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After researching so much about bagless vacs, I recently invested in a good one. I am sorry I did. Even weighing all the pros and cons, it's yucky to clean out the accumulated dust, wash the filter, etc. every third time the house has been vacuumed. I hate it and wish I'd stuck to those with bags. The dust goes up my nose when cleaning this thing out. Yikes!

- Submitted by SLIMMERJESSE 8/25/2010 in Product Reviews | 12 Comments
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JSKAYAKER 1/1/2011 11:10:00 AM

    I went the expensive route because our new carpet was getting old looking after 2 years. It now looks refreshed and not matted. I have asthma and hate emptying my bagless, my husband will do it for me. however, when i do it I put it in the waste basket that is no more than half full and shake it gently while leaning back as I hold my breath. Sigh....a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do..... emoticon
ARNETTELEE 10/2/2010 2:11:00 PM

    I have a Rainbow, which is quite expensive (my son and daughter-in-law bought it for me), but I love it. No filter to toss/clean, it uses water, and you can see how much dirt and rubbish you have been living with. It has a water bowl which catches all of the dirt.
RAGDOLLVR 9/13/2010 4:52:00 PM

    Love my Dyson (no bag). It's costly but worth it when I see all the cat hair it picks up.
HOLLYM13 9/13/2010 10:09:00 AM

    I have an Oreck and will NEVER, EVER go to a different brand! I LOVE my ORECK! It is not bagless, but it is so easy to change the bags that it only takes about 30 seconds, and they way they're designed keeps your hands clean and the dirt in the bag.
COMPUTERTEACHER 8/29/2010 11:45:00 AM

    I love my bagless. I have a shedding dog, so being able to clean with a fresh system each time really is great. No more losing suction power as the bag fills, There's a bit of dust when I dump the container, but not more than when I used to change a bag -- maybe even less. I love being able to quickly rinse out the filter (a very simple process on my vacuum) as it gives me the maximum amount of cleaning power each time I use it.
SLUGGER17 8/26/2010 7:54:00 PM

    Dust-wise, bag or bagless, one is as bad as the other. We bought a $57 bagless Eureka several years ago. We love it - except for the cleaning-the-filter part. I'm stuck on bagless, and I don't think you need to go the expensive route.
VELVETEENRBT 8/26/2010 9:53:00 AM

    Absolutely agree. I have bad allergies and when I have to clean out the puppy fur with all the dust I feel like I'm going to die!

Back to the Oreck.
PEGGY-BEE 8/26/2010 12:29:00 AM

    And I agree with you too! I used one at my mom's house and she had a long hair cat. Yikes, dust and cat hair. Yuck!
TXGRANDMA 8/25/2010 8:47:00 PM

    Thanks for the warning! I was thinking maybe it would be like that! emoticon
FATMEME1 8/25/2010 5:06:00 PM

    I have to say I work full tiime and do housework on Saturday. I find it almost therapeutic to watch the vacuum fill and clean away the dust from the week. emoticon
KAT573 8/25/2010 11:33:00 AM

    I had to switch from my visual of US as bagless vacuums, wherein we could SEE all we were puttin away there, to this ACTUAL commentary and advice! LOL! Both seem to be pertinent, and I imagine both have their pros and cons.
MADZIE 8/25/2010 11:31:00 AM

    I agree with you 100%. Until they come up with a container that doesn't put the dust back into the air when you empty it, I'm sticking with my vacuum bags!

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