Finding a new vacuum cleaner for your home can be a challenging task. First, you have a budget you cannot go over, and then you have to find a perfect device that will fit into that. Besides this, there are tons of features you have to look into. Overwhelmed yet?
Well, you can cut down the search time significantly if you look for information in the right place. Reviews can tell you a lot about a product, including the issues that may arise.
If you belong to the group of people that want to do to something good for the planet, while saving money, you should look into vacuums which do not need a dust bag. The best bagless vacuum will still have excellent performance, so let’s see what there is on the market.
The Best Bagless Vacuum on the Market of 2019
1. Hoover UH70120 - Our Top Recommended
Our first pick is the vacuum we find to be the best in the category of the bagless vacuums. It comes from a manufacturer you definitely heard about many times before – Hoover.
It is one of the most popular brands on the market with a long tradition of manufacturing great products. The price is not really ‘nothing’, but you will surely get the performance you expect if you decide on this model.
Being a corded model, you can be certain that the suction power will be consistent. The cord is 25ft long, which is a good length that should be enough for vacuuming a larger space without hopping power outlets. Additionally, there is a cord rewind, so storing the vacuum after cleaning should be simple and fast.
Another feature we want to mention is that there are five height settings, depending on the surface you are vacuuming. Because of this you can cover everything from bare floors to high pile carpeting with this Hoover model. Adjusting the brush roll will ensure the optimal performance on each floor type.
Besides this, Hoover’s WindTunnel technology also comes with this vacuum. It ensures thorough and deep cleaning using multiple suction channels. Moreover, the HEPA filter traps every particle down to 0.3 microns, so you can say goodbye to allergens. There is also an indicator which warns you when you need to check the filter and clean it.
Another important feature we looked into are the tools that are included. This is important since you will definitely benefit from using them. There is a crevice tool, a dusting brush and a powered hand tool. Together with a stretch hose and an extension wand, this vacuum offers a lot of options.
Finally, besides all these features, this model is also bagless, and the dirt goes into a dirt container which needs far less maintenance than a regular bag. If you want to save money and time, this could be your next cleaning tool.
However, there are some downsides to this model as well.
The dirt container we mentioned is very easy to empty, but the button to open it is very sensitive. You need to keep this in mind. Otherwise, you will end up spilling the content of the container.
Another issue is that it weighs almost 17lbs, which makes it one of the heavier vacuums on this list. If you are on the look for the most lightweight vacuum out there, this is not it.
- Multiple suction channels for deep cleaning
- Rinseable filter
- HEPA filter
- 25ft long retractable cord
- Five settings for various surfaces
- Tools included
- No scuff bumper ensures you do not damage furniture when vacuuming
- Dirt container lid too easy to open
- On the heavier side
2. Eureka NEN110A - Budget Pick
As always, we also think about those of you on a budget or looking for a high performance vacuum for an affordable price. Every category of vacuums has a budget option, and it is no different with bagless vacuums.
Our pick is the EUREKA NEN110A canister vacuum which has many useful features which will make your life and cleaning much easier. For example, there are three different settings you can choose from when vacuuming.
Hard floor mode is great for any type of bare floors, and it will pick up hair, dirt and dust in just a few swipes. The other mode is carpet mode if there are any rugs or low to medium pile carpeting in your home. Finally, there is a specific upholstery mode to tackle the mess on this surface as well.
Apart from modes, you also get versatility thanks to several tools that come in the pack. There are standard brush and crevice tools for getting rid of dust and reaching tight spaces. The vacuum also comes with a hose and a tube and changing accessories is simple and quick.
Another significant aspect is the low maintenance. There is a washable filter so you do not have to think about it much. Additionally, the vacuum weighs about 8lbs so it should be lightweight enough even if you have back problems or any disability.
And now, the most important feature thanks to which this bagless canister vacuum earned its place on the list. There is no need to get a bag since there is a 3L dirt container. This much capacity is rare for a vacuum, so it is one of the features we like the most. Also, the dust tank is easy to empty, and you no longer have to deal with annoying bags which need to be replaced or dirt spills which sometimes happen.
Even though this is a budget pick, you still need to know about the downsides of this Eureka model.
There is a slider for changing suction power. But the slider is on the handle near your hand so you can easily move it without even noticing it. Therefore, it may happen that you vacuum with lower suction power without knowing. This is not a huge issue, but it is an annoying design flaw.
- Excellent performance for a fraction of the price
- Suitable for multiple surfaces
- Hard floor, upholstery and carpet mode
- Easy-to-manage, flexible hose
- Swivel steering
- Bagless with washable filters
- Tools included
- Hose easily detachable
- 3L dust cup, press a button to empty
- Suction control slider awkwardly placed
3. Dyson Ball Animal 2 - Upgrade Pick
Another famous brand got a place on this list for several good reasons. Dyson has produced high-quality vacuums since forever, and those of you who want to ensure that your money will not be wasted should look into one of these models.
This is definitely not the right pick for you if you are not prepared to give good money for a new vacuum. We are talking about the Dyson Ball Animal 2. Even though it comes with a hefty price tag, it also features many useful things that will change your perspective on vacuuming.
The first important thing is that this model comes with one of the strongest suctions on the market. Thanks to this, it can successfully deal with dirty bare floors as well as carpets. If you decide to give it a go, you should be able to vacuum your entire home and any surface without using any other tool.
What makes this possible is the cleaner head which adjusts itself to seal the suction on any surface. Additionally, everything you vacuum goes into a dirt canister, not a bag. So, the whole process of emptying the dirt cup is much less daunting.
Another great feature is the HEPA filtration which ensures no bacteria and allergens will linger after vacuuming. This makes it perfect for people with allergies, or if you have sensitive children. Even if you are a pet owner, you will be able to get rid of pesky hair and stop finding it on your clothes every time you sit on the sofa.
This Dyson product is really reliable and performs amazing. It was challenging to find any downsides to it, but here is what we think.
When it comes to the biggest issue, it has to be the weight of this unit. It is almost 18lbs, making it the heaviest vacuum on our list. Therefore, it cannot be used by everyone. Still, the weight is what makes it so powerful, so if you are not looking for a lightweight vacuum, you should look into this one.
- Extremely strong suction
- Self-adjusting cleaner head
- Suitable for all surfaces
- Three tools included – turbine, combination and stair tool
- HEPA filtration
- Hygienic dirt bin
- Heavy and requires strength to maneuver
4. Hoover BH50010 Bagless Vacuum
Our next pick belongs to the same brand as our top recommendation, so you can see how we feel about this manufacturer.
We are talking about the Hoover BH50010 cordless stick vacuum, which showed to be very effective against dirt, dust and especially pet hair. But what makes this model efficient?
One of the main reasons is the WindTunnel technology integrated into this Hoover. This means that the vacuum has more suction channels thanks to which you can rest assured that every piece of dirt will be gone from your floors.
This amount of power cannot be produced without an adequate power source. This vacuum is cord-free, but it is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which is the best type of battery for these devices. It provides consistent power that results in fade-free suction.
Speaking of battery power, there is a fuel gauge which will tell you how much power is left. Another great thing is that the battery is interchangeable so you can vacuum without stopping to recharge. One battery will last for approximately 20 minutes, but when you think about it, the run time is unlimited as long as you have full batteries to replace the empty one.
And finally, this Hoover is also bagless, and it has an easy-to-empty dirt container. Instead of taking out the bag, getting a new one and putting it in, you press a button, and that is it.
Every feature you just read about comes at a very reasonable price. But there are some issues we want to mention.
The bagless design is fantastic since it definitely saves you time and money. But the dirt container of this Hoover is not a large capacity one so you will have to empty it more frequently. However, it still beats the bag, in our opinion.
Another negative is that there are no accessories included. A lot of vacuums on the market come with at least two basic tools such as a crevice tool and a dust brush.
- Versatile – cleans carpets thanks to the motorized brush roll
- Transitions smoothly from bare flooring to carpets
- Push the button to release dirt from the bottom of the dirt container
- Has a fuel gauge indicating battery power
- Recline handle
- WindTunnel multiple suction channels
- Dust cup not large enough
- No tools included
5. Bissell 9595A Bagless Vacuum
The next item on our list is one of those that offer amazing performance at an affordable price point. The market today is such that you no longer need to pay a lot of money for high-quality products, and this Bissell 9595A model proves that.
This corded vacuum has proven to have incredibly strong suction, and it should be able to get rid of any mess on your low to high pile carpets. If there is a lot of carpeting in your home, you should definitely check this model out. There are also other reasons why it is on our list.
There is a cyclonic system that ensures powerful suction, and additionally, a new brush design allows you to clean in one pass. No more going over the same spot ten times until it is clean. The brush rotates down, into the surface it cleans, so it goes deep enough to pick up dirt in one go. This cuts downs vacuuming time significantly and leaves you with more time for something else.
As other vacuums on our list, this is also a bagless one. It comes with a 2L dirt container, so you should have enough capacity on your disposal to clean for an extended period without having to empty the container.
Other useful features are an easily washable foam filter, and HEPA filtration system, ensuring clean air and allergen-free living space. The vacuum itself is pretty lightweight with 15lbs, so maintenance and use are straightforward and simple. With a 25ft long cord, you will also be able to cover a large space before changing outlets.
As for the negatives, here are some that we found relevant.
Before deciding on this Bissell model, you should know that the hose it comes with is 6 inches long and pretty stiff. Therefore, it happens that the vacuum tips over if you pull the hose. This is annoying but not the reason you should give up on this vacuum.
Another negative is that the turbo brush cannot be turned off, so this vacuum works better on carpets than bare floors. Additionally, you cannot really use it on hard floors with this brush tool, since you can easily damage them.
- Cleans in one pass
- New brush design for more thorough cleaning
- The cyclonic system ensures powerful suction
- Comes with a TurboBrush tool
- 2L dirt container
- 25ft cord
- HEPA filtration and washable foam filter
- Stiff and short hose
- The brush cannot be turned off
6. Eureka NEU182AF Bagless Vacuum
Our next pick belongs to a low-priced vacuum category. Still, it showed a great performance, especially on carpets, so you still get powerful suction and functional device despite the low cost. So, let us dive into the features of the Eureka NEU182AF upright vacuum.
As we already mentioned, this vacuum comes with a lot of power. Thanks to the dynamic motor, the suction is strong and able to pick up dirt from various surfaces, including shag rugs and high pile carpets. A brush roll facilitates this process, and since the cleaning path is 12.6” you can count on vacuuming much shorter and more efficient.
There are also five height levels so you can choose the optimal one depending on the surface. Besides this, the wheels are smooth, so you do not have to worry about scratches.
As for the weight, this vacuum is under 10lbs, so you will have no problems maneuvering it. Also, the attachments included help a lot with tight spaces and demanding areas. There is an extra-long 7-inch crevice tool, an upholstery tool and a dusting brush.
One of the most impressive features about this bagless upright vacuum is the 4.2L dirt cup. This is one of the largest capacity dirt containers on our list. It comes in handy when you do not have to run to the trash bin every 10 minutes to empty the dust cup. The cord is also 25ft long, so you will not need to stop vacuuming often to switch outlets neither.
The best thing is that all these features come at a very affordable price point. But there are still some downsides.
One issue we want to point out concerns the material out of which the vacuum is built. The vacuum is plastic, so it will not stand bumping into furniture constantly or tipping over repeatedly. This is not such a large issue, considering the price.
If you would like a sturdy vacuum, many higher-priced options can meet your requirements. However, this Eureka model works amazing for the price, and you just need to be mindful and try to be careful when vacuuming.
- 6-inch-wide nozzle
- Lightweight with 10lbs
- Five height settings
- Suitable for various surfaces
- 1L capacity of the dirt container
- Attachments included
- Extra-long crevice tool
- Quick-release handle
- Outside made out of plastic
7. Bissell 1831 Bagless Vacuum
Another Bissel model has earned a place on this list. There are many good bagless vacuums on the market, but some models stood out, and we decided to include them and make your search easier. This is why we chose the Bissell 1813 which has many similarities to the previous Bissell we reviewed, but it is worth looking into.
One Pass technology is integrated into this model as well. It is useful for multiple reasons. First, it cuts cleaning time and saves you the trouble of having to vacuum longer to get every speck of dirt. Another great thing is that you save power by needing less time to vacuum. So, this feature not only saves you time but money as well.
Another feature is the multiple cyclonic suction that provides you with enough power to clean various surfaces. Low pile carpets or rugs? You will be able to clean them. Sealed hard floors or bare floors? Works on them as well. And what about upholstery or stairs? Yup. Almost every surface in your home will be clean thanks to this vacuum
Additionally, there is a multi-level filtration system that fights against dust and allergens. Everything you pick up goes to a dirt container, not a bag, so no extra costs with replacing a bag. The container is easy to empty, and you will not waste a lot of time on cleaning the vacuum itself.
As for ease of use, there is a 25ft long cord which allows you to move relatively freely. Also, the cleaning path is wide, which additionally contributes to the speed of vacuuming and makes the One Pass technology even more efficient.
There are also several issues we want to mention, which are not a deal-breakers but you should still be aware of them before you make a decision.
An important part of maintaining a vacuum is taking care of the brush and the belt. With this Bissell, it is not as easy to reach the brush since there are six screws in the way. Therefore, this task takes time, so be prepared.
Another small issue is that this vacuum is pretty loud. This is a common problem with many powerful vacuums since their suction is strong and therefore, they produce a different pitch that you need to get used to.
- Clean everything in one pass
- Powerful suction thanks to multi-cyclonic suction
- Great filtration system
- Works for various floor types and surfaces
- 5-inch-wide cleaning path
- Easy to set up and use
- Servicing the brush takes time
8. Shark NV360 Bagless Vacuum
The next model we have chosen to be one of the best among bagless vacuums comes from Shark. This company and their products are usually compared with Dyson, Hoover and other famous brands.
But can the Shark NV360 really be compared to such high-quality products? When it comes to the price point, certainly not. Shark Navigator comes at a much lower price than the products we mentioned. Still, it has some comparable features.
For example, this Shark model has a complete seal technology and a HEPA filter which keeps almost all allergens away from you and inside the vacuum. It is also versatile since it has a lift-away button so you can detach the canister and make cleaning higher places o behind furniture easier.
The vacuum itself weighs around 12.5lbs so you can pick it up and carry it wherever necessary. If you decide to detach the canister, it weighs 7.5lbs, so it is also not difficult to carry.
Speaking of canisters, the capacity of this Shark model is much larger than some of the Dyson and Hoover models we mentioned, so this is an advantage. Also, you can empty the dust cup easy without having to dig into it and pull out dirt on your own.
As for the tools, an upholstery tool and a 5.5” crevice tool are included in the pack, so you get a more than a vacuum for the price. Of course, these essential tools will help you tackle the mess in places you tend to avoid when cleaning since they are inaccessible.
Thanks to the swivel steering, you will be able to go around and under furniture, but make sure you give yourself enough time to get used to how the vacuum moves.
When it comes to negatives, this Shark model has several things that could be improved.
For example, the vacuum is top heavy, so it tends to tip over if you leave it in the upright position. Additionally, the hose is not flexible, so if you pull it harder, you will definitely take down the entire vacuum.
- Detachable canister
- Completely sealed
- HEPA filtration
- Lightweight with 12.5lbs
- Swivel Steering
- Large dust bin capacity
- Tools included
- Tips over because of the hose
- Stiff hose
9. Dyson v8 Absolute Bagless Vacuum
We have a lot of favorites in the bagless vacuum category, but our next pick is the Dyson v8 Absolute. This vacuum will be suitable for many different surfaces, so there is not much to think about. It works on bare floors – hardwood, laminate, tiles, but it also tackles the mess on carpets like a champion.
Cleaning takes time, especially if you are a busy person who can barely make time for cleaning. The dirtier the floors are, the more power you will need to make them spotless. If this is the case, this Dyson may be the solution to your problems.
It will give you 40 minutes of fade-free suction when you use it with a non-motorized tool. If you need even more power, there is a MAX mode which can hold up for 8 minutes. It is not much, but it should be used only in extreme cases with stubborn, ground-in dirt.
In spite of a no-shoes rule in your home, the carpets still hold a lot of dirt and dust that accumulates, especially deep in the carpet. For this, Dyson has included a direct-drive cleaner head, with stiff nylon bristles, which should get rid of embedded dirt.
As for other great features, there is a HEPA filtration system, so the air that gets out of the vacuum is clean and fresh. The filter is also washable, and no additional investments are necessary. Speaking of additional costs, since there is no bag, you do not have to think about it. Thanks to the hygienic dirt ejector, the whole maintenance process is quick and easy.
Even though Dyson is famous for its great products, there are some negatives to this model.
For example, the MAX run time is not ideal. It is great to have as much suction power as you need, but it could last more than 8 minutes.
Another negative, which is connected to the previous one, is that the battery is not easily replaceable. If you could replace the battery in seconds, you could prolong even the MAX mode.
- Comes with tools
- Lightweight, under 6lbs
- HEPA filtration
- Different modes for stronger suction
- Up to 40 minutes of run time
- Battery-powered, no cord
- Can be used as a handheld vacuum
- Suitable for various surfaces
- MAX mode lasts only 8 minutes
- A struggle to replace the battery
10. shark nv501 Bagless Vacuum
Another Shark? Oh, yes. However, this model is a bit different than the previous model on our list. Shark has made many well-designed vacuums but within different categories. The previous model we reviewed belonged to the Shark Navigator line, while this Shark NV501 is a part of a Shark Rotator line.
The difference? Well, there are differences, though not major ones. Shark Rotators are usually a bit heavier than Navigators and have wider cleaning paths, making them more efficient. Another difference is that the Rotator line comes with LED lights while there is no such feature in the Navigator line.
Still, this Shark model met the most important requirement we are currently looking into, and that is that it has a dirt container instead of a disposable bag. There are also other features that this Shark Rotator and the previously mentioned Shark Navigator share.
For example, there is also a lift-away canister with this model, making it versatile and easy to use. HEPA filtration will trap all allergens in the vacuum, and the vacuum is fully sealed so no dust particles can come out.
This vacuum is corded, and the 25ft cord should be long enough to allow you to clean longer without stopping. As we mentioned, there is a LED light on the floor nozzle, which is very convenient if you have dark spaces in your home, so you can actually see what you are doing.
As for the negatives, there are not many issues we found, especially when you look at the quality-price ratio.
Still, you should know that the hose is not as easy to detach as with some other models. This can be good since it will not fall out, but it can also be difficult for users with not enough strength or arthritis, for example.
- Versatile since it can transform into a handheld vacuum by detaching the canister
- HEPA filter
- Fully sealed
- 4-inch-long hose
- Large capacity dirt container
- LED light on the nozzle
- Easy to operate and control
- 25ft cord
- Hose difficult to detach
11. Black & Decker BDASP103 Bagless Vacuum
And last, but certainly not least, our final pick when it comes to bagless vacuums. As you have seen, a bagless vacuum has many advantages. A dirt container instead of a bag does not really influence other features of the vacuum, but it still affects how you use your time and money.
Not having to go out and buy bags, then replace them and toss out the old ones will probably be tempting for many of you. If you think you belong to the group of people who want to save money, time and the environment, then you should check out the Black and Decker BDASP103 upright vacuum.
So how does the maintenance process look with this Black and Decker? When it comes to the dirt cup, you can easily take it off the vacuum by pressing a button. Then, hold it above a garbage can and open the bottom.
Since the dirt falls out down from the cup, there should be no hair, dirt, mud or any other nasty stuff left inside the container. Also, you will have 2L at your disposal, so there is no need for frequent emptying.
As for the other features, this vacuum belongs to the AIRSWIVEL series, meaning it has only one motor but still has the swivel steering which typically needs two motors to work. That being said, this model is much lighter than some other with under 9lbs.
When it comes to tackling the mess, there are some handy tools included. A 2 in 1 crevice tool and a brush will not only get into tight spaces but also suck everything up and leave it spotless. Pet owners should also be satisfied if they pick this model, especially because of the unique pet tool, designed for getting pet hair out of any surface.
And now let us go over the biggest issue we find with this model.
Many other models on our list have height setting, making them even more suitable for different types of carpets. This Black and Decker model does not have this option, so it probably will not work on high pile carpets even though the suction is powerful.
- 2L dirt container
- 8lbs so fully portable
- Suitable for various surfaces
- Comes with a pet hair tool
- Has washable foam filters
- AIRSWIVEL series – swivel steering but with one motor
- No height settings
With the best bagless vacuum, cut down maintenance costs
Besides being annoying, dust bags have several downsides. You have to take time out of your day to go and buy them, spend your hard-earned money on them, AND as any disposable thing, they are not good for our planet.
Thanks to many useful developments in the vacuum industry, having a vacuum with a bag is in the past. Dirt containers are the new best thing which does not cost you time or money, and they are easy to empty and maintain.
The best bagless vacuum will make vacuuming even more effortless, so make sure you look into this option as well.
Hello, I’m Rita! Editor of Home/Made. We began this blog as a passion project geared toward sharing our love of all things home related. From DIY to cleaning tips, homemade wares to home living guides, We have truly found our proverbial muse in everything that goes into making a living space into a home.