Proscenic P11 Smart Vacuum review: an economical stick vacuum
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Keep your furniture, stairs and corners clean with the Proscenia P11 Smart Stick vacuum, an ultra-portable cordless vacuum designed to go wherever you need it.
We love our robot vacuums. Not only do they free up time that we would typically use to sweep our floors, but they can also be performed more consistently, extending the time needed between deep cleanings.
However, they are also not the perfect tool for every job. Robot vacuums are notoriously bad at handling corners, and you can’t use them to properly sweep stairs or clean furniture.
That’s why we check out the Prosenic P11 Smart Stick vacuum cleaner. This is a lightweight stick vacuum that can help cover tasks that your regular robotic vacuum can’t handle.
Like many stick vacuums, the Proscenic P11 Smart Vacuum is designed to perform many cleaning tasks. To do this, it first runs on battery power.
Not worrying about a cord means the vacuum easily moves around furniture and down hallways, all without having to find an outlet.
It also allows you to swap out attachments, converting the vacuum from a standard floor vacuum to a handheld vacuum. It comes with a brush tip, a flat attachment and a mini motorized upholstery tool.
This allows you to use the vacuum to clean areas that you may not be able to clean with a standard vacuum, such as sweeping stairs or cleaning your car. Anywhere a standard vacuum cleaner might have a harder time reaching.
This portability and the attachments allow you to sweep dust and crumbs from furniture, get into the nooks and crannies between your wall and your fridge, or even behind the toilet effortlessly.
It should be noted that this is not an exceptionally light stick vacuum cleaner, which becomes obvious when used in portable mode. Instead, it weighs only about ten pounds. For reference, a gallon of milk weighs eight.
If you need to vacuum something above your torso height, like your blinds, curtain rods, or the top of your door jambs, you may find that it quickly becomes a little fiddly to hold. . Still, it’s not the worst.
Power and performance
The Proscenic P11 Smart Vacuum may be a cordless vacuum, but that doesn’t mean it’s a breeze when it comes to cleaning power. The manufacturer claims that it can get up to 30,000 Pa of suction.
For reference, a standard corded upright vacuum receives 20,000 Pa.
We thought the vacuum performed well, exceeding our expectations when picking up dirt, hair, and crumbs. It worked well on carpets and exceptionally well on hardwood floors.
When used with the floor attachment, we particularly liked the ball joint at the sweeper head. This allowed us to easily maneuver around table legs and under coffee tables.
It has three suction modes that you can switch between on the fly. By default, the vacuum starts in automatic mode.
This mode allows the Proscenic P11 to change power levels as needed, increasing the power on dirtier carpets and surfaces and decreasing it on linoleum and hardwood floors.
Eco mode is a low power consumption mode, ideal for routine cleaning. It consumes the least power, so you can vacuum longer. Even in Eco mode, we were impressed with the quality of the vacuum cleaner.
Max mode is perfect for tough stains that need a little extra help. For example, we loved this mode for sweeping into corners, around baseboards and under the ledge of our kitchen cabinets.
When the time inevitably comes to empty your vacuum, all you have to do is press a single button and throw the dirt in the nearest trash can.
Because it’s an upright vacuum, you’ll likely need to empty it a lot more than a standard upright vacuum. Also, if you have pets or a family member with long hair, you will need to routinely remove the hair from the center column of the cartridge.
It wasn’t ideal, but par for the course as far as any canister vacuum goes.
Being cordless, a battery-powered vacuum can have a somewhat short battery life. This is also true for the Porscenic P11 Smart vacuum cleaner. You’ll get around an hour of battery life in Eco mode.
This is our favorite mode for our Sunday afternoon cleaning routine. It allows us to vacuum all the rooms in our apartment without stopping to recharge and works great to pick up your standard level of dirt.
We already use a robot vacuum that sweeps regularly, so Eco mode is perfect for picking up anything the robot may have missed.
Max mode works for a shorter period – only about 10-15 minutes at most. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to use Max Mode to sweep your entire house.
Max mode is best reserved for particularly dirty jobs or areas you rarely clean.
Of course, if you’re like us and clean a few high-traffic areas of your home a few times a week, Auto Mode is a perfect way to make sure you get all the grime off your carpet and don’t waste your battery life on your hard floors too.
To charge the vacuum cleaner, you place it on its charging base. Like many others on the market, the cradle can be screwed to the wall, but if you rent your apartment, you can also attach the cradle to the vacuum cleaner in a less destructive way.
Recharging from empty took us about two and a half hours.
The application situation
Since it’s a “smart” vacuum, there’s an app to go along with it. Although not strictly necessary, the application contains some interesting features.
The first is that the app is a functional diagnostic tool. Because a vacuum cleaner is a machine with moving parts, you could probably run into some issues.
Rather than guessing what’s wrong, the app provides feedback – maybe the filter is clogged, the battery isn’t holding its charge, or there’s a clog somewhere you can’t see .
Plus, there’s a troubleshooting guide right in the app, so you won’t have to try to remember where you put the manual.
The second is that it also monitors the “health” of certain accessories. For example, it can remind you when to clean or replace your filters and brushes.
If you asked us whether or not we thought the app was a reason to buy this vacuum, we’d ultimately say, “No, probably not.” But, since it’s already there, we appreciate the easy-to-access troubleshooting guide and filter monitoring features.
If you’re looking for a cordless vacuum, the Proscenic P11 has a lot to offer. It’s compact enough to store in a closet when not in use, and its accessories allow you to keep your home and car clutter-free.
Rating: 4 out of 5
The Proscenic P11 Light is $259, but if you act now, you can hang on for $179, because the manufacturer offers a one-click coupon on the Amazon product page.
- Included accessories allow for quick cleaning jobs
- Powerful suction
- Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
- App not entirely necessary, feels tacked on
- Can be heavy for some tasks