Overall an excellent vacuum. As much power as a Dyson (300 air watts and 1600w)and nowhere near the cost. You'll be amazed at how much dirt comes out of your carpets!!!!!!
Easy to clean (if a little yukky!) but at least you know your house is a lot cleaner afterwards!
A useful feature is the variable power switch is on the hose where you hold the vacuum - no more bending down to change the power.
Only small douwnside that I can think of are the on-board tools aren't amazing but that aside - still an excellent item.
I have been doing a little research on the next Vacuum Cleaner to get as our 5 year old Hoover Turbopower2 was nearing the end of its life. The choice was to be a Dyson DC08 as it was a cylinder cleaner (The upright was a gift and it ended up becoming a chore to use with stairs, lots of corners, etc), bagless and having a hepa filter( I'm asthmatic). So read through lots of reviews on the web and in Which? magazine and then I was in a quandary. The Dysons are renowned for being unreliable, bits breaking off etc. so I looked for an alternative, and upon coming into dooyoo I seen a review for the Lg Cyking by someone called wellyboot which gave praise to the machine but said it gave shocks, so I was a bit put off by it, then I came to the review by digitaria and that swung it and off to Currys I went with my £100, and I'm glad I did. It is a lovely looking machine, reminiscent of a robot dog toy, It came in Silver and Electric blue with two cleaning heads, A 10" Standard 2 way Cylinder Head, and a Head for beds called the Sani Punch, this is a cylindrical wheeled head with an air operated beating head for removing skin and dust mites from beds and bedding (I also used it on a sheepskin rug to good effect). For the first test of the machine when we got home I vacuumed the front room with the Hoover (it looked clean), then I fired up the Cyking and the power astounded me, It grabbed hold of the carpet and dust was flying into the machine at a rate of knots, so I was impressed. I then set about tackling the bed, (being asthmatic the bed is vacuumed both sides every time the sheets are changed and it was only 2 days since the last clean), I attached the sani punch head and then vacuumed the bed and the dust and bits coming from the mattress was quite disturbing, but I felt better after cleaning it. This machine is a quality machine with most of the features of a Dyson and nearly a third of the price, It is very
solid looking and having the controls on the handle are an inspired idea, no more bending, The attachments attach directly to the handle(not mentioned in the manual), It has a cord retraction system that actually works, all filters are permanent and washable, and the dust capacity is actually larger than a Dyson. So in conclusion if you are looking for a Dyson stop! and buy the Lg Cyking.
I had been looking for a new machine as the one we were using lacked power. In a spirit of contrariness as much as anything, I was determined NOT to buy a Dyson. If you want a good quality bagless cleaner, there doesn't seem to be much else on the market, but I don't like Dysons' ubiquity and relatively low-powered motors, despite the exorbitant claims of the manufacturer. So having auditioned a Hitachi (good suction, light, compact but telescopic tube too short - returned it) I discovered the LG Cyking. It's electric blue - which technically makes it a V-C716HBL, I think - and very unusual and quite attractive in appearance. It has a 1600W motor - Dysons are 1200 or 1400 - pah! The manufacturer claims 330 "air watts" of suction - which is almost as good as you can get. One of the nicest features on the LG is one I haven't seen anywhere else - there is a variable power control on the handle where you hold the tube, enabling you to vary the power and even turn the machine off without returning to the main unit. To do this, the manufacturer has had to spiral wiring up through the wall of the suction tube - but it works superbly. The suction, one of the most important aspects - is excellent - you can see the carpet being hauled off the floor as the head passes across it. You can, of course, reduce the power, if you feel this is too much. The design is "cyclonic" - so similar to that of the Dysons. Dust spirals around a transparent chamber at the back of the machine and is intercepted by a filter. This filter - and the HEPA exhaust filter - are permanent and washable. The cleaner has a good quality feel about it. The suction tube is telescopic - typically you'll keep this at full length, but it can be useful to shorten it for stairs or other awkward places and, of course, for storage. The cleaner comes with a "sani punch" head in addition to the standard one - this dev
ice is for vacuuming bedding and mattresses, for those who suffer from dust mite allergies. It's supposed to kick up mites and other debris by mechanical vibration of the surface being cleaned. Very strange. Haven't really used this feature yet. The other additional tools are stored on-board the cleaner and are of good quality. Emptying the dust container is simple and not too messy, which is just as well, as it fills quickly. It reminds me of a coffee machine jug. The dust is stored beneath two hinged flaps which open when the container is inverted. A warning light indicates when the filter should be cleaned - haven't seen this come on yet. The main vacuuming head is a little small, which is good for tight spaces but means it takes longer to do an open stretch of floor. The carpets do seem to be cleaner since this machine arrived and it has even encouraged me to vacuum, though that may not last. In summary, an excellent buy and a lot cheaper than an equivalent Dyson machine.
LG Cyking 16000 Bagless > UPDATED, SEE BELOW... I am not very interested in technical details, as long as its powerful and does the job, I'm (usually) happy so I am not going to bother going into great detail about the technical characteristics of the product, except to say that it promised 1600 watts of power, is bagless and works using cyclone technology. For the princely sum of £98, I hoped I'd get a cleaner (to replace the new 1800 Vax I had for just 6 months before it broke) that would essentially be a cheap copy of a Dyson. I was straight away seduced by it's space age styling (although I'm sure it's somewhat odd looks aren't for everyone), I thought it looked cool and funky and best of all it felt well made, with good solid components and big chunky swivel wheels. The 'bit where all the muck goes' was solid and easy to get in and out and although a little pricey, I threw caution to the wind. And there lies the moral of this review. Don't throw cuation to the wind and buy things just because they look cool. When I first turned it on, it almost pulled the entire lounge carpet up (slight exaggeration) and the suction power seemed to be pretty much continuous even after attacking the entire house, and using the clever little attachment, on the curtains and sofa (we have two long haired cats). However, during the time It took to hoover the house, I was CONTINUALLY shocked. I don't mean shocked at how good it was, I mean electric shocked. Not just a couple of times, but EVERY single time my hand or any other stray body part (normally my leg) touched the pole of the vacuum. The electric shocks were not just little ones either but BIG old nasty ones that actually hurt! After finishing the first room, I was honestly scared to carry on, so my husband had a go and immediately yelped in pain as his leg brushed the pole. This was 6 days ago. My carpets desperately
need hoovering but I am honestly too scared to use the thing! I briefly plucked up courage to run it round the lounge, desperately trying not to touch the pole, but unless you have the concentration of a Zen warrior, not touching the pole is nigh on impossible. To be completely honest, joking aside, I am utterly shocked and dismayed that a manufacturer can bring such a product to market at all. Don't these things get tested? Before I mouth off too much, I would like to point out that we could just be unlucky and have some sort of fault with our specific machine and if this is what I find out when I return it to the shop this weekend, I will swiftly alter this review. If you were thinking of going and getting one of this, it might be a good idea to find a big old piece of carpet in the shop and test it out first. UPDATE After swapping our initial Cyking for another unit, we tried it out at my parents house. Different wiring, different carpets etc...and lo and behold. Electric shocks. However, what we did find was that at my parents house, who do not have the same carpet throughout, in some rooms the shocks were greater than in others. There seemed to be no corelation between long tufted carpets giving more shocks than say short tufted carpets...in fact their newest carpet, only a few weeks old is that expensive trendy sisal matting type and that gave the worst shocks of all. Our entire house is carpeted from the same middle of the range stuff, with an average pile...Its a shame becuase it would at least be helpful if one could draw the conclusion that it works badly on deep pile but well on short pile...the problem is just not that clear cut though. We eventually took back the second Cyking machine and have now done what we should have done to begin with...spent £150 more and brought a new Dyson. Needless to say, we don't get any electric shocks now. But it does mean I am left without a valid exc
use f or not doing the house work!
Short name: LG VC716 HSL