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I was given the opportunity to test the Dyson V11 Outsize, and I was very excited to try it out.
Here are my thoughts, on the good and the small things that can be upsetting.
First I want to applause Dyson for the way they package the vacuum. It all comes well packed in cardboard and it's all recyclable! Thanks for that Dyson, it may be a small thing but a lot of products still come packed with polystyrene and tone of plastics. This means that the packaging will be easy to dispose of, because it's a big box.
It's easy and quick to assemble an...
Finally got a Dyson and as a first timer, I was so disappointed with the usability of this very cumbersome V11 Outsize vacuum cleaner. It will be used for our carpets for deep cleans but I will need a second vacuum for anything above floor level. I have written a detailed review and some Dyson lovers may disagree with my comments however from my use as a female with smallish hands and back problems, this unit is more suited to those with a lot of strength. You can skip to the bottom of the page for the USAGE part of my review. I suggest if a f...riend has purchased this vacuum, ask to borrow and try before you buy to make your mind up for yourself as at $1,300 approx, you do not want to be disappointed with your purchase. ::V11 Outsize First Impression:: Well packaged Well made like all Dyson products Motor is not too loud Perfect if you have lots of carpet Lacking printed instructions Very heavy for single hand use Not ideal for anything above floor level
Dear Reader; I will declare that I did not purchase this vacuum cleaner. It was sent to me by Product Review to use, test and review. This is not my first Dyson. I purchased a Dyson V8 Absolute Plus back in 2018, and I sent it back under the satisfaction guarantee. You can read that review here.
Unboxing: Dyson products are amazingly well packaged, and it takes a huge amount of effort to repackage if you ever want to return one. (You tube videos of unboxings are ver...y helpful in this regard, watch in reverse!). The manual was scant, but perfect for me, (No big manual in my box) but please pay attention to the instructions stuck to the unit for emptying the dust bin etc. It's all simple, logical, the unit will tell you when you wash the hepa filter, move on. They really managed to pack a lot into the box with this Outsize version of the 11. The first thing that stands out is the size of the motor unit, especially the dust bin. Way bigger the older style machines, ie v6 and v8 and 50% bigger than the V10 and base model v11. This is a good thing. The main torque drive vacuum head is also 25% bigger. Finally making it the same size as most corded and ducted vacuum cleaner heads, with the added benefit of motorhead, (a motorised rotating brush that is key to the Dysons ability to pick up dust, dirt and especially hair from floors and carpet). The other sensation is of quality. Every part feels solid, well-engineered and very well made. There are very few cordless vacuum cleaners that you can say that about. Note: A majority of my house is tiled, main lounge is floorboards, 4 carpeted double bedrooms, and one big 3.6m x 2m long pile rug makes it 2/3rd’s hard floors and 1/3rd carpet.
I was looking forward to using my very first Dyson. I use a Miele plug in and a Makita cordless.
I was surprised that the machine doesn't really come with any proper instruction booklet. It was easy to set up and comes with lots of bits and pieces all package well.
I charged the battery overnight and then used it the next day. I must say I was super impressed. It was so easy to maneuver and sucked up amazingly. I have hard tiled floors and it was a breeze to clean. The carpet in the bedrooms which looked cleaned picked up dirt I didn't even ...
Those who have read my reviews know that I have criteria that need to be met for me to like a product. For example: ‘does the product do what it claims”, ‘how’s the quality’ and then ‘price’. Those are my initial criteria. I might add some later on, such as customer service, handling and so on.
I was asked to review this vacuum cleaner. I don’t get paid for reviews but I can keep the item. This did not reflect in any way in my review.
Ironically my last vacuum cleaner died after only 6 months of use. Had I known I would get this product, I ...wouldn’t have bought a new vacuum cleaner only a few weeks ago. OK, I’ll tell you now, I really like this vacuum cleaner. Why? Let’s go step by step. The packaging is great. Someone actually put a lot of thought into the packaging. Instead of the standard Styrofoam and endless plastic we are accustomed to, 100% of this packaging is recyclable cardboard and a bit of paper. No plastic! My full-time job has to do with waste and recycling. I therefore appreciate the effort by Dyson to pack this vacuum in 100% recyclable materials. The safety sheet is an A4 sized document. Yay, I didn’t need a magnifying glass to read it. However, the other documents are A6. I had to get magnifying glasses to read them. There was no manual enclosed only the safety sheet, promotional brochure, an installation guide for the wall mount and a battery guide.
Highly Intelligent engineering comprehensively supremely fits the job
The V11 outsize should have at least six stars and all its competition no more than five. But some will be unhappy with it because it is too big, heavy and clumsy for people my size (male 5’7”) and smaller people; and I’m happy knowing I got around such objections and more (and leaving out a star gets more attention so is more helpful, I hope).
My wife baby-sat two primary-school-age girls whose mother owns a smaller lighter model with the same type of trigger switch that has to be pressed to keep the motor running. The switch on the smaller ...
Game changing cordless vac that performs better than a corded vac!
I’ve been using this vacuum for a couple of weeks now, having previously owned the Dyson V7.
Out of the box (which was well packaged and a bit like a game of Jenga) the vac was super easy to put together. The massive size of the head was a surprise as was the sheer amount of accessories - they have thought of everything!
With the bulk of my home having bamboo flooring I was most keen to try this out on my hard floor. I also have a Dyson V7 which struggles with picking up crumbs on the hard floor unless a fluffy head is attached.
The V11 Ou...tsize also comes with a fluffy head, but to be honest I’ve had such excellent results with the outsized head that I haven’t bothered to try it. Let’s talk about the outsized head. It evenly picks up dust for the entire length of the head. Cleaning time and energy is saved due to the ability to clean a room in just a few sweeps. The suction is very strong too.
Am social distancing due to COVID-19, so have had plenty of time to do a detailed review! Everything came in one large rectangular box, and the various pieces were very securely packed, so unboxing took a little while, but afterwards assembling it was very quick. Most of the packing material was paper based, so close to 100% recyclable which is a nice touch (just a couple of stickers and cable ties that would not be recyclable). I had a quick play to make sure it worked, and on pressing the trigger a message appeared on the screen showing it ha...d 35% charge with a recommendation that it be charged first before use - so I then plugged it in and left it to charge. The charger plugs directly into the battery pack - if you use the wall mount, the charger cable is simply clipped into to the wall mount itself. When on charge the colour screen on the back of the vacuum goes off after a while, but pressing a button under it lights it up again briefly. It had fully charged from 35% in about 4 hours. As a bonus, you can easily swap the battery in a couple of seconds, so if you have a larger house you could always buy a spare battery so you could swap mid clean. Whilst it was charging I hunted through the packing material in case I'd missed anything. The box contained a small information leaflet for the battery and charger, a larger regulatory and compliance booklet, and another small leaflet with instructions on how to install the wall mount. Taped to the barrel was a leaflet with some basic info and colour photos on the auto, boost and eco modes, how to empty the bin, and a link (and barcode) to access more info online. There are two connectors on the wall mount to hold two of the accessory heads. The remaining accessories will need to be put in a drawer for safe keeping. My vacuum came complete with wall dock, charger, wand (extension pole), XL cleaner head, mini motorised head, standard head, combination tool, crevice tool, soft dusting tool, dirt brush, and a 'wand clip'. Most of these are fairly self explanatory, although the wand clip (only discovered the name after reading the online manual) was slightly mysterious as there is no picture showing how it might be used. Some quick google searches shows it lets you clip one or two tools to the wand itself - I think that could be annoying (it's heavy and awkward enough as it is) so might leave that in the drawer. Frankly, we'll probably only use the larger head, and just maybe sometimes the crevice and perhaps the soft dusting tool. It would have been nice to have in the box a little more info on what each tool is for, rather than having to consult something online, but that's not a negative comment just a suggestion.
First things first....super powerful vac no doubt about that, noise level as you would expect, decent sized dust bin to it and also easy emptying of the dust bin, didn't have to get my hand in the dustbin to get anything out, just gave it a ,little shake over the garbage and it just fell out, so that's a bonus, I used it only vinyl flooring and carpet and it cleaned both very well, what I particularly like about this vac is the power head brush doesn't get clogged up with hair and dirt it all actually goes into the dust bin of the Vac, my old V...ac has the power head brush and it was so clogged up with hair I had to cut it off the brush as it got all tangled around it, this Dyson Vac does not have that issue and because it's so powerful everything goes straight into the dust bin, so here are my likes....it's a powerful unit and easy to manouvre, it's got a decent sized dustbin and easy to empty, the button on the unit to go between the different modes is excellent because you can pick and choose which mode you want and it will tell you how much battery time you will have if you use that particular mode, it's fantastic for doing my 2 flights of carpeted stairs I have inside as it comes with the smaller head attachment for stairs, and charging wasn't to slow, after I got my parcel, I unpacked it set it up and within like 4 hours I was able to take it for a test run even though the battery wasn't fully charged, I used it the next day after a fully overnight charge and still got results as I would expect, I had a storm coming so I unplugged the unit so it wasn't going to get fried if I got hit with lightening and to my amazement the unit had been unplugged from the power for like 2 days and I used it on the second day only and it was still going to give me 1 hours worth of vacuuming on Eco mode, can't complain about that at all, so it also holds it's charge well once unplugged from the mains, my dislikes of the unit, it's a tad heavy when holding and that would be attributed to the battery pack and my other dislike is I had to keep holding the button in for it to work, but that's it, everything else with this Vac was spot on and exactly what I have been looking for
Dyson V11 Outsize is king for suction but a little big and heavy for a portable stick vac
Like most, I have gone through quite a few vacuum cleaners over the years. Several worthwhile models to mention include:
1. Trusty corded VAX V11 (red) wet and dry vacuum cleaner we still have and use. It has has never missed a beat over the (20) years and power level never needed to be lifted from the lowest setting! It is bagged with large capacity. The only problem is falling over when I am too enthusiastic. It doesn't have any bumper on the "waistline" of the motor bucket and tends to rub against door frames and wall when I drag it around ...not paying attention to it. I added a belt to it so it looks like Santa claus. 2. Corded Miele C2 bagged vacuum cleaner which is small, lightweight, powerful and has good filtration because of the HEPA AirClean filter. 3. Black and Decker Pivot Dustbuster, bagless and cordless with great suction and small. But I don't like the loud high pitch sound it makes. 4. Makita LXT handheld vac (DCL180Z) which is cheap and nasty but good for hard floor, favoured by many tradies because it uses the LXT 18V battery like all other Makita tools you can easily get several or smaller or larger size (capacity) based on your needs. Most Powerful Adaptive Suction Power This Dyson V11 Outsize is my first Dyson vac. As far as suction is concerned, I am completely sold! It is the undisputed king and (run time aside) even trumps over majority of mains powered vacuum cleaners. I guess the clear bin really shows off how well this Dyson works in terms of the cyclone action as well as the large amount of dust and loose items it pulls out and this adds to the satisfaction. We vacuum the floor every week and I couldn't believe how much it captured first time we used it. It easily filled several bins just going over the rugs in our fully floor-boarded home. We do have a fair number of rugs but I frankly did not expect this significant amount of difference. Rugs look visibly cleaner. Given this is the primary purpose of this machine, it is 10/10. There are three power settings - Eco, Med and Boost in which Med automatically adjusts based on resistance (only) if you use the direct drive head. Therefore, it is also called the Auto mode. Keep it in Med mode, it is fantastic!
Ok, before I start I have to say I have been a fan of Dyson products for years. We have been using a plug in Dyson vacuum for over 10 years and never had a reason to replace it or upgrade it - we thought! Then I tried the cordless V11 Outsize and can't believe how good it is.
We have used it in several situations so far, in order to give it a decent work out and it has impressed us at every turn. There are a couple of things I would have liked to be different perhaps, but neither are major and more about them later.
There are three suction l...evel settings - Eco, Medium and Boost. MOST normal cleans will be quite satisfactorily on ECO and we can get around an hour of cleaning on one charge - depending on which head we are using and on what settings. The Medium suction will drop about a third of the cleaning time off that figure and the boost - well it will only last about 8 minutes, but it will get in SO deep that you would only use it sparingly or after a LONG period without cleaning. The tools that comes with the V11 Outsize certainly cover all the requirements you could want. We have used it on hard floors and medium pile carpets (made them look as good as new) and inside the car, which had been left a very long while, as using the previous Dyson was more of a task as we had to find somewhere nearby to plug it in and carry the entire unit outside. Now with the cordless, we just unclip the wand and take two heads outside and whoosh - its done! Of course, we have tried a cordless before, and basically given them away as being too gutless to do the job, but the V11 is on a completely different level in every respect and out sucks many of the plug in models we have used.
I was so excited to start this baby up after charging it overnight, I have had no real experience with Dyson before with the exception of via my air purifier which I love, love, love, so I was really anticipating using this vacuum. I started it up and was delighted with how the different modes self-adjust as needed, the boost mode is amazing and really sucks up the fine particles that make their way into our house.
I owned what was termed a “monster” vacuum cleaner and I thought it was powerful until I used this vacuum. This thing packs a ma...jor punch, and as a clean freak I couldn’t ask for a better machine. Despite vacuuming the whole house with my old vacuum, I wanted to give it a go. I was SHOCKED to see how much dust and dirt this vacuum picked up - especially considering I thought my house was “clean”. I vacuumed for about 30 minutes and had no trouble with the battery power. I loved that the auto mode switched the suction power when I went from hardwood floors to our area rugs. The brush on the floor attachment is strong enough to pull things off the rugs, but it does NOT damage the hardwood finish. It's super simple to pull out at a moment's notice to clean up dry spills, use the power brush to clean cat fur from cushions, or just do a quick traffic lane maintenance mid-week. No hoses to trip over or cords to fight with. I love the suction on this vacuum it is AMAZING we have a Maine Coon long haired cat and his fur was no match for it at all. It sucked up on boost mode perfectly. The hardwood floors are squeaky clean right now! I love the LCD screen telling me which mode and how much battery life. I love the ease of use and weight is not too heavy even for even me, someone that has mobility issues and uses a walking stick, this was just easy, no issue at all.
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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