In this review of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum, model 1650A, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this vacuum cleaner. The review will also include observations about this vacuum cleaner ostensibly designed for long hair and other pet hair that clogs up other vacuums.
Pros of the Bissell Hair Eraser Vacuum
It doesn’t tangle on long hair from cats or dogs as much as other vacuums, due to it’s tangle free brush roll.
It has specialized tools for picking up pet hair from your upholstery, but you may need to go to the manufacturer’s website to buy detailing tools like a crevice tool.
The vacuum’s high end filtration system combined with the tight seals help it suck up dirt, dander and pet fur without leaving a fine mist of debris that aggravates allergies or asthma.
The vacuum head is ultra-maneuverable. It can turn almost on a dime due to its swivel head, a new feature for a Bissell vacuum. And the broad head cleans almost as well on the edges of the vacuum head as it does in the middle.
It can clean on both hard surfaces and carpets. However, it does a better job on carpets than hard floors. Unlike some of its rivals, you can turn off the brush roll so that the vacuum doesn’t scratch up hardwood floors.
The vacuum’s quick release wand lets you spot clean on shelves, drapes and stairs with minimal effort.
It comes with a five year limited warranty; this is better than the warranty that comes with some of the other Bissell vacuum cleaners.
The unit is solidly built. It is easy to assemble and doesn’t require any special tools for you do to so.
Cons of this Bissell 1650A Vacuum Cleaner
The unit comes with a Febreeze odor eliminator vacuum filter. These are more expensive than your average vacuum cleaner air filter and harder to find when they need to be replaced.
While the ability to suck up pet fur without tangling is outstanding, its suction for other debris is average, when it comes to picking up heavy debris like pebbles, large solid crumbs and so forth.
This vacuum costs around $250 at full price, and it is rarely on sale.
At eighteen pounds, it takes average effort to move. Since it isn’t self propelled, it can wear out someone with limited upper body strength to maneuver. The weight is concentrated on the top of the unit, so you will use your arms and wrists more than your back and legs to move it. This can make the vacuum hard to control if you don’t have the strength to manipulate it.
It doesn’t have a retractable power cord; you have to wind it up. However, it is a long cord, measuring 30 feet.
This pet specific vacuum cleaner does an excellent job picking up pet hair on any surface. It will pick up pet hair left behind by multiple shedding pets before you need to empty the dirt cup.
It doesn’t work as well on hard floors, and it can’t pick up the heavy debris, so expect to have to break out the shop vacuum instead of this one to pick up cat litter or spilled dog food.