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Which Tineco vacuum is best?

Ecovacs Robotics is a Chinese company that makes several products, but it's best-known in the United States as a range of vacuums sold under the brand name “Tineco.” Its vacuums have won several awards, including a Consumer Electronics Show innovation award. They're all cordless, running on rechargeable batteries. They’re also available at every price point, from low-cost basic models to several-hundred-dollar smart vacuums.

In this article: Tineco A11 Series Cordless Vacuum, Tineco Pure One S12 Pro EX Smart Vacuum and Tineco Floor One S5 Steam Wet/Dry Vacuum.

Tineco vacuum types

Tineco makes three types of vacuums and a carpet cleaner.

  • Cordless: These are Tineco’s entry-level vacuums. They’re more technology-forward than most other vacuums, but the function remains the same.
  • Smart: These vacuums' key upgrade is that they can detect both the type of floor they’re cleaning and the debris they’re removing to automatically adjust the power and suction. This makes them more effective and more energy-efficient.
  • Wet/dry: These are able to pull both solids and liquids from your floors, whether hardwood or carpet. However, only freshly spilled liquids can be pulled into the vacuum, so act fast if you’re cleaning a spill.
  • Carpet cleaner: While carpet cleaners aren’t technically vacuums, they still use suction to remove debris from your carpet. The key difference is that while wet/dry vacuums can remove fresh liquids, carpet cleaners remove old liquids — in other words, stains. If you have any carpeting or rugs, you should have a carpet cleaner.

Battery life

A Tineco vacuum's battery life is anywhere between 20 and 120 minutes with better vacuums lasting longer. Keep in mind that these times are in laboratory settings, so your mileage may vary.

Charging cradle

Tineco vacuums use charging cradles for charging. Most use a wall-mounted cradle that must be screwed in. If you dislike this, you can also find freestanding cradles that rest on the floor, though not many Tinecos use a cradle.


Each Tineco vacuum category is sold in different price ranges.

  • Cordless vacuums cost $160-$350.
  • Smart vacuums run $200-$700.
  • Wet/dry vacuums go for $160-$600.
  • Carpet cleaners are priced at $400-$600.

Best cordless Tineco vacuums

Tineco A10 Series Cordless Vacuum

This is Tineco’s entry-level vacuum. It can run for roughly 20 minutes on a full charge, and its fully sealed four-stage filtration system traps particles as small as three-tenths of a micron. The Essentials edition excludes an accessory set.

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Tineco A11 Series Cordless Vacuum

The A11 is a souped-up version of the A10. The battery that lasts up to twice as long at roughly 40 minutes on a full charge, and it uses a more powerful motor. The Pet edition uses a special brush that resists tangles, the EX edition can run for up to 80 minutes and the Tango edition has a better brush.

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Best smart Tineco vacuums

Tineco Pure One X Smart Vacuum

This is Tineco’s entry-level smart vacuum. It has a maximum run time of 45 minutes on a full charge and weighs only 2.8 pounds. It also comes with a miniature hand vacuum — unless you choose the Essentials edition, which excludes it.

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Tineco Pure One S11 Smart Vacuum

This smart vacuum has an all-in-one LED display that shows your Wi-Fi connection status, whether your dust sensor is malfunctioning, if your air channel is blocked and if your brush roller is tangled. It comes with some accessories, and the Tango edition includes a hand vacuum.

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Tineco Pure One S12 Pro EX Smart Vacuum

This beefed-up smart vacuum can run for up to 100 minutes on a full charge, nearly double the usual length. It also includes a full suite of accessories, including a dusting brush, a crevice tool, a mini power brush and two pre-filters.

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Tineco Pure One S15 Smart Vacuum

This comes with a freestanding charging base, unlike some other Tineco vacuums that have charging cradles that need to be installed on a wall. The Pet edition has rollers designed to prevent tangling, no matter how much your pet sheds.

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Best wet/dry Tineco vacuums

Tineco iFloor Wet/Dry Vacuum

This is Tineco’s entry-level wet/dry vacuum. It can run for up to 22 minutes on a full charge and has a self-cleaning cycle, so you don’t have to worry about taking anything apart for a wash.

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Tineco iFloor 3 Wet/Dry Vacuum

This more recent version of the iFloor has a 150-watt brushless motor and a digital display with indicators for the battery life and power level. Additionally, it has a trigger for the self-cleaning mode. 

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Tineco Floor One S3 Wet/Dry Vacuum

This Tineco vacuum can detect whether messes are wet or dry and automatically adjust itself to tackle said messes efficiently. It is also self-propelling, so you won’t tire yourself out, and runs for up to 35 minutes on a full charge.

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Tineco Floor One S5 Series Wet/Dry Vacuum

The Floor S5 series is Tineco’s best wet/dry vacuum. The base S5 has an eight-tenths of a liter clean water tank and a seven-tenths of a liter dirty water tank. The S5 Combo comes with several accessories, and the S5 Pro features the wet/dry line’s most advanced display.

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Tineco Floor One S5 Steam Wet/Dry Vacuum

The Floor S5 Steam edition adds steam cleaning to the mix so you can blast the stubborn stains that the other Tineco wet/dry vacuums just can’t manage. The steam also means you never have to take apart the brush head to clean it.

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Best Tineco carpet cleaners

Tineco iCarpet Carpet Cleaner

This is Tineco’s entry-level carpet cleaner. It has a 1,300-watt motor and can maintain a water temperature of up to 104 degrees to better get rid of stains. It also has a dry-only mode to dry washed carpets and rugs.

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Tineco Carpet One Carpet Cleaner

This upgrade to the iCarpet features a smart sensor that detects which areas are clean or dirty to avoid wasting energy, water and cleaning solution on spots that don’t need cleaning.

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Tineco Carpet One Pro Carpet Cleaner

This upgraded Carpet One cleaner has an LCD display with an animated guidance system to ensure your carpet gets as clean as possible in the most efficient way.

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