All the dust that you clean up with your vacuum cleaner has to go somewhere and in most cases, it gets accumulated in a bag. If you are planning to buy a canister vacuum cleaner or an upright vacuum cleaner, then you’ll go through the dilemma of deciding to choose from a bagged one or a bagless one.
To be honest, you can simply not claim one to be better than the other as the decision simply depends on the choice and the convenience of the buyers. Other factors such as the garbage system, allergy and ease of use also count. Though, in order to make your decision easier, we can help you along by giving you a detailed overview of each type of vacuum cleaner and how it works.
Bagged Vacuum Cleaner
The bagged vacuum cleaners simply have a bag attached to them. After cleaning up, all the suctioned dirt and debris gets accumulated in the bag. Once the bag is full, the user simply disposes it by throwing it away and replacing it with another disposable one. The whole process is simple enough and has with the following pros and cons;
- When you go out to get rid of the bag, all you have to do is throw it in the garbage bin without getting your hands or your face dirty. There is no fear of spilling its contents too so you don’t have to worry about the dust mites attacking you. In short, this does not create any mess.
- When you change the bag, you are getting rid of all the accumulated dirt, which means that you are cleaning the whole vacuum cleaner on a daily basis. This helps in increasing its durability.
- Most authentic vacuum cleaners have High Frequency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters in addition to the bags’ own filters which makes the system a better cleaning mechanism overall.
- All those changeable bags do not come or free; so, as long as you own this vacuum cleaner, you will be paying for the bags which need regular changing.
- As soon as the bag gets full, it immediately affects the suction system of the cleaner which in turn, affects its efficiency.
As the name suggests, these kinds of vacuum cleaners have no bags in it; they just have a large bucket, of sorts. They have the following pros and cons;
- No need to spend on buying bags every month. They simply contain buckets and can be emptied and washed repeatedly before reusing them again and again.
- These chambers are see-through which allows users can see how much of it has filled while cleaning. It also helps you determine whether the machine is working or not.
- Cleaning these chambers might get a bit messy. When the chamber is emptied in the trashcan, the dust mites gets everywhere and it might be a significant risk for allergic housemates to bear.
- While there is no bag for replacement, it does have a filter that needs changing quite frequently, which eventually makes it a costly process.
So, the answer is quite simple; buy the one you think is best for you and your family and would require the least effort on your part.