UPDATE: November 15, 2023, 1:15 PM EST This post has been updated with all robot vacuums with included self-emptying docks on sale before Black Friday, including models from iRobot, Shark, and Roborock.
A quick roundup of the best deals on self-emptying robot vacuum cleaners in the run-up to Black Friday
The best self emptying vacuum/mop hybrid deal
Roborock Q7 Max+
$499.99 at Amazon
(save $370 with coupon on page)
So you want a robot vacuum cleaner to knock the chore off your list, but if you don’t want to deal with a vacuum cleaner, do you really want to deal with emptying the dust bin every time it cleans?
Probably not, but that doesn’t mean compromising your budget. Not with Black Friday deals on self-emptying robot vacuums, many of which are already live in early Black Friday events at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
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We’ve rounded up the best live deals below, which are divided into two categories — regular self-emptying robot vacuums and self-emptying models that also clean — and organized by price. Robotic vacuum cleaners (especially Roombas) have already proven to be quite a popular category during Black Friday season, so this list will be updated as soon as one goes on sale… or back to full price.
The early Black Friday self-emptying robot vacuum deals
Why we like it
Even at full price, the Roomba j6+ was already the cheapest Roomba that can detect and avoid phone chargers and pet waste — and it’s now 50% off. Compared to the Roomba j7+, the j6+’s obstacle detection cameras aren’t as precise and may still require you to pick up things like towels or socks, or place a virtual barrier around pet bowls. But to be able to skip the clutter of fake cords on the floor and enjoy an automatic drain for less than $400, you can probably deal with the laundry going into the basket.
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Early Black Friday deals on self-emptying hybrid vacuums/mops
Why we like it
The sale on this Roborock vacuum cleaner is definitely understated, coming in the form of a subtle coupon that is applied at checkout rather than a big, obvious strike off the original price. But at $370 off, that’s almost a 43% discount worth calling out.
Of the handful of new Roborock models launching in 2022, the Q7 Max+ is the most elite of the hybrid series. It vacuums with hard suction and scrubs with water at the same time – except on carpet, where it will raise its cleaning pads to protect soft floors from getting wet. Its dock holds debris, which it automatically empties for seven weeks (or more) at a time.
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