Compare Ecovacs Deebot Vacuuming + Mopping Robots D45, D80, D83 and DM85
If you're considering getting an Ecovacs Deebot floor cleaning robot, you may find this article useful in helping you with selecting the right Deebot robot for your home.
Ecovacs makes two types of Deebot floor cleaning robots: those that are used strictly for vacuuming and those that can be used for both vacuuming and mopping.
The strictly vacuuming category has the D3, D6 and D7 series robots (namely the D35, D63S, D77 and D79 Deebot robots ), while the vacuuming-mopping category has the D4, D8 and M8 series robots (namely the D45, D80, D83 and DM85 Deebot robots ).
This article will focus on Deebot robots that can both vacuum and mop. If you are interested in a comparison of Deebot robots that are strictly used for vacuuming, please click:
A Comparison of Ecovacs Deebot Vacuuming Robots.
Comparing the Deebot Vacuuming + Mopping Robots
The following table compares the various features that come with the four Deebot vacuuming robots (please read the explanations to the table notes that follow for a better understanding of the features):
Table Notes 1 - 17 Explained:
Bare floors could be any of wood, laminate, tile or marble.
For effective vacuuming, carpets have to be low pile.
Low profile vacuuming robots with smaller heights can go better under low lying furniture.
D45 does not have a main agitator brush. It uses direct suction which provides a tangle free vacuum in environments full of pet hair.
D80, D83 and DM85 robots have a main agitator brush and vacuuming is done through the brush.
Note that the main agitator brush of robots D83 and DM85 is removable. Therefore these two robots allow also optional direct suction when they are used in environments full of pet hair.
Finally, note also that the DM85 robot’s main agitator brush floats to adjust to and clean uneven surfaces like natural wood, textured floors or tile with wide grout.
D45 comes with a washable and reusable microfiber cloth that can be attached to the robot for optional mopping while it is vacuuming in any of the three cleaning modes (AUTO, EDGE and SPOT).
D80 and D83 robots come with a reusable and washable microfiber cloth, as well a pack of 10 disposable wet cleaning cloths and a pack of 10 disposable dry cleaning cloths. Any of these clothes can be attached to the cleaning cloth plate on the robot for optional dry or wet mopping while it’s vacuuming in any of the four cleaning modes (AUTO, INTENSIVE, EDGE and SPOT).
DM85 is equipped with a water reservoir and comes with two washable end usable microfiber cloths. Before operation, you attach one piece of microfiber cloth to the robot. Mopping will be done while vacuuming in any of the four cleaning modes (AUTO, INTENSIVE, EDGE and SPOT).
The advanced "Smart Clean" Mopping System of DM85 automatically dampens half of the cloth to remove stubborn dirt and debris, and then dries the floor to a spotless clean.
D45 has 3 cleaning modes: AUTO, EDGE and SPOT modes.
D80, D83 and DM85 have 4 cleaning modes: AUTO, INTENSIVE , EDGE and SPOT modes.
The four cleaning modes are described below:
- AUTO Mode: This is the most commonly used mode. In AUTO mode, the robot cleans in a straight line and changes direction when it meets an obstacle. If the robot detects a lot of dust during its initial route, it will change its path to fan-shaped or spiral route.
- INTENSIVE Mode: This mode is good for aggressive cleaning or for extremely dirty or dusty floors. In this mode, the robot is more sensitive to dirt and dust, follows the same cleaning pattern as in AUTO mode, but performs a more thorough cleaning. In INTENSIVE mode, the dust sensors sensitivity is increased, so cleaning is more efficient. Note that when cleaning a small area like corners or a hallway in INTENSIVE or AUTO modes, the robot will automatically conduct a “zigzag” pattern and then will return to the previous mode to continue cleaning.
- EDGE Mode: This mode is good for cleaning the edges and corners of a room. In EDGE mode, the robot cleans along a border (e.g. wall).
- SPOT Mode: This mode is applicable for an area of highly concentrated dirt or dust. In SPOT mode, the robot focuses on a specific area to clean and operates in a “zigzag” pattern from left to right.
Each Deebot robot is equipped with sensors to detect objects in its path and navigate around them while cleaning. If the object is very low to the ground (1.5” or smaller in height), t o protect walls, furniture and other household items, the robot may gently touch it with its cushioned bumper rail before turning around.
All Deebot robots are specially equipped with sensors that enable them to constantly interpret the terrain. This gives these robots intelligence to clean up-to and around stairs, or any drop-off greater than 3 inches, without the risk of falling.
D45 and D80 robots are equipped with a single control button that is used to start the robot in AUTO mode and to stop the robot. Other modes of cleaning are invoked from the remote control device. For D45, the same button can also be used to schedule the robot to run every day at the same time by pressing it twice. Note that for both D45 and D80 scheduling can also be done using their remote control device.
D83 and DM85 robots are equipped with a small control panel with multiple buttons . These panels allow starting and stopping the robot and selecting any of the four modes of cleaning. These modes can also be selected on the remote control device. The D83 and DM85 robots control panels are shown below:
All four robots come with a remote control device that allow scheduling of the robot as well as selection of the cleaning modes.
With all four robots considered here, when cleaning is completed or the battery gets low, the robot returns to the charging dock to recharge itself.
With the Intelligent Dust Detection Technology, the robot interprets its environment and automatically selects the most efficient cleaning mode for the size of the room and its obstacles. It also constantly monitors the levels of dust and debris in its environment and automatically adjusts to the most effective cleaning method.
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air and is a filter that can remove more than 99.97% of dust particles as small as 0.3 micron leaving fresher and healthier air behind.
All four robots allow scheduling, but in slightly different ways:
- D45 can be scheduled once a day by pressing twice the Start button. The robot will select the current time as the scheduling time for every day. For example, if the current time is set to be 8:00 am when you schedule the robot, the robot will automatically clean at 08:00 am every day.
- D80 and D83 robots can be scheduled once a day by pressing the appropriate scheduling buttons on the remote control device. The robot will select the current time as the scheduling time for every day. For example, if the current time is set to 8:00 am when you do the scheduling, the robot will automatically clean at 08:00 am every day.
- DM85 can be scheduled to clean twice per day by pressing the appropriate scheduling buttons on the remote control device. The remote control device will allow you to select the desired cleaning times (up to twice per day).
The four robots provide notifications in various ways:
- D45 and D80 use indicator lights and an audible buzz to indicate status or when something goes wrong.
- D83 uses human voice and indicator lights to indicate status or when something goes wrong.
- DM85 uses audio alarms and indicator lights to indicate status or when something goes wrong.
Ni-MH stands for Nickel–Metal Hydride and is a type of rechargeable battery.
mAh stands for milliamp-hour and is used to distinguish the strength or capacity of a battery. The higher the mAh, the longer the battery will last.
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So which of the four Deebot Vacuuming + Mopping robots to choose?
- If you are looking for a basic robot for bare floors that can vacuum and mop, very simple to operate and affordable, you might want to consider the D45.
- If you also need to vacuum carpets and still looking for an affordable and simple to use robot with some additional sophistication such as intelligent cleaning modes, larger dustbin and longer lasting batteries, then you might want to consider either the D80 or D83. Note that D83 gives you also the option of direct vacuuming (without the main agitator brush) for tangle-free vacuuming in pet hair environments.
- Finally, if you want a robot that has all the features of the D83, but in addition is equipped with a reservoir for a more intensive mopping that includes wet mopping and drying the floor ( "Smart Clean" Mopping System), you should consider the DM85.
- Note that the mopping done with D45, D80 and D83 is somewhat superficial since it simply uses a wet microfiber cloth and in general will not remove effectively any tough stains or stuck dirt. This type of mopping is great for keeping sparkling clean floors that do net get very dirty. But, if you have very dirty floors, and you want to use the robot for more serious mopping, we recommend to consider the DM85 which is equipped with a water reservoir and whose advanced "Smart Clean" Mopping System actually dampens the cloth to remove stubborn dirt and debris, and then dries the floor to a spotless clean.
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