A Vacuum Review: Bagless vs. Bags

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A Vacuum Review: Bagless vs. Bags

vacuumAll I can say is that our two high cost vacuum cleaners gave us a lot of trouble. Here are just some of the problems, very low suction, the belts didn’t last long and were difficult to replace.

Both of these vacuums were bagless, and one of them had to go to a repair shop just to replace the belt. The other one with low suction needed the filter replaced which was going to cost over $40.00.

The guy at our local vacuum repair shop told me that he wasn’t a fan of the bag less vacuum cleaners. I was surprised because I thought that bag less was the latest and greatest technology in vacuum cleaners.

So I decided to do a little research, and here is what I’ve read. Bagless vacuum cleaners can emit fine particles of dust into the air and the filters can be expensive to replace, as I found out. The bags for vacuum cleaners have come a long way in trapping fine dust.

Now I’m not saying to get rid of your bag less vacuum cleaner, because you probably love it. I’m just saying that based on our research we decided to go out and buy a vacuum with bags.

We are so glad that we did, the cost was under $100.00. This vacuum is lightweight and very easy to handle, and the best thing is that it works great on hard surfaces, so it’s very easy to use in the kitchen and bathrooms. So if you’re in the market for an inexpensive vacuum that works well, I recommend a vacuum with bags.

This is the one we own The Bissell Power Force, we’ve had it for better than two years now and have had no problems.

Here is another choice for under $100.00 The Hoover Tempo.


I like to write about things that I know about. My passion for a good cigar, our family recipes, television, movie reviews, travel, and product reviews. The products I review are goods that I own and have used. I’m a Industrial Engineer working in the automotive business. When I’m not working or writing I spend as much time with my beautiful grandchildren as I can, Bobby, Tyler, and Giada. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy 🙂

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  1. Thanks SAM for sharing your post. I think bagless is smart solution.

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      • Hi Patricia, We have had our Bissell Power Force Vaccum for severl years now, and haven’t had any trouble with it. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  2. I’m stuck with a bagless vacuum for now (I bought it before I knew more about vacuums) but when I eventually buy a new one I’ll be getting a bagged one for sure!

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  3. Hi, and thank you for this post.

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  4. Awesome stuff here! Terrifically interesting. Good work!

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    • Jeannette, Thanks for your kind comment, and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  5. Terrifically nice post. Awesome job!

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  6. While the price seems right for these well-known vacuum brands, I was disappointed that bag-less is not the way to go. I tire of having to by replacement bags for my vacuum cleaner, as well as the fact that the used bags are one more piece of trash to toss away.

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  7. We have a Dyson and love it. I have a relative that has had sevreal recent Hoovers. They work well but do not last and parts are expensive. If you are looking at consumer reports look for repair rate and longevity besides pickup power. Also try some at the stores on hard and carpeted surfaces. Some wheels scratch or are too hard for wood floors. We prefer the bagless and we empty the container sevreal times when we do the house. I hate the smell of a bag cleaner when I turn it on and that old dog smell comes out.

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