eufy RoboVac 30C Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jul 06, 2020 at 08:23 am
eufy RoboVac 30C Picture
6.0
Bare Floor
4.6
Low-Pile Carpet
4.2
High-Pile Carpet
4.3
Pets
5.8
Stairs
5.4
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy RoboVac 30C is a poor-performing robot vacuum. It doesn't perform well on any type of surface, except it cleans up most small debris like rice on bare floors. It lacks a smart pathing feature so the vacuum follows a random pattern and can easily clean the same area twice, but it's still efficient at cleaning an entire room. It has an excellent battery life, a decently-sized dirt compartment, and the EufyHome app offers great automation features. Sadly, it's difficult to maintain this vacuum as there are a lot of parts that need frequent cleaning, including the brushroll, side brushes, wheels, and filters. Even if you maintain those parts well, you still need to buy replacement parts every few months.

Our Verdict

6.0 Bare Floor

The eufy RoboVac 30C is mediocre to use on bare floors. It sucks up most small debris like rice but it doesn't clean large debris like cereal as much, and it's only decent at cleaning hair. It has a decent dirt compartment but the vacuum is difficult to maintain and there are several parts that need frequent replacing.

Pros
  • Cleans most small debris on bare floors.
  • Decent performance with hair on bare floors.
Cons
  • No smart pathing feature.
  • A lot of parts and tools that need maintenance.
4.6 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy RoboVac 30C is poor on low-pile carpet. It doesn't clean up much debris on low-pile carpet, except it cleans a bit of hair. It's difficult to maintain and there are quite a few recurring costs with the vacuum as you need to buy replacement parts. On the upside, its dirt compartment is decent for a robot vacuum.

Pros
  • Decently-sized dirt compartment.
Cons
  • Struggles cleaning hair on carpet.
  • No smart pathing feature.
  • A lot of parts and tools that need maintenance.
4.2 High-Pile Carpet

The eufy RoboVac 30C is bad to use on high-pile carpet. It doesn't clean much of any type of debris on this surface. There are several parts that you need to clean often and eventually you need to buy replacements for those parts too. However, the dirt compartment is a decent size for a robot vacuum.

Pros
  • Decently-sized dirt compartment.
Cons
  • Struggles cleaning hair on carpet.
  • No smart pathing feature.
  • A lot of parts and tools that need maintenance.
4.3 Pets

The eufy RoboVac 30C is a bad vacuum to clean pet hair with. It cleans an alright amount of hair on bare floors but doesn't clean much hair on carpet. It's difficult to maintain and you need to buy replacements to some parts every few months.

Pros
  • Decent performance with hair on bare floors.
  • Decently-sized dirt compartment.
Cons
  • Struggles cleaning hair on carpet.
  • No smart pathing feature.
  • A lot of parts and tools that need maintenance.
5.8 Stairs

The eufy RoboVac 30C isn't designed to use on stairs.

5.4 Cars

The eufy RoboVac 30C isn't designed to use in cars.

  • 6.0 Bare Floor
  • 4.6 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 4.2 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.3 Pets
  • 5.8 Stairs
  • 5.4 Cars
  1. Update 7/15/2020: Fix to the volume of the dirt compartment.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The 30C has a decent build quality. It's made out of a hard plastic that's glossy on top and has a matte finish underneath, but it doesn't have a premium feel to it. The dust bin is made out of transparent blue plastic so you can still see through it, but it feels like it could break if dropped, and it's a bit difficult to put back into place. There's a quick on/off button on top of the vacuum to start cleaning and the power button switch is located underneath the vacuum to completely power it off. The vacuum is easy to put together as you don't need any tools to lock the two side brushes into place. If you want a better-built robot vacuum, check out the iRobot Roomba E5.

4.0
Design
User Maintenance

The 30C is hard to maintain as there a lot of parts that need maintenance, but each part is easy to access. The following are the parts that need maintenance.

  • Dirt compartment: It needs frequent emptying, about once daily, and it can be washed with water.
  • Brushroll: It can taken out by removing the brushroll guard first. The vacuum comes with a brushroll cleaning tool, and you need to clean the brushroll once a week.
  • Filters: There are two filters and a pre-filter in the dirt compartment. They're accessed by removing the dirt compartment and each need to be cleaned once a week, and both the pre-filter the black foam filter can be cleaned with water, while the white high-performance filter can't.
  • Side brush: There are two side brushes that lock into place and are easy to pull off to remove any hairs or clean them with water. They need to be cleaned about once a month.
  • Wheels: The wheels can easily be removed and cleaned with water. You should clean them about once a month.
  • Sensors: The sensors on the vacuum should be cleaned once a month with the cloth that comes with it.

If you wash any part with water, they must be air-dried before using them again.

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

There are quite a few recurring costs associated with the 30C, and all parts can be purchased on eufy.com, which redirects you to eufy's store on Amazon. The filter comes in two parts: the white high-performance filter and the black foam filter. The vacuum comes with two sets of filters, but they need to be replaced every two months and they're sold in packs of six.

The side brushes and the brush guard both need to be replaced every three to six months, or when they're visibly worn. The brushroll should be replaced every 6-12 months. Any other parts that break or get lost can be purchased through eufy's store on Amazon.

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.23 in (8.2 cm)
Width
12.91 in (32.8 cm)
Depth
14.80 in (37.6 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The 30C doesn't take up a lot of storage space. It lays on the ground and it mounts to the charging dock by itself. You need to make sure wires around the dock are tied with the zip ties that come with it, or else the vacuum sucks them up.

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

Update 07/15/2020: We incorrectly listed the volume as 01.6 gal (0.60L) when it's not. The review has been updated.

The dirt compartment isn't a bad size for a robot vacuum. It needs frequent emptying and even though there's no indicator telling you when to empty it, it's fairly easy to see how full it is.

Design
In The Box

  • eufy RoboVac 30C vacuum
  • Charging dock
  • 2x set of high-performance and foam filters, one set is already inside the dirt compartment
  • 4x side brushes, two are already on the vacuum
  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Boundary strips
  • 5x zip ties
  • Brushroll cleaning tool
  • User guide

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

The vacuum has an unlimited range as long as it still has battery life left, but it isn't able to go up stairs.

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

Great portability. The 30C isn't very big and it's fairly easy to carry if you need to bring it to another floor.

8.8
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
70 min.
Maximum Battery Life
115 min.
Recharge Time
242 min.
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The RoboVac has excellent battery life. On the most powerful mode, the 'Maximum Power' setting, it lasts over an hour, and on the least powerful mode, the 'Standard Power' setting, it lasts just under two hours. Just before the vacuum completely runs out of battery, it searches for the dock station, but it still can spot clean for two minutes. If you want a robot vacuum with even better battery life, check out the Roborock S4.

The battery life indicator flashes different colors and patterns depending on the vacuum's status, such as if it's charging, fully charged, or on low battery life.

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 30C has three power settings with audible noises to notify you which one it's on: 'Standard Power' (one beep), 'BoostIQ' (two beeps), which is the default setting, and 'Maximum Power' (three beeps). It also has different cleaning methods, which you can control on the remote or through the app. The following are the different modes:

  • Auto clean: It automatically chooses the cleaning mode and path to optimize its performance.
  • Spot cleaning: The vacuum cleans an area, turning in a spiral pattern, for two minutes.
  • Edge cleaning: Near a wall, it reduces its speed to make sure it's cleaned properly, and it can stay in this mode for 20 minutes.
  • Quick clean: The vacuum automatically cleans for 30 minutes and this is the most efficient mode in terms of times and performance.

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 BoostIQ RoboVac 30C comes with only a handful of extra tools. There's one main brushroll and it has two side brushes that pick up debris and push it towards the brushroll.

Design
Alternative Configuration

There's no alternative configuration for this vacuum.

Performance
6.2
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
65 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
54 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
20 %
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)
98 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
99 %
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 "Maximum Power" (3 Beeps)

The 30C has mediocre performance on bare floors. It doesn't have trouble cleaning small debris like rice, but it struggles with large debris like cereal. Cereal easily gets stuck underneath the vacuum and is dragged as the vacuum moves. It's decent at cleaning pet hair, but most hair gets stuck around the brushroll. You need to clean it with the dedicated cleaning tool, but even that isn't very effective at cleaning the brushroll. If you want a robot vacuum with much better performance on bare floors, check out the Roborock S4.

3.6
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
44 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
18 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
23 %
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)
16 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
15 %
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 "Maximum Power" (3 Beeps)

Poor performance on low-pile carpet. It struggles with any type of debris, but it's the most effective with hair. If you want something similar that performs much better on carpets, then check out the eufy RoboVac 11S.

3.3
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
21 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
7 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
3 %
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)
23 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
25 %
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 "Maximum Power" (3 Beeps)

The 30C has a bad performance on high-pile carpet, but this is expected for a robot vacuum. It doesn't really clean large debris like sand.

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

This vacuum has just okay maneuverability. Using the 'Quick Cleaning' mode, it's efficient at cleaning a room, but it loses track of areas it has already cleaned. It's small enough to go underneath couches and tables, but wires are a real challenge for this vacuum. If there's an electric wire laying around, the 30C easily gets stuck, so you have to move the wires on your own.

Automation
8.0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
Yes
Random Pathing
Yes
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
EufyHome

The 30C has great automation features. It comes with a remote and you don't need an Internet connection for it to connect to the vacuum. The EufyHome app offers the same features as the remote, and it works with Google Assistant and Alexa, but this isn't something we test for. During testing, the app only worked with a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection, but your experience may vary.

The vacuum doesn't have a smart pathing feature. It follows a pattern, but could easily go over the same area twice. When it's done cleaning, it returns to the charging dock by itself. If you want a robot vacuum with smart pathing, look into the Samsung POWERbot R7040.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the eufy RoboVac 30C, which is only available in black, but there are a few different variants with some different features, which are listed below. Besides performance and automation, we expect our results to be valid for the other variants.

Model Name Advertised Max Suction Power App Automation
RoboVac 30 1500Pa No
RoboVac 30C 1500Pa Yes
RoboVac 30C MAX 2000Pa Yes

If you come across a different variant of the 30C, let us know in the discussions below and we'll update the review.

Compared to other vacuums

The eufy RoboVac 30C isn't a good vacuum compared to other robot vacuums because it doesn't perform well on most surface types. However, it has a bigger dirt compartment than some others, such as the iRobot Roomba 675. Also see our recommendations for the best robot vacuums, the best vacuums, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The eufy RoboVac 11S is much better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. Both vacuums have a similar build, they each require the same maintenance needs, and their dirt compartments are the same. However, the 11S performs better overall and it does a much better job cleaning carpets.

Roborock S5

The Roborock S5 is much better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The Roborock cleans much more debris on any type of floor and it has a smart pathing feature that helps it clean a room. It also has a better build quality and it has a better battery. 

iRobot Roomba 675

The iRobot Roomba 675 is better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The iRobot has a better battery life, build quality, and it has better performance on bare floors and carpets. The eufy has two side brushes, while the iRobot has one, but they need to be replaced every three to six months.

Roborock S4

The Roborock S4 is much better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. It performs much better on bare floors and low-pile carpet but it doesn't work on high-pile carpet. Instead, the eufy works on high-pile carpet but it doesn't clean much on it. The Roborock also has more automation features, a better build quality, and a better battery.

iRobot Roomba E5

The iRobot Roomba E5 is much better overall than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The iRobot performs better on any type of surface, especially carpet, as the eufy doesn't clean much on carpet. The iRobot is also better built and it has longer battery life. The eufy has a bigger dirt compartment and its companion app offers more features, such as boundary markers.

Neato Botvac D7

The Neato Botvac D7 is a better overall performing robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The Neato does a better job of cleaning all debris and hair across different surface types, it's easier to maintain, and it has a better build quality. It also has a better performing battery. However, the eufy is slightly lighter.

Samsung POWERbot R7040

The Samsung POWERbot R7040 is a better robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 30C. It performs better on any type of floor and it has a smart pathing feature while the eufy doesn't have one. The Samsung is also easier to maintain and it has virtually no recurring costs. However, the eufy has a better battery and the dirt compartment is bigger. 

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