We love our furry friends and most households will have one or two of them. One big problem with them though is that they shed so much hair that it gets stuck into the furniture, clothing and floor surfaces!
Cleaning up after them can be tough since you have to do it several times a day but the new Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1782 makes light work of this chore.
This pet hair handheld vacuum cleaner features a special motorized brush that is so strong that it can lift the pet hair from fabrics with ease and the dirt they embed into it too.
As it’s specializes in pet hair removal, one wonders whether this makes it better than other standard handheld vacs? How does this differ from the previous version too? So I will be reviewing these questions in my article.
Cordless – no electrical cord to hold you back so you’re free to clean wherever you like and wherever your pet runs off to.
Dual Action Filtration System – prevents the filter from clogging which helps to prolong the life of the handheld vac as well as making cleaning easier.
Motorized Brush Head – gives a more powerful suction for a deeper clean so it can suck up pet hair.
Useful Attachments – includes a crevice tool to get into corners and an upholstery tool for softer surfaces.
I’ve gathered information based on users’ reviews and experiences to help you decide whether this is the right product for you.
Weighing only 3.75lbs with the battery, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1782 is fairly light and makes cleaning easy without the consequences of aching arms and shoulders. Compared with other handheld vacs, this one is in the lighter end. It’s not an awkward bulky size either with its length at only 16 inches which is average for many of the best handheld vacuum cleaners.
At the back is where the carry handle is which has been made fairly wide. However, a few users with big hands have found the handle smaller than other hand vacs although it wasn’t uncomfortable. There’s a strip of rubber gripping fixed along the top of the handle which makes it easy and comfortable to hold on to without it slipping about.
Conveniently, the power button is placed on the handle nearer to the front making it easy to reach with your thumb. In front of the power button is a push button for the bagless dust bin.
A lot of people like that the bin can be opened without a struggle. It’s just a push of the button on the handle with one hand and the dust bin pops out with your other hand on it unlike others where you would need to pull it out causing the filter and rubbish to fall out.
At the front of the pet hair eraser is a push button to release the attachment that’s currently fixed on. It comes off easy enough and you know it’s securely in place when you hear the click.
The main attachment on this pet hair handheld vacuum cleaner is the motorized brush head. It’s the perfect upgrade from its old model that had been a rubber nozzle which had worked great on carpet and wooden floors only. With the motorized brush head, the mouth of the nozzle is wider at 4.5 inches so it can pick up more pet hair.
Unlike other cordless vacs, the brush head is actually powered by the motor and not by air. This gives it more power which means better suction.
It works well on all surfaces even on fabric sofas. The only problem a few users have found is that the brush head is unable to suck up dirt to its side and front because of where its mouth is placed. That’s where the included attachments come in use:
- Crevice Tool – long and narrow to get into hard to reach areas or along edges.
- Upholstery Tool – small and flat shaped head with fixed felt strips to attract more pet hair and for a closer clean on soft surfaces.
The previous version of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser only came with one attachment which didn’t do any good but luckily, the manufacturer learnt from this mistake and have included these 2 extra attachments that are very useful.
However, the mouth on the end of the crevice tool isn’t slanted like other handheld vacs which meant consumers had to tilt the entire pet eraser at different angles to get into gaps during cleaning.
When it comes to suction power on this cordless vacuum cleaner, it’s powerful enough but of course, it doesn’t compare to a corded vacuum cleaner. Users find it works better when it’s used for regular maintenance of cleaning up pet fur but it’s pretty poor if you’re trying to suck up a huge amount of pet hair and dirt.
Regardless of which attachment you use, the power of the suction remains quite strong. However, a few users mentioned that the hand vac seems to struggle getting out embedded dirt and hair with thick fabric or carpets.
Charging the pet hair eraser can be done by just plugging the wire into it and socket to the wall so there’s no hassle of having to remove the battery or moving the charging dock about.
There’s no mention of the charge time required for the first charge but it takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach a full charge each time. That’s a pretty long time compared to some handheld vacs which only take 2 hours.
On a full charge, it can last up to 15 minutes but many users found that the power decreases quite quickly and could only get 7 to 10 minutes run time.
A few users mentioned that after a few months of usage, the battery could no longer hold a charge for longer than a couple of minutes. However, most got a new battery replaced with the one year warranty.
This is due to the 14.4 volts Ni-Cad battery which does cause power to weaken fairly quickly. As the power starts to die, so does the suction power of the cordless vacuum until it can barely suck anything up anymore and comes to a stop. This usually goes on for about 5 to 10 minutes.
It would have been better if a lithium ion battery had been used instead because:
- Ni-Cad batteries are unable to keep a full charge if it’s left unused as the power slowly depletes overtime.
- Vacuum cleaners with lithium ion batteries maintain the same strength of suction even as the battery begins to die and then it will just stop when the battery runs out.
- Lithium iron batteries can have a longer run time of up to 30 minutes depending on the voltage.
Ease Of Cleaning
Inside the transparent dustbin, you’ll notice there’s the 2 stage filtration system which helps to prolong the life of the filter. It’s easy to remove this from the dustbin with a pull. Then it’s a simple matter of twisting for the 2 filter cups to come apart which can then be washed under the sink tap.
With a bagless bin, it makes the removal of rubbish simple. As the bin isn’t too big, it can be conveniently washed in the sink. There’s no special soap needed to clean it, just a sponge and regular washing up liquid will do.
|Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1782|
|Our User Rating|
|Battery Type||NiMH 14.4V|
|Charge Time||3-4 hrs|
|Air Watts (aw)||N/A|
|Dirt Capacity |
|+ Motorized Brush|
+ Crevice Tool
+ Upholstery Tool
|4.5" x 16" x 6.8"|
Conclusion For Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1782
Priced quite reasonably, this Bissell cordless vacuum cleaner falls into the middle pricing range compared to other handheld vacs so it’s ideal for people on a budget.
Its suction power and the useful attachments ensures it does a pretty good cleanup job although it’s best used for regular maintenance and small cleaning tasks since it struggles to suck up large amounts of pet hair.
Upon comparison to other handheld vacs, you can probably get a better one with a similar suction power and longer battery life that can deal with bigger cleaning tasks but that means paying a bit more money.
Despite the poor battery life, many users still love the power of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1782 making it a worthy buy unlike its predecessor.