At the time of writing, the cheapest robotic vacuum cleaners in the UK cost around £15, with the most expensive costing over £1000. Let’s see what you can get for less than £100.
Vileda Cleaning Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Weight: 3 kg
Dimensions: 40 x 39 x 13.8 cm
Noise: 70 DB
The Vileda Cleaning Robot is probably the best robot vacuum cleaner for less than £100. It can be used on short pile carpets and hard floors.
The Vileda has a smart navigation system for finding its way around the room until it has cleaned everywhere. It has a stair sensor to prevent it from falling down the stairs.
This robot vacuum cleaner has three room size settings for small, medium and large rooms, which correspond to 5, 30 and 60 minutes of cleaning respectively. It has a rechargeable battery and also comes with a maintenance brush and spare side and filter brushes.
The Vileda is quite loud, so you can’t really relax while it’s on. It’s quieter than a vacuum cleaner, but still fairly noisy. The robot is bagless, so you don’t need to worry about buying bags for it.
The level of suction doesn’t compare to that of a good regular vacuum cleaner, and the robot often leaves obvious bits of fluff or seems to clean the same part of the room again and again while neglecting other parts. You also have to move large furniture including tables and chairs to give it space to work, so it won’t necessarily save you much time. Nevertheless, this is as good a robot vacuum cleaner as you will be able to find for under £100.
Weight: 39.5 x 38.5 x 13.7 cm
Dimensions: 3.7 Kg
The Vileda Relax is very similar to the Vileda Cleaning Robot reviewed above. The main differences are that the Relax is slightly quieter (making it a bit easier to relax while it’s on) and it features a soft bumper to protect it if it hits some furniture.
Like with the Vileda Cleaning Robot, it can’t deal with furniture in the middle of the room and it also frequently misses bits. It comes with a similar price tag to the Cleaning Robot, so the main reason to choose the Relax is that it somewhat quieter.
Vileda ViRobi Slim 149932
Weight: 821 g
Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 4.5 cm
The Vileda ViRobi Slim is a budget-priced robotic vacuum cleaner. It’s good for hard floors and can even deal with pet hairs, but it’s useless on carpets. Like the other robot vacuum cleaners reviewed above, the ViRobi Slim is quite noisy.
On the positive side, the ViRobi Slim looks very smart and is a fun gadget to own. It’s also one of the cheapest robot vacuum cleaners available.
Vinteky Household Intelligent Sweeper Robot
Dimensions: 28.6 x 28.6 x 6.5 cm
The Vinteky Household Intelligent Sweeper is designed to be used on all kinds of floor surfaces including hard wood floors, rugs and carpets. After charging it for three hours it will run for up to ninety minutes. The vacuum cleaner robot is bagless with a capacity of 0.3 litres.
The Vinteky is surprisingly good at picking up cat hairs, but is quite noisy. It can’t fully replace a regular vacuum cleaner, but it does a good job for the price.