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The Perfect No Messing Around No Fuss Mans Vacuum
In all seriousness the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra is an awesome cordless Vacuum with a massive range of uses that can literally replace your larger style Vacuum. Suitable for both Men and Women but seriously the guys are going to LOVE the no messing around functions of the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra!
Folks.. this is not just a ‘Cordless Addition’ style Vacuum to have ready to go for small clean ups, this is a fully fledged Vacuum thats capable of cleaning the entire house and yes, can replace the larger style vacuum if you’re in need of space savi...ng. Real Life Tests on Battery Life: Our house is a small to medium 2 storey 4 bedroom house with a combination of tile and carpet. Downstairs is all tile with one large rug and the upstairs is all carpet excluding 3 bathrooms/toilets. The Dyson V11 Absolute Extra when fully charged can easily vacuum our entire house with the setting on Medium/Auto. In Auto mode the V11 will automatically detect if the vacuum is on tile or carpet. What’s so good about this? Saving battery life as the V11 will slightly reduce suction when on tiled or hard floor and then increase suction when the head hits carpet. This is not only great for battery life it’s also extremely efficient in that you don’t need to change heads when vacuuming tiles and then onto carpet, one head can do the entire house. I am extremely impressed by this function alone. 2 Real Life Battery Tests: 1. Auto Mode: Entire first floor of the house tiled vacuumed, lounge vacuumed, large rug vacuumed as well as eves and walls vacuumed all on one battery charge. 2. Auto Mode: Whole 2 Storey house vacuumed includes 2 lounge rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets, laundry, dinning and 2 large hallways - All on one charge which still had a remaining 5 or so minutes left on the battery.
Purchased in March 2020.
Feels like a piece of alien technology
The incredible suction power, long battery life, advanced screen interface, and interesting sound effects the motor emits made me feel like I was using a piece of alien technology. The vacuum is also so quiet that I can vacuum even when my toddler and newborn are sleeping. Further, the fantastic redesign of the dust bin disposal mechanism from earlier models means that you don’t need to get your hands dirty when emptying the dust bin.
In summary, the Dyson V11 is an incredible upgrade from my previous Dyson V6, and is equivalent of going from...dialup to cable broadband. Battery life The battery life of the Dyson V11 is a big upgrade over my Dyson V6, which had at most, 20 minutes of run-time (and only 6 minutes when using the boost mode). For the Dyson V11, the battery life lasts up to 60 minutes, but it depends on the type of cleaning undertaken. It has three modes of operation: auto, eco, and boost. Eco mode has the lowest suction power and noise level, but the longest battery life, while boost mode sacrifices battery life for incredible (but noisier) suction power. However, auto mode is the one I used the most, as Dyson has a type of sensor inside the cleaner head that allows the vacuum to know how much suction it needs for the type of job undertaken. Auto mode is the perfect blend of battery life and suction power. From my experience, the battery life was around 40 minutes when I used the auto mode.
Purchased in March 2020.
Amazing suction as usual, and an improvement on the few things lacking in the V10
As far as suction goes, the V11 is to which all other cordless vacuums should aspire. It even surpasses most of the corded vacuums I have owned, and personally, sets the standard for how well a room is cleaned (when on boost). From an aesthetic point of view, it is consistent with the previous Dyson cordless vacuums, with the minimalistic and yet highly "technological" design. The transparent bin being one of the most notable features, driving home the "bag-less" containment, as well as offering a sense of accomplishment as the user can visuall...y observe how much debris has been removed from a room. Extensive thought and technical trials have gone into the design and engineering, as every aspect (and the multitude of different tools) make this one of the most user-friendly vacuums on the market. One of the most notable changes in presentation is the LCD screen, from which the user can alter the vacuum functions and various alert modes (for low power etc). However the most useful feature allowed by the screen is the timer that provides a countdown for remaining battery life in each suction mode, allowing you to prioritise with the remaining power if required. The automatic suction adjustment means you can trust the V11 to alter its own suction depending on what it detects, although in the practical sense, the user would still have to change between different cleaner heads, and may disagree with the automatic suction power. The high torque cleaner head also has "gates" which can open and close, allowing for larger debris to be suctioned in. However I can't but feel this is a slightly superfluous function, as ideally all debris should be removed, regardless of size. The cleaner heads also have removable brush bars for untangling any caught up hairs, and although the "point and shoot" emptying system makes for easy removal, due to the fine size of particles of debris, I find that some dust will inadvertently attach to the outside of the bin, mostly due to static. As the one shortfall of the Dyson cordless range is the battery life (although due to the high power provided it seems a fair tradeoff), the V11 now comes with an easily removable battery, and extra batteries can be purchased for an additional price. This means you can have an additional charged battery ready for use, or else remove the battery for charging, which is much less cumbersome than charging the entire vacuum if you do not have the docking station attached to a wall-space. I find that I can get through approximately two carpeted rooms (on boost) before it will run out of power, although this varies with user speed and thoroughness. Overall, although it may not be absolutely perfect, it is definitely the most powerful and well-designed cordless vacuum currently in existence, and about as close to perfection as possible.
Questions & Answers
Can you buy a spare battery thru a reseller or only thru Dyson direct? Thanks Mick
While some resellers may carry batteries, we encourage purchasing direct from Dyson to ensure you get a genuine Dyson battery.
Genuine Dyson batteries have been engineered by the same teams who engineered the V11 to ensure it provides reliable performance. We can't ensure the performance, safety or durability of non-Dyson batteries.
You can find the batteries for our V11 machines via this link: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/replacement-batteries/dyson-v11
If we can assist further, our Dyson Experts are available via firstname.lastname@example.org and happy to help.
purchased the V11 absolute extra a couple of days ago and the wand just won't release from the chamber. Always a struggle, I can't keep doing this struggle as I vac out daily...
We are sorry to hear about this, please give our Dyson Experts a call on 1800 239 766 with your machine handy and we will be happy to help.
We are open Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 4pm AEST and look forward to hearing from you and assisting.
Hello I’m looking to buy the V11 Absolute Extra but I’m worried as I heard they’re hard to work with on thick dense carpets which is what we have. Can you explain please if this is correct and if there’s a way around it. Thank you.
Hi Leora, we have one large and quite thick style rug, the V11 works quite well on that rug.
I’d love to be able to send you a video to show you this in action, but not sure how we can go about this through Product Review.
Thank you for your answer. I suspect that it’s different with rugs as they do not have an underlay like carpets do. I might give Dyson a call to discuss it. Thanks again.
Dyson machines are designed to work on many different types of carpet and its unusual to expect any difficulties.
Should you find it hard to push, the cleanerhead gives you the ability to reduce the seal it has with your floor type (by moving the selector switch to the "-") to make it easier to push.
That being said, we would encourage contacting your flooring manufacturer if you have any concerns about using a Dyson machine on your flooring.
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.76 L|
|Attachments||Includes a replaceable battery, 2 cleaner heads and 5 tools|
|Running Time||60 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Mar 2020|
- MPN: 347782-01
- GTIN13: 5025155047330
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