When shopping for a new vacuum, one of the primary choices you?ll have to make is whether to purchase a bagged or bagless. Some people have natural preferences, just as they do when it comes to an electric vs. gas stove. Each type of vacuum has its pros and cons, though.
Pros of bagless vacuum cleaners
Using cyclonic technology, a bagless vacuum sucks up large pieces of dirt and deposits it into a plastic cup. When the cup is full, the user removes it, dumps the dirt into the trash, washes and dries the cup, and places it back in its original position. Finer particles are captured in a filter. Tests have shown that a bagless vacuum cleaner cleans equally as well as a bagged vacuum. The primary pro when it comes to bagless vacuums is that you don?t have to purchase bags during the lifetime of the machines. It?s easier to find small objects in the clear cup of a bagless, which is good if you constantly find yourself accidentally sucking up items into the vacuum, such as earrings or toys. The best bagless vacuum will include a filter that traps dust and allergens.
Cons of a bagless
It can be quite messy to remove the cup, toss the dirt in the trash and clean the container. In addition, you have to clean the filters regularly. When you can no longer clean them, you have to purchase new ones. So while you don?t have to purchase bags, you do have to purchase filters.