eufy RoboVac G30 Edge Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Dec 14, 2020 at 07:42 am
eufy RoboVac G30 Edge Picture
6.3
Bare Floor
5.1
Low-Pile Carpet
5.3
High-Pile Carpet
4.6
Pets
5.9
Stairs
5.6
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy RoboVac G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It has a comprehensive suite of automation features and feels quite well-built. It's also small enough to navigate under quite a few low-lying obstructions and offers excellent battery life. Unfortunately, it has demanding maintenance needs, incurs quite a few recurring costs, and struggles to clear debris from carpeted floors. Still, if you're looking for a relatively inexpensive robot vacuum with smart-pathing technology, this is an okay option.

Our Verdict

6.3 Bare Floor

The eufy G30 is decent for bare floors. It maneuvers reasonably well, lasts quite some time off of a single charge, and feels quite well made. It also clears small debris like rice without an issue, but unfortunately, it struggles quite a bit with both pet hair and larger material like cereal. Also, it has quite a few parts that require regular maintenance or replacement.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Broad suite of automation features.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Poor pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
5.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy G30 is poor for low-pile carpet. It struggles to suck up pet hair, small debris like baking soda, and larger material like sand. While it feels decently well made, many parts require regular maintenance. You also need to replace quite a few components periodically, so recurring costs are high. That said, it has a pretty large selection of automation features.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Broad suite of automation features.
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, like baking soda or sand. Recurring costs are quite high and maintenance requirements are fairly demanding. On the plus side, it feels decently sturdy and has amazing battery life.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Broad suite of automation features.
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 an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, which is an inconvenience if your pet sheds heavily. It also has somewhat demanding maintenance requirements and high recurring costs, though it does feel decently well-made overall.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Broad suite of automation features.
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.

  • 6.3 Bare Floor
  • 5.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 5.3 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.6 Pets
  • 5.9 Stairs
  • 5.6 Cars

Test Results

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Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The eufy G30 Edge feels decently well-made. It's mostly made of hard, dense plastic, though its bumper and wheels are made of rubber. The top plastic surface of the vacuum has a glossy finish that gives it a glass-like appearance and features three control buttons. It feels quite sturdy overall, though its dust bin feels somewhat cheap, as though it could break if you drop it. Thankfully, the 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 is somewhat difficult to maintain due to the high number of parts that require regular maintenance, though they're fairly easy to access.

  • Dust bin: You can remove the dustbin by pressing the release button. It should be emptied after each use.
  • Brush guard: You can remove the brush guard by pressing the release tabs and pulling it out. It should be cleared of stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Brushroll: You can access this part by flipping the vacuum over, removing the brush guard, and unclipping the brushroll from 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. It should be cleaned once or twice a week, depending on if 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 hair wraps once a month
  • Sensors: The sensors should be cleared 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 Edge has 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 in (8.5 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 RoboVac G30 is remarkably easy to store. It has a compact body and a low-profile charging station with room for any 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 G30 Edge 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, which makes 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 it's configured to run in its default 'Standard' mode, you can expect over 110 minutes of cleaning time.

    The indicator light makes it simple to check the current battery status. When charging, 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 means that it 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 modes to adapt to different surface types: '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. It comes with an additional replacement side brush as well as a cleaning brush with a hook blade to help remove stuck-on debris from these parts.

    Design
    Alternative Configuration

    This vacuum doesn't have any alternative configurations.

    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 has an okay performance on bare floors. It clears small debris like rice without an issue but has quite a bit of trouble with pet hair as well as bulkier material like pieces of cereal.

    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 really struggles with fine debris like baking soda. It may also take quite a few passes to fully suck up pet hair and larger sand-like material.

    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 performs poorly on high-pile carpet. It doesn't suck up all that much pet hair and really struggles with both fine debris like baking soda and larger, coarser material 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

    The eufy G30's maneuverability is alright. 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 can throw it off 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
    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 and cleaning modes, and even remote pilot it with directional buttons. Also, it comes with a couple of physical boundary strips that can be used to keep the vacuum from entering certain areas, unlike the eufy RoboVac 15C. While you do 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, but otherwise, the vacuums have very similar feature sets, though we can't confirm if this basic variant performs similarly.

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

    Compared To Other Vacuums

    The eufy G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It has excellent battery life, an amazingly broad range of automation features, and decent overall battery life. However, its cleaning performance is poor on carpets and only okay on bare floors. It also has high recurring costs and is fairly demanding in terms of maintenance requirements. Thankfully, it can be used 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.

    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.

    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 and can be remote-piloted via its companion app.

    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.

    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 and has a companion app with a remote-piloting feature.

    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.

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