Eufy vacuums have been known for being some of the slimmest robot vacuums in the market. They are therefore the best options if you have low furniture that leaves no room for large vacuums to fit under.
Although these vacuums did very well when it came to maneuverability, there are some areas where they didn’t perform as well. For example, some users felt that these vacuums didn’t come with enough suction for cleaning tough areas like thick carpets.
This is the problem Eufy engineers tried to solve using the new models like the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX and the RoboVac 30C MAX. These are the same familiar robot vacuums with upgraded suction to give better performance on tough spots.
In this article, we will be looking at the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX robot vacuum. We’ll also compare it with some close competitors to see how it ranks and also to give you some options to choose from if you are in the market for a robot vacuum like this. Let’s start by identifying some of this vacuum’s biggest selling points.
As mentioned earlier, this vacuum is an upgrade of the RoboVac 15C. The 15C only came with 1300 Pa of suction that was enough to give acceptable results on most surfaces, but it struggled when vacuuming thick carpets.
Eufy engineers saw this and came up with the RoboVac 15C MAX that is an upgrade of the 15C. This robot vacuum comes with an amazing 2000 Pa of suction that will effortlessly pick up dirt even if it is embedded in thick carpet fibers to produce even better results.
In addition to the stronger suction, this robot vacuum also comes with the BoostIQ technology that takes things a notch higher when it comes to balancing high performance and runtime. This technology will detect when the vacuum reaches an area that needs more suction and increase power within 1.5 seconds.
Smart and Convenient to Use
The ability to connect the robot to your home Wi-Fi gives you plenty of options when it comes to controlling this robot vacuum. For starters, you can pair it with the Google Assistant or an Alexa device to give voice commands to the vacuum without lifting a finger.
You can also download the EufyHome smartphone app and use it to set cleaning schedules, get notifications, get the robot’s location in real-time, and even take the reins and manually drive the robot to any part of your home that you’d like to vacuum. This app will enable you to control the vacuum even if you are not physically near it.
You also have the option of using the included remote control that is simple and easy to use. However, this one will not work if you are not close to the vacuum.
Long Battery Life
Despite the stronger suction, this vacuum will still give a decent runtime thanks to the powerful battery in this robot. Depending on the cleaning mode you choose, you can get up to 100 minutes of cleaning time from this vacuum.
Standard mode is ideal for hard floors and it will give you 100 minutes of runtime while BoostIQ mode that automatically adjusts suction as the need arises will give your about 60 minutes of runtime. When cleaning the thickest of carpets, you will need to use Max Mode that has the highest possible suction and this will give you a cleaning time of approximately 40 minutes.
Now that we know the Eufy 15C Max’s most outstanding features and abilities, let’s compare its performance with some of its closest competitors.
Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX vs. Eufy 11S Plus
The Eufy 11S Plus robot vacuum is another slim robot vacuum that does an amazing job of cleaning your floors. It does not come equipped with all the abilities in the RoboVac 15C MAX hence it is a bit more affordable, but it still does a decent cleaning job on most surfaces.
When it comes to suction, the RoboVac 11S Plus falls behind because it only has 1500 Pa of suction. It is, therefore, going to have problems getting all the dirt out from very thick carpets. However, on hard floors and low carpets, you will still be able to get decent results.
Like the RoboVac 15C MAX, the 11S Plus is also 2.85 inches tall hence it’s a tie between these two vacuums when it comes to maneuverability. However, the RoboVac 11S Plus doesn’t come with the ability to connect to Wi-Fi hence you won’t be able to control it using your voice or the EufyHome smartphone app.
However, it comes with a remote control that will still give you access to all the features and cleaning modes in this robot vacuum.
Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX vs. Eufy 30C
The RoboVac 30C is another slim robot vacuum from Eufy that will give you a unique set of features and abilities. This vacuum is compact, quiet and powerful enough to work on most households effectively without the need for constant supervision.
When it comes to suction, this robot can develop up to 1500 Pa of suction that will easily pick up dirt and debris from most surfaces. However, this suction is still not as high as the 200 Pa in the RoboVac 15C MAX. With that said, the RoboVac 30C will not produce as good results as the 15C MAX in demanding surfaces like thick carpets.
The only other difference between these two robot vacuums is in access control. While the RoboVac 15C MAX doesn’t give you an option to limit the robot’s movements, the RoboVac 30C has something for this purpose.
It comes with 13.2ft of boundary strips that you can place on the part of your floor that the robot shouldn’t cross and they will serve as barriers or virtual walls limiting the robot’s movement. In the 15C MAX, you will have to use physical means like closed doors to limit the robot’s movement.
These are the only two functional differences between these two vacuums. There is a slight difference in the appearance but the overall design and other performance characteristics are very similar.
Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX vs. Eufy 15C
This review wouldn’t be complete if we fail to mention a few things about the RoboVac 15C. This is the robot vacuum model that was upgraded to give us the 15C MAX so a lot of the features and performance elements are borrowed from here.
When you look at these two vacuums side by side you will quickly and easily note the similarity. Although there are a few differences in the lines and colors, the overall shape and size are standard between these two vacuums. Even the power button and Wi-Fi status indicator haven’t been moved.
When you take a closer look at the performance side of things, you’ll also find several similarities between these two vacuums. For example, they both have a three-point cleaning system with two side brushes, the main brush, and powerful suction to pick up dirt from the floor.
The climbing threshold is 0.63 inches in both of these vacuums and they are all 2.85 inches tall. When it comes to controls, both these vacuums come with a remote and you can connect them to a Wi-Fi network so that you can use the EufyHome smartphone app to get more options. You can also give voice commands by pairing with an Amazon Alexa or Google Home device.
The only functional difference between these two vacuums is the maximum suction levels. You can get a maximum of 1300 Pa from the RoboVac 15C while the 15C MAX can give you up to 2000 Pa. This is also seen in the cleaning modes because the 15C comes with only Standard and BoostIQ modes while the 15C MAX has MAX Mode on top of the Standard and BoostIQ modes.
Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX vs. Eufy 15T Upgraded
Finally, let’s see how the RoboVac 15C MAX matches up to the RoboVac 15T. When you place these two vacuums side by side, you will notice that there are a bit more differences when it comes to the design. The 15T has three touch controls on the top face while the 15C only has the power button and a Wi-Fi indicator LED light. These three controls in the 15T are for starting and pausing cleaning cycles, spot cleaning and sending the vacuum to the charging dock.
Another difference is in the available suction because the 15T comes with a maximum of 1500 Pa while the 15C MAX comes with a maximum of 2000 Pa. It appears like Eufy first upgraded the suction in the 15C by introducing the 15T, then they found a way of taking it a notch higher with the 15C MAX.
The RoboVac 15T will also not connect to Wi-Fi so you won’t be able to control it remotely from your smartphone. You will also not be able to pair with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to give voice commands.
This vacuum is, therefore, a cheaper and less powerful alternative that lacks some of the high-tech features available in the 15C MAX. It is the perfect compromise if you want something simpler and more affordable.
The Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX appears to be the ultimate robot vacuum in the RoboVac 15 series. It is powerful, high-tech and comes with all the features in the other RoboVac 15 series models like the 15T and 15C. The higher suction is a big bonus if you have thick carpets because it will ensure that your floor gets cleaner and with fewer passes.
|Best of the Best!||Best For Tight Spaces||Budget Pick (< $200)|
|Continuous||100 min||110 min|
|12.2 x 12.2 x 3.5 in||17.8 x 13.7 x 4.8 in||33 x 33 x 7.8 in|
|20 pounds||5.73 pounds||7.05 pounds|