Dyson Vacuum Comparison (Looking Behind The Curtains)
Here, we want to find the answer to this question: what are the critical differences and similarities between Dyson V6 cordless vacuum and Dyson V8 Animal cordless stick vacuum? Also, why is V8 better, and is it ideal for pet owners? Let’s find out, shall we?
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.
But don’t misunderstand us; V6 is still an excellent vacuum, for both carpets and floors.
Attachments And Maintenence
As we said, V8 comes with more attachments than the V7. You have Combi Tool, used for removing the dirt around your home (mostly used for cleaning furniture).
Note that the Combi Tool can be extended by a few inches.
Then you have the Mini Motorized Tool, used for collecting hair and ground-in dirt. Crevice tool fits into very tight spaces and Extensive Wand for cleaning up high.
However, more attachments also mean more maintenance.
Thankfully, V8 does feature a better filtration system, as well as the new Hygenic Dirt Ejector, which helps when you clean the vacuum.
foOverall, V8 is slightly more difficult and more expensive to maintain than V6, but only because it has more parts (see how you should clean V8).