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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Follow Me Around My House as I Use the new Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Stick Vacuum


The Dyson V11 Outsize is the most recent model in the iconic line of Dyson cordless stick vacuums. If you follow regularly, you may already know that we are big Dyson fans. As a boy mom, I have to tell you that our Dyson vacuum was a game changer for our family thanks to the lightweight and powerful design that made it easy to clean up after our energetic little boys and visitors. We used it on hardwood flooring throughout the majority of our home, tile floors in the bathrooms, and carpeting in our children's bedrooms. The vacuum was incredibly versatile and effective against any challenges that our children threw at it. It never slowed down despite the massive amount of stuff that our boys tracked into our house or dropped on the floor. When I received the opportunity to try out the Dyson V11 Outsize, I was thrilled because it provides 25% more floor coverage per pass, is more powerful with twice the suction power of competing cordless vacuums, comes with a larger bin, includes more attachments, has a longer battery life, and even comes with an extra charger.


Due to the quarantine, we spend a lot more time at home. It's natural that my children drop more crumbs and make more messes since they spend the majority of their time at home. It's also natural for them to track in more dirt and debris since they go outside more often to play or swim. My boys work on a lot of art projects that involve cutting cardboard, sewing, stuffing, stickers, and more. These projects are often messy. The messes drive my husband crazy, but we remind him that it's better to have a messy child who is smart and active than a clean child who doesn't do anything. It's a running joke that my children use to excuse their messes. 

The Dyson V11 Outsize exceeded our expectations! We typically use the High Torque XL cleaner head to take a quick pass over our entire house. Our house is approximately 3,000 square feet minus space occupied by furniture. The battery lasts the entire time without a need to recharge it. (The battery lasts up to 120 minutes of fade-free run time.) The unit is relatively lightweight so that it isn't a struggle to move around while we quickly vacuum. 


In the remainder of the post, my husband and I spent a couple of weeks following each other while we vacuumed and took photos. We thought that it would be helpful to see photos of how the Dyson V11 Outsize fits into our routines. Spoiler alert - you will noticed that we use it to literally clean our house from top to bottom!

Let's start with our weeknight routine. My entire family joins me for 15 minute cleaning sprees. Everyone speed cleans whatever they want for 15 minutes while we play music. My children often pick things up such as shoes and put them away. My husband usually heads for the kitchen counter to put dishes in the dishwasher and to take out the trash. My oldest son puts everything that he needs into his backpack for the next day. My youngest cleans up his toys. I have the best job -- I usually zoom around with our Dyson Outsize V11 to vacuum the high traffic areas. This mainly includes vacuuming our dark hand scraped hardwood flooring and area rugs.



As I mentioned earlier, my husband and I followed each other around for a few weeks while we logged our experience with the Dyson V11 Outsize. We literally used it to clean our house from top to bottom. Let's start from the top! The vacuum is relatively lightweight and includes a nice extender so that we are able to reach most of the cobwebs. For instance, here is a photo in our bedroom. We have crown moulding that attracts cobwebs. I'm not sure why this area is particularly prone to cobwebs but the Dyson V11 Outsize makes it easy to remove them. It's not very strenuous thanks to the clever design of the vacuum.


As I shared earlier, we truly clean our home from top to bottom. We use a soft brush attachment (combination tool) to clean above our door frames, plantation shutters, and window sills. It's very quick and easy. A trick on the plantation shutters is to close them in one direction, vacuum with a soft brush, flip them the other direction, and then vacuum the opposite side. You'll want to go from top to bottom so that you knock dust downward. We also quickly vacuum the window sills. I vacuum them approximately 2 to 3 times a month and they look great.


I know that some families do not allow children to eat in the living room, but we allow our children to do this because it's not very difficult to clean our furniture with our lightweight and cordless Dyson V11 Outsize. (We may have changed our minds about food in the living room if we had to suffer through cleaning furniture using a heavy corded vacuum. I know that it's not easy to clean furniture with some of the vacuums out there. However, it really is a breeze with the Dyson vacuums that we have used.) We clean our furniture with the stubborn dirt brush tool and crevice tool attachments. For instance, my children somehow manage to make crumbs behind the cushion on this chair. The Dyson V11 crevice tool attachment makes it very easy to clean this problem spot.


Moving further down, we use a combination tool on the long extender to dust baseboards. Personally, I am not a fan of Texas spiders, so I appreciate that the long extender allows me to keep my distance if a spider decides to create a web on baseboards.


Moving down to floors, this vacuum is incredibly versatile on a variety of flooring types. I already mentioned that I use it daily on our hardwood floors. It is worth mentioning that the flexible design allows me to lower the angle of the vacuum to clean pretty far under our furniture too.


Not only does it work well on our hardwood flooring, but I also use it on the tile in our bathroom.


We have a small area rug in our bathroom and the vacuum seamlessly transitions from tile to carpet.


My children have carpeting in their rooms. It's amazing how nice their rooms look after I use this vacuum. 


Our treadmill is another dust magnet.  One of the top causes of wear on treadmills is dust, so you really want to make sure that you clean your treadmill and the area around it. We use the combination tool attachment to clean the display, cup holders, and edges of the treadmill.



You may not realize it, but dust accumulates under treadmills.  We typically use our treadmill daily during the summer, but a significant amount of dust still accumulates under it. The Dyson V11 Outside is the perfect vacuum for this task. We use the extender with a mini motorized tool and combination tool to quickly clean under the treadmill. It's quick and easy! We set the treadmill to a high elevation so that there is room to clean under it.  You may think that there isn't much dust under a treadmill, but as I mentioned earlier, this is actually a big dust magnet at our house. I wanted you to show you that there really is a significant amount of dust under our treadmill and  that the Dyson V11 Ousize is very effective here. The photo below shows a small area that I vacuumed.  A few seconds with this vacuum makes a big difference!  It doesn't take long to vacuum the entire mat.


We also use a combination tool attachment to get closer to the edges. You may use the crevice tool attachment too, but I have a slight preference toward the combination tool attachment since it is helpful when the bristles rub along the edges.


We use the High Torque XL cleaner head attachment on the deck. We take a pass on the visible surface, move it forward slightly, and repeat this process four times.  It's amazing how much debris lifts from it.  I never knew that it was so dirty until I used the new Dyson V11 Outsize vacuum on it. I notice a big difference after I finish by looking at the treadmill and the vacuum canister. We run on the treadmill with running shoes, so I guess that dirt must transfer from our shoes to the deck surface. 


I can't imagine using any other vacuum to clean our treadmill. The powerful Dyson V11 Outsize makes it so easy thanks to a lightweight design and the perfect attachments.


We also use the vacuum outside of our house. Since the vacuum is cordless, it's easy to use it to clean our cars. My husband calls our backseat a Cheerio and snack crumb graveyard. The Dyson V11 Outsize gobbles the loose snack crumbs quickly with very little effort. We use the mini motorized tool attachment for a first pass on the floor mats.



We then use the crevice tool attachment to clean the border of the car and the inside edge of the seats where our children drop crumbs.



In summary, the Dyson V11 Outsize is versatile and easy to use for many jobs around our house. We literally use it to clean our house from top to bottom. We use it on every type of flooring - hardwood, tile, carpet, and area rugs. We use it on crown molding, door frames, plantation shutters, window panes, baseboards, furniture, and exercise equipment. We often use it to vacuum our vehicles. The design team truly deserves credit for their innovative vacuum technology and meticulous attention to detail. I'm convinced that the Dyson team must include perfectionists who think of the vacuum design from every possible angle. I also suspect that they probably have children that have introduced them to every messy situation possible in their homes and vehicles. There is a perfect attachment for everything that I could possibly imagine. The powerful technology combined with a lightweight and cordless design makes vacuuming a breeze. This is a must-have product for families! Learn more about Dyson here.

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