Both the Dyson V11 Absolute and the Dreame V11 have different strengths and weaknesses regarding their maintenance.
When it comes to maintaining cordless vacuum cleaners, we are particularly interested in the following points:
Emptying and cleaning the dirt container
- Maintenance or cleaning of the HEPA filter
Emptying the Dirt Container
It’s crucial how you can empty the dirt container of a cordless vacuum cleaner.
How much dirt ends up in the trash? How much dirt sneaks back into your apartment and therefore also into your air? That depends entirely on the emptying process.
Especially allergy sufferers should pay attention to the emptying function when buying a cordless vacuum cleaner. That’s where you can separate the wheat from the chaff.
The motor and dust container’s vertical arrangement on the Dyson V11 is a real revolution in the emptying process.
You can push the dirt out of the container with the help of a slider on the bottom side.
It works very well, and all the dirt ends up in the bucket.
This feature makes the Dyson V11 particularly suitable for allergy sufferers.
The Dreame V11 caught us off-guard when we emptied it. The mechanism for opening and closing the container is of high quality and works perfectly.
Simply hold it over the trash and press the button. The dirt will fall out.
However, if something gets caught between the filter and the wall, you have clean it by hand.
Extra tip: We’d advise you to empty the dirt container outside above the trash. This way, the dirt won’t have a chance to sneak back into the flat.
How to clean the dirt container
You can remove the dirt container of the Dyson V11 with a push of a button. Then you can wash it and use it again once it's dry.
Unfortunately, this does not work with the Dreame, because the container is not removable.
You have to clean it with a cloth and/or a brush.
The Maintenance and Cleaning of the HEPA filter
It’s easy peasy to clean the filter of both devices.
Both manufacturers use long-lasting HEPA filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters).
Your advantages: Long-lasting filters are good for the environment and save a lot of money.
You can easily unscrew the filters and tap them out.
If a filter breaks or becomes too dirty, you can buy replacement filters for little money.
The Maintenance of the Battery
Battery maintenance is also a widespread issue with cordless vacuums.
Premium devices such as the Dyson V11 Absolute now have a click-in function for the battery. You can remove the battery with a simple push of a button and replace it with a fully charged one.
The charging time of Dyson V11 Absolute vs Dreame V11
The charging time for the Dyson V11 is 4.5 hours. Especially if you have two batteries for the Dyson V11, the charging time doesn’t really matter.
The Dreame V11 has a charging time of about 4 hours, which is insignificantly shorter than that of the Dyson V11.
Your advantage: The replaceable battery doubles the battery runtime with a flick of the wrist.
The technology of the Dreame V11 is not quite as advanced yet. Unfortunately, you can’t replace its battery.
Note: This also means that you have to send the device in if the battery breaks.