Pros / This is the only robot vacuum with a UV disinfecting light.
Cons / It doesn’t have HEPA filters.
Verdict / We love that this robot vacuum not only cleans, but also disinfects your surfaces.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
CleanMate’s most recent addition to the robot vacuum world is the CleanMate QQ3-T robot vacuum cleaner. This baby has the longest run time on a single battery charge and is the only robot vacuum cleaner to include a UV disinfecting light.
Don’t be fooled by the CleanMate QQ3-T’s neon green appearance; this unit is not a toy. Its sweeping side brushes, rolling undercarriage buttons and high-powered vacuum cleans most surfaces in your home. An effective clean is achieved by using three different cleaning patterns: S shaped, along walls and spiral. It doesn’t have a HEPA filter, but it does have a battery indicator light, acoustic sensor and power status light.
The CleanMate QQ3-T has the longest approximate run time on a single battery charge of any robot vacuum. It can run for up to 100 minutes before it will return back to its charging base on its own. We love this feature because not only can you schedule the unit to clean on your time, but the robot vacuum is smart enough to know when it needs to be recharged.
Most floor surfaces are compatible with the QQ3-T, including carpet, hardwood, tile and linoleum. The vacuum can be contained in the area you want cleaned with CleanMate’s version of the virtual wall – sonic walls. The unit comes with two sonic walls and rechargeable batteries for each one. By setting the sonic walls in doorways or at strategic places, you create room dividers that stop the robot vacuum cleaner in its tracks. You needn’t worry about placing a sonic wall in front of stairs or other drop-offs because the QQ3-T has a built-in drop sensor that will prevent it from falling.
Not only will the CleanMate QQ3-T clean your home’s floors, but it will disinfect them as well. Under the unit a UV light zaps bacteria, leaving your home extra clean. It doesn’t have a full bin indicator, but the dustbin has a clear covering that should make it easy to tell when it needs to be dumped. The unit moves from room to room using four different cleaning patterns, and because it is only 3.5 inches tall and 14 inches across, it easily fits under cabinets, beds and other furniture.
CleanMate’s website is full of helpful information. When you visit the CleanMate QQ3-T’s product page, you’ll find specification information, FAQs, tutorial videos and a downloadable quick start guide. We were also able to find out most of our questions via the instructional video, but CleanMate’s technical support can be reached by email or phone. This robot vacuum also comes with a one-year warranty.
If people 20 years ago would have looked into the future and imagined a robot vacuum cleaner, the CleanMate QQ3-T is probably what they would have envisioned. Its neon green color, LED lights and UV disinfecting technology make it a futuristic addition to your home appliances. We also like the automatic vacuum’s ability to run for 100 minutes on one battery charge before it returns to its home base to recharge.