Proscenic also manufactures a variety of other home appliances, including air purifiers, robot vacuums, and cordless vacuums.
They recently sent me the latest P12 cordless vacuum, which is an excellent option for anyone looking for a good balance of price to performance.
Previous Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Reviews
- MooSoo K17U Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Ultenic U10 Pro Cordless Vacuum
- Halo Capsule Cordless Vacuum
- Tineco PURE ONE S15 PRO Smart Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
- Jimmy H9 Pro Cordless Vacuum Review
- Motor: 400W brushless motor (80,000 RPM)
- Max suction: 33 kPa
- Air watts: 120 AW
- 4 suction modes
- 2500 mAh ( Mode I: 60 mins; Mode II: 40 mins; Mode III: 25 mins; Max mode: 13 mins)
- Detachable battery
- Recharge: 4~5 hours
- Battery life: 300 cycles (≥ 80%)
- Floor Brush: Anti-tangle V-shaped bristle roller brush
- Vertect Light: Vertect Light for dust illumination
- Retractable tube, Crevice tool, 2-in-1 dusting brush
- Inhalation HEPA (x2), Exhalation HEPA
- Wall mount, Power adaptor, User manual
- 1.2L dustbin
- One-button emptying
- Filtration: Five stages: main cyclone, metal mesh, sponge, inhalation HEPA, exhalation HEPA
- Noise: ≤ 70 dB
- Weight 1.95 kg (4.3 lbs)
- Dimensions: 350*120*230mm
Design / Assembly / Accessories
Assembling the vacuum was about the same as any other cordless vacuum. You have the main body and just slot in each accessory, and the battery slots into the handle.
The accessory selection is basic compared to some more expensive models, but it has all the things I need. You have the main bush head which has a wide range of rotation, allowing you to get it into difficult-to-reach places. This also has a green LED light which is supposed to help illuminate any dust or debris that is on the floor.
Then you get a crevice tool and 2-in-1 dusting brush, which are the only two accessories I’d normally use.
The main pole is retractable, and you can also use the attachments plugged directly into the head for easier use on smaller patches. There is no flexible pole, and the main pole doesn’t bend, unlike some brands.
There is a basic wall mount that needs screwing in, and the power supply plugs directly into the battery. I’d prefer a free-standing mount that would charge the vacuum by itself when you mount it, but that’s a premium feature on more expensive models.
It wasn’t immediately obvious how to replace the HEPA filter. The main part of the vacuum has two separate HEPA filters, one for the air inlet then one for the outlet. There is also a sponge filter for larger particulate matter.
The main air intel HEPA is accessed by detaching the body of the bin from the main unit with the slide-down dustbin release button. Then the air outlet HEPA is accessed by removing the cap behind the on/off trigger.
Replacement Parts & HEPA Filters
For some reason, Proscenic don’t list their spare parts properly. There are no P12 accessories listed on the Proscenic website or their dedicated Amazon store.
Thankfully, an Amazon search shows they do sell the parts you may need:
- Replacement Outlet HEPA Filter x 2 for £20.41 (£10.21 / count)
- Replacement Inlet HEPA Filter x 3 for £20.56 (£6.85 / count)
- Spare Battery for P12 for £30
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The HEPA filters are washable, but Proscenic recommends you replace them every 2-3 months for optimal performance.
In comparison, the Dyson V8 vacuum post filter will set you back £22 per filter. The pre-filter is £12.50.
The spare battery is good value for money. Official OEM spare batteries with other brands like Dyson and Vax can be in excess of £70.
This has a 400W motor and claims it has 33 kPa suction capable of 120 AW. While the motor is slightly less powerful than the Proscenic DustZero S3, the suction level is 10% higher.
In comparison to the other cordless vacuums I have reviewed, that would place it in the middle for motor size/suction power/air watts. However, the price is very attractive for the specification.
The controls are simple enough to work out. You press the power trigger to switch it on and off. With it being a trigger design, you might think you need to keep it held down, but one press is enough. The vacuum seems to spin up when you switch it off, which I guess is to make sure all the debris is cleared out of the tubes.
The LED screen has a touch-sensitive button to select the four suction levels.
You get a digital readout of the battery level which is something that’s quite useful with these cordless vacuums as the run time can be very short on the higher suctions levels.
Cleaning performance is excellent. It will default to the 2nd suction level, which I found was good enough for keeping on top of the daily dust. It works great in my kitchen/dinner, which has hard floors and inevitably gathers a lot of debris due to my messy cooking skills.
The main vacuum head has a good range of movement, making it easy to clean around objects and get into corners. Similarly, the accessories are good at cleaning awkward spots and other surfaces than your floor. I used the vacuum without the extendable pole to clean the inside of my car reasonably well.
For cleaning performance in comparison to the other samples I have, I’d say this sits where you’d expect it to. It’s about the same as the Halo Capsule but not as good as the Tineco PURE ONE S15 PRO. The JIMMY H9 Pro used to be excellent, but it seems to not perform as well as it used to.
Like most cordless vacuums, if you want a more thorough clean on carpets or rugs, you will need to dial up the suction to the maximum level. With this level, you will see the battery level decline rapidly. Proscenic says it should last 13 minutes in this mode, but I’d say that is optimistic. The £400 Tineco will only run for 10 minutes at max suction, so most competing brands have a similar short runtime at high suction levels.
Price and Alternative Options
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The Proscenic P12 has an RRP of £189. At the time of writing, Amazon has a £30 off voucher available on the page.
Out of the cordless vacuums I have reviewed, I’d say the Halo Capsule is the best alternative option. It is priced a bit higher and also requires bags. Though they argue that the bags are beneficial as it reduces exposure to particulate matter when you empty the vacuum, which can trigger asthma or allergies.
The Tineco PURE ONE S15 PRO is nearly £400 on Amazon, but it is a better vacuum. The JIMMY H9 Pro is listed on their EU store at €425.99, but GeekBuying has it for £306.
Looking at other brands, the cheapest Dyson is the V8 for around £250, and this has a 425W motor. They don’t state air watts, and the battery only lasts up to 40 mins.
The Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 Pet Vacuum Cleaner is around £190, and independent tests have shown this to hit 135 AW on the turbo mode and up to it is rated for 45 minutes runtime.
I think the Proscenic P12 is a superb choice for a low to mid-priced cordless vacuum cleaner. It has a better price-to-performance ratio than the vacuums I have reviewed, and I am confident that this will hold true in comparison to many of the cordless vacuums on the market.
It has fewer accessories than some of the more expensive options. There are just three head choices, including the main head, crevice tool, 2-in-1 dusting brush. I’d say the only thing I missed in comparison to some other vacuums is a charging stand with built-in charge points, so you don’t have to plug the cable in each time.
Replacement HEPA filters and a spare battery are also reasonably priced in comparison to many other brands.
Proscenic P12 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review Rating
The Proscenic P12 is a superb choice for a low to mid-priced cordless vacuum cleaner. It has a better price-to-performance ratio than the vacuums I have reviewed, and I am confident that this will hold true in comparison to many of the cordless vacuums on the market.
Overall - 90%
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