Cordless vacuum cleaners are now the rule rather than the exception in many households. This is mainly due to the practicality of the battery-powered household helpers. After all, they can be maneuvered through your own four walls without the annoying risk of tripping and regular socket changes. Like many other technical helpers, cordless vacuum cleaners are subject to constant further development. One trend that has emerged in recent months is matching suction stations. So far, we have only seen these in robot vacuums. With the Ultenic FS1(test), however, I have already been able to enjoy the practicality of such a separate charging station myself. In the Tineco Pure One Station test, I have now taken a look at another cordless vacuum cleaner with a charging station. Is the pioneer from the Tineco line-up worth its high price?
Scope of delivery
The scope of delivery of the Pure One Station is not overloaded. Personally, this doesn’t really bother me. Although some manufacturers from the Far East are ahead here, it’s not uncommon to find accessories that you simply don’t need with these competitor models. I prefer the usual Tineco quality and do without quantity.
The scope of delivery includes:
- Cordless vacuum cleaner
- Suction station
- Crevice nozzle
- Upholstery nozzle
- Floor nozzle
- Cleaning tool
- Operating instructions
Tineco Pure One Station Test: Chic design
The Tineco Pure One Station is not the first cordless vacuum cleaner from the US manufacturer that I have been allowed to take a closer look at. The Tineco Pure One Air Pro(test) already impressed me with its great performance at the beginning of the year. However, you have to take a closer look to determine the relationship between the two models. After all, the company has taken a significantly different approach to the color scheme. While the Pure One Air Pro mainly comes in white, the Pure One Station uses a rather unusual color combination for Tineco.
Here you’ll find a mixture of matt anthracite and purple. This looks high-quality and, in my opinion, also looks really cool! In terms of the design itself, however, there are no major differences between the vacuum cleaners. You get a pleasantly compact and handy cordless vacuum cleaner here, which is quite light with a total weight of 2.83 kg. So you don’t have to worry about a heavy arm even during longer cleaning sessions.
The suction station is pleasantly inconspicuous. This is not only due to the color, which harmonizes perfectly with that of the cordless vacuum cleaner. What’s more, the suction station hardly takes up any space. After all, it is just as high as the vacuum cleaner itself. So if you were to hang the cordless vacuum cleaner on the wall alone, it would not take up much more space. This is a decisive difference to robotic vacuum cleaners with an associated suction station. Experience has shown that these take up considerably more space than their counterparts without the additional gadget.
Tineco Pure One Station test: High build quality
While the appearance is of course always subject to subjective assessment, objective criteria can also be applied to the workmanship of household appliances. Among other things, the choice of materials is important. Tineco uses a combination of plastic and aluminum. This feels very good in the hands and is also robust to the touch. This is of course important for vacuum cleaners, which experience has shown to be susceptible to scratches and other damage.
The individual click mechanisms are also very important. Attachments can be attached and removed very smoothly and without cracking or creaking. What is the case with the cordless vacuum cleaner also applies to the suction station. You won’t find many buttons on the smart household helper. The most important is certainly the power button. This is used to switch the vacuum cleaner on and off. Fortunately, Tineco has provided the appliance with a lockable button.
This means you don’t have to hold the button down continuously when vacuuming. But if you’re looking for a fly in the ointment, you’ll also find it with the Tineco. I have to say that the attachments themselves are not in the same league as the vacuum cleaner and suction station. The plastic used here simply looks a little less high-quality. Tineco could have gone the extra mile here. This didn’t bother me at all during use. Nevertheless, given the high price, you can expect a lot from the appliance and the accessories.
Tineco Pure One Station test: Practical display
Until recently, cordless vacuum cleaners with a practical display were anything but typical. In terms of quality and user comfort, Tineco is undoubtedly one of the market leaders. The manufacturer once again lives up to its reputation with the Pure One Station. You can see a small LCD screen that displays important status information. In addition to the battery status, you can also see the suction mode here.
The results of the iLoop dirt sensor can also be seen here. We already know this from the Tineco Floor One S5(test) or other cordless vacuum cleaners from the manufacturer such as a Tineco Pure One S15 Pro(test). I’ll tell you later how well this color ring works in practice. Incidentally, the Pure One Station doesn’t just come with a display. The suction station also has a display. Among other things, it provides you with information on the self-cleaning function of the cordless vacuum cleaner and allows you to start it.
Tineco Pure One Station test: Cleaning performance
Of course, the cleaning performance of a cordless vacuum cleaner is the supreme discipline par excellence. The Tineco shines here with a good performance. In particular, the vacuum cleaner collects dust and other small dirt particles with ease. This not only applies to hard floors such as parquet, laminate, vinyl or tiles. Carpets are no challenge either. In the test, I had the vacuum cleaner pick up particles of various sizes. It only had minor problems with somewhat coarser-grained dirt such as rice or cornflakes. Here, you will have to drive over the affected surface a few times for better or worse.
The maneuverability is also impressive. In particular, the lightweight design and the movable joints ensure that you can also vacuum under flat furniture. In this case, the LED lighting on the front also pays off. This allows you to see dirt under couches and sideboards. The cleaning performance on edges and in corners was somewhat disappointing. The cordless vacuum cleaner always left a small uncleaned strip on my baseboard. A very similar problem could be observed in the corners.
Tineco Pure One Station test: Suction station
A real special feature of the Tineco Pure One Station is undoubtedly the suction station. Tineco has given it the name OmniHub. It does exactly what you would expect from a suction station. Inside is a 3-liter dirt container in which the dirt collected by the vacuum cleaner ends up. After each cleaning session, simply place the cordless vacuum cleaner in the OmniHub.
Simply press a button to activate the suction function. The station then vacuums up the collected dust and dirt, which you can hear loudly. However, since the whole thing is done after a few seconds, it’s not really annoying. A big advantage over robot vacuum stations is noticeable when you look inside the OmniHub. After all, you won’t find separate dust bags here.
Tineco dispenses with these without further ado, which is very commendable from an ecological point of view. For you as a user, this also means that you don’t have to calculate follow-up costs for new bags. But of course there is also a small disadvantage. Disposal is not quite as hygienic as it would be if dust bags were simply thrown away. Incidentally, cleaning doesn’t just involve vacuuming the dust container from the cordless vacuum cleaner.
The roller of the main nozzle is also cleaned here. This is signaled to you by the activation of the LED lighting on the front of the main brush. It should also be remembered that the OmniHub is used to store the attachments for the cordless vacuum cleaner. For this reason, the word “Omni” (Latin: all) could hardly be more appropriate.
Tineco Pure One Station test: Many uses
The Tineco Pure One Station is a real jack-of-all-trades. This is not least thanks to the wide range of attachments you can fit to the motor unit. Whether floor, couch or car upholstery. The US manufacturer has thought of the most diverse areas of application here. Firstly, there is the power brush, which comes with a zero-tangle feature. This feature of the main brush is particularly interesting for pet owners. After all, as a user, you shouldn’t have to worry about tangling pet hair.
This is made possible by small teeth that prevent hair from getting tangled in the first place. Like a kind of comb, the small teeth quickly pass through the brush, loosening the hair. When vacuuming in the OmniHub, these are then sucked in as part of the brush cleaning process. In contrast to the main brushes of many other vacuum cleaners, the Pure One Station has a very flexible joint. This means you can reach many places. In my test, the 2-in-1 crevice nozzle proved to be a practical multi-tool for hard-to-reach areas.
I was not only able to use it to clean the remaining dirt streaks left behind by the main brush. This attachment is also predestined for sofa crevices or gaps between car upholstery. Finally, you can use it to tackle hard-to-reach potato chips and bread crumbs. It is called a 2-in-1 brush because one brush can be slid over the crevice nozzle. This is useful for vacuuming sensitive surfaces, among other things. You also get a mini power brush. This is ideal for cleaning large areas of upholstered furniture such as couches, armchairs or car seats.
Tineco Pure One Station test: practical experience
The Tineco Pure One Station differs significantly from other cordless vacuum cleaners on the market in some respects. This is primarily due to the suction station, of course. But there are also other exciting features that are not a matter of course with other smart household helpers. In practice, this is reflected in a high level of user comfort and consistently good cleaning results.
The latter is mainly thanks to the suction station. The cordless vacuum cleaner always comes with an empty dust container. This means that it can always use its maximum suction power. The station also keeps the main brush on the underside clean. This means you always get the maximum vacuum at the suction shaft, which is not disturbed by old dirt or hair.
Another exciting feature is the dirt sensor, which Tineco calls iLoop. With this technology, you can read on the display whether the floor is still dirty or not. In practice, this works quite well. However, I have to say that I prefer the dirt sensor technology of the Dreame R20(test). This competitor relies on special LED front lights that clearly highlight dust particles for your eyes in addition to the sensor.
In view of the price range we are in here, I would have appreciated a corresponding upgrade of the LEDs on the Tineco. I must praise the extensive filter system. As already mentioned, Tineco does not rely on a dust bag, but presents a bagless system.
An extensive filter system is used to prevent asthma attacks in house dust or animal hair allergy sufferers. The HEPA filter system, which is divided into a total of 5 stages, is said to be able to filter out 99.99 percent of all dust particles. The cordless vacuum cleaner itself also has a HEPA filter system, which is divided into 4 stages. This is said to be able to filter out 99.97 percent of all particles.
Allergy sufferers can therefore literally breathe a sigh of relief. When we talk about practicality and user comfort, commissioning and installation also play a major role. The big advantage of the Tineco Pure One Station is the fact that you don’t need to drill any holes. In contrast to many competitor models, the cordless vacuum cleaner does not hang in a wall bracket, but stands bombproof in the OmniHub.
Tineco Pure One Station test: app and battery
Tineco also offers an app connection for its cordless vacuum cleaner and base. We are already familiar with this from the manufacturer’s other vacuum cleaners and squeegees. However, my opinion of this feature does not change in this test. The smartphone application is more of a gimmick than a core feature. For example, you can view the battery level and other status information without having to leave your couch. Whether you use it in practice or not is therefore up to you. But as we all know, having is better than needing. What is undoubtedly important is the battery life. This is especially true if you live in a large house or a spacious apartment.
In my test, the Auto mode proved to be the best cleaning mode. Here, the appliance automatically adjusts the suction power depending on how dirty it is. The cordless vacuum cleaner lasts for around half an hour. This is an average value, which puts Tineco in the middle of the field. After I used the Pure One Station continuously on the highest setting, it finished after just under a quarter of an hour. Unfortunately, the battery cannot be removed. Not only does this mean that you can’t buy a spare battery so that you can replace it when cleaning larger areas. On top of that, you will inevitably have to dispose of the device if the battery only has insufficient capacity. This is not really in keeping with the times.
Time for a few final words about the Tineco Pure One Station. To make a long story short: This cordless vacuum cleaner does a lot of things right and is a genuine premium-class household helper. Interestingly, this is not primarily due to the cordless vacuum cleaner itself. Instead, I find the OmniHub to be a really exciting addition that could well serve as a blueprint for other manufacturers to create an almost perfect suction station. The practical hub simply takes user convenience and maintenance to a whole new level. However, the extraction station does have one problem – and that is the horrendous price. As a potential buyer, you have to ask yourself whether such a feature is worth the price of a second cordless vacuum cleaner. With the cordless vacuum cleaner itself, Tineco once again delivers good to very good work.
The maneuverability in particular is outstanding. The household helper can be moved quickly and maneuverably around your own four walls, thanks to its flexible joints and low weight. One problem, however, is the fact that the cordless vacuum cleaner reaches its limits when it comes to cleaning corners and edges. Even coarse-grained dirt sometimes remains in place and prolongs the cleaning time. The US manufacturer should make improvements here and perhaps revise the design of the main brush. Apart from that, however, the Tineco Pure One Station is an exciting smart household helper that takes ease of use to a new level.