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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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.
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...
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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