To date, Dreame has introduced a new mid-budget cordless handheld vacuum cleaner called the Dreame V11 SE.
I have previously tested a large number of different vacuum cleaners from the Dreame brand and if you are interested in reading my reviews, then I will leave a link here. As for today’s hero, in this review I will analyze not only how well the device performs cleaning. But I will also share my impressions of the build quality and materials used.
As for the cost, the manufacturer is currently asking for only $220 for the Dreame V11 SE cordless vacuum cleaner. Although this price will not last long only from 10 to 11 August.
If we consider the technical features of the vacuum cleaner, then everything is standard here. For example, the new generation handheld vacuum cleaner from Dreame has a suction power of 24 kPa or 150 AW. Also, the device was equipped with a battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh and the total battery life will be about 1 hour.
In addition, the V11 SE has an interesting LED color touch screen. And the manufacturer assures that it can be comfortably controlled, but if this is so, I will definitely check and share my emotions with you. I can also highlight a large set of different attachments and let’s talk about them in more detail.
Dreame V11 SE: Specifications
|Dreame V11 SE:||Specs|
|Operating time:||from 8 to 60 minutes|
|Charging time:||3.5 hours|
|Product size (L x W x H):||762 x 338 x 150 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
A rather attractive black package from Dreame came to my test. At the same time, the density of the cardboard was thick and I received the box and the device itself without any damage. On the front of the package, you can find a drawing of the device and also its main technical features.
Meanwhile, inside the package, I found various accessories well and well-packaged. For example, there was a V11 SE vacuum cleaner body itself with a waste container and filter elements. I also found the following components – metal tube, crevice tool, wall bracket, motorized roller brush, and motorized tick brush.
Naturally, in order to figure out how everything works, I had to read a little the operating instructions. In addition, the package included a charger with a European outlet. That is, the equipment was very good, but it hardly stands out from its previous generations of cordless vacuum cleaners from the Dreame company.
Design, build quality and materials
Now it’s time to talk about the build quality of the new Dreame V11 SE cordless vacuum cleaner. As I said at the beginning of the review, today’s hero belongs to the mid-budget class of devices. But the appearance does not say that this is a budget device at all. Since the design of the vacuum cleaner is very much like a premium class.
The entire body of the vacuum cleaner was made of matte gray plastic. At first glance, you might think that the device is made of aluminum. But actually it is not. At the same time, the weight of the vacuum cleaner body itself was only 1.6 kg.
Therefore, with such a low weight, the new model of the V11 SE vacuum cleaner has shown itself on the positive side in terms of ease of cleaning and its handling. That is, I could clean an apartment or a car without any problems and my hand did not feel very tired at all. This will be a useful feature for a fragile female or teenage child.
If we talk about the build quality, then I did not find any special complaints during my testing. All components were assembled perfectly well and had no extraneous noise or squeaks. But the vacuum cleaner has not received protection from water, so you should avoid a humid environment.
In general, the appearance and construction of the Dreame V11 SE cordless vacuum cleaner is very similar to its competitors or previous models. For example, the device received one mechanical red button to turn it on or off.
But on the back of the vacuum cleaner there was a color LED screen with two touch buttons. Where the lower button is responsible for translating the language, and the upper button blocks suction and you do not need to constantly hold the red button while cleaning. At the same time, on the screen itself, you can observe the state of the charge level, the current cleaning mode and other information about the internal components.
The capacity of the waste container was no less than half a liter. Therefore, you will have to clean the container itself of garbage about once a week. But I would advise you to empty the container after every cleaning. Since it will be more hygienic, especially at the present time with various viruses and bacteria.
It is also worth noting that the Dreame V11 SE model of the vacuum cleaner received five levels of protection from dust and dirt. That is, you will breathe completely clean air in your home. Since the device is capable of holding up to 99.9% of all small particles and dust. It is also worth highlighting about the 12-cone self-cleaning cyclone system.
In addition, each filter element can be washed under running water. But after washing, you must make sure that the HEPA filter and other components are completely dry and free from moisture before using the vacuum cleaner.
The last thing I want to talk about in this section is the wall mount. This is a rather convenient solution and such a mount not only holds the vacuum cleaner itself, but also its other components. For example, these are brushes, crevice nozzles and much more. Okay, I figured out the appearance, now I propose to talk about the productivity and quality of cleaning.
Suction power, operating modes and autonomous operation
As I said earlier at the beginning of the review, the new model of the Dreame V11 SE vacuum cleaner was equipped with a 450W Dreame Space 4.0 motor. In this case, the suction power was 24,000 Pa, and the suction power was 150 AW.
There are three operating modes on the color screen – Eco, Medium and Turbo. The battery life will depend on the mode used. For example, if you constantly use eco mode, then the vacuum cleaner will work for about one hour. In medium mode, the device will work for about 25 minutes, and in turbo mode, only 8 minutes.
But the full charge of the battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh lasted for about 3.5 hours. It is also worth highlighting that the last generation of the Dreame V11 vacuum cleaner had a 3000 mAh battery. Therefore, the autonomous operation of the new generation of the vacuum cleaner will differ slightly for the worse from its older brother.
Now let’s talk about each mode in a little more detail. For example, using the eco mode will be useful if you need to remove fine dust and crumbs from bread. But if you need to remove more difficult dirt, then it is better to use the medium mode. This cleaning mode is suitable for cleaning carpets and mostly during my testing I used the medium mode. But with the use of the turbo mode, I did not have any particular problems with cleaning various garbage. That is, in turbo mode, I could easily remove flour, rice, cereals, sugar and much more.
Okay, now let’s talk about a special nozzle for cleaning upholstered furniture and pillows. I wanted to talk about a motorized tick brush that can suck up bed parasites, if any. In addition, this attachment will be useful for allergy sufferers, since we spend a lot of time in bed. And if the bed or pillow is dirty, then it must be cleaned of dust and other dirt.
If we talk about the quality of cleaning, I liked how the new model of the Dreame V11 SE vacuum cleaner does the cleaning. That is, the device removed almost all the garbage and did not leave any traces. But if you have pets, then vacuuming wool from carpets will be very problematic, although possible.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
Considering that the new model of the Dreame V11 SE cordless vacuum cleaner is a simplified version of the V11 model, I cannot call the V11 SE weak.
Yes, maybe the vacuum cleaner did not receive a large battery capacity and the suction power was not as strong as that of the older version of the device. But do not forget that the older version of the V11 vacuum cleaner costs almost twice as much – about $ 400.
At the same time, I cannot say that the simplified version of the vacuum cleaner was cleaned so badly. Yes, you may have slight difficulties with pet hair, but the vacuum cleaner removed other debris with ease.
I also liked the look and build quality of the new handheld vacuum cleaner from Dreame. As I said, the design of the V11 SE vacuum cleaner does not look budget at all, but on the contrary – more premium.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
From August 10 to August 11, an auction offer will take place, and starting today and tomorrow you can buy the Dreame V11 SE vacuum cleaner at a low price for only $220.86 with a 43% discount.
Therefore, after a full and in-depth review, I can definitely recommend you a new model of a hand-held cordless vacuum cleaner. And if you manage to grab a vacuum cleaner during the auction offer, then I think it will be a bargain.