LG Kompressor LuV300B Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

The LG Kompressor LuV300B Bagless Upright Vacuum is redefining what a vacuum cleaner should be. With top notch features and performance, the LuV300B is comparable to a Dyson in cleaning ability, plus a few additional innovations.

LG Kompressor LuV300B Vacuum

Price: $419.99 (MSRP)
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PROS
  • Compression system works great!
  • 40′ cord = large cleaning radius
  • Excellent suction
  • Easy to use
CONS
  • Heavy
  • Above floor use can be a bit cumbersome
BOTTOM LINE
The LG LuV300B upright vacuum is a real winner in both form and function. It has excellent suction power, is easy to use, and is a very good looking vacuum. If you’ve been hesitant to buy a bagless vacuum because of dust clouds when emptying it, worry no more. The LG LuV300B is both AAFA and ASC certified asthma friendly, and is highly rated among both professional and consumer reviews.

 

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LG Kompressor LuV300B Vacuum Review

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Overview

LG is a brand name recognized for their many innovative home electronics and large appliances. They have now branched out into the vacuum cleaner market, and we have to say, they set their sights high and came out swinging!

What they’ve come up with is a vacuum that is both stylish and functional. The LG LuV300B is the first vacuum we’ve found that truly rivals the cyclonic technology of Dyson vacuum cleaners, and they do it without directly copying what has already been done.

There are four vacuums in the LG Kompressor upright vacuum series, the LuV200R, LuV250C, LuV300B, andLuV400T. View our comparison chart to see how they stack up to each other.


Watch a video of the LG Kompressor LuV300B in action

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LG’s patented Kompressor™ technology is an industry first that takes the “mess” out of bagless vacuums.

The first thing you’ll notice about the LG Kompressor LuV300 is the large paddle inside the dust bin. It is this paddle from which the Kompressor derives its name. As debris enters the dust bin, the paddle sweeps back and forth and compresses the debris.

This compression feature serves several purposes, it compacts the debris so that the dust bin holds up to 3 times more than other bagless upright vacuum cleaners and the container is easier to empty and with less mess because the debris “cakes” drop out in a clump rather than fluffy, lightweight dust.

Control and Convenience

The LuV300B Click ‘N Go™ Wand uses radio frequency (RF) controls on the handle that allow you to adjust suction power with the touch of a finger. You can go from vacuuming floors to above the floor tasks with ease.

The advantage of using RF controls is that there are no electrical wires or connections within the hose or tools to foul as the LG LuV300B is used. Powered by two AAA batteries, the RF controls operate several functions, including power on/off, 3 speed settings, and brush roll on/off.

In addition to the RF controls on the handle, there is an auxiliary On/Off button on the right shoulder of the upright vacuum cleaner that allows use of the vacuum should the batteries be depleted, however, it only operates the main vacuum motor, not the floor head or speed control.

The Click ‘N Go™ Wand release button is on the left shoulder of the vacuum cleaner. A foot pedal on the left rear corner of the floor head releases the vacuum from the “parked” position for floor work, and on the right rear corner is a manual carpet height adjustment pedal that sets the floor head at low, medium low, medium, and high carpet settings.

Performance

LG is marketing the LuV300B as having superior cleaning abilities compared to the Dyson DC33. Prominent in their advertising and packaging is the proclamation that it picks up more dust and dirt than the DC33, however, after several tests of the LuV300B vs Dyson, we found this comparison to be a matter of dust bin capacity. Performance wise, both vacuums are pretty evenly matched.

The LuV300 employs DualForce+™ technology – two air pathways that direct suction to both sides, in addition to the traditional center section, effectively spreading suction across the entire brush roll, rather than just the center for better cleaning performance and side sweeping abilities.

The LuV300B excels at floor work. Its 14.5-inch wide, low profile floor head makes vacuuming open spaces and getting under the edges of low furniture and cabinets fast and easy. What takes other brands several attempts to pick up, the LuV300B does in one single pass.

For spaces too small for the upright vacuum to fit there is the turbo tool attached to the wand that releases from the back of the vacuum cleaner. It can be quickly deployed as necessary to do those tight spots, then just as quickly be stowed so you can continue with your floor work.

One accessory that the LuV300B is missing is a bare floor tool. A bare floor tool is a manual brush that allows you to thoroughly clean any type of bare floor without risk of damage to the surface or finish. The manual brush gently loosens dirt and dust so that the vacuum’s suction can whisk it away. This is an accessory we feel every multipurpose vacuum should have.

As it should, the brush roll on the LuV300B automatically stops spinning when in the parked position, this prevents damage to floors when the vacuum is sitting stationary while using the hose and attachments.

 

LG Kompressor LuV300B Vacuum Cleaner Features

LG LuV300B Kompressor

KOMPRESSOR® Collection System

LG’s patented Kompressor™ technology, an industry first, takes the "mess" out of emptying a bagless vacuum.

A compressor paddle compacts the bin contents to hold more dust and debris than non-compressor vacuums, then empties without any fuss, mess, or bother.


LG LuV300B Cyclone

Vertical Cyclone System

Uses air velocity to separate out dust, dirt, and debris.


LG LuV300B DualForce

DualForce+™ technology

Two additional air pathways with an enhanced motor picks up more dirt and debris across a 14-1/2" wide cleaning path. Allowing you to clean large spaces in less time.


LG LuV300B Turbo Tool

Turbo Tool

Ideal for cleaning stairs, furniture, fabrics, and more, as well as removing pet hair from bedding and carpets.


LG LuV300B Radius

Cleaning Radius

An extra long 40 foot cord and 14 feet of reach with the hose and attachments means being able to get to even the hardest to reach places, while changing outlets less frequently.


LG LuV300B Certified

AAFA/ASC Certified

The LuV300B is certified asthma and allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Asthma Society of Canada (ASC).It is proven to reduce common allergens in carpeting, such as dust mites and domestic animal dander.

 

Above Floor Work

The LG LuV300B is equipped with an onboard hose, handle, dust brush/upholstery combo tool, extension wand, turbo tool, and crevice tool. With the exception of the crevice tool, LG has interestingly chosen to couple all of these implements together onto the Click ‘N Go™ Wand. While this is not our favorite way of doing things, it does work and keeps all the accessories at your disposal as you need them.

Once decoupled from the back of the upright vacuum, all of the implements can be removed and interchanged on the handle or wand, however they must all be reinstalled in the proper order to be able to stow the wand and hose back on the vacuum. The hose cannot be used independently without removing everything else from the vacuum because of a switch activated by the removal of the entire assembly that diverts suction from the floor head to the hose.

The wand extends from 17 to 25 inches, or anywhere in between, by simply grasping the spring locking collar and pushing your hand away. Wherever you let go of the collar the wand will automatically lock into place. When it is time to collapse the wand, you simply pull the collar towards you.

Product specifications on the LG website list the working reach of the hose and attachments to be 15 feet. Product packaging lists a reach of 14 feet which was confirmed by the LuV300B we tested, an adequate working radius despite the minor discrepancy.

The hose is self-recoiling, automatically returning to its collapsed state when the wand is brought back to the vacuum base. A neat feature is that the hose is held in place by a magnetic catch on the back of the vacuum, no clumsy hooks to deal with. The best part is that the hose seats itself into the magnet without the help of the user.

A unique feature of the turbo brush on the LuV300B is that the head articulates and is spring loaded. This allows the turbo tool to be used at different angles and automatically adjust itself to make good contact with the surface being cleaned, an idea we very much like. The turbo tool is perfect for cleaning pet bedding, upholstery, fabrics, and carpeting.

Maintenance

The LuV300B upright vacuum is designed with ease of maintenance in mind. On the top of the dust bin is a handle and a button that releases the container from the vacuum cleaner. Once the bin is free, simply hold it over a garbage can and push the door release rod. The bottom of the bin opens and two compressed debris cakes drop out almost completely dust free. Close the door and the container is ready to reinstall on the vacuum.

There is a foam pre-filter under the lid of the dust bin that should be regularly checked and washed as necessary. Remove the filter and rinse under cool running water and allow to completely dry before reinstalling and using the vacuum cleaner.

The dust bin itself has access doors on each side to access the dust separation chambers for cleaning. All accessible surfaces should be periodically wiped with a soft cloth or soft brush to remove dust build up. An alternative is to use compressed air to blow the build up off, something you’ll definitely want to do outside!

The HEPA filter is conveniently located on the front of the LuV300B, just below the dust bin. This is a washable filter as well, and should be regularly checked and washed as necessary.

Conclusion

The LuV300 is a large, somewhat heavy vacuum cleaner, which makes it a little more effortful to use than lighter weight machines, though it is extremely stable while using the hose and attachments. The hose and wand deploy at the touch of a button and extend to a combined reach of 14 feet. This vacuum is a real winner in both form and function, as it has excellent suction power, is easy to use, and is a very good looking vacuum.

The unique KOMPRESSOR® System of the LuV300B compacts the contents of the bin, holding up to 3 times more debris than competing vacuums. Does it really work? Yes it does! An added bonus is that the compacted debris cakes drop out with absolutely no mess and no scattering of dust! If you’ve been hesitant to buy a bagless vacuum because of dust clouds when emptying it, worry no more.

 

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LG Kompressor LuV300BVacuum Cleaner
Technical Specifications

Vacuum Type: Cyclonic Bagless Upright
Model: LG Kompressor LuV300B
Motor: 12 Amp
Air Watts: 200
Power Controls: On/Off, Hi/Med/Lo speed, Carpet/Bare floor switch located on handle. Auxiliary On/Off located on body.
Standard Filters: Washable lifetime HEPA filter and foam motor pre-filter
Included Attachments: Telescopic aluminum wand, turbo tool, crevice tool, 2 in 1 upholstery tool/dust brush
Hose Length: 14 ft. maximum reach with hose and attachments
Power Cord: 40 ft.
Cleaning Radius: 54 ft.
Cleaning Width 14-1/2 in.
Dimensions: 14-1/2” W x 15-1/4” L x 44” H
Weight: 22 lbs.
Warranty: 5 years parts and labor
Price (MSRP): $419.99
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Disclaimer: The manufacturer, LG Electronics, generously sent us a complimentary unit for the purposes of testing and review. However, that in no way influenced the information presented here. We always give our honest opinions, findings, and reviews. You can read our full Disclosure Policy here.

 

Consumer Reviews of the LG Kompressor LuV300B

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Comments

  1. Diane Dufford says:

    I have been using this vacuum for only a short time. Emptying the canister was easy and clean. Absolutely loved that part. Vacuuming the carpet was easy and it worked like a champ. I was very impressed and quite pleased with the price I was able to find.

    Trying to use the attachments was a pain. I felt like I had to disassemble half the vacuum, just to quickly get in a tight corner. And then I had to reassemble the vacuum to move on. The wand was awkward and seemed unwieldy.

  2. Hi there!

    I’m really interested in knowing more about bagless vacuum cleaners. They have special compression feature. Their compression feature serves several purposes, it compacts the debris so the same volume of dust takes up less space in the vacuum cleaners. Simply amazing!
    However I’d want to know more about other products, specially the ‘Hoover UH30010coms’. I’m waiting to hear more about this one. I’ll be visiting your post frequently.

    Thanks

    • Karen,

      The LuV300B is a fantastic machine, and the Kompressor feature is brilliant! We’ve been doing long-term testing on it and it is performing very well. We are quite pleased with it so far.

      As for the Hoover UH30010COM, it is not fairing as well. It is not nearly the machine that the LG is and it shows. We wrote a full review on it, which you can read here – http://www.bestvacuumreviews.com/hoover-uh30010com/, and we expect to update our findings on both vacuums very soon.

  3. I love it and I will definitely buy it. I was looking for a new vacuum cleaner that this one is perfect for me.

    • Betsy Dodson says:

      I bought this vacuum because my daughter-in-law has one. I really like the way it picks up dirt, but now I’m having problems. The hole in back is sucking, and it shouldn’t. It’s not picking up, it seems to be blowing out. Have checked to see if clogged, but not. What else can I do?

      • Betsy,

        If this happened all of a sudden, then it is likely that there is either a clog, check the machine more closely, or that it was not assembled correctly the last time the bin was emptied.

        I would recommend starting with what’s easy first. Check the filters that they are clean and properly installed. Check that the canister is fully closed and properly installed on the vacuum.

        After that, it is possible that the bypass valve is stuck in the open position, push on it with your finger tip in several places to see if there is either debris holding it open, or if it just isn’t seated properly.

        One other issue that I’ve seen is that the dust bin wasn’t emptied often enough and the top of the dust bin where the cyclonic action occurs gets plugged with debris. Just really go through all the passageways of the vacuum, from floor head to exhaust port. You can remove the hose completely and look through it, and there are other access points that should be defined in your owner’s manual.

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