REVIEW: LG’s Clean House

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From Left to Right, Top to Bottom: LG Front Loader in new color – Chardonnay, LG LuV200 Close-Up, LG LuV200, LG Luv300 Close-Up, LG LuV300, LG Top Loader in Graphite

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to check out the new line of LG Home Appliances at the LG Clean House, an impressive display of all things LG including the staging items like their TV’s and Home Theater systems — I totally was eyeing their iPod compatible LG Network Blu-Ray Home Theater System.  Already an owner of their older LG Washer/Dryer Tromm line, what was then the latest and greatest in that realm, I was excited to see what new developments had come out of their R&D labs.  I had been sold on the economy of having a front loading washing machine, but over time I began to realize the advantages that I once took for granted when I previously owned a top loader.  Gone were the days that I could simply let a wash soak over night for extra deep cleaning.  Calculating the cost differentials, I guessed I could live without the over night soaking feature but the all new LG Wave™ Series has now made that cost differential inconsequential with thier state of the art Top Loader that boasts both high-efficiency and energy-efficiency at its best.  It uses 40% less water than traditional top loaders and saves over 51% of energy usage in the ColdWash™ option.  They really have thought of everything down to the LG Wash/Rinse Optimizer™ which automatically senses water hardness and detergent level and then adjusts the cycle length to maximize performance.  Traditional agitators in top-load washers are known for being rough on clothing but LG’s innovative WaveForce™ technology eliminates the agitator and moves the water in the tub so that it continuously penetrates fabrics with high-speed spinning for a thorough and gentle clean.

Appealing to the techy side of me, the same goes with their sleek looking line of new Vacuum cleaners for the US market.  Coming in two models, LuV200 and LuV300, it utilizes a dualforce suction that gives a wider cleaning range, not just centered like other traditional vacuum cleaners.  This state of the art vacuum cleaner utilizes a Dyson similar cyclonic action but with the added intuitive Kompressor technology combined with a  larger bin.  It compresses the dust intake to hold three times more household dust than non-compressor models and eliminates the mess sometimes associated with emptying the bin.

With LG’s Click ‘N Go™ wand (available on the LuV300 only), the vacuum’s radio-frequency wand allows consumers to control the unit remotely from the wand when it is detached from the base, making it easy to clean stairs, upholstery, and other hard-to-reach areas. Also included is a pet hair tool with an air-turbine powered horsehair dusting brush which is great for stairs and interiors, as well as removing pet hair from fabrics and carpets.

Both vacuum’s powerful engines provides superior suction power, picking up 99 percent of dust on hard floor surfaces and 70 percent of dust on the carpet, while the HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of allergens such as dust mites and animal dander.  The LuV300 is certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the oldest and largest independent non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers and patients with asthma and allergic diseases.

Both the Washer/Dryers and Vacuums are available in Late Spring.  The LuV200 ($299 MSRP) incorporates all the same core functionalities of the LuV300 ($399 MSRP), aside from the Click ‘N Go feature, and includes a 30-foot auto-rewind cord, the industry’s longest auto-rewind cord length.  The LuV300 features the industry’s longest cleaning reach, with an extra-long 40-foot cord and 15-foot hose.