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BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus [Turbo, Turbo Rewind] Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Reviewed Jul 16, 2020 at 08:25 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 09, 2024 at 01:38 pm
BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus [Turbo, Turbo Rewind] Picture
6.5
Bare Floor
6.6
Low-Pile Carpet
6.1
High-Pile Carpet
6.7
Pets
5.4
Stairs
5.9
Cars
3.9
Workshop

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is a basic bagless upright vacuum. It has a crevice tool with an LED light to help you clean dark and difficult-to-reach places more efficiently. However, it struggles more to clean hair as well as debris on bare floors, and it doesn't have a long range either, making 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. You can even use a unique Febreze-scented pre-motor vacuum filter, which the manufacturer advertises to help eliminate odors as you clean.

It's worth noting that there are multiple variants of this vacuum, which offer slightly different design features, like differing colorways or an automatic power cord retraction system. However, these differences won't result in significant differences in debris pickup performance. Further details on the differences between models are outlined in the Differences Between Variants section of the review.

Our Verdict

6.5 Bare Floor

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is just acceptable for bare floors. While it has a brushroll cutoff to prevent it from scattering around debris, it'll take multiple passes to clear away all debris on this surface type since the drive belt for its roller blocks a portion of the width of its cleaning path. That said, this vacuum can be difficult to maintain, and there are frequent recurring costs for replacing its filters.

Pros
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
  • Lightweight for an upright vacuum.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
6.6 Low-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is alright for low-pile carpet. The drive belt for its roller blocks a portion of the brushroll, forcing you to clean the same area more than once to clear away everything. 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
  • Fairly effective at dealing with pet hair on carpets.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
  • Lightweight for an upright vacuum.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
6.1 High-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is mediocre for high-pile carpet. It's reasonably effective at dealing with fine material that's been worked into carpet fibers but pushes around larger debris like rice and cereal pieces. The drive belt for its floorhead also blocks a portion of its brushroll, so you'll need to clean the same area more than once. However, while its hard plastic body has an otherwise acceptable build quality, it isn't easy to maintain this vacuum. Some parts, like the brushroll, are difficult to remove, and it has frequent recurring costs. However, this vacuum has good maneuverability around electrical cords, and you can even configure the vacuum to reach under tables or couches.

Pros
  • Fairly effective at dealing with pet hair on carpets.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
  • Lightweight for an upright vacuum.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
6.7 Pets

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is a satisfactory option for cleaning pet hair. Aside from its brushroll blocking a portion of the width of its brushroll, it's pretty effective in dealing with hair on carpeted floors. It requires ongoing maintenance, and the recurring costs can also increase depending on your usage. It has good maneuverability, though.

Pros
  • Fairly effective at dealing with pet hair on carpets.
  • Good maneuverability on all surface types.
Cons
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
5.4 Stairs

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus isn't well-suited for cleaning stairs. While you can configure it into a hybrid upright/handheld vacuum, it's still a bit of a pain to clean stairs. Its hose has a short reach, and if you tug or pull on it, you can 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
  • Lightweight for an upright vacuum.
Cons
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
  • Sub-par range.
5.9 Cars

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

3.9 Workshop

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus isn't designed for workshop cleaning. It's likely to be damaged when dealing with workshop debris like wood or metal shavings. It also can't clear away liquid spills.

Pros
Cons
  • Brushroll belt drive blocks a portion of the brushroll.
  • Not meant for liquid spills.
  • 6.5 Bare Floor
  • 6.6 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.1 High-Pile Carpet
  • 6.7 Pets
  • 5.4 Stairs
  • 5.9 Cars
  • 3.9 Workshop
  1. Updated Apr 09, 2024: We've added text to this review for the new tests added in Test Bench 1.0, Test Bench 1.2, and Test Bench 1.3.
  2. Updated Apr 09, 2024: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. We've overhauled our floor performance tests and added new 'Hard Floor Pick-Up,' 'High-Pile Carpet Pick-Up,' 'Low-Pile Carpet Pick-Up,' and 'Pet-Hair Pick-Up' tests. You can see the full changelog here.
  3. Updated Dec 14, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update builds on our previous 'Suction' test with a new 'Airflow' test that more accurately measures a vacuum's ability to generate air movement. If you'd like to see an in-depth look at the reasoning and methodology behind this change, you can see our full changelog here..
  4. Updated May 12, 2023: We've changed the product name to 'BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus [Turbo, Turbo Rewind]' for the review to encompass all model variants and updated the review's Introduction section.
  5. Updated Dec 01, 2022: We've changed the full product name to 'BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo' in order for the review to encompass all model variants.
  6. Updated Aug 18, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores have been updated.
  7. Updated Aug 05, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  8. Updated Apr 29, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  9. Updated Jul 16, 2020: Review published.
  10. Updated Jul 13, 2020: Early access published.
  11. Updated Jul 08, 2020: Our testers have started testing this product.
  12. Updated Jul 07, 2020: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are a few variants of the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo, though they differ mainly in terms of included attachments. We tested the '24613' variant.

Model Name

Product Code Parts Included  Color Notes
Pet Hair Eraser Turbo 2475C Turbo brush, Crevice tool with LED light, combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush Green/Silver  
Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus

24613

Turbo brush, Crevice tool with LED light, combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush Green/Purple

 

Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus 24619 Turbo brush, Crevice tool with LED light, combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush Green/Purple  
Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind

2790

Turbo brush, Crevice tool with LED light, combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush Green/Blue Automatic cord retraction system
Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind

27909

Turbo brush, Crevice tool with LED light, combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle brush, pet hair corner tool Green/Blue Automatic cord retraction system

Compared To Other Vacuums

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is an upright vacuum designed for tackling pet hair. Compared to other upright vacuums, like the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind, the BISSELL does a decent job picking up hair on low and high-pile carpet but 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 has one unique Febreze-scented pre-motor filter to help keep down odors around your house. You can also purchase this filter with or without the Febreze scent separately whenever you need to replace your foam filter.

BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind

The BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind is a much better upright vacuum for cleaning pet hair than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The CleanView Swivel is easier to maintain and can pick up pet hair on all surface types. It also has a significantly better performance on bare floors and a slightly better performance on low-pile carpets. However, the Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus uses a HEPA filter, has a much better performance on high-pile carpets, is significantly easier to maneuver, and feels better built.

BISSELL PowerForce Helix

The BISSELL PowerForce Helix is a better overall upright vacuum than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The PowerForce has a larger dirt compartment, is lighter, and has better overall performance on bare floors and low-pile carpets. It's also easier to maintain, and there are fewer recurring costs. However, the Pet Hair Eraser is better built, comes with an upholstery tool as well as a turbo brush, and is more maneuverable on carpets thanks to its brushroll off switch.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440]

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better for more use cases than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The Shark has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, has a larger dustbin, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the BISSELL is easier to maneuver, performs better on low-pile carpets, and is a better option for pet owners since it has a removable brushroll.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away [NV751, NV752]

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away 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 also has a better performance on all surface types too. However, the BISSELL can maneuver slightly better and has a removable brushroll.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed is better than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The Shark incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a larger dirt compartment, and delivers superior performance on all surface types. You can also lift the pod away from its body and use it in a more portable semi-handheld configuration. Conversely, the BISSELL is a little easier to maneuver as it doesn't get caught on rug tassels or electrical cords as often as the Shark.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean/Origin

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

BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus and BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro are for different uses. The Pet Hair Eraser is a traditional upright with a larger dirt compartment, better maneuverability, and superior performance on carpeted surfaces. You can also use it in a semi-handheld configuration to clean hard-to-reach areas. Meanwhile, the CrossWave is a hybrid vacuum mop that can easily clean stains and deal with liquid spills.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is a better upright vacuum for carpets than the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind. The BISSELL feels slightly better built, and it comes with an upholstery tool and 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 carpets. However, the Hoover has easier maintenance needs with less recurring costs.

Shark APEX Upright

The Shark APEX Upright 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 floors in your home, the Shark can easily clean all pet hair and debris from these floors, whether large or small. It also has a slightly higher range and a larger dirt compartment, and its recurring costs are less overall. You can even turn it into a handheld vacuum, which is good for cleaning your car. If your home has mostly carpet, the BISSELL does a better job on low- and high-pile carpets. It's also slightly lighter.

Hoover WindTunnel Tempo Bagged

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus and Hoover WindTunnel Tempo Bagged have different advantages. The BISSELL has a bagless design and performs better on both low- and high-pile surfaces, where it clears material like baking soda or sand more effectively. However, the Hoover performs better on bare floors and is far easier to maintain, though with similarly high recurring costs.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo has an only acceptable build quality. It's made from mostly hard plastic, except for its metal wand, but it could feel more sturdy, especially compared to some other BISSELL vacuums like the BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro. 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 an LED light near the brush so you can illuminate hard-to-reach, possibly dark areas.

Unfortunately, while the brushrolls are removable, ten screws need to be taken out to get them out. The dirt compartment and turbo brush feel like they could crack if dropped, which is 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 has many maintenance requirements. 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: You can remove the brushroll, but you need a Philips screwdriver to remove the ten screws that hold in the base cover. After that, you can remove the brushroll belt that holds it in place and 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 dirt compartment. You can wash them with a light detergent, but they must dry for 24 hours before reuse.
  • Post-motor filter: You can't wash this filter. You have access to it once you remove the dirt compartment and 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.

Take a look at the Hoover WindTunnel Tempo Bagged if you're looking for an upright vacuum that's easier to maintain.

6.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number 1603437
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

While this vacuum has only a couple of recurring costs, you need to replace some parts 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 the manufacturer advertises to keep odors down in your home. Both filters are sold separately.
  • Post-motor filter: Not washable. You should replace this every three to six months. Just like the foam pre-motor filter, you can also get this part as Febreze-scented.

If you want an upright vacuum with almost no recurring costs, then look into the Dyson Ball Animal 2.

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

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo is alright to store away. It has a fairly wide footprint, but luckily, you can attach the crevice tool and the upholstery/soft bristle brush directly to the vacuum. The 'Rewind' variants have an automatic cord retraction system, but you'll have to wind the cord back manually on 'Plus' models.

7.7
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.22 gal (0.85 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo has a decent dirt compartment. While it isn't as large as that of the BISSELL PowerForce Helix, it's still fairly big and 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

6.6
Design
Range
Cordless
No
Cord Length
24.61 ft (7.5 m)
Hose Length
3.61 ft (1.10 m)
Minimum Wand Length
2.17 ft (0.66 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.02 ft (0.92 m)
Total Range
27.62 ft (8.42 m)

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo 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 has alright portability. It's somewhat heavy, but it has a carrying handle, making 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 doesn't have a battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
Yes
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo has a couple of extra features. You can turn the brushroll on and off and 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 so you can better see what you're cleaning in dark and dusty areas.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

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

Performance
5.0
Performance
Hard Floor Pick-Up

This vacuum performs poorly on hard floors. While there's a brushroll shutoff to prevent scattering around debris on hard surfaces, it's still important to note that this roller is belt-driven and that this belt obscures a portion of the width of the roller. This leaves an obvious pattern as to where the vacuum isn't picking up any debris; you can see this in greater detail here.

6.0
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Pick-Up

This vacuum's performance on high-pile carpet is passable. Once again, the pattern from the drive belt is immediately apparent, so you'll need to clean the same area more than once to fully clear away any messes. It also pushes around a small amount of larger debris, like rice or cereal, from the front of its floorhead.

6.0
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Pick-Up

This vacuum does a passable job of cleaning low-pile carpet. Aside from the brushroll belt drive obscuring a portion of the cleaning head and forcing you to clean the same area again, it's actually reasonably effective at dealing with fine debris that's been worked into carpet fibers. However, it does leave behind a noticeable amount of larger debris like cereal or rice.

7.0
Performance
Pet-Hair Pick-Up

This vacuum does a decent job of cleaning pet hair on low-pile carpet. Aside from areas in which the belt drive divides the width of the brushroll, it's quite effective in handling hair that's been pressed deep into carpet fibers.

1.8
Performance
Suction
Maximum Hose Suction
64.6 inHâ‚‚O (16.10 kPa)
Maximum Head Suction
0.7 inHâ‚‚O (0.17 kPa)
Normal Head Suction
0.4 inHâ‚‚O (0.10 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal On, (Brushroll Off)
Hose Diameter
1.6" (4.0 cm)

The suction performance is terrible. Put simply, the vacuum's floorhead is too high above the ground to generate much of a seal.

7.8
Performance
Airflow
Maximum Hose Airflow
70.7 CFM (2.0 m³/min)

This vacuum has good airflow performance. It might lag behind high-end options like the Dyson Ball Animal 3. However, it still comfortably outperforms most cordless models on the market and won't have too much trouble lifting away heavier debris.

8.0
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
75.1 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
78.4 dBA

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus is a little noisy. You'll want to clean in an enclosed room to avoid annoying anyone nearby.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability

The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo has good maneuverability. Its rotating head is great for navigating objects, but it's still a bit tall, so it can have trouble getting into tight spaces like beneath your couch. That said, it comes with an LED crevice tool, so you can 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 has no problem with tassels or electrical cords, but it can get stuck on low-pile carpet if using the 'Low Carpet' suction control.

8.5
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

This vacuum does a great job of handling pet hair on furniture with its Pet TurboEraser tool. It's a little awkward to use in this configuration, but aside from a few remaining short strands, it's quite effective for this kind of task.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

Some fine particles can escape from this vacuum's exhaust.

5.5
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a poor job of dealing with debris in cracks and crevices, with poor suction from its floorhead.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum has no impact on stains.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test

This vacuum isn't designed to deal with liquid spills.

Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No

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

0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No