Best Canister Vacuum for Pet Hair

Ovente ST2620B Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum Review

Pets are the main reason for harmful allergens at home. Yet, we all love have at least one pet. And canister vacuums are the best solution to get rid from these harmful allergens.

Apart from removing these allergens, canister vacuums come with host of additional accessories and tools. These help in cleaning entire home, including all types floors, carpets, furnishings and even inside of vehicles.

Following are the best canister vacuums for pet hair and these are chosen on both budget as well as performance metrics.

And before you go through the entire review, let me highlight the 2 best out of the list.

  • On performance front we would suggest Miele Classic C1 and
  • On budget front, Bissel Zing canister vacuum meets all the requirements

Best Canister Vacuum For Pet Hair

Miele Classic C1 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review

On the features side, there is no match to Miele Classic C1. And that’s the very reason why it has topped the list in best Canister vacuum cleaner.

Motor: With powerful 1200W Vortex motor, it sucks everything lying on the floor, right from pet hair to even small dirt.

Floors: Although Miele Classic C1 is designed for all floor types including carpets and hard flooring, you can even try it on furniture and your car interiors, just carefully tune to right speeds.

Speeds: Embedded on a rotary dial model, Miele C1 offers 6 speeds to control and alter its powerful suction as per the floor or surface type you wish to clean.

Not just hard floor or carpets but the 6 different speeds allow you to clean even interiors like curtains, drapes, furniture upholstery, rugs and a wide range of light weight fabrics.

Additionally, there is an option to reduce the noise level emanating while the cleaning is in progress. Just turn on the energy saving mode, the noise level too lowers.

Dirt collection: While most vacuum cleaners come with bins attached, Miele Classic C1, instead has a bag inside to hold dirt.

Well, it might not be as easy as emptying a bin or container but it surely saves a lot of space and gives a great look while not exposing collected dirt.

Maneuverability: Miele Classic C1 is designed to clean both big as well as small homes. With an extra length cord stretching up to 18 feet, it has an operating radius of 29.53 feet.

Floorheads: It is always a great choice when a canister vacuum includes both SEB 228 Electro Plus and SBB300-3 Parquet Twister floorheads.

Miele Classic C1’s SEB 228 Electro Plus floorhead is suitable for all carpet sizes – low, medium or high pile carpets.

Matched additionally with SBB300-3 parquet twister floorhead, Miele canister rotates 180 degrees reaching every nook and corner of your home.

Brushes: Equipped with STB 20, Miele Classic C1 canister helps in removing hair and dirt stuck in folds or molds in your home sofas or car seating.

The brush with swivel joint rotates thus allowing you to flexibly move it around.

Accessories: It comes with additional accessories including crevice nozzle, dusting brush and an upholstery tool. All of these are hooked to VarioClip and so as to be handy as and when needed.

Air Filter: Active AirClean filter matched in charcoal cassette is installed in Miele C1. It serves dual purpose – 1. Remove 99.9% of dust particles and 2. Also eliminates annoying pet odor that otherwise stinks from carpets.

Are you purely looking for lightweight or budget canister vacuum with satisfactory performance?

Then you can happily rely on the outstanding customer rating and record number of reviews secured by Bissell Zing canister. It should perfectly fit your bill.

Remember this is lowest on price yet highest in overall customer rating and number of customer reviews.

Motor: With 1080W, Bissel Zing effectively sucks in pet hair and dirt from the surface.

1080W might sound a bit below par but please don’t come to conclusion. There is a lot more story to it.

Bissell Zing Canister 2156A Vacuum Review

Speeds: The company has embedded powerful Cyclone Technology into the suction pump. Moreover, there is nothing like an air filter or bags in-between. Starting from pet hair, minute dirt to debris, the suction pump with cyclone like power puts everything into the bin.

Floors: Well, Bissell Zing doesn’t fall behind even the best canisters in the industry. It is perfectly suitable for multiple surfaces.

With all the accessories, it perfectly cleans pet hair from carpets, rugs as well as hardwood floors.

Dirt collection: Bissell Zing canister comes with a bin for dirt collection. As it has neither any filter nor a bag it saves a lot of time and effort in emptying the dirt.

The bin is easily detachable and makes it convenient in removing and emptying it.

Maneuverability: Navigation is the biggest advantage with Bissel Zing vacuum canister.

Apart from being light-weight and compact in design it comes with innovative swivel steering. This allows you to easily reach every nook and corner of your home.

Floorheads & Brushes: The multi-surface tool allows you to quickly switch between carpet and hard floors with just a flip of a button. Additionally, Bissell Zing canister also comes with crevice tool and dusting brush.

Cord: Might be lowest on the price band but Bissell Zing does include certain important and advanced features. It offers retractable cord and when you keep the pedal pressed, the loose cord retracts back into its slot.

Ovente ST2620B Bagless Canister Cyclonic Vacuum Review

Ovente ST2620B canister vacuum might not the least priced on the list but it definitely is one in the budget list. Moreover, the tremendous number of customer reviews and overall customer satisfaction ratings makes it a sure choice.e

Motor & Hepa Filtration System: It features the most powerful motor in canister vacuums segment. With an impressive 1800W motor, it sucks everything in its way and from all types of surfaces.

Equipped with industry’s leading filter standard, HEPA, Ovente absorbs not just dust but also air borne particles. Want to know the precise details in its perfection.

Well, lets take a quick look here, Ovente ST260B vacuum absorbs 99.7% dust mites and allergens up to 0.3 microns.

Speeds: Different surfaces as well as the level of dirt accumulated on surface demands different speed levels.

Ovente Canister vacuum has accordingly designed 2 different speed intensities, high speed for collecting heavy dirt from deep surface while low speed for light surface level cleaning.

Floors: Carpets, mats, rugs, hard floors and even furniture upholstery, Ovente canister vacuum, with plenty of accessories, cleans pretty much every surface type.

Dirt collection: Ovente vacuum, featuring translucent container includes advanced multi-level filtration system. You can clearly see through the bin to know the dust levels.

Maneuverability: Maneuverability depends on the size and weight. And Ovente vacuum canister, weighting mere 15.8 lbs is both compact and light weight and reaches the smallest of corners.

Additionally, the different attachments help it clean not just hard to reach sofa insides but also curtains, shelves and furniture.

Floorheads & Brushes: Perhaps, Ovente canister vacuum is one of the very few canister vacuums to come with almost all types of floorheads and brushes.

For carpets and hard floors, it has floor brush and to clean hard to reach corners it includes crevice nozzle which, especially is very useful in cleaning upholstery both at home and in your vehicle.

It has bristle brush for furnishing like curtains, shelves and furniture. The list also includes telescopic metal want, multi-angle bendable brush and a pet/sofa brush.

Cord: Ovente too comes with retractable cord making it easy to roll the cable back into the machine. Just press the pedal and the cord retracts back with ease.

The very first canister we reviewed here is also from Miele. However, the difference between the two is just that

  • Miele Classic is suitable for all carpet types like high, medium and low-pile carpets
  • Whereas, this Miele Compact C1 is suitable for low-pile carpets excluding high and medium-pile carpets

Motor: Miele Compact too features 1200W powerful motor and this capacity is really on the higher side in canister vacuums segment.

Speeds: As seen in Classic model, Miele Compact too has a dial to adjust between 6 speeds. Depending on the surface type and the dust level, you can conveniently choose desired speed.

Floors: Miele too supports all floor types, right from hard floors to carpets. Additionally, it has got all the accessories to clean sofas, furniture and upholstery.

Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Reviews

As mentioned earlier, the only difference is that Miele Compact, unlike Classic model, isn’t suitable to clean medium and high-pile carpets. Its designed for low-pile carpets.

Dirt collection: It might not have bin attached like most other models. However, it features advance AirClean filter system.

It is a 3-step process wherein all the dirt is sucked into dustbag and the motor protection filter ensures that the collected dirt in no way enters back into the motor cavity. And finally the exhaust filter holds the dirt and avoids even the tiniest air particle from leaving the dustbag.

Maneuverability: There is nothing to worry about maneuverability factor. Miele Compact too comes with all the attachments that help it navigate to all corners effectively.

Additionally, the lengthy cord has an operating radius of 29.5 feet, which is in fact suitable for extra large rooms.

Floorheads & Brushes: Miele Compact C1 features innovatively designed floorhead with a metal plate and wheels. These help the floorhead slide easily between hard floors and carpets without causing any scratches neither on the floor nor on the carpet.

There are additional attachments all fixed on VarioClip for easy access. These include dusting brush for hard to reach places including ceiling, upholstery tool for cleaning all furnishings and crevice tool to clean compact gaps in home and vehicle sofas.

Eureka Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Cleaner 3670M Review

Eureka, the other household name for home products is a major player in vacuums segment. There are several models in the market from the company and of them the leading is Eureka Mightly Mite 3670.

It has secured the highest number of customer reviews and an excellent customer rating. And price-wise too it pretty much falls in budget canister vacuums segment. You surely need to check its price and ratings before moving further into other details.

Motor: With about 1300W motor, Eureka’s suction capacity is efficient to clean both heavy dirt as well as airborne dust particles.

Speeds: I wouldn’t really call this a downside but somehow speed adjustment is missing. It has massive suction capacity and cleans everything at jet speed.

Floors: Eureka Mighty Mite canister vacuum is perfectly suitable for hard floors, wood floors and tiles alike along with rugs and carpets.

Dirt Collection: Unlike other budget canister vacuums which mostly have a bin for dirt collection, Eureka offers a large dust bag of 2.5 liters capacity.

Maneuverability: We would rather say that the biggest USP of Eureka Mighty Mite canister vacuum is its light-weight design.

Weighing mere 9 pounds and with a 20 feet long cord, you can easily carry it around your home and reach every corner even in large sized rooms.

Floorheads & Brushes: The main dusting brush is to deep clean dirt from carpets and hard/wood floors. While the upholstery tool is to clean furnishing like drapes and curtains and the crevice nozzle helps in reaching hard corners.

Eureka Mighty Mite also comes with 2 extension wands.


If you have a single pet and relatively small home, then a budget canister vacuum like Bissel Zing should perfectly meet your requirement.

And if you are a pet lover with a lot of them at home then an advanced Miele Classic C1 should be your choice.

In any case, in additional to removing pet hair, each of these canister vacuums also help you in deep cleaning your entire home including floor, furnishings and even vehicle interiors.

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