After the very convincing Dreame XR review, the brand offered us to test its latest broom vacuum which has just been released. Even more powerful, even more upscale, this new opus named Dreame V11 is reminiscent of its illustrious competitor, the Dyson V11, and promises us performance quite close, if not similar, at a price of course much more competitive. Because, if the British firm has a heavy hand on its pricing, the Chinese company wishes on the contrary to democratize the high-end and provide everyone with the opportunity to acquire a stick vacuum cleaner worthy of the name. With the promise made, let's take a closer look at whether the Dreame V11 holds the comparison ...
Dreame V11: a powerful vacuum cleaner, an affordable broom
Unboxing: Class in Dallas!
Dreame remains on his achievements: a premium packaging, very neat, which inspires confidence. Between the pristine white of Dreame XR and the deep black of the Dreame V11, difficult to make a choice, but our preference is for the newborn. The visuals are successful, the aesthetics are neat, not to say polished, a cut above the competitor ... Who? Yes, we are not going to be much more original than our colleagues and talk to you, of course, about the Dyson V11. Except that we do not see any copy for the moment, unless the student exceeds the master?
"The packaging is magnificent, the visuals superb […]" The Alexians
Packaging level, clearly, yes! The livery of Dreame V11 does not suffer from the slightest defect. the packaging is beautiful, superb visuals. The English would clearly have a few design courses to take in China ... Moreover, only bad tongues can decently speak of copying because, in addition to V11, which in our opinion is not a registered trademark, the presentation of the vacuum cleaner Chinese broom has nothing to envy roast beef until then ...
Once again we are faced with a complete packaging… Or almost ! Yes, clearly missing the motorized, stiff-bristled carpet brush that we greatly appreciated on the Dreame XR. Unlike Roborock H6, offered without a fluffy brush in its European pack, it will be necessary here to be satisfied with this type of brush. While it is ideal for hard floors, tiles and parquet, it is generally not suitable for rugs, especially those with high pile. This is our first regret.
A regret that vanishes very quickly, however, when we discover the finish of the V11. The Wow effect is there! Yes, we are clearly facing a top of the range, hence our comparison with the undisputed market leader ... The finishes are just as impeccable, the Dreame V11 is a desirable object! To be honest, more than the Dyson V11, we first think of the very talented Roborock H6 ...
Everything is there: the essential rigid pipe with a metallic burgundy finish, two types of suckers each with a brush, a pretty mini motorized brush ideal for mattresses or sofas, the essential a flexible pipe and main motorized brush Type fluffy therefore.
Dreame V11 technical sheet
Dreame V11: a really powerful suction
The body of the vacuum cleaner
Of type multi-cyclonic - 12 small cyclones make up the first filtration stage - the body of the vacuum cleaner is rather compact and has a new high speed motor Dream Space 4.0 rotating at 125 rpm. Display 1.6 kg on the scale, it can be used for long minutes without too much fatigue. It measures 34 cm long for 20 cm high and his 500 mL reservoir presents a 11.5 cm diameter. If the body of the vacuum cleaner has taken 100 grams compared to the XR, its size remains exactly the same.
The manipulation of Dreame V11 is therefore very similar to that of the XR. Below the H6, the grip nevertheless seems better to us than on the previous opus, probably due to the use of much more qualitative plastics and, therefore, much more pleasant to the touch. The handle is well balanced with its batteries placed at the bottom and its motor which rests on the hand. The Dreame V11 is really very pleasant to use.
THEHD LCD display also provides real user comfort compared to previous models. It displays various information such as the power used (eco, medium, turbo), the battery status and the time remaining (in percentage?), As well as maintenance alerts (brush or hose blocked, dirty filters, etc.) .
If we had found the selector of the XR impractical and difficult to reach without using two hands, this time it is not! On the contrary, we really enjoyed handling the V11 and its LCD display is a real plus. Always readable, whatever the position, we just regret not reading a remaining time expressed in minutes.
“The Dreame V11 is really very pleasant to use. " The Alexians
Another very positive point: it is possible to lock the suction. This was probably the biggest complaint we had to make with the previous model and Dreame seems to have heard it perfectly by offering a system similar to the one already seen on the Roborock H6, namely a small button that allows you to lock or unlock the suction with a simple thumb press. Once locked, it suffices to press the trigger to continuously suck and a second press to stop the device. A feature missing from the Dysons that we are happy to find here!
“The Dreame V11 power selector is now easy to use. " The Alexians
We find surprisingly a second gauge with three small LEDs arranged on either side of the handle. Good point, Dreame thought of both right and left-handed people and placed some on each side of the device. It's convenient, but not as accurate as an on-screen gauge.
“The charge gauge is made up of three small LEDs. " The Alexians
The charge is carried out using a 100 / 240V mains charger supplied which is placed at the back of the handle, or even better, on the support. A well-thought-out support that will allow you to very simply put the device on its contactors, we will come back to this later.
“A well-thought-out support that will allow the device to be very simply placed on its contactors […]” The Alexians
From a power point of view, the Dreame V11 shows excellent performance. Incorporating technologies inherited from aerospace, the Dreame Space engine has been further optimized and now runs at impressive speed of 125 rpm. / min (against 100 rpm previously). This version 000 thus generates an even greater depression of up to 25 kPa in mode for 150AW! It's as much as the Roborock H6, as much as a Dyson V10, and it's frankly appreciable on a daily basis.
“Incorporating technologies inherited from aerospace, the Dreame Space 4.0 engine is formidably efficient. " The Alexians
The brand has kept its very efficient heat dissipation system. Carried out in real time, it allows the Dreame V11 to heat only little thanks to air intakes intelligently placed at the level of the engine and the accumulators. This is an important point because it promises a good longevity of the device.
From a power point of view, the Dreame V11 displays excellent performance. The Alexians
Le dust bin, with a capacity of 500 mL , is not very large but sufficient for a complete cleaning session. It fills up fairly quickly, but very easy to open, its emptying does not require disassembling the body of the device thanks to a opening button cleverly placed on it. Just press for the hatch to open and release its contents in one go. Unfortunately, however, the collector is not completely removable and therefore cannot be passed underwater. It's a bit of a shame, but it's nothing crippling.
Le multi-cyclonic filtration system is meanwhile removable and washable. We particularly appreciated the ingenious system put in place by Dreame to dismantle it. Indeed, it suffices to clip one of the suction tips into the outlet opening to easily unscrew it in order to get your hands dirty. It's really very smart, Dyson and Roborock should take the seed! Once rinsed with water, the brand recommends leaving the filter to dry for 24 hours before replacing it.
Like the Roborock H6, we find a HEPA filter, or High Efficiency Particulate Air, who filters the sucked air by the device before it was thrown back into the room and which, according to Dreame, captures 99.67% of particles (up to 0.3 micron). Pollens and other the most microscopic molds have better watch out!
"The HEPA filter captures 99.67% of particles (down to 0.3 microns)" The Alexians
In terms of autonomy, this broom vacuum cleaner also offers good results. Her 3000 mAh lithium-ion battery gives it a battery life of up to 90 minutes in eco mode, 30 minutes in medium mode and about 10 minutes in max mode. That's 50% more than on previous models and, again, as much as the competing Roborock H6. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge the battery.
Noise level, the Dreame V11 is in the industry average, neither very quiet nor very noisy. Silence is indeed rarely the first quality of vacuum cleaners, but our measurements are still satisfactory and quite average, since we have noted approximately 68 dB (A) in economy mode, 70 dB (A) as standard et 80 dB (A) at maximum power. This is very slightly less than on the Dreame XR and Roborock H6. Note that our measurements were taken above the device, at 1 meter, with the nozzle nozzle.
Now let's see what the accessories are ...
Accessories: a complete kit
This is one of the characteristics of high-end vacuum cleaners: they are generally delivered with several essential accessories. Dreame has understood this and offers everything you need. Or almost ... Yes, you will have guessed by force, all we need is the stiff bristle brush for our rugs. However, it is not so widespread and, to choose, you might as well have a fluffy !
A rigid pipe
Like all vacuum cleaners, Dreame is no exception to the rule and obviously delivers its new V11 with a rigid pipe. Lightweight, it is 72 cm long, it has an internal diameter of 3.4 cm and clips very easily to the various accessories associated with it. Two pins are used to supply the elements that require it: the motorized brushes.
A brush "Fluffy" for fragile floors
It is the most voluminous of the packaging, the one that you will probably have to use the most. It measures 28 cm long connection included. The brush part is 25.6 cm long for a width of 12 cm. Made of good quality plastics, she lets us easily observe her fluffy type roll.
Invented by Dyson, this funny-named brush is designed to improve the dust collection on hard floors. Also called "Soft roll", it is covered with a soft fur through which we find rows of soft hairs, but more dense and long. The latter (in red on the photo) collect the smallest waste, as would a conventional brush, while the soft surface (gray on the photo) catches large residues and flaps them towards the suction opening.
Offering a excellent handling, the best in the industry in our opinion, the main brush has a motorization and a belt drive really effective on hard floors and short pile carpets. On the other hand, it is a little more complicated with those with long hairs and we regret, as we said above, the absence of a carpet brush with hard bristles like on the XR.
A mini motorized brush
Fortunately Dreame did not forget the mini brush, a really practical element, not to say essential on a broom vacuum. Very similar to the one found at Roborock or Dyson, it allows you to clean the seats of your cars or sofas, and in particular very suitable for mattresses. Combined with the filtration system, it is indeed designed to hunt down dust mites and suck up all unwanted items.
The mini-brush is used to clean car seats, sofas, mattresses… and much more! The Alexians
Nozzles, dust brushes and flexible hose
Dreame had the great idea to equip each of its brush tips. More than classic nozzles, they are also retractable brushes. They are perfect for reaching any corner. In the car, it is remarkably efficient, in particular thanks to the flexible and expandable hose which allows you to go everywhere. Each element has its interest and the Dreame V11 is definitely a high-end stick vacuum cleaner car really complete. The only complaint we could bring to these tips and their plastic not very happy, not to say cheap, which is a bit of a task against the superb finishes of the device such as two motorized brushes.
“The Dreame V11 is a premium stick vacuum cleaner because it is truly complete. " The Alexians
The same goes for the wall mount which, although very well thought out and in natural use, is made of the same material. You will see it in the images below: these accessories clash a bit. We won't go so far as to say that this spoils the premium aspect of the Dreame V11, But it's a pity.
The wall bracket is very practical and allows you to not lose anything.
Dreame V11 cordless stick vacuumNS. 380 € (excluding promo)
- A really very successful design
- Excellent suction up to 25 kPa
- Multicyclonic system with 5-stage filtration
- Two motorized brushes: a fluffy for hard floors and a mini mattress / sofa brush ...
- Possibility of blocking the suction
- Non-detachable dust container
- Quality of the plastics of the small accessories and the support a little disappointing