- Value: 15/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Suction Power: 19/20
- TOTAL: 91/100
When it comes to household chores, my hatred for vacuuming is unmatched.
First, there’s the loud whirring that immediately gives me a headache. Then, there’s figuring out how to maneuver the unwieldly machine around the dining room table without ending up with a giant knot of cords. And lugging it up the stairs? Don’t even get me started. Then, after all that, the floor’s not even that clean. Phew, vacuuming is not worth it.
Or at least that’s how I felt before I tried the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless vacuum. It’s basically a larger version of Dyson’s mega popular V11 Torque Drive vacuum and ever since it hit store shelves in March, reviewers have been singing its praises. Apparently the larger canister, removable batteries and wider cleaner head make it even more efficient and easy-to-use than the standard V11—even if it is slightly heavier. So, as a vacuum hater, I thought I’d be able to put it to the ultimate test.
After fully charging my Dyson for a few hours when it arrived (which the brand recommends) I snapped on the shaft and High Torque XL cleaner head and my V11 Outsize was ready to tackle the living room floors. Immediately, I was impressed by how quiet it was. I mean, it was still nowhere near my preferred volume (which would be almost silent), but it was way better than the chaotic whir my old Miele vacuum used to make.