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Hoover PortaPower Users: Cloth or Paper?
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Post# 367242   2/20/2017 at 18:22 by rohmell (New York -> Long Island)        

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Hello to all Hoover PortaPower users.
Do you prefer using the cloth bag or the paper bag/adapter combo and why?

I found one being thrown away with the cloth bag. I have the Type N paper bags, but not the adapter/rubber ring that allows the use of the paper bags.

Is it worth it for me to invest in the adapter and switch over to paper bags, or should I just stick with the cloth shakeout bag?

All opinions and advice is welcome!

Post# 367273 , Reply# 1   2/21/2017 at 09:49 by jscarlato (Clairton, PA)        
Have both options . . .

I have both options. For normal cleaning around the house, I prefer the cloth bag. IMHO, I think the cloth bag allows for more air flow. Besides that, I can shake out the bag after one or two cleanings and have a clean bag for the next use. I bought the N paper bags and adapter as a second choice for picking up any kind of particles that might damage the cloth bag or be difficult to clean out. It's more expensive to keep buying paper bags, so I use the cloth bag most often.

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Post# 367426 , Reply# 2   2/23/2017 at 17:46 by rohmell (New York -> Long Island)        

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My feeling is that the paper bag might retain finer dust that the cloth bag might allow to pass through.
SO, I'm gonna order the adapter/rubber ring that allows the use of the paper bags.
It's only 8 bucks and free shipping, so no big deal to give it a whirl.

Post# 367429 , Reply# 3   2/23/2017 at 18:25 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I use the paper bags. Much easier

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