24 Best Bagged Upright Vacuums of January 2019

Find the 24 best bagged upright vacuums, based on 23504 reviews

  1. 1.

    SEBO Felix 1 Premium

    $ 699.00 93 %1 review
  2. 2.

    Miele Dynamic U1 Cat&Dog SHBE0

    $ 519.20 92 %259 reviews
  3. 3.

    SEBO Automatic X5

    $ 879.00 91 %38 reviews
  4. 4.

    Panasonic MC-UG471

    $ 119.99 83 %925 reviews
  5. 5.

    Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick SHAE0

    $ 399.20 82 %85 reviews
  6. 6.

    Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140900

    $ 95.85 82 %5003 reviews
  7. 7.

    Oreck Commercial XL XL2100RHS

    $ 135.71 82 %2593 reviews
  8. 8.

    Bissell Powerlifter Pet 2019

    $ 98.00 81 %135 reviews
  9. 9.

    Panasonic MC-UG223

    $ 97.64 80 %317 reviews
  10. 10.

    Hoover WindTunnel T-Series UH30310

    $ 90.00 79 %2141 reviews
  11. 11.

    Kenmore Elite 31150 Pet-Friendly

    $ 249.99 78 %540 reviews
  12. 12.

    Kenmore 31140 Pet Friendly

    $ 169.99 78 %530 reviews
  13. 13.

    Hoover WindTunnel T-Series UH30300

    $ 104.16 78 %2194 reviews
  14. 14.

    Eureka AirSpeed ABS AS1051A

    $ 169.99 77 %232 reviews
  15. 15.

    Dirt Devil Featherlite UD30010

    $ 59.99 77 %573 reviews
Score93%92%91%83%82%
SEBO Felix 1 PremiumMiele Dynamic U1 Cat&Dog SHBE0SEBO Automatic X5Panasonic MC-UG471Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick SHAE0
(4.7)
(1 reviews)
(4.6)
(259 reviews)
(4.6)
(38 reviews)
(4.2)
(925 reviews)
(4.1)
(85 reviews)
Price$699.00 $519.20$879.00 $119.99 $399.20
Bag Capacity0.92 gal1.59 gal1.5 gal-- gal1.59 gal
Power Rating-- amps-- amps-- amps12 amps-- amps
Cord Length31 ft33 ft40 ft24 ft33 ft
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNoYesNo
Pet FriendlyYesYesYesNoNo
Detachable CanisterYesNoNoNoNo
Tools StorageN/AOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboard
Weight15.4 lbs22 lbs16.9 lbs17.6 lbs22 lbs

The Powerful Traditional Vacuum Cleaner

An upright vacuum is considered one of the more traditional vacuum cleaners. It’s one of the more powerful vacuums on the market and is great for people that do not want to bend down or are not able to when vacuuming. Most have a much larger dust bin capacity and a wider cleaning path as well. You can’t go wrong with an upright vacuum, but with so many options out there, how do you choose which one is best for you? Here is a list of things to consider before buying your next vacuum.

Things to Consider Before Choosing

  • Best attachments – The best accessories to look for is a crevice tool, extension wand and an upholstery brush. The crevice tool is a long narrow tool that will allow you to detach the hose from the vacuum and be able to reach those narrow corners and crevices in your home. The extension wand is to help you reach up higher, when using the hose for something other than your floors. And finally, the upholstery brush is the attachment to use for vacuuming your furniture and other fabrics, great for people with pets.
  • Bag Capacity – Average bag capacity for a bagged upright vacuum is around 6L. This makes it one of the higher capacity vacuums on the market.
  • Cord Length – Because most upright vacuums come with power cords, it’s important to look for one with a longer one. That way you won’t have to switch outlets more than necessary. 30-foot cords and above will allow you to vacuum multiple rooms without having to unplug.
  • Accessory Storage (Internal/external) – Because it’s quite large in size you want to look for one with the accessories attached to it. That way it won’t take up much space and you won’t misplace them. Also they will be on hand whenever you are vacuuming and you may need it on the spot! If the vacuum you choose does not have the accessories attached, make sure you keep them all together maybe in a box next to where you store your vacuum, or in your designated “cleaning tools” closet.
  • Weight and Dimensions – The upright vacuum is a bit on the heavier side as they average at around 20 lbs. The motor on it is much larger, making it bulkier BUT more powerful. The size of it also makes it a bit harder to maneuver and probably won’t be easy to use when needing to vacuum underneath furniture. The height is often adjustable, making it a great vacuum for tall people and/or those with back problems. The cleaning path is much wider and on average is about 13″. Keep in mind that some cheaper versions will have a much smaller cleaning path and you will therefore have more work to do.
  • Price Range – The price is quite reasonable for a decent vacuum. Expect around $100-$200, but know that there are many more expensive options on the market as well, which will most likely have more features or attachments.

Bagged Upright Vacuums - Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Great on most surfaces (carpets, hardwood floors and tile)
  • Wide cleaning path
  • No bending down to vacuum
  • Good for deep cleaning carpets
  • More powerful cleaning
Cons:
  • Heavier and bulkier than other models
  • Much louder
  • Harder to maneuver
  • Most come with power cords