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Welcome to our big pet hair remover guide. Here we present all the pet hair removers that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and also added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best pet hair remover for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a pet hair remover.




Summary

  • When cat and dog hair is all over your furniture, clothes or car, it's not really pleasant. Pet hair removers reliably remove pet hair from all your textiles and are almost identical in use.
  • You can choose between many different models that cost different amounts. But basically you can distinguish between mechanical and electric pet hair removers.
  • The investment in a pet hair remover will pay off in any case, no matter which one you choose, and no household with pets should be without one.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a pet hair remover

What is a pet hair remover for?

A pet hair remover is a tool you can use to remove your pets' hair from your furniture. Its many benefits make it indispensable in any household with animals.

Dogs love to snuggle on the couch and with a pet hair remover, it will no longer be a problem. (Image source: pixabay.com / Mylene2401)

Because everyone knows the problem. When you live with animals, the fur spreads all over the flat. That's exactly when the pet hair remover comes into play!

Even if you just pick up your cat early in the morning to go out the front door, for example, you're immediately covered in an extra layer of cat hair.

And there's nothing like having your new black T-shirt full of pet hair. Especially if you're in a hurry, you can just slip the pet hair remover into your bag and get rid of hair in the office.

Last but not least, your pet has to go to the vet from time to time or you want to take your dog hiking or travelling together with your pet. Therefore, the hair also spreads in the boot or on the seats in the car.

How does a pet hair remover work?

Pet hair removers are very easy to use. They come with brushes and rollers, but you always use them in the same way.

You move the brush or roller back and forth on the desired spot on your clothes or furniture and through this movement the pet hair remover picks up the hair from the textiles.

A lint roller consists of two parts. One part is the handle with the holder and the other is the roll of lint paper. You simply put the two parts together and roll them over your trousers, for example.

The pet hair will then stick to the sticky sheet and when it is full, you simply remove it and underneath you will find the next one.

Pet hair can be easily removed from clothes and furniture. (Image source: unsplash.com / Priscilla Du Preez)

Lint brushes come in a variety of designs and some have a built-in collection area for the hair to be emptied after brushing - they are self-cleaning.

With other brushes you have to remove the pet hair by hand. With the lint brush, as the name suggests, you brush the pet hair off your pillowcase, for example.

With a pet hair remover glove, you run over the upholstery several times and the hair gets caught between the nubs. After use, you still have to remove the hair from the glove yourself.

Then there is the electrostatic pet hair remover, which collects the pet hairs through friction and which you then only have to remove.

How much does a pet hair remover cost?

There is not much difference in price between the different pet hair removers. The price ranges from 2 to 30 euros.

Type Price range
Glove approx. 4-20€
Lint roller approx. 4-10€
Lint brush approx. 7-20€
Electrostatic pet hair remover approx. 2-10€
Electric pet hair remover approx. 10-30€

What alternatives are there to the pet hair remover?

Besides the glove and the lint roller or lint brush, there are three alternatives for pet hair removal, the brush attachments for hoovers, the laundry balls or filter bags and special washing machines.

With the right washing machine, hairy blankets and pillows are a thing of the past. And the sofa can also be cleaned very quickly with the right hoover attachment. (Image source: unsplash.com / Mikhail Vasilyev)

If you are thinking of getting a new hoover anyway, you can simply make sure that it is specially designed for pet hair.

In this case, the special brush attachments are included. The same applies to washing machines, as they also have integrated programmes for pet hair removal.

As an alternative or in addition to the pet hair removers described above, you can also use laundry balls or filter bags for your laundry.

Each of these options has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Alternative Description
Brush attachments for hoovers There are extra special brush attachments for pet hair on hoovers. These pick up the hair better than "normal" attachments, e.g. through double thread lifters or rotating brush attachments.
Laundry balls / filter bags These two variants are simply added during washing and pick up the animals' fur and hair.
Washing machine Beko, for example, sells washing machines with an integrated "Pet Hair Removal" function. During washing, the pet hair is removed from the clothes or other textiles thanks to the developed technology.

Decision: What types of pet hair remover are there and which one is right for you?

If you want to buy a pet hair remover, there are two types you can choose between:

  • Electric pet hair remover
  • Mechanical pet hair remover

Each of these pet hair removers comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. The following section will help you decide.

What is a mechanical pet hair remover and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Mechanical pet hair removers come in different types, including:

  • Gloves
  • Lint rollers
  • Lint brushes
  • and electrostatic pet hair removers.

They remove pet hair from upholstery, furniture and clothing by simple stroking motions. In addition, they are small and handy and can be easily stored in the home without taking up much space.

Advantages
  • Very easy and effective to use
  • Many variants
Disadvantages
  • Unsuitable for use on very large areas
  • Repurchase of replacement rollers (for lint rollers)

With four different options, you are sure to find one that works very well for you and that you are happy with.

What are the features of an electric pet hair remover and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Electric pet hair removers are battery operated and have a collection canister to collect the hair. They are very easy and straightforward to use.

During use, the rubber gland attracts hair and dirt and collects them in the built-in collection canister. This must then be emptied regularly.

Advantages
  • Can also be used directly on the animal
Disadvantages
  • Unsuitable for use on large areas

Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate pet hair removers

In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible pet hair removers.

The criteria you can use to compare the hair removers with each other include:

  • Area of application
  • Brush/roller types

Area of application

Pet hair removers can be used throughout the home:

  • Clothing
  • Upholstery (e.g. cushions or chairs)
  • Furniture (e.g. couch, bed)
  • Carpet

If you have your own car, you can also use the pet hair remover there to remove the hair from the upholstery and the boot.

The cat bed or the dog basket will also be full of fur after a while. Of course, you can also use a pet hair remover there and then the sleeping place will look like new again.

You can even use the glove or special electric pet hair remover directly on your pet and "comb" it with it.

Brush/roller types

There are many different types of brushes and rollers, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.

Pet hair remover Brush/roller types
Glove The glove for pet hair removal comes in: Rubber, Silicone or Rubber - Silicone. The hair is removed from the textile by the nubs.
Lint roller The lint roller works with adhesive, to which the hair sticks when it is rolled.
Lint brush They are available with a rubber attachment, made of microfibre, velour and nylon.
Electric pet hair remover The electric pet hair remover uses rubber glands.

Facts worth knowing about pet hair removers

Can I build a pet hair remover myself?

Sometimes it is enough to wipe your furniture with a slightly damp cloth or sponge.

Only for your clothes or delicate textiles should you rather buy a real pet hair remover. (Image source: unsplash.com / Tadeusz Lakota)

You can also put on a standard latex or rubber glove and run it over your furniture.

Photo source: 123rf.com / Kliapitski D.

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