Hanna KielarUPDATED: November 08, 2022
If you’ve ever dreamed of living like the Jetsons with a robot maid named Rosie or a collection of state-of-the-art, smart devices, you might be in luck.
As the digital age continues to grow and revolutionize, each day new technology is created to simplify your daily life and your long list of chores. If you want to move one step closer to having a smart house, read on to check out these groundbreaking gadgets that will clean for you!
Mopping is perhaps one of the most hated household tasks because of the strain it can put on your back and arms. No one likes wringing out dirty water or being worried they’ll slip on the wet floor. Save yourself some back pain and let a robotic mop scrub your floors for you.
1) iRobot Braava Jet 240 - $200
For hard-to-reach places in your homes’ bathrooms and kitchens, the iRobot Braava Jet 240 uses three cleaning modes to tackle tough dirt and stains on your hard floors. With a compact size and maximized-edge design, the iRobot is perfect for squeezing into corners and tight spaces. Just attach a pad to the bottom of the iRobot and use the app to start and stop the device. You can also use your phone to control the amount of water it uses.
While the iLife Shinebot does not specialize in maneuvering under cabinets or in tight spaces, it is known for its high-tech scrubbing that can remove thick stains on all hard surfaces. The iLife Shinebot’s four-step cleaning process starts by moistening the floor, then scrubbing at the stain before it sucks the dirty water back into the device and scrapes off the residue. Users love the iLife Shinebot because it keeps the clean and dirty water separated, making the process cleaner and more efficient.
3) Roborock S6 - $650
Though the Roborock S6 is one of the most expensive robotic mops on the market, it is also one of the most high-tech. Doubling as a vacuum and a mop, the Roborock has strong suction and scrubbing technology. Users can also control the amount of water it uses, making it function as a simple mop or a tough scrubber. The Roborock also features laser navigation and voice control with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The loud noise of operating a large vacuum cleaner is almost as bad as the hassle it is to move the cord every time you want to clean a new spot. With a robotic vacuum, you can say goodbye to loud noises and the risk of you or a family member tripping over the cord! Wow. Imagine that.
4) Ecovacs Deebot N79S - $135
Being one of the most affordable robotic vacuums, the Ecovacs Deebot is a very common household gadget. The Deebot features maximum power suction which operates on both hard surfaces and thin carpets. Like most high-tech cleaning tools, the Deebot can be controlled from an app and connected to the Amazon Alexa.
5) SmartClean Multi-Surface Robotic Vacuum - $300
It’s never fun to find clumps of dust or hair inside your house. With powerful suction and brushes, the SmartClean Multi-Surface Robotic Vacuum works to pick up dust, hair, dirt and debris on both carpet and hard floors. This device can also navigate itself around obstacles in your home, and even return itself to the charger when it’s done!
6) iRobot Roomba i7+ - $1,000
The iRobot Roomba is one of the most popular home cleaning gadgets in this digital age. Coming in many variations and prototypes, the i7+ is one of the best-rated iRobot Roombas. Its three-stage vacuuming system works to clean many floor types, moving around objects and running for hours without needing to be charged again. The device is easy to use and can be controlled by an app or the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Vacuuming can be a hated chore, but it’s only worsened when there are furry friends running around your house. Here are two robotic vacuums designed specifically for picking up pet hair, and one robotic carpet cleaner that works to remove your pet’s toughest stains.
7) Eufy Robovac 11S - $240
The Eufy Robovac 11S is another affordable option for pet owners. Because its design is sleek and slim, and it’s known for being quiet, neither you nor your pets will even know it’s there! Though it’s small, it’s also mighty and uses strong suction technology to clean any surface, from hard floors to medium-pile carpets.
8) Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum - $600
The Botvac D7 is the most powerful vacuum created by Neato. It functions on all types of floors in your home, and uses suction technology to pick up dirt, crumbs, dust bunnies and pet hair. Its technology allows you to put the vacuum on an operating schedule and draw virtual maps for it to follow, all from your phone! Users love this feature because they can keep it away from their pet’s bed or bowl so that it won’t collide with their cat or dog.
Cleaning up pet hair can be a daunting task, but cleaning up pet stains is even worse! The BISSELL SpotBot offers hands-free spot treatment and a handheld hose tool. Its spiral brush system and deep reach technology work to remove the toughest stains and odors from your carpet, leaving it better than you found it.
While pets can be cute and cuddly, they can also be smelly and prone to making messes in your home. While cats are usually pretty clean, litter boxes can be unappealing to the eyes and nose. Here are self-cleaning litter boxes that can make your life as a pet owner a little easier.
10) ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box - $119
The ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box is an automatic contraption that won’t break your bank. All you have to do is plug it in, and its technology will absorb 20 days’ worth of waste. This litter box is good at handling both odor and moisture control, and it can monitor your cat’s digestive health by seeing how many times your cat uses the box.
The CatGenie 120 is one of the world’s only litter boxes that automatically, flushes, washes and dries cat litter. Unlike some automatic litter boxes, its technology is 100% self-cleaning and sanitizing. It also uses dust-free, washable granules, so you will never have to buy or change cat litter again.
12) Litter-Robot 3 Connect - $500
The Litter-Robot 3 Connect is known to be the highest-rated, Wi-Fi enabled, self-cleaning cat litter box. Its technology automatically separates clean litter from clumps, dropping waste into a carbon-filtered drawer, giving your cat clean litter for each use. The Litter-Robot is perfect for cats of all sizes, 5 pounds and up, and its sleek appearance will easily blend into any spot in your home.
As the days get colder and busier, it will be harder for you to take your dog outside to use the bathroom. That’s why now is the perfect time to get a self-cleaning dog potty! Check out one of the most popular options on the market.
13) BrilliantPad Self-Cleaning Indoor Dog Potty - $150
The BrilliantPad Self-Cleaning Indoor Dog Potty is one of the few automatic dog potties. Its technology makes waste disposal easy and long lasting, and it is less time-consuming than taking your dog outside or on a walk to use the bathroom. This device is perfect for puppies or dogs under 25 pounds that are small or getting potty trained.
Cleaning the windows can put a strain on a homeowner’s back, neck and arms. It’s a good thing there are robotic window cleaners that will clean your windows so you don’t have to.
14) Gladwell Gecko Robot Window Cleaner - $160
The Gladwell Gecko is a remote-controlled automatic window cleaner that’s affordable and can be operated from the palm of your hand. Its AI, deep-cleaning technology scrubs every part of your window and detects areas you would otherwise miss. It’s also a safe device that will keep you from standing on ladders and includes tools to clean hard-to-reach locations!
15) Ecovacs WINBOT X - $449
The Ecovacs WINBOT X is an award-winning robot equipped with advanced cleaning systems. The WINBOT X can clean windows of all sizes, even small ones. Its patented technology measures and cleans the window with a high-speed fan motor; all you need to do is move it from window to window!
16) HOBOT-298 - $449
The HOBOT-298 is an automatic window-cleaning robot that features an ultrasonic water spray nozzle and a replaceable water tank. Its motor is designed for longer life and lower noise, and its AI-technology can be controlled directly from your smartphone.
Cleaning the microwave can be smelly and gross after heating up meals for the whole family. Thankfully, Topist created an automatic microwave cleaner that will do the trick.
17) Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner - $4.50
When the microwave isn’t clean, it can make people angry. That's why the Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner was created to complete this often-forgotten task. Just fill the body with water, vinegar and lemon juice, screw the head back on, then microwave it on high for 7 minutes. The steam from the device will break down food particles, making the microwave’s interior easier to wipe down and clean. The Angry Mama is also dishwasher safe and doesn’t use chemicals. At only $4.50, the Angry Mama is a good stocking stuffer.
Cleaning the toilet is the worst chore imaginable. Now, that doesn’t have to be the case because there are automatic toilet bowl cleaning systems. Take a look!
18) Fluidmaster 8100 Flush ‘n Sparkle - $10
For only $10, everyone’s toilet should flush ‘n sparkle! The Fluidmaster puts cleaning solution directly into the overflow tube of the flush valve to clean your toilet bowl’s hard stains better than scrubbing yourself or using bleach tablets. The cartridge is chemical free, replaceable and lasts 90 days.
The NeverScrub Automatic Toilet Cleaning System is the best long-lasting toilet cleaner, lasting up to 120 days. It’s easy to install, refillable and does not have chemicals that damage the toilet bowl or tank.
Trash cans that open when you step on a pedal are cool, but trash cans that open automatically are cooler, more sanitary and less sticky. Check out these smart trash cans.
20) iTouchless Compact Trash Can - $36
The iTouchless Compact Trash Can is known for being one of the best compact-size trash cans on the market. Its stainless-steel finish and small size make it a perfect smart trash can for your bathroom, office or dorm.
21) Bruno Smartcan - $199
Combining a trashcan and a vacuum, Bruno is the world’s first smartcan. It has a motion-sensing lid, a trash bag storage pod and filtration system, and it sucks anything up that’s in front of it. The can also has smartphone features that can remind homeowners when to take out the trash or change the bag.
22) Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can - $200
The Rectangular Sensor Can with voice and motion control is known for being one of the best smart trash cans with voice command. The Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can also has a sleek finish and is available in a variety of colors and styles. You can also pay an extra $50 to add a recycler.
Sweeping can sometimes feel like a pointless task because you can often leave small dust particles. But with an automatic dust pan, dirt and debris won’t be a problem.
The Electrolux Central Vacuum Automatic Dustpan offers high-quality vacuum technology at an affordable price. This device works best in kitchens and bathrooms and features powerful suction to whisk away all types of dirt and debris.
The Cent-Tec Systems Central Vacuum Automatic Dustpan has easy installation and works great in bathrooms and kitchens. It has a minimalist look, and uses efficient suction technology to suck up dirt and debris. All you need to do is sweep your dust into it and watch it get sucked in.
Now that we’ve cleaned the inside of your house, it’s time to move outdoors. Check out these automatic cleaning systems that will make your pool shine.
The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus is one of the best automatic pool cleaning systems on the market. Its CleverClean smart technology scans the pool to optimize a cleaning path, and tackles dirt and debris on the pool’s floor and walls with dual scrubbing brushes. With the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus, your pool can be thoroughly cleaned top to bottom with only one click of a button.
Unlike most automatic pool cleaning systems, the Aquabot Turbo T2 Plus completely cleans pools up to 50 feet long from top to bottom in just one hour. Brush technology removes debris while its jets clean your pool’s hard-to-reach spots. The Aquabot Turbo T2 Plus also reduces chemicals, water used, and energy, which will save you money in the long run!
Now, it’s time to clean your air. Check out these high-tech air purifiers that will leave you healthy and breathing happily.
At an affordable price, the Germ Guardian has 3-in-1 technology that reduces up to 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns. It also features a UV-C light that kills airborne germs, and a charcoal filter that captures odors.
28) Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower - $500
Not only does the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower purify the air and cool you down, it also removes 99.7% of pollutants and allergens from the air, then circulates the clean air throughout the room. The Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower also has a filter sealed with HEPA and activated carbon, and the filter and air quality can be measured from an app.
After learning about all of these high-tech gadgets, you probably never want to clean your home the old-fashioned way again. Not every smart device is super expensive. There are many affordable ways to effortlessly clean your house without breaking the bank. Hopefully you’ve found some new ideas or favorite tools to clean your home.