The best robot vacuums for hands-free hoovering

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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Sweep up pet hair and daily dust with a robot vacuum that does all the work so you don't have to. (Getty Images)
Sweep up pet hair and daily dust with a robot vacuum that does all the work so you don't have to. (Getty Images)

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If hoovering is your least favourite household job, or are so busy you often forget, consider a robot vacuum cleaner.

These handy appliances can be operated completely hands free, need no supervision and are much more compact and easy to stow away when not in use.

We've rounded up our favourite 12, each boasting a range of features, from suction power and self-cleaning abilities, to anti-collisions sensors and lengthy runtimes.

Best of all, most of them can be operated via voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and can be scheduled to timings, specific rooms and varying floors through their accompanying smartphone apps.

Start your shopping now with our edit, which features big-name brands including eufy, Xiaomi, Shark and Roomba.

The best robot vacuum cleaners for hassle-free cleaning

eufy by anker RoboVac 30C Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £209.99 from Amazon

eufy by anker RoboVac 30C Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This eufy robot vacuum cleaner is an Amazon bestseller for its suction strength and voice control.

This is the Amazon bestseller among its many robot vacuums and a leading brand too. Suitable for hard floors and carpets, it can be controlled via the eufy app on your smartphone or through voice commands, automatically adjusts suction strength depending on the surface and operates quietly.

Samsung Jet Bot™ Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £499 from Very

Samsung Jet Bot™ Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This Samsung Jet Bot™ Robot Vacuum Cleaner also comes with a fully washable dustbin.

This smart home hoover comes with a suction brush that can work on any type of floor, and automatically adjusts its suction power depending on if it detects carpet, hardwood or tiles. You can control its setttings via your smartphone and set cleaning schedules and no-go zones,

Proscenic M8 PRO Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £499 from Amazon

Proscenic M8 PRO Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This Proscenic M8 PRO robot vacuum is designed for hard floors.

This boasts a 200-minute battery life and voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, making it ideal for larger homes. Not only that, it has the ability to mop hard floors too, so you can sit back and relax on the sofa while it gets to work around you.

Neato Robotics D10 | £563.13 from Amazon

Neato Robotics D10
This Neato Robotics D10 is perfect for larger homes.

Thanks to a 300-minute run time this is the best robot vacuum for larger floor spaces. It also has a large dirt bin so doesn't need emptying very often, a HEPA filter, and can be used on carpets, tile and hard floors.

Xiaomi MCMARTGLOBAL S5 Max Roborock Vacuum Cleaner | £543 from Amazon

Xiaomi MCMARTGLOBAL S5 Max Roborock Vacuum Cleane
This Xiaomi vacuum has a fast set up time and speedy Wi-Fi connection.

Made with carpet in mind, this Xiaomi vacuum can be controlled via Amazon Alexa, maps out your floors, and will avoid no-go zones you set and does an efficient job of cleaning up moulting pet hair.

TCL SW1000BK Sweeva 1000BK Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £194.99 from Robert Dyas

TCL SW1000BK Sweeva 1000BK Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This TCL robot cleaner has a 120-minute runtime.

Keep floors squeaky clean with this robot vacuum from Robert Dyas. It has sensors to allow it to navigate around obstacles such as sofas, tables and chairs, and can easily adjust to clan rugs, carpets or hard flooring with ease. After it's finished cleaning, or if the battery is running low, it will also automatically return to its self-charging docking station.

Wifi Connected Roomba® j7 Robot Vacuum | £599 from iRobot

Wifi Connected Roomba® j7 Robot Vacuum
This Roomba memorises your floor layout and can clean skirting boards and tight corners.

Perfect for pet hair, this Roomba can identify obstacles, learn your floor layout, automatically empties its bin on its own and can focus on areas of high traffic in your home, such as the kitchen or living room.

Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum | £737.27 from Amazon

Shark AV1010AE IQ Robot Vacuum
Designed for hard floors and carpet, this Shark vacuum has a bagless, self-emptying base that can hold up to 45 days of dirt and debris.

According to one happy Amazon shopper: "Instead of wandering all over the place, it maps out your floor over a couple iterations and then methodically goes back and forth over every inch it can reach.You also don't have to babysit it, as it periodically returns to its dock to empty out what it has collected up to that point before picking back up where it left off."

Lenovo E1 1600Pa Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £199.98 from Appliances Direct

Lenovo E1 1600Pa Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This Lenovo appliance has built-in sensors to stop it colliding with walls or table legs.

This vacuum is desigend with 11 anti-collison sensors, has a 1.5cm climbing ability for switching from hard floors to rugs to carpet, is slim enough to clea under beds and tables, and is easily compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice controlled use.

electriQ MIMO Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £249.97 from Appliances Direct

electriQ MIMO Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This electriQ MIMO Robot Vacuum Cleaner has a battery life of 120 minutes.

This robot vacuum hoovers and mops floors and is everythng you need to make cleaning more effecient. It has a HEPA filter to remove bacteria and household allergens, a battery life of two hours and a cleaning brush to help ensure pet hairs don't get stuck to the side brushes.

OKP Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £209.99 from Amazon

OKP Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This budget-friendly machine has four cleaning modes: Auto clean, Spot clean, Wall Follow clean and Manual clean.

With a strong suction, four cleaning modes and two-hour running time, this is a great option if you're shopping on a smaller budget but don't want to scrimp on ease of use or squeaky clean floors.

Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop | £499.98 from Amazon

Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop
This robot vacuum hoovers and mops floors.

This clever device has an electronic water pump and reservoir, so you can use it to mop and vacuum without lifting a finger. It also easily detects when hard floors change to carpet and will adjust its suction setting accordingly.