Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Review
|update time:2023-12-21 04:18:34
What’s In The Box?
The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 comes only in white, along with a charging dock matching in colour. Black would’ve been a sleeker colour, but I’m guessing the black colour option is reserved for the higher end models. Regardless, the robot vacuum still looks good in white, and it has the standard round design that most robot vacuums have, instead of the square design.
On the top, you’ll find the on/off button and home button, along with the visual navigation sensor. Pulling up the top lid, that’s where you’ll gain access to the removable dust box, together with the mini reset button and Wi-Fi LED indicator. On the bottom, that’s where the 250ml water tank is for mopping, as well as the 0.1mm fibre main brush, and single side brush.
Nothing much to shout about the design, really. It looks about the same as any standard robot vacuum out there. But, there’s something about the curved edges of the robot that makes it look like a Xiaomi-made robot vacuum.
Having a 2,700Pa 4-speed suction power, the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 does a decent job of getting the floor somewhat dust-free. If you have a larger house, you can of course lower down the suction power to cover larger areas of the house. The suction power is adequate to suck up dust and particles along its path, but not strong enough to suck up particles in front of it.
That’s where the single side brush comes in, as it works to brush up the dirt from the edges of the wall towards the vacuum so it can be sucked up. But, because the robot vacuum usually only does one sweep, if the dirt doesn’t brushed up, then it’ll be left behind as all its other dust brethren get absorbed into Xiaomi Valhalla.
Apart from that, the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 does a good job in keeping the main parts of the floor (the areas you usually step on) clean and free of dust. The largest particle it would have to deal with in my home are pet hair clumps and cat litter, and it sucks up those up just nicely. When traveling on carpet, it would know to automatically kick the motor up a notch and go into strong or turbo mode for a deeper clean.
The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 has a removable water tank, and it can fill up to 250ml of water, which is a 50ml upgrade compared to its predecessor model. But, having a water tank doesn’t necessarily mean it will do a good job at mopping the floor. From my testing, the pressurized mopping module doesn’t mop that well.
Instead, what it does is it presses the water tank and mop pad downwards to “wipe” the floor instead. Higher end models would have a mechanized or vibrating system where the entire water tank moves in a back and forth direction to actually simulate the “mopping” action. The pressurized mopping module is a good idea from Xiaomi, just lacking in execution for it to excel in the mopping department.
Do note that you can also tweak how much water you want the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 to release when it’s mopping. Ranging from low, to medium and high, you should add only water to the tank, and cleaning agents aren’t recommended. For daily cleaning, the mopping feature should suffice, but for a better clean, it’s recommended you do the manual mopping every once a week yourself. Sometimes, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, am I right? *insert Thanos’ Fine, I’ll do it myself meme*
My house doesn’t have any slopes for it to climb, but I’m sure it can handle slopes below 2cm with no problems at all. The motor on the wheels are actually pretty strong, more on that later in the sensor section. As for those hard to reach areas under furnitures, as long as the depth is lower than 9cm, the robot should be able to reach under there with no issues at all.