I’ve been using the Roborock Q Revo for over six months now. And with four cats and one dog in the house, this high-tech, automatic robot vacuum and mop is great at cleaning up pet hair, dirt, debris, cat litter, and more.

In this Roborock Q Revo review (or Qrevo as they’ve rebranded it recently), I will go over setting up and using the vacuum and mop, show screenshots from the app, go over maintenance, and more. And, of course, I’ll give my thoughts on whether or not the Roborock Q Revo is worth buying.

However, here’s the TL;DR version: I liked the Roborock Q Revo so much that I bought a second one for the other floor of my house.

tabby cat and white cat standing on robot vacuum box
Woodrow and Sophie waiting to use the box once it’s empty.

Disclosure: Roborock sent me a Q Revo free of charge to try out when I saw them at a cat convention last year. After using it for a few months, I purchased another one myself. All opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Roborock Q Revo Setup

The setup of the vacuum and mop is simple. Although it comes with a manual, I didn’t need to read it in order to set up the unit. You don’t have to screw in any attachments or anything like that. Setup is literally as easy as this:

  • Remove all items from the box.
  • Remove any plastic protections/tape from the unit.
  • Connect the ramp to the dock by snapping it in place.
  • Select a good home for the unit (hard, flat surface) and plug it into an outlet.
  • Fill the clean water tank (more on that later).
  • Charge the robot vacuum in the dock (mine came partially charged).
tabby cat and whit cat sitting next to Roborock Qrevo

What Can the Roborock Q Revo Do?

With a hefty price tag, the robot vacuum better offer users a lot. Here’s what you can do with this machine:

  • Vacuum only, mop only, or vacuum+mop.
  • Both vacuum and mop functions have multiple cleaning settings.
  • Vacuum the carpet before vacuuming/mopping hard surfaces.
  • Schedule your cleanings (set it and forget it) or use the app for one-off cleanings (like when your dog tracks mud in the house).
  • Create routines for specific rooms/cleanings (e.g. vacuum the dining room or mop the kitchen).
  • Use voice control to operate the machine (Alexa, Google Home or Siri).
Roborock Q Revo automatic robot vacuum and mop

And here are some of the other Roborock Q Revo’s fancy features:

  • Self-washing and self-drying mop.
  • 2.7-liter dustbin capacity.
  • Self-emptying dustbin.
  • 5-liter clean water tank.
  • Self-refilling water tank.
  • Mop cleaned mid-cycle, so it’s not using dirty mop pads.
  • With a full water tank, the max mopping range is 4305 sq ft.
  • Liftable spinning mops when going over rugs/carpet.
  • Built-in sensors for obstacle avoidance.
  • Rubber roller brush to reduce hair tangles.

What is the Multifunctional Dock?

The dock is where the robot vacuum charges and performs its maintenance. Here’s what it does with no human involvement needed:

  • Self-empties the dustbin after vacuuming.
  • Refills the machine’s tank for mopping (and also during mopping so it’s not reusing dirty water).
  • Empties the dirty water from the machine after mopping.
  • Self-cleans and self-dries the mop pads.
Roborock Q Revo robot vacuum docked at base
Roborock Q Revo vacuum in the multifunctional dock.

The Robot Vacuum

On top of the Roborock Q Revo machine, there’s a compartment for the dustbin. If your vacuum sucks up something large (like a whole tortilla chip, which has happened here), you’ll want to manually empty the dustbin since the piece may be too large to self-empty into the dock. Note that the vacuum still works if it doesn’t self-empty after each use. But it is something to keep an eye on. The app will also remind you to empty the dustbin every so often.

With the lid open, this is where you connect to WiFi to control the robot from your smartphone.

Roborock Q Revo with lid open showing dustbin
Top of the Roborock Q Revo with lid open showing dustbin.

On the bottom of the machine, you can remove the mop pads if you want to. The vacuum function still works if the mops are removed.

Roborock Q Revo mop pads on bottom of unit
Bottom of the unit showing the mop pads.

And this is the rubber roller brush, which is removable as well.

roller brush with cover on Roborock Q Revo
roller brush of Roborock Qrevo
Roller brush without the cover. It’s removable and replaceable.

Using the Roborock App (with screenshots)

Just a quick note before jumping into the app screens. I’m writing this article in February 2024. During the time that I’ve used Roborock Q Revo for the last six months, some of the app screens have already changed how they look. Depending on when you’re reading this, the app screens may look a little different, but the overall functionality should likely be the same.

Connecting Roborock Q Revo to the app

For my first Roborock, it took me a few tries to connect to the app and my WiFi. The steps are pretty simple (refer to the manual), but for whatever reason, it wouldn’t connect for me. I followed the same step three times, and it eventually connected.

For the second Roborock (which I bought later for downstairs), it connected the first time. I’m not sure if the other time it was user error or some temporary glitch in the app (or my WiFi), but there you have it.

Can you use Roborock without connecting to WiFi?

Technically, yes. But you will not be able to use all of its features like mapping, setting routines, scheduling, etc. I don’t know the full extent of what you can and cannot do since I do use the app on my smartphone. Personally, I feel that if you’re not going to connect it to WiFi, this robot vacuum may be too pricey. At its core, it’s a machine that vacuums and mops. But the routines, scheduling, maintenance reminders, etc. really help it to stand out.

Mapping our upstairs floor

The mapping process is simple. The robot vacuum moves from room to room, and you can watch its progress in the app. Here’s what that looks like.

The first screenshot (all in blue) shows our entire upstairs after being mapped. The faint white line shows its path. The second screenshot shows how I then split up the map to match my different rooms.

The screenshots below show a close-up of a specific room. I accidentally split one room up into two (showing as Room3 and Room1) in the first screenshot. But it’s easy to correct mistakes in the app. You can edit a room, so I merged the two back into one room (showing as Room7).

Notice the Merge and Divide options at the bottom of the screenshots.

The last step is to name each room. The screenshot below shows everything renamed. They have standard names to choose from, or you can create your own.

mapped floorplan with Roborock Qrevo

The reddish/pink boxes on top of the map are No-Go Zones I’ve set. The larger one on the right-hand side is actually a balcony off the bedroom. The sensor on the vacuum saw the area through the sliding glass door. Technically, I didn’t need to set a No-Go Zone, since the vacuum wouldn’t be able to get through the door, but I did so anyway.

The smaller No-Go Zone on the left-hand side is where the toilet is in the bathroom. It’s a tight fit, so I didn’t want the vacuum attempting to go back there.

Cleaning the upstairs

While I don’t typically sit and watch the app while the Roborock Q Revo is cleaning, it is neat to see its progress.

The first screenshot below shows the robot moving along downstairs.

The second screenshot shows a close-up of the dining room. You’ll see how it goes under our table, and all of those little dots are chair and table legs that it’s mapped. There’s also a big No-Go Zone of our backyard, which the vacuum saw through our sliding glass door during the initial mapping.

The third screenshot shows the completed cleaning and the route it took.

There are also animations you can watch while the Roborock Q Revo is performing its various functions.

Roborock Q Revo Maintenance

Here’s a look at cleaning and maintaining the machine and its parts.

Emptying the water tanks

For me, the most common maintenance task required is to fill the clean water tank and empty the dirty water tank. If you don’t use the mop function often, then this won’t be true for you.

I have a set schedule to mop the entire downstairs every other evening. I can get by with only needing to fill the clean water tank about once a week. However, I do not recommend allowing the dirty water tank to sit for a week. It will be too stinky!

Roborock Q Revo water tanks in multifunctional dock
The clean water tank is on the right, dirty on the left.

Emptying the dustbin and checking the disposable dust bag

The robot self-empties its dustbin after every vacuum cleaning cycle into the dust bag. However, as I mentioned earlier, if the vacuum sucks up a big item, it may have trouble self-emptying the dustbin. The vacuum function itself will still work, as long as the dustbin doesn’t completely fill up.

With all the bells and whistles on the machine, one thing it doesn’t tell us is when the dustbin and dust bag are full. This will greatly depend on your usage and frequency of the vacuum. That’s why occasionally, you’ll get a reminder in the app to check on these items.

This video shows how to check both the dust bag and dustbin.

Cleaning the machine

A simple dusting and wipe-down of the machine, sensors, and dock is pretty much sufficient. I haven’t done anything more than that myself.

However, I do clean the water tanks and mop tray periodically with dish soap and water. I will put a dash of vinegar (with water) in the dirty tank and let it sit for a bit before washing it. Note that it’s not recommended to use vinegar in the clean water tank (as a cleaning solution), as it could corrode the mechanical parts when the cleaning solution passes through the robot.

Miscellaneous reminders

Throughout the vacuum’s use, the Roborock app will give you various reminders or notifications. Here’s one example. These screenshots/reminders refer to the tray that sits under the machine/mop. It’s used to clean the mop pads.

Cleaning and replacing the parts

Here are Roborock’s suggested guidelines for each part. However, my opinion is that these recommendations depend on your specific usage. Do you have a huge house or a smaller apartment? Do you rarely mop or mop every day?

After using the Roborock Q Revo for a while, I’d use your best judgment on when to clean and replace any parts. But here’s what Roborock suggests:

  • Roller Brush: Clean/inspect every two weeks. You can clean it with a damp cloth, but be sure it dries completely before installing it again. Replace it every 6-12 months.
  • Side Brush: You can unscrew this brush to replace it. I personally have never cleaned it, but I have replaced it entirely. Roborock recommends replacing it every 3-6 months.
  • Filter Only: It’s recommended to wash the filter every two weeks and replace it entirely every 6-12 months. You can wash it by rinsing it with water. Allow it to dry for a full 24 hours.
  • Dustbin and Filter: If you want to clean the dustbin and the (reusable) filter, be sure to empty the bin first. Then you can fill it with clean water and put the filter back on. Shake it around with the water inside and then dump the dirty water. Be sure to completely dry both parts before using them again.
  • Mop Pads: Even though the mop pads are washed automatically after every use, it’s still a good idea to remove them from the mop mount and wash them yourself. Roborock says to do so as needed, but that you should replace the mop pads every 1-3 months.
  • Disposable Dust Bag: Check and replace as needed.
  • Main Wheels: They recommend cleaning these monthly with a dry cloth.
  • Omnidirectional Wheel: I’ve never cleaned this part, but you can remove it to clean it if needed.

Naturally, Roborock wants you to purchase their official replacement parts. But I bought an off-brand parts kit on Amazon which was much cheaper. And so far, I haven’t noticed any difference.

A Closer Look at the Roborock Q Revo

While I’ve mentioned some of these features or items above, let’s go a little more in-depth.

Mapping

Mapping a room is quick and easy. Here’s a video showing how quick it is to map one room of the house (this is our cat room, where Roborock Q Revo #1 resides). If you blink, you’ll miss it!

No-Go Zones / Placing Furniture

After you’ve mapped a room or the entire layout of your house, you’ll likely want to go into the map and set No-Go Zones (first screenshot). And if you’re super into it, you can also place furniture (second screenshot).

No-Go Zones, as the name suggests, tell the vacuum to skip that area. I feel like adding furniture is just for fun. But I guess there could be an actual reason to do it, but I don’t know what that would be. (Feel free to let me know if you know!)

Setting Routines and Schedules

On the main home screen for each Roborock (see below), you can quickly access and start saved routines. If you want to perform a cleaning, simply tap on whichever routine applies.

Routines can be vacuum only, mop only, or vacuum+mop. And routines can apply to an entire floor or just a specific room or area. In the “Downstairs” screenshot, you’ll see the first two routines don’t mention a specific room. These two routines are for the entire downstairs.

You can also schedule your routines to run automatically. As you can see below, I only have two routines set to run automatically for our downstairs vacuum. Both routines are for the entire floor. The first is a vacuum only, which runs three days a week. The second is a vacuum followed by a mop, which runs four days a week. So technically, the entire downstairs is vacuumed once a day. And mopping is done four days a week.

Vacuuming and Mopping Performance

Now, onto the machine’s actual performance. How does it do with vacuuming and mopping?

For vacuuming, I think it does its job as expected. It does really well in our cat room, which is the original reason I wanted it – for any cat litter tracked out of the litter area. And downstairs, it does great with both the dog and cat hair as well as food crumbs in the kitchen.

I use Balanced mode, but the four vacuum modes include Quiet, Balanced, Turbo, and Max.

For mopping, it works well in our house. We don’t have kids or big messes, so I can’t speak to extreme mopping needs. There are four different mopping modes – Low, Medium, High, and Gentle. I use Medium. I suppose for a messier house, High would do the trick.

cleaning modes in Roborock app

I will note that we have no carpet or rugs in our house (for pet reasons). So, I cannot comment on how well it vacuums a rug or carpet.

Overall, I love that Roborock Q Revo allows me to schedule cleaning routines, and my house is vacuumed daily without any human interaction!

Floor Cleaner

While Roborock does make their own brand of floor cleaner, we currently use one from BISSELL. The Roborock cleaner contains tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can be toxic to pets. And while exposure may be minimal from this cleaner since it’s greatly diluted, better safe than sorry.

If you don’t have pets and want to use the Roborock cleaner, it should be diluted in water as 1 part floor cleaner to 300 parts water (1:300). So, to use in the 5-liter clean water tank, you’d probably measure slightly under two capfuls of the cleaner and then fill the rest of the tank with water.

As mentioned earlier, you don’t want to use vinegar (even diluted in water) as a cleaning solution, as it could harm the mechanical parts while passing through the machine.

Obstacle Avoidance

Life gets busy and I don’t always have time to pick up cat and dog toys. Roborock Q Revo can sense items in its path and move around them. Here’s a video of the vacuum avoiding a cat toy.

Battery Life

As I noted in the routines and scheduling section above, I have one routine that vacuums our downstairs followed by a mop of the downstairs. Here’s the breakdown of stats:

  • First pass of vacuuming: 38 minutes of vacuuming, 84% battery life remaining after cleaning.
  • Immediate follow-up pass of mopping: 39 minutes of mopping, 68% battery life remaining after cleaning.
  • A total of 77 minutes of cleaning, with 68% battery life after the full routine.
  • 452 square feet vacuumed first and then mopped.
screenshot from roborock qrevo app showing cleaning time and battery life
Stats after the mop cleaning portion of the routine.

Our upstairs is bigger, but I don’t have any routine set to clean the entire floor all at once, so I can’t comment on battery life for larger square footage.

How Loud Is It?

You can definitely hear the machine vacuuming and mopping, but it’s not too distracting or overly loud. Roborock Q Revo is quieter than a typical upright vacuum.

However, the self-emptying dustbin feature is definitely loud! So if you’re running your vacuum routine overnight and have a small house, you may want to shut off this automatic feature, which can be done in the app.

Watch Sophie and Woodrow hearing the self-emptying function for the first time.

After a while, the cats weren’t bothered by the self-emptying feature anymore. And they were never bothered by the machine itself vacuuming or mopping.

However, the biggest disappointment of the robot vacuum is that none of my cats has taken a ride on it yet.

Final Verdict

Would I recommend the Roborock Q Revo? Yes. I liked the first one we received for free so much, that I bought a second one for the other floor of our house.

I should note, though, that Roborock Q Revo can be configured to work on multiple floors if you’re willing to carry it to and from the dock for cleanings.

I love that this is a vacuum and mop all in one – and that I can schedule a routine and be done with it. As noted earlier, I just need to pay attention to the clean and dirty water tanks once or twice a week. For the trade-off of daily automatic vacuuming, and mopping every two days, that’s not a big deal.

Where to Buy Roborock Q Revo

If you think the Roborock Q Revo is for you, you can buy it on Amazon or directly from their website.

Note that when I purchased my machine, it was called Roborock Q Revo. It looks like they’re now calling it Roborock Qrevo, but it’s the same machine.

And here’s the off-brand replacement parts kit I bought on Amazon.


Any questions? Ask in the comments here, and I’ll answer as best as I can!

Roborock Q Revo mopping laminate floor
Roborock Q Revo mopping our cat room.

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