Roborock H6 Adapt Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 01, 2021 at 09:38 am
Roborock H6 Adapt Picture
8.1
Bare Floor
7.4
Low-Pile Carpet
8.2
High-Pile Carpet
9.1
Pets
8.3
Stairs
8.2
Cars
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Roborock H6 Adapt is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that performs incredibly well on bare floors and high-pile carpets. It's a bit less effective on low-pile carpet but still does a good overall job cleaning various kinds of debris. It feels reasonably well-built and has good battery life. It's not the easiest to maintain, but it has virtually no recurring costs thanks to its washable filters. It's easy to maneuver and comes with several tools and brushes to help you clean various surfaces. Unfortunately, it can struggle with bulky debris on its 'Standard' power setting, which can cause material like cereal to get stuck in its wand.

Our Verdict

8.1 Bare Floor

The Roborock H6 is great for bare floors. It clears most debris easily, including pet hair and smaller debris like rice. However, bulky material like cereal can get stuck in its wand when using its 'Standard' power setting. It's significantly more effective on 'MAX' power, but that setting drains its battery very quickly. It feels reasonably well-built, though there are many parts to maintain. On the upside, it has virtually no recurring costs.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Cleans pet hair without issue.
  • Fantastic overall performance on bare floors.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Can struggle with bulky debris like cereal.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
7.4 Low-Pile Carpet

The Roborock H6 is decent for low-pile carpets. It does a satisfactory job of cleaning debris like sand and baking soda, and it's incredibly effective at cleaning pet hair from this surface. That said, it has many parts that need regular cleaning, and its dirt compartment is small, so you have to empty it fairly frequently. Still, it has virtually no recurring costs as long as it's well maintained.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Good overall performance on low-pile carpet.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
  • Build quality is just okay.
8.2 High-Pile Carpet

The Roborock H6 is great for high-pile carpets. It has no issues picking up pet hair or large debris like sand, and it does an impressive job of cleaning fine debris like baking soda. However, its dirt compartment needs frequent emptying due to its mediocre capacity. It also has several parts that need regular maintenance, but it has virtually no recurring costs as long as those parts are well maintained.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Cleans pet hair without issue.
  • Performs incredibly well on high-pile carpet.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
9.1 Pets

The Roborock H6 is incredible for those with pets. It cleans pet hair from all surface types with ease. It also comes with a turbo brush that's well-suited to cleaning pet hair from upholstered surfaces and fabrics. Its brushroll is also removable, making it easier to cut away any hair wraps. That said, it has several parts that need regular cleaning and maintenance.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Cleans pet hair easily from all surface types.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
8.3 Stairs

The Roborock H6 is great for stairs. It's very lightweight and portable, making it easy to take up and down stairs. It's easy to maneuver and comes with several tools and accessories to adapt to different surface types and areas. It does an excellent job clearing most kinds of debris from bare floors or carpets. However, bulky material like cereal can get caught in its wand when using the 'Standard' power setting.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Great performance across surface types.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
8.2 Cars

The Roborock H6 is great for cars. Its cordless design lets you clean your car without needing to access a power outlet. It's also easy to reconfigure into a handheld vacuum, and it has several tools that can help clean a car, including a crevice tool for tight spots and a turbo brush for upholstery. That said, it has several parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • Reconfigures easily into a handheld vacuum.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts need regular maintenance.
  • Dirt compartment is somewhat small.
  • 8.1 Bare Floor
  • 7.4 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 8.2 High-Pile Carpet
  • 9.1 Pets
  • 8.3 Stairs
  • 8.2 Cars
  1. Updated Sep 01, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 27, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Roborock H6 cordless stick vacuum feels fairly well-built. It has an all-plastic construction with an overall design that looks similar to Dyson stick vacuums like the Dyson V8 Animal. There's an LED screen that shows you the vacuum's remaining battery life, suction power, and more. The vacuum feels quite sturdy, though the connection points for the brushroll and the wand could feel more secure. The clear plastic dirt compartment looks a little fragile, though it feels more solid than most plastic dirt compartments.

6.0
Design
User Maintenance

The Roborock H6 cordless stick vacuum is acceptably easy to maintain. It has several parts that need regular maintenance, though they're easy to access and clean.

  • Dirt compartment: You can empty the dirt compartment by releasing the emptying latch to unload its contents. You can also detach it from the main body to clean it. The dirt compartment should be washed once a month.
  • Cyclone: You can remove the cyclone after detaching the dirt compartment. It should be rinsed with cold water once a month.
  • Top filter: The top filter is located on top of the cyclone and should be rinsed once a month with cold water.
  • HEPA filter: The HEPA filter is easily removed by rotating it to unlock and detach it from the top of the vacuum. It should be rinsed with cold water every two months.
  • Brushroll: Can be removed and cleaned as needed.
  • Charging contact: Should be wiped with cloth once a month.

You must air dry any part that's washed with water for at least 24 hours before using it again.

10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
Roborock H6 Front Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number
Roborock H6 HEPA Filter

The Roborock H6 has virtually no recurring costs as long as its parts are well-maintained. Roborock doesn't even sell replacement parts on its website, though you can find some on third-party websites if you need them.

6.7
Design
Storing
Height
44.49" (113.0 cm)
Width
13.19" (33.5 cm)
Depth
9.65" (24.5 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Roborock H6 is easy to store, though it takes up a lot of vertical space. While there's no onboard storage on the vacuum itself, it does have places on its rack station to store all of its tools and brushes.

6.4
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Roborock H6 has a passable dirt compartment. It's somewhat small, so it needs frequent emptying, but it's made of clear plastic and includes a max fill line, so you know when to empty it.

Design
In The Box

  • Roborock H6 cordless stick vacuum
    • Roborock H6 vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • Cyclone
    • HEPA filter
    • Top filter
    • Wand
    • Vacuum head
    • Brushroll
    • User Guide
  • Various tools and brushes
    • Turbo brush
    • Crevice tool
    • Soft bristle brush
    • Flex tube
  • Base station
    • Base station
    • Base station tool attachment
    • Power supply

7.1
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
2.82 ft (0.86 m)

The Roborock H6 is a cordless stick vacuum, so its range is only limited by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment. It comes with a 'Flex Tube' hose attachment you can use in its handheld configuration, which unfortunately is short.

8.2
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.47 lbs (2.48 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.35 lbs (1.52 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Roborock H6 is very portable. It's lightweight and doesn't feel too heavy in your hand. The carrying handle makes it easy to move from room to room.

7.5
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
11 min
Maximum Battery Life
87.5 min
Recharge Time
240 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

This vacuum has good battery life. It lasts roughly 10 minutes using the 'MAX' power mode and up to about 90 minutes on the 'Eco' setting in its handheld configuration without motorized brushes. That said, battery life can vary with real-world conditions and usage habits. It also takes a fairly long time to recharge. It includes an LED display that shows you exactly what battery percentage is left, so you know when to charge it.

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

The Roborock H6 has a few quality-of-life features, including an LED screen that shows you the vacuum's remaining runtime while operating, remaining battery percentage while in standby, and which power mode is activated. The three power modes are 'Eco', 'Standard', and 'MAX', which you can adjust by pressing the mode button. It also has a feature called 'Auto Carpet Boost', which is enabled when you attach the brushroll. This feature automatically switches the power mode to 'MAX' when it detects a carpet. Unfortunately, there's no way to disable it, so it can drain the battery more quickly if you have a lot of carpet.

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

This vacuum comes with an array of tools and accessories. It includes a removable brushroll, a turbo brush to clean hair from fabrics and upholstery, a crevice tool for corners and tight spots, a soft bristle brush, and a short extension hose.

Design
Alternative Configuration

The Roborock H6 cordless stick vacuum can be reconfigured into a handheld vacuum by detaching its wand.

Performance
9.0
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
92%
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 Roborock H6 is incredible on bare floors. It clears pet hair and small debris like rice easily. However, it's less effective at picking up larger debris like cereal. When using the 'Standard' power setting, cereal can get stuck inside the wand. We achieved the above results by switching to 'MAX' power mode, which crushes the cereal and sucks it up more easily.

7.7
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
78%
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)
60%
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 Roborock H6 has good performance on low-pile carpet. It has no trouble sucking up pet hair, but it's only decent at cleaning debris like sand or baking soda on this surface type.

9.0
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
89%
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)
71%
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 delivers remarkable performance on high-pile carpet. It clears pet hair and large debris like sand without issue and does a great job cleaning smaller debris like baking soda.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Excellent

The Roborock H6 has good maneuverability. It's easy to navigate around furniture and cables with it. It's also lightweight and easy to lift if needed. The tools and attachments come in handy when cleaning furniture or hard-to-reach areas, and it's fairly easy to crouch down and clean underneath tables or couches. However, you do have to stoop down quite low to be able to clean these areas. The brushroll can also get stuck on rugs or carpets, particularly when pulling the vacuum backward. The vacuum automatically enters into 'MAX' power when cleaning rug tassels due to the 'Auto Carpet Boost' feature, and though we were able to clean tassels fine, the vacuum also showed this error message.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Roborock H6 comes in one color variant: 'Red'. You can see our unit's label here.

Let us know if you come across a different variant, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Roborock H6 cordless stick vacuum has an all-plastic design that's similar to many Dyson stick vacuums. As with many Dyson vacuums, it has washable filters and virtually no recurring costs. It's also lightweight and maneuverable. However, it only has three power settings, and its 'Standard' one is ineffective at cleaning bulky material like cereal.

For more options, see our recommendations for the best cordless stick vacuums, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best vacuums.

LG CordZero A9 Ultimate

The Roborock H6 Adapt is a bit better overall than the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate. The Roborock is better for high-pile carpets, has fewer recurring costs, and is significantly easier to maintain. It also comes with more tools and brushes. That said, the LG performs better on bare floors and has a slightly larger dirt compartment.

Dyson V11 Animal

The Dyson V11 Animal is better overall than the Roborock H6 Adapt, though they perform similarly. While the Roborock is more effective on high-pile carpet, the Dyson is slightly better on low-pile carpet and bare floors, particularly at picking up bulky debris like cereal. They're both easy to maneuver and reconfigure into handheld vacuums. The Dyson is a bit less portable but has a slightly larger dirt compartment. On the other hand, the Roborock has better overall battery life.

Dyson V8 Animal

The Dyson V8 Animal and the Roborock H6 Adapt are very similar vacuums. They're both easy to maneuver and have similarly sized dirt compartments. Both are versatile across different surface types, but the Dyson performs a little better on bare floors and low-pile carpets, while the Roborock is a bit better on high-pile carpets. The Roborock has more quality-of-life features, including an LED display and a carpet detection feature, but it can also struggle with bulky debris like cereal.

Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H

The Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H performs similarly to the Roborock H6 Adapt. Both vacuums are well-suited for pets, as each cleans pet hair from all surface types without issue. While the Shark is worse at picking up fine debris from high-pile carpets, it's better overall on bare floors and low-pile carpets. The Shark also has a larger dirt compartment and is easier to maneuver. The Roborock, however, has a slightly better battery life, comes with more tools and brushes, and has fewer recurring costs.

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