Review: Dyson V6 Absolute Vaccum

I’m a big fan of Dyson. I’ve been an admirer for a long time, but visiting their offices a few years ago, and finding out more about the company since then, has really sealed it for me. I know their products aren’t the cheapest around, but I’m a big believer in the idea that you get what you pay for.

I’ve been testing out one of the newer vacuums recently, the Dyson V6 Absolute and was interested to see the differences between this and an earlier model. I switched to a cordless vacuum over 18 months ago and I haven’t looked back since. I know some people aren’t convinced but I love so much about them, it far outweighs any negatives.

Dyson V6 Absolute

Dyson v6 Absolute

Cordless Vacuuming:

The way we clean our homes has changed a lot over recent years. Many of us just don’t have the time to spend a half or full day cleaning the house, and tidying up is done in a much more sporadic way. A friend has a system of doing one room a day for example. With this in mind, Dyson has created a battery that lasts for 20 minutes. It’s plenty of time to vacuum a few rooms, and probably more. And if you are doing a ‘big’ clean up, just go and charge it for half an hour whilst you clean the bathroom. Not having to drag a cord around behind you, winding and unwinding it makes a huge difference to the cleaning experience.

Dyson v6 Absolute


Many people think that cordless vacuums have far less power and suction, but of course, with Dyson that’s simply not the case. Last time I was at their offices we tested some of the other leading brand cordless vacuums against the Dyson and found it to be far superior. The V6 Absolute has twice the power of any other cordless stick vacuum. Quite a statistic really. We’ve certainly found that it manages to find dirt and dust that we didn’t think was there. Makes you wonder how you’ve been living in it all.

Dyson v6 Absolute vacuumAll cordless Dysons are powered by the digital Dyson v6 motor. This power-dense motor spins at 110,000 times per minute and its small size means that the machines it powers are small and light too.

Furthermore, Dyson cordless vacuums use patented cyclone technology. Powerful centrifugal forces spin the dust and dirt out of the air and into the bin.


One of the main things I’ve found using the Dyson V6 Absolute is the ease at which it moves and gets into corners and under furniture. Of course, it’s light to use but the head moves almost flat and turns too, enabling you to get under coffee tables, tv units, behind furniture and under low beds. You realise you’re vacuuming spots that you haven’t done for a very long time. And you don’t need to move anything to do it.

Mounted Dyson cordless v6 AbsoluteI love how convenient it is. We have ours mounted in the understairs cupboard (you’ll need a power point of course and the above image is just for illustration) and it’s so easy to just grab it and clean up. Even the children will take it upstairs to vacuum their rooms – now that has to be worth it. After seeing ours, my family have all treated themselves to a cordless Dyson, including my disabled uncle. It’s been a real treat for him, and the lightweight, easy to use features means it makes daily chores so much easier for him.

All of the Dyson cordless vacuums, including the V6 Absolute come with:

  • An easy to empty container – just hold over the dustbin and release the trigger.
  • A variety of nozzles and accessories, the V6 Absolute comes with one for hard floors too.
  • The wall mounted docking station, keeping everything neat and tidy in one place.
  • A max mode button, allowing 6 minutes of high power for more difficult jobs.
  • A 20 minute battery with an instant release battery so battery power is only used when it’s needed.
  • A 2 year guarantee


This varies depending on the stores and deals at the time of purchase. At the time of writing, the v6 Absolute is available in the Dyson shop for £349.

The Dyson V6 Absolute was gifted but all comments and opinions are genuine, honest and my own.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. becky
    September 30, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Oh that would be just perfect for me

  2. Stacey Sheppard
    September 30, 2015 / 10:50 am

    This vacuum has been on my lust list for a while now. I hate the cable that comes with a corded vacuum and having to move it from plug socket to plug socket to do the whole flat. We also need to hoover a lot more sporadically now since having kids especially in the living room so this would be perfect us doing a quick blitz every day! We have a handheld cordless vacuum but its only good for minor clean ups and not doing a whole room. It’s just a shame these are so expensive as I really can’t afford to spend that much on a vacuum cleaner right now! Otherwise I’d definitely invest!

  3. Heather
    September 30, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Perfectly timed Jen – I was looking at getting one of these this weekend just gone. Can’t decide between this one and the Bosch version… you may have swayed me though! x

  4. Rachel
    September 30, 2015 / 11:13 am

    I like the idea of cordless vacuuming – no worries about accidentally running over cables! I’ve never used a Dyson, but always hear very good reviews about them.

  5. Sue
    September 30, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a cordless vac for a while- think I’ll get one when my current vac gives up!

  6. Karen
    September 30, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I would love to try out a Dyson, my cat is a furry beast and it would be great to see if a Dyson deals with this any better than my little Henry!

  7. Stephanie
    September 30, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    That looks like a fab little vacuum, I love my cordless vacuum and I cannot imagine having to plug in a vacuum before using it now!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 5, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      I know the feeling, the builders said I needed extra sockets so I could plugin the vaccum! Oh no, not in this house 🙂

  8. Penny
    September 30, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Like the idea of an easy to grab vacuum, especially with kids around!

    September 30, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Space in our home is at a premium so having something compact that fits on the wall in a cupboard sounds like heaven to me. As for being able to reach all those awkward places ! I’m still in the dark ages with my upright x

  10. Rachel
    September 30, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    We have one of these. I love it so much! I have always hated vacuuming, but I have been known to voluntarily vacuum rooms as I love our cordless cleaner so much. It’s brilliant for us as we have no understair cupboard, so I am going to mount it on the wall in a small cupboard in our new kitchen.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 5, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Haha, do you know what Rachel, the same here!

  11. Antonia Ludden
    October 1, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Looks extremely convenient and lightweight. We have a Dyson cylinder machine and it’s great, but can be heavy lugging up and down the stairs, so I really like the look of that compact design.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 5, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Yes we found the similar with our older dyson, getting it up and down the stairs.

  12. the diary of a jewellery lover
    October 7, 2015 / 11:29 am

    I used to have a Dyson years ago but it did finally give up the ghost. I loved it so much! This one looks incredbily handy to do the stairs. Dyson’s are always so stylish too.

  13. Matthew A. Hall
    December 21, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    Great cleaning for carpets, floors, upholstery, mattress but the real bonus is convenience. I keep mine on a kitchen shelf with just crevice tool attached so I can just pick up a few crumbs or clean up odd bits here and there quickly and easily. I use it so often in this way, it is brilliantly convenient – I’ve even crept up on a mosquito and whoosh – it was history! I got the recommendation from Which? Magazine where it was the top Best Buy and it is definitely a great buy.

  14. Joliegates
    December 29, 2015 / 7:55 am

    I love the Dyson brand and have always had good luck with them! This looks like an amazing product!

  15. Terry G. Martin
    January 5, 2016 / 6:21 am

    Well I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

  16. Alvin Keller
    March 2, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Wooh! cordless vacuuming – Great product !
    Well written post with great information Thanks for sharing

  17. Barry Coyle
    July 16, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    We use one of these for office cleaning tidy little piece of kit

  18. Kylie
    October 10, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    We have one of those in our office.. Centrainely on of the best vacuum

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