- Friday, 14 February 2020
Dyson Ltd is a British company founded in 1993 by James Dyson, an inventor and industrial designer. In the late 1970's Mr Dyson had the idea of cyclonic separation as a means of replacing the vacuum bag. After many years and many prototypes he managed to get his design licensed by a Japanese company. He used the money from the license to set up his own manufacturing company and today Dyson has become one of the best-known vacuum cleaner brands in the world. There are Dyson uprights, canisters and handheld/stick-vacs and they tend to be expensive.
|Model||Type||Avg Rating / 100
|Dyson Ball Animal 2||Upright Vacuum||94|
|Dyson V8 Absolute||Stick Vacuum||94|
|Dyson DC65 Animal||Upright Vacuum||94|
|Dyson V7 Motorhead||Stick Vacuum||92|
|Dyson V6 Mattress||Handheld Vacuum||92|
|Dyson DC25 Animal||Upright Vacuum||92|
In the above table an effort has been made to highlight machines currently available
We demystify the Dyson stick vacs and help you make the best buying decision.
Avg. consumer rating = 91/100
Dyson is starting to close the performance gap between lightweight cordless vacuums and full-size corded uprights or canister vacuums. The cordless stick vacuum has always been a compromise. You get a light, easy to move vacuum that is not tethered by a power cord, however the limited battery power usually results in either average suction, limited run times, or both. Not so with the V11. It uses an advanced motor, a large powerful battery, and a host of other technology to deliver long run times and also very respectable suction. No, it is still not a match for your Dyson Ball Animal 2 upright vacuum, but to date this is as close to full-size vacuum cleaning ability that we’ve seen in a stick vac.
Avg. consumer rating = 88/100
We just got our hands on the Dyson V10 Cyclone Motorhead cordless vacuum. Usually the Dyson stick vacs within a series (V6, V7, V8, V10) are very similar – therefore individual reviews of each model really aren’t necessary. However, in the case of the V10 Motorhead it is sufficiently different from the V10 Absolute and V10 Animal that it warrants a special look. During our analysis/testing we found that we really like this cordless vacuum – it packs most of the punch of the more expensive V10’s for less money. In fact, if you have certain cleaning needs this could be the best choice.
Avg. consumer rating = 87/100
The Dyson V7 Trigger handheld vacuum is designed for quick pickups around the home and is also handy for cleaning vehicle interiors. It is light weight, easy to operate, and it did an admirable job of picking up all manner of debris from our tile floors and carpet. The mini motorized tool also proved capable at pulling up pet hair. Run time (in low power mode) is quite long for a cordless vacuum and our tests showed that actual run times were even longer than the figures provided by Dyson. Recharge time is also reasonable at only 3.5 hours. However, the run time in Max mode is still rather short and we would have like to see a wall mount included in the package.
The Dyson V7 and the Dyson V8 are two of the most popular cordless stick vacuums on the market today. While they are similar in many ways, they also differ in some important aspects - such as run time, suction power, battery specifications, weight, etc. In this article we compare the two vacuums and we also test their cleaning abilities on bare floors and carpet. We were a little surprised with some of our test results...
The Cyclone V10 is the latest cordless stick vacuum from Dyson and it is proving to be quite popular. Its recent predecessors are the V6, V7, and V8 (there were also other Dyson stick vacs prior to these). In this article we discuss the pros and cons of the Dyson V10.
Avg. consumer rating = 80/100
The Dyson Cyclone V10 is the latest in futuristic-looking stick vacuums from Dyson. The cordless V10 looks slightly different than its predecessors the V6/V7/V8 due to a more air-flow efficient design, however it is still an attractive machine and many folks will proudly display this on the wall in their home. It has a Maximum Mode that generates 51% more power than the V6/V7 and 31% more than the V8. Build quality is solid and it is a great fit for a smaller home or apartment. However for deep cleaning and a larger home you may still want to have a full size vacuum available. Despite the research and upgrades, like all stick vacs you cannot get a long enough run time with “deep cleaning” power to do a large area. This is also a rather expensive vacuum.
Avg. consumer rating = 90/100
This vacuum is the smaller brother of the Dyson Ball Animal 2. Does that mean it is not as good? No – not necessarily. While the Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2 has less suction than its big brother, it is also lighter, less expensive, and there is still more than enough suction for most cleaning jobs. In our opinion the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 packs a punch and is actually a very good fit for some households. Consumers are pleased with the vacuum’s maneuverablity, capability on different surfaces, and easy maintenance. However, there are some issues, one of them being the machine’s difficulty in moving on some deep pile carpet. We see this on both the Multi-Floor and the Animal.
Avg. consumer rating = 92/100
The Dyson V7 Motorhead, with its futuristic cyclonic cylinders and deep pink color, is a very striking stick vacuum. This machine cannot be mistaken for any other vacuum - but does it perform? If consumer ratings are any indicator then the answer is yes. Ratings for the V7 are very good and owners praise the unit for its light weight, power and convenience. Owners are also pleased that the vacuum is quiet, great for doing stairs, and able to clean carpet, rugs and bare floors. However, like many cordless vacuums, there are folks who feel the run time is inadequate for their cleaning needs. In addition, the V7 Motorhead, while great for quick cleanups, is not a full size vacuum and will struggle with larger more extensive cleaning jobs.
In this article we highlight the pros and cons of the Dyson Ball Animal 2 upright vacuum cleaner. The Ball Animal 2 is a fairly recent vacuum from Dyson and to date owner reviews and ratings are excellent. In our detailed review (Dyson Ball Animal 2 Review) we scored the vacuum a very solid 94/100. You can compare that to the scores of other upright vacuums in our upright vacuum ratings table or to all other vacuums on our site using the vacuum cleaner finder application.
Avg. consumer rating = 94/100
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is one of the latest upright vacuums in the Dyson stable. The term “Animal” is intended to highlight its capabilities in households with pets, however there may be another reason. This vacuum cleaner is something of a beast. It is hugely powerful and also a bit of a handful to wield. Is this is a good thing? Well, for the most part it is good but in some cases it isn’t. The machine’s colossal suction ensures top notch cleaning of pet hair, bare floors, carpet, etc. but the weight of the vacuum makes it a little cumbersome despite the added maneuverabiity of “Ball Technology”.
In this article we highlight the pros and cons of the Dyson V8 Absolute stick vacuum. The V8 is a popular machine and it is getting very good reviews and ratings from owners. It is Dyson's next generation of stick vac after the V6, and there have been some significant changes. In our detailed review we scored the V8 a very high 94/100 which placed it near the top of the stick vacuums on our website (see stick vacuum ratings).
You may wish to read our comprehensive Dyson V8 Review or simply get the quick facts in this article.
Avg. consumer rating = 94/100
We just got our hands on the Dyson V8 Absolute cordless stick vacuum and have been running the machine through its paces. For the most part, we’ve been impressed. The V8 is a lightweight vacuum that is both a stick vacuum and a handheld. It is maneuverable, easy to empty and very powerful for a cordless (in High Power Mode). It includes an assortment of tools in addition to 2 specialized cleaning heads; one for carpet and one for bare floors. It also sports a HEPA filter and a new hygienic system for removing debris from the dust canister. Is it better than the still-popular Dyson V6 Absolute? In our opinion, in many ways it is.
The Dyson V6 Absolute is a very popular stick vacuum at this time and we have also rated it the best "top-end" stick vacuum in 2016 (see our Best Stick Vacuums list). We have reviewed the vacuum in detail here - Dyson V6 Absolute Review - but thought it might be helpful to put together a few quick videos highlighting the machine's pros and cons. In the videos we address things like size of the dust canister, emptying the dust canister, filters, suction power, battery life, size of the vacuum, cleaning ability on pet hair, and several other areas. The Absolute is the pinnacle of the V6 series of vacuums (2017 update: there is now a newer V8) and if you are in the market for one of these machines the videos in this article should help you better understand what you can expect.