Tineco Range of Vacuum Cleaners Explored

Searching for the right vacuum for your needs? Explore the range of Tineco vacuum cleaners in our guide, and you might just find what you’re looking for.
Tineco Range of Vacuum Cleaners Explored
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Technology has always tried to simplify life’s more mundane tasks, and few things can be more mundane than cleaning your home. Fortunately, innovations in vacuuming have made performing this chore a lot less tedious. Tineco, one of the innovators in the smart vacuum market, offers its customers a very impressive line of household gadgets.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look into Tineco’s range of vacuum cleaners. If you’re having trouble deciding which model to get, this guide will help you make an informed choice.

Table of Contents

Brief Company Overview

Quick Specs Table

Guide to Vacuum Types

Wet/Dry Vacuums

Smart Vacuums

Smart Wet/Dry Vacuums

Cordless Vacuums

The Tineco App

Tineco Brief Product Reviews

IFLOOR One S3

IFLOOR 3

IFLOOR

Pure One X

Pure One S11 Series

Pure One S12 Series

Tineco A11 Series

A10 Series

Smart and Wet/Dry Vacuum FAQ

Features for the Exacting User

Brief Company Overview

Tineco, a company that specializes in intelligent technology, was founded as a sub-brand of its parent corporation Ecovacs Robotics, Inc. in 1998. This coincided with the invention of their very first vacuum cleaner model. Since then, Tineco has created a lot of products that have been the basis of both local and international patents.

In March 2019, Tineco broke industry ground by introducing the first smart vacuum cleaner to the market. Today, Tineco has become a trusted brand in over 20 countries, providing innovative and convenient cleaning technology to its customers. With their motto of “Live Easy, Enjoy Life”, the company continues to deliver quality products to consumers all over the globe.

Quick Specs Table

Smart Wet/Dry Vacuums

Wet/Dry Vacuums

Smart Vacuums

Cordless Vacuums

Specs

IFLOOR One S3

IFLOOR 3

IFLOOR

Pure One X

Pure One S11 Series

Pure One S12 Series

A11 Series

A10 Series

Max Suction Power

30W

30W

8.6W

80W

120W

145W

120W

110W

Average Runtime

35 minutes

25 minutes

22 minutes

70 minutes

40 minutes

50 - 100 minutes

40 - 80 minutes

25 minutes

Average Full Charge Time

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

from 3 - 4 hours

Battery Capacity

4,000 mAh

3,000 mAh

2,500 mAh

2,500 mAh

2,500 mAh

2,500 mAh

2,500 mAh

2,000 mAh

Dust Bin Capacity

0.5 L

0.5 L

0.4 L

0.4 L

0.6 L

0.6 L

0.6 L

0.6 L

Noise Level

78 dB

78 dB

82 dB

70 dB

72 dB

71dB

72 dB

72 dB

App Integration

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Price

$399.99

$239.99

$169.99

$229.99

$279.99 - $399.99

$339.99 - $699.99

$259.99 - $399.99

$127.00 - $249.99

Guide to Vacuum Types

The Tineco brand offers several types of vacuum cleaner models separated into distinct categories to satisfy all customer needs. Take a quick look at the descriptions below to see which types match your requirements.

Wet/Dry Vacuums

As the name implies, wet/dry vacuums were created not only to deal with dirt and dust, but to clean up spills as well. Wet/dry vacuums were first introduced for commercial and industrial operations. But as demand grew, portable models were introduced for home use.

Wet/dry vacuums are best for use in kitchens, though they come in handy for spills just about anywhere. These models will be clearly labeled as wet/dry as using regular vacuum cleaners on any kind of liquid may cause it to malfunction.

Smart Vacuums

Smart vacuums are a relatively new innovation to the household cleaning world and were designed to take advantage of the growing prevalence of Wi-Fi connections. Although not as independent as robotic vacuums which can perform cleaning on their own, smart vacuums offer a lot of features.

When connected to Wi-Fi and apps, smart vacuums offer up real-time performance monitoring even when cleaning. This makes it easier to see how well your vacuums are operating, and allows you to prevent any potential problems or troubleshoot existing ones. Smart vacuum monitoring also reminds you when your device needs charging so that you never run out of power in the middle of cleaning.

Smart Wet/Dry Vacuums

Smart wet/dry vacuums are a combination of the previous types. They can clean both solids and liquids efficiently and can be connected to Wi-Fi for precise monitoring. With the increasing popularity of smart home networks, connected devices can offer a lot of convenient features to their users. Smart wet/dry vacuums are no different. They are the next step in cleaning technology.

The advantages of smart wet/dry vacuums do come at a price. These vacuums are often more expensive than normal models, and that can be a bit disappointing to those on a budget. You do get what you pay for, however, and these vacuum cleaner models can be considered as the most cutting-edge on the market.

Cordless Vacuums

As their name implies, cordless vacuums are portable vacuum cleaners that don’t require being plugged in to operate. These vacuums have rechargeable batteries that allow users to take them practically anywhere. When purchasing a cordless vacuum, it’s important to take note of the charging times and battery capacity of the model. The runtime of your cordless vacuum directly relates to how much cleaning you can get done on a full charge.

Cordless vacuums are useful to have around in workshops, playrooms, or areas where there are obstacles that would make handling a normal corded vacuum inconvenient. They’re also great for areas where there simply aren’t any electrical plugs to use.

The Tineco App

Several of Tineco’s vacuums are able to connect to Wi-Fi via the Tineco app. This helpful mobile application provides real-time updates and monitoring even when the vacuum is in operation. The app also provides users with handy reminders when the device needs maintenance, and if any special attention is currently required.

The app can be downloaded for Android via Tineco’s app web page, and iOS users can get it from the Apple App Store.

Tineco Brief Product Reviews

Below is a brief review of some of Tineco’s most popular vacuum cleaner products.

IFLOOR One S3

Certainly, one of the best vacuums that Tineco has to offer, the IFLOOR One S3 brings smart technology to its line of wet/dry vacuums.

With the IFLOOR One S3’s smart vacuum and wash system, reduce your cleaning time by combining both washing and vacuuming in one go. The IFLOOR One S3 automatically controls the flow of water and the suction power of the vacuum, cleaning up the stickiest of messes while drying the floor simultaneously. The IFLOOR One S3’s brush rollers can clean better than most traditional mops, giving you a clean, streak-free floor every time. Speaking of brush rollers, this device’s one touch self-cleaning mode ensures that you’ll never have to touch a dirty roller again. It’s certainly a convenient feature that will come in useful if you vacuum frequently.

Tineco’s companion app allows you to monitor your device to make sure it’s always in tip-top shape. Real-time updates are available along with reminders and tech support via a simple tap of your phone. If you’re looking for a vacuum cleaner for areas with constant spills, then the IFLOOR One S3 is certainly one to consider.

Pros:

  • Access to the Tineco App
  • Washes and Vacuums at the same time
  • Self-cleaning feature

Cons:

  • Relatively lower operating time
  • Louder compared to other Tineco models
  • Relatively lower suction power

Price at time of writing:

The Tineco IFLOOR One S3 is available for $399.99

What’s in the box:

  • Tineco IFLOOR One S3 Vacuum Cleaner
  • Adaptor
  • Brush Roller
  • HEPA Filter
  • 3-in-1 cleaning tool
  • Charging Base
  • Deodorizing and Cleaning Solution
  • User’s Manual

Average Web Rating: 4.7/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.8/5

IFLOOR 3

Cleaning sticky messes and spills has been made easier thanks to the powerful IFLOOR 3, one of Tineco’s more popular wet/dry vacuum models.

With the IFLOOR 3, you can both wash and vacuum your floors at the same time. This model is able to clean multiple floor types, whether it be vinyl, wood, linoleum, marble, among others. With the IFLOOR 3’s ability to clean up both solids and liquids, you can use it practically anywhere.

The one push auto clean function is also present in this wet/dry vacuum model, keeping most cleaning activities relatively hands-free. Operating time may be a bit lower than most other Tineco brand models, but the efficient washing and vacuuming capabilities allow for faster cleaning.

The IFLOOR 3 doesn’t feature the app connectivity of the IFLOOR One S3, but the digital display offers up useful info during operation. Battery indicators, real-time updates, and blockage alerts are all available via the gadget’s screen.

The docking station is a convenient way to both store and charge the device when not in use. While on the dock, the vacuum itself can self-clean, providing automated maintenance.

Pros:

  • Self-cleaning feature
  • Cleans solid and liquid messes
  • Mid-level price range

Cons:

  • No smart app connectivity
  • Relatively shorter operating time
  • Relatively lower suction power

Price at time of writing:

At the time of this article, the IFLOOR 3 is on sale for $239.99, a 20% discount form its regular $299.99 price.

What’s in the box:

  • Tineco IFLOOR 3 Vacuum Cleaner
  • Charging Base
  • HEPA Filter
  • 3-in-1 cleaning tool
  • Deodorizing and Cleaning solution
  • User’s manual

Average Web Rating: 4.7/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.7/5

IFLOOR

Tineco’s introductory model to the wet/dry vacuum market, the IFLOOR still provides thorough cleaning and is a great choice for those on a budget.

The original IFLOOR offers the same washing and vacuuming capabilities as the other wet/dry vacuum models in this list. Cleaning stains and spills is simple with the IFLOOR’s ability to dry your floors immediately after a quick wash.

With the IFLOOR’s flexible and rotating brush head, even stains in corners and tight spaces can be easily accessed. With this gadget’s cordless and lightweight design, you can easily maneuver the IFLOOR to any spot you need it most.

The IFLOOR also features the one push auto cleaning brush that provides users with a relatively hands-free cleaning activity. Tough stains don’t present a problem as this device also comes with a spot mode that allows you to concentrate on areas with stubborn messes.

A bit of a downside is that unlike the other wet/dry models, the base of the IFLOOR doesn’t charge the vacuum. Its batteries are also not as powerful, giving the IFLOOR a shorter operating time. The pricing is relatively low though, making it a great choice if you want a wet/dry vacuum on a budget.

Pros:

  • Cleans solids and liquids
  • Auto clean feature
  • Relatively low price for wet/dry vacuum

Cons:

  • Base doesn’t charge vacuum
  • Shorter operating time
  • No app connectivity

Price at time of writing:

Currently, the Tineco IFLOOR is on offer for $169.99

What’s in the box:

  • Tineco IFLOOR Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner
  • Self-cleaning Storage Tray
  • Charger Adaptor
  • 3-in-1 cleaning tool
  • Deodorizing and cleaning solution
  • User’s manual

Average Web Rating: 4.8/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.7/5

Pure One X

Presenting Tineco’s premier smart vacuums, the Pure One X provides users with a lightweight yet high-performance vacuum cleaner.

If convenience is what you’re looking for in a smart vacuum, then the Tineco Pure One X is hard to beat. With up to 70 minutes of operating time, a whole lot of cleaning can be done on a single charge. Complementing its lightweight design is the ability to change into a hand vac with its various attachments. When you’re done, just slide the vacuum into its wall mount to charge the device. This wall mount also holds all the attachments, eliminating clutter.

The vacuum has a relatively lower noise output when compared to the models on this list. But that may be due to the lower suction power when compared to the other smart vacuum cleaners. It also has a lower dustbin capacity, which is a bit of a downside as the longer operating time can cause it to fill up quickly.

Overall, the Tineco Pure One X is a very impressive model, and with its app connectivity, it’s one of the top smart vacuum products on the market.

Pros:

  • Up to 70 minutes of operating time
  • Can convert to a hand vacuum
  • Relatively quiet operation
  • App connectivity

Cons:

  • Relatively lower dust bin capacity
  • Lower suction power

Price at time of writing:

The Tineco Pure One X is currently on offer for $229.99

What’s in the box:

  • Tineco Pure One X Smart Vacuum
  • Wall mounted dock
  • LED Multi tasker power brush
  • Mini power brush
  • Crevice tool
  • 2-in-1 dusting brush
  • Pre filter cleaning tool
  • Additional microfiber pre filter
  • Hair cleaning tool
  • User’s manual

Average Web Rating: 4.0/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.2/5

Pure One S11 Series

The previous generation of the Pure One Series, the Pure One S11, the Pure One S11 Tango, and the Pure One S11 Spartan remain some of the best smart vacuum models currently available.

Before the release of the Pure One X, the S11 series were the cutting-edge models of the Pure One line. The Pure One S12, strangely enough, preceded the product by one year. With smart dust detection coupled with smart suction adjustment, even hidden dust and dirt particles are given a deeper clean. The vacuum automatically increases power whenever it senses stubborn dirt particles via its iLoop dust sensor technology.

With the Pure One S11 series having a 0.6 Liter dustbin capacity, you can keep cleaning longer without having to frequently empty the storage. At 120W, the S11 also has more suction power when compared to the newer Pure One X, if it’s not as powerful as the previous generation.

The Pure One S11 also converts into a portable hand vacuum, but the shorter operating time of 40 minutes can be a problem. The Spartan version of the S11 also features less attachments than the Tango and the regular S11, so take note of the particular model before buying.

The wall dock is similar to the One X, featuring auto charging and a handy way to hold the various attachments.

Pros:

  • Larger dustbin capacity
  • Better suction power compared to One X
  • Converts to a hand vacuum

Cons:

  • Relatively shorter operating time
  • Not as powerful as previous smart vacuum model
  • S11 Spartan has lesser attachments

Price at time of writing:

The Tineco Pure One S11 is currently on sale for $279.99, a 20% discount from the regular $349.99. The Pure One S11 Spartan version is on offer for $299.99, while the Pure One S11 Tango is sold for $399.99.

What’s in the box:

All Models:

  • Pure One S11 Smart Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wall mounted dock
  • Adaptor
  • LED multi tasker power brush
  • 2-in-1 dusting brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Hair cleaning tool
  • User’s manual

Additional for S11 and S11 Tango

  • Mini power brush
  • Additional microfiber pre filter
  • Pre filter cleaning tool

Additional for S11 Tango only

  • LED soft roller power brush

Average Web Rating: 4.5/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.6/5

Pure One S12 Series

Tineco’s introduction to the smart vacuum market, the Pure One S12 Series still comprises some of the best models on the market today. With a powerful motor that can go for up to 100 minutes, it gives users a whole lot of cleaning time in just one charge.

Introduced in 2019, the Pure One S12 was considered as the first smart vacuum, and turned Tineco into a pioneer for the industry. Several years on, and the S12 has lost none of its sparkle.

With its smart suction control, and the iLoop dust detection sensor, deep cleaning various surfaces becomes an easy task. The device’s all-in-one LED display provides you with real-time information, which can also be accessed from the mobile app. Adjusting suction power and changing to auto or manual mode can be done with a swipe at the display panel.

At 145W, the S12 Series provides the strongest suction power among the smart vacuums on this list, making it great for tough cleaning jobs. It can be a bit costly, however, as the S12 series are the priciest of Tineco’s models on this list. Do take note of the model that you’re purchasing as the Pure One S12 V has a lower operating time of only 50 minutes, and comes with less attachments than the other versions.

Pros:

  • S12 and S12 Pro Ex can run up to 100 minutes
  • Highest suction power among Tineco smart vacuum models
  • App connectivity

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive
  • Pure One S12 V only has 50-minute operating time
  • Pure One S12 V has lesser attachments included

Price at time of writing:

Currently, the Pure One S12 is priced at $569.99, while the Pure One S12 Ex comes at an expensive $699.99. The Pure One S12 V version is currently on sale for $339.99, a 15% discount of its regular $399.99 price.

What’s in the box:

All models

  • Pure One S12 Smart Vacuum Cleaner
  • Dual charging wall mounted dock
  • Lithium battery
  • LED multi tasker power brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Mini power brush
  • 2-in-1 dusting brush
  • Soft dusting brush
  • Pre filter x 2
  • User’s manual

Additional for S12 and S12 Ex

  • Automatic pre filter cleaning tool
  • Direct drive LED multi tasker power brush
  • Additional Lithium battery
  • Flexible long crevice tool

Additional for S12 Ex only

  • Full size LED soft roller power brush

Additional for S12 V only

  • Pre filter cleaning tool

Average Web Rating: 4.4/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.5/5

Tineco A11 Series

Representing the best in cordless vacuum technology, the Tineco A11 series offers a great choice for users who want a straightforward cleaning tool.

The Tineco A11 operates on detachable batteries that give the vacuum up to 40 minutes of operating time per battery. The A11 Hero X model comes with two detachable battery packs, giving this version up to 80 minutes of cleaning time. This extra battery is what distinguishes the A11 Hero from the A11 Hero X. But at a $70 price difference, it’s hard to say if the extra battery is worth it.

As with all other Tineco vacuum models on this list, the A11 Series can convert into a hand vacuum relatively easily. This model comes with a lot of attachments that provide handy portability. Do note that the normal Hero version has less attachments than the Hero X and the Tango model.

The dustbin has a .60-liter capacity allowing users to go about cleaning without having to empty the bin often. The A11 comes with three power modes that you can change depending on your current needs. Modes I and II can perform normal day-to-day cleaning tasks, while the Max mode can be used for those tough cleaning jobs.

Pros:

  • Converts to hand vacuum
  • Detachable batteries
  • Large dustbin

Cons:

  • No app connectivity
  • Regular models can only un up to 40 minutes
  • Hero and Hero X is the same except for extra battery

Price at time of writing:

Currently, the Tineco A11 Hero is priced at $259.99, while the Tineco A11 Hero X goes for $329.99. The Tineco A11 Tango is priced at $399.99.

What’s in the box:

All models

  • Tineco A11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wall mounted dock
  • Adaptor
  • LED multi tasker power brush
  • Mini power brush
  • 2-in-1 dusting brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Hair cleaning tool
  • Detachable Lithium-ion battery
  • Pre filter cleaning tool
  • Additional microfiber pre filter
  • User’s manual

Additional for A11 Hero X only

  • Additional detachable Lithium-ion battery

Additional for A11 Tango only

  • Full size LED soft roller power brush

Average Web Rating: 4.3/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.4/5

A10 Series

One of the first cordless vacuum models released by Tineco, the A10 series nevertheless remains a great choice for those who want a handy vacuum on a budget.

With three models, namely the A10 Hero, the A10 Spartan, and the A10 Tango, the line gives Tineco customers some of the more affordable choices available. Featuring a lightweight design with a strong motor, the A10 series provides deep cleaning for even the hardest to reach areas.

Like all Tineco vacuum models on this list, the A10 can convert into a hand vacuum, offering a portable cleaning solution practically anywhere you need it. A small downside is that its 2,000 mAh battery can operate for only about 25 minutes before requiring another recharge. This model is powered by a detachable battery, though the kit doesn’t come with extras. Therefore, you can’t extend the operating time unless you get another one.

A downside to the A10 is that it can’t connect to Wi-Fi, and doesn’t have mobile app connectivity. There’s also no LED display featuring operation information like the smart vacuums, so you’ll have to pay close attention if you don’t want the battery running out in the middle of cleaning.

At the price, the A10 is certainly something to consider if you’re on a budget but still want the best for your buck.

Pros:

  • Relatively cheaper
  • Converts to hand vacuum
  • Detachable batteries

Cons:

  • Relatively shorter operating time
  • No app connectivity
  • Lower battery capacity

Price at time of writing:

At the time of writing, the Tineco A10 Hero is priced at $199.99 and the A10 Spartan is priced at $127.00. The higher-end version A10 Tango is currently priced at $249.99.

What’s in the box:

All models

  • Tineco A10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wall mounted dock
  • LED multi tasker power brush
  • Crevice nozzle
  • 2-in-1 dusting brush
  • Hair cleaning tool
  • User’s manual

Additional for A10 Hero and A10 Tango

  • Mini power brush
  • Adapter
  • Pre filter cleaning tool

Additional for A10 Tango only

  • Full size LED soft roller power brush

Average Web Rating: 4.2/5

SMARTHOME News Rating: 4.3/5

Smart and Wet/Dry Vacuum FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Tineco vacuums and other smart and wet/dry vacuums in general.

  1. Will my smart vacuum run without Wi-Fi?

Yes. Tineco Smart Vacuums only use a Wi-Fi connection and the mobile app to provide real-time user information. The vacuum will run perfectly well even without the app. Tineco’s smart vacuums offer up controls on the easy-to-use LED screen that allows the operator to adjust modes with a single button. The cordless versions don’t use the app at all so the presence of Wi-Fi isn’t needed.

  1. Can I use the wet/dry vacuums on my carpet?

Yes. In fact, wet/dry vacuums are perfect for carpet stains as it washes away dirt that would normally not be removed by vacuuming alone. Rugs and carpets which are notorious for being hard to clean are a simple job for wet/dry vacuums.

  1. Are Tineco vacuums worth it?

Yes. If you want a vacuum that you can bring just about everywhere, Tineco vacuums are definitely on the top of the list. With the ability to turn into hand vacuums and numerous attachments for just about every task, they are certainly worth the cost.

Features for the Exacting User

As an innovator in the business of vacuums, Tineco certainly provides products that offer a lot of features for the exacting user. Whether you’re looking for a wet/dry vacuum, a smart vacuum, or a regular cordless model, Tineco has a product to meet your needs. With this guide to Tineco’s range of vacuum cleaners, we hope to have given you an idea of what the brand has to offer.

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