With a pet hair eraser, Bissell allows pet owners to tackle the common problem of cleaning pet hair from upholstery and stairs.
Update: Bissell does not carry this product anymore. It has a newer and better product called BOLT Reach Pet.
The 94V5A Pet Hair Eraser is Bissell’s portable, cordless version of the wired pet hair eraser vacuum cleaner.
And sure enough, the red nozzle part that has teeth on the edges is designed to loosen and suck pet hair from upholstery and carpets.
Also inside the nozzle is a pull-out crevice tool which is really short and doesn’t really add to the reach.
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- Removes pet hair from upholstered furniture and carpets
- Great for removing pet hair on stairs
- wall mount charger
- purpose built
- Short reach makes it more difficult to reach deep crevices
- The little dirt cup can’t hold much
- The filter is not washable
- Hair stick on the filter
- Heavy for a handheld device
What do you expect from Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 94V5A?
This broom will catch pet hair thanks to the ribbed mouth that will vibrate well. It will pick up pet hair, feces, dander, and all pet droppings well.
But don’t rely on this as a basic cleanser.
The 12v NiCd battery is rather small, so don’t expect a lot of suction power.
The nozzle has silicone “teeth” on the edges that will irritate pet hair on upholstery.
And the retractable crevice tool will be great for picking up lint, hair and other debris left by your pet.
Attachments and accessories
Technically, it only has one attachment which is the pull-out crevice since the nozzle is already part of the vacuum.
Although the crevice tool is a bit short to reach deep crevices, it is good for cleaning hard floors.
Bissell didn’t mention on their site how long you should charge this but based on reviews it takes about 12 to 24 hours to fully charge a NiCad 12V battery.
Bissell uses a HEPA filter so you can’t wash it off. What some people do to make it last a little longer is wipe the dirty part with a Kleenex.
To empty the container, simply press the release lever on the top to separate the dirt cup from the body and then remove the filter to empty the container.
the show length
Again, there are no uptime figures given on the Bissell website, but consumers get about 15-40 minutes according to reviews.
Bissell offers a one-year limited warranty for this model.
bare floor performance
This is only a spot cleaner for hard surfaces, it does not have any attachments that can clean a large area and it also does not have the runtime to do so.
Slot extensions will be your main tool here for getting into corners and edges; This is also great for picking up pet droppings.
Unfortunately, the slot tool is short on reach. It will not reach the deep parts of confined spaces.
And don’t rely on this to pick up heavy debris like coins because it lacks suction.
It works best as a spot cleaning tool for pet hair removal in small areas as well as stairs. Its reach is very short so this can be a problem for people with lower back issues.
It will work well on low pile carpets but not on medium to thick carpets.
Upholstery cleaning shouldn’t be a problem with the pet nozzle but there have been some complaints that it doesn’t work well on microfiber sofas.
Also, be careful not to press too hard when moving this back and forth as it can leave marks as the nozzle has teeth.
Pet hair removal
This is where the pet hair eraser comes in. The nozzle has ribbed edges that move any upholstery fabric well.
But there are some issues.
The first issue would be weak suction. Even with the ribbed mouth, the suction isn’t strong enough to suck hair even into the trash. And when the engine is turned off, the hair remaining on the mouth comes back.
The second problem is the filter clogs quickly because there is nothing to block the dirt.
Video review from Amazon
|attachments||Pet hair rubber nozzle
Built-in crevice puller
|Charger||wall mount charging stand|
|Shipping time||6 hours|
|the show length||15 minutes
(based on reviews)
|net weight (with battery)||4 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||4.8 pounds|
|total length||17 inches|
|filter type||HEPA filter|
|dust capacity||23.66 oz|
Just over 80 people left a review, and those who gave positive feedback said the ribbed nozzle was actually effective at cleaning pet hair on upholstery as well as carpets—some complained about the marks it left on their sofas and rug.
Not much rubbing was required, so this saved cleanup time. This is great for quick cleaning tasks but it won’t pick up the heavy stuff.
Most complaints indicated a lack of power and dirt falling from the nozzle (when the vacuum cleaner was turned off).
The short run time was another common complaint here.
Reviews from other sites
As of this writing, 22 people have left a review and most of them (pet owners) were satisfied with the power and its performance in pet hair removal.
As with Amazon, consumers who complained said this lacked potency.
Where can I buy this?
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This product would be great for pet owners looking for a small, portable vacuum cleaner that can easily remove hair and other dirt left by their pets on low-pile carpets and upholstery.
This is also great for use on stairs because of the ribbed nozzle, it doesn’t have enough strength though to pick up larger and heavier bits of dirt.
At under $90, this is a great budget alternative to more expensive portable motorized brushes that will do relatively well for pet owners.
Remember that this vacuum cleaner will take approximately a full day to charge. It will work between 15 to 40 minutes. So keep plugging it in until it’s always ready.