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Dyson Cyclone V10 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated Nov 22, 2022 at 02:05 pm
Dyson Cyclone V10 Picture
8.1
Bare Floor
8.1
Low-Pile Carpet
7.8
High-Pile Carpet
7.8
Pets
8.8
Stairs
8.3
Cars
6.0
Workshop
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Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes
Wet Compatible
No

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a versatile cordless stick vacuum. It sits near the middle of Dyson's lineup of cordless stick vacuums, with a higher-capacity dustbin, more powerful motor, and longer-lasting battery than the Dyson V8. However, it isn't as powerful as the pricier Dyson V11 or Dyson V15 Detect, and it lacks the automatic power adjustment feature found on the latter two vacuums.

Our Verdict

8.1 Bare Floor

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is great for vacuuming bare floors. It clears pet hair as well as small and bulky debris with very little difficulty. Its lightweight construction also makes it very maneuverable, and it comes with a pretty wide assortment of tools and accessories. On the downside, it doesn't feel very sturdily built. There are also a lot of parts that need regular cleaning. Thankfully, its bagless design and washable filters result in a near-total absence of recurring costs.

Pros
  • Cleans up all pet hair across surface types.
  • Easily picks up small and large debris.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
8.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a great option for low-pile carpet. It does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair and clears an impressive amount of fine debris and larger material. Its bagless design and washable HEPA filter also keep recurring costs to a minimum. Some components feel a little flimsy, and several parts need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Cleans up all pet hair across surface types.
  • Picks up most small and large debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
7.8 High-Pile Carpet

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is good for high-pile carpet. While it struggles a little bit with fine debris and larger material on this surface type, it still manages to clear pet hair without an issue. It also comes with a wide variety of tools and accessories. On the downside, its mainly plastic construction doesn't feel all that solid. There are also quite a few parts that need regular cleaning, but as long as it's maintained regularly, recurring costs won't be a worry.

Pros
  • Cleans up all pet hair across surface types.
  • Picks up most small and large debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
7.8 Pets

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a very good option for dealing with pet hair. It easily clears pet hair from a wide variety of surface types, while its handheld configuration makes it easy to clean pet beds. Its washable HEPA filter also traps allergens as you clean, which is good if you have a heavily shedding pet. You can also remove the brushrolls from its turbo brush as well as its bare floor and carpet vacuum heads, allowing for easier removal of tangled hair. However, there are still quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Good maneuverability.
  • Has a HEPA filter.
  • Removable brushrolls.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
8.8 Stairs

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is excellent for vacuuming stairs. Its lightweight design makes it easy to carry up and down long flights of stairs, and you can easily reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum for tackling tighter spots. It does an outstanding job of clearing debris on bare floors and offers impressive performance overall on carpets. However, it isn't the sturdiest option available, with some parts feeling as though they could crack if dropped.

Pros
  • Cleans up all pet hair across surface types.
  • Easily picks up small and large debris.
  • Can be configured into a handheld vacuum.
  • Comes with a lot of tools and brushes.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
  • No onboard tool storage.
8.3 Cars

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a great choice for cleaning the inside of your car. It can easily be reconfigured into a compact cordless vacuum and comes with a very wide assortment of tools that can help you clear debris in hard-to-reach areas, including a crevice tool and a turbo brush. In addition, since it's cordless, you don't need to worry about parking your car close to an electrical outlet while vacuuming it. However, it doesn't feel especially sturdy and lacks any onboard tool storage, so you need to ensure you have everything at hand if you're away from its charging rack.

Pros
  • Picks up most small and large debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Can be configured into a handheld vacuum.
  • Comes with a lot of tools and brushes.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
  • No onboard tool storage.
6.0 Workshop

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is mediocre for workshop cleaning, though this isn't its intended use case. While it excels at dealing with household debris on bare surfaces, it can't handle liquid spills or workshop debris like metal shavings.

Pros
  • Easily picks up small and large debris.
  • Good maneuverability.
Cons
  • Somewhat fragile build quality in places.
  • Has many parts that need regular cleaning.
  • Not suitable for liquid spills.
  • 8.1 Bare Floor
  • 8.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.8 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.8 Pets
  • 8.8 Stairs
  • 8.3 Cars
  • 6.0 Workshop
  1. Updated Nov 22, 2022: We've updated the text in the review to account for the new tests and scoring methodology in Vacuum Test Bench 1.0 and Vacuum Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We've changed the full product name to 'Dyson Cyclone V10' in order for the review to encompass all model variants.
  3. Updated Oct 25, 2022: Added a link to the Shark Cordless Pet Plus vacuum review in the 'Dirt Compartment' section to provide an alternative with a greater debris capacity.
  4. Updated Aug 16, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  5. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Mar 18, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated Aug 13, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  8. Updated Aug 20, 2020: Review published.
  9. Updated Aug 17, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Dyson Cyclone V10 also comes in several other variants with a different amount of brushes and tools included, though they're mechanically identical. We tested the 'Absolute' variant, and you can see its label here.

Model Name Parts Included Wand Color Notes
Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Soft roller vacuum head, Torque Drive Motorhead, small dusting brush, crevice tool, dirt brush, 180-degree pivot extender, soft bristle brush, crevice tool, extension hose, motorized brush (with removable mini brushroll) Orange, Black, Pink & Purple  
Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal+ Torque Drive Motorhead, mini motorized tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool Purple, Iron Not available in US market
Dyson Cyclone V10 Allergy Torque Drive Motorhead, mattress tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool Blue Not available in US market
Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Direct Drive Cleanerhead, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool Red Uses a smaller-capacity dustbin than other Dyson V10 models

If you come across a variant of this vacuum that's different from ours, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum with a wide variety of tools and brushes to help you get the job done. Compared to similar Dyson vacuums like the Dyson V7 or the Dyson V11, it has generally similar performance on all surface types, although it tends to do just a bit better on bare floors. However, it lacks any onboard storage for its tools and has more parts that require regular cleaning compared to some other Dysons.

If you're looking for an alternative, see our recommendations for the best cordless vacuums, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best lightweight vacuums.

Dyson V11

The Dyson V11 and the Dyson Cyclone V10 are two stick/handheld vacuums with different purposes. The V11 has fewer maintenance requirements, is easy to store, and its dirt compartment holds more debris. The V11 also features a more powerful suction motor, but this doesn't necessarily correlate to real-world performance. While it does do slightly better on high-pile carpet, the V10 offers slightly better performance on bare floors as well as low-pile carpet and comes with more tools and brushes, including a dedicated bare floor soft roller floorhead. The V10's battery charges much faster too.

LG CordZero A9 A916BM

The LG CordZero A9 A916BM is a little better than the Dyson Cyclone V10. The LG comes with a second battery that gives it a longer maximum runtime if you keep it charged and performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet, especially for fine debris. However, the Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, comes with more attachments, and is more effective on low-pile carpet.

Samsung Jet 90 Complete

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a better vacuum for most uses than the Dyson Cyclone V10. The Samsung has a slightly better performance on bare floors and is much better on high-pile carpets, where it clears more debris like sand and baking soda. It recharges faster and has a manual surface-type adjustment feature. On the other hand, the Dyson vacuum picks up more debris from low-pile carpets and incurs fewer recurring costs.

Dyson V8

The Dyson V8 and the Dyson Cyclone V10 are very similar stick/handheld vacuums with a few minor differences. While these two vacuums are very similarly matched in terms of their performance on bare floors as well as carpet, the V8 is a bit lighter and easier to maintain. However, the Cyclone V10 comes with more tools and brushes. Its battery takes a lot less time to charge, and its dirt compartment, while small, can hold slightly more than the V8.

LG CordZero A9 Ultimate

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is better than the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate. The Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a bigger dirt compartment, comes with more tools and brushes, and delivers better performance on low and high-pile carpet. It also charges substantially faster, and while its maximum runtime is shorter than that of the LG, that can vary in the real world. Meanwhile, the LG is marginally more effective on bare floors.

Tineco PURE ONE S11

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Tineco PURE ONE S11 each have advantages, meaning one might suit your needs better than the other, depending on your intended use. The Tineco can automatically adjust its suction power in an area with a high concentration of debris, has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning, has a more effective miniature turbo brush attachment, and makes less noise. Conversely, the Dyson charges faster, lasts longer on a charge, and comes with even more tools, like an extendable crevice tool and an extension hose.

Dyson Ball Animal 2

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Dyson Ball Animal 2 are differently-designed vacuums intended for distinct uses, meaning one might be a better fit for you, depending on your exact needs. The cordless stick/handheld V10 is much lighter and is a lot more maneuverable. It's also easier to assemble or attach different tools thanks to the use of easy-clip mechanisms. Conversely, the Ball Animal 2 has a virtually indefinite runtime, fewer parts that need regular cleaning, and a vacuum head that automatically changes height to suit different surface types.

Dyson V7

The Dyson V7 and the Dyson Cyclone V10 are similar stick/handheld vacuums with a few differences. Thanks to its more powerful suction motor, the Cyclone V10 does a significantly better job on bare floors, and it's a bit better on low-pile carpet. It has a longer battery life and comes with more tools and brushes for more specialized cleaning tasks. The V7, on the other hand, is easier to maintain, it has a slightly bigger dirt compartment, and it's somewhat better on high-pile carpet.

Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H

The Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H is slightly better than the Dyson Cyclone V10 for most uses. The Shark feels better built, has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, is equipped with a surface type adjustment function, is easier to maneuver, and delivers better overall performance on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Dyson is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, and comes with more tools and accessories.

Dyson Omni-glide

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is more versatile than the Dyson Omni-glide. The V10 has a larger dustbin, a longer maximum battery life, more tools and accessories, and performs better on bare floors. It can also be used to clean carpeted floors, unlike the Omni-Glide. However, the Omni-Glide is lighter, more maneuverable, and incurs fewer maintenance requirements.

Shark Vertex Pro

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a little better than the Shark Vertex Pro. The Dyson weighs a lot less, is easier to maintain, takes up less room when not in use, charges faster, and comes with a wider assortment of attachments. That said, the Shark feels sturdier, has a larger dustbin, and comes with a flexible wand that makes it easier to clean under tables and chairs.

Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless each have advantages, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, comes with more tools and accessories, and delivers better performance on carpeted floors. Meanwhile, despite being heavier, the Shark is notably easier to maneuver, has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, feels better built, comes with a larger dirt compartment, and performs better on bare floors.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is better than the Dyson Cyclone V10. The V12 has a far more advanced power adjustment function, as it can automatically increase its suction setting when used on carpet or when it detects an area with a high concentration of debris. It also performs slightly better on bare floors, clears away more pet hair on upholstered surfaces, and weighs less, making it easier to maneuver. That said, the V10 does a better job on low-pile carpet and has a bigger dirt compartment that won't need emptying as often.

Dyson V15 Detect

The Dyson V15 Detect is a better overall vacuum than the Dyson Cyclone V10. The V15 clears more debris on bare floors, low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. It's also easier to store thanks to its included wand clip, which allows you to hang two different tools on the vacuum. Meanwhile, the V10 is lighter and takes much less time to charge despite offering similar overall runtime.

Samsung Jet 70

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Samsung Jet 70 Pet each have advantages, meaning one might suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson has a longer battery life, comes with a wider array of tools and attachments, is slightly more effective in clearing away debris in cracks and crevices, and has a less unwieldy miniature turbo brush attachment. However, the Samsung charges faster, has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, feels lighter in your hand, and performs better on high-pile carpet.

Shark Cordless Pet Plus

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is better than the Shark Cordless Pet Plus for most uses. The Dyson weighs considerably less, is easier to maneuver, lasts longer on a charge, has a removable brushroll that's easy to clean, and comes with a wider array of attachments. It also exerts a stronger suction force, resulting in superior crevice-cleaning performance. However, the Shark feels sturdier, has a larger dirt compartment, and does a better job of picking up debris on high-pile carpet.

Miele Triflex HX1

The Miele Triflex HX1 and Dyson Cyclone V10 are fairly evenly matched, and you may prefer one over the other depending on your needs. The Miele is better built, easier to maintain, more maneuverable, and performs significantly better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Dyson has a larger dirt compartment, a slightly longer maximum battery life, and far more tools and accessories.

Dyson Ball Animal 3

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Dyson Ball Animal 3 are very differently designed vacuums for different uses. The V10 is a cordless stick vacuum better suited to quick clean-up sessions thanks to its lighter, more portable stick/handheld design. Meanwhile, the Ball Animal 3 is a corded upright that can handle big messes far more easily, with a more powerful suction motor, height-adjustable floorhead, and higher-capacity dustbin.

Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away are somewhat differently-designed vacuums, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Dyson is a cordless stick vacuum with a lighter, more maneuverable design. It also comes with a wider assortment of tools and is easier to maintain. The Shark trades maneuverability for debris capacity, and it feels better built.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball and Dyson Cyclone V10 are differently-designed vacuums that serve different purposes. The Cinetic is a corded canister vacuum that has a practically unlimited runtime. It's a little easier to maneuver than the V10 and has a larger dirt compartment. Conversely, the V10 is a cordless stick vacuum with a virtually unlimited range. It's a lot lighter, comes with more tools and accessories, and delivers superior performance on all surface types.

Samsung Jet 60

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is better than the Samsung Jet 60 Pet. The Dyson comes with a wider array of attachments, has a longer battery life, and delivers better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Samsung has a slightly larger dustbin, weighs a little less, and has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning.

Dyson Outsize

The Dyson Cyclone V10 and Dyson Outsize each have their advantages, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The V10 is noticeably lighter, more maneuverable, and delivers superior performance on low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Outsize has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often and has a longer total battery life thanks to its included second battery. It also has a docking station with room for two accessories and a wand clip that can hold two additional tools, which makes it a bit easier to store.

JASHEN V16

The Dyson Cyclone V10 does better in more situations than the JASHEN V16. The Dyson is more effective at picking up all kinds of debris on everything from hardwood floors to shag carpeting, comes with more tools and accessories, and recharges much faster. The JASHEN is a little bit lighter and has fewer parts that require regular maintenance.

Shark ION F80 Cord-Free MultiFLEX

The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a better vacuum for cleaning carpeted surfaces than the Shark ION F80. The Dyson easily picks up more pet hair as well as small and large debris from low to high-pile carpet. It's lighter, its dirt compartment is slightly larger, and it has virtually no recurring costs. It also comes with a lot more tools and brushes than the Shark. However, the Shark is better at cleaning bare floors, it feels better built, and it's easier to maintain. It can also maneuver around a room more easily than the Dyson.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld

This vacuum's build quality is alright. Like the Dyson V8 and Dyson V7, it's mostly made of plastic but has a lightweight metal wand. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel particularly sturdy in places, especially its clear plastic dirt compartment and flimsy-feeling floorhead wheels. Thankfully, parts clip together easily, making routine maintenance a quick and simple process.

6.5
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum has quite a few parts that need regular cleaning. Consider the JASHEN V16 if you want a stick/handheld vacuum with fewer maintenance requirements.

  • Dirt compartment: To remove the dirt compartment, you first need to detach the wand. You can then separate it from the cyclone by pressing the red arrow on the 'spine' of the cyclone. You should empty it whenever you notice that it's full, but be aware that dust and debris can be released into the air when doing so.
  • Lint screen: You can access the lint screen after you remove the dirt compartment. You should clean this screen when necessary by using a damp cloth to remove debris.
  • HEPA filter: The HEPA filter is located on the top of the vacuum and can be unlocked from its housing by twisting it counter-clockwise, which allows you to pull it free. You should wash it once a month with cold water or when the filter maintenance indicator lights up.
  • Motorized head and roller: You can use a coin to unlock the motorized head's side cover, allowing you to slide out the brushroll. You can clean this part whenever there are hair wraps by using scissors or your hands.
  • Soft roller cleaner head: You can access the two brushrolls by removing the side cover on the soft roller cleaning head, which you can unlock with a coin. If there are any hair wraps, you can remove them by hand or with scissors. You can also wash this part with cold water.
  • Turbo brush: Just like the primary vacuum heads, you can remove the miniature brushroll by unlocking the turbo brush's side cover using a coin. You can clean this part by removing hair wraps with scissors or your hands.

Any part washed with water needs to air dry for at least 24 hours before using it again.

10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number 969082-01
HEPA Filter Part Number 969082-01

This vacuum incurs virtually no recurring costs. The filter will last the lifetime of the vacuum as long as it's maintained. However, if any parts break or need replacing, you can purchase them directly from Dyson's website.

6.7
Design
Storing
Height
46.85" (119.0 cm)
Width
9.84" (25.0 cm)
Depth
11.81" (30.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

This vacuum is reasonably easy to store. The included wall-mount rack station holds the vacuum upright when not in use. It also has two tool storage slots. Unfortunately, the vacuum itself lacks any onboard tool storage capability, unlike the Dyson V15 Detect's wand clip.

7.2
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.12 gal (0.45 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Dyson V10's dirt compartment is okay. Unlike the Dyson V8, its dirt compartment runs parallel with the main body of the vacuum instead of sitting at a 90 degree angle. It makes it easier to empty and gives it a larger capacity than older Dyson stick vacuums, but it's still on the smaller side and needs frequent emptying. Luckily, there's an indicator that lets you know when the compartment's full. Consider the Shark Cordless Pet Plus if you're looking for a cordless stick vacuum with a larger dirt compartment.

Design
In The Box

  • Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum
    • Dirt compartment/Cyclone
    • HEPA filter
    • Wand
    • Vacuum User Guide
  • Tools and brushes
    • Soft roller vacuum head with soft roller brush and rear brush bar
    • Motor vacuum head with motorized brush roller
    • Small dusting brush
    • Crevice tool with flexible extender
    • Dirt brush
    • 180-degree pivot extender
    • Soft bristle brush
    • Crevice tool
    • Extension hose
    • Motorized brush (with removable mini brushroll)
  • Docking station
    • Installation manual
    • Guide and screws
    • Charging cable

10
Design
Range
Cordless
Yes
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
2.00 ft (0.61 m)
Minimum Wand Length
1.18 ft (0.36 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.22 ft (0.98 m)
Total Range
N/A

Like any cordless vacuum, range is limited only by battery life and the room left within its dirt compartment. It also comes with a flexible extension hose to clean hard-to-reach areas, though it's short.

8.1
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.97 lbs (2.71 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.68 lbs (1.67 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum is impressively portable. It's lighter than the pricier, newer Dyson V15 Detect, making it pretty easy to carry from room to room.

7.2
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
9 min
Maximum Battery Life
63 min
Recharge Time
165 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

This vacuum's battery performance is decent. In its most energy-efficient 'Suction 1' mode and without any attachments fitted in place, it can last just over an hour on a single charge. However, in its high-power 'BOOST' mode with the motorized head fitted in place, it supplies roughly 10 minutes of runtime, so you need to work quickly when dealing with stubborn messes. Luckily, three LED lights on the vacuum's body let you know when your battery is running low.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

This vacuum has a few extra features. It has three power modes that change its suction: 'Suction 1', which has the longest battery life, 'Suction 2', which is a balanced mode to clean bare floors and carpets, and 'BOOST' mode, which is for clearing away stubborn dirt and debris. There's also a filter light as well as a blockage light indicator. Unlike the Dyson V12 Detect Slim, it can't automatically change its power mode when it's on carpet or when it detects high levels of debris on the ground.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
Yes
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Absolute variant of the Dyson Cyclone V10 comes with a few attachments. There's a combination tool that works as a hard bristle brush or an upholstery tool, a flexible, extendable crevice tool with a clip-on dusting brush, a harder bristle brush for stubborn dirt, and a 180-degree extension cleaner, which can help you clean high-up places. The vacuum also features a turbo brush for tackling debris on fabric surfaces and an extension hose for cleaning hard-to-reach spots.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

You can use the Dyson V10 as a handheld vacuum by detaching the wand.

Performance
9.3
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "BOOST"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 97%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 100%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum delivers outstanding performance on bare floors. It can pick up small debris like rice without too much difficulty. However, while it can clear most bulky debris like cereal, some of this material can get stuck at the entry point near the head, especially when using the soft brush roll head. This issue also happens with the motorized brush roll, but less frequently. If you prefer a stick vacuum that's even better on bare floors, look into the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H.

8.5
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "BOOST"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 87%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 87%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 82%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 85%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum is excellent on low-pile carpet. It can easily pick fine debris like baking soda and is quite effective in dealing with larger debris like sand. It also doesn't lose suction performance as its dirt compartment fills up with debris.

7.7
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "BOOST"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 66%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 58%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 63%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 59%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum is good on high-pile carpet. It does a decent job of sucking up both fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand, though you still might need to make an extra pass to collect everything. If you're looking for a vacuum with even better performance on high-pile carpets, try the Samsung Jet 90 Complete.

10
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
100%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

This vacuum does a fantastic job of handling pet hair on a wide variety of surfaces, from bare floors to low and high-pile carpet. You can easily remove the brushroll in each floorhead to clear away any tangled hair.

7.5
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
5.2 inHโ‚‚O (1.30 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "Boost Mode", (Soft Roller Cleaner Head)
Normal Suction
2.3 inHโ‚‚O (0.58 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Suction Mode 2", (Soft Roller Cleaner Head)
Hose Diameter
1.3" (3.2 cm)

The Dyson Cyclone V10 has good suction power at its floorhead. Its soft roller head sits against the contact surface pretty tightly, resulting in a fairly tight seal and strong crevice-cleaning performance. Using it with its multi-surface floorhead, which doesn't create quite as tight a seal, results in the following suction measurements, which are notably lower.

  • Maximum Suction 2.09 inHโ‚‚O (0.52 kPa)
  • Normal Suction 1.20 inHโ‚‚O (0.30 kPa)

8.2
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
74.7 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
73.0 dBA

This vacuum is somewhat quiet. It's a little louder than alternatives like the Samsung Jet 60 Pet, especially when used in its high-power 'Boost' mode with the multi-surface floorhead.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability

This vacuum has good maneuverability. Thanks to its lightweight design and plastic wheels, it can be easily moved around a room. However, since there's no onboard tool storage, you need to make sure you have the brush you want to use nearby. When cleaning under a couch or table, the filter can get in the way if you're not crouched and can hit your wrist. The vacuum can get stuck on rug tassels, even on its lowest suction power setting. Thankfully, it can easily climb over or onto electrical cables and thick rugs.

7.5
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

This vacuum is pretty effective for handling pet hair on furniture when used with its miniature turbo brush. While you might need to make one or two extra passes to clear away everything, the attachment is still easier to use than the somewhat unwieldy Mini Motorized Tool that comes with the Samsung Jet 70 Pet.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

This vacuum's whole-machine filtration system makes it very effective in sealing in fine allergens like dust or pet dander.

7.5
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a good job of cleaning debris in cracks and crevices. This variant of the V10 comes with a fluffy brushroll that creates a tight seal with the ground, enabling it to clear away debris in shallow cracks and crevices.

3.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum does a terrible job of dealing with dried stains, though that isn't a surprise given the lack of any mopping capability.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No
0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No

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