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Bagged vs Bagless vacuum: Which should you buy?

When you're looking to add a vacuum to your home, it may seem simple. But when you start picking, there are a variety of options available to you. They vary widely in cleaning efficiency and price, and come in all shapes and sizes. If you have a low tolerance for dust, bagless and bagless vacuums are in front of you. Which one should you choose?

Advantages and disadvantages of bagged vacuum cleaners

Bag vacuums have been around for a long time and use replaceable bags to collect trash and dust. Once the bag is full, it can be easily removed and replaced.

Miele bagged vacuum cleaner


It is friendly to people with allergies. Because the bag is sealed, any dust, debris and allergens are trapped in the bag and cannot escape. Bag vacuums usually come with a HEPA filter, which can capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles. Especially it is most effective in catching dust and pollen.

It has less maintenance. Depending on the model, the vacuum can hold several pounds of dust. This means you don't need to change the bag as often. Second, the bags have built-in filters, so you don't need to clean the filters either.

Bags are also easier to replace.


You need to spend money to buy a bag. Most vacuum cleaner bags are not reusable and need to be replaced. Different brands have different prices for replacement bags.

When the bag is full, performance degrades. Even if the bag is not full, it may not be able to compare to the performance of an empty bag.

If the model is discontinued, it is also possible that a replacement bag may not be purchased.

Advantages and disadvantages of bagless vacuum cleaners

A bagless vacuum cleaner is easier to use, empty and maintain. It has a dust cup so you can clearly see where the dust is, making it easy to clean up. Just open it and dump the trash in the trash can. Take the shark vacuum for example.

Shark bagless vacuum cleaner


Cheap. A bagless vacuum is more affordable because it doesn't have a bag and needs to be purchased separately.

It's easy to know when to empty. It has a clear dust cup that you can empty frequently to ensure the performance of the vacuum cleaner.

The impact on the environment is relatively small. Because you don't need to dispose of used vacuum bags.


It can be a little unfriendly to people with allergies. When emptying the vacuum cleaner, dust, dirt may re-enter the room, and you may also have to re-vacuum the area you cleaned before.

Requires more frequent cleaning. Filters and dust cups need to be cleaned.

Require more maintenance.

Which is more suitable for you?

Who you end up buying depends on your needs, cleaning habits and preferences. Both have their pros and cons, and if you don't have a big budget, bagless is for you.


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