Not really a bagged vacuum cleaner (has a removable plastic container). If it stops sucking (frequently in my use), try taking it apart, and you will find about 2 pounds of lint and dust all around the inside of the unit. This one clogs easily, and needs to be cleaned out frequently by totally disassembling it. Poor design I guess in that the parts for the vacuum flow do not fit properly resulting in internal leakage and dust accumulation. No longer exists on the eureka site so I guess they disowned it too.