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Lifewire / Erika Rawes
3D mapping with LiDAR
Mops and vacuums
Good battery life
Small water tank
Doesn't clean edges and corners as well as other models
The Dreame Bot L10 Pro cleans with powerful suction and has the ability to put out just enough water to clean each type of floor surface.
Dreame Technology provided us with a review unit for one of our writers to test. Read on for their full take.
Robot vacuums have continued to advance their mapping and cleaning capabilities, adding in features like simultaneously mopping, 3D mapping, voice assistant compatibility, invisible barriers, and even self-emptying of the dust bin. As robots have evolved, more and more competitors hit the market, so the price of these high-tech bots continues to become more affordable.
Wyze released a robot vacuum with a LiDAR sensor for a mere $250, and iRobot released a self-emptying robot you can buy for around $400. Now, Dreame Technology has come out with the Bot L10 Pro, a robot vacuum and mop combo that uses a dual-laser LiDAR system.
I recently tested the Dreame Bot L10 Pro, running 50 cleaning cycles over the course of a few weeks. Read on to see my full review.
At first glance, the Dreame Bot L10 Pro looks a lot like your typical robot vacuum. It’s all-black, round, and it measures almost 14 inches in diameter. It has an eye-like mechanism that protrudes from the top and additional sensors on the front. Underneath, the main brushroll has the wired covering to help reduce hair tangling, and there’s a three-prong side brush to assist in grabbing dirt and debris as well.
The water tank is extremely thin—the thinnest I’ve encountered—and it comes with a single, reusable microfiber cloth pre-attached.
The dust bin doesn’t clip into the bottom of the L10 Pro like you’d see on some other (vacuuming-only) robots, but rather it’s housed under a flap that swings open on the top of the vac. You lift the top flap to expose the 570 ml dust bin, as well as a tool for cleaning the main brushroll. This tool has a permanent place for storage in the vacuum, so it doesn’t get lost. The 270ml water tank clips into the bottom of the robot when you want to use the mopping mode.
The water tank is extremely thin—the thinnest I’ve encountered—and it comes with a single, reusable microfiber cloth pre-attached. The cloth slides into a lip and velcros in, so it stays on really well, but it’s also kind of a pain to take on and off for maintenance. The water tank also has a small wheel attached to the underside to help the bot maneuver better, but the package didn’t come with any extra reusable mopping cloths or disposable cloths. This was kind of a disappointment.
The design on the L10 Pro is quite similar to what you’d get on most higher-end robot/vacuum mop combos, and this design hasn’t changed much over the past few years. It actually reminds me quite a bit of robots like the Ecovacs OZMO 950, which has the dust bin and water tank in the same location. The water tank is much thinner though, and this does help the vacuum maneuver better over area rugs.
The design on the L10 Pro is quite similar to what you’d get on most higher-end robot/vacuum mop combos, and this design hasn’t changed much over the past few years.
The L10 Pro boasts 4,000Pa suction power, which is impressive for a robot. To put that in perspective, the RoboRock S6 Max is rated at 2,500Pa and the Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ is rated at 2,800 Pa. For a robot vacuum, 4,000Pa represents very strong suction. The L10 Pro can mop too, with smart water control to help determine how much water the bot needs to put out based on the type of flooring. For navigation, it has 3D environment mapping with intelligent object recognition and avoidance via a dual laser LiDAR system. But of course, none of this matters if the robot doesn’t clean the floors well.
I have a two-story home with hardwood floors on the first floor and in the common areas upstairs and carpeting in the bedrooms. I can tell the floors need cleaning when I start feeling crumbs on my socks when I walk around the kitchen and dining area, but I didn’t vacuum for a week prior to testing this robot to give the debris some time to build up.
When the cleaning cycle finished, my floors were spotless—I couldn’t feel a single crumb on my socks.
When I started my first cleaning cycle, the first thing I noticed about the L10 Pro is that it moves quickly and with purpose. It traveled around my floors at what felt like warp speed, and it didn’t bang into things like other robot vacuums I’ve tested in the past. In fact, it never hit anything—it traveled around my home avoiding any obstacle it encountered.
The only time it experienced any hiccup was with my island bar stools, as they have a thin base instead of legs. The L10 Pro did go up over the base of the stools, but it never got stuck or had any issue continuing the cleaning cycle.
I tested another robot recently, and it continued to stop the cleaning cycle when it encountered those stools, indicating it was stuck. The L10 Pro seamlessly traveled over area rugs, around furniture, around corners, and edges. However, I do wish it would travel closer to the edges, as it tends to stay about ¾-inch away from the edge.
When the cleaning cycle finished, my floors were spotless—I couldn’t feel a single crumb on my socks. Because it mops and vacuums, the robot did a really good job cleaning dust and any sticky spots from the hardwoods in the kitchen. I also realized I left the downstairs bathroom door open, and it cleaned the bathroom floors really well too, which was a pleasant surprise.
For the next few weeks, I continued scheduled cleanings twice a day on the first floor of my home. The 5,200mAh battery had more than enough juice for cleaning the 1,500 square-foot area, and it had about half of its juice to spare at the end of each cycle.
I had to empty the dustbin every other day, as it’s not the largest bin. And, if I wanted to use mopping mode, I had to change the water and clean the microfiber pad after every cleaning cycle. I haven’t yet had to clean the brushroll, as it’s stayed relatively free of hair with the wired covering.
The L10 Pro connects via the Mi Home app. You use the same process you use with most robot vacuums, and the robot can only connect via 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks. The app has just about everything you could want in a robot vacuum app—scheduling, invisible barriers, multi-floor mapping, a find my robot feature, and the ability to create cleaning zones. The app is intuitive, and I haven’t found myself searching around for any specific features because everything is easily accessible.
The manufacturer indicates the L10 Pro is compatible with Alexa for voice control, and the app has a section on how to access voice control as well. However, I was unable to connect with Alexa—perhaps because the vacuum wasn’t yet on the market at the time of testing.
The Dreame Bot L10 Pro retails for $490, which is a fair price for the robot, especially considering it vacuums and mops, and does so exceptionally well. Robot vacuums have gone down in price quite a bit, but units that exceed the average in terms of performance typically cost a bit more.
At only $250, the Wyze Robot Vacuum is more affordable than the L10 Pro, but it doesn’t have mopping capabilities. While the Wyze Bot has advanced LiDAR mapping that’s similar to that of the L10 Pro, the Wyze Bot’s 2,100 Pa suction power is much weaker than the L10 Pro’s 4,000 Pa suction power. For someone who wants an affordable robot with exceptional navigation that vacuums only, the Wyze Bot is still a solid bet. But, if you want a robot that can vacuum and mop that has more suction power, you’ll probably be happier with the Dreame Bot L10 Pro.
An efficient and intelligent bot that mops and vacuums simultaneously, leaving floors looking like new.
The Dreame Bot L10 Pro offers powerful suction for a robot vacuum, along with smart mopping and advanced navigation. Our only complaints are that we wish it did a better job at cleaning edges and corners and that we’d prefer the bot came with more mopping accessories, but these are small issues in what’s otherwise an excellent cleaning machine.
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