The Best Robot Vacuum For Germaphobes
This is the best robot vacuum for germaphobes.
Not everyone needs a vacuum cleaner with a built in UV light. But if antibacterial cleaning is important to you—we’re looking at you, new parents and pet owners—we recommend the bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ($280).
The bObi Classic attacks messes in a number of different ways. It has a brush and vacuum powers, of course, with a HEPA filter that traps allergens and dander. The washable microfiber mopping cloth add-on offers yet another level of cleaning. But the key feature here is the bObi Classic’s UV light that sanitizes as it cleans.
When it comes to day-to-day cleanings, the bObi Classic does an admirable job. It doesn’t collect dirt as well as the iRobot Roomba 650, but it does have a massive 1-liter dustbin, the largest of any robot vacuum. The short 75 minute battery life is another disappointment, but bObi is smart enough to return to its charging base when it’s running low.
We cannot recommend the bObi Classic to everyone. But if UV sanitation is an important feature, the bObi Classic is definitely worth a look. It’s our pick for the best antibacterial robot vacuum.