We have been impressed with the excessive suction energy and seamless mopping. Because of the extendable mops, the L20 Extremely cleans proper into the corners and leaves just a few millimetres of margin when cleansing close to obstacles. General, it leaves a very good impression – and a clear house.
The marketplace for vacuuming and mopping robots is rising. Alongside Ecovacs, Medion, Eufy and Roborock, Dreamebot is likely one of the most famous producers. And with the L20 Extremely, the subsidiary of the Chinese language producer Xiaomi has launched its strongest vacuuming and mopping robotic mannequin up to now.
The respectable successor to the Dreame(bot) L10 Extremely (learn our assessment to search out out extra) is accessible in two variations. The Dreame L20 Extremely, with an inventory worth of $1,499.99/ €1,199, comes with a set of brushes, mops and cleansing merchandise.
In Europe, the Dreame L20 Extremely Full is €100 dearer and comes with a set of brushes, mops, mud bag, filter and cleansing agent in addition to a substitute curler, all of which ought to final a 12 months.
In comparison with the Dreamebot L10 Extremely, the 20 mannequin has improved in nearly each space. We’ll go into this in additional element later.
Design & construct
The Dreamebot L20 Extremely is available in a big, heavy cardboard field – it ought to weigh near 30kg. After unpacking the person elements, you’ll discover the tower-like base station, the battery-powered robotic, the equipment together with manuals and the field with equipment.
The design is typical for a vacuuming and mopping robotic and hardly differs from competing fashions. The producer makes use of clean plastic for the floor of the bottom station and robotic. This doesn’t make the Dreame L20 Extremely a design-led system, but it surely match effectively with our house decor.
With a footprint of the bottom station of slightly below 43×50cm (17x20in) and a peak of greater than 60cm (24in), you must discover a appropriate place to face it – after all, there also needs to be an influence connection close by. You additionally want about 30cm (11.8in) of upward house to open the lid and simply take away the containers for clear and soiled water.
To entry the mud bag, search for the flap on the entrance of the bottom station. The most effective place to really feel the lock and launch for it’s on the backside edge – that’s, on the entrance for the robotic.
The construct high quality leaves an excellent impression. The flaps and lids lock exactly into place and the bottom station is secure.
The bottom station and robotic are kind of prepared to be used. All you need to do is connect a small ramp to the entrance of the bottom station, fill the recent water tank and plug the station right into a socket. Lastly, slot a cartridge containing cleansing focus between the 2 water tanks. On the robotic itself, you’ll have to take away the transport locks and fasten the one aspect brush and the 2 mops to the underside.
Subsequent, set up the Dreamehome app for iOS or Android and create a person account.
Utilizing the QR code below the duvet on the robotic, we added the L20 Extremely to the app. The app defined the steps clearly and some minutes later the robotic had logged into the WLAN with the default settings and was able to go. Cleansing may be initiated through the app or utilizing the buttons on the bottom station.
Earlier than the L20 Extremely will get to work, there’s a wizard to information you thru getting ready your property. First, it desires to know if there are any pets. You then activate (if desired) the automated rewashing of the mop, an automated second cleansing in addition to the automated drying. Then there’s a guided tour of the app features. You’ll have to safe the digicam with your personal activation code.
Cleansing may be initiated through the app or through the buttons on the bottom station.
The Dreamebot L20 Extremely takes care of the mapping robotically. Because of impediment detection with AI and 3D gentle construction, partitions, cabinets, chairs or objects on the ground are reliably recognised and typically even entered into the map with an outline. The know-how additionally reliably detects steps. As you utilize it, the map turns into increasingly more detailed – the L20 Extremely is continually studying.
App & settings
Because of the Dreamehome app, the L20 Extremely may be simply managed from a smartphone (Android and iOS). There are additionally quite a few choices to customize cleansing.
For instance, you’ll be able to change between “Every day Mode” and “Final Mode”. The latter is sensible should you’ve been away for a couple of days and the robotic hasn’t cleaned.
For every mode, there are adjustable settings overlaying cleansing mode, suction choices, wiping impact, cleansing sequence and customized cleansing. We used the default settings when testing. You can even restrict cleansing to particular zones.
The L20 Extremely integrates ultrasonic carpet detection and automated mop separation. As soon as carpets and rugs are detected, there are three cleansing choices: utterly take away the mops, carry the mops or keep away from the carpet altogether. You select the settings within the app.
There are additionally AI-enhanced options, which you could find within the settings, below “AI identification”. These embrace “Pet surroundings”, “Strategic cleansing of the pet surroundings” and “Footage”, the place you’ll be able to see pictures of obstacles on the map.
There’s additionally a superb reactive cleansing setting during which the robotic adjusts its suction energy by acoustically recognising mud particles, very like newer Dyson cordless vacuums do.
Our tip is to take a while to take a look at the choices within the app. There’s rather a lot to find and possibly switching a sure operate on or off will enhance cleansing for you.
Efficient and thorough cleansing
Dreamebot has packed a couple of new options into the L20 Extremely that enhance cleansing efficiency in the long run and set it aside from rivals such because the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni.
In the beginning is the utmost suction energy of seven,000Pa (the T20 Omni and Roborock S8 Professional Extremely weigh in at 6,000Pa). This enables dust particles and even pet hair to be vacuumed up – each on tiles, parquet flooring and carpets.
One other new characteristic may be seen when cleansing carpets, which the robotic can recognise when it encounters. Usually, lifting the mops as much as 10.5 mm is adequate. Nonetheless, this will not be sufficient for top and medium pile carpets. On this case, the robotic leaves the 2 mops within the base station. It is a operate that we’ve got not (but) seen in every other vacuuming and mopping robotic.
An actual spotlight is the robotic’s MopExtend know-how. This enables the robotic to return inside 2mm of skirting boards and cabinets. A position-sensitive detector detects corners and edges and robotically extends the mop to scrub areas which might be disregarded by inflexible mops.
Different good options embrace Pathfinder Good Navigation, which makes use of synthetic intelligence and 3D gentle detection to scan the house in entrance of the machine, detecting and avoiding obstacles.
Unique to the L20 Extremely is the DuoScrub mop system, which makes use of two high-speed rotary mops to wash the ground to take away cussed dust and spills.
For much more intensive cleansing, the L20 Extremely makes use of a particular cleansing focus. It’s robotically added to the recent water within the appropriate ratio.
The 4.5-litre tank for clear water within the base station ought to be sufficient for an space of as much as 600 sq. metres. There’s additionally a small water tank inside the bottom station that ensures the mop stays damp and improves cleansing effectivity.
After the robotic has completed cleansing, it is going to return to the bottom station. The battery will likely be charged and the mops are first cleaned after which dried with sizzling air at 45°C. In keeping with the producer, they are going to be 99% dry inside two hours. The drying course of prevents mould and unsightly odours.
And what truly occurs to the dust that has been vacuumed out? The robotic robotically empties it into the three.2-litre E12 filter mud bag within the base station. In the event you consider the producer, it solely must be emptied each 60 to 75 days for traditional each day cleansing.
Dreamebot packs some revolutionary options into the L20 Extremely and improves the vacuuming and mopping robotic in its core disciplines. In comparison with different fashions, the L20 Extremely truly cleans extra totally, particularly on carpets with pet hair.
Additionally excellent is the sting cleansing with the assistance of the extendable mop (known as the clever MopExtend know-how). This makes rooms totally clear, proper into the corners. In our take a look at, we have been each amazed and impressed at how soiled the water within the used water tank was. And this with a seemingly clear slate and parquet ground.
If this isn’t the right mannequin for you, take a look at our round-up of the very best robotic vacuum cleaners to search out your supreme cleansing accomplice.
This assessment initially appeared on PC-Welt and has been translated for inclusion right here.
Suction robotic: 350 × 350 × 103.8 mm
Base station: 606.5 × 426 × 499 mm
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: 4.3 kg
Base station: 13.3 kg
Contemporary water tank capability: 4.5 L
Soiled water tank quantity: 4 L
Robotic vacuum cleaner
Mud field quantity: 350 mL
Water tank quantity: 80 mL
Most suction: 7,000 Pa
Threshold overrun: 2 cm
Loudness: 63 dB(A)
Battery capability: 6,400 mAh
260 minutes (vacuuming solely or mopping solely in silent mode)