Tineco iFloor 3 Breeze Complete is a lower version of the iFloor 3 model.
Is this Breeze model much less in how it performs and intelligent features, or are the so-called improvements in iFloor 3 not that essential?
Let’s find out.
If you are here for the differences alone, save your time. Take a quick look at the brief comparison table compiled below.
|Tineco iFloor 3||iFloor 3 Breeze Complete|
|Smart Display: Yes (Six Indicators)||Smart Display: No (One Indicator)|
|Run Time & Charging Time: Up To 25 Minutes & 4 Hours||Run Time & Charging Time: Up To 22 Minutes & 4.5 Hours|
|Accessories: 1 Cleaning Solution; 1 Brush Roller||Accessories: 2 Cleaning Solutions; 2 Brush Rollers|
|Charging Base: Yes||Charging Base: No (Direct Cleaner Port)|
|Bottomline: In practical use, both cleaners run for approximately the same time. iFloor 3’s indicators like battery, dirt water, and clean water tank statuses prove some usefulness, but not as much to justify the extra price. iFloor 3 Breeze Complete is a wise choice.|
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And sometimes, during discount periods, if iFloor 3 is at a smaller or equal price to iFloor 3 Breeze Complete, get the iFloor 3 model without second thoughts.
For a clear explanation of all the pros, cons, dissimilarities, and features, please stick to the comparison.
Table Of Contents
- Tineco iFloor 3 & iFloor 3 Breeze Pros & Cons
- Full Comparison Chart
- Difference 1: iFloor 3 is with Digital Indicators Display
- Difference 2: Battery Life (Running Time & Charging Time)
- Difference 3: iFloor 3 Breeze Gets More In Package
- Design & Maneuverability
- Tank Capacities & Self-Cleaning Function
- Poor Edge Cleaning Performance – The Major Downside
- Carpet Cleaning?
- App Connectivity?
- How Quiet Are These? – Suction Power
- After Support
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Tineco iFloor 3 & iFloor 3 Breeze Pros & Cons
Since both the models are nearly identical, with only slight differences in battery life and display indicators, we have combined the pros and cons into a single overview (labeled as the iFloor 3 series).
- iFloor 3 series models come with docking stations that can do many things: base for charging, tray for accessories, and storage.
- With an impressive 150W motor, these models boast strong suction capacity. iFloor 3 grabs more dust than the breeze.
- Both models weigh nearly 4.3 Kg helps you move the vacuum around and up and down the stairs with ease.
- While the iFloor 3 series features a self-clean option, it lacks hot air drying, occasionally resulting in a bad odor from a damp brush.
- The brush roller sides are encased in a plastic body, making it difficult to clean the edges.
- Run times near to 22 minutes and lengthy charging times are not optimal.
- iFloor 3 series models lack smart tech iLoop sensor technology.
- App feature missing.
Full Comparison Chart
|Product / Specification||iFloor 3||iFloor 3 Breeze|
|Height||43.3 inches||43.1 inches|
|Weight||9.9 Pounds||9.26 Pounds|
|Clean Water Tank||0.6 L||0.6 L|
|Dirt Water Tank||0.5 L||0.5 L|
|Noise Level||78 dB||78 dB|
|Battery Life||Up To 25 Mins||Up To 22 Mins|
|Charging Time||4 Hours||4.5 Hours|
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Difference 1: iFloor 3 is with Digital Indicators Display
Although this difference plays a less vital role in selecting between these two, we thought of explaining why it is so.
iFloor 3 has a digital display that shows six indicators that are as follows:
- Cleaning Mode (Max Mode)
- Self Cleaning Mode
- Clean Water Tank Status
- Dirt Water Tank Status
- Stucked / Tangled Brush Roller
- Battery Level
Please note that these are not just tap-to-click buttons; these are light indicators.
Going through the detailed breakdown of each indicator sign:
- When you turn the cleaning modes like max mode and self-cleaning mode, their respective indicator icons glow.
- When the dirt water tank gets filled and when the clean water tank reaches its lower level, the indicators blink. As the water tanks are transparent, having separate display signs to say their status is not worthwhile.
- The brush roller sign flashes if the brush roller gets tangled with hair or objects like cable.
- The battery level is seen in its icon, like the way it is on a mobile device. For cleaners like iFloor 3 and iFloor 3 Breeze, which run roughly for 20 minutes, this sign gives a very slight touch of usefulness.
In the iFloor 3 Breeze Complete, the display is like a single light showing a circle that glows when the vacuum is on; the center of it has only one battery indicator.
Difference 2: Battery Life (Running Time & Charging Time)
Both iFloor 3 series models come with industry-standard lithium-ion batteries, known for their extended lifespan compared to other types of batteries.
The iFloor 3 needs about 4 hours to fully charge from zero, while the Breeze Complete model takes roughly 4.5 hours.
In a single full recharge, iFloor 3 runs up to 25 minutes, whereas its lighter version runs up to 22 minutes.
The above values are manufacturer-said values based on their in-house examination tests.
But they are not fixed values. The run time depends on a multitude of variables like the floor surface, cleaning mode, etc. For example, the max cleaning mode takes up more battery charge than the default mode.
Speaking of the 3-minute difference between these iFloor 3 series models, the variance is hardly noticeable if yours is a decent 1500 sq. ft home.
The frequency of recharging increases with the house size increase. With iFloor 3, it is slightly less than the iFloor 3 Breeze.
However, for larger houses, these models are not the most suitable choices. There are high-end options with substantially larger run times and water tank capacities.
Difference 3: iFloor 3 Breeze Gets More In Package
With iFloor 3, you will get:
- Tineco Cleaning Solution.
- HEPA Filter.
- Vacuum & Charging Base.
- Cleaning Brush Tool.
- Charging Adapter.
- Storage Tray.
With iFloor 3 Breeze Complete, you will have:
- Two Tineco Cleaning Solution Bottles.
- HEPA Dry Filter.
- Charging Adapter.
- Two Brush Rollers.
- Cleaning Tool.
- Storage Tray.
With Breeze, you will get one extra cleaning solution and a brush roller. These accessories are available for a separate purchase when in need.
Remember, the Tineco iFloor 3 Breeze doesn’t include a charging base. Just connect the adapter to the cleaner back directly for charging. It isn’t a downside, the storage tray is there to assist. Place the cleaner on the tray for easy and organized charging.
Design & Maneuverability
iFloor 3 is of length 11.3 inches, width 10 inches, and height 43.3 inches. On the other hand, the iFloor 3 Breeze Complete has a dimensions length of 11.26, a width of 10.87, and a height of 43.31 inches.
Both have a similar visual appearance with a white-grey color pattern and weigh identically, but if we consider even the decimal values, iFloor 3 Breeze is lighter. The iFloor 3 Breeze weighs 9.26 pounds, while the iFloor 3 weighs 9.9 pounds.
In addition to its lightweight and cordless design, there’s another notable feature: the self-propelling capability that enables the cleaner to move in the direction you desire. Here is an example to understand better: the rolling luggage, no matter how much it weighs, requires minimal effort to move – the design is made that way (self-propelling, we say).
Both models feature an ergonomically designed handle with buttons placed near your thumb. This layout allows easy clicks, such as initiating the cleaning process, self-cleaning, and changing modes.
The brush roller does not have bristles, so there is less possibility of getting entangled. Even the roller gets, the cleaning tool (included in the package) comes into help. You don’t have to hunt for the cleaning tool. The docking station has a special place to store all the accessories.
Moving on to the docking station, it helps you store and recharge the vacuum, taking space not more than 35 cm.
Let’s talk about the capacities of the tanks.
Tank Capacities & Self-Cleaning Function
The clean water tank has a capacity of 0.6 liters, while the dirt water tank is 0.5 liters. Both models in the iFloor 3 series share the same.
The vacuum is cleverly designed with a partition between the water tanks, ensuring there’s no possibility of clean water and dirt water mixing.
Clean water is evenly distributed onto the brush roller and sucked back to the dirt water tank.
For every 500 ml of water scattered onto the brush roller, about 450 ml gets back after mopping, leaving minimal water on the floor.
Less water on the floor surface reduces the moisture and unpleasant odors.
For iFloor 3 series models, there is significant room for brush roller design improvement.
While 475 ml would be excellent, 450 ml still works fine.
Regarding the self-clean process, when you press the button on top, the clean water is forcefully circulated through the tubes and brush roller. The brush roller starts spinning at a high speed, and the precision blade next to it squeezes the brush, removing water from it and sending it to the dirt water tank.
All you need to do is empty the dirt water tank when necessary or when the indicator blinks.
Poor Edge Cleaning Performance – The Major Downside
iFloor 3 and iFloor 3 Breeze Complete models lack edge cleaning options. It can clean edges and corners but not as effectively as the tineco’s upscale options.
See the tineco iFloor 3 series brush roller image below for a clear understanding of why these models are not suited for edge cleaning.
If you want to clean the edges and corners with iFloor 3 series models, there is a possible way, but it takes more effort and is less efficient.
What is that? Simple to say, but not easy to clean.
Each time you encounter an edge or corner, you must steer the cleaner at a 90-degree angle in the direction of the wall.
No. Yes, you are hearing it right.
The line-up of Tineco’s wet-dry cleaners is not suitable for cleaning carpets, not even the few top-tier models with suction-only mode.
Two primary reasons for this:
- Firstly, the carpets contain fibers that sometimes break down and get entangled with the brush roller, resulting in device blockage.
- Carpets require very high suction power to reach the deep, which even the top-end tineco wet dry cleaners struggle to provide, no doubt about these base iFloor 3 series models.
Moreover, the iFloor 3 series models are primarily for sealed floors like hardwoods, tiles, vinyl, and laminate, and tineco excels in this area without question.
The iFloor 3 series models do not have an app feature. Is it a drawback? Let’s break it down:
Having an app integration would be of great difference if it is an automatic robot vacuum. For manual cleaning vacuum cleaners, an app would be helpful, but not to that extent. You can view cleaning reports, battery status, replacement alerts, etc.
Even without any app assistance, these vacuum cleaners are easy to operate, with buttons conveniently placed near the handle. Want to use the “Max Mode”? Press the On/Off button twice.
Moreover, alerts like brush roller and filter replacements would be missed, but we recommend doing so every 4 to 6 months, depending on the clean frequency.
How Quiet Are These? – Suction Power
The iFloor 3 series models boast a 150W-rated suction motor that operates well. This motor is built without brushes. So, unlike the other vacuum brands with brushed motors, it makes less noise.
Let’s cut to the chase.
Is it quiet? Are there much quieter models?
With most brand lineups, as you move up in suction power, the noise tends to increase a bit. It also depends on how the vacuum components are made.
The iFloor 3 series works at an average noise level of 78 dB, which is not the best, but not the bad either.
If you are very concerned here, there are models that work below the sound optimal levels, noise of 70dB or less is generally safe.
Tineco is not like some small company that neglects customer support.
We tried their customer support thrice, and their response was instant, less than 90 seconds. Plus, they have an email assistance option for non-working hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I prevent odors from my Tineco vacuum?
Tineco vacuums usually don’t have smell issues, though there could be some cases. Before that, let’s see why smell comes from a wet-dry cleaner.
There are two possibilities. One the odor comes from a dirt water tank or the brush roller.
The Tineco’s dirt water tank, due to its sealed design, typically doesn’t emit odors. So, the brush roller might be the cause of the odor coming out.
After every self-clean, we suggest ejecting the brush roller and letting it dry under the sun or in the windy space. It eliminates any moisture left and prevents unpleasant odors.
Can I use the vacuum without water?
Yes. Even if you haven’t filled the Clean Water Tank (CWT) with water, the vacuum still functions. The process remains the same, the suction grabs the dust, and the brush roller sweeps the floor. Please note that this waterless cleaning doesn’t mop the floor efficiently.
Does the brush roller or vacuum body scratch tiles?
No. The vacuum’s wheels prevent direct contact with the vacuum’s bottom surface with the floor, and the brush roller’s side-rounded plastic body eliminates any risk of scratching.
So, in the end, which one aligns with your needs? Are you leaning towards the iFloor 3 or its lighter version Breeze Complete model?
The iFloor 3 has an advanced indicators display and a slightly longer run time – not much longer, just a bit more when viewed next to the iFloor 3 Breeze. Additionally, the charging time appears to be a bit shorter.
Overall, the differences are less in number and don’t show much of a difference in actual hands-on performance.
It is all about the price tags in this comparison. The prices of iFloor 3 series models fluctuate regularly. If the cost difference between them is not less, the smaller upgrades in iFloor 3 might not be worth it. In that case, the breeze model is an ideal option.
If the prices aren’t very different, iFloor 3 is a good selection, an all-featured solution.
- 31-08-2023: Reached out to Tineco Customer Care to confirm the differences.
- 31-08-2023: Formatted & Published By
- 31-08-2023: Reviewed & Written By