At full price, robot vacuums can be expensive. But they’re often discounted heavily during sales, meaning Black Friday is one of the best times to take the plunge and buy one.
Although Black Friday doesn’t officially arrive until 25 November, with Cyber Monday just after on 28 November, deals really run all month – and many are live already. There may still be bigger savings to come later in the month, but it’s no longer guaranteed that the biggest discounts come on the day itself – so if you spot a saving on a model you want, it might be better to take the plunge and go for it.
As with so much tech, you tend to get what you pay for. We’d recommend avoiding the very cheapest, basic models that probably won’t live up to your expectations. Instead, use these deals to buy a better model than you might otherwise have done – you’ll thank us later.
More advanced models can map out your home and more efficiently clean it, whereas cheaper ones fulfill the stereotype of basic bots bumping into everything. More importantly, they often lack the suction power necessary to remove dirt from carpets and rugs.
Features such as self-charging mean there’s no worry of running out of power, and many robots can also tackle thresholds to move between rooms. Some can even recognise and avoid obstacles likes shoes and books. None can traverse staircases, though, so you’ll have to give them a helping hand if you want multiple levels cleaned – or go all out and buy more than one.
If you’d like help choosing, have a look at our round-up of the best robot vacuum cleaners we’ve reviewed, to find out which one is right for you. Otherwise, read on for the deals. US deals are first and UK deals follow.
Best Black Friday robot vacuum deals in the US
Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI
Get a massive discount on the X1 OMNI – the most feature-packed robot vacuum we’ve tested. Not only does its dock automatically empty the onboard bin, but it’ll wash and dry its mop as well. It has 5000PA suction, its navigation and mapping are state of the art, it has its own voice assistant and you can access its onboard camera and speaker remotely to check on your home and talk to your pets.
Shark IQ Robot Vacuum AV1002AE with XL Self-Empty Base
This is a very budget-friendly way to get a self-emptying robot vacuum. If you want to schedule a robot vacuum to clean when you’re out and let it get to work for days or weeks at a time, an auto-empty station is a must-have. The Shark IQ also has a self-cleaning brush roll and is Alexa-compatible so you can clean using a simple voice command.
Use Amazon’s coupon feature to save a total of $100 on this robot vacuum with a wealth of features. It has an auto-emptying dock, powerful 3000PA suction, a mop function and multi-floor mapping.
iRobot Roomba 692
If you don’t want to spend a lot, this is a great way to get a robot vacuum from one of the most trusted brands in the sector. It’s Google Assistant and Alexa-compatible and has a 90-minute runtime.
Yeedi Vac 2 Pro
This robot vacuum has powerful 3000PA suction, a 240 minute runtime and a mopping function. Get an extra 5% off by checking the voucher box on the product page.
Best Black Friday robot vacuum deals in the UK
Lefant M213 robot vacuum with mop
Get £120 off this budget-friendly robot vacuum with 2200 PA suction and a mop function, and which is compatible with Google Home and Alexa, for voice control.
Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI
The X1 OMNI is the most feature-packed robot vacuum we’ve tested. Not only does its dock automatically empty the onboard bin, but it’ll wash and dry its mop as well. It has 5000PA suction, its navigation and mapping are state of the art, it has its own voice assistant, and you can access its onboard camera and speaker remotely to check on your home and talk to your pets.
Proscenic M8 Pro
If you want a robot vacuum you can schedule to clean and then forget about for days or weeks at a time, you need self-emptying technology. The M8 Pro is one of the most budget-friendly ways to get it and with this generous discount, it’s great value. It also mops and is Alexa-compatible.
Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 920
When we tested it, this brilliant robot vacuum cost around £450 – and we thought it was good value then. It’s now £349.98 usually, and right now reduced even further to £219.
This great value robot vacuum has a wealth of features – and is discounted right now. It has an auto-emptying dock, powerful 3000PA suction, a mop function and multi-floor mapping.