Yeedi Vac Station review: sit back and let this robot vacuum and mop for you
Keep your house consistently clean with a robot that can mop and vacuum at the same time
Yeedi Vac Station is a phenomenal cleaning robot that can vacuum and mop at once. It requires a minuscule amount of prep work (like filling the water container and connecting the mop pad) and it’s ready to go. Simply press a button in an app and the Yeedi cleans your house with little supervision. What puts it a step above the rest is its ability to vacuum carpets and rugs and recognize different flooring. When cleaning is complete, the vac station removes the debris for you.
Best for passive daily cleaning
Voice assistant is informative
Identifies different types of flooring
Mops and vacuums at the same time
Increases suction power on carpets
Fits under counters, beds, couches, and armoires
App lets you control the robot’s cleaning habits
Self-emptying station holds 30 days of dirt and debris
Kinks in the mapping software
Gets stuck on caster chair bases, rugs with fringe, and cords
Can’t clean tight spaces unless you move furniture
I’m a busy woman with a 1,600-square-foot house. I like to keep my spaces clean, some may say 'too clean[, but even I won’t use a vacuum, broom, or mop more than once a week. When I finally get to my weekly cleaning, I have to set aside a few hours to get it done. By the time I’m through, I need a few hours on the couch with a beverage to recoup.
So you can imagine how a Yeedi robot vacuum and mop combo perked my interest. A machine that would roam around my house cleaning while I sat at my desk working or folding clothes on the bed? Yes, please! I was even more enthused when I discover that it vacuums carpets too and has a self-emptying station that pulls debris and dirt from the Yeedi machine for me.
I’ve tested the Yeedi Vac Station for a few weeks, and it has been a journey! Keep reading below to see how this little robot fared with cleaning my home and how it stacks up among the best robot vacuums.
Yeedi Vac Station | Was $499.99, now $369.99 with coupon at Amazon
Yeedi Vac Station: Specifications
- Run time: A little over 3 hours
- Suction power: 600/1500/3000 Pa
- Charging time: 6 hours
- Noise: 67 dBA
- Water Tank Capacity: 240ml
- Dust Bin Capacity: 450ml
- Dust Bag Capacity: 2.5l
- Voice Assistant/App Integration: Yes
- Cleaning path width: 13.7"
- Dimensions: 13.7 in" x 13.7" x 3.03"
- Weight: 11 lb.
- Filter: HEPA
- Suitable surfaces: Sealed hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl, and carpet
- Warranty: 1 year
Yeedi Vac Station: Features & Functions
What's in the box
- Yeedi robot vacuum
- Charging and Vac station
- Extra dust bag
- Side Brush
- Washable mopping pad
- Mopping pad plate
- Cleaning tool
Simultaneously vacuum and mops
The Yeedi is designed to vacuum and mop at the same time. Essentially, the front half of the robot sucks up dirt and debris, while the back half mops behind. Users put water into the tank and add the mop pad and plate for this combo feature to work.
The self-emptying station is connected to the charging base. When the robot returns to the station to charge, the self-emptying station removes the debris, hair, and dirt from the Yeedi and stores it in a self-contained bag. Once the bag fills up, the Yeedi will notify you to dump the bag and replace it with a new one, making for a mess-free process.
Strong suction power
There are three different suction powers: 600, 1500, and 3000 Pa. Users choose which suction power to use within the Yeedi app. When vacuuming a rug or carpet, the Yeedi will automatically increase suction power so it can pull dirt that's stuck in deep fibers.
Everything from starting and stopping the Yeedi, guiding it to different parts of the house, and even changing the suction or water output are all handled in an app. The robot also creates a map of your home and notifies you how much it has cleaned each time.
What is the Yeedi Vac Station like to use?
The Yeedi Vac Station arrived in a medium-sized square box. After unpacking each and every item, I pulled out the instructions and got to work.
My first order of business was setting up the self-empty station, which required assembling it with a few screws and the included screwdriver. After that, I popped the side brush on the bottom of the Yeedi then set the robot on the charging base. I decided to put the charging base/self-emptying station in my dining room because it is one of the most central places in my home.
While the robot charged, I connected it to the Yeedi app. It was a quick and simple process. I let the Yeedi charge for about six hours before I used it on my floors.
Before using the Yeedi, I moved cords out of the way, pushed in chairs, and picked up my rugs with fringed edges, per the manual's instructions.
I thought it best to not set up the mopping feature the first time I used the Yeedi. I wanted to get a feel for how the Yeedi moved about my house and give it a chance to map out my space. Would the wheels create scratches on my historic wood floors? Would it be able to maneuver over the tall seam binders in my house?
To start the robot, I opened the Yeedi app and pressed the "play" button under the Auto feature. The robot rolled down the charging base and turned a few times in place as it took in its surroundings. In a few seconds, it took off. As it moved, I could see the side brush spinning and pulling in debris to be suctioned up. This worked quite well along the edges of the wall.
The Yeedi moved about my house with no issue. Yes, it bumped into items as it went, but never to the point where anything fell over or was damaged (which was good because I have some plants on some wobbly stands). I loved that it was short enough to fit under my kitchen cabinets, a baker’s rack, my couch, my armoires, and my bed. It’s not always easy reaching those spaces with a regular vacuum.
The robot is compact enough to get around most items in my house, but it can’t fit everywhere unless I’m willing to move items out of the way. Just think about a dining room table. With the chairs placed under the table, the robot can’t fit between the chair legs. I would have to move the chairs out of the way and then replace them when the Yeedi is done. The same goes for the tight space between the toilet and the wall. The Yeedi isn’t going to fit.
It constantly got stuck on two chairs that have caster bases (a single base with multiple legs coming out of the base). Anytime it got stuck, the voice assistant on the machine notified me that the Yeedi needed assistance. The app also pinged me which was nice if I was in another room and couldn't hear the voice assistant.
I was thoroughly impressed by how well the robot "climbed" over the seam binders that separate my rooms. Because I live in a historic house, these binders are like 3/4ths of an inch tall. At times, the Yeedi struggled to hop over on its first try, but it always managed to get over without causing any scratches or damage to those wooden pieces (or my hardwood floor). There is only one seam binder in my house it can’t climb over but that one is about an inch tall.
Although the Yeedi missed some debris on my wood and laminate floors, it did an incredible job vacuuming the large area rugs in my living room and study. The Yeedi zoomed onto the rugs and increased its suction power. It didn't do a great job on the little woven wool rug by my back door, but I wasn't too bothered by that. I don’t expect the robot to be able to do everything.
The Yeedi lasted about three hours before it needed to return to the charger.
I decided to use the vacuum/mop combination feature the second time I used the Yeedi. I filled the water tank with water and added the mopping pad and plate to the bottom of the robot. When all was ready, I hit the auto clean and the Yeedi went to work.
The mop pad and the side brush are on opposite ends of the robot. Essentially it vacuums a section of the floor, and as it moves forward, it spritzes water onto the floor and uses the pad to mop up the water. I chose to use the lowest water output setting in the app because too much moisture on wood floors can damage them. Overall, I was satisfied with the water output.
Perhaps the coolest technological feature of the Yeedi is its capability to recognize different types of flooring. I was very concerned about how the robot would handle the large rugs in my front rooms. I didn't want the Yeedi to get the handwoven rugs wet. When the Yeedi approached the rugs, it did so with the side brush side of the machine. Upon recognizing it was a rug, the robot paused and then zoomed away. I put my hand on the rug and was happy to feel that it wasn’t wet.
However, I didn't have long to celebrate this amazing feature, because soon after, the Yeedi hopped onto the rug and started vacuuming. The mopping feature had stopped but the mop pad was still on the bottom of the Yeedi and it was wet from mopping the hard floors. This meant my rug was getting wet and the mop pad was smearing the dirt and grime it had picked up around the house onto my rug. I quickly stopped the Yeedi and picked it up.
According to the website, the Yeedi is not supposed to go on any type of carpet if the mop feature is on. The website reads: “Yeedi vac station uses an ultrasonic sensor which can detect carpet during mopping mode and make sure that the yeedi vac station does not travel over the carpet.” I’m not sure why my Yeedi glitched that one time or even how to prevent it from happening again.
Because of this, I have to watch the Yeedi more carefully when it mops.
Vacuuming and Mopping – how well did it do?
Overall, the Yeedi does a great job when it comes to vacuuming. Each time the Yeedi finished vacuuming, I would check the debris chamber and it was always full. That said, the robot missed some dirt and debris, even when it seemed to maneuver across the same areas over and over again. The robot seemed to do less well on larger pieces of debris like leaves or dried bits of mud.
As advertised, the Yeedi can mop and vacuum at the same time – which is very convenient. If I wanted to, I could let the Yeedi run once daily and always have pristine floors. There is even a setting in the app to schedule the Yeedi’s cleaning.
The mopping feature is not as impressive as I would have liked. No streaks were left behind and with the naked eye, my floors looked great. However, when I removed the mop pad, I was a little surprised that it wasn't that dirty. I couldn’t tell if this was because my floors are fairly clean or if the mop pad just didn’t pick up the grime.
From my understanding, the Yeedi is not equipped with smart technology that can determine the amount of dirt, grime, or debris on a floor. Therefore, it doesn’t have the smart technology to know when there is a tougher stain on the floor -- such as the kind that occurs in a kitchen. This is the second biggest drawback of the mopping feature of the Yeedi.
Using the App
You can’t use the Yeedi without using the app, and for people who aren’t comfortable with technology, this can be a bit of a learning curve. I’m comfortable with technology and even I had some trouble with the app.
It takes a few uses for the Yeedi to fully map your home. The only problem with the map is that it's confusing. My map doesn’t look like the layout of my home at all. There are random spaces where I assume the robot can’t map because it's where big pieces of furniture are located. However, I feel like I should be able to ‘see’ my house on this map and the reality is I don’t.
This wouldn’t be a big deal, except that if I want to customize the Yeedi's cleaning, I can’t. Theoretically, I should be able to click on a part of the map and the Yeedi should zoom over and clean that area only. This would be especially helpful to use on my mudroom which gets dirtier than other parts of my home. The other thing I should be able to do is ‘rope off’ areas that I don’t want the Yeedi robot to vacuum or mop. For instance, there is a very small section of hardwood floor in front of my bathroom that is unsealed and therefore cannot be mopped.
Unfortunately, I can’t figure out which areas of my house are represented on the map that the Yeedi has created in my app. I even tried to run a ‘test’ that would help me label the areas of the map. Essentially, I pressed an area on the map and hoped the robot would zoom to that room and I would be able to orientate myself on the map. However, the Yeedi just started cleaning around the charging base and then informed me that it couldn’t find the area that I had outlined on the map. I’m not sure how to fix this except to perhaps delete the map and start over.
I do want to point out some very great settings in the app. I’m able to choose the vacuum power (there are three settings), set up a cleaning schedule, and increase or decrease the voice on the robot. There is also a cleaning log that notates how much square footage the Yeedi cleaned and for how long it cleaned that day. The ‘auto empty’ button notifies the vac station to suck the debris into the storage bag. This is nice because it means I don’t have to get my hands dirty.
The one last drawback to using the Yeedi app is the ‘return to charger’ setting. Unless the Yeedi is right next to the vac station, it seems unable to find it. I’ve tried to troubleshoot this, and I can’t figure it out. Even when the Yeedi is running low on battery power and tries to return to the vac station on its own, it never seems to be able to find it. This seems odd to me because you can clearly see the vac station on the app and I have not moved it once since setting it up.
In the end, I’ve had to pick up the robot and place it on the charger. This isn’t a big deal, but let's hope the robot never loses power under my bed or couch.
The one thing I love about the Yeedi is the little amount of prep work and maintenance it requires. As I said, to use the mopping feature, I do have to add water to the water tank, place the mop plate on, and then add the mop pad onto the mop plate. This takes a few minutes to complete. When the Yeedi is done mopping, I pour out any remaining water and remove the mop plate and pad. The instructions say to rinse the mop pad out with water from a faucet, but I wash it in a washing machine because I find that a faucet doesn’t quite clean it out as well as I’d like.
After each use, I do try to clean the HEPA filter. To do this, I remove the filter from the dust bin and rinse it out with water. From there, I let it dry in the sun for 24 hours.
If there is any hair, string, or debris that is stuck in the dust bin, the filter, main brush, side brush, or front wheel, I use the small multi-function cleaning tool that stays clipped under the hood of the Yeedi. I do have to use this tool quite often because hair seems to get caught frequently. (And I have very short hair!)
After about 30 uses, I'll have to remove the self-emptying station bag and replace it with a new one. Thankfully Yeedi provided one extra vacuum bag in my order!
What I loved about the Yeedi Vac Station
I don’t need to do much once it starts
The Yeedi is a passive cleaning device. It may take 3 hours to clean your whole house, but at least it’s mopping and vacuuming at the same time. Plus, you can do whatever you want while it works! If you schedule the Yeedi to clean once a day or even a few times a week, your house is going to remain clean for any surprise guest that may stop by.
The cleaning control I have on the app
I know what I said about the app above – there are some kinks to it. However, it is pretty cool how much control you have on the app. It notifies me when the robot is stuck, lets me start and stop the machine when I like, and allows me to choose how much water output and suction power to use. I’m more in control of this robot than I am with most vacuums or mops. I’m sure I’ll figure out the mapping aspect of the app eventually, but even if I don't, I’m impressed by the capabilities I still have.
When I read that the Yeedi can recognize different types of flooring, I wasn’t convinced. Seeing is believing and I sure do believe. The Yeedi can recognize carpet or thick rugs and it’s pretty phenomenal to watch it in action. I love that the suction power increases on my area rugs. I don’t think my rugs have ever been this clean on a regular basis.
I think the biggest drawback to using smart vacuums and mops is how much maintenance you have to do to keep them in good shape. The Yeedi doesn’t require that much work, especially if you choose to buy one with the vac station. It empties the dirt and debris for me.
How does the Yeedi Vac Station rate online?
There are 79 reviews that result in a 4.5-star rating on the Yeedi website. On Amazon, 517 reviewers have rated it an average of 4 stars. Reviewers like how the Yeedi cleans, especially its ability to pick up dog hair. Drawbacks for users include incomplete or faulty mapping and the robot unable to find the docking station. Others have notated that the vac station cannot suck out dog hair which must be removed manually.
How does the Yeedi Vac Station compare to similar models?
Although I haven’t tested other vacuum + mopping robots, I have tested the Tineco Floor One S5 wet/dry vac. Like the Yeedi, it can mop and vacuum at the same time, however, it does require you to manually push the machine around the house. That may not be a bad thing – because it means your house is cleaned in a quicker amount of time, and you can clean up spills as they happen without ‘hoping’ the Yeedi finds it. The mopping feature is much better on the Tineco than the Yeedi, and it also has the capability to suck up liquids spilled on the floor and notify users which parts of the floor are dirtier than others. The Yeedi, however, can clean carpet and rugs which the Tineco cannot.
As for other robots similar to the Yeedi, the Bissell SpinWave is a big hit with users on Amazon. It has a 4 out of 5 rating and over 3,500 reviews. There are two rotating mopping pads and two side brushes. Users are impressed with the mopping capability, but as there is no mapping feature, they can’t be sure where the robot has been or hasn’t been throughout the house. It does not have a self-emptying station as the Yeedi does.
The Shark VacMop lacks a self-emptying station too, but it can clean carpets and hard floors like the Yeedi. With an app and Alexa connection, you can set no-go zones on the map just as you can do with the Yeedi. The brush is designed to be self-cleaning and prevents hair from wrapping around the brush roll. A lot of users note that the Shark VacMop doesn’t bump into objects; from my experience, the Yeedi does. Others point out the mapping feature isn’t perfect and the Shark does miss debris on occasion which isn’t unlike the Yeedi. The biggest drawback to the Shark, according to users, is that it doesn’t stay charged long enough to clean the whole house.
The Proscenic M8 also has similar mopping and vacuuming features, though the core difference is that the Yeedi can mop and vacuum simultaneously, and knows to avoid carpets and that the M8 can work across many different floor plans, but it does not come with a self-emptying base.
Yeedi Vac Station: Final thoughts
Let’s be clear – the Yeedi Vac Station is a passive vacuuming and mopping tool. It will clean your house while you go about your business, making it a great option for pet owners. Unfortunately, you’ll need an extra vacuum or mop to get into spaces the Yeedi can’t reach like between the toilet and the wall, or even to clean something you spilled on the floor. Its mopping feature is decent but not great, so you’ll need something else that can offer a deeper cleaning once in a while.
Even though it has some kinks in the mapping software, I’d still recommend you buy this. It’s essentially the best robot wet/dry vac on the market. There isn’t another product that can mop and vacuum hard and carpeted floors with the kind of charge time or self-emptying station this robot offers.
You may or may not be able to figure out the mapping system, but you almost don’t need to. The Yeedi does a great job roaming the house and if you use it even a few times a week, your home will remain more consistently clean than it would with a once-weekly cleaning.
Here’s the thing – software can be updated and I’ve no doubt that Yeedi is working to improve the mapping feature. You’ll want this well-cleaning robot on hand so that when the updates come in, you'll be the first to have an improved cleaning experience right away.
Where to buy: Yeedi Vac Station
About this review and our reviewer
Alex Temblador is a Dallas-based award-winning author and freelance writer that has covered home, design, architecture, and art in publications like Real Homes, Gardeningetc, Home & Gardens, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Artsy, Neighborhoods.com, Culture Trip, among many others. She recently bought her first home, a green Sears & Roebuck house that's over 100 years old, sits on half an acre of land, and features a stunning wraparound porch, original hardwood floors, pocket doors, and a butler pantry. Alex loves to test products for Gardeningetc, Real Homes, and Homes & Gardens buying guides and reviews which has helped to expand the richness of her first-time homeowner life. The Mixed Latinx writer can usually be found working or relaxing in her outdoor spaces.
As with all our reviews, the Yeedi Vac Station was tested first-hand in Alex’s home, using it just as you would so you know exactly what you are buying. The products are given to us free of charge and we test them for as long as possible before sending them back to the brand unless we are able to keep them. This means that we can continue to use the product which gives us the opportunity to return to our reviews for updating, so you can keep up-to-date with how it's fared over a period of time.
Alex Temblador is a Mixed Latinx award-winning author and freelance writer based in Dallas, Texas. Her work in the home space has appeared in outlets like Real Homes, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Culture Trip, and Neighborhoods.com, among many others. She writes on a wide variety of topics for H&G, and has tested everything from vacuum cleaners to fitness equipment and pizza ovens in the name of product research.
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