When we put the Dyson V7 Motorhead cordless vacuum cleaner through the wringer with our challenges, we mercilessly revealed its strengths and weaknesses.
During the test, the devices have to vacuum different kinds of dirt from different floor types. Overall, the Dyson V7 did a very good job. The cordless household helper only reached its limits on hard floors.
Cleaning on Hard Floors
Sand was not a problem on hard floors. But when it came to coarse dirt like lentils and oat flakes, the V7 definitely had a harder time. The coarse dirt was only pushed around in front of the roller and some of it was even skidded around.
But to cut some slack to the Dyson V7 we have to say that this is a common obstacle for vacuum cleaners.
The best solution for this is a soft roller, which is supplied with many cordless vacuum cleaners and it’s ideal for cleaning hard floors. This was proven in our test of the Dyson V10 Absolute.
Cleaning on Short Carpet
The V7 performed much better on the low carpet. It only had a harder time with the oat flakes. It didn’t suck them up directly and pushed them around in front of it at first, the same as on the hard floor.
However, the Dyson V7 achieved a more than satisfactory overall result of 92% on short carpets.
Cleaning on Long Pile Carpets
The Dyson V7 came out with flying colors when we tested it on carpets with long fibres.
The coarse dirt was picked up very well here. It didn’t handle the sand very well anymore, though. It comes down to the fact that the slightly older model simply can’t compete with the premium suction power of the newer models.
Cleaning Performance of the cordless Dyson V7 in everyday life
In everyday use, the Dyson V7 works quite well. It manages to remove most of the dirt. You might have to vacuum two or three times over coarse dirt.