Vacuuming is essential to maintaining a house clean. Not just for aesthetic reasons (let’s face it, the house looks cleaner if your floors are clean) but for hygiene reasons as well. Did you know that your carpets are like big filters and they trap allergens such as pollen and dust mites? Vacuuming regularly will help reduce those allergens with the result of improving your household hygiene.
A few quick sweeps with the vacuum can get rid of dust and allergens before they have a chance to build up in your home and cause health issues such as asthma and allergies such as hayfever. It’s also good for getting rid of unwanted and unwelcome “gunk” that gets itself into the carpets (such as dirt from shoes), resulting in an overall cleaner home and environment.
I believe in the “you get what you pay for” when it comes to appliances and vacuum cleaners definitely fit under that category. If you buy a cheap vacuum, it will only take off the surface dust, not the dirt and grime lodged down deep in the carpet. If dirt is left in the lower layer of your carpet, it can destroy the fibres resulting in your carpet falling apart and having to be replaced quicker than you would expect.
So which vacuum would we recommend? We have been lucky enough to review the new LG CordZero C5 vacuum cleaner.
On first impressions, the LG Cordzero C5 appeared a lot smaller than our old vacuum. We have the top of the range cat and dog vacuum from the leading vacuum brand.
The CordZero C5 is a canister vacuum cleaner that has applied auto-moving technology aptly named Robosense. Instead of dragging a heavy cleaner around your house, this vacuum follows the user, so it is like a robot dog following you around. The C5 also has cordless cleaning technology for the first time, providing an excellent user experience. This means no tripping over or getting tangled in cords or having to change power points when you go from room to room.
The STS blade in the dust canister has an automatic dust compression feature that can store three times more dust compared to existing units. I initially worried that I would be cleaning out the canister all the time but I was quite surprised by this feature. The canister cleaner is integrated with a smart inverter motor that has a 10-year warranty.
It also has a luxurious metallic finish on the handle and wheels, so for a vacuum, it looks quite stylish.
I loved the power button on the handle and the variable speeds are a fantastic feature. The performance of the LG is amazing, it actually sucked our golden retriever’s dog fur off the bottom of the dining room chairs, which I usually have to do by hand. The C5 is also fantastic at cleaning upholstery, it was actually quite disgusting how much dust it pulled out of our couches and I regularly vacuumed with our old vacuum.
The only issue I had with the LG CordZero was the battery life. As the vacuum is cordless and we have quite a large house, the battery didn’t last long enough for me to vacuum the whole house and unfortunately, the battery takes four hours to fully recharge.
The LG CordZero has a RRP of $1099 but as I said, you definitely get what you pay for.