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iRobot Roomba i7+ Self Emptying Robotic Vacuum

Last updated: August 18, 2023


This powerful robotic vacuum distances itself from other models by coming with an automatic dirt disposal base that holds up to 30 bins of dirt. This model is definitely worth considering if you want the latest technology in a home cleaning robot.

We looked at the top Robotic Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Robotic Vacuum you should buy.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The automatic dirt disposable base can hold up to 30 bins of dirt, so you'll save time by not having to empty it as often.

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the iRobot Roomba i7+ Self Emptying Robotic Vacuum placed 1st when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer


Empties on its own – you dont have to think about vacuumingfor weeks at a time
Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal holds 30 bins of dirt, dust and hair
Power-Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power* forimproved pick-up performance
Patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology allows the robot to map its surroundings to clean an entire levelof your home
Ideal for homes with pets – Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System cleans the dirt and pet hair you see, and the allergens and dust you don’t
Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes instantly adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with floors
High-Efficiency Filter captures 99% of mold, pollen, dust mite, dog and cat allergens
Learns your home, remembers your rooms, and adapts to determine the best way to clean with Imprint Smart Mapping
Knows your kitchen from your living room choose which rooms are cleaned and when in the iRobot HOME App
Roomba, clean my kitchen – enjoy hands-free control with Alexa and the Google Assistant*
Prop 65: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This Roomba is the easiest to use of any robot vacuum.
These new Roombas may look familiar but pack fully upgraded internals, delivering improved suction and pick-up, smarter mapping and, with the i7+, automatic dirt disposal.
Roomba can start vacuuming your house with a brief utterance to your smart speaker, and it now even empties its dust bin into a larger, easily manageable dock that doubles as a trash can – automatically.
The i7+ is the Cadillac of robot vacuums. It can map my entire house. It can be controlled by a voice assistant or from a smartphone app anywhere in the world. It can even empty its own bin.
A robot vacuum that empties itself. Each time the Roomba i7+ docks with a full dustbin, it triggers the Clean Base to suction all the debris from the vacuum's dustbin. That perk doesn’t come cheap, but if you can afford it, you’ll find it worth every penny.

What reviewers didn't like

The dustbin on the standalone Roomba i7 has a slightly larger capacity because it doesn’t have the trap door that works with the Clean Base. The self-emptying dock is loud. And the flashy new nav system seemed a little buggy in our testing.
One drawback of using the i7+’s large Clean Base is that it’s more difficult to hide the vacuum away when not in use. We find flatter charging stations often fit under cabinets, allowing robot vacuums to come and go as they please. With the i7+ that’s not possible, so if you wish to tuck the Roomba away, you may need to find a spacious utility room or large closet with a power outlet.
It is a bit pricey
The downside to this is that the base is much larger than a standard charging base, the bags are an added cost that you need to shoulder, and the process for sucking the dirt out of the vacuum is extremely loud.
The Roomba i7+ does not display its maps in progress, like many other robot vacuums do, so you’ll need to wait until they’re complete to see them in the app.
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