Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
A complete waste of money
I purchased a Dyson V10 Absolute in December 2018 - I have never written a review before but each time I use the machine I get angry and today decided to vent my anger. The battery barley lasts 20 minutes on middle and low and if you use on high you are lucky to get 5 minutes - I have cats and need to use on high in some rooms to pick up hair so I am constantly having to recharge the unit so a normal house clean takes ages. If not recharging the battery I am cleaning the filter which happens approximately every 3rd use.
To be fair the unit does a good job and is easy to use however if I was aware of the limitations of the machine I would not have spent over $900
Utter crap! Selling a dream to you these American shisters!
On wood floors and struggling to suck! Power head gets stuck all the time Complete waist of money. Straw broom works better. Truly a pathetic item! Batterys cant keep up and cost a small fortune. Not worth the money and useless for the car to. All the dust and crap falls out the end when you hang it up to.
Our house is hair free!
Love the convenience of this vacuum, I can just grab it and not have to worry about cords or packing it away after use, so efficient and it picks up every hair from our dog! And it empties so easily
Great... when they work
Where to begin... this is my third Dyson in 4 years (I ask myself why). Motor failed on the first, battery and head in the second and both a few months outside their 2 year warranty. Soooo oddly I decided the buy a new v10, which requires a new battery straight out the package. Not one use, not even a 10 second demo - nothing but red flashing lights. Ring Dyson who advise the battery is dud and needs replacement, so here I am with an $800 Dyson vac, never used, waiting on a battery I have to replace!
They work well, when they work. But I seri...ously question why I decided on another. The customer service staff are nice enough but have their hands tied with what they can offer (would prefer they avoid analogies of consumable batteries such as cars batteries as I would expect them to also work from new).
Purchased in October 2019 for $800.00.
- Cyclone V10 Absolute +
- Verified purchase
Good on carpets but OK on hardwood
The Vaccum cleaner looks stylish and is very light to hold and use it, but it even my four year old little girl picks it and Vaccums.. Just a for fun.. Enjoys...needs regular cleaning... The suction is amazing on carpets but a hit and miss on hardwood floors.... Manuovering is piece of cake
Fast accurate and easy to use
Hardwood downstairs and carpet upstairs. It performs great but needs to be on high power for hard surface. It works fine just that it would have been nice if the battery life was bit more.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Keep failing unit.
When I first got this Vacum Cleaner It was doing great, On hard floors is not so good but flick debrie away unless I use full power which I dont want to do, after 3 months when I wanted to use it , It was just making funny noises for a few days then it just stop working. Dyson replaced it but with long wait. After 8 months same thing happened, Just stop working. This is going to be my Third Unit. Next year not sure what to do.
Best thing ever
Yes, the price is super high and will leaving you second guessing whether or not to get it, but you have to try it before you think otherwise! Fantastic for doing little jobs around the house! You'll find this product so good, that you'll find yourself cleaning places you never usually clean.
Purchased in July 2019 for $799.00.
Great for a month and welcome to customer service complaints-
This was an excellent vacuum for a month. I decided that an hour charge was better than the previous Dyson I had.
I purchased the extra warranty at Myers - big mistake
It stopped working
The head doesn’t spin
They asked as to send it in
Worked for a few months
Same problem /. It’s covered under warranty but they don’t replace just fix
Terrible vacuum- don’t buy it
A sticky situation.
Bought the V10 in May 2018 and was easy to use at first on our hard floors and our Triexta carpets upstairs in our house in Brisbane. When the following summer arrived it became impossible to push it on the carpet even on lowest setting. I figured the only condition that changed was the onset of our high humidity summer so we ended up having to turn on the ducted air conditioner for at least two hours prior which helped a bit. I also had to keep removing the sticky residue build-up on the vacuum head's lower surface which must have been coming ...off the carpet so no fault of Dyson's. As it became expensive to run the a/c every vacuuming day (which we rarely use in our seaside suburb home) I solved the problem by applying easy glide Teflon coated nylon adhesive tape to the underside of the head. Just wondering if Dyson has come across this problem before and if it can be rectified during manufacture.
- Cyclone V10 Animal+
- Verified purchase
The first time we used it I was horrified at how much dust was in our carpet! It was as if we’d never vacuumed the house before! It picked up so much a regular vacuum does not and the different brushes are great for couches, skirting boards and the car. We have 2 pets and a newborn, so it was a very good investment!
Flicks dirt around on hard floors
I wanted to love this, given the hefty price tag - but sadly it's not great. Our house is mostly hard floors & this vaccuum loves to flick the dirt around the room. Performance on carpet is much better though.
The frustrating thing is Dyson does not allow you to purchase extra attachments, so I can't get the attachment with soft fluffy cloth better suited to hard floors. (apparently it doesn't fit - even thoug I tried it in the shop & it fitted fine) I would have to have spent $1000 for that attachment!
Update: Now the dirt canister has broken...
Hopeless on hard floors! Expensive yet still can't effectively vaccum hard floors.
Hopeless on hard floors. Regardless of what vaccum head attachment you use. Regardless of whether the filter is clean or not. Even small objects like bits of paper or small cat biscuits often don't get sucked up.
The only attachment that works well is the one designed for carpet. The rest are ineffective and just clutter up your cupboard.
Works well on carpet (with the carpet attachment) however it doesn't vaccum corners and edging near walls well due to the shape of the vaccum head.
Very limited effectiveness in cars due to the bulky shap...e of the vaccum cleaner body and the lack of effectiveness and flexibility of the smaller attachments. It won't adequately clean tight spaces like the floor of the car. In a nutshell, very poor vacuum cleaner that is overpriced.
Purchased in June 2018 for $900.00.
Effective and lightweight.
Have used it for our 3 bedroom house and usually needs to be charged halfway through, otherwise it’s hard to fault. Picks up everything we have attempted to clean, release mechanism on tray keeps mess to a minimum. Comes with 8 attachments but I use only two. I use the same attachment for carpet and floorboards and don’t seem to have any issues with suction or cleaning. I really like the filter setup, it clicks in and out but when it’s dirty you flush the water through and the material goes from a dust covered surface to reveal a tap icon when ...clean to let you know that it’s ready. Overall happy with the unit, can’t complain about charging as it’s a portable unit and if I wanted a unit that did the whole house at once I could have bought a corded vacuum.
Purchased in December 2018.
Great, but could be improved.
I bought the Dyson V10 Absolute+ a little over a year ago to replace my previous barrel Dyson. As usual, Dyson's vacuuming power is fantastic. It took me a while to get used to the stick type of vacuuming, and I have a bad back, but after a half dozen goes I've mastered how to manoeuvre it. I use this on floorboards, tile, and a rug that never seems to stop shedding, two or three times a week, as we have four cats and a fireplace that get hair and dust every where.
-Great assortment of attachments
- Cyclone V10 Animal
- Verified purchase
And we’re off!
We have a cat and dog who are mostly inside so we needed a vacuum to cope with the fur. The dyson v10 is coping and exceeding expectations. We have laminate floor and find it glides over easily and picks up well. On our rugs...well it’s a surprise too see how much dust it picks up from them when the barrel is empty!
Thank you for being invented!
We use the amazing Dyson V10 Absolute+ on tiles, carpets and rugs; with a quick change of the head for optimal cleaning, it quickly changes the room from "oh dear!" to "oh Yeah!". I have a neck injury which limits the time I can vacuum but 15 minute intervals is great and the Dyson is so easy and flexible to use wherever I need to. This version sees the emptying of the dust compartment sooo easy, complete, and quick. The extra suction is a-maz-ing for long hair, pet hair, and fluff/lint. I LOVE this cleaner <3
This Dyson V10 Absolute+ is so awesome even our grown up kids think it's "fun" to use... way to go Dyson! LOL :-)
Doesn't filter expelled air well
Bought a V10 Motorhead (AUG '19) to replace the old V6 which has been great but I think I needed something a bit more powerful as its the only vacuum I use. From the very first time I used it it felt like it wasn't filtering the expelled air properly and I'd sneeze and get a running nose when vacuuming..??! After the first use I could see a substantial amount of "fluff" on the detachable filter and thought it was strange because the lady from Good Guys said it only needed washing very 3 months. I think the issue is that the cyclone is not filte...ring the smallest particles properly and its getting blown back into the room. I've checked that the vacuum is put together correctly etc etc but the filter always gets fluff on it?? Used my old V6 again and it seems to clean the air better, no runny nose!? Conclusion- Suction is great but on max it lasts the same as the V6 and the V6 I feel captures fine particles better.
I have laminate planks, tiles and carpet in our home, so I purchased the absolute Dyson V10! I love all the attachments it comes with, so easy to quickly change them out for each surface you are cleaning at the time! The suction is amazing and I love the size of the barrel!
I’m also very impressed with the battery life in comparison to my old V6!
The stick is light weight and easy to use! I love that it’s cordless so I can spot clean and pick up dust bunnies around the house super fast.
Great idea but an imperfect execution
We received the Dyson v10 as a house warming gift. It was our first experience of owning a portable unit. By then we had been the proud owners of two Miele vacuum cleaners. We have been using the v10 for over a year and here are our impressions.
Relatively light weight.
No wires to manage.
Versatile and can go in to smaller spaces.
Three settings for differing levels of suction and battery utilisation.
High quality material including the cleaning heads and accessories.
We received the gorgeous stand that holds the V10 and its accessories in a compact way....
Purchased in July 2018.
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Questions & Answers
I needed to clean the filter so rinsed it through waited for it to dry then put it back on but now it won't work and won't charge. When I press the trigger 3 blue solid lights show?
When I start using my dyson v10 even when it’s been on charge over night, the battery light only registers 2 lights instead of the 3 battery lights, Is there a problem with the battery?
Dyson Team ..Dyson
This does sound unusual. After a full charge the V10 should show three battery lights when first used.
We would encourage getting in touch with our Dyson Experts via email@example.com and we will be happy to help further.
Hello...I have 2 blinking red lights on my vacuum when I place it in its floor standing docking station. It won't take a charge. Any suggestions?
Dyson Team ..Dyson
Sorry to hear this Vincent, it sounds like something not right is happening within your machine.
Please forward your details along with the serial number of your machine to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Dyson Experts will be in touch very shortly to assist.
|Category||Stick Vacuum Cleaners||Stick Vacuum Cleaners||Stick Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.76 L||0.76 L||0.76 L|
|Weight||2.67 kg||2.67 kg||2.67 kg|
|Charging Time||3.5 hours||3.5 hours||3.5 hours|
|Running Time||60 min||60 min||60 min|
|Power||525 W||525 W||525 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2018||Apr 2018|
- MPN: 226420-01
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