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Dyson unveils new cordless vacuum cleaner range

Will the new V6 Fluffy and V6 Absolute clean up?

Dyson today released a new range of cordless vacuum cleaners including the top of the range Dyson V6 Absolute and the Dyson V6 Fluffy. 

Dyson was one of the first major vacuum brands to seriously invest in cordless vacuuming and many of its cordless models, including the DC59 Animal have so far proved very popular. Dyson went back to the drawing board for this latest range and claims to have improved the motor to deliver more power to what it is describing as new and improved floor heads. 

We’ve now fully tested and rated the Fluffy – jump straight to our Dyson V6 Fluffy review now to find out if it’s got what it takes to join the ranks of our recommended Best Buy cordless vacuum cleaners.

Dyson cordless vacuum range

There are five new cordless Dysons in total, including the Dyson V6 (£299), Dyson V6 Animal (£349), Dyson V6 Fluffy (£399), Dyson V6 Total Clean (£429) and the Dyson V6 Absolute (£449). 

These prices put the machines right at the top end of what you should expect to pay for a vacuum cleaner, so it will be interesting to see if they deliver a premium-quality clean to to match their price tags.

Each model comes with a new V6 digital motor which Dyson says has cost £250 million to develop. According to the manufacturer the V6 motor spins at 110,000 rpm which is more than five times faster than an F1 engine and provides more power than previous motors.

Innovative new floor head for the Dyson Fluffy

The Dyson V6 Fluffy and the Dyson V6 Total Clean both have a soft roller in the floor head which is designed to make it more effective at removing both fine dust and large debris from hard floors (see our photo gallery above for pictures). The soft fluffy material that covers the roller picks up large bits of dirt and flings them inside the cleaner head while the carbon fibre filaments are designed to remove the fine dust. 

Which? vacuum cleaner expert Matthew Knight says: ‘Having seen the Dyson Fluffy in action, it looks super quick at picking up large spills such as dry rice and cornflakes, but I’m curious to see close up just how well it clears fine dust.’

In case you were wondering, the fluffy outer layer on the roller can be removed for washing when it becomes clogged with dust, hair and grime. 

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