The Samsung POWERbot Essential Robot Vacuum cleaner is one of the most impressive entry-level robotic vacuum cleaners on the market. While it may not have some of the advanced features other available models have, it does still offer great ease and convenience.
Surprisingly, the POWERbot Essential’s biggest strength, in our opinion, is its sturdy build and nice big wheels! What that means is that unlike some of its competitors it doesn’t get tangled up in cables, neither will be stopped by doorway finishes or lips as it moves between rooms. According to Samsung, it also boasts 10 times the suction of its competitors so it’s sure to pick up any debris in its path.
Another great feature worth highlighting is that this robot vacuum is great on all surfaces, so whether you have hardwood, tiles or deep pile carpets on your floors it will clean them all equally well.
Battery life is often a key factor when it comes to choosing a robotic vacuum cleaner. The battery life on the POWERbot Essential is around 60 minutes between charges, which is fairly reasonable and will allow it to clean a two-bed apartment in a single session once the intelligent mapping software has your floor plan and layout mapped out. Recharging takes about 3 hours, which is slightly more than average but isn’t a major issue because you can charge it whilst you’re out or asleep.
A common feature that is absent from the POWERbot Essential is that it has no scheduling ability so if that’s a feature you’re looking for then this isn’t the model for you, instead, you would need to look at one of the other options we’ve listed.
In short, Samsung POWERbot Essential Robot Vacuum cleaner is impressive for an entry-level, autonomous floor cleaner and will get the job done for you. It offers some great features and functionality at a very affordable price
Samsung POWERbot SR2AJ9040W Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum, Works with Amazon Alexa
15 used from $ 370.43
- 10X more suction power* - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
- Visionary MappingTM Plus and FullView SensorTM - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles
- Wi-Fi Connectivity - Remotely control your robot vacuum with your smartphone via Smart Home or Samsung Connect, or voice control with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant***
- CycloneForceTM Technology - More consistent power with less clogging**
- Easy Pass WheelsTM - Large wheels move smoothly over obstacles