Shark vs iRobot vs eufy: Which robot vacuum cleaner is best for your home?

Shark vs iRobot vs eufy
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If you're looking for a robot vacuum that will clean your floors with minimal input or attention from you, then you'll likely be considering Shark vs iRobot vs eufy. However, it's not always immediately obvious which brand or model is best for your needs, so we've compared the three options to help you decide which product is right for your floors.

Having pristinely clean floors without having to lift a finger is the dream for many of us with busy lives, which makes the best robot vacuums so useful. With so many different features and prices, having a clear understanding of what you need will help you find the right product for you. Do you want a quiet model? One that's able to handle pet hair? 

To help you find the right model for you, we've examined Shark vs iRobot vs eufy – three of the most popular brands in the market. For more of our top picks, head to the best vacuum cleaners guide.

Shark vs iRobot vs eufy: Design

Take a look at each robot vacuum brand, and you'll notice some significant differences in their design. The eufy is easily the slimmest at only 2.85 inches thick. It's designed to be hardly noticeable in your home, and its dock is similarly unassuming. Made with an anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover for protection, it looks quite sleek, too, despite that budget price.

The Shark AV911S EZ Robot Vacuum continues to tread the middle ground. Its dock was always bound to take up more room because it's able to store 60 days' worth of dirt inside. However, it's quite a stylish curved docking station that can easily fit in amongst your decor if you choose a subtle location like the kitchen corner. 

It's the iRobot that looks most imposing, although, in a way, it's not. It uses more of a sleek tower-style design which means it goes straight up rather than spreads out like the Shark device. 

Whether that's better or not mostly depends on your aesthetic and what you prefer to look at. If you're limited on floor space, it could work out better, though. Like the other two, the robot vacuum itself is pretty slim and unimposing.

Ultentic T10 Elite being tested in writer's home

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Shark vs iRobot vs eufy: Features

The eufy is best suited for a smaller household. It'll do the job well enough thanks to 2,000Pa suction power, and it's remarkably quiet, but it doesn't quite have the oomph or the brush technology to get down to the dirtiest parts of your floor. 

Its BoostIQ technology boosts suction for 1.5 seconds at least. Best suited if you live alone, a family household may find themselves still needing to manually vacuum to make up for it. Still, if you're on a tight budget, this is where the eufy robot vacuum's strength lies.

If you have a larger household, then the Shark robot vacuum will seem more tempting. In part, that's because it can hold up to 60 days of dirt and debris without you needing to empty it regularly. That's a real-time saver if you'd prefer to be hands-off with your approach. However, it also provides a deep cleaning service and can cope with pet hair pretty well too.

With methodical cleaning methods and a multi-stage filtration system, you end up with a cleaner home with less effort. Unlike the eufy, it doesn't rely on a remote control either. Instead, you can use voice controls via Google Assistant or Alexa, as well as the Shark app.

The Shark robot vacuum is simply more convenient, but it does cost a fair amount more. Meanwhile, the iRobot sits at a similar price point and also has fairly similar features. Besides being able to empty itself for up to 60 days, suiting the laziest of owners, it also has a premium 3-stage cleaning system and fantastic suction power that offers ten times the suction of the Roomba 600 series. 

Backed up by the ability to intelligently map your home and even learn your cleaning habits, it's the most hands-off approach out there. Although, you can always use Google Assistant, Alexa, or the iRobot app to control things yourself. 

Shark vs iRobot vs eufy: Verdict

We'd give the eufy a miss unless you're on a strict budget or live alone and rarely need to clean, as it's not as powerful or as competent as the other two. Deciding between the Shark or iRobot comes down to personal preference. 

Do you really need to have 60 days of no emptying? Probably not, but the power behind the iRobot makes it very tempting, provided you can afford it. 

If we had to pick just one, the iRobot Roomba i4 is the one we'd buy this Prime Day, but you'll be delighted with the Shark AV2501AE, too, thanks to both being ideal for pet hair and stubborn debris. Definitely consider the Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop if you're looking for a two-in-one robot.

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer has been freelancing for over 10 years. In the past, she's written about all things tech and gaming wise for outlets as varied as The Independent, Playboy, Eurogamer, and TechRadar. In her spare time, she spends far too much time watching films, attempting to train her pet guinea pigs, and mastering making the perfect burrito.  She's a full time freelancer, but a regular tech news contributor to Top Ten Reviews.

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