It’s time we took a good hard look at the Dyson V6 and the Dyson V8.
These two puppies were leading the pack in our Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2020 list and for good reason.
These are two state-of-the-art, market-leading products, from a retailer known for pushing the envelope technically, with an ever-present eye on aesthetics
However, they have a number of things in common.
They’re both bagless, cordless, both boast a trendy design and they’re both available at a pretty acceptable price.
So how do you tell the difference which one is for you? That’s why we’re taking a look right now.
We are going to break it down from power to price to capacity to charge time.
Here’s the Dyson V6 vs the Dyson V8.
When you buy a vacuum cleaner you want it to suck, hard.
Stick vacuum cleaners have a reputation of being a little light on pure power but both the V6 and V8 are beasts in their lane.
They both produce over 100 air watts (AW) of suction power, which is more than enough to take care of most kind of dust and spills.
However the Dyson V6 “only” has 100 AW whereas the V8 pips it with an extra fifteen bringing its total suction power up to 115 AW.
There’s a minor trade-off though if you want a more powerful motor you’re going to have to lift it.
The V8 is noticeably heavier, by about 650 grams.
This is fine for stronger people, but the major advantage of a stick vacuum cleaner is its portability.
If you’re fine with lugging the extra weight around, definitely go with the V8.
WINNER: Dyson V8.
When you’re looking for a vacuum cleaner how much it’s going to set you back is probably an important sticking point for you.
No-one wants to spend an arm and leg on a product as essential as a vacuum cleaner.
The good news for everyone reading this is that both the Dyson V6 and the Dyson V8 come at a pretty reasonable price.
While they aren’t your bargain bin buy, for superior products they aren’t going to set you back a thousand.
Of the two the V6 is the cheapest meaning if you’re really looking to keep an eye on your bank account, check out the V6.
You might miss out on some of the superior performance offered by the V8 but the Dyson V6 is still a great product.
WINNER: Dyson V6
If you’ve got a large family you might be used to a large amount of mess.
That’s why you need a vacuum cleaner with a large storage capacity to keep all that dust and grime stowed away.
While you’re not going to get the big tank you get with an upright or barrel vacuum, the Dyson V6 and the Dyson V8 can store a surprising amount for stick vacuum cleaners.
The V6 can hold over 400 MLS of mess, whereas the V8 jumps up to over half a litre.
So if you’ve got a lot of mess to clean up maybe look at the V8.
WINNER: Dyson V8
The major drawback of any stick vacuum cleaner is the time it takes to charge them.
This can get especially frustrating if there’s been a recent mess that needs to be cleaned up immediately.
So it should go without saying that what you’re looking for should be whichever one charges the quickest.
In the case of the Dyson V6 vs the Dyson V8, the quickest to charge is the slimmer, cheaper Dyson V6.
With a charge time of only three and a half hours versus the V8’s five, the Dyson V6 is the quicker charging model.
So if you’re someone without a lot of time to waste, pick up the Dyson V6.
WINNER: Dyson V6.
It really depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re after a powerful stick vacuum cleaner, with a big capacity, get yourself a Dyson V8.
If you’re wanting something a little cheaper, that’s lighter and doesn’t take as long to charge, pick up a V6.
Whichever vacuum you choose, you’ll still be getting yourself one of the best vacuums of 2020.
Check in next time for another comparison.
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