Both robot vacuums have an integrated mopping function (2-in-1 models / hybrid devices).
The advantage of a mopping robot vacuum is obvious: it mops and vacuums your home at the same time.
Activating the mopping feature works the same for both models.
Fill the water tank with water.
Attach the mop.
Now your Roborock can vacuum (and mop) the flat.
When comparing the mopping function of both models, we noticed a few differences.
Roborock S6 MaxV vs. S6: Mopping function
||Roborock S6 MaxV
|Water tank size
||2 x washable mops. Can’t reach across the entire width of the mop plate
||1 x washable mop. Reaches across the entire width of the mop
|Disposable wipes included
|Water delivery control
||Switch on the water tank
|Water intensity levels
|Setting up water intensity level per room
|Maximum wiping surface
||Minimum water level: 100 m², Max water level: 50 m²
||Minimum water level: 200 m², Max water level: 90 m².
|Water protection pad for charging station
||Included. Good quality
||Included. Medium quality
|Carpet detection function
|Improved wiping properties
||Additional contact pressure (300 grams)
Size of the water tank
The water tank of the Roborock S6 MaxV is almost twice as big as the one of the S6 (S6 MaxV: 300 ml vs S6: 160 ml).
Roborock S6 MaxV
That also has a significant impact on the "maximum cleaning".
The Roborock S6 MaxV can mop up to 200 m² of living space with one water filling (vs S6: maximum 100 m²).
Regulation of water intensity
The Roborock S6 has two water intensity levels (a lot of water / little water). You can set it via a "switch" on the water tank.
With the Roborock S6 MaxV, you can easily adjust the water intensity via the mobile app. You can choose between 4 levels.
A significant advantage: You can set the water intensity individually for each room.
This means that it can mop the sensitive laminate in the living room with less water. But it will use the highest water output once it reaches the tiles in the bathroom.
Quality of the mopping feature
We liked the mopping function of the Roborock S6 MaxV much better than that of the S6.
Roborock S6 MaxV
The Roborock S6 MaxV soaks the mop much better with water. Thus, the S6 MaxV’s performance was also more thorough.
We always cleaned our flat (laminate, PVC and tiles) with the highest water intensity level with both models. We never had the feeling that the water output was too high or harmful to the floor.
Protection pad for the charging station
Both the Roborock S6 MaxV and S6 have a water protection pad for the charging station.
Roborock S6 MaxV
It protects the floor from the wet mop whenever the little household helper comes to the charging station for charging.
The protection mat of the Roborock S6 is of higher quality than that of the S6 MaxV. The plastic is much thicker, and you can also “click” the mat onto the charging station.
The Roborock S6 MaxV’s mat is made of thin plastic instead, and you have to glue it to the floor.
A positive feature of the Roborock S6 is that they included an additional replacement mop in the delivery scope.
You’ll always have a clean wipe at hand.
Unfortunately, the Roborock S6 MaxV doesn’t have a second mop. However, you can conveniently buy washable mops online* on Amazon UK.
The Roborock S6 also comes with ten disposable wipes. We’re not sure what they’re for - they’re neither practical nor eco-friendly.
The Roborock S6 MaxV has one significant advantage over its little brother: The wiping cloth extends over the entire width of the wiping plate.
That makes the Roborock S6 MaxV’s wiping track - and, therefore, also the cleaning area - slightly larger.
Conclusion on the mopping function
The Roborock S6 MaxV has some significant advantages over its little brother: A larger water tank and water intensity regulation via the app (four levels).
The S6 MaxV also has a spring assembly, which results in additional contact pressure of 300 grams on the mop. That improves the mopping result even more.
Long story short: The Roborock S6 MaxV beats its little brother when it comes to mopping!