In the Eufy 11s vs 30c battle, my top choice would definitely be the 30c. While both are budget-friendly robot vacuums, the 30c offers several advantages that make it a better option, in my opinion.
The Eufy 30c comes with a WiFi connection, allowing you to control it through a smartphone app and even use voice assistants for added convenience. Its higher suction power, reaching 1500 Pa, results in better overall cleaning performance, especially on carpets. Additionally, the 30c kit includes boundary strips, which can be quite handy for creating “No Clean Zones.”
However, the Eufy 11s is also a budget-friendly choice in the Eufy robot vacuum lineup, offering strong cleaning performance in a compact design. Plus, the 11s boasts a 3-stage filtration system, which I found to be quite impressive.
Eufy 11s vs 30c: Comparison Chart
Eufy 11s vs 30c: Differences
The Eufy 30c emerged as the clear winner in the showdown against the Eufy 11s, securing a decisive victory with a final score of 3-0 and 2 ties.
The Winner: Eufy 30c
When cranked up to the max, the Robovac 30c flexes with a suction power of 1500Pa, while the Robovac 11s packs a still respectable 1300Pa. I have to say, for robot vacuums in this price range, I’m quite impressed by their sucking abilities. And they deliver some surprises when it comes to actually cleaning up the real-world messes.
I found that the Robovac 30c really stands out with its higher suction power, making it a better option when it comes to digging into medium-to-thick carpets and rugs. On hardwood floors, they both do an excellent job thanks to their impressive suction capabilities.
As I mentioned earlier, the 11s is a reliable choice for bare floors, low- to medium-pile carpets and pet hair.
On the other hand, the 30c steps up its game, handling bare floors, pet hair, low- to medium-pile carpets and even thick carpets. What’s more, the 30c really shines when it comes to deep cleaning those carpets. So, if you’ve got various floor types and want that deep-cleaning prowess, the 30c might be your go-to option.
I can vouch for both the Eufy 11s and 30c when it comes to bare floors; they perform exceptionally well. Whether it’s tiny debris like rice or larger debris, they handle it with ease.
However, there’s a little catch with those extra-large pieces of debris, like cereal. Sometimes, they might leave a few pieces behind because the cereal tends to get trapped underneath them, given their low floor clearance. But don’t worry; they’re persistent little cleaners. With a couple of extra passes, they eventually manage to suck up every last crumb.
Moving on to carpets, both the Eufy 11s and 30c still do a decent job, although they shine brighter on hard floors. It’s important to keep expectations in check. While their cleaning performance is quite good for robot vacuums, they won’t match the deep-cleaning prowess of upright vacuums.
However, I think we all use the robot vacuum every day instead of using it for weekly deep cleaning, right? As a result, the vacuum will keep your carpets always clean; dirt will not accumulate for days to become stubborn dust. So, these robot vacuums are still good choices for low- to medium-pile carpets.
But when it comes to deep clean carpet, I must say the Eufy 30c has the best deep clean carpet performance among all the budget robot vacuums from Eufy. Of course, it also means that it is better than the 11s.
Eufy is pretty clear about these vacuums not being the best choice for high-pile carpets, and I have to agree. Most of the time, they struggle on thick carpets due to their suction power and brush roll design.
But here’s something interesting I observed with the Eufy 30c. In some cases, it managed to conquer my high-pile carpet without any hiccups. Although it slowed down a bit, it didn’t get stuck and continued to pick up surface debris effectively. This could be because of its slightly stronger suction power.
When it comes to picking up pet and human hair, I don’t know if I should rate them well or not well. Probably both.
On the bright side, they were quite effective at cleaning the hair scattered across my floors, whether it was the fur from my pets or long human hair.
However, here’s the not-great part – the hair inevitably ends up tangled around their rollers. This was a bit of a bummer because their roller design features bristles that seem to attract and snarl the hair. So, while they did a good job cleaning up the hair, be prepared to spend some time untangling it from the rollers after each cleaning session.
Their roller is easy to remove to clean. Eufy even provides a handy cleaning tool to help snip away the tangled hair and clear dust from the main brush, which was a thoughtful addition and saved me some trouble.
However, I did hope for some advanced hair-tangle-free technology that would prevent the brush from getting tangled in the first place. But considering their budget-friendly price range, I realized that might be asking for a bit too much.
Design & Usability
The Winner: Tie
Dimensions, Weight & Shape
|Eufy 11s||Eufy 30c|
|Dimensions (D x H)||12.8 x 2.85 inches||12.8 x 2.85 inches|
|Weight||5.73 lbs||5.73 lbs|
You know, a good robot should be like the Goldilocks of cleaning – not too big to squeeze into tight spots and not too small to handle different surfaces. Eufy seems to have cracked that code with their clever designs.
Speaking of which, when you look at the Eufy 11s and 30c, you’ll notice some striking similarities, especially in their sizes. They’re like the dynamic duo of compact vacuums, with a diameter of 12.8 inches and a height of around 2.85 inches. It’s no wonder they effortlessly slip under low-clearance furniture, like my couch, which is usually a dust haven I can’t reach when I sweep.
Another similarity is that Eufy 11s and 30c both have a round shape. On the plus side, their round design allows them to smoothly navigate around furniture and obstacles. However, there’s a little trade-off here. In the hard-to-reach corners, they might miss a few crumbs or dust particles. You might still need to do a quick manual clean-up in those nooks and crannies.
When it comes to battery life, these vacuums promise up to 100 minutes of cleaning on the low power mode, which is pretty impressive for budget-friendly options. However, when using the BoostIQ mode or Max mode, don’t be surprised if the battery life takes a hit.
When they sense that their energy is running low, they autonomously scurry back to their charging docks to juice up. It takes them around 5 hours to fully recharge.
But, and it’s a bit of a “but,” they do have a limitation. They can’t quite remember where they left off, which means they don’t pick up right where they stopped after recharging. If you’ve got a sizable home, they might not complete the entire cleaning session in one go. They tend to wander around a bit aimlessly after charging, which can be a tad time-consuming. So, while they’re diligent in recharging, they’re not exactly top-notch in the “resume cleaning” department.
Navigation & Obstacle Avoidance
Alright, let’s talk about how these budget-friendly Eufy vacuums move around or navigate. They have a pretty basic navigation technology. I’m talking random, folks. Yep, they don’t follow any set path; they just kind of wander around your home. And when they run into something, they pull a little bounce-off-and-change-direction move.
So, you should declutter your floor a bit before you let them loose. A cluttered floor can lead to lots of bumping around, and that’s not exactly efficient. You don’t want them to constantly play bumper cars because that requires them to spend more time and battery to complete the job.
Although they do not have the ability to avoid obstacles, they still have anti-drop sensors to prevent them from taking a stairs tumble. It works, but if you let those sensors get all gunked up with dirt, or if your floors and carpets are as dark as night, they might not work as well.
So, remember to give those sensors a good wipe every so often, and you might want to set up some physical barriers to keep your robot pals away from the risky drop zones.
The Winner: Eufy 30c
When it comes to controlling these vacuums, the Eufy 30c offers more options. They both come with a remote control, but the 30c takes it to the next level with the EufyHome app and voice control.
With the EufyHome app, which is available for both Android and iOS, you can start and pause cleaning jobs, pick the suitable cleaning mode, set up a cleaning schedule, let your vacuum back to its charging dock, and even locate your little robot friend. The app is user-friendly and intuitive.
The feature that I enjoy the most when using the app is the “schedule” feature. Unlike the Eufy 11s, which only lets you set cleaning times at certain intervals, the 30c app gives you full control. I can schedule cleanings for 7 days a week, so my floors stay consistently clean without me having to remember to start the vacuum.
Controlling the 30c with voice commands is also a nifty feature. I gave both Amazon Alexa and Google Home a try, and while they both got the job done, I found the setup with Alexa to be a bit smoother. With a simple voice command, I can start or pause the cleaning process without lifting a finger. It’s especially handy when I’m in the middle of something and don’t want to stop what I’m doing.
The 11s might not offer the fancy app and voice control like the 30c, but for those who prefer a straightforward approach, it’s a breeze to use. Its remote control, while not as high-tech, still gets the job done.
Because the 11s doesn’t have an app, its remote has an additional schedule button compared to the remote of the 30c. You can program the 11s to clean at a certain time, although it’s limited to daily scheduling and doesn’t allow for weekly customization.
Cleaning & Maintenance
The Winner: Tie
Both the Eufy RoboVac 11s and the Eufy 30c come with a 0.6-liter dustbin. While this may not be massive, it’s surprisingly good for their compact design.
Eufy recommends emptying the dustbin after each cleaning session, but I’ve found that every other day works just fine for me. Keep in mind that how often you need to empty it can depend on the size of your home and how often you run the vacuum.
Eufy filters are good at trapping dust and dirt with their 3-layer filter system. A high-performance filter, a pre-filter, and a foam filter. The triple filter systems will collect and trap tiny particles and dust. The most significant benefit of this filter system is that it is able to ensure no debris escapes cleaning.
The Winner: Eufy 30c
Absolutely, there are areas in every home where you don’t want your robot vacuum to venture. Places like children’s play areas with toys scattered around, pet food stations, or areas with lots of cables and cords are prime examples.
Creating “No Clean Zones” with the convenience of drawing boxes on the app, as some iRobot vacuums allow, can be quite handy. However, the Eufy 11s and 30c don’t offer this digital boundary marking feature. Fortunately, the 30c comes equipped with boundary strips that can serve a similar purpose.
By placing these strips strategically on the floor, you can effectively create boundary walls around specific objects or areas you’d like the 30c to avoid during its cleaning cycle. While it may not be as high-tech as digital boundary marking, it still works.
The included boundary strips with the Eufy 30c are quite versatile. They are easily cut to the size you need, and you have the option to either stick them to the floor or simply lay them down. The beauty of this system is that the 30c is designed to detect these strips thanks to sensors underneath, preventing them from moving past them.
The BoostIQ technology in both the Eufy 11s and 30c is a nifty feature. It allows the vacuum to automatically adjust its suction power based on the type of floor it’s cleaning. On hard, smooth floors, it uses less suction power, while on carpets and rugs, it ramps up the suction to tackle dirt more effectively.
This means you don’t have to manually tweak the settings as you move from one surface to another, making the cleaning process more seamless.
Additionally, both robots offer four cleaning modes – auto, single room, edge, and spot – which you can easily select using the remote control.
Quick Rundown Of Eufy 30c
- Wi-Fi Convenience: The EufyHome app, and Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant voice control-services let you accomplish your vacuuming needs with zero effort from you.
- Worry-Free Cleaning: Set Boundary Strips and the slim 2.85" bodyâ€”upgraded to 1500Pa* suctionâ€”only cleans the areas you want.
- BoostIQâ„ Technology: Automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is neededâ€”so you get the best clean.
- A Quiet Clean: Vacuums for up to 100 minutes** of constant, powerful suction at a volume no louder than an operating microwave.
- What You Get: RoboVac 30C, 13.2 ft Boundary Strips, remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, extra set of high-performance filters, 4 side brushes, 5 cable ties, welcome guide, and our worry-free 3-month warranty.
Quick Rundown Of Eufy 11s
- "Best Robot Vacuum of 2018" by Digital Trends.
- All-New RoboVac: Re-engineered to be the slimmest* RoboVac (2.85") but with quiet operation and increased suction at 1300Pa for up to 100 minutes** of constant, powerful suction.
- BoostIQ Technology: Automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed to get the best clean.
- A Quiet Clean: Vacuums for up to 100 minutes** on hardwood floors with consistant, powerful suction at a volume no louder than an operating microwave. Premium Features: Anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover for protection, infrared-sensor for evading obstacles, and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. Automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean.
- What You Get: RoboVac 11S, remote control, charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, extra set of high-performance filters, 4 side brushes, welcome guide and our worry-free 3-month warranty.
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Richard B. Schmidt is a prominent figure in the vacuum cleaner industry, boasting over 15 years of expertise. Armed with a Robotics Engineering degree from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Consumer Science from Harvard, his unique blend of technical knowledge and consumer insights positions him as a sought-after authority in vacuum cleaner evaluation. Richard’s career began at Dyson, where he contributed to the development of innovative vacuum models. Transitioning to advocacy and reviews, he co-founded the first Vacuum-focused blog in 2008, offering comprehensive analysis and user guides for various vacuum cleaners. In 2020, he founded RoboMop.net, providing ongoing insights through columns and buyer’s guides.