Monday, April 20, 2015

Vacuum advice?

Do any readers have a bagless vacuum and how do you like it compared to using bag type vacuums?

My vacuum is ok, better than anything I've had in the past, but the bags are expensive (and kind of small so fill up fast) and I can't find them in stores, so I always have to order online.  I am currently spending at least $55 a year on bags. I've had this vacuum about 2 years now and I'm sure it's declining in efficiency. (I have never had good luck with vacuums). When this one goes kaput I am thinking of bagless, but just not sure.

Opinions? especially from those that have used both.  Thanks!


16 comments:

  1. My friend Cindy has just got a Dyson, as she has dogs: can't remember if you have animals? She is loving it: http://justnorthofwiarton.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Yes, 2 big dogs that shed and a cat!

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  2. have a dyson now after having a bag vacuum before. Prefer the dyson.

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  3. We have a Bissell Pet Eraser and love it. We have 3 cats who shed and it is amazing how much it pulls up.

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  4. are the bagless easy to empty and clean?

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    1. Ours is a cup. Flip the lock latch....pull cup out and dump. Done.

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  5. We have 2 cats and had to buy a vacuum for our AZ house - bought a Shark and loved it so much bought one for our other house, too! It's unbelievable the cat hair that it sucks up! They aren't as expensive as the Dyson, either - got it at Lowes for around $120! I think it is an excellent vacuum for a great price! Very easy to hold over trash can, push the button, and empty! I'll never go back to a bag vacuum! Just my 2 cents!

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    1. Thanks Susie Q! It just seems like having to regularly purchase the bags is dumb when there are bagless vacuums and no extra ongoing cost involved.

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  6. Totally agree with Susie Q on the Shark. We no longer have carpet and find the Dyson cordless vac a much better fit with our cleaning lifestyle. Our Shark was a great vac when we had carpet.

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    1. I was thinking I'd like cordless too.

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    2. We love it, but our cleaning lifestyle has evolved into vacuuming one or two rooms/floors per day depending upon far we get with the battery charge (about 20 minutes). DH has some random schedule in his head that he goes through during the day, plugs it back in to recharge, and I run it across the kitchen and high traffic areas in the evening. We are by not clean-freaks, but the convenience of cordless vacs has trained us into this type of cleaning lifestyle.

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  7. I have a pull along Dyson and all three of my kids have the Animal Dyson. We all love them. My son and gf did a test. They vacuumed with her's and then vacuumed again with the Duson. J was so impressed with how much stuff got picked up that hers left behind, she got one for herself and changed her moms view. Easy to clean parts also.

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  8. I am in the minority, but I have had both bagged and baseless. I dislike baseless. The dust they scatter when emptying gets in the air. If I didn't empty the trash immediately after emptying, anything tossed on top would cause more dust to disperse. Also, you should clean the collection cup with each emptying, to rid it of mold and bacteria.
    My favorite bagged is the Oreck. It's easy to use on the stairs, light and powerful. But, bags are expensive. They are big, but I change frequently for health reasons d one, so that's a consideration for us. Plus, Orecks don't have on board attachments. Bissell makes a $45 (ish) Powerglide sold at Wal-Mart. Bags are about $7.00/ pack of 3. It's our upstairs machine, and is as good as the Oreck, just a bit heavier. Plus, the handle is fairly short. Bags seem small to me. I go maybe 2 weeks before changing. (3 cats, two dogs, kids, mostly hardwood with area rugs.)

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    1. My current bags are about $7 for a 3pack too, but no stores around here carry them so I have to order through Walmart.com. My bags last about 2 weeks too - or two vacuumings, whichever comes first. Kind of depends on how much our black dog is shedding. I thought the bagless might seem messy trying to empty out too, which is why I ended up buying this vacuum I have a couple of years ago.

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  9. There's nothing wrong (at the moment) with the vacuum I have and hopefully it will last a couple more years, but I think what I might do is buy myself a new cordless/bagless vacuum at the end of summer and give DD my current vacuum for her apartment. Then, if I don't like the new vacuum we can switch - LOL.

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