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SIf you’re wary about dropping a large sum on a Dyson, you’ve already decided the best cordless vacuum is something with a healthier price, like the Tineco Pure One S12. With 145 watts of suction power and 100-minute battery life, it isn’t just the best vacuum for stairs, it’s one of the best alternatives to Dyson’s expensive models. Toss in the best steam vacuum cleaner and you’ve got yourself one clean carpet.

Why We Like It – Tineco Pure One S12

An excellent alternative option to Dyson, the Tineco Pure One S12 has 145 watts of suction power, which is powered by two lithium-ion batteries that also give it 100-minute battery life.

Pros
  • 145W of suction power
  • Up to 100 minutes of run time
  • Tineco app integration offers performance monitoring
Cons
  • Lacks an upgraded soft roller power brush

Power

Outperforming the Dyson V8 Absolute in power, the Tineco Pure One S12 is packing 145 watts of suction power, though still under the boot of the Dyson V11 Vacuum. Powering this monster are two lithium-ion batteries, maximizing its battery life to 100 minutes, which is double the Pure One S12 V. In other words: dirt and pet hair don’t stand a chance.

Speed & Efficiency

The Tineco One S12 Pure is everything but inefficient. It takes advantage of its long battery life by adjusting power based on the debris it picks up from its sensors. As it vacuums floors, you may hear it adjust accordingly; don’t worry, it’s just being efficient!

Bin Capacity & Maintenance

Tineco Pure One S12 Cordless Vacuums come with slightly above average bin capacity, handling up to 0.6 liters. For comparison, the almighty Dyson V11 Vacuum has 0.75, 20% more than the S12 Pure One, but 0.2 liters more than the Bosch BCS122GB. The Tineco Pure One S12 has smart home integration. Through its app, you can access its pre filter cleaning tool and check reports to keep cordless stick vacuums in shape.

Durability

The Tineco Pure One S12 is a fine example of what you can do with plastic, despite its overuse with vacuums. In this case, it’s a boon because it keeps the device lightweight (just 6.61 lbs). The LED display is especially nice, being crisp, clear, and showcases your remaining battery.

Value

If you were on the fence about purchasing a Dyson, we recommend you don’t. Instead, pick a Tineco Pure One S12. It’s hardly behind in terms of performance (compared to a V10), and there’s several options available, depending on your budget. The Pure One S11 Tango, for example, has a soft roller power brush the S12 lacks, as do Tineco Pure One S12 Plus cordless stick vacuums.

Tineco Pure One S12 Wrap Up

In our minds, the Tineco Pure One S12 is the perfect in-between; just behind Dyson in performance, but far better than an average cordless vacuum. In fact, it only lacks a soft roller power brush, so that should give you an idea of how well it will work for you. It can keep running for 100 minutes, has 145W of suction power to give, and app integration.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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