The 10 Best Robot Vacuums With Automatic Dirt Disposal (Auto-Emptying)

Updated 02. December 2022 by
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Two robot vacuum cleaners with auto-emptying (iRobot Roomba i7, and iRobot Roomba s9+)

In this article, we have taken a closer look at robot vacuum cleaners with automatic emptying of the dust container. We’ll show you which are the best right now, and what are the pros, and cons, of buying a robot vacuum cleaner with this feature.

Top 10 best robot vacuum cleaners with automatic dirt disposal

Based on: 34,718 user reviews 12 expert reviews

Rank Image Robot vacuum cleaner Score Verdict Price
1 ‎Laresar L6 Pro ‎Laresar L6 Pro 96 Very good $400
2 Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra 95 Very good $1,400
3 Roborock Q7 Max+ Roborock Q7 Max+ 94 Good $870
4 Roborock S7 MaxV Plus Roborock S7 MaxV Plus 94 Good $1,160
5 Roborock S7+ Roborock S7+ 92 Good $680
8 Dreametech Z10 Pro Dreametech Z10 Pro 88 Good $600
9 Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus 88 Good $777

You can see all 15 robot vacuum cleaners here.

Specification comparison

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What is automatic dirt disposal?

Robot vacuum cleaner with automatic dirt disposal

When a robot vacuum’s dust bin is full, it will stop working until the contents are emptied out. If the robot is one that comes with a sensor, it will flash a light on its body, or notification in its app to indicate that it needs to be emptied.

Automatic dirt disposal, however, happens when the robot is able to get rid of the dirt in its dust bin, on its own.

Most robot vacuums that have automatic dirt disposal come with a bin in their charging base. Once the robot is done with its cleaning, it will automatically return to its charging base and from there, transfer the dust to a paper bag to be thrown out. In some cases, the disposal bin in the charging base can hold up to two months of dirt, dust, and debris.

Advanced auto-emptying stations

The cleaning stations of robot vacuum cleaners are becoming more, and more impressive. Initially, the purpose of the auto-emptying station was to empty out the dust bin, however, modern auto-emptying stations are equipped with plenty of advanced features that do most of the maintenance work for you. The most advanced auto-emptying stations have the following functions:

  • Automatic mop cleaning: they clean the mopping pads of the robot vacuum to prevent the formation of bad odours and bacteria.
  • Self-cleaning design: they automatically clean the robot vacuum to keep it in good shape.
  • Automatic mop drying: they dry the mopping pads to further prevent bad odours, mould and bacteria.
  • Automatic water tank refill: they automatically refill the robot vacuum’s water tank from the larger water container in the auto-emptying station.

With an advanced auto-emptying station, your robot vacuum cleaner requires even less maintenance on your part. You will just have to change the auto-emptying station’s dust bag every 30-60 days, and refill the large water container, which is usually around 2.5-3 liters.

These are the 3 best robot vacuum cleaners with an auto-emptying station that also refills the water tank.

Rank Image Robot vacuum cleaner Score Verdict Price
1 Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra 95 Very good $1,400

How much more expensive is a robot vacuum cleaner with an auto-emptying station?

The average price for a robot vacuum cleaner is $451, whereas the average price for a robot vacuum cleaner with an auto-emptying station is $688. The price distribution is shown in the chart below.

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These are the 5 cheapest robot vacuum cleaners with an auto-emptying station.

Robot vacuum cleaner Price
‎Laresar L6 Pro $399
$399
$399
Neabot Q11 $399
$450

Pros & cons of a robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal

Just like other robot vacuums with various features, there are pros and cons that come with purchasing a robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. Some of them are as follows:

Pros

  • Hassle-free: A common complaint among robot vacuum users is that they need to empty their robot vacuum’s dust bin every time it cleans; something that can be a tedious chore for those with a busy schedule. Some robot vacuums, with smaller dust bins, might even need to be emptied in the middle of cleaning if there is too much dirt and debris on the carpets and floors.

    With the introduction of automatic dirt disposal in robot vacuums, people can enjoy having their houses cleaned without worrying that the robot might have to stop in the middle of a cleaning job. Because some robot vacuums are also able to store more dirt (e.g. more than just after one cleaning), the bag that contains the disposed of dirt and dust does not have to be emptied every day, nor after every cleaning.

  • Great time-saver: Robot vacuums with automatic dirt disposal can save a lot of time, and effort, for those with busy work schedules, who are not able to delegate as much time and energy to cleaning and maintaining the house.

    Getting a robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal helps people maintain a clean home, despite their busy schedules. Robot vacuums that have this feature take cleaning from a messy, time-consuming job, to something that doesn’t require that much focused attention, so people can spend their time doing other things.

  • Cleaner air: Some robot vacuums that come with automatic dirt disposal boast of cleaner air in homes. That’s because the dirt that comes from the dust bin is no longer exposed to breathable air; it makes the transfer within the body of its charging base. During this transfer, dust and other particles don’t escape into the air; this is especially helpful for households that have members who could be sensitive to pollen, moulds, and other allergens.

Cons

  • More expensive: The more bells and whistles a product has, the more it will cost, and this is certainly the case of robot vacuums that come with automatic dirt disposal. While regular robot vacuums cost a couple of hundred dollars, some robot vacuums with self-emptying dust bins can cost up to a thousand dollars.
  • Additional cost for disposal bags: Aside from the cost of the body of a robot vacuum, there will be a need to regularly buy the disposal paper bags that the robot empties its dust bin into. While some robot vacuums can hold several weeks of dirt and debris, it will always depend on the size of the house they are cleaning, as well as the dirtiness of the floors. Houses that have lots of pets (especially pets that shed a lot of hair), might find that they will need to empty the disposal paper bag more often, increasing the cost further.

Comparison

caret-up caret-down Product information
‎Laresar L6 Pro Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock Q7 Max+
Name ‎Laresar L6 Pro Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock Q7 Max+
Score
96
95
94
Rank Rank 1 of 48 Rank 6 of 48 Rank 7 of 48
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.8)
2058 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
415 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1422 reviews
Price $400 $1,400 $870
caret-up caret-down Battery
Max runtime 200 min 180 min 180 min
Charge time 240 min 240 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5000 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Automatically docks and recharges
caret-up caret-down Cleaning
Cleaning area 2152.6 ft2 3228.9 ft2 3228.9 ft2
Sound level 67 dB
Suction power 3000 Pa 5100 Pa 4200 Pa
Maximum climbing height 0.79 in 0.79 in 0.79 in
Power 74.0 w
Number of cleaning modes
Dustbin capacity 0.3 l 0.4 l 0.47 l
Type of filter HEPA EPA 11 HEPA
Carpet Boost
Scheduling function
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
Washable filter
caret-up caret-down Mopping
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.25 l 0.2 l 0.35 l
Vibrating mop
Automatic mop lift
caret-up caret-down Navigation
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS+Camera LDS
Object recognition
Stair sensor and object sensor
For multiple rooms
caret-up caret-down Control
App control
Remote control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
caret-up caret-down Cleaning station
Automatic dirt disposal
Dustbag capacity
Automatic water tank refilling
Automatic mop drying
Automatic mop washing
caret-up caret-down App-functions
App control
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
No mop zones
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 3.8 in 3.78 in
Width 13.9 in 13.78 in
Depth 13.78 in 13.78 in
Weight
caret-up caret-down Pros and cons
Pros
Can automatically empty the dust bin
Auto-empty base is equipped with LED display
Can vacuum and mop at the same time
Equipped with smart navigation system
Can save up to five maps
Equipped with powerful suction
AI-powered obstacle avoidance
Self-emptying dust bin
Self-cleaning and refilling mop
Advanced navigation system
Automatic mop lift on carpets
High-speed sonic scrubbing
5100 Pa suction power
Real-time video call
Self-emptying dust bin
Main brush prevents hair tangles
App offers a wide range of features
4200 Pa suction power
Cons
Expensive
Mop is only good for light stains
Auto-empty base produces loud noise
Expensive
Large docking station
Doesn’t use hot air to dry mopping pads
Mopping pad is prone to mould and other bacteria
Expensive
Mopping function lacks certain advanced features
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