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The Dyson Cyclone V10 is one of Dyson’s more recent cordless vacuum cleaners, and it comes with some significant advancements when compared to Dyson’s older cordless offerings. Released in 2018, the Dyson Cyclone V10 has significantly more run time, bin capacity and power than earlier cordless Dyson’s, making this vacuum a brilliant option for anyone looking to invest in a new cordless model. 

In fact, the Cyclone V10 is so well regarded it also shares many similarities with Dyson’s latest cordless – the Dyson V11 – yet comes in at a fair bit cheaper. With two excellent Dyson Cyclone V10 models within the range – the Animal and the Absolute – there’s a choice to be made when buying a Dyson V10. Read on for our in-depth Dyson Cyclone V10 review which covers both of these models to help you to make an informed decision.

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Dyson Cyclone V10 specifications

ModelCyclone V10
Charge time3.5 hours
Run time60 minutes
Capacity0.76 litres
Weight2.68 kg

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Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Improved power and run time

Dyson Cyclone V10The Dyson V10 is a distinct upgrade on the Dyson V8 thanks to a more powerful motor that generates the suction power of a corded vacuum, promising to give your home the deepest of cleans. With 20% more suction power than the Dyson V8, the powerful direct-drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt from carpets with ease but is gentle enough to use on hard floors too. You can expect a powerful deep clean on any surface whether high or low. With three amazing power modes available, you can also easily switch between modes depending on the job at hand. 

Whilst you may expect more power to mean less run time, this is not the case with the Dyson V10. In fact, this model offers an impressive 60 minutes fade free suction run time, which is some 20 minutes more than the Dyson V8 Cordless and on a par with the newer Dyson V11. However, it is worth noting that the run time decreases if you switch to the more powerful modes. Whilst you’ll get 60 minutes to clean in power mode one, that drops to 23 minutes when using power mode two, and just eight minutes when using power mode three. As this Dyson is so powerful though, you should be able to get most cleaning jobs done using power mode one. 

The charge time of three and a half hours is also considerably less than the Dyson V8, which takes five hours to be fully charged. When you combine this with the fact that you get an extra 20 minutes run time than the V8 offers, you can see why many people think the V10 is worth the extra money.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Technology and design

Dyson Cyclone V10 stair cleaningLike the Dyson V8, the Dyson Cyclone V10 quickly transforms to a handheld and back again, in just one click. This allows you to move from carpets, hard floors, soft furnishings and upholstery with ease. It has no trouble  picking up dust, pet hair and other debris in both the normal mode and the handheld mode. The adjustable floorhead means you can switch between carpet and hard floor at the touch of a button.

The V10 offers impressive cyclone technology. The 14 cyclones generate forces of more than 79,000g to fling microscopic particles – such as pollen and bacteria – into the bin. The V10 is also perfect for allergy sufferers. The fully-sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of small particles expelling cleaner air, making it easy to keep your home clean and fresh. The Dyson Cyclone V10 is certified asthma and allergy friendly, so allergy sufferers can rest assured that they are in good hands if they choose this vacuum cleaner.

One particularly impressive feature of this model is how quiet it is. Designed to absorb vibrations and dampen sound, you can clean your home with the V10 without the annoying and unnecessary noise in the background. Perfect for keeping babies and pets happy!

One slight weakness is that the Dyson V10 is heavier than other Dyson cordless models at 2.68kg, but this is still a very lightweight vacuum cleaner that should be easy to move around your home.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Bin and accessories

Dyson Cyclone V10 brushOne of our favourite features of the Dyson Cyclone V10 is the ‘point and shoot’ hygienic bin emptying. The mechanism hygienically ejects dust and debris deep into your bin, in one swift action, so there’s no need to touch the dirt. It really is mess and fuss free! The 0.76L bin capacity is also a marked improvement on the 0.54L bin size that the Dyson V8 offers, so you should be able to keep cleaning without having to empty the bin more regularly.

We also like the storage provided with this model. The Dyson Cyclone V10 docking system allows you to drop your vacuum into the wall-mounted dock, to recharge and to tidily store the tools when your machine is not in use.

Like the Dyson V8, the Dyson Cyclone V10 comes with some really handy tools. The combination tool gives you two tools in one, for simple switching between surfaces. The crevice tool is designed for precise cleaning around edges and narrow gaps. The mini motorised tool is a handy motorised brush bar which tackles hair and ground-in dirt, in tight spaces. Finally, the soft dusting brush is great for dusting screens and small surfaces.

Difference between the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and Animal models

Dyson Cyclone V10 hard floorsThe V10 has two fantastic models which you might want to consider; the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal and the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. As is normal when it comes to Dyson cordless vacuums that come from the same range, the actual vacuum cleaners are exactly the same. They have the same run time, same charge time, use the same technology and have the same bin capacity. 

In fact, the only real difference between the Dyson V10 Absolute and the Dyson V10 Animal is that the Absolute model comes with a soft roller cleaner head which is great on hard floors, but the Animal model does not come with this attachment. All the other attachments are exactly the same.

If you have hard floors it’s probably worth paying a little extra and going for the Cyclone V10 Absolute just so you get the soft roller cleaner head. This tool has soft woven nylon which is gentle on delicate hard floors but tough on dirt. It’s perfect for kitchens as it picks up large crumbs and fine dust in one go. However, but even without the soft roller cleaner head the V10 Animal still does a good job on cleaning harder surfaces, so it shouldn’t be a deal breaker.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Pros

  • Extremely powerful, three-mode suction allowing you to choose the right power to clean each surface
  • A whopping 60 minute run time which should allow you to clean your home in one go
  • An impressively reduced charging time of 3.5 hours on the Dyson V8 which takes 5 hours to charge
  • A much bigger dust container at 0.76L so you shouldn’t have to stop to keep emptying the bin

Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Cons

  • Slightly heavier than other Dyson cordless models at 2.68kg
  • It is pricey when compared to the Dyson V7 and V8 models

Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless: Verdict

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is certainly a great option if you’re looking to invest in a new cordless vacuum cleaner. It’s a significant upgrade on the Dyson V8 Cordless, thanks to an enhanced run time, quicker charge time, bigger bin and more powerful motor. The V10 cleans carpets, hard floors, laminate floors, soft furnishings and car upholstery with ease.

Transforming into a handheld and back again in just one click, the Cyclone V10 is versatile, and even though it’s slightly heavier than earlier Dyson cordless models, it’s still very lightweight and easy to move around.

With an impressive 60 minutes fade free cleaning time and large bin capacity, the Dyson Cyclone V10 is without doubt one of the best cordless vacuums on the market.

With the Absolute and Animal models to choose from, there’s certainly lots to consider. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute with its soft roller attachment seems to be the best bet for homes with hard floors, but the Animal is just as capable across all other floor types.

We hope that this Dyson Cyclone V10 review helps you to find the best model for you. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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