Asked on Apr 11, 2015

Trying to find a vacuum cleaner that uses bags

Mike LiuHazel VargasLynn
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I've had it with bagless vacuum cleaners. True, you don't have to buy bags, but with bagless, dust and debris gets into the air. I just want to take the filled bag and throw it out intact without breathing dust! Help, please. What brand is best?
18 answers
  • Amy
    Amy
    on Apr 12, 2015

    I like Eureeka Bravo the Boss or Hoover Windtunnel. Hard to find in stores but I purchased mine online at Walmart.

    • Hazel Vargas
      Hazel Vargas
      on Apr 12, 2015

      @Amy Thanks for your suggestions. I have a bagless Eureka, which I hate. I haven't tried Hoover -- aren't they a bit noisy?

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    on Apr 12, 2015

    Try Amazon

  • Just 4 You Organizing
    Just 4 You Organizing
    on Apr 12, 2015

    I use Oreck..its very light weight and a very good vacuum and the easiest non dusty way to change the bags too

    • Hazel Vargas
      Hazel Vargas
      on Apr 12, 2015

      I've used Oreck bagged before and I liked it -- the old model was heavy, so let me do some online browsing and see what's there.

  • Patty S
    Patty S
    on Apr 12, 2015

    Hoover makes hem.

  • Pete Wells
    Pete Wells
    on Apr 12, 2015

    I got SO tired of returning vacuums to the store after they failed to clean a 9x7 rug without breaking in some way..I finally was satisfied with a Sears upright bagged model, @ less than $200..Brands I had to return were Hoover & Electrolux, I looked at Dyson but they were outrageously expensive and very poorly made..

  • Trish Davenport
    Trish Davenport
    on Apr 12, 2015

    I have always used Sears Canister vacuums. They are so strong they can lift the carpet off the floor. In 50 years I have only had to purchase 2 of them. Best bargain of my life. Easy to store, easy to use.

  • Hazel Vargas
    Hazel Vargas
    on Apr 12, 2015

    I'll keep your comments in mind. What I like about the Dyson ads is that they look so light and sexy, but I've read Consumer Report reviews that they're not worth the expense compared to other similar products because the other highly rated competitors clean just as well. But I like that it occupies minimal real estate -- another consideration of mine. I once ditched a brand new Eureka (an old model) because when I took it for repairs after using it maybe 3 times, the shop was going to charge me for it and I walked out of the shop and left it there, enraged.

  • Amy
    Amy
    on Apr 13, 2015

    We have a Miel which uses bags has a filter and have had for about 3-4 years. Works great!

    • Hazel Vargas
      Hazel Vargas
      on Apr 13, 2015

      @Amy I considered Miel a long time ago, but it was rather expensive. I have a small apartment. Thank you.

  • Amy
    Amy
    on Apr 13, 2015

    I use Eureeka Bravo and bought a Kenmore floor tool to add to extension for my hardwoods. Under 110.00. Have not used Hoover in a few years.

  • Amy
    Amy
    on Apr 13, 2015

    Well then, all it can recommend is a Hoover! Still good. Try Walmart or Target.

  • Pete Wells
    Pete Wells
    on Apr 13, 2015

    I had an old Hoover canister vac-the kind that floats on a cushion of air-that lasted close to 40 years..newer Hoovers don't seem to match, quality-wise..

  • Brenda Roth
    Brenda Roth
    on Apr 14, 2015

    I swear by bagged ........... and now that they have the scented bags too........... makes it smell fresh while vacuuming................ wouldn't have it any other way............ just bought the cheap one at wal mart.............. last one lasted almost 15 years........... with just replacing belts once or twice.............. and to me they actually compact the dirt more........... have 2 labs that are shedding................ opened it to replace the bag and just could NOT believe how much was jammed into that bag.

    • Hazel Vargas
      Hazel Vargas
      on Apr 14, 2015

      @Brenda Roth Brenda, now we're talking. Looks like I found what I want. What is the brand and model of your vacuum cleaner? Is it heavy? Easy to operate by a non-rocket scientist?

  • Brenda Roth
    Brenda Roth
    on Apr 15, 2015

    It's a Bissell Powerforce............ think it was around 40-50 dollars.............. and I spend a little more on the febreeze bags for it.......... little strip you pull of the bottom of the bag before you put it in sweeper............... heavy? I used it on steps.......... many times before....... little awkward there but, can be done....... otherwise.......... no not heavy............ but, when I put new bag in............ my 3 year old grandson likes to help push it...........but, for awhile after I put a new bag in............. he can't budge it......... LOL really pulls out the dirt. Uses type 7 bags. soooooooo as for the rock scientist............. easy as pie to operate lol

  • Hazel Vargas
    Hazel Vargas
    on Apr 15, 2015

    I succumbed to watching an infomercial on the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away model. I am still not sure what to get, but this one sounds great. Does anybody own this and what can you tell me about it?

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne
      on Jan 30, 2016

      @Hazel Vargas There used to be a discount store in a small town nearby that carried many refurbished ones, when they had only been out for a few years... I didn't see that as a good sign.

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    on Jan 30, 2016

    i have an oreck i got on special and it came with a steamer and canister. i love cleaners with a bag. when i change bags, i pour in some popables that are used for laundry and the rooms smell great!!! the oreck is a hard worker and very light weight.

  • Hazel Vargas
    Hazel Vargas
    on Jan 30, 2016

    I used to have an Oreck with bags, which I loved, but gave it to my daughter. I bought another Oreck last year, but just for carpets and am sorry I bought that not because it doesn't work (and it has bags! which I wanted), but because it's rather heavy and cumbersome to use. I still haven't found the right one for me -- one that can do both bare floors and rugs with upholstery attachments, with bags, and easy to carry around. I've bought and discarded 3 cleaners in the last 2 years. Sigh.

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    Mike Liu
    on Nov 12, 2019

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