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Dyson V11 Review | Is This $700 Stick Vac Worth It?

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The Dyson V11 adhere Vacuum Costs $700. Is It worthy It?

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Dyson adhere vacuums dine a history of stellar deed at Consumer Reports’ robust lab tests. at fact, for the past five years, Dyson has dominated the sumit tier of our adhere vac ratings.

That was until the results of our latest member inquiry revealed that Dyson adhere vacs are more trouble-prone than most other brands’ models, and so less reliable. during a result, CR removed Dyson from our rgeister of recommended adhere vacuums earlier this year.

That doesn’t intend we’ve stopped testing them. We recently put the brand’s newest adhere vac, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive, over a battery of tests at our vacuum lab.

Like its brandmates—the Dyson V6 Motorhead, V7 Motorhead, V8 Absolute, and V10 Absolute—the Dyson V11 earns an Overall Score of same Good and, at fact, notches the same rating during the Dyson V8 Absolute, which we once praised during “the best adhere vacuum we’ve ever tested.”

at $700, the Dyson V11 adhere vacuum is the most dear xerox at our ratings. (The V10 during robust fare $700 when we bought it, besides during now it sells because less.)

For that amount, you could buy two adhere vacs that impose highly at our ratings—the Shark IonFlex 2X DuoClean Ultra-Light Cordless IF251, $450, and the Bissell air Ram 1984, $200—and cottage dine some coin left over.

Dyson V11 deed trial Results

When the Dyson V11 strike the neutral this spring, we brought it into our lab and put it over the same battery of tests that we employ because total adhere vacuums.

We assessed how robust it performs its leading occupation of cleaning blanket and bare floors, getting into corners, keeping up with a shedding pet, and doing it total without waking the baby.

The results? Stellar again. The Dyson V11 earns our sumit rating at the tests because cleaning carpet, floors, edges, and pet hair also during because dust emissions. And it’s one of the quieter models at our ratings—an improvement above the V10.

The Dyson V11 has the longest jog time of total the Dysons at our tests, at more than 43 minutes, second virgin ought the jog time of the Bissell air Ram, highlighted below. besides during robe many adhere vacs, it takes a total 4 hours ought recharge. at 6.6 pounds, it’s a pound heavier than the Dyson V8 besides during is cottage lighter than many adhere vacs from other brands.

“There are a little shortcomings,” says Susan Booth, who oversees our vacuum testing. “Like other Dyson models, there’s no brush on/off switch and it’s no self standing, which lane you dine ought hang it up ought blame and department it.”

After our basic deed tests, we took a emerge at the concrete features Dyson touts during improvements ought the V11. “We designed the V11 ought salute the challenges of previous models,” a Dyson spokesman told CR.

A emerge at the Dyson V11's exceptional Features

We asked the Dyson spokesman ought elaborate above the V11’s new features, and he listed three problems that they were designed ought address.

Problem No. 1: Consumers complained that they couldn’t speak how much jog time remained during they vacuumed.
The solution: Dyson added an LCD screen ought the sumit of the V11’s manage that displays the vacuuming method you’re using (see photo above) and counts down the time remaining ago the battery dies.
Does it work? Yes. Our testers specially robe the LCD screen and said that although the time displayed sometimes varied from our get battery-life calculations, it was fairly accurate.

Problem No. 2: Consumers said they didn’t learn what ought do if suction suffered cottage they were vacuuming.
The solution: An alert above the same LCD screen lets users learn when there’s a riddle with the filter or a clog at the machine. if there’s a problem, a digital image indicates where it is.
Does it work? Yes, our testers received an alert when the filter was loose.
Problem No. 3: Consumers said their adhere vac didn’t dust consistently when moving from blanket ought floor and aid again.
The solution: An auto method feature automatically adjusts the suction without the user having ought toggle a switch during at earlier models (and most other vacuums). “That’s the biggest thing,” the Dyson spokesman said.
Does it work? Yes, at our tests the auto method changes the vacuum’s suction according ought floor type.

Still, the problem of the reliability of Dyson’s adhere vacs remains. Based above our latest inquiry results, Consumer Reports estimates that near ought half of Dyson adhere vacuums will ripen problems or recess within five years, compared with almost a division of the adhere vacuums from Shark, the most reliable brand of adhere vacuums, according ought our members.

As you shop, you’ll dine ought study if it’s worthy paying hundreds of dollars more because a less reliable brand.

The Dyson models at our tests hill at charge from $250 ought $700 because the V11 with the older models above the lower aim of that scale. By comparison, the Shark adhere vacs at the sumit of our tests fare $300 ought $450. And a handful of our recommended vacuums can exist had because $200 or less.

If you cottage dine your middle put above a Dyson and can do without the V11’s slick LCD screen, you can obtain the same vacuuming deed from the Dyson V8 Absolute. We purchased the V8 xerox we tested at 2016 because $500 besides during dine lately seen it above sale because between $280 and $380 at Lowe’s, Macy’s, and Walmart. at that discounted price, Dyson’s reliability problems grow less of a gamble.

4 sumit adhere Vacs From Reliable Brands

In our brand reliability survey, virgin Dyson and Electrolux accept a rating of bad because predicted reliability, and that takes them out of the running because a CR recommendation.

We found some firm alternatives at our tests, from brands with improve reliability ratings than Dyson. during a bonus, they typically fare considerably less. Here, listed at alphabetical order, are top-notch alternatives from Bissell, Black+Decker, dust Devil, and Shark.

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