Best Upright Vacuums for Pet Hair

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 10, 2018
Everyone loves having a vacuum cleaner, but most people don't have one that is particularly good at removing pet hair from the carpet. Worry not, though! We have reviews for five of the best upright vacuums for pet hair. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Cleaning
Dirt Capacity
Power Source
Power
Brush
Features
Warranty
 
PROS

The Dust-Away ™ Hard Floor Attachment is stiff enough to collect crumbs and large debris while being delicate enough to clean all dust from floors such as expensive wood without damaging them.

CONS

The Pre-Motor Filter needs to be cleaned every 3 months.

OUR VERDICT

The Shark NV752 is a powerful vertical vacuum cleaner, which will not leave a single bit of pet hair or dust in your home. It retains more than 99.9% of suspended particles inside, which is important in homes where those with allergies and young children live. The equipment is controlled by one touch, and the LED lights help you clean everything up even under furniture and in the dark corners of the rooms.

detailed parameters
Cleaning

Dry

Dirt Capacity

48-oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (30-ft cord length)

Power

9.5 A

Brush

Dust-Away™ Hard Floor Attachment, True Pet Mini Motorized Brush, Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool

Features

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology® + HEPA filter, Lift-Away® Technology, Fingertip controls, LED lights

Warranty

7-year limited

PROS

Thanks to the tangle-free brush roll, the vacuum requires almost no maintenance. No more hair wrap. The patented cyclonic spooling system ensures hand-free emptying. 

CONS

Vacuum is rather loud.

OUR VERDICT

The Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser is a definite leader on the market. It can remove even the most stubborn hair owing to multiple specialized pet hair tools. The generous length of the power cord allows easy access to all areas without the need to unplug. This revolutionary vacuum can really make cleaning up after pets a breeze.

detailed parameters
Cleaning

Dry

Dirt Capacity

50-oz dustcup with EasyEmpty system

Power Source

Corded (30-ft cord length)

Power

8.5 A

Brush

Motorized Brush (12" cleaning path), Pet TurboEraser Tool, Crevice tool with LED light, Upholstery tool

Features

SuctionChannel Technology™, SmartSeal™ Allergen System, Cyclonic Spooling System™, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator, 8-ft hose

Warranty

5 years

PROS

With WindTunnel and Multi-Cyclonic technologies, the cleaner effectively lifts and removes deeply-embedded dirt and ensures consistent cleaning with no loss of suction.

CONS

The power cord could be longer.

OUR VERDICT

The Hoover UH70210 cleaner with the innovative WindTunnel technology can remove embedded pet hair from any surface. And the 13.5" cleaning path will make pet hair removal a quick and easy process. The folding handle makes storing the vacuum anywhere very easy, without needing to take up much space.

detailed parameters
Cleaning

Dry

Dirt Capacity

~40-oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (25-ft cord length)

Power

12 A

Brush

Motorized brush (13.5" cleaning path), Pet Turbo tool, Pet Upholstery tool, Crevice tool, Extension Wand

Features

WindTunnel® Technology, HEPA-filter, System Check Indicator, Illuminating Headlight, Adjustable handle position, 8-ft hose

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Swivel Steering provides high maneuverability of the vacuum cleaner, and Triple Action Brush Roll with On/Off switch will equally clean the garbage from both smooth floors and fleecy carpets, gently lifting and removing all garbage, including hair.

CONS

Small dustcup.

OUR VERDICT

Bissell Powerglide features the highest suction power with low power consumption. With its help, you will be able to easily collect the hair of pets, garbage or even scattered dirt without harm to the vacuum cleaner. Its plastic container opens quickly and is easy to clean, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator Filter limits the dispersal of dust particles into the air of the room to be cleaned.

detailed parameters
Cleaning

Dry

Dirt Capacity

~ 30-oz dustcup with Easy Empty™ System

Power Source

Corded (27-ft cord length)

Power

9.5 A

Brush

On/Off Triple Action Brush Roll, Pet TurboEraser® Tool with Tangle-Free Technology, Crevice Tool

Features

Suction Channel Technology®, SmartSeal® Allergen System with optional Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator Filter, 9X Multi-Cyclonic Separation, Swivel steering

Warranty

5-year limited

PROS

Five-position height adjustment allows you to comfortably clean virtually anywhere, including floors and steps, the upper bookshelves, as well as sections along the ceilings. To further adapt to cleaning high places, the vacuum includes an Extension Wand.

CONS

Instructions may seem insufficiently detailed.

OUR VERDICT

A great vacuum cleaner for cleaning pet hair and dirt, Eureka has a well-thought-out and high-quality design. Thanks to the AirSpeed Technology, the equipment does not lose suction power at any degree of floor or carpet contamination. The low-profile main attachment allows you to reach the floor areas under the sofa, cabinets, and other furniture.

detailed parameters
Cleaning

Dry

Dirt Capacity

42-oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (27-ft cord length)

Power

12 A

Brush

On/Off Brush Roll, Turbo nozzle, Dusting brush, Crevice tool

Features

Brushroll Clean Technology, SuctionSeal Technology, AirSpeed Technology, 5-setting height adjustment

Warranty

3 years

Shark NV752

Amazingly Versatile

One of the most important aspects of an upright vacuum cleaner is its versatility. Vacuums are made primarily for carpeted floors, but it is more than just carpeted floors that need to be cleaned. Other areas, such as furniture, curtains, hardwood floors, and other parts of a home can all benefit greatly from having a vacuum cleaner that is able to clean them. A vacuum with such versatility is simply a great addition to any home.

The Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum is one such vacuum that offers a high degree of versatility. Thanks to its many attachments and modes, this vacuum is able to clean areas that many other vacuums can only dream of. One aspect of this vacuum that contributes to its high degree of versatility is its Powered Lift-Away feature. This allows the main canister of the vacuum to be removed from the upright body of the vacuum, and can be easily carried with you. This gives you the ability to easily clean areas that are harder to reach for a regular vacuum, such as stairs, underneath furniture, and upholstery. The included Under Appliance Wand also allows for cleaning underneath low-sitting appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

Review of Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum

Powerful and Easy to Use

The high versatility of this vacuum is aided greatly by many of the additional features that are included. For instance, the Dynamic Swivel Steering allows for flexibility of the cleaning head of the main body, making it easy for you to turn the vacuum around corners or furniture. The fingertip controls allow for easy operation of the vacuum, giving you everything you need within easy reach of your fingers. Powerful LED lights are also included on the front of both the main body head and the Lift Away, allowing for easy cleaning in dark areas. There are even lights on the handle, giving you the ability to use the vacuum even in the dark.

The performance of this vacuum is also nothing to sneer at. The powerful 9.5 A motor gives plenty of power to both the brush and the suction capability, allowing for pet hair and dirt to be easily lifted from any surface. It is even well performing on hard floors, ensuring that all dirt and hair is suctioned into the vacuum instead of being scattered about. This is aided greatly by the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology along with the HEPA filter, which ensures that all dirt and dust are swept into the vacuum, and preventing stray dust from being scattered into the air. With the powerful combination of these features along with its versatility, this vacuum should give anyone a powerful tool for cleaning their home.

Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Bissell 1650A

Erase Pet Hair

Vacuums that advertise themselves as having the ability to remove pet hair are actually fairly recent things. Of course, the ability to do this will vary greatly between different models and different brands. All of the various models will have varying degrees of success with the ability to perform this function, so finding the right model that does this perfectly is one of the most important things for buyers who find this function a necessity.

The Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a model that is able to easily remove pet hair as advertised. This pet hair vacuum features many different capabilities that add up to a nearly flawless experience. Featuring a wide 12-inch cleaning path, this vacuum is able to be used easily, gliding along nearly any type of flooring effortlessly as it removes all kinds of dust, dirt, and pet hair from the surface. The SuctionChannel technology allows for even the toughest particles of dirt as well as the most stubborn pet hair to be removed from the surface throughout the entire width of the cleaning path, and the SmartSeal Allergin System ensures that pet hair and dander are thoroughly captured and trapped inside the vacuum, preventing allergens from escaping into the air. This helps make this vacuum perfect for those who suffer from allergies to pet dander.

Review of Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Outstanding Performance

This vacuum doesn't just specialize in removing pet hair and dander. There are plenty of extra features included that help make this vacuum a high all-around performer. The Patended Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling System aids in removing pet hair and ensuring that it all ends up in the dustcup, as well as giving an easy hands-free emptying. The voluminous 50-ounce dustcup also ensures that plenty of vacuuming can be done before the need to empty it. The Tangle Free Brush Roll provides a tough way of loosening dirt and hair from the surface and also ensures that all hair that is vacuumed ends up in the dust cup instead of tangled in the brush.

Along with this great feature are many other features that are often expected in vacuums. The 30-foot power cord gives you the ability to vacuum even the largest room without needing to unplug at any point, and the 12-inch hose length ensures that the various included attachments are able to reach far enough away from the vacuum to be useful. The Quick Release Wand also ensures that you can easily remove the wand to vacuum those hard-to-reach areas without any trouble at all. All of these great features coupled with the overall high performance of this vacuum make it one of the best deals on the market.

Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum Cleaner in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


 

Hoover UH70210

High Suction Performance

A common problem with many types of vacuum cleaners is that the performance of the suction isn't always up to the task. Due to a variety of reasons, the suction either isn't strong enough to lift away dirt or hair, or sometimes it even gets scattered due to poor design of the vacuum head. Either way, vacuums that don't perform well with vacuuming can actually be a big problem for people, especially for those with pets.

The Hoover UH70210 T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum thankfully doesn't have this problem. Featuring Hoover's powerful WindTunnel technology, this vacuum is renowned as an exceptionally high performer when it comes to cleaning a surface, whether it be your carpet, hardwood floor, or even upholstery. The performance on carpets of all types is exceptionally good, as the vacuum features five different adjustable heights, allowing you to use the vacuum on virtually every type of carpet imaginable. For upholstery or curtains, the attached Pet Upholstery Tool allows you to remove even the most stubborn pet hair or dirt. There is even the Air Powered Pet Hand Tool that works particularly well on hardwood floors, giving you the ability to clean almost any type of surface.

Review of Hoover UH70210 WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum

Very Convenient

The positive aspects of this vacuum for dog hair don't stop with the performance. Many of the included features add to this vacuum's overall charm. The lightweight design of the vacuum makes it quite easy and comfortable to use, moving effortlessly over even the thickest carpets. The vacuum includes a 25-foot power cord, while although it is not the longest that we have seen, is still long enough to allow you to vacuum large rooms without needing to unplug. The vacuum also features the Cord Rewind function, allowing you to easy retract the power cord instead of needing to manually wind it up when finished with your vacuuming.

The included 40-ounce dust cup is small compared to some other models, but it is still spacious enough to let you perform your vacuuming without having to stop to empty it. Emptying the dust cup is also a cinch, featuring an easy latch that allows you to remove and empty it without worries of making a mess. For when you are finished with vacuuming, the folding handle makes this vacuum easy to store in almost any small spot. All of these features combined together will ensure that you are quite happy with all aspects of this upright vacuum for pet hair for years to come.

Hoover UH70210 WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


VIDEO
Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind UH70120 Vacuum Review
 

Bissell 2215A

High Performance with Low Power Consumption

Most vacuum cleaners tend to use quite a bit of electricity, as they generally contain very powerful motors. Using such a vacuum cleaner often, which is a normal occurrence for anyone who has a dog or a cat, can really run up your electric bill, especially if you are needing to vacuum more than once a week. Although this is quite standard with most vacuum cleaners, the Bissell 2215A Powerglide Pet Hair Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is definitely an exception to this rule. Featuring a high-performance yet low energy consumption design, this vacuum cleaner will help keep your house or apartment clean without running up your electricity bill.

The low power consumption does not mean that this vacuum isn't as powerful as many of its contemporaries, however. Featuring the Suction Channel technology, this vacuum is powerful enough to lift even the most stubborn dirt and hair, which is easily loosened with the Triple Action Roll Brush. The 9x Mutl-Cyclonic Separation ensures that all dirt and hair are suctioned into the vacuum instead of being scattered about, even when used on hard surfaces. The SmartSeal Allergin System also ensures that no pet hair or dander is scattered into the air, which is great for those who suffer from pet allergies.

Review of Bissell 2215A Powerglide Pet Hair Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Plenty of Features

The high performance and low power consumption are great aspects of this vacuum, but it also has quite a few other features to offer. The vacuum includes several attachments which help make this vacuum a dream to use on virtually any surface. The Pet TurboEraser Tool With Tangle-Free Technology gives you a great extension to use to remove pet hair and dirt from upholstery, and ensuring that the high-quality hose does not get tangled up in the process. The Extension Wand gives you the ability to reach many of those hard-to-reach places that aren't normally reachable by vacuum cleaners, including walls and ceilings, and works especially well in corners. The Crevice Tool lets you easily vacuum along the edges of walls, where plenty of dirt and pet hair tend to accumulate and where most other vacuums are not able to reach. The Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator Filter makes sure that all surfaces that you vacuum are left smelling fresh and without pet odor. For using the vacuum as a normal upright vacuum cleaner, the swivel steering gives you the ability to easily maneuver around almost any obstacle. With all of these features and abilities in one device, this is a very good vacuum for dog hair that will keep your home looking and smelling clean.

Bissell 2215A Powerglide Pet Hair Bagless Vacuum Cleaner in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


 

Eureka AS3401AX

Great Low Priced Vacuum

The process of shopping for a vacuum cleaner will most often yield some excellent models, most of which tend to carry a high price tag. Vacuums, especially full-powered upright models, have always tended to be a bit pricey, with few good bargains available. Although many cheaper models of vacuum cleaners exist, many of them tend to be lacking in certain areas, which makes them less than ideal for most people. Those who have pets especially need a vacuum that works well for removing pet hair, and these models are usually not cheap.

The Eureka AS3401AX Brushroll Clean Pet Upright Vacuum is one vacuum that proves that not all high performing vacuum cleaners are expensive. Featuring a very affordable price, this vacuum still is capable of delivering high performance along the lines of much pricier models. Featuring the AirSpeed Technology, this vacuum uses high air pressure and movement to lift away dirt, giving your surfaces a deep clean. The five setting height adjustment allows you to use this vacuum on any type of surface, ranging from hard floors to shaggy carpets. The SuctionSeal Technology ensures that all dirt and hair are removed and sucked into the vacuum instead of being scattered about.

Review of Eureka AS3401AX Brushroll Clean Pet Upright Vacuum

No More Tangles

One of the best features of this vacuum is the Brushroll Clean Technology, which allows you to very easily remove tangles from the brush with just the press of a button. This means that brush tangles are the problems that are relegated into the past, and which helps extend the life of your vacuum cleaner. The 13-inch cleaning width of the vacuum head ensures that a wide area of your floor is thoroughly vacuumed, lessening the need to constantly vacuum over previously vacuumed spots.

Plenty of other features are included with this vacuum cleaner. The Scatterpoof Multi-Surface Cleaning function allows you to easily vacuum up spilled crumbs without any worries of the vacuum scattering them. The vacuum also features a 39-foot reach system, which allows you to reach almost anywhere in your home without needing to unplug the vacuum. The 27-foot power cord features an automatic rewind system, allowing the vacuum to automatically wind up the cord instead of it needing to be wound up manually. A 12-foot deluxe stretch hose works in conjunction with the accessories to allow you to clean almost anywhere imaginable. With all of these features packed into a low-priced vacuum, this model is definitely worthy of a close look.

Eureka AS3401AX Brushroll Clean Pet Upright Vacuum in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


 

What Is an Upright Vacuum for Pet Hair?

Did you know that pet hair is the most common trigger of indoor allergies? And if you often experience a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and some other symptoms, you might probably suffer from an allergy to pet hair. So, if you need the best vacuum to clean up after your lovely pets, you're at the right place. Good vacuums for pet hair are usually much more powerful and maneuverable than usual vacs. Boasting super-strong suction, these vacuums can easily clean your house from pet hair, dander, fur and other sources of dust, dirt, and allergens. They are usually equipped with additional nozzles for pet hair removal and filters that lock in the finest particles. Like usual vacuums, they come in different shapes and sizes. In this review, we compare some of the best canister vacuums, upright vacuums, and handheld vacuums for dog hair. And no matter whether you want to get rid of retriever hair or toy terrier hair, you'll find a suitable option here. So, keep on reading and take your pick to manage that extra hair in your house.

To make caring for the hair of your furry friend a bit easier, we recommend pet owners to consider the best dog shampoos and hair trimmers. And to make the walks with your pet mess-free, you might be interested in waste bags and pooper scoopers.

What Features to Compare

Finding the best upright vacuum for pet hair will depend greatly on your needs. Many of these types of vacuums share many of the same features, while most models may also have some other features that are exclusive to that model. However, some common features will be necessary to compare between different models to make sure that the specific model will meet your needs. Below are some of the most common features of upright vacuums for cleaning pet hair, all of which you will want to check before deciding on a specific vacuum.

Power

The overall power of the vacuum can affect its performance. Although this isn't always true, the higher the power of the vacuum, the stronger the suctioning ability to remove dirt and pet hair. Generally, you will want a powerful vacuum to go along with the other features that the model contains.

Dust Cup Capacity

An important feature of any vacuum is the capacity of the dust cup, which is where dirt and pet hair that has been vacuumed is stored. The larger the dust cup, the more vacuuming you can do before needing to empty it. Vacuums with a larger dust cup can probably handle several full passes over a room before needing to be emptied.

Cord Length

All vacuums of the size and power that are featured here will require the use of the power cord, as these powerful vacuums require more electricity than what most batteries can provide. The length of the power cord will often determine how much of an area of your room you can vacuum before needing to plug it in to another power outlet. Those with a longer cord can allow you to vacuum a larger area before needing to do this.

Brush

Upright vacuums rely on a brush to help loosen and remove dirt and hair from a carpet. Those with a stronger and more reliable brush will be able to perform this function better than those with a weaker brush. The strength of the brush will be a very important factor in the overall performance of the vacuum.

Attachments

A standard vacuum cleaner is great for cleaning floors in an open area, but in order to clean other areas as well as upholstery and ceilings, you will need to use attachments. Most of the vacuums here have attachments included that allow for cleaning those hard-to-reach places. If you require a vacuum to be able to clean certain things such as curtains and upholstery, then you want to make sure it includes the proper attachments.

All of these included features can be easily spotted and verified in our reviews of each of the five best upright vacuums for cleaning pet hair.

How Does an Upright Vacuum for Pet Hair Differ From a Standard Vacuum Cleaner?

Vacuum cleaners that are made specifically for removing pet hair largely work just light a regular upright vacuum cleaner. The main functions that it performs in order to vacuum are using a brush to loosen pet hair and dirt from a surface, while also using air suction to lift the hair and dirt away from the surface and into the dust cup of the vacuum cleaner. These two main functions are pretty much the same as a regular upright vacuum cleaner. However, there are some notable differences in many of the features of a vacuum for pet hair. Here are some of the main aspects of many of the models made for removing pet hair that set them apart from standard vacuum cleaners.

Air Tight Suction

Many of the vacuums meant for removing pet hair feature suction capabilities that are stronger than many standard vacuums. How such a strong suction is created usually has to do with the airtight design of the vacuum head. Preventing air from escaping in any way from a vacuum head helps keep the suction tight, which in turn ensures that the hair and debris are sucked into the vacuum instead of being scattered or dropped back onto the surface.

Tangle Free Brush

Anyone who has owned a standard vacuum cleaner before is sure to have run into the problem of hair getting tangled into the vacuum's brush. This is a very common problem that often plagues standard vacuum cleaners, and can, in turn, lead to issues ranging from reduced performance to damage to the vacuum cleaner. Many of the models made for removing pet hair include brushes that are made to either not tangle very easily, or that have the ability to easily remove tangled hair. How this is accomplished can vary wildly, as many different vacuums for pet hair design their tangle-free brushes in different manners. However, the end result is the same: a much better and hassle-free experience than a conventional vacuum cleaner.

Multi-Surface Cleaning

Most standard vacuum cleaners are designed specifically for working on carpets. The nature of such designs often makes them ill-suited for other types of surfaces, especially hardwood or tiled floors. Vacuums for removing pet hair, on the other hand, are usually designed to work on many different types of surfaces, including carpets of varying thickness, hardwood and tiled floors, and even upholstery. How this is accomplished generally depends on the specific model, but most models will include various accessories or attachments that are made to work well on certain types of surfaces. For instance, most models will include a vacuum head attached to a hose that uses strong suction to remove pet hair from upholstery, and many will also include vacuum wands that are used for cleaning other areas not normally reachable by a standard vacuum cleaner, such as corners and ceilings. Many will include various other attachments for other specific purposes.

The above features are the main ways in how an upright vacuum for pet hair works better for cleaning up after pets than a standard vacuum cleaner. Most of us love our pets, and as such, keeping a clean house or apartment is a necessity. If you are a pet owner and struggle with keeping your home tidy and free of pet hair, then getting yourself an upright vacuum for pet hair will definitely increase the cleanliness of your home.

How to:

Other reviews
Comments
0 Comments

Your comment was successfully sent

Error! Please try again later

Publish Date: 2018-07-09 15:26:25