eufy RoboVac 15C Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jan 19, 2021 at 09:19 am
eufy RoboVac 15C Picture
6.0
Bare Floor
5.1
Low-Pile Carpet
6.2
High-Pile Carpet
5.1
Pets
5.9
Stairs
5.6
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy RoboVac 15C is a budget-friendly robot vacuum. It's decently well-built and offers great battery life. While it does have a reasonably broad suite of automation features in its companion app, this vacuum can be used without an internet connection. Unfortunately, it does an only mediocre job of cleaning bare floors and high-pile carpet. It also really struggles with clearing any kind of debris from low-pile carpets. Like many robot vacuums, it has high recurring costs and many parts that require routine maintenance.

Our Verdict

6.0 Bare Floor

The eufy 15C is mediocre for bare floors. It does a fantastic job of picking up small debris like rice and picks up a decent amount of pet hair, but has a hard time when it comes to clearing bulky debris like cereal. It also has many parts that require routine maintenance or replacement.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Long battery life.
Cons
  • High recurring costs and demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Struggles with bulky material, like cereal.
5.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy 15C is disappointing on low-pile carpet. It picks up very little pet hair, fine debris like baking soda, or larger material like sand. While it feels decently well-built, there are many parts that you need to clean or replace regularly, so recurring costs are quite high.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Long battery life.
Cons
  • Struggles with clearing pet hair on carpeted surfaces.
  • Poor overall performance on low-pile carpet.
  • High recurring costs and demanding maintenance requirements.
6.2 High-Pile Carpet

The eufy 15C is passable on high-pile carpet. It can struggle to climb onto high-pile carpets but clears a fair amount of both fine debris like baking soda as well as large sand-like material. Unfortunately, it does a poor job of sucking up pet hair and has many parts that require periodic servicing.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Long battery life.
Cons
  • Struggles with clearing pet hair on carpeted surfaces.
  • High recurring costs and demanding maintenance requirements.
5.1 Pets

The eufy 15C is a poor option for cleaning pet hair. It struggles with sucking up pet hair on most surfaces, except for bare floors. It also isn't fitted with a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean, and though it does come with a cleaning brush to help you detangle hair wraps, it's still demanding in terms of user maintenance.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
Cons
  • No HEPA filter.
  • High recurring costs and demanding maintenance requirements.
5.9 Stairs

The eufy 15C is a robot vacuum and isn't designed to clean stairs.

5.6 Cars

The eufy 15C is a robot vacuum and isn't meant to clean the inside of your car.

  • 6.0 Bare Floor
  • 5.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.2 High-Pile Carpet
  • 5.1 Pets
  • 5.9 Stairs
  • 5.6 Cars

Test Results

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Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The eufy Robovac 15C feels decently well-built. It's mostly made of hard plastic, with a matte-finish body and glossy top surface, which looks somewhat premium but also shows fingerprints easily. While the rest of the unit feels somewhat solid, its clear blue plastic dustbin feels like it could break if you drop it. Note that its pre-filter feels a little fragile, and you should be cautious as it can bend or break when you pull it out for routine maintenance. Setup out of the box is quite simple, requiring only that you snap in its side brushes and plug in its dock station.

4.0
Design
User Maintenance

The eufy 15C is somewhat tricky to maintain due to the high number of parts that require routine maintenance, though they're easy to access.

  • Dustbin: The dustbin can be removed by pressing the release button and pulling it out. It should be opened up and emptied after every use.
  • Filters: The high-performance filter, foam filter, and pre-filter are located inside the dustbin lid. They should be cleared of debris once a week, either with the included cleaning brush or by sucking up stuck-on material with a separate vacuum.
  • Rolling brush/Brushroll: The brushroll can be accessed by turning the vacuum upside down and unclipping the brush guard. It should be cleaned with the included cleaning brush or with a separate vacuum cleaner once a week.
  • Brush guard The brush guard can be removed by unclipping its release tabs and lifting it out. It should be cleaned of stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Side brushes: The side brushes can be simply pulled off. You can unwind hair wraps by hand or clean them off with a cloth dampened in warm water. They should be cleaned once a month.
  • Swivel wheel: The swivel wheel can be pulled out by hand. You should clear the wheel and its socket of debris once a month.
  • Sensors and charging pins: The sensors and charging pins on the vacuum and its dock should be cleaned once a month with a cloth or dusting brush.

4.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
AK-T2906021
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

The eufy RoboVac 15C has many recurring costs.

  • Filter: The filter should be replaced every two months. They're sold in packs of six on eufy's website and their Amazon store page.
  • Side brush: The side brush should be replaced every three to six months or whenever you notice wear and tear. It's sold in packs of four on eufy's Amazon store page.
  • Rolling brush: The rolling brush should be replaced every six to 12 months. This component is listed on eufy's website and their Amazon store page.
  • Brush guard: The brush guard should be replaced every three to six months, or whenever you notice that its silicone strip is worn. It can be purchased on eufy's Amazon store page.
  • 9.0
    Design
    Storing
    Height
    3.15 in (8.0 cm)
    Width
    12.60 in (32.0 cm)
    Depth
    14.96 in (38.0 cm)
    Cord Storing/Management
    Not Needed
    On-Board Tool Storage
    Not needed
    Vacuum Rack/Station
    Yes

    The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac, like most robot vacuums, has outstanding storage capabilities. It has a small body and comes with a self-mounting rack station that doesn't take up much room. It comes with a few cable ties that can be used to keep the dock's power cord out of the way.

    6.2
    Design
    Dirt Compartment
    Dirt Compartment Volume
    0.11 gal (0.40 L)
    Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
    No
    Bag Included
    No Bag Needed

    The eufy 15C's dirt compartment is passable. It's larger than the one in the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge and is made of see-through plastic, which makes it easier to keep tabs on how full it is.

    Design
    In The Box

    • eufy RoboVac 15C vacuum
    • Dustbin
    • Rolling brush/Brushroll
    • 2x set of high-performance and foam filters
    • Pre-filter (inside dustbin lid)
    • 4x side brushes
    • Brush guard
    • Charging dock
    • Charging cable
    • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
    • 5x cable ties
    • Cleaning tool
    • User guide

    10
    Design
    Range
    Cord Length
    N/A
    Hose Length
    N/A

    The eufy 15C's range is limited only by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.

    8.2
    Design
    Portability
    Total Weight
    5.95 lbs (2.70 kg)
    Weight In Hand
    0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
    Carrying handle
    No

    This vacuum is quite portable. It doesn't weigh very much, though it doesn't have a carrying handle to make it easier to lift from room to room.

    8.8
    Design
    Battery
    Minimum Battery Life
    68 min.
    Maximum Battery Life
    111 min.
    Recharge Time
    234 min.
    Recharge Dock
    Yes
    Battery Life Indicator
    Yes
    Removable Batteries
    Yes

    The eufy 15C's battery performance is excellent. In its 'MAX' suction power setting, it supplies almost 70 minutes of continuous runtime. Running it in its 'Standard' suction setting yields a battery life of over 110 minutes, which slightly exceeds the advertised claim of up to 100 minutes of runtime. The battery's charge status can be estimated by looking at the indicator light on the vacuum. When cleaning, the light changes from solid blue to solid orange to indicate that it's running low on power and is returning to its dock. A solid or flashing red light indicates an error. The light pulses orange while it's charging on its dock.

    Design
    Quality Of Life Features
    Rotating Head
    No
    Power Adjustment
    Yes
    Self-Propelled
    Yes
    Headlights
    No
    Easy On/Off
    Yes
    Surface Type Adjustment
    Manual And Automatic

    The eufy 15C has a couple of quality of life features. It has three suction settings: the high-power 'MAX' mode, the energy-efficient 'Standard' mode, and 'BoostIQ', which automatically switches between 'MAX' and 'Standard' depending on the current surface. There are also a couple of different cleaning modes that affect how the vacuum approaches cleaning tasks. 'Auto' is the default, 'Spot' cleans a small area intensively, 'Edge' navigates a room's perimeter, 'Quick' cleans a room for 30 minutes, and 'Manual' lets you guide the vacuum via directional inputs through its companion app or via buttons on its remote.

    Design
    Tools And Brushes
    Brushroll
    Yes
    Brushroll On/Off
    No
    Removable Brushroll
    Yes
    Turbo Brush
    No
    Crevice Tool
    No
    Upholstery Tool
    No
    Soft Bristle Brush
    No
    Hard Bristle Brush
    No
    Extension Wand
    No
    Ceiling Fan Tool
    No
    Pet Grooming Tool
    No

    The eufy 15C has a couple of tools and brushes. It's fitted with a main brushroll, as well as two side brushes that bring debris from the outer edges of the vacuum towards its main cleaning path. There's also a cleaning brush with a hook blade to help you remove stuck-on debris from its various parts.

    Design
    Alternative Configuration

    This is a robot vacuum with no alternative configurations.

    Performance
    6.3
    Performance
    Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
    Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
    83 %
    Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    26 %
    Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    19 %
    Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    100 %
    Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    100 %
    Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Setting Used "Max"

    The eufy RoboVac 15C's performance on bare floors is unremarkable. It clears most pet hair and does a superb job of dealing with small debris like rice, but it really struggles with bulkier material like cereal.

    4.7
    Performance
    Low-Pile Carpet
    Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
    48 %
    Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    47 %
    Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    50 %
    Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    18 %
    Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    23 %
    Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Setting Used "Max"

    The eufy 15C's performance on low-pile carpet is bad. It struggles with fine material like baking soda and pet hair and does an only marginally better job of sucking up larger material like sand.

    6.4
    Performance
    High-Pile Carpet
    Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
    42 %
    Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    53 %
    Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    52 %
    Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
    45 %
    Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
    31 %
    Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
    N/A
    Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
    N/A
    Setting Used "Max"

    The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac's performance on high-pile carpet isn't bad. It struggles with clearing pet hair but does a fair overall job when it comes to sucking up fine debris like baking soda as well as larger sand-like material. That said, it may take an extra pass to clear everything.

    6.5
    Performance
    Maneuverability
    Under The Couch
    Good
    Under Low Table
    Good
    On Furniture
    Not Possible
    Rug With Tassel
    Bad
    Electric Cord
    Ok

    The eufy 15C has okay maneuverability. It's low enough to navigate under couches and tables and can climb over obstructions like electrical cords without getting stuck, though it can drag them around. That said, its random-pathing navigation can be flustered by obstacles and cause it to move in unpredictable directions. It can have issues climbing onto high-pile rugs, and tassels can get caught in its brushroll.

    Automation
    7.0
    Automation
    Automation (Robot Vacuum)
    Remote Controller
    Yes
    Automatic Bag Emptying
    No
    Automatic Recharging
    Yes
    Schedule Programming
    Yes
    Boundary Markers
    No
    Random Pathing
    Yes
    Smart Pathing
    No
    App Name
    EufyHome

    This vacuum has a decent array of automation features. You can use its companion app or remote controller to swap suction power settings, select different cleaning modes, and use directional buttons to control the vacuum when it's in 'Manual' mode. You can use the app to schedule cleaning times and set up voice commands with Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices.

    This vacuum can be used without an internet connection, but the overall functionality is limited. You can have it start 'Auto Cleaning' via a button on the vacuum or with the included remote control.

    Differences Between Sizes And Variants

    The eufy 15C comes in two color variants: 'Black' and 'White'. We tested the 'Black' variant, and you can see its label here, but we expect the other model to perform similarly overall. A similarly-designed vacuum, the eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, is advertised as having a higher maximum suction power, but we haven't tested it yet and can't confirm how it performs in comparison to the 15C.

     If you come across a different variant, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

    Compared To Other Vacuums

    The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C is a basic robot vacuum. Its build quality is decent and it has a fairly long battery life, but it struggles with cleaning debris on low-pile carpet, though to a lesser degree than the similarly performing eufy RoboVac 30C. If you're considering an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, the best budget robot vacuum cleaners, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.

    eufy RoboVac G30 Edge

    The eufy RoboVac 15C and eufy RoboVac G30 Edge perform quite similarly overall, though they each have their own slight advantages. The G30 has less demanding maintenance requirements and comes with boundary markers to keep the vacuum out of certain areas. It also struggles less with bulky material like cereal. Conversely, the 15C performs better on low and high-pile carpet and has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often.

    eufy RoboVac 11S

    The eufy RoboVac 11S is a better vacuum for more situations than the eufy RoboVac 15C, though the two are very similar in terms of design. The 11S delivers superior performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet, but the 15C is slightly better on high-pile carpet and has a companion app.

    eufy RoboVac 30C

    The eufy RoboVac 15C is a better vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The 15C struggles considerably less with larger sand-like debris on low and high-pile carpet and picks up more pet hair on bare floors. Conversely, the 30C is compatible with boundary markers to keep the vacuum from entering certain spaces and clears more bulky debris, like cereal, on bare floors.

    iRobot Roomba 675

    The iRobot Roomba 675 is more versatile than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a longer battery life while taking less time to charge. It also performs slightly better on bare floors and maneuvers more efficiently. Meanwhile, the eufy offers slightly better performance on low and high-pile carpet and comes with a remote control.

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