by Liz Gonzales
In the world of vacuum cleaners, the Dyson company holds a rather special place as one of the most prominent manufacturers of these cleaning contraptions.
Founded in the year 1991 in the UK, Dyson has garnered worldwide reputation thanks to its exceptional products, which include contraptions such as vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, air purifiers, heaters, bladeless fans, as well as a range of other household appliances.
In this article, we're going to talk about two of their best products - Dyson V8 and Dyson V10 vacuum cleaners. These two are seemingly the same models but there are some differences between the two, and in this article, we're going to highlight these differences, so you can have a clearer idea of what these two offer.
The thing is, Dyson V10 is a product that came after Dyson V8, which effectively means that the Dyson V10 is an upgraded version of Dyson V8. Still, many people prefer Dyson V8 to its successor, which is pretty much why we're pitching these two against each other - to see what makes them different.
Right then folks, without further ado, here's the deal.
Representing perhaps one of the biggest points of differentiation between these two otherwise fairly similar models, there's a 20-minute difference in the running times of Dyson V8 and V10. Namely, you can use Dyson 8 for some 40 minutes on a single charge, while with V10 on your side, you can continue vacuuming for an additional 20 minutes, for a complete hour of running time.
This difference can be accounted for by the stronger battery that's built in the Dyson V10 models, which gives you more running time to work with. Of course, this is only possible because pretty much all the other features of the Dyson V10 model are practically the same as on its predecessor, so there's not a significant spike in the power expenditure.
On the other hand, since both models feature multiple speeds of function, we should point out that Dyson V10 lasts for only about five and a half minutes when set on 'high', while the V8 model can clean for eight and a half minutes in this mode. To be fair, though, Dyson V8 comes with only two settings - 'low' and 'high', so it's not fair to compare it to the V10, which has three modes of function - 'low', 'middle', and 'high'.
When it comes to the way filtration is organized with these two models, both of them have the same HEPA filter onboard. Since HEPA filtration represents probably one of the best filtration systems currently in use for vacuum cleaners, it's no wonder that the folks at Dyson decided to build in these filters in both their V8 and V10 model.
What this filter can do is get rid of up to 99% of pollutants from the air during the vacuuming, which is a particularly important parameter for the folks with allergies. Of course, no filter can boast a 100% pollutant removal rate, but HEPA filters are well-known for their effectiveness for this particular purpose.
So, if you own a pet or just happen to suffer from an allergy, getting either of these models can be an interesting solution. As long as, of course, you're happy with the battery-based design.
In terms of accessories, Dyson vacuum cleaners are well-known to be well-equipped with these, so you can rest assured that you won't have any trouble cleaning different surfaces if you get either of these two models. Namely, the folks at Dyson made sure to include accessories for different surfaces you may want to clean up using their vacuum cleaner, so you can commonly find additional tools such as upholstery tools, various combination tools, dusting brushes, as well as crevice tools packed in neatly with virtually all of their vacuum cleaners.
As far as Dyson V8 is concerned, in particular, you can get tools such as a mini motorized tool, an up-top tool, a mini combination tool, a crevice tool, as well as a mini soft dusting brush. These pretty much cover a wide array of cleaning tasks including cleaning tough-to-reach areas and getting rid of pet hairs from your carpet.
On the other hand, the Dysons' V10 model features similar accessories. With this model, you can expect to see a crevice tool, a combination tool, as well as the inbuilt mini motorized tool. Of course, depending on where you're looking to buy these contraptions, you may find more or fewer additional tools. Buying a secondhand vacuum cleaner usually means you'll get it sans the tools, but otherwise, the set we've described above is what you can expect with most vendors.
One thing Dyson is well-known for in the world of vacuum cleaners, so to speak, would be its 2-in-1 models, which you can use as either handheld vacuums or as regular stick models. With these two models, the case is that they both can be used as handheld or stick cleaners, so there's not much difference between the two when this aspect of their build is in question.
When it comes to the functionality of these two models, it should be noted that the fact that you can use these in the way we described above means you can reach various tough spots with ease, as well as clean a variety of different surfaces without having to crawl or perform other acrobatics.
For example, if you just want to vacuum your carpet, all you need to do would be to use this model as a stick vacuum and move about while picking up the pieces of debris from off the floor. On the other hand, if you need to vacuum a sofa or your car seats, you may be better off detaching the stick and then using only the handheld version of this vacuum cleaner.
As far as battery-powered contraptions are concerned, the speed of the recharging is to a great extent going to be dependent on the quality of the docking station. Now, there are several ways to recharge a vacuum cleaner, and most of them include either a simple charging cable that you stick into a wall and then wait for a couple of hours for it to get filled with electricity, so to speak.
Now, the two models we've been talking about both come with a docking station of their own. This station is installed on your wall, so you can place your vacuum cleaner on it whenever you're not using it, or whenever you want to charge it.
So, at the same time, you get both storage space for the vacuum cleaner AND it gets recharged there, too.
Whenever you buy a product that is meant to last for years with little to no repairs or additional expenses, what you want to look into would be whether or not it comes with a warranty. Warranties, in general, are typically issued for virtually all vacuum cleaners, as manufacturers realize how much value a guarantee such as this adds to a vacuum cleaner model.
The Dyson company is certainly no exception here, as all of their models come with warranties. As far as V8 and V10 are concerned, these two come with a 2-year warranty each, so in case anything goes awry with your vacuum cleaner within this period, you can simply contact the folks at Dyson and they'll take care of it.
The important thing to remember here is that batteries and the docking station tend to break randomly at times, so it's always good to have a warranty that covers this occurrence. ( Of course, chances are that your batteries are going to run smoothly at all times, but in case they don't - you've got your warranty to fall back on. The same goes for other parts, too. )
To wrap this section up, there's no difference between Dyson's models V8 and V10 when their warranties are in question. With both models, you get two years of warranties, although some vendors may offer special deals where you can get an extra year for a full three years of warranty.
Design-wise, Dyson's models V8 and V10 are fairly similar.
Of course, other than the fact that they've been made by the same manufacturer, it's also worth pointing out that V10 is the direct successor of the V8 model, so it's no wonder that its design is mostly an upgraded version of the V8.
What you can expect to see with both of these models is a standard stick design, with a vacuum head in the bottom, a long stick in the middle, and the motor up high, together with the handle and the button your press to detach the whole thing from the rest of the vacuum. ( After you've detached it, you can simply pop a certain attachment back on and continue using this model as a handheld vacuum cleaner. )
As we already mentioned above, Dyson's models V8 and V10 are also similar in one other aspect than their design - the accessories they come with.
So, if you decide to purchase either of these two cleaning contraptions, you can expect to get a special motorized brush, a crevice tool, a combination tool, as well as a mini dusting brush. These would probably be enough for you to complete many different cleaning tasks around your house, and not only inside your house, but outside of it, too.
For example, using the upholstery tool, you can clean your car seats. All you need to do is take the stick out of the equation, so to speak, pop the upholstery attachment on the cleaner head, and then use this combination of parts as a handheld model.
Arguably the most important part of any given vacuum cleaner when it comes to actually tackling the surface you want to clean would certainly be the cleaner head. Now, the design of these heads depends to a large degree on the surface that needs to be cleaned. So, there are models that are well-suited for carpets, and then there are those that are made to work well on hard surfaces.
A third option would be a model that can work on both surfaces, but this usually also means that it's not going to be as effective as a cleaner head that's specifically made for carpets or hard surfaces. With Dyson V8, the case is that it comes with only one cleaner head that you can use on all surfaces. As for its successor the V10, you get two different cleaner heads, which are motorized tools, for the record. ( The one on V8 is also motorized. )
With the V10, the first cleaner head is called Fluffy, it's soft and meant for cleaning hard surfaces. On the other hand, there's also the Torque-Drive cleaner head, which is better suited for carpets thanks to its tougher bristles. So, the V10 model would be a better option for you if you have multiple surfaces to work within your home.
The bottom line, you can rest assured that whatever Dyson vacuum cleaner model you decide to go for, you won't be making a mistake. As far as the models V8 and V10 are concerned, as you've seen, the differences are small, so if you get a V8, you'll probably make a good decision at the end of the day. That said, if you want an upgraded version of the V8, then simply go for a V10 instead. All in all, whichever of these two you decide to purchase, you can rest assured that you will get yourself a powerful vacuum cleaner that you will be able to use for a variety of cleaning tasks. If something does go wrong, there's always that warranty to fall back on, of course.
About Liz Gonzales
Liz lives in a suburb in New York city.
Both of her parents are the art professors at Sate University of New York.
As such, Liz grew up with all kinds of art objects, portraits, and books laying around the home.
Liz met up with Linea through another friend in some kind of online art forum. There great minds sparkled to take their passions onto the next level @ linea.io.