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Eureka Groove Review

True Score

66
66
2

Experts

70
84

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Analysts had mixed feelings about the Eureka Groove, recommending it for carpets and bare surfaces. They praised its filter and app-based control. However, they criticized its poor haphazard random navigation system and poor pet hair pick-up abilities.

Pet owners may check out the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 review, which features an anti-tangling brush roll.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Eureka Groove is a 2020-model entry-level vacuum cleaner that promises smart features on carpets and hard floors. Rated among the best vacuum cleaners on the market, this device has a good 113-minute maximum battery life.

It has a well-built chassis and a decent 0.3L dirt compartment and provides 2000 Pa of suction power to pick up dirt from hard floors and carpets. Featuring a HEPA filter, this vacuum prevents up to 99.97% of the allergens and small dirt from escaping back to the home.

This model supports remote monitoring and customization via a mobile app. Read to the end of our Eureka Groove review and see how it measures up against the best robot vacuums available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Professional reviewers were pleased with the Eureka Groove, endorsing it for limited use on high-pile carpets and bare floors. Testers at USA Today observed that the non-HEPA filter on this model is effective at trapping small particles and some allergens.

This 2000-pa device has a small 0.3L dirt compartment, however. Check out canister vacuums like the Eureka Whirlwind, which have larger dust cups for cleaning big homes.

This model gave mixed results during tests for large particle cleaning, picking up just 32% on hard floors and a respectable 59% on low pile carpets. Researchers were, however, pleased by its 113-minute maximum runtime.

Explore our eufy RoboVac X8 review for a device that runs for even longer. Its noise rating of about 69 dB was deemed acceptable. During testing, experts at Consumer Reports were disappointed to learn that this model doesn’t have mapping functionality, cleaning randomly and occasionally bumping into objects.

It proved mediocre in cleaning pet hair, picking up just 40% of the pet hair on bare floors, and experiencing issues with tangling.

Reason to Buy

  • Anti-allergenic HEPA filter
  • Great build quality
  • Remote app-based management

Reason to Avoid

  • Brush roll tangling with pet hair
  • High-maintenance design
  • Big particles get trapped in the vacuum parts
  • Lacks mapping function

Eureka Groove Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.4 L
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path WidthUnknown
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA, Washable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight6 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationUnknown
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingNo
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)71.25
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)28.25
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)87.33
Noise level (dB)64.6
Battery Life (Minutes)89

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Product Comparison

Eureka Groove Review

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Market Context

The Eureka Groove is a 2020-model entry-level vacuum cleaner that promises smart features on carpets and hard floors. Rated among the best vacuum cleaners on…

The Eureka Groove is a 2020-model entry-level vacuum cleaner that promises smart features on carpets and hard floors. Rated among the best vacuum cleaners on the market, this device has a good 113-minute maximum battery life.

It has a well-built chassis and a decent 0.3L dirt compartment and provides 2000 Pa of suction power to pick up dirt from hard floors and carpets. Featuring a HEPA filter, this vacuum prevents up to 99.97% of the allergens and small dirt from escaping back to the home.

This model supports remote monitoring and customization via a mobile app. Read to the end of our Eureka Groove review and see how it measures up against the best robot vacuums available today.

While the Samsung POWERbot R7040 has smart mapping functionality and maneuvers efficiently, the Eureka Groove doesn’t have mapping and moves around randomly. The ILIFE A4s Pro performs better, picking up close to 90% of large particles on hard floors compared to the 32% pickup rate of the…

The ILIFE A4s Pro performs better, picking up close to 90% of large particles on hard floors compared to the 32% pickup rate of the Eureka Groove. However, the Eureka vacuum features better build quality.

The Eureka Groove robot vacuum is very different from the Eureka RapidClean Pro, which is a cordless stick vacuum. The RapidClean has a much larger…

The Eureka Groove robot vacuum is very different from the Eureka RapidClean Pro, which is a cordless stick vacuum. The RapidClean has a much larger 0.6L dirt cup compared to the 0.3L capacity of the Groove vacuum cleaner. On the other hand, the Eureka Groove’s 113-minute battery life is better than the 39-minutes of the Eureka RapidClean Pro.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.4 L

0.3 gal

0.13 gal

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

Automatic

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

Unknown

11.3"

Unknown

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Yes

Unknown

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet

All floors

All floors

Filter Type

HEPA, Washable

Reusable

Other

Hypoallergenic

Unknown

No

No

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Score Card

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Expert Score

66

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Customer Score

70

*.25

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Score

    54
    The Eureka Groove robot vacuum cleaner is sub-par for bare floors. Bulky material can jam… read more

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • Consumer Reports
    62.86

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Eureka Groove NER300 has a 14.4V Li-ion battery and 1 side brush. It comes… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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