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- V11 Outsize
WOW just WOW
What's lurking in YOUR carpets?! This is from a 14min 54sec vacuum of a small 4x2 house (mine) tonight, with the Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Stick Vacuum. My house of boys and cats is vacuumed at LEAST once per day with a Dyson V7 Animal Stick, and once every weekend with "Henry", a corded vacuum cleaner that comes with me on cleaning jobs. Absolutely horrified at what my daily vacuuming has NOT been pulling out of the carpets!
Purchased in May 2020 at Betta Home Living for $1,299.00.
Expensive, so far good
I have never been a fan of Dyson products. But after seeing some adds on tv I got thinking, I'll do some research and found it interesting and positive. I took the plunge and shelled out the $1299. Well packed good amount of attachments. One big disappointment is that it came with one battery, the videos I watched on YouTube from U.S.A come with two batteries. I notified Dyson Service Australia why we in Australia get only one battery? I have had no contact from Dyson, its now been 0ne month and I still have not received any correspondence from...Dyson, that's not good. Anyhow the outsize is surprisingly good. If I need to use it on boost I get only 8 minutes use out of the battery, two batteries would be handy, Dyson! Using the outsize on medium I should get 30 minutes use?. Overall I'm happy but I have concerns, the warranty is 2 years repair warranty at $1299 warranty should be a replacement and or 5 years warranty. Secondly how long is this thing going to last before it starts to break down? I had a Bissell 25v and had trouble with the foot assembly, Bissell sent me a new one free of charge 2 years after the warranty, fantastic! Time will tell.. There is one big concern, what happens if or when this vacuum goes out for repair,??? We don't have another vacuum cleaner..!!!
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,299.00.
Perfect! Best vacuum ever!
I just purchased this vacuum and I LOVE it! I haven’t vacuumed so much in my life- out of sheer joy to see how much it picks up! I could not be more impressed and I strongly disagree with most of the unfavourable comments made in the article! My rugs and carpet piles look and stand like new- and there is not one particle left in my hard floors. Looking forward to testing it on the lounge when our new puppy arrives.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,299.00.
This machine is a beast.
With 3 little boys and a dog - our house is always a mess. I am constantly cleaning food crumbs and dog fur. My 3 year old is messier than the cookie monster and the dog fur is so difficult to keep on top of. I have been managing on my beloved DC35 Dyson stick vacuum, now 9 years old.
In need of a new more powerful vacuum cleaner, I was looking for something more agile than an upright, something quiet, compact, powerful and fast.
I invested in the V11 Outsize and have not looked back. This machine is a beast. It is powerful, you can see it s...ucking the dirt from all around, it is light to use on the stairs and I can store it in our tiny entry cupboard by storing the wand and the drum separately. It is also has a new feature that makes it super easy to remove any long hairs that have become wrapped around the spinning head. The wider head also means you can cover more floor area in less time. With the power of an upright vacuum cleaner, I can whip around our house in 15 minutes and have a result that feels like a deep clean. This could may well mean we no longer will need to invest in a weekly cleaner.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys.
If you hate dragging out the vacuum cleaner and connecting it to a long extension cord to vacuum the car then the Dyson V11 Outsize certainly makes life much easier.
If you hate dragging around a vacuum cleaner while reaching for those hard to reach cobwebs... then this vacuum cleaner is for you.
If you hate cordless vacuum cleaners that barely suck... then this vacuum cleaner is for you.
Yes the Dyson is convenient... but it has a couple of obvious detractions.
1) The V11 Outsize came with a truck load of fittings... none of which fi...
Purchased in March 2020 at Dyson.
I am in love with the Dyson v11 Outsize! A quality product which makes cleaning so much easier.
The Dyson v11 Outsize arrived just in the nick of time! I had moved house and couldn’t find the charger for my old vacuum cleaner in the myriad of boxes around me and I was slowly becoming overcome with dust and dog fur which my broom couldn’t gather as it seemed to drift up and away from me rather than in the dustpan.
I have never owned a Dyson vacuum before, but my previous vacuums were not exactly cheap and I had paid between $400 - $800 over the years for various brands with various success. My current vacuum was a VAX upright cordless 20...V VX7 which I purchased in 2015 for $449. Aesthetically, the Dyson v11 is beautiful. The red colour finish wouldn’t look out of place on a red ferrari. There are quite a few parts in the box and the unit and accessories are well packaged within recyclable cardboard. The Dyson v11 comes pre charged at 20% and needs to be charged fully before use. This took a few hours and I kept checking as I was excited to put it through its paces. The LCD screen shows the amount of charge the vacuum has left (see photo) and there is also a blinking blue light on the handle which turns to a steady blue light once the unit is charged. Once the unit was charged, I started vacuuming my hardwood floor which had previously been vacuumed by my floor robot ‘Cherry’. I was astonished at the fist full of fur that was picked up by the Dyson when I thought the floors were relatively clean (see photo). The vacuum was very easy to assemble, however, I did wish there was a manual included and more instructions for the different heads and attachments. A small pamphlet was included with a link to the website which led me to a page that didn’t help with the setup or included tools. However, this is a minor inconvenience though as googling “how to use Dyson vacuum tools” will help you figure out what the different attachments can do and googling for the manual will help you find it to figure out how to clean and use the device correctly. I noticed that my long hair does not get tangled in the rollers on the turbo brush attachment. Every vacuum I have ever owned including my old vacuum and my current robot vacuum always tangles my long hair around the roller and I have to cut it away when cleaning the roller to ensure that the vacuums suction isn’t affected. The Dyson suctions my hair straight to the canister without tangling around the roller!
This is my first Dyson product and I am excited to review it, having used it now for a month.
Prior to the V11 Dyson Outsize I had corded upright and barrel cleaners.
It is a four bedroom home with five occupants and a dog. There are four different types of flooring; ceramic tile, black sculptured carpet, rugs, and laminate flooring.
VALUE FOR MONEY: The RRP for the Dyson V11 Outsize is $1349. This is a large outlay for most people. Thinking back over the past ten years though I have replaced vacuum cleaners three times because they faile...d..total spend was $1119. From the reviews I have read and from what friends who own them have said, Dyson's run on for a long time, you can buy spare parts, and their customer service is apparently good. It seems the value is there. MANEUVERABILITY: The V11 Outsize is the heaviest of all the Dyson stick cleaners as it has the largest dust canister and an extra large floor head. Despite this I found it to be comfortable in my hand, the trigger within easy reach, and with a turn of the wrist it moved easily around things like furniture legs. The weight of the dust canister didn't feel particularly heavy when vacuuming the floor, although it did when I held it up to clean the air-conditioning grate in the ceiling. It was also very maneuverable when cleaning under beds. EASE OF USE: The cordless feature of the V11 Outsize makes it really easy to use. No more dragging a cleaner behind you and it getting hung up and having to go back and free it up. After a month of use I am just starting to accept that there is no cord to trip over.
Fantastic vacuum cleaner, very convenient, long charge at full power
I was sent a Dyson V11 outsize to use and review, as part of the Ambassador Program.
I can’t tell you how excited this made me as for the last year or two, I have been considering buying a Dyson cordless to use in my family room, so to get the latest version has been like hitting the jackpot.
And I haven’t been disappointed.
When I looked these up online, I saw one retailer had them at $1299. For this price, you would expect good performance and the machine has not let me down. But like most things you buy, it isn’t absolutely perfect, so I h...
Purchased in March 2020.
I have carpet, vinyl and tiles
First thing I noticed was the lack of a manual, until I discovered that one could download it.
The packaging was very good and was surprised by all the attachments that came with it.
It is a great vacuum cleaner, and for my home, the battery lasts long enough to do my whole house. My problem is possibly age-related, but I did find that when using the attachments, it is too heavy and hard to manoeuvre in tight spaces. There is no way I would even attempt to use it for anything overhead.
Also, possibly because I...
Purchased in March 2020 at Product Review.
Out Classes and Outsizes all it’s competitors - Bonus shoot out with Dyson V8 absolute+!
Wow....... Dyson have done it again with the V11 Outsize, it is seriously a game changer in so many ways and not just in the advances in technology in house cleaning but in driving gender equality in domestic duties. Since the “Outsize” arrival into our home - Chateau De Shoebox (small) both my son (10 yr old) and I have been leading the charge into fray against dust and dirt leaving Mum and Daughter wanting for access to the Outsize, leaving them the V8 Absolute, our house hasn’t been cleaner! Whilst Covid 19, may suck for some in lockdown, w...e are glad for the presence of “The all mighty Sucker” being the Dyson v11 Outsize, seriously we would not know where we would be without it. Having all four of us and our bearded lady in the circus (Mini Schnauzer dog) at home 24/7 the daily activity with back door left open, has dramatically increased dirt and grime being traipsed through the house. You really appreciate the importance of having such a handy, versatile, intelligent and fast cleaning device at your finger tips and it has become an essential item to have in these hard times to keep our house clean. It is that simple and fun to use that we all want to use it especially the boys, resulting in dad and son often duelling Dyson’s all that was missing was the banjos, now that is special, where Dyson has broken down the barriers achieving what no other vac has done.... my son and I vacuuming. They say we all need to kick in and help in these hard Covid 19 lockdown times, well this has made it happen in our house. Seriously, in the first days the dog was also out of work in keeping with the Covid times as the kids would drop things at dinner onto the floor and then clean up after themselves whipping out the Outsize before the dog could even get to hoover it up. We even play Vac Wars (mimicking Star Wars) in our house where the Outsize is the prize weapon of choice where you will be sitting down and have 8 or 10 year out sneak up and suck you (with the stick removed)...... probably not what the intended design, however we call it an undisclosed design feature and its fun and funny too.... LOL (see photos - Dad the space cowboy) Seriously Why I Recommend the Outsize: Now the V11 Outsize, with the HUGE dust bin that operationally appears to take at least 5 times more dirt than the V8 absolute as well as being the most powerful sucker in hand held vacuums with the larger cleaning head really makes the job time so much faster and easier of vacuuming the house, on top of having the intelligent power management system of: 1. Eco mode (low power - works excellently picking up dust and dirt), 2. Auto (Intelligently choices mode to suit the job - works brilliantly) and 3, Boost (suck the hair off the dog mode) this mode is for hard stuff, really understand why they put the adjustment on the vac heads for this mode to moderate the suction otherwise you might suck the paint of the walls! Lol (actually lifts mats) With the clever assortment of attachments collectively enable the Outsize to confidently go where no other “Stick” Vacuum has gone making this a smart choice to buy as it is well equipped to service small or large houses very well. Secondly, I even went over to my mums large house to use it, as well as to get my mum to use it as she is a hard marker in the cleaning department. The Outsize bested her and her house doing it in a single go without changing the bin - even though to do so is no biggie either, my 97 year old Great Grandma used it and emptied bin with quick release as she has arthritis (wanted to test- little heavy without stick but managed). Now my mum is a clean freak, yep the type that irons underpants and singlet, wash the shirt before it darkens the floor-drobe type. She was that impressed she is upgrading her V6 to the V11 Outsize, shelling out the asking price as a pensioner - speaks volumes.
Purchased in March 2020.
We’ve had 2 vacuum cleaners for a while now; a Dyson v6 slim for the small jobs and a Vacuum-Maid for the full house clean. The hope was our new Dyson v11 Outsize would be good enough to do both jobs and replace them. After using the Outsize for a month ... we reckon it can; but with a few conditions.
Firstly, did the Outsize have as much suction as our Vacuum-Maid which is a ducted system with a powerful motor and dust collection bin located in the garage? We’d say yes to that. Not scientifically compared but the Outsize had extremely powerfu...l suction and cleaned just as thoroughly. It had a couple of advantages over the vacuumaid too. We didn’t have to drag the 8m hose behind us, grinding it against our newly painted skirting boards around corners, then plugging and unplugging into different outlets around the house. The Dyson is cordless! It’s the main reason we selected it to replace what we have. Sooo much easier to vacuum the house cordless/hoselessly. The 25% larger head also makes a big difference; less sweeps to complete the same job than with the smaller head of our old vacuum ( and of other Dysons). Our 4 bedroom, office, 3 living area house ( big but not massive ) was vacuumed with the Dyson about 10 minutes quicker than before. The manoeuvrability of the big head is also better but a bit harder to get under chair legs. The intelligent nature of the Dyson, detecting the type of surface, is an impressive time saver in our house. We move from thick brand new carpet to timber floors to hall runners to tiles in very close quarters. The Outsize detects this and you can hear and feel the motors and head changing to suit the surface automatically. It’s very cool and works. The dust bin is much bigger than any other cordless vacuum out there and I guess for a really dirty huge house you might need it, but we will struggle to ever fill it from vacuuming our house. Easy to empty though. Our v6, one of the first Dyson cordless models, can be a bit fiddly to empty at first; the v11 Outsize has a much improved easy push trigger system so happy with that.
Purchased in March 2020.
This thing is probably the best upgraded model that Dyson have released for battery stick vacs. My previous vac was a Dyson V8 Animal that I bought new in 2013. I thought that thing was great and it is still going strong for me. I have upgraded my house from a 140sqm living spaces to 250sqm living spaces so needed more vacuuming power, size, and battery life.
The V11 model I have came with an assortment of attachments to complete any job that I need done. I have the V11 Outsize, and there is another package available for the Outsize; the V11 O...
Prior to owning a Dyson V11, I had a Miele vacuum. The day I bought it I asked if it could be used with a power head which was an extra cost. That was about eight years ago and the purchase of a power head became one of those things I was going to get around to, but didn't. But it is a good vac to compare with the Dyson because they are two separate animals that are assigned the same tasks. To clean my timber floors and my carpets. My stairs are also carpeted and have always been a chore to clean.
So what do you get when you buy a Dyson V11? We...
Purchased in April 2020.
The V11 Absolute is a beast of a cordless vacuum with a 150% larger bin and 25% larger head on the main power brush. I received this unit 4 weeks ago as a Dyson Ambassador and every member of the family was excited to use it. We were able to clean our 5 bedroom house on a mixture of floating floor boards, tile, carpet, and shaggy rug with the main head and on a single charge. It was so easy to use even my 8 year old could do it.
Grading up from the Dyson V6 the difference was extremely noticeable (picture attached for size comparison). The leng...
Purchased in March 2020.
We are very happy with this Dyson vacuum, even our teenage kids want to use it... so that's a win!!! We are amazed how much dirt and dust keeps coming out of the carpet.
- Well built, quality construction.
- Comes with loads of attachments. The small power head is very powerful if you need to vacuum narrow areas like stairs.
- The articulating head on the different power heads are awesome, you can angle the vacuum at any angle you like along walls and along furniture. You can get down almost flat under beds and tables - better than...
Purchased in March 2020.
Absolutely love this vacuum!
I purchased this vacuum to replace my old barrel vacuum and also my stick vacuum after both stopped working properly. The price was steep but It is worth ever cent, especially since it replaces a barrel vacuum. It is a heavy vacuum compared to other stick vacuums but it’s not awkward to use, even with the weightiness of it I still found it easy to use and move around my floor, it glides really easily, no more banging my barrel vacuum into the skirting boards and this vacuum has any unbelievable amount of suction power on both hardfloors and car...pet/rugs. My house is fully tiled, with rugs and the amount of dust it picked up on the first use was Quite amazing considering I vacuum and use a steam mop every day. I love it goes from hardfloors to carpets/rugs without having to press anything on the head. I think the Dyson v11 outsize will actually make cleaning the floors a easy task but most importantly it makes vacuuming actually enjoyable. An absolute winner!
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman Online for $1,200.00.
Update July 2021:
Having owned the Outsize for some time now, its given me a better perspective. The overwhelming impression Im left with is one of convenience. The fact is I just havent used my mains powered vacuum for the house even once since getting the Outsize.
While, like I suggest in my review below, the Outsize might be out performed in certain situations, it becomes a largely irrelevant observation given I exclusively use the Outsize simply due to its convenience and ease of use. I now vacuum my house in stages, vacuuming a room or ...two when I see they need it. This, over time, covers the whole house. Only for the car would I get the mains vacuum out,and to be fair I do not have the flexible hose attachment for the Dyson when I might consider using it for the car as well. Reiterating whats in my review, the Outsize is relatively large and heavier than less powerful units, which may be a problem for some (but not me) - but to offset that you do get performance generally on a par with a mains unit in my opinion. This makes it less than ideal for stairs, but still far quicker and easier than a mains vacuum. For further details see my earlier full review below.
Purchased in March 2020.
V11 Oustsize Dyson's Mega Cordless stick! But is it the best all-rounder?
I’ve purchased many brands of Corded Vacuum and Hand held/Dust Buster cleaners in the past 35 years.. My experience is that Dyson by far is the best brand for longevity and performance, still owning my corded Dyson some 15 years on, flogging it in my previous large home, so followed up with a Dyson DC59 stick as a Dust Buster, but found it was so good I started to use it as a regular house Vacuum Cleaner, using it now in my average sized home nearly 3 years. After 5 years the battery started to die after a few minutes use, another battery ...purchased from Dyson has is still running perfectly, into year 6. We have almost finished building a rather large house, and with a lot of build dust happening for a long time, I had been looking into the purchase of a more heavy duty stick with more power and longer battery life for our next house, not wanting to go back to using a corded cleaner. As my current stick does a great job, I thought a newer model would surpass it. It was very timely that I was asked to trial and review the Dyson V11 Outsize, by productreview.com. This is an unpaid review. For anyone currently with a Dyson Stick and wondering if the time has come, and if it is worth the money to upgrade, I hope my honest review and insight comparing the old to new can add extra perspective from a household review point. For first time buyers considering a Dyson, my operation and performance review will hopefully assist you too. I am not measuring sound or throwing anything onto a floor to test. But, speaking of sound, there is some good news!! This Dyson has been trialled at my current 28 square metre home. Our household flooring, consists of matt tiles to Living areas, Master Bed and Hallways, 3m x 4m metre rugs, charcoal carpet in media room, office, theatre room and 3 x minor bedrooms. Residing is two adults and a very special hairy Border Collie Fur Child, who sheds a lot of long fur year round, along with my long hair, also adding to the shedding problem onto floors.
We've been Dyson owners for quite some time, V6 Animal handhelds though, not the full kit like this one. We love the handhelds but wanted to see some change as there are things which can't be accomplished with them or were undesirable. So our oversize expectations and results were :
1. Less noise! On full squeal the handhelds are painful to everyone around
Oh the beauty of it. It's much less noisy then the handhelds even on MAX.
2. Less dusty cleaning. Whilst the open bottom is simple, you still hold the handheld above the bin and wh...en there's stuck stuff, the awkward latch becomes annoying to remove the barrel, clean it out and replace it. The cleaning process is fantastic, whole barrel slides down and INTO the bin! We didn't feel like we were having to hold our breath as all the dust started swirling. Also, with the handhelds the filter was prone to fall out on the floor (or your face) when you were holding it up over your head. Can't happen on the Outsize.
Purchased in March 2020.
Overall I am impressed with this effective cordless vacuum cleaner. It is excellent at cleaning carpets.
The V11 Oversize arrived well packed in bits of shaped cardboard; all of which are easy to compost. No plastics or foams. The vacuum is bigger and heavier than I am used to. I am short. When the vacuum was assembled, it came up to my sternal notch. I lay it across a carver chair for easy access to change parts. The Dyson V11 Oversize did not come with an instruction manual in the box, so one has to look on-line to understand how to use it. T...
Purchased in March 2020.
To start, like many - this item was received as a part of a review program offered by productreview... However, I received this unit with the expectation that I would have to return it or forward it on to another reviewer. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, you may not want a novel - just the facts, so this is our experience...
I consider us average home users - animals, kids and a mixture of floor coverings...
Family of 5 here, already own;
240v mains vac: Miele - Reviewed on PR years ago, still works and is starting t...
Purchased in March 2020.
The Dyson v11 Outsize cordless vacuum cleaner actually makes vacuuming fun. We’re inventing excuses to use it. My wife calls it her ‘toy’: “I love it!” she exclaims as she happily walks the Dyson around the house, and I have certainly had occasion to excitedly go get the device to clean up lawn clippings I've dragged in, or those annoying little spiders in the cornices around the house too. Quite clearly, this vacuum cleaner is doing a marvellous job of just inspiring us to clean. It’s just so convenient, effective and easy to use.
The fun sta...rts with the fact that its hanging on the supplied wall mount where its battery is constantly topped-up and remains fully-charged, which means it's ready for duty in an instant, without any hassle at all. That may not sound like a big deal, but just the fact that it’s no drama to get to work with it represents a quantum leap in convenience over traditional vacuum cleaners. Incidentally, it is mounted in our garage, screwed securely into a wall stud just near the internal access door where it is out of sight (even if it is a rather attractive-looking device) but close by. Once in use, this Dyson is much quieter than any vacuum cleaner we’ve ever used and importantly, it doesn’t stink either. Our conventional, bagged vacuum cleaners' expelled air always smelled offensive, with an odd, slightly cheesy smell. Happily, that is completely absent with the bagless Dyson thanks to its very effective air filtration system. Of course, the cordless design of the v11 Outsize is its main attribute. As we all know too well, a drudging chore with conventional vacuuming is dragging out and connecting the cord and then an extension cord and then managing the lot whilst navigating the house. No such drama now! Cordless is convenient, but used to come at the cost of extra weight and a lack of suction- and staying-power; weaknesses that Dyson have successfully addressed with this product. The Dyson v11 Outsize incorporates some clever power-saving features that enable us to vacuum our entire four-bedroom house with a single, full charge. One can hear it doing clever things as it adjusts between its three power-modes on the fly, when set to ‘auto’. On tiled areas it cruises in ‘eco’ mode; then ramps up the power when one moves onto carpet, where it has to work harder. It goes flat-out in ’burst’ mode on rugs. One can also manually select a power mode if desired. I haven’t timed it but recharge from empty seems to take about three hours or so. At first we wondered why there isn’t a trigger lock to ease the constant actuation required with the trigger finger, but it seems this too is a means to minimise battery power wastage. There’s a big LED readout on the back, facing the user, that indicates how much battery power is remaining so that one can time bigger jobs down to the minute. The readout changes colour as the battery drains and the cleaner even pulses thrice with about three minutes of power left, to give the user haptic notification that the charge is getting low. The unit is not quite as light as one might dare to hope but it is remarkably light for a solid, well-made, cordless, upright design that carries all its main components ‘up top.’ Of course, once in motion, most of the weight is transferred to the floor, though we wondered whether a removable, adjustable outboard handle (like one might see on a bigger electric drill) wouldn’t help users to stabilise the machine and provide more natural, double-handed leverage when in operation. Happily, without cabling issues to deal with, our entire house can be vacuumed in around half the time it used to take with a corded cleaner, which significantly minimises the effort involved in using the machine. The three-axis head on the main brushes, in two sizes, makes accessing corners and difficult areas much easier and more effective than ever, further speeding the work. A selection of seven heads is included with this Dyson for cleaning everything from large areas to fabric surfaces and skirting boards, as well as reaching difficult nooks and crannies. With so much thought gone into the packaging of this device (the unboxing of which is quite special; akin to the Apple experience), I wonder if the Dyson people could do just a little more thinking to incorporate a storage-box solution for all the heads in the packaging? No matter, I just found a small cardboard box for all the fitments and left it under the wall-mounting. Having used a leading conventional vacuum cleaner for years, which hasn’t seen the light of day since we received the Dyson, we can confirm that the v11 Outsize is a powerful cleaner, sucking up one and a half loads of dirt into its near-two litre bagless receptacle from floors that were vacuumed only a week earlier. Emptying the collected rubbish is an easy, one-touch affair, though some fluff can get caught up in the top of the receptacle after a big job, when a little manual persuasion easily gets the job done. In summary, the Dyson v11 Outsize cordless vacuum cleaner takes much of the drudgery out of vacuuming, most notably by ridding the task of cable-management difficulties and smelliness, as well as most of the dirtiness and noise. The appliance looks attractive but more importantly, it is the state-of-the-art in modern, cordless, household vacuum cleaning technology, to deliver not only an effective and powerful cleaner, but one that is actually FUN to use. And THAT is a truly outstanding achievement! Five stars!
So you’re considering to purchase one of the most expensive stick vacuums on the market but is it worth the money?
The moment you unpack the tools and lift the vacuum out of the box, you will realise two things. Muscles in your forearm that you never thought you had and that you have purchased a product that feels solid.
While rebuilding a 45 sqm home, we decided to install a ducted vacuum system purely because of the size of the house. Our long-lived Dyson barrel vacuum got placed into storage and has never seen the light of day. The...ultimate reason is wanting portability of only having to take a hose up and down the stairs and keep the dust, dirt and noise outside. Like most males, no instructions, I just wanted to snap it all together and clean the house from top to bottom. Clicked the battery in and up came the digital display showing 35% battery remaining. Not an issue, I plugged the charger in and searched for the manual to read over the tools Dyson provide you with. I am glad to see a company finally doing away with a paper manual in 20 languages but instead a link to an online manual. Scanned the QR code via my iPad camera and up came the Dyson V11. They provide you with everything you need to know how to use it, videos, and a downloadable manual so there is no need for me to explain how to use the vacuum in this review. Having fun yet? No? Battery now at 37%. Battery vs Performance: You are presented with information to 'fully recharge your battery' before using it but for how long? Dyson specifies the battery will last around 60mins based on how you use it, but they don't inadvertently tell you how long it takes to charge. In the 'Getting Started video' it reveals the demonstrator's vacuum with a 20% charge and 2hrs later it appears to be fully charged. Unfortunately, it takes almost 4.5hrs to fully recharge a flat battery so consider this based on how you clean. You might now be thinking, (I'll just buy another battery) but you may want to reconsider. The cost of a replacement/additional battery is around $199 but how do you charge it with only one charger? It takes 4.5hrs to charge with a 1hr operating time which means you cant charge a secondary battery before your main battery runs flat so you'll need another charger also.
I was sent this product by productreview.com.au to test and write a review on it. The only Dyson experience I have previously had is for one of the little hand held Dyson’s that’s good for quick small vacuuming jobs.
With the Dyson V11 Outsize, I was surprised at how big the box was, and how many attachments there are. However, I was disappointed that there wasn’t any real instructions with it, other than two pages of safety information, an extra document with instructions on how to install the holder, and another document with information ab...out the battery. There were no instructions for all the various attachments and what they are used for. I haven't used all the attachments as yet as I haven't found a need for all of them. There is an attachment which is good for tiled areas and wooden floorboards, however, I found the attachment wobbles a lot and is quite hard to get used to using (after having used a 'normal' vacuum cleaner). The wobble factor is built in by design but I just found it distracting as the thing moved of it's own volition and wasn't going where I was trying to push it. When it came to carpeted areas, wow, you get a really good core body workout, as it is very difficult to push this vacuum on longer pile carpet. In fact, when my partner used it, he didn't bother trying to 'push' it on the longer pile carpet, he just 'pulled' it towards himself. We live in a very small cottage, and have two dogs with very long feathered fur. I didn't try to vacuum the entire house in one go as I found that holding the Dyson with the trigger on to power it, exacerbated an elbow injury that I have (tennis elbow). I also don't think the battery would have lasted trying to vacuum the entire house, as we have a number of different surfaces, and the battery indicator kept chopping and changing for how much battery time it had left, depending on where I was using the vacuum. On carpet and the rugs, etc it kicked into higher mode to try to suck up as much stuff as possible, which meant the time left on the battery dropped significantly. In the one room that has much longer pile carpet, it was very hard to use. I don't think the battery lasted for longer than 30 minutes at any one time when I was using it, before the warning light went to red and said it needed to be plugged in (at least, that's what I was assuming it meant, as I didn't get instructions). I also wasn't sure if I should keep using it until the battery went completely dead, or if I needed to plug it in to recharge as soon as the red warning light came on.
Purchased in March 2020.
I was given my Dyson V11 Outsize to review as part of the Product Review’s Ambassador’s Program approximately a month ago from writing this and have been using it as my regular vacuum cleaner since then.
First of all let me say that I have always been sceptical about Dyson products. I know that a lot of people swear by them, but they’ve always seemed overpriced or over engineered in my opinion. So when I received my V11 Outsize to review, I thought that I’d really be able to see if my thoughts on their products were justified or not.
Upon ope...ning the box and taking everything out, I must say that I was a little surprised at just how many accessories came with the vacuum cleaner (see photo 1). I expected a power head, but this came with one for hard floors (a) and carpets (b) as well as a ‘mini’ one (c) to get into small nooks and crannies. It also came with a number of other attachments which included a couple with brushes (d) and one with really stiff bristles to help ‘scrape’ dirt away (e) as well and the standard long narrow tube to really get into crevices etc (f). It also comes with a small clear attachment (g) which goes onto the main tube for holding two of the other attachments (I assume the ones you would use the most). Once the battery was fully charged, I decided to give it a test on the lounge room (the only room in the house with carpet). The V11 has three power modes you can use; Eco, Medium and boost (although the manual states Eco, Auto and Boost). The manual states that ‘Auto’ (Medium?) will automatically adjust the amount of power/suction required based on what surface it is on and depending on how much cleaning is required. For the lounge, I set it on Medium. Within seconds it was obvious that the V11 was really picking up a lot of dust/dirt/hair (we have 2 dogs and 2 cats). In fact the carpet power-head (‘a’ in photo 1) was picking a heck of a lot more dust/dirt/hair than (what I always thought was a very superior vacuum) our Wertheim 6030 (even with its very own motorized power head). Photo 2 shows the amount of dirt/dust/hair it sucked up. The lounge had been vacuumed exactly 3 days before trialing the V11. To say I was impressed is an understatement. I was more surprised by the amount of dust/dirt it collected especially considering just how recently it had been vacuumed.
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|
- GTIN13: 5025155057964
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