The Bissel Bolt Cordless Vacuum will catch the eye of many potential buyers for its shape, bright pink color and talk of being a lightweight, 2-in-1 model but it is its worth as a pet vacuum that will really interest a number of consumers – the ability to switch to a handheld model is great but the use of specialized “pet tools” for collecting hair should be even better. This Bissell Bolt XRT Pet Cordless 1315 vacuum review will use user reviews to see if this device is as helpful in this area as it claims.
Bissell Bolt Pet Hair Vacuum
Many buyers seem to appreciate the abilities of this Bissell Bolt cordless stick vacuum as a pet vacuum, especially its adaptability and suction.
This Bissell Bolt is basically advertised as being one of those models that can go anywhere and do anything so that even the more difficult jobs can be tackled with ease. For the most part, users seem to agree with this and highlight both its multifunctionality and its maneuverability in their testimonials. The fact that the handheld vacuum is removable is clearly a great start in making this an adaptable model but buyers also praise the use of the 180 degree swivel steering and the ability to fold up the handle for easier storage.
What make this Bissell vacuum even more impressive in the eyes of these users is that the suction provided to assist in these different jobs is pretty good too. Some have said that it is “decent”, which immediately suggests that it does just enough and could potentially do better, but others feel that the ease with which the handheld model can suck dog hair off of a sofa really is a benefit. “The idea of “superior suction” may be questionable but it is not far off.
This Bissell Bolt pet hair vacuum may be able to get around and suck up hair but it cannot do so for very long.
There is one aspect to this Bissell that comes in for criticism from a number of users and that is the battery life. This device uses a nickel-metal hydride battery – rather than the preferred lithium-ion kind – that lasts for 20 minutes before it needs to be plugged in and charged up. Some users understandably feel that this is just not long enough for those tougher carpet cleaning jobs, especially if they have multiple pets shedding hair all over the house. To make matters worse, some have reported waiting up to 8 hours for the hoover to be fully charged and ready to continue.
The final verdict of this Bissell Bolt Cordless Vacuum 1315 Review: Is this battery issue too big a problem?
This problem with the short battery life and long charging time does mean that this model is not going to be suitable for everyone, especially those that need a really tough and powerful cleaner to pick up all the hair across the home. If, however, you have a small apartment and just need to pick up a few stubborn cat or dog hairs now and then, this Bissell Bolt vacuum and its handheld option could be a great addition to your cleaning arsenal for the way that gets into difficult areas, sucks up the hair with ease and can be stored away when not in use.