­er­al time inter­vals: for exam­ple, the first check-in at 13:00, and the sec­ond one at 13:30. The dif­fer­ence between the time should be no less than required for one clean­ing — so that the vac­u­um clean­er does every­thing.

Day 6: The vacuum cleaner has a life of its own

At the appoint­ed time, the robot left the charg­ing sta­tion and left to rus­tle around the house. And then he returned to charge. The only thing that was required was to remove cat toys from the floor, which could wrap around the brush and stop the vac­u­um clean­er. By the way, when some­thing pre­vents the Eufy Robo­Vac from work­ing, it issues a voice noti­fi­ca­tion: for exam­ple, “the front bumper is jammed.” This is very con­ve­nient if the cause of the block­age is invis­i­ble — the vac­u­um clean­er itself tells you what is wrong with it so that you quick­ly clean the desired part.


The sound can be made qui­eter or turned off alto­geth­er — for exam­ple, if you are work­ing or the chil­dren have a qui­et hour. In any case, if some­thing inter­feres with the vac­u­um clean­er, a noti­fi­ca­tion will be sent to the smart­phone from the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion.

Day 7: Cleaning the container and brushes

We didn't empty the trash can all week to see how much dust the vacuum cleaner would pick up in that time.  Oddly enough, but the 450 ml container turned out to be almost full - after all, the robot is almost...
We did­n’t emp­ty the trash can all week to see how much dust the vac­u­um clean­er would pick up in that time. Odd­ly enough, but the 450 ml con­tain­er turned out to be almost full — after all, the robot dili­gent­ly col­lect­ed wool and oth­er specks almost every day. To clean the tank, you need to remove the fil­ter — it is built into the con­tain­er lid. The fil­ter itself is wash­able, which is quite con­ve­nient.

But the brush­es are not so easy to clean — hair and dust are wound around them, so you have to remove them and clean them man­u­al­ly. How­ev­er, the same can be said about a con­ven­tion­al vac­u­um clean­er with a tur­bo brush-roller.

Results

In gen­er­al, after a week’s test, the apart­ment turned out to be much clean­er than it would be with­out the dai­ly races of the Eufy Robo­Vac L70 Hybrid. Of course, this device will not elim­i­nate the need for gen­er­al clean­ing — but with the sup­port of the robot, you will have to pick up an ordi­nary vac­u­um clean­er no more than 2–3 times a month. If there are pets in the house, for which you con­stant­ly need to col­lect wool, then a robot vac­u­um clean­er is a must have. He will reg­u­lar­ly col­lect dust and lint, as a result, the air will become clean­er, and the wool will not set­tle on the fur­ni­ture.


The vac­u­um clean­er comes with a charg­ing sta­tion (where would it be with­out it), a plat­form for it and a microfiber cloth for wip­ing the floor. There is also an instruc­tion — we advise you to skim through it and put it in a dis­tant draw­er, since all device set­tings are described in the Eufy Home smart­phone appli­ca­tion.

Day 2: first cleaning

Before start­ing clean­ing, you need to add a vac­u­um clean­er to the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion: it com­bines all the man­u­fac­tur­er’s prod­ucts into one ecosys­tem. In gen­er­al, the ini­tial set­up took about five min­utes: find the device, con­nect it to the phone, give it a name. Since the robot is smart, it need­ed access to the home Wi-Fi net­work. Speak­ing of “mind” — the mod­el can be added to the Smart Home sys­tem from Google, Ama­zon or Yan­dex.


I must say that you can start clean­ing with the but­ton on the device itself — but it’s eas­i­er from the phone, because you don’t have to get up and lean towards the vac­u­um clean­er. Before the first race, the robot makes a cir­cle on the spot: this is how it scans the room and builds a pre­lim­i­nary map with obsta­cles. Then he moves along the perime­ter of the room, rak­ing specks from the base­boards with a round brush, and then cleans all the inte­ri­or space.

In the appli­ca­tion, dur­ing clean­ing, the route of the vac­u­um clean­er is built — at first it is very sticky. In addi­tion, you can imme­di­ate­ly see where he has already passed, and where you need to move a chair or remove the cur­tain. After the vac­u­um clean­er cleans every­thing in the field of view, it will return to the base.


From the very first time, the vac­u­um clean­er col­lect­ed most of the wool and notice­able dust par­ti­cles that had accu­mu­lat­ed on the floor in a cou­ple of days. For max­i­mum clean­li­ness, it makes sense to run it twice — espe­cial­ly on car­pets. Inter­est­ing­ly, the robot begins to suck up dust more inten­sive­ly if it dri­ves onto the car­pet — it rec­og­nizes the type of floor and increas­es pow­er to clean the car­pet area more thor­ough­ly.

For one room with an area of ​​15 m2 it took about 15 min­utes (tak­ing into account the fact that part of the space is occu­pied by fur­ni­ture). For two arrivals in the room, cor­ri­dor and kitchen — about 50 min­utes.

Day 3: Wet mopping and setting up zones

Since the vac­u­um clean­er is declared as wash­ing, we could not help but test it in the wet clean­ing mode. The con­tain­er of the mod­el is divid­ed into two com­part­ments — for garbage and for water. In the floor clean­ing mode, the robot deliv­ers liq­uid to the microfiber, which must be installed on the “bel­ly” of the device.

Let's be honest, you shouldn't pin much hope on wet cleaning - it will succeed only if you perfectly clean the floor in advance.  After all, this is a vacuum cleaner, not an electric mop, and it m...
Let’s be hon­est, you should­n’t pin much hope on wet clean­ing — it will suc­ceed only if you per­fect­ly clean the floor in advance. Still, this is a vac­u­um clean­er, not an elec­tric mop, and it can only wipe the cov­ered ones, col­lect­ing the remain­ing dust. If the floor is ini­tial­ly not very clean, then the dirt will sim­ply be smeared through­out the room. There­fore, you should first start the usu­al clean­ing in the vac­u­um clean­er mode, and only then — wet.

150 ml of water (that’s how much is placed in the tank) will be enough to clean about 40 m2 floors with a min­i­mum sup­ply of liq­uid to the microfiber. If you choose medi­um or max­i­mum flow, you will need to add water as need­ed. And don’t for­get to emp­ty the left­overs from the con­tain­er after clean­ing.

It is also impor­tant that not all floor cov­er­ings can be wiped, but only smooth ones — tiles, lam­i­nate, linoleum. To pre­vent the vac­u­um clean­er from start­ing to wash the car­pet, you need to lim­it the clean­ing areas: this is eas­i­ly con­fig­ured in the appli­ca­tion. You can choose both “for­bid­den” areas and “green” areas for clean­ing with­in cer­tain bound­aries.


This will also come in handy dur­ing reg­u­lar clean­ing — for exam­ple, you can put a restrict­ed area in the place where the pet’s bowls are locat­ed so that the robot does not spill food.

Day 4: experiments with a cat and a sofa

With the light hand of a col­league, it was decid­ed to check whether the vac­u­um clean­er would fall off the sofa if placed there. And you know, it doesn’t fall — height sen­sors pro­tect it from such an inglo­ri­ous death. How­ev­er, this does not mean that it should be used for clean­ing fur­ni­ture. Rather — in rooms with stairs. For exam­ple, in the coun­try: if you leave the vac­u­um clean­er to clean the sec­ond floor, it will not fall on the first floor, but will stop in time and turn around in a safe direc­tion.

In an ordinary city apartment, space sensors are more interesting - for example, if a vacuum cleaner sees an obstacle in its path, it does not go to a ram, like more affordable models, but carefully o...
In an ordi­nary city apart­ment, space sen­sors are more inter­est­ing — for exam­ple, if a vac­u­um clean­er sees an obsta­cle in its path, it does not go to a ram, like more afford­able mod­els, but care­ful­ly goes around it. If there are ani­mals in the house, this will help them not to be afraid of the vac­u­um clean­er, because he will not try to move them. The same thing works with fur­ni­ture — the robot does not ram the legs of the chairs and the uphol­stery of the sofa, but care­ful­ly goes around every­thing.

Day 5: Set up a cleaning schedule

Instead of start­ing the vac­u­um clean­er man­u­al­ly each time, we decid­ed to set up a clean­ing sched­ule. To do this, the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion has a spe­cial sec­tion where you can set the time and days of the vac­u­um clean­er, as well as the suc­tion pow­er.


I would like to be able to set up a sched­ule for dif­fer­ent zones and choose the num­ber of “arrivals” of the vac­u­um clean­er. If you want him to clean a spe­cif­ic room twice, you will have to start clean­ing man­u­al­ly or set sev­er­al time inter­vals: for exam­ple, the first check-in at 13:00, and the sec­ond one at 13:30. The dif­fer­ence between the time should be no less than required for one clean­ing — so that the vac­u­um clean­er does every­thing.

Day 6: The vacuum cleaner has a life of its own

At the appoint­ed time, the robot left the charg­ing sta­tion and left to rus­tle around the house. And then he returned to charge. The only thing that was required was to remove cat toys from the floor, which could wrap around the brush and stop the vac­u­um clean­er. By the way, when some­thing pre­vents the Eufy Robo­Vac from work­ing, it issues a voice noti­fi­ca­tion: for exam­ple, “the front bumper is jammed.” This is very con­ve­nient if the cause of the block­age is invis­i­ble — the vac­u­um clean­er itself tells you what is wrong with it so that you quick­ly clean the desired part.


The sound can be made qui­eter or turned off alto­geth­er — for exam­ple, if you are work­ing or the chil­dren have a qui­et hour. In any case, if some­thing inter­feres with the vac­u­um clean­er, a noti­fi­ca­tion will be sent to the smart­phone from the Eufy Home appli­ca­tion.

Day 7: Cleaning the container and brushes

We didn't empty the trash can all week to see how much dust the vacuum cleaner would pick up in that time.  Oddly enough, but the 450 ml container turned out to be almost full - after all, the robot is almost...
We did­n’t emp­ty the trash can all week to see how much dust the vac­u­um clean­er would pick up in that time. Odd­ly enough, but the 450 ml con­tain­er turned out to be almost full — after all, the robot dili­gent­ly col­lect­ed wool and oth­er specks almost every day. To clean the tank, you need to remove the fil­ter — it is built into the con­tain­er lid. The fil­ter itself is wash­able, which is quite con­ve­nient.

But the brush­es are not so easy to clean — hair and dust are wound around them, so you have to remove them and clean them man­u­al­ly. How­ev­er, the same can be said about a con­ven­tion­al vac­u­um clean­er with a tur­bo brush-roller.

Results

In gen­er­al, after a week’s test, the apart­ment turned out to be much clean­er than it would be with­out the dai­ly races of the Eufy Robo­Vac L70 Hybrid. Of course, this device will not elim­i­nate the need for gen­er­al clean­ing — but with the sup­port of the robot, you will have to pick up an ordi­nary vac­u­um clean­er no more than 2–3 times a month. If there are pets in the house, for which you con­stant­ly need to col­lect wool, then a robot vac­u­um clean­er is a must have. He will reg­u­lar­ly col­lect dust and lint, as a result, the air will become clean­er, and the wool will not set­tle on the fur­ni­ture.