The Best Dyson Vacuum Cleaners Of 2017

There are many different Dyson vacuum cleaners on the market today. There are heavy upright hoovers for different floor surfaces, cordless ones for easy operation and maneuverability, handheld vacuum cleaners for portability and extended mobility. Dyson also makes ball and cylinder vacuums that combine the best of both worlds - great suction power with good enough mobility to reach those hard corners in your home.

How To Choose The Best Dyson Hoover In 2017

What Do We Look Into When Comparing Dyson Hoovers?

  • Dimensions - The actual physical dimension of each hoover.
  • Bin Capacity - The physical volume of the dust bin - how much rubbish it can collect before you have to empty it out.
  • Suction Power (Air Watts) – AirWatts is a new measuring unit created to measure the suction power of vacuum cleaners. Regular watts were used before, but this can be highly inaccurate since manufacturers used to put powerful motors, but that didn't always reflect on increased suction power - just more energy consumed and more powerful motor on paper. Since that can me confusing and in some cases misleading, most vacuum cleaner manufacturers, including Dyson, provide Air Watts as a power measure.
  • Battery Capacity - Similar to Air Watts, Volts were used as a unit of measure for vacuum cleaners battery power. Since this can be highly inaccurate and increased voltage didn't necessarily mean increased power, battery capacity is now the default measure - just a simple unit to provide how long the hoover can run before battery exhaustion.
  • Charging time – This is the time that it takes to fully charge the battery from empty.
  • Running time – This is the measure of how long the hoover will operate before completely exhausting the battery power.
  • Variable Power - This is an indication whether the vacuum cleaner has an option to reduce or increase the suction power while cleaning.
  • Attachments – This is descriptive of all the attachments and accessories that come with your Dyson hoover by default - the more the merrier.
  • Cord Length - This is the electrical cord length in meters. It is related to the following operating radius - the longer the cord - the bigger the operational radius.
  • Operating Radius – This is the radius from the electrical outlet to the farthest point the vacuum cleaner can reach while plugged.
  • Weight – Heaviness of the vacuum cleaner.
  • Warranty - The manufacturer specified warranty period where you don't have to pay for any service if the hoover is faulty.

Do I need a cordless hoover at all?

That really depends and only you can answer that question. A cordless hoover cannot always replace the corded one. The cordless vacuum cleaners are usually weaker than the corded one and while they have a virtually unlimited operating radius, they are severely limited by their battery charge, especially compared to proper corded and upright vacuum cleaners.

Corded vacuum cleaners usually have larger dust bins meaning you can clean longer with them before you have to empty the dust bin. This means less mess in the house and longer cleaning time without annoying interruptions to empty the dust bin.

Even the best of the Dyson cordless hoovers - the Dyson V8 - has only 40 minutes charge time before you have to plug it in for 5 hours. Yes, you read that correctly - 5 hours. The problem comes when you have some areas in your home that need thorough cleaning - the even the V8 can't help as it has only 7 minutes of charge on MAX power. Nobody can clean the whole house in 7 minutes if it is multi-floor, fully carpeted house.

The best case scenario is to have two vacuum cleaners - corded (upright or cylinder) with very high suction power for those tricky areas in your home and a cordless one when you need a quick spot cleaning after your pet or a baby or you need to quickly hoover up the car or the boat, if you are that lucky. That, of course, can be an expensive endeavor and it is definitely not for everyone. That's why we decided to explore the best of both worlds and help you make the educated choice when choosing your next Dyson vacuum cleaner.

The Best Upright Dyson Vacuum Cleaners

Upright Dyson vacuum cleaners, as the name suggests, are heavy, less mobile vacuum cleaners with great suction power but with somewhat limited mobility. They are usually designed for large, flat households where there is lots of open space and just a number of stairs and levels. Some businesses who can afford to invest in Dyson prefer upright hoovers for their cleaning staff because of the great suction power and reliability of Dyson products.

So here comes the question - which is the best Dyson upright hoover? We took four of the best uprights and compared them in-house to bring you the best comparison possible. You'll see how much they weigh, suction power, bin volume and much more. So here it goes:

The Best Upright Dyson Vacuums Compared

Best Of Dyson Upright Hoovers in 2017

Vacuum CleanerDyson DC40 Multi FloorDyson DC41 Mark II Multi FloorDyson DC55 Total CleanDyson DC75 Big Ball Cinetic
Dyson DC40 Multi Floor Upright HooverDyson DC41 Mark II Multi Floor Vacuum CleanerDyson DC55 Total Clean Upright HooverDyson Cinetic DC75 Big Ball Vacuum Cleaner
Weight6.6 Kg7.8 kg7.7 kg8.55 kg
ColourYellow / GreyYellow / GreyRed / GreyPurple / Grey
Dimensions31cm x 36cm x 106.4cm34cm x 39cm x 108cm30cm x 30cm 80cm34cm x 43.8 cm x 110cm
AcessoriesStairs Tool
Combination Crevice Tool
Stairs Tool
Combination Floor Tool
Dual Mode Floor Tool
Tangle Free Turbine Tool
Carbon Fibre Soft Brush
Reach Under Tool
Tangle Free Turbine Tool
On-Board Combination Floor Tool
Stairs Tool
Bin Capacity1.7 litres2.1 litres2.1 litres2.18 litres
TechnologiesRadial Root Cyclone
Ball Technology,
Hygienic Bin Emptying
Radial Root Cyclone Technology
Ball Technology
New Brush Bar
With 20% more dirt release power
Allergy sufferers approved
Ball Design
Easy Release Wand
Big Ball Design
Cinetic Science
Astma And Allergy Protection
AirWatt Power110 aW120aW120 aW120 aW
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Surfaces
Carpets
Hard Floors
Carpets
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Carpet
Hard Floors
Carpets
Hard Floors
Wooden Floors
Laminate
Power Watts700W700W700W1300W
Variable PowerNoYesYesYes
Operating Radious12 meters14 metres15 metres15.2 metres
Noise Level85Db86dB87 dB87 dB
BaglessYesYesYesYes
CordlesNoNoNoNo
Cord Length7.5 metres9.4 metres11 metres10.8 metres
Warranty5 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
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Take a look at our take on the most popular upright Dyson hoovers available on the market today

As you can see in the table above there isn’t really a major or a substantially different feature between all the models listed above. They all have very similar bin capacities with the Dyson DC40 having the smallest bin. They are all very similar in suction power with the big boy DC75 being the strongest, which is pretty normal considering the differences in price.

The main differences between all the upright hoovers here are the type of accessories they come with, the price and the technologies incorporated in those vacuum cleaners.

The DC40 is the lightest and most compact of them all – it weighs only 6.6 kilograms, it has almost the same suction power as the big boys, it is more maneuverable than all of them. The downside is that it has a smaller bin compared to the rest of them which means you will have to empty it more often if you’re doing some serious cleaning.

The DC41 is considered an improvement to the DC40 in terms of suction power, mobility and usability but that negatively affects the price and the weight of the hoover. The Dyson DC41 has 400 ml bigger dust bin but it weighs 1200 grams more that the predecessor. It is a bit more expensive as well – a lot of people are questioning whether they are getting a vastly improved vacuum compared to the DC40 or is it just a marketing trick to get a bit more money out of the consumer? Well, that is up to you to decide, but keep in mind that the DC41 is a newer model, comes with more attachments and it has a bigger dust bin meaning spending less time emptying it out after a big cleaning. The DC41 has a longer cable as well – you can reach farther than the DC40 so you’ll spend less time plugging and unplugging the new model compared to the old one.

Let’s see how the DC55 and DC75 compare to each other. The DC75 is definitely the bigger and heavier vacuum cleaner but not by much. It has a marginally bigger dust bin than the DC55, but it is almost a kilogram heavier. The DC75 is a bit more powerful as well but don’t let the air watts fool you – they both have very similar suction power and they both do an equally good job when cleaning tough floors and surfaces. They are both equally loud, sitting and 87 decibels both. I can’t really see a single reason to prefer the 75 over the 55 unless you want bragging rights and you are ready to shell out a bit more money for the top of the range model.

Our Pick: Dyson DC 41 II Multi Floor

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Our pick falls onto the DC41 II Multi Floor. It ticks all the right boxes and more. It is a solid all-rounder and more than an adequate performer. It has a decent bin size – 2.1 liters, great suction power, and enough extensions to not need another hoover in the house. It is a bit heavier than the DC40 but the weight is well justified – bigger bin size, more powerful motor, HEPA filter, power adjustment and a longer cable that most. It offers great cleaning radius before you have to unplug. The price is reasonable as well – there are often refurbished deals and genuine offerings in the range of 200-250 quid. We aim to share Dyson deals as soon as they become available from reputable retailers so keep an eye on our deals section and you might find your next Dyson bargain! See the DC 41 Multi Floor detailed review here.

The Best Dyson Cylinder Hoovers

The Dyson cylinder vacuums cleaner series represent a more traditional types fo vacuum cleaners – the ones we are more accustomed to seeing in most homes. They still have the trademark futuristic look and the latest and greatest from a technology point of view, but they are a bit more mobile, more flexible and lighter that the big boys – the upright hoovers.

The Best Cylinder Dyson Vacuums Compared

Vacuum CleanerDyson Cinetic Big Ball Total CleanDyson Cinetic DC54 Multi FloorDyson DC53 Total CleanDyson DC39 Multi Floor
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Total Clean

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Total Clean

Dyson Cinetic DC54 Multi Floor

Dyson Cinetic DC54 Multi Floor

Dyson DC53 Total Clean

Dyson DC53 Total Clean

Dyson DC39 Multi Floor

Dyson DC39 Multi Floor

Weight7.5 Kg7.8 kg7.3 kg7.3 kg
ColourRed/Grey Yellow / GreyRed / GreyYellow / Grey
Dimensions35cm x 40cm x 31 cm51cm x 37cm x 26cm37cm x 51cm 26 cm36cm x 51 cm x 26 cm
Accessories IncludedStair Tool
Combination Tool
Carbon Fibre Turbine Head
Soft Dusting Brush
Reach Under Tool
Uni-Fit Adapter
Combination Tool
Stairs Tool
Tangle-Free Turbine Tool
Combination Tool
Stairs Tool
Carbon Fibre Soft Dusting Brush
Reach Under Tool
Dual Mode Floor Tool
Combination Tool
Stairs Tool,
Bin Capacity1.8 litres2 litres2 litres2 litres
TechnologiesRoot Cyclone
Dyson Cinetic
Hygienic Bin Emptying
HEPA filter
Ball Technology
Dyson Cinetic Science
Ball Technology
Quick Release Tools
HEPA filter
Hygienic Bin Emptying
Radial Root Cyclone
Ball Technology
Allergy Safe
Hygienic Bin Emptying
Radial Root Cyclone Technology
Ball Technology
Allergy Approved
Hygienic Bin Emptying
AirWatt Power252 aW263 aW257 aW257 aW
Recommended
Surfaces
Carpet
Hard Floors
Tile
Carpet
Hard Wood
Carpet
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Stone
Carpet
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Stone
Variable PowerYesYesYesYes
Operating Radious9.7 meters9.3 metres10.5 metres10.5 metres
Noise Level85Db85 dB84 dB84 dB
BaglessYesYesYesYes
CordlesNoNoNoNo
Cord Length6.6 metres6.5 metres6.6 metres6.6 metres
Warranty5 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
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As you can see there aren't any major differences in Dyson’s cylinder vacuums. The major differences, again, are in price and accessories included. The most notable differences are the Radial Root Cyclone and the Cinetic technologies used in the different generations hoovers. You can see that they all have very similar bin capacities, extremely similar suction power in Air Watts, similar operation radius, and cord lengths. The Big Ball Cinetic is the newest and most modern vacuum cleaners amongst them and the price reflects that. The Cinetic technology claims better suction power and cleaner air versus the Radial Root. According to Dyson Cinetic vacuums have suction tips that oscillate at 5KHz to ensure proper air movement and prevent tiny particles from entering and blocking the air filter. The result is extremely clean exhaust air and great reduction of allergens in the air. The Radial Root Cyclone, on the other hand, ensures that air movement stays consistent by reducing turbulence and maintaining correct air pressure. They are both fantastic technologies proprietary to Dyson hoovers only and allowing them to command the premium they are charging to own a Dyson cleaner today.

Our Pick: Dyson Cinetic DC54 Multi Floor

Dyson DC54 Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner - Best Pick

The DC54 is our winner in this category. It is a versatile and powerful vacuum cleaner that does the job day in and day out. It has a respectable bin size, at least on part with the rest of the hoovers in the category. The price is affordable if we can say that for any Dyson cleaner, and it has more than sufficient suction power. The cord length leaves some to be desired, but the operating radius is on par with the rest of its competitors. The Big Ball Cinetic Musclehead hoover is not bad either, but still, our choice falls on the DC54 - it just seems like a better choice for the money.

The Best Dyson Cordless Hoovers

The Dyson cordless range of vacuum cleaners represents the best of the best in suction power, battery life, bin capacity and cleaning power. No other cordless hoover on the market today has better cleaning power and functionality than the Dyson ones. As usual, there are some minor differences between models. The most notable ones are the motors used and accessories included. Please take a look at the table below to see the major differences between all the hoovers and we’ll go over all the details after.

The Best Cordless Dyson Vacuums Compared

Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaners 2017

Vacuum CleanerDyson V8 AbsoluteDyson V8 AnimalDyson V6 AbsoluteDyson DC59 (V6)
Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless HooverDyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum CleanerDyson V6 Absolute Cordless HooverDyson V6
Weight2.61 Kg2.61 kg2.2 kg2.2kg
ColourBlue / Orange / GreyRed/ Purple / GreyRed / Purple / GreyPurple / Grey
Dimensions124 cm x 25cm x 22 cm124 cm x 25cm x 22 cm127 cm x 25 cm x 21 cm127 cm x 25 cm x 21 cm
Accessories IncludedSoft Roller Head
Direct Drive Cleaner Head
Combination Tool
Crevice Tool
Mini Motorised Tool
Docking Station
Charger
Combination Tool
Crevice Tool
Mini Motorised Tool
Docking Station
Charger
Direct Drive Cleaner Head
Soft Roller Cleaner Head
Mini Motorised Tool
Combination Tool
Rigid Crevice Tool
Docking Station
Charger
Combination Tool
Rigid Crevice Tool
Docking Station
Bin Capacity0.54 litres0.54 litres0.4 litres0.4 litres
Battery Life40 mins
7 mins on MAX power
25 mins with motorised tools
40 mins
7 mins on MAX power
25 mins with motorised tools
20 mins
6 mins on MAX power
14 mins with motorized tools
20 mins
6 mins on MAX power
14 mins with motorized tools
Charge Time5 hours5 hours3.5 hours3.5 hours
Technologies2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson V8 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson V8 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
AirWatt Power115 aW 115 aW100 aW100 aW
Power425W425W375W375W
Recommended
Surfaces
Carpet
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Stone
Carpet
Hard Wood
Laminate
Tile
Carpet
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Stone
Carpet
Hard Floors
Laminate
Tile
Stone
Variable PowerYes – Button PressYes – Button PressYes – Button PressYes – Button Press
Operating RadiousVirtually UnlimitedVirtually UnlimitedVirtually UnlimitedVirtually Unlimited
Noise Level82 dB82 dB87 dB87 dB
BaglessYesYesYesYes
CordlesYesYesYesYes
Warranty5 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
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As you can see from the table above the Dyson V8 Absolute hoover easily outperforms to competition but it comes with a very steep price to pay. It has 15 Air watts more suction that the Dyson V6 (any variations). The battery lasts twice as long as the V6, the dust bin is a bit bigger as well. The old DC59 is the new V6 so there is really no difference between the two instead of the name and branding. The only innovation here is the much-improved battery of the V8 and the better DC motor installed on it.

Our Pick: Dyson V6 Absolute

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If the V8 is worth the price for you - by any means - go for it. I cannot decide – that is totally up to you, but keep in mind that the V6 is adequate at a minimum and can do most things corded vacuums can do without the inconvenience of the cord and total freedom of movement. True, the battery doesn’t last 40 minutes, it does 20, but let’s be honest here – who vacuums for more than 20 minutes anyway? I live in a three-bedroom house and it takes me less than 15 minutes to hoover the whole house with the V6 animal. It picks up everything and there are no leftovers on the carpets or on the hardwood. It does the job consistently and I have yet to run out of charge on it.

If I had the funds to buy the Dyson V8 I certainly would, but when the V6 can often be found online for less than 200 quid I see no reason to shell out close to 500 for the V8. That’s just my 5 cents though. If you can afford the V8 please, by any means, buy it.

The Best Handheld Dyson Hoovers

Handheld Dyson’s are nothing more than a modified cordless model featuring some helpful extensions and tools and to help with it designated task. For example, the Dyson V6 Car and Boat will have some unique tools and accessories to help you clean your car or boat more efficiently. The Dyson V6 Mattress will also have some specific mattress tools but in reality, they are nothing more than a standard Dyson V6 with some extra tools minus the long tube and the motorized floor tool.

Let’s see our comparison table for the current Dyson handheld models:

The Best Handheld Dyson Vacuums Compared

Best Of Dyson Handheld Hoovers in 2017

Vacuum CleanerDyson V6 MattressDyson V6 Car + BoatDyson V6 Top DogDyson V6 Trigger Pro
Dyson V6 Mattress Handheld VacuumDyson V6 Car + Boat Handheld VacuumDyson V6 Top Dog Vacuum CleanerDyson DC58 Trigger Pro Handheld
Weight1.2 Kg1.2 kg1.2 kg1.2kg
ColourWhite / Green / GreyRed/ GreyRed / Purple / GreyYellow / Grey
Dimensions21 cm x 14cm x 39 cm21 cm x 21cm x 39 cm23 cm x 16 cm x 42 cm21 cm x 15 cm x 39 cm
Acessories IncludedCrevice Tool
Soft Dusting Brush
Mini Motorized Mattress Tool
Wide Nozzle Tool
HEPA Filtration
Crevice Tool
Soft Dusting Brush
Mini Motorised Tool
Stiff Bristle Brush
Extension Hose
Mini Motorised Tool
Crevice Tool
Combination Tool
Stubborn Dirt Brush
Combination Tool
Rigid Crevice Tool
Bin Capacity0.4 litres0.4 litres0.4 litres0.4 litres
Battery Life20 mins
6 mins on MAX mode
14 mins with motorized tools
20 mins
6 mins on MAX mode
14 mins with motorized tools
20 mins
6 mins on MAX mode
14 mins with motorized tools
20 mins
6 mins on MAX mode
14 mins with motorized tools
Charge Time3.5 hours3.5 hours3.5 hours3.5 hours
Technologies2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
HEPA Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
2 Tier Radial Cyclones
Dyson Digital V6 motor
Whole Machine Filtration
AirWatt Power28aW Normal
100 aW MAX Mode
28aW Normal
100 aW MAX Mode
28aW Normal
100 aW MAX Mode
28aW Normal
100 aW MAX Mode
Power200W200W200W200W
Recommended SurfacesMattressCar And BoatCarpet
Furniture
Carpet
Furniture
Variable PowerYes – Button PressYes – Button PressYes – Button PressYes – Button Press
Operating RadiousVirtually UnlimitedVirtually UnlimitedVirtually UnlimitedVirtually Unlimited
Noise Level87 dB87 dB87 dB87 dB
BaglessYesYesYesYes
CordlesYesYesYesYes
Warranty2 Years2 Years2 Years2 Years
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As you see there is virtually no difference between the models besides different colours and different tools included in the box. The all have same motors, the same bin volumes, the same battery times and suction power. The only difference between the cordless V6 and the handheld V6 models made by Dyson is the accessories included. Yes, there is a significant difference between the Dyson V8 and any of the V6 handhelds due to the different, more powerful V8 motor and the extended battery life, but between the V6 cordless and the Dyson V6 Handheld the only difference is the colours and accessories included.

Our Pick: Dyson V6 Trigger Pro

Dyson DC58 Trigger Pro Handheld

It's really hard to pick between these hoovers as they are a bit specific in their nature. If you need a car and boat hoover, for example, we can't recommend you the mattress one or the V6 Top Dog. Vice versa we can't recommend the V6 Mattress if you need the V6 Top Dog, for example. There is a model that ticks most of the boxes here and that model is the V6 Trigger Pro. It is a solid performer and it can easily substitute any of the other vacuum cleaners given the right attachments.