Something that I don't think anyone could have prepared me for when it comes to adult life was how much of my physical and mental energy was going to be spent sweeping and hoovering around my home.
No matter how tidy we try to be, I swear that I could hoover three times a day and there would still be crumbs and pet hair, thanks to a rambunctious 6 year old and a cat that I swear thinks she owns the place.
Over this last year I've really felt as though I was fighting a losing battle, that is until I came across the LG CordZero A9 Cordless vacuum cleaner.
From its battery life, to its universal power nozzle, and (my favourite) the power mop attachment, there is a lot to love about this vacuum cleaner.
I'm here to break down all the best bits of the LG CordZero A9 (and the less than good bits) to help you figure out if its the cordless vacuum for you.
The Rise Of The Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
It's no secret that the days of big, massive vacuum cleaners that need to be unplugged and moved 10 times to get around the whole house are over and done with. More and more people are opting for cordless stick vacuums over the traditional canister vacuum.
The benefit of potability makes the task of cleaning the floors around your home a lot less daunting, and this LG vac should eliminate any anxiety you might have left.
Although stick vacuums generally have a bit less suction power than other cleaners, and this is definitely still true of the LG vacuum, but I think you'll find that the power punch nozzle can give you the suction power you need for stubborn messes.
Some people have noted that this stick vacuum is better suited to hardwood floors and upholstery rather than high pile carpet, and so if your whole house is thick carpet then this cordless vacuum will probably be better as a secondary vacuum, rather than a primary household cleaner.
However, if you have low pile carpet or a hardwood floor then the LG CordZero would be absolutely perfect.
This cordless stick vacuum is a combination tool with several different applications, including a handheld feature, upholstery tool, and a crevice tool, ensure that you can get into every nook and cranny.
The LG A9 can either be sat in the docking station on the floor, or attached to a wall mount. The versatility of this LG vacuum makes it a great choice if your space is limited.
OUR TOP PICK
A Superior Battery Life
Because this is a cordless vacuum then you want to know that you're getting a decent enough battery life to get through your whole house without needing to stop halfway through to recharge.
With that in mind, the LG CordZero A9 has particularly great battery life. Fully charged, it should last you up to 120 minutes on standard mode, though obviously it's lower than that if you're using the turbo mode.
However, even whilst using turbo mode around the house I've never run into a dead battery. And even if I did, this vacuum comes with a spare battery that can sit in the docking station and is ready to go whenever you need it.
The removable batteries give you great flexibility and the confidence to know that no matter how big your house or the area that you need to clean, you're going to be able to tackle the whole thing with minimal interruptions.
The charging stand is small and, as previously mentioned, can be mounted to the wall for maximum space efficiency.
As mentioned, there are a ton of special features that make this vacuum cleaner worth the price.
For one thing, the smart inverter motor uses energy saving technology to ensure a longer battery life, and the power floor nozzle guarantees that dog hair and crumbs are a thing of the past.
The manoeuvrable vacuum head allows for an easy ride across most surfaces, and can even reach under sofas or cabinets. And then, once you're done, you can take the washable filters from the filtration system and give them a good clean.
In a world of trying to find the most eco-friendly alternative to most situations, reusable and washable filters is a great alternative.
Another feature that has come in particularly helpful around my own home is the power mop attachment which, whilst not a full mop, is more than enough for daily upkeep and spot cleaning spills on hardwood floors.
And then once the big messes are sorted you can turn your attention to the smaller things like the stairs and sofa.
My stairs personally almost never got cleaned prior to the LG CordZero because trying to manoeuvre my regular hoover up my narrow stairs was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions.
However that fear is a thing of past thanks to LG's handheld vacuum mode. Now it's an absolute dream to hoover and and down the stairs, as well as up in the cobwebbed corners of the room.
Here we come to one of the bigger issues that users have come across whilst using this vacuum, and that is that there are quite a few different parts that you have to be aware of in order to get all of the benefits out of it, as well as keep maintained.
These different parts all need upkeep in order to work properly, and for that reason the user maintenance can be pretty tricky.
Luckily all of these parts are easily accessible and removeable, and this vacuum comes with an in depth instruction manual to help you both keep a track of these different elements and how to properly care for them.
Any issues that you do come across can be looked up on LG's compatible ThinQ app. This app has pretty much any troubleshooting issues you might come across, and if it doesn't then it will direct you to a more in-depth problem solving solution.
Unfortunately this vacuum isn't great for thick carpets at all, and in fact, using it on high pile carpets or carpets with tassels runs the risk of breaking some of its parts.
Luckily, LG's customer service is generally very helpful and are able to replace the parts, but it's not really something that you want to have to deal with on a regular basis. If you have thick carpets then this vacuum isn't for you.
The final issue that you might come across is that the dust bin is quite small and therefore needs to be emptied after pretty much every use.
This isn't necessarily a major downside, but is definitely something to consider fi you happen to have a large house with plenty of high-traffic areas.
Luckily there is an easy-to-see Max Fill line which makes it easy to know when the dirt canister is full and needs to be emptied.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Actual Battery Life Of The LG CordZero?
This all depends on the mode that you use the vacuum on and what extension you've put on the device. With the regular vacuum head and on normal mode, you should get 2 hours out of one battery, then another 2 hours out of the other battery.
With stronger modes or other vacuum heads you'll start to see a shorter battery life, down to about 12 minutes on Turbo Mode with certain attachments.
Does The LG CordZero Have A HEPA Filter?
Yes! The CordZero has a 5-Step HEPA Filtration System that is able to filter out 99.9% of dust, pollen and pet dander.
The LG CordZero A9 cordless stick vacuum is a fantastic vacuum and if you happen to live in a house with mostly hardwood floors then you'd be hard pressed to find a better model to suit your needs.
Unfortunately, if you live in a carpeted home then you'll probably want to keep looking for something that can manage high pile carpet but you could always keep the LG CordZero on hand for spot cleaning or the kitchen (though it is a lot of money for a secondary vacuum).
If you do have hard wood floors though this is possibly the best vacuum on the market at the moment. It's two batteries, power mop, universal power nozzle, and extension wand give this vacuum great versatility and the ability to remove pet hair as well as deep cleaning.
And with its superior battery life you can be confident that you'll be able to get around your whole house, no problem; though you might need to empty the dirt canister a couple times if you've got a lot of mess.
Overall this model is incredibly powerful and will give you a new definition of clean. If you can afford it, you can't go wrong with the LG CordZero A9 cordless stick vacuum. #