The new Yeedi Vac Max is the current top model of the inexpensive manufacturer and is also called together with the automatic suction station Yeedi Vac Station available.
Note: Currently ( As of June 13, 2022 ) there is a 90 € discount voucher for the product on the Amazon side. Who also has the discount code in the checkout process QFFA5JQ4 used, receives another 20 € discount. So the device costs 239.99 €, what is a bargain for what is offered.
|model||Yeedi Vac Max|
|Dimensions ( H × B × T )||34.3 cm x 7.7 cm|
|Maximum term||200 minutes|
|Fine dust filter||Yes|
|Contents water tank||240 ml|
|Contents dust container||450 ml|
|Suck / wipe||Suck and wipe at the same time|
The Yeedi Vac Max has a round shape similar to that of most other suction robots. He measures 34.3 cm in diameter, about the size of a large ester. With a Height of 7.7 cm it has a relatively flat case so that it fits most furniture. It doesn’t fit under a low-lying sofa, but taller furniture is not an obstacle.
The plastic housing has a two-tone design, with a white top and a black bottom. Above, near the front, there is a square, black lens case. This encloses the optical sensor, which we will go into later. A little further forward and to the side of it there is a white control button. This can initiate a cleaning cycle.
Additional sensors are visible on the front of the housing as a slightly darker, shiny black bar. Inside the front part there is one 450 ml dust container. This is slightly smaller than an average collecting container, if not essential. There is a removable one on the front 240 ml water tank. This is half transparent so that you can control the water level from the outside.
If you need a larger vacuum cleaner container, there are numerous alternatives on the market, for example the Yeedi K650 of the same manufacturer. He has a huge 600 ml container that can handle even the most demanding cleaning work. The disadvantage is that he less suction power has as the Vac Max, and the app control is somewhat restricted.
Drive, brushes and the base unit
The most interesting features can be found on the underside of the Yeedi Vac Max. In the front area there is a small wheel that rotates in a circle. This wheel is not used for power transmission, but is motorized. When it turns, it controls the robot around.
There is a flat brush just behind this wheel, on the right. This brush rotates in a circle and extends further than the outside of the actual vacuum cleaner housing. Its task is to transport the dirt from the side into the main roller. This works better on solid floors than on carpets.
The main brush is more or less in the middle of the vacuum cleaner. It is spiraled, with bristles and silicone flaps alternating. This ensures a good performance balance between solid floors and carpets. There is a wiper pad behind it, but it can be removed if you do not use the wiper function.
On both sides of the brush roller there are a few rubber wheels with deep, coarse profiles. These are the main drive wheels with which the suction robot is driven. They are large enough to cross a transition up to 1 cm high, which is not particularly impressive. Many transitions in normal households are 1.5 cm or even 2 cm high. Therefore, the Yeedi Vac Max could have its problems if the transition is too high.
The Vac Max is supplied with a small base unit that lies against the wall. If the vacuum cleaner is not in use, it is placed in the base unit and charged. In order for the device to be connected, it must be placed near a socket. In addition, the location should be chosen so that there is no lively public traffic so that it is not overturned.
In the event that the device gives up the ghost prematurely, there is of course a guarantee. Yeedi grants a twelve-month manufacturer’s guarantee. There is also a 30-day right of return, so you can try the device before you get fully involved.
The suction power
The Yeedi Vac Max is a 2-in-1 suction and wipe robot. Depending on the setting, it can suck, wipe or perform both functions at the same time.
The suction function itself has three different levels: 600, 1,500 and 3,000 Pascal ( Pa ). The average modern vacuum cleaner robot has a suction power of around 2,600 Pa, so you get an adequate performance. The suction strength can be set in the app. Alternatively, you can have it automatically adapted to the respective situation. In this mode, the suction power is reduced to solid floors, while it is increased when driving through a carpet.
The wiper function is also adjustable, with three different spray levels. The higher the setting, the more water is sprayed. The best thing about it is that the Vac Max automatically avoids carpets while the wiping process is running. So you don’t have to fear that the carpet will get wet. The set contains four microfiber mops that can be removed and washed in the machine.
The built-in battery has a capacity of 5,200 mAh. That is enough for up to 200 minutes of operation with a single load. The actual performance depends on the suction settings. The higher the suction power, the shorter the battery life. However you turn it, the performance is enough to clean a very large living area.
If the house is too big to clean it in one go, it doesn’t matter. The vacuum cleaner automatically returns to its base unit and charges itself. After 4 to 5 hours he is fully charged and continues where he left off.
However, when the dust container is full, you have to empty it yourself. If you want to save yourself this effort, you should Yeedi Vac Station consider. It is a powerful vacuum cleaner robot with a self-emptying base station that has an integrated 2.5 liter dust bag. This allows him to empty himself, which also makes him quite expensive.
The Vac Max not only cleans the floor. It also has a built-in HEPA filter that removes almost all fine dust particles from the air. This ensures that no dirty air gets back into the room.
The decor and everyday use
The Yeedi Vac Max uses its sensors to automatically detect the floor. The first time it may look like it is moving arbitrarily. But after the visual sensor has completely captured the house, it zigzags. However, in order to really be able to control the suction robot, you have to install the smartphone app.
Setting up the app, especially setting the password, can be a little frustrating. The app must also be coupled to the device via Wi-Fi. However, as soon as the app is set up, the cleaning routine can be individually adjusted. We’ve already talked about changing spray and suction settings, but there’s a little more than that.
You can view a virtual map of the apartment and create a cleaning plan. You can also plan daily or weekly cleaning. Otherwise it is possible to clean the whole house at once or to clean different rooms at different times. No-go zones can also be defined in which the suction robot should not clean.
All of these are great functions. However, the app does not allow you to create your own virtual spaces. Sometimes door openings are not recognized, so that two rooms are merged into one. When that happens, the rooms can no longer be cleaned separately.
If you want more advanced mapping functions, you should Yeedi Vac 2 Pro consider. You can do many things with him that the Vac Max cannot do, and you have more control over the vacuum cleaner. He is also extremely quiet, even if it costs more than the Vac Max.
In addition to using the app, voice commands for controlling the device can also be set up. This is done via the app and the configuration takes only one minute. It is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Yeedi Vac Max is a full-fledged suction robot with a powerful wiping function. The app is a little cumbersome, but it allows a reasonable level of control over cleaning. The battery has one of the longest terms on the market and the brush roller is very well designed. All in all, it is a fairly well thought out device.