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REVIEW: LG CordZero 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner VS8400SCW

Tangled cables and awkward corners are no match for LG's new cordless vacuum. MIA CHENYZE weighs in on its upright and handheld functions.
 

PHOTOGRAPHY Zaphs Zhang ART DIRECTION & STYLING Ann Neo
 

UPRIGHT-CUM-HANDHELD

LG CORDZERO 2-IN-1 VACUUM CLEANER VS8400SCW
$599, from major electrical stores

THE MACHINE
This upright model with a stowaway handheld unit offers a comprehensive cleaning solution: Use the full-sized vacuum cleaner for regular floor work, then pop out the handheld unit to swoop in on hard-to-reach corners, shelves, or even mattresses.

The charging stand conveniently comes with an additional slot for the spare battery, which means you will always have a backup on standby. Each battery takes 41⁄2 hours to recharge fully, and the power lasts about 30 minutes.

USING IT
With a streamlined body and a slight “ledge” at the back of the handle for a more comfortable grip, it’s a breeze to nudge around the house when used as an upright vacuum cleaner.

The anti-tangle brush head swivels 180 degrees, which comes in handy for awkward corners, but the bulbous head may not fit under some furniture. Compared with a regular vacuum cleaner, it took one or two more swipes to pick up large particles like cookie chunks.

The cordless concept is truly liberating, as I am no longer a slave to cables that get caught around table legs and jutting corners, nor do I have to worry about looking for power sockets. The handheld unit is light and easy to use too. Its D-shaped handle is easy on the hand. It had rather strong suction and picked up both fine dust and crumbs well.

VERDICT
Cleans equally well as an upright and as a handheld machine. 

This article was first published in Simply Her September 2015.

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