Last update: October 30, 2023
Last update: October 30, 2023
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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.
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.
Stick vacuum with Dyson performance, but much more budget-friendly.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about these filters, be sure to visit my informative guide on the HEPA filter.
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.
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.
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.
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!