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Bissell 33A1 Pet Hair Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review

December 23, 2015

This small handheld vacuum is designed specifically to remove pet hair from your furniture, drapes and carpeted stairs.

It includes a hard nozzle that is interchangeable with the flexible nozzle. The rubber contour of the flexible attachment makes it easier to thoroughly clean along edges like stairs. It also has the power to handle larger debris such as kitty litter. The easy-grip handle gives you an accessible on/off switch at your finger-tips.

Bissell Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair

The pros and cons of this device are clearly weighted toward the positive as this list demonstrates:

We Like

  • Lightweight and easily portable about the house
  • Powerful suction you can feel when the unit turns on
  • Specialty nozzles included
  • Can handle larger debris than just pet hair
  • Convenient for a quick cleanup
  • Includes multilevel filtration system
  • Perfect for cleaning car interior
  • Bagless dirt collection
  • HEPA filters

We Don’t Like

  • Cord is short at only 16 feet
  • Noisy when in operation
  • Improper positioning can result in hair blow back

The name of this unit can be misleading. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 is capable of cleaning up far more than pet hair. It can handle messes like spilled kitty litter or the normal dirt that accumulates on auto floor mats. It can make short work of vacuuming car seats as well.

The unit is lightweight, weighing only four pounds and measuring 10 inches by 5 inches by 8 inches. The compact size makes it easy to maneuver and the easy-grip handle goes gentle on the palm and fingers. The suction kicks in instantly when you turn it on; you can feel the power of this little workhorse.

There are two nozzles included. They are easily changed out by pressing down on the nozzle release button, removing one nozzle and replacing it with the other. It snaps into place and you’re ready to clean stairs or your car. Because of the compact size, the dirt container can fill quickly and may need to be emptied often when in use. It should be emptied after each use as a standard maintenance measure.

The cord is only 16 feet long, limiting the distance it can get from an electrical outlet. This can make it difficult to use for cleaning car interiors, in some cases. It can also require you to change plugs when working to clean pet hair from stairs. When using the unit, if the head is improperly positioned, there may be a blow back of pet hair from the unit’s exhaust. The included owner’s manual gives directions for proper use.


The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 does what its name suggests it will do. But it does much more as well. The easily portable unit can be used for larger debris such as kitty litter and also for cleaning the interior of your automobile. The interchangeable nozzles are easy to swap out and work well for upholstery, draperies and stairs. The bagless collection system means no bag replacements to worry about. The filter screen is easily cleaned and replaced. For erasing pet hair from your home and much more this Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 gets the job done.

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