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Ecovacs DEEBOT T30S Combo Robot Vacuum and Mop Review

Explore the cutting-edge features of the all-in-one smart home robot vacuum and mop.

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Since I started testing robot vacuums, I have seen these smart robots go from simple cleaning machines to an entire all-in-one smart home robot cleaning system that can vacuum, mop, and self-empty your debris using a standalone hub or cleaning station. Some have even come with security cameras and voice asssistants built-in, which allow users to use the robot vacuum as a security device and go out on a scout run when they hear a noise late at night. Now, after weeks of testing, I bring to you my review of a new smart robot vacuum with all-in-one station that includes a handheld vacuum for you to use on those hard to reach spots which your robot vacuum can't seem to clean, such as corners of the room, on furniture, or even stairs. This new system is the Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo, and here is what I learned from testing this robot vacuum and handheld with Yiko, Ecovacs' voice assistant.

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What is the Ecovacs DEEBOT T30S Combo?

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The Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo is a cutting-edge cleaning solution that combines superior technology and smart integration to deliver an unparalleled cleaning experience. This advanced robot vacuum comes equipped with ZeroTangle Anti-Tangle Technology, featuring a V-shaped brush and dual combs designed to prevent tangles and efficiently remove hair, ensuring a low-maintenance and thorough clean every time.

It also comes with these unique and key features, which include some of the innovative on the market:

  • ZeroTangle Anti-Tangle Technology: Avoids hair wrap on brushes, ensuring smooth, hands-free operation.
  • TruEdge Adaptive Edge Mopping: Achieves edge-to-edge cleaning precision with 1 mm accuracy and 99% improved coverage. It is powered by smart navigation and a robust design for lasting performance.
  • 11,000 Pa Suction Power: The industry-leading suction power, combined with an advanced motor and unique duct design, offers superior carpet cleaning and an exceptional cleaning experience.
  • Smart Integration: Seamlessly connects with your technology ecosystem, featuring desktop widgets, Dynamic Island, foot touch control, Apple Watch compatibility, and voice activation through Yiko, the vacuum's voice assistant.
  • All-in-One Station: This station features a compact design with Auto Self-Empty, Hot-Water Mop-Washing, Auto Small-Tank Refill, One-Tap Self-Cleaning Procedure, Hot-Air Drying, and more, achieving a 30% reduction in size for the Auto Refill and Drain module.
  • Multi-Surface Cleaning: This versatile cleaning solution combines a robot and handheld vacuum. It can care for facades and ground surfaces and uses exclusive debris removal technology. It can also be used in hard-to-clean places where your robot cannot reach, like furniture or steps.
  • Dual Self-Empty: Automates debris disposal for the robot and handheld vacuum, drastically reducing maintenance efforts.
  • TrueMapping 2.0: Offers efficient global path planning with quick mapping, smart pathfinding, multi-level maps, and advanced obstacle avoidance algorithms, ensuring safe navigation and meticulous cleaning.
  • OZMO Turbo 2.0: It incorporates a dual-plate rotating scrubbing system with a Chenille mop cloth and plastic scraper, rotating at 180 rpm to effectively remove stubborn stains.

a screenshot of Ecovacs app showing TruEdge Adapable Edge MappingEcovacs TruEdge Adaptable Edge Mapping enhances T30S cleaning capabilities.GearBrain

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How do you set up the DEEBOT T30S Combo?

Set up is relatively easy, and I have put together a simple guide to help you see what you are getting into when setting up this robot vacuum and mop with an all-in-one Omni Station:

  • Unboxing: Carefully unbox all the materials and verify that you have all the components listed in the user manual. This includes the main robot, station, mopping system, and various brushes and accessories.
  • Assembling the Brushes and Mop Pads: Attach the mop pads and brushes to the signed areas on the robot. Ensure you hear a clicking sound, confirming that each piece is securely installed.
  • Station Assembly: After assembling the station, turn the holder counterclockwise to install the ZeroTangle Power Brush. Ensure it is firmly in place to prevent operational issues.
  • Attaching Handheld Vacuum Accessories: Please choose the appropriate accessory for your cleaning needs and attach it to the handheld vacuum. Ensure it snaps into place. To remove or change the accessory, press the release button.
  • Charging the Robot: Position the charging station in a clear area away from objects; incredibly reflective surface robots could interfere with the robot's sensors. Then, place the robot on the charging dock.
  • Filling the Water Tank: Add water to the clean water tank according to the instructions provided. Ensure the tank is secured correctly to avoid leaks.
  • Installing the Ecovacs Home App: Download the Ecovacs Home app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android.) This app will allow you to control and monitor your Deebot T30S.
  • Powering On and Pairing: To turn on your Deebot T30S, hold the power button for three seconds until you hear the startup music. This sound indicates that the Deebot is powered on. Then, follow the app instructions to connect your Deebot to your Wi-Fi network and pair it with the app.

By following these steps, your Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo will be fully set up and ready to provide an high-level cleaning experience.

Setup screen in Ecovacs app for Deebot T30S ComboEcovacs App has easy to follow instructions for setting you the Ecovacs DEEBOT T30S Combo Robot Vacuum and MopGearBrain

Smart Home Integrations

Besides having its voice assistant (Yiko), the Deebot T30S Combo is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms. You just need to add the Deebot T30S fo your smart speaker or display's account using the Ecovacs app. Note you can also use our Apple Watch to control your Deebot T30S vacuum, a first from Ecovacs.

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How much does the Deebot T30S Combo cost?

The new Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo costs $1,199.99 and is available on the company site and Amazon after May 16th. If you want to buy the Deebot T30S, it retails for $999.99 and is also available on the company site and Amazon starting May 16th.

Is this a reasonable price for a smart robot vacuum and mop with a self-emptying station and a handheld vacuum? Based on our experience in testing these types of smart devices, the price for the Deebot T30S Combo or just the T30S robot vacuum is on the high end of the market. But when you look at competitors' smart robot vacuums with all-in-one stations (Roborock, Eufy, iRobot), none of their robot vacuums come with 11,000 suction power or an an attached handheld vacuum, which comes in handy when cleaning around your home. So, I would say, yes this robot vacuum is reasonably priced.

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Performance - how did the T30S perform for our testing?

After a few weeks of testing Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo, here is what I liked and disliked about this new robot vacuum and mopped with the all-in-one station with a handheld vacuum attached:

What I Liked:

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  • Easy Installation: The process was straightforward, especially with features like adding water to the clean tank and intuitively storing the handheld vacuum in the all-in-one station.
  • All-in-One Station: This station not only cleans but also dries the mopping pads, significantly simplifying mairobot'se.
  • TruEdge Technology: The robot's ability to clean close to walls and into corners was impressive, especially in the kitchen.
  • Powerful Suction: At 11,000 Pa, the T30S offers exceptional suction power and efficient handling of dirt and pet hair. It operates quickly in standard mode and has adjustable suction levels through the Ecovacs app.
  • Handheld Vacuum: A unique addition that allows cleaning in hard-to-reach areas like stairs or furniture, adding considerable value.
  • Smart Navigation and Controls: The mapping technology is user-friendly, and features like foot touch control and no-go zones enhance the cleaning experience.
  • Hot Water Cleaning: The station uses hot water to wash mopping pads and hot air to dry them, which adds a level of thoroughness to the cleaning process.
  • Versatile Cleaning Modes: The robot vacuum offers multiple cleaning modes that can be tailored to different needs. One mode is an auto-lifting featuure that avoids mopping area rugs.

What I Didn’t Like:

a photo of Ecovacs DEEBOT T30S Combo's all-in-one stationThe All-in-one station is quite large and takes up a lot of room.GearBrain

  • Size of the Station: The all-in-one station is quite large, making it difficult to place in a room discreetly.
  • Mopping Performance: While better than other robot vacuum models that can mop your floors, the mopping doesn't compare to the performance you get from using a mop to manual clean your floor. It’s suitable for light cleaning but not for deep cleaning and getting those dirty stains up from your floor.
  • Drying Time: The standard drying time was insufficient for the mopping pads; even the maximum setting took too long.
  • Voice Command Compatibility: There were issues connecting to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. I would have liked these integrations to be seamless. The built-in voice assistant, Yiko, provided a more reliable experience, though it has limited commands.

Who Should Buy this new robot vacuum and mop with the all-in-one cleaning station and handheld vacuum attached?

The Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo is ideally suited for several types of users. Tech enthusiasts will appreciate its advanced features, like powerful suction, sophisticated mapping, and smart navigation, which integrate seamlessly into their smart home setups. Pet owners benefit from its strong 11,000 Pa suction power, which can effectively pick up pet hair and debris, making it a valuable tool for maintaining a clean home. Busy professionals will find the all-in-one cleaning solution—a vacuum and mop with automated pad cleaning and drying—particularly useful for saving time and effort. Its ability to be controlled and scheduled via a smartphone app adds further convenience.

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The Deebot T30S is well-suited for larger homes due to its effective room mapping and multi-floor capabilities, ensuring comprehensive scaning across various spaces. Homeowners with mixed flooring will also find the auto-lifting mop feature advantageous, as the device intelligently switches between cleaning modes when transitioning from hard floors to carpets. However, it may not be the best choice for those in compact living spaces due to the bulky size of its docking station or for individuals who need a more robust mopping performance for heavy-duty stain removal, as its mopping function is designed for light cleaning and maintenance.

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Overall, the Ecovacs Deebot T30S Combo is a feature-rich robot vacuum that excels in many areas but still has room for improvement in mop. It's performance and station design are welcome features. If you are iin ther market for a robot vacuum cleaner, the Deebot T30S is ideal for those looking for a high-tech cleaning solution that minimizes effort and integrates seamlessly into a smart home today. Just make sure you have room to position the all-in-one station.


  • Easy installation and intuitive operation.
  • All-in-One Station simplifies maintenance by cleaning and drying mopping pads.
  • TruEdge Technology effectively cleans close to walls and corners.
  • Impressive 11,000 Pa suction power, quiet in standard mode with adjustable levels.
  • Handheld vacuum extends cleaning reach to areas like stairs and furniture.
  • Smart navigation with user-friendly mapping technology.
  • Hot water and air systems enhance pad cleaning and drying.


  • Large station size can be intrusive in smaller spaces.
  • Mopping performance adequate for light cleaning but not for deep stains.
  • Drying time for pads can be lengthy without using the maximum setting.
  • Some connectivity issues with popular voice assistants, though Yiko is reliable.

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