Yeedi has been busy with new product releases, and we’ll look at one of its latest – the Mop Station.
This variant is their first self-washing robot vacuum, meaning it has a base station with two water tanks that wash and rinse the pad after a mopping cycle.
But it’s different from the other self-washing robot vacuums. It has a separate module housing the pad motor and another for the dustbin, enabling it to hold more dry dirt in its vacuum-only configuration.
It has the exact pad placement as the Dreame W10 Pro, which is at the back of the robot, so it’s possible to mop and vacuum simultaneously.
The Yeedi Mop Station is the cheapest self-washing robot mop I’ve reviewed, and I spent the past few days testing it to see if it’s worth considering.
Cheapest Self-Washing Robot Vacuum
Navigation - 94%
Cleaning - 98.3%
Deep Cleaning - 49.25%
Quality - 95%
Design - 94%
Value - 97%
The Mop Station Pro is Yeedi’s latest and first self-washing robot vacuum. It’s one of the least expensive options with the same twin disc system as other more expensive brands like Dreame and Narwal. This variant has the same twin tank system, so the dirt and clean water are in separate containers, avoiding cross-contamination. However, unlike the other brands I’ve mentioned, it’s a VSLAM robot. There’s no protrusion on top, so it fits under low-clearance furniture better than its LIDAR counterparts. It has the same cleaning performance as other Yeedi robots – slightly above average on hard floors and decent on carpets, but this isn’t the reason to buy this robot. You want the mopping performance, which we’ll look at in detail below.
- Twin disc mopping pads offer better agitation than most robot vacuums that drag a wet pad on the surface
- Decent-sized clean and dirty water tanks
- Low profile design will clean low-clearance furniture better than a laser-equipped robot vacuum
- Large capacity dustbin
- Above-average performance on hard floors
- The dock doesn’t have a tray so cleanups will be tricky
- Sub-par deep cleaning performance
- It doesn’t pick up water but only mops the surface
After the Vac 2 Pro, Yeedi released another robot vacuum on the market, the Mop Station Pro – its first with a self-washing base station.
This product resembles brands like Narwal, with two spinning discs to make mopping more efficient.
One difference between it and the Narwal T10 is the pad placement at the rear, making it possible to mop and vacuum simultaneously.
Twin Mopping Pads
These pads have a mop-like texture to agitate and remove stains on sealed surfaces like tile.
Please take note that this product will not pick up water, so I don’t recommend it for cleaning large quantities of liquid spills.
The only products I’ve tested capable of handling this task are the ILIFE W400 and W450, and both are in a slightly different category – floor-washing robots.
The Mop Station Pro has a massive base station housing clean and dirty water tanks.
Both have a 3.5-liter capacity – slightly smaller than the Dreame and Narwal capacity, but still plenty for multiple mopping cycles in a small to medium-sized home.
It’s not as big as the Dreame or Narwal base station, but it still takes up a lot of space.
However, the Mop Station doesn’t have a self-emptying feature like the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, so you must empty the dustbin manually.
Each tank has sensors to detect when it is full or empty (clean water tank), so babysitting is unnecessary.
The app will notify users through a voice prompt if the tanks are empty or full.
Pad Washing Module
At the heart of the Yeedi Mop Station dock is the pad washing module that (you guessed it) washes and dries the disc pads.
One gripe I have with Yeedi’s version is it doesn’t have a detachable tray, making cleanups a bit tougher since you can’t remove it to clean.
Consumers will have to take a damp microfiber towel and clean it inside.
There’s no option to take it out and wash it outside the base station because it’s fixed.
Unlike the Dreame W10 Pro and the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, where the robot’s mopping module is built-in, the Yeedi Mop Station Pro’s is detachable.
At first, I thought this was a water tank, but when I looked closely, I thought this contraption houses the motor and wiring to spin the pads.
Yeedi added a small dustbin to have space to store dry debris during the mopping cycle.
Granted, it’s smaller than the full-sized container, but it’s plenty for daily vacuuming tasks.
The external mesh filter for both containers is excellent at keeping larger dust particles away from the primary filter.
Here’s how it looks after subjecting this robot to rigorous cleaning experiments.
The filter’s holes are small enough to sift out larger dirt particles, keeping the primary HEPA filter from clogging too quickly.
Another plus with the Yeedi Mop Station container is the wide opening, so emptying dirt is straightforward.
But you’ll also need a wide trash bin to empty it, or debris will spill to the sides.
The Yeedi Vac Station’s dustbin placement is different from the other models, which is top-mounted.
It is placed behind the robot, enabling them to put a larger container, increasing capacity.
One downside to this configuration is consumers need to pull the robot out to access the dustbin.
That’s because its mopping pads are in the exact location of the dustbin.
Robot Top View
Like all Yeedi intelligent robot vacuums, the Mop Station has the same design, a top-mounted camera, and a single-button interface.
The top camera is Yeedi’s primary navigational sensor to help pinpoint its location and draw maps.
Beside the button is a QR code for pairing the robot and app (more below).
Robot View Underneath
Underneath, it also has a similar layout as the other Yeedi variants but with some positional tweaks.
If you look at the Vac 2 Pro, the primary brush is ahead of the side wheels.
It also has a broader brush roll, making it more efficient at debris pick up than the Mop Station, which is biased towards mopping hard floors.
You’ll notice (Vac Station photo above) two hexagon-shaped slots for the twin mopping discs/pads.
Consumers can use the larger dustbin for vacuum-only tasks before mopping.
The mop placement enables this to mop and vacuum simultaneously.
Single Side Brush
The Mop Station Pro has one side brush with bristled tips.
It uses the same side brush as other Yeedi models, which are prone to snapping long-term, so keeping an extra set as backup is advisable.
Extras Out of the Box
A notable item out of the box is the brush cleaning tool for cleaning the dirty water tank.
Another is the two extra pads, so consumers will have something to use if they decide to hand wash a filthy pad.
Please note that you’ll need to wash the pads by hand because the pad-washing mechanism won’t keep them clean indefinitely.
Eventually, the pads will soil. The best way to clean them thoroughly is by hand-washing them using a good dish soap.
The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is compatible with the Yeedi app. You can download this by scanning the QR code on the robot or searching for “Yeedi” wherever you download your apps.
Connecting the app and robot
Yeedi’s connecting robot and app method differs slightly from other brands.
The first step is turning on the robot and placing it inside the base station to charge.
Consumers can find the power switch on the side of the robot.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, tap on the “+” icon in the upper right, then it prompts users to scan the QR code on the robot.
After scanning the QR code, follow the steps shown on the app – generating a QR code and then placing it on the robot’s camera to scan.
Once the robot scans the QR code, the pairing is (basically) complete, and consumers will be asked to do a mapping run for map creation.
Unfortunately, the Yeedi mapping run isn’t as efficient as other brands that use a laser sensor, and it still needs to go through every nook and cranny to draw the map.
Yeedi is the only VSLAM robot with a live map. Other brands like Shark and iRobot don’t have this feature.
One plus for the Yeedi app is its live map informing consumers where the robot is during the cleaning cycle.
It won’t be as precise as a LIDAR-based robot, but at least consumers will know where the robot is during its run.
I hoped the Yeedi Mop Station would have the multi-map saving feature, but Yeedi hasn’t released the update.
It can only save one map; consumers must do mapping runs repeatedly to move this robot on different levels.
Selective Room Cleaning
Once the map is saved, selective room cleaning will be available for consumers.
You can access this by tapping on the “area” tab in the primary interface and tapping on the room to clean.
The robot then vacuums that area and returns to the base station to recharge.
Another benefit of the map-saving feature is it unlocks containment, and for the Mop Station – it’s the “virtual boundary.”
This functions like no-go zones in other brands where consumers can draw boxes around the mop that block the robot from entering them.
Unfortunately, the Yeedi app doesn’t have the invisible wall feature, so there’s no way of blocking diagonal areas.
Consumers can use the zoned cleaning function to pinpoint a rectangular (or boxed) to clean.
It’s similar to the spot-cleaning function in older robot vacuum models but has more precision because of the pinpoint accuracy of the app.
The Vac Station provides consumers with options for deploying this robot through this tab.
You can choose the number of passes (clean), vacuum power, and water flow level.
Technically, the water flow level determines how much water flows from the water tank to the pad, but since the Vac Station doesn’t have a water tank inside the robot, this function determines how damp the pads will be during the pre-mopping cycle.
Folks can automate the vacuuming or mopping process through the scheduling feature.
The Yeedi app allows for several customization options. You can choose to schedule by area or the whole level.
However, choosing the area option limits the customization since selecting the frequency is impossible.
Opting for the auto-cleaning option unlocks this.
The cleaning log shows a list of previous cleaning cycles. This detailed feature shows the time, area cleaned, and map.
It’s a detailed list that functions like your car’s odometer.
Another helpful feature for consumers is screen prompts, reminding them to do maintenance tasks like emptying and cleaning the water tank.
It’s practical, especially for those who forget these essential jobs.
Yeedi products utilize VSLAM (or Visual SLAM), which relies on a camera, optical sensor, and the SLAM algorithm to navigate.
The most significant advantage of VSLAM robots is their shorter height since there’s no protruding cover for the LIDAR sensor.
Not having this protrusion enables the Mop Station to go underneath lower-profile furniture better than a robot with a laser sensor.
Surprisingly, this robot is proficient during the efficiency experiment where I run it around my small home office (standard two-pass run) to see how much it picks up and how fast it completes the task.
It finished the run in a little over 22 minutes (22:02), faster than the Roomba I6 (28 mins) and S9 (32 mins).
Here’s how it looks before the run.
And here’s how it looks after the two-pass run.
It picked up most of the debris, but don’t expect the same efficiency as the
Next, we’ll look at the power levels of the Yeedi Mop Station Pro. I used an anemometer to measure airflow directly from the brush roll, and here are the results.
- Quiet: 0 CFM
- Standard: 8.2 CFM
- Max: 10.87 CFM
- Max+: 13.39 CFM
Based on the results above, the Mop Station Pro doesn’t have as much airflow as Yeedi’s robot vacuums, only maxing at 13.39 CFM in its highest setting (max+).
Also, it registered zero CFM in the quiet setting, which isn’t surprising since this robot is designed primarily for mopping floors.
How does the lower airflow affect cleaning performance? As I reveal the cleaning test results we’ll find out in this section.
- Overall: 86.03%
- Hard floor: 99.4%
- Sand on hard floor: 98.8%
- Carpet (surface): 96.7%
- Deep cleaning: 49.25%
Hard floor results
- Quaker oats: 100%
- Coffee grounds; 99.6%
- Quinoa: 99.6%
- Pet litter: 98.4%
The Yeedi Mop Station excels primarily on hard floors with its above-average agitation and intelligent navigation.
Even with the below-average airflow, it picked up more than 99% from various debris types.
It’s had higher averages than popular brands like the iRobot (namely, the I3 [95.3%] and I6[97.57%]), which is impressive given that it’s designed to mop floors primarily.
Sand on hard floor
Despite the low airflow, the Yeedi Mop Station was pretty decent, picking up sand on hard floors with a 98.8% average after three tests.
It’s not as good as high airflow robots like the Roomba 980 or the S9, but it’s above average for a mop-biased robot vacuum.
As with most round-shape robots, the Yeedi Mop Station won’t be as efficient, but the results were decent given its airflow limitations and single side brush design.
Aside from deep cleaning, the biggest weakness of the Yeedi Mop Station is its hair-cleaning performance.
It only picked up 8% of five-inch hair strands during the test, so I didn’t bother doing the seven-inch test, and most of the hair was on the brush roll.
Another thing you’ll notice is some strands on the base plate, which is a telltale sign of the low airflow and narrow brush roll.
It doesn’t have enough suction or agitation to force hair towards the suction chamber. I wouldn’t recommend using this for cleaning pet hair.
Next, we’ll look at how the Mop Station handles low and mid-pile carpets in this section. I used the same debris types for the experiments; as expected, the averages were slightly lower.
Low pile results
- Quaker oats: 98%
- Coffee grounds; 95.2%
- Quinoa: 98.2%
- Pet litter: 99.2%
The results on low pile carpet were lower than on hard floors, but these are decent figures for a low airflow robot vacuum.
It struggled most with coffee grounds – as most low airflow robots do, so it isn’t surprising.
Mid pile results
- Quaker oats: 95.8%
- Coffee grounds; 92.2%
- Quinoa: 98.6%
- Pet litter: 96.4%
The results on mid-pile carpet were worse than low pile, but that’s expected with the lower airflow.
So, I wouldn’t recommend using this product strictly for carpet cleaning because of the cumbersome base station minus the self-emptying feature.
However, it will be decent for cleaning area rugs or mixed surfaces inside homes, but you’ll need to remove the mopping bracket for these tasks.
Another area negatively affected by the Mop Station’s low airflow is cleaning embedded dirt on carpets.
It only got an average of 49.25% in two tests, which is subpar even for robot vacuums.
Again, I don’t recommend this robot for cleaning carpets extensively because it lacks airflow for embedded debris.
Now to the mopping tests, where I tried the Yeedi Mop Station on red wine and grape juice stains – two of the most challenging for robot mops to clean.
Before going further, I must preface that this robot can’t pick up liquid, so there are limitations to its functionality.
These experiments only demonstrate how this robot will perform in the real world, and I’ll be honest with the findings.
The first test I did was with red wine stains.
And grape juice stains.
The Mop Station removed the stains after the first pass in both experiments.
This efficiency makes it an appealing option for your daily mopping needs.
However, since it doesn’t pick up liquid, don’t expect it to leave a squeaky clean surface when mopping stains.
It functions like a traditional mop and will leave water droplets on the surface – just a heads-up.
One plus with a low airflow robot is the lower noise levels. I used a sound meter to check the Mop Station’s noise levels, and here are the results.
- Quiet: 59.1 dB
- Standard: 60.5 dB
- Max: 64.7 dB
- Max+: 69.2 dB
This robot isn’t noisy in the lower setting, only between 59 and 64.7 decibels. It only gets (somewhat) noisy in the max+ setting, but it didn’t breach the 70-decibel mark.
In the quiet mode, it’s whisper quiet. You barely hear it – only the squeaking sound of the mop.
The Mop Station’s 5200 mAh lithium-ion battery will run for up to 180 minutes in the lowest setting, which is excellent for mopping (and mapping) even large homes.
It has the “recharge and resume” feature to resume cleaning after recharging.
Upkeep for the Mop Station is slightly different from a traditional robot vacuum. I’ll highlight the components you need to clean or replace and the recommended intervals.
- Primary brush roll: The main brush is the most abused component outside the pads. Hair and debris will accumulate on the roller, bristles, and axles. Clean this component once a week to ensure it functions efficiently.
- Side brush: Another abused component. Remove and clean any hair wrapped on the base.
- Dustbin and filter: Since this robot doesn’t have a self-emptying feature, empty the dustbin after every cleaning run. Check the filter once a month to see if it needs cleaning and replacement after three to four months.
- Robot exterior: Give the robot a wipe-down to remove fingerprints and dust buildup.
- Drop sensors: Use a clean cotton bud or microfiber towel to clean this at least once a month to prevent an error code from flashing and disabling the robot.
- Dirty water tank: Empty the dirty water tank once it’s empty and rinse it using a sprayer to dislodge any accumulation of the inner walls.
- Base station: Use a microfiber towel to wipe the ramp and inner cleaning module as these areas cake up with grime.
This robot mop hybrid is available in online stores like Amazon. Check the link below for the latest pricing information.
- Yeedi Mop Station Pro on Amazon
Disclaimer: I will earn a commission if you purchase through the link above, but at no extra cost, so it’s a win-win for us!
The Yeedi Mop Station’s lower cost and efficient mopping performance make it a compelling option for folks who don’t want to spend four figures on a robot vacuum and mop hybrid.
One down is its lower airflow, affecting its vacuuming performance, especially on carpet.
Here are five reasons to consider the Yeedi Mop Station Pro
- Cheaper than other brands: The Yeedi Mop Station Pro is the cheapest option, with dual discs and a self-washing base station.
- Efficient at removing stains: It has enough agitation to remove stains after the first pass without stalling.
- Decent-sized water tanks: While the 3.5-liter tanks are smaller than other options, it’s still good enough for multiple mopping tasks.
- Proficient navigation: The VSLAM algorithm is efficient at navigating around – at least in my small home office.
- Large dustbin: Its 750-ml dustbin is the largest I have tested.
Despite its vacuuming limitations, the Yeedi Mop Station Pro is an excellent option that won’t break the bank.
It’s priced below $800, cheaper than its primary competitors, without compromising mopping performance.
The only issue I have is the lack of vacuuming performance. However, it’s decent enough on hard floors for daily vacuuming tasks.
But I wouldn’t recommend this for vacuuming carpet because it won’t be as good as the other brands I mentioned above.
It’s at par with more expensive brands like Narwal, Dreame, and Roborock for mopping tasks.
But temper your expectations since it won’t leave a squeaky clean surface and can’t pick up liquid.