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LG is a renowned brand in the manufacturing of a variety of top quality household appliances; however, it is not a dominant name when it comes to vacuum cleaners. This might be because the company only produces a few types of vacuum cleaners - Cordless Handstick vacuums and Robot vacuum cleaners.
While you may not find LG on the lists of best vacuum brands, LG’s CordZero Handstick vacuums cleaners, however, keep getting the nods for their rechargeable, removable and replaceable batteries, and stand-alone charging dock. We've also heard rumours that LG’s CordZero Handstick vacuums are way ahead of Dyson’s cordless vacuums. So it was high time for Home Vacuum Zone to investigate.
LG has three models of Cordless Handstick vacuums;
Similarities Between LG CordZero® Handstick Vacuums
Starting with the obvious, the main similarity between all LG CordZero® Handstick Vacuums is that they are all cordless. Cordless stick vacuums have exploded in popularity due to their versatility and convenience. Their popularity has gained further traction due to battery runtimes and suction on cordless models drastically improving in the last few years.
Strong Suction Power
In addition they all have a dustbin capacity of 13.5 oz and weigh 5.63 lbs. They have very strong suction of 140 Air Watts. For comparison, Dyson's latest V-Series Cordless Sticks range between 115 and 185 Air Watts.
Long Battery Runtime
LG's CordZero Handsticks also come with a dual power pack with an average battery run time of 40 min (80 mins total). Their batteries can be charged on a charging dock that can stand alone, wall-mounted, or stored in compact-mode.
5 Step Filtration
Though the LG CordZero vacuums do not have HEPA filters, they have removable and washable filters which have 5 step filtration system that can remove the majority of dust particles from a variety of household surfaces down to 2.5 microns in size. As a result LG vacuums are Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly®.
All models have the multi-surface Power Drive Nozzle™ as well as Combination tools and Crevice tools for effective cleaning and pick-up of particles and dirt. In addition, they all come with different head attachments to make them suitable for use on both carpets and hardwood floors.
Warranty on all models is 1 year for parts and labor and 10 years on the Smart Inverter Motor.
Differences between LG CordZero® Handstick Vacuum Cleaners
The main difference in LG CordZero® Handstick Vacuums is their price.
The lowest in price is LG CordZero Charge Cordless and LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is the most expensive. All prices range from $599 - $699.
Another thing that differentiates them is the accessories that come with them. For example, the only difference between the LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate and LG CordZero® A9 Charge Cordless (A905RM) is the addition of Power Floor Nozzle and Power Punch Nozzle to the LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate kits. The LG CordZero® A9 Charge Plus (A906RM) also has the Power Floor Nozzle & Power Carpet Nozzle come with it.
LG CordZero Batteries
LG CordZero batteries are rechargeable, removable and replaceable. Each of the dual power packs that come with them is a 25.5volts lithium-ion battery. Their charging time is 3.5 hrs and the maximum run time is 80 minutes for both batteries. However, the likelihood that you will ever get 80 minutes run-time on both batteries is slim. If running on Normal mode (low mode), you can expect to have a battery runtime of 80min. However, if operating on Power mode or Turbo Mode, you can only expect about 18 min or 12 mins run times respectively.
Choosing between LG CordZeros
When making choices, you will likely be faced with choosing between the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate (A907GMS) or LG CordZero Charge Plus (A906SM). The LG CordZero Charge Cordless (A905SM) is rarely available. Therefore, to know which one to choose, the features of the two, as well as their pros and cons, are examined below.
The LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate is a high-end vacuum that has a no-drill charging dock. It has excellent dirt pickup mechanism and easily replaceable batteries. This vacuum is a close competitor to Dyson's V10 or V11.
It comes with 2 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries with an average runtime of 16 - 80 minutes at 8 minutes per battery when the suction power is on the highest setting.
Its attachments include:
- Crevice Tool;
- Combination Tool;
- Telescopic Wand;
- Power Carpet Nozzle (main nozzle);
- Power Floor Nozzle; and
- Power Punch Nozzle.
In terms of filtration, the unit has three washable filters to ensure effective cleaning.
It is expensive for its performance. The LG Cord Zero ranks with the high-end vacuums in terms of cost. Although this is made good with its dual batteries, variety of attachment and compactness. However, tests at Reviewed Lab show that in terms of dirt pick-up, a cheaper model like the Dyson V6 outperforms it (in terms of suction power but not battery performance).
Changing attachments can be cumbersome.
The LGCordZero A9 Charge Plus is another great product in the LG cordless stick vacuum product line. It comes with two floor nozzles - Power Floor & Power Carpet, which makes it easy to switch from hard floors to carpet.
In addition it has adjustable suction with push buttons for speed selection. No trigger to hold (unlike Dyson's cordless sticks), giving you a comfortable grip. It also has washable cyclones and filters and comes with an extra filter. The vacuum is good at picking up dirt and the canister has a central cone that can be simply removed with a slight twist by hand.
Which one should you choose?
Basically, your choice of LG CordZero® Handstick Vacuums lies between your pocket. You will spend about $50 extra to purchase the LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate compared to what you will spend on LG CordZero® A9 Charge Plus.
Relatively, both machines would perform the same functions and exhibit similar traits. However, if cleaning upholstery and mattress is important to you, go for the Ultimate!