Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners: The Pros and Cons
As you search for the perfect vacuum cleaner, you should know that whether it has a bag or a dust canister has little effect on its suction performance. The choice just depends on your personal preference. There are advantages and disadvantages to both style vacuum cleaners.
Bagged vacuum cleaners
- Contains dirt and dust so you don’t have to see or touch it.
- Tend to hold more dirt.
- Release less dust into the air when you change them.
- You have to constantly buy replacement bags, which can be costly.
- Hard to fish out sucked up items like toys or earrings.
Bagless vacuum cleaners
- You can see how much dirt, dust, and hair your vacuum has pulled up, which may give you satisfaction.
- You can see for yourself when it’s time to empty out the canister.
- You save money not having to buy replacement bags.
- It can be messy cleaning out the dirt canister.
- It’s often best to empty the canister outside because it exposes you to dust and allergens.
- The filters occasionally must be cleaned or replaced; replacement filters are more expensive than bags.
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