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Samsung Jetbot Mop Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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We tested the Samsung Jetbot mop in our studio space. The Jetbot has a unique shape and style compared to other robot mops we’ve tested. How did it do in our tests? Let’s find out. 

Robot mop with handheld option

Samsung Jetbot Mop

Samsung Jetbot Mop

The Samsung Jetbot mop is a robot mop that uses dual spinning mops to navigate and clean. It comes with two different mop heads that are designed with different messes in mind. It has 8 different cleaning modes, and performed well in our tests, removing a good amount of dirt off the floor. Additionally, it can be used in handheld mode making it one of the most versatile robot mops we’ve tested to date.

Pros

  • Great cleaning performance
  • Able to use in handheld
  • 8 different cleaning modes

Cons

  • Lacks features we see in other robot devices (automatic charging, mapping)
  • Shorter runtime, but shorter charge time that other robot mops we’ve tested

Scoring

Handheld robot mop with great performance
  • Design - 98%
    98%
  • Performance - 96%
    96%
  • Quality - 98%
    98%
  • Usability - 96%
    96%
  • Value - 97%
    97%
97%

Summary

The Samsung Jetbot mop is a robot mop with solid cleaning performance. In our testing it was able to remove a good amount of dirt off of our floor. It is controlled via remote, and navigates using the dual-spinning mops on the bottom. It can navigate the room differently with 8 different cleaning modes allowing for more general or intensive cleaning. In addition, it can be used handheld to clean walls or other various surfaces that it can’t reach on its own.

In This Review

Mop test | Navigation Test | Runtime Test | Usability | Noise Test | Specs | Summary

Performance Tests

To test the Samsung Jetbot mop, we put it through a series of 5 different performance tests. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop
Samsung Jetbot Mop

Our testing series includes:

  • Mop test
  • Navigation test
  • Runtime test
  • Usability test
  • Noise test

Mop Test

For the mop test, we had the Samsung Jetbot mop clean our office and studio space. After having the Jetbot Mop clean the floor, we removed the mop pads and checked to see how much dirt and debris was there. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop after mopping with mother yarn mops
Samsung Jetbot Mop after mopping with mother yarn mops

The mop did a great job at scrubbing off dirt and removing it from the floor. As you can see from the mop pads, there is a decent amount of dirt and a bit of debris attached. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop after mopping with microfiber mops
Samsung Jetbot Mop after mopping with microfiber mops

The Jetbot comes with two different types of mop pads: microfiber and mother yarn pads. The microfiber pads are thinner with longer yarns, which makes it better for wiping. On the other hand, the mother yarn pads are thicker, which makes it great for cleaning in cracks or mopping up spills. 

While this mopping performance is good, it won’t have the same performance as a dedicated mop. Instead, the Samsung Jetbot mop is great for maintaining a clean floor and keeping it free from dirt.

Samsung Jetbot Mop attachments
Samsung Jetbot Mop attachments

Because of the design of the Jetbot, it can also be used handheld to clean other surfaces like walls or countertops. This feature is great for spot cleaning and improves versatility. 

To test the navigation of the Samsung Jetbot mop, we ran the robot mop in each of the cleaning modes and observed the navigational efficiency. Additionally, we tested the cliff sensor by placing the Jetbot on an edge and testing whether or not it would stop.

Samsung Jetbot Mop
Samsung Jetbot Mop

The cliff sensor worked exactly as expected and stopped the Samsung Jetbot mop from falling off the edge. No complaints there. 

The Samsung Jetbot mop has many different ways to navigate your floor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with digital mapping features or a charging base we often see in other robot devices. While this doesn’t affect cleaning, it can affect cleaning speed. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop bottom
Samsung Jetbot Mop bottom

The Jetbot comes with 8 different options to choose from to best clean the floor. Here are the cleaning modes available:

  • Edge
  • Auto
  • Step
  • Manual
  • Focus
  • 50 min.
  • Intensive
  • Pattern

Each of these modes has a different purpose, so choosing the right one will depend on the task. If you are looking to focus on specific areas, you can use edge, focus, or manual. For deeper cleans, patterns and intensive modes are both great options.

Runtime Test

For the runtime test, we ran the Samsung Jetbot mop on auto mode and measured the amount of time until the water and battery ran out. 

Out of water

00:50:47

Out of battery

01:40:55

Our test results match with Samsung’s estimates. Samsung states that both water tanks will last up to 50 minutes and the battery should last up to 100 minutes. 

Usability Test

The usability of the Samsung Jetbot is great. While it lacks some of the more automatic features we see in other robot cleaning devices, it is still incredibly easy to use, and has some advantages of its own.

Samsung Jetbot Mop handheld
Samsung Jetbot Mop handheld

The most notable feature the Jetbot includes is its ability to be used in handheld mode. This allows the mop to be used in a variety of locations including countertops, walls, and more. 

Setup

The Samsung Jetbot mop has a few accessories included that make it easy to set up.

Samsung Jetbot Mop unboxed
Samsung Jetbot Mop unboxed

Here’s what is in the box:

  • Jetbot mop 
  • Water supply mop kit
  • Mother yarn mop
  • Microfiber mop
  • Floor plate
  • Remote control
  • Batteries (for remote)
  • Power adapter
  • Silicone brush

Once all of the packaging is removed, Samsung recommends fully charging the device before first use.

Samsung Jetbot Mop charging
Samsung Jetbot Mop charging

From there, setup is easy and requires a few simple steps.

  • Choose a mop head
  • Wet mop head and wring it out
  • Fill water supply mop kit
  • Attach mop heads to mop kit
  • Attach mop kit to Jetbot unit
  • Hold the button to power the device
  • Choose cleaning mode from remote

Overall, without charging time included, the setup process took around 5 minutes to complete and was incredibly easy to do.

Controls & Remote

Controlling the Samsung Jetbot mop is mostly done via the included remote. That said, there is a button on the main unit that has some functionality. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop button
Samsung Jetbot Mop button

This button can power on the device with a long press. Additionally, it can be used to switch the device into handheld mode. With the device powered on, you:

  • Lift the Jetbot mop off the floor
  • Tap the power button twice

The power button also doubles as an indicator light giving battery life information as well as maintenance tasks that need to be completed.

Samsung Jetbot Mop remote
Samsung Jetbot Mop remote

To control the cleaning functions of the Jetbot mop, you will need to use the remote. The remote is powered by 2 AAA batteries (included) and has various buttons to switch between the 8 cleaning modes. Additionally, there is a start and stop button, as well as arrows for manual control of the device. 

Maintenance

Keeping the Samsung Jetbot mop running like new is fairly simple.

Samsung Jetbot Mop water supply kit
Samsung Jetbot Mop water supply kit

The most common items of maintenance required are:

  • Filling the water tanks
  • Washing the mop attachments

Both of these tasks are simple and are only required when you plan to use the mop. To help with cleaning the mop attachments, Samsung included a silicon brush. 

Samsung Jetbot Mop silicone brush
Samsung Jetbot Mop silicone brush

Noise Test

To test the sound of the Samsung Jetbot mop, we let it clean the floor and measured the level of noise created. We measured using a sound meter from about 3’ away.

Lowest

16.8 dB

Max.

48.0 dB

Average

31.7 dB

Our testing showed the Samsung Jetbot mop to have a decibel range of 16.8-48.0 dB. This fluctuation is largely due to the noise created when the robot mop bumps into objects.

Samsung Jetbot Mop
Samsung Jetbot Mop

On average we found the sound to sit around 31.7 dB. This level of sound is similar to that of a whisper. 

Common noise levels

  • 20 dB – rustling leaves
  • 30 dB – whisper
  • 40 dB – quiet library, babbling brook
  • 50 dB – refrigerator, moderate rainfall
  • 60 dB – normal conversation, dishwashers
  • 70 dB – traffic, showers
  • 80 dB – alarm clock, telephone dial tone

Specifications

Specifications
TypeRobot mop
ManufacturerSamsung
ModelVR20T6001M
Length9.0″
Height9.3″
Width15″
Weight6 lbs
Floor typeHard floors
SensorsObstacle, Wall following, Cliff
Charge Time150 mins.
Runtime100 mins.
Noise Level31.7 dB (average)
Handheld ModeYes
ReturnsVaries by retailer
Warranty1 year
PriceCheck Price

Should you buy the Samsung Jetbot Mop?

I would recommend the Samsung Jetbot Mop if you’re looking for the following features:

  • Versatile mop: The Samsung Jetbot mop is capable of cleaning on its own, or in handheld mode. This versatility allows the Jetbot to be used in a variety of cleaning scenarios that other robot mops wouldn’t be capable of. 
  • Great daily mopper: For every day mopping the Samsung Jetbot mop is a great choice. In our testing, the robot mop was able to remove a good amount of dirt off of our generally clean floor. It comes with two different mop attachments that are designed to better handle different messes. 
  • 8 cleaning modes with remote control: The Samsung Jetbot mop is incredibly easy to use. With the remote, you can toggle between 8 different cleaning modes that are designed with different cleaning tasks in mind.

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About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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