If you look in the store at vacuums there are no bags in the vacuums anymore, they are becoming obsolete. I have had my bag vacuum for some time, over five years. I figured as long as it sucked, it still worked. Ooh was I wrong. I noticed my sucking power wasn't working as well as it should, may be due to the fact that I can no longer purchase the correct bags for the machine.
This vacuum allows you to take out the canister and take out the filter and wash it. I am loving it. I like Clean. I bought this one on sale for 59.00, it may be cheaper elsewhere but that's what I paid. It is not the one pictured here.