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The Best Pet Hair Vacuum - How to Actually Pick the Best One?

A good pet hair vacuum cleaner may be of great help when having pets and trying to have a clean home. A good pet hair vacuum cleaner must be easy to use and maintain, must be able to clean pet hair and other types of dirt from different surfaces, it should have excellent suction and air filtration, a range of various cleaning tools, etc.

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Such a vacuum cleaner may cost a lot, but it can save time and effort. On the other hand, with improvements in technology, cheaper vacuums are getting stronger, lighter, and more durable, often having features very similar to larger and more expensive vacuums.

Updated: October 26, 2022.

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Intro - Features of the Good Pet Hair Vacuum

A good pet hair vacuum cleaner must be capable of cleaning pet hair from different surfaces, including low-, medium- and high-pile carpets and area rugs, tiles, hardwood floors, stairs, laminate floors, and from all other floor types commonly found at homes and apartments.

In order to do that, such vacuum cleaners must have strong suction, suitable cleaning tools, a long enough cleaning range, good air filtration, an easy dirt disposal system, low maintenance and operating costs, and all other little details that one doesn't need until they are actually needed.

Strong Suction

Strong suction is required in order to pick up the dirt and transport it into the vacuum cleaner. Since the size and the weight of dirt varies significantly and since the pet and human hair can get entangled around carpet fibers, the stronger the suction, the better the cleaning.

However, when cleaning sensitive surfaces, too strong suction is not desired feature - in such situations, it is better to rely on a combination of medium-strong suction and proper cleaning tools for thorough cleaning.

Suction strength is often described using Pascals (Pa, N per square meter), inches (or cm) of water, or preferably using Air Watts - actual strength of vacuum cleaners varies from tens of Air Watts to 200-300 Air Watts in large corded units.

A strong vacuum cleaner with a suction strength control system is the best option for a pet hair vacuum cleaner.

Suitable Cleaning Tools

Cleaning tools commonly used on vacuum cleaners include:

- main cleaner head with one or more brushrolls. As the brushrolls spin, they pick up the dirt and even pull out the tangled hair from the carpets and area rugs.

Also, as the brushrolls spin, hair can get entangled around the brushrolls, decreasing their effectiveness and requiring the user to manually remove tangled human and pet hair, lint, fibers, and similar types of dirt.

That is why vacuums with self-cleaning brushrolls are recommended units for cleaning pet hair from large floor areas.

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- Pet Hair Turbo Tools are attached to flexible cleaning hoses, allowing the users to deeply and thoroughly clean smaller carpeted and upholstered surfaces.

Pet Hair Turbo Tools feature a miniature air turbine that spins a small brushroll and in combination with the strong airflow, removes hair, lint, fibers, crumbs, etc.

On the other hand, most similar tools are not maintenance-free cleaning tools and should be regularly cleaned by their users.

Owners of corded Dyson vacuums can choose Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, which uses specially designed brushes that clean themselves automatically from entangled hair.

dyson groom tool 1- Grooming Tools are intended for vacuuming pet hair while the hair is still on the animal (pet, cat, etc.), which is great, to say the least. Grooming Tools may be of great assistance, especially when Your pet is shedding.

Grooming Tools require the pet to be accustomed to the sound of the vacuum cleaner, but after a few attempts and gentle persuasion (snacks can do wonders), most pets consider grooming as cuddling with their owner.

- Upholstery Tools don't feature moving parts, like spinning brushroll. Upholstery tools usually feature strips (or strips) of felt and similar material that glide over the cleaned area, picking up hair and other debris.

While Upholstery Tools are not as thorough as Turbine Tools, Upholstery Tools are much more gentle and may be used on sensitive surfaces.

Also, such tools are cheaper and easier to maintain.

- Crevice Tools are long and narrow cleaning tools intended for cleaning hard-to-reach areas like corners, edges, gaps, crevices (hence the name), and similar.

Crevice tools come in various sizes and shapes, with some models being extra-long, flexible, and thin, helping the users clean even under home appliances - such tools are also labeled 'Under-Appliance Cleaning Tools' or similar.

- Dusting Brushes use rows of brushes for agitating the surface dirt, which is then picked up by a strong airflow. Dusting brushes are used for cleaning sensitive elevated surfaces, including bookshelves, tables, furniture, and similar.

Dusting brushes may come with soft, often natural bristles from renewable sources - such brushes are intended for the dusting of sensitive surfaces. Some dusting brushes may feature stiff bristles for cleaning stubborn and dried stains.

Also, Crevice Tools, Upholstery Tools, and Dusting Brushes are often combined in 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 cleaning tools and are carried onboard the vacuums, allowing the user to change the cleaning tool when required quickly.

Having a good cleaning attachment optimized for a specific type of dirt can significantly help when cleaning, saving time and effort.

Long Enough Cleaning Range - Corded or Cordless Vacuums?

In order to clean the home properly, pet vacuum cleaner must be able to reach the required area.

The cleaning reach of the corded vacuums is limited by the length of their power cords, which is often combined with the length of flexible cleaning hoses, cleaning wands (which are often telescopic), and cleaning tools.

Some corded canister vacuums and upright vacuums with cleaning hoses feature a cleaning reach of up to 50 feet (~15 m) from the nearest wall power socket.

Cordless units don't have a power cord to pull around, allowing these units to have practically unlimited physical reach. However, relying on the energy stored in the onboard battery (even though such a battery is a lithium-ion battery) means that the operating time of such cordless units is limited.

Most cordless vacuums may operate for 30-45 minutes on a single battery charge using "Eco," "Normal," or some similar suction mode and 5-15 minutes using "Maximum," "Turbo," or similar suction mode.

Most full-size, main home vacuum cleaners are corded units, but some cordless units offer similar features to corded vacuums. But, such cordless units may be very expensive.

Air Filtration

pexels golden retriever Good air filtration is very important for all vacuums, not just for pet hair vacuums - a vacuum cleaner with good air filtration will pick up and capture dirt and will not return the dirt to the cleaned area.

Most units feature multilayered air filtration systems, often combining cyclonic action with mechanical air filters.

When comparing air filtration systems of vacuum cleaners, it is good to know the size of the most common pollutants in homes:

  • bacteria: 0.3-10.0 micrometers,
  • pollen: 10.0-100.0 micrometers,
  • pet and human hair: 30.0-200.0 micrometers,
  • dust mites: 90.0-600.0 micrometers,
  • sand: 50.0-1000.0 micrometers, etc.

The following table lists various classifications of EPA/HEPA/ULPA filters according to the EN 1822 standard:

Filter Group Filter Class Filtration Efficiency Penetration
Efficiency Particulate Air (EPA) Filters E10 85 % 15 %
E11 95 % 5 %
E12 99.5 % 0.5 %
High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters H13 99.95 % 0.05 %
H14 99.995 % 0.005 %
Ultra-Low Penetration Air (ULPA) Filters U15 99.9995 % 0.0005 %
U16 99.99995 % 0.00005 %
U17 99.999995 % 0.000005 %

In the US, the main standard test is MIL-STD-282, although others are used as well (IEST-RP-CC001 and IEST-RP-CC007, for example) - to keep things as short as possible, 'true HEPA' air filtration means the ability of the air filter/vacuum cleaner to retain/capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles. Thus, 'true HEPA' is between H13 and H14 filter classes.

In the European Union, air filtration is defined by standard EN 1822, which defines several classes of EPA/HEPA/ULPA air filters according to their ability to retain/capture the Most Penetrating Particle Size (MPPS) particles that are in the 0.1 and 0.3 micrometers range.

Note that having a good HEPA vacuum cleaner may be rather helpful for keeping the home clean, but having a HEPA air purifier may also increase the air quality in homes with pets.

HEPA vacuum cleaners combined with HEPA air purifiers may decrease the amount of floor and air pollutants significantly, which is very important not only to asthma and allergy sufferers but also to the general population as well.

Easy Dirt Disposal System

Basically, there are two types of dirt disposal systems - bagless and bagged vacuum cleaners.

Bagless vacuums feature practically no operational costs, but the dirt is collected into the bins that must be emptied periodically. When emptying such dirt bins, users must be careful not to make a mess.

miele fjm type vacuum bag mBagged vacuums that feature reusable vacuum bags feature almost no operational costs, but emptying the reusable vacuum bag may sometimes be a nightmare.

Personally, if You prefer bagged vacuums, disposable vacuum bags with auto-seal collars are an excellent choice for dirt disposal. And buying such vacuum bags in bulk can keep their price rather low.

For short - either go for bagless units or for vacuums that feature disposable vacuum bags with auto-seal bag collars.

Vacuum Cleaner Types

The most popular pet hair vacuum cleaner types are upright vacuums with additional cleaning hoses intended for cleaning elevated surfaces and stairs, convertible uprights and stick vacuums, and canister vacuums.

Handheld vacuums are not used as the main pet hair vacuums, although there are several models that are actually excellent in cleaning pet hair and similar dirt, but from smaller surfaces.

Robot vacuums are also not used as the main pet hair vacuums because their main strength is regular vacuuming of large, open areas - they are not suitable for vacuuming elevated surfaces, stairs, around floor objects, and obstacles, their brushes must be regularly maintained, etc.

But there are several models of robot vacuums that can be very helpful in keeping the home clean even from pet hair, but they can't be considered "the main pet hair vacuums."

Steam mops are not vacuums - they use the power of hot steam combined with the steam mop pads to clean and even sanitize floors like glazed ceramics, granite, and similar. Steam mops may also be used for steam cleaning of sealed hardwood floors, sealed laminate, and other sensitive floors, only if those floors are certified for such cleaning.

Also, using steam mop carpet gliders, steam mops may be used for carpet surface cleaning - just don't expect the steam mops to clean your carpet deeply, they are not designed for that. Of course, carpets must be certified for steam cleaning, or they may lose color, or their fibers may get damaged by hot steam.

hoover fh50150 mCarpet/Bare Floor washers are wet-dry types of vacuums that wash/clean carpets/bare floors using a cleaning solution, rotating brushes, and strong suction in order to remove dirty liquids from the floor. Some carpet washers also feature warm air blowers in order to speed up the drying of the carpets.

Although carpet/bare floor washers clean carpets and bare floors thoroughly, removing pet hair and other deeply embedded stubborn dirt, they also leave the carpets and bare floors somewhat moist and are not suitable for everyday cleaning.

Similarly, portable carpet spot cleaners are wet-dry vacuums that are very similar in operation to carpet washers, except that they are smaller and lighter and optimized for cleaning/washing of smaller surfaces, especially in emergencies.

Note: Modern vacuum cleaners are very intuitive units and easy to use. However, before the first use, it is highly recommended to read the Owner's Manual thoroughly of any vacuum cleaner and to get accustomed to the unit and its features, and its operating and maintenance procedures.

 


Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra

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Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra is a corded, bagless upright vacuum cleaner with a flexible cleaning hose, featuring extra strong suction and long cleaning reach.

Dyson Ball Animal 3 is offered in three versions:

  • Dyson Ball Animal 3
  • Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra
  • Dyson Ball Animal 3 Complete.

They differ in color and available cleaning tools, while all other features are practically the same.

However, Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra offers the best balance between the price and available cleaning tools.

The physical dimensions of the Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra are 42.2 x 15.5 x 11.02 inches (~107.2 x 39.4 x 28 cm), and it weighs 17.3 pounds (~7.83 kg).

The power cord is 35 feet (~10.7 m) long and, in combination with the cleaning hose, provides a cleaning range of ~50 feet (~15.2 m).

The dirt cup capacity is 1.7 liters - the dirt cup is transparent, allowing the user to see the type and amount of vacuumed dirt. Also, the dirt cup is easy to empty.

The maximum suction of the Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra is 290 Air Watts, making it one of the strongest residential vacuums on the market.

The suction is adjustable and is combined with the main cleaner head featuring hair de-tangle technology, greatly helping in keeping the maintenance tasks at a minimum.

Additional cleaning tools include a Combination Tool, Stair Tool, Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, and Pet Groom Tool.

This true HEPA vacuum cleaner comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

The following comparison chart lists the features and specifications of the Dyson Ball Animal 3 vacuum cleaners, compared with a Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean, which is an older model but still a very popular model.

All cleaning tools and attachments available for Dyson Ball Animal 3 vacuums can be ordered later from various online shops, including Amazon.

For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra Amazon link (the link opens in the new window). 


Shark AZ3002 Stratos DuoClean PowerFins HairPro Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum

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As its label suggests, the Shark AZ3002 Stratos DuoClean PowerFins HairPro Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum combines several very important and advanced Shark cleaning technologies in one model, making it one of the best overall vacuums on the market, not just for pet hair.

Shark AZ3002 design is based on the Shark's previous models, Shark AZ1002 APEX and Shark AZ2002 Vertex, and offers several improvements over previous vacuums, which are also still very popular units.

Shark AZ3002 Stratos weighs 17.2 pounds (~7.8 kg) and is rated at 1416 Watts.

The power cord is 30 feet long, and in combination with the flexible cleaning hose, it offers a long cleaning range.

Shark AZ3002 Stratos is a corded, upright, bagless vacuum with an additional cleaning hose, but it is also a "Powered Lift-Away" vacuum - it is possible to detach the vacuum ("Lift-Away Pod") from the cleaner head and hose and use it as handheld canister vacuum, allowing the user to clean areas that are unreachable to the most of the upright vacuums.

The unit is a HEPA vacuum cleaner with Odor Neutralizer Technology, which can be very helpful for homes with pets.

The main cleaner head cleaning width is 10.6 inches (~26.9 cm), allowing the user to cover a large area quickly but still narrow enough to be able to clean around typical floor objects and obstacles, like walls, furniture, beds, and similar.

Also, the main cleaner head features two different brushrolls, which improve cleaning on various floor surfaces, it comes with hair removal technology helping with maintenance, and it also comes with LED headlights, helping with cleaning in low light conditions.

Additional cleaning tools include Crevice Tool, Upholstery Tool, and Pet Power Brush (with HairPro self-cleaning technology).

The dirt cup is transparent and features a capacity of 1.48 quarts.

Shark AZ3002 Stratos comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

The following comparison chart lists some of the most important features, and specifications of the most popular Shark corded upright vacuums:

Model Shark APEX AZ1002 Shark AZ2002 Vertex Shark AZ3002 Stratos
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DuoClean Technology Yes Yes, PowerFins Yes, PowerFins HairPro
Self-Cleaning Brushroll Yes Yes Yes
Powered Lift-Away Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Yes Yes Yes
HEPA Filter Yes Yes Yes
Odor Neutralizer Technology No No Yes
Weight 17.1 lbs 16.4 lbs 17.2 lbs
Watts 1350 W 1344 W  1416 W
Cleaning Path Width 11 inches  12 inches 10.6 inches
Power Cord 30 feet  30 feet 30 feet
Cleaning Hose 5.5 feet  5.5 feet 3 feet
LEDs On floor nozzle and handle On floor nozzle On floor nozzle 
Dirt Cup 0.88 quarts 1 quart 1.48 quarts
Crevice Tool Yes, 12 inches Pet Crevice, 8 inches Yes
Upholstery Tool  No  No Yes
Pet Power Brush  Yes, Self Cleaning Yes, Self-Cleaning Yes, HairPro Self-Cleaning
Pet Multi-Tool  Yes No No
Dusting Brush No Yes No
Warranty 5-Year Limited 5-Year Limited 5-Year Limited 
Amazon Link Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean Zero-M Anti-Hair Wrap Powered Lift-Away Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Shark AZ3002 Stratos DuoClean PowerFins HairPro Upright Vacuum

Note: Amazon links open in the new windows, feel free to check them for the most up-to-date offers and prices.

If You already own a Shark AZ1002 APEX or a Shark AZ2002 Vertex, You already have excellent vacuum cleaners.

But, if You are looking for a new upright vacuum cleaner, consider Shark AZ3002 Stratos, especially when found on sale.

For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Shark AZ3002 Stratos DuoClean PowerFins HairPro Upright Vacuum Amazon link (the link opens in the new window). 


Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine Canister Vacuum Cleaner

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For people that prefer canister vacuums, Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine Canister Vacuum Cleaner is an excellent choice.

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine is a strong and versatile bagged canister vacuum that is also rather expensive. But, people using Miele vacuums rarely change the vacuum brand, and their units often operate properly well beyond the warranty period.

Anyway, Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine is rated at 1200W and features a maximum cleaning reach of ~36 feet (~11 m).

The physical dimensions of the unit are (L x W) 19.5 inches (496 mm) x 8.9 inches (227 mm), and it weighs 10.34 pounds (~4.7 kg), with the most weight being the canister itself, which rests on the floor during the use.

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog uses disposable AirClean 3D Efficiency GN Type vacuum bags for storing dirt and as the first layer of air filtration. Because of the importance of vacuum bag quality, it is vital always to buy OEM vacuum bags (and filters, of course).

The motor protection filter (pre-motor air filter) protects the motor from the dirt and debris that may end up in the suction motor.

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By default, the main exhaust air filter is Miele Active AirClean SF-AA 50 (black) traps very fine particles of dust, pet dander, allergens, etc. Its dirt capture level is 99.95%, making it a HEPA class 13 air filter, according to the EN 1822/2011 standard.

Since this is a "Cat & Dog" vacuum model, Miele Active AirClean SF-AA 50 filter also comes with a layer of active charcoal, helping remove common household and pet odors.

Note that Miele also manufactures a very similar Miele HEPA AirClean SF-HA 50 (white) air filter, but without a layer of active charcoal.

seb 228Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine cleaning tools include:

  • Electro Plus Floorhead SEB 228,
  • Accessory Cleaning Set consisting of Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool, and SSP 10 dusting brush with natural bristles,
  • Miele STB 101 Mini Handheld Turbobrush, and
  • Parquet Twister Floorhead SBB 300-3.

These cleaning tools, in combination with an electrified cleaning hose and wand, ensure deep and thorough cleaning of various types of dirt, pet hair included, from both floors and elevated surfaces.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Canister HEPA Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window). 


Dyson V11 Torque Drive and Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Vacuums

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Dyson V11 Torque Drive and Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Vacuums are some of the best cordless vacuums on the market.

Note: Dyson V11 Torque Drive is very similar to Dyson V11 Animal, practically differing only in the list of available tools.

Dyson V11 Outsize features a Dyson Hyperdymium motor, and with two batteries, it features a maximum operating time of up to 120 minutes and an operating time at maximum suction of 24 minutes (2 x 12 minutes).

Also, Dyson V11 Outsize features maximum suction of 220 Air Watts, making it stronger than most corded vacuums! The dirt bin is transparent and features a capacity of 0.5 gallons.

Dyson V11 Outsize weighs 7.85 lbs.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive is a somewhat older model, featuring a Dyson Digital Motor V11 and a maximum operating time of 60+ minutes (it comes with only one battery).

The operating time of the Dyson V11 Torque Drive using its single battery at full power is ~12 minutes.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive features maximum suction strength of 185 Air Watts, a transparent dirt bin with a capacity of 0.2 gallons, and weighs 6.68 lbs.

Dyson V11 Outsize comes with a High Torque XL cleaner head (25% wider than Torque Drive's improved Torque Drive Cleaner Head), Mini Motorized Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, Combination Tool, Stubborn Dirt Brush, and Crevice Tool. Also, Dyson V11 Outsize comes with Wand Storage Clip, a Docking station, two battery chargers, and an additional click-in battery.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive comes with an improved Torque Drive Cleaner Head, Mini Motorized Tool, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, Mini Soft Dusting Brush, and Stubborn Dirt Brush. Also, Dyson V11 Torque Drive comes with Wand Storage Clip, a Docking station, and a battery charger.

Dyson V11 Animal comes with an improved Torque Drive Cleaner Head, Mini Motorized Tool, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool, and Stubborn Dirt Brush. Also, Dyson V11 Animal comes with Wand Storage Clip, a Docking station, and a battery charger.

So, Dyson V11 Animal lacks Mini Soft Dusting Brush.

For people looking for a convertible, stick/handheld, cordless vacuum cleaner being able to clean pet hair and other types of dirt, the Dyson V11 Animal, Dyson V11 Torque Drive, and Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Vacuums are expensive but excellent and also very popular vacuums.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Dyson V11 Outsize and Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaners Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Tineco Pure One S12 Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum

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Tineco Pure One S12 Plus is another convertible stick/handheld, cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner, suitable even as a main vacuum cleaner in small to medium size homes and apartments.

Tineco Pure One S12 Plus comes with two 21.6 volts 2.5 Ah batteries with an operating time of ~100 minutes (2x 50 minutes) in Normal suction mode and 21 minutes (2x 10.5 minutes) ins MAX mode suction mode.

The unit is rated at 500 watts with maximum suction of 150 Air Watts.

The transparent dirt cup features a 0.6 liters capacity. The dust bin is not washable since it features an iLoop dust sensor, but it can be cleaned using a moist cloth and then air-dried.

One of the interesting features of Tineco Pure One S12 Plus is that it comes with two different main cleaner heads: Direct-Drive LED Multi-Floor Power Brush (optimized for both carpeted areas and bare floors) and LED Soft-Roller Power Brush (optimized for sensitive bare floors).

Other cleaning tools include the 2-in-1 Dusting Brush, Soft Dusting Brush, Mini Power Brush, Multi-Angle Folding Adapter, Crevice Tool, Flexible Long Crevice Tool, and Flexible Extension Hose.

The air filtration system is multilayered and is based on a mesh air filter, pre-motor air filter, and exhaust HEPA air filter - air filtration is very good. Still, the Tineco doesn't state the actual HEPA level of the Tineco Pure One S12 cordless vacuum cleaner.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Tineco Pure One S12 Plus Amazon link (link opens in the new window). 


Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum

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Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet is a corded, bagless upright vacuum cleaner that features excellent suction, a set of very useful cleaning tools, true HEPA air filtration, and it comes at a rather acceptable price.

Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet is rated at 11 Amps, comes with 25 feet (~7.6 m) long power cord, and in combination with 13 feet (~4 m) long flexible cleaning hose/wand, it features excellent cleaning reach.

The main cleaner head comes with a brushroll designed for cleaning the deeply embedded dirt and pet hair from carpets and area rugs. With 12.5 inches (~32 cm) cleaning width, Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet may clean rather large areas quickly.

The brushroll is designed to minimize hair wrap, but it is up to the user to periodically check the condition of the brushroll and, if required, to manually remove the wrapped hair.

The unit weighs 16 pounds (~7.25 kg), but it is very maneuverable and glides easily over various surfaces.

The transparent dirt cup features a capacity of 1.5 liters.

Multilayered air filtration system ensures excellent air filtration - Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet is able to capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and is thus a true HEPA vacuum cleaner. Also, its exhaust HEPA air filter features activated carbon layer, helping the unit reduce pet and household odors.

Additional cleaning tools include the Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Pet Turbo Tool - an excellent set of tools for pet owners.

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For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Hoover UH74210PC PowerDrive Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window). 


iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner is closely based on the previous iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner, which is still a very popular model.

The main difference between these two models is that iRobot Roomba j7+ features a navigation camera at the front of the unit, while i7+ features a navigation camera at the top of the unit.

This change allows the j7+ to recognize objects better and to avoid them easily - this also means that Roomba j7+ can detect pet poop and avoid it.

iRobot Roomba j7+ features the so-called "3 Stages Cleaning System" based on the side brush, dual cleaning brushes, and strong suction.

One of the reasons why iRobot Roomba j7+ is so good for pet owners is that the brushrolls are designed to prevent hair tangles.

iRobot Roomba j7+ is controlled and monitored via a smartphone App - if You don't like the idea of controlling your robot vacuum using a smartphone App, then this is not a unit for You.

Note: most of the more advanced robot vacuums are controlled via smartphones, so...

iRobot Roomba j7+ also offers a mapping feature, recharge, and resume, it supports Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant (voice prompts), scheduled cleaning, multi-room cleaning, custom cleaning preferences, and in combination with the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal unit, it can automatically empty its dirt bin.

Note: iRobot Roomba j7+ comes with the Clean Base, while iRobot Roomba j7 supports the Clean Base, but it comes without it.

iRobot Roomba j7+ comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).


Shark ION W1 Cordless Handheld Vacuum - Model WV201

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Shark ION W1 Cordless Handheld Vacuum (Model WV201) is not a typical pet hair vacuum cleaner - Shark ION W1 is a cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner, designed as a compact and lightweight unit intended for quick cleanups.

Shark ION W1 is rated at 120 watts (11.1 Amps @10.8 volts) and features excellent suction, considering its size (4.1 x 8.1 x 15.2 inches, ~10.4 x 20.6 x 38.6 cm) and weight (only 1.4 lbs, ~0.64 kg), and ~9 minutes operating time on a single battery charge.

The most popular Shark ION W1 model is Model WV201, featuring a 2-in-1 Duster Crevice Tool and Multi-Surface Pet Tool - both tools are stored with the unit and are ready to be used at the moment's notice.

Considering its size, the dirt cup is of decent size and should be emptied after each use.

Also, the air filtration system is rather simple yet efficient - it consists of a single, pleated, fabric mechanical air filter, which is washable using just plain water, leading to very low operating costs.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).  


Few Final Words

Pet hair vacuums come in various sizes and shapes, featuring different technologies in order to solve a simple-looking problem - how to lift off or pull-out pet hair from the floor/carpet, transport it into the dirt bin/vacuum bag and keep it there until emptied by the user.

And that is anything but a simple problem.

The best pet hair vacuums tend to be expensive, but mid-range units often offer very good features at somewhat more acceptable prices.

But good suction, excellent air filtration, versatile cleaning tools, and other required features dictate the price tag of such vacuums.





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