The 12 Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

12 products in comparison
30.238 User reviews
3 Expert and Test reviews
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Best list: Best bagless vacuum cleaners of 2020

Best bagless vacuum cleaner
Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3
Best-vacuums
94/100
Good
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7) 1697 reviews
Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat&Dog PowerLine SKCF3
Best-vacuums
93/100
Good
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7) 1587 reviews
Philips FC9332
Best-vacuums
86/100
Good
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4) 17067 reviews
AmazonBasics VCS35B15KC-70EUK
Best-vacuums
86/100
Good
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4) 3074 reviews
Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence EcoLine SKCP3
Best-vacuums
85/100
Good
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.3) 141 reviews
Duronic VC5010
Best-vacuums
84/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.2) 1244 reviews
Beko VCO62602AB
Best-vacuums
84/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.2) 233 reviews
Vytronix PET01
Best-vacuums
82/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.1) 1092 reviews
Vax AWC02
Best-vacuums
82/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.1) 177 reviews
Vytronix CYL01
Best-vacuums
80/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(3.9) 3812 reviews
Beko VCM7180P
Best-vacuums
80/100
Satisfying
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.2) 31 reviews
Vax CCQSAV1T1
Best-vacuums
70/100
Sufficient
Bagless vacuum cleaner
★★★★★
★★★★★
(3.5) 83 reviews
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About our bagless vacuum cleaner test

Each of the vacuum cleaners has been compared and given a score based on reviews and results in vacuum cleaner tests. We have compared a total of 12 bagless vacuum cleaners, which achieved an average score of 84/100. You can read more on how each product has been ranked here, or you can refer to our complete vacuum cleaner test here.

Score distribution for bagless vacuum cleaners

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Facts about bagless vacuum cleaners

Type of floor vacuum cleaners

Bagless vacuum cleaner (36%)
Bagged vacuum cleaner (30%)
Upright vacuum cleaner (27%)
Upright 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner (6%)
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  • The best bagless vacuum cleaner is Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3 according to our comparison. The vacuum cleaner achieved a score of 94/100.
  • Several test magazines have tested bagless vacuum cleaners, where various test winners are awarded. For example; Philips FC9741 is the best bagless vacuum cleaner in ETM Test magazines test of 9 models in 04/2018. Miele Blizzard CX1 Efficiency EcoLine SKCG3 was the best bagless vacuum cleaner in Stiftung Warentest’s test from 2/2020, and AEG LX9-3-ÖKO was test winner in Haus & Garten Test’s tests from 08/2019.
  • Bagless vacuum cleaners are available to meet various vacuuming needs; you can find models suited for pet hair, cheap models, quiet models and many others.
  • The average sound level for the bagless vacuum cleaners is 76 dB, while it is 74 dB for the bagged models.
  • The price is 153 £ on average for a bagless vacuum cleaner. It is 137 £ for a bagged vacuum cleaner.

Comparison table: Bagless vacuum cleaner

Product information
Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3 Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat&Dog PowerLine SKCF3 Philips FC9332 AmazonBasics VCS35B15KC-70EUK
Name Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3 Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat&Dog PowerLine SKCF3 Philips FC9332 AmazonBasics VCS35B15KC-70EUK
Noten 94/100 93/100 86/100 86/100
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1697 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1587 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4)
17067 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4)
3074 reviews
Price 285 £ 483 £ 172 £ 38 £
Energy consumption
Energy Efficiency
Power 890 w 890 w 650 w 700 w
Annual energy consumption 28.0 kWh 34.1 kWh 25.0 kWh 25.0 kWh
Annual energy price £ 4,2 £ 5,1 £ 3,8 £ 3,8
Cleaning performance
Carpet cleaning performance C B C D
Hard floor cleaning performance A A A A
Filter
Dust Re-emission Class A A A A
Filter HEPA AirClean HEPA 13 HEPA 12
Ideal For Allergy Sufferers
Technical Details
Noise Level 77 dB 76 dB 79 dB 78 dB
Capacity 2.0 l 2.0 l 1.5 l 1.5 l
Operating Radius 11.0 m 11.0 m 9.0 m 6.0 m
Variable Power Controls
Telescopic Tube
Dimensions and weight
Height 31.0 cm 31.0 cm 23.8 cm
Width 31.0 cm 31.0 cm 28.5 cm
Depth 51.5 cm 51.5 cm 40.6 cm
Weight 8.5 kg 8.6 kg 4.5 kg 4.5 kg

About bagless vacuum cleaners

Bagless vacuum cleaner

Bagless vacuum cleaners have become popular in recent years for several good reasons. With a bagless vacuum cleaner, you don’t think about changing dust bags, which save you money in the long run and is less troublesome.

We have compared a total of 33 floor vacuum cleaners, where 12 of them are bagless models, and 10 of them are with the bag. The average score in our comparison for bagless vacuum cleaners is 84/100, while it is 90/100 for bagged models.

The best bagless vacuum cleaner is Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3 in our comparison, which achieved a score of 94/100. Among the bagged models, Henry Compact HVR 160-11 is the best.


Cheap bagless vacuum cleaner

Cheap bagless vacuum cleaner

The average price for a bagless vacuum cleaner is 153 £ (in comparison it is 137 £ for a bagged model). The best cheap bagless vacuum cleaner (under 100 £) is AmazonBasics VCS35B15KC-70EUK according to our comparison, which achieved a score of 86/100 with a price of 37.99 £. Many of the well-known brands, such as Bosch, Rowenta, AEG and others, offer cheap bagless vacuum cleaners in their assortment. The cheap models are provided with fewer features, has an inferior filter than other models and are not very good when it comes to specifications (higher sound level and lesser operating radius).

The best cheap bagless vacuum cleaners

Here is the list with the 3 best cheap bagless vacuum cleaners according to our comparison, with a price below 101 £.

Bagless vacuum cleaner
Score

The cheapest bagless vacuum cleaners

This is the ranking list of the 5 cheapest bagless vacuum cleaners.

Bagless vacuum cleaner for pet hair

Bagless vacuum cleaner for pet hair

The bagless vacuum cleaners are built for all-round cleaning, and some of them come with add-on accessories for more specialized purposes like removing pet hair. In our comparison, is the best bagless vacuum cleaner for pet hair.


Allergy-friendly bagless vacuum cleaner

Some bagless vacuum cleaners are perfect for households with allergy suffers. If this is the case in your house, we recommend you to look for a model with either a HEPA 13 or HEPA 14 filter, because they collect nearly 99.95% to 99.995% of the dust particles.

Quiet bagless vacuum cleaner

In recent years quiet bagless vacuum cleaners have become highly popular, due to the advanced technology made it possible to manufacture vacuum cleaners that are noiseless. The best quiet bagless vacuum cleaner (with a sound level below 70 dB) is Beko VCM7180P according to our comparison. This bagless vacuum cleaner has a sound level of 69 dB. The quietest bagless vacuum cleaner is Beko VCM7180P, with a sound level of just 69 dB when compared to the average sound level of all the floor vacuum cleaners 77 dB. The quietest bagged vacuum cleaner is Hoover TX50PET with a sound level of 64 dB.

The best quiet bagless vacuum cleaners

These are the three-best quiet bagless vacuum cleaners with a sound level below 70 dB.

Bagless vacuum cleaner
Sound level


Light bagless vacuum cleaner

Some people prefer a light bagless vacuum cleaner for it is easy to manoeuvre. The best lightweight bagless vacuum cleaner is Vax AWC02 weighing 4.3 kg, while Vax AWC02 is the best lightweight bagless vacuum cleaners (with a weight below 5 kg) weighing 4.3 kg.

Popular bagless vacuum cleaner brands

  • Miele: The German brand Miele is well-known for creating high-quality vacuum cleaners with a long life. Miele is ranked as the #1 best bagless vacuum cleaner brand in our comparison. The best bagless Miele vacuum cleaners are Miele Blizzard CX1 Powerline SKRF3 in our comparison.
  • AEG: AEG offers a wide range of bagless vacuum cleaners to cater to different needs. The best bagless AEG vacuum cleaner is in our comparison.
  • Dyson: The British brand Dyson has specialized in only bagless vacuum cleaners and cordless vacuum cleaners (and has thus chosen not to develop bagged vacuum cleaners). Dyson is well-known for offering innovative products in the premium price range and is the first choice for many consumers, especially within cordless vacuum cleaners.
  • Rowenta: Rowenta’s assortment of bagless vacuum cleaners come in several options which include models for households with allergy sufferers, quiet models, cheap models and models for homes with pets. The best Rowenta vacuum cleaner is in our comparison.
  • Bosch: In our ranking list of the best bagless vacuum cleaner brands, Bosch is ranked the # best. The best bagless Bosch vacuum cleaner is in the comparison.
  • Philips: The best bagless Philips vacuum cleaner is Philips FC9332 in our comparison. The brand is ranked as the # best in our rankings of the best bagless vacuum cleaners.

What is the energy class for the bagless vacuum cleaners?

The distribution of the energy class among the bagless vacuum cleaners compared can be seen in the diagram. As per the data, 75% is in energy class A. The best energy class is A+++.

A (75%)
A+ (17%)
C (8%)
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What is the power consumption of bagless vacuum cleaners?

The estimated yearly power consumption for the bagless vacuum cleaners is shown in the diagram. The bagless vacuum cleaner with the highest annual power consumption is expected to consume 34 kWh while the lowest yearly consumption is 20 kWh.

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What are the sound levels of bagless vacuum cleaners?

The sound levels of bagless vacuum cleaners vary from 69 dB to 80 dB. The distribution of sound levels among the models is shown in the diagram. The average sound level for the 12 bagless vacuum cleaners compared is 76 dB.

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What is the operating radius for the bagless vacuum cleaners?

The operating radius varies from 5 metres to 11 metres in our test on bagless vacuum cleaners. The distribution of operating radius is shown in the diagram below.

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