REVIEW – When I first saw the Tineco A11 HERO vacuum, it immediately reminded me of the current similar and very famous brand vacuum that I own and have been using for quite a while. The main glaring difference is that this vacuum is available for half the price. Hmm!! I wonder if its performance is even close. Let’s see!!
What is it?
The Tineco A11 HERO Vacuum is a portable rechargeable battery powered vacuum that is versatile enough to be used for carpets, floors, stairs, couches, blinds, etc. It can also be used for your car.
What’s in the box
1 x Tineco A11 Vacuum Main Body
1 x Extension Tube
1 x Full-size LED Multitasking Power Brush
1 x Mini Power Brush
1 x 2-in-1 Dusting Brush
1 x Crevice Tool
1 x Extra Battery
1 x Powerhouse Storage/Charging Base
1 x Pre-Filter Cleaning Tool & Extra Pre-filter
1 x Hair Cleaning Tool
Design and features
- Two batteries for a total of 60 minutes runtime
- Enhanced extreme suction
- Inside-out beautility
- Dual charging powerhouse Base
- 4 stages of fully-sealed filtration system
- Continuous power mode switch lock
- Rinse-free pre-filter cleaning tool
- 450W digital motor 120W suction power
- 50% larger one-touch-empty dustbin
The main components of this vacuum that would be most often used are shown in the first photo below. They are the main body of the vacuum, the battery, and the extension tube. These would be used along with the full-size LED Multitasking Power Brush for general vacuuming of carpets and floors, etc. All other uses would involve adding one of the included accessories.
The following illustration shows the parts/functions of the main body of the vacuum:
The base storage/charging unit has a cable storage capability on the bottom.
The picture below shows the storage/charging base with the main body of the vacuum inserted along with the spare battery, and some of the accessories which in this case are the crevice tool and the pre-filter cleaning tool.
As seen above, the storage/charging base has a built-in clip/slot on the side that allows for the storage of the long vacuum tube extension and attached accessory such as the power brush.
Having used an expensive famous brand of this type of vacuum for a few years, I have to be honest and say that I did not know what to expect and that I really did not expect much. Unboxing it was very simple and within minutes I was ready for testing on my living room carpet. And, what a surprise!! The first thing I liked was the power button lock that allows you to lock the spring loaded power button in place and to vacuum without having to keep a finger on the button. So, I turned it on, locked the button in place and started vacuuming. It did a pretty good job in the standard mode, and then I pressed the “Max” button for maximum suction, and the effect was just great. This vacuum will suck up just about any dirt and debris in the “Max” suction mode, and with its large size canister, it can take care of a whole lot of square footage without any need to empty the canister. Then there is the feature of the removable battery and the fact that a second battery is included. My problem with the famous brand vacuum that I already own is that when I select the maximum suction option, the charge lasts about 12 to 15 minutes and then I have to place the entire vacuum back on the charger and wait for what seems like forever before it is fully charged and ready to go again. With this vacuum, I can just swap out the batteries, and keep going. I am quite sure that in standard more I can get about an hour of vacuuming out of the 2 batteries collectively, but I always use it in the maximum suction mode which gives me about 15 minutes each.
The next feature that I love is the pre-filter that is reusable and the cleaning tool that you just attach to the vacuum that cleans the pre-filter. And to make things even more convenient, an extra pre-filter is included with the vacuum. Once again, this is an issue with my previously owned famous brand vacuum because I have to wash that pre-filter and leave it to dry and I eventually had to buy an extra one to be able to use the vacuum while the initial one dried.
This vacuum has a charging/storage base that charges both the battery attached to the vacuum and the extra battery in a charging slot at the same time, so there are always 2 batteries at the ready.
The additional attachments perform all of the functions as regular vacuum including sofas and stairs, etc.
To add icing on the cake so to speak, its compact size allows me to use it to vacuum the car and solves the problem that I have been dealing with of finding a vacuum for this use that has enough suction power.
The vacuum is also attractive even when being used. The top half of the main body of the vacuum lights up nicely with blue LEDs as well as the front of the Full-size LED Multitasking Power Brush. With one touch you can switch into the maximum suction mode. You can see the vacuum in action in the video below.
What I like
- The build quality
- The removable battery
- The dual battery charging function
- The Suction power
- The filter cleaning system
- The portability
- The usability time of each battery per charge
- The included charging/storage base
What can be improved
- It does exactly what it is designed to do and what is promised by the manufacturer
This is the second vacuum of this type that is used regularly in my household. The other of this type is a famous and expensive brand that is referred to as the leader in devices of this type, (I will still not mention the brand but I am sure you can guess). This vacuum has an easily removable/swappable battery while the other brand thas an expensive battery that has to be screwed in and used as what can be considered permanent to the extent that is cannot be just swapped out during vacuuming and replaced so that you can continue. I also love the pre-filter cleaning process of this vacuum that is practical and does not involve washing and drying the filter. The suction of this vacuum is really great and since it is portable, I plan to make it the primary vacuum for the cars in my household. All of the car vacuums that I have tried lack the proper suction, but this vacuum does the trick. I am giving it two thumbs up!!