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#1 LightPink

Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

Hi!

Hoping you can help me decide  between the different models of Dyson stick vacs. I haven’t had a Dyson one before so no idea what I need, what models mean what!

I have a cheaper stick vac and it annoys me having to chase bits around the floor because it doesn’t always pick them up and it blows them behind as you roll over them. Please tell me the Dyson won’t do this!

We have floorboards, tiles, a couple of rugs, no carpet, no pets.

I have a newish Dyson barrel so not looking to replace that with a stick, I want the handstick for quick whip around clean ups/crumbs (2x toddler mess mostly lol).

Looking at V8 models mostly unless it is worth going to a V10 (only the cheapest, can’t stretch to the $1k ones). What is the difference between Absolute, Animal, Motorhead (v7).

Appliances Online have the V7 Motorhead for $699, V8 Absolute $722, V8 Animal $729, V10 Animal $869.  

Thank you!!

#2 can'tstayaway

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

As the models progressed, they improved it and made it easier to use so I say get the newest model you can afford.

#3 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

Our V6 animal was awesome and lasted 5 years, now its at my parents holiday place and still going strong, so the V7 or 8 would be awesome too.

We upgraded recently to the V10 and its just as awesome, but my favourite is the hard floor attachment. Its this fluffy roller thing and works that little bit better than the standard motor head on the V6, it really gets the dust and fine stuff off the floor. And its a bit easier to empty than the V6-8.

If budget is an issue then a V6 or V7 would be fine.

If money is no object, the V10 or 11 with the fluffy hard floor head is the best bet.

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

Our V6 is going strong still. Best part is the kids will fight as to who gets to use it.



#5 petit_manchot

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

I went to a shop and talked to a salesperson, which was really helpful. I decided against the v10 because it was actually heavier than the v8. Also I didn’t need the extended battery time, and I got an amazing deal because they were running out stock of the v8. Have had it for a few weeks now and very happy with the v8 (got animal, not absolute).

#6 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:46 PM

If you have floorboard, tiles and rugs, no carpets you need a 10 because it has the fluffy hard floor head which the 8 doesn’t have. I haven’t found the regular brush head good on our tiles. The fluffy hardfloor one works best though.

#7 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:51 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 26 May 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

If you have floorboard, tiles and rugs, no carpets you need a 10 because it has the fluffy hard floor head which the 8 doesn’t have. I haven’t found the regular brush head good on our tiles. The fluffy hardfloor one works best though.

you need the V10 absolute though I think, the V10 animal doesn't come with the fluffy attachment. So it will be expensive

#8 petit_manchot

Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 26 May 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

If you have floorboard, tiles and rugs, no carpets you need a 10 because it has the fluffy hard floor head which the 8 doesn’t have. I haven’t found the regular brush head good on our tiles. The fluffy hardfloor one works best though.

I have tiles (mostly) and rugs, and I’ve found the v8 to be fine. I think you can also buy separate heads if needed?

#9 chickenpants

Posted 26 May 2019 - 06:44 PM

I got a V8 Absolute when they were on sale just before the v11 was released, and it came with the fluffy head for hard floors.

I think it all depends on which model you get - it doesn't come with the V8 Animal or V8 Origin models.

Edited by chickenpants, 26 May 2019 - 06:46 PM.


#10 Expelliarmus

Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:01 PM

A recent thread had a poster looking for the fluffy hardwood head and it was agreed it came with the 10 (didn’t know there was a 10 not absolute) and you couldn’t get it as a spare part so that’s what I was going on.


#11 Just Jack

Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:10 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 26 May 2019 - 07:01 PM, said:

A recent thread had a poster looking for the fluffy hardwood head and it was agreed it came with the 10 (didn’t know there was a 10 not absolute) and you couldn’t get it as a spare part so that’s what I was going on.

The V6 Absolute comes with the hard floors fluffy head as well as the carpet head. I think if it's an 'Absolute' model it has both.

#12 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:13 PM

I have the V8 Absolute and it has HEAPS of attachments. We love it. Changed how we did floors!

#13 Jenflea

Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:44 PM

I have the V8 Absolute and I love it.

#14 LightPink

Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:01 PM

Thank you so so much everyone! So helpful :) reading the online descriptions was confusing me, now I know what’s what thanks!

Definitely need the fluffy head then, which means the V8 absolute or V10 absolute.

I’ve done some googling on the V10 and it goes between $999 most places which I can’t reach and a couple at $799! Never imagined I’d find it so low that’s crazy. I still want to see it in person so I’ll go looking tomorrow now I think. It’s exciting! lol




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