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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...
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.
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The V11 ca...
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...
I was sent this unit as part of the Ambassador program.
I currently own a really great robot vacuum (Xiaomi Roborock) but anyone with a robot vacuum knows that it doesn't get to everywhere in the house and doesn't deep clean carpets with the same power as a barrel vacuum. I had a Wertheim barrel vac that served me well for years but it died last year and I hadn't replaced it.
Perfect time to try out a Dyson as I'd had friends rave about the brand.
Unpacking the unit I was impressed to see no polystyrene and everything neatly packed in recyclabl...
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...
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!
I have always held a healthy scepticism for heavily promoted brands, on the basis that while this implies a lot of money is spent on advertising and self-promotion it by no means guarantees the product itself is any better than its competition.
With that in mind, if pushed to name the best vacuum cleaner, many people would answer "Dyson" without necessarily ever having owned one. So when Product Review sent me the Dyson V11 and asked me to review it was keen to see if these opinions were justified.
It is often the case with consumer review...s, including some of my own, that the author has a limited range of experience of other products for comparison. In my case I have owned 5 vacuum cleaners, only two of which are worthy of mention, the Miele Cat and Dog and an Aldi stick vacuum. The former is my current cleaner and Im very happy with it, notably at around half the price of the Dyson V11. The Aldi stick vacuum was about one tenth of the price. More on that later. I've always been of the opinion that a battery powered vacuum could never equal a well designed mains powered one, no matter how good the manufacturer, simply because of the current limitations of batteries. A mains source can provided around 2KW of power indefinitely. Even a car battery (which would be impractical obviously) can only provide and sustain a fraction of that power. The Aldi stick vacuum merely reinforced my opinion. So I was interested to try out a top of the range battery powered vacuum cleaner. It's still hard, if not impossible, to devise a subjective test for measuring the performance of a vacuum cleaner. However organisations such as Choice do have access to a range of comparable products and use more objective tests for evaluation. Taking from one of their tests, I have always run the Miele at least 4 passes (or 8 one way) over each patch of carpet. This also seems, to the eye, to be the about point at which further passes make little difference.
My first impressions of the Dyson V11 Outsize is a brief comparison to the Dyson V7. Surprisingly, I found the trigger ergonomics on the Dyson V7 better than the Dyson V11 Outsize. Reasons being is that the trigger on the Dyson V11 Outsize has too much curve on it so feel was not as "natural" and as comfortable as the V7. Given the cost of the Dyson V11 Outsize, just one small miserly sticker entitled "What you need to know" on the waste canister, is disappointing. The Dyson V7 comes with a detailed Operating Manual which describes the setup, f...eatures and operation in detail by way of colour coded graphics beautifully and professionally set out. In addition, the Dyson V7 had no less than 3 warning stickers in bright yellow / black stripes on it describing basic key-points about the various operation procedures and safety warnings. The Dyson V11 Outsize A4 2-page "Important safety instructions" and "warnings" leaflet on its own is indicative that a hard copy Operation Manual should have been included. Albeit the online information is comprehensively informative and the pdf Operation Manual is brilliant, not everybody has instant access to a computer / printer. However... Dyson engineers have put a lot of effort into the new Dyson V11 Outsize vacuum cleaner - and it shows. There are no short cuts in any respect and not only does this vacuum cleaner do an excellent job, it is a full-house item requiring very few, if any optional extras. My premises comprise of a variety of tile types and sizes throughout with carpets in all bedrooms and family room. The Dyson V11 Outsize adjusts to the varying floor surfaces with uncanny accuracy and never misses a beat. So the Optimised 3-mode cleaning feature is no gimmick - it works. The run time of this vacuum cleaner is phenomenal so only the very largest of premises might require the optional extra battery pack. The power management system, ensures one will easily achieve the one hour run time Dyson claims - and more. The weight is not a problem as implied by some so-called professional reviewers. To the contrary, the added weight is proportionate to the power output adding stability, and ease of control. The reputable Dyson twist-to-turn direction characteristic means that unlike the old corded wide-track monsters, the Dyson V11 Outsize is exceptionally easy to use. The suction power is outstanding and one can visibly see the where the carpet pile was lifted upwards and cleaned after in just one stroke - and the very first vacuum cleaner I have used that cleans carpets thoroughly. The added power of the Dyson V11 Outsize all but eliminates that constant, push-pull momentum one has to do to achieve the same result. In short, the efficiency of the Dyson V11 Outsize is so good, it will clean the average home in a lot less time than most if not all other vacuum cleaners - period. It is also very easy to discharge the waste bin and clean. The detachable battery is a great feature as if anything is going to fail without warning or prematurely, it's the battery. So if ever there is a problem, it is now very easy to eliminate the battery as a possible cause without having to send to a Dyson support centre. For me, a really good feature is the drop-in dock which allows for mounting and storage in confined spaces. The build quality is outstanding so although the initial outlay may appear prohibitive for some budgets, it is a once-off, one stop shop item. I predict this is one vacuum cleaner that with proper care, will last for years, trouble free. In my opinion, the Dyson V11 Outsize the best of the best, backed by a reputable company that offers excellent service. The 5-Star rating was easy to award as one can buy with absolute confidence.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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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