Vacuum cleaners suck, but this one might suck the most. We’ve taken a good hard look at a lot of the best vacuum cleaners of 2018 on this site, but this time we’re going to go in depth on a superior product, the Dyson V10.
The Dyson V10, also known as the Dyson Cyclone V10, is a cordless stick vacuum offering great suction and an even larger bin than before.
Today we’re going to look at the Dyson V10 by covering topics such as price, performance, battery life, suction power, bin capacity, ease of use and accessories.
We’ll also enlighten you as to what the Dyson V10 has to offer regarding other features. When we’re finished, you’ll have everything you need to know when it comes time to pick which vacuum is right for you.
We’re gonna start off by covering the three different models of Dyson V10s available on the market.
Table of Contents
- 1 What makes the Dyson V10 different?
- 2 Dyson Cyclone Absolute
- 3 Dyson Animal
- 4 The Dyson V10 Reviewed
- 5 Conclusion – The Dyson V10 is a winner!
What makes the Dyson V10 different?
So might have seen our previous reviews of Dyson products, and if you haven’t make sure that you check them out.
What makes the Dyson Cyclone V10 different comes down to a number of factors.
For starters, they’ve incorporated a powerful V10 motor.
This motor rapidly oscillates at a rate of up to 125,000 RPM.
This spinning motion allows it to achieve suction power comparable to that of a full sized vacuum cleaner.
It also has a larger bin than ever before, but we’ll go over that a bit later. It also boasts a brand new ‘point and shoots’ function. Where you can literally point the vacuum and shoot the dust out anywhere you, please. This allows you to dispose of dirt and dust more hygienically than ever before.
Compared to other stick vacuums offered by Dyson it really does stand out.
Let’s compare it to the V8 in particular.
For one the V8 offered a pretty measly battery life, stopping the clocks at around twenty-five minutes.
The V10 however nearly triples the battery life of the older model. On top of this bin can hold a lot more dust and grime.
Whereas the V8 had about a third of a litre worth of storage capacity, the V10 model can hold half a litre.
Oh and it can also tell the weather, but we’ll talk about that a bit later.
However, before we go too much further into the V10 Cyclone, let’s take a quick look at the two different models of Dyson V10s that are available. The Dyson Cyclone Absolute and the Dyson Animal.
Dyson Cyclone Absolute
The more upmarket option, especially where price is concerned, is the Dyson Cyclone Absolute.
Much like many of Dyson’s recent products, it looks just like something out of space year 3000, but the good news for you is that it’s available in 2018.
The Dyson Cyclone Absolute is the ideal choice if you’re looking for a cordless stick vacuum cleaner that can take care of all surfaces.
This is because the absolute comes with an extra cleaning head, specially designed for hard floors. It also boasts a few extra attachments, to make getting into difficult areas a bit easier.
The singular downside to the Dyson Cyclone absolute is its price. Due to the extra features, it’s noticeably more expensive than the Animal model.
So maybe a pick for those who really need to get those hard surfaces cleaned with care.
The animal, despite its name, is far from a more primal approach to the vacuum cleaner.
Much like the Cyclone Absolute, it offers a cordless experience, with a massive, powerful motor a big bin and an array of add-ons and accessories.
But it’s in these add-ons and accessories that the Dyson Animal somewhat falls short of the Cyclone Absolute.
The animal does not come with the extra head to clean hard surfaces, and it has fewer accessories overall.
However don’t discount the Dyson Animal just yet. What it lacks regarding extra features, it compensates for in price.
It’s markedly cheaper than the Cyclone Absolute, so if you don’t need to clean hard floors as well, why pay for the extra attachment?
Consider the more frugal option if your house is all carpeted floors.
The Dyson V10 Reviewed
So without any further delay let’s look at what makes the Dyson V10 tick. We’re going to break it down into a few key areas so you’ll be able to know exactly what this puppy has to offer.
Performance on multiple surfaces
This is probably the big one for a lot of people.
To start with as we discussed earlier a lot of this is dependent on which model of the Dyson V10 you end up purchasing.
However, broadly speaking, this vacuum does a fantastic job on the carpet, as good as most models of the barrel or upright vacuums.
One test found that it basically eliminated carpet mess within 26 seconds.
Without the special attachment, it offers good cleaning on hard surfaces, however, with the attachment offered by the Dyson Cyclone Absolute, it does a fantastic job.
If you’ve got hard surfaces, really do consider the Cyclone Absolute.
The man who invents the silent vacuum cleaner will be a billionaire for life.
However, Dyson has yet to do that yet, and they’re doing pretty well.
When it comes to noise, we hate to break it to you, but the Dyson V10 is noisy.
Perhaps it makes up for louder noise with quicker cleaning times but if noise really is a deal breaker for you when it comes to vacuums, maybe give the V10 a pass.
Another big black mark against the Dyson V10 is that it comes at quite a steep price.
Like many of Dyson’s products, and many tops of the line vacuum cleaners you’re going to end up paying quite a lot for the superior performance that’s advertised.
If you really like the sound of this vacuum, but think it’s a bit pricey, do consider the cheaper Animal model.
However, if sinking hundreds of dollars into a vacuum cleaner isn’t something you want to do, the Dyson V10 isn’t what you want to go with.
Recently Dyson made a big decision. Everywhere, across almost all of their products, they’re moving in a new direction.
A direction away from cords and sockets.
Meaning that cordless products are now going to be Dyson’s MO.
A bold move, as many people have a lot of space to clean and might not have the confidence in battery powered vacuums.
Think about the last time you cleaned your home, how long did it take?
If the answer is less than 60 minutes, then the Dyson Cyclone V10 is worth investigating.
This is a top of the line battery life for a battery powered stick vacuum.
When you’re done using it, the vacuum also comes with a convenient charging port.
Dyson boasts that the suction power offered by this stick vacuum can rival that of a barrel vacuum.
And they have some pretty hard science to back their claims up.
The Dyson digital motor V10 is a real beast.
Capable of achieving up to 125,000 RPM, this is one of the most powerful motors Dyson has ever developed. Not only that but it weighs half as much as previous motors, while delivering three times the suction power.
Let’s say you put a similarly powerful motor in a Mini Cooper.
It could travel upwards of 250 km per hour! So it’s safe to say that regarding suction power, the Dyson V10 really sucks!
Advertised as one of the major selling points of the V10 is it’s larger than ever bin capacity.
Stick vacuums are somewhat notorious for a few things, shoddy motors, limited storage capacity and short battery life.
It seems Dyson is intent on slaying all three of those mythical beasts, as the V10 has a larger bin than over.
It can hold about 0.5 litres worth of dust.
While this still lags far behind some of the bigger, barrel models of vacuum, it’s still a massive number for a stick vacuum. And they haven’t sacrificed any style in the process.
Ease of use
Stick vacuums are always a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to ease of use.
Whereas barrel and upright vacuums can be a bit heavy and cumbersome, stick vacuums are generally lighter.
However storage can be an issue given their sometimes awkward vertical dimensions Despite adding a more powerful motor, the V10 hasn’t gained much weight, which is very unlike the author here.
What’s great about the Dyson V10 is it comes with a nifty wall mount that makes storage significantly easier.
The Dyson V10 comes with an array of other features, designed to make cleaning up even easier than before.
These include things like crevice nozzles, brushes, mini motorised ends, hose extensions and of course a docking station and charger.
If you do decide to spring for the Cyclone Absolute, you’ll also get a special end attachment designed for hard floors, like wood or linoleum.
It can tell the weather!
Yes, whether you consider your vacuum to be an authority on meteorology or not, this is a very interesting feature.
The Dyson V10 has an inbuilt thermometer, barometer and pressure gauge.
This means it can alter how it performs to best suit the environment it’s in operating in.
When was the last time your toaster did that for you?
It’s also a super smart device. It can tell whether you’re using in on a surface like a floor, or up on the ceiling, and can adjust its performance for that as well.
The Dyson V10 offers some light diagnostics as well, such as battery indicators, filter alert and blockage indicators.
These will flash to let you know if something is up with your vacuum.
Thankfully, for those who don’t like reading, Dyson has provided a series of helpful videos on the subject that explain exactly what’s going on with your vacuum.
Conclusion – The Dyson V10 is a winner!
As you usually do, Dyson is offering another quality product.
The Dyson V10, be it the Animal or Cyclone model, is a great vacuum.
You’re looking at a stick vacuum, with all the benefits of the stick models, but with a motor that could outperform many upright or even barrel vacuums.
It doesn’t just offer superior suction power though; it has a big bin so that you can clean more of your house before you have to empty it out again.
So when you’re looking for your next vacuum, consider the Dyson 10, it’s a little pricey, but it will get the job done.