Pets can be a stress reliever because they offer you unconditional love but as with any pet owner will know owning one requires a lot of upkeep. Not just with feeding, grooming and taking care of them.
It also involves cleaning a lot of pet hair.
Basically owning a pet is like having another child.
To clean pet hair you will need the right tools for the job.
And a few months back, I wrote about the first generation Bissell cordless pet hair eraser and this is the second generation with some improvements that will hopefully keep consumers coming back for more.
Whereas the old version was lacking in terms of attachments, the newer Pet Hair Eraser 1782 has a better tool set that includes a motorized brush tool, a crevice tool and an upholstery tool, most of while are geared for one thing – cleaning pet hair.
And from the feedback I’ve read from consumers – this product looks promising.
A quick look at the features
- Has a new and improved motorized brush roll (not driven by air but has a motor)
- Tools attach more securely
- Dual filtration keeps the main filters cleaner longer
- Weighs only 3.75 pounds
- 4 volt nickel cadmium battery
- Comes with two other tools – crevice and upholstery tool
- 1 year warranty
- Cheap (less than $50)
- Better tool set than the old cordless pet hair eraser
- Motorized tool has its own motor for better agitation
- Great for homes with pets
- Still uses Ni-Cad batteries which are prone to power fade
- Short warranty
- Small dirt container
The first thing you’ll notice aside from the bright neo green color is the length of this product. When you compare it to the old version it is a little bit longer. This means a slightly larger dirt bin but don’t expect to hold a lot of dirt.
New motorized brush roll
Bissell has improved the attachments and it all starts with the motorized brush roll with its own motor.
Other brands boast about their products having this feature. But in reality it’s not and only relies on air to rotate the brush. This makes agitation weaker and won’t clean as well.
The new 1782’s brush roll has its own motor and this means better cleaning and agitation on fabric upholstery and beds. Two common areas dogs like to hang out in and if a Dyson V6 Mattress is out of your price range, this is a good cheap option.
Still uses a Ni-Cad battery
Unfortunately if you expect a new lithium ion battery, you’ll be in for disappointment because this still uses a Nickel Cadmium battery. While the size increased from 12volts to 14.4, it will still experience the same problem that plagues vacuums that still use this technology – power fade and added weight.
Dual layered filtration system
The older versioned had a single stage filtration system that soils fast because there’s nothing that protects the cloth filter from dirt.
When you look at the filtration system this new version uses, it has a fine mesh filter that blocks all the gunk, dirt, pet hair and dust from clogging up the paper element filter.
This additional layer of protection isn’t as high tech as the Dyson cyclones but it does work to some extent but you have to remember we’re talking about a sub-$50 vacuum cleaner here so do not expect any high tech features.
Attachments and accessories
You will get three main tools…
This includes the crevice tool, motorized brush tool and upholstery tool.
Bissell does not specify how long a recharge takes but for the initial charge and make sure to plug this in at least 5 hours to get the maximum out of the Ni-Cad battery.
Filter clean up
Both filters are washable – the outer and inner filters.
Here’s how you get access to both of them…
To give you a better idea how to clean the filter please watch this video…
Bissell did not specify how long will this run fully charged but I’m guessing with the bigger battery, it would be around 5to 15 minutes but because of the NiCad battery expect some level of power fade.
This new cordless pet hair eraser will only come with a 1 year warranty.
See it in action
A demonstration from Bissell on the different features of this product.
Take note that this product is strictly a spot cleaning tool so you won’t be able to clean a large flat area because it does not have extension or a hard floor tool that allows you to do so.
Remember that this product has limited run time so use it only as a spot cleaner for quick cleanups.
Again, this is a spot cleaning tool that is great for cleaning small areas.
While this has a motorized brush, I’m afraid that it won’t be enough to deep clean medium or thick pile carpet but you can use this for cleaning carpeted stairs – at least remove surface debris and keeping the stairs clean and preventing dirt from piling up.
I like the new tools that come along with this product. The main brush roll securely locks into place with a click and the brush roll has its own motor that increases agitation
More agitation means more hair picked up whether on the mattress or upholstery.
It comes with an additional upholstery tool that you can use on flatter surfaces. This can be very useful inside cleaning your vehicle’s flat carpet surfaces or chairs.
But don’t expect it to clean up a truckload of pet hair as it lacks suction.
|Attachments||Motorized brush tool
|Charging time||5 hours (initial charge)|
|Run time||Approx 5 to 15 mins.|
|Cleaning path||4.5 inches|
|Net weight (with battery)||3.75 pounds|
|Shipping weight||4.7 pounds|
|Filter type||Two-Stage filtration|
|Warranty||1 year limited|
This affordable cordless has over 800 reviews!
A lot of them obviously are pet owners who were looking for something that does not have a cord to keep their sofas, beds and other upholstery free from pet hair.
Not as much suction as the corded version
It had decent section but compared to the corded version it doesn’t come close which is something you’d expect from a cheap cordless.
But consumers still like it despite the lack of suction because of the convenience particularly in cleaning small messes like pet litter.
The lack of suction also affects how this cleans embedded pet hair on different types of fabric upholstery.
Go with the cord if you have pets
It’ll struggle cleaning lots of pet hair. If you have lots of pets then go with the corded version. This will only work if you have one or two pets.
Some consumers mentioned that it seems that this uses some sort of cyclonic filtration because dirt does not stay stuck on the filters but I did not read any information about this so take it with a grain of salt.
But the addition of a primary mesh filter makes it easier to clean this up and extends the life of the secondary filter.
Another potential issue would be the power fade which is common with tools that utilize a Ni-Cad battery.
Short run time with the brush on
Run time will range between 5 to 15 minutes. If you use the motorized brush that number will fall on the lower end of the spectrum.
If you primary use the motorized brush expect the run time to be close to the 5 minute number.
This product is lightweight, cheap, has decent power and agitation. If you don’t want the hassle of the cord then give this product a look.
Budget shoppers will love this with the improvements it brings to the table.
You can buy this from Amazon for less than $50. And this will be eligible for the 2-day free shipping if you join Prime. If the one year warranty isn’t enough, Amazon offers extended warranties up to 3 years for that extra peace of mind.
Buying this direct from Bissell would be more expensive.
The new Bissell cordless Pet Hair Eraser is a great budget option for pet owners looking for a no-nonsense tool that will help them cleanup pet hair off their upholstery and beds. Two of the places where dogs or cats like to hang around.
It has better agitation thanks to the motorized brush tool so this will be great for stairs or fabric upholstery.
Another improvement over the old pet hair eraser is the attachments itself – the motorized brush tool clicks into place so you don’t have to worry about it falling off or cracking the plastic.
It also has a dedicated upholstery tool for your upholstery at home or in your vehicle so this is a versatile machine.
Cheap Option Pet Cleaning Handheld Option
Ergonomics - 92%
Surface Cleaning - 91%
Quality - 89%
Design - 85%
Value - 88%
If you’re looking for a cheap cordless handheld that can clean pet hair, then this second generation Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is a decent option. It’s got a motorized tool that’s more efficient at picking hair on upholstery and stairs. However, some of it will wrap around the brush so you’ll have to regularly clean it. Other issues include the short run time, small dust cup, and power fade from the Ni-Cad battery. Folks who don’t want to fork out the cash for the V7 Trigger can opt for this handheld.