Dyson V11 Absolute Review

It’s funny how much can change in a couple years! I wrote this post about how our Dyson Ball Animal 2 helped my husband and me live happily ever after. And now, fast forward to almost a couple years later, and our family of two has grown to become a family of three (I’m referring to our little furbaby, Douglas, btw. Don’t worry, we aren’t expecting!).

As with any expanding family, our needs have naturally changed. Consequently, how we have to do things around the house has changed too (which is why we are thankful for Best Buy Canada, as you’ll learn below). I still do HAAAATTTTE dust, and my husband still has the same snacking habits (i.e. eating in the living room and getting crumbs all over the place). But the amount of dust, mess, and dirt we now generate with Douglas in the house is a whole lot more!


Don’t get me wrong. We ADORE our little guy. He has been a constant source of joy and happiness since we got him. But, getting a dog is a big responsibility! Part of that responsibility is ensuring you’ll be able to take care of and clean up after your pet adequately. Thankfully, Douglas doesn’t shed, so we had one less thing to worry about (funnily enough, I shed more than Douglas and my hair still gets all over our floors). That being said, he does create a significant amount of mess – tracking in dirt from outside, and getting fluff and the occasional ripped tissue or paper towel on our rug.

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How Best Buy Canada Came to the Rescue

Dyson just released its BRAND-NEW V11 Absolute vacuum and Best Buy Canada asked us to test it out before it was released to the public! Can I just say, OH MY GOODNESS, it has already been a game changer, and we couldn’t be any more thankful to Best Buy Canada for saving our bacon! From the minute you pick up the Dyson V11 Absolute and start to use it, you can immediately tell it’s a completely different technology. The way it ‘handles’, the way it sounds, the way it feels – it’s unlike any other vacuum I’ve ever used!

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Dyson V11 Absolute Review

Right off the bat, you notice the increased power and suction with the Dyson V11 Absolute. Powered by a new digital motor, altogether, it actually has twice the suction of any cordless vacuum (including 20% more suction power than the Dyson V10 vacuum, if you’ve ever used it). Apart from blowing any other cord-free vacuum out of the water, the Dyson V11 Absolute actually has more suction than corded vacuums! So, you can replace a corded vacuum with a Dyson V11 Absolute, regardless of whether your home is large or small.

Personally, I’m happy to get back to a cordless vacuum. While we loved the Dyson Ball Animal 2, the V11 Absolute allows us to be more mobile and move faster while vacuuming. Having cord-free also ensures Douglas doesn’t get tangled in or want to chew up the cord!

Dyson V11 Absolute Review

Apart from being cord-free and having the most impressive suction, there are lots of other features of the Dyson V11 Absolute that we love!

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  • First, the LCD display (hallelujah!). It tells you the remaining battery life down to the second (and adjusts when you change the power mode or change the attachment – so smart!). The LCD also displays the charge percentage and when it’s time to change the filter.
  • You can choose between low, medium, high, and auto power settings. If you’re using auto, the dynamic load sensor will automatically adjust the suction, depending on the surface you’re vacuuming (e.g. hard wood versus carpet). In this way, it optimizes suction power to deep clean everywhere.
  • The battery life is longer too (it’s 30% better battery life than the V10). The V11 Absolute has Dyson’s most powerful battery, and you can get up to 60 minutes of fade-free vacuuming.
  • It comes with 2 different cleaner heads, including a high-power torque cleaning head and a soft roller cleaner head (very useful for picking up all my hair on the ground!). There are gates on the torque cleaning head which allow you to adjust the suction power, depending on the size of the debris and dirt you’re trying to clean.
  • The V11 Absolute comes with 5 separate attachments, along with a tools clip that attaches to the wand. So, you can carry around 2 other attachments, rather than having to stop to go get attachments, while you’re in the middle of vacuuming.
  • Last, but not least, the V11 Absolute captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, expelling cleaner air.

Now that we have the Dyson V11 Absolute, we feel so much better knowing that we are, not only protecting ourselves from particles that may inadvertently enter the house on Douglas, but we are ensuring better air quality for him too!

Dyson V11 Absolute Vacuum Giveaway

As you can probably tell, we are obsessed with our Dyson V11 Absolute. Because I want everyone to experience the cleaning power of this vacuum, I’ve teamed up with Best Buy Canada to give 1 lucky person a chance to win a Dyson V11 Absolute vacuum for themselves! To enter, head to my recent Instagram post and follow the rules for your chance to win.

See my Instagram post HERE.

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Does the Dyson V11 Absolute sound like something you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments why you could benefit from a V11 Absolute!


Photography by: Laura Clarke Photography


*This post was done in partnership with Best Buy Canada, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.