Type: Robot vacuum and mop
Dustbin capacity: 0.2 gallons
Voice control: Amazon Alexa & Google Home
Battery life: 180 minutes
Battery charging time: 4.5 hours
Suitable for: All floor types
Docking station dimensions: 17 x 15 x 16 in
Storage: Charging dock
Warranty: 12 months
The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is a robot vacuum and mop combined into one nifty appliance. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum and you want a mopping function bundled in, this is certainly one you should consider. Instead of dragging around a moistened microfiber pad that just clogs with dirt as it goes - like most other mopping robot cleaners - this one has two rotating mop heads that it cleans every 10 minutes.
Robot vacuums have come a long way since the early models that were expensive and didn’t really do a great job. At first, it was hard to see why you would shun one of the best vacuum cleaners in favor of the best robot vacuums. But now, these independent little robots scuttle around our homes, sucking up all the dust and debris, so we don’t have to. The next evolution in robot floor care has been the combined mop and vacuum. But like the early robot vacuums, we’ve seen many that are ineffective.
We tried out this vacuum and mop in a real home to see how well it cleaned floors using both the mopping and vacuuming functions. We were also interested in whether it would avoid mopping area rugs as well as how well it could navigate all the obstacles in a real-world environment. As we’ve said, the mop is one of the best we’ve reviewed, but read on to see what stopped it from getting 5 stars.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Design
The Yeedi Mop Station Pro robot and the self-cleaning docking station both have a glossy white finish, which will blend in best in modern, light-colored spaces. It’ll look less at home against dark-colored walls or near antique furniture.
The docking station houses two water tanks, which is one of the reasons it’s better at mopping than most of its competitors. However, the tanks make the station quite large (17 x 15 x 16 inches), and this might be a deal breaker if you don’t have a convenient spot to place it in.
There are two interchangeable dustbins: one is used when the robot is vacuuming, but for mopping or mopping and vacuuming simultaneously, you’ll need to switch to the other. This does mean there’s always one not in use that needs to be stored.
The two round donut-shaped mopping pads attach via magnets to the mopping dustbin. And we were pleased to see they have a stringy surface that promises a more thorough clean than the flat cloth mops we’ve seen on other robots.
The clean and dirty water tanks housed in the docking station have been thoughtfully designed with large carry handles so they’re easily transported to the sink for filling and emptying. Once you’re there, the latched lids on the tanks open fully, so you don’t have to try and fill or empty them via a tiny hole.
On top of the robot, you’ll find just one button that’ll prompt the robot to start cleaning. Further buttons on the docking station allow you to start, recall, or begin a self-clean. But like most robot floor cleaners, the majority of the controls, along with a number of other useful functions, are accessed via the app.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Features and accessories
• Self-cleaning/ charging station
• 3.5-liter/ 0.8-gallon clean and dirty water tanks
• Cleaning brush
• Two sets of mop pads
• Two dustbins
The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is designed to mimic manual mopping. In much the same way as you would wash out your mop several times while cleaning a floor, the Yeedi returns to the dock every 10 minutes to wash the mop pads as well as take on more water. This makes it more effective since it isn’t simply smearing dirt around, as the dirt is frequently removed from the mops. What’s more, with two mopping pads that spin at 180 revolutions/ minute, it’s more likely to loosen and remove the dirt on your floors.
Not only does it clean the mop heads automatically, but when it’s finished, it dries them too. And the ultrasonic carpet sensor means it’ll avoid mopping rugs and carpets. When vacuuming, the carpet sensor increases the suction power to max to ensure a thorough clean.
Inside the app, you’ll find plenty of features and added functionality. Choose between three vacuum suction levels as well as three water flow levels for mopping. You can draw virtual boundaries on your floor plan so that the robot will avoid specific areas or rooms. Plus, it allows you to draw an area on the map for custom cleaning, though it’s not easy to be super precise when drawing this because of the level of detail on the map.
Further in-app features include an easy-to-use scheduling tool, which allows you to predefine specific times and days for the robot to come out and clean automatically. Or if there are times you don’t want it to be clean, you can engage in the ‘do not disturb’ setting. You can even tell it what order you’d like the rooms to be cleaned in. But notably, it lacks the ability to store multiple maps, which isn’t ideal if you have a split-level home and want to use it on more than one floor.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Setup and assembly
The Yeedi Mop Station Pro comes in an enormous box, so to avoid lugging it through the house, we opened it up right by the door and were relieved when we found the robot and accessories packaged up inside their own, easy-to-remove smaller boxes. Plus, all the packaging is cardboard, which is easy to recycle and pleases our inner eco-warrior.
Once everything was out of the boxes, there was no assembly to tackle other than a couple of minor things like clicking the edge brush into position. But, we had to find a suitable spot to place the big self-cleaning and charging station. Not only is it a big white box that’ll stand out a mile in the wrong place, but it also needs around 20 inches of clearance on either side. So, we’d recommend figuring out where it’ll live before you hit the ‘buy now’ button.
The robot comes with a decent user manual that provides quick start, maintenance, and troubleshooting advice. Before any cleaning can get underway, the robot will need to be fully charged, which can take up to 6.5 hours. But during this time, you can download and configure the app. Connecting the robot to the app is a straightforward process, and the app walks you through each step. Once the app is set up and the robot is charged, it’ll map your floorplan on its first clean. After this, you’ll be able to make the most of all the features on offer.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Performance
First up, let's talk about vacuuming. When used simply as a robot vacuum, the Yeedi’s performance was comparable to other robot vacuums, but without stating the obvious, you will get the best results on the max suction mode.
It sucked up virtually all of the flour spill on the hard floor but did push some of it into the grooves between the planks. And the results were somewhat mixed for larger debris. While one patch of spilled oats was collected, it managed to miss 25% of a second spill. This is because the oats were flicked across the floor by its brush. On a deep pile rug, it only collected around 50% of what we spilled.
During general daily cleans, it left carpets and hard floors looking clean and free of debris. It collects hair, but this can get easily tangled in the brush, so you have to keep an eye on it. Its cleaning path wasn’t erratic, neither was it as logical or methodical as some other robots we’ve reviewed.
Sometimes, when it approached a thick pile of rug, it carried on and vacuumed over it, but on other occasions, it turned around and avoided it, which was frustrating.
Those sensitive to noise will appreciate the 55dB quiet mode, but as expected, the noise level rises as the suction levels are increased, with the loudest and most powerful suction level registering 70dB on our noise meter, which is still quieter than many vacuums.
We were impressed with the mopping feature; it can vacuum and mop simultaneously, but we wouldn’t recommend this if your floors are very dirty. During mopping, it was reassuring to know the mop pads were frequently being cleaned. Each time it returns to the base to clean them, the process takes 1 minute 20 seconds, add to that the time it takes to get there and back, and this can significantly increase the time it takes to mop a whole house.
It thoroughly mopped up a fresh ketchup spill, but dried ketchup was only partially removed, even after two runs, so we think it works best for regular light cleans. And while we were impressed with how well it managed to mop a very uneven slate floor, it can’t clean the grout lines. And we were disappointed to see that it can’t mop right up to the baseboards, falling short by a not insignificant 2.5 inches.
At around 60dB, mopping is quiet, though it hits 68dB when cleaning the mop heads. At the end of mopping, the process of air drying the mop heads takes around six hours. Mopping drains the battery faster than vacuuming alone, with a 70-minute mop using 50% of the battery. Whereas we got 80 minutes of vacuuming on max power before it reached 50%. A full recharge takes around four and a half hours.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Care and maintenance
The small 0.2-gallon dustbin won’t store a huge amount of dirt and is best emptied after each vacuuming session. You’ll also need to clean the filter and other components such as the sensors and brushes on a weekly basis.
The mopping function is relatively self-sufficient, but we found the mop heads were still a little damp even after the drying process had been completed, so we’d advise removing them to allow them to dry fully to avoid any musty smells developing. Likewise, even if it’s not full, you’ll want to empty the dirty water tank often so that it doesn’t get smelly.
Yeedi recommends replacing the mop pads every three months, the edge brush and filters every 3-6 months, and the main brush every 6-12 months.
The 12-month warranty isn’t great, and there aren’t many replacement parts available online. In fact, at the time of writing, we were struggling even to find replacement mop pads online, which makes the regular weekly cleaning and maintenance of all component parts even more crucial.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: Price and availability
With an RRP of almost $750, this isn’t a cheap floorcare appliance, but what you get is a robot vacuum that can mop effectively, as well as clean its own mop heads. This is a self-sufficient floor cleaner that offers a lot of bang for your buck, particularly as it’s frequently on offer at as low as $600. And in comparison to what’s on offer from competitors such as iRobot, this comes in at a very competitive price.
You can buy it directly from Yeedi or on Amazon in the US.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: User reviews
70% of the reviews on Amazon rate the Yeedi Mop Station Pro 4 or 5 stars, but the overall rating of just 3.9 stars indicates that it doesn’t suit everyone. However, those who praise this robot report that the mop is “particularly impressive with what it pulls up.” Another user writes, “Overall a solid performing robo smart vac that is not so intimidating to use even for someone who is not at all tech-savvy.”
Other users report problems with it venturing into no-go zones as well as mopping over carpet. Furthermore, those with larger homes note that after cleaning the mop pads and making their way through the house to resume mopping, it doesn’t have long before it needs to go back again. So, too much time is wasted going back and forth to the self-cleaning station rather than actually mopping.
Yeedi Mop Station Pro: What the experts say
We spoke to Gary Li, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Yeedi, to get the lowdown on the technology inside this robot vacuum. Li explained that “with 3D structured light technology (the same tech Apple used on FaceID), Yeedi robot can measure the length, height, and width of obstacles in its way,” and this is what helps it to dodge things in its path as well as preventing it from getting stuck.
Li told us that “Yeedi's oscillating mopping system imitates human hand movements to handle various stubborn stains easily for a better cleaning result.” and we were impressed to learn that “it vibrates and scrubs the floor 480 times per minute”.
Should you buy the Yeedi Mop Station Pro?
There’s no doubt there are pros and cons to this robot floor cleaner. On one hand, if you’re looking for a robot with a decent mop, it’s one of the best you can buy. It washes floors with mop pads that are regularly cleaned, and its big water tanks give it more scope to thoroughly clean large areas.
But the lack of multiple maps in the app, combined with other issues like not mopping right up to the baseboards or occasionally mopping rugs, means it’s far from perfect. Having said that, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a robot vacuum with more sophisticated mopping at a better price.
How does the Yeedi Mop Station Pro compare to competitors?
Yeedi offers a cheaper, more entry-level robot vacuum and mops in the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro, and at under $360, it’ll suit those looking for a more budget-friendly option. But unlike the Mop Station Pro, the mopping function does little more than give your floors a quick wipe. And in some homes, the mop pad will become clogged and ineffectual very quickly.
If you can forego a mopping function, the Neato D10 is a very effective robot vacuum, and unlike the Yeedi Mop Station Pro, it has a tiny charging station that’s far easier to tuck out of sight. Its RRP is just below $600, but it includes high-spec features such as HEPA filtration and LiDAR mapping.
Robot vacuums offer excellent convenience, but they still don’t have the strong suction of more traditional models. So, if your home needs a thorough clean, for a similar price to the Yeedi, you could get the Dyson V12 Detect Slim. This is a top performer from a leading brand, with the added advantage of being able to clean surfaces other than simply floors.