Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser

Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser review and test

Testing methodology:
1.1
Date published:
2023-05-30
Last modified:
2023-07-18

Pros

  • Suited for pet hair removal
  • Comes with a crevice and furniture nozzle
  • Affordable price
  • Good cleaning results in the tests

Cons

  • Built with a NiMH battery (they have a shorter lifespan than lithium batteries)

Verdict

Overall, this product has several positive aspects that make it a suitable choice for pet hair removal. It comes with a crevice and furniture nozzle, which adds versatility to its usage. Additionally, the affordable price is another advantage. However, it is worth noting that the product is built with a NiMH battery, which typically has a shorter lifespan compared to lithium batteries.

Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser
Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser (Image: Reoverview)

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is a simple handheld vacuum cleaner, built to remove pet hair and other short cleaning tasks. We have reviewed and tested the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser in accordance with our review methodology 1.1 for handheld vacuum cleaners.

Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser (Video: Reoverview)

Who is the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser suitable for?

  • The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is suited to households with pets. It comes with a motorized turbo brush, which is suited for pet hair removal on furniture and carpets. If you don’t have pets, you can save money by picking a model without pet hair removal accessories. For example, take a look at the Bosch Move BHN14N.

Who is the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser not suitable for?

  • If you have to use the handheld vacuum cleaner several times a day, you should perhaps choose a handheld vacuum cleaner with a longer battery life, or which has a replaceable battery.
  • You should perhaps consider a handheld vacuum cleaner with a lithium battery if you want one that can last for many years. NiMH batteries lose their battery life faster than lithium batteries.

Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser vs. Bissell 2278N Pet Hair Eraser

In Bissel's assortment of handheld vacuum cleaners, you find both the model called Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser and the Bissell 2278N Pet Hair Eraser model. Both handheld vacuum cleaners are suitable for pet hair removal.

The main difference between the two options is the battery and the design. The 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is built with a 14.4 voltage NiMH battery, whereas the 2278N Pet Hair Eraser has a 14.4 voltage lithium battery, which is a longer-lasting battery. On the other hand, the 2278N Pet Hair Eraser is around twice as expensive.

However, if you want a handheld vacuum cleaner for pet hair removal with a better battery than the 1987N Pet Hair Eraser version can offer, the 2278N Pet Hair Eraser might be a better choice.

Battery

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is equipped with a NiMH rechargeable battery with a max runtime of 15 minutes and a charge time of 5 hours.

In general, a NiMH battery has a shorter life cycle than a lithium battery and has a longer charge time. However, the advantage of a NiMH battery, compared to a lithium battery, is that they are cheaper and this helps to keep the price of the vacuum cleaner down.

The runtime is a bit longer than for competing handheld vacuum cleaners, such as the Shark CH950UKT, which has a maximum runtime of 10 minutes, and the Shark WV200UK, which has a maximum runtime of 8 minutes.

The charge time is also relatively short (however, it still takes a long time to recharge the battery), compared to many other products. For example, the Bosch Move BHN14N has a charge time of 12-16 hours.

The battery of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is not replaceable. This means that when the battery's life cycle is about to end, the entire device must be thrown away.

Functionality

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser is a very simple handheld vacuum cleaner, which only has one speed setting. The speed setting and the turn on / off button is easily accessible when holding the vacuum cleaner’s handle.

The vacuum cleaner has a dustbin capacity of 0.6 liters.

The vacuum cleaner is not able to clean-up up wet spots.

Accessories

The accessories
The accessories (Image: Reoverview)

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser comes with three nozzles:

  • A motorized brush suitable for pet hair removal.
  • A crevice nozzle suitable for cleaning in narrow areas.
  • A furniture brush suited for cleaning furniture.

The advantage of this handheld vacuum cleaner is its many attachments which makes it suitable for various cleaning tasks. In comparison, the Bosch Move BHN14N only comes with a crevice nozzle.

The accessory cannot be stored on the vacuum cleaner itself.

This is how the motorized brush works (Video: Reoverview)

Cleaning

We tested the vacuum cleaner’s ability to clean up sand and pet hair. We made the following tests:

  • Test 1: We tested how much of 50 grams of sand it could pick up from a parquet floor in 10 seconds.
  • Test 2: We tested how much of 50 grams of sand it could pick up from a carpet floor in 10 seconds.
  • Test 3: We tested the vacuum cleaner’s ability to pick up pet hair from carpet.

In all three tests, we used the motorized turbo nozzle.

The results went as follows:

  • Test 1: The vacuum cleaner managed to pick up all 50 grams of the sand.
  • Test 2: The vacuum cleaner managed to pick up 42 grams of sand, which is a good result.
  • Test 3: The vacuum cleaner picked up almost all of the pet hairs (see image from before and after the test).

Overall, the vacuum cleaner showed a really good cleaning performance.

Before the carpet cleaning test started
Before the carpet cleaning test started (Image: Reoverview)

When the carpet cleaning test was finished
When the carpet cleaning test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser before the carpet cleaning test started
The weight of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser before the carpet cleaning test started (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser when the carpet cleaning test was finished
The weight of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser when the carpet cleaning test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

The carpet before the pet hair pick-up test started (Image: Reoverview)
The carpet before the pet hair pick-up test started (Image: Reoverview)

The carpet when the pet hair pick-up test was finished
The carpet when the pet hair pick-up test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Noise level

The noise level test
The noise level test (Image: Reoverview)

We measured the noise level of the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser. The maximum measured noise level was 74.6 dB, and on average, the noise level was 74 dB.

This is a bit noisy but a very common level among handheld vacuum cleaners. In comparison, we measured the maximum noise level of the Bosch Move BHN14N to 73.5 dB.

Dimensions and weight

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser measures:

  • Height: 11 cm
  • Width: 17.1 cm
  • Depth: 41 cm

This is a common size. We measured its weight to 1270 grams without the nozzle connected and 1370 grams with the motorized turbo brush on.
This weight is common among handheld vacuum cleaners and is sufficiently low that the vacuum cleaner can be operated by anyone.

Design

The parts the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser consists of
The parts the Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser consists of (Image: Reoverview)

The Bissell 1987N Pet Hair Eraser consists mainly of two parts: The main part is where the battery is placed and where you carry- and control the vacuum cleaner. The front part is where the filter and dustbin are located. You can detach the front part, remove the filter and then empty the vacuum cleaner easily.

Measurements in test

Parquet floor cleaning test results
Parquet floor, 50g sand
100%
Carpet cleaning test results
Carpet, 50g sand
84%
Noise emission test results
Noise emission, Max mode (Max)
74 dB
Noise emission, Max mode (Avg)
74.6 dB
Weight
Weight
1268 g
Testing methodology
Testing methodology
1.1
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
15 min
Runtime (Turbo-mode)
15 min
Charge time
300 min
Type of battery
NiMH
Battery Voltage
14.4 V
Interchangeable battery
No
No. of batteries included
1
Cleaning and functions
Type de produit
Handheld vacuum cleaner
Dustbin capacity
0.6 L
Nombre de vitesses
1
Housing material
Plastic
Wet & dry vacuuming
No
Attachments
Crevice nozzle
Yes
Furniture brush
Yes
Mini turbo brush
Yes
Round brush
No
Dimensions and weight
Height
11.0 cm
Width
17.1 cm
Depth
41.0 cm
Weight
1.7 kg

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Score
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Price £56 £97
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Max runtime 15 min 10 min 8 min
Runtime (Turbo-mode) 15 min 10 min 8 min
Charge time 300 min 300 min 150 min
Type of battery NiMH Li-ion Li-ion
Battery Voltage 14.4 V 10.8 V 10.8 V
Battery capacity 1900 mAh
Interchangeable battery
No. of batteries included 1 1 1
caret-up caret-down Cleaning and functions
Type de produit Handheld vacuum cleaner Handheld vacuum cleaner Handheld vacuum cleaner
Dustbin capacity 0.6 L 0.45 L 0.1 L
Nombre de vitesses 1 1 1
Sound level
Suction power
Housing material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Wet & dry vacuuming
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Crevice nozzle
Furniture brush
Mini turbo brush
Round brush
Rubber nozzle
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 11.0 cm 52.0 cm 38.5 cm
Width 17.1 cm 9.52 cm 9.5 cm
Depth 41.0 cm 10.85 cm 22.0 cm
Weight 1.7 kg 1.2 kg 0.6 kg

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