The significantly improved mopping function (OZMO Pro) is another highlight of the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8+.
The "scrubbing movements" leads to a much better mopping result.
But let’s take it from the top.
Commissioning the mopping function
Your T8 is a vacuuming robot with an integrated mopping function.
The great advantage of a vacuum/mop robot lays at hand: it can vacuum and mop your floors in one go.
That saves time...
... and also costs (because won’t need a separate mopping robot).
You have to do the following to activate the mopping function:
First, fill water into the water tank.
Make sure that the contacts on the water tank are dry. We recommend wiping off the contacts with a cloth after filling the water tank.
Next, attach the wipe to the water tank.
Then you only have to connect the water tank to the Deebot OZMO T8.
And you're ready to go.
2 Tips before starting to clean
When starting, it usually takes a moment for the mop to be sufficiently supplied with water from the water tank.
Therefore, we recommend moistening the mop before cleaning. Then it can immediately leave a damp wipe-trace.
You can also add some detergent to the water tank or the mop.
Ecovacs included the right detergent in the scope of delivery.
Attention: We recommend using detergents that are developed for robotic mops. Otherwise, you could damage the water tank.
You can find more cleaning tips in our comprehensive guide: "best vacuum robots with wiping function" -> "Our tips and tricks".
The Wiping Cloth
The scope of delivery includes 22 disposable wipes.
That’ll be enough wipes for a while.
The disposable wipes are relatively thin and tear at the sides after repeated use.
This means you have to change the cloth after a few wipes.
Unfortunately, a reusable mop is not included in the scope of delivery.
That’s too bad.
You have to buy disposable wipes at regular intervals. That’s neither good for the environment nor your wallet.
Secondly, the quality of the disposable wipes is much worse than that of a reusable mop.
Unfortunately, there is currently no reusable mop available for the Deebot OZMO T8.
When we asked Ecovacs, they told us that they plan to offer a reusable mop for the T8 soon. However, the manufacturer didn’t give us any details.
But don't worry, we still have an excellent solution for you.
Take the reusable mop from a previous model
You can simply use the reusable mop of the previous model (OZMO 950) with the OZMO Pro water tank of the T8.
As you can see, the reusable wipe is not a perfect match for the mop plate (some fabric is missing in both upper corners). However, that’s not a real problem, and it doesn’t have a negative impact on the mop result.
Your advantages when using a reusable wipe:
The reusable wipe is significantly fluffier and of higher quality than the disposable wipe.
With this wipe, the mop can soak up water better which leads to a better cleaning result.
Furthermore, you can simply wash the reusable wipe in the washing machine.
That’ll put a relieve on the environment and your wallet.
Active water control via the app
You can conveniently control the amount of dispensed water via the app.
There are four setting options:
Furthermore, you can also control the water output per room.
For example, you can set a stronger water intensity level for the tiled bathroom and a weaker one for the living room’s sensitive laminate floor.
In our flat with hard floors (laminate, tiles and PVC), we had the best experience with the maximum level ("very high").
By trial and error, you’ll quickly find out which setting works best for you.
Deep scrub mode
You can activate the "deep scrub mode" in the app.
This way, the Deebot OZMO T8 will go over the surface twice while mopping.
This improves the mopping result.
We recommend using the "deep scrubbing mode" only for very stubborn dirt. Firstly, the wiping process takes twice as long this way, and secondly, the water tank runs out much faster.
Carpet detection function available during mopping
The Deebot OZMO T8 has a carpet detection function that works very well.
This prevents the vacuum-mopping robot from moving onto the carpet while mopping.
Well, we bet you’re not a big fan of the dirty wipe being dragged across your carpet.
It’s a great feature that no other competitor offers so far.
Vibrating water tank for a better wiping result
Conventional vacuum robots with a mopping function only pull a wet wipe behind them.
That tells us a lot about their wiping result: It’s ok.
The Deebot OZMO T8 has another highlight to offer here. The electric "OZMO Pro" water tank has a vibrating water plate.
The wiping plate moves back and forth (480 times per minute). It simulates "scrubbing movements".
We can say this without a shade of doubt:
The vibrating mop function of the OZMO T8 is a game-changer.
This is what the mop looks like after mopping our bedroom....
... and we thought the room was clean...
One more thing: The vibrating "OZMO Pro" water tank is quite noisy.
However, we didn’t find this significantly disturbing.
Conclusion on the mopping function
In our opinion, the vibrating water tank (OZMO Pro technology) represents a real innovation of the mopping function.
The result is much better than with "conventional" robot vacuum mop hybrid.
The simulated "scrubbing movements" can also remove more stubborn stains.
Now you can get rid of your mop and bucket, right?
Unfortunately, not yet.
Even the improved mopping function of the OZMO T8 doesn’t entirely replace mopping by hand.
The small household helper is simply too light (approx. 3.5 kg) to put enough pressure on the mop. It can’t remove stubborn stains.
But still: it reliably removes light stains and dust/dirt residues. We think that the flat is much cleaner and fresher.
And since the OZMO T8 wipes the flat regularly, you don’t have to mop very often anymore.
To sum up:
In our opinion, the OZMO Pro mopping technology of the Deebot OZMO T8 is currently the best mopping function available in hybrid models (vacuum/mop robots).