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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Upright Bagless Pet Vacuum Cleaner Machine with Tangle Free Brush Roll, 1650A
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- Tangle-Free Brush Roll. Goodbye hair-wrap.
- Patented Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System for a Hands-Free Empty.
- Specialized Pet Tools with Quick Release Wand to capture pet hair anywhere.
- LED-lit crevice tools uncovers hidden dirt and the Pet TurboEraser Tool removes embedded hair from carpets and upholstery.
- Smart Seal Allergen System with Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator helps trap allergens inside the vacuum and eliminates pet odors as you vacuum.
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Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System
A patented, internal hair-management system that traps and separates human and pet hair from dirt, spooling the hair together for a hands-free empty.
Specialized Pet Tools to Clean Anywhere
A full set of innovative tools to easily remove embedded pet hair and dirt from all areas in your home.
SmartSeal Allergen System
Helps capture and hold dust and allergens inside the vacuum, so they don’t escape back into the air you breathe.
SuctionChannel Technology for Edge-to-Edge Cleaning
Some vacuums only use suction on one side of the brush roll, BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser creates a direct suction path for powerful edge-to-edge suction that maximizes pickup of pet hair and debris.
Maximize pet hair, dirt, and debris pickup on multiple surfaces including carpets, hard surfaces, upolstery, and more.
Easily maneuver around furniture and other spaces in the home.
Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator
Built-in Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator filter eliminates odors and freshens while you vacuum.
*Febreze is a trademark of The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, used under license by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
Quick Release Wand
Easily disconnects from the vacuum body with the push of a button and makes pet cleanups easy with quick, interchangable one-click tools.
Quick Release Wand
LED Lighted Crevice Tool
Pet TurboEraser Tool
2 in 1 Pet Brush
Nothing puts a vacuum to the test quite like a home with pets. That's why the Bissell pet hair eraser was developed from the ground up by pet parents for pet parents. Whether it's shedding season for your dog or your cat tracks Kitty litter all over the house, this revolutionary vacuum is designed to make cleaning up after pets and the people who love them a breeze-from beginning to end. Say goodbye to hair wrap with its tangle-free brush roll, remove embedded hair everywhere with specialized pet tools, help capture allergens and eliminate odors with the smart seal Allergen system and when you're finished cleaning, enjoy a hands-free tank empty with our patented cyclonic spooling system.
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We have long-haired, shaggy dogs. A long-haired teenager. Long-haired husband. You get the idea.
Four years ago, I bought a Dyson DC24 with high hopes. Sadly, after the rotator bush housing kept MELTING from friction when the brush filled with hair (the brush assembly had to be replaced three separate times- even if the product was a lemon, Dyson support is excellent), I finally gave up, and bought a Shark Rocket Truepet. The roller brush in that one jammed, despite my cutting the hair off it 4-5 times every use; fortunately, it was still within the warranty, and they replaced the entire (detachable) motor head unit. Still, that demonstrates how much we struggle with vacuum cleaners.
Although I prefer smaller, lightweight units, they just haven't been up to the task. I saw this, and decided to give it a try. Have just given it it's first workout, and a few thoughts after half an hour's use:
TL;DR version: zOMG! zOMG! zOMG! The photo below was snapped immediately after 20 minutes of hard use in a grubby, dog-hair-coated corner. I DIDN'T HAVE TO OPEN IT UP AND CUT THE HAIR OUT ONCE. NOT ONCE. (yes, I'm shouting. This is huge. Possibly a first).
Summary: Obviously, I need to see how it holds up with use, but first impressions it gets an A++++++++ for handling hair, A for suction efficiency/filter, A- for weight/ergonomics (for its size and weight it handles well), and B- for tool storage (great in theory, but soft plastic caddy broke on first use).
- the roller bar is still clean. Yes, you heard me right. NO HAIR AT ALL on it when I'd finished.This alone justifies its purchase for me.
- an over-full canister released most of the its contents (and there was enough of it that I can say it was doing a good job of picking it up!); a few hair balls got stuck around the cone, but were easy enough to remove, and I didn't have to take the filter out to get at them.
- The crevice tool is the best I've EVER used. It's small enough to actually get into and behind nooks and crannies, and it's rubberized (like a pet hair rake) so you can actually get the hair up with it; suction was STRONG. It also has a light.
- suction is more than adequate. I'm not sure I need to be able to hoover up a small animal along with the dust, and this is fine. It's definitely getting PLENTY up (and the filter must be good, as it didn't trigger my allergies or start to stink).
- Switching from hose>brush is very easy and done via a wheel on the base. It actually feels solid instead of the flimsy plastic switches some units have for this function.
- brush can be turned off/on via a toggle switch on the handle; easy to reach, therefore easy to use.
- it's a full size upright. Although not a huge full size model, see my above comments re preferring smaller units. HOWEVER, I'm willing to concede defeat. It's got an easy swivel and moves easily; it's also fairly quiet, which is nice.
- no headlight on the main unit. Not a dealbreaker, but I've found that's a feature I really like on the Shark, and I'm sorry it's not on this unit.
- The "holds two accessories" thingie is useless. Soft plastic broke on the first use. The one-acccessory thingie it comes with is more stable. I may request the other one as a replacement part, but it's just not that big a deal to me. The crevice tool is the only one I really need on-board as the others are specialty tools which can live in the cupboard.
- the flexible hose doesn't give as much reach as a stable wand. There is a short wand as well, but it is definitely shorter than some models. IF you use it with the hose, extend the hose all the way FIRST, otherwise you risk pulling the unit over.
- the soft brush attachment (which stores on the wand itself) is fine, but the way it attaches to the wand is a bit awkward. Not a dealbreaker, but they can do better for the next model. It is cool that it has rubber nubs on one side to get hair, and soft bristles on the other which are good for dusting.
- Better on carpet than hardwood, although I think that's true of most full size uprights. It is helpful to be able to turn the roller off easily at the switch, however, making it easy to switch from one to the other even if you don't want to adjust the brush height.
If it has the longevity (watch this space), it's a slam-dunk winner!!!!!
(Disclaimer: I bought this at another retailer simply because I had a gift card for there, but posting here since so many people check Amazon for reviews)
**I've had Dysons exclusively for the last ten years. Before that I had Bissells, Hoovers, Dirt Devils (ha), Kirby, and we had Orecks at work (I would never buy one, they didn't last). My experience with vacuums has been that our household's hard daily use is not suited for most vacuums. We have birds, cats, dogs. Kids. The vacuums are used pretty much every day. I've had two dysons for the last ten years, and have only had to have one of them repaired despite the hard usage. I recently replaced my upstairs Dyson with a Cinetic Big Ball. I think the ball Dysons are generally garbage (two of them family members had, constant repairs and they just suck in general) but the Cinetic Big Ball seemed to have what I need for this pet-laden house. When the Bissell came up I jumped on the chance to see how a $249 Bissell compares to a $699 Dyson. Read along and you might be surprised.
Both are sold as ideal for pet homes. I do indeed have a pet-heavy household AND gave this Bissell to a family member who has two huge dogs indoors (and hardwood floors) so this has been a very thorough test.
HEIGHT/Weight/Width//Handling: the Bissell is taller than the Dyson. The Dyson is heavier than the Bissell but is easier to manuever. The Dyson's vacuum head is wider than the Bissell and gets more surface. The height of the vacuum head on the Dyson allows more versatility for getting under cages and furniture. The ball feature on any vacuum is hard on me because the twisting they tend to do pulls my arms and back. I generally find ball vacuum designs to be hard on my back and they hurt me. The Dyson Cinetic has much less torsion than the old Dyson ball designs, I found the Bissell to twist much more easily and therefore pull my back and shoulder. It tends to roll ahead of me almost too easily and strains me sometimes.
ATTACHMENT HOSE: The Bissell has a nonrigid hose, so trying to get up high or reach past yourself to get into tight spaces is not going to happen. JUST for the fact the Dyson has a rigid hose that allows me to vacuum the ceiling fans, ledges, behind the couch, etc. that's a huge selling point for me. I can only use the Bissell wherever I can reach.....
STAIRS: (UPDATE) We have stairs, and they are a pain to keep vacuumed. Kids track things up and down, you know. Well the Bissell is worthless to me for vacuuming stairs, despite the hand held attachment for pet hair that is similar to most brand's 'stair cleaning tool'. The Dyson can stand at the bottom of my stairs and I can stretch the hose all the way to the top as I go from step to step. The Bissell hose starts to lose suction and drag the vacuum all over when I go much past about 4 feet. I tried putting it at the top of the stairs and stretching downward...I can do this with the Dyson no problem. I almost fell down the stairs when that O)(^*($# Bissell tipped over and jumped on me about the 4th stair down. I should have known better, but it just can't stay still.
FLOORS: The Dyson switches from hardwood to carpet (and every pile of carpet) easily without adjusting. The Bissell requires you to not only turn a dial to engage the accessories/hose, but also to do different heights of floor. It's an easy turn of the dial but you have to bend down. If you have many surfaces in your house and have to keep bending down to change, that might make a difference to you. Both vacuums have a brush on/off switch easy to reach.
SUCTION: They both have great suction. The Bissell though requires you to adjust the height of the brush heads to get what you need.
WASTE RECEPTACLE: Bissell shows the benefit of their waste bin in the form of an outside button so you don't have to reach inside the bin to open it up. Well I've used many Dysons, a Hoover clone of a Dyson, and this Bissell ...not one single bagless vacuum I've ever used has required me to reach inside the bin. Every model has an outside button. I'm not sure why they claim there is a company that requires you to reach inside the yucky bin to release the contents.
NO TANGLE BRUSHES: ??? If you roll this vacuum over hair of any length over a couple inches, YES you have to cut hair off this roller. The same is true of every other vacuum I've used. After I ran this vacuum over my bathroom floor it did indeed wrap long hair around the brushes. I had to use scissors on the Bissell brush head to remove the hair.
ACCESSORIES: The Dyson comes with a bag full of accessories and to me they are worth every penny of difference between the vacuums. The Bissell has a lighted crevice tool (handy), a pet hair handheld accessory that does a so-so job (not good enough for my needs) and a little accessory to get hair off furniture. The bristles on that accessory are very flimsy and I haven't had a lot of luck with it.
Overall using the Dyson is much easier on my body and stamina than the Bissell. But I will say that compared to my experience with typical vacuums sold in big box discount stores, this Bissell is a much better vacuum than I am accustomed to finding. For $249 (at the time of this writing) this is worth the cost for what you get. It performs every bit of $249 worth of purchase. I used a Hoover recently that was a similar cost and it was so flimsy and had so little suction, this vacuum really stands out. If you want a good pet hair vacuum under $300 then get this Bissell. If I couldn't get the Dyson I would be happy with the Bissell for what it does. If you have the money to spend and it's important for your body to not bend/twist a lot, look into the Cinetic Big Ball. After 30 minutes of using the Bissell, it really affected my stamina and body to keep bending down to change the floor level and hose accessory air flow. Having to correct the vacuum's over-twisting strained my wrist. BUT all that said, this is STILL an incredibly good vacuum for what you pay. The Bissell gets up pet hair, feathers, bird seed, etc and does a great job. I would buy one.
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