A really highly effective robotic vacuum cleaner, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni is likely one of the greatest moppers and, because of its auto-lift pads, can now deal with carpets and flooring while not having the mop-bracket eliminated. Wonderful efficiency and an auto-empty and self-cleaning docking station make this a terrific allrounder, though its impediment avoidance might be higher.
- Wonderful mopping
- Can raise mop over carpet
- Highly effective suction
- Can’t keep away from smaller objects
KindThis can be a robotic vacuum cleaner and mop, which may raise its mop bracket in order that it may well vacuum carpet with out getting it moist.
Voice assistantsWorks with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, plus it has its personal built-in Yiko assistant.
Once I reviewed the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni, I believed it was the perfect robotic vacuum cleaner for mopping, nevertheless it had one flaw: it couldn’t raise its mopping pads to traverse carpet. With the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni, the corporate has fastened this with mops that raise, making this new robotic appropriate for many houses with combined flooring.
Wonderful mapping, highly effective mopping and vacuuming, and a terrific app communicate in its favour, however the camera-based impediment avoidance isn’t fairly nearly as good because the competitors.
Design and options
- Massive dock handles cleansing and emptying
- Quick and correct maps
- Customisable cleansing modes
As a top-of-the-range robotic vacuum cleaner, it’s no shock that the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni ships with a big self-emptying, self-cleaning dock. At 448 x 430 x 579mm, the dock is identical measurement because the one which shipped with the X1: it’s large and desires a good quantity of room devoted to it.
Contained in the dock, there are two 4-litre water tanks. One is for freshwater, and the opposite is for soiled water, extracted after the mopping pads are cleaned mechanically. Cleverly, the dock will blow scorching air over the pads, drying them out after use, stopping mould and micro organism from rising.
There’s additionally a 2.5-litre mud bag, which holds grime mechanically extracted from the robotic vacuum cleaner’s 400ml dustbin. Usually, a bag will final between 4 and 6 weeks, relying on how typically the cleaner is used and the way a lot grime is used.
Ecovacs gives a brush within the field, which can be utilized with the dock’s cleansing mode, to wash out particles from the place the robotic docks. Unusually, though the dock has area for it, there’s no pull-out plastic holder for the comb and spare microfibre cloths; the X1 had this unit.
Ecovacs nonetheless gives a razer for reducing away hair which may get wrapped across the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni’s most important curler. Ecovacs has upgraded a mixture rubber curler and brush to a rubber curler on this mannequin, which reduces how a lot hair will get trapped. I’ve not needed to lower hair away, up to now.
Beneath, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni has comparable spherical spinning cloths for mopping the ground. I like this design, because the rotating motion scrubs away at grime. These cloths are huge and provides good protection, too.
With the older X1, the mop pads had been static, however right here, they’ve a raise perform, choosing up mechanically when the robotic returns to its dock or when it detects that there’s carpet beneath it. With a raise of 9mm, the mopping pads can efficiently raise over a lot short-pile carpet. For those who’ve obtained carpets with longer strands, you may both set no-go zones or inform the robotic to again off mechanically. Now, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni has comparable options to the Roborock S8 Professional Extremely, which may additionally mechanically raise its mopping pads. The S8 Professional is a bit more superior, as it may well additionally raise its rollers from the ground, stopping soiled rollers from smearing grime on the ground when the robotic returns to the dock.
Ecovacs has a principally wonderful app, though the settings are sometimes a little bit exhausting to search out. Due to LiDAR scanning, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni can rapidly detect its environment and map a home. The app will mechanically attempt to detect the place rooms are, with a very good diploma of accuracy. The place Ecovacs will get issues unsuitable, rooms might be cut up manually and named.
As much as three maps might be saved, letting the T20 cowl a number of flooring in the identical house. The robotic can detect its environment mechanically and cargo the right map.
Every map is customisable with no-go and no-mop zones, though, for probably the most half, the automated carpet detection and mop-lift ought to imply that no-mop zones received’t have for use typically. It’s additionally doable to drop furnishings into rooms, resembling a mattress or eating desk.
Relating to cleansing, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni has tonnes of options. Its simplest mode is Auto, the place each room will likely be cleaned. Nevertheless, it’s straightforward to override this and inform the X1 to wash a particular room, a particular space (as lined by a field you draw) or round some furnishings you’ve positioned.
When cleansing, the robotic can have its mode modified (commonplace, deep or quick); Edge Deep Cleansing might be enabled (the robotic pays additional consideration to edges each seven days); whether or not it ought to vacuum-only, mop-only or vacuum and mop; what number of instances it ought to cowl every space; the suction energy used; and the mopping pad wetness and the way typically the pads ought to be cleaned.
It takes a while to search out the precise settings, however I discover one cleansing cross is sweet for normal use, with two for a deep clear. I set mopping wetness to medium and suction energy to Sturdy.
This may all be skipped with Housekeeper mode, which mechanically learns how typically the cleaner wants to wash your home and the place it must focus. I discover it simpler to regulate the robotic once I need it to exit, personally.
Twin side-sweeper brushes let the robotic method the sides of rooms from both route, which makes navigation a little bit simpler.
TrueDetect 3D 3.0 makes use of 3D sensors to detect obstacles in entrance of the robotic. I didn’t discover this as fairly nearly as good because the camera-based system within the Roborock S8. Whereas the S8 might keep away from cables and smaller obstacles, resembling pet bowls, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni ran over cables and pushed my pet bowls round.
No digicam additionally signifies that the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni can’t be used as a makeshift roving safety digicam, in contrast to its predecessor.
There’s the ‘OK Yiko’ voice assistant, which can be utilized to begin and cease a clear. It’s probably useful should you don’t have a voice assistant, however fairly exhausting, in apply, to make use of. Actually, Yiko just isn’t as responsive as utilizing Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to set off the Ecovacs expertise.
Raise off the robotic’s prime lid, and there’s entry to the bin. Though you received’t have to take the bin out typically, it is smart to wash it month-to-month, together with the inner filter.
- Wonderful mopping
- Highly effective suction
Placing the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni to work, I discovered it a succesful cleaner. Beginning with suction energy alone, I sprinkled a teaspoon of flour onto the carpet. After a cleansing session, the mess was all gone.
I switched to the exhausting flooring. Once more, the flour was all picked up, with no hint of it left. That reveals simply how highly effective this robotic vacuum cleaner is.
I then moved on to the sting take a look at. With the default object detection mode, the primary cross left fairly a little bit of mess behind.
Altering the mode, the robotic managed to get a lot nearer, choosing up nearly all the pieces. It’s fascinating to observe, because the robotic swerves its rear finish round to squeeze its mopping pads proper to the sting, to present a radical clear.
Relating to mopping, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni is a minimum of nearly as good as its predecessor. I discover that the mixture of the twin sweepers is the perfect I’ve examined. Coping with a messy flooring the place certainly one of my cats eat, the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni might take away the tough stuck-on bits of meals.
With wonderful edge mopping, it’s uncommon that I’ve to get out a tough flooring cleaner. In truth, I’d say I want to do that possibly as soon as a month or each six weeks. In any other case, I’m content material with leaving the robotic to do its job. Whereas it does depart the ground a little bit damp, I discovered that this dries rapidly and is quickly adequate to stroll on.
I measured the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni at 64.8dB, which may be very quiet: loud sufficient to listen to, however I might take heed to a podcast or watch TV whereas it was doing its enterprise. Solely the docking station at 78.8dB is far louder, though that solely runs at full suction energy for a couple of seconds.
Ecovacs says that battery life is as much as 170-minutes on the bottom mode. What’s vital is that there’s sufficient energy for the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni to cowl a big flooring and nonetheless have sufficient cost for a spot job or two.
Do you have to purchase it?
You need highly effective mopping and have combined flooring: The mopping energy is unbelievable, retaining exhausting flooring at their greatest. Because the mopping bracket can raise, this robotic can sort out carpets with out getting them moist.
You need higher impediment avoidance or one thing cheaper: This robotic vacuum cleaner may be very costly, and it doesn’t deal with smaller obstacles, in addition to robots which have cameras in-built.
When you have a home with solely exhausting flooring, you’ll get comparable efficiency should you go for final 12 months’s X1 Omni. That robotic is rather a lot cheaper.
When you have a home with combined flooring, then the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni delivers the perfect general mopping expertise, and it may well now navigate and clear carpets whereas in mopping mode.
I might say that the Roborock S8 Professional is best at avoiding obstacles, making it simpler to make use of in houses susceptible to cables and different obstacles mendacity round. In order for you one thing significantly cheaper, take a look at my information to the perfect robotic vacuum cleaners.
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The principle distinction is that the T20 can raise its mop from the ground. The T20 additionally has completely different object detection sensors.
It might probably raise them 9mm from the ground.
First Reviewed Date
Vacuum cleaner kind
Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni
448 x 430 x 578 MM
Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni
Robotic vacuum cleaner and mop
Quiet, Customary, Sturdy, Max+
170 minutes min
2x aspect sweepers, 1x flooring brush
Twin spinning sweepers