We are excited to be reviewing the new Tineco iFloor! This device is a cordless wet dry vacuum. Basically, it’s a cordless version of the popular Bissell Crosswave. We put it through a lot of tests, and in this article we will write about the results and our review.
First the basics. The Tineco iFloor can be used to pick up dry material from hard floors or carpets like a regular vacuum, but its main use is for washing hard floors. Whether for big nasty spills or for regular light mopping jobs. It’s an electric mop and you don’t have to vacuum before using, since its also a vacuum cleaner.
It is cordless, so you’ll want to charge it, fill up the clean water tank with warm water and one cup of the included cleaning solution.
You press either the “On” button or the “Spot” button which spins the brush faster. With this high power mode, you push the trigger which sprays the water and solution mix, make a few wet passes followed by a few passes without the trigger pressed to dry the floor.
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Starting with simple wet spills, it picked the grape juice up in one back and forth pass with no visible residue which was pretty impressive.
We then increased the thickness of the spills, picking up “Thousand Island” dressing and yogurt. Again, the pickup ability was fantastic, and there was little residue for so few passes. In fact, we think the Tineco iFloor did better than the Bissell Crosswave in terms of residue at this point.
For a super messy spill, we used spaghetti. Cleaning the mess was easy, but it did require a number of passes to clear the area of residue. Though it did slightly better than the Bissell Crosswave with regard to residue at this point.
We then did a test with dried on residue of mostly grape juice. It was dried to a sticky hard consistency. Here the results depended on how many passes and how much liquid you used. For example, it took about 15 passes, moving pretty fast with the larger dried spills. But the 1 tablespoon test picked up all the material in 3 passes. Technically the same cleaning quality as the others but we might even say that the iFloor had the best results after each pass. The unit is pretty good at cleaning tough stains.
We also did a test where we used to clean dried spots on the floor. We think this type of use is the best way to use the Tineco iFloor and it did really well, and was very easy to maneuver with its lightweight construction and of course being cordless helped as well.
Another positive aspect of the device is the price. In many ways the iFloor is a copy of the Bissell Crosswave, but it’s cordless, AND its quite a bit cheaper so that is a big plus.
We also like that it really only takes a cupful of the solution to work instead of quite a bit of solution with the Bissell Crosswave.
It is also a little quieter in comparison to the Crosswave.
With all that said, let’s move on to the negative aspects.
The first thing we didn’t like is that if the water crosses the max line on the dirty water tank, you will hear a tone change and it will start leaking from the bottom of the unit until you turn off the motor.
The odd thing about this is that we never overfilled the clean water tank so you would think it wouldn’t max out the dirty water tank. We think the soap makes the water more bubbly and thus causes the dirty water to cross the max line faster. But even weirder is we didn’t even use any cleaning solution for the last 7 tests or so, only water, but still it would max out the line and start leaking once dirty water crossed the max line.
We bought the Tineco iFloor on Amazon so we could get the fast shipping and excellent return policy. The price will likely change over time, so click this link to check the current price of the Tineco iFloor Wet Dry Vacuum on Amazon.