BISSELL Lift Off A Cat Mom’s BFF
We review a lot pet products but what about us, the cat mom (or dad)? Do you dream of a mother’s little helper? A household BFF to make cat care easier? Dare I say, even fun? Well, my dream came true. Normally, I get paid for reviews but I love this so much I’m sharing the review of my home’s new BFF for free!
Here’s the deal. We have 6 litter boxes on three floors. The litter boxes are mostly the high-sided and fabulous ones from NVR Miss and the litter is an expensive non tracking litter (usually World’s Best). Mats are placed in front of the boxes but no matter what, it’s a MESS. A dust pan and brush is a so so solution. Schlepping a full-sized vacuum cleaner up and down two flights of stairs every day? No thank-you. Portable dust buster type units don’t suck up anything and I’m tired of bending over. Then the good folks at Bissell came to the rescue and sent us Bissell Lift Off Floors and More PET. It’s a cordless, combo of a stick and handheld unit for all surfaces and designed to clean up pet hair. Nothing to plug in, feather light but solidly built. After charging up this cat mom’s helper, I said in most most jaded voice, “Okay, show me what you can do.”
The easy to maneuver handle twisted and turned in all angles around a litter box sucking up stay bits of litter like a dream. Okay, that works. Now, let’s carry it up the stairs. Never mind; I see cat hair on the black carpet runner! Decor tip 101. Never buy black carpet unless you have black and only black cats. The vacuum felt like a toy, a very powerful fun toy. It worked. I could see everything it picked up in the see through canister. I never thought I’d say this in a million years but it made me like, okay almost love vacuuming.
Second floor: next litter box on hardwood floors with a rubber mat (actually a feline yoga mat) Easy peasy. This really works. After that I wanted to make it work its magic in all the little nooks and crannies usually reserved for a big vacuums’s attachments. This portable BFF Bissell didn’t pull a rabbit out of its hat but some dust bunnies you would have to see to believe!
Bissell makes several variations of the cordless stick model but I’m happy with the PET. Why mess with purrfection? It’s not every day you get to meet your home’s BFF.
FTC disclosure: Bissell provided a product at no cost to us, but we received no fee for this review. Our unsolicited review is 100% honest and true.
Hey, that vacuum sort of DOES sound like fun! We’ll have to keep that one in mind the next time we need one. 🙂
Sometimes Cats Herd You
We aren’t sure we’d want to have this in the house…. we probably would have to run from the rug sucking monster much more often if something this easy to use was available for keeping the floors tidy!
Very cool. We like the fact that we don’t have to plug it in. TW misses the old carpet sweepers of old. We have a Bissell steamer but after a couple of uses the cup leaks.
The Swiss Cats
We’re not so thrilled, but Mum says that it looks like a great help for her ! Purrs
Skeeter and Izzy
We love Bissell because Bissell loves animals!!!! Even if it wasn’t cool and great we wouldn’t care!!!
Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo >^..^<
I would love one of those, I use a shop vac right now-LOL.
Our pets have killed our vacuum.
I am always out on the lookout for a better vacumn. They are somewhat messy with the litter but; it’s mostly the fur at our house. Thanks for the review.
Layla Morgan Wilde
Sue this is the perfect adddition to a full size vacuum but not a substitute.
Urghhh my machine is a huge beast…swore at it today…it’s not litter here that’s an issue but furs…2 dogs 4 cats and us…a yeti’s worth every day hahaahah 🙂 might be good idea when i get sick of mine…the bonus with our litter is it’s chicken layer pellets..enviro friendly..no tracking..and cheap…really cheap..hugs Fozziemum xxx
Layla Morgan Wilde
I’ve not heard of using chicken layer pellets as litter. Can you explain?
When i worked in the shelter the cost of kitty litter was huge…so someone suggested that they used chicken layer pellets..just the cheapest kind (they look like pellets and are wheat) as a cheap alternative..it would be no good for wheat intolerant kitties..but my girls use it and the produce and grain suppliers sell them very cheaply..so we buy the big bags and empty them into a big barrel and there you have it…the used litter can be buried in the ground as it is all natural..it doesn’t track and it absorbs well..:) hugs Bev xx
wow, this goes on my Christmas list. Cheddar is a shedder, big time. And Mao’s black and white lux fur is everywhere, too.
thanks for a super review, we wrote a mail where we can buy it in europe… seems my mom found a friend too today
I’ve seen a few reviews of that little “helper” and they’ve all been GOOD….I like the fact it angles into difficult spaces……….happy that you have a new BFF!!
The Island Cats
The mom needs one of these because her current rug sucking monster is big and heavy.