Jesus Christ, who knew vacuum shopping could be so darn complicated?
August 14, 2010 11:25 AM Subscribe
Owners of bagged vacuum cleaners, how often do you find yourself changing the bag?
posted by Sufi to home & garden (20 answers total)
I've been researching vacuum cleaners and I've finally settled on one
, but the fact that it uses expensive bags ($5 per bag plus shipping. very hard to find in stores) has me on the fence. My previous vacuums have all been bagless and they needed emptying twice per use, which makes me think a bag would need to be replaced once a month at the very
least. Some people say they can get five months out of theirs, but as an owner of long haired dogs, I like to vacuum daily.
(I think) I love this vacuum. It has great reviews (Consumer Reports and Amazon), I like the tools, and I feel it would be as good as a Dyson (which had always been my dream vac). I'm just not sure how often I would go through these bags, even if I were to re-use them. I can't help but wonder if I would be better off spending the extra $200 now for the Dyson..
So I guess my main question is, how often would I really need to change a vacuum bag?