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Complete Bissell CleanView XR Pet Review: Is it Good?

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet Cordless vacuum is one of the best-selling models online right now, and for good reason. After several weeks of evaluation in various scenarios, we found its performance and features impressive. This Bissell CleanView XR Pet review will cover the pros, cons, and features of the cordless vacuum, and we will also compare it to Dyson’s recently updated cordless V8.

Bissell CleanView XR Pet cordless vacuum on a wooden table with its packaging box in the background, set in a room with multiple other vacuum models displayed on the wall.
Meet the Bissell CleanView XR Pet. © Vacuum Wars

Bissell CleanView XR Pet

The Bissell CleanView XR is available in two packages, XR and XR Pet. While they look almost identical except for the color, this Bissell CleanView XR review will focus on the XR Pet version (purple), which at this time offers more power and better attachments for nearly the same price as the XR.

Comparison of the Bissell CleanView XR and CleanView XR Pet models, showing the vacuum units and their respective attachments.
CleanView XR and CleanView XR Pet. © Vacuum Wars

The XR Pet features three power settings: low, medium, and max power. You can easily change these settings with a button on the back of the handle, which also displays the battery life with LED lights.

Close-up view of the XR Pet cordless vacuum's LED display, showing battery life and power settings.
Clear and easy-to-read LED indicators. © Vacuum Wars

Bissell CleanView XR Pet review: evaluation and performance

We evaluated it in various real-world situations, and the Bissell CleanView XR Pet performed really well. Let’s examine its capabilities more closely.

Power

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet offers impressive power, especially considering its price. Its sealed suction measures 99 inches, significantly higher than the average for cordless vacuums at any price point. 

Comparison chart showing sealed suction performance at max power for the Bissell CleanView XR Pet (99 inches), Dyson V8 (77 inches), and the average of 90+ evaluated vacuums (72 inches).
Bissell CleanView XR Pet leads in sealed suction. © Vacuum Wars

In comparison, the Dyson V8 only reaches 77 inches. The XR Pet also excels in other power metrics, including airflow and unsealed suction evaluations, consistently outperforming the Dyson V8 and exceeding average expectations.

Comparison chart showing airflow at max power for the Bissell CleanView XR Pet (46 cfm), Dyson V8 (43 cfm), and the average of 90+ evaluated vacuums (37 cfm).
The CleanView XR Pet delivers superior airflow performance. © Vacuum Wars
Comparison chart showing unsealed suction at max power for the Bissell CleanView XR Pet (1.14 kPa), Dyson V8 (0.87 kPa), and the average of 90+ evaluated vacuums (0.65 kPa).
CleanView XR Pet outperforms the Dyson V8 in unsealed suction. © Vacuum Wars

Carpet deep clean

The CleanView XR Pet’s power is also evident in practical applications, performing above average in our carpet deep clean evaluation. This is where we embed sand into medium pile carpets and weigh the bins before and after a set number of passes on max power. It also outperformed the Dyson V8.

Comparison chart showing carpet deep clean evaluation results at max power for the Bissell CleanView XR Pet (98), Dyson V8 (94), and the average of 90+ evaluated vacuums (93).
Bissell CleanView XR Pet excels in carpet deep clean. © Vacuum War

This exceptional performance could possibly be attributed to its floorhead design, which features one large gate, six smaller gates, and felt squeegees around the perimeter. These elements create an effective seal on both hard floors and carpets, enhancing cleaning efficiency.

Close-up view of the underside of the Bissell CleanView XR Pet's floorhead, showcasing its large gate, six smaller gates, and felt squeegees.
XR Pet’s floorhead design. © Vacuum Wars

Debris pick up

As far as pick-up ability, the Bissell CleanView XR Pet did very well in our evaluations. It effortlessly removed debris from all crevices in our crevice pick up test, and it performed particularly well on carpets, achieving near-perfect results, picking up everything from super fine to extra-large debris.

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet cordless vacuum cleaning colorful cereal debris from a carpet, demonstrating its effectiveness.
XR Pet tackles carpet debris with ease. © Vacuum Wars

On hard floors, the cordless vacuum’s performance was also good for most debris sizes. However, it struggled with Cheerios-sized debris in our evaluations, causing the floorhead to snowplow. This issue is also present with the Dyson V8’s head. 

Also, for our debris pickup score, which quantifies pickup efficiency, the Bissell CleanView XR Pet outperformed the Dyson V8.

XR Pet cordless vacuum pick up performance results compared to the Dyson V8.
The pick-up performance of the XR Pet. © Vacuum Wars

Bissell CleanView XR features

Attachment set

One significant advantage of the Bissell CleanView XR Pet is its comprehensive attachment set. It includes a dusting brush/upholstery tool combo, an additional dusting brush, a crevice tool, and a motorized brush designed for cleaning upholstery or pet hair. 

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet cordless vacuum displayed with its full set of attachments, including various brushes, tools, and accessories, on a white background.
The complete attachment set for the Bissell CleanView XR Pet. © Vacuum Wars

All attachments are well-built and performed flawlessly in our tests.

Ease of use

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet was very user-friendly. It has a OneTouch trigger, eliminating the need to hold it down continuously, unlike the Dyson and some other cordless vacuums. 

Close-up of a hand holding the XR Pet cordless vacuum, highlighting the OneTouch trigger and ergonomic handle design.
Ergonomic design meets powerful performance. © Vacuum Wars

The weight is about average, but its ergonomics are notably excellent. The swivel mechanism on the floorhead responds well to wrist movements in tight spaces, even on thick carpets. Additionally, the handle’s well-balanced center of gravity makes it ideal for handheld tasks.

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Cons of the Bissell CleanView XR

While the Bissell CleanView XR Pet is a great cordless vacuum, there are some potential drawbacks.

Bin size

The CleanView XR Pet bin size is smaller than average, at just 300 ml. Emptying the bin requires a three-step process: removing the wand, partially ejecting the bin with a button, and opening the bin door with another button. This process may take some getting used to, even though you can also physically remove the bin to clean or change the filter.

Filtration

Its filtration was decent for a budget cordless vacuum but doesn’t match the Dyson V8’s performance. As demonstrated in our fog evaluations, the V8 features a more sealed system, providing superior filtration.

Testing filtration of the Bissell CleanView XR Pet cordless vacuum. © Vacuum Wars

Price

For us, the biggest standout of the XR Pet is its price. The cordless vacuum is among the highest-scoring ones we’ve evaluated in this price range, making it an excellent value for just about any household.

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It’s no surprise it’s selling so well, given its high performance and affordability. 

In the box

  • Bissell CleanView XR Pet
  • Dusting Brush
  • Crevice Tool
  • Charging Dock
  • Manual and warranty

Bissell CleanView XR Pet: value and final thoughts

If your home has more than 50% carpet or pets that shed on furniture, the Bissell CleanView XR Pet is an excellent choice. It’s certainly the best cordless vacuum for carpets and pets in its price range, offering remarkable performance and value. If you want a powerful yet affordable solution for your cleaning needs, then the XR Pet may be right for you.

The Bissell CleanView XR Pet cordless vacuum displayed on a wooden table, showcasing its sleek design and extended wand in a well-lit room with various vacuums in the background.
The sleek and powerful XR Pet. © Vacuum Wars
 

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