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BISSELL - Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum - Grapevine Purple/Electric Green/Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Sucker works - literally

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    TheTruQ
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    We are one of those households that vacuums our floors almost daily. We installed hardwood flooring in the past 3 years or so to reduce the amount of carpet in our home, but the majority of the upstairs is still carpet. We got rid of our larger upright vacuum cleaners in favor of a couple of the wand/stick designed vacs. They do a decent job, but we began to feel our carpets weren’t quite as picked up as before. Well, enter the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus, as it looks to squeeze out our wand vacs. The first thing I noticed about this vacuum was the box was light for a full sized upright. That was an automatic plus for me considering we have used wand vacuum cleaners for the past 3 years or so. I hate for my wife to lumber around the house with a large vac. I opened the box, and the vacuum was well packaged, cushioned on the corners, wrapped neatly – the usual I would say. There is a bit of assembly required, but I believe the average person would have no problem getting the vacuum cleaner up and running in a snap – plus, there is a page in the brief instruction booklet dedicated to assembly. Included are three useful hand tool attachments. The crevice tool is probably the one that stands out most. It has an LED attached at the tip, giving you greater visibility in those hard to reach spots. One thing I noticed during assembly is that you can only load 2 tools on the vacuum cleaner – the 2-in-1 pet brush, and the LED crevice tool. The pet turbo brush tool will have to be stored somewhere until needed. One last thing in the box – an optional Febreeze filter. Nice touch Bissell. Scanning the vacuum cleaner after assembly, I noticed the carpet height adjuster is on the handle near your thumb. This was a pleasant surprise. You can easily adjust cleaning height on the fly, without stopping, bending over, and managing a stiff, mechanical mechanism on the base. Something else I noticed was the cord length – it’s long. You can easily vacuum your entire room without moving, and if you have a centralized outlet in the hallway, like me, you can vacuum 2 rooms that are close to one another. One concern that must be noted is how the stretch hose feeds into the cannister. It’s a point of concern because they are just butted together forming a seal for suction. I am a bit worried this seal will deteriorate, but only time will tell – to note, it didn’t seem to affect performance (more on that below). All in all, a good, lightweight design. Well, plugged it in so I could see what type of results it would deliver. That didn’t take long. It proved to be much more effective at cleaning our carpets than both my wand vacuum cleaners – very good ones at that. This thing really eats up dirt and hairs like nobody’s business. I have a long-haired dog, and occasionally, he leaves quite a few hairs around. The first time I used the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus was the day after I had vacuumed my floor with one of our wand vacs, following combing out my dog’s hair. Of course, it picked up more hair than my wand vacuum did, and that’s a day later. It has very good suction, and one of the more powerful brushes I’ve seen in recent years. It isn’t the quietest of vacuums, but it also isn’t very loud. In all honesty, I just want the floor clean; I don’t care about being quiet. When running, it sounds powerful, not noisy – yeah, that’s it. A couple of things to note about carpet vacuuming: First, because of the location of the cord and the cord wrap, the cord clip is a bit awkward. The cord wrap is on the right, and because of the stretch hose placement, it’s a bit unnatural when holding the cord in your non-vacuum holding hand. Once you place the cord in the clip, you must bring it around the hose – if you are right handed. Vacuuming with your left hand solves this issue, but I would imagine most are right handed. Eventually, I figured out the right amount of slack to make it work for me, but I think it will be awkward for some in the beginning. Second, there isn’t a release lever to lean the vacuum back into operating position. You must place your foot on the base and hold it while pulling the upper portion back into position. This may or may not bother some, but it was notable in my opinion. As far as vacuuming is concerned, this thing does an excellent job. It has powerful suction and an effective brush. These are just minor nuances that could affect comfortable operation, not performance. Overall, this is one of the better vacuum cleaners I have purchased. It is lightweight, flexible, powerful, and very easy to use. You really can’t go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am torn between 4 stars and 5 stars

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    As a connoisseur of fine vacuums, I was excited to give this one a try. I have two long haired dogs, am someone who vacuums at least 1-2 times a day, and even has a robot vacuum on the job during the midnight hours. Why? With long haired dogs (German Shep and Chihuahua) the hair is varied in composition, exists in large amounts, and never ends regardless of the season. This vacuum presents itself as a pet vacuum, and I'll say they put much thought into it in that regard. They have provided filtering, cyclonic action, a revised beater bar to prevent hair build up on the beater bar, and even a way to make the area smell "clean" with the use of a Febreeze filter that smells very good. It steers easily, has headlights to light the way, and isn't too heavy to make it a chore to use daily. They included a lit crevice tool (uses batteries to light this tool), a stair/furniture tool that uses suction to turn a small beater bar, and a dust brush that has thoughtfully placed rubber fingers to help grab hair and remove it from cloth surfaces. There is an easy to remove wand, for getting into places the head won't fit. Very easy to remove and use. Some of the negatives are using the dust brush for things like baseboards, is frustrating to get a good angle, and if you do, it drags with the hair removal part of the dust brush. The crevice tool needs batteries to light the way, which is a disappointment. And the cyclonic tank press and release hair thing didn't work as I expected and had to reach up in there and remove the hair that had accumulated at the top. Since I have hardwoods, I find hair is getting clumped up in the beater bar (I do not use the beater bar on hardwood floors) and has to be removed by turning on the beater bar and vacuuming a small throw rug which dislodges the hair that is building up while no beater bar is moving. This same problem, just so we are clear, happens on every vacuum I own or have used when they are a beater bar type vacuum and the beater bar isn't running - the beater bar creates an awful noise as it is running against the hardwoods. Everything about this points towards a well designed, well thought out, and decently made vacuum. Their 5 year warranty backs this up. And it was designed with pet owners in mind. Frankly I'm grateful for this, because normal vacuums that aren't designed with pet dander and pet hair in mind, always fall way short. For example, this is allergy friendly, so the particles don't release back into the air. Replacement filters are not expensive compared to so many other filters I've bought. Assembly was quick and easy, no tools needed and hoses connect and disconnect with a twist to and from the locked position. My first night using this I got up much more than I would have using my battery operated unit. I went along after I did it first with the battery unit and found much that was left behind - it is a real vac vs. a similar design. "Similar design" units are not the same. I bought my first Bissell pet vac many years ago, and have always been quick to recommend them to pet and/or working dog owners. The beater bar change is a huge improvement. The other great thing is that this is the only vacuum manufacturer who provides clear and helpful instructions on what needs to be done to maintain it. They even put little tags on the pieces when you are putting it together so you know how the pieces fit and where they connect; very smart and very helpful. For the price point, you cannot go wrong. And if you decide it isn't all I've said it is, Best Buy has a great return policy and would welcome a return to ensure a happy customer - I know because I've returned enough stuff and am even greeted with a friendly smile during the return process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Upright With Multiple Personalities.

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus - We struggle to decide whether to get a canister, or upright, or stick vacuum. This Bissell has multiple personalities. It’s definitely a well designed upright, but it can act like both a canister or stick vac because of its thoughtful engineering. That upper stretch hose (5’ plus the tool length) that runs along the back of the wand can be attached to a (lighted LED) crevice tool, a powered hand-held “Pet TurboEraser” tool, or a small pet brush. We can also add the quick-release extension wand to reach greater heights. USABILITY: Setup was very easy, but we needed some double-takes on how the stretch hose connects to the dust bin. You DO need to release the dust bin to slide the hose onto the bracket. The Bissell has powerful suction, good maneuverability, and has manageable weight. Ironically, the high suction from the powerful motor works against you, especially on carpets. We’re working against both the weight of the Bissell as well as the suction force. Whew. Reducing the suction with the control on the handle certainly helps. Bissell has designed the powered head to reduce the wrapping of pet/human hair around the brush roll. We had no issues. The attachments are all very useful, easy to attach and well designed. The only complaint has to do with Bissell’s failure to put a lock on the wheels (or maybe an anchor?. . . kidding.). When using the stretch hose, the entire vac wants to move with the hose, as we use the attachments. This detracts from an otherwise great feature. Emptying the dust bin is a simple release that drops the bottom plate out of the way and allows the dust to fall without my assistance. (It was a bit balky for the first few uses, but it got reliable quickly.) Bissell provides a Febreeze Filter that you can insert ahead of the motor. We’re saving it for an odor crisis. Measured sound level (uncalibrated iPhone) was 75db without powered head, 80db with. And, the pitch was low, so it wasn’t terribly irritating.The lengthy cord is NOT a powered rewind, but the cord wrap posts are convenient. SUMMARY: This is a likable upright vacuum that makes the decision about what type of vac to buy much easier. Bissell has evolved the design with nice features to solve lots of cleaning problems and gives this version of the upright multiple personalities. We liked it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bissell, you may have won me back!

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    1ShadowFox1
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    Approximately 6 years ago my newly wedded wife and I went to a retail store that we received gift cards for with the goal of picking up a new vacuum that was going to last longer than our previous Bissell vacuum that seemed to be unusable after approximately a year. I was very disappointed in Bissell and would not buy another one of their products. I was hard set on buying the premier "ball" vacuum that was nearly $500 because I figured that you get what you pay for. The wife talked me out of it, and we purchased their competitor at half the price and it did us very well for 6 years.Now we have a 3 year old that loved to imitate her mother's cooking and decided to pour all of our seasonings all over her play kitchen set in her carpeted room. Fighting through the scent of Chile Powder, Garlic, Hickory BBQ, Cocoa, and anything else that you could imagine coating the floor, our six year old vacuum pretty much put in its resignation. Every part of it became so coated with powder that parts stopped moving. At this point a vacuum change needed to be made. We originally were looking to get the latest model of the brand we had, as it had served us well. But it was really hard to ignore the purple and green Bissell Vacuum that just screemed "LOOK AT ME". So we did. Assembly of this vacuum was simple. Very simple. Take the directions, place them to the side, and just start grabbing parts. It is obvious where they go. The securely snap into place exactly where they belong. And before you know it, you are following your toddler around cleaning up messes as they happen. Using this vacuum is just as easy, if not easier, than assembly. It feels much lighter than the sturdy construction would lead you to believe. It maneuvers very well around rooms, corners, and objects, which is fantastic as I had been cleaning up messes that had left me frustrated with the old vacuum. No frustration here. This BIssell also has amazing suction power. I have a robotic vacuum that does a good job and vacuums 4 days a week. This vacuum still found lots of filth that I didn't know was there. The handle of the vacuum also detaches and becomes a spot vacuum with extended reach. This is great of reaching those HVAC registers, under cabinets, and even in your car. Speaking of in your car, this vacuum includes a lit attachment for getting in those tight spaces. AMAZING! I cleaned both my truck and the wife's car with this vacuum, and these attachments made it simple. After cleaning up the mess, cleaning up the vacuum is also very easy. Which is a very overlooked aspect of vacuums. After you are done cleaning, you really don't want to spend more time than you have too cleaning your cleaning tool. I mean, that's like trying to use a flashlight in the dark to find the flashlight that you dropped. Just silly. Thankfully, you are cleaned up and ready to store in a snap. The only downside of this vacuum, and I mean the ONLY downside, is that you do not have a place on the vacuum to store all of the attachments. Most of them do, but I really hate trying to keep track of independent parts for things as they usually end up in a different location. CLIFF NOTES: This vacuum sucks, which in the world of vacuums is the best compliment that you can give. It sucks really well. Add on to that all of the features and maneuverability of this vacuum, you need one in your closet, in your hand, in your house. It will wreck your messes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost as good as its now-famous competitor!

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    PhilGA
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    I was really excited to get a BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, especially as our family already has another top vacuum from BISSELL's competitor (per Best Buy rules, I can't outright name the competitor, but let's just say that he named the vacuums after himself and he sounds English, so let's call that competitor Harvey instead -- perfectly harmless name and it's merely coincidental if I'm naming someone involved in this competitive space!). For anyone who's looked at or compared bagless vacuums, you know that the point is not just bagless, but this now-famous competition has to do with how efficiently one can do one's housework. In this case, because there were so many comparisons to make, I'll list by way of workflow. For starters, there is a bit of putting parts of the vacuum together. While it's true that BISSELL appropriately tagged ends of, for example, the hose that connects the main hand wand with the actual body of the vacuum, it did take some paying attention to the fact that you must remove the filter/tank first, attach the square-end of the hose to the vacuum, per se, and then re-attach the filter/tank in order to complete the bare-bones assembly (without considering attachments). To be fair, the Harvey units, while not requiring this level of complexity to put together, do require adequate suction between their filter/tank in order for the air flow to properly operate. Next, cord length; there's plenty of it. Between the BISSELL and the "Harvey," you're not going to be constantly searching for outlets when vacuuming. One of the biggest areas is actual operation, meaning moving the unit around. What's nice about the BISSELL is two-fold. First, the wheels, specifically, those back wheels that on a Harvey you find yourself performing wheelies to try to move the vacuum around. Not so with a BISSELL. These two back wheels are steadier and really provide a lot of support for the vacuum, especially as the vacuum head freely swivels around -- enough to get under hard-to-reach areas, etc. Also, there's no need to bend the vacuum towards yourself in typical clamshell fashion (like with the Harvey) in order to get suction going at the base. Instead, the BISSELL has two rocker switches at the top of the base unit -- one is exclusively for power (suction always), and a separate one for head brush rotation. Further, something that helps distinguish the BISSELL from the Harvey is that suction is adjustable -- there's a slider switch further up the main handle that allows for more or less plush carpeting settings. Now, two of the negative things I've found with this vacuum. First, the actual brush head for the main unit isn't as wide as for the Harvey, by about an inch. That might not seem like much, but vacuuming carpets is a lot like mowing the grass -- the wider cut deck you have, the faster you can get through the chore. Secondly, and I don't know if Harvey patented this functionality or not, but in order to open the holding tank, you have to press a rocker switch of sorts *at the bottom of the tank and physically open the bottom*. This is a major difference from the Harvey, where you open its tank from the top, and the bottom falls open. Not having to mess with any part of the tank, as on the Harvey, means less chance of getting all that debris everywhere when you're trying to empty the thing. And about the pet hair attachment? Honestly it's a wind-and-belt-driven attachment that simply makes things easier to reach, say, your sofa to get hair. I have one for my Harvey as well, but I really don't use it, because by the time you get the thing attached, you could have just used a hose extension and be done with the chore. Speaking of attachments, while there are three (including an extension with an LED light so you can see better -- honestly, not sure why anyone's vacuuming in the dark, but if that's your thing, BISSELL has you covered!), they don't lock into place like they do with the Harvey. They simply slide on -- pretty firmly -- and then slide off. Overall, BISSELL has a very sturdy, well-made device in this vacuum. Have they surmounted the competition with this one? I don't think so. My "Harvey" will continue to be my go-to vacuum for the foreseeable future. So, 4 out of 5 stars because BISSELL made an excellent unit, but my other vacuum still remains tops for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible suction

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    Chuck
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    I have several indoor cats, so whenever I get the chance to test a new vacuum that touts its 'pet hair erasing' capabilities, I usually take it. Assembly of this unit took just a few minutes, and then I was ready to try it out. For its size, this vacuum is fairly light and maneuverable, and it definitely doesn't disappoint on suction; I was quite surprised at the amount of hair that was pulled up from the first carpet I vacuumed since I had just vacuumed it the day before. I found the ability to control the amount of suction via the thumb control was a huge plus when transitioning from thick carpet to low-pile carpet or thinner area rugs. I actually had to return a Dyson vacuum once because there was no way to lessen the suction, so it was impossible to use it on some of the carpet in my house because the brush motor was overheating. After a few weeks of use, I'm still impressed by the suction this vacuum produces. It seems to pick up quite a bit more fur than my other vacuum, and so far, the brushes have remained free of hair/fur. To be honest, that was never a huge problem with the previous vacuum, but I would occasionally have to remove a few tangles. Removing, dumping, and replacing the dust-bin is very simple (as it should be), and there's a replaceable scented filter that adds to the 'clean smell' as you're cleaning. One of the first things that caught me off guard was that the power/brush switches aren't located on the handle, but instead are on a panel right above the dust-bin. The reason for that placement is because the handle detaches for cleaning areas above the floor, such as furniture. Using the vacuum in 'wand' mode is simple enough, and the included pet brush attachment does a great job of cleaning furniture, but the accordion hose sometimes feels like it's fighting against the wand. This will hopefully decrease as the wand is used more, but it's not a big problem if it doesn't. Overall, I'm very pleased with this vacuum and if you've got some pets in your home, you should definitely give this unit a serious look.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, the best "pet" vacuum we've used.

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    Namdnas
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    We've been using our staple vacuum cleaner for about 9 months to a year now. While it was great for general house vacuuming, it didn't do so hot on the couch and other furniture/upholstery. We have a hound/beagle mix dog and her hair is so thick and course, she sheds SO bad. We've not yet met a vacuum that could even remotely tackle the amount of fur she puts out in the house. Thus far, after multiple vacuums over the course of a week, the amount of fur that comes up is drastically decreased. Unboxing this vacuum was super easy, we didn't even need the instructions to put it together. They do include a spare "Fabreeze"-branded filter inside, along with a pre-installed regular filter. All of the included accessories are super nice and very well build. I tested this vacuum on both carpet (we have low carpet) and hardwood floor in our 2,000 sq. ft. home. It's done admirably on both - however, around the cat box, with the tracks of litter on the hardwood floor, it didn't fare so well. Guess I'll have to stick to sweeping that area. The accessory I was looking forward to using was the head with the belt and brushes on it, designed for furniture, stairs, etc. While it works pretty good, I was a little underwhelmed by how effective it was. The problem is - the suction is almost TOO good for our cloth couches - it pulls the cloth "up" a bit when vacuuming and causes the brush/rotor to slow down. I wound up having to just use the want attachment with the bristles and rubber teeth instead. That seemed to do the trick more - especially on the bottom front of the couch where 95% of her fur gets from walking by the couch. I do want to say that the cord on this vacuum is hands-down the best cord I've ever seen. The quality of it is excellent and I have ZERO worries about it. My only complaint here is the clip on the plug in that attaches to the cord is almost too tight - I liked to have never got it to snap on after winding the cable around the side of the vacuum for storage. Also, I wanted to add that the large wand has an LED light on it, which is GREAT for getting under furniture and such with. Nice idea! Overall, I give this vacuum a 4-star mostly because it didn't quite tackle the fur on the couches as well as I'd hoped. But it still does better than the previous vacuums we've owned. Maybe one day I'll eventually find the perfect "pet hair eraser".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for shedding pets! Great as a vacuum.

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    CrysisComplex
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    My bulldog once again is back and loving around my household, I love and adore her with her funny ways. but like some of our loving pets she sheds out of this world. Leaving her hair everywhere all over my floor. My old vacuum just wasn't cutting it when picking up her hair and that's when I decided to try last years Bissell's Pet Hair Eraser. ever since then, I was hooked on using their vacuum for pets. I'm here to report today that 2018's Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is better than ever. it's much faster and much more powerful. I love it! This vacuum is engineered for pets that was built from the ground up really delivers on every single thing the box promised. Opening the box you are greeted with instructions of everything within the box. There are even steps to take out the vacuum easily from the box. You also have customer support information and donations information for Bissell's own pet foundation. The instructions are clearly detailed, This year model was easier to put together and faster. It took me no time to have this up and running. Design wise it looks great with hints of a purple and green throughout, giving it that "sleek" look and still showcases that its part of the pet hair eraser family. The labels are bold so you can see them. It has a swivel that hits the corners at the right angles picking up all the hair. Most of the equipment attached to the vac is out of the way and doesn't bump against your knee or arms. Right away you can see the tangle free brush roll, this is where you see most of the dirt pick up and see what pet hair twirling tangle free. This was the single most annoying thing to untangle my bulldogs clumped hair from my older vac from the 00s. So having this was a godsend me as a pet owner. Last year's of this vac model did do a great job but this one the suction is strong and sweeps up hair much faster. It also goes deeper with penetration. Even worst is removing hair from dirt tank compartment from clogs. This vacuum eliminates all of that due to the "Pet hair eraser" a system where the pet hair always remains loose and doesn't clog up the rest of the dirt tank compartment. same size as last yar's model os no issues there. No longer all of the dirt and hair is trapped. All you do is release the dirt compartment over the trash and all falls right out without even touch dirt. Honestly, it also works for long male/female hair on the floor as well. The spooling system is great on this model because the tank is bigger more air and more free flow. It just works as it should. The Lift-off vac multi-surface suction control works fantastic so no issues here. The truth that all pet owners have to go through one way or another in time...the pet smell. All pets have a certain odor and my bulldog is no exception to this rule sometimes smelling like corn chips but.. One intriguing and interesting thing about this vacuum is there is a Febreze deodorizer filter that eliminates pet odor. For the most part, it works filling up my room with a nice, fresh, and pleasant smell killing any other odors. The filters are washable according to Bissell but I've been buying refills for the bigger brother to this vac. This vacuum has specialized pet tools for you to reach places that are hard to reach. I decided to try using this on a ceiling fan, steps, and behind the sofa just to try it out with pet hair. The handle releases as the tool for you to use. Also comes with a wand release letting you reach in high places. This vacuum could work as just a normal vac if you don't care about its features. It works just fine but you wouldn't be taking advantages of the pet features it's designed for. If that's what you are looking for I would say try one of the others cheaper Bissell vacuums and skip this one. BUT as a Pet Vacuum for you and your little friend who sheds, this thing is a monster for picking up pet hair around your house. All of this combined with the 5-Year warranty and a $10 donation to Bissell's pet foundation you could not go wrong. I would only recommend this product to anyone with a pet easily. This is a must-have pet owners product. for the past 3 years, I have been super pleased with Bissel's vacuums for pets

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This vacuum sucks... well...

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    Cupra
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    I mean really well! The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum really has some suction power. I live in a 2 year old home, and in a couple of places of high traffic, the new carpet had been crushed down. This new Bissell has revitalized some of that carpet, pulling the pile back upright. Setting up the vacuum out of the box took a second or two to double check connections. I had placed the instruction booklet to one side, as there are 'quick start' instructions on the end of each connection of the hose, handle etc. Made for a quick and easy set up. There is a slide guide on the handle that allows you to transition between high pile carpet and low pile carpet/hardwood flooring. That took a moment for my wife to get used to, as without that setting on hardwood floors, the vacuum would 'throw' dust and particles around, but switching the slider sorted that out perfectly. There is a switch that allows you to turn off the brush, enabling you to be able to use the very convenient wand for those hard to reach places. There is a 'detail' attachment, with a built in LED light, which is perfect for getting any dust and cobwebs out of the corner of the room, and makes it a lot easier to see them. There is also a motorized brush that helps you get rid of unwanted pet hair from sofas cushions and places that might be more difficult to get the vacuum into. As the name suggests, this vacuum is geared towards pet owners. I've owned several different major brand vacuums, all claiming they are pet busters. This Bissell actually lives up to that name! The technology that enables the brush roller to remain tangle and hair free is impressive! I have not found more than two or three hairs on the roller at all. It does a fantastic job of keeping it tangle and hair free! Incredible. And the cannister is easy to empty when you finished vacuuming, although being new, there was a good amount of static electricity in it, and I did have to reach inside the cannister to empty it. I'm sure in time it will just release the dust and debris straight into the trash can. There are LEDs along the leading edge of the roller which is a nice feature. I wish they were a little brighter, but they are very useful when vacuuming in darker areas, like on hard wood floors, or under sofas etc. It comes with a 30ft cord allowing you to get to most areas of your home without having to continually unplug it and move to another area. The vacuum has a small footprint and is very maneuverable especially on its small wheels, with a side to side pivot. This allows you to weave in and out between dining chairs with ease. There is a good range of motion with the swivel head, but not quite as low profile as some other vacuums I've used in the past, but then they didn't have anywhere near as good a suction as this machine has. So I guess there has to be a trade off somewhere. If I had one complaint about the vacuum, it would be the wand/handle clip mechanism. The vacuum isn't the lightest and with the back and forth movement of vacuuming, I can feel some 'give' in the handle, it moves back and forth inside the locking mechanism, so it doesn't give me 100% confidence in it's longevity, but time will tell. It does come with a 5 year warranty (which I signed up for right away - as I normally forget to register products and then end up not being eligible for warranty service. This was quick and easily done with an account online at Bissell.com). Overall, I am very impressed with the suction this vacuum has with its 120V motor. It's really made me feel like my carpets are getting a thorough clean whenever I go over them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Vacuum, w/ Minor Shortcomings

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    abl001
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    The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo 2281 was pretty easy to assemble out of the box. Everything came nicely packaged, including the three add-on tools (LED lighted crevice tool, powered brush, dusting brush, and extender wand). During assembly, I noticed the hose to unit connections were more rubberized than I've noticed on previous vacuums. Maybe this helps with a tighter seal, but I just don't feel like I ever got the connections solidly connected. My other vacuum has sturdy plastic parts that make a nice clicking sound when they are in place so you know you've got it right. While assembly was easy, I will say I'm disappointed that the vacuum unit itself doesn't have a place to mount all of the attachments. The last thing I need is finding another place to store random pieces of equipment... and then remembering where I stored them. Once assembled and turned on, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser packs quite a punch. It has a lot of suction! This is a great thing for a vacuum cleaner, but you could tell the suction was causing resistance when on carpeted floors. This can be partially offset by switching to the higher level floor setting. As I was making my rounds in the living room, I appreciated the maneuverability of the Bissell, but did note that it was heavier and not as easy to move around as my current upright (Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed). While it isn't a huge issue for me since I don't have a huge place, if you're doing some heavy duty cleaning over a larger area, the Bissell could wear out your wrist. I don't mean to say that it is as heavy as some of the older solid metal vacuums from back in the day, but it is heavier than most that I've used recently. All of that said, suction was great and it did pick up a lot of hair out of the carpet that you never even knew was there... WHERE DOES IT ALL COME FROM!? What I really loved about the Bissell and where my Shark comes up short, is the powered rotating brush. Plug this in and flip the switch and you will seriously question whether or not it is safe to use on your furniture. It spins at an incredible rate and you worry you might take off the upholstery! I risked it and was amazed that it truly did erase all of the cat hairs that had become embedded and intertwined in the fabric of my couches. In just a couple of minutes, they looked brand new and free from cat hair! So I can't give this feature higher praise. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. In conclusion, I think that the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is a good vacuum. I'd much rather use it solely to remove pet hair on my furniture than as a standard upright since it is heavier and less maneuverable than my current vacuum. Even then, it's worth it just for the powered rotating brush! Pros: *Suction suction suction! It has plenty of it *Powered rotator brush *Ease of assembly *Lighted LED crevice tool Cons: *Heavier than most *All tools cannot be mounted on the vacuum. *Louder than I would prefer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bagless Vaccum with Turbo Plus!!!

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    Selva
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    BISSELL - Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum was very easy to assemble. It came with nicely packaged and various add-on tools Dusting brush, wand, motorized brush and LED lighted crevice tool. We have tried many of the vacuum brands and there were certain things we didn't like about it. We bought this vacuum and used it for more than 2 weeks now. It outperforms other vacuums by far. With the other vacuums the brushes were always getting filed with hair from our dog and my wife / daughter's long hair, and we always had to reach inside the canister to pull out debris. In Pet Hair Eraser, nothing on the brush and the canister empties out perfectly. It makes our carpet look beautiful when we are done. It is easy to maneuver and suck out all debris really well. We can't say enough good about this vacuum. I have tried in carpet, hard floors and it works really great. This vacuum comes with bagless technology and no bags to buy or replace. Creative tool and dusting brush are really good add-ons which allow you to clean tight spaces, stairs and flat surfaces. It has 0.2-gallon dust cup and holds lot of dirt, so you can empty it less. It has motorized brush for tough tasks and lifts stubborn pet hair and ground-in dirt from surfaces while powerful suction carries it away. It has strong suction power from start to finish and Cyclonic technology separates dirt from the air, preventing it from clogging filters and ensuring consistently strong suction power. The 30" cord enables you to clean a large area before needing to change outlets. The Wand for cleaning above the floor extends to clean ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach places. With a 120V motor, you can achieve reliable suction and helps you keep your home clean. If you have pets, please don't look back and buy this vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great suction and handy tools

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    The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus (long name I know!) has been a great vacuum with a ton of features and accessories. I have been testing mine out for that last two days and it seems to always pick up more dirt than I thought possible from my carpets. My carpets are about 15 years old, but still in decent shape from dealing with kids and dogs over the years. It’s a low pile carpet and the Bissell handles it like a champ. Suction power is outstanding, and I am very impressed with it. I am not sure what the CFM is, but it does feel stronger than my old trusty Dyson upright that has been in service for 6 years. The amount of attachments is a very welcome addition. The lighted crevice tool is very unique and helpful. I can’t believe I have never seen this before. Now I can see what I am going to suck up when I stick the crevice tool into a dark corner. The motorized hand tool works great on the couch where my dogs like to sleep and also on the stairs. It pulls up the hair and dirt with ease. There is also a Febreze deorderizer filter that is included, and I don’t feel that my house stinks, it sure does smell better after a good vacuuming now though. The dust bin is a good size and I am easily able to do my whole 2400 sq. ft. house with out having to empty it. Emptying the dust bin is easy and the dirt and hair just falls out. The 30 foot cord is great to have as well. Also included is a full 5 year warranty so you can purchase this and not have to worry about it for years. Their customer service is fantastic. I have had to deal with them with other Bissell products and they are responsive and helpful. They sent out a replacement for a broken spot carpet cleaner that arrived in two days. As a bonus, Bissell also donates $10 to their pet foundation that rescues pets for every vacuum that they sell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    powerful and handy!

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    1st let me say the vacuum works top notch, it's very powerful, does a very nice job cleaning, the attachments and wand are very handy as well. The little mini vacuum head is awesome for cleaning couches and chairs etc... The little crevice wand attachment has a nice LED light on it so you can easily see what you're cleaning. Now let me get to my gripes. It was very intuitive to put together out of the box, but I did have to go to the instructions to figure out how the suction hose attached. It was packaged nice and securely, but after removing all the accessories, trying to get the main part of the vacuum out of the box was very scary, it felt like it was going to break before the cardboard finally started sliding up and out of the box to release the main vacuum body. Once out of the box and fully assembled I took it for a test run in my living room. It's very powerful, you can feel the suction as you push and pull it back and forth, and it has LED headlights to let you see what's in front of you as you go. The only gripe I have with the cleaning ability is that it has no forward suction at all... I could see little bits of dirt, hair, a pop corn kernel, just barely under the edge of the couch... less than half an inch under and no matter how I tried with the main vacuum it just wouldn't suck any of the stuff towards itself to clean... so basically the neat LED headlights let me see what was just out of reach, but the vacuum wouldn't suck it up. A quick change to the LED crevice attachment however and I was able to clean under the lip of the couch as far back as I felt like cleaning. After putting the vacuum back to normal mode, I reached down and felt in front of the cleaning head with my hand and felt no suction whatsoever... basically you have to move the roller section over what you're trying to clean and only the roller section will work, otherwise you have to switch to an attachment. I have other vacuums that will suck a good few inches in front of and to the sides, so the fact that this one doesn't is kinda a bummer to me because it does everything else so well. The one last thing I don't like about this vacuum is the mini roller attachment doesn't have a place to mount on the main vacuum body. The LED lighted Crevice tool has a mount, and the small upholstery brush also has a mount, but the pet hair roller brush needs to be stored somewhere and then when you need it you have to go get it instead of it being with the rest of the vacuum. I even checked the instructions again to see if I was overlooking its mounting location and the instructions say nothing about it either. So overall I give this vacuum a 4 of 5... I would still recommend it to a friend because it works very well, and the attachments also work very well, but I do feel like there is room on the table for some improvements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pets or not this is a great vacuum.

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    JerryZ
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    We've had dogs that shed for as long as I can remember. Everyday dirt and dust, fall leaves, long people hair, it all gets collected by the Bissell Bag-less Turbo. First, the setup was easy. The hose twist in easily as does the long wand handle. I gave it a spin on both my kitchen floor (ceramic tile) and my adjoining room rugs. Easy to maneuver and picked up debris as expected. Here are the features I noticed and love: * Large back wheels make rolling it around from room to room easy * Fairly light, handle makes it easy to carry up/down stairs * Beater-bar/ brush stayed cleaner than most other vacs I've had * Comes with a crevice tool with built in LED light (button battery powered). small standard brush and 5-inch pet hair beater bar brush * Sliding vent selector on the handle of the wand hand tool for drapes and other fabrics * Removable vac wand makes corner of the ceiling spider-web cleaning easy, goes from floor to hose use in a snap! * Turn over the vac and the small hose from the main floor brush twists out easily so you can remove any jammed items * So does the main hose from the wand to the vac tank * Floor beater bar stops when the vac is parked in the upright position whether to pause while cleaning or when using the wand. * Separate motor brush on /off switch easily reached from the top of tank * Beater bar gets under most furniture pieces, wide enough to get done faster yet not too wide to require moving most furniture * Tank is easily removed with a touch of a button on the top of the canister * This makes emptying the 'bag' canister easy too * Did a great job on carpeting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New, improved model

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    I've had an older Bissell Pet Hair Eraser upright vacuum for a couple of years now and really like it. So we decided to get this newest model for using upstairs. I think the "Pet Hair Eraser" designs are really good, and they've made some nice improvements in this model. I really like that you no longer have to turn a switch on the side when going from floor to handle vacuuming. Now you can easily pull the handle out to clean some tight spots then go back to floor vacuuming with no fumbling around. I also like that they've combined the dusting brush and the grippy nubs into one tool (no more having to flip the tool around to use one or the other). They made the brush longer and narrow rather than round which makes it a lot easier to get into tight spaces to clean. The tank is easier to empty now, too. It's more of a simple cylinder design without any smaller side tanks so the debris tends to fall out more cleanly. It's also easy to twist and remove the cyclone thing in the center to remove any hair that doesn't fall out. The fill line on the tank is kind of funny, though. If your house is like mine, 95% of the debris is pet hair and it doesn't sit in the bottom of the tank--it swirls around and fills up the top first. (Picture attached) But you can still use common sense and know when the tank needs to be emptied. Overall, this is a nice, cost-effective vacuum for getting the job done. It's lightweight, easy to maneuver and carry around, and does a great job picking up cat hair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A no-brainer for pet owners

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    As I've mentioned elsewhere, and in other reviews my cocker spaniel loves to shed everywhere. On the furniture. On the carpet. Everywhere! In comes the pet hair eraser turbo. A competing brands model recently died on me when suddenly dog hair or SOMETHING caused the motor to burn out. Definitely not cool. Upon unboxing, I was greeted with very (Very!) simple to follow instructions on how to setup the Turbo. Compared to the other brand this one truly was a breeze! The various attachments are also a nice touch. Just a few days ago I had tested another product in our master bedroom and moderately sized hallway. At the time I was impressed with the amount of dog hair and debris it had picked up. So I thought "might as well take another pass with the Bissell". I was AMAZED at how much was still left! I am confident the Bissell got everything. Because, boy - does this thing have suction power! I can safely say that the suction on this is the most powerful I have ever had the chance to use. The lighted crevice tool made it very easy to see between the couch cushions, as well as underneath. Because, I'm weird.... I like to see what I am sucking up! The powered "hand held eraser" attachment works equally well on furniture. I wanted to use it on my stairs, but I was worried that it would be a bit too unstable. It's not that the machine itself couldn't do it, I'm just worried it would topple down if I pulled too hard/far on the tubing. What I liked the most (other than the suction/performance) is how easy it was to clean out everything I sucked up! No more banging on collection cups to get the fur/debri out. It comes out in one easy step. The only negative I can find with this model is that there isn't a place to store all the attachments on the unit itself. I know when my wife goes to use it, attachments may be left who knows where. After testing the Bissell in the above mentioned 2 rooms, I did the whole house. And I can truly say it feels and SMELLS a whole lot cleaner than before. That's what it's all about, right? In my opinion - if you have a pet (or not!) this vacuum is definitely one to consider. It gets DEEP down into your carpets - and you don't have to worry about anything getting stuck in the brush either! So no repeat of what "killed" vacuum #1!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and Versatile Vacuum

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The BISSELL - Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum - Grapevine Purple/Electric Green/Black is a powerful and versatile vacuum perfect for the pet lover's home. When testing this vacuum out, I first ran my other vacuum throughout the house to see how well this one would do... honestly, I wasn't expecting too much from it as we are happy with out other vacuum. To my surprise, this Bissell worked overtime and picked up everything that out other vacuum had left behind!! See pictures! Useful attachments made cleaning pet hair from the furnature and in the corners a breeze. PROS - Powerful - Deep-cleaning (gets what the others leave behind) - Works for pet hair/dander as well as dirty, grit, and sand!! - Easy setup/installation - Pivot base makes moving throughout the room and around furnature easy - Febreeze filter helps eliminate oders from the vacuum and air - Bagless - LED lighting on base and on crevase tool are a nice touch - Long cord allows for whole room cleaning without finding a closer power outlet CONS - I find the placement of the power cord frustrating as I stepped on it many times while vacuuming. Should have been placed higher on the body. - While the extension and tools are nice, I found the hosing to be short for my needs. Would have been nice to have more reach. - There is no place to store the "powered" head attachment as it is a bit bulky. Concerned that this will just sit in a closet or drawer rather than be used like it should be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum for homes with pets

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    EngineerMom
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    This review is based on a house with tile / wood floors that have 3 indoor cats and a large lazy dog. Out of the box I was impressed, the vacuum comes partially assembled and takes minutes to finish assembly and have it up and running. There are 3 attachments, that work directly on the hose or attached to the wand. Sadly there isn't storage on the vacuum for all 3 attachments. I wanted to get the full pet hair exterminator experience, so I went ahead an installed the included Febreeze filter. I found it to be overpowering while using the vacuum, however it leaves the room with a pleasant scent, and the good news is that this is an optional filter, for those who don't prefer it. The vacuum has 2 switches on the body, one for power, and the other for roller on (carpet) or off, then on the handle there is a switch to adjust for low or high carpet. At first glance the vacuum is noticeably sturdy but not heavy, the cord especially, and the canister has a unique design so you aren't required to open it to pull animal hair out by hand every time you dump it. This is one of my favorite features, as I no longer have to spend tons of time cleaning out the canister. This one fully empties when you open the bottom. To use the vacuum, turn it on, to get suction you have to tilt back the handle and you're off. The suction is far better than expected, and I'd estimate one of the best ones in this price category based off of other vacuums I own. I was so impressed with the suction and ease of use with the hose, that I used it to clean my dryer vents and it did far better than my more expensive vacuum. The attachments are a lit crevice tool, a motorized brush, and a dusting brush. These are standard tools and work as expected. I was surprised that I liked the LED light on the crevice tool, having the extra light provides the ability to see under the couch or in the pet bed areas the make sure all of the hair is cleaned up. Overall I give it 5 stars for functionality, this is NOT an under-powered vacuum. My only complaint is that the third attachment doesn't have a holder on the vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent vacuum cleaner!

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    btb2k
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    Really like this vacuum cleaner so far! First impressions out of the box are that it was easy to assemble and is well built but not super heavy though going up stairs with it might be tough for some. Key features that I like that stand out to me: -The roller is designed to deal with pet hair so it's easy to remove and clean up. Not only that it does a better job of picking up hair than my other vacuum. -The handle!! So cool that you can remove it as an extension instead of having just a dangling hose like other uprights do. Very cool and makes it easier to use the attachments for those hard to reach places. Not only that, it saves you from bending over so much. The hose with the handle is long enough to help reach to places and do stairs. -Swivel base! Nice feature to have because it makes the machine roll around easier and keeps the vacuum on the floor with the right pressure in the right areas. -You can turn off the floor brush which is important for those times when you want it off or if you're going over a soft rug or hardwood floors. -Easy to empty canister! I like how this canister empties with one button and it's straight down so there's no mess and dust from emptying is minimized! -The on board attachments are easy to use with the removable handle. The only thing I wish it had was an actual motorized power head instead of a vacuum driven one. -Scented filter, is washable and is a nice touch to have the Febreeze scent! -LED Lighting on the crevice tool - awesome and well thought out as it comes in handy in those hard to see places. This vacuum definitely has the right amount of suction to get a good deep clean. Overall, it's a nice machine and I'd definitely recommend it for any home with pets as it does a wonderful job picking up pet hair without tangling up on the roller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Pet Hair Upright!!

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    The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is one of the best Pet Hair uprights I have ever used. We have a Kirby for our heavy duty cleaning put the problem with the Kirby is cleaning the Spool of all that pet hair. We are constantly cleaning the spool. This vacuum was carefully designed to eliminate that from its cleverly designed hi-tech spool that doesn’t collect hair on its spool. So in my opinion cleaning is more thorough because you have less dirty pet hair on the spool while cleaning the whole house. It has great swivel action as well giving this vacuum better cleaning enjoyment than the Kirby. It also has specialized tools to clean and remove pet hair from the couch, a quick release wand to reach higher dusty areas of the home and lower edge cleaning as well. My wife also likes the hand's free canister that allows you to empty the vacuum with one touch and not get it all over the place. Also has a “Smart Seal Allergen System” great for keeping pet dander in the vacuum and not in your breathable air. It is really an overall excellent choice for families with pets. I highly recommend it. If I could give it 4.5 stars I would. The only drawback is that because the spool is longer (giving it better ability to clean while not getting all the pet hair tangled in spool) it is a bit harder to clean it tight areas of the home. Also, the vacuum with the extension is nice and the couch cleaning tool is awesome it would have been nice to have a stair cleaning tool that would have given this a 5-star rating. I highly recommend this to anyone with pets or needs a deep cleaning vacuum that doesn’t get hair all tangled in the vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend