Tineco S6 or S7 – Comparison Review
- Dimensions 10.63"L x 12.83"W x 45.28"H
- Weight 9.92 pounds
- Dimensions 10.43"L x 10.24"W x 43.7"H
- Weight 11.31 Pounds
Vacuum cleaners are an absolute must-have for all house owners, whether you have carpets or only bare floors. Most house owners use vacuum cleaners before wet cleaning to collect all crumbs, dust, and debris to speed up mopping. Even though there are numerous robotic vacuum cleaners on the market, there are still many followers of manual vacuuming. To enjoy the process, these cleaners have been improved significantly and have many additional features to perform more effectively.
We will review in this article two cordless vacuums from Tineco S6 vs. S7, mopping and vacuuming various messes on multiple surfaces. These smart cleaners are top-rated on marketplaces and can be used for stubborn stains and pet hair. Tineco products are designed to be easy to use and assemble, to have good suction, and with the latest industry innovations. It has been a global leader in home appliances since 1998 and is a sub-brand of Ecovacs Robotics.
Tineco S6 vs. S7 – Face-to-Face Comparison
Tineco S6 is a black compact stick vacuum. Its brush is dual-sided to clean all edges effortlessly. It is one solution for various types of messes on various types of floors.
The lightweight design of the S6 allows easy cleaning of the whole house with comfort. You keep the cleaner upright; there is an ergonomic handle with control buttons.
Above the brush roller cover is a dirty and clean water tank; on top of the clean one, an LCD display is located. The appearance of the S6 and S7 and their control features are similar.
Tineco S7 is a black stick vacuum cleaner with two water tanks – a clean water tank (CWT) and a dirty water tank (DWT).
The dual-sided main brush enhances clean edges along baseboards and hard-to-reach corners up to 1 cm close on both sides. The cleaner has an ergonomic handle to hold and maneuver with comfort. The brush is connected with containers and handles with a tube.
On the handle, there are several control buttons – select, exit, confirm, help, and universal button to start cleaning in AUTO mode and switch different modes. The cleaner stops working in an upright position and resumes in recline mode.
There is no significant difference in the design and dimensions of Tineco S6 and S7; the main difference is in their weight. The S6 model is lighter, and because of that, it is a winner in this round, as lighter models are more comfortable for manual cleaning.
The S6 model can wash and vacuum floors in one step to save time and reduce quantities of tools. There are three cleaning modes – auto for regular cleaning, max for tough stains, and suction mode without water for carpets.
If you need a separate carpet cleaner, you need to look closely at other Tineco models (Carpet ONE, iCarpet, Carpet One Spot).
The S7 model simultaneously wash and vacuum the floor.
It has four operating modes for all scenarios: auto mode for daily cleaning with auto-adjustment, ultra-mode with high water utilization for deep cleaning, max mode for maximum suction power and water flow for tough mess, and suction mode for vacuuming only.
Both cleaners simultaneously clean and wash hard floors; if required, you can use only suction mode for carpets. But the S7 Pro has more modes (3 vs. 4), so it is a winner here.
Tineco S6 uses a brush roller with a speed of 450 rpm. With a newly upgraded floating scraper, no stubborn mess is left after mopping.
All dirty water with debris is scrapped from the floor and brush roller and whisked in the dirty water container using high suction power. The floor is mopped with clean water, but it is instantly sucked away to keep them dry.
The capacity of the dirty water tank is enough to hold water for 35 minutes, which is up to 2500 sq ft of cleaning area. You may use a special Tineco solution for hard floors for deep cleaning.
Tineco S7 Pro has a balanced-pressure water flow system to mop floors effectively.
It has high-speed washing with immediate dirt suction, and a bi-directional self-propulsion system simplifies the cleaner movement. The brush roller washes at 450 rpm and is rinsed with fresh water constantly, as in the S6 model.
The scrapper performs the same function as in the S6. The water tank is designed to constantly provide water to the brush for 40 minutes until the battery is low.
In this part of the comparison of Tineco S6 vs. S7, we call the S7 the winner because of the extended water cleaning time and upgraded balanced-pressure water flow system.
The S6 has a dry HEPA filter (size 2.44 x 1.25 x 3.11 x 3.07 inches) to capture dust and pollen in the dirty water tank. The filter should be installed before first use, as the suction will be weak without it.
The filter is installed in the filter holder. The filter should be cleaned and air-dried after each cleaning cycle for optimal performance without odors.
The S7 filter is a dry HEPA washable filter, the same as for the S6. The filter is made from high-quality materials and can hold up to 99.97% of particles with sizes higher than 0.3 micrometers.
It is cleaned with running water and dried on air before being inserted into the Dirt Water Tank; no special tools are required for cleaning and replacement. The filter purifies the air from dust particles.
The S6 and the S7 go with the same unique washable HEPA filter, so there is no winner in this part. Please be aware that this filter is not suitable for other Tineco models.
The S6 brush is equipped with MHCBS technology to keep the brush constantly clean; it rinses with clean water. It is made from plush fiber to provide premium quality cleaning from hair, food, pet dander, and other particles without damaging the floor.
It is made from double-acting microfiber to work on hard floors and rugs. The scrapper, which is installed near the brush, removes all dirt and mucky wastewater. The brush is easy to install and replace in time.
The S7 cleans as well with clean water; the freshwater is constantly fed to the brush, while the dirt water is sucked away to the dirty tank. The S6 and S7 use the same brush for cleaning.
But the S7’s brush is lighted with LED to illuminate the cleaning path, especially for tight spaces. The brush is magnetic to detach and replace easily. The roller is soft with bristles for simultaneous wash and vacuuming.
Even though the S6 and S7 have the same brush for cleaning, only the S7 has LED lights to highlight the hidden dust and improve the cleaning process. So, the S7 is the winner.
The S6 has two plastic water tanks – clean water (0.8 L) and dirty water (0.72 L). The dirty water tank is located in the front, the clean is on the back. The dirty tank is transparent with the limit when you need to empty it to continue cleaning.
You receive the voice command about a full dirty tank as well. The ergonomic handle with release should be used to extract the dirty tank.
The S7 has two tanks – for clean water (0.85 L) and dirty water (0.72 L). The tank type and location are the same as in the S6 model.
The water tank is equipped with a water pump to provide constant water to the brush. If the water level is low, you will receive an alert on the LCD display and voice command.
The S8 is the winner because of the larger clean water tank; nevertheless, the dirty tank is the same, and all functional options of both tanks are the same as in the S6 model.
The Tineco S6 has one 3200 mAh battery to work a maximum of 35 minutes in quiet mode. The charging time is about 3-4 hours. The battery must be charged only using the Tineco charging station.
The Tineco S7 has a 3900 mAh Lion battery. In max mode, the cleaner can work up to 28 minutes; in others – up to 40 minutes. The charging time is 4-5 hours. Voice control informs the owner about a battery level lower than 20% and asks to charge it in the base station.
The Tineco S7 has the Lion battery with a larger capacity that allows it to clean longer. Consequently, this model is the winner.
The S6’s charging station is not only a charging dock; it also cleans the vacuum cleaners in one click.
It thoroughly cleans the cleaner from the brush roller to the liquid tubing with fresh water, the floating scraper cleans off the sticky mess left on the roller, and the centrifugal air drying process healthily removes all water.
Your vacuum cleaner is always clean with less odor, and less air contamination is expected.
The S7’s docking station has self-cleaning and charging functions as well. With one button, you start the cleaning process.
After cleaning the brush roller, centrifugal drying effectively removes dirt and water from the roller with less air contamination.
This docking station is used for convenient storage of vacuum cleaners and replacement accessories (accessories and dry filter holders).
The Base station for Tineco S6 and S7 is identical. There is no winner in this round.
Even though the Tineco S6 is a manual vacuum cleaner, and to start cleaning, you need a human to press the button on the handle, it has smart features.
Tineco S6 is equipped with Tineco iLoop Smart Sensor Technology to automatically detect messes and optimize the cleaning intensity and suction power accordingly.
On the LCD screen, when the dirt spot is detected, the color becomes red; during your cleaning, the red ring becomes blue to a full blue ring when the floor is perfectly clean.
You can check in the smartphone application the real-time vacuum status – monitor mode, battery, reminders, or receive support for technical problems. You can also set reminders by voice assistant.
The control function of the S7 is the same as for the S6. On the vacuum handle, there are control buttons, and on top of the dirty water tank, there is a full 3.6” LCD screen with iLoop Smart Sensor.
On this screen, you can check the battery life, the current mode, water flow, and detected debris or cleaning status (red transfers to blue). You can adjust all parameters accordingly if required.
All technical assistance is available on the screen as well. The smartphone application can be used to check real-time performance and for technical support.
These cleaners, Tineco S6 vs. S7, regarding control, automation, and smart features are the same.
The Tineco Floor ONE S6 Cordless comes with:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Charging dock
- Brush roller
- HEPA filter
- Cleaning tool
The Tineco Floor ONE S7 PRO comes with:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Charging dock
- 2x brush rollers (1 extra)
- Cleaning tool
- 2x Dry filter (1 extra)
- Cleaning solution
Vacuum&Wash Performance on Bare Floors
The more precise comparison of the two cleaners is in their cleaning tests. We made fair tests on carpets (only vacuuming) and wash&vacuum on hard floors.
Vacuum&Wash Performance on Bare Floors
- Kitty Litter
- Pet hair
- Sand pebbles
Vacuuming Performance on Carpets
Vacuuming Performance on Carpets
- Saw dust
- Kitty litter
- Pet hair
- Sand pebbles
As you see on carpets, there is no significant difference between Tineco S6 vs. S7 on carpets, as the suction power of the two models is the same. On hard and sealed floors, the S7 showed better results because of upgraded features. The S7 is the winner in cleaning test results.
Regular maintenance of Tineco vacuum cleaners prolongs their service life and ensures excellent performance. Primarily, it is essential to take care of filters, as blocked with dust filters decreases suction power significantly and can cause allergic reactions. In case of any technical defects in original parts within two years after purchase, you need to contact Tineco technical support for replacement, but motorized and battery have warranty only for one year.
Considering the fact that the main parts of Tineco S6 & S7 are the same, their maintenance requirements are the same:
- The brush roller tool should be cleaned from hair and debris using cleaning after each cleaning with water; you can clean it once a month. It is recommended to change a roller brush every eight months. The self-cleaning mode is started with one button while the cleaner is in the base station. The built-in sensors automatically detect the dirt. There are two modes – quick (2 minutes) and super (6 minutes). The dirty water tank should be emptied and cleaned after.
- The brush roller cover should be cleaned once a month. The replacement is not required if this part is not damaged.
- The dirty water tank should be cleaned after each floor cleaning and self-cleaning cycle.
- Filter should be cleaned after each cleaning cycle with running water. It is recommended to change after 6-12 months.
Before installation into the cleaner, all parts should be thoroughly cleaned and air-dried (not in sunlight). Other parts and sensors should be cleaned upon necessity. All parts do not need to be soaked. During maintenance, the charging base should be switched off.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my LCD screen on the Tineco S6 has all the lights on?
What information does the red light of the LCD screen tell the owner of the Tineco S7 Pro?
How should I understand that I need to change a filter?
Can you recommend Tineco S6 or S7 for pet owners?
Do I need to add the clean water in the clean water tank for the self-cleaning cycle?
Which Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum cleaner is better: Tineco ONE S6 or S7 Pro?
As reviewed in this article, cleaners are very close in performance and technical characteristics. We found no difference between Tineco S6 vs. S7 in filters, brushes, base station, automation, smart features, and control. Nevertheless, the S7 has a larger clean water tank and battery capacity (corresponding to longer cleaning time). It has an upgraded water-balanced system, LED lights on the brush, and more cleaning modes.
So, in this comparison, the Tineco S7 is the winner. However, according to the cleaning tests, the S6 performs very closely, especially on carpets. Also, the S6 model is lighter, which makes it a better choice for multi-level houses. Tineco S6 and S7 are excellent stick-dry and wet vacuum cleaners that significantly simplify daily routine tasks.