The search for the best vacuum cleaner for pets is over. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum is a powerful, compact, vacuum that not only easily glides over a variety of surface types, but it features the type of suction power needed to manage any pet hair problem. Of course, most models out there that claim they excel at pet hair pickup say they’re the best, but Bissell took it one step further by equipping this model with some great hand tools that make it easy to access even the hardest to reach spots in your home.
Now, let’s find out why this model received a high rating from happy pet owners.
Overview and Features
Bissell is known for producing upright bagless vacuums that do a better than average job of suctioning up dirt and debris, but this model is truly designed specifically to pick up pet hair, which is why it comes loaded with several attachments that can suction up pet hair on floors and upholstery.
From top to bottom this pet hair vacuum is designed to efficiently clean your home, digging deep down to suction up fine dirt, dust, debris, and pet hair. The vacuum is equipped with a variety of specialized hand tools, a height adjusting switch, a sealed filtration system, and a powerful brush roll.
When it comes to suction power, this model is paving the way in terms of an innovative design that ensures the vacuum not only efficiently suctions up surface dirt, but the type of dirt and debris that’s deep down in carpet fibers. This is the type of dirt most vacuum cleaners miss. Bissell has clearly made it their mission to design a vacuum that can actually tackle your pet hair problem.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum’s brush roll is well-designed with the suction evenly spread out from edge to edge. This ensures you’ll get the most pet hair and dirt with a single pass.
The vacuum is also height adjustable, so you can make changes to the height of the nozzle, allowing you to vacuum different surface types more easily, ranging from shag carpet, vinyl flooring, to tile and hardwood floors (best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors).
The brush roll design has a clog protection feature that causes a light on the vacuum to turn from blue to red if the brush roll has suctioned up a large piece of debris that’s negatively impacting suction. To fix this issue all you have to do is shut the vacuum off and remove the object from the nozzle.
Bissell’s multi-cyclonic system is similar to what you’ll find in the top of the line Dyson vacuums. This system ensures that over time the suction power is not lost. The vacuum’s cleaning path width measures in at twelve inches, which is perfect for an upright vacuum.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum operates on eight and a half amps which is standard for most uprights. Considering the type of suction power it offers, the motor power is more than adequate.
The cord measures in at thirty feet long and is not retractable.
The Pet Hair Eraser is a bagless model, which means you won’t have to worry about ordering vacuum bags or dealing with the mess that usually occurs when you change out the bag. The manufacturer uses their patented Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System, which separates pet hair from other types of debris.
The simple canister design is much more convenient and allows you to easily empty it out with each use so you can enjoy top suction power every time you vacuum. To empty the 0.4-gallon canister you’ll just flip a switch located on top of the canister to detach it.
The vacuum’s filtration system is completely sealed, unlike competing models such as the Shark Rotator True Pet Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum. A sealed filtration system means that the air that enters via the nozzle will exit through the filtration system. This system is called the Smart Seal Allergen System, and it’s perfect if you or someone in the home is allergic to pet dander, pollen, or dust. While this isn’t a HEPA filtration system, it does feature a two-filter setup that’s referred to as the pre-motor and post-motor filters. The pre-motor filter consists of two layers: felt and foam. This pre-motor filter is washable and should be tossed in the wash once a month. The post-motor filter should be replaced every six months.
This model weighs in at eighteen pounds, which is about average for an upright of this size. However, the weight can make this vacuum difficult to haul up and down stairs.
The vacuum comes with the following:
- LED crevice tool
- Two-in-one dusting brush
- Pet hair eraser tool
- Scoop and sweep tool
- Shed Away pet tool for pet grooming
The vacuum’s five-height adjustment options ensure that the vacuum is able to efficiently suction up pet hair and dirt, regardless of surface type. Additionally, the swivel steering design allows you to easily move around furniture and other obstacles in your path. In terms of sound, this model is about as loud as the average vacuum.
- Loaded with a variety of pet hair attachments
- Thirty-foot cord
- Multi-Cyclonic System
- Clog protection feature prevents the vacuum from overheating
- The weight of the vacuum can make it difficult to carry up and down stairs