Dreame Tech has added another self-discharging robotic vacuum cleaner to their product line – the D10 Plus.
This variant is similar to the Z10 Pro but does not have an obstacle avoidance sensor, so it is a cheaper option.
It retains the same features as previous Dreame variants such as the L10 Pro and D9, but with a self-discharge feature.
In addition, the price difference is not much, so we advise budget-conscious shoppers.
How good is this robot? I underwent a grueling series of tests to find out.
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Dreame Bot D10 Plus Review
Here’s another addition to the growing number of mid-priced self-draining robotic vacuums. Dreame Bot D10 Plus is the latest Dreame product with LDS sensor but without the Z10 Pro’s obstacle avoidance feature. It is a competitively priced alternative to Roomba with an efficient navigation algorithm that rivals Roborock. However, it has many of the same features, but not the triple run, which hampers its accuracy. But cleaning performance tests have been mainly positive, scoring a high percentage of hard floor and carpet trials.
- Above-average airflow helps cleanly pick up debris
- It has the feature of self-discharge
- An excellent choice on hard floors
- Turning on quick mapping saves time creating the map
- Decent choice for carpet cleaning (selected over 70% in a deep cleaning test)
- It only has one track
- The scanning unit does not contain a stirrer
Introduction to Dreame Bot D10 Plus
Dreame adds another Self-discharging robot vacuum to their growing product line, the D10 Plus.
It looks similar to previous Dreame Tech robots like D9And the L10 ProAnd the Z10 Probut I feel Dreame added this product to fill the mid-price niche.
However, I don’t see any significant upgrade but fills in a missing gap – a basic robot vacuum that vacuums automatically with no frills (eg obstacle sensors or moving pad).
Without these high-end features, Dreame can lower the price to the entry level (if you apply the discount code), making it cheaper than Roomba I3 +.
And while it’s budget-friendly, it does have some high-end features, such as efficient LDS-powered navigation.
Dreame Bot D10 Plus looks like most Dreame robot vacuums with the same LIDAR sensor position and minimalist design.
One difference is that the D10 Plus has two buttons instead of the three buttons found on other Dreame models.
However, there is only a slight difference as most of the features are available through the app.
litter box design
Behind the LDS (or laser distance sensor) is the upper door of the litter box.
It’s in the exact location like the older variants, and you’ll also see a QR code for quick access to the Xiaomi app.
Under the trash is a brush tool with an inner blade to detangle the hair on the brush roll.
So Dreame has done an excellent job with ease of use, making it easy for consumers to set up and maintain.
The self-emptying feature has reduced the dustbin capacity to 400ml, and the 2.5-liter bag makes up for the smaller bin.
It has a back door for easy access in case you need to clean it well.
One neat feature is the mesh that covers the primary filter, preventing large dust particles from sticking to it.
Self-unloading base station
This robot comes with a self-discharge base station that automates the vacuuming process for consumers.
Its primary function is to empty the trash, so this menial task is no longer needed.
Like most automatically unloading robots, the D10 Plus uses a bagged system 2.5 liter capacity.
It has a top door where the bag sits. You will also see the instructions printed under the top door for proper use.
Dreame says the 2.5L bag will last (about 45 days), but it will depend on several factors like usage, environment, etc.
For pet owners, the 45-day capacity will be extended because pet hair will take up more space.
There are two outlets, but only one of them will work because the second one acts as a release valve for better air flow.
These ports connect to the two slots at the bottom of the trash can.
You can see in the picture that the left port is the working port, while the right port is the release valve.
Another noteworthy feature is the ramp on which the robot sits.
It provides stability so people can use it on any surface – carpets and hard floors.
The Dreame D10 Plus contains one side brush and one combo brush surrounded by the side wheels.
Behind the basic brush is the mopping pad so it can vacuum and mop simultaneously.
The combo brush is a staple in all Dreame robot vacuums and has a good stir.
The Dreame hasn’t fully adapted the rubber brushes I’ve seen on other brands like Roborock and ILIFE, but hopefully they’ll upgrade with future releases.
There are rubber plates in front of the primary brush roll, which I believe are there to protect the brush from wet debris during the wiping cycle.
The Dreame D10 Plus comes with a water tank for wiping purposes.
Positioning it behind the brush roller allows the D10 Plus to wipe and clean simultaneously.
Dreame uses an electronic water tank; Consumers can control the water flow through the app.
Unfortunately, the pad does not have a vibrating element, which compromises its stain-wiping efficiency.
It also has a small capacity with a flat design of only 145ml.
Due to its limitations, I will not rely on this bot for scanning tasks.
All Dreame Bot robot vacuums are compatible with the Xiaomi home app with some advanced features, which I will enumerate below.
You can download the app by scanning the QR code on the robot (check the pictures above) or search for the Xiaomi home app.
1. Live Map
A live map is an indispensable feature (in my opinion) of any automated space.
Displays the real-time cleaning running status with lines that reveal the areas the robot has cleaned.
Only LDS robots have this feature due to the scanning and 360-degree accuracy of the laser sensor
2. Play the maps
Playing maps takes advantage of LIDAR’s 360-degree scanning ability to plan layouts without going through the nooks and crannies of every home.
This mode greatly reduces map creation, particularly within larger homes where it can take over an hour to map homes using a traditional sweeping process.
Also, the vacuum motor is turned off, which increases the operating time.
3. Save the map
The Dreame (or Xiaomi) app can save up to three map levels, which is standard for all of its robot vacuums.
Consumers can customize each map level by adding sections, naming rooms, and containing (more below).
It also has an automatic map detection feature, enabling it to load the correct map level during the initial scan.
This feature is similar to Roborock.
Another indispensable feature of robot vacuums is containment, and the Dreame D10 Plus has invisible walls, restricted areas, and no mop areas.
The invisible wall helps prevent the robot from passing it as a physical wall.
One advantage is that it can block inclined areas – which is not possible in restricted areas.
The blocked and unerased areas are similar in that square or rectangular areas.
This feature helps block pet areas or play areas where your kids do things like play Lego.
5. Selective room cleaning
Consumers can choose a specific room to clean or wipe with this feature.
Tap a room on the map and then the robot will clean that area with one path.
You can also select several rooms, and the robot will clean them in the order of selection.
6. Clean areas
Do you need to clean certain areas inside the room? Dreame has a feature that allows cleaning a specific area drawn on the map.
This feature is similar to the spot cleaning function on old “dumb” vacuum cleaners but is more accurate because you are drawing a specific area on the map.
Unfortunately, consumers cannot save these areas to the map, unlike the iRobot app with this capability.
7. Deep Scan Cycle
Deep Scan is a precision navigation designed to maximize the D10 Plus’s scanning cycle.
With this mode selected, the robot will make tighter turns and will circle the area twice in a criss-cross pattern.
It’s an important reason why the D10 Plus does so well in scanning experiments even though it doesn’t contain an agitator.
8. Use an extension
This tab displays the status of the most vital components, namely the filter, side brush and main brush, and specifically when they need to be replaced.
It is a time dependent system, so you will have to check these components visually.
One way to extend the service life of these parts is to clean them regularly, which we will look at in a file Maintenance Department.
9. Automatic unloading settings
The app also allows consumers to enable or disable automatic discharge settings, as well as choose the frequency between one and three runs.
10. Cleaning history
This tab lists previous cleaning cycles and their corresponding map levels.
Above the list, you will see the total space, duration, and total times used.
It serves as an odometer to show the miles the robot has traveled (so to speak).
11. Device Settings
Below is an overview of device settings and the options that can be changed.
The Dreame Bot D10 Plus relies on the LDS (or Laser Distance Sensor) as the primary tool for navigation.
The use of a laser makes this robot efficient due to LIDAR’s accuracy in object tracking versus a VSLAM robot (or a camera-based option).
Like most robots that use a laser sensor, it cleans the edges first before cleaning the middle parts in straight lines.
However, the Dreame D10 Plus does not have a dual-track playback option, which is its biggest downside in this class.
You will have to rely on the scheduling feature and schedule more runs to achieve the same results.
And with the self emptying feature, it is a good solution because the base station will automatically empty the trash.
Another advantage of the D10 Plus’ navigation is its ability to avoid obstacles – an excellent feature for a robot without any specialized sensors for the task.
He slowed down before gently pushing against those alcohol bottles.
The D10 Plus has this sensor in front of the robot, which may explain why it doesn’t hit difficult obstacles.
Coverage and Efficiency Test
These two tests are combined into one experiment where I spread Quaker oats in a small room to check how much the robot picks up after running it twice.
It’s not the most accurate test model, but it helps weed out ineffective bots.
Please note that this is not an empty room but a home office with built in obstructions such as chairs and chests under the bunk bed.
Here’s a shot from before.
After a shot after two passes.
Since this bot doesn’t have a built-in two-pass run, I had to run it a second time to do a two-pass run, but the 21-minute run isn’t bad, considering it’s about chairs.
How much power does Dreame Bot D10 Plus have?
Dreame Tech claims that the D10 plus has about 4000Pa of suction, which is one of the highest model for robot vacuums.
However, Pascals is not a very accurate scale (in my opinion) because some of the robotic vacuums I tested with high Pa did not work well, especially on carpet.
So I used an anemometer to check the airflow directly into the primary brush, and here are the results.
- calm: 9.33 cubic feet per minute
- Basic: 10.14 cubic feet per minute
- strong: 12.49 cubic feet per minute
- Turbo: 17.74 cubic feet per minute
The Dreame Bot D10 Plus ranged between 9.33 and 17.74 CFM at four different settings, which isn’t bad considering this is an almost budget-friendly robotic vacuum.
The number 17.74 in the turbo setting is above average and helps it pick up debris, especially on carpet.
Next, we’ll look at how the Dreame Bot D10 Plus handles well with different types of debris, from sand to Quaker oats.
You’ve gone through a grueling series of tests to see how much you’re picking up, and here are the overall results.
- Solid ground: 99.4%
- Sand on the hard floor: 99.3%
- deep cleaning: 71.95%
hard floor results
- Quaker Oats: 98.4%
- Cafe floors: 99.6%
- Quinoa: 99.8%
- pet litter: 99.8%
The results on hard floors were impressive for this robot, rising in the 1990s in three of the four tests.
It also did well with Quaker oats, due to the high amount that almost bloated the trash.
I haven’t seen the side brush scatter issue prevalent in other brands like ILIFE, which helps them be more efficient.
hair wrap experiments
I tested the Dreame D10 Plus on five- and seven-inch threads to see how well it resisted tangles.
Unfortunately, it didn’t perform well in both tests, scoring just under 50%.
- 5 inch threads: 48%
- 7 inch threads: 35%
Therefore, I do not recommend this robot for cleaning pet hair, which mainly breeds with long hair.
Also, consumers will need to clean the brush roller and side brush regularly to maintain cleaning performance.
Here’s how much hair was wrapped after the five inch test.
And the seven-inch test.
You will need scissors to remove the hair if this is a pot with a brush.
In this experiment, I sprinkled leftover coffee grounds on the edge of my home office to check how much the robot was picking up.
And here is the before and after picture of the Dreame D10 Plus.
Surprisingly, it captured a large part, almost everything from this region.
It’s one of the best performing round shape robot vacuums with a single side brush, and it’s almost better than almost all of the other brands I’ve reviewed.
I’ve done cleaning tests on low and medium pile carpets with the same batch of debris. Once again, the results are great for a budget-friendly robot vacuum.
- Quaker Oats: 97.8%
- Cafe floors: 92%
- Quinoa: 99.2%
- pet litter: 99.8%
These are excellent results for a budget robot vacuum. She has struggled a lot with ground coffee, which is a common theme for almost all robot vacuums.
But it was excellent with quinoa and pet litter, as its prevalence exceeded 99%.
- Quaker Oats: 97.2%
- coffee grounds: 95%
- Quinoa: 100%
- pet litter: 99.2%
Surprisingly, the Dreame Bot D10 plus had a (slightly) higher average average pile versus low pile carpet (97.85% vs. 97.2%).
However, the difference was insignificant.
Navigational quirks may be responsible for the high scores, but these results are encouraging and show that the D10 Plus can clean up surface debris on this surface.
I was skeptical about this robot how to wipe it because it doesn’t have an active induction system, but the results surprised me.
The results were comparable to other brands that have a thrilling element such as the Roborock S7 and Yeedi Mop 2 Pro.
However, this robot would not be as efficient as it took two passes to achieve this result, while Roborock and Yeedi only needed one.
One of the features that helped this bot is the deep scan cycle, where you go through a cross scanning cycle.
Unfortunately, I would not recommend this robot for wiping juice or any food based stains as it will leave a sticky residue as it only pulls a wet pad onto the surface.
While it removes stains, there will be residue, which is a common theme in almost all robot vacuums and hybrid mops without a floor washing system.
How noisy is the Dreame Bot D10 Plus?
Next, we’ll look at the noise levels for this robot as I used an anemometer from a few meters away.
- calm: 62.7 dB
- Basic: 64.5 dB
- strong: 69.6 dB
- Turbo: 74.1 dB
The D10 Plus was quiet on the two low settings, but noise levels increased significantly on the powerful and turbo settings.
How long does the Dreame Bot D10 Plus run?
The Dreame D10 Plus uses a large 5200mAh Li-ion battery that covers an area of up to 270 square metres.
Dreame doesn’t specify a runtime, but I would estimate it’s close to the 200-minute range if you’re using the lower setting.
This robot will need regular maintenance to run at its peak for years. I’m going to make a list of things to look at and clean up.
- Basic brush roll: It is perhaps the most misused component of any robotic vacuum. Check once a week and clean up any hair and dirt on the rubber fins and bristles. Don’t forget to check the hubs for any hair buildup.
- Side brush: Another component that has been abused and needs TLC. Peel off the side brush and remove any hair film on the base.
- Dustbin: Clean it at least once a month to prevent any unnecessary buildup of dust inside and on the filter.
- fall sensors: Use a clean microfiber towel or cotton swab to (gently) clean. Doing this chore regularly (at least once a month) will prevent the error code from launching and disable the bot.
- robot body: Wipe with a clean (preferably) microfiber towel to remove any fingerprints and dust buildup on the surface, wheels and tummy.
- bag: Dispose of the bag once it is full, then replace it with a new one.
- Automatically empty base station port: Check for obstructions that may obstruct the self-discharge function.
|Model||Dream Boot D10 Plus|
|the creator||Dream Tech|
|battery||Li-ion battery 5200 mAh|
|the show length||Up to 180 minutes.|
|Automatic discharging capacity||2.5 liters|
|Dust capacity||400 ml|
|Dirt Capacity (Dry)||145 ml|
|to rise||3..79 inches|
|Recharge and resume||yes|
|a guarantee||One year|
Where can I buy Dreame Bot D10 Plus?
This smart robot vacuum cleaner is available in online stores like Amazon. Check the link below for the latest pricing information.
Disclaimer: I’ll earn a commission if you buy through the link above, but at no additional cost, so it’s a win for us!
Is Dreame Bot D10 Plus Worth It?
The short answer is yes, this robot has almost all the features you would need from a robotic vacuum cleaner.
It has enough airflow and agitation to capture most types of debris and a self-discharge feature that automates the entire process.
There is no need to take care of this robot for weeks due to its intelligent and efficient navigation.
The point for me is the price. At the moment, it is close to the budget level range, and given its cleaning results, it is one of the best alternatives for the money.
4 Reasons to Buy Dreame Bot D10 Plus
- Budget price: With the discount, this robot is in the budget category, at least for self-discharging robot vacuums.
- Excellent capture of surface debris: The airflow of 17 feet per minute helps capture surface debris at a high rate.
- Decent deep cleaning performance: They’ve scored over 70% in deep cleaning trials – one of the best scores for robotic vacuums in this price category.
- Effective Mobility: The LDS sensor and D10 Plus algorithm help navigate and avoid obstacles efficiently. There is a low risk of this robot not coming home.
Verdict: Bang-for-the-Buck alternate self
After testing this robot extensively in the past few days, I was impressed by its combination of vacuuming performance, efficient mobility, and mopping ability.
The Dreame Bot D10 Plus excels in these aspects, and the best part is that it won’t cost an arm or a leg.
Dreame Tech is offering this bot at a low introductory price that may go up at any time.
If you are looking for an affordable robot vacuum with smart navigation and self-discharge feature, it is one of the best choices.
Dreame’s cheapest option with a self-emptying dock
- Mobility – 94%
- Surface cleaning – 0%
- deep cleaning – 71.95%
- Quality – 95%
- design – 95%
- Values - 96%
The D10 Plus is a surprisingly good performing robotic vacuum cleaner from an underrated brand. It has some advanced features like LDS Navigation system which navigates efficiently. An airflow of more than 17 feet per minute helps capture debris at a high rate, and is better at disposing of surface debris than some of the more expensive Roomba products. The most surprising aspect is the scanning performance as it removes red wine stains with similar results as the Roborock S7.