Can't praise this vacuum enough
Where do I start. I LOVE this vacuum. I have two cats, two kids and a lot of traffic in and out of my house.
The features are well thought out. The crevice tool and upholstery tool are stored on-board in a pop-up section of the canister. There is a hard-surface head that does not have a place on the unit so we store it in the closet.
The power brush head is amazing. With many different height levels adjustable with a foot pedal I can go from different carpets to tile floor and back again without slowing down. When on my carpets it almost pulls itself along (don't confuse this with a drive mechanism - it is not a power-drive vacuum). The swivel on the neck of the power head is well designed and allows for very easy movement in around, and under obstacles in the home.
The controls on the handle are wonderful. There is a button for MAX suction, MIN suction (for delicate rugs, drapes, etc) a button to turn off the power brush, and a power off button. Simple. Some reviewers had mentioned that if you disengage the power brush, and then turn the unit off, the vacuum does not remember the setting when you restart. This is true. The power brush will engage each time the unit is turned on. Knowing this I either start it over a carpet or hold the head off the floor until I can power off the brush feature...simple.
I can vacuum almost the entire first floor of my house without changing outlets. The power cord is more then sufficient in length and the retract feature works seamlessly when I am ready to put the unit away. The hose on the unit is long enough to allow me to reach any place in the house and the telescoping handle gives me flexibility whether I'm doing the furniture, drapes, stairs, floors or ceilings.
I have not tried the more expensive competitor to this vacuum so I can't compare the canister's follow-along. It tags-along reasonably well and when going around corners I have to watch that the unit doesn't turn in to sharply and hit the door jam. After a day or two of use I became very comfortable with dragging it here and there and not bumping into things.
The canister has a "kompressor" which is a great little feature that presses the debris in the canister into the back half. Emptying the canister is very easy and while not 100% mess free (what vacuum is) - it is extremely easy to empty without getting stuff everywhere.
I struggled between this unit and the higher-priced competitor. I read review on many sites, but after having this in my home for over a month - I can't see what the extra $200 for the competitor would have actually gotten me. LOVE THIS VACUUM!!!
November 6, 2013
picking up pet hairs
the best i have ever had. would recommend to anyone
August 21, 2013
I own three LG KOMPRESSOR vacuums...
I have two upright versions and wanted to try the canister so I bought it. I wanted the "follow" one but it is not available in the USA...sad! I tried getting a retailer in Australia to sell me one but he would not. Okay, I love all my vacuums...they are exceptional products...and I recommend them to anyone looking for a vacuum.
August 8, 2013
Powerful and versatile
Product is versatile, powerful, well designed and easy to use. Dust in my home has been greatly reduced due to the floor attachment.
June 18, 2013