Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Review

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What is the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute?

As corded cleaners get power-capped by laws, and battery fashions get higher and higher, there shall be a tipping level when cordless is greatest. That time is true now says Dyson with the launch of its Cyclone V10 cordless. And, the corporate is so assured that it’ll now not be creating any new full-size plug-in vacuum cleaners.

Cleaning efficiency on any floor is superb, the ergonomics are glorious, the instruments excellent and run instances formidable on any setting. Yes, we might nonetheless prefer to see a swappable battery, however Dyson’s V10 bests many mains powered fashions for sheer cleansing efficiency, usability and comfort.

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute – design and options

In a radical departure from earlier V-series cordless cleaners, the Cyclone V10 has obtained a serious design overhaul. Key adjustments are the orientation of the cyclone and bin, a brand new motor, new battery and redesigned impeller for improved air-flow via the machine.

The new cyclone and bin meeting has been flipped round from its vertical, underslung place. It is now horizontal and in-line with the motor. It larger than earlier V-series bins too, some 40% bigger than the Dyson V8, for instance. That offers it excellent mud capability for a cordless cleaner.

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The visible impact is putting too. Am I the one one pondering that the V10 appears like a fantasy blaster pistol from a Sci-Fi pc sport? Jackie took a extra pragmatic view to the commercial design. She instantly requested if placing the bin additional out entrance would make the cleaner really feel extra nostril heavy within the hand?

Certainly, the V10 received’t rise up by itself to cost. Place it on the flat battery pack beneath the pistol grip and it falls ahead. All earlier V-series incarnations would rise up. If you retain your cleaner on a shelf relatively than within the wall dock, that can imply it wants leaning over and can take up marginally extra space.

There is one enchancment over earlier V-series cleaners, although: a rubber pad on the underside of the cleaner. With Cyclone V10, now you can stand the vacuum up vertically, leaning it on a wall, with out hazard that the entire thing will slip over.

In the hand, the elevated nose-weight impact was marginal and the load is low. It appears bigger and barely unwieldy however, bare of instruments, the V10 is sort of the identical weight as a V8 at 1.65kg. Fully fitted with tube and the Direct Drive head it weighs in at a feather-weigh 2.6kg. Even overhead cobweb busting shouldn’t be a bodily chore.

The massive change you possibly can’t see is the brand new motor. Building on Dyson’s modern digital motor, the brand new V10 engine is 20% lighter and 20% extra highly effective than the unit fitted to the V8. At full gasoline, it spins at an unimaginable 125,000rpm. Combined with a redesigned fan impeller and new straight-through air path, the result’s a complete lot extra suck.

Stored energy has been beefed as much as cope. The V10 pack is seven Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminium (NCA) cells that run at 25.2V and 525Watts. The V8’s six-cell pack runs at 21.6V and 400Watts. NCA battery know-how is costlier than fundamental Lithium-Ion chemistry cells, however it holds much more power for its dimension and has an excellent lifespan.

The sprung set off on/off change and top-mounted slide energy management have a well-known V-series household really feel. Here nonetheless we get three stage energy for the primary time on a Dyson cordless. Suction mode one will provide you with run instances of over an hour. The mid setting trades run time for further suck. The Max place drives the motor to its full 125,000rpm and produces fairly frankly superb suction energy. Certainly, as a lot or much more than many 750watt mains powered cleaners we have now examined. Run time although is relatively compressed on this mode… simply Eight minutes.

The re-jigging of the bin and cyclone orientation have required a change within the filtration system too. The core filter within the centre of the bin on earlier fashions has gone in favour of a a lot larger rear filter. Dyson suggests it will seize 99.97% of allergens as small as zero.three microns. That would launch cleaner air than was floating round your room earlier than vacuuming. The filter twists off and is absolutely washable. The machine received’t run until the filter is in place.

Emptying the bin is subtly completely different too. A plastic blade-like lever beneath unlatched the container and pushing it ahead slides the entire bin away from the physique. A number of centimetres out and the bin flap opens mechanically. If you might want to dig deep to extract caught particles like hair-balls, a small button on the slide permits the bin to drag away from the cleaner fully.

The V10 empties and comes aside simple sufficient, however that blade-like lever gave us some concern. It’s not overly comfy to place stress on, and it flexed alarmingly underneath stress. That is kind of in contrast to the sturdy and extra ‘ergonomic’ formed clips and latches we have now come to count on from Dyson. That mentioned, it’s loads sturdy sufficient. I gave it full beans to see if I might break it in regular use… and couldn’t.

The business-end of V10 proceedings is a port proper in the midst of the entrance of the bin. All of the equipped instruments will clip on to this or with the brilliant orange extension tube in between. Power runs down the tube to feed the separate DC motors in any of the three powered floorheads equipped with this mannequin.

Due to the bin/port design, it’s essential to disconnect the tube or instruments to empty the bin. It’s not an enormous subject given the convenience with which that may be achieved, however it is a bit more of a faff than on earlier V-series items.

Dyson’s battery is a flat pack underneath the pistol-grip deal with. Unlike a rising variety of opponents, the battery is a everlasting attachment to the cleaner. You should cost the cleaner relatively than simply the battery. Nor can you purchase a second battery to swap out for an prolonged cleansing session.

Still, with 65minutes most runtime and over 23minutes on the V10’s stellar suction mode 2 setting with a floorhead hooked up, how a lot cleansing do you actually wish to do in a single go?

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute – equipment

Being the center mannequin within the V10 line up (the V10 Animal is under, the V10 Total Clean above) the Absolute V10 is bristling with a few of Dyson’s greatest and well-proven instruments. You get three floorheads, all with motorised brush bars, three element instruments, an extension tube and wall-mounted charging dock with instruments storage. OK, the dock does solely maintain two instruments, so the opposite 4 must discover a house elsewhere.

Headlining on the instruments roster is Dyson’s Direct Drive floorhead. This good dimension unit contains a close to full-width brush bar with twin stiffness carbon and nylon bristles. These are designed to deal with completely different sized dust particles on each carpets and exhausting flooring. Front rollers, tender felt pads and a rear silicon-rubber blade hold it shifting freely and the neck has full movement tilt and pivot motion. A merely coin-turn clip on the facet releases the comb bar for simple cleansing.

Dyson appears to have dropped the ‘Fluffy’ moniker for its velvet-flocked tender curler cleaner head. While we miss the funkiest software identify in floorcare, the tender brush’s excellent potential to draw-in and choose up dust, particularly on exhausting flooring, stays unchanged. We have all the time discovered this floorhead close to unbeatable for cleansing exhausting flooring because it leaves the floor buffed. It, too, comes aside for ease of cleansing.

The Dyson Mini Motorised software equally has a brush bar that’s powered by its personal built-in motor. This software is designed for smaller areas like stairs, upholstery and, in our case, the canine’s beds. Its lack of articulating neck barely limits its manoeuvrability, however its tilting floorplate helps to maintain the comb flat on the floor.

The three non-powered instruments embody a good-sized tender dusting brush and a two-in-one large nozzle software / stiffer bristle brush. The line-up is full with Dyson’s customary subject crevice software. It’s a very good size and dimension, and options facet vents that assist resist the nozzle sucking onto surfaces.

The metallic extension tube is 65cm in size. It feels greater than as much as the duty of significant cleansing with out bending or flexing. As we have now come to count on from the V-series cleaners, the entire software clips are clean, sturdy and straightforward to make use of. Parts clip collectively faultlessly and are available aside simply as simple.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute – charging and run time

From flat the Cyclone V10 takes round three.5 hours to cost absolutely. Three blue LEDs pulse alongside the facet of the battery pack because it prices. They exit when it’s good to go. As you utilize the machine, the LEDs absolutely mild up and exit as cost depletes. There can also be a useful illuminated indicators for blockages and a unclean filter.

The three energy positions mirror a step-change within the V-series. The longest operating suction mode 1 setting permits the V10 to say a run time of 1 hour with solely a element software hooked up. We managed 1hour and 5minutes – the longest run time we have now recorded from a single battery cordless cleaner. Would a powered floorhead be efficient with such low suction energy although? Surprisingly, on exhausting flooring… sure!

At the opposite finish of the runtime spectrum, the Max energy mode and a powered floorhead suck energy from that battery as successfully as dust is sucked type the ground. Several real-world exams bought the identical run-time consequence at a number of seconds over the Eight-minute mark. At the tip of such classes, the battery pack itself was noticeably toasty heat to the contact.

Are these figures sufficient so that you can substitute your mains powered cleaner for good? Well, presumably. The set off change means you have a tendency to avoid wasting energy when shifting between areas as you are likely to let go. Moreover, you may be shocked how a lot floor you possibly can cowl with a cleaner once you set out at a brisk tempo.

Massive homes with a number of rooms? Probably not if you wish to clear them multi functional session. Split the duty up into smaller bite-sized (nicely, battery-power sized) chunks, and it’s nonetheless fairly doable that the Cyclone V10 would be the solely cleaner you want.

Dyson V10 Absolute – How noisy is it?

Oh, how we fondly recall the sound of the unique V6. It was like being on the finish of a runway with a Boeing 737 revving up for take-off. It was an aggressive high-pitched whine too. The V8 and subsequently V7 took that subject to activity with inner noise baffles and sound deadening.

The V10 builds on that tech and, on suction modes 1 and a couple of, is comparatively peaceable. At 1m from a unadorned cleaner, we measured round 72-73dB on mode 1 and 75-76db in mode 2. That compares equally with present mains powered cleaners.

Max mode is a unique story. Fire up the V10 on its highest setting, and the noise jumps as much as very noticeable 84dB. For comparability, we re-tested a V8 on Max mode in the identical room on the identical distance, and it measured round 79-80dB. Although, because the V8 has solely two energy settings, its Max setting is nearer to the Cyclone V10’s mode 2.

On the V10’s decrease energy modes you may get away with stealth cleansing. On the Max setting, it’s noisy, even when the tone of the noise is way much less aggressive than the jet-engine whine of the unique V6.

Dyson V10 Absolute – How does it clear carpets and exhausting flooring?

We assumed that the V10’s suction mode 1 setting was a little bit of a headline advertising train. No cordless cleaner can produce respectable suction energy for over an hour from a single cost, can it?

Well, really no, not but however the V10 will get shut. More importantly, although, mixed with the wonderful motorised floorheads, cleansing outcomes on this lowest setting had been excellent certainly. Our very first exhausting flooring check with the tender curler head was on this lowest energy setting. In only one move it picked up extra grains of oats than many mains powered cleaners we’ve examined.

If there was a slight weak spot with the decrease suction energy it was some particles had been flicked in entrance of the pinnacle. We are solely speaking half a dozen oat particles from an enormous spill thoughts you. Smaller mud and particles weren’t affected.

The tender curler went onto to an excellent job with positive mud that may usually stick all the way down to exhausting surfaces and resist regular brushes. Unless you will have a very robust exhausting flooring cleansing job, suction mode 1 is ample!

Switching to the Direct Drive head and shifting to suction mode 2 produced the identical glorious cleansing consequence minus any flicked particles. This head’s combined bristles mix stiffer nylon fibres and tender, static carbon fibres that collectively clear exhausting surfaces very successfully. We would go for the tender curler head on polished wooden flooring, however for sturdy surfaces like tiles and laminate, the Direct Drive head is excellent.

Moving to carpeted surfaces, the Direct Drive floorhead steers with consummate ease. There is somewhat further resistance via suction stick down however provided that you utilize the Max energy mode. On the decrease energy modes, it glides round and goes the place you level it. Both major heads are properly low and there’s loads of articulation within the necks to get underneath low furnishings too.

Once once more, we had been pleasantly shocked on the pick-up on the bottom energy suction mode 1. This is sort of completely because of the motorised floorhead design which all however picks up the dust and throws it into the marginally asthmatic air stream. If you cleaned recurrently and didn’t have children, canines or wildebeest roaming the home, you’ve got almost an hours’ price of satisfactory carpet cleansing on this format.

Stepping as much as suction mode 2 with the Direct Drive head, we undertook our customary carpet check. A mixture of talc, baking powder and carpet cleansing powder is unfold on purple carpet as much as the skirting edge. The cleaner will get two full ahead/reverse passes to do its factor.

We weren’t dissatisfied on the consequence. Most of the powder was picked up with just a few heavier grains left within the pile. Cleaning was comfortably proper as much as the skirting edge and deep into the carpet dip over the gripper. Another couple of passes and it was absolutely clear.

Punching the ability as much as Max mode frankly wasn’t obligatory. The clear on suction mode 2 was nearly as good if not higher than the earlier cleaner we examined, the Shark NV801UKT. That has a twine and a mains-powered motor. If you do enterprise in direction of full-gas, you get even deeper mud and grain assortment from the pile and really distinctive edge cleansing on any carpet.

Yet, for many cleansing duties, that simply isn’t obligatory. Suction mode 2 and its whopping 23 minutes are loads for every day cleansing, and the outcomes are higher than many mains-powered opponents too. Even earlier than we bought to stairs, particulars and canines, the V10 had completely blown us away.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute – How does it deal with pet hair?

Given the effectiveness of suction mode 2 we didn’t trouble utilizing the Max mode for pet hair in any respect. It simply wasn’t obligatory. On carpets and exhausting flooring alike the V10’s intelligent heads and stable suction dispatch pet hairs in a single sweep.

On our lounge rug, the place our collie and lab sit to observe TV most evenings, the largely nylon carpet pile is a correct pet hair magnet. It will get a very good overlaying of lengthy tender collie hair and quick stiff and oily Labrador bristles nearly day by day. That proved to be frankly no problem in any respect for the V10.

With a single ahead again sweep, the cleansing outcomes had been really excellent with not a single hair left within the cleaned zone. It normally takes an excellent mains-cleaner or a V-series on Max energy to attain that. The V10 does it comfortably on its mid energy setting and is remarkably simple to push, pull and manoeuvre when you clear.

Switching to the Mini Motorised software, we went straight to the canines’ beds. Having tried this software earlier than the convenience of use and outcomes had been no shock. On the bottom energy mode, the pinnacle nonetheless does a very good job of choosing up hairs with out sucking within the saggy cloth materials.

For upholstery with tightly becoming covers, we ramped the ability as much as suction mode 2 with excellent impact. The smaller software concentrates the suction successfully and the bristles dislodge all however probably the most entwined pet hairs. So that’s the V10 ticking the pet house field as nicely then.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute- How simple is it to make use of on stairs?

We thought the change of form and extra bulbous entrance finish may make the V10 somewhat extra unwieldy on stairs. Compared instantly with a V7 it was actually larger however not onerously so.

Using the Mini motorised software once more, the angle that its floorplate hits the step carpet means the forefront of the bin is comfortably away from the floor. Suction mode 2 was the setting of selection right here, combining excellent stair carpet cleansing with glorious run time.

On stairs with exhausting surfaces, you should use both the tender dusting brush or the pull-down brush. If you want somewhat extra cleansing energy and buffing motion, and have straight steps, the tender curler flooring head will attache on to the cleaner. It’s somewhat hefty however very efficient.

The V10 is, in fact, cordless. There are not any cables to cease your progress or journey you up. As vacuum cleaners for properties with stairs go, it doesn’t get higher than this.

Should I purchase the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute?

Last yr, we bought actually enthusiastic about Dyson’s V7 and the V10 has eclipsed even that excellent cordless mannequin. The V10 is stupendously highly effective, fantastically designed and delivers excellent cleansing on any floor. Where this new mannequin actually stands out is how a lot run time you get at this prodigious degree of cleansing energy. In suction mode 2, with a motorised software hooked up, we bought over 23 minutes of cleansing efficiency that was up there with, or eclipsed, many mains-powered vacuums. Switch to Max mode and also you get real deep-down carpet cleansing. We would nonetheless like the choice of a swappable battery, however the V10 is the primary cordless cleaner that may genuinely substitute a mains cleaner in most properties. Utterly sensible.


Powerful, long-lasting and extremely good at, nicely, every part, the Dyson Cyclone V10 shouldn’t be solely the very best cordless cleaner we have now examined, it’s the greatest cleaner full cease.



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