Even the fairy godmother couldn’t help Cinderella make cleaning feel less like a chore. That’s why Dyson has a range of relatively high-end stick vacuums to help you suck it up, literally. And if you want to get down and not-so-dirty, several Dyson handstick vacuums can be transformed into a handheld model with a single ‘click’. A “point and shoot” tool is also included to help you chuck all the dust and debris into the bin without having to touch any of the nasties.
Dyson stick vacuums range
Dyson has a variety of high-end handstick vacuums on sale, generally costing between $399 and $1,299. Here is a list of models and prices:
|Stick Vacuum model||Price|
|Dyson V7 Cord-Free||$399*|
|Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin||$599*|
|Dyson V7 Motorhead||$599*|
|Dyson V8 Origin||$749*|
|Dyson V8 Animal||$799*|
|Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead||$799*|
|Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+||$999*|
|Dyson V11 Torque Drive||$1,099*|
|Dyson V11 Absolute||$1,199*|
|Dyson V11 Absolute Pro||$1,249*|
|Dyson V11 Absolute Pro+||$1,299*|
Source: Dyson, January 2020.
If you’re looking to invest in a Dyson vacuum, the Dyson V7 series includes the most low-cost cordless models from the high-end brand. While these vacuums may not be as much of a ‘budget buy’ as those available from retailers like Kmart and Kogan, the series does offer a few wallet-friendly alternatives that still deliver similar features to Dyson’s pricier models. Here are the models currently on sale:
- Dyson V7 Cord-Free: $399 (RRP)*
- Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin: $599 (RRP)*
- Dyson V7 Motorhead: $599 (RRP)*
Dyson V7 Cord-Free
Avoid getting tangled in a mess of cables with the Dyson V7 Cord-Free, currently the most affordable option in the brand’s stick vacuum range. Compared to pricier options, the Dyson V7 Cord-Free has a slightly higher number of ‘cyclones’ powering the ‘Cyclone technology’ apparently used to help “create strong centrifugal forces” and pick up more dirt. It similarly comes with a 0.54L bin capacity, as well as a combination tool and docking station.
But this Dyson vacuum has only two power modes, instead of the three usually found in most handstick options from the brand. The feature is said to allow users to switch between a ‘Max’ mode for up to six minutes of “high power” and ‘Powerful’ mode which is claimed to offer a longer runtime of 30 minutes.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V7 Cord-Free, direct drive cleaner tool, combination tool, crevice tool and docking station.
- RRP: $399*
Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin
There’s not much separating the Dyson V7, the Dyson Motorhead Origin and the Dyson V7 Motorhead, except for the price and the addition of the ‘whole machine filtration’ system designed to trap allergens and release cleaner air. This Dyson V7 stick vacuum similarly provides a runtime of up to 30 minutes on the Powerful mode, or six minutes when operating on the Max mode.
But this model doesn’t contain the direct driver cleaner tool like most of the other options, and weighs slightly heavier at 2.4kg instead of 2.32kg.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin, combination tool and docking station.
- RRP: $599*
Dyson V7 Motorhead
If you like the price of the Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin, but prefer to have more versatility with extra accessories, then consider the Dyson V7 Motorhead. It contains many of the same features as the other Dyson V7 vacuums, including a maximum runtime of 30-minutes on the Powerful mode and up to seven minutes on the Max mode. But this comes with the addition of a crevice tool, a common accessory for most Dyson stick vacuums.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V7 Motorhead, direct drive cleaner head, combination tool, crevice tool and docking station.
- RRP: $599*
The Dyson V8 collection might be an affordable middle ground for those looking for a high-end stick vacuum. It promises the same ‘whole machine filtration’ system used in pricier models to ensure cleaner air, and offers a longer runtime than the cheaper Dyson V7 range. The Dyson V8 series includes:
- Dyson V8 Origin: $749 (RRP)*
- Dyson V8 Animal: $799 (RRP)*
Dyson V8 Origin
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter – like seeing bits of dust or pet hair suddenly appear in the same place you vacuumed a few moments ago. The suction power in the Dyson V8 Origin is claimed to make the vacuum better at capturing fine dust, at least compared to the Dyson V7 Animal Origin, and gives a longer runtime of 40 minutes. It also uses ‘whole machine filtration’ to capture allergens and provide cleaner air. But the 2.63kg weight places this vacuum on the heavier side compared to other Dyson stick models.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V8 Origin, docking station, direct drive cleaner head and combination tool.
- RRP: $749*
Dyson V8 Animal+
Similar to the Dyson V7 Motorhead and the Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin, the Dyson V8 series doesn’t appear to show much difference between the Dyson V8 Animal and the Dyson V8 Origin. Both can be adapted into a handheld vacuum and offer up to 40 minutes of “fade-free power”. But this Dyson V8 stick vacuum is slightly lighter and comes with a few more tools, which may explain the higher price tag.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V8 Animal, direct drive cleaner head, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, mini soft dusting brush and drop-in dock.
- RRP: $799*
Need a vacuum that can handle bigger jobs? Dyson amps up the bin capacity vacuum from the Dyson V10 series and includes more accessories to help you customise the stick vacuum to suit your cleaning needs. The Dyson V10 range includes:
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead: $799 (RRP)*
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+: $999 (RRP)*
Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead stick vacuum is said to give 40% more bin space than predecessor vacuums like the Dyson V8 Animal cord-free stick, and provides a “point and shoot” tool to allow users to “hygienically eject dust and debris” into the bin without having to touch the dirt.
It also offers similar flexibility to other Dyson vacuums, and can be transformed from a stick vacuum to a handheld vacuum as well as provide three different power modes to adapt to different floor types. Plus, the fully-sealed filtration system supposedly “traps 99.97% of particles” to provide cleaner air, while also providing enough power to send microscopic particles such as pollen and bacteria to the bin.
- What’s in the box: Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead, Direct drive cleaner head, combination tool, crevice tool and the drop-in dock.
- RRP: $799*
Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+
Dealing with pet fur around the house can be a hairy job, especially when bits of fluff dig deep into the floor. But the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+ is one of several stick vacuums Dyson claims can help make cleaning a walk in the park. It comes with a few accessories, such as the mini motorhead tool and crevice tool to collect dirt lodged in narrow spaces and tight edges.
This Dyson V10 handstick vacuum has a 0.76L bin capacity, and is said to provide up to 60 minutes of “fade-free suction” when a non-motorised tool is attached.
- What’s in the box: Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+, Flexi crevice tool, direct drive cleaner head, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, mini soft dusting breach, drop-in dock and stubborn dirt brush.
- RRP: $999*
The Dyson V11 is currently the latest collection to be added to the brand’s range of handstick vacuums, and includes some of the most expensive high-end models from the brand. But the Dyson V11 series is stated to have a much longer runtime of up to 60 minutes, and includes a larger bin capacity of 0.76L. The products are also stuffed with features unavailable in the cheaper models, including three cleaning modes designed to adjust the power to adapt between different types of floors. It can also apparently ‘intelligently’ report in real time by displaying the selected power mode and remaining run time on its screen.
But these vacuums are some of Dyson’s heaviest handsticks, weighing around 3kg each. The Dyson V11 series includes:
- Dyson V11 Torque Drive: $1,099 (RRP)*
- Dyson V11 Absolute: $1,199 (RRP)*
- Dyson V11 Absolute Pro: $1,249 (RRP)*
- Dyson V11 Absolute Pro+: $1,299 (RRP)*
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Dyson V11, the V11 Torque Drive is the most affordable option from the series. The cord-free vacuum offers three cleaning modes to suit different tasks, including the Auto Mode which is designed to adjust power between floor types.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V11 Torque Drive, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool mini soft dusting brush, drop-in dock, stubborn dirt brush, High Torque cleaner head, drop-in dock and wand storage clip.
- RRP: $1,099*
Dyson V11 Absolute
The soft roller cleaner head is stated to make the especially suitable for cleaning hard floors. Unlike Dyson’s ‘cheaper’ stick vacuums, the Dyson V11 Absolute is stated to contain battery technology and a battery-saving trigger to ensure it only uses power when you need it in order to maximise the runtime. Similar to other Dyson V11 stick vacuums, this is said to include ‘acoustic material’ to “absorb vibrations” as well as a post-motor filter and an acoustic baffle to reduce volume.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V11 Absolute, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, mini soft dusting brush, soft roller cleaner head, stubborn dirt brush, High Torque cleaner head, drop-in dock and wand storage clip.
- RRP: $1,199*
Dyson V11 Absolute Pro
Just like the Dyson V11 Absolute, the roller cleaner head is apparently designed with soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fibre filaments to clean fine dust and any larger debris from hard floors. It’s also similarly “acoustically engineered” to minimise sound, and contains the ‘point and shoot’ tool to eject dust and debris without needing to sweep the dirt with your hands.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V11 Absolute Pro, extension hose, mattress tool, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, mini soft dusting brush, High Torque cleaner head, soft roller cleaner head, flexi crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush, drop-in dock and wand storage clip.
- RRP: $1,249*
Dyson V11 Absolute Pro+
The new Dyson V11 Absolute Pro+ is four times the price of the Dyson V7 Cord-Free – that’s almost a $1,000 difference. So, what makes it special? Along with the other Dyson V11 stick vacuums, Dyson claims this is the “most powerful, intelligent cord-free vacuum”. It’s stated to have extra power for handheld cleaning and includes four extra tools to clean a variety of different areas, such as floors, mattresses and window blinds.
- What’s in the box: Dyson V11 Absolute Pro+, extension hose, up-top adaptor, mattress tool, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, mini soft dusting brush, soft roller cleaner head, flexi crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush, drop-in dock and wand storage clip.
- RRP: $1,299*
Should I buy a Dyson stick vacuum?
Need a hand with the vacuuming? Dyson tries to lift the weight off your shoulders, as well as the dirt off the floors, with its popular range of high-end handstick vacuums. Dyson is one of the most well-known vacuum cleaner brands in the world, with the versatility of many of the high-end models being a popular feature among many people. Whether you’re looking for strong suction power, or a vacuum capable of cleaning specific types of surfaces such as hard floors, carpet and mattresses, Dyson has plenty to choose from. While these do come at a price, each stick vacuum is packed with features. For more on Dyson and other vacuum cleaner brands we’ve rated, check out our star ratings via the link below.
*Prices taken from Dyson website, correct as of January 2020.