When, a few months ago, I tried the Dreame Bot L10 Pro, I pointed out that a product of that quality needed a self-emptying base. With its 4000 Pa and all the quality of Dreame and Xiaomi Home, that robot vacuum cleaner and scrubber was one of the best I had ever tried. But something was missing: the self-emptying base, in fact.
The reality of the facts, however, is that those of Dreame had everything ready, there was a model that - needless to do it on purpose - it responded to my criticisms of the L10, and they were just waiting for the right moment to present it.
Because, in essence, the new Dream Bot Z10 Pro it is just that: all the quality of the L10 Pro, flanked by an excellent charging turret equipped with a self-emptying system which, among other things, is decidedly fast and slightly less noisy than average. Now, I have tested a lot of robot vacuum cleaners and self-cleaning floor cleaners, but from the beginning I was convinced that with this Bot Z10 Pro those of Dreamer they hit the mark. But, we'll see.
Review Dream Bot Z10 Pro: Simply the best self-cleaning robot in the company
Given the presence of a large charging base, with which the robot will self-empty, the packaging of the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it is significantly more bulky than that of the other members of the category.
Inside we find:
- Main body
- 4 liter dust container bags x2
- Charging base
- Floor polishing mop
Design and materials
From an aesthetic and material point of view, the Dream Bot Z10 Pro does not stray very far from the typical characteristics of products born under the protective wing of Xiaomi. The appearance continues to be devoid of prominent elements and extremely clean, and the whole body is coated with a very solid, opaque gray polycarbonate layer: it is a perfect color, which not only does not attract dust, but which does not it doesn't even tend to get stained. I am happy that, finally, it has been possible to understand what color robot vacuum cleaners should be made of.
There are three keys, and are positioned in the upper area of the robot, under the body they are present two separate containers for dirt and water, the laser turret for LIDAR navigation is present at the top and the same High Precision 3D system that we saw in the L10 Pro has been positioned in the front part of the robot: for those who do not know it, it is an additional optical sensor in able to position, in a 3D environment, all possible obstacles and objects present in the environment in which the vacuum cleaner will work.
In short, so far everything practically identical to the Dreame L10 Pro. However, two rather important things change: the dust tank has a capacity of 400 ml and that of water 150 ml. And if on the reduction of the capacity of the dust tank you can easily pass up, due to the presence of the charging tower, we cannot say the same about that of water: with this capacity I was able to clean an environment of about 70 meters squares, with the maximum distribution of the liquid, but I continue to be of the idea that we should start working to find a solution that can make the container for liquids larger.
However, there is a novelty that I really appreciated: the dirt bag integrated in the self-skimming turret is 4000 ml, which could guarantee about 2 months of use without ever having to replace it. But it should be emphasized that this is a very relative value, substantially dependent on the number of times the robot is used in a month, and the type of dirt that is vacuumed.
The shock absorbing band continues to be of excellent quality, and below there are the two brushes (the central one and the only lateral one, both made with an anti-tangling technology) and then the two wheels: they are very well bodied, able to slide very well even on the damp floor and of overcome obstacles up to 2 cm high.
Suction power and washing quality
As for the suction power and the quality of the wash I will be very direct: the same thing I said about the Dreame L10 Pro applies. poco to criticize. With its 4000 Pa, it would be strange that the cleaning performance wasn't exactly the strong point of the Dream Bot Z10 Pro.
Because there is no need to go around it: it is one of the most powerful automatic vacuum cleaners on the market. And despite the incredible suction power, it is also able to guarantee a rather low noise level: at maximum power, the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it emits a very low noise, and it is something not to be underestimated given (in fact) the suction power.
All this is possible thanks to a 5-layer noise reduction system and a 4-stage cleaning system that can easily capture dust, hair, pet hair and larger debris: in short, the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it can vacuum almost anything, without batting an eye and - among other things - avoiding any obstruction in the vacuum cavity or brushes. Again, from this point of view it is truly a marvel.
The washing mode is also good, even if it continues to be focused more on polishing than on deep stain removal, and which is assisted by a solenoid valve that allows you to set (through the application) the amount of water to be distributed. The suction power can also be set via the app, which allows you to choose between 4 levels.
If you install the drawer with the water container, you can decide whether to vacuum and wash, or whether to disable the suction but and through the application it is possible exclude zones in the app for washing only (or for suction only), areas in which - for example - there may be carpets that - among other things - the robot is able to automatically recognize based on a sensitivity level that can be set through the application.
As well as all the company's products, even the new one Dream Bot Z10 Pro is totally managed by Xiaomi Home, the application of the Xiaomi ecosystem which - in my opinion - has now become a real plus for these products, except for the integration with digital assistants will be that I received in try a pre-production sample and that this is probably a feature that will come with an update at the beginning of sales, but I could not check the Dream Bot Z10 Pro neither with Google Assistant nor with Alexa.
As in the vast majority of robots managed by the Xiaomi app, rooms are created completely independently and it is possible to associate a name to each room: in this way you can also choose between cleaning in zones or cleaning in rooms, which can also be repeated twice consecutively. It is also possible to decide how often to activate the robot's self-emptying system, or to set the degree of sensitivity of the carpet recognition or the DND (do not disturb) mode.
You can also activate the scheduled cleaning programs, each of which can be customized according to cleaning methods, areas to be cleaned and - clearly - at the time and it is possible to manage with extreme simplicity also the virtual walls and exclusion zones: in this way it will be possible to prevent the robot from cleaning beyond a certain border, or in a particular area of the floor. And yes, the precision with which the vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi follows these directives is centimeter. Good job.
The battery of Dream Bot Z10 Pro it is the same 5200 mAh that we saw in the L10 Pro, and the autonomy is almost unchanged. At maximum suction power and with the maximum amount of water sprayed on the floor, to clean an area of about 70 square meters the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it consumed about 40% of the charge in poco less than an hour of cleaning.
All in all, therefore, the autonomy of 150 minutes declared by the company seems to be true, as long as the robot is used at minimum suction power and without water supply. One thing I do not recommend, given the circumstances.
Also in this case therefore, for very large environments the battery is certainly not a limit: the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it can undoubtedly clean surfaces close to 200 square meters with a single charge, environments in which, however, it will be necessary to refill the water container.
Price and conclusions - Xiaomi Dreame BOT Z10 Pro
The official selling price of the Dream Bot Z10 Pro is $ 683,59, but from 10 August until 12 August it can be purchased at a discount at special price of around 412,41 euros ($ 484.33). And it is a decidedly competitive figure, especially considering that we are probably talking about the best Dreame product currently on the market.
Of course, if you are not interested in the self-emptying base you could go for the Dreame L10 Pro and save a lot. But it is something that I do not recommend, given the extreme convenience of this system: the Dream Bot Z10 Pro it is clearly a product for those looking for the best in the sector, which keeps its promises at 101% and that at this discounted price you should not let it go (if you need an automatic robot). Too bad only for the water container which, in my opinion, continues to be too underpowered.
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