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a powerful and versatile cordless vacuum cleaner


WE love

  • Format compact
  • Good suction power
  • Good autonomy
  • Number of accessories supplied
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Ecran OLED

We don’t like

Verdict :

The Roborock H6 cordless vacuum cleaner impresses with its many advantages. Thus, it offers good versatility and is very easy to use and maintain. In addition, it is compact and delivers strong suction. Without forgetting its accessories, which are stored on its wall bracket. Its only small weak point lies in the modest capacity of its bin, which forces the user to empty it regularly. But since the operation is very easy …

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Via the Roborock brand, Xiaomi develops vacuum cleaners, such as independent, round models, which evolve on their own in your rooms: robot vacuum cleaners.

Another family of products is also in the spotlight: cordless (and bagless) vacuum cleaners. The Roborock H6 is one of the latest representatives. Announced at the start of the year, it is now available in certain French stores, such as Auchan, for € 339.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Crédit : Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

When we say cordless vacuum cleaner, we often think of Dyson. However, many other brands and models exist and are marketed in specialist stores, like the Rowenta Air Force 360 ​​Max offered at 204 € at Amazon.

So how does the Roborock H6 stand out from its competition and end up being a good deal when it comes to cleaning your home? This is what we will see.

A compact and lightweight vacuum cleaner

The Roborock H6 has a rather compact size and offers a good grip. In its “broom” configuration, its weight is slightly less than 2.5 kg. And to clean a worktop, with just the small brush, it weighs only 1.5 kg. That’s 240 grams less than the Rowenta Air Force 360 ​​(1.74 kg).

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Roborock H6 – With the Rowenta Air Force 360 ​​- Credit: Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

Suddenly, the vacuum cleaner offers good maneuverability, in brush mode as in broom mode. However, it turns out to be slightly less manoeuvrable than the Rowenta model. The latter especially has the advantage of being equipped with LEDs that illuminate the surface in order to better identify crumbs and other elements to be sucked in dark places.

Three power levels

On the power side, the Roborock H6 is no exception. Its 420 watt motor has a suction power, according to the manufacturer, of 150 air watts. It is three times more than Rowenta, which however does not demerit at all in this area!

The operation of the Roborock H6 is very simple: you press the trigger to trigger the suction. And to prevent tendonitis of the index finger, a button can be used to lock the operation (you can then release the trigger). Just press it again to stop the vacuum.

Practical, the vacuum cleaner is equipped with a control panel (on Oled screen!) Which indicates the currently selected operating mode. A button, easily accessible by the thumb, allows you to choose between three levels of suction power: economic, normal, maximum. The screen also provides information on the suction time remaining for each of these modes.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Crédit : Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

In practice, the first mode of operation is sufficient to remove dust or tiny food debris (typically crumbs) from hard surfaces, such as a table, baseboards or a tiled or parquet floor. It is then not necessary to pass several times in the same place. This mode also offers the advantage of being the least noisy.

The “normal” mode offers a little more powerful suction (and noisy, while remaining very bearable!), Which allows – in addition – to be able to clean rugs, carpets and other fabric armchairs / sofas. In this case, you should know that the Roborock H6 has the particularity of automatically detecting a change of surface.

Thus, when switching from a tile or parquet to a carpet, the suction power is automatically adjusted upwards. Of course, the downside lies in the fact that the autonomy is then reduced!

Finally, to ensure maximum suction, in depth on a thick carpet for example, the last mode can be activated. The decibels then soar, while the autonomy melts like snow in the sun.

Easy maintenance

The various accessories can be set up and removed very easily in a few seconds. Good point, the vacuum cleaner comes with a wall base, on which you just have to put the H6 to recharge its battery, but which also has spaces for storing accessories.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Wall base – Credit: Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

Among these, we find of course the long handle of stick vacuum cleaner and the small brush (to collect dust and crumbs in hand vacuum mode), as well as a mini motorized brush, a hose to vacuum in the corners and interstices and an expandable tube. This allows you to reach the top of furniture without having to carry the vacuum cleaner to end of bars.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Crédit : Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

The maintenance of the various parts of the Roborock H6 is also very easy. A trigger opens the hatch to empty the bin. The latter has a capacity of 0.4 L. It is a third less than that of the Rowenta Air Force 360 ​​(0.65 L). As a result, it will have to be emptied more regularly, otherwise there will be a marked drop in suction.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Crédit : Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

The filters can also be removed very easily, which allows the different elements to pass separately underwater.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Crédit : Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

Great autonomy

Regarding the battery life of the H6, Roborock advertises up to 90 minutes of use in economy mode. The latter is enough to pick up crumbs on a table or dust on shelves.

However, we will probably tend to stay most of the time in normal mode, as it allows the Roborock H6 to be used for 45 minutes. This is more than enough to vacuum a mid-size apartment two to three times a week.

During our tests, we were able to verify that the duration indicated by the manufacturer in this mode is indeed respected. We have also noticed that the increase in power which takes place, as we have pointed out, when going from a parquet floor to a carpet for example, considerably reduces the autonomy. Thus, the latter is only 20 minutes. It is this value that you must take into account if your rooms contain mostly carpet …

And if we switch to Turbo mode, the battery will be drained in just 10 minutes. This value indicated by Roborock is even slightly exceeded in practice, since we were able to use the vacuum cleaner in this mode for 11 minutes! This maximum suction can be reserved for example to clean a carpet in depth.

Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner
Roborock H6 – Mini motorized brush – Credit: Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

As we have already indicated, the screen indicates at any time an estimate of the remaining autonomy, depending on the suction mode selected.

Finally, the total charging time announced by the manufacturer of 4 hours. Here too, this value is confirmed since it took a little less than three hours to go from 35% to 100% charge.



Xavier Regord

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