Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner review: clean and expensive

Dyson V11 Absolute: display and auto mode

The new Dyson V11 looks futur­is­tic, even though it is a con­ven­tion­al vac­u­um clean­er. The mod­el brings this sub­species of devices to a new lev­el — all thanks to a large amount of pre­mi­um func­tion­al­i­ty.

In par­tic­u­lar, on the han­dle of the V11 there is a clear­ly vis­i­ble col­or dis­play, where all the impor­tant para­me­ters of the vac­u­um clean­er are dis­played cen­tral­ly. Their list includes the cur­rent pow­er lev­el and the remain­ing bat­tery life. In addi­tion, the dis­play shows a small video guide if you need to do some­thing — for exam­ple, how to tight­en the fil­ter if it sits too loose.

Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner review: clean and expensive

And yet — only the Absolute ver­sion has a brush called Torque Dri­ve. This ver­sa­tile elec­tric noz­zle tells the main body of the device the right infor­ma­tion, thanks to which the vac­u­um clean­er can auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjust the suc­tion pow­er. As a result, the V11 always works at the pow­er that is need­ed at the cur­rent moment. This allows you to at least save bat­tery pow­er, which, depend­ing on the mode (Min, Mid and Max), lasts from 12 to 83 min­utes.

Better suction than classic models

In terms of suc­tion pow­er, the Dyson V11 did not blun­der: we test­ed the mod­el with the Torque Dri­ve brush on the car­pet, where it col­lect­ed as much as 98.8% of the sand dis­trib­uted among the pile at max­i­mum pow­er — in this indi­ca­tor it sur­passed the record of clas­sic vac­u­um clean­ers. Even at min­i­mum pow­er, the V11 man­aged to pick up 69 per­cent of the sand.

Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner review: clean and expensive

With dirt on hard sur­faces, the includ­ed fluffy brush does an excel­lent job: every sin­gle one of the scat­tered grains of sand was inside the V11. Even at the low­est pow­er set­ting of 55.2%, it col­lect­ed more “dust” than many oth­er mod­els at the max­i­mum of their capa­bil­i­ties. With crevice, mini elec­tric and com­bi­na­tion noz­zles, the vac­u­um clean­er is suit­able for most appli­ca­tions.

The only down­side to high per­for­mance is that the V11 gets loud, both at low and high pow­er lev­els.

Easy to clean

Eas­i­ly and hygien­i­cal­ly emp­ty­ing the dust con­tain­er is more of a thorn in the side of cord­less vac­u­um clean­ers than you might think. Since most devices are bag­less mod­els, indi­rect con­tact with dust par­ti­cles is almost inevitable — this is bad for aller­gy suf­fer­ers and spe­cial lovers of clean­li­ness.

Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner review: clean and expensive

The Dyson V11 rec­ti­fies the sit­u­a­tion as well as pos­si­ble with­out dust bags: with the press of a but­ton, the con­tain­er is low­ered into the bin, after which the valve opens and the garbage falls out. This mech­a­nism oper­ates so eas­i­ly and kicks up such a small amount of dust into the air that you have time to close the lid of the trash can before the dust reach­es you.

The fil­ter is just as easy to remove, in addi­tion — it can be washed. Thus, addi­tion­al costs do not arise even after pro­longed use of the vac­u­um clean­er.

Heavy vacuum cleaner for general cleaning

The design of the Dyson V11 Absolute is impec­ca­ble: pipes and joints slide effort­less­ly with a light press of the but­tons, even if there is sand every­where. Oper­a­tion does not imply errors due to the “pis­tol” han­dle and one but­ton for pow­er adjust­ment. Although we would like to get rid of the oblig­a­tion to keep the trig­ger pressed all the time clean­ing — then we could adjust the height of the han­dle so that the motor hous­ing is not on the bend of the thumb.

Dyson V11 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner review: clean and expensive

Added to this are two more oper­a­tional prob­lems: first, the device is dif­fi­cult to store. If it does­n’t “hang” on the sta­tion, you can’t just turn it off and lean it against the wall — it will fall off eas­i­ly, and in order to take a break, you just have to put it on the floor.

Sec­ond­ly, the Dyson V11 is very heavy: in total, it weighs three kilo­grams. And since it has a pro­nounced advan­tage on one side, dur­ing clean­ing you have to con­stant­ly push about two kilo­grams in front of you, which become even heav­ier as the dust col­lects.

Our review of the Dyson V11 Absolute

The Dyson V11 is a great cord­less vac­u­um clean­er. It per­fect­ly col­lects dust, works for a long time on a sin­gle charge and is easy to use. We par­tic­u­lar­ly liked its new fea­tures: LC dis­play show­ing real-time bat­tery sta­tus and auto mode. But, despite the high cost, this vac­u­um clean­er can­not be called ide­al — in par­tic­u­lar, it is too heavy for long clean­ing and pro­duces a lot of noise.


excel­lent suc­tion pow­er
long bat­tery life
com­par­a­tive­ly hygien­ic clean­ing
auto­mat­ic mode and dis­play


very heavy
quite loud
lim­it­ed stor­age capac­i­ty

Alternative: Bosch BCH 6ZOOO handheld vacuum cleaner

Not every­one is ready to pay 45,000 rubles for a vac­u­um clean­er, espe­cial­ly when the mar­ket is full of alter­na­tives one and a half to two times cheap­er. If you are look­ing for an advanced and pow­er­ful device, and do not try to save mon­ey, feel free to take Dyson. If you are not ready to give a round sum for a vac­u­um clean­er, take a look at the alter­na­tive from Bosch.

Bosch ProAn­i­mal shows by exam­ple that a good cord­less vac­u­um clean­er does not have to be expen­sive — it costs only 20,000 rubles and even sur­pass­es the V11 in terms of equip­ment and ease of use. Yes, and it works from a notice­ably qui­eter ana­log from Dyson, but it has a lit­tle less pow­er.