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Let's talk about Dyson's least expensive models the Dyson V7 Motorhead. Let's go through all the pros and cons of owning the V7 Motorhead.
- Price. It is one of the cheapest Dyson cordless vacuums.
- The built quality. Despite it being the cheapest Dyson cordless the built quality is good.
- Carpet cleaning ability. It was really impressed by this for two reasons: 1. its ability to pick up debris despite a fairly minimal gate size. It was able to pick up all the types and sizes of debris and did well on both low and high power modes. 2. The head on the v7 is designed for a better seal on carpets compared to the Dyson V8. Since it has fewer gates to let air through.
- Power. Despite this vacuum being an older model its power numbers were impressive. In fact, the V7 had more airflow than almost all the non-Dyson competitors.
- Weight and maneuverability. The V7 Motorhead is the lightest Dyson cordless vacuum. In terms of maneuverability and handling in tight spaces, the V7 is good. Also that it's lightweight made it more useful for handheld tasks
- Battery life. The V7 Motorhead can get up to 30 minutes of battery run time on low power with a suction-based tool. The average run time in the real world on low power with the head would be more like 20 minutes. It has got a little over 7 minutes on the high power test with the motorhead. It's more 6 minutes in the real world these numbers are only slightly lower than the Dyson V8.
The V7 Motorhead comes with:
- crevice tool;
- combo upholstery tool with a brush;
- wall mount.
What is not very good
Hard floor performance. Though it did well with fine debris on both low and high power. It struggled with even a small increase in the size of debris on hard floors. It is so geared toward carpet cleaning it was a bit of a disappointment on hard floors.
The filtration system. The vacuum has a normal washable pre-motor filter. But instead of the removable post-motor HEPA filter, the V7 Motorhead just has a standard non-removable, non-HEPA filter.
The Dyson V7 Motorhead is not safe for allergy sufferers
It should be noted that there is a step up from the Motorhead like the V7 Animal Plus which is the same vacuum but with a removable HEPA filter.
The final con was that it was a little bit worse with hair tangles than some of the other Dysons. Dyson in general including the v7 are better than average at resisting hair tangles.
So to answer the question is it worth it to buy the cheaper V7 Motorhead over some of the more expensive Dysons. Can say yes in one situation if you have mostly carpets in your home and you live in a relatively small home or an apartment this is probably the vacuum for you. But if filtration is important to you or you have a lot of hard floors need to consider an upgrade to the V7 Animal Plus or the V8 Absolute.