The 8 Best Robot Vacuums, According to Amazon Reviews

Cross one thing off your to-do list with a robot vacuum cleaner.
Cross one thing off your to-do list with a robot vacuum cleaner.
Amazon

If you’re looking to cross vacuuming off your weekly to-do list, it's time to call on the robots for some help. The current robot vacuums you see in stores now aren't the same clunky machines from years back that bumped into every piece of furniture in the house and constantly got stuck in corners; many of the models today have sensors to avoid obstacles and can be programmed with an app or through Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can control the whole process without having to even leave the couch (or be in the house at all).

But there are a lot of choices in the robot vacuum market at the moment, so we've put together this list of the top-rated models on Amazon (only one from each brand) with at least a 1000 user reviews.

1. Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner (4.6 stars); $180

The Coredy robot vacuum.
The Coredy can run up to two hours on a single charge.
Coredy/Amazon

The Coredy can handle large areas of floor just as well as it can clean precise corners, and when it needs a charge, it automatically heads back into its charging station. This model is activated through a remote control, but there's also an upgraded version that works with your smartphone or Alexa.

Buy it: Amazon

2. eufy BoostIQ Slim RoboVac (4.4 stars); $160

A eufy robot vacuum.
This model automatically returns to the charging station when its battery is low.
eufy/Amazon

This eufy model is the company's slimmest vacuum yet. Able to automatically increase its suction power in under two seconds, you won’t need to worry about particularly tough spots on hardwood floors or carpets. And with its ability to run quietly and find its own charging station, you just might forget you own one—except for the fact that your floors will be spotless.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Goovi Robot Vacuum (4.4 stars); $190

The Goovi robot vacuum cleaner.
This design can clean all the hard-to-reach places.
GOOVI/Amazon

You can tell this vacuum to start cleaning with its remote control or simply by pressing the power button. Its large wheels allow it to roll from hardwood floor to carpet with ease, while its thin design means it can fit under those hard-to-reach spaces like the couch or bed.

Buy it: Amazon

4. iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum (4.3 stars); $269

The iRobot vacuum cleaner.
You can use the app to schedule cleanings ahead of time.
iRobot/Amazon

The iRobot Roomba has been one of the premier robot vacuums on the market since the beginning, and with a 4.3-star rating on Amazon, the company still regularly tops "best of" lists for both value and performance. This Roomba's dual multi-surface brushes allow it to pick up dust, dirt, and debris from both carpeted and hardwood floors, and cleanings can be scheduled through an app or via Alexa or Google Assistant.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Roborock E35 Robot Vacuum and Mop (4.4 stars); $320

The roborock robot vacuum.
This model won't only vacuum the floor, it'll mop it too.
roborock/Amazon

This model will take care of the mopping and the vacuuming, and it's ideal for homes that have dogs and cats running around. Like some other vacuums, you can schedule cleanings and monitor its progress through Roborock’s Mi Home app, and the large battery means it can clean for up to two and a half hours without needing a charge.

Buy it: Amazon

6. ILIFE V3s PRo Robot Vacuum Cleaner (4.2 stars); $160

The ILIFE robot vacuum
This model keeps debris from getting tangled in the roller.
ILIFE/Amazon

This particular model has three built-in sensors that prevent it from falling or bumping into furniture, and its tangle-free suction means you won’t be fishing any debris out of the roller. The remote allows you to swap between its three cleaning modes—auto mode, edge mode, and space mode—and at only 3 inches tall, it can clean under most furniture.

Buy it: Amazon

7. ECOVACS DEEBOT Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (4.1 stars); $180

The ECOVACS robot vacuum.
This one is so quiet you can barely hear it.
ECOVACS/Amazon

Compatible with the major smart hubs from Amazon and Google, you'll no longer have to get out of bed to get vacuuming done. And one of the best parts? The battery life is a hefty 110 minutes, so the DEEBOT can stay on the job for nearly two hours before needing a charge.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Shark IQ Robot Vacuum (4.1 stars); $526

The Shark robot vacuum.
You can schedule cleanings from anywhere with its app.
Shark/Amazon

Along with working on hardwood floors and carpets, the Shark IQ has a self-cleaning brush roll, so you won't need to waste time cleaning out dirt or pet hair. This smart vacuum also has angled side brushes so it can easily clean hard-to-reach corners, while the powerful suction picks up any stray debris.

Buy it: Amazon

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Sur La Table’s Huge Cookware Sale Knocks Up to 55 Percent Off Products From Le Creuset, Staub, and More

From woks to Dutch ovens, the Sur la Table cookware sale is all about variety.
From woks to Dutch ovens, the Sur la Table cookware sale is all about variety.
Sur la Table

If you're looking to upgrade your home kitchen, be sure to check out the cookware sale going on at Sur La Table. From now until April 14, you can take advantage of up to 55 percent off products from Le Creuset, Scanpan, Staub, and other brands during their biggest sale of the year.

To help you get started on your shopping, we pulled together a list of some of our favorite deals, which you can check out below.

Cast-Iron Skillets

- 10.25-Inch Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet $100 (Save $80)
- Set of Three All-Clad Nonstick Skillets $120 (Save $105)
- Set of Two Scanpan 8-Inch and 10.25-Inch Skillets $200 (Save $221)
- All-Clad Stainless-Steel Skillet With Lid $100–$130 (Save $80–$89)
- Set of Two GreenPan 9.5-Inch and 11-Inch Diamond+ Evershine Skillets $130 (Save $130)
- Set of Four Demeyere Resto Mini Skillets $56 (Save $33)

Braisers

A braiser from Sur la Table.
Sur la Table

- 2.25-Quart Le Creuset Signature Braiser $180 (Save $70)
- Scanpan ES5 Braiser with Lid and Fry Basket $200 (Save $150)
- 6-Quart All- Clad D3 Stainless Steel French Braiser with Rack and Lid $250 (Save $50)

Dutch Ovens

- 4.5-Quart Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven $250–$335 (Save up to $166)
- 5.5-Quart Demeyere Silver7 Dutch Oven $256 (Save $144)
- 3.5-Quart BK Dutch Oven $104 (Save $66)

Cocottes

A cocotte full of food.
Sur la Table

- 6-Quart Staub Cast Iron Cochon $250–$280 (Save $207–$215)
- 4-Quart Staub Cocotte $100 (Save $314)
- Set of Three Staub Mini Cocottes $60 (Save $55)

Sauté Pans

- 3-Quart Scanpan CS+ Sauté Pan with Lid $200 (Save $220)
- Demeyere Silver7 Covered Sauté Pan $200–$300 (Save $175–$219)
- 3-Quart Zwilling Clad X3 Sauté Pan $96 (Save $54)

Cookware Sets

A cookware set.
Sur la Table

- 10-Piece All-Clad Copper Cookware Set $1200 (Save $780)
- 15-Piece Demeyere Industry5 Cookware Set with Thermo Lids $1200 (Save $1141)
- Six-Piece Demeyere Atlantis Set $600 (Save $605)

Woks

- 12-Inch Demeyere Industry5 Wok $190 (Save $110)
- 12.5-Inch Scanpan CS+Wok $220 (Save $125)

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10 of the Most Popular Phone Chargers on Amazon

Anker/Yootech/Amazon
Anker/Yootech/Amazon

Smartphones are a daily necessity at this point, whether you're using them for work or socializing (or both at the same time). And with the countless hours people spend on their phones every week, the need to charge them quickly and on the go has only grown. We now need chargers in our homes, in our cars, at the office, and in our travel bags, just to give us enough juice to carry us through the day. To make sure you're never at 5 percent battery while answering important work emails or perusing Reddit, we've rounded up a list of 10 of the best-selling and top-rated phone chargers on Amazon, including solar-powered and wireless models.

1. Yootech Wireless Charger (4.3 stars); $12

wireless phone charger
Yootech/Amazon

This top-rated wireless charger is compatible with most recent smartphones and AirPod models—and you don’t even need to remove your phone case for it to work. Reviewers report that it can fully charge most phone models in two to four hours.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Anker Wireless Charging Stand (4.5 stars); $19

wireless phone charging stand
Anker/Amazon

More than 4400 user reviews gave this wireless charger five stars, praising it for its value and reliability. Plus, the propped angle allows you to charge your phone both vertically and horizontally, letting you watch videos or scroll through social media without losing any battery.

Buy it: Amazon

3. BLAVOR Solar Charger Power Bank (4.5 stars); $47-$50

solar charger power bank
BLAVOR/Amazon

This solar-powered combination power bank/flashlight/compass is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts (or emergency preparedness devotees). Reviewers say that this charger holds an impressive amount of battery, able to charge two devices at once—with plenty of juice left to spare. Bring it on your next camping trip or keep it stored in an emergency kit.

Buy it: Amazon

4. BigBlue Foldable Solar Charger (4.3 stars); $85

foldable solar charger
BigBlue/Amazon

This lightweight foldable charger includes four weather-resistant solar panels that you can attach to a backpack so you can charge as you hike. While it’s pricier than the other items on this list, users say it packs a punch.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Anker Wall Charger (4.7 stars); $9

Anker wall phone charger
Anker/Amazon

This portable wall charger can accommodate two devices at one time, and user reviews praise this model for its simplicity and durability. Just remember to provide your own charging cable—because this product is compatible with several different device models, it doesn’t come with a cable of its own.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Anker PowerCore Portable Charger (4.5 stars); $46-$56

portable phone charger
Anker/Amazon

We’ve all had those moments where our phones are at 4 percent battery and there’s no outlet in sight. Prepare ahead with this portable charger from Anker, which can handle multiple devices on the go. This charger comes packed with a lot of power—Anker estimates that this device can give smartphones an extra 92 hours of battery life every time it’s recharged. This is exactly the type of charger you need in your bag if you're a commuter.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Anker Dual USB Car Charger (4.7 stars); $9-$12

dual USB car charger
Anker/Amazon

While more and more cars include built-in USB outlets to accommodate smartphones, those of us who drive older cars aren’t quite so lucky. But you can make up for that with this affordable high-speed car charger, which plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and powers multiple devices at once. This charger is compatible with just about any device, provided you have a cable to attach it to the USB port.

Buy it: Amazon

8. ZeeHoo Wireless Car Charger (4.3 stars); $40

wireless car charger phone mount
ZeeHoo/Amazon

This device does double duty as a phone charger and a car mount. It requires a bit of setup to attach this charger to your dashboard, but once that’s complete, your phone can act as a convenient, hands-free GPS while charging up.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Swaller iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Battery Case (4.2 stars); $37-$38

iPhone battery case
Swaller/Amazon

This portable charger can give your iPhone an extra 25 hours worth of battery if you’re in a bind. Plus, it’s convenient—you can charge both your phone and the wireless battery case simultaneously using the same charging cable. Have a newer model of iPhone? Swaller’s got you covered with a selection of other battery cases.

Buy it: Amazon

10. HETP Galaxy S8 Battery Case (4 stars); $30-$33

Samsung Galaxy S8 battery case
HETP/Amazon

If you’re not an Apple user at all, you might instead opt for this battery case that’s compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S8. As with Swaller’s iPhone case, you can charge both your phone and the battery case itself at the same time—there’s no need to remove the case in order to get a full charge.

Buy it: Amazon

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