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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

Vacuum cleaners are the most ubiquitous cleaning tools that have evolved considerably since first invented (and originally called the “domestic cyclone”). Handheld vacuums are just the thing for odd jobs like stairs, and being a cordless handheld vacuum is all the more useful. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is a great cordless vacuum that’s well suited for many cleaning chores, and particularly effective at cleaning embedded pet hair and hence its pet hair eraser name. Unfortunately, it may not hold up against long hair, in which case you’ll need a foremost vacuum for long hair.

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is included in the Best Handheld Vacuums buyer’s guide with the distinction of being awarded ‘Best Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair,’ as well as being part of the Best Cordless Vacuum buyer guide. For thick carpet that may trap pet hair, you’ll need a leading vacuum for shag carpet. If you want upright vacuums instead, check out this best vacuum cleaner list.

Why We Like It – Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is an efficient and effective cleaning tool that’s cordless, well suited to eradicating pet hair, has useful attachments for carpets, or upholstered furniture, as well as features an advanced filtration system.

Pros
  • Motorized Brush Tool
  • 14V Lithium Ion battery
  • Specialized attachments
Cons
  • Too long for some tight spaces
  • Expensive filter replacement

Power

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is powered by a 14V lithium ion battery that runs both the suction and a motorized brush roll headpiece that works great on low pile carpeting. Suction is decent for a hand vacuum, although works best when the unit is held at about a 45-degree angle to the surface being cleaned, for both the motorized brush tool and the other tool upholstery attachment (which is not motorized). The lithium ion hand vacuum works well, although some customers find the time required to charge the battery to be too long.

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Speed / Efficiency

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum provides cordless handheld freedom which is useful for cleaning stairs or vacuuming car interiors. No power cord lets you go wherever you need to go, but the overall length of the unit plus the need to hold it at an angle for best suction when using certain of the tools can make reaching some tighter places challenging. The crevice tool attachment helps, but may not dislodge embedded pet hair as thoroughly as the other hair eraser lithium attachments. The run time of the Bissell eraser lithium ion hand vac is more than sufficient enough to deliver strong household cleaning performance. A triple-level filtration system traps even the finest dust particles.

Bin Capacity / Maintenance

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum features a bagless bin with a capacity of over 23 oz. (.7 Liters), ample enough for virtually any job and easy to empty. Simply detach the dirt bin, remove the filter with one hand and dump out the bin contents. The triple level filtration system can be separated to be cleaned, however, the paper element is permanently attached to a plastic top, and thus you can’t just replace the paper filter. Replacement requires purchasing a new assembly part for about $12 bucks US (plus shipping).

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Durability

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is well built and hard working. The Bissell lithium ion cordless design is sleek in appearance similar to the Black+Decker Hand Vac CHV1410L, weighing slightly more by virtue of having a motorized brush roller head and also having a triple filter. Be wary of clogs, as long hair can get stuck in vacuum rollers easily. Some customers lament a single point of failure in the clip holding the dirt bin on the Bissell to the eraser lithium ion hand unit. If this single clip breaks then the entire vacuum is rendered unusable.

Delicate vacuum parts aren’t ideal, especially if you’re cleaning your workshop room. In that case, you’ll want to read our Bissell garage pro review and our Bosch vacuum review.

Value

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum is a good choice as a handheld vacuum, and is far more reasonably priced than the Dyson V6 Handheld Vacuum, although the Dyson is certainly more powerful. And yet, for an even smaller handheld, read our Meco rechargeable USB mini vacuum review. If pets are a big part of your life, especially the active outdoor variety who are constant companions, then you know that pet hair naturally becomes part of the relationship (not to mention the occasional dirt that they can somehow track everywhere). The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser may indeed be a very helpful tool to keep your world clean, as a pet hand vacuum that’s always at the ready. If your cleaning chores mostly involve vacuuming floors then you may also want to consider the Shark Rocket Cordless Pet Stick Vacuum. For tile floors, check out our best cordless vacuum for tile floors.

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum Wrap Up

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Hand Handheld Cordless Vacuum works great as a general purpose cordless handheld vacuum and as a solution for cleaning up pet hair in particular. Powerful and sleek enough to keep handy for spot cleanups whenever or wherever messes occur.

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