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- V11 Outsize
Don’t waste your money
• I’ve been using it since about October 2020 (lucky I purchased extended warranty, but the product has failed before then...(won’t be buying a dyson stick vacuum again)
• quite heavy being the outsize version and remember that you have to hold the trigger down to use the vacuum, as soon as you let go it turns off...this can be quite strenuous on your hand especially for anyone who has any sort of pain in their hand, arthritis or for the elderly...you could use your body weight to push it along carpet but still that’s not very practical
• out...size version isn’t really necessary...if you really want one of these just get the normal size as it’s less heavier and I highly doubt will get full after vacuuming the house • does not come with a hose attachment so cleaning areas like behind computer tables, hard to reach areas etc is pretty much impossible...a non branded hose kit can be purchased off ebay for around $40 which seems to be of good quality, but keeping your finger on the triggger and with your other hand guiding the hose/nozzle can be annoying too • not bad for the car but not the best either, a vacuum which has a hose is much more preferable and easier to use as again the car has a lot of hard to reach places and this vaccum isn’t suited well for that use
Purchased in September 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store.
It is not bad
I am a long term Dyson user. The v11 is much more powerful and it is a very efficient cleaning soloution.
My only concern of the products is washing. There are smell everytime after wash. I would give it a 4 stars.
Purchased for $1,329.00.
Great for carpet and laminate flooring, absolute rubbish for wooden floors
Great for cleaning carpets and laminate/vynil flooring. Absolute rubbish for wooden floors. Left scratches and scuff marks everywhere in my engineered floor. Plush strips wear out without spare parts other than buying a complete new head. Never buying Dyson again.
Purchased in July 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,200.00.
The Vaccum itself is great but the heaviness of the stick is ridiculous! I have to take multiple breaks because my wrist hurts from the use. You don’t feel this as much on hardwood floors or tiles (still heavy though) but once you take it out on the carpet - the stick just gets almost impossible to use comfortably.
This is my first Dyson purchase and I’m extremely disappointed as I did my research and finally invested in one and it is sadly nowhere near the expectations in terms of ease of use.
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,299.00.
- V11 Outsize
Suction is amazing! However comes at a cost
I’ve recently purchased the Dyson V11 Outsize, and have been very impressed by its power, suction and other features.
However one thing that pains me (quiet literally) is the weight of the stick. After a one time use in our 3 bedroom home (couldn’t even manage to do the living room and kitchen due to the weight), I was left with extreme back pain.
I find the weight distribution to be uneven, and that it’s very heavy. Adding to that is the immense pressure pushing against our plush carpet with such a heavy stick. It’s tiring and painful.
I’...ve paid the price I have for this machine for ease of use and accessibility, but I’m now in so much pain after vacuuming the night prior that I’m worried I will develop back problems over a period of use. I’m now questioning my purchase, and have emailed Dyson with the hopes of a solution.
Purchased in December 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,299.00.
I was a little skeptical, but my experience has made me a believer
I recently moved into a one bedroom apartment. The place had been "professionally cleaned" before I moved in so I didn't think it needed much attention. I wanted a vacuum cleaner to keep the place clean but didn't want a big and bulky machine. I was looking in JB HiFi at various stick vacuums and the differences between the Dyson V7 and the V11 Outsize. I was initially hesitant at the bin size and the motor size of the V11 and the higher cost, but looking at the features and how much more power and function it had, I went with the V11 Outsize. ...How my initial fears and hesitations were blown away within my first session! I have carpet in the bedroom, but hard flooring throughout the rest of the apartment. After charging the machine initially, I went through the apartment with the power head attachment just to get a feel of the machine. The wider motor head makes covering floor space a breeze, and near the connection with a stick tubing is an ingenious articulating bit which allows the power head to move and rotate really easily with the turn of your wrist. The power head picked up SO much dust and dirt! I was shocked as the place had a professional clean and the carpets had been cleaned as well (or so I was told). The powerful motor has such an ability to deep clean carpet without losing suction and it wasn't an effort to push along the carpet. I'm 6 foot tall as well and just felt this machine was nicely sized and didn't feel like I was straining my back bending over like I have using other vacuum cleaners. I followed with using the fluffy head cleaner and that picked up so much fine fluff and I don't think I really needed to use this after using the power head through the apartment but I was mesmerised with how fun it was/is to use the machine. All in all for 60sqm took me about 25 minutes (I was going slow just to have fun with the machine) and the results was half the bin full of fluff and dirt (see first picture). The battery went down to 60% with that 25 mins. It just boggled my mind as I'm a clean tidy person and didn't think there'd be much to pick up within 1 week of moving into a clean apartment. Emptying the bin is very easy - a bit like using a trombone. The clever thing as well is if there's dirt/fluff stuck on the stainless mesh higher up, the end of the bin brushes it down and out with the rest of the muck so you don't have to reach in and up to clean the stuff off. I really like this little touch. Closing is just to lift the trombone type slider back up and close the bin hatch.
Purchased in September 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,299.00.
- V11 Outsize
Dyson v11 outsize is awesome as it’s bigger and better than my previous v7 the head is bigger and wider which picks up more and the capacity in the dirt canister is huge which means we don’t have to empty it as often. So overall good product but a little heavy on the hand.
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys.
- V11 Outsize
Best dyson so far
Brought for $1275 from the goodguys and haven't looked back, this is the best dyson by far, I have had several dyson over the years. Upgrades from a dc23 corded vacuum and the first time we used the v11 it had picked up dirt that our old dyson had left behind. Got to admit it was a big outlay to purchase but it's looking like it's worth it.
Purchased in May 2020 for $1,275.00.
Poor build quality
Our Dyson v11 outsize is a pleasure to vacuum with and works extremely well. The main concern is the poor build quality of the product. Straight out of the box and whilst we are using it the battery falls out. You may think oh well didn't put it in properly until it keeps happening. Then we put up the wall mount and hang the vacuum only to notice a 5mm gap between the battery and handle, emphasized more because of the sheer weight of the product. Contact Dyson to be told this is unusual, you need to send it in to be checked and there lies the r...eal problem. 3-5 business days to wait for a label, minimum 2-3 weeks once with the technician and then return time. Now that amount time in my household without a vacuum is going to cause some real issues with dust, dirt etc on carpets. A poor turn around from a customer service point of view which sours the whole joy of a new product that works well
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,299.00.
The Dyson V11 Outsize impresses immediately for several reasons as soon as it is out of the box, unpacked and assembled.
The first is the ingenious environmentally friendly packaging protection for the individual pieces which I can only describe as very practical cardboard origami. An example of one piece is in the photo which I couldn't resist including.
Secondly, the sturdy well-built quality and innovative design I have come to know from previous Dyson products that I have owned is obvious, where the high-quality plastic construction is ...clear evidence of the built to last philosophy. Thirdly, the comprehensive array of tools to cater for any task to be asked of a vacuum, stick or otherwise. Once put to use, the power of the V11 combined with the flexibility of individual cleaner heads and tools assures performance second to none. The High Torque XL cleaner head not only automatically adjusts power to suit any floor type, but also features 2 adjustable (3 position) vents so that suction can be varied closing vents to deep clean carpets and opening when less suction is required on hard floors. There are also 3 power modes determining power and associated battery run time which are easily selected using a single button. The modes in increasing power order are Eco, Auto and Boost.
As somebody who seems to be far too good at tripping over cords or yanking them out of the wall at the worst time, the Dyson V11 has been a welcome surprise. As somebody who also has lots of fluff and long hair lying around, the Dyson V11 hasn't improved my mood very much. The very short version of my review is as follows: the V11 Outsize is great for regular quick and smaller vacuuming jobs but it's not the best if you have lots of very dusty, dirty, and hairy vacuuming to take care of, and especially not if it's on uneven hard floors. Now for...the long version... Having used portable battery-powered stick-vacuums at friends' houses, getting one of my own was a relief. My house is quite small but I have lots of things in awkward places and my ancient-but-trusty bag vacuum keeps getting stuck on things or the cord will wrap around something expensive and pull it over whenever I need to venture into far corners. With the V11 Outsize I can now leap around like a twit and not level the contents of my house in the process. I mostly have hard wood floors, some kinda lumpy tiled floors, and rugs to hide them all. The V11 is not a weakling by any stretch! One rug in particular must be vacuumed on the 'Eco' setting otherwise the V11 lifts the rug off the ground unless my full weight is behind it (and I'm quite tall). What did disappoint me though is with all that suction power, some objects on hard floors just won't go up the tube. I spent over 5 minutes trying to vacuum up a single piece of popcorn but the recalcitrant oversized crumb would not yield. If it wasn't blown away by air coming out of the vacuum head, it would get stuck inside the head and pretend to disappear only to reappear when I moved to a new section of floor. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but my old (corded) vacuum won't let anything survive whereas the V11 seemed to have trouble taking up objects that weren't already very small. For example, a puffy ball of dryer lint wouldn't go under the head - instead it would be blown a few centimetres away. A coffee bean - it simply wouldn't fit under the front of the vacuum head without me lifting the whole unit up and placing it on top, but then sometimes it would blow the bean away first. A plastic bread bag clip - nope! A toothpick - NUH! These are all items my huge corded vacuum willingly eats that the V11 Outsize couldn't sink its teeth into at all, or not without lots of fuss. As for rugs, it does a brilliant job on those - really really good. Because my house isn't a mansion, I could vacuum all the rugs and floors three times before having to recharge the battery. If you need to tackle a large house with lots and lots of thick carpets, I doubt you'd get through it on one charge. With that said, if you (like me) don't treat housework as a marathon event that must be finished all in one go, the V11 is perfect for working on a small section of the house at a time. I definitely use it more than my old vacuum cleaner simply because I can grab it and walk anywhere in the house without having to perform tantric yoga to reach a spare power plug.
Purchased in April 2020 for $1,299.00.
Road Testing the Dyson V11 Outsize Vacuum Cleaner and How It Comes Up
Thank you for the opportunity to road test the Dyson 11 Outsize. It is a privilege to be able to comment on such a high-quality product.
My wife and I live in a single level house internally about 350 m made up of about 40% carpet/rugs and 60% Timber/Tessellated Victorian tiling for the working areas. We already have a Dyson V10 Absolute, which provides for our quick/small clean jobs in Lieu of our main vacuum cleaner, a Miele Jubilee that is about 12 months old. Our carpets are 100% cut pile high quality wool.
After I unpacked the Dyson V11 ...Outsize I noticed there was a little more packaging material with this unit compared to our Miele as I decided coincidently, for space, to recycle both. What struck me most at the start was the size of this unit and its bin. Without reading the instructions, I decided to test run the ‘V11’ After a full charge being familiar with the V10, I assumed there wouldn’t be much difference. In the AUTO setting I noticed how much quieter the V11 was compared the V10, but at the same time I noticed a lot of fluff from the bedroom carpet being collected in the bin, which was surprising as there wasn’t any evidence of loose fibres. This alarmed me because this machine obviously had vastly increased suction which would seriously deplete the carpet pile, shortening its life. Immediately, I changed the head and reduced the suction to medium, but still excess carpet fibres were being collected in the bin, more than I was comfortable with.
Purchased in April 2020 at Product Review.
Too large to be called a 'Stick' or 'Handi-Vac.' It's an arm workout to do the whole house, even 4A big bloke like me.
Feels just about useless, unless on 'Boost' mode, which reduces battery to just 12-14min. (Comparing to my Electrolux Excello 240v barrel vac). Good thing I have a small house. Still had 3min battery left when I finished. 40mins on Med power according to the display, but if it doesn't actually work, what's the point. And if Med is useless, 'Eco' mode is just a complete waste of time. Not sure why you would ever use a mode that doesn't actually work. All 'marketing' to advertise a ridiculously long battery life most likely, but in a mode that no...-one will ever use because it just doesn't even work. Didn't even pickup loose uncooked brown rice off a lino floor. And the manual doesn't match the product. (See pictures) There is no 'Auto' mode, just 'Med'. I tested it, and it doesn't change power if loaded up like Makita Brushless tools with this feature actually do. And the power level button is in a stupid place. Can't reach it with your thumb while in use - 'On the fly'. Using your other hand though, it does change power 'on the fly' just fine. It just doesn't "Auto" like they say it does on the TV ad, or in the manual, or not in my house going between lino, polished pine and carpet tiled (very short pile) floors. Only used it three times and the connections for the pipe & attachments are already 'loose' & has some play... wobbles, but hangs in there. Doesn't fall out. Somehow the HEPA filter cover came loose & I didn't realise. The display came up with a warning, telling me what was wrong. That's pretty cool, some smart/clever design and engineering there. Wall mount is pretty good. Holds all the accessories and charges OK. And there are a LOT of accessories. Two heads, crevice, brush, and more. You can carry one tool on the stick/tube. But the rest are still back hanging on the wall in the wall mount. Another thing about my barrel Vac. The tools are "Right There" if you need one, ALL of them.
Purchased in February 2020.
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Situation: Our home single story, Travertine stone floors with large mats, with wool carpet in bedrooms and non-slip textured epoxy over concrete in outdoor "Queensland room".
House has ducted Valet vacuum installed and also older Nilfisk GM2900 Bag and Ryobi wet&dry garage vac, used for cars. We have an earlier Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+, stick vacuum for comparison with the supplied for review, Dyson V11 Outsize.
EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY manufactured to high standard with durable materials and tight tol...
Purchased in March 2020.
The first Dyson bag-less cyclonic vacuum cleaner was a revolutionary step in household cleaning duties and with each model, more improvements followed. Since then, most portable vacuum cleaners have just been small evolutionary improvements but this is a paradigm shift. Another big bang! Yes, it's that good because this Dyson V11 is actually a Dyson ball on a stick. Somehow, the developers have managed to marry the powerful suction power of a corded vacuum cleaner with the portability of a stick/handheld vacuum.
Out of the box
The V11 ca...
Purchased in March 2020.
Questions & Answers
I bought my Dyson V11 outsize 6 months ago, have not had an issue with it until a few weeks ago. It will not differentiate carpet to floor boards and is sucking at carpet power mode and obviously draining the battery so much quicker. Any tips on how to fix it?
Hi check the little screen on top it should say Auto and the bottom pad and roller should be clean .Hopefully it works
The Dyson V11 Outsize needs to be in Auto mode, with the Torque Drive Cleaner Head attached for the machine to change automatically between hard floors and carpets.
If the machine is in Boost or Eco modes, you are using another floor tool, the machine won't automatically change.
If you continue to experience difficulties, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Dyson Experts, you can find ways of getting in touch here: https://www.dyson.com.au/support/contact-us
Yes I always have the machine in auto mode and the Torque Drive Cleaner is always attached.
My Dyson outsize works, however, the 2nd battery says charged and when I put it in nothing happens.
So we can get this sorted for you, we would kindly ask you to give our Dyson Experts a call on 1800 239 766 with your machine handy. Our helpline is open Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 4pm AEST.
If you are not in Australia, please visit www.dyson.com and press "Contact Us" for the local contact information of the Dyson helpline in your area.
We look forward to hearing from you and assisting.
We have just purchased the V11 outsize and find the dust head pulls firmly to the right when vacuuming, we cannot understand why it is doing this even on ECO mode.
This is certainly not to be expected. We would encourage checking the wheels underneath the floor tool and ensuring all the wheels are clear of debris and spin freely.
If so and this continues, please give our Dyson Experts a call on 1800 239 766 with your machine handy at your convenience. Our helpline is open Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 4pm AEST. If you are not in Australia, please visit www.dyson.com and press "Contact Us" for the local contact information of the Dyson helpline in your area.
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The Dyson V11 Outsize is Dyson's top of the line cordless stick vacuum, equipped with a motor that spins up to 125,000 rpm. Compared to the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra, it also has a 150% bigger bin and 25% wider cleaner head.
It also comes with 2 cleaner heads and 5 tools, they are:
- Soft Dusting Brush
- Fluffy Cleaner Head
- Combination Tool
- Crevice Tool
- Mini Motorised Tool
- Drop-in Dock
- Stubborn Dirt Brush
For the ultimate package, the Dyson V11 Outsize Pro comes with an additional 3 tools:
- Flexi Crevice Tool
- Mattress Tool
- Extension Hose
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||1.9 L||1.9 L|
|Weight||3.56 kg||3.56 kg|
|Running Time||60 min||60 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Mar 2020||Mar 2020|
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