Dyson is known for quality home appliances such as hair dryers, bladeless fans, vacuum cleaners and so on. The company announced its latest vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V11 Absolute, which is a cord-free vacuum recently. According to Dyson, it took them a decade, with 315 engineers working on over 32,500 prototypes of various parts before they could finally release the V11 Absolute.
Coming packed with three microprocessors, the Dyson V11 Absolute is the company’s most expensive vacuum yet. TheV11 Absolute also comes with a jazzy new digital display which lets you know exactly how much cleaning time you have left. The display also reminds you when to clean filters, and informs you about any blockages and how to clear them.
Inside the vacuum is the company’s DLS system and a high torque cleaner head, which detects brush bar resistance up to 360 times a second and automatically communicates with the motor and battery’s microprocessors. This, in turn, changes the suction power between carpets and hard floors.
Putting the vacuum together is a walk in the park. Select the cleaning head you want to work with, connect it to the V11 Absolute and off you go. The vacuum comes with three cleaning modes such as Auto, Boost and Eco. The Auto mode senses, adapts, and deep cleans. It offers the optimum balance of power and run time and intelligently adapts to different floor types.
The Boost mode, meanwhile, is designed for intensive cleaning of ground-in dirt, providing up to five minutes of the most powerful suction. The Eco mode, on the other hand, is designed to provide up to 60 minutes of run time, for longer cleans on all floor types. The V11 Absolute also comes with a mini motorized tool that tackles hair and ground-in dirt in tight spaces, such as stairs or car.
The Dyson V11 Absolute weighs around 3-kgs and it can get a bit heavy when cleaning a larger area. You can actually feel some pressure on your wrist and arm during extended cleaning sessions. In order to test the device, we scattered some debris across the floor. The debris included hair, small pieces of paper, some seeds, corn flakes and so on.
We used the high torque cleaner head and the results were average. After each cleaning session, we did end up with some sort of debris left behind scattered. Next, we used a soft roller cleaner head, which is only included with the Dyson V11 Absolute variant. On Eco mode, the soft roller cleaner head did an amazing job cleaning up all the debris, leaving nothing behind.
Inside the box, with the V11 Absolute, you also get the mini soft dusting brush, mini motorized tool, stubborn dust brush, combo tool, crevice tool, and a storage clip. The V11 Absolute does not come with a removable battery and that can be an inconvenience especially when the battery runs out during a cleaning session. You can’t just pop out the depleted battery and swap it with a charged battery.
In addition, there is no mechanism to hold the trigger down. You have to keep the trigger pressed as long as you vacuum. Due to this, some people may end up with sore thumbs. In addition to all these inconveniences, the V11 Absolute is quite expensive for a vacuum. There are similarly powerful vacuum cleaners out there on the market that come in at a bit more pocket-friendly pricing.
However, if you are looking for a vacuum cleaner from a reliable and known brand, which also looks stylish and comes with a bunch of very useful cleaner heads, the Dyson V11 Absolute might be something you could consider.