You want to go with the trend and get a cordless vacuum, but the small dust container and the suction power of older devices turn you off? ?
The Dyson V11 Outsize brings an end to this. Dyson UK thought big and thus, made the V11 big. ? You could call it the elephant among the battery vacuums because it’s got the most extensive footprints.
The Dyson V11 Outsize has a much larger dirt container, a wider floor nozzle and even more powerful suction than its predecessors.
Dyson tries to combine the advantages of conventional corded vacuums with the benefits of cordless and bagless vacuums with this new device.
But did Dyson succeed in this? We’ll get to the bottom of that in our detailed review ??
Best suction power
Size of the dirt container
Size of the cleaning nozzle
Long runtime (60 minutes x2)
Size and weight?!
The Dyson V11 Outsize in our Cleaning Test
First things first: How well does the Dyson V11 Outsize clean?
We spread different kinds of dirt on various floor types (short-pile carpet, long-pile carpet, laminate) and let the vacuum do its magic.
We also checked how the device performs in everyday life over a few weeks.
Cleaning on Hard Floors
We tried two variants at once on hard floors because Dyson supplies an extra attachment for that: the "Fluffy Head" (soft roller).
The V11 Outsize removed all the dirt without any problems with both attachments! However, the "Fluffy Head" was a bit faster.
Cleaning on a low-pile carpet
We had to slow down the Outsize on the low carpet because its suction power in Boost mode was so strong that it sucked too hard on the carpet.
It came out with flying colours and didn’t leave a single grain behind in auto mode.
Cleaning on a High-Pile Carpet
Our high carpet has never been that clean before!
The Dyson V11 Outsize removed the dirt from even the deepest parts and left nothing behind.
Cleaning in Everyday Life and Conclusion
Our test during everyday cleaning proved that dirt couldn’t stand a chance against the Dyson Outsize.
It did an outstanding job and hardly reached its limits in everyday life, even though we have children and pets at home.
We could even vacuum the house three times before we had to empty the dirt container.
The Dyson V11 Outsize is just getting started where other cordless vacuums fail already.
The device ensures real deep cleaning, thanks to its super-powerful suction.
The Dyson V11 Outsize’s Design
The Outsize is - as the name suggests - much bigger!
The dirt container holds a whopping 1.2 litres, and the engine is also larger...
...You can see that at first sight.
You’ll be impressed once you hold the cordless vacuum in your hands for the first time.
How Big is the Outsize?
We measured 127 cm (50 inches) from the brush to the display. That’s still quite comfortable when vacuuming. It didn’t change much here.
The power unit has become considerably larger, though, and has a size of about 45 cm (17.7 inches).
It's incredible that it still feels comfortable to hold!
The standard floor nozzle is also 25% larger. You can vacuum much faster with this.
The size at a glance
Size in cm
Size in total
127 cm (50 inches)
Power unit size
45 cm (17.7 inches)
Height power unit
27 cm (10.6 inches)
Width floor nozzle
32 cm (12.6 inches)
Height floor nozzle
6.5 cm (2.1 inches)
Width Fluffy Head
25 cm (9.8 inches)
How Heavy is the Dyson V11 Outsize?
The power unit weighs around 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs). That's quite heavy.
You can add another 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs) for the suction tube and floor nozzle if you weigh it as a floor vacuum. However, that’s not a big deal because the vacuum cleaner rests on the floor and distributes the weight well.
The weight didn’t bother us in everyday life.
Nevertheless, the device might be too heavy for some people.
If the device is too heavy for you, but you still want the Dyson devices’ outstanding performance, check out our Dyson V11 Absolute Review.
The weight at a glance
Weight in kg
3.6 kg (7.9 lbs)
Weight power unit
2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
Weight suction tube
0.25 kg (0.6 lbs)
Weight floor brush
0.86 kg (1.9 lbs)
Appearance and Quality
The Outsize looks exactly like its predecessor.
It still has that futuristic look, and the metallic colours make it look like an astronaut's tool. It’s so cool!
The motor unit and the dirt container are vertical and lead into the suction pipe.
The Dysons has a sophisticated, allergy-friendly emptying function, thanks to this design.
It’s of very high quality: everything stays in place, and the plug connections function perfectly.
The LCD display is also impressive - It’s pretty simple so that the individual colours stand out. That gives it a chic touch.
But it’s not just there for the looks. It also adds excellent value:
The manufacturer states that the Dyson Outsize is monitored 8000 times per second, and the display shows the data in real-time.
The display shows:
Valuable tips (e.g. on maintenance)
Thus, the display helps monitor the cleaning process to react in time, which protects your device and lasts longer.
Accessories: Lots of Useful Things
The price for cordless vacuum cleaners depends significantly on the accessories.
The rule of thumb is, “The more accessories, the more expensive the device.”
You might ask yourself: Do I need all this?
We’ll present some of the valuable accessories of the Outsize to answer this question:
The Suction Pipe
The suction tube is robust and has a chic metallic look. It contributes to the unique appearance of Dyson cordless vacuums.
The XL Torque Drive Floor Nozzle
This cleaner head works great on both hard floors and carpets.
They made the Outsize’s floor nozzle 25% larger so you can vacuum large areas quickly with it.
A great feature: It automatically adjusts the suction power to the surface.
The Fluffy Attachment (soft roller)
This floor nozzle has soft rollers and is therefore perfect for cleaning all types of sensitive hard floors.
The dirt presses into the soft roller, picking it up more efficiently and transports it into the suction pipe.
Ensure that the Fluffy attachment is included in the delivery scope if you have mostly hard floors in your home.
The Crevice Tool
The popular crevice nozzle comes in very handy when vacuuming between the upholstery or between the car seat and the dashboard.
In other words: You can reach everywhere with it, especially in crevices where dirt tends to collect. Conventional tools wouldn’t be of much help here.
The Combi Tool
The combi tool is also super practical.
You can vacuum delicate objects or edges with its soft bristles. The hard end works excellent for removing coarse dirt.
The Mini Electric Brush
Whether on a sofa, the car seats or even a mattress: The small, practical mini electric brush rotates automatically and achieves excellent cleaning results.
See for yourself: That’s what it sucked out of our mattress.
The Joint Attachment
You can vacuum around the corner with this attachment. That’s very practical if you want to dust off the top of the cupboards, for example.
This makes cleaning more effortless, especially for older people, because you don't have to climb on chairs or something like that.
The Practical Wall Mount
You can easily store the V11 Outsize upright on the wall in a space-saving way, thanks to the wall mount.
The device also charges at the same time.
Wide Upholstery Brush
The name says it all: This cleaner head is for cleaning upholstery.
If you have the mini electric brush that we mentioned above, you can do without it.
The "wide upholstery nozzle" is just a little gentler with sensitive surfaces.
The Flexible Hose
The Outsize’s flexible hose is handy. You can’t get everywhere due to the size of the motor unit. The device is too bulky for cleaning the legroom in the car, for example.
The solution is quickly at hand: The flex hose. You can put the device next to the car and vacuum with the hose (plus another attachment).
The Extra Soft Brush
This brush has very soft bristles so that you can use it to dust pictures or the like.
The Extra Hard Brush
The hard brush works excellent when removing coarse dirt on robust surfaces. It’s very suitable for the floor mat in the car, for example.
Attention: This brush causes scratches on sensitive surfaces!
Accessory clip for the suction tube
That’s a holder for accessories...
...It’s so convenient!
Simply attach it to the suction tube, and you’ll always have the right accessories at hand.
It’s not just the suction power that determines how well your Dyson cleans. There are many other features and characteristics that matter, too.
The Electronic Floor Brushes
You can choose between the Fluffy attachment and the XL Torque Drive here.
The Fluffy attachment works excellent when cleaning hard floors like laminate, thanks to its soft floor roller and glides.
This gentle cleaning is perfect for removing dirt from sensitive floors like parquet flooring, for example.
You don’t have to worry about scratches, and the cleaning performance is excellent!
XL Torque Drive
The XL Torque Drive is the standard brush.
You can use them on all floor types.
It’ll do a great job if there’s a constant change between carpets and hard floors in your home.
This cleaning head has a width of 32 cm. You can quickly vacuum the entire flat with it.
The vacuum also adapts the suction power to the surface, thanks to the XL torque drive. That’s how the device saves energy and extends the runtime.
You can enlarge the openings at the front of the brush if there’s a lot of dirt to remove. Then the floor nozzle won’t push the dirt in front of it.
We used that in our cleaning test with the oat flakes on a hard floor.
How Many Suction Levels does the Dyson V11 Outsize have?
You can choose between 3 different suction levels with the new Dyson :
Eco mode is suitable for lighter soiling.
The boost mode is super powerful...
...you can vacuum everything with it.
The Auto mode will choose the perfect cleaning mode for you. The vacuum uses sensors to decide what cleaning mode to use, depending on the surface.
Your advantage: These are so-called long-life filters. This means they are long-lasting, so you usually won’t have to replace them.
If a filter should break, you can buy a replacement.
You should check this regularly because clogged filters reduce the cleaning performance.
You can simply tap it out carefully for quick cleaning. You can also rinse some filters with cold water for a more thorough cleaning.
But be careful: The filter has to dry for 24 hours before you can use it again.
More about the HEPA filter
Dyson advertises that the HEPA filters have 6 layers and filter 99.97% of particles from the air. The HEPA filters can also catch particles as small as 0.3 microns, which is equivalent to class 13 or 14 HEPA filter performance.
Customer Service: To contact Dyson UK directly, please call their helpline 0800 298 0298 or visit their live chat. The Customer helpline is available Monday to Friday (8 am - 8 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8 am - 6 pm)
Registered office: Dyson United Kingdom - Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury SN16 0RP.
Review Conclusion: Is it worth buying the Dyson V11 Outsize?
We reviewed anexceptional cordless vacuum here.
It’s the largest and most powerful ofits kind - the elephant among cordless vacuums.
The weight is a slight drawback. It might be too heavy for some people.
But: The Dyson V11 Outsize came out with flying colours in the cleaning test.
It’s also very user-friendly in handling and maintenance and has a chic design.
Dyson also offers a good solution for every "cleaning situation", thanks to the excellent accessories.
All in all, we can say that the Dyson V11 Outsize is an excellent investment!
We recommend it, especially for larger flats and houses. Those who have less space to clean can save a few pounds and buy the Dyson V11 Absolute.
Everything is very user-friendly, simple and fast, except for brush maintenance.
I have always been excited about smart home products. User-friendliness is one of the most important criteria for new products for me and my reviews should also be user-friendly. This way, you can find the product that suits you best and I hope that our test reports offer you real added value in this way.
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