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Dyson V11 Animal Review

True Score

68
70
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Experts

73
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Consumers

Expert Rankings

Product testers were pleased with the Dyson V11 Animal, recommending it for carpets, bare floors, and homes with pets. It has a portable design and powerful suction power ideal for both carpets and hard floors.

However, this model doesn’t have an automatic brush roll shutoff function. Consider the eufy RoboVac X8 review for a robot vacuum that resists tangling.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dyson V11 Animal is a mid-range cordless stick vacuum released in 2021, promising advanced pet hair pickup for pet owners. It has a HEPA filter that removes up to 99.97% of allergens and small airbone particles as small as 0.3 microns.

This model is good on carpets and hard floors and comes with a number of attachments and tools, which suit homes with vehicles and stairs. The vacuum has a rechargeable battery, producing up to 185 AW of suction and running for up to 76 minutes before requiring recharging.

Browse to the end of this review and see how the Dyson V11 Animal stacks up against the top vacuum cleaners available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers praised the Dyson V11 Animal, recommending it for high-pile carpets and bare floors. Testers at Product Review hailed its maneuverability, although it’s a bit top-heavy.

This model has a HEPA filter, and it proved effective at filtering allergens and microscopic particles. Testers discovered that it produces up to 1.47 kPA of suction power and they were pleased with its portable 7.72-lb frame.

However, the Dyson V7 Animal weighs even less at just 5 lbs. Researchers at Which? praised its easy-maintenance bagless design and they. Testing revealed a good maximum runtime of 76 minutes and a decent noise rating of around 71.4 dBA.

However, this device doesn’t have headlights to illuminate dark spots. Consider the Dyson V15 Detect, which features laser illumination tech. During testing, it removed an excellent 91% of large debris on bare floors and 83% on low pile carpets.

The 0.45L dirt compartment was also deemed to be on the small side. Testers were also disappointed by the lack of an automatic brush roll shutoff function.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding suction power
  • Great battery life
  • Lightweight design
  • HEPA filter
  • Brush roll provides effective cleaning on deep carpets

Reason to Avoid

  • Small dirt cup
  • Lacks automatic brush roll shutoff feature
  • Lacks headlights

Dyson V11 Animal Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.2 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width9.8"
Cliff SensorCliff SensorUnknown
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord Lengthn/a
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeOther, Washable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight6.7 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)94.75
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)81.185
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)94.66
Noise Level (dB)75.7

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Market Context

The Dyson V11 Animal is a mid-range cordless stick vacuum released in 2021, promising advanced pet hair pickup for pet owners. It has a HEPA…

The Dyson V11 Animal is a mid-range cordless stick vacuum released in 2021, promising advanced pet hair pickup for pet owners. It has a HEPA filter that removes up to 99.97% of allergens and small airbone particles as small as 0.3 microns.

This model is good on carpets and hard floors and comes with a number of attachments and tools, which suit homes with vehicles and stairs. The vacuum has a rechargeable battery, producing up to 185 AW of suction and running for up to 76 minutes before requiring recharging.

Browse to the end of this review and see how the Dyson V11 Animal stacks up against the top vacuum cleaners available today.

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive comes with a dusting brush, which is not available on the Dyson V11 Animal. The Torque Drive also has a…

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive comes with a dusting brush, which is not available on the Dyson V11 Animal. The Torque Drive also has a more detailed display that monitors real-time operation than the Animal.

The Dyson V11 Absolute has a more advanced LCD with runtime countdowns and other metrics that are not available on the LCD of the Dyson…

The Dyson V11 Absolute has a more advanced LCD with runtime countdowns and other metrics that are not available on the LCD of the Dyson V11 Animal. The Dyson V11 Absolute also has a mini dusting brush, which is not available on the Dyson V11 Animal.

The Dyson V11 Animal has a more powerful 185 AW motor than the 140 AW LG CordZero. The LG CordZero has a removable battery, while…

The Dyson V11 Animal has a more powerful 185 AW motor than the 140 AW LG CordZero. The LG CordZero has a removable battery, while the Dyson V11 Animal has an integrated battery.

While the Dyson V11 Animal has a digital screen that showcases various parameters, the Dyson V10 Animal doesn’t have a digital screen. Also, the Dyson…

While the Dyson V11 Animal has a digital screen that showcases various parameters, the Dyson V10 Animal doesn’t have a digital screen. Also, the Dyson V11 Animal has a stronger 185 AW motor compared to the 140 AW Dyson V10 Animal.

Bagless

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

9.8"

Cliff Sensor

Unknown

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Cord Length

n/a

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Score Card

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Expert Score

70

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

73

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

68

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    This vacuum is great for bare floors. It does an excellent job of picking up… Read More

    By:

    Alexandre Meunier
  • Techgear Lab
    95.29

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    While we were very impressed by the V11’s built in sensors, LCD display and suction… Read More

    By:

    Joel Burgess
  • Techgear Lab
    95.29

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    As one of the top-tier stick vacuums from Dyson, we initially thought that this product… Read More

    By:

    David Wise
  • Which?
    77.06

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Dyson V11 Animal has a jazzy digital display which lets you know exactly how… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Consumer Reports
    62.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Mary H.J. Farrell
  • Consumer Reports
    62.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Dyson V11 Animal is part of the Vacuum Cleaners test program at Consumer Reports…. Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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