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Dyson V10 cordless vacuum review: Looks like a ray gun, isn’t cheap, and is very good

By Alvin Soon - 7 May 2019
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Maintenance, price, sweat, happiness

You can remove the bin and give the V10 a good wipe.

There are things you’ll need to do

I’m usually a grumpy reviewer, but I can’t find anything to fault the V10 for. That doesn’t mean there aren’t peculiarities. One of them is that you’ll have to clean the V10. The V10 sucks air and debris in from one end and expels it out the other. A filter sits there and Dyson says it traps 99.7% of particles as small as 0.3 microns (does this mean it’s healthier if you breathe in air from the butt of your vacuum than air from the room?). 

This filter needs to be washed once a month, and the V10 comes with a helpful indicator to remind you to do so. With only one filter, the V10 is easier to clean than the V8, which had two filters to wash. The bin also gets funky from time to time; you can release the canister and do a quick wipe. Maintaining gear gives me a sense of satisfaction, and I love that Dyson lets you do it. Even the rollers in the soft cleaner head can be released and cleaned.

You’ll need to clean the air filter at least once a month. It’s just one this time, the V8 had two filters that needed cleaning.

The Dyson vacuums also clean slightly differently from other vacuums. The soft roller cleaner head doesn’t pick up debris lying near it on the floor, it has to go directly over anything to pick it up. A Dyson engineer explained that their vacuums weigh suction power over suction area. You can pick up more dirt if you clamp down the suction area, instead of making it more porous. It’s not a big deal, but it does mean you have to be more disciplined with your cleaning path.


Good tools enable good work

Pew! Pew! Pew!

The Dyson V10 takes everything good about the V8 and makes it better. Those advancements, like the longer battery life, powerful suction, and a user-friendlier bin, make the V10 easy to recommend. The machine comes in three variants; the V10 Fluffy edition will set you back S$899. The Fluffy comes with five cleaning tools and is the only one with red highlights. The V10 Absolute costs S$999 and comes with six cleaning tools. The V10 Absolute+ costs S$1,199, comes with a 40% larger bin, eight cleaning tools, and a tool bag.

It sounds excessive to drop nearly a thousand dollars on a vacuum cleaner, but there are people who drop big money for other kinds of work tools, like chef’s knives and power drills. You’ll sweat while using these tools — but they provide a level of precision and joy you won’t find with lesser instruments.


Note: This review was first published on Jul 11, 2018.

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  • Design 9
  • Features 9
  • User-Friendliness 9
  • Performance 9
  • Value 8.5
The Good
Longer battery life of up to 60 mins
It handles smoothly
It has powerful suction
The bin is easier to empty
It’s easier to clean
The Bad
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