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.
Overall Recommended Cordless Stick Vacuums
Best of the Best!
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
Tineco A11 Hero+
Dyson Cyclone V10
• 60min Cleaning Time • LCD screen display • 3 Kg • More Info >
• 50min Cleaning Time • 0.6L dustbin • 2.5 Kg • More Info >
• 60min Cleaning Time • Charging time of 3.5 hours • 2.7 Kg • More Info >
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.