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Post# 370579   4/12/2017 at 18:04 (436 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Mine's the Hoover A. Affordable, large and decent filtration.

Post# 370601 , Reply# 1   4/12/2017 at 21:16 (436 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I love the self sealing Oreck CC bags and the HEPA versions. They hold a ton of dirt and are pretty cheap. I love the dock on the Orecks too; makes bag changes a snap.

Post# 370614 , Reply# 2   4/12/2017 at 23:44 (436 days old) by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
Hoover and Elux...

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Generally, I don't run bags often, unless it is on my later model hoovers such as 61,62,62 etc. Also my Elux LX takes a bag. Of all bags, I prefer the Elux C bags, Hoover c and w bags, and well this probably isn't really what you meant by bag I bet, but the very old and obsolete shakeouts. I have only really had experience with those bags...

Post# 370617 , Reply# 3   4/13/2017 at 03:07 (435 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Electrolux C bags and tristar compact bags are my favorite as i own a c9 and a lux app 200 cheap easy to get

Post# 370637 , Reply# 4   4/13/2017 at 12:07 (435 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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The Bag that Started It All - Air-Way!!!

The Sanitizor bags, used in ALL canister Air-Way vacuums, were the world's first drop-in sanitary 14 layer cellulose dust containers. Even came with a seal for the small hole the dirt goes into. Printed on the seal was this explanation:

"Dirt = Disease = Death".

Air-Way advised to throw the filled dust container into the incinerator, or burn it ("cremate the germs") with your household trash.

Post# 370688 , Reply# 5   4/14/2017 at 10:41 (434 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
"Dirt = Disease = Death".

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I would love to go to one of your dinner party's...I bet you're fun! 😉😂

Post# 370692 , Reply# 6   4/14/2017 at 11:15 (434 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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Now now Alex.

My favourite bag is the Waitrose lifetime bag.

Post# 370751 , Reply# 7   4/14/2017 at 21:47 (434 days old) by Scooby214 (Oklahoma City, OK)        
Eureka F&G

My favorite bag is the good old Eureka F&G. I think it's mainly because of the nostalgia of such an early top-fill bag for an upright. I still run two F&G uprights weekly. They aren't really the best at anything, but I can get twenty Eureka branded bags for $15.00 delivered via Amazon Prime. At such a low price, I change them out at home before they get full and smelly. At work, the huge capacity means I make it through a full shift on one bag, which is much better than I get with the small bags we get for our school's Proteam backpacks.

Besides, there's nothing like the sound of sand hitting the paper fill tube! Fortunately, the things I vacuum at school don't seem to penetrate that paper fill tube...

I do have one vacuum with the Sanitaire ST fill tube for better filteration, but I usually reach for the F&G vacuum instead.

Post# 370763 , Reply# 8   4/15/2017 at 03:00 (433 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Vacuum bags-to me MATERIAL used to make the bag is the most important-The best revolution in disposable bags was the invention of the "Filtrete" spun woven bag materials-Try to use Filtrete material bags in my vacuums.

Post# 370768 , Reply# 9   4/15/2017 at 06:48 (433 days old) by Tseg (World Traveller)        

I only buy 9-ply bags with self-sealing hose hole. Needs to hold over 4 liters as well. By coincidence, Miele makes such a bag.

Post# 370771 , Reply# 10   4/15/2017 at 07:25 (433 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        
Electrolux Ultra Long Performance S-bag

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I like these, because they keep the suction very long time even when they are full suction decrease is small. Filtration is also very good. Bag compartment stays spotless when using these. Also these are very popular and finding these is really easy.
Not the cheapest, but well worth it.

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Post# 370808 , Reply# 11   4/15/2017 at 19:59 (433 days old) by stormcrash (Seattle, WA)        

I'll throw my lot in for the Oreck Saniseal bags. They're so much larger than a lot of other vac bags, and the dock makes it easy on the occasions when you do need to change bags.

Post# 370811 , Reply# 12   4/15/2017 at 21:04 (433 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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My favorite bags are whatever I can get cheapest for my machines. That's usually a Kirby Generation 3 or a generic Envirocare paper bag for the Kirbys, and my Electrolux cansiters get Multifilter 4-ply paper bags. I got a motherlode of genuine Hoover G bags for my two QuikBrooms on eBay last year, so I won't need to buy any of those for a long, long time.

Post# 370812 , Reply# 13   4/15/2017 at 21:17 (433 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Electrolux Type C bags and Air-Way/Air-Tec Bags. Either one are very easy to change, but the Air-Way/Air-Tec bags filter the best. When I use my stock of Air-Way bags, I will cut the Sani Lid off and try Tom's suggestion so as to be able to still use the vacuum. There are generic available, but I doubt they would filter very well.....

As far as F & G, I buy Powr Flite bags or use the Sanitaire F&G Premium. Both filter about the same.....


Post# 370822 , Reply# 14   4/16/2017 at 10:15 (432 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I like the Arm & Hammer F&G bags. They hold a lot and the Arm & Hammer treatment keeps them smelling fresher longer. On appearance only I like the Hoover C bags they are so simple.

Post# 370934 , Reply# 15   4/18/2017 at 09:12 (430 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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Aerus Electrolux U, C, P, and R bags. They're all simple to just pull the old one out, stick the new one in, and close the lid. Easiest bag change ever.

Post# 370938 , Reply# 16   4/18/2017 at 10:59 (430 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Genuine Panasonic Type U paper bags. Easy to change, inexpensive to purchase, holds alot, and filters really well.

Post# 371318 , Reply# 17   4/24/2017 at 16:18 (424 days old) by matt8808 (Teesside - North East - UK)        

In terms of pure quality it has to be the new HyClean bags from Miele. Superb filtration and no noticeable airflow loss even with a bag thats 95% full

Post# 371319 , Reply# 18   4/24/2017 at 16:36 (424 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Im with Tom G

The old AirWay cellulose bag is the best, second would be the Hoover Handisac, either one of them filter as good as anything ever made I think.I cut Handisacs down and use them in tanks with cloth bags and they work great!

Post# 371338 , Reply# 19   4/25/2017 at 04:43 (423 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
Of the bagged vacuums I've used

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the Electrolux C bags. Why?

A) they are SUPER cheap - I check the tank when changing the bag with a white damp cloth and there is never any dirt in the bag chamber, which amazes me considering I use my Lux to suck out the bin of my Shark Rotator. I bought a pack of 100 bags on Ebay years ago for 35.95 and I still have a lot left.

B) they are super easy to change.

My least favorite was the Kenmore Canisters because the design leaks dust the way the bag connects, although I loved the Kenmore canisters themselves.

Having said this - I'm sure there are much better bags out there. I've just never had the opportunity to use a lot of them.

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