Review: Roborock Dyad wet dry floor cleaner

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Erin L

Erin L

Roborock Dyad review

Just announced at CES 2022 the big consumer electronics show, Roborock’s new wet dry upright floor cleaner: This is the Roborock Dyad. The Dyad was just delivered to my test kitchen so I’ll tell you what this upright is made to do, what it works well for and what it doesn’t, how well it cleans, and if I think it might be a valuable gadget for your home.

What’s special about  Roborock Dyad?

The Roborock Dyad is a fully cordless wet/dry stick vacuum and mop with some unique features that set it apart from other stick cleaning models. The Roborock Dyad has three rollers on its underside arranged in two rows. It’s got two separate liquid containers; one for clean water and or cleaning solution, and another for waste water as well as dual plush rollers on the bottom that help it pull in and suck up dirt, debris and wet messes, while wiping up the floor surface too. The device comes with a docking station that will keep it charged and handy. What might be very unusual about this device is that it doesn’t need an app or your smartphone to work.

Unlike other similar models, the Dyad does not have an adjustable or telescoping handle. No matter; it seemed to be a decent length for me, but I wonder if taller folks would be stooping.

The mop and vacuum has a swiveling head, and a fairly comfortable round handgrip.

Using Roborock Dyad

To use this device, you’ll fill a small water tank with fresh water. The tank looks kind of mini, but it seems like not a lot of water is really necessary; it’s not flooding the floors so much as it it dampening the rollers and scrubbing with them.

With a relatively small volume of water, the floor dries faster too.

Roborock Dyad reviewThe Roborock Dyad will clean with just water or water and Roborock’s cleaning solution and you only need about half an ounce or a bottle cap of solution to boost your clean. For this review, I used water only.

When you turn it on, you’ll notice it will tug itself forward; the rollers are powered and between the scrubbing rollers and the forward motion, it doesn’t take much work from you to clean deeply.

Testing Roborock Dyad on various messes: how well does it clean?

I tried out the Roborock Dyad in various at-home situations. I used it simply as a vacuum, and on all my vacuums I try it out on fine flour, spills like rice or oats, and bigger debris like crackers.

While the vacuum does pick it all up, it does kind of form a wet mess inside the dirty water tank, and the internal filter gets full quickly. With that said, it does do a good job of keeping the debris from the water.

Roborock Dyad reviewWhen it came to the floor mopping capabilities I was able to try it on accumulated kitchen spills and dusty footprints… Here the Roborock Dyad shines; unlike some mopping robots that simply wipe, the spinning brushes underneath the Roborock Dyad power dried messes off the floor.

Similarly, it was able to clean up small spills, though I do advice you to empty the dirty water bin and run a cleaning cycle, particularly if you’re wiping up something like milk.

Roborock Dyad reviewI used the Dyad on tile, and hardwood and it did a great job on both. I didn’t find that it left the floors too damp or streaky either.
Self cleaning: some manual some automatic

When you’ve finished cleaning, pour out the dirty water tank—and I was genuinely surprised at how dirty the water was. A built-in strainer in the dirty water bin is designed to make hair removal quick and easy – so it doesn’t clog your plumbing, and I found it worked pretty well. It’s also significantly larger and easier to deal with than another similar wet dry vac I recently tested, thanks to its big basket cup.

Roborock Dyad reviewWorth pointing out: you really should empty the dirty water bin right away, so dirt and gunk doesn’t accumulate and start to smell.
The roller cover also removes with a click and should be rinsed off too. With the cover off, you can also slide the roller brush off and give it a rinse and remove any tangled hair or fibres.

When emptied and rinsed, you can return the Roborock Dyad to its docking station, which both charges the Dyad as well as performs a self-cleaning cycle when you hit a button, not to mention the fact the tray base keep it from moistening flooring. The Dyad’s self cleaning cycle helps keep dirt from building up inside, but unlike another bot, the Dyad does not prompt you with this; at least it did not in my review period and the manual doesn’t mention it. I did, however get asked if it could wash the rollers for me, which seems to involve spinning them on the charging dock for about 30 seconds. I’m not clear what this does.

LED screen with plenty of info

Roborock Dyad reviewThe vacuum has a LED screen where it displays what it calls the “Dirt Level” This bar seems to change at will, but if it’s supposed to be identifying dirty areas, it didn’t seem to be very accurate. There’s also battery level, a tank full indicatior and notes about any problems.

The Roborock Dyad has a floor drying mode that will run the rollers without adding more water to the floor, great if you’re hoping to get all the residual wetness removed.

Battery Life

On a full charge, Roborock Dyad should give you about 35 minutes of cordless running time.

Roborock Dyad reviewOverall review: Roborock Dyad

Overall, I’m really happy with how this floor cleaner performs. It powers dried on dirt from both my tile and hardwood floors, and I love the versatility of the wet-dry performance here, since it means I don’t need to worry about vacuuming first, then mopping. The addition of a drying mode is a nice added touch. The debris filter is also big and easy to clear out.

Downsides? It’s a bit on the heavy side, but the truth is you’re not carrying it around, it’s pulling itself around so it shouldnt be a huge issue.
I can definitely recommend the Roborock Dyad for your hard floors.

The Dyad will be available on Amazon in the United States in February for an MSRP of $449.99. You can follow Roborock’s Facebook group for details on its North American launch.

Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

2 Comments

  1. Steve on January 27, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Which is better the dyad or one s5? Thank you

    • Erin L on January 28, 2022 at 11:38 am

      Great question; they are almost identical. It’s really hard to pick. Maybe the Dyad for its extra roller.

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