Bissell 8531 Review


People with allergies have found this vacuum a good solution. With the constant build up of dog hair (and cat hair), allergies can be a huge problem, requiring repeated cleaning. And for some reason, the number of people who suffer from allergies seems to be on the rise.

I don’t know how dog groomers, who are prone to allergies, cope.

Well with the one-pass technology built into the Bissell 8531, customers are finding that they can remove stubborn, in-grained pet hair much more effectively.

Product Details

Product Name: Bissell Homecare International 8531 Cleanview Deluxe Pet Vacuum, Bagless
Author Rating:  4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
Model:  8531

Highlights of the Bissell 8531 Vacuum include:

  • Has powerful suction technology
  • Uses OnePass Technology which means it can clean with just one pass across a surface section
  • Deep down suction allows it to grab deeply imbedded pet hair
  • Can activate brush switch with foot
  • Bagless
  • Efficient on hard surfaces, without scattering dust
  • Retractable cord
  • Versatile tools including:
    • A TurboEraseer pet hair tool
    • Tool for getting into crevices
    • Brush for dusting
    • Wand that extends for reaching hard-to-get-to spots
    • A carbon filter that works to absorb odors


Bissell Homecare International 8531 Cleanview Deluxe Pet Vacuum, Bagless



Feedback on the Bissell Vacuum for Pets


  • Great suction
  • Bagless section is great
  • Relatively quiet
  • Easy to empty bin
  • Nice wide head
  • Gets up lots of pet hair
  • Great for both dog and cat hair
  • Great for allergies
  • If you have a dog, bagless vacuums are more popular
  • Can easily see when bin needs changing
  • Hand attachment great for getting at stubborn pet hair
  • Hand attachment works really well at removing pet hair form upholstery
  • Great at removing built up dog hair from rugs etc.


  • Requires a little more effort over carpet
  • Have to turn off the spinning brush when the attachment hose is needed

Dog Breeds

Customers who have purchased the Bissell 8531 vacuum have indicated that it worked very well on collecting both dog hair and cat hair but the breeds that are specifically mentioned include:

  • Husky
  • Constantly shedding breed
  • Long-haired northern breed dog

Overall Verdict on The Bissell 8531 Pet Vacuum

Customers like the fact that this Bissell  has a retractable cord and the fact that they can empty a bin rather than wrestling with a bag.

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