In my house, we have two dogs so I am always interested in vacuums that are designed with getting rid of pet hair in mind.
The Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser is a vacuum that is aimed at pet parents so I thought I would take a closer look, do some research and see what makes this vacuum so popular.
No More Hair Stuck In The Brush Roll
Before I talk about the other features of the vacuum I thought that I would start with what most of you reading this are interested in and that is how this stands up to pet hair.
I have used a vacuum in the past (will not name and shame here) that sometimes would get clogged up with one of my dog's hair and I would have to get a pair of scissors or a knife and cut it all out of the brush roll.
It was very, very annoying. The Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser though has a brush roll that is designed to be tangle free.
If you have a dog that does shed pretty badly and you want a vacuum that is able to handle that without you having to lend a helping hand, I think that this vacuum is well worth taking a closer look at as the fact it does not allow pet hair to get tangled in the brush roll is a huge plus.
Intelligent Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System
I will admit that I have researched this part over and over again and I still cannot get my head around how exactly this does it, but it is a great feature.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser has what the folks at Bissell call a Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System.
This is nothing to do with the brush roll preventing pet hair getting all caught up in it. Instead, this interesting and awesome system prevents pet hair from mixing with dust and other mess in the canister.
This means that the pet hair is much easier to get out of the canister and will not require you to put your hand in there and pull it out…. Yuck! I think this is a fantastic feature and one of the main attractions of this vacuum.
Filtration System Helps With Allergies
A few years back we had what you would call a budget-priced vacuum cleaner and it would cause me to sneeze like crazy when I was using it. In my research for this vacuum, I have noticed that no one ever has a bad word to say about the filtration system.
That is because they have put in a rather sophisticated filtration system. I think at this price range this is the best they could do with their filtration system as adding in a HEPA filter would have no doubt raised the price significantly.
As well as the filtration system this also has a Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator. So not only will this pump out fresh air it will do it with a nice scent that will freshen up the room and also get rid of the smell of dog!
Extra Bissell Pet Tools To The Rescue
No, I am not talking about the Paw Patrol who your kids love coming to vacuum the house for you, which would be awesome if they would. What I am talking about here is the very impressive toolkit that comes with the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser.
The quick release wand along with the crevice and extra tools allow you to get into the corners of each room and get onto the sofa and the beds, places where you tell the dogs not to lay, but they do and then cover them with hair!
As well as being great for dogs, you will find that the toolkit that comes with this does wonders when it comes to keeping the whole house clean.
The pet turbo eraser tool is fantastic and something I think those of you with pets that have hair that seems to stick onto surfaces like glue will really like.
The crevice tool with this is really cool as it has a LED light on it. It also has what they call a 2 in 1 Pet Brush and the idea of this is that you use it on those more delicate areas as you wonder how the heck the dog hair got on it in the first place!
One of the things that I like about Bissell vacuum cleaners is their one-click system that the tools have. The idea is that they pop on and off very quickly and easily. You may think that this means the “connection” of the tool to the hose is not as solid as it should be, but I have never come across anyone who has said they had this problem.
Great For General Cleaning - Not Just For Pets
One criticism that I have heard about this is that it can struggle a little on thicker carpets. Considering that this is what I would describe as a mid-range vacuum cleaner, I do not think having to go over an area a few times is a deal breaker at all.
It has a fairly powerful motor and it is designed for cleaning all kinds of surfaces which I think is great. It also features edge to edge suction. What this means is that it sucks the whole width of the head. This gives it a very wide cleaning path which in theory will make the time you spend vacuuming less.
We also reviewed other models check our Review of the Bissell 95951 Cleanview Vacuum.
One thing that I do not see get mentioned enough is the fact that this has a swivel head. So you are not just stuck going forward and backward. You can do turns which may not sound like a big deal, but it makes vacuuming so much easier when you do not have to actually pick up the vacuum, especially as this one is a little on the heavy side.
Final Thoughts On The Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser
I think that the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is a fantastic vacuum cleaner. I know that you cannot expect the power of a Dyson, but I think that what this offers is more than enough for most homes.
I will say that this is clearly designed with pet owners in mind. The filtration system, the way the canister works, the anti-tangle system and so on are all features that are not necessary if you do not have pets.
However, I will say that if you have pets and you are sick of dealing with pet hair and your current vacuum is not getting the job done, the Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser is the perfect vacuum cleaner for you and if you utilize those tools right, your whole home will be spotlessly clean.