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Pauline W

Bag or bagless

I have always used a vacuum cleaner with bags. They now cost £10 for 4 and where I was able to empty the bag and use it twice they are now nigh on impossible. So thoughts have turned to using a bagless cleaner. Have any of you any views or tips on this type. I don't now anyone with one.

Thanks
Pauline

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Welshcookie

Bag or bagless

Dysons don't have a bag so you should get some comments.

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SusanM

Dyson

I have had a bagless Dyson for years . Would not be withut it . Does make you extra efficient as you can see all the dust it picks up .

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Expat Badger

Bag or bagless

had an upright Dyson in uk and loved it - had loads of suck

obvioulsy expensive, and a bit heavy to lug about but was the best vacuum cleaner i've had

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SonyaK

Bag or bagless

I've got a Miele vacuum cleaner and really like it. It does have bags which aren't cheap, but I prefer bags as I have asthma and hate emptying out dust and coughing a lot!!
The bags keep it all contained, so better for me (if not my wallet!)

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Wendy

Vacuums

I had a Dyson and hated it. It wouldn't go under furniture, was very heavy and bulky. One of the best was a Hoover that had a clear cup at the bottom (making it bagless) and you could see when it was full, easy to empty. The best one of all was called a Hoover constellation and it floated round on a cushion of air like a hovercraft and like a Dalek couldn't manage stairs but on one level it would follow me around, it did have a bag though but in those days they were cheap!

Wendy

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Elpe

Bag or bagless

We bought a new vacuum cleaner last month having read the 'Which?' reports and various reviews. We got a Miele Turbo 5000 Cat & Dog which uses bags. Our criteria were that it had to be quiet, reasonably light, efficient and reliable. Reports said that bag machines are more efficient and as we bought it from Debenhams we plan to buy the bags when they have their sales. We don't have any pets but liked the fact that this machine is good at picking up hairs etc. It certainly is amazingly quiet. Various family members have Dysons - my mother hates hers saying it's so heavy and she can't stand the noise (and she has a cleaning lady!). We also have a Miele washing machine - first class!

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bag or bagless

I also have a Miele, and I wouldn't swap it for the Dyson if you paid me. It is by far the best vacuum cleaner I have ever owned, and I've tried quite a few. Mine is now 5 years old, and despite very heavy use is as good as the day I bought it. I think the bags are good value, as provided you aren't using the vacuum for anything other than normal domestic use each bag lasts a long time. The only bagless machine I've had was heavy and impractical for its size, very messy to empty and the motor blew within 6 months.

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Pauline W

Miele with a bag then!

Thanks to all for views on vacuums. Seems the favourite is the one I already have which is absolutely fine-apart from cost of bags. I will persevere to find some on offer. Maybe the answer is to not clean as often.
Thanks again.
Pauline

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Rosemary S

Miele Bags

Hi Pauline
I get my genuine Miele bags from Amazon for £8.49 free shipping. You can also get compatible Miele bags but I have never used them so can't comment. I have the Miele 5000 Hepa Filter-have had it for a few years now and it is the best vacuum I have ever had.

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JaneMR

Bag or bagless

I have had a Dyson for years and I love it. They have a brilliant after sales service.

At the same time our new house came with an in-built vacuum system. You attach the hose to one of the outlets and hoover away. All the debris is sucked into the container in the garage which you empty every few months. Because the pump is outside, it is virtually silent and doesn't frighten the dog. And there is a special outlet in the kitchen where you can just sweep the floor up to it and it sucks it all away. And it has all the usual attachments.

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Expat Badger

central vacuum system

ah yes i have exactly the same Janet - i do find the enormous hose a bit of a problem and am sure one day it will kill me as i trip over it carrying it down the stairs!

...oh and the cat is terrified still, even tho it's quiet, and she hides in the basement....

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Expat Badger

central vac

but having said that, i do LOVE the sucker under the sink cabinet in the kitchen - like you say just push the bits up to it and whoosh off it all goes!

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SonyaK

central vac

I've always thought an in-built vacuum system was very posh!! or at least very expensive!!
Maybe more people are putting them in now? Are they common in UK or Canada?

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central vac

Must be a US thing, never seen them here in the UK. My house dates from the 1800s so mod cons are few and far between, but my friends in new builds are still vacuum cleaning the old fashioned way.

 
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