Tineco is a brand that is far less popular than, for example, Dyson, but that doesn’t mean that they’re stick vacuums aren’t as good as the more popular brands. Quite the opposite, in fact. Today, we’ll be looking at the Tineco A11 Hero and the Tineco A11 Master. Each vacuum is unique in its own way, with its own features, design choices, and unique capabilities.
By reading this article, and taking into consideration what your needs and desires are for a good cordless stick vacuum cleaner, you’ll be able to choose which cordless vacuum is the right one for you!
Tineco A11 Hero
The Tineco A11 Hero is the more “budget-friendly” vacuum in the A11 product line-up. However, with that being said, it is still one of Tineco’s most powerful stick vacuums, and it works incredibly well.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice it’s a very slim device, and it weighs just over seventeen-pounds. The handle is quite sturdy, and aesthetically, the device is very minimalist.
When it comes to the suction power, it can easily vacuum up all kinds of different dirt and debris, including pet hair and fur. If you turn the vacuum onto the highest setting, it reaches one-hundred and twenty air-watts of suction power. This lasts for fifteen whole minutes, on a full charge. While the running time isn’t that long, it’s powerful enough that you probably won’t actually need to use it for that long. However, even on the lower settings, the battery life is only one hour, which isn’t bad, but depending on how much cleaning you need to do, it may not be quite enough.
The power brush is equipped with an LED light that illuminates the surface it is currently on, allowing you to notice dirty spots easily.
During the process of vacuuming, everything runs through a four-stage filtration system. This system makes it incredibly easy for you to get rid of long strands of hair and any pieces of debris that might affect the overall suction, while also making sure to keep everything locked up, to prevent anything from leaking or spilling out.
Now, when you need to clean the filter, the Tineco A11 Hero comes with a Rinse-Free Filter Cleaning Tool that Tineco has patented. This is incredibly convenient because you don’t need to rinse the filter and let it dry. Instead, you use the tool for a total of ten seconds, and then you’re done, you can get back to vacuuming!
With just the press of a button, you can release the contents of the dustbin into your garbage can. You can also wash and rinse these components. As for the size of the dustbin, it is 0.6 liters or just over 20 ounces.
Tineco A11 Master
As you might imagine, the Tineco A11 Master is the more advanced Tineco A11 model. In terms of specific features, it doesn’t differ a great deal from the Tineco A11 Hero, but it does have a few notable additions to help create a more convenient product.
First off, instead of just having a single LED power brush, you have two of them. One of them is for sucking up dirt that is held in your carpeting. The other LED power brush is used on hardwood flooring, allowing you to pick up debris and dust and other smaller things that are a bit more visible than those found in carpeting.
Just like the A11 Hero, you have a four-stage filtration system that makes it very easy to remove anything that might affect the performance of the stick vacuum. Once again, the Rinse-Free Filter Cleaning tool works wonders, and it allows you to forfeit the process of rinsing and drying, making it far easier and far more convenient.
Overall battery-life is the same, and if you’re running the vacuum at its highest mode, it will last fifteen minutes, just like the A11 Hero.
Similarly, the dustbin has the same capacity for dirt and debris, and you can wash the dustbin and its components in the sink.
The biggest difference, however, has nothing to do with the components, and everything to do with the attachments that the stick vacuum comes with.
In the box, you’ll receive a mini-power brush, two-in-one dusting brush, soft dusting brush, and crevice tool. Furthermore, you will get a flexible extension hose, flexible multi-angle tube, and long-soft crevice tool, which are all incredibly useful in their own way.
For example, if you want to reach higher places throughout your home, these tools allow you to do so easily.
Ultimately, what separates the Master from the Hero are the attachments. Depending on your needs and whether or not you want those attachments, this will most likely be the factor that determines whether you buy the Tineco A11 Hero or the Tineco A11 Master.