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Do you think a bag or bagless vacuum is easier/better?

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Monica101 Sun 13-Dec-15 19:46:29

I have a bagless vacuum at the moment, have had it for years and I have to wash the filter so frequently.

I bought it as I thought I'd save money and hassle having to not change the bag but now I wonder if bagged is less high maintenance overall?

Any thoughts? I'm going to buy a new vacuum in January.

bingohandjob Sun 13-Dec-15 21:30:25

Definitely bag. Better suction. Sebo or Miele if you can afford it.

wonkylegs Sun 13-Dec-15 21:33:30

Our bagged Miele is sooooo much better than our old bag less Dyson.
Vacuums better, easier to empty, quieter, lighter and all round a far superior vacuum.

Monica101 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:23:20

Is there a filter to wash on a bag vacuum? It's that monthly washing of the filter that I find annoying.

Plus it's general decline from great suction after washing until useless just before a wash.

AnyoneButSanta Sun 13-Dec-15 22:25:42

The one problem with a bagged vacuum cleaner is that it ends up full of priceless bits of Lego. I end up cutting open the bags and filtering out the vital stuff by hand before putting the dust in the compost bin.

AvaCrowder Sun 13-Dec-15 22:25:55

Cordless bag less comes out everyday. I love it. I've got hard floors though.

AnyoneButSanta Sun 13-Dec-15 22:26:35

Bagged vacuums have disposable filters.

janethegirl2 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:30:24

Bag as I'm allergic to house dust so I seal the bag then get rid of!

rabbit123 Mon 14-Dec-15 14:51:48

Bagged, hands down. I hated cleaning the filter on our Dyson.

The Sebo filter doesn't need any washing. It needs replacing every 10 bags (which is about 2 years) and you get a replacement filter set when you buy a box of bags. So each time I get a new box of bags, I replace the filters too. I just throw them in the bin, no washing required.

wonkylegs Tue 15-Dec-15 09:58:21

The Miele filter is just replaced I haven't needed to do it yet but a spare comes in the box of bags.

Monica101 Tue 15-Dec-15 13:19:43

Thank you for the replies.

A disposable filter sounds much easier. I will look for a Miele or sebo in the new year smile

iwantgin Tue 15-Dec-15 13:22:20

I have gone back to bagged.

Bought a sebo a couple of years ago - on recommendation of mnet smile

I haven't yet changed or cleaned a filter. To be fair I have only just bought a new pack of bags - after using up those which came with the vacuum cleaner.

Seems to hold a lot of dust- and the suction doesn't decrease.

rabbit123 Tue 15-Dec-15 14:42:16

The great thing about bags as well is you can pick up things like brick dust, small stones, cold ash etc which you can't with a bagless vac as they clog up.

PolterGoose Wed 16-Dec-15 18:59:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Marylou2 Fri 18-Dec-15 21:50:12

Just switched from Dyson to a bagged Miele. Totally ashamed of the crap the Miele has dragged out of the carpets I thought I'd vacuumed blush.

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