Never buy vacuum cleaner bags again? Constantly enjoy a high suction power, even when the dust container fills up? Then a bagless vacuum cleaner is an interesting choice. A bagless vacuum cleaner uses cyclonic filtration to filter dust particles from the air. When the dust container is full, you can simply empty it above the trash can, after which you can continue straight away.
There are an incredible number of different bagless vacuum cleaners. From bagless canister vacuums to cordless stick vacuums. I’ve researched the best bagless vacuum cleaner right now. Check out the best picks below.
Best bagless vacuum cleaner in the United States in 2022
What is important in a bagless vacuum cleaner?
With a bagless vacuum cleaner, it is important to pay close attention to a number of factors. For example, the size of the dust container is a lot more important than with a vacuum cleaner with a bag. In many cases, there may be a small dust capacity: this means you have to empty the vacuum cleaner faster.
The filters are also a lot more important with this type of vacuum cleaner: a dust bag normally serves as an extra filter. A bagless vacuum cleaner lacks this, so you have to clean or replace the filters faster. I have written an extensive article about how to clean a HEPA filter.
Finally, it is also very important to look at ‘how easy’ the dust container is to empty. In my article ‘bagless vs bagged vacuum cleaner‘ it became clear that emptying a bagless vacuum cleaner can be a dirty job.
Research Factors for the Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
In my research for the best bagless vacuum cleaner, I looked at the above points, among other things. But not only that: just like in my extensive vacuum cleaner reviews, I look at things like suction power, suitability for specific floors and included extras.
View all research factors in a row below.
- Suction power on various floor types: how well does the bagless vacuum cleaner vacuum on wooden floors, carpet and deep-pile rugs? I research the suction power for each floor type and look for the best all-round vacuum cleaner.
- Dust capacity: how big is the dust container of a bagless vacuum cleaner? This is often expressed in litres. I speak of a large dust container above 3 liters.
- Filtering: with a bagless vacuum cleaner you will have to deal with washing and replacing (HEPA) filters more often.
- Supplied extras: Extra suction brushes can give you versatile use of the vacuum cleaner. The more different brushes, the better.
Of course, in addition to the above points, I also check the standard factors of a vacuum cleaner. Think of the noise level (in decibels), the weight, the cord length with cordless vacuum cleaners and the battery life with cordless vacuum cleaners.
Which model of bagless vacuum cleaner is best to choose?
As you have seen in my research results, you can choose from different models of vacuum cleaners. The following vacuum cleaners are available in a bagless vacuum cleaner:
- Upright vacuum cleaner (less popular outside the United States)
- canister vacuum cleaner
- stick vacuum cleaner
- handheld vacuum cleaner
- Robot vacuum cleaner
The big question is which model suits you best. If you want to be able to vacuum mobile without having to change the plug every time, it is best to choose a cordless stick vacuum. However, with this you often have to deal with a smaller dust container, so you will have to empty it faster.
A stick vacuum often has a smaller dust container than a canister vacuum
If you don’t want to have to empty the vacuum cleaner after a few times, you will quickly end up with a canister vacuum cleaner. You often enjoy a much greater dust capacity than with a stick vacuum.