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Dyson V6 Stick Vacuum Review

The Dyson V6 stick vacuum is their most popular model. It comes in a few different models and colors. This is Dyson’s entry-level cordless stick vacuum. It provides up to 20 minutes of consistent suction and a motorized vacuum head.

Let’s dive in and look at them in detail.

Animal vs Cord-Free

Your main decision will be between the base level v6 (cord-free) or the animal. The animal V6 provides 75% more brush-bar power for the same amount of time. You also get the cool attachments with the Animal.

So if you’re trying to decide, spend the extra few dollars and get the Animal version.

Mattress V6

You can purchase a V6 Mattress model that is specialized for vacuuming dust mites and other stuff out of your mattress that you probably don’t want to think about.

You can also use it for vacuuming couches, chairs, and your automobile floor mats.

It’s not supposed to be used as a big vacuum. But, if you have the stick attachments, people have been able to hook the stick to the Mattress V6 and use it as a normal vacuum.

I’d recommend this only if you have the attachments. (like maybe you found it at a garage sale)

The Details

Ok, now that your initial question was answered, let’s go into the details as to why.


This stick vacuum is lightweight. It’s easy to pull out to vacuum up something. Also, you can easily lift it above your head to get those cobwebs.

This stick vacuum is cordless. I like being able to move from room to room without having to think about the plug.

You get the patented Dyson consistent suction. This is great since it picks up my cat’s super sticky fur that’s on the carpet.

You can easily move the vacuum from a hard floor to carpeting without loss of suction. And you don’t need to change the height of the bar on the motorized head.

The Dyson V6 is highly maneuverable. You can go around, under and wherever super easily.

It’s easy to snap things into place. If you have mobility issues, you won’t have any problems with the Dyson V6.


My biggest complaint is that it takes about three-and-a-half hours of charging to get you at most 20 minutes. You get less if you use the power burst option.

You can’t have an additional battery available since you can’t swap them out on the hand-held unit.

The V6 stick vacuum is run by a trigger. So that can be nice in that you can just vacuum up the area and release the trigger. You don’t have to turn the vacuum cleaner on and off.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this compare to the DC59 Animal?

Actually, Dyson renamed the DC59Animal to the Dyson V6 Animal and lowered the price. They dropped the low-end and had the V6 become the new low-end for a more affordable price.

Does the V6 have a HEPA filter?

No. There is a filter that you take out and wash regularly but it’s not true HEPA.

What’s the small motorized head for?

You use the smaller motorized head directly connected to the hand-held unit. That allows you to do a deep cleaning of couches where your pets may have been sleeping. Or maybe you have some mud that got tracked into your car.


The Dyson V6 used to be the high-end version just a few years ago. You can now get excellent technology for a low-end price. I’d recommend getting the Animal version of the Dyson V6 so you get better power in the motorized head and attachments.