Roborock H6 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Roborock H6 is a cordless, bagless, 2-in-1 convertible stick/handheld vacuum cleaner. It is a rather advanced and powerful unit, intended as the second vacuum cleaner in large homes and apartments, and even as the main vacuum cleaner is smaller to medium ones.
Roborock H6 converts easily, it features very powerful suction with excellent air filtration and is suitable even for people with asthma and allergy issues. It can be used for regular cleaning, quick cleanups, and for cleaning in emergencies.
Published: September 9, 2020.
Roborock H6 - Features and Specifications
Roborock H6 weighs only ~3.1 pounds (~1.4 kg) and can be easily used in both stick vacuum configuration and in handheld vacuum configuration.
The unit is powered via onboard 22.2 volts 3610 mAh lithium battery, and is rated at 420 watts, with the maximum suction of 150 Air Watts and 25 kPa.
All the controls of the unit are on or near the handle, allowing the user to easily set the vacuum and to clean in the most efficient way. When using the unit for the first time, familiarize yourself with the trigger switch, sustain mode switch and suction mode selector - they are simple to use, but can be somewhat odd at first.
When the unit is turned on, a small OLED screen displays all the relevant information about the unit, including vacuuming mode, remaining operating time/battery charge, and similar.
In order to preserve the battery, Roborock H6 comes with three vacuuming modes:
- Eco mode, with the maximum runtime of up to 90 minutes when using the Crevice Tool and 70 minutes when using the Motorized Mini-Brush and the Floor Brush.
- Standard mode, with the maximum runtime of 45 minutes using Crevice Tool, 35 minutes using the Motorized Mini-Brush, and the Floor Brush.
- MAX mode, with the maximum runtime of 10 minutes using the Motorized Mini-Brush and the Floor Brush and 12 minutes using the Crevice Tool.
Note: when using the Roborock H6 at the MAX mode, it is possible that the exhaust air becomes somewhat warmer than the air in the cleaned room.
When the battery is discharged fully, it takes ~3-4 hours to charge it completely. Since Roborock H6 comes with an intelligent battery charger/management system, the unit can be left connected to the battery charger, without any adverse effects on the battery.
The battery of the Roborock H6 is designed to withstand at least 400 charging/discharging cycles, with the capacity drop down to 80% of the nominal value.
In order to prolong the operating life of the battery and to increase the number of charging/discharging cycles, it is a good practice to cool down the battery for at least 30 minutes before the charging.
Note: Roborock H6 is simple and straightforward to use and maintain, but when it arrives, just in case, read the manual thoroughly. And charge the battery fully before the very first use.
The main cleaner head features the spinning brushroll powered by the 50W electric motor, ensuring thorough cleaning of various floor types, including carpets, area rugs, hardwood, marble, tiles, etc.
One of the interesting features of Roborock H6 is the so-called 'Carpet Auto Boost' - when the unit detects the carpeted surfaces, suction is automatically increased in order to clean the carpet more thoroughly and to prolong the runtime by decreasing the suction power on the bare floors.
Note: while Carpet Brush does a good job on the bare floors too, Roborock H6 users with large bare surfaces should consider purchasing (sold separately) bare Floor Brush for their cordless vacuum.
Regardless of the main floor brush used, Roborock H6 is a lightweight and very maneuverable unit that easily cleans even along the baseboards, around and under furniture, and similar.
Also, it converts easily from the stick vacuum cleaner to the handheld unit and back, with no tools required.
In order to clean elevated surfaces, Roborock H6 comes with several additional cleaning tools.
- Motorized Mini-Brush is in many ways very similar to the main Carpet Brush, just it is smaller and thus more suitable for vacuuming beds, sofas, stairs, pet beds, upholstery, etc. Since it features a small brushroll, Motorized Mini-Brush is not a maintenance-free cleaning tool.
- Dusting Brush is used for dusting of sensitive surfaces, including countertops, bookshelves, desks, etc.
- Crevice Tool is a long and narrow cleaning tool, intended for vacuuming narrow and hard-to-reach areas, including edges, corners, gaps, etc.
- Flex Tube is used for cleaning hard to reach areas, increasing the cleaning reach.
The dirt bin is translucent, allowing the user to see the type and amount of vacuumed dirt. The dirt bin can be emptied quickly and easily and it should be emptied after each use or when the dirt reaches the Max Fill line - when the dirt reaches the Max Fill line, it may decrease the performance of the unit.
Air filtration of the Roborock H6 vacuum is excellent and according to the manufacturer, Roborock H6 is able to capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles, making it a true HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Roborock H6 features a multilayered (5-stages) air filtration system, and captures easily many potential allergens, including dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and others as well.
Front and rear air filters and the dust bin are washable - before returning them into the unit, be sure that they are thoroughly dry. Operating the Roborock H6 with wet/moist parts may damage the unit and render its 2-year limited warranty void.
When the unit arrives, depending on the store, it may feature Wall Mount which is used for storing the unit and accessories and for charging.
Note: Roborock also manufactures Standing Dock for Roborock H6 vacuum cleaner, but it is sold separately.
Long Story Short: Roborock H6 is a versatile 2-in-1 unit, that can be used for thorough cleaning of both floors and elevated surfaces. Its lithium battery provides the unit with long operating time and the lack of a power cord helps with the cleaning reach, maneuverability, and simplicity in use.
Roborock H6 Cordless Vacuum is not a cheap unit, but it is designed to be used as the main vacuum cleaner in a small to medium homes and apartments.
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