Dyson V6 if Dyson’s first member of the V family (V6, V7, V8, V9).
It is 9.8 x 8.2 x 46.4 inches big, weighing only 4.5 pounds (2 kg). V6 is very affordable and effective and features a strong motor powered by one lithium-ion battery.
It is cordless (trademark of Dyson V family), runs for about 20 minutes, and uses an all-surface cleaning head.
V6 is also versatile: you can use it in Handheld mode by detaching the wand. Also, you should know that the vacuum is fairly simple to clean.
Lightweight and convenient.
Comfortable and ergonomic grip.
Consistent cleaning performance.
Not ideal for pet owners.
V6 is a lightweight and affordable cordless vacuum cleaner, ideal for people who want hassle-free vacuuming. While it isn’t as good as other Dyson V vacuums, its vacuuming performance wouldn’t disappoint you.
V6 and V8 features similar design: V8 is only 2.5 inches longer than V6, and weighs one pound more. These vacuums are designed to be powerful and elegant.
Both are lightweight and cordless and can be used for cleaning all floor types, stairs, underneath furniture, and hard to reach spots.
They both feature small and light motor (made by Dyson), designed to align with Dyson’s portability and ease-of-use.
They convert to a handheld vacuum (once you remove the long wand), with the power to attach different Dyson attachments (such as Combi Tool).
V8 also comes with Mini Motorized Tool, which transforms it into a perfect Dyson animal cordless vacuum, perfect for pet hair vacuuming.
It is also worth pointing out that you can store your attachments on the charging station so that they are always available to you.
Also, we have to say that the V8 features newer and more hygienic dirt ejector, which empties dustbin with a single click.
On Cleaning Performance
V8 offers better cleaning performance than the V6. Its Direct Cleaner head provides 150% more vacuuming power than the V6’s Motorized Cleaner head. V8 also doubles the V6’s runtime, running 20 minutes longer than V6.
V8 also comes (and is compatible) with a lot more attachments, which allow it to be more efficient cleaner.
V8 comes with Crevice Tool (for those hard to reach areas), Motorized Tool for pet hair, Soft Dusting brush.
Alas, it features HEPA filters on how to keep the filters clean), making your home dust and allergen-free.
V8 also features Max Mode, which, if turned on, delivers maximum cleaning performance. Max Mode will drain your battery, and we suggest that you use it conservatively.
Most importantly, V8’s two-tier 15 cyclone technology allows much smoother airflow, allowing you to collect tiny dust particles.
Both of these vacuums are all-surface cleaners, able to clean carpets, rugs, hardwood, tiles, and so forth. But, we should point out that V8 offers better performance on vacuums, and with cleaning pet hair.
This is because V8 features a stronger and more advanced vacuuming system, especially if you switch it on Max Mode, which will undoubtedly vacuum even the most stubborn debris.
Even though we spent most of our words describing V8 and emphasizing its advantages over V6, we should say that V8 was based on V6; it is still the same vacuum, but with a touch of more advanced engineering and design.
But if you think that V8 isn’t worth the money, buy the V6.
It will clean your home almost as good as V8 and will require less cleaning and maintenance, and less money on spare/extra parts.
Of course, if you can afford it and don’t care much about the price, go with V8, arguably of the best Dyson animal vacuum.
Whichever you buy, make sure that you perform regular checks, and that you clean the vacuum according to instructions, to ensure Dyson cleans your home for a very long time.