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Stiftung Warentest 07/2016

Stiftung Warentest 07/2016

Swirl® was rated best!

All three tested Swirl® bags (M 40®, PH 96®, S 73®) were found to be equal to the original bags.

Good quality must not always be expensive. outstanding in a test carried out by the German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest. It tested 22 brand-named vacuum cleaner bags and rated their performance. Nineteen were from third-party providers like Swirl® and three were original bags supplied by the vacuum cleaner manufacturer. They were tested – and compared with the originals – for handling, dust intake and retention, and fit and durability.

In most cases, third-party cleaner bags were found to perform just as well while costing as little as half as much as the originals. The findings were published in the latest, July 2016 issue of the Stiftung Warentest consumer magazine “test”. Swirl® vacuum cleaner bags were found to perform particularly well. In the overall comparison the Swirl® S73®, M40® and PH96® bags were rated best and found without exception to be equal to the original bags. Vacuum cleaners with Swirl® bags performed as well as with their original bags, and one of the Swirl® bags tested was found to be even better at dust filtration.

Twenty-two vacuum cleaner bags were tested: three original bags supplied by the vacuum cleaner manufacturer and 19 bags available from retail outlets or online. They were purchased in December 2015. Four criteria were tested, each with a different weighting: dust intake (35%), handling (20%), dust retention (35%) and fit and durability (10%).

Wiebke Generotzky, Country Manager Germany, Melitta Europa GmbH & Co. KG, was delighted with the test finding. “The result confirms the high quality of our vacuum cleaner bags,” she said, “which are equal to and in some cases better than the original bags. It also shows that good products must not always be expensive.”

The complete test in german language can be found here: