When I reviewed the Yeedi Vac Max last month, I found that it did a pretty good job at cleaning my floors, but Yeedi is stepping things up a bit with the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro. This is the brand’s latest robot vacuum, and after using it for about a week, I have to say I prefer this model to the Vac Max.
Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. But what the Vac 2 Pro lacks, it makes up for it with the oscillating mopping system. It also comes with the 3D obstacle avoidance, which, I feel helps truly make the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro the robot vacuum for lazy people. Not lazy entirely, mind you, just lazy to the degree to that you simply don’t want to pick every single thing off the floor before the vacuum starts cleaning.
And trust me, this being the robot vacuum for lazy people isn’t a bad thing. It’s a good thing. Because now, you can leave things where they are and still have the vacuum do its job. With all of that said, let’s dive into this review and see how the Vac 2 Pro stacks up against its predecessor.
Too lazy to pick things up off the floor? The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro will still get the job done
So, I wanted to focus on the 3D obstacle avoidance first. Quite simply because I think it’s one of the better features of this model. While I keep a relatively clean floor that is mostly clear of objects that the Vac 2 Pro could run into, there are the occasional pair of shoes or other small items that you’d think would be an issue.
Thanks to the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro’s 3D obstacle avoidance feature, the vacuum can sense when there’s something on the floor that it needs to move around. I found this to be the most helpful with my shoes. I don’t like wearing my shoes inside the apartment. So I take them off right by the entrance, and that’s where they stay. However, they don’t sit on any sort of rack or shelf. They’re simply on the floor up against the wall.
Other vacuums, including the Vac Max, had a tendency to shove these around a bit. Only to result in one or two shoes ending up in the middle of the walkway. The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro didn’t have this problem. Instead, it would easily sense that they were there, and before bumping into them, it would make a slight detour to avoid them completely.
Of course, you may still want to pick things up if you want the vacuum to clean those areas. But, if you aren’t too worried about it, you can rest assured that the vacuum won’t get pushy. And this is why I say this is truly the robot vacuum for lazy people. Not only is it doing the vacuuming for you, but you can leave things lying around (if that’s your thing), and the vacuum knows to avoid them. Ultimately meaning less cleaning work for you across the board.
Also worth noting is that the vacuum cannot avoid objects like socks, wiring, and other small objects that are less than 3cm in height. Everything else should be just fine.
The mopping system works well on most stains
One of the headlining features of the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is the oscillating mopping system. It’s a new type of mopping attachment that slaps onto the back of the unit. Unlike the Vac Max, the Vac 2 Pro mopping plate isn’t removable. Instead the plate vigorously oscillates back and forth in a scrubbing motion to better attack dirt and grime.
While I found that it had some issues, for the most part the oscillating mopping system worked as intended.
To be more clear, it does a great job at cleaning most stains. Where I found it begins to have a slight problem is with really, really stuck on dry stains. Particularly if they’ve sat for too long. To test how good of a job it could do on tougher stains I dabbed a little barbecue sauce on the floor and ran a line of mustard around the same area. Then left the stains there for about two hours.
While the vacuum could do better with really, really dry stains, it does a great job with most stains and particularly well as long as you make sure to clean things up quickly. And in the end it’ll be a blessing since you’re getting to avoid having to manually mop stuff up yourself.
Spot cleaning could help you get a more thorough clean
While the Vac 2 Pro did have some issues cleaning up some dry stains for me, it’s important to note that spot cleaning could help you get a more thorough clean. After a second round of testing with some other types of dry stains, I found that at least two rounds of spot cleaning did a much better job then the first time around.
The key I believe is just to not let the stains sit for too long. Having said that, the mopping system did exceptionally well for stains like spilt coffee, milk, or wine, and I even had it mop up some spilt pasta sauce that I was cooking which ended up splattering on the floor a little bit. I also had it clean up some tracked in wet dirt. It’s currently the cold and rainy season up in the northwest. So there’s plenty of opportunity to track in a little dirt here and there. And a perfect opportunity for the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro to mop up those stains.
Again, the key here is to make sure the cleaning is done as soon as possible so there is less time for stains to dry out completely. If you do this, you’ll ensure a much better clean. Spot cleaning also lets you select areas at a minimum size of 1 meter by 1 meter. Or 3.28 feet by 3.28 feet.
This will also help ensure you get a more accurate clean in the exact area you want.
Carpet detection is wonderful if you remember to turn it on
The last thing you want is wet carpets and rugs when starting a cleaning session with this thing. Thankfully, if you remember to turn carpet detection on, the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro will avoid these areas. And in turn, you can avoid stepping on wet carpets and rugs.
While this does mean you need to set up a separate vacuuming session if you need those areas vacuumed, that’s an easy thing to do. Though, depending on how large your home is, the vacuum may need to go back and charge before it can do its job.
The vacuum doesn’t currently support multiple floor maps
If you live in a home with two floors, it’s important to know that, at the moment, the software in the Yeedi app does not allow for support of multiple floor maps. The good news is that this is coming in a future update. Yeedi expects to deploy this feature in a software update sometime around mid-autumn. So that means consumers can probably expect it around August.
I personally didn’t have an issue with this because I live in a single floor apartment with three bedrooms. Battery power is also not an issue here because the apartment is small enough that it can clean everything. However, there is some variance. For instance, if I set the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro to vacuum and mop at the same time and I turn suction and water flow up to the maximum levels, the vacuum needs to go back and charge just before finishing the tail end of the clean. I also usually have it do two passes each time.
For the most part though, I’ve found that one turn around the apartment can be done without going through all of the battery power if I adjust a couple of things. You will probably need to test this in your own place to see if your experience is any different.
Should you buy the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro?
Overall, the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro did a pretty good job at cleaning the apartment. I might even venture to say better than Yeedi Vac Max did. The downside is that it has the same issue with pet hair on really low-pile carpets and rugs. This could be due to a couple of things. The rug may be too low-pile to the point the dog hair gets fairly stuck in the rug’s fibers. And it could have something to do with the type of pet hair. But pet hair aside, you get some good value with the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro.
So, should you buy the Yeedi Vac 2 Pro? I think if you’re looking to spend less money on a robot vacuum/mop combo than what’s offered by the competition, this is a good buy. While there might be better options out there that do a more thorough job of vacuuming and mopping, you’re also likely to fork out more money. And the Vac 2 Pro will do a decent job for less.
The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro launches today and can be purchased from Amazon, Walmart, or directly from the Yeedi store for $449.99. However, Yeedi is offering buyers a special $90 discount coupon on the Vac 2 Pro for the launch, which can be applied through Amazon, Walmart, and the Yeedi Store.
It’s also worth noting that Yeedi offers the Vac 2 at the same time, which is available now for $349. This model has no oscillating mop plate, and comes without automatic carpet detection. It also has a run time of 110 minutes, given that it has a smaller 2600 mAh battery. The rest of the features remain the same.