In the world of household appliances, the vacuum cleaner is perhaps the most detested. Besides the obvious annoyance of having to clean your house in the first place, vacuums are difficult to shop for.
Some are bulky, unattractive and heavy, others loud, lacking useful accessories, and a pain to use. Unfortunately for most of us, it is a necessary evil, so I am here to simplify one of your options.
In the past decade, the bagless vacuum has taken over the floor cleaning market. While these manufacturers claim their machines to be ideal, in most cases, bagged vacuum cleaners offer many more advantages.
While bagless cleaners are advertised as as always being ready for action, there is a little bit more hidden work involved. They need to have their filters periodically cleaned and replaced, and these parts are not always easy to find at your local store. They also need to be emptied much more often.
With a bagged vacuum, you can find cheap replacement bags easily and they do not need to be replaced nearly as often, saving you time and money.
2. Ideal For Allergy Sufferers
By far the biggest downfall of the bagless cleaner is having to empty the canister. Dust and dirt tend to fly out of the canister as you empty it, leaving your freshly vacuumed floor covered in more dirt than you started with! This dust also floats and recirculates in the air, causing allergy problems for the whole household.
With a bagged vacuum, the dust and dirt stays trapped in the bag, never to see the light of day again. If you suffer from even mild dust allergies, this is definitely the better way to go.
Bagless vacuums tend to be quite a bit more expensive, even though both have comperable suction and performance. You might be tempted to think that going bagless will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to purchase bags, but they still have parts and filters that need to be serviced and replaced regularly, making the upkeep price of both types about even.
Why pay more money on the initial purchase of a bagless vacuum when both types have similar performance?
While vacuuming is a chore no one wants to do, picking out a vacuum cleaner doesn’t have to be. Bagged vacuums have clear advantages and is great if you prefer the convenience of easy to find parts and not having to empty it all the time.
If your family suffers from allergies, a bagless vacuum means you will have to take it outside to empty the canister in order to prevent dust and dirt from recirculating back into the air and causing a bigger mess. And since both types are comparable in performance and suction, it doesn’t make sense to pay more when you don’t have to. Vacuuming is annoying enough of a chore, don’t make it harder by choosing to go bagless.