DYSON HANDHELD CORDLESS REVIEWS

The Dyson handhelds and cordless models have really taken off since they were introduced.

 

 

The new ones like everything Dyson does are vastly improved on the early models, battery life is longer, suction is better etc.

Compared with a battery life of 6 minutes when the DC16 first came out they are now up to a battery life of 60 minutes with the Dyson V11.


Back when we first started reviewing the cordless models we advised you could not replace your upright or cylinder corded Dyson solely with a cordless model.....This is no longer the case!!

 

With a runtime of 60 minutes it is very possible to replace your corded Dyson and go fully cordless, this is also the reason Dyson are no longer developing any new corded Dysons and are solely focussing on the cordless market.

 

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DYSON V11 & DYSON V10 REVIEW
 

 

Released in March 2019 the Dyson V11 is the latest and greatest in cordless vacuum cleaner technology!

The Dyson V11 has a 60 minute run time and a handy LCD indicator that gives you the remaining time left before it needs recharging which is an upgrade from the Dyson V10 released in March 2018. The Dyson V10 does not come with the LCD indicator.

The Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 also have three different cleaning modes Eco, Auto and Boost for balanced runtime.

This takes some of the worry away from battery anxiety as I'm sure you can picture the scenario: You've got friends coming over you forgot to put your V11 back on charge last time you used it and now you need to do a quick whip round before they arrive. Previously you might have struggled to get the room done, whereas with the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 you can put it into Eco mode and easily get the room done.

Like the V10 it also has the hygienic bin emptying unlike the V8, V7 and V6 which were a bit cumbersome to empty

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The other downfall of cordless vacuum cleaners up to now has been the suction, it's always been a bit well how can I put it....crap.

Not anymore! The Dyson V11 has 185 Air watts of suction on Boost mode, the Dyson V10 has 151 Air Watts....what does that mean in English?

It means it is more powerful than the original corded Dyson DC01 (90 Air Watts) and the Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball (120 Air Watts) upright vacuum cleaners (pictured below).

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Now there is a but, there's always a but....

In Boost mode the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 battery lasts 5 minutes, in standard mode it lasts 20 minutes and in Eco mode WITHOUT the motorised head it will last 60 minutes.

This may have put a downer on your decision but don't let it as most of the previous Dyson cordless models had a boost mode and standard mode. The good news is the standard mode on the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 has nearly double the suction of the Dyson V8 which was the previous model and still has a longer battery life.

As my customers will admit I was never a fan of the cordless vacuum cleaners but this was back in the day of the DC16 (2008) up to the V6 models (2015). Why? These models had poor battery life, constant battery problems and poor suction.

The Dyson V7 and Dyson V8 were vast improvements but the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 have jumped up to the next level!

With the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 you will see a number of different models such as Dyson V11 Absolute, Dyson V11 Torque Pro and Dyson V11 Animal. To be clear there are no differences in suction or battery life on these models, the ONLY difference between the models is the tools that come with each one.

The differences between the Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 are minimal.

The V10 has the same battery life but with slightly less suction, the main difference is the Dyson V10 does not have the LCD indicator with the amount of time remaining before the battery needs charging.

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Dyson V11

Weight: 2.97 Kg

Suction power: 185 Air watts on Boost mode, 40 Airwatts for standard mode, 19 Airwatts in Eco

Bin capacity: 0.76 litres

Battery life: Up to 60 minutes in Eco mode

Charge time: 4.5 hours

2 year guarantee

 

PROS: Long Battery life, High suction for a cordless model.

CONS: Expensive, Quite heavy for a cordless model but still a lot lighter than a corded model.

 

KNOWN ISSUES: None as yet but as with all battery products the battery life will degrade with time.

Dyson V10

Weight: 2.68 Kg

Suction power: 151 Air watts on Boost mode, 33 Airwatts for standard mode and 16 Airwatts in Eco

Bin capacity: 0.76 litres

Battery life: Up to 60 minutes in Eco mode

Charge time: 3.5 hours

2 year guarantee

 

PROS: Long Battery life, High suction for a cordless model.

CONS: Expensive but has come down in price compared because of the release of the V11, Quite heavy for a cordless model but still a lot lighter than a corded model.

 

KNOWN ISSUES: None as yet but as with all battery products the battery life will degrade with time.

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DYSON V8 REVIEW
 

 

Released in 2016 the Dyson V8 is not quite in the same league as the V10 and V11 but it's still a worthy contender.

With up to a 40 minute battery life, a twist and lock tool on the Animal model which allows you to easily clean under furniture and now a reduced price because it's been out a while...it's worth taking a look at.

The Dyson V8 has two different cleaning modes normal and MAX, MAX gives a boost in suction power but at the same time reduces the amount of cleaning time due to the increase in battery power consumption.

SUCTION POWER

In normal mode the Dyson V8 has 22 Air watts of suction power and in MAX mode has 115 Air Watts. In English it means in MAX mode it is more powerful than the original corded Dyson DC01 (90 Air Watts) and nearly as powerful as the Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball (120 Air Watts) upright vacuum cleaners.

BATTERY LIFE

The Dyson V8 battery life is 40 minutes using normal mode BUT that is without any motorised tools attached.

Battery life is 30 minutes with the mini motorised head attached and 25 minutes with the main motorised head attached.

In MAX mode the battery life is 7 minutes regardless of tools attached.

The Lithium-Ion battery is fade free which means as the battery comes to the end of it's charge it will not wind down, it will maintain the constant speed and suction of the Dyson V8 until the battery dies.

As my customers will admit I was never a fan of the cordless vacuum cleaners but this was back in the day of the DC16 (2008) up to the V6 models (2015). Why? These models had poor battery life, constant battery problems and poor suction.

The Dyson V10 and Dyson V11 have jumped another level but the Dyson V7 and Dyson V8 are a massive leap on the previous models.

With the Dyson V8 you will see a number of different models such as Dyson V8 Animal, Dyson V8 Animal Flex and Dyson V8 Absolute. To be clear there are no differences in suction or battery life on these models, the ONLY difference between the models is the tools that come with each one.

Dyson V8 Technical details

Weight: 2.56 Kg

Suction power: 115 Air watts on MAX mode, 22 Airwatts for standard mode

Bin capacity: 0.54 litres

Battery life: Up to 40 minutes in standard mode

Charge time: 5 hours

2 year guarantee

 

PROS: Double the Battery life of the Dyson V6, High suction for a cordless model, Price has come down considerably since released in 2017

CONS: 5 hour charge time, small bin capacity.

 

KNOWN ISSUES: As with all battery products the battery life will degrade with time. Be extremely careful not to drop it as it can cause the bin release mechanism to stick while not impossible to release it does require a bit of a stripdown.

Complaints of pulsing (rapidly turning on and off) This is always down to either a blockage, the brushbar on the motorised head isn't spinning freely or the filter is in need of washing. On rare occasions the filter can become clogged and not able to be washed normally requiring the filter to be replaced.

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