Dyson is one of the leading names in the vacuum cleaner business, and for a good reason. One of the winning features of Dyson vacuum cleaners is that they are baglessand use "cyclonic separation" technology to extract dust particulates from the air, making it the perfect appliance for allergy sufferers and pet owners.
All Dyson vacuum cleaners are high-performance, built to last, and engineered with intelligent technology that’ll help you take on your cleaning tasks to maximum efficiency. However, if you are looking to upgrade and find a newer model, we have picked out the best Dyson vacuums in 2022 for all your cleaning needs.
When purchasing a Dyson vacuum, there are many aspects to consider - from upright machines to handheld, robotor cylinder vacuums. Here's what to look for when buying a new Dyson product.
What to consider when purchasing a Dyson vacuum
The Dyson Absolute range comes with many additional attachments, like detachable heads, a narrower head for vacuuming the stairs, a slimmer head for fitting in tight corners and a handheld add-on for cars.
There is a selection of Dyson sub-categories to consider. In this list, we have included Dyson Animal - which is catered for pet owners, Dyson Absolute - models with the highest specifications and usually with the most attachments and Dyson Trigger - a handheld model.
If you are looking to invest in a cordless vacuum, then be sure to check the battery life for each cleaning session. Dyson cordless vacuums come with a docking station that usually takes around three hours to charge the battery. Some models have a run time of up to 60 minutes. However, if you would prefer a more conventional vacuum cleaner that plugs into the wall, make sure you check how long the cord is first beforehand.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the best new and updated Dyson vacuums in 2022.
The best Dyson vacuums 2022
This top of the range Dyson vacuum cleaner has all the features you need for the deepest cleaning. The V15 Detect has laser dust technology on the fluffy cleaner head, positioned at a 1.5-degree angle and 7.2mm off the ground which detects particles usually invisible to the naked eye.
This cordless vacuum means you can easily navigate around your home without needing to drag the cord around with you. Plus, it has a powerful battery allowing you to clean your home in one go. The V15 can run for 15 minutes on max mode compared to the V11’s nine-minute runtime ensuring you get every little morsel of dust for a fresh home.
The V15 Detect Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner makes light work of cleaning with a sensor that measures dust particles and automatically increases the suction power so you can be sure all the dirt and dust is gone.
Dyson has included a variety of attachments for the V15, which offer versatility, and the primary brush attachments boast an anti-tangle function for hair. The high torque cleaner head has 56 small polycarbonate teeth - which stops hair tangling around the bristles when cleaning - ideal for pet owners and allergy sufferers.
The vacuum has an extremely high performance and glides smoothly. It has a lightweight design, a sensitive trigger and innovative features such as a sensor where you can see how much of different particle types have been lifted from your floors - all displayed on the LCD screen. An all-round excellent vacuum cleaner that leaves your house spotless.
Capacity: 0.76 litres
Weight: 3 kg
Run time: 60 minutes
Product contents: Dyson V15 Detect Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Torque Drive cleaner head (anti-tangle), laser slim fluffy cleaner head, hair screw tool, quick-release mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool, combination tool, docking station, wand clip and a charger.
|• Easy handling||• Small brush head|
|• Long battery life||• Expensive|
|• Dirt detection|
Review: "Love my new Dyson it’s far better than the older one or any vacuum I’ve ever had. The best and most unbelievable bit is the anti-hair wrap thing actually works not once have I had to cut anything out of the bottom with scissors. With two out of three people in the house with long hair and a cat, it’s a winner. Bought it after a quick demo from a guy from Dyson in store. He was excellent."
The best lightweight cordless Dyson vacuum
The Cyclone V10 Absolute cordless vacuum has many cleaning attachments and features such as a 'point and shoot' hygienic bin emptying, whole-system filtration, three power modes and a drop-in docking station.
This vacuum is also very versatile for cleaning and can be switched into a handheld cleaner, helping you clean those awkward spots on top of cupboards and around skirting boards. You can use the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute on any floor, and you can also apply it to many other surfaces. Unlike the other V10 models such as the Cyclone V10 Motorhead and the Cyclone V10 Animal - the Cyclone V10 Absolute is a deluxe model with more cleaning attachments than the other two versions.
The battery lasts up to 60 minutes on the lowest suction mode and for only about six minutes on the highest suction mode. When you are done cleaning, you can charge it on the docking station ready for subsequent use. Plus, the V10 only needs three and a half hours to charge fully. As it cannot stand on its own, it has a wall-mounted bracket so you can store it there.
It has six cleaning attachments: a torque drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner head, mini motorized tool, mini soft dusting brush, combination tool, and crevice tool. Plus, it is so lightweight, so you won't feel like you have been cleaning since it weighs only 2.58 kg.
Power: 29.4 V
Weight: 2.58 kg
Capacity: 0.76 litres
Run time: 60 minutes
Product contents: Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, direct-drive brushed cleaner-head, large post-motor filter x 2, wand, combination tool, crevice tool, wall docking, mini motorhead, charger and soft dusting brush
|• Very agile||• Trigger can be uncomfortable|
|• Easy to clean|
Review: "Excellent suction and lots of different heads in the box to use. Holds its charge well. Easy to use on different floor types and furniture."
The Dyson V8 Animal is a cordless stick vacuum that easily cleans carpets and hard floors. It's highly manoeuvrable, and you can change it into a handheld vacuum for spot cleaning and furniture. Using advanced cyclone technology, the vacuum produces consistent suction from start to finish with no loss of suction.
The Dyson V8 Animal comes with many tools and brushes to help with different cleaning jobs. The combination tool with a retractable soft-bristle brush and a wide nozzle helps to suck up larger debris. Perfect for collecting pet hair.
The battery life on the V8 Animal has 40 minutes of fade-free suction and a drop in docking station that will recharge your vacuum until the next cleaning session.
The Dyson V8 Animal has a reasonably-sized dirt compartment. It's small, which is expected for a lightweight stick and handheld vacuum, so you need to frequently empty it. There is no need to touch the dirt, though. All you need to do is push the button to release it into the bin. Then the advanced whole-machine filtration captures allergens and expels cleaner air back into the room.
Power: 21.6 V
Weight: 2.6 kg
Capacity: 0.54 litres
Run time: up to 40 minutes
Product contents: Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Direct-drive cleaner head, combination tool, crevice tool, mini motorised tool, instruction manual, docking station and charger.
|• Powerful suction||• Only seven minutes of battery on max|
|• Sleek design|
|• Good for pet owners|
Review: "Bought this several weeks ago, and it works perfectly. We do not use the extension or carpet brushes but just as a hand-held for quick clean-ups. Battery life seems to be very good, pick-up is very good and emptying the dust collector is definitely easier than previous models."
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is one of the most powerful upright vacuums on the market and can navigate around furniture at ease with the Dyson Ball technology. The handle reaches difficult to reach areas from floors to ceilings and delivers a powerful performance, perfect for vacuuming pesky pet hair and stubborn dirt. It comes with a dedicated pet grooming tool along with a wide assortment of other tools and brushes, like a turbo brush, a crevice tool, and an upholstery tool.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is an excellent choice for dealing with pet hair. It also comes with a dedicated pet grooming tool and is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. The varying suction control provides three modes to get rid of dirt - even embedded pet hair doesn't stand a chance.
Unlike other options on this list, the Animal 2 is not cordless, with a 10.8m cord. If you prefer not to have a docking station, this conventional vacuum would be a good pick.
Power: 28 kWh
Capacity: 1.8 litres.
Cord length: 10.8 m
Product contents: Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, stair tool, combination tool, tangle-free turbine and carbon fibre turbine tool.
|• Powerful suction||• Heavy|
|• Great for tight spaces>• Not cordless|
|• Excellent cleaning performance|
Review: "It feels robust and sturdy. I like that I can carry more onboard tools with it; again, this was a function of the older machines not present on the newer models. The pivoting wand tool and mini floor cleaner tool are really nifty features which bring added functionality and ease of use."
The best handheld Dyson vacuum
Powered by the Dyson Digital Motor V7 for powerful suction plus the two-tier radial cyclones, which captures dirt and debris for up to 30 minutes, the Dyson V7 Trigger will help you deep clean your stairs, car, and the most challenging spots to reach around your home.
Additionally, the hygienic bin can be emptied with a touch of a button, perfect for allergy sufferers. The combination tool helps you to switch between surface types quickly, and the crevice tool included allows you to get into those tighter corners. The mini motorised tool can remove pet hair and stubborn dirt with the two power modes for more powerful cleaning.
The handheld vacuum has a runtime of 30 minutes, so you can finish doing the stairs and car in a flash. Plus, for those areas that are tricky to clean up dust and debris like corners and edges and between furniture, the V7 Trigger comes equipped with max mode for six minutes of additional power.
Power: 21.6 V
Weight: 1.7 kg
Capacity: 0.54 litres
Run time: 30 minutes
Product contains: Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, crevice tool, combination tool and mini motorised tool
|• Powerful performance||• On the heavy side|
|• Great for cars and stairs>|
Review: "Light and powerful, perfect for everyday vacuuming especially if your house is a maze of exposed beams and bookshelves. Bear in mind that this is not intended to replace a heavy lifting model but to complement it."
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Ellen Kinsey is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer and Empire. She has a passion for cooking, media, and women’s health.
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