The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is a cordless stick vacuum that sits closer to the bottom of Tineco's lineup of cordless stick vacuums. In terms of design, it's similar to the pricier Tineco PURE ONE S11, though it foregoes the latter's onboard dirt sensor and associated automatic power adjustment capability, Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with far fewer attachments. Still, it delivers broadly similar overall performance, thanks to its similarly potent 450W brushless motor, and offers near-identical ergonomics.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is great for cleaning bare floors. It easily clears away pet hair as well as solid debris on this surface type, with no significant loss in suction as its dustbin fills up. It also does a great job of handling debris in cracks and crevices, like what you'd see on tile or parquet floors. Unfortunately, while it's very lightweight, maneuverability is unimpressive compared to a lot of other cordless stick vacuums, and build quality is a little on the fragile side too.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is a good option for low-pile carpet. It's effective in dealing with pet hair and clears away the majority of solid debris on this surface type. It isn't especially hard to maintain and incurs low recurring costs too. However, it can be hard to maneuver in cramped quarters, and its battery life isn't especially noteworthy compared to newer cordless stick vacuums. It also doesn't feel especially robust.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is a great choice for cleaning high-pile carpet. While it can get bogged down on shag-pile carpeting, it can still maneuver on less plush high-pile carpeting, where it easily clears away pet hair as well as fine and large debris. It also incurs low costs of ownership and isn't especially difficult to maintain. However, its battery life isn't very long, so you'll need to work pretty fast when using the vacuum in its more potent suction modes when cleaning denser carpeting.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is decent for dealing with pet hair. It easily clears away pet hair on bare and carpeted floors when used with its multi-surface brushroll. However, its upholstery tool is a little too small for cleaning larger pieces of fabric-lined furniture and doesn't provide the necessary level of surface agitation to clear away short strands of hair. Thankfully, its on-board HEPA filter results in good air filtration performance, and its brushroll is pretty easy to clean.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is excellent when it comes to vacuuming stairs. It doesn't weigh very much, making it easy to carry up and down long flights of stairs. Its cordless design also ensures you won't trip over a power cord while cleaning. It delivers strong performance on a variety of surface types when used with its multi-surface floorhead. Like any conventional cordless stick vacuum, you can remove its wand and floorhead to use it as a handheld vacuum, though its selection of attachments is quite limited.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is a very good option for cleaning the inside of your car. Since it's cordless, you won't have to park your car close to an electrical outlet or deal with the hassle of an extension cord. You can easily reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum to clean tight spots. Its selection of attachments is somewhat limited, with no miniature turbo brush or hard-bristle brush. However, it does come with a crevice tool for cleaning hard-to-reach areas as well as a combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush for cleaning seats and floormats or delicate surfaces.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is sub-par for workshop cleaning, though that isn't its intended use case. It can easily handle lightweight household debris on hard surfaces, but it isn't designed to tackle heavy-duty debris like metal or wood shavings. It also can't be used to clean up liquid spills.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is currently available in only two color variants: 'Black/White' or 'Teal/White'. We tested the 'Teal/White', though the 'Black/White' model will be fully comparable in terms of performance and included equipment. You can see the label of our testing unit here.
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The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is effectively a stripped-down version of the Tineco PURE ONE S11, with no automatic power adjustment feature and fewer included attachments. That said, it's worth a look if you're looking for something that delivers broadly similar debris pickup performance at a relatively affordable price.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. The PWRHERO is easier to maintain, has a larger dirt compartment, and has a more powerful suction motor that yields superior performance on carpeted surfaces. Its battery pack is also removable and replaceable, though the PURE ONE X's non-removable battery does last longer on a single charge. The PURE ONE X also comes with a wider assortment of tools and accessories, including a miniature turbo brush for cleaning fabric surfaces, and has a dirt sensor that allows it to automatically raise its suction power when it encounters an area with a significant amount of debris.
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 Dyson V8 is slightly better than the Tineco PWRHERO 11. The Dyson incurs virtually no ownership costs, comes with a wider assortment of attachments, including a turbo brush that does a great job of handling pet hair on fabric furniture, and is easier to maneuver. On the other hand, the Tineco weighs a little less, has a larger dustbin, and makes a little less noise.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is better than the Shark Cordless Pet Plus. The Tineco weighs a lot less, has fewer parts needing regular cleaning, takes up less room when not in use, and offers stronger real-world suction force, making it more effective in drawing away debris embedded in carpets or shallow cracks and crevices. Meanwhile, the Shark has a larger dustbin that won't need emptying as often. Despite its bulkier design, it's also a little easier to maneuver than the Tineco.
This vacuum is fairly well-built. It's made mainly from plastic, except for its lightweight metal wand. Like the similarly-designed Tineco PURE ONE S11, it rests in the hand comfortably and looks somewhat premium, but there are a few obvious weak points, and the overall build quality of the vacuum falls short of similarly-priced alternatives like the Shark Cordless Pet Pro+ or Samsung Jet 60. The connection between the body and wand does feel quite loose, and you can see some of the vacuum's internal wiring after removing the HEPA filter from its housing. Its metal wand also scratches somewhat easily.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is pretty easy to maintain, with fewer parts needing to be cleaned regularly than the similarly-designed Tineco PURE ONE S11.
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.
This vacuum incurs low recurring costs.
You can buy a replenishment kit from the manufacturer that includes:
Note: Tineco doesn't currently list replacement part compatibility for this vacuum. However, its HEPA filter and pre-filter are of an outwardly identical design to those used by the Tineco PURE ONE S11 and should be fully compatible with those parts.
This vacuum is fairly easy to store. It's about the same size as most conventional cordless stick vacuums, like the Dyson V8, and comes with a wall-mounted docking station with storage slots for its crevice tool and upholstery tool/soft bristle dusting brush.
This vacuum's dirt compartment is decently-sized, as it holds noticeably more debris than alternatives like the Dyson V8. It's made of clear plastic, so you can keep tabs on how full it is at all times.
It's a cordless vacuum, so its range is limited only by the room left in its dustbin and its remaining battery life.
It's an impressively portable vacuum. At under six pounds, it's on the lightweight end of the scale for a vacuum of this type, weighing noticeably less than other cordless stick models like the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 offers 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 default 'Low Mode', it can run for a maximum of 40 minutes, which is considerably shorter than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango's runtime of about 70 minutes. On the upside, this vacuum has a removable battery, so you can swap in a new one once the current battery pack is depleted. You can monitor the vacuum's charge status with the indicator light on the pack itself. It switches from solid blue to blinking red when the vacuum is out of power or if it's been clogged. While charging, it will switch from a blinking blue light to a solid blue light once it's been fully topped off. Unlike most conventional docking stations, there's no integrated charging slot. Instead, you need to plug the power adapter into a port on the battery itself.
There are quite a few quality-of-life features on offer. You can toggle between the default 'Low', more powerful 'Medium', and high-power 'MAX' using the power adjustment button at the top of the vacuum body. There's also a trigger lock, so you don't have to hold down on the suction trigger when cleaning for extended periods. Unfortunately, unlike the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango, there's no onboard dirt sensor that would allow it to automatically increase its suction power in the presence of high amounts of debris.
This variant of the TIneco PWRHERO 11 has a somewhat limited set of attachments. It comes with a crevice tool for cleaning tight spots and a combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle dusting brush for cleaning fabric furniture and delicate surfaces. Unlike the Tineco PURE ONE S11, it doesn't come with a secondary soft-roller floorhead, a miniature turbo brush, or a dedicated pre-filter cleaning tool.
You can use this vacuum in a handheld configuration by removing its wand and floorhead.
This vacuum performs superbly on bare floors when used in its 'MAX' power setting. It easily clears away small debris like rice and bulkier debris like cereal. Better yet, suction power remains consistent as its dustbin fills up.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 has decent performance on low-pile carpet in its 'MAX' power setting. It's effective in handling fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand on this surface type, though you'll probably need to make an extra pass to clear away everything.
This vacuum does an excellent job of handling messes on high-pile carpet in its 'Medium' power mode. It clears away the majority of fine material like baking soda and larger debris like sand. However, it's worth noting that this vacuum is quite hard to maneuver on high-pile carpet when used in its high-power 'MAX' mode, as its floorhead generates a tight seal with the contact surface. When cleaning high-pile carpet, it's best to leave the vacuum in its intermediate 'Medium' power setting.
This vacuum does a fantastic job of clearing away pet hair on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. Its multi-surface brushroll isn't especially hard to clean either.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 has unremarkable real-world suction power. Despite using a similarly potent 450W motor to the Tineco PURE ONE S11, its advertised output of 120W falls slightly short of the latter's 130W max output. In practice, however, that difference in suction output isn't especially noticeable when it comes to real-world debris pickup performance.
This vacuum is very quiet. It's notably quieter than alternatives like the Dyson V8 and won't be too disruptive for people nearby, especially if you use it in an enclosed room.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 is reasonably maneuverable. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to pick up and carry, but there are a few obvious downsides. Its floorhead has a fairly limited range of rotation, and can be resistant to making sharp turns, partly due to its grippy, rigid wheels. The floorhead also creates a pretty tight seal with the surface that it's on, making it hard to push around on low-pile rugs and causing it to get bogged down on plush shag-pile carpeting. The limited selection of attachments also makes it hard to clear furniture. Its suction trigger lock can also be unlocked very easily if you have big hands, causing the vacuum to shut off unexpectedly.
The Tineco PWRHERO 11 does a decent job cleaning pet hair on furniture using its combination tool with the soft bristle brush retracted. It does leave some shorter stands of hair behind, and unlike the Tineco PURE ONE S11, there's no miniature turbo brush to make it easier to clean larger areas. It's also easy to turn off the vacuum's suction lock while using it in its handheld configuration, especially if you have large hands, causing the vacuum to shut off.
This vacuum 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 PWRHERO 11 delivers impressive crevice-cleaning performance. Its multi-surface floorhead generates a tight seal with bare floors, enabling it to clear out debris in everything from shallow to deep cracks and crevices.
Since there's no mopping capability on offer, this vacuum's multi-surface floorhead has no impact on dried-on stains.