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Yedi Mop Station Pro Review

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If you haven’t heard of Yeedi before, that’s because the brand was only launched in 2019. It only creates robot vacuums, and thus is able to focus all of its attention on perfecting this increasingly popular floor cleaning device. The brand aims to provide robot vacuums with advanced technology, but at a price that is out of reach for most people.

The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is the top-of-the-line robot on offer from the brand, and it’s also the most expensive. But for a robot vacuum under $600 that has some of the most sophisticated mopping features we’ve seen, that’s not bad.

Many of The best robot vacuum (opens in new tab) Mopping that also claims to just drag a wet microfiber cloth across your floor – and the cloth gets fuller and dirty in use, so less effective. Yedi Mop Station Pro is different. Its charging dock doubles as a self-cleaning station, and when it’s in mopping mode the robot returns to the station every 10 minutes to clean its two rotating mopping pads. And with two large tanks housed inside the station, it is quite self-sufficient.

On test the vacuum was effective at picking up debris, and the mop is good for cleaning dirty floors. But it won’t remove tough dry residue, nor does it scrub down to baseboards. It’s best for use on a single floor, as the app can’t map multiple floor plans, and you’ll need space for a bulky docking station.

Yeedi Mop Station Pro Dock and all accessories

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Yeedi Mop Station Pro Price and Availability

Currently the Yeedi Mop Station Pro is only available in the US, where it is available directly. Yedi (opens in new tab) Or on Amazon. It’s the brand’s only robot vacuum with integrated mopping, and the most expensive in its range of floor cleaning robots.

  • Price and availability score: 4/5

Design

  • 26fl oz/750ml dust bin
  • 6.2-pint / 3.5-liter clean and dirty water tanks
  • 2 spare mop pads included.

The Yeedi robot itself is a pretty standard size for a robot vacuum. The charging station is quite large, but with two 26fl oz/3.5-liter tanks – one for clean water and one for dirty water – housed inside, it’s easy to see why it’s so big. The whole thing measures 17 x 15 x 16 inches / 43 x 38 x 40.5 cm (hxwxd), and needs to be placed in an area with enough clearance on both sides and sides, so that the robot can Can go to him. Easy way back.

Both tanks are easily removable, and have sturdy carry handles and roll-top lids for quick and easy filling and emptying. The robot itself comes with two interchangeable dustbins, one for vacuuming only and another for vacuuming and mopping. Two rotating mop heads attach to the bottom of the mopping dust bin via magnets, and you also get a second set of mop heads and a brush for cleaning water dishes and the docking station.

The water tanks on the Yeedi Mop Station Pro supply both dirty and clean water.

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You can start the robot cleaner using the button on the top, and there are buttons on the dock that allow you to start, recall, or start the cleaning automatically. Much of the Mop Station Pro’s functionality, such as suction settings, virtual barriers and scheduled cleaning, is accessed through the app, which we’ll discuss in more detail below.

The robot is easy to set up and operate, and requires no assembly, other than attaching the mop pad and filling the water tank. The manual doesn’t mention whether or not you can add soap to the clean water tank. However, we noticed Yedi responded to a customer’s question on Amazon that “you can use a weak alkaline low-foaming cleaning solution.”

It’s not a robot that empties its own box, so you’ll need to empty it regularly, along with cleaning the filters and making sure the brushes are free of hair and debris. Emptying the waste water tank after each mopping session is essential if you want to prevent odors from building up, and you’ll also need to keep an eye on the condition of the mop pads – Yedi recommends you clean them every three Change after month.

The manual advises that the room should be well lit during cleaning to help the robot navigate its way around, which is not very convenient if you want the robot to clean the room overnight.

performance

  • Low noise level
  • Avoids falling down stairs.
  • Good choice of suction level

When vacuuming, the Yeedi Mop Station Pro appears to be quite methodical to the vacuum, though it was definitely more erratic than other robot vacuums we’ve reviewed. When we dumped flour on our hardwood floors, the vacuum picked up most of it, but it also pushed a small amount into the grooves between the wood floorboards.

Underneath Yedi Mop Station Pro with vacuum attachment

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We spilled oats in three separate areas, and it absorbed 100% of one spillage, but only 75% of another, bouncing some oats around the floor. Of the oats we dropped on a deep-pile carpet, it managed to collect about 50 percent, leaving the rest curled up in a pile.

Sometimes the robot moves smoothly between a hard floor and a thickly piled carpet, while on other occasions it reaches the carpet and turns, apparently deciding it’s too much of a step up. General carpet cleaning is best done at a high suction level.

It’s easy to empty the box, but we noticed that the hair quickly tangled around the brush roller, and needed to be trimmed. In terms of noise, it’s pretty quiet, registering 55dB on silent mode, 58dB on standard power, 65dB on max power, and 70dB on max plus, which is about the same noise level as a normal vacuum or washing machine. is about.

Tangled hair in the roller in vacuum mode using the Yedi Mop Station Pro

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The Mop Station Pro avoided going over our area rugs or into a carpeted room while mopping, as it’s designed to do, but there were occasions when the Mop got stuck in a corner or on the edge of a rug or carpet. Brushes, so it’s drawable. To be sure it will avoid them completely.

Mops are attached to the bottom of the Yedi Mop Station Pro.

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We think this cleaner is perfect for light, regular mopping, and daily polishing of floors. When we let a few dollops of ketchup dry on the floor overnight, it struggled to get them off even after two runs, and the mop heads don’t reach the edges of the room, bordering about 2.5 inches/ 6.5 remains. cm with baseboards that are not clean. That said, it was surprisingly effective at cleaning an uneven slate floor, mopping up undulations better than we expected, though it didn’t clean grout like most electric mops.

Cleaning slate floor with Yedi

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While mopping, the Mop Station Pro returns to the docking station every 10 minutes to clean the mop pad and refill the onboard water tank. It’s a process that takes about 1 minute 20 seconds, after which the robot takes off to continue mopping where it left off. The problem here is that if you want to mop a room like an upstairs bathroom that isn’t within reach of the bottom docking station, the robot will only mop for 10 minutes, then start looking for that docking station. Which is not there. Eventually it will shut down and warn you that it is lost, but it may not have completed the clean.

Mopping is quiet at around 60dB, and changing the water flow level makes little difference to the noise level. The loudest operation is at the start of mopping, when water is transferred from the main tank to the robot, with noise levels reaching 68dB.

When mopping is complete, the robot returns to the station to clean the mopping pads, and begins the process of air-drying the mop heads, which takes about six hours. It is important to empty the waste water bucket at this stage, as failure to do so may cause odors.

There is less noise from the fan during drying as it blows air over the mop heads. We left the Mop Station Pro to dry overnight, but noticed in the morning that the pads were still a little damp, which is something to keep an eye on if you want to avoid smelly mops. Dirt and debris also accumulate on the floor of the docking area where the mops are cleaned, so it will need to be cleaned regularly to keep it clean.

App

  • Intuitive to use
  • Sends you an alert if the robot gets stuck.
  • Can save only one map.

Connecting the robot to our Wi-Fi and setting up the app was a quick and easy process – the app guides you step by step so you really can’t go wrong.

During your first cleaning, the robot maps your floor plan, and once it’s done you can configure various options and settings. These include choosing one of four vacuum power levels, or choosing one of three water flow levels when mopping.

The app also allows you to create virtual boundaries on maps, and set them to apply only to mopping or to both vacuuming and mopping. What’s more, the custom clean option allows you to draw an area on the map and send the robot to clean just that specific area, although the map’s level of detail makes it difficult to be particularly precise when doing so. Is.

There is a ‘do not disturb’ option that you can engage to ensure that the robot does not clean during your specified window. And as we’ve come to expect from all robot vacuums, you can schedule cleaning for specific times and days with the easy-to-use scheduling tool.

Unfortunately, the current version of the app cannot store multiple maps, which means the robot can only be effectively used on one floor of your home. And if your flooring includes any level changes, such as small steps between rooms, use is further restricted.

Battery life

  • Returns to charger when battery is low.
  • Claimed runtime of 180 minutes.
  • After recharging, cleaning resumes.

The Yeedi Mop Station Pro used 50% of its battery when vacuuming at maximum power for 80 minutes, which equates to a total runtime of 160 minutes – not bad, given that all the other The suction level was higher than Even better, it drained for about 120 minutes on standard suction when the battery level reached 50% – which equates to a run time of 240 minutes, far more than Yeedi’s stated 180 minutes. . As you’d expect, mopping drains the battery faster than vacuuming, with a 70-minute mopping session using 50% of the battery.

When the battery level reaches 15% the robot returns to the charger to recharge, so you don’t actually benefit from the full available runtime that you get when the battery is back to nearly 0%. will A full recharge to 100% took about four hours and 25 minutes.

It is worth noting that the time taken to clean the same area was not uniform, with the robot taking between 27 and 50 minutes to vacuum our room. So the amount of floor space it takes up before needing a recharge will vary.

Yedi Mop Station Pro
Attributes Notes Classification
Price and affordability Competitively priced given all the features on offer, but only available in the US. 4/5
Design Simple design and good self-clean mopping system, but the bin doesn’t empty itself, and you can’t use the robot in the dark. 4/5
performance Good for general daily vacuuming and mopping, but does not completely eliminate the need for manual mopping 4/5
App Easy to use, with most of the features you need, but lacks the ability to map multiple destinations. 4/5
Battery The battery runtime is good, the robot returns to the charger when low and the recharge time is not too long. 5/5

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  • First reviewed: August 2022

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