Pros and Cons of a Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum
When choosing which to buy, consider the price of replacement bags
Which is better—a bagged or a bagless vacuum?
Bagless vacuums can save you money because you don’t have to buy replacement bags. But like bagged vacuums, they have filters that need periodic cleaning or—for HEPA filters—replacing, probably more often than with a bagged vacuum.
Best Bagged Canisters
Best Bagless Canisters
Best Bagged Uprights
Best Bagless Uprights
Inside the Vacuum Test Lab
In the market for a new vacuum cleaner? CR expert Susan Booth shows “Consumer 101” TV show host Jack Rico how Consumer Reports puts models through their paces.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article also appeared in the September 2018 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.