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Can anybody recommend a reasonably priced vacuum cleaner that works well and either has bags or is easy to empty?

Can anybody recommend a reasonably priced vacuum cleaner that works well and either has bags or is easy to empty? It must be easy to push and pull. I want answers based on personal experience, not something from an ad. I don't need it to deep cleaner, just make the carpets reasonably presentable. There are no pets in the house.

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    Brian Main Nov 10, 2014

    The Eureka I have is Model #AS1104A

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We use both a Eureka Multi-cyclone and Dyson DC07. They are both easy to use and empty and do a good job. The Eureka was several hundred dollars cheaper.

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    Gerry Rains Nov 10, 2014

    Brian, I cannot find anything called a Eureka multi-cyclone but I found many different multi-cyclonic models. Some of them were light, some weren't. Some got rave reviews but they tended to be heavy. Could you please tell me what the Model name and number of your vacuum cleaner are?

  • Tiffany Bowe
    Tiffany Bowe Nov 16, 2014

    Bissell Powerforce bagless, I got it for $40 on sale at walmart and it is the best vacuum I have ever bought. It has removeable washable filters. When these get dirty it starts not picking up very well but they are so simple to clean in you sink let dry and put back together. It's very very simple my 6 year old could figure it out I'm sure. Excellent vacuum.....my mom had a 400 one that is now in the garage because she liked mine so much! Hope this helps.

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    Tiffany Bowe Nov 16, 2014

    Main Information Product Title: PowerForce® Helix™ Bagless 12B1 Model #: 12B1 Similar Models: 1240, 1240U, 1240V, 1240W, 12B1C, 12B1D, 12B1E, 12B1R, 12B1U, 12B1V, 12B1W Quantity: 1 List Price: $47.84 Rewards Points: 48 Warranty: 1 year limited Special Features Powerful, easy to use bagless system Experience powerful suction with the Helix System for longer lasting pick-up performance Large dirt cup holds more dirt for more room to room cleaning Dual Edge Cleaning provides Surround Suction® to clean hard to reach areas like baseboards and around furniture Microban® Protection: No Surface Type: Carpet, Upholstery, Low Pile Carpet Power Rating: 10 Amps Heater: No Filtration: 3 Stage Cleaning Path Width: 13.5" Cleaning System: Helix System Weight: 15 lbs Power Power Rating: 10 Amps Power Source: Corded Heater: No Air Flow Indicator: No Brush System: Rotating Brush On/Off Switch: No Power Cord Length: 20' Automatic Cord Rewind: No Filtration Filter: Style 9/10/12 Pre-Motor Filter Filtration: 3 Stage Clean Filter Indicator: No Dirt Collection Surface Type: Carpet, Upholstery, Low Pile Carpet Cleaning System: Helix System Cleaning Path Width: 13.5" Surface Height Settings: 5 Dual Edge Cleaning: Yes Bag Type: Bagless Easy Empty™ Dirt Cup: Yes Dirt Sensor: No Specialty Tools Multi-Use Tools: Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, Flexible Crevice Tool Reach Extension Tools: Extension Wand Other Specs Color: Midnight Blue Carry Handle: Yes Headlight: No Soft Bumper: Yes Belt Type: Style 7/9/10/12/14/16 Replacement Belt

  • Tiffany Bowe
    Tiffany Bowe Nov 16, 2014

    Basically the above important info is it's 15 lbs and the model is 12b1 PowerForce Helix Bagless

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