The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is designed to tackle the issue of problematic pet hair. For many of us our pets are another member of the family. Over 63 million households in the USA have a dog, while cats are almost as popular, finding a home in 42 million homes. While we may love our furry friends, when it comes to keeping a clean home, that fur can be a problem.
In this review, we’ll delve into the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus lightweight, upright vacuum cleaner to see if it lives up to the hype and if it can make short work of pet hair on your floors and furnishings.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Overview:
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser turbo is an upright vacuum that is specifically designed to clean up pet hair. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, this vacuum should be able to tackle the hair on both low and high pile carpeting. This vac can also pick up large and small debris, and it is supplied with a crevice tool to help you to efficiently get to those hard to reach areas.
While it may not offer the same standard of performance on hard floors, you can install a Febreze scented vacuum filter to help eliminate odors as you vacuum.
The Pros of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus :
Support Homeless Pets:
While not a specific feature of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo, for every purchase of this vac, Bissell donates funds to the Bissell Pet Foundation. So, you can care for your furry family member and help homeless pets.
Hands Free Empty:
This vac is equipped with a hands free empty system with Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling. This means that you don’t need to touch any mess when you’re ready to empty the vac. There is also a tangle free brush roll, so you won’t need to deal with that annoying hair wrap that seems to occur with many vac models.
Smart Seal Allergen System:
The Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is equipped with a powerful filter. The Smart Seal Allergen System traps allergens and dust, while the optional Febreze filter can help to freshen your home by eliminating odors.
The Pet Hair Eraser is versatile with a variety of tools to tackle all your pet hair clean up. This includes a 2 in 1 Pet Dusting Brush, LED crevice tool and Pet Turbo Eraser Tool. These tools provide edge to edge suction regardless of whether you have low or high pile carpeting, area rugs or hard surfaces. These are specialized, exclusive pet tools that allow you to customize your cleaning according to your pet shedding.
The Cons of Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus:
While the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo offers a near perfect performance, it does have one annoying downside. The pet hair can get clogged up in the hose, which means that you need to take the hose apart to deal with the clump of hair manually.
Struggles With Sand:
If you enjoy taking your dog for walks on the beach, you may find this vac a little frustrating, as it struggles to pick up sand. This could also be a problem if you have a cat with a sand based litter tray.
Limited Vac Hose:
While this vac does have a decent cord length of over 24 feet, the hose length is rather limited. So, you put the vacuum at risk of tipping over if you pull and stretch the hose.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is packed with features that enhance the functionality of this vac.
Easy Empty Dirt Compartment:
The dirt compartment is easy to empty. All you need to do is twist the top cover and you can empty it from the bottom. It is also possible to remove this cylinder and wash it with a little warm water. Just be sure to allow it to fully dry before reinstalling it.
Pre Motor Filters:
These filters can be found under the dirt compartment’s top cover. You can remove the filters and wash with a light detergent. However, you will need to replace the filters every three to six months. You can also purchase a Febreze foam filter to freshen your home as you vacuum.
The vac is also equipped with a HEPA filter to eliminate dust and other allergens. However, these will also need to be replaced periodically.
On Board Tool Storage:
While this vac does have a wide footprint for storage. It does have on board tool storage to keep everything neat and tidy.
Good Size Dirt Compartment:
Although it may not be as large as some of the other Bissell models. The Pet Hair Eraser Turbo has a 0.22 gallon compartment, which also has a full line. This allows you to monitor when it needs to be emptied.
There is a slider on the vac, which you can adjust for low pile or plush carpets for optimum suction.
Who is the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Best For?
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is a great option if you have pets that tend to shed on your carpet. The model allows you to select whether you’re vacuuming low pile or plush carpeting. So, you can tailor the suction for the best results.
The vac also has a number of tools, that allows you to avoid the hairs simply getting pushed to the edges of your flooring and collecting against the baseboards.
However, while this vac can tackle rugs, it is not the best option if you have bare flooring. It can pick up debris, but it doesn’t seem to work as effectively on tile, hardwood or other types of bare flooring.
Hopefully this review has provided sufficient insight into the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo to help you to make an informed decision about whether this is the right vac for your home.