Vileda Cleaning Robot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Review
This cleaning robot from Vileda is one of the highest rated models in the UK market at the moment. Here we take a closer look at this robot vacuum cleaner with a full and detailed review.
For around £100, this model is at the lower end price point for robot vacuums. The Vileda brand is very well known in the UK market, and they do an entire range of high quality cleaning products and materials. When this model was first released it was priced at around £150 but that has dropped by around 30%. The average price for robotic vacuum cleaners is £200-£400, with several costing even way above that, so this Vileda Cleaning Robot is right at the bottom of the price range
It is Amazon’s best selling model in the robotic vacuum catagory right now. It sells consistently, looks really good and with a clean black finish, which makes it very stylish. The dark colour also means it will match in with all types of kitchen styles and designs.
It has a large number of buyer reviews over at Amazon and has achieved and maintained a very good rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from actual buyers. So that is a high rating and one they have maintained for a long time. That is always a very good sign of a high quality product.
Vileda do have just two models of robot vacuum, but they are right up there with any other brand on the market.
They are at the lower end of the market so don’t have all the bells and whistles, but are great value.
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Below you can see a video of this Vileda cleaning robot in action. As you will see in the video this model has all the basic features to make vacuuning your floors a breeze
Vileda Cleaning Robot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Features
- Suitable for hard floors and short pile carpets
- 3 settings for small, medium and large rooms
- Finds it’s way around with the onboard ‘intelligent navigation system’
- Dirt and dust easily emptied
With an overall 4.5 star rating this robotic cleaner is well rated by buyers. It is not as high as the iRobot Roomba 620 model which costs £320 and is rated at 4.6 out of 5 stars. That said, it is still a very high rating and, at less than a third of the price, well worth a closer look.
This model is a round robot and so will not clean completely into corners. At the £100 price point it is also not going to be the most technologically advanced. But if you are just wanting a cleaner to do a basic job of vacuuming dust and pet hair from your floors it’s certainly a better option than having to drag the hoover out from under the stairs. Just don’t expect this Vileda model to have a conversation with you while it does the work.
64% of buyers gave this model a full 5 star rating, and 1% of buyers only a 1 star. It is normal to find some buyers expressing disappointment with their purchase. With this one there was only one buyer who left a 1 star review.The complaint was that after 5 weeks the machine would only do cleaning in limited circles. It doesn’t appear the customer asked for a replacement. I’m sure Vileda would have done so.
I have however summarised what buyers said about this Vileda model.
What Buyers Liked About the Vileda Cleaning Robot
- Extremely easy to use
- Saves a lot of time
- Great value for money
- It is fairly quiet during operation
- Keeps floors grit and dust free
One buyer and reviewer Christopher but it in perspective:
Great bit of kit. Entertainment for the dogs and cats. Will never beat a human, but allows us blokes to multi task!!!
and J Edwards commented:
In a world where Robot Cleaners tend to start around £300, at just over £100 my Vileda Robot has exceeded my expectations. No, it will never be as good as job as a proper a vacuum, yes it will need a full charge to give a large room a decent vacuum and yes, you will need to empty it out after that clean. However the time it frees up to do far more interesting things is worth its weight in gold.
What Buyers Did Not Like About the Vileda Cleaning Robot
Like all cleaning robots there are limitations. This basic model is not programmable and has no ‘return to base’ function. Recharging the battery is a manual task. (Hey – for £100?)
Battery life was disappointing for some buyers.
One buyer review from an Amazon customer said this:
Suction is ok for general dust and hair, even picked up cat litter but is of course not on par with a normal vacuum, even a handheld one. Combined combined with a handheld my primarily laminate/tiled floor property can be fully hoovered or at least kept presentable.
Summary & Conclusion
Vileda are a well established brand and they make very good products. It is always great when reading reviews that you do not see a large number of bad reviews. This is certainly the case with this model. Buyers really like it and say that the product works a treat. It wouldn’t be an Amazon bestseller otherwise.
The Vileda Cleaning Robot is a basic but very reasonable product which is towards the lower end of the price point range and is great value.