Hopefully by now you will be an experienced cleaner that knows how to efficiently and quickly clean your house.
If you have a dog, cat, or anything that sheds, you are more than likely frustrated with the constant battle you have with the pet hair on your hardwood floors. Having a dog myself, I have been through my fare share of frustration and wondering if the shedding will ever end. Well, hate to to tell you this, but the shedding never ends. I repeat, shedding from your pets will never end. It is in their genes, and they can’t help it. But you can.
The solution: Find the best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors
While you can’t really prevent your pet from shedding, you can purchase a vacuum specifically designed to pick up their hair. Many companies make vacuums with pet hair in mind. These vacuums are specifically designed to suck up tons of hair without getting clogged, so put your old vacuum down and stop trying. Purchasing one of these vacuums will not only save you money on filters, but will also make your life a little easier.
However, sorting through tons of marketing fluff can get difficult. That is why we put together this post. Our review outlines our top 10 picks of the best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors so that your job can be made a little easier. Lets get to it.
1. Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson DC42 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner tops our list of the 10 best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors. Dyson designed this vacuum as a powerful hair removal system with pet owners in mind and equipped the unit with suction power strong enough to suck up practically anything that comes in its path.
Dyson’s patented ball technology allows the vacuum to turn on a dime and get around even the most challenging objects. At some point you have probably used a Dyson vacuum, and we have to say, they are awesome. In addition, the vacuum comes with what Dyson calls Radial Root Cyclone technology, which means you can kiss your standard vacuum bags and filters goodbye.
And as you would expect from one of the most highly-trusted brands in the industry, every Dyson DC41 comes standard with extra tools, no extra costs, and a 5-year warranty on every unit sold.
– Dyson DC42 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review
2. Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacum, UH70210
The next vacuum on our list is the Hoover T-Series WindTunnel. This bad boy is packed full of the latest and most highly advanced vacuum technology that the industry has to offer. Since this vacuum is a bagless upright, you can rest assured knowing that there will be minimal clogs and maximum suction power during every use. Not only that, but this vacuum also comes with an air-powered hand tool, complete with rubber blades that collect hair and powerful suction that carries in up and into the unit.
In addition to the practical features, Hoover has included convenience features such as a 5 position carpet height adjustment, a suction only mode pedal, a folding handle that makes storage easy, a 27′ cord that rewinds into the vacuum, and an 8 inch stretch hose that provides extended reach for your comfort and easy cleaning.
With so many practical and convenient features, it is no wonder why so many pet owners have chosen the Hoover T-Series WindTunnel as their weapon of choice when battling the hair their pets leave behind.
– Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vaccum Review
3. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1
Next on our list is a handheld vacuum made by Bissell. As we all know, Bissell is one of the most highly-regarded players in the game, so you can expect nothing less than an awesome product from them. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum is specifically designed for pet hair pick-up around the house. This unit delivers fast and efficient results, all from its light, reliable and compact construction.
The unit comes equipped with a rubber contour nozzle that maximizes suction, making it a great tool for pet hair removal on places like furniture, stairs, and floors. The nozzles are removable and interchangeable, meaning you can clean your car, dry messes, or whatever else you can think of! It is designed for pet hair, but the practical applications include so much more.
– Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 Review
The Bissell PowerEdge Pet series sucks up pet hair with a vengeance. Since it is designed with hardwood floors in mind, you won’t find the bulky brushes that you would on other carpet vacuums. So what makes this vacuum stand out among the rest? Well, the answer rests in the V shape debis-catching dirt guide. The vacuum is shaped like a V to direct larger debris into the center suction path, while the ends of the V capture small, fine debris. This unique design makes it stand out and makes it really really effective in capturing the pet hair that your pet leaves behind.
In addition, the swivel head allows you to easily clean around furniture legs and low pile area rugs. And like most other units on this list, the easy-to-empty dirt cup makes emptying pet hair and dirt a breeze. No bag, no filters, no mess, no problem.
While this unit is limited to hardwood floors, it is very good at its only job, making it a large contender at number 4.
– BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum Review
5. Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B
The only way to describe this vacuum is Small but Mighty. At first glance you wouldn’t notice anything impressive about this vacuum and its pet hair cleaning abilities. But don’t be fooled; under the hood is 5.5 amp suction backed by a motor that powers the revolving brush and another that provides suction.
While this vacuum is not suitable for cleaning pet hair off all of your carpet or cleaning a whole hardwood floor, it can dominate the couch cleaning game or small spills. The Eureka EasyClean corded hand-held vacuum is great at spot cleaning thanks to its onboard crevice tool and Riser Visor for carpeted stairs. And as you would expect with any vacuum on this list, cleaning up is a breeze with the bagless filter.
Take this baby for a spin and you will see how convenient the unit is. Combine the powerful suction with the convenience of a 20 foot cord and 5 pound weight and you will instantly fall in love.
– Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum Review
6. Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 40 years, you will know that Hoover vacuum cleaners are some of the most respected and trusted in the industry. For only $179, you can bring this efficiency and trust into your house and have one of your very own. The Hoover Linx cordless stick vacuum does away with bulky filters and sticks to what you need; a bagless vacuum that does the best job cleaning up pet hair from hardwood floors.
This Hoover unit is great. Many reviews agree that the unit is easy to use and it does its job incredibly well. The ability to switch the brushroll on and off means you can go between different surfaces, heights, and types of floors. This allows users to not only suck up pesky pet hair from hardwood floors, but also to clean up other spills and messes that may come about.
The only big downside to this vacuum is that you cannot store the battery in the charger without it going bad. So word to the wise; once the vacuum’s battery is done charging, store it in a safe place that isn’t constantly giving it juice. But looking at the bigger picture, this unit does exactly what is says, and very well. Check it out for yourself.
– Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review
7. Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright (NV356E)
The next vacuum on our list is the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright. And when we say Professional, we aren’t kidding. This unit packs some serious punch.
While this unit is similar to comparable vacuums, it quickly stands out for its size, power, and capacity. Not only does is clean up pet hair with ease, but this upright also has no problem storing the hair in its 1/2 gallon storage container. When compared to a Dyson, many users chose this unit over the other.
“Not only is it efficient and reliable, but it is also very easy to use. In a recent customer review we recently came across, a user raved that “I wanted to do a test and see how good it was.(crazy prego mind I vacuumed part of my carpet with my old vacuum. I emptied the content of the old on a paper. Then I vacuumed the same swatch of Capet with my new shark. First thing I noticed was how easy it was for me to maneuver at 38weeks pregnant. Then I dumped the content of this vacuum on the paper to compare what had been lifted. I was amazed.”
As you can clearly see, this vacuum is not only easy to use, but also incredibly good at sucking up pet hair and dirt. The Shark is definitely a unit worth considering when making a purchase.
– Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Review
8. Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum
The Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum puts a new spin on the standard vacuum. When you use it, you will notice that it has similarities to a Shop Vac, a handheld vacuum, and upright, all at once. This vacuum is designed for quick and easy cleaning, making it perfect for hardwood floors and pet hair. Since it is very portable, it is ideal for your home, boat, RV, or auto.
Notable features of this vacuum include a blower port, lightweight 12 amp canister design, power-touch handle with easy fingertip controls, a 20 foot cord, and onboard tools including a dusting brush, crevice tool, and upholstery nozzle. There is also an auto-shutoff mechanism that protects the unit from overheating.
This unit makes a great addition to any appliance arsenal. Whether you are cleaning up the pet hair that your favorite pooch left behind, or simply cleaning up some crumbs that your kiddos spilled, this Eureka canister vacuum can get the job done.
– Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Review
9. Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld Vacuum, BH50030
Another crowd favorite on our list of best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors is the Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld Vacuum. Even though it is small and handheld, this unit is great at removing stubborn pet hair. You can clean up spills and hair virtually anywhere thanks to the cordless design. Add in interchangeable Lithium-Ion batteries and you have fade-free power and the ability to clean where you want, when you want.
Unique features also include a 25 degree pivot nozzle that offers easy maneuverability, a pet upholstery tool that offers a three blade design to pick up pet hair, and the ability to clean delicate surfaces with the Deluxe Dusting Brush.
If you want a powerful and convenient vacuum from a highly trusted brand, then check out this cordless handheld. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
– Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld Vacuum Review
10. iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
If you want to be more efficient and leave the cleaning to the robots, then this vacuum is for you. The iRobot Roomba 650 is the perfect tool to set and forget. It is packed with sensors and cutting edge technology that makes this robot the smartest vacuum you will ever own. It’s proprietary technology allows this little guy to pick up amazing amounts of dirt, pet hair, and debris.
Roomba’s Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to detect areas with heavy amounts of dirt and spend extra time cleaning them. But that’s not all, the iAdapt system onboard ensures the unit vacuums every area of your house, including places you would not normally be able to reach. What is most impressive, however, is that the Roomba does all this while actively avoiding steps and drop-offs. All within a 13.4 X 3.7″ frame.
– iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot Review
I finally caved and bought one of these things to clean up after my dog. I was a little hesitant at first, but after about a week I can say that it is hands down the best investment that I have ever made. It’s awesome.
– iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot Review
Kammie wants to know:
What do you think is the best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors? Do you get frustrated with your daily battle against pet hair?
Let me know in the comments below!