It’s one of the most vital features of all vacuums: suction power.
We put the Roborock S5 Max's cleaning performance through its paces in this chapter.
Suction test on the hard floor
The Roborock S5 Max achieved excellent results in our test on even floors like laminate.
Test result for sand (89 %):
Not even the heavy sand challenged the robotic vacuum cleaner much on the hardwood floor.
It only left a bit of dirt in the middle of the test area.
The Roborock S5 Max came out with flying colours when it cleaned the two slightly lighter dirt types (oatmeal and lentils):
Test result for oatmeal (98 %):
We found a few oat flakes in the corners after cleaning - The robot vacuum cleaner can’t reach it because of its round shape.
Otherwise, the result is excellent.
Test result for lentils (98 %):
It’s the same with grainy lentils.
All that’s left to say is Chapeau, top performance!
Cleaning test on the carpet
Carpet cleaning is one of the most significant challenges for all robot vacuums.
Especially fine and heavy dirt (e.g. sand) sinks deep into the carpet, so the robot vacuum has a harder time removing it.
However, the Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum achieved great results when cleaning the carpets.
The reliable carpet detection function is the main reason for the excellent performance. With this, the robot vacuum immediately sets the suction power to the "MAX" level once it drives onto a carpet.
The maximum suction power of 2000 Pa is also necessary to achieve good cleaning results on this challenging floor type.
Low-Pile Carpet – Cleaning Review
The Roborock S5 Max did a great job on the low carpet.
No matter whether sand, oat flakes or lentils - The Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum cleaner hardly reaches its limits.
That means if you have many low-pile pile carpets in your home, you will be delighted with your new household helper.
Suction result on high carpet
The Roborock S5 Max surprised us on high carpets.
We wouldn’t have expected such great results - especially with sand - from this all-rounder.
Sand quickly sinks deep into the carpet fibres, so the robot vacuum needs a lot of power to remove it.
The Roborock S5 Max is among the best robot vacuums in this category.
The Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum doesn’t show any weakness with lighter types of dirt such as lentils (98%) or oat flakes (98%), either!
That result catapults the robotic vacuum to the top of its class.
Suction result along skirtings and in corners
The Roborock S5 Max drives very close to the skirtings, thanks to its precise and efficient navigation.
The side brush removes the dirt and transports it towards the suction opening.
How well does it clean in the corners?
The Roborock S5 Max has a round shape, like all other Roborock models in the UK.
Therefore, the automatic vacuum cleaner robot can’t get into every corner. It’s impossible to achieve a perfect result.
But since the little household helper vacuums your home much more often, dirt can hardly accumulate in the corners.
So it’s not such a big deal ?