Dyson's Ball technology makes its upright vacuums much better at navigating tight spaces than a transitional upright vacuum from another brand. The cleaner head adjusts with each movement, too, allowing for proper suction across all rug and carpet types.
In the Before photo, their carpet looks like it hadn't been vacuumed in months because of all the fur. But no, we'd vacuumed that carpet only a few days earlier with their old Hoover vacuum. The After photo shows how clean the carpet looks after the Dyson Ball Animal 2. It's like going from standard definition to high definition.
The Ball Animal 2 really is an allergy-friendly vacuum, as in the past, I used to get sneezy after vacuuming the rugs and carpets from all the pet fur and dander getting kicked around. It took me just five minutes to clean the whole rug that was caked in pet fur and I didn't sneeze once during or after the process.
For those who'd rather snag a deal than all the latest bells and whistles, Dyson moves older models down the product lineup, so the top model of three years ago may be today's value option. You can even usually find discontinued models at a steep discount as old stock sells out. Dyson's official eBay outlet occasionally has exclusive deals on outgoing models, too. Dive in with us as we make sense of Dyson's catalog, and be sure to check out the rest of our home cleanliness buying guides, including the Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products, the Best Air Purifiers, and the Best Robot Vacuums.
The next step up from the V15 Detect is the Outsize+, with a cleaner head that's 25 percent wider and a dustbin that's 150 percent (at 0.5 gallons) bigger. It also has twice the run time, coming in at 120 minutes versus 60 minutes. As with the Detect line, it comes with an LCD display (and three cleaning modes) and the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head. The only downside is that it doesn't automatically adjust suction based on floor type. You'll have to use the included Digital Motorbar XL cleaner head for that. Additional accessories include the hair screw tool, combination tool, crevice tool, mini soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush, additional battery, and more.
At almost $1,000, this is one of the most expensive Dysons in the lineup and a lot of money to pay for a vacuum. But it's not for everyone. If you're choosing between this one and the V15 Detect, we recommend the Outsize+ for those who have a large home with a lot of square footage, a variety of floor types, and pets you clean up after often. We're currently testing the Outsize+ and it's worth noting that it's a bit less powerful in suction than the V15 Detect. The Outsize+ offers 220 AW while the V15 Detect packs 230 AW. However, the Outsize+ is still the best option if you want to cover more surface area while vacuuming, all while spending less time emptying the dust bin or charging the battery.
Allergy used to mean that it came with an upgraded filter that traps 99.99 percent of bacteria and dust so it expels cleaner air than regular models, but after the V7 all Dyson stick vacs started including the upgraded filters. It's largely a legacy designation now, and it hasn't been used on newer models.
Origin, Fluffy, and Animal come with relatively few attachments. The Fluffy and Animal doesn't come with any unique attachments particular to usefulness in cleaning up after pets; it's just become shorthand for "base model with fewer attachments." The same is true for the Origin, although its name makes more sense.
If there is a vacuum cleaner brand with many different types of vacuum cleaners, it is Dyson. At the time of writing, there are 3 types of vacuum cleaners with 13 different models in no fewer than 36 versions. Chances are you're not seeing the wood for the trees in this Dyson jungle.
The choice is also fairly limited with upright vacuum cleaners: here you can also choose a Multi Floor for multiple floor types, an Animal for households with pets or a Total Clean with all available accessories.
The Dyson V8 is the cheapest choice. This vacuum cleaner has a lower battery life and a relatively smaller dust container compared to other models. With this model you can choose from the Dyson V8 Absolute, Absolute+, Animal+, TotalClean, and the Motorhead.
The Dyson V15 is Dyson's newest vacuum cleaner. This model is equipped with laser technology and a Piezo sensor, with which it is possible to measure exactly what is being sucked up. This information is shared on the LCD screen.
In addition to the V8, V10, V11, V12 Slim and the V15 Detect series, Dyson also has a number of unique vacuum cleaners. I have decided not to include these in the overview, because they are so unique that you cannot really compare them with the rest.
In addition to the exceptional models, Dyson also has a variant in gold for various models. The vacuum cleaner rod, the dust container and even the suction brush can be ordered in gold. A must-have for real Dyson fans. ?
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The Dyson V8 Absolute, Animal, Motorhead, Animal+, and Total Clean have three main components.There is the handle, that houses the motor and battery, the wand, and the cleaning head. While they are primarily stick vacuums, they all transform into the handheld mode in one click.
Now, how about cleaning performance? Below is an overview of all the important components that determine the cleaning performance of the vacuums, and most importantly, our exclusive cleaning test results.
The Dyson V8 line of stick and handheld vacuums come in two main cleaning heads; one for the bare floors, and another for carpets.All the Dyson V8 variants come with a direct-drive cleaning head making them ideal for vacuuming carpets and embedded dirt. It pushes the stiff nylon bristles into the carpet pile, flushing out the hidden dirt, and dust particles.
When it comes to the fragile surfaces, and hard floors, for example, hardwood, go for a Dyson V8 that tags along with the soft roller cleaner head. It has been designed with soft woven nylon, which is tough on the dirt and gentle on the floors. With this cleaning head, you can eliminate the large dirt debris while the anti-static carbon fiber filaments trap the fine dust and pet hair. Only the Dyson V8 Absolute has this attachment, but you can buy it separately if you need it.
There is no difference between Dyson V8 Animal vs. Absolute vs. Motorhead when it comes to the battery and runtime. They all tag along with a non-detachable 2800 mAh 7-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery pack. It offers varying runtime depending on the cleaning mode, as well as the attachments in use. We ran several tests and found the following results.With non-powered tools, the Dyson V8 runs for 42 minutes in low power, and 7 minutes when in high-power mode. When it comes to the powered cleaner head, the runtime was much shorter, with 26.5 minutes in low power mode and 7 minutes in max power.
We measured the Dyson V8 Absolute when with a mini-motorized tool without the wand, and it weighed 4.1lbs. However, when in the stick mode with the bare floor cleaning head, the weight is 5.75 lbs.
Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, all V8 vacuum stick cleaners do not have a detachable battery. So, you cannot buy an additional one and change it when required. In 40 minutes, the cleaner works in low power mode, while in high-power, it only works for about 10 minutes. With battery indicators on the cleaner, you will see the 2800 mAh 7-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery status. The recharge time is about five hours. I can propose you to split the cleaning into days, to avoid interruption because of low battery. 781b155fdc