BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jul 16, 2020 at 08:25 am
BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Picture
6.5
Bare Floor
7.4
Low-Pile Carpet
7.5
High-Pile Carpet
8.1
Pets
5.5
Stairs
6.4
Cars
Vacuum Type
Upright
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is an upright vacuum meant for cleaning up pet hair. If your pet sheds a lot, this vacuum can easily tackle hair on low and high-pile carpet. It's able to pick up most small and large debris on these surfaces too, and it comes with a crevice tool with an LED light to help you clean dark and difficult-to-reach places more efficiently. However, it struggles a bit more to clean hair as well as debris on bare floors, and it doesn't have a long range either, which can make it a little bit more difficult to clean stairs. It's also somewhat difficult to maintain and there are frequent recurring costs, depending on how often you use your vacuum. That being said, it's still very good for tackling pet hair, and you can even use a unique Febreze-scented pre-motor vacuum filter in it, which is advertised to help eliminate odors as you clean, although we don't currently test for this.

Our Verdict

6.5 Bare Floor

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is just acceptable for bare floors. While it has good maneuverability, it struggles a bit to pick up pet hair. It also has a hard time picking up large debris like cereal, which can get caught in its front cover or at the start of the vacuum head's debris tunnel. It's able to pick up all small debris like rice, though. That being said, this vacuum can be difficult to maintain and there are frequent recurring costs for replacing its filters.

Pros
  • Can easily capture pet hair on carpet.
  • Easily cleans up small debris.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
Cons
  • Struggles to pick up large debris and pet hair.
  • Frequent recurring costs.
  • Acceptable build quality that's difficult to maintain.
7.4 Low-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is decent for low-pile carpet. It's able to pick up most pet hair as well as small and large debris easily. While it has an acceptable build quality, it can be difficult to maintain this vacuum to ensure it runs smoothly, and the recurring costs can add up, depending on how often you use it. However, it can maneuver quite well in most spaces.

Pros
  • Can easily capture pet hair on carpet.
  • Picks up most small and large debris.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
Cons
  • Frequent recurring costs.
  • Acceptable build quality that's difficult to maintain.
7.5 High-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is good for high-pile carpet. It can easily pick up most pet hair as well as small and large debris from this surface. However, while its hard plastic body has an otherwise acceptable build quality, it's difficult to maintain this vacuum. Some parts such as the brushroll are difficult to remove, and it has frequent recurring costs. However, it has good maneuverability around electrical cords, and you can even configure the vacuum to reach under tables or couches.

Pros
  • Can easily capture pet hair on carpet.
  • Picks up most small and large debris.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
Cons
  • Frequent recurring costs.
  • Acceptable build quality that's difficult to maintain.
8.1 Pets

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is very good for cleaning pet hair. It can easily pick up pet hair on carpet, although it struggles a bit more on bare floors. It requires ongoing maintenance and the recurring costs can also add up, depending on your usage. It has good maneuverability, though.

Pros
  • Can easily capture pet hair on carpet.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
Cons
  • Acceptable build quality that's difficult to maintain.
5.5 Stairs

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is disappointing for cleaning stairs. While it can configure into a hybrid upright/handheld vacuum, it's still a bit of a pain for cleaning stairs. Its hose has a short reach and if you tug or pull on it, you could tip over the vacuum body. If you don't mind taking your time, the crevice brush is a handy tool for cleaning each step.

Pros
  • Can easily capture pet hair on carpet.
Cons
  • Sub-par range.
  • Acceptable build quality that's difficult to maintain.
6.4 Cars

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus isn't designed for cleaning your car.

  • 6.5 Bare Floor
  • 7.4 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.5 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.1 Pets
  • 5.5 Stairs
  • 6.4 Cars

Check Price

PHE Turbo 24613 Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus
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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has an only acceptable build quality. It's made from mostly hard plastic, except for its metal wand, but it could feel more sturdy. This vacuum has a single-hand stick grip, which some users may prefer, and there's suction control accessible on its handle. The head of the vacuum has a headlight while the crevice tool has a LED light near the brush so you can illuminate hard-to-reach, possibly dark areas.

Unfortunately, while the brush rolls are removable, ten screws need to be taken out to get them out. The dirt compartment and turbo brush both feel like they could crack if dropped, which is a little disappointing. However, while there are a lot of pieces to assemble, everything fits well together, although the dirt compartment can be a little tricky to put back in place.

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is disappointing to maintain. There are a lot of pieces you need to remove to access different parts of the vacuum.

  • Dirt compartment: The top cover twists off and it empties from the bottom. You can also remove the cyclone cylinder and wash it with warm water, but remember to let it dry for 24 hours before using it again.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll can be removed but you need a Philips screwdriver to remove the 10 screws that hold in the base cover. After that, you can remove the brushroll belt that holds it in place, and you can pull or cut out debris or hair tangled around the brush.
  • Brushroll belt: Just like the brushroll, you need to take out all the screws first to access this part. The belt may need to be removed if there's any clogged debris or tangled hair on the brushroll. It just needs to be inspected to see if it's damaged or needs replacing.
  • Pre-motor filters: These filters are found under the top cover of the of the dirt compartment. They can be washed with a light detergent when needed, but they need to dry for 24 hours before reuse.
  • Post-motor (HEPA) filter: This filter can't be washed. You have access to it once you remove the dirt compartment, and you just need to twist it to take it out. If dust/debris accumulates on it, gently tap the filter against a trash container to remove it.

5.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
1603437/1601972
HEPA Filter Part Number
1606751

While this vacuum has only a couple of recurring costs, some parts need to be replaced quite frequently, depending on your usage.

  • Pre-motor filters: Both the foam and felt filters need to be replaced every three to six months. The foam filter also comes in a Febreze-brand variant, which is advertised to keep odors down in your home, although we don't currently test for this. Both filters are sold separately.
  • Post-motor (HEPA) filter: Not washable. This should be replaced every three to six months. Just like the foam pre-motor filter, you can also get this part as Febreze-scented.

7.1
Design
Storing
Height
44.29 in (112.5 cm)
Width
12.80 in (32.5 cm)
Depth
14.57 in (37.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is alright to store away. It has a fairly wide footprint, but luckily you can attach the crevice tool as well as the upholstery/soft bristle brush directly on the vacuum.

7.4
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.22 gal (0.85 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has a decent dirt compartment. It's fairly big and it has a line indicating when it's full.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum head
  • Wand
  • Hose
  • Dirt compartment
  • Inner cyclone
  • Dirt compartment cover
  • LED crevice tool
  • Soft bristle brush (also an upholstery tool)
  • Turbo brush
  • Pre-motor filter (non-scented)
  • Pre-motor filter (Febreze scented)
  • Pre-motor felt
  • Post-motor filter
  • User guide

5.7
Design
Range
Cord Length
24.61 ft (7 m)
Hose Length
3.61 ft (1.10 m)

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has a sub-par range. While its cord length is fairly long, its hose length falls short of the advertised 2.1m, especially as when you stretch the hose, it can pull and tip over the vacuum.

7.1
Design
Portability
Total Weight
14.11 lbs (6.40 kg)
Weight In Hand
2.89 lbs (1.31 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has alright portability. It's somewhat heavy but it has a carrying handle which can make it easier to carry to another floor.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus doesn't have a battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
Yes
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has a couple of extra features. You can turn the brushroll on and off, and you can also control the vacuum's suction by using the slider to tackle either "Low Carpet", which is for low-pile carpet, or "Plush Carpet", which is for high-pile carpet.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
Yes
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

There are a few tools that come with the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. There's a soft bristle brush that you can also use to clean upholstery. The crevice tool also has an LED light on the end of it so you can better see what you're cleaning in dark and dusty areas.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can use the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus in an upright position or a half-handheld position with the hose and wand attached.

Performance
6.8
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
83 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
35 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
35 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
35 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used On (Brush roll "Off" with Suction control on " low carpet")

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is okay on bare floors. It's easily able to pick up small debris like rice but it has a bit more of a problem picking up larger debris like cereal as it gets caught in the vacuum's front cover as well as near the end of the tunnel.

8.4
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
97 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
86 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
87 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
87 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
78 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
78 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
77 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used On (Brush roll "On" with Suction control on " low carpet")

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is great on low-pile carpet. It slightly struggles to pick up small debris like baking soda and there's even some residue left behind within the connector between the wand and hose. However, it's still able to pick up most small and large debris even as the dirt compartment fills. It can also pick up pet hair without a problem.

8.3
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
95 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
72 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
72 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
71 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
68 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
67 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
65 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used On (Brush roll "On" with Suction control on " low carpet")

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is great on high-pile carpet. It's able to pick up most pet hair. It struggles a bit more with small and large debris, but at least its performance stays fairly consistent as the dirt compartment fills.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Good
Rug With Tassel
Ok
Electric Cord
Good

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus has good maneuverability. Its rotating head is great for navigating around objects but it's still a bit tall, so it can have trouble getting into tight spaces like beneath your couch. That being said, it comes with an LED crevice tool, so you're able to get into tight spaces and clean them. You can also use the soft-bristle brush to clean furniture using the wand, which is nice. The vacuum also doesn't have a problem with tassels or electrical cords, but it can get stuck on low-pile carpet if using "Low Carpet" suction control.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus doesn't have any automation features.

Compared to other vacuums

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is an upright vacuum designed for tackling pet hair. Unlike other upright vacuums such as the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind, the BISSELL does a great job picking up hair on low and high-pile carpet, but it struggles more on bare floors. It also doesn't come with a pet grooming brush like the Dyson Ball Animal 2, which is a little disappointing. On the upside, this vacuum comes with one unique Febreze-scented pre-motor filter to help keep down odors around your house. Although we don't currently test for it, you can also purchase this filter with or without the Febreze scent separately whenever you need to replace your foam filter.

Dyson Ball Animal 2
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The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a better overall upright vacuum than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The Dyson has a longer range, and it requires less maintenance and with almost no recurring costs. It has a better performance on all surface types too, and it also comes with a pet grooming tool, which is nice for pet owners.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Upright
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The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Upright is a more well-rounded vacuum than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The Shark is slightly easier to maintain with a lot fewer recurring costs, and its dirt compartment holds more too. It can also be used in a handheld configuration, which is nice if you want to clean your car. However, the BISSELL cleans low and high-pile carpet better, and it can maneuver slightly better too. It also has a removable brushroll.

Shark APEX Upright Vacuum
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The Shark APEX Upright Vacuum is a better upright vacuum for cleaning bare floors than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. If you have mostly hardwood, tile, or laminate in your home, the Shark can easily clean all pet hair and debris, whether large or small, from these floors. It also has a slightly higher range, a larger dirt compartment, and its recurring costs are less overall. You can even turn it into a handheld vacuum, which is good if you want to clean your car. That being said, if your home has mostly carpet in it, the BISSELL does a better job on low and high-pile carpet. It's also slightly lighter.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind
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Amazon.com

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is a better upright vacuum for carpet than the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind. The BISSELL feels slightly better built, and it comes with an upholstery tool as well as a soft bristle brush. You can also use it in a semi-handheld configuration, which is nice if you want to reach into crevices. While the Hoover is better on bare floors, the BISSELL can pick up more debris and pet hair, especially on high pile carpet. However, the Hoover has easier maintenance needs with less recurring costs.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Price

PHE Turbo 24613 Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus
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Amazon.com

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