Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Review

If you’ve been searching for a new vacuum cleaner, you probably heard of Dyson. It’s among the most popular brands with a wide range of products, including stick vacuums, suitable for different household needs.

One of its best products is the Dyson V10 Absolute that, from the day it came out, still is among the most convenient units from the brand.

V10 is a cordless stick, so it provides a certain dose of convenience and portability that’s often limited in vacuum cleaners.

Proceed below as we discuss the most critical information about the new V10 Animal, what it delivers, and how it performs on different surfaces.

This Vacuum is For You:

  • If you need long run time – if you have a large house and require a unit that can run for a long time, you might want to consider the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. Its battery lasts up to 60 minutes depending on the power mode you use, since it drops to 20 minutes in Power Suction II.
  • If you have versatile flooring – V10 performs equally as well on all indoor floor types. You can clean everything from high-pile carpets and area rugs to hardwood and other bare floors.
  • If you’re a pet owner – its torque drive head is among the best tools to get rid of pet hair, and other dander and debris pets tend to leave behind.

This Vacuum isn’t For You:

  • If you want to clean above-floor – it’s a stick vacuum, so it’s quite long. For this reason, it might be a bit awkward to use as a stick when cleaning these areas.
  • If you’re on a budget – though affordability is generally subjective, the Dyson Cyclone V10 is considered somewhat pricey compared to other similar units on the market.
  • If you want removable batteries – these are sealed inside the head of the stick vacuum, so it’s impossible to remove and replace them.


Its best feature is the Torque Drive head. It’s specifically designed to pick up even the most persistent dirt, dust, sand, and different debris off of various flooring types, and trap them in the dust bin.

It does affect the general run time of its battery, but its stiff nylon bristles are so effective, you won’t need much time to complete the job anyway.

Another feature worth mentioning is the Dyson digital motor V10 that’s engineered to provide powerful, fade-free suction at all times.


Dyson Cyclone V10 is a stick that transforms into a handheld vacuum with a simple single action. It has its motor and handle on top, and a cleaner head at the bottom.

When used as a handheld, Cyclone V10 Absolute is lightweight and simple to use on above-floor surfaces. It’s especially useful for car interiors since it’s compact and battery-operated.

This Dyson stick also has an instant-release trigger that ensures the battery power is only used while you’re cleaning.

Size & Dimensions

It measures 9.8×10.1×49.2 inches in total with the cleaner head and the handle. Such broad dimensions allow you to reach different areas that maybe weren’t as easy to reach with your old vacuum.

Dyson Cyclone V10 weighs approximately 5.90 pounds which is a bit heavy for a stick vacuum, but it’s nothing affecting the general usability of the V10 Absolute.

Keep in mind that this one is top-heaving, meaning that it cannot stand on its own.


The V10 Animal uses Cyclone technology with 14 concentric cyclones working together to deliver the best performance. This helps its suction power and ability to filter the stuff it picks up.

It has three modes of power suction, each impacting its battery life differently. Suction mode I is weaker than Suction mode III, and as such, it requires less battery power to work.

Still, its regular mode is strong enough, so it’s unlikely you’ll have to use the stronger ones as often.

Accessories & Parts

Its main cleaner head is the Torque Drive; the most powerful Dyson model yet. It has stiff nylon bristles that pick up even the most embedded dirt.

Another few tools the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute comes with include the combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorized tool, and mini soft dusting brush.

Each accessory is meant for different tasks and floor surfaces. Some can even impact the battery life if they’re motorized.


V10 Absolute Dyson stick comes with a two-year limited warranty from the date you register the purchase. It covers faults in material and craftsmanship, but only if the unit was used for private household purposes.

It doesn’t cover damage caused by misuse, neglect, normal wear and tear, commercial use, and unauthorized repair.


This Dyson stick vacuum is an all-surface unit, meaning that it provides impressive results on all kinds of floor types. This is mostly thanks to its Torque Drive, and various other tools it comes with. Another thing that helps is the option of choosing between suction modes.


For carpets, you want to use its Torque Drive cleaner head with stiff nylon bristles. These bristles are tight in, and they go deep into the carpets, getting even the most persistent dirt out.

You’ll probably have to work between the suction modes depending on how thick your carpet is. Too much suction might make the process tricky by just pushing and pulling the rug. If this happens, just remember to lower the suction power.

In case you’re worried about damaging your hardwood floors, you should know that is not an issue with Dyson V10, as it features a soft roller head designed for these surfaces.


For hardwood, you should use the Dyson Cyclone V10 soft roller head. It’s meant for all kinds of bare floors as it’s suitable for their gentle surfaces.

This Dyson stick vacuum has a soft rolling pad that does what resembles polishing while sucking up dirt and dust into the bin. It doesn’t scratch on the surface, which is what makes it as appropriate for hardwood.

When combined with powerful suction, the soft roller head picks up both small and large debris.


The Dyson Cyclone V10 is pretty easy to use since it’s a stick vacuum. It swivels and turns at 90° allowing smoother maneuverability. It does a great job of working around furniture, obstacles, and walls.

Keep in mind that Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute doesn’t have any wheels, but that doesn’t affect its maneuverability as much. Thanks to its rolling brushes, you probably won’t struggle with pushing it around the house smoothly.


Though it doesn’t require much maintenance, it’s important you do it regularly. The only thing you should do is wash the filter with cold water once a month. Let it air dry for 24h before using it again.

Empty the dust bin as soon as you can see it’s full. Don’t neglected the bin maintenance because this can damage the unit beyond repair.

The battery is rechargeable, but it lasts for about five to fifteen years after which you’ll have to replace it.


Dyson Cyclone V10 is relatively quiet for what it is. It produces enough noise for your household to hear it, but it’s nothing excessive, nor will it bother anyone.

Much like all stick vacuums, this Shark Navigator has to make some noise due to the motor and suction. However, this one is far quieter than most old Dyson models.

Battery (Charge Time)

Its batteries provide 60 minutes of suction power that drops down to 20 minutes in Power Suction II. Keep in mind that motorized tools also reduce its run time.

This one comes with batteries sealed inside the unit itself. This means that you can recharge them, but not replace them once they’re dead. After five to fifteen years, you’ll have to buy a new unit in case the batteries die.

Cordless or Cord?

It’s a cordless stick vacuum that’s battery-operated. It doesn’t have a cord as such, so you won’t have to worry about having power sockets nearby.

However, the lack of a cable means limited run time (60 minutes), which is another thing to consider when it comes to stick vacuums.

Bag or Bagless?

This is a bagless unit that comes with a dust bin. Its canister has a capacity of 0.76l and is somewhat larger than on other Dyson models.

It’s easy to empty the dust bin with a single push of a button. Though it can fit a lot of debris and dust, the emptying process isn’t the safes for allergy-prone people.


V10 Absolute comes with HEPA filtration that’s among the best solutions for efficient vacuuming. On top of that, a few other filters are featured throughout the machine.

You should wash the filters regularly, or at least once a month to ensure their maximum efficiency.


Dyson is a master when it comes to cleaning after pets – especially pet hair. For pet owners, it’s an important factor that their vacuum can clean the hairs, litter, kibble, mud, and whatever other mess pets can make.

Kitty Litter

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute does a great job at picking up kitty litter from both hardwood and carpets. Even if you occasionally find litter in your high-pile rugs, the stiff nylon bristles of the V10 Absolute will remove them with ease.

Pet Hair

The Dyson V10 is also effective when it vacuums pet hair. Regardless of whether you have a short-haired or long-haired pet, you’re probably struggling with its fur being all over your house. If so, you might want to consider the V10 as sinceit comes with a wide range of additional accessories that can help.

Is The Dyson V10 Absolute For You?

It’s among the best choices of stick vacuums for all floor surfaces and pet owners struggling with pet hair. Its powerful suction, run time of 60 minutes, and versatile accessories make the unit suitable for different household needs.

It converts into a handheld and is easy to maintain, so it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a new Dyson vacuum.

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