Vacuum Cleaner Bags
Vacuum cleaner bags are used for collecting vacuumed dirt and for dirt disposal and they may be either reusable or disposable vacuum cleaner bags.
Reusable vacuum bags help the user keep costs to minimum, but emptying the reusable dirt bag and reusing it, may make a mess.
Disposable vacuum bags are thrown into the garbage together with the collected dirt - as such, they may increase the unit's cost, but replacing disposable vacuum bag is generally done rather quickly and easy. After all, many modern disposable vacuum bags feature auto-seal collars that prevent the dirt from escaping the bag.
Vacuum bags are commonly made using various types of papers or cloth, with best brands making multilayered disposable vacuum bags with randomly spun fibers, helping such units achieve high level of air filtration - some bags even offer true HEPA air filtration (they capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles).
While some bagged canisters feature 'vacuum bag full' sensors, many models don't feature such systems - it is up to the user to notice when the suction is decreased, and when it is time to change the bag.
Note: when vacuuming very fine dirt, it is possible to clog the fine pores of high-quality vacuum bags and that suction decreases even when the bag is not entirely filled with dirt. When that happens, replace the bag - by capturing fine dirt particles, vacuum bag not only collected it, but also protected the suction motor and prevented the dirt from being returned into the cleaned room. It's worth a semi-filled disposable vacuum bag ...
To help pet owners, some vacuum bags feature a layer of activated carbon, which captures pet and other odors like odors from cooking, smoking and similar.
OEM or Non-OEM Vacuum Bags?
Personally, always go for OEM vacuum bags, even if they cost slightly more than non-OEM vacuum bags.
Such vacuum bags are built according to the specifications, and non-OEM bags are rarely better than OEM vacuum bags.
But, if you have an older bagged vacuum and its manufacturer doesn't make disposable vacuum bags for that model, non-OEM bags are the only way to go ...
Here is the list of our vacuum cleaner bags reviews and recommendations, ordered according to the added date:
Kenmore Style O HEPA Cloth Vacuum Bags are high-filtration, disposable vacuum bags, intended for a range of Kenmore's upright vacuums, including selected Kenmore and Kenmore Elite upright vacuums.
Since the air filtration of these vacuums depends very much on proper air filtration of vacuum bags being used, it is of utmost importance to always use OEMs vacuum bags.
Published: March 1, 2021.
Kenmore Q-Style vacuum bags are true HEPA disposable cloth vacuum bags and as such, they are important part of Kenmore's air filtration system.
Kenmore Q-Style vacuum bags are designed to capture 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and they are able to trap dust particles, pet dander, pollen, bacteria and other small harmful particles and potential allergens.
Published: January 10, 2020.
Miele Type FJM AirClean 3D Efficiency Dust Bags are disposable vacuum bags, commonly used in many Miele canister vacuums.
Miele FJM vacuum bags are designed and manufactured with high efficiency and filtration in mind and as such, they are important part of vacuum cleaner's air filtration system - in order to achieve desired level of air filtration, it is highly recommended to always use OEM vacuum bags.
Published: December 2, 2019.