The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a mid-range cordless stick vacuum. Its built-in dirt sensor enables it to automatically increase its suction power in areas with a high concentration of debris, which is rare for a stick vacuum at this price point. Another unusual feature is its smartphone companion app, which allows you to monitor its battery life, check usage habits, or even adjust its suction power over Wi-Fi.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is great for bare floors. When used with its soft roller head, it can easily handle pet hair and small and bulky debris, with no significant loss in suction performance as its dustbin fills up with debris. It's also pretty effective in dealing with debris stuck in cracks and crevices. User maintenance isn't too hard, and the vacuum incurs minimal recurring costs. Unfortunately, it does feel a tad fragile in places, especially its HEPA filter housing.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a decent option for low-pile carpet. While the vacuum struggles with large debris on this surface type, it clears away a reasonable amount of fine debris. Its self-adjusting suction power capability also helps when cleaning dirtier areas. However, it can have a hard time cleaning tasseled rugs, which can get stuck in its multi-surface floorhead. Its battery life is also on the shorter side for a cordless stick vacuum.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is impressively well-suited for cleaning high-pile carpet. Its multi-surface floorhead generates a pretty tight seal against higher-pile carpeting, allowing for great debris pickup. It doesn't run for very long in its high-power mode, so you'll need to work quickly when cleaning stubborn debris embedded in carpet fibers. Its lightweight design makes it relatively easy to maneuver, though its floorhead can get stuck on very high-pile carpeting.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a very good option for pet hair. It easily clears this kind of debris on bare floors and low and high-pile carpet with either its soft roller or multi-surface floorhead. The brushrolls for both of the included floorheads and its turbo brush are easily removable, so you can quickly cut away any tangled hair. Its four-stage filtration system, including a HEPA filter, is pretty effective in sealing in fine allergens like pet dander. Unfortunately, it isn't designed to clear away dried-on stains.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is excellent for vacuuming stairs. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to carry around, while its cordless design ensures that you won't trip over a power cord. While its performance on low-pile carpeted surfaces is mediocre, it delivers strong performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet. You can quickly reconfigure it as a handheld vacuum for easier cleaning of hard-to-reach areas.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a great option for vacuuming your car. Its cordless design means you won't need to park close to a power outlet or use an extension cord to clean all parts of your car's interior. It comes with a variety of handy attachments, like a turbo brush for cleaning fabric seats, a soft-bristle brush for vacuuming dust and debris from your car's center console, and a crevice tool for clearing away debris in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 isn't designed for workshop cleaning. It has no trouble dealing with household messes on bare floors, but you can't use it to suck up liquids, and it could be damaged if you use it to suck up heavy-duty debris like metal shavings.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is available in three separate variants, though they differ only in terms of included attachments and accessories. We tested the slightly pricier, better-equipped Tango variant, and you can see its label here.
|Model Name||Included Accessories||Available Colors|
|Tineco PURE ONE S11 Spartan||LED Multi-tasker Power Brush, Mini power brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush, Pre-Filter Cleaning Tool + Pre-Filter, crevice tool, Hair cleaning tool, Power adapter, Wall-mounted dock, 1x Pre-filter||Grey|
|Tineco PURE ONE S11||LED Multi-tasker Power Brush, Mini power brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush, Pre-Filter Cleaning Tool + Pre-Filter, crevice tool, Hair cleaning tool, Power adapter, Dual Charging Wall-mounted dock, 2x Pre-filters||Grey, Blue|
|Tineco PURE ONE S11 Tango||LED soft-roller power brush, LED Multi-tasker Power Brush, Mini power brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush, Pre-Filter Cleaning Tool + Pre-Filter, crevice tool, Hair cleaning tool, Power adapter, Wall-mounted dock, 2x Pre-filters||Grey|
Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum, and we'll update our review.
The Tineco S11 is an improvement in many ways compared to the Tineco PURE ONE X. It has a far more potent suction motor, and, combined with the redesigned multi-surface floorhead, it delivers substantially better deep-cleaning performance. While it has a much shorter maximum runtime of 40 minutes compared to the older model's maximum battery life of 70 minutes, the S11's battery pack is removable and replaceable, so you can swap in a new pack if the one you're using is expended.
If you're looking for an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best cordless stick vacuums, the best vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best vacuums for pet hair.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 and Dyson V8 are somewhat evenly-matched cordless stick vacuums, though the Tineco is slightly better overall. The Tineco has a built-in dirt sensor that allows for automatic suction power adjustment, a more effective miniature turbo brush attachment, and a larger dirt compartment. It also makes slightly less noise while running and performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Dyson delivers significantly better performance on low-pile carpet and is even easier to maneuver.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a little better than the Tineco PWRHERO 11 for most uses, though the two vacuums are similar in terms of design. The S11's most significant advantages lie in its automatic power adjustment capability and Bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to monitor battery life, adjust its suction power, or check the replacement and maintenance intervals of various components using the Tineco Life companion app. It also comes with a wider assortment of attachments than the PWRHERO. Still, if you don't need any of those features, the PWRHERO delivers a similar level of debris-clearing performance for a cheaper price.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X. While the S11 has a shorter battery life than the X, its battery pack is removable and replaceable, so you can replace the battery if it loses charge capacity over time. The S11 also has a stronger suction motor and a redesigned multi-surface floorhead, so it does a better job cleaning debris embedded in carpet fibers, cracks, and crevices.
The Dyson V15 Detect is better than the Tineco PURE ONE S11. The Dyson has a considerably longer battery life, an onboard particle counter, is easier to maneuver, and uses a more powerful suction motor, allowing for superior deep-cleaning performance on carpets and in crevices. The Tineco could be a better option if you're looking for something cheaper and more portable, as it weighs less. Its companion app integration also makes it easier to keep track of which parts need cleaning.
The Dyson V11 and Tineco PURE ONE S11 are somewhat evenly matched, though one could be a better fit for you, depending on your exact needs. The Tineco is a superior option for quick cleaning sessions, as it weighs considerably less and is a little bit quieter. Conversely, the Dyson is heavier but has a more potent suction motor that allows for better debris-pickup performance on carpets.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is better than the Shark Rocket Pet Pro. The Tineco takes up a little less room, weighs notably less, comes with a much wider assortment of tools, has a dirt sensor that lets it automatically ramp up its suction power when encountering areas with high amounts of debris, and also performs better on high-pile carpet. However, the Shark is more effective on low-pile carpet. It also feels sturdier and takes less time to recharge while offering a similar maximum runtime of about 40 minutes.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Tineco PURE ONE S11 each have advantages, meaning one might suit your needs better than the other, depending on your intended use. The Tineco can automatically adjust its suction power in an area with a high concentration of debris, has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning, has a more effective miniature turbo brush attachment, and makes less noise. Conversely, the Dyson charges faster, lasts longer on a charge, and comes with even more tools, like an extendable crevice tool and an extension hose.
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is better than the Tineco PURE ONE S11. The Samsung incurs lower recurring costs, lasts longer on a single charge, takes less time to recharge, and has a more powerful suction motor that enables it to clear away more debris on low-pile carpet and in cracks and crevices. It's also easier to maneuver. Conversely, the Tineco is quieter in operation, weighs a little less, and has a turbo brush attachment that does a better job dealing with pet hair on upholstery.
The Tineco S10 is effectively a stripped-down version of the Tineco PURE ONE S11. The S10 has a simplified info display, a more limited set of attachments, and no Bluetooth connectivity, so you can't pair it with your smartphone in the same way you can with the S11 when using the Tineco Life app. While there's a slight difference in advertised suction, the difference is almost negligible in the real world.
The LG CordZero A9 is better than the Tineco PURE ONE S11 for most people. The LG clears more debris on low and high-pile carpet. The LG has less demanding maintenance requirements and is easier to maneuver too. On the other hand, the Tineco is a slightly better option for bare floors. Its included soft roller floorhead allows for marginally better debris pickup on hard surfaces and in cracks and crevices, like tile floors. It also has a bigger dirt compartment than the LG.
The Samsung Jet 70 is better than the Tineco PURE ONE S11. The Samsung has fewer parts that need cleaning, takes little over half the time to recharge while lasting about as long on a single charge, and delivers superior performance on carpeted floors. While it doesn't come bundled with as many attachments as the Tineco, it is fully compatible with a dedicated mopping floorhead that's impressively effective in dealing with stains. Meanwhile, the Tineco has a dirt sensor that allows it to automatically increase its suction power in the presence of high concentrations of debris. It's also a little bit lighter.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a better stick vacuum for quick cleaning jobs, while the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight offers superior deep-cleaning capability. The Tineco weighs a lot less, making it easier to deploy, and comes with a wider assortment of attachments. It comes with two floorheads, one with a soft roller for bare floors and the other with a bristled roller for carpets. Meanwhile, the Shark has a universal dual-brushroll floorhead, which isn't quite as effective as either single brushroll floorhead on either surface. The sturdier-feeling Shark has a much bigger dirt compartment that won't need emptying as often and lasts longer on a single charge.
The Samsung Jet 60 and Tineco PURE ONE S11 have different strengths and weaknesses. The Samsung is a better option for cleaning carpeted floors. Its more potent suction motor allows it to deliver significantly better performance on low-pile carpet and clear a little more debris on high-pile carpet. It also doesn't get stuck on shag-pile carpeting or tasseled rugs as easily, weighs less, and takes much less time to recharge. Conversely, the Tineco is a better option for cleaning bare floors, with better debris pickup performance on surfaces like hardwood or linoleum. Its turbo brush attachment is much better suited to dealing with pet hair on fabric.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 and Wyze Cordless Vacuum each have advantages, and one might suit you better depending on your budget and needs. The Tineco has a larger dustbin and delivers better performance on bare floors. The Tango variant of the S11 also comes with more tools and accessories, including a secondary soft roller floorhead and a miniature turbo brush. However, the Wyze is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, is easier to maintain, and does a better job cleaning low and high-pile carpet.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 feels reasonably well-built. Its plastic body looks good from the outside, and it rests comfortably in your hand. That said, the plastic used isn't especially thick, and there are a couple of areas that seem particularly fragile, like the HEPA filter housing and the locking mechanism holding it closed, which opens much too easily. With the HEPA filter removed, it's also apparent that exhaust air is blown through a series of exposed wires, which is a little unusual.
Assembly and disassembly is fairly simple, with parts that clip into one another very easily. You'll need to screw its charging station into the wall when setting it up.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has quite a few parts that need periodic cleaning, but thankfully they're all very easy to access.
You must air dry any part that's washed with water or a damp cloth for at least 24 hours before using it again. The vacuum's companion app can also remind you when it's time to replace or clean its filters.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 incurs low recurring costs.
You can buy a replenishment kit from the manufacturer that includes:
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is reasonably easy to store. While it's bigger than the Tineco PURE ONE X, it has a rack station to hold it upright, which also features a clip-on storage rack for two of its included attachments.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has a decently spacious dirt compartment. It offers roughly twice the debris capacity of the older Tineco PURE ONE X, so you won't have to empty it too often. It's made of clear plastic and features a visible max fill line, so you'll know when it's time to empty it.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is cordless, so its range is limited only by the room left in its dustbin and its remaining battery life.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is pretty lightweight. It's a little heavier than the Tineco PURE ONE X but still considerably lighter than most other conventionally-designed stick vacuums like the Dyson V15 Detect.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has decent battery performance. When used in its high-power 'MAX' mode, it runs out of power in just over 10 minutes, which doesn't give you a lot of time to deal with stubborn debris, but this also isn't unusual for a vacuum of this type. In its self-adjusting 'Auto' mode, it can run for a maximum of 40 minutes, which is considerably shorter than the Tineco PURE ONE X's runtime of about 70 minutes. On the upside, the S11 has a removable battery, so you can swap in a new one once the current battery pack is depleted. While the Tango variant we tested only comes with a single charging dock, the mid-range S11 model comes with a dual charging system for both of its included batteries. You can keep tabs on the vacuum's charge status via the trio of indicator lights on the pack itself or with its companion smartphone app.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has a couple of extra convenience features. The LED display screen can show you if the brushroll is stuck or if the hose is clogged. You can keep the vacuum on without having to hold your finger on the trigger using the locking lever, which makes it more comfortable to use during longer cleaning sessions. The onboard dirt sensor enables it to automatically increase its suction power when it detects high amounts of debris if you run it in its 'Auto' mode, though you can also just select the 'MAX' suction setting manually by pressing the power adjustment button on the vacuum. Once you've paired your smartphone with the vacuum using the Tineco Life app, you can adjust its suction power in finer detail with a slider. The app also provides you with a real-time runtime estimate, filter status, and a post-cleaning-session report.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 comes with a few attachments. There's a secondary floorhead with a soft brushroll for cleaning bare floors, a crevice tool for clearing messes in tight corners, a combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle dusting brush, and a turbo brush to help clean messes on fabric surfaces. It also comes with an attachment that you can use for cleaning its pre-motor filters, as well as a hook-blade cleaning tool to cut away tangled hair from its brushrolls.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 does a fantastic job cleaning bare floors when used in its 'AUTO' power setting with its soft brushroll. It has no trouble clearing away bulky debris like cereal or smaller material like rice, even as its dustbin fills up.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has mediocre performance on low-pile carpet when used in its 'MAX' power setting with its multi-surface floorhead. It clears away a fair amount of finer debris like baking soda but struggles quite a bit with larger debris like sand.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 delivers impressive performance on high-pile carpet in its 'MAX' power setting. It clears away most larger debris like sand and finer debris like baking soda. Its multi-surface floorhead can generate a tight seal against high-pile carpeting, allowing for better performance than on low-pile carpet.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has fantastic pet hair-pickup performance. It easily clears away hair on bare floors and low and high-pile carpet. While pet hair can get tangled in both its soft roller and multi-surface floorhead, both brushrolls are fairly easy to clean.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has decent suction power. Its maximum advertised output of 130 W falls short of pricier alternatives like the Dyson V12 Detect Slim, and the difference is reflected in terms of deep cleaning capability on low-pile carpet or cracks and crevices. Still, compared to the Tineco PURE ONE X, the S11's multi-surface floorhead sits closer to the ground and has a narrower suction inlet, resulting in stronger overall suction force.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is amazingly quiet. It's notably quieter than some pricier models like the Dyson V11 and won't be too disruptive for people nearby, especially if you use it in an enclosed room.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has decent maneuverability. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to push around or to pick up and carry over obstructions, and you can easily reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum for cleaning furniture. Its attachments are also very easy to swap out. However, its floorhead doesn't pivot especially smoothly, and you'll have to twist your wrist to clean under low-lying tables and chairs. Neither its soft roller nor its multi-surface floorhead are well-suited to cleaning carpets, as they both tend to get stuck on rug tassels and shag-pile carpeting. Look at the Samsung Jet 75 if you want a more maneuverable cordless stick vacuum.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 has good air filtration performance. Its four-stage filtration system, comprised of its cyclone, mesh, pre-motor, and HEPA exhaust filter, lets it trap most small allergens.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 does a great job dealing with debris in cracks and crevices when used with its soft roller floorhead. Its dirt detection system is really helpful for this sort of use case, as the vacuum automatically ramps up its suction power when navigating over crevices with a lot of debris.
The Tineco Life app is an unconventional but welcome feature for a vacuum of this type. You can connect your phone to the vacuum over Wi-Fi by holding the 'Auto/Max' button and then scanning the barcode at the back of the vacuum's body. The pairing process is pretty easy, and the app itself is responsive and exhibits minimal lag. Through the app, you can adjust the vacuum's power setting, see the remaining battery life, or check filter replacement and dustbin emptying times. You can also check usage details for past cleaning sessions.