Medion MD 18501

Score
85/100
Good
7.729 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.3)
1 expert review
★★★★★
★★★★★
(1.4)

Prices

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For multiple rooms

For multiple rooms

With mop

With mop

App control

App control

Mapping

Mapping

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Pros

  • 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop
  • Low prfile
  • Obstacle and cliff sensors
  • Supports three suction modes
  • Strong suction power

Cons

  • Does not have smart mapping navigation
  • Only does basic mopping
  • Auto-recharge but does not resume its cleaning cycle
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
90 min
Charge time
270 min
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery capacity
2500 mAh
Cleaning
Sound level
65 dB
Power
36.0 w
Number of cleaning modes
2
Mopping function
Yes
Other informations
Dustbin capacity
0.3 l
Mapping-Sensor
Automatic dirt disposal
No
Carpet Boost
No
Functions
Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Recharge and resume function
No
Scheduling function
Yes
App control
No
Voice control
No
Alexa voice control
No
Google Home voice control
No
Stair sensor and object sensor
Yes
Attachments
Remote control
Yes
Shape
Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
2
App-functions
Interactive mapping
No
Real Time Tracking
No
Digital Blocked Area
No
Zoned Cleaning
No
Multi Floor Maps
No
Selected Room Cleaning
No
Dimensions and weight
Height
8.3 cm
Width
30.0 cm
Depth
30.0 cm
Weight
3.5 kg

Specification comparison

June 28, 2022

Who should buy Medion MD 18501

  • If you are looking for a cheap robot vacuum that can perform well, this might be the one you are looking for because its price and performance ratio are aligned well.
  • It is ideal for hardwood floors because it has a strong suction power that can clean dirt between tiles or woods and can even clean hard-to-reach spots under furniture, such as your sofa, bed, and cabinet
  • The MD 18501 is fit for families with pets and kids because it can clean, not just dirt and pet hairs that can be seen, but also pollens and small particles that are hardly visible to the naked eye. This is particularly helpful for people with kids or who have dust allergies.

Who should NOT buy Medion MD 18501

  • The MD 18501 is not ideal for large houses because it can only run for a maximum of 90 minutes, and if it drains the battery whilst cleaning, it will recharge, but it won't resume the cleaning where it stopped, but will go over the whole house again.
  • The water tank drips water continuously, so if you plan to use the mopping function and leave it unsupervised, you might want to look for other robot vacuums because it might get stuck and leave a puddle of water on your floor.
  • It does not perform very well on carpets because it does not have features such as BoostIQ that will automatically increase suction when it detects carpets. Those who have heavily-carpeted homes might want to look for other robot vacuums that can perform well on their floor type.

Verdict

Faith
BY:
Faith
This is our verdict of the Medion MD 18501 based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
Updated 16-03-2021

The Medion MD 18501 is the same as the MD 18500 but with a mopping function and a slight increase in price. It is a budget robot vacuum that performs well on hardwood floors and can work as a robot vacuum or mop.

One great thing about not having LiDAR or other high-end navigation systems is that it does not have a turret on the top that will increase its profile and hinder the robot vacuum from gliding under low-lying furniture. The MD 18501 has a low profile that can easily clean under the sofa, bed, and other hard-to-reach areas. As a result, it will clean a broader coverage and access areas that are not given frequent attention but may have a lot of dirt.

Because it does not have a LiDAR or VSLAM that will serve as an eye for the robot to navigate the house thoroughly, the MD 18501 runs blindly and depends on sensors only, so it might frequently get stuck and it might not even cover the whole room in a single cleaning cycle. Still, it is capable of covering the entire house, but just leave small areas uncleaned.

The MD 18501 has three cleaning modes that can be switched around in the remote control. You can set it to clean the whole room, concentrate on a specific spot, or focus on the room's edges only. These cleaning modes give you choices and you can manipulate the robot vacuum according to your cleaning needs.

The MD 18501 can easily switch from vacuuming to mopping. You just have to replace the dust container with the water tank. It does great at both jobs but cannot do it simultaneously. The mopping function does an excellent job at maintaining clean and shiny floors, but you still need to use a regular stick mop at least once a week to remove tough stains that provide a more thorough mopping.

It has an obstacle-recognition feature that causes the MD 18501 to slow down once it recognizes furniture in order to lessen the collision. This also helps it avoid leaving scratches on the furniture and prevents it from pushing light obstacles around whilst cleaning. Additionally, the cliff sensor is helpful for those who have stairs so that the robot vacuum will adjust its path to avoid falling.

Overall, the MD 18501 has well-balanced affordability and functionality. You get what you pay for. It serves its purpose of providing convenience whilst cleaning with its smart features and two cleaning functions (mop and vacuum).

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Max runtime 90 min 180 min 120 min
Charge time 270 min 300 min 240 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 2500 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
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Cleaning area 240 m² 200 m²
Sound level 65 dB 67 dB 60 dB
Suction power 2500 Pa 2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm
Power 36.0 w 66.0 w 58.0 w
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.3 l 0.14 l
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Dustbin capacity 0.3 l 0.46 l 0.5 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS+Camera LDS
Type of filter EPA 11 EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
caret-up caret-down Functions
Automatically docks and recharges
Recharge and resume function
Scheduling function
App control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
Stair sensor and object sensor
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Remote control
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Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 2 1 1
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Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 8.3 cm 9.6 cm 9.6 cm
Width 30.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Depth 30.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.5 kg 3.7 kg 3.5 kg

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User reviews
4.3
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7.729 Reviews
Test reviews
1.4
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1 tests

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Medion MD 18501
Good
2021-10-05
Battery
★★★★★
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(5)
Cleaning & Maintenance
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4)
Noise level
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4)
Ease of use
★★★★★
★★★★★
(5)
Value for money
★★★★★
★★★★★
(5)
Built Quality
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4)
Cleaning Performance
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„Sufficient“
Stiftung Warentest
Edition: 1/2020
Published: 12/2019
Ranking: 4 of 5
1.4
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