Vacuuming is supposed to be easy. But often we have to battle with heavy and immobile vacuum cleaners just to put our home in order. This can be quite a deterrent task for many people.
Thankfully, there is a viable alternative: cordless, handheld stick vacuum cleaners. These vacuum cleaners are especially valuable for quick cleaning jobs and to those who have limited storage space. They are small, comfortable and straightforward to use, making them your must-have home cleaning buddy.
If you are looking for high-end cordless vacuuming products, look no further than the Dyson V10 Motorhead and the Proscenic V9. Besides the price difference, how are these two stick vacuum cleaners different?
Let’s take a look.
Overview of the models
Dyson V10 Motorhead
The V10 has undergone a significant overhaul from previous models. It has a new motor. It is bigger and comes with better battery performance. Having in mind that cordless vacuum cleaners are usually power-capped to fall short of the capacity of standard vacuum cleaners like upright and canister vacuum, the V10 comes as close as possible.
Proscenic has made a compelling product in the P9 – in fact; it’s one of the most powerful in its range. Apart from that, this model stands out with unparallel versatility which allows users to squeeze into tight spaces and clean pretty much everything. It can be used on a thick or thin carpet, any floor surface, furniture, car upholstery, and tiles.
Power and performance
Dyson V10 Motorhead
Dyson claims that the V10 motor is the most powerful of any cordless vacuum cleaner in the market. And the numbers are undoubtedly impressive. Thanks to its revolutionary 14-cyclone design, the machine can generate a suction force of more than 79,000g. This is more than enough to fling any particle larger than 0.1 microns – like pollen, bacteria, mites and pet hair – into the well-insulated 0.54-liter bin.
Furthermore, the V10 Motorhead’s suction power is 150 Air Watts – 20% more than the previous model, the Dyson V8.
The Proscenic P9 has more than enough power to do its little wonders at your home. Its brushless motor can get up to speeds of 80,000 revolutions and has a maximum suction power of 15,000 PA. And that’s beastly enough to suck fine particles like dust, hair, bacteria and larger debris with ease. The cleaning efficiency of this model is further emphasized by two main rotating-brush attachments which dislodge and direct junk that is deeply embedded into carpets.
Verdict: Both models are very powerful and efficient. The Dyson V10 Motorhead, however, comes out on top thanks to its revolutionary 14-cyclone set-up. This is not to say that the Proscenic P9 is too far off. With almost 15,000 Pa suction power it can deal with most deep-cleaning jobs with ease.
Battery performance and charging
It’s impressive that Dyson has managed to increase the battery life and performance along with the suction power. If the old model, the Dyson V8, could only go for about 40 minutes on average, the V10 can hold on for about an hour when using a non-motorized tool – enough to clean up to 1600 square feet in one go. This could drop to 20 minutes with some motorized attachments and around 10 minutes when used in a maximum suction setting.
Cordless stick vacuum cleaners are often criticized for taking too much time to charge. Well, with the Dyson V10, this is relative. It only takes about 3.5 hours from empty to full.
The P9 is powered by a 2600mA Li-Ion battery which can support up to 42 minutes of fade-free suction on the low-speed mode. This can drop to 25 minutes on its highest setting – still enough to clean a whole flat or house.
Charging time can take up to four hours. The machine comes with handy wall mounts, making sure it is always ready for the next cleaning mission. It must be noted, however, that the battery life indication is a bit weird. It has three led lights that let you know when the battery is empty, charging or fully charged. Unfortunately, seeing the remaining life of the battery is not possible in this model.
Verdict: Dyson wins this one. The V10 comes with huge battery life improvements. It can provide fade-free suction for up to an hour if used in a lower setting. This is much more – around 20 minutes – than what the Proscenic P9 can deliver. Otherwise, both models take approximately 3.5-4 hours to recharge fully.
Versatility and filtration system
The cleaner comes with an efficient direct-drive cleaner head. It is a brush that rotates, getting deep into carpets to dislodge dirt and hairs before they are sucked in. A crevice tool is additionally supplied for better cleaning of crannies and nooks. The cleaner is also designed with a center of gravity that makes it easy to clean high-up and hard-to-reach places.
The dustbin can be quickly emptied out without contact with the dirt by merely pushing a button. Changing or washing the HEPA filter is also a less-than-a-minute job.
The V9 can be easily transformed into a handheld, slim and portable device for quick and easy cleans of car upholstery, gaps, and corners or any other tight space. Provided with one motorized mini tool for deep cleaning of furniture and tables. Additionally, there are two types of crevice tools for nook and cranny cleaning and a soft dusting brush for picking off the dust from shades and curtains.
Emptying the dustbin is contactless and easy. It can be quickly taken off, washed and reused.
Verdict: The V9 edges it. Both models boast good versatility, but the V9 takes the pole position by having two additional attachments. Cleaning the dustbin is relatively straightforward and easy. Both cleaners come with HEPA filters.
Proscenic P9 vs Dyson Cyclone V10: Conclusion
Dyson seems to have committed to making cordless stick vacuum cleaners as, according to them, the future. The truth is cordless vacuum cleaners still have some way to go regarding power to reach ordinary vacuum cleaners.
With the V10, however, Dyson has come closer than ever. Powerful and battery efficient, the Dyson V10 stands out from the crowd. But overlooking Proscenic V9 would be a mistake. They have produced a powerful and versatile vacuum cleaner too. Any way you look at it, these two models do wonders with quick cleaning jobs and are extremely easy to use and store.
And in this article, we didn’t even mention the price: Have a look at the current Proscenic P9 stick vacuum on Amazon and decide yourself which model gives you more value for the price.
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