Tineco Pure One S11 Review: ‘Cheap Dyson V15 alternative’

tineco pure one s11 review test
Rob with the new Tineco Pure One S11 © Vacuumtester.com
In short: the Tineco Pure One S11 is suitable for all types of feed, but if you often have wooden floors, then it is better to opt for the S11 Tango. With that model you get a parquet brush. The stick vacuum cleaner is very similar to the Dyson V15. BOTH in terms of suction performance and features, however, it is a lot cheaper. View the prices here.

Tineco has built up a great reputation worldwide in a short time. The brand – which is a subsidiary of Ecovacs Robotics – offers a wide range of cordless stick vacuum cleaners.

The company recently launched the Tineco Pure One S11. The vacuum cleaner caught my attention because of the possibility to make a connection with your smartphone. Let’s take a quick look at how well this vacuum cleaner scores.

7.6Expert Score
'Cheap Dyson V15 alternative'

The Tineco Pure One S11 is a powerful vacuum cleaner that is particularly suitable for carpet. Thanks to the included turbo brush, it is also a good choice for removing pet hair. It comes close to the Dyson V15 in terms of performance and features, but is a lot cheaper.

Accessories
8
Suction performance
8
Usability
7
Maintenance
7.5
Pros
  • Good suction on carpet
  • Motorized pet hair brushes
  • Easy to maintain
  • Not as expensive as a Dyson V15
Cons
  • Not suitable for wooden floors without a parquet brush
  • Cannot be charged without a wall charger
  • App is redundant

Unboxing Tineco Pure One S11

We start the review with an unboxing. See below what accessories you get with the Tineco Pure One S11.

unboxing tineco pure one s11
The complete contents of the package. © Vacuumtester.com
  1. Tineco Pure One S11: the stick vacuum cleaner
  2. Battery: a clickable battery
  3. Floor brush: a motorized floor brush
  4. Vacuum cleaner rod: a light metal vacuum cleaner rod
  5. Maintenance brush: for cleaning accessories
  6. Extra filter: an extra pre-filter
  7. Filter maintenance accessory: for cleaning filters
  8. Combi accessory: with extendable dusting brush
  9. Crevice vacuum cleaner: for vacuuming hard-to-reach places
  10. Mini turbo brush: a motorized mini brush
  11. Charger: can be integrated with the wall bracket (13)
  12. Accessory holder: can be clicked into the wall holder
  13. Wall holder: for charging the upright vacuum cleaner

Suction performance: how well does the Tineco S11 perform?

When unboxing the Tineco Pure One S11, I discovered only one floor brush. I am therefore very curious how the stick vacuum scores on different floor types. Like any other vacuum cleaner review, I tested the stick vacuum cleaner on three different floor types: hard floors (wooden floors), low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. I used a variety of dirt in different sizes: from animal hair to grains of rice.

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The Tineco S11 during the test on various floor types. © Vacuumtester.com

Performance on wood floors, carpet and pet hair

The Tineco Pure One S11 scores very well on wooden floors when it comes to vacuuming small dirt. All the dirt is neatly vacuumed and is not pushed forward. This is a different story with larger dirt: here the dirt is pushed out in front of the floor brush, after which a lot of dirt is created. When the brush is lifted, the dirt is shot backwards. In short: not very suitable for wooden floors.

Alternative choice: Tineco Pure One S11 vs Tango

I must mention that the Tineco Pure One S11 Tango version comes with a soft parquet brush. Do you have wooden floors? Then this edition is a must-have.

Tineco Pure One S11 Tango

This version comes with a soft parquet brush. A must for homes with mostly wooden floors.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Walmart

The stick vacuum cleaner scores a lot better on carpet: both large and small dirt are vacuumed well here. The cordless stick vacuum cleaner has a bit more trouble on deep-pile carpet, but in the end this is all neatly vacuumed up without any problems.

Finally, it is also a good choice for pet hair: the vacuum cleaner comes with two motorized brushes. These brushes pull the hair with them. The mini turbo brush makes it possible to easily remove animal hair from upholstery.

tineco pure one s11 pet hair removal
Thanks to the motorized brushes you can easily remove animal hair © Vacuumtester.com
  • Hardwood floors: 5/10
  • Carpet: 7/10
  • Pet Hair: 7,5/10

Tineco Pure One S11

Very good suction performance on carpet and good at removing pet hair.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Walmart

Tineco Pure One S11 Suction and AirFlow

To be able to properly compare stick vacuums, I always do a suction power and an airflow measurement. I use a custom-made vacuum tester and an air speed meter.

The suction power measurement of the Tineco Pure One S11 is 10 kilopascals in normal mode and almost 20 kilopascals in the highest mode. This brings the vacuum cleaner close to the results from the Dyson V15 Detect review.

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The suction power measurement (kPa) © Vacuumtester.com

The suction power is automatically adjusted thanks to iLoop. This is also shown around the LCD display on the upright vacuum cleaner with a striking light ring. A blue ring means little dust detection, so less suction power is needed. The redder the ring, the more dust is detected, after which the suction power is automatically increased. You can choose to disable this automatic suction power.

The suction power is automatically adjusted thanks to iLoop. This is also shown around the LCD display on the upright vacuum cleaner with a striking light ring.

The AirFlow of the stick vacuum, measured in meters per second with an air speed meter, is 19.2 meters per second.

airfow tineco pure one s11
The Tineco S11 has an AirFlow of 19.2 m/s. © Vacuumtester.com

Usability of the Tineco S11

The user-friendliness of a vacuum cleaner is a broad concept. This also has a lot to do with what kind of vacuum cleaner you are dealing with. For example, with a stick vacuum I look at the battery life, while with a corded vacuum cleaner I look at the cord length.

To investigate the user-friendliness of the Tineco S11, I tested the following factors:

  • Noise level
  • Operation and app
  • Weight
  • Battery life and charging
  • Versatility

Note: It is true that much of this information is specified by the manufacturer. However, I test everything myself and look for possible differences.

Noise level: a silent stick vacuum cleaner

The Tineco Pure One S11 is remarkably quiet. Although a cordless stick vacuum usually produces a noise level above 75 decibels, this model has 68.1 decibels. This makes it one of the quietest stick vacuums I’ve tested. Unfortunately, it does not qualify for the title of ‘best silent vacuum cleaner‘: the new Philips AquaTrio 9000 Series is slightly quieter.

noise level tineco pure one s11
The Tineco S11 turns out to be a super quiet vacuum cleaner © Vacuumtester.com

Operation and app

The vacuum cleaner is very easy to operate. The handle is nice to hold and there is the option to keep the trigger button pressed. This is of interest to many people: I recently also published an article about the Dyson Trigger lock, for people with a Dyson who don’t want to have the button pressed all the time. So that is not necessary here.

tineco button trigger lock
The Tineco is equipped with a button lock. © Vacuumtester.com

What makes the Tineco Pure One S11 unique is the support of an app. You can create an account at Tineco and add the vacuum cleaner. You read that right: connecting a stick vacuum cleaner to your smartphone. However, the functions are frankly not very exciting: you can view the battery level or check when filters need to be replaced. But that’s about it.

tineco vacuum app
The Tineco app, where you can view information about the vacuum cleaner © Vacuumtester.com

Weight: a lightweight stick vacuum cleaner

According to Tineco, the stick vacuum weighs 2.6 kilograms. It is one of the first times that the stated weight of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer is correct! I have equipped the vacuum cleaner with a vacuum cleaner rod and a floor brush and it is 2.6 kilograms to the milligram.

It is one of the first times that the stated weight of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer is correct!

weight tineco stick vacuum
The stick vacuum cleaner weighs exactly 2.6 kilograms © Vacuumtester.com

Tineco Pure One S11

A lightweight, quiet and versatile upright vacuum cleaner.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Walmart

Battery life and charging

The Tineco Pure One S11 has a maximum battery life of 40 minutes (I measured this and it came out at 38 minutes). This results in excellent battery life. You can charge the vacuum cleaner by hanging it in the wall holder. Unfortunately, you can’t charge it without the wall mount. So you would have to mount it on the wall.

What is a big advantage of the wall mount is that you can charge a separate battery. If you have an extra battery, you can’t go wrong and extend the battery life to about 80 minutes.

charging battery tineco
You can charge an extra battery in the wall holder. © Vacuumtester.com

Versatility: many accessories

The unboxing already revealed that the Tineco S11 is a versatile vacuum cleaner. When you remove the vacuum cleaner rod, the vacuum cleaner feels very flexible and compact. Thanks to the crevice tool, the extendable dusting brush and the mini turbo brush, you can use the vacuum cleaner for much more than just the floor.

Maintenance: emptying and cleaning filters

The Tineco Pure One S11 has a dust capacity of 0.6 liters (this is slightly smaller than, for example, the Dyson V15). You have to take into account that you have to empty the vacuum cleaner about every two times. Fortunately, emptying is very easy and you can do this without coming into contact with the dirt.

How to Clean Tineco Pure One S11 filter

You can clean the filters of the Tineco Pure One. The Tineco Pure One S11 is equipped with a pre-filter, a gauze filter and a HEPA filter.

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All filters of the Tineco S11. © Vacuumtester.com

You can wash the HEPA filter under the tap. After you have let it dry properly (at least 24 hours) you can use it again. You can use a special maintenance accessory to clean the pre-filter. You can insert the pre-filter there and then clean the filter yourself with the vacuum cleaner.

how to clean tineco pre filter
Cleaning the pre-filter. © Vacuumtester.com

More information? I have written a complete manual about cleaning a Tineco filter.

Specifications Tineco Pure One S11

Now that we have done all the tests, I can list all the test results. View all specifications of the Tineco Pure One S11 in the overview below.

SpecificationTest Result
Suction Power10 kPa
Airflow19.2 m/s
Hardwood floors5/10
Carpet7/10
Pet Hair7.5/10
Battery life38 minutes
Weight2.6 kilograms
Noise level68.1 decibels
Price indicationFrom $ 439
Volgens eigen meetresultaten © Vacuumtester.com

Conclusion: Tineco Pure One S11 review

The Tinece Pure One S11 is a versatile vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the many accessories you can use it for many situations. Please note if you often have wooden floors: the normal version does not come with a parquet brush, which appears to be necessary in my research. Then go for the Tineco Pure One S11 Tango: you will get a parket brush with this version.

In terms of performance (suction power and airflow), the Tineco stick vacuum cleaner is very similar to the Dyson V15 Detect. Also in terms of functions; for example, both stick vacuums have a sensor that automatically adjusts the suction power. The Tineco app is nice, but rather an unnecessary luxury.

In summary: do you often have carpet and do you have a pet in the house? Then this stick vacuum is a very good choice. Even if you want to enjoy the suction performance of a Dyson V15, but don’t want to pay too much. View the prices of the Tineco S11 here.
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of Vacuumtester.com and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

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