/Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Vacuum Deals from Dyson, Roomba, and Shark – The New York Times

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Vacuum Deals from Dyson, Roomba, and Shark – The New York Times


We’ve tested dozens of robot vacuums over almost a decade, and yes, they actually work. Our favorite robot vacuums are made by Roomba, Eufy, and Roborock. In a nutshell: Roombas are dependable and great on rugs, Eufys are cheap and quiet, and Roborocks are super smart and controllable. Here are the best deals we’ve found on great robots from those brands—and a few noteworthy sales on similar bots as we find them, too.

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $180; street price: $250
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Any model from the Roomba 600 Series will work exactly the same way. (The only meaningful difference between variants is whether or not they have Wi-Fi to pair with a smartphone app). Anything under $200 is an excellent price for these bots, and this is the best deal we’ve seen yet on this Wi-Fi-connected model.

iRobot Roomba i3 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $300; street price: $400
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This is an excellent price for a bot that’s much stronger and smarter than the Roomba 600 Series. For $400, you could even step up to the Roomba i3+, which comes with a charging dock that automatically empties the robot.

Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $360; street price: $550
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The model we really want to recommend here is the Roborock S4 Max, which had been on sale for $320 before its product page mysteriously vanished from Amazon on Tuesday. But this is a great price on a similar, upgraded-but-not-really model. The main difference is that it comes with a clip-on mop, but that doesn’t really do much.

iRobot Roomba e5 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $250; street price: $300
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This is a step up from the 600 Series, with stronger suction and brushes. But while the smarter, even-stronger Roomba i3 is only $300, this deal is just OK. Consider upgrading.

Eufy Robovac Max 11S Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $170; street price: $240
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This is a pretty good price on a quiet, simple robot. Other variants are on sale, too, including the Wi-Fi connectable 30C and 15C. Word on the street is that some of these Eufy bots will be even cheaper later this week…

Eufy RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $150; street price: $220
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Excellent in small spaces and performing great on bare floors and short-pile rugs, our budget pick for the best robot vacuum is once again down to an all-time low as an Amazon Deal of the Day. With a slim profile that allows it to fit under more furniture than any other model we tested, it can reach those hard to reach spaces that other options can’t. While silent and effective, do note that it’s not as durable as a Roomba—if it needs repair, many of the parts are not replaceable.

Eufy RoboVac 30C Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $180; street price: $260
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This isn’t the best price we’ve found for the Eufy RoboVac 30C, but it’s still a solid deal on a variant of our budget pick for the best robot vacuum. Eufy makes a handful of models that are similar to the RoboVac 11S, but they come with different features. This robot vacuum is a capable contender that boasts stronger suction power than the 11S and comes with additional boundary markers—a handy tool for restricting your robot vacuum from certain areas in your home.

iRobot Roomba 614
Deal price: $200; street price: $225
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Reliable, repairable, and good on rugs—our top pick for the best robot vacuum is down to the lowest we’ve seen. Although it lacks Wi-Fi and smart connection, this tried-and-true robot vacuum is much more durable and repairable than similar bots from other brands. Plus, it’s great at cleaning rugs. A nimble navigator that rarely gets stuck, it works best when it only has to clean three or four rooms at a time. If you’re looking for a solid no-frills robot vacuum that will get the job done, this is a good deal on a reliable option.

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $180; street price: $250
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Right now you can snag one of our top robot vacuum picks for a new low of only $180 from Target. The iRobot Roomba 675 is basically the same as the Roomba 614, which is our other top pick, but it comes with some added features, like Wi-Fi connectivity. If you’re looking for a reliable and repairable vacuum that you can control from your smartphone and integrate with your other smart-home devices, check out this pick.

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum (Refurbished)
Deal price: $249; street price: $330
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Right now there’s an opportunity to get a refurbished version of our upgrade pick for the best robot vacuum. The iRobot Roomba 960 looks smart and cleans efficiently, offering a particularly impressive performance when tackling carpets and pet hair. Although it’s aging at this point and missing some features that newer robo vacs have, it’s still durable, reliable, and cleans big rooms and thicker rugs without a problem. Anyone purchasing this renewed model will also get a 2-year warranty through the manufacturer’s eBay storefront.

iRobot Roomba i4 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $270; street price: $349
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

The iRobot Roomba i4 is the same as our upgrade pick for the best robot vacuums, the i3, but it’s sold exclusively at Costco. This model is great at getting pet hair out of rugs and it’s reliably thorough at cleaning large spaces. iRobot sells a few similar models but the i4 is usually the best value these days, and with discount for Costco members, it’s even more so.

Noteworthy (but not quite great) deals

We’ve spotted a ton of popular deals on Eufy-like bump bots from no-name brands, but we wouldn’t recommend any of them for now.

Brands like Goovi, Coredy, and Kyvol sell bots that are functionally identical to Eufy’s bots, but none of them are beating Eufy’s prices right now.

EcoVacs and its sub-brand Yeedi are matching and even beating some Eufy deals right now, but we don’t like their bots as much—they’re taller, and won’t slide under furniture as easily.

iLife and its sub-brand Noisz are also beating Eufy on price, but again, the design of their bots can’t quite compare with the well-tested, thoroughly decent Eufy design.

The Proscenic M7 Pro works a lot like the Roborock S6 Pure, for a bit less money, but we’d hold out until the Roborock S4 Max is back in stock at $320.

If you don’t see a brand mentioned here or in our guide to robot vacuums, in all likelihood it is not worth buying, even at a rock-bottom price.

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