Dreame Bot W10 Review

Dreame Bot W10 Pro Review

In this review, we’ll be having a close look at the Dreame Bot W10,  Dreame’s latest product, and their first robot vacuum and mop hybrid.

This product has a similar design to the Narwal T10 in that it has a massive dock housing the clean and dirty water tanks but without a self-emptying feature.

However, the Dreame Bot W10 can vacuum and mop simultaneously because its pad placement is at the rear.

Excellent at Mopping and Vacuuming

Dreame Bot W10 Pro Review

Dreame Bot W10 Review

The Dreame Bot W10 combines the vacuuming prowess of a high-end robot vacuum and mop into one package. One feature separating it from the Narwal T10 is the wide brush roll, enabling it to vacuum efficiently. Its two spinning rear pads provide excellent agitation, helping it clean dried stains. Unfortunately, the robot doesn’t have a water tank (in the robot), so it’s best only for dried stains, not liquid spills.

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Pros

  • Excellent vacuuming performance with its wide brush and high-end airflow
  • The two spinning pads are great for cleaning dried stains
  • Large capacity dirty and water tank provides hands-free convenience (at least) for mopping tasks
  • Decent at deep cleaning carpet
  • High-end mopping performance

Cons

  • Not very usable on wet spills
  • It lacks a self-emptying feature
  • Massive dock occupies a lot of vertical and horizontal space

Introduction to the Dreame Bot W10

Dreame launches its latest product, the W10, with the spinning pads at the rear.

This product is similar to the Narwal T10 hybrid as both have a clean and dirty water tank inside the massive base station.

Unfortunately, using massive tanks means it has no space for a bag to empty the robot’s dustbin. So it lacks a self-emptying feature.

Self-Cleaning Robot Vacuum and Mop

Dreame Bot W10 Pro robot and base station

The Dreame Bot W10 is classified as a self-cleaning robot mop where the pads are cleaned after each mopping cycle.

Both pads spin against this ribbed contraction inside the dock as water is sprayed to dislodge dirt and grime.

These pads are positioned behind the primary brush roll, and one of my concerns is how this placement affects its stain cleaning performance, which we’ll find out later in this article.

Separate Clean and Dirty Water Tank

There are two water tanks inside the dock: a clean and dirty water tank to prevent cross-contamination.

Both tanks can hold 1.06 gallons or around 4 liters.

Having these tanks ensures hands-free operation with how this product functions.

But it’s best used on dried stains because there’s no water tank or a spinning roller in the robot.

It’s a different product than the ILIFE W400, and W450 as these products have a sprayer, water tanks, and a roller.

These two are better equipped for picking up spills.

Spinning Pads

Dreame Bot W10 underneath

The Dreame Bot Z10 Pro has two spinning pads positioned at the rear, which means consumers can use the vacuuming and mopping feature simultaneously, unlike the Narwal T10.

Dreame Bot W10 Pads

These spinning pads help with agitation, especially with dry stains.

But since the Z10 doesn’t have a water tank in the robot, it relies on the base station to prime it before going through its mopping cycle.

Consumers can control the dampness through the Xiaomi app.

One advantage of this system is its hands-free. Once you’ve filled the clean water tank with water, there’s no need to refill or touch anything for three or four days.

Even if you need to vacuum, there’s no need to touch since the brush placement is different from the pads.

One potential issue with the pads is you cannot remove the cloth. It seems to be sewn on the bracket, unlike Narwal, where it’s held by velcro, as you’ll see the seems on the other end.

Dreame W10 Pro pad seams on the other end

Wide Brush Roll

Dreame Bot W10 brush roll

One surprising feature of the Dreame Bot Z10 is its wide brush roll.

I measured it at around 7.56 inches, wider than other round-shaped Dreame robot vacuums.

And Dreame has done an excellent job at improving cleaning performance as it picks up better than their previous robot vacuums.

I’d say the Z10 is their best performing robot vacuum to date with how well it picked up during the coverage test.

The cleaning performance is a bonus since most robots biased towards mopping don’t vacuum well.

And this is despite the rubber flats in front of the brush.

These flaps have a purpose: to protect the brush and motor from the stray liquid on the surface.

Side Brush

The Dreame W10 has a similar side brush to the Roomba S9 with its five-pronged design.

Most robot vacuums utilize a bristled side brush, but the W10 Pro’s version uses a slightly different bristle material.

It uses thicker plastic strands instead of hair-like bristles, so it’s easier to wash and should last longer.

Dreame W10 Pro side brush

Its placement (at the front edge of the brush roll) is optimal for edge cleaning, and it did well in that test.

Dustbin Design

Dreame Bot W10 dustbin

The Dreame Bot W10 has a similar dustbin placement and design as their other Z10 Pro and L10 Pro products.

Its top-mounted location gives it easy access, and the front door allows for straightforward dirt disposal.

Dreame Bot W10 dustbin open

Dreame says it has a 0.12-gallon capacity (or 0.45 liters), which is a decent capacity.

But the lack of an auto-empty system means consumers will have to empty it manually.

Behind the dustbin is a high-efficiency filter to keep allergens inside the dust container.

Dual Water Tanks

Dreame Bot W10 Pro dual water tank

Inside the massive base station are two water tanks that hold clean and dirty water.

It’s similar to the Narwal T10 but with a smaller capacity of 1.06 gallons (or around 4-liters).

These separate water tanks make this robot hands-free, at least for the mopping aspect.

Once you’ve filled the clean water tank, there’s no need to touch it for a few days.

The system is smart enough to notify users if the dirty water tank is full or if the clean water tank is empty.

It also has a screen that indicates the battery and robot status.

Dreame W10 base station screen

Consumers can check the robot’s battery status on the base station screen.

Dreame W10 base station battery status

The screen also lets users know if the robot is doing a positioning check to determine its position.

Dreame W10 base station screen positioning

App Features

Next, we’ll look at the Dreame Bot W10 app features, and there are plenty. All Dreame smart robot vacuums are compatible with the Xiaomi app.

If you’ve used the Xiaomi app, you’ll know that it’s one best app in the market with usability.

I’ll go through the features in this section.

1. Live Map

Dreame W10 live map

Consumers can see the robot’s location in real-time with the live map. I wish major brands like Roomba and Neato implemented but haven’t so far.

The live map shows the robot’s location and how far into the cycle via these lines.

2. Map Saving

Dreame W10 map management

The Dreame W10 app can save multiple maps. I’m not sure how many it can save, but I’ve saved two so far

I want to highlight the mapping run where the robot goes into an exploratory mode, fast-tracing the map creation process.

This feature takes full advantage of LIDAR’s 360 scanning ability, so the robot doesn’t have to go to every nook and cranny to create the map.

The multi-map feature is something absent in the Narwal T10.

Users can move the W10 to different levels without moving the base station since it’s not reliant on it to function.

3. Map Management

Dreame W10 map edit

Consumers have several options in editing the map, accessible through the map management icon on the lower left (main interface).

You can spit, merge, and name areas. The app is intelligent enough to split areas accurately, but it’s nice to have a manual option to divide areas.

Dreame W10 map edit

I like the room naming option, but there’s no custom naming feature, so users are stuck with available options.

4. Cleaning Modes

Dreame W10 cleaning modes

The app offers several cleaning mode options for the mopping and vacuuming functions.

Users can opt between vacuuming only, mopping only, or mop and vacuuming simultaneously.

There are four suction and three humidity settings (or how damp you’d want the pad).

5. Self Cleaning Settings

Draeme W10 self-cleaning settings

The self-cleaning setting enables folks more control when the robot will dock to have its pads cleaned.

There are two options: by area or zone. The first option is my favorite since it offers more frequent pad clean-ups after the robot eclipses the threshold you choose.

This feature helps keep the pad clean with more frequent trips to the base station.

6. No-go Zones & Invisible Wall

Dreame W10 containment

Containment is also available for the W10 using the invisible wall, no-go zone, or no-mop zone features.

The invisible wall acts as a virtual wall preventing the robot from going past it.

In comparison, the no-go and no-mop zone are boxes that act as off-limit areas that work best if you want to block a specific area.

The latter two are similar in that both block a specified zone, but the difference is the no-go zone blocks the robot outright, while the no-mop zone only blocks it from mopping.

Nonetheless, you won’t need the no-mop zone feature since the Z10 app has a carpet recognition setting that tells the robot to avoid carpet once detected.

7. Scheduling

Dreame W10 scheduling

Scheduling is also available to automate the vacuuming and mopping process. Users can set as many scheduled runs as possible, but options are limited to cleaning range, starting time, and frequency.

There’s no way to adjust mopping or suction levels, so it’s a bit limited.

8. Cleaning History

Dreame W10 cleaning history

This tab shows a log of previous cleaning cycles and the corresponding maps. There’s not much functionality except showing the “mileage” of the robot.

9. Accessory Usage

Dreame W10 accessory usage

It provides users with a heads-up on replacing its four critical components: filter, side brush, main brush, and mopping pad. 

Realize that this is a time-based system, so you’ll have to check the component physically if it needs to be replaced.

One way to extend the service life of these components is to clean them regularly.

How does the Dreame Z10 navigate?

This robot vacuum/mop relies on LIDAR and SLAM for navigation, making it efficient and precise with how it moves around.

Like most laser robots, it starts the run by cleaning the edges before moving towards the middle.

It only goes around once by default, but a two-pass run is available through the room or zoned cleaning tabs on the app.

The app doesn’t have an option to increase the number of passes with the default cycle, so users will have to use the room or zoned cleaning to access the two-pass run.

Using these modes also unlocks the crisscross pattern, which I like especially for mopping.

Dreame W10 criss cross pattern

The Dreame W10 navigation is efficient. I’d say better than previous releases, namely, the L10 Pro and Z10 Pro.

Dreame cleaned up the loose ends and tightened up the steering issues present in the older models.

How much power does the Dreame Z10 have?

The Z10 Pro’s claimed suction power is 4000 Pascals, a high-end number. These are the same figures that Dreame had for their other products: the Z10 Pro and L10 Pro.

To check power, I use an anemometer on the brush roll. It’s a good barometer of how well a robot vacuum will perform, and here are the results.

  • Quiet: 8.33 CFM
  • Standard: 10.24 CFM
  • Strong: 13.2 CFM
  • Turbo: 17.91 CFM

The 17.91 CFM lags behind the Dreame Z10 Pro (19.33 CFM) and L10 Pro (18 CFM), but it’s Dreame’s most efficient robot vacuum to date, thanks to its wide brush roll.

Cleaning Performance

I put all the robot vacuums I review through a grueling series of tests using different debris types to check how good these products are at cleaning dirt.

Here are the overall scores for the Dreame W10 Pro.

  • Overall: 93.26%
  • Hard floor: 99.75%
  • Sand on hard floor: 99.5%
  • Carpet (surface): 95.82%
  • Deep cleaning: 77.95%

You’ll notice that it’s excellent on hard floors picking up in the high 99s. It’s the best of all Dreame robot vacuums so far on this surface.

The results on carpet are decent but slightly below-average compared to other high-end robot vacuums.

But for a mopping-biased robot, these are excellent results.

Hard Floor Results

Dreame W10 hard floor results

 

  • Quaker oats: 99%
  • Coffee grounds: 100%
  • Quinoa: 100%
  • Pet litter: 100%

Cleaning performance on hard floors was excellent, and it was a surprise for me since other Dreame robot vacuums didn’t pick up this much.

It picked up 100% in three of the four tests, which is a good sign of how well it’ll perform in the real world.

Sand on Hard Floor

Dreame W10 sand on hard floor

One strong indicator of hard floor performance is sand pick-up. The Dreame W10 Pro excels in this category as it picked up an average of 99.5%, the best Dreame robot vacuum in this category.

Hair Wrap

Next, we’ll look at the hair wrap results. I test how well a robot vacuum resists tangles from five and seven-inch hair, and here are the results.

  • 5-inch hair strands: 82%
  • 7-inch hair strands: 53%

The W10 Pro was above average, with five-inch strands picking up 82%.

Dreame W10 hair wrap 5-inches

But it’s not as good with longer seven-inch strands at only 53%.

Edge Cleaning

Another area that the Dreame W10 Pro excels at is cleaning edges, thanks to the squarish front, wide brush roll, and side brush placement.

Dreame W10 Pro edge cleaning

It didn’t pick up everything, but it got most of the debris, and I scattered a lot.

However, it didn’t have enough airflow to clean the build-up on the quarter-inch crevice.

Dreame W10 debris on crevice

I had to use a stick vacuum to clean it.

Carpet Results

Now, let’s look at how well the Dreame Bot W10 did at cleaning carpet.

I used the same debris for the experiments, including quaker oats, quinoa, pet litter, coffee grounds, and sand.

Low pile

Dreame W10 low pile carpet
  • Quaker oats: 97.2%
  • Coffee grounds: 88%
  • Quinoa: 99.4%
  • Pet litter: 98%

The W10 Pro struggles most on fine ground grounds, and it didn’t breach the 90% mark.

However, it did much better with the other debris, with scores in the high 90s in the other three tests.

Mid pile

Dreame W10 mid pile carpet
  • Quaker oats: 96.6%
  • Coffee grounds: 89.4%
  • Quinoa: 100%
  • Pet litter: 98%

Again, it struggled with fine coffee grounds, picking just under 90%, which is a sign that it doesn’t have as much airflow as other high-end robots.

Another factor for the below-average score is the two-pass-only run since the app only allows for a max of two passes.

Deep Cleaning Results

I used 100 grams of fine sand on mid-pile carpet for the deep cleaning test, and the W10 Pro was roughly at the same level as the Dreame Z10 Pro (79.95%), picking up 77.95%.

But it’s a notch higher than the Dreame L10 Pro (64.75%).

It’s not as good as a Roomba S9+ and 980, but considering the Narwal T10 isn’t usable on carpet, I’d consider this an excellent score.

Mopping Results

Before doing the review, I was skeptical about how the W10 would mop floors because of its rear pad placement.

I test all robot mops on various stains, primarily red wine and grape juice.

These represent potential blemishes that you’ll clean daily.

The Dreame Bot W10 cleaned these stains well. It mopped these blemishes after the first pass.

Here’s a before and after shot for the red wine stains.

Dreame W10 red wine stain

And the grape juice.

Dreame W10 grape juice stain

However, I wouldn’t recommend the W10 for sugary stains like grape juice since it will leave a sticky surface, which was the case for this product.

While it cleaned the stains, the lack of a sprayer and roller hampers its effectiveness on stains like this.

Even with the red wine stain, there are streaks on the surface.

But its capability of removing stains is impressive, thanks to the spinning pads.

I’d only recommend this for light to moderate stains.

How noisy is the Dreame W10?

Noise level is another crucial deciding factor, especially for people who live close to their neighbors.

Running a noisy vacuum at night may elicit complaints, so it’s one reason why I do noise tests using a sound meter.

The Dreame Bot W10 is not noisy in the lower levels, barely exceeding 60 decibels in the strong setting.

However, it’s loud with the turbo setting.

  • Quiet: 59.4 dB
  • Standard: 59.7 dB
  • Strong: 60.9 dB
  • Turbo: 70.3 dB

Maintenance

Like all robot vacuum and mop hybrids, users will need to clean select components to function efficiently.

I’ll enumerate these components below.

  1. Primary brush: Check and clean the primary roller brush at least once a week to remove any hair or debris build-up. If you use this robot to mop stains, increase the frequency to twice a week.
  2. Side brush: Again, the same frequency applies to the side brush. You could wash it under running water to clean any sticky residue.
  3. Dustbin: Empty the dustbin after every cleaning cycle to prevent dust mites from breeding. Tap the filter on the dustbin to dislodge any debris sticking on it.
  4. Clean and dirty water tank: Dispose of the contents of the dirty water tank once it reaches capacity. There’s no need to constantly check since the app will notify you once it’s full.
  5. Tray: Check the tray inside the base station for any dirt accumulation once a month.

Product Specifications

 
Dreame Bot W10
Type
Robot Vacuum/Mop
WIFI
Yes
Battery
6,400 mAh Li-ion
Run time
3 hrs.
Recharge
3 to 4 hrs hours
Navigation
LIDAR
Dustbin
450 ml
Clean water tank
1.06 gallons
Dirty water tank
1.06 gallons
Weight
38.8 pounds
Width
12.36"
Height
4.15"
Noise
79.3 dB
Warranty
1 yr
Voltage
220 - 240 volts
Price

Where can I buy the Dreame W10?

You can buy this robot vacuum and mop hybrid in online stores like Amazon. Check the link below for the latest pricing information.

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Does the Dreame Bot W10 Offer Excellent Value?

Despite the Dreame Bot W10’s high price tag, it does bring a lot of value to the table.

It has excellent vacuuming performance, especially on hard floors, much better than the Narwal T10.

Mopping performance is excellent, but not for sugary stains or spilled liquid.

The best utilization is for light to moderate stains and daily mopping tasks.

To help you decide, I’ve listed five reasons to purchase the Dreame Bot W10.

  1. Excellent mopping performance: I liked how the Dreame Bot W10 cleaned the stains even though it left a sticky surface.
  2. Great for vacuuming hard floor: This robot does well picking up sand, which is a good barometer for hard floor cleaning.
  3. Hands-free convenience: The dual 4-liter water tanks make this hands-free in that it does the task for you without any babysitting.
  4. Decent on carpet: This product picks up well enough to make it a decent option on this surface.
  5. Saves multiple maps: One underrated aspect of this product is it can save multiple maps, so it’s possible to move this on different floor levels without moving the base station.

The Verdict: Excellent Option for Vacuuming and Mopping

The Dreame Bot W10 is better than the Narwal T10 on both levels with vacuuming and mopping.

You could say that the mopping performance is a toss-up, but the W10 is excellent at stain removal with its fast-spinning dual pads.

It’s one of the best mopping robots I’ve tested, but with limitations to what it can clean.

I wouldn’t recommend it for cleaning spills since it doesn’t have any water tank in the robot to capture liquid.

The vacuuming performance is excellent for a mop-biased robot and is usable for daily cleaning tasks. But it doesn’t have a self-emptying feature.

One factor holding it back would be the price. Are you willing to spend a premium on it?

Excellent All-Around Option for Mopping and Vacuuming
  • Navigation - 96%
    96%
  • Surface Cleaning - 97.48%
    97%
  • Deep Cleaning - 77.95%
    78%
  • Quality - 95%
    95%
  • Design - 94%
    94%
  • Value - 93%
    93%
92%

Summary

The Dreame Bot W10 is a step up over the Narwal T10 I tested previously. One reason is its improved vacuuming performance, thanks to the wide brush roll and airflow. Its mopping performance is excellent thanks to its dual spinning pads that help dislodge stains. Plus, the dual water tank system offers hands-free convenience. But there are limitations to what it can clean. If you don’t mind paying a premium for it and not mind the space it’ll occupy, the W10 should be on your shortlist of robot mops.

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