Having pets is one of the greatest joys of my life. But let’s be real – with four cats and one dog, there’s a lot of fur floating around. And let’s not forget about the cat litter. So, I was very excited when Roborock asked if I was interested in reviewing their Q Revo model, which is an all-in-one robot vacuum and mop!
And I knew exactly where I would put it – in our cat room!
Disclosure: Roborock sent me a Q Revo free of charge for an honest review. All opinions stated here are my own. Some links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.
Roborock Q Revo: What’s in the box?
After my cats did their thorough sniff-check of the box, I was able to set them aside to unbox the Q Revo. Everything was securely packed, and the Quick Start Guide was front and center.
Here’s what’s included in the box:
- Robot Vacuum
- Multifunctional Dock
- 2 Mop Pads
- Power Cable
- User Manual
Setting Up the Robot Vacuum
The setup was a breeze. Nothing needed to be screwed in place or figured out. You don’t need to consult the manual to attach a single piece.
Here are the super simple steps to setting it up:
- Remove everything from the box.
- Set the box aside for your cat’s enjoyment later.
- Unwrap items and discard all plastic bags.
- Snap the ramp in place to the dock.
- Place the unit on a hard, flat floor and plug it into the wall.
- Fill the clean water tank. (Adding cleaning solution is optional.)
- Place the robot vacuum in the unit to charge (it comes partially charged).
Exploring the Roborock Q Revo
The robot vacuum + mop packs a lot into one machine. Here are some of its highlights:
- Vacuum and mop at the same time (or customize cleaning options)
- Dual liftable spinning mop heads
- Rubber brush for vacuuming (instead of bristles to help avoid hair tangles)
- Schedule cleanings from the app
- Can operate via voice control (Alexa or Siri)
- The multifunctional dock self-empties the dustbin after vacuuming
- And it refills the machine’s tank for mopping
- It also empties the dirty water automatically from the machine
- It self-cleans and self-dries the mop pads
- All of the above is done with no human interaction!
Although the unit may look big, it fits nicely into the corner of the cat room, next to the litter closet.
Connecting to the Roborock App
While connecting to the app is optional, meaning you can still use the machine without Wifi and your smartphone, there are more options if you connect to their app.
I had to try three times to get the unit to connect to the app, but it eventually did. I didn’t change any of the steps I took – I literally repeated the instructions three times. So I’m not sure why the connection issues, but that’s technology for you. Once connected, it worked fine.
Here are some of the screens it takes you through when you first access the app.
Setting aside my frustration when trying to connect initially, I found the app quite useful.
Mapping the Room
Once in the app, the first thing I did was map the cat room (as shown in the video below). It was so quick that I thought it wasn’t done correctly. But then I checked the map in the app, and sure enough, there was our cat room!
An added bit of fun is that you can watch in the app as the map is being drawn.
Cleaning the Cat Room
For those wanting to see a full video of the Roborock Q Revo in action, here you go. I’ve sped up portions of the video, but you get the idea.
The cleaning in this video is only one time around the room. You can change the settings, which I’ll go into further below.
Diving Deeper with the Roborock Q Revo
I’ve touched on the basics above. But let’s take a deeper look at each aspect of the machine.
Room Mapping / No-Go Zones in the App
I already showed the video of the Roborock Q Revo mapping the room. But after the first cleaning, I edited the map to exclude the area it saw through the cat door. I did this by applying a No-Go Zone on the map (the reddish-pink color).
Basically, I wanted to be able to clean without having to close the door each time. So, by adding the No-Go Zone, it worked! The vacuum stayed inside the room with the door open.
I also added the corners of the room on either side of the sofa to the exclusion area, even though it didn’t attempt to clean those areas because of items sitting there.
You can also add furniture to the room map, set the flooring surface type, add obstacles, and more.
I give it an A+ for mapping my simple room, but I cannot speak to mapping complex rooms or ones with carpet or a throw rug.
Setting Cleaning Modes and Schedules in the App
The app has three pre-set routines: Full Cleaning, After Meals, and Vac followed by Mop. You can quickly add one of those routines to your schedule or customize your own.
You can set your routines to vacuum only, mop only, or vacuum + mop at the same time. And it’s literally at the same time. It doesn’t vacuum the room first and then come back around to mop – it does both tasks simultaneously.
I set my routines as follows:
- Vacuum 1x time around the room every day (you can have it go around up to 3 times in one cleaning).
- Full Cleaning (vacuum + mop 2x time around the room) every Tuesday and Saturday. (This is a preset option.)
Yes, my routine will have it running twice on Tuesdays and Saturdays (vacuum first, followed by a vacuum + mop), but I wanted a thorough vacuuming before mopping.
If you have multiple rooms, you can also set the order of how it cleans.
The first screenshot is the home screen of the app when you first log in. Once you enter the Routines section, the second screenshot shows which routines I’ve set.
I give the app an A+ for options, but a B for figuring out how to set the options. It required a few guesses and checks from me. For example, I didn’t realize I had to click on the room map to add it to the routine. If I had mapped more than one room, that might’ve been more intuitive. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but those less tech-savvy may struggle a bit initially.
I’m happy with the Q Revo’s vacuuming abilities. I sprinkled some cat litter, cat fur, and cat grass to see how it would do. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
I have my vacuum-only mode set to Turbo suction power, which may be a bit much for laminate flooring. But I like to be a bit extra (when it comes to cleaning, anyway). The vacuum suction power options are Quiet, Balanced, Turbo, and Max. I would use Max if I had a carpet or area rug in the room, but I don’t.
Overall, I’m quite happy with the vacuuming abilities and give it an A. While I have seen a stray piece of litter a couple of times, I only have it going around the room once for each vacuum-only cleaning. I could set it to two times if I wanted, but it’s a cat room – five minutes after cleaning, the cats will likely track more litter again. Even with my Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum, I would have to go over spots more than once. And now, I don’t have to lug around a stick vacuum!
Mopping and Floor Cleaner
As noted above, I only have the Full Cleaning mode (vacuum + mop 2x) set to run twice weekly. The cat room floor doesn’t get super grungy.
If you have multiple rooms to clean, you can adjust how frequently the machine returns to the base to clean the mop pads, so you’re not using dirty pads later in the cleaning routine. (My room isn’t big enough to require this.) The company claims that the clean water tank holds enough water to clean 4,305 sq ft.
Here’s a video of the machine mopping a random spot, a coffee splash (that I did on purpose), and a dried wet cat food speck.
The self-cleaning mop pad washing did well. Here’s what the mop pads looked like after they were auto-washed and auto-dried in the machine. (It dries the mop pads at around 113 degrees Fahrenheit.)
The mopping options for water flow are Low, Medium, High, and Custom/Gentle. I set mine to Medium.
I give the Q Revo an A for its overall mopping functions because I really like that it self-cleans and self-dries the mop pads. Why not an A+? My cat room is pretty basic and not very dirty, so I can’t say how the mopping would do in a high-traffic area, like an entryway with muddy shoeprints.
Roborock naturally recommends their own floor cleaner for use in the machine. And although I did have another brand already on hand, I ordered the Roborock Multi-Surface Floor Cleaning Solution to see how it did. It seemed to work fine, and I didn’t notice any scent (except when pouring it from the bottle). UPDATE: I learned that the Roborock cleaner has tea tree oil in it, which can be toxic to pets in large quantities. So you may want to choose another brand of floor cleaner.
Note that the floor cleaner should be diluted 1:300 (1 part floor cleaner to 300 parts water). So, that would be one-third of a cap to 1 liter of water. 1/3 of a small cap is pretty hard to measure, so I suggest 1 capful to 3 liters of water (the tank holds 5 liters).
While our cat room is pretty clear of most obstacles, I threw a cat toy in the machine’s path to see how it would do. I chose one with a feather to see if it would get sucked into the machine. It was fine, so good marks for obstacle avoidance!
Dustbin and Disposable Dust Bag
The dustbin inside the vacuum doesn’t require much maintenance since it self-empties after each cleaning. But if you want to inspect it or clean the filter, it comes out easily.
Roborock claims that the dust bag capacity allows for up to seven weeks without emptying. The disposable dust bag resides in the multifunctional dock.
Another A+ for this aspect of the machine, if only because of the self-emptying feature!
In vacuum-only mode (1x around the room), it used 2% of the battery. For the Full Cleaning preset mode (vacuum + mop, 2x), it used 8% of the battery.
My room is just over 130 sq ft, so it’s not a big area to cover. And part of that space is covered with furniture, making it an even smaller area to clean. So, take that into consideration with my battery use.
The manual says it fully charges in 4 hours, but I have yet to use all of the battery to confirm that.
Overall, the battery life/usage seems fine.
How Loud Is It?
Can I hear the Roborock Q Revo as it’s vacuuming? Of course I can – it is a vacuum cleaner, after all. However, most of my cats will flee when I come around with a regular stick vacuum or a handheld. None of my cats were too concerned with the Q Revo, and they watched it go around the room. (Sadly, no takers to ride on it yet.)
The only time Sophie got scared was when the machine was back at the base and self-emptied the dustbin, which was pretty loud. However, Woodrow toughed it out.
This video gives you a good idea of how loud it is while cleaning the room and self-emptying the dustbin.
Overall, the vacuuming and mopping functions aren’t very loud. The only part my husband commented on was the talking that the machine does. “Finished cleaning. Returning to base.” He asked what it was because he could hear it from downstairs. I haven’t found a way to turn that off yet.
Overall, the machine is so-so for noise. The vacuuming part isn’t too loud. But the self-emptying is.
And there you have it! My thoughts on the Roborock Q Revo. Overall, I would recommend this robot vacuum and mop. I’ve only had one robot vacuum before, which was 7 or 8 years ago, and it was an off-brand one. The Q Revo is in a whole different league.
I’m happy with its cleaning abilities, and the “set-it-and-forget-it” convenience is wonderful (once I figured out how to connect and then use the app).
Also, I didn’t review it anywhere above, but one function that I cannot speak to is voice control. I don’t use Alexa or Siri, but supposedly, you can control the Q Revo with voice control.
It’s worth noting that the Q Revo is considered Roborock’s “budget-friendly” vacuum + mop model. They have 3 models above the Q Revo (as well as a few below). With all of that said, you’ll likely find a model that is right for your budget and cleaning needs.
Where to Purchase
You can purchase the Roborock Q Revo directly from their company website or Amazon.
Q Revo currently has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 3,700 reviews.
Questions? Ask in the comments, and I’ll answer as best as I can!
If you want to watch all the videos directly on YouTube, you can access our Q Revo playlist directly.
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Rachel is a lifelong cat lover, who loves writing and sharing about all things cat. Having been a cat mom for over 13 years, she is passionate about animal welfare and has fostered several cats and kittens. Rachel has used her skills as an award-winning blogger to volunteer as a writer and editor for a nationwide program supporting shelter cats. She entertains readers with her own cats’ antics on her other blog Three Chatty Cats. Rachel and her husband Ross share their home with four adorable cats – Dexter, Olive, Sophie, and Woodrow – and one handsome pup named Guster.