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I got this robot vacuum on Prime Day — and it’s too good to pass up

Prime Day deal for Eufy robot vacuum
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I wasn't planning on buying anything during this year's Amazon Prime Day deals event, but then I saw a deal that was good to pass up. I finally got a robot vacuum — something I've been considering for a few years. And this Eufy Robovac 11s may just be the answer to all my cleaning dreams.

"Set it and forget it" is my ideal when it comes to appliances; it's why my slow cooker is still my favorite kitchen gadget. Robot vacuums fit into that category, since you just plug them in, schedule them and — whoosh — they'll start dusting and busting accordingly. But they can get kind of expensive, and considering I already have a Dyson handheld, felt like an extravagant purchase.

Then, I spied an Prime Day deal putting the Eufy Robovac 11s on sale for just $129.99. That's $90, or 41%, off.

Prime Day Deal

Eufy Robovac 11S: was $219 now $129 @ Amazon
The slim, powerful robot vacuum is just 2.85 inches tall, so it easily fits under most furniture. It features multiple cleaning modes, auto-clean scheduling and an 0.6L dustbin.View Deal

I've been thinking about investing in a robot vacuum for years. But I wanted one even more after reading about my colleague Tom Pritchard's experience finally buying a robot vacuum. 

"I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to actually buy one," he writes. He recommends getting one if you have the funds.

Well, I do now, thanks to a huge Prime Day discount. But I didn't just randomly buy a robot vacuum because it was on sale. I did some research on the Eufy 11S. It ranks on our list of the best robot vacuums, lauded for its slim profile, which is great for my space, since I have a lot of low furniture. 

According to our Eufy Robovac 11S review, “Performance was pretty good for the price, as it picked up nearly 88 percent of all debris; it was less effective with pet hair though.” Luckily, I have no pets. Also, my floors are hardwood or covered with low-pile rugs, so I don't need to worry about the vacuum getting stuck. 

The Eufy 11S isn't a "smart" robot vacuum; there is no app to control it or set up a schedule. That gave me pause, but other robot vacuums are more expensive because they are smart. I can still control the Eufy 11S with a remote and it offers auto-cleaning pre-sets. The Robovac also automatically returns to its base when it needs to charge. I'm fine with trading off smartness for price.

Since I've been working from home the past year-plus, one thing I've noticed is how much dust builds up every day. But using the Dyson handheld is such a hassle. Now, I can just set up the Eufy 11S and forget it. It'll keep things clean in-between major vacuuming sessions. 

The only remaining question is: What should I name it?

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Kelly Woo

Kelly covers streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.