The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum, while praised in one professional review, doesn't get rave reviews for picking up pet hair from carpet; however owners enthusiastically praise this corded hand vacuum's ability to remove fur from upholstery. It has a 16-foot cord, and its HEPA filter minimizes the emission of allergens. If you prefer a cordless handheld vacuum, the Black & Decker 18V Pivot Vac PHV1810 (Est. $60) seems to have on-par performance.
ConsumerReports.org is the only professional review we found that includes the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum in side-by-side comparison testing. There's no shortage of owner-written reviews at Amazon.com and Walmart.com. We also consulted owner opinions posted at Target.com.
Editors of ConsumerReports.org include the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum in their testing of 12 hand vacs. ConsumerReports.org conducts consistent product testing before recommending four models. Testing criteria include performance on carpet and bare floors, along baseboards and sucking up pet hair. In addition to each vacuum's battery run time and recharge time, the ease of use, noise level and emissions are also rated.
Review: Small Vacuum Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, March 2009
The majority of the more than 400 owners posting reviews of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum at Amazon.com praise its performance when vacuuming pet hair off of upholstered furniture and rugs. Owners say it's powerful and the rubber tip works better than a motorized brush to pick up hair.
Review: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1, Contributors to Amazon.com
Walmart.com allows owners to rate products in five categories -- value, meets expectations, features, durability and appearance. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum is the highest rated handheld vac and is recommended by 94 percent of the more than 230 owners who have rated it. Owners say this vacuum is powerful and great at picking up pet hair.
Review: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Hand Vac, 33A1, Contributors to Walmart.com
Approximately 40 owners have posted reviews at Target.com, where the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum receives a high average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
Review: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vac, Contributors to Target.com