You may not have heard of the Jashen brand, but for those looking for a budget cord-free stick vacuum that has the same versatility as a Dyson, it’s a brand that should be on your shortlist.
The V16 is one of two Jashen stick vacuums in their V-series product line that also includes the V18.
I’ll be honest with you, when I first got the Jashen V16 to test, I was not expecting much when it comes to cleaning performance. But this cordless stick vacuum did really well in most of the tests I did. It is capable of cleaning different types of debris like small particles of sand to extra large stuff like Fruit loops.
Yes, it clogs, but most stick vacuums will clog if you clean too much. Run time is decent, and what they provide for the price is quite generous for me. If you’re looking for a stick vacuum below CDN$250, this is an excellent option to consider.
– It has above-average run time as it will run for over 44 minutes on my test with the combination tool at the lowest power setting.
– It can pick up embedded sand on medium pile carpet (scored an average of 87% in deep cleaning tests).
– The adjustable gate makes it capable of cleaning small and large bits of dirt.
– All attachments have a quick-release latch.
– A dual charging dock can charge two batteries simultaneously.
– It has a small dirt capacity at just 500 milliliters.
– The motor is pretty loud, recording over 76 decibels on the sound meter at the max setting.
Introduction to the Jashen V16
At first glance, the Jashsen V16 may look like any cord-free stick product, but upon closer inspection, it has some nifty convenience features that we’ll look at one by one.
The front part of the main cleaning head pivots up and down, giving it the ability to adjust the clearance depending on the need.
Jashen V16 gate open
Moving it up, allows large particles of dirt like Cheerios and Fruit loops to fit right through.
Jashen V16 gate closed
Closing it gives it a better seal for cleaning embedded dirt on carpets.
This is the first time that I saw a feature like this on a stick vacuum at this price point.
The only other product with something similar would be the Dyson V10 and V11, but the Jashen V16 is unique in that the whole row is adjustable, not just a small portion of it.
It has an all-plastic construction with rounded edges, so there’s minimal risk of scuffing furniture.
Another feature I like is that this model comes with two attachments – a soft roller bar for hard floors and a standard bristled brush for carpet.
Combining the swappable brushes and adjustable gate makes the V16 a versatile product that can clean hard floors and carpet thoroughly.
The stiff bristles on the standard brush do tend to kick significant bits of dirt forward, but it works exceptionally well on small bits of debris like pet litter and sand.
Interchanging the two attachments is easy with the quick release latch that pops the tool out.
Detachable Lithium-Ion Battery
The Jashen V16 has a 7-cell, 2,500 mAh, 25.2-volt lithium-ion battery that is removable. I hope that more manufacturers follow suit as having a detachable battery makes it easy to replace it if something goes wrong.
Jashen sells replacement batteries on its Amazon page. Take note that the V16 and V18 use the same Samsung battery that, according to the manufacturer, will have good longevity and have minimal fade even after years of use.
How long does the Jashen V18 run?
The manufacturer claims that the V16 will run for up to 40 minutes, so to test if the claim is accurate, I left the motor on with one of the non-powered tools attached at the lowest setting.
It exceeded the 40-minute mark – 44 minutes and 50 seconds, to be exact.
Intelligent LED screen
Behind the battery is an LED screen that shows users the selected power setting, battery status, and tells you when to clean the filter.
This is the only model in the sub-CDN$250 range with an LED screen.
Mind you, it’s doesn’t look as nice as the screen on a Dyson V11 or a Tineco Pure One S12, but it’s something functional and easy to read, so I give plus points to Jashen for adding this feature.
|Motor||350 watts||350 watts|
|Dust Bin Capacity||0.5 liters||0.5 liters|
|Wall mount||Dual charging||Dual charging|
|Detachable Li-Ion Battery||Yes||Yes|
|Selective Room Cleaning||Yes||Yes|
|Standard Brush Roll||Yes||Yes|
|Mini Power Brush||Yes||Yes|
|2-in-1 Dusting Brush||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Cleaning Alert||Yes||Yes|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
Dual Charging Dock
This model comes with a dual charging dock that can charge the vacuum plus an extra battery. It also has extra slots to store two additional attachments.
Realize that the V16 only comes with a single battery out of the box, so you’ll have to purchase an extra battery to use this slot.
I’m impressed by Jashen adding this feature, which is a time saver. Most other manufacturers don’t have this feature available, except for Tineco, that’s a more expensive option.
Ergonomics and Maneuverability
Weight at a little over 5 pounds, the V18 is not as light as a Roborock H6, but it’s lighter than a Dyson V11.
It’s not super light, but light enough to use extensively on floors or for cleaning upholstery.
The absence of a trigger helps it in this area since finger fatigue will not be a problem.
Steering is decent, and there won’t be any issues when it comes to avoiding furniture.
But I feel that it lacks the feedback of a Dyson. It does not steer as sharply. If you’ve owned a Tineco, this product has the same steering feel, which isn’t a bad thing.
Dust Cup Capacity and Design
The V18 has a removable dust cup that can hold up to 500 milliliters of dry dirt.
You can remove the whole filter assembly and wash it.
The HEPA filter has good size and is washable helps extend its service life.
Avoid overfilling the dust cup as dirt will spill out the suction port and out the vacuum if debris goes over the line fill line.
Attachments and Tools
Out of the box, you’ll get these tools – a total of three extra attachments for above-floor cleaning, along with the dual charging dock, and extension wand.
I think it’s a pretty generous set of tools when you consider that this model is almost at the budget range.
It also has a mini-turbo brush that allows folks to clean fabric upholstery and deep clean their beds.
Different Jashen Options: V16 vs. V18
There are two different options available, and the table below shows their similarities and differences.
How does the Jashen V16 clean?
The Jashen V16 is a versatile product that has the capability of cleaning floors and areas above it.
Thanks to the interchangeable tools and the detachable wand, it offers a bit of flexibility when it comes to cleaning configuration.
You can use it as a handheld or stick vacuum. It has enough length to clean cobwebs off reach ceilings below 9 feet and below.
With that said, it’s primary purpose is a stick vacuum that will clean floors thoroughly.
It does so using two interchangeable tools that will pick up dirt on hard floors and carpets.
Right behind the brush roll is two rubber wheels that minimize scratching the floors.
The adjustable gate provides the option to adjust the amount of clearance depending on what needs cleaning.
I put the Jashen V16 through our standard cleaning tests, where I tested it on various types of debris such as quaker oats, coffee grounds, quinoa, and pet litter.
I also tested in on hard to clean sand and big stuff such as cheerios and fruit loops.
Lastly, I did a hair wrap test to see how well both brushes resist tangles.
One of the Best Sub-CDN$250 Options Available
One of the biggest surprises for me was how well the V16 did in nearly all of the cleaning tests.
It was able to clean a variety of debris from fine sand to large bits of Fruit loops without any significant issues whatsoever.
Sure, there were instances were it clogged when cleaning too much Fruit loops and cheerios, but it’s a common problem for most stick vacuums.
But the overall performance is positive.
The Jashen V16 Stick Vacuum is not perfect, but one of the options I would consider if you’re looking for a stick vacuum below the CDN$250 range.
And it comes with features not available with other products at this price point.