Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

No hassle with vacuum bags: discover the best tested bagless vacuum cleaners.

Last update: October 30, 2023

vacuumtester robbert with the new tineco
8.5Expert Score
Tineco Pure One S15 Review
The Tineco Pure One S15 is a user-friendly stick vacuum suitable for various usage scenarios.
Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
8.5
Design
9

More and more people are opting for bagless vacuum cleaners. You no longer need to buy vacuum bags, and emptying them is easy over the trash bin. Some vacuums are almost always bagless; take, for instance, cordless stick vacuums, which rarely use a bag. I have purchased and tested many popular bagless vacuum cleaners. On this page, you will discover the very best ones available at the moment.

Best Tested Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

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The Tineco Pure One S15 is a user-friendly stick vacuum suitable for various usage scenarios.
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
8.5
Design
9
Stick vacuum with Dyson performance, but much more budget-friendly.
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$219.00
Suction performance
8
Cleaning result
8
Usability
7
Design
7.5
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Bagless vacuum with the highest measured suction power in my research.
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
8.5
Bagless canister vacuum that performs well on all floors. One of my favorites!
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Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
9
Usability
8
Design
8
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One of the most powerful stick vacuum cleaners I have tested, with a well-functioning laser that allows you to see dirt better.
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Suction Performance
8
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
9
Design
7.5

About Bagless Vacuums

When you're not keen on constantly buying new vacuum bags, opting for a bagless vacuum cleaner is an obvious choice. The dirt is collected in a dustbin, which you can detach from the vacuum to empty it.

However, it's important to note that a vacuum bag typically serves as a filter, and that's absent in a bagless system. Consequently, a bagless vacuum often requires more filter maintenance (replacement and/or cleaning) than a bagged vacuum. Additionally, the vacuum bag also acts as a sound dampener; bagless vacuums are, in many cases, a bit noisier.

Explanation: Why are these the Best Bagless Vacuums?

Every bagless vacuum cleaner that I have highlighted above, I have actually tested. Why these vacuum cleaners are designated by me as the best choice? Let's go through them one by one to explain why they stand out as my favorites in this study.

1. Tineco Pure One S15

vacuumtester robbert with the new tineco

8.5Expert Score
Tineco Pure One S15 Review
The Tineco Pure One S15 is a user-friendly stick vacuum suitable for various usage scenarios.
Suction Performance
8.5
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
8.5
Design
9

2. Tineco Pure One S11

10Expert Score
Tineco Pure One S11 review

Stick vacuum with Dyson performance, but much more budget-friendly.

Suction Performance
8
Cleaning Result
8
Usability
7
Design
7.5
Pros
  • Bagless, you don't have to buy vacuum cleaner bags.
  • Washable filters, so you don't have to replace them quickly with new ones.
  • Illuminated floor brush, making dirt more visible.
Cons
  • Battery life of 40 minutes, which is a bit short

3. Miele Boost CX1

8.5Expert Score

Do you prefer a bagless canister vacuum? In my opinion, you make the best choice with the Miele Boost CX1. It is one of the most powerful vacuum cleaners I have ever tested (read my review). The significant advantage of a bagless canister vacuum is that you have to empty it less frequently than a stick vacuum due to its large dust capacity.

Pros
  • Large capacity
  • Maneuverable
  • Easy to empty
Cons
  • Difficult to store

4. Philips PowerPro Expert FC9745/09

8.5Expert Score

The Philips PowerPro Expert FC9745/09 has a remarkably large dustbin for a bagless vacuum cleaner: with 2 liters, you don't need to empty it after every cleaning session. The vacuum cleaner is very user-friendly and performs well on every floor type. Fun fact: I use this vacuum cleaner myself for home use!

Pros
  • Versatile
  • Very User-friendly
  • Large capacity
Cons
  • Not compact

5. Dyson V15 Detect

8.5Expert Score

If budget is not a concern, and you want to enjoy the latest technological innovations, then the Dyson V15 Detect is also an interesting choice. This vacuum cleaner features the distinctive green laser, which enhances visibility of dirt on the floor. The vacuum cleaner has a highly effective filtration system and can be emptied without any mess. Want to know more? Read my in-depth review!

Pros
  • Versatile
  • Very User-friendly
  • Large capacity
Cons
  • Not compact

How I Test Bagless Vacuums

When testing vacuum cleaners, I always delve into four crucial factors: cleaning performance, suction power, design, and user-friendliness. However, when I am about to test a bagless vacuum cleaner, there are several factors that play an even more crucial role.

Emptying the vacuum cleaner

With a bagless vacuum cleaner, there's no vacuum bag that you can dispose of entirely into the trash. No; you have to hold the dustbin over the trash can to empty its contents. Therefore, it is crucial to test how easy and clean this process is.

Dustbin capacity

When comparing a vacuum cleaner with a bag versus one without, perhaps the most significant difference is the dust capacity. In some cases, this difference can even be measured in liters. And if you prefer a bagless stick vacuum, the capacity is typically even less.

However, dust capacity plays a crucial role: when the dustbin is very small, you'll have to empty the vacuum frequently. This not only becomes inconvenient but may also lead to faster wear and tear of components.

Filters and filtration

As mentioned earlier, a vacuum bag also provides additional filtration for fine dust. In the absence of this vacuum bag, the filters inside the vacuum face a more substantial load. That's why I always check which filters are under the hood and assess the filtration level.
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Filters of the Tineco Pure One S15. © Vacuumtester
In the list below, you'll find various filters used in vacuum cleaners along with their filtration levels.

To learn more about these filters, be sure to visit my informative guide on the HEPA filter.

Filter maintenance: Cleaning and Replacing

The maintenance of filters is also an interesting research factor. Can the HEPA filter be cleaned? If so, how can you clean the HEPA filter? Although an increasing number of filters are washable, it's inevitable that they will need replacement eventually. I consider the frequency of replacement and the associated costs.

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Cleaning a HEPA filter. © Vacuumtester

It's important to note that I have personally tested each vacuum cleaner featured on my website. I've extensively tested them on various floor types, assessed suction power, and evaluated user-friendliness using my own measuring instruments.

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This is me with a selection of the tested bagless vacuum cleaners! © Vacuumtester

I've personally purchased every bagless vacuum cleaner with my own money. In my view, this is the only way to conduct a fully independent investigation. If a vacuum cleaner performs poorly, I can express that freely and without any bias.

Bagless Vacuum Reviews on YouTube

Seeing is believing! Did you know that I've also posted many videos on YouTube showcasing bagless vacuum cleaners that I've tested? Be sure to check them out and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel (completely free, and it greatly helps me continue these investigations)!

For instance, check out the Tineco Pure One S15 review below; one of my favorite bagless vacuum cleaners at the moment!

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

Discussion

Do you have feedback on my research or perhaps a positive experience with a bagless vacuum cleaner? Feel free to leave a comment below. I'm here to assist you!
2 Comments
  1. Hello Robbert,

    Thanks for your selection of the best bagless vacuum cleaners. I ended up here because I was looking for a stick vacuum – not necessarily bagless. In fact, I'm secretly looking for a stick vacuum with a bag because I quickly experience allergic reactions when in contact with dust. So, my question is whether there are stick vacuums with a bag?

    Greetings,
    Edward

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