which vacuum would I enjoy?
February 24, 2011 1:36 PM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a vacuum that uses bags and is inexpensive, reliable, not too powerful and not too big. Help me pick the right one.
posted by wondermouse to home & garden (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I do not want a bagless vacuum because I've been battling a roach problem in my new apartment. I want whatever I vacuum up to be able to be immediately sealed off and disposed of, never to be seen again. I like the idea of bagless vacuums until I go to empty them and end up with a fine cloud of dust and filth flying through the air. Add roaches, and all that comes along with them (those of you who've battled the german cockroach know what I'm talking about), into the mix and... do not want. And yes, I am cleaning and treating the problem otherwise. I'm just really grossed out by the whole thing.
I have a 1 bedroom apartment with a few moderate-weight area rugs and bare floors. This is why I don't want/need a very powerful vacuum. Dysons are out of my price range as it is, but I've used those before and found them too strong for anything other than a really heavy area rug or carpet.
Not too big because I don't want it to take up a lot of space. And reliability because I like things that last for a while with normal use.
And finally, I would like this vacuum to cost under $200.
No preference as to whether it's an upright, stick, or canister as long as it meets the above requirements. Thanks!