Pet hair removers are one of those products that either save your sanity, or waste your time (and money). There are virtually endless types of pet hair removal products on the market today, ranging from lint rollers, to scrapers, and even dryer balls. The kind of pet(s) you own will largely determine what kind of pet hair remover will work best for you, but how can you know how well they work before you actually make a purchase?
Recently, we asked the Owner of PetLovers, Kyle, and our CEO (Canine Executive Officer), Jax, to take a look at five of the most popular pet hair removal products on Amazon. Which was the best? Watch (or read on) to find out!
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- Analan Mini Pet Hair Detailer
- ChomChom Pet Hair Remover
- Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover
- Brellavi Pet Hair Remover
- BONUS: PetLovers Lint Roller
Table of Contents
- 1 Our Top Pick for Reusability: The Analan Mini Detailer — $19.99
- 2 Our Top Pick for Furniture: The ChomChom — $28.95
- 3 Our Top Pick for Price: The Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover — $18.99
- 4 Our Top Pick for Clothing: The Brellavi Pet Hair Remover — $21.99
- 5 Our Favorite Overall: The PetLovers Lint Roller — $15.85
Our Top Pick for Reusability: The Analan Mini Detailer — $19.99
The first product we asked Kyle and Jax to test for us was the Mini Detailer by Analan. This pet hair scraper is fairly straightforward: it’s a small black triangle with a graspable hole in the center, and each side of the triangle has a different set of teeth—referred to as ‘gears’—meant to be used for different densities of cleaning. Analan recommends using each side in sequence, starting with the side that has the largest gears and working your way down to the lower gears as needed.
It’s one of the most popular pet hair removal products on the market today, and for good reason. It can be used on a variety of surfaces and textures, including fabric car upholstery, sofa cushions, carpet, and clothing. It can even get down into the hard-to-reach places, like the area between the backrest and the seat of a chair. It runs for about $20 on Amazon, and comes in several color options.
- Moderate pricing
- Replaceable teeth
- Several color options
- 3 modes for light-to-dense cleaning
- Easy to clean
- Simple design
- Works well on carpet, pet bedding, and furniture
- Generally favorable reviews
- Small enough to take on-the-go
- May leave scuff marks or dark streaks
- Uncomfortable grip for long periods of time
- Breakable teeth
- Only one size
- Not as effective on clothing
- Can’t be used on leather or delicate fabrics
- Doesn’t actually pick-up hair
Generally, we found this pet hair removal tool to be pretty effective. It cleaned husky fur—which is notoriously hard to remove—off of a sofa quickly and smoothly, and it did actually work when tested on a shirt. However, it can leave some black marks afterward, and the product is not safe to use on leather or delicate products. If you need something compact and reusable without breaking the bank, the Analan Mini Detailer is a solid choice.
Our Top Pick for Furniture: The ChomChom — $28.95
Next, we asked our brave test subjects to try the ChomChom Pet Hair Remover. The ChomChom is the ol’ reliable of the pet hair removal industry. This reusable lint roller has been around for several years, and is best known for its ability to collect hair and then easily be emptied. It looks similar to a paint roller with a hard plastic shell. To use the ChomChom, you simply roll the red brush forward and back along whatever surface you need to clean. The chamber can then be emptied with a push of a button.
This pet hair roller works well on furniture, upholstery, and blankets, and can also be used on clothing. Customers (including Kyle) attest that the ChomChom can last for several years.
- Easy to clean
- Works especially well on furniture
- Can be used on other surfaces, including clothing and upholstery
- Doesn’t snag fabrics or threads
- Capable of containing large amounts of hair
- Limited edition designs available
- Hinges can break, and button can get stuck
- Sometimes leaves dirt behind
- Not as effective on clothing
- Requires lots of repetitive movement
- Price fluctuates often
Overall, the ChomChom is a good option for removing pet hair from furniture. We like that it’s reusable, and that it actually picks up hair instead of scraping it. However, the constant back-and-forth motion becomes exhausting during long periods of cleaning. We recommend this product for homes with two or fewer pets, or pets who seldom shed.
Our Top Pick for Price: The Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover — $18.99
When we took the Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover out of its packaging, Jax immediately decided to try and chew on it. We’re still not sure what that means in Dog, but Kyle has affectionately begun calling this product the “space rock”. Regardless of our initial impressions, this pet hair remover does work, and has actually been on the market for over a decade.
It resembles, well, a rock. In fact, the tagline on the packaging reads, “It’s Not Pretty, But It WORKS!”. Like other scrapers, you rub it over your chosen spot, and it pulls the pet hair away. It does not actually pick-up or contain the hair. It is recommended for use on clothing, carpet, couches, comforters, and car seats.
- Made from 90% post-consumer recycled materials
- Works especially well for detailing car interiors
- Simple and effective
- Great against long pet hair
- May scratch hard surfaces
- Can leave behind debris or dust
- Does not collect pet hair
- Uncomfortable to grip
- Not very effective on clothes
- Some customers report a foul odor
- Can snag
- Too rough for delicate surfaces or fabrics
- Difficult to use in small spaces
This pumice stone works best on tough fabrics and long pet hair. The Fur-Zoff is one of the most affordable options available, and the price has been known to drop down to $10.99. Unfortunately, we did notice it leaving debris behind.
Our Top Pick for Clothing: The Brellavi Pet Hair Remover — $21.99
Finally, Kyle and Jax took a look at the Brellavi Pet Hair Remover. The Brellavi is another tried-and-true pet hair tool that is both compact and reusable. It is comprised of two parts: the the scraper itself, and a sleeve that is used to collect the hair once it has been scraped. There are three color options available, and each kit comes with a regular sized tool and a smaller travel-friendly version. They can be used on both tough and delicate surfaces effectively.
To use the Brellavi, locate the arrow on the upper handle, and rub the blue area across the surface in that direction. Then, dip the brush inside the base to clean it. You can empty the base by removing the blue cap on the bottom.
- Two products in one order
- Easy to clean
- Appropriate for most surfaces
- Great on clothing
- Ineffective when not used ‘properly’
- Cannot be used on wool
- Can get stuck inside base
- Often leaves some hair behind
- Handle is not angled
- Base needs to be emptied often
We really liked the way the Brellavi worked on most surfaces, and especially on clothing. It takes several passes to clean large messes, and it needs to be emptied often. However, the size is very convenient for travel, and it worked well in small spaces.
Our Favorite Overall: The PetLovers Lint Roller — $15.85
Each of the four products Jax and Kyle tested did what they were designed to do: remove pet hair. However, we still found our own product, the PetLovers Extra Sticky Lint Roller, to be the most effective across the board.
It works well on both tough and delicate surfaces, including clothing, pet bedding, car upholstery, furniture, carpet, and more. The handle is reusable and available in both a standard and travel size. Best of all, it’s easy to clean: just peel away one of the spiral-designed adhesive strips, and you’re ready to get back to removing fur and hair from your life.