Thursday, June 28, 2018

Home Living | Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Plus Vacuum Cleaner Review

In the world of household appliances, there's a new superstar - the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. It is Dyson's latest powerful stick vacuum.

I'm sure you've seen the ads everywhere on social media, TV and print. Or maybe it's just me? But it seems that everywhere I look, the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum cleaner seems to be calling out to me, shouting out how absolutely fabulous and powerful it is as a vacuum cleaner.

If the Dyson Cyclone V10 was a celebrity, I think it'd be a Joseph Schooling haha.. he seems to be everywhere nowadays too since he's the newest Hugo Boss & Milo ambassador, signed a 3-year partnership with DBS in April and just last month, was also named ambassador of One Championship {Asian MMA promoter} so has been going around on a series of community activities and social media engagements as part of their campaigns. Oh, and this week he just opened his own swimming school!!

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Anyway, I was getting all hyped up over the Dyson Cyclone V10 because it seems like my dream vacuum cleaner as one machine for the whole home!

I've mentioned a few times, vacuuming is my fave household chore.

Some people like doing dishes, some like folding laundry but me.. I really don't mind vacuuming all day long!! :P There's something about the droning sound and watching all the dirt get sucked up that makes it very therapeutic to me. Even after a hard day's work, it is the first cleaning task I'm willing to tackle because it actually helps me to relax.

So imagine my delight when I received Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for Mother's Day this year!! Hurray!!

As you can see in my unboxing video with Lil Pumpkin, Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Plus comes with
  • 1 x stick vacuum unit
  • 2 x cleaner heads {soft roller & direct-drive}
  • 1 x combination tool {brush & suction}
  • 1 x crevice tool {for precise cleaning around edges & narrow gaps}
  • 1 x mini motorised tool {tackles hair & ground in dirt in tight spaces}
  • 1 x mini soft dusting brush {has soft nylon bristles to clean delicate surfaces & fabrics}
  • 1 x flexi crevice tool {extends & bends for hard-to-reach places}
  • 1 x extension hose {combines with other tools for longer reach}
  • 1x tool bag
So many useful tools! With the push of a few "quick release" red buttons, you can easily snap on and reconfigure the stick vacuum with the different tools. There is a 2-years warranty for the product.

I've had cordless vacuum cleaners {stick & handheld} before and they are certainly very easy to use compared to traditional corded vacuum cleaners that tend to be bulkier and heavier.

Without a cord dragging behind it, cordless vacuum cleaners can be used just about anywhere and doesn't get tangled with any furniture or toy behind! It's definitely less heavy and cumbersome, and I don't need to go searching for a power point all the time which makes it unbelievably easy and fast to go from room to room.

They are also a space saver when it comes to storage. 

Trust me when I say that once you've had a cordless vacuum cleaner, you NEVER want to use a corded vacuum cleaner ever again.

The Dyson V10 is more than just a typical cordless vacuum cleaner though.

Yes, there is no doubt that is is light {2.6kg} and compact enough to be easily maneuvered and stored, but it is also really, really powerful unlike a typical cordless vacuum cleaner.

Note: Actual comments from my friends when I posted some pics of me using the vacuum. They love it too! haha

One common complaint that some people have for cordless vacuum cleaners is that it lacks the suction power of corded vacuum cleaners and runs out of charge pretty quickly.

I find not so for the Dyson Cyclone V10 though, as especially at the upper settings {there are 3 modes}, it can clean very thoroughly thanks to its latest motor which Dyson claims is the smallest, lightest, yet strongest that they have ever produced.

It also has a 7-cell, energy dense battery to run at higher voltage and create more power. At its lowest mode {which is still pretty strong}, battery life is about 1 hour and that's more than enough time I want to spend vacuuming at a go (✌゚∀゚)☞

An interesting feature is that it uses a "trigger system" to switch on/off i.e. you'd need to hold down the power button continuously with your index & middle fingers whenever in use. Your fingers might cramp / get tired after a while, but at least it preserves the battery life and ensures that you're not wasting its energy when not in use.

You can read all about Dyson V10's technology here but all in all, it can generate powerful suction and capture really small particles like our gym chalk powder or even bigger gravel pebbles easily.

It is even more powerful than the previous model, Dyson V8 as there has been an upgrade in terms of design.

It still uses Dyson's patented cyclone cleaning system for powerful suction, but now the motor, dust canister and cyclone are streamlined, so air is drawn into the cyclones in a straight line – creating 20% more suction power than the Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner, which had its cyclones & canister perpendicular to the extension wand and cleaner head {like a "T-shape"}.

What makes it seem even more powerful in sucking up dirt are the motorised cleaner heads too I reckon.

The Dyson V10 Absolute Plus comes with 2 cleaner heads with a motor located inside the brush bars for extra power! The soft roller cleaner head for hard floors is covered in soft woven nylon to capture large debris, while anti-static carbon fibre filaments simultaneously remove fine dust.

I used it on our floors to clean up cereal, rice, protein powder etc. and it did and excellent job of cleaning everything up nicely. And yes, it is light enough for me to clean and vacuum our walls too.. I love this function and no, it's not that crazy to want to vacuum your walls. I mean, don't you get cobwebs and dust patches on them too?? You can really deep-clean anywhere with Dyson V10.

We don't use carpets at home but if you do, the direct-drive cleaner head works better as it has stiff nylon bristles to dig deep, spin and help remove ground-in dirt and debris. The boy likes to use this cleaner on our home gym mats though as it is porous and traps our chalk powder and dirt easy.

These cleaning heads are interchangeable and with the push of a single button you can easily snap the alternate cleaning head in.

There are a few other features that attracted me to the Dyson Cyclone V10.

For one, it can easily convert into a powerful handheld vacuum cleaner in just one click, something which my previous cordless vacuum cleaner could not do so before the Dyson Cyclone V10, we actually had a stick vacuum cleaner and a separate handheld vacuum cleaner at home.

This was appealing to me because for the price of one machine, I basically get TWO which is such a sweet deal! Also, it saves me the space of storing two machines too.

You can attach the various tools directly to the handheld vacuum cleaner too to reach every nook and cranny at home or even the car. 

Lil Pumpkin likes to use the handheld more and I love that she enjoys using it to clean up her own toy and study areas haha... #lessworkformummy ( ᐛ )و

Another thing is, the dust canister capacity is also pretty large.

It is actually 40% bigger than the previous Dyson V8 vacuum {0.77L compared to 0.54L}, which means less stopping to empty the canister and you can clean more of your home or car in one go.

The long, slim canister has a 'point and shoot' mechanism.

It hygienically ejects all the dust and debris deep into the canister, in one action – so there's no need to touch the dirt... which suits me fine because even though I like to suck up all the dirt in a vacuum, I hate to actually empty it because I don't like to touch the gunk inside o(≧∇≦o)

If there's anything that I find annoying, it's that the stick vacuum cleaner is not self-standing because it is top-heavy.

It does come with a wall-mounted dock to hold the vacuum and tools, but you need to screw it into the wall, and I don't particularly like to create holes in our walls unless absolutely necessary. Otherwise, you need to just lay it on the floor or rest it against the wall. There's a rubber strip on the underside of the dust canister handle so you don't have to worry about it slipping down though.

Oh, another thing is that although it claims to be "acoustically engineered" to reduce noisy turbulence and volume, the Dyson V10 vacuum cleaner is loud. Nothing like the Dyson bladeless fans.

It's music to your ears if you want to hear how powerful it is, but you do not want to use it if the baby is sleeping hehe

Overall, I think having a trustworthy and powerful vacuum cleaner is essential for any household. If you live in a place full of toys, books, furniture, clothes... basically things which make a house a home, and space is a premium, then surely you need a compact & cordless vacuum cleaner.

And if you are getting a compact & cordless vacuum cleaner, then the Dyson Cyclone V10 is the way to go. It is not cheap {prices start from S$899, buy on Dyson Singapore website with free shipping}, but you are paying for quality from a trusted international brand, and it will definitely give you a bang for your buck plus make you feel good about cleaning the house.

Tested, confirm, guarantee plus chop by the boy, Lil Pumpkin and me (*^▽^*)

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* Disclosure: This is a review for Dyson Singapore. All opinions are my own.


An Apel a Day said...

It looks like it reaches a lot of tight places. A great review!

mail4rosey said...

I have not seen a lot of them advertised! I Love it though! My BIL says Dyson is the best, hands down. I haven't tried one yet, but it will likely happen. I love that you've gotten the whole fam. involved in cleaning (atta' girl!). :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Now, I love Dyson and swear by their corded vacuums. I've had great success with the 2 that I have bought. However, Jason bought me this one for Christmas and we promptly took it back to the store. I will give them credit for being light weight and easy to maneuver around the house. What I did not like was having to continuously hold the trigger to sweep. I have arthritis and I could barely finish my floors as my hands were in so much pain before I was finished. The battery life was not long and I found I had to recharge it after doing my lower level, then had to wait a few hours to sweep my upper level when the battery finally recharged. I hope you have better luck with yours though, but sadly, this sweeper was not what I have come to expect from Dyson.

Leo Jesica said...

I have got a powerful and trustworth vacuum cleaner for my lovely household. It's save my 80% time to clearn whole hosue. I love this brand.