Welcome to Vacuum Wars and to our review of the Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni robot vacuum and mop. It’s a new premium robot vacuum from Ecovacs, who’s been a leader and key innovator in the robot vacuum world for years. We bought one and put it through all kinds of tests over a few weeks, and in this review, we’ll go over all the pros and cons.
Ecovacs Flagship Alternative
The Ecovacs T10 Omni is a high-performing robot vacuum and mop with a long list of features including an auto-empty dock and obstacle avoidance. The Deebot T10 Omni performed great in our tests and is a compelling alternative to flagship robot vacuums from Ecovacs and their competitors.
- Great on carpet and hard flooring
- Easy maintenance with Omni Station
- Obstacle avoidance
- Lacks onboard water tank
- Mopping pads don’t lift for carpet
About the Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni
The Deebot T10 Omni is one of Ecovacs’ most advanced robot vacuum systems. That being said, it seems that they designed the T10 to be a slightly cheaper version of their flagship robot, the Deebot X1 Omni (read our review). The T10 and the X1 have most of the same advanced features, and the differences that they do have, which we will discuss as we progress, are relatively minor.
In many ways the model hierarchy between the T10 Omni and X1 Omni is like that of the Roborock Q7 Max+ (read our review) (or even more so the upcoming Q Revo) and S8 Pro Ultra. The more reasonably priced robots have an impressive list of features that used to be reserved for flagship robot vacuums.
RELATED: Our Roborock Q Revo Review has been published!
…if you like the idea of an automated floor cleaning system that is way above average with its cleaning ability and power specs, with almost every extra feature you could ask for, the T10 is a solid choice.
What we like
Starting off with the pros, one major pro with the T10 was its performance in just about every way we tested it. It excelled over the average robot vacuum, including with its most basic job of sweeping debris from the surfaces of hard floors and carpets. Its two side brushes and well-designed brush roll worked well together and it was nearly perfect with debris pickup on both surface types, even in its standard power setting.
Deep carpet cleaning and crevice pickup tests
The T10 also had a ton of power. We tested its suction and airflow and found them to be massively above average in both cases, and that power showed up where it counts. With the crevice pickup test, it achieved one of the best scores we’ve seen yet. And, with the carpet deep clean test, where we see how good it is at picking up deeply embedded dirt in carpets, the T10 was again quite a bit above average.
RELATED: Don’t miss our review of the Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni, the successor to the Omni T10 model!
Another pro is that its dual brush system for mopping was very effective. We tested it with dried-on stains as well as with wet stains in a variety of contexts, and even though, as we’ll mention in the con section, it doesn’t have an internal mop tank but instead needs to return to its dock periodically to moisten its pads, we didn’t notice any significant differences with it and the X1’s mopping performance.
Another set of pros revolves around its innovative Omni station, which not only empties the robot’s dustbin when it returns to its dock to recharge but also automatically washes and dries its mop pads. So there’s very little for you to do besides occasional maintenance, and it’s about as close to fully automated floor care as you could want.
LiDAR navigation and fast mapping
Yet another pro is its cutting-edge navigation system. The T10 uses LiDAR on the top for its mapping and basic navigation. It also has fast mapping; for example, it was able to map out our test home’s floor plan in as little as eight minutes.
In our navigation tests, where we give it several runs on a fixed floor plan, the T10 averaged 8.2 square feet per minute, which is quite a bit faster than the average for premium robot vacuums, which we currently have at 7.4.
The T10’s battery efficiency was also above average for premium robot vacuums in our tests. We measured an average of 1.8 minutes per battery percentage point lost, where the average is 1.6. All of that adds up to a theoretical average of 1,486 square feet per charge, which would be one of the best battery life numbers in the industry.
Another pro is its obstacle avoidance sensors. One thing to note here, though, is that the T10 has a redesigned obstacle avoidance sensor suite compared to the previous X1.
For example, the T10 does not have the lasers on the sides of the camera like with the X1, as well as some minor changes which were probably intended to keep the cost down on the T10. These changes, theoretically speaking, should make the T10 less accurate than the X1 at obstacle avoidance.
However, in our obstacle avoidance tests, we found that there wasn’t much of a difference between the T10 and X1. For example, they both scored the same nine out of a possible 12, which is, so far, the highest score we’ve seen with any of these new AI obstacle avoidance systems. They’re not perfect – so far, none of them have been – but these are some of the best scores we’ve seen, and it’s definitely better than not having it.
RELATED: One of the Ecovacs’ competitors for premium robot vacuums is Roborock. See how the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra fares in our tests!
Software and app
There are also a lot of pros related to its software. It has virtual barriers, 3D mapping, multi-level mapping, a best-in-class virtual assistant, live home monitoring, and all the scheduling and cleaning-related features you could want, like room select, zone cleaning, and a lot more.
What could be improved?
It can’t all be good stuff, though, so let’s move on to the cons.
Non-lifting mopping pads
One of the disappointments we had with the T10 was that its mopping pads don’t lift up automatically when they encounter carpet. It’s really hard to call this a con, though, since it isn’t a feature on the X1 either, but it is becoming more popular on these super-premium robot vacuums, and it’s not all that clear from the promo material that it doesn’t have it, so we thought we would mention it.
The T10 does automatically detect carpets, though, so when you have the mopping pads attached, it will vacuum and mop the hard floors at the same time, but it will avoid carpets and rugs automatically so as not to get them wet.
Lacks onboard water tank
Another con is that the T10 does not have an internal mop tank, whereas the previous X1 does. So, to moisten its pads for mopping, it needs to periodically return to the dock. We didn’t notice that much of a difference in the mopping tests we did, but it does mean that you can’t adjust the water flow. So, we could see that being less effective where large amounts of water are needed.
Omni Station size
Another con is that, like the X1, the Omni station on the T10 is very big. It’s the largest robot vacuum system by volume we’ve ever tested, so you probably should have an idea of where you want to keep it in your house.
All in all, though, the Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni is one of the best robot vacuum systems in the world. It is a bit pricey. But, if you like the idea of an automated floor cleaning system that is way above average with its cleaning ability and power specs, with almost every extra feature you could ask for, the T10 is a solid choice.
Deebot T10 Omni Specs
|Robot vacuum and mop
|5200 mAh Lithium-Ion
|Max battery run time
|400mL / .42 qts
|Omni station dustbin
|3L / 3.17 qts
|Robot Length x Width
|14.25 in x 14.25 in
Ecovacs states the Deebot T10 Omni has 5000Pa of suction power.
Yes. The “Omni” in Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni indicates that it has Ecovacs’ premium Omni dock.
Yes, the Ecovacs T10 Omni can both vacuum and mop floors.
Ecovacs released the Deebot T10 Omni in March of 2023.
Yes. The Ecovacs T10 Omni has obstacle avoidance and recognition.