We put both cordless vacuums through the wringer in our cleaning test.
We weighed different types of dirt, spread them on different floor types, and checked how well each vacuum gets rid of it. We used the power mode for this.
We also test how the devices perform over a longer period in everyday life.
The overall result of the two cordless vacuums is more than respectable.
However, as we took a closer look at them, we revealed huge differences.
The overall cleaning results
Cleaning on Hard Floors
Especially on hard floors (in our case laminate), we could easily separate the wheat from the chaff.
The Dyson V10 Absolute sucked up 100% of the coarse dirt without any problems, thanks to the enlarged brush.
The Dyson V8 Absolute, on the other hand, reached its limits with the lentils.
At first, it merely pushed the lentils in front of the brush and removed only 80% in total.
Dyson V10 before/after test on a hard floor
Dyson V8 before/after test on a hard floor
Cleaning on Short Carpets
On short pile carpet, the Dyson V10 sucked up almost everything (99% total) at an astonishing speed.
Dyson V10 before/after test on short carpet
The Dyson V8 also achieved an excellent result on the low carpet (97% overall). But it wasn’t even close to the impressive speed and efficiency of its successor.
Dyson V8 before/after test on short carpet
Cleaning Long Pile Carpets
Here the Dyson V10 Absolute proved its outstanding cleaning performance once again. It came out with flying colours and removed 99% of the dirt on the long carpet.
Dyson V10 before/after test on long carpet
The V8 also achieved a great (overall) result of 97% here.
Dyson V8 before/after test on long carpet
Cleaning in Everyday Life and Conclusion
We were delighted with both devices in everyday use.
However, the improved cleaning performance of the Dyson V10 Absolute is quite noticeable. It’s got such a powerful suction. In turbo mode, you even have troubles lifting the device off the carpet again. It thoroughly deep-cleans long carpets.
Even with coarse dirt, there are worlds between the cleaning in everyday life. We usually vacuum under the table after breakfast because our children often drop some “presents” for the vacuum. The V8 pushed the bigger crumbs in front of it at first. The V10, on the other hand, didn’t have any problems with it and left the floor spotless.
Click here to read our detailed Dyson V8 Absolute review and the Dyson V10 Absolute test.
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