Test winner at Stiftung Warentest: Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner convinced again

10.05.2017

Test winner at Stiftung Warentest: Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner convinced again

The Kobold VR200 robot vacuum cleaner cleans floors best.

The Kobold VR200 robotic vacuum cleaner has again been awarded by the Stiftung Warentest (highest-circulation consumer magazine in Germany) as test winner (issue "test", 2/2017). In the test, the smart household helper prevailed against five competitors and was the only one awarded the quality rating "Good (2.2)".

The verdict of the consumer magazine is that the Kobold cleans best, navigates systematically, cleans especially on edges and in corners, "is the verdict of the consumer magazine. Six models were tested in terms of cleaning, navigation, handling, environmental performance and durability. The Kobold VR200 was particularly convincing in terms of vacuuming performance. Here he had already proven special quality in his test victory in 2015 (issue "test", 2/2015). Under more stringent test conditions, he showed his entire cleaning class in the current test and was the only one to clean both carpet and hard floors with good results.

The Kobold VR200 outperformed in the navigation category. Thanks to his 360-degree laser navigation, he moved his tracks so systematically that he had to drive most surfaces only once. He curves around obstacles precisely and thoroughly cleans even in corners and edges. The VR200 takes care of the 20 square meter test area almost nationwide in about 30 minutes. Another advantage: even driving in the dark mastered the vacuum robot on the test track with flying colors.

The Kobold VR200 scores points for handling especially in terms of usability, as he which can also be controlled via app since September 2016,. With its simple menu navigation via smartphone or via the integrated color display, it can be programmed and then sucks on the specified day at the desired time, even when you are not at home. If the battery is empty, the robotic vacuum cleaner automatically returns to the charging station and recharges. The supplied magnetic tape also allows the consumer to save certain areas during cleaning. An additional advantage for daily use in the home.