The Best Dyson Vacuum Cleaners – 5 Top Picks of 2018

In a hurry? Best Budget:  Multi Floor 2 | Best Overall: V10 Absolute

best dyson vacuum cleanersIf there is one name that springs to mind when it comes to vacuum cleaners, it is Dyson. Some see them as the Bentley or Rolls Royce of vacuum cleaners and that is a great way to think when it comes to Dyson. Yes, the price tag is not cheap, but I counter that with the fact that Dyson has proven time and time again to create some of the most powerful and versatile products on the market.

While all Dysons have their strengths and weaknesses, the issue some folks have is there is so much to choose from! It is like every couple of months Dyson has a new product on the market so for someone who is excited to finally get a Dyson or get a brand new one, it can be quite the daunting process to know which one is right for you.

I have used quite a few different Dysons over the years and I have been given the chance to check out some of the best Dyson vacuum cleaners that are available right now and I want to share with you guys what makes each one special and worth your consideration.

Best Dyson Vacuum Cleaners of 2018

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Best Overall

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

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5.9

Up to 60 minutes of powerful, fade-free suction; 40% larger bin to aid whole house cleaning; Powered by the Dyson V10 Digital motor with 14 cyclones and 3 power settings
Best Budget

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

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15.6

Streamlined design and ball technology for easy steering; Radial Root Cyclone technology that
captures more microscopic dust and dirt; Self-adjusting cleaner head - powerful cleaning on any surface

Dyson Ball Animal 2

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17.5

Powerful cleaning that works on any surface thanks to the self-adjusting cleaner head; Radial Root Cyclone and Ball technology for strong and precise cleaning; Instant-release high-reach wand and Tangle-free Turbine tool for upholstery

Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister

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17.6

Easy navigation and self-corrects if it falls over thanks to the Big Ball design; Large and easy empty bin so you don't have to touch the dirt; 360 degree wand and quick release tools

Dyson V8 Animal

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5.6

Trigger release for up to 40 minutes of powerful fade free suction, Soft roller cleaner head made for hardwood floors, Whole machine HEPA filtration, Handheld mode and mini motorized tool

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

Dyson Cyclone V10 absoluteI thought that we would start with the latest (at the time of writing) Dyson that is on the market, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. This is a stick style vacuum and Dyson even though they have packed a lot of their highest quality tech inside here, have made sure that it is nice and light. The design not only is very practical and ensures you get the best out of the vacuum cleaner. It also looks pretty cool too.

25% More Dirt Removal From Every Type Of Surface

I have tested the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute on every kind of floor in our house. Hardwood, thick carpet and even the thinner carpet in the kid’s bedrooms. Powering this vacuum is a very powerful brush bar which is driven by a motor. This is what gives the vacuum it’s very powerful suction and actually if pure suction power is what you are after, currently there is not a more powerful vacuum on the market than this one here. Dyson’s big sales pitch with this is that it actually vacuums up around 25 percent more dust, dirt, and particles than their last model.

As well as kids who love to drop things like cereal, candy bars and anything else you can imagine. We have two dogs, who love to shed all over the house. That was what actually set me on my path to find a powerful vacuum. Everything that got in the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolutes path got vacuumed up, it was pretty awesome. I found that going from the living room where we have a rather thick carpet, to the hardwood floors in the hall was no trouble at all. The stick nature of the vacuum is great and allows you to get into all the difficult areas.

v10 cyclone is light and powerful

Clean Hard To Reach Areas With Ease

However, you know those really tricky areas? I am talking down the side of the sofa, under the coffee table and the corners of the room. Well, this vacuum can actually turn into a hand vac which is really neat, it allows you to even vacuum on the beds and the car as well as the vacuum is fully cordless. I even used it (when in full stick form) to vacuum the cobwebs out of the corners of the room which always have creeped me out and bugged me, but were a pain to deal with.

Read More: Full review of the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

So you know that the extra power that the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is great, the way it can transform so you can vacuum every inch of your house is great, but there is one thing that those two things combined also do and that makes your life much easier. I say this because I have noticed that the extra power allows you to vacuum much quicker (and better) than with a standard vacuum cleaner. Even emptying the vacuum is nice and easy, Dyson has really gone above and beyond to make your weekly, daily or whatever it is vacuuming as easy as possible.

Allergy Friendly Thanks To The HEPA Filtration System

Not only does this vacuum make cleaning easier and your house spotless clean (despite the best efforts of the kids and pets) it also makes vacuuming more pleasant thanks to the filtration system that Dyson use. It actually captures 99.97 percent of dust without spitting it back into the air. This means that you will not be sneezing, coughing or anything like that and the air that this vacuum spits out is cleaner than the air you are breathing!

The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute may be one of the most expensive vacuums on the market. However, as of right now, there is not a more powerful or efficient cordless vacuum cleaner available.

 


Dyson Ball Animal 2

dyson ball animal 2Next up we have the Dyson Ball Animal 2 which is one of the most popular Dysons. The selling point of this is, of course, that ball technology which Dyson is very well known for. What I like about this is that it does have that classic upright vacuum cleaner design, but this is far from a traditional upright as it does far more.

Aesthetically Pleasing And Automatic Height Adjustment

The kind of person that I feel this is ideal for is someone who likes to vacuum a large area as quickly and efficiently as possible. Also, a nice touch is that Dyson has made this very easy on the eyes, which I know is not a big deal, but I do like that they made the effort.

I have a rather awkward house when it comes to vacuuming so I want something that is going to go from floor to floor without any fuss and without any “work” from me. Well, the Dyson Animal 2 does just that. It manages this by automatically changing how high it is depending on the surface it is on. So I can go from the living room carpet to the hardwood floor hallway without any loss of power. Or even having to manually change settings.

While I am reviewing vacuum cleaners, like you I am not what you would call a “fan” of vacuuming. So that is why I really like this as it makes it quick, easy and it does a fantastic job.

Read More: Shark Vs Dyson – which is better?

Large Dust Bin And Radial Root Cyclone Technology

The dust bin that this Dyson has is one of the largest trash canisters I have encountered. I cleaned the whole house with this and it was not even remotely close to being full. But as I wanted to test it, I made sure to empty it into the garbage. We have all made that mistake of thinking we were emptying the contents of the vacuum into the garbage, only for it to end up all over the floor! Well, Dyson has thought about that and they have made it so you never need to touch the dust and mess and that it falls straight into the garbage.

One of the things that really caught my eye on the box of this Dyson was the fact that it has a technology called, radial root cyclone technology. This will keep your air fresh, but it also stops dust and other nasty particles getting into the vacuum and preventing it from working properly or even overheating.

Dyson Ball For Easy Steering

How have we got to this point and not talked about the Dyson Ball! This is what allows you to get around the coffee table legs, the corners and those other hard to reach areas. I honestly think that once you have gone from a standard upright vacuum to the Ball, there is no going back as it makes vacuuming a million time easier. Not only do you have the Dyson Ball, it comes with a tool that can be used for things like pet hair (which is a godsend in my house) and there is also a wand that can be extended so you can reach those hard to reach areas.

To let you know how powerful this vacuum is, it ran over a few Lego pieces and picked them up with no trouble at all. I have yet to encounter a Dyson that underperforms in the power department and this one is no different.

While it may be corded (the cord is nice and long) the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a fantastic vacuum cleaner and ideal if you want a more traditional looking upright model. Also, the price is not too bad at all either.

 


Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister

dyson big ball multi floor canisterI will admit when I took the Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister, I thought this was the weirdest looking vacuum cleaner I had ever seen. While I have been reviewing Dysons for a while now, this is one model that always escaped my grasp so I am happy to check it out. The design which does look rather odd is actually pretty handy as you can store it pretty much anywhere in the house.

Long Hose and Lightweight Canister

Let me explain how this vacuum works. You have the long hose that is the perfect length so that you can vacuum the carpet and not have to be hunched over. However, this long hose (or wand if you prefer) allows you to get deep under the sofas, beds and even those high corners in the room where Spider-Man and his buddies like to leave you webs. You drag the Dyson Big Ball behind you as you go, which is where the canister is also kept.

Now one of the big selling points of this vacuum cleaner is the way that it can pick itself back up when it falls over! That is insane and I will admit that I thought there was no way it would work. Well I can tell you hand on heart it does work and it works so well, my youngest daughter had to be told to stop pushing it over so she could see it working.

Not only is this great, but this large ball is actually very light so dragging it around the house could not be any easier. Also, Dyson has put an actual handle that you hold. This is awesome as I had a cheaper similar style of vacuum in the past and you actually just held the hose which was uncomfortable, so this makes vacuuming much easier on your hand.

Great For Pet Hair On Carpet Or Solid Surfaces

So all this is great, but what about performance? The main event of this vacuum is the carbon fiber turbine floor tool. This managed to pick up all the dog hair and mess from my kids breakfast no problem at all. Our kitchen floor is hardwood as our hallways. So I was very impressed with the performance here.

dyson ball canister cycloneOf course, the real test was our thick living room carpet. Again that darn dog hair which was all over our small sofa (even though the dogs are not allowed on it!) was no match for the power of this vacuum cleaner. So while it may not have the other tools that some other Dyson vacuums have, I found that I could still do the beds, sofas and even get in the corners of the rooms and under the sofas no problem with this vacuum.

Easy-Empty Canister

You cannot test out a vacuum cleaner without emptying the canister. So I took off the canister which was very easy to do. One thing I want to say right now about Dyson vacuums is that they all have a similar method when it comes to getting rid of the dust and dirt. This one is no different. Here you hold the canister over the garbage can pull the lever and it all falls in. You never need to touch the yucky dust, dirt and whatever else your kids have left on the floor for you to discover.

I think the Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor Canister vacuum is pretty neat. It has a lot of suction power and I found that I was able to vacuum the whole house easily and very thoroughly. Plus it is really cool that when it falls you do not have to stop vacuuming to pick it back up!

 


Dyson V8 Animal

dyson v8 animalThe Dyson V8 Animal has been one of the most popular Dyson models on the market for a while now. It is a stick style cordless vacuum cleaner and as it is one of the more classic models. It is much more affordable than the V10. So if you want that Dyson power, but do not feel comfortable with the price of the V10, I think you will be happy with this.

Clean Every Area Of Your Home – Even The Ceiling

As this is a stick style cordless vacuum cleaner, it is very light which means that it is very easy to vacuum the whole house. In its standard “stick” mode, you can pretty much vacuum everywhere. Thanks to the light weight, you can lift it up above your head and get the corners of the room and even give the curtains a vacuuming which is pretty cool as you will be amazed at how much dust can get caked on a set of curtains, especially along the top.

I actually found that the Dyson V8 Animal was able to get under the sofa as it was nice and thin, but it does come with extra attachments that you can use. You can use these in hand vac mode or in standard stick vac mode if you like. It comes with a combination tool, crevice tool, soft dusting brush and a motorized tool. All these extras mean that you can really give the house a proper blitzing to make sure that there is not dust or nasty stuff the kids have dropped or a ton of dog hair for you to be grossed out by.

Handy Attachments For Pet Hair

The mini motorized tool, in particular, is very handy at getting rid of pet hair. I do not know what it is, but the arms of our sofa are always caked in pet hair, it is like it is super glued on! This vacuum ripped it right off, no hassle at all! So while you can clean the whole house top to bottom with the vacuum in standard stick mode, these attachments can come in very handy.

Even though this is not the newest model of Dyson vacuum, I would say that it is still more powerful than most of the other competing brands. The really powerful motor sucks up anything that gets in its way and once you have finished vacuuming, you will find that emptying the dirt and mess is just as easy as sucking it up. One thing that is always worth mentioning when it comes to a Dyson is the way that they make sure the air it pumps out is nice and clean. The HEPA filter is what does this so you will not be sneezing or have sore eyes when you are using this.

40 Minute Run-Time

You get 40 minutes of cleaning time from a single charge (charging dock is included) and that is more than reasonable. The reason I say this is that this vacuum cleaner is so powerful and efficient, that 40 minutes is more than long enough to vacuum the house.

I think the Dyson V8 Animal is a fantastic cordless vacuum and the current asking price is more than fair. If you want a vacuum that does it all, has that Dyson power, you cannot go wrong with this.

 


Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

dyson ball multi floor 2 uprightLast, but by no means least is the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2. The most affordable Dyson that is on this list. It is a corded upright vacuum which is something that I know many people still prefer. So if a stick vacuum is not something you are too keen on, take a closer look at this.

Flexible Steering With The Dyson Ball

Let’s start by talking about the ball! This is one of the best inventions that James Dyson ever did. Using an old style upright vacuum sucks… and not in a good way, I mean you are trying to vacuum the living room and the darn thing can only move in straight lines.

The idea of the Ball technology is to give you the flexibility to go anywhere in the room. It makes vacuuming a million times easier than it ever has been before. For example, you can go around the coffee table legs without having to lift the vacuum and move it.

It is not just the Ball that makes the Dyson Multi Floor 2 so good. Dyson has made it lightweight and the handle they have put on it gives you a really good grip. While the main head of the vacuum is a good size, there is also a removable wand that you can use to get under the sofa, do the top of the sofas and so on and even the kid’s bed.

I found that the wand (thanks to the overall power of the vacuum) even lifted up annoying pet hair and other delights that my kids thought they would spill or drop and then decide to leave them.

Transitions Onto Different Surfaces With Ease

While the Ball and the wand make it so you can clean the whole house very easy, one thing that the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 offers is the ability to move from carpet to hardwood floors and then back again all without you having to adjust anything. It has a very clever self-adjusting cleaner head that adjusts itself to any floor that it is vacuuming.

Like all Dysons, you do not have to worry about this one spitting out dust and particles that are going to cause you and your family health problems. It has a very smart filtration system that makes sure anything it picks up stays in the vacuum. Speaking of which, emptying the canister is very easy. You hold it over the garbage can and press the button, releasing all the mess into the garbage can below.

Extra-Long Power Cord For Less Socket Changes

I know that some of you may be a little disappointed that this has a power cord and is not cordless. However, Dyson has given this a power cord that is 31 feet long. This is more than long enough and I found that I was able to vacuum a whole floor of my house with it plugged into the same power socket.

The Dyson Multi Floor 2 is a fantastic vacuum cleaner and great if you want a Dyson that is not going to break the bank. It can handle any mess that my dogs or kids threw its way and it makes vacuuming a quicker and less annoying job. All the while keeping your house as dust and mess-free as possible.

 


What Makes Dyson Vacuum Cleaners So Good?

As I said in the intro, Dyson is the premier name when it comes to vacuum cleaners. Years before I managed to get one (or of course test them) I knew the name Dyson and I am sure most other people are the same. Some people just look at the price tag and say “no thanks”. However, it is not as simple as that.

Dyson has the highest tech in their products and while other companies like Shark and so on are doing great, Dyson is the big name when it comes to vacuum cleaners and I want to share a few of the main features that make a Dyson vacuum cleaner so good.

Versatility

As you can see from the five models that we have looked at today, Dyson make a vacuum cleaner for everyone. No matter if you are a swinging bachelor who needs something small, but powerful. Or if you have a family with crazy kids and wild dog! Dyson has a vacuum cleaner for you. From an upright vacuum, a stick vacuum and even something a little more out there like their big ball style vacuum.

Dyson Technology

Of course, each Dyson vacuum cleaner will have its own thing that makes it special, but there is one thing that all Dyson vacuums share and that is the ideology of the technology that collects the dirt and dust. All Dyson vacuums use what is called “cyclone technology” this collects dust and dirt in the most efficient way possible and it also prevents the dust from being spat out with the air.

All Dyson vacuums are made with this in mind so if you buy a Dyson, you can always be sure that you get get the highest tech vacuum cleaner possible. Dyson fine-tune the technology on what seems like a yearly basis, case in point, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute which has tweaked their technology to the point where it picks up even more dust!

They Are All Bagless

Emptying the vacuum cleaner after a serious cleaning session can be brutal sometimes. Dysons make this as easy as possible and they make it so you never have to touch anything that it has picked up. Also, they save you a little money as you never have to buy bags and also you never have the hassle of having to attach a bag.

Going Forward All Dyson Vacuums Will Be Cordless

While a few of the vacuum cleaners that we have looked at today are corded. Dyson has said that from 2018, all their future vacuum cleaners will be cordless. To be fair if you were to buy an older model Dyson that is corded, its ok as Dyson’s tend to have much longer power cords. Dyson has one of the largest selections of cordless vacuum cleaners on the market and their battery life is often the best when put up against its competitors.

Dysons Make Cleaning The House Easy

The extra power that a Dyson vacuum cleaner has, of course, is going to make sure that your house is cleaner than it was with your old vacuum. However, this extra power, of course, means that you do not have to vacuum the same spot over and over again. Even things like nasty and crusty pieces of cereal that have been dropped on the carpet can be picked up pretty easily. I find that I spend far less time vacuuming thanks to using a Dyson.

Cleaner Air For You To Breathe

This is something I mentioned a few times during some of the reviews that you just read. I have used vacuum cleaners in the past that would cause me to sneeze really bad and make my eyes feel funny. This is because while they were picking up the mess on the floor, they were spitting out air full of dust particles. Dyson’s, on the other hand, has a very sophisticated filtration system that prevents the dust from getting back out! If you have a pet, you will notice a clear difference after just a few vacuums.

Dysons Are Very Robust

Of course, the odd one that leaves the factory floor will have issues, that is always the case when millions of a product are produced. Dyson’s though tend to be made incredibly well. They are designed to have as few exposed parts as possible. This keeps them out of harms ways, they are small enough to be stored out of the way and Dyson tend to give you a five year warranty with their vacuums which lets you know right away that they are made of strong stuff as one year is usually all you get with any kind of product these days.

A Dyson Will Give You Many, Many Years Of Service

This ties into what I was just saying, but a Dyson vacuum is so well made that it is going to last you far longer than the vacuum cleaner you bought for 30 bucks at the local Walmart! These are vacuums that are designed to run for years and years. So while at first glance you may think that Dyson’s are overpriced. When you consider how many years of use you are going to get, you are getting a lot of value for your money.

So, Are Dyson Vacuums Worth It?

Well yes, they are! Some might not be keen on the asking price, but I can honestly tell you that the friends and family members that I have gotten to switch to a Dyson have never and will never look back. Not only do they last for years thanks to being so well made. The simple fact of the matter is that as of right now, Dyson has the most powerful and efficient vacuums on the market. There are of course some other great vacuum cleaner companies on the market, but for me, Dyson is the king when it comes to high-quality vacuums.

What Is The Best Dyson Vacuum Cleaner?

I thoroughly tested all five of these vacuums and of course, there are far more than just these five in the Dyson line up. However, I do feel that all five of these are great. Of course, if money is no object, the Dyson V10 is the way to go. It is the most recent Dyson vacuum cleaner and it has all the latest Dyson tech inside it.

However, I know that the asking price is not exactly cheap. The other four we have looked at today all offer you powerful suction. I would advise that you go for what suits your home best. If you are doing large floors, think about one of the Ball vacuums. If you need that versatility, perhaps a Dyson Stick vacuum is the way to go? Look at all the features and accessories and decide what one best suit your home.

No matter what, you will not be disappointed with what any Dyson offers you.


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