Bissell “Eraser” Hand Vacuum for Pet Hair

Bissell “Eraser” Hand Vacuum for Pet Hair

When you have just a small area of pet hair that you need to clean, you don’t always want to take out the full-sized vacuum cleaner. Cleaning just the spot that your cat tends to sit on is really not worth the hassle of using the “big boss.”

This is why a handheld vacuum cleaner is such a worthwhile investment. It is a hassle-free method of keeping your furniture clean.

In this respect, we will review the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, and see whether or not it’s worth the purchase. Can it really erase the pet hair, despite the fact that it’s so compact?

Introducing The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser

The Bissell handheld vacuum cleaner was made for those people who wanted to take pet hair off furniture and other hardly accessed areas, without resorting to the full-fledged “parent” residing in the closet.

With its portable and compact design, the Bissell handheld vacuum is cordless and lightweight. Thanks to this, you can easily vacuum areas that are further away from the power outlet, such as the seats of your car.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Side Review

In order to extend its life, as well as the air around you, this vacuum is equipped with two-stage filtration system. Not only will it keep the allergens in, but it will also prevent early usage of the filter.

Keep in mind that this was intended as a “spot cleaning vacuum,” so any attempt at cleaning a whole carpet with it will be fruitless – mostly because the battery won’t last so long.

Here are the features of this hand vacuum cleaner in a nutshell.

  • ​Newly improved brush that is not powered by hair but by a motor.
  • ​Two-stage filtering system that keeps the main filters in a good condition for a much longer time.
  • ​Securely-attached cleaning tools.
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    4V nickel cadmium battery.
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    Weighs only 3.75 lbs.
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    Comes with upholstery and cleaning tools.

​Overall, this device is meant to be user-friendly, without any hassles.

The Results

The first aspect you are going to notice about this device is not necessarily its bright-neon green color (although that also sticks out), but its length. It may be a bit longer than the previous Bissell models, but it’s still fairly compact.

The attachments have also been improved, and this time they are more secure. It relies on a motor to function (instead of air), which means that the agitation will be stronger and the cleaning more efficient.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Review

The suction power is also very good, and it can take off pet hair from the upholstery pretty fast. In terms of the efficiency, it works pretty well.

I also appreciate the fact that it doesn’t have a cable, which makes it easier for me to move around with it.

The drawback, however, is that the Ni-Cad battery won’t last very long – at least not if you want to hang on to the power. You’ll be charging it for four hours just so that you can use it for 5 to 15 minutes.

Overall, however, this device is very easy to use, and it’s perfect if your purpose is only to clean some random spots in the house.

What Other People Say

Like me, most people were impressed with its suction power, despite the fact that it’s so reduced in size. It does a very good job at vacuuming the hair from the couch and car seats, leaving the space clean.

It’s also appreciated for the fact that it’s very lightweight – so if you have issues with your wrist, then this one is perfect for you. Many people with arthritis claimed that they had no issues working with this device.

The main complaint that I kept seeing was the short battery life. You would charge it for a few hours just to be able to use it a couple of minutes. Some even said that the device stopped working after less than one minute, after charging it overnight.

What We Liked

The compact design is perfect if you don’t like the hassle that every cleaning session brings. Plus, it’s light and it’s very easy to carry around. Where your pet goes, this device can follow. It’s an efficient way of constantly keeping the house clean.

I also liked the fact that it’s cordless. It allows me to clean areas that would otherwise be reached with much more difficulty. I’m not stuck to a power socket; therefore, I have all the freedom of movement that I want.

What We Didn’t Like

As mentioned, I appreciate the fact that it’s cordless; however, the battery life is a total downer. Perhaps they might consider changing the Ni-Cad batteries to something more durable.

The container is also pretty small. If by any stroke of luck the battery lasts for more than 5-10 minutes, you’ll have to empty it at least once of hair and debris.   

Buying Advice

With an average price of $50, this handheld vacuum from Bissell can be purchased from any place, including the manufacturer’s website. My advice, however, is to try purchasing it from Amazon.

It ships to pretty much anywhere, and depending on the seller and the time of purchase, you can also get a pretty good discount. When I purchased mine, I got 10% off the price.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Review

The warranty of this product is fairly small, so for a small fee, you can also ask for a 2-3 year protection plan from Amazon. It’s basically an extension to your guarantee.

Final Thoughts

If you tend to have spots in your house that need continuous cleaning (such as the corner of the couch where your dog sits all the time), then the Bissell handheld vacuum is perfect for you.

It may need some improvements in certain aspects, but overall, it does a very good job. It’s light, it’s small, it’s powerful, and it’s very easy to use. It’s great for all kinds of dirt, regardless if it’s pet hair or thicker debris.

​Our Rating

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