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Expert review Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

The Dyson V11 stick vacuums have been on the market for a while, but the series has been expanded with the V11 Absolute Extra, the Extra Pro, and the Torque Drive Extra. These stick vacuums include a detachable battery, which their predecessors didn't have. I tested the V11 Absolute Extra for a few weeks.

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

This vacuum is suitable for floor type hard floors, wooden floors, low-pile carpet | This vacuum is suitable for allergies, pet hairs | Weight 3.09kg
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  • Thanks to the detachable battery, you can double the battery life from 60 to 120 minutes, so you can get the job done without interruption.
  • The included Torque suction brush automatically adjusts the suction power to the floor type, and you receive a soft brush for delicate wooden floors.
  • Thanks to the selection of included accessories, you can be sure that you have a suitable attachment for every challenge.
  • You can attach your 2 favorite attachments to the handle, but it isn't possible to store the rest of the accessories.

First impression

Dyson accessories

The moment I open the box, the futuristic design of this stick vacuum catches my eye. What a beautiful vacuum. When I unpack all parts and place them next to each other, I see the following:

  • The stick vacuum
  • Motor and dust cup
  • Floor attachment
  • Soft floor attachment
  • Small mini brush
  • Crevice tool
  • 2-in-1 accessory
  • Upholstery brush
  • Soft dusting brush
  • Charger
  • Wall mount

Get started

Assemble the Dyson

Well begun is half done

I was afraid it would be a lot of work to assemble the vacuum when I unpacked it, but it's actually very easy. I can easily click the different parts together and I can start vacuuming within no time. Before I start, I have to fully charge the vacuum. In the manual, I read that this is required to calibrate the battery. It's an important step. The battery is fully charged in 4 hours and the stick vacuum is ready for use after that.

Vacuum cleaning

Get started

The time has finally come. I turn on the vacuum, set my preferred language, and I see the remaining battery life appear on the LCD display. More than 60 minutes in eco mode, very decent. I'm pleased with the suction power in this setting. It's also very easy to maneuver. The Torque floor attachment should automatically adjust the suction power to the surface. I effortlessly slide from my laminate to my short-pile carpet and I notice the difference. The motor starts to make a little more noise and the battery life decreases. Nice!

Different brushes

Torque suction brush

Torque brush

I have both laminate and low-pile carpet at home. This means that I often switch between both brushes. The Torque brush is ideal for vacuuming carpet, thanks to the rotating brushes that penetrate deep into the fibers of the carpet. In addition, this automatic floor attachment automatically adjusts the suction power. One less thing to worry about.

Fluffy brush

Fluffy brush

The Fluffy brush is a soft floor attachment. With this brush, I vacuum my laminate without worrying about scratches. This floor attachment is ideal for vacuuming delicate, hard floors.

Detachable battery

Replacable battery

I was happy to hear that the new V11 line has a detachable battery. This isn't necessary for my small apartment, but it's very nice to be able to change the battery in larger households. This way, you double the battery life from 60 to 120 minutes on the lowest setting. I detach the battery with a click, to see how it feels. Like other Dyson vacuums, it's very easy to do.

Dyson V11 Absolute stick vacuums: the differences

Detachable battery Extra battery Freestanding charging dock Fluffy brush
Dyson V11 Torque Drive Extra Yes No No No
Dyson V11 Absolute No No No Yes
Dyson V11 Absolute Extra Yes No No Yes
Dyson V11 Absolute Extra Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes


I'm very excited about the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra. It's an extensive model in terms of accessories and possibilities, which makes it suitable for any cleaning job. In combination with the detachable battery, the Dyson V11 Extra Absolute can replace your canister vacuum in my opinion. The only disadvantage is that it doesn't have parking mode and doesn't come with a charging dock. But you can't have it all. The V11 Absolute Extra Pro does include a charging dock.

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