This review covers the 15C MAX by eufy by Anker. This model shines in the cleaning department with 2000Pa suction and three brushes. It can also plug into your SmartHome with Alexa and Google Assistant connectivity. It runs at about 55dB which is about the same as your microwave and it will cruise around for one hundred minutes before it needs to be recharged.
Let’s check out what else is offered in this robotic vacuum so you can decide if it’s the right robot vacuum for your home.
Specs of the eufy 15C MAX
Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.8 x 2.85 inches.
This is a small dynamo that will fit underneath most low furniture.
Dustbin Capacity: 0.6 Liters
While the dust bin isn’t all that big, you can let it run without emptying it for about three days if your home is under 1,000 square feet and you don’t own any pets. It’s still recommended that you empty the dustbin after each cleaning session because fine dust will cake against the filter, causing the vacuum to work harder and run down the battery sooner.
Brushes: There are three brushes on this eufy robotic vacuum: a very nice roller brush in the front is great as loosening debris right up front. There are also two side brushes to do the standard edge cleaning tasks.
Charging: Charging Station
The charging station has a low profile. You should keep objects at least three feet away on each side and leave at least six feet of room in front of the charger.
Battery: 2600mAh Lithium-ion
The battery drives enough power to get through average sized homes. It has a charging time of 300 to 360 minutes. There’s a low-battery indicator but you must tell the vacuum when to return to base to recharge. It won’t do this automatically which is a bit of a disappointment.
Power: Maximum suction capability is 2000Pa.
Enough power here to pick up fine particles in the cracks and crevasses of your hardwood floors. It should be able to handle general dirt on solid floors and low to medium-pile carpets as advertised.
Runtime: Three different estimated run times are based on the suction mode:
- Standard Suction Mode: 100 minutes of cleaning. This is measured by how the eufy 15C MAX runs on hardwood floors.
- BoostIQ Mode: 60 minutes of cleaning. This eufy is designed to run on medium-pile carpets. It takes a little more battery power to get the job done.
- Max Suction Mode: 40 minutes of cleaning. This is when your medium-pile carpet needs all the help it can get. It’s also good for transitions.
Cleaning Modes: There are five cleaning modes Manual Cleaning, Auto Cleaning, Edge Cleaning, Quick Cleaning (runs for 30 minutes) and Spot Cleaning.
Sensors: Bumpers/LIDAR (Infrared)
It uses Bounce navigation to get around. It also has an infrared detector so, while it may seem to have very little understanding of how and where to clean, it does figure it out. There’s no smart mapping available so it will go through this same infrared/bumper sequence every time it’s set up to run unless a different cleaning mode is set up.
It also doesn’t recognize boundary strips so you either need to shut doors or put down one-inch planks to keep this vacuum from rolling into areas it shouldn’t be getting into.
Anti-Drop Sensor: There are three reliable cliff sensors on the eufy 15C MAX.
Control Interface: Phone App, Voice Command or Remote Control
You have a lot of choices for control with the eufy 15C MAX. The phone app can be downloaded at the Apple store and the Google play store. The remote control runs on two included AAA batteries and is great for running the vacuum in manual mode.
You can control the schedule via the app but not the cleaning mode. It will always use the mode that was last used.
Like most robot vacuums, the eufy 15C MAX only works on 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. It’s actually more convenient to keep your appliances running on 2.4Ghz and your computers/phones on 5.0.
The eufy 15C MAX does not have smart mapping. This is where the price difference is seen.
It accepts voice commands via connectivity with either Google Assistant or Alexa. This is one of the most popular features especially at this price point.
Warranty: The eufy 15C MAX comes with a one year warranty on parts and a 30 day from date of purchase return policy.
Feedback on the eufy 15C MAX Robot Vacuum
What Consumers Like
Reviewers love how easy it is to set up. Most are more than satisfied with how well it cleans and are comfortable with the noise level. They’re also impressed with the sturdiness of this eufy.
Like most robotic vacuums, it has its issues with rug tassels and darker carpets. It’s also lacking a return to base sensor for recharging before it’s finished with a cleaning session. You’d better know when to send it back to the base charger.
The eufy 15C MAX performs at a high level. The cleaning capabilities along with the WiFi control make this a strong performer at a great price.
The two biggest drawbacks; No Smart Mapping and lack of auto-return on low battery charge, can be deal breakers unless you simply don’t need those extra bells and whistles. If you can live without those two items, you should strongly consider the eufy 15C MAX for your hard surface floors.
Alternatives to the eufy 15C MAX
If you’re not completely sold on the eufy 15C MAX, here are a couple of other suggestions under $300.00.
The G30 is a newer version of this vacuum. It includes smart mapping and will send you a log via the app to show what it covered. It also features an auto-detection of a low battery and will return the charging base on its own before finishing the job.
eufy 30C doesn’t have Smart Mapping but uses boundary strips.
Resources for the eufy 15C MAX
Replacement kit, including a roller brush, side brushes and filters. This is for the eufy 15C MAX, not the 15C standard. Be sure and parts that are compatible with the MAX.
Manuals for the Eufy 15C MAX Vacuum
You can download the Quick Start User Guide here.
You can download the User Manual here.
If you need to contact support, you can do that by sending an email to support@ eufylife.com
Live Chat on their website: eufyLife
There are several toll-free numbers in their User Manual for your particular area.