6 game-changing things you need to know about LG’s CordZero Handstick Vacuum Cleaners

No, not all vacuums are the same! Here are six things that make LG’s CordZero Handstick Vacuum Cleaners the latest must-have home appliance.

How great can a vacuum really be? Most of us detest plugging one in and relentlessly rolling a vacuum head over and over and over a stubborn cluster of crumbs.

It can be one of the most time-consuming chores because there’s the transition from rugs to tiles, and carpet to floorboards. Then there’s the hard to reach places like the corners of the staircase or the inside of the car. Ugh. The struggle is all too real.

That’s if you have the wrong vacuum.

LG has now released an incredible gamer changer on the home appliance scene with their range of CordZero Handstick Vacuum Cleaners. As the name suggests, these vacuums are completely cordless – meaning you have complete freedom from tangled cords and can clean up mess in any space conveniently!

 

Pretty impressive at first glance, right? The CordZero range has so much more to offer than the obvious cordless freedom, so we’ve gathered six of our favourite features about the CordZero collection that will change the way you look at cleaning.

Busts the dust with 5 Step Filtration

Let’s start off with the technical features that CordZero has to offer. Don’t be overwhelmed because we’ll take you through step by step – to a total of five steps to be exact. This dreamy cleaning machine uses 5 Step Filtration immediately from the second you turn it on to moment a particle of dust lands in its bin.

This deconstructed image shows exactly what’s going on in this lightweight vacuum (i.e.… a lot!). For a simplified explanation, dust and larger dirt particles are separated in steps 1–3 and deposited in the dustbin, while smaller particles including fine dust are filtered in steps 4–5.

 

These super vacuums have something called an Axial Turbo Cyclone™ design, which generates powerful mini whirlwinds of air that suck in and separate dust particles and dirt.

The built-in superfine spiral blades direct the airflow to help enhance dust separation. It’s ultra-powerful on large and small dirt particles. Check out how thoroughly it picks up sprinkles from a shaggy rug!

Improved performance with the lightweight Smart Inverter Motor® P9

The motor of any machine is arguably the most important part. LG uses a brushless Smart Inverter Motor™ in CordZero that spins at a rapid speed. It drives the fan to generate internal cyclonic airflows inside the vacuum to help separate and filter dust particles, as we mentioned in point 1.

The key feature to note is that the LG CordZero vacuum is designed with a brushless motor, which means it works with minimal mechanical friction during operation. Motors with carbon brushes may create carbon dust which wears over time when the motor is operating. Since the Smart Inverter Motor™ doesn’t use any carbon brushes, it generates minimal carbon dust.

By magnetic separation of the components (yes, we’re putting science caps on), the motor is more durable and will have a longer life. Such a long life, in fact, that LG offers a 10-year parts warranty on the motor!

The physical design of the motor itself is powerful yet small and lightweight, which allows the new and improved design compared to LG’s previous handstick vacuum cleaner.

Strong and thorough cleaning with the Power Drive Nozzle

The cleaning head also has a secret gem hidden within: the Power Drive Nozzle.

This special motor on the inside of the head rotates the roller so it can effectively clean from any floor surface. It lifts dust, dirt and even pet hair from carpets and off hard floors. Watch the short clip below to see it in action!

More battery time with the Dual Power Pack

With 2X models (A9 MASTER 2X, A9 MULTI 2X and A9 PETNBED 2X), interchangeable and rechargeable batteries are easy to swap over for continuous cleaning.

The two lithium-ion batteries in the LG CordZero handstick provide a possible total of a huge 80 minutes’ worth of vacuum time! (When operating in ‘normal’ start mode and without a Power Drive Nozzle™.)

By simply pushing the buttons on both sides of the battery, you can slip the battery in or out. What better way to speed up time spent on chores!

Comfortable operation with Thumb Touch Control®

Now that you know how it works on the inside, you’re probably wondering if all that technology makes the vacuum heavy or difficult to use. The short answer is: no.

CordZero is as cleverly designed on the outside as it is on the inside. These vacuums have an ergonomic Opti-balanced Handle™. This special handle reduces strain on your arm and wrist for relaxed and comfortable use – even when vacuuming the whole house!

The cleaner body of the CordZero is also specifically designed to face the floor at a 45 degree angle. Why? So that the centre of gravity of the motor and the battery are optimised to reduce muscle strain. Unlike other vacuums, it provides for an effortless position when cleaning the floor.

Perhaps the most noticeable comfort feature is Thumb Touch Control®. All the functions (on, off and power levels including turbo mode) are easy to control and are enabled with a touch of a thumb. LG has put all the control in the palm of your hand – literally!

Did we mention it’s also adjustable? There’s so much to love!

Easy, versatile storage

So you know what’s going on inside the CordZero, you’ve cleaned up the mess on the floor, and now you’re ready to kick your feet up. Packing away is just as easy with three storage options: Floor-standing mode, Wall-mount mode, or Compact mode.

The versatility in storage lets the CordZero fit into any space of your home, just the way you want.

The toothbrush technology that’s changing oral hygiene

We brush our teeth twice a day, yet we might not be paying enough attention to the daily habit that can prevent a rather costly trip to the dentist. Here’s how to make a healthier and smarter switch for the sake of your oral hygiene.

How you get your pearly whites shining brightly is a matter of personal preference. Regular manual toothbrushes will do the trick if used correctly and with the appropriate amount of pressure. But what if there was an easier and more thorough way to brush your teeth? Thanks to trusty technology and scientific research, there is.

Electric toothbrushes as a whole aren’t the breakthrough phenomenon we’re referring to. They’ve been around for a while, and a lot of people already have one sitting atop their bathroom vanity. But is it the right electronic toothbrush?

The beauty and the plaque

So what are you really meant to be doing for a deep clean every day? Let’s start with the obvious: removing plaque. Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria that sticks to the teeth, predominantly from the gum line.

Aside from it being less than pretty, plaque is quite dangerous because it keeps acidity on your teeth, breaking down your enamel over time and resulting in tooth decay. It also can produce a bad case of gingivitis, causing tender, bleeding and swollen gums. In sum, eliminate plaque!

What most people neglect is cleaning the tongue – a common cause of bad breath. Scrubbing your tongue with the soft bristles of your toothbrush gets rid of bad bacteria and morning breath!

Aside from the toothpaste you use, the toothbrush itself can also improve the whitening process of your teeth. Other things to consider are sensitivity and changing the head of your tooth brush regularly.

The top toothbrush choices

Once you know what’s involved in a proper clean, the more important part is executing it. There’s a certain amount of time you should be brushing your teeth, at a particular pressure and with concise navigation.

It can all be a bit too much for children, the elderly and basically anyone with a busy morning or late night.

Let us introduce you to some of the top toothbrushes that’ll give you the dentist-type clean with a difference.

Oral-B’s GENIUS Electric Toothbrush

The toothbrush range is exactly that – genius. With two models, GENIUS 8000 and GENIUS 9000, you can pick between a rechargeable, extra-long battery life or a dual charging system that revives your toothbrush and smartphone using one outlet!

Either way, you’ll be getting one powerful tool.

The round brush head is professionally-inspired to remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The innovative design surrounds each tooth as it rotates and pulsates to effectively break up the plaque.

There are also customisable cleaning modes so that you can choose between Gum Care, Whitening, Sensitive and more. It caters to your preference in target and intensity, and even responds when you’re brushing too hard! The Pressure Sensor protects your gums from the damage of over-brushing by slowing down the pulsations and stopping them entirely if necessary.

You’ll also know if you’re applying too much pressure when the multifunctional 360˚ SmartRing begins to illuminate. The SmartRing is visible from every angle as you brush and gives you feedback from the brushing timer and Bluetooth connection.

Yupp, there’s Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone and so many more features with the free Oral-B app! Once you’re connected, you’ll be guided with advanced Position Technology. It lets you see exactly where you’re brushing so that you never miss a tooth!

We told you it was ingenious 😉

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

This super sleek, ultra-practical toothbrush features five cleaning modes for a custom cleaning experience. The ergonomic handle makes it comfortable to hold and the angled neck makes it easy to get to those hard-to-reach places.

It has a whitening brush head with diamond-shaped bristles to give you a whiter smile after just one week of use. And the removal of surface stains and polishing process gives an even brighter finish. You’ll really get that squeaky-clean feeling!

Let’s not forget about what’s just as important as the teeth themselves – the gums! The Sonicare DiamondClean has Gum Care (gentle massaging of the gums) and improves gum health in only two weeks.

And to make sure you’re thorough, there’s the Quadpacer Interval Timer. It times 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth for a more consistent clean and ensures you get the 2-minute brush that dentists recommend.

What’s really cool about this toothbrush is that it comes with a charging glass. It looks like a regular rinsing glass – which you can actually use to rinse! – but charges your toothbrush in the most seamless manner.

Sonicare DiamondClean is great for travellers, too. The travel case has a USB charger so you can plug it into a laptop or adapter and voila! Isn’t that handy?