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eufy RoboVac G30 Edge Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Updated Jan 18, 2022 at 09:30 am
eufy RoboVac G30 Edge Picture
6.2
Bare Floor
5.1
Low-Pile Carpet
5.3
High-Pile Carpet
4.6
Pets
5.9
Stairs
5.6
Cars
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Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy RoboVac G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It can be used without an internet connection and comes with a set of physical boundary strips that you can set up to prevent the vacuum from entering certain spaces. It feels well-built, is small enough to navigate under a few low-lying obstructions, and offers excellent battery performance. Unfortunately, it has many parts that need regular cleaning, it incurs high recurring costs, struggles to clear debris from carpeted floors, and has a hard time with sucking up pet hair.

Our Verdict

6.2 Bare Floor

The eufy G30 is a passable option for bare floors. It easily sucks up small debris but struggles quite a bit when dealing with pet hair and bulky material. It comes with a set of boundary strips that you can use to prevent it from entering certain areas, and you can use it without an internet connection. It also feels decently well-built. Unfortunately, it has quite a few parts that require regular maintenance or replacement, so recurring costs are high.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Can be used without an internet connection.
  • Comes with a set of physical boundary strips.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Poor pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
5.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy G30 is a poor choice for low-pile carpet. It struggles to suck up pet hair as well as fine and large debris on this surface type. While it feels decently well made, it has many parts that need regular cleaning. You also need to replace a few components periodically, so recurring costs are high. Thankfully, it does come with a set of physical boundary strips to prevent it from entering certain areas, and you can use it without an internet connection.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Can be used without an internet connection.
  • Comes with a set of physical boundary strips.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Poor pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Struggles with both fine and larger material on carpeted surfaces.
5.3 High-Pile Carpet

The eufy G30 is inadequate for high-pile carpet. It can struggle to climb onto this kind of surface and does a poor job of sucking up pet hair as well as fine and larger debris. Recurring costs are high, and it has many parts that need regular cleaning. On the plus side, it feels decently sturdy and has amazing battery performance.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Can be used without an internet connection.
  • Comes with a set of physical boundary strips.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Poor pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Struggles with both fine and larger material on carpeted surfaces.
4.6 Pets

The eufy G30 is bad for pet owners. It does a poor job of picking up pet hair on all kinds of surfaces and doesn't have a HEPA filter, so it isn't the best option if you suffer from serious allergies. It also has many parts that need regular cleaning and incurs high recurring costs, though it does feel decently well-made overall.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Can be used without an internet connection.
  • Comes with a set of physical boundary strips.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Poor pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
5.9 Stairs

The eufy G30 is a robot vacuum and isn't designed to clean stairs.

5.6 Cars

The eufy G30 is a robot vacuum that isn't meant for cleaning car interiors.

  • 6.2 Bare Floor
  • 5.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 5.3 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.6 Pets
  • 5.9 Stairs
  • 5.6 Cars
  1. Updated Dec 14, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Dec 09, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The eufy RoboVac G30 feels decently well-made. It's mostly made of hard, dense plastic, though its bumper and wheels are rubber. The top plastic surface of the vacuum has a glossy finish and features three control buttons. It feels quite sturdy overall, though its dust bin is a little flimsy. You may want to consider the eufy RoboVac X8 if you're looking for a better-built vacuum from the same manufacturer.

Out-of-the-box setup is quite simple, as all you have to do is fit the side brushes into place and plug in the dock station.

5.0
Design
User Maintenance

The eufy G30 has many parts that need periodic cleaning, though they're fairly easy to access.

  • Dustbin: You can remove the dustbin by pressing the release button. You should empty it after each cleaning session.
  • Brush guard: You can remove the brush guard by pressing the release tabs and pulling it out. You should clear it of stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Brushroll: You can access this part by flipping the vacuum over, removing the brush guard, and pulling the brushroll free of its housing. It should be cleaned once a week with the provided cleaning tool, or, in cases where there's a more noticeable buildup of debris, a separate vacuum cleaner.
  • Filter: The filter is located in the dust bin lid, and you can simply lift it out of its housing. It should be cleaned once or twice a week depending on whether or not you have a pet by tapping it against a garbage bin to dislodge stuck-on debris.
  • Side brush: The single side brush can simply pulled out of its socket. You should clean it once a month by hand or with a damp cloth.
  • Swivel wheel: The swivel wheel can be removed from its socket. It should be cleared of stuck-on debris or tangled hair once a month
  • Sensors: You should clean the sensors of any stuck-on dust or dirt with a clean cloth or cleaning brush.

4.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
AK-194644180010
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

The eufy RoboVac G30 incurs many recurring costs.

  • Filter: The filter should be replaced every two months. Packs of two filters can be purchased from eufy's Amazon store page.
  • Side brush: The side brush should be replaced every three to six months. It's sold in packs of four on eufy's Amazon store page.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll has an estimated service life of six to 12 months. While the replacement part is listed on eufy's Amazon store page, it isn't currently available for purchase.
  • Brush guard: The brush guard should be replaced every three to six months, or whenever you notice visible wear and tear. Replacements are available on eufy's Amazon store page.

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.35" (8.5 cm)
Width
12.60" (32.0 cm)
Depth
14.96" (38.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The eufy RoboVac G30 is remarkably easy to store. It has a compact body and a low-profile charging station with room for excess power cord length.

5.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The eufy RoboVac G30 has a small dirt compartment. It falls some way short of the advertised claim of 0.6L and doesn't have a max fill line indicator to let you know how full it is.

Design
In The Box

  • eufy RoboVac G30 Edge vacuum
  • Dust bin
  • Charging dock
  • Charging cable
  • 2x side brushes
  • 2x filters
  • Brushroll
  • Brush guard
  • 4x Adhesive tape strips
  • 2x Boundary strips
  • 5x Cable ties
  • Brushroll cleaning tool
  • User guide

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

The eufy G30 Edge has a virtually unlimited range, as long as it has room left in its dirt compartment and sufficient battery life. That said, it can't climb or descend stairs.

8.2
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.97 lbs (2.71 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

The eufy G30 Edge is very portable. It doesn't weigh too much, making it fairly easy to carry to another room despite its lack of a carrying handle.

8.9
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
72 min
Maximum Battery Life
114 min
Recharge Time
240 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The eufy RoboVac G30 delivers excellent battery performance. In its most powerful 'MAX' suction mode, it still yields more than 70 minutes of continuous runtime. If you run it in its default 'Standard' suction power mode, you can expect almost two hours of cleaning time.

The indicator light allows you to monitor the current battery status with a glance. When positioned on its dock, it changes from solid orange to solid blue once it's fully charged, which takes roughly four hours. If you want something that recharges more quickly, take a look at the iRobot Roomba 614. In normal operation, the light changes from solid blue to flashing blue to signal that it's returning to its charging dock. A flashing red light indicates that the vacuum has encountered an error.

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 G30 has a couple of quality-of-life features. There are four suction power modes, which you can choose between on the fly: 'Standard', which is the default, 'Turbo', 'MAX', and 'BOOST IQ'. The latter mode allows the vacuum to switch automatically between the 'Standard' and 'Turbo' suction modes depending on the detected surface type. Two different cleaning modes affect how the appliance approaches the cleaning task. 'Auto Cleaning' is the default mode, while 'Spot Cleaning' intensely cleans a small, localized area.

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 G30 Edge doesn't have many tools. It's fitted with one side brush that pushes debris on the edges of the vacuum's cleaning path into the way of its main brushroll. A replacement side brush is included in the box, along with a cleaning tool with a hook blade to help remove stuck-on debris from these parts.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Performance
6.5
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
48%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
43%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
N/A
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 G30 delivers okay performance on bare floors. It clears small debris like rice without an issue but struggles quite a bit with both pet hair and bulkier material like cereal. Consider the eufy RoboVac G20 if you're looking for a similarly-designed robot vacuum that performs much better on this surface type.

4.3
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
51%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
44%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
15%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 G30's performance on low-pile carpet is poor. It struggles with fine debris like baking soda. It may also take quite a few passes to fully suck up pet hair and larger debris like sand.

4.9
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
46%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
20%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
29%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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"

This vacuum has bad performance on high-pile carpet. It has a hard time sucking up pet hair on this surface and clears very little in the way of larger debris like sand or finer material like baking soda.

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

The eufy G30 is reasonably maneuverable. In its 'Auto-Cleaning' mode, it maps out the room before it starts cleaning it. While it does use smart-pathing to plot a route, obstructions like tables and chairs can throw it off its organized cleaning pattern and cause it to veer in unexpected directions. It also struggles to climb onto high-pile rugs, and tassels and electrical cords get stuck underneath it. Thankfully, it's small enough to easily navigate under tables and couches.

Automation
8.7
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes (App only)
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
Yes
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
Yes
Smart App Yes
App Name
EufyHome

This vacuum has an amazing suite of navigation features. With its companion app, you can schedule cleaning times, check cleaning session history, change suction power and cleaning modes, and even remotely pilot it with directional buttons. Also, it comes with a couple of physical boundary strips that you can use to keep the vacuum from entering certain areas, unlike the eufy RoboVac 15C. While you miss out on a couple of options without its companion app, the vacuum can function without an internet connection.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 'Edge' variant of the eufy RoboVac G30, and you can see its label here. It differs from the basic model via support for a boundary strip detection feature; otherwise, the vacuums have very similar feature sets, though we can't confirm if this basic variant performs the same. Another variant of the eufy G30 called the eufy RoboVac G30 Verge is also available and is very similar in terms of specifications to the eufy G30 Edge, with the only difference being that it comes with one boundary strip instead of the Edge's two.

If you find another variant of this robot vacuum, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The eufy G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It has excellent battery life, comes with a set of physical boundary strips, and has decently long battery life. However, its cleaning performance is poor on carpets, and it struggles with bulky debris and pet hair on bare floors. It also incurs high recurring costs and has many parts that need regular cleaning. Thankfully, you can use it without an internet connection, similar to other vacuums in eufy's lineup like the eufy RoboVac 30C.

If you're looking for other alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, the best robot vacuums for pet hair, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The eufy RoboVac 11S is slightly better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge, though they're fairly evenly matched overall. The 11S has a larger dirt compartment and superior cleaning performance on all surface types, especially on carpeted floors. That said, the G30 Edge has a companion app, a more efficient smart-pathing navigation feature, and comes with boundary strips, so you can prevent the vacuum from entering certain rooms. It's also a little easier to maintain.

Roborock E4

The Roborock E4 is a superior choice to the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge in most ways. The Roborock is better-built, has a larger dirt compartment, lasts much longer off of a single charge, and maneuvers far more efficiently. It also cleans more debris on all surface types. That said, the eufy is a little smaller and lighter and comes with boundary strips to prevent the vacuum from cleaning certain areas.

eufy RoboVac G20

The eufy RoboVac G20 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge, though the vacuums are similar in design. Still, the G20 has a longer maximum battery life and delivers better overall performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. However, the G30 does charge a little faster and comes with a set of magnetic boundary strips in the box.

eufy RoboVac X8

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The X8 is better-built, lasts much longer on a charge, and delivers superior performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the G30 is a little bit lighter.

iRobot Roomba 694

The iRobot Roomba 694 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot feels more sturdily built, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a larger dustbin, charges much faster, maneuvers over obstructions like electrical cords with less difficulty, and delivers better performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the eufy comes with a couple of physical boundary strips that you can lay down to prevent the vacuum from entering certain areas. You can also adjust its suction power manually.

eufy RoboVac 15C

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.

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO

The iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot feels better-built, charges significantly faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, has a HEPA filter, and delivers better performance across all floor types. It also has more advanced automation capabilities, with a self-emptying feature that enables it to dump debris from its internal dustbin into an external dirt compartment attached to its charging dock. It can also resume a cleaning job from where it left off if it had to recharge partway through the session. Conversely, the eufy incurs lower recurring costs.

Roborock S5

The Roborock S5 is a far more versatile robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Roborock is better-built, has superior battery performance, and cleans more effectively on all surface types. It also has a mopping attachment to clean sticky messes on bare floors, though we don't currently test for that. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little bit smaller and lighter.

eufy RoboVac 30C

The eufy RoboVac G30 Edge is better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The G30 is easier to maintain, delivers better performance on all surface types, and uses a smart-pathing navigational system. On the other hand, the 30C has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often.

Shark IQ Robot RV1001

The Shark IQ Robot RV1001 is a better overall robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Shark does a better job of cleaning debris on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet, feels better-made, and maneuvers over obstructions like electrical cords more effectively. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little easier to maintain.

iRobot Roomba 675

The iRobot Roomba 675 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot feels better-built, incurs lower recurring costs, charges much faster while offering similar battery life, and delivers slightly better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Conversely, the eufy comes with a set of physical boundary strips that keep it out of certain areas and clears a little more debris on high-pile carpet.

Roborock S7

The Roborock S7 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Roborock feels better-built, has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, lasts longer on a single charge, delivers better performance on all surface types, and can climb over obstacles like high-pile rugs and power cables with less difficulty. It also has more advanced automation capabilities, with support for virtual boundary lines and scheduling cleaning sessions for individual rooms.

eufy Robovac 25C

The eufy Robovac 25C is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The 25C charges faster while offering similar battery life, delivers better performance on bare floors, and clears slightly more debris low and high-pile carpet. However, the G30 uses smart-pathing to navigate, resulting in superior maneuverability, and comes with a set of magnetic strips that you can use to prevent the vacuum from entering certain spaces.

iRobot Roomba E5

The iRobot Roomba E5 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot is better-built, less demanding in terms of maintenance, has a larger dustbin, and delivers better performance on low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the eufy has a more advanced set of automation features, most notably smart-pathing and manual surface and power mode adjustment. It also includes a set of physical boundary strips that can be used to prevent the vacuum from entering certain areas.

iRobot Roomba 692

The iRobot Roomba 692 and the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge each have their own advantages, so you may prefer one over the other depending on your needs. The iRobot is better-built, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a larger dustbin, and struggles far less with bulky material, such as cereal, on bare floors. It also recharges a lot faster despite offering a similar max runtime to the eufy. Conversely, the eufy outperforms the iRobot on low-pile carpet and comes with a much wider suite of automation features, including a set of physical boundary strips that can be used to prevent the vacuum from entering certain areas.

iRobot Roomba i4

The iRobot Roomba i4 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot is better-built, recharges much faster, has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, does a better job of maneuvering itself, and delivers better performance across all floor types.

yeedi vac station

The yeedi vac station is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The yeedi is better-built, has less demanding maintenance requirements, maneuvers itself more effectively, performs better on all surface types, and lasts longer on a single charge, though the eufy charges faster. The yeedi also has a broader range of automation features, most notably its self-emptying feature. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little easier to store and incurs lower recurring costs.

iRobot Roomba 960

The iRobot Roomba 960 is superior in most ways to the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot feels substantially better-made, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a much larger dirt compartment, and cleans more effectively on all surface types, with better overall maneuverability. It also charges substantially faster, though the eufy has longer maximum battery life. The eufy is also a little lighter.

iRobot Roomba i7+

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot is better-built, charges much faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, and performs better on all surface types. It also has an even wider range of automation features, most prominently its self-emptying function, which allows it to dump any accumulated debris into an external dustbin mounted to its charging dock. Meanwhile, the eufy is smaller and incurs fewer recurring costs.

Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI

The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Ecovacs is notably better-built, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a much longer maximum battery life, comes with a mopping attachment for bare floors, and clears more debris on all floor types. It has a more advanced LIDAR mapping system too, yielding superior maneuverability and more sophisticated automation capabilities.

Roborock S4

The Roborock S4 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge for most use cases. The Roborock feels better-built, is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, incurs lower recurring costs, has a longer battery life, and does a better job of maneuvering itself. It also allows you to set up virtual boundary lines or schedule cleaning sessions for individual areas via its companion app. The Roborock also delivers better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet, but unlike the eufy, it isn't designed for use on high-pile carpets.

Wyze Robot Vacuum

The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Wyze has better build quality, fewer parts that need to be cleaned regularly, lower recurring costs, a longer maximum battery life, and a more advanced LIDAR mapping system that allows you to set up virtual boundary markers or schedule cleaning sessions for specific rooms. It also delivers better performance on all surface types. Meanwhile, the eufy has a larger dustbin and an automatic suction power adjustment feature.

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