The Dyson brand is immensely popular in the field of vacuum cleaners. Dyson Cordless vacuum cleaners in particular are known for their high suction power and long battery life. Something that many vacuum cleaner brands lack. Dyson has a patented cyclone technique that ensures this unique combination, where suction power is high and remains high. On this page you can read everything about the Dyson vacuum cleaner, so you can find out what the best Dyson vacuum cleaner is for you and which Dyson you should buy.
For this research into the best Dyson vacuum cleaner, we tested various Dyson models. It is important to know that there are many different Dyson vacuum cleaners, each of which has its own series. Each series then consists of different models that are suitable for a specific purpose. Example: There is a Dyson V11 (V11 series). You can choose from three different models from this V11 series: Total Clean, Absolute and Extra. The difference here is in the attachments and accessories that you get with the vacuum cleaner.
The Best Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaners of 2023
Many new Dyson vacuum cleaners will be added in 2023, including the Dyson V15, V12, Micro, and Omni Glide. The older models, including the V11 and V8, have also had an upgrade, so the names have changed and the composition of the supplied accessories. In addition, to stick vacuum cleaners, Dyson also has canister vacuum cleaners and a robot vacuum cleaner.
It is difficult to choose the best Dyson vacuum cleaner for you because the best choice mainly depends on your situation. That is why we have made a top 8 below with the different Dyson models that are available and we will tell you when a vacuum cleaner is a good choice and when this is not a good choice.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V15 – Most suction power and longest run time
The Dyson V15 is Dyson’s most powerful stick vacuum. It is also the latest model that has a green laser nozzle that automatically adjusts the suction power to the floor type. Via an LCD screen you can see information about the suction mode, but also the remaining battery life and dirt absorption. This model has an average battery life of 60 minutes, weighs 3 kg and has a maximum noise level of 73 dB.
The Dyson V15 is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V15 Detect Absolute
The Dyson V15 is a good choice if you want a powerful stick vacuum with a long battery life. The vacuum cleaner is also suitable for all floor types, so the vacuum cleaner includes a parquet brush for wooden floors and a motorized brush for soft floors. This is also a good vacuum cleaner if you have pets because the vacuum cleaner comes with a special screw-shaped tangle-free brush that allows you to easily remove animal hair. The Dyson V15 is also a good choice for people with allergies because the vacuum cleaner is equipped with a very good anti-allergy filter.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V12
The Dyson V12 is also one of Dyson’s newest vacuum cleaners. This model is slightly less powerful than the V15, but also comes with the new green laser squeegee. This suction brush counts and measures the dust particles you suck up, automatically adjusts its suction power to the floor type, and makes dirt visible.
The Dyson V12 has a battery life of 45 minutes, a maximum noise level of 73 dB, and weighs only 2.4 kg. The vacuum cleaner is also suitable for households with pets and people with allergies, for example, the vacuum cleaner is equipped with an anti-allergy filter and the vacuum cleaner comes with a mini turbo brush for removing animal hair.
The Dyson Cordless Vacuum V12 is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V12 Detect Slim Absolute
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V12 Detect Slim Absolute +(additional accessories including a mattress brush)
This stick vacuum cleaner is a bit cheaper than the V15 and therefore a bit more interesting in terms of price. The vacuum cleaner itself is suitable for every floor type and can therefore be used in every household. The operating time is slightly shorter than the V15, but with an average battery life of 45 minutes, you should be able to get a long way.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V11
The Dyson V11 is the predecessor of the Dyson V15 and V12. This model is also a good choice and is priced lower than the V15. The suction power is therefore somewhat lower and the duration of use as well. The V11 comes standard with a motorized brush, but not with the green laser nozzle. Furthermore, this stick vacuum cleaner has an average operating time of 30 minutes, a noise level of 87 dB and the vacuum cleaner weighs 3 kg. The vacuum cleaner is suitable for vacuuming animal hair and suitable for allergy sufferers.
The Dyson Cordless Vacuum V11 is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V11 Total Clean(comes with soft roller squeegee)
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V11 Extra(comes with mini turbo brush)
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V11 Absolute(comes with mini turbo brush and soft bristle nozzle)
This stick vacuum cleaner is a bit cheaper than the V15 and therefore a bit more interesting in terms of price. The stick vacuum cleaner is suitable for any floor type. If you have a vulnerable wooden floor, it is wise to choose the model with the soft brush. This is also a good choice if you have pets or people with allergies.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V10
The Dyson V10 comes with the V10 motor and is therefore less powerful than the Dyson V11. This model is slightly cheaper than the V11 and is available in different models. The battery life of the vacuum cleaner is an average of 30 minutes, the maximum noise level is 87 dB and the vacuum cleaner weighs 2.67 kg. In addition, the vacuum cleaner is suitable for most surfaces and if you have a vulnerable wooden floor, you can also use the Dyson V10 with a parquet brush.
The Dyson V10 is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cyclone V10 Origin– Entry model with standard Dyson brush
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cyclone V10 Extra- With this model you get a mini turbo brush for removing pet hair
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cyclone V10 Absolute- With extra fluffy brush for sensitive floors and mini turbo brush for removing animal hair
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cyclone V10 Absolute +– This model comes with all the extra accessories
This stick vacuum cleaner is a bit cheaper than the V15 and therefore a bit more interesting in terms of price. The stick vacuum is suitable for any floor type and if you have a vulnerable wooden floor, it is wise to go for the fluffy brush.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V8
The Dyson V8 is the cheapest Dyson stick vacuum. This model is much less powerful than the other Dyson stick vacuums, but it does have enough suction power to vacuum properly. The vacuum cleaner is suitable for households with pets and allergy sufferers.
The vacuum cleaner is also suitable for the most common floor types and you can also opt for a model with a parquet brush for sensitive floors. The average operating time of the vacuum cleaner is 20 minutes, the maximum noise level of 75 dB, and the vacuum cleaner weighs 2.5 kg.
The Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V8 is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V8 Origin– The entry-level model with standard accessories.
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V8 Extra- With this version you get a turbo mini brush for easy removal of pet hair.
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V8 Absolute– This version also has a fluffy suction nozzle for sensitive floors and a mini turbo brush for removing pet hair.
The Dyson V8 is a good choice if you don’t want to pay too much for a vacuum cleaner, but do want a Dyson vacuum cleaner. This model works fine and can be used in most households. You do have to take into account that this model has a shorter useful life.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Omni-Glide
The Dyson Omni-Glide is also one of Dyson’s newest vacuums. This model is almost impossible to compare with the other stick vacuum cleaners and it also looks completely different. The vacuum cleaner is very maneuverable, and the head of the vacuum cleaner can rotate 360 degrees.
The mouth is equipped with two soft brushes, and this makes the vacuum cleaner extremely suitable for vacuuming sensitive floors. The vacuum cleaner itself is very light (1.9 kg) and can therefore be used as a hand vacuum cleaner. However, the vacuum cleaner has a short operating time of only 20 minutes and a small collection container.
The Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Omni-Glide is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Omni-Glide– Supplied as standard with Omnidirectional Fluffy floor nozzle, combi crevice nozzle, and a motorized mini brush.
The Dyson Omni-Glide is a good choice if you have a fragile wooden floor. The soft brush of the vacuum cleaner is ideal for a wooden floor, the suction nozzle can be turned completely. You can maneuver it quite easily without having to slide furniture. If you have a soft floor or carpet, the Dyson Omni-Glide is not recommended, as the suction brush will tighten itself.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Big Ball – Canister vacuum cleaner
The Dyson Big Ball is a canister vacuum cleaner from Dyson. The advantage of this type of vacuum cleaner is that you are not dependent on a battery, so you can vacuum for as long as you want. You are of course less agile, but the vacuum cleaner itself resembles a ball (the name says it all), so the vacuum cleaners stick. Even if the vacuum cleaner falls over, the vacuum cleaner puts itself upright again. It is also important to know that the vacuum cleaner has a noise level of 80 dB (quite loud), a cable length of 6.6, and weighs 7.9 kg.
The Dyson Big Ball is available in the following versions:
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Big Ball Multi Floor 2– the entry-level model with standard attachments
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Big Ball Parquet– With an extra parquet brush for sensitive floors
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor 2– Entry-level model, but less maintenance and more suction power than regular Big Ball
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro- Equipped with a turbo brush.
- Dyson Cordless Vacuum, Cinetic Big Ball Absolute 2- Equipped with all accessories including extra parquet brush and turbo brush
The Dyson Big Ball is a good choice if you don’t want to be dependent on a battery. These cylinder vacuum cleaners are also very suitable for any floor type and with the Cinetic Big Ball models you have almost no maintenance, so you don’t have to clean filters. The canister vacuum cleaners are also interesting in terms of price because they are a lot cheaper than the stick vacuum cleaners.
Dyson Cordless Vacuum Heurist – Robot vacuum cleaner
The Dyson Heurist is a robot vacuum cleaner from Dyson. With this robot vacuum cleaner, you do not have to vacuum as much yourself. You can fully automate the vacuum cleaner so that it vacuums at the same time every day. The vacuum cleaner is able to create a virtual map of the home using a laser. This makes the robot vacuum cleaner smarter and avoids furniture and other objects. Remarkably, this robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a HEPA 15 filter (ULPA) filter, which is quite unique for this type of vacuum cleaner.
Currently, Dyson has one robot vacuum cleaner:
- Dyson 360 Heurists
A robot vacuum cleaner does not replace the regular vacuum cleaner, you will still have to vacuum yourself. However, a robot vacuum cleaner ensures that you must vacuum much less yourself. The robot vacuum cleaner can keep up with the floor in the living room for you every day, but the robot cannot vacuum under and on furniture.
Which Dyson to buy and not buy?
When buying a new Dyson, it is important to consider several factors. First of all, it is useful to determine for yourself what kind of vacuum cleaner you prefer. At Dyson, you can choose from a traditional vacuum cleaner (without a bag), a stick vacuum cleaner, or a robot vacuum cleaner.
If you know which type of vacuum cleaner is suitable for you, it is important that you look at your situation. If you have a vulnerable floor, choose at least a Dyson vacuum cleaner with a soft brush (parquet brush). If you also have a soft floor or carpet that you want to vacuum, it’s important that the Dyson also has a turbo brush.
You can also opt for Dyson models that have extra accessories, such as a mini turbo brush. Such a brush is ideal for households with pets, so you can easily remove animal hair from the sofa or rug with a turbo brush. In the image below you can see many different mouthpieces that we tested for this study.
Which one to buy Dyson, therefore, depends on your own situation and preferences. Check what you are going to use the vacuum for and then choose the right Dyson. However, you still have the choice of different models and the difference between them is mainly the price, suction power, and battery life. View a table with the differences between the Dyson vacuum cleaners.
Research factors in our Dyson test
In this extensive Dyson vacuum cleaner test, we looked at a number of important factors. The biggest differences between Dyson vacuum cleaners are in the type of motor that provides suction power. In addition, different Dyson vacuum cleaners also come with different attachments. These attachments ensure that a vacuum cleaner works well on a specific surface or purpose. Below we have listed the main factors relevant to this study:
The suction power of the Dyson Cordless Vacuum, on various floor types: Perhaps one of the most important parts of the test is the examination of the suitability for floor types. How well does a Dyson vacuum on hard floors, carpets, and soft floors? Always mirror this with the floors in your home, if you want to make the best choice.
Filtering and dust emission of the Dyson Cordless Vacuum: what filters are there in a specific vacuum cleaner under the hood? Although Dyson is known for its good filters, the level (HEPA levels) can vary considerably.
Accessories included with the Dyson Cordless Vacuum: Dyson is known for its versatility when it comes to vacuum cleaners. This is mainly achieved by the universal suction nozzles, which you can simply click on. It is therefore important to take a good look at the included extras: which suction brushes do you get?
Innovative functionalities of the Dyson Cordless Vacuum: are there any new laser techniques that can be used to detect dust? We believe that the best choice at the moment should be equipped with contemporary technology, to prevent rapid obsolescence.
Mobility and maneuverability of the Dyson Cordless Vacuum: how easy is it to vacuum with a Dyson vacuum cleaner? We looked at how flat a vacuum cleaner can vacuum, how easily it can make turns, and of course how heavy it is.