Medion MD 18501 Robot vacuum cleaner

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85/100
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3.283 User reviews
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1 Expert reviews
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Max runtime

Max runtime

90 min

Charge time

Charge time

270 min

Type of battery

Type of battery

Li-ion

App control

App control

Sound level

Sound level

65 dB

Mapping-Sensor

Mapping-Sensor

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

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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Description

Medion MD 18501Make your life more comfortable and let the Medion robot vacuum cleaner with Mop take care of your household cleaning chores. The versatile Robot saves your time by doing complete floor cleaning quickly and easily and most importantly, without your interference or efforts. The 2-in-1 vacuum and mop Robot efficiently removes hair, pollen dust and dirt from all types of floors in the standard suction mode along with the side brushes. You can turn the Robot into a mop in just a few steps which gently mops and wipes the floors with water and a microfiber pad. Whether it is regular cleaning or last-minute cleaning Medion Robot vacuum and Mop takes care of everything. You can give instructions by pushing the start button or by scheduling time of cleaning, Robot takes care of the rest, leaving your floors dust and dirt free. The Robot removes pet hair efficiently from carpets, making it perfect for homes with pets. The auto-recharge function of the MD 18501 Robot guides the device to return to the charging station when runs low on the battery. The sensor technology prevents Robot from running into furniture and other things in the cleaning area.

2-in-1 Cleaning Robot

The Medion Robot comes with 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping functions. You need to mount the dust container for vacuuming function and water tank and micro-fibre pad to initiate mopping function. The advanced technology of the Robot sprays the water from the tank evenly without creating any puddles to deliver the best cleaning results. The Robot vacuum reaches hard to reach areas efficiently to extract dust and dirt. The Robot fits under almost anywhere; under the bed, crumbs under the sofa. The fully automatic cleaning assistant is your ideal roommate as it takes care of the entire cleaning chores of your house. With its clearance of 8cm, the Robot fits under almost any piece of furniture.

Strong Battery

With its powerful battery, Medion Robot vacuum demonstrates a lot of stamina when cleaning the house. With a single charge, it is active for up to 90 minutes and cleans an area of ​​up to 100sq.mtrs. That’s a lot of time that you can use for more pleasant things.

Overcomes Small Heights

The robot vacuum cleaner is capable of overcoming hurdles up to 2cm. It overcomes barriers such as thresholds or carpets with a height of up to 20mm with ease. So, it vacuums or wipes several rooms at once, even in your absence. The latest sensor technology reliably warns the Robot of possible collisions with your furniture and redirects it accordingly. The advanced technology avoids scratches or damage to the furniture in the area. The slim design and low height enable the Robot to reach the dust, dirt and pet hair under sofas, beds and other low-lying furniture.

Anti-collision and Anti-Crash

Whether it is stairs in your apartment or ledges at the doors, the Robot can seamlessly navigate without falling off the stairs or crushing into the furniture. The sensor technology of the Robot vacuum cleaner recognizes steps and objects in the path well in advance and automatically adjusts the cleaning path accordingly to prevent collision and crashes.

Fresh air – also for allergy sufferers

As an allergy sufferer or animal owner, you are guaranteed not always to have the time and inclination to free your rooms of pollen and animal hair every day. No problem: the cleaning robot is still there for you. With its strong suction power, it reliably collects pollen and hair of your fur friend. Also, it cleans the exhaust air thanks to high-performance particle filters (EPA) – for circulating fresh air and giving more time for the essential things in life.

Ideal for Homes with Allergy Sufferers

The Medion Robot vacuum and Mop is ideal for homes with pets and allergy sufferers as it is efficient in extracting not only dust and dirt but also pollen, allergens and pet hair from the surfaces. The strong suction power of the Robot ensures that it collects hair, pollen and

Timer Function

With the practical timer function, you can make sure that your Robot is always active when it is required by you. You can easily set times in Robot as to when vacuuming or mopping should take place – for example, while you are not at home.

Cleaning Convenience

Your floors are cleaned thoroughly, which means not a particle of dust or debris. This is precisely what the smart Robot enables you to do its innovative functions and easy handling. The Medion Robot ensures a better quality of life gives a fresh feeling of your entire apartment.

Comparison

Product information
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Price 181 £ 421 £ 636 £ 607 £
Battery
Max runtime 90 min 180 min 180 min 180 min
Charge time 270 min 300 min 300 min 300 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 2500 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area 250 m2 240 m2 200 m2
Sound level 65 dB 69 dB 67 dB 67 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 2500 Pa 2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm 2.0 cm
Power 36.0 w 58.0 w 66.0 w 58.0 w
Number of cleaning modes 2
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.18 l 0.3 l 0.14 l
Other informations
Dustbin capacity 0.3 l 0.46 l 0.46 l 0.48 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS+Camera LDS
Type of filter HEPA EPA 11 HEPA
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
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
Attachments
Remote control
Shape
Shape Round Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 2 1 1 1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
Dimensions and weight
Height 8.3 cm 9.6 cm 9.6 cm 9.7 cm
Width 30.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.3 cm
Depth 30.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.5 kg 3.2 kg 3.7 kg 3.6 kg

Reviews

User reviews
4.3
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3.283 Reviews
Test reviews
1.4
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1 tests
4.7
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20 reviews
Otto.de
4.4
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257 reviews
4.3
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3.006 reviews

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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
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Klaus Bachmann

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Hi, my name is Klaus Bachmann, and I am the author of Reoverview.co.uk. I have been working with household appliances for several years now. I publish unbiased comparisons, based on user reviews, expert reviews and test results. Hope you like the website.
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