It’s not just about the suction power when it comes to the cleaning result. It’s about the interaction of motor, accessories and design.
Let’s see what plays into Dyson’s hands here.
The Suction Power: Which One’s Stronger?
The Dyson V11 was the most powerful cordless vacuum on the market for a long time, with 185 air watts (AW).
In 2020, the Dyson V11 Outsize (220 AW) pushed the V11 off its throne. Now the Dyson V15 tops off even the V11 Outsize with a whopping 230 air watts.
That makes the Dyson V15 Detect the most powerful cordless vacuum on the market.
However, it’s not just the suction power that determines how well a cordless vacuum cleans:
The overall design and the quality of the accessories also play an essential role.
Now we’ll talk about the crucial cleaning features and which the Dyson vacuums have to offer.
The Floor Nozzles In Comparison
The floor nozzles are extremely important for the cleaning performance. We’re used to high quality and well-functioning attachments with Dyson.
The V15 and the V11 have two different floor nozzles:
The Torque Drive Floor Nozzle
This attachment is almost identical on the V11 and the V15.
There’s just one exception:
The new Torque Drive has a kind of anti-tangle comb inside. This comb is supposed to remove hair from the brush automatically.
It’s a great idea, but there’s still some room for improvement in the realisation, as the comb only picks up very coarse tangles.
The Torque-Drive is the standard nozzle that you can use for any floor type.
Our cleaning tests proved that...
...No matter whether it’s a carpet, tiles or laminate – The Torque Drive can easily handle all dirty challenges we’re throwing at it.
The brush has a rotating roller inside that picks up the dirt with its "fins" and flings it into the suction tube.
Then the powerful suction transports the dirt directly into the dirt container.
What Makes The Torque Drive So Strong?
Dyson calls it DLS technology. And this is how it works:
The brush measures the resistance it encounters 360 times a second.
This way, the device recognises when the floor type changes and adjusts the suction power accordingly.
There are two advantages from this: Longer battery runtime and even cleaner floors.
Adjustable Opening Slots
There are two slots at the front of the brush.
You can adjust the size of the slots with a small lever. That’s very helpful if you want to vacuum different floor and dirt types.
Tip: We usually use the medium setting.
The Fluffy Attachment
Dyson has developed this attachment for hard floors such as laminate, vinyl and especially for sensitive parquet.
It moves much more quietly and smoothly over the hard floor, thanks to the soft rollers and felt glides.
In addition, it picks up dirt even better on hard floors. The dirt presses into the roller so that the brush can catapult it into the suction tube.
The Laser Slim Fluffy Attachment Of The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute
The Fluffy attachment of the Dyson V15 has a new design now.
It doesn’t just have new colours…
The new design is a bit narrower and more compact than the old one. But that gives it better manoeuvrability and makes it smooth-running.
But the real innovation is the green laser, which illuminates the area in front of the Fluffy attachment. You can also switch on and off with a small button on the brush.
You can see the dust on hard floors much better with this laser.
You may think that this only works in the dark…
… but that’s not true. The only time the laser doesn’t make a big difference is in direct light. Otherwise, it’s super helpful.
Our test proved: It’s not a must to change the brushes, but it’s worth it for the increased comfort when vacuuming.
The Automatic Suction Level Adjustment
Both devices can adjust the suction level automatically, and this feature always worked very well.
It's simply more relaxing when your cordless vacuum chooses the suction power for you. The device also saves energy here.
With the Dyson V11, the brush automatically adjusts the suction level.
The V15, on the other hand, also takes the data from the piezo sensor into account.
Number Of Power Settings
Both vacuums have three power settings: Eco mode, Medium and Boost.
There’s also a fourth setting: Auto mode. You can only use the Auto mode with the Torque Drive.
Each mode has its justification.
The Eco mode is a little weak and therefore only suitable for light soiling.
The medium mode is perfect for most everyday dirt.
You only use the boost mode for dirty challenges. ?