Both of them do a good job on stair cleaning and quick pick up.
The Bissell 33A1 is designed for quick picking up pet hair and dry messes, it comes with 2 Nozzles, a Rubber Nozzle for picking up dirt and pet hair & a Hard Nozzle for removing dry messes.
The Eureka 71B features 2 motors, 1 motor powers the rotating brush, and 1 motor for suction only mode. Its motorized brushbar can be turned On/Off. It also features the Riser Visor, a clear plastic cover that stays down for horizontal surfaces cleaning and can be flipped up for cleaning vertical surfaces.
Compare Eureka 71B and Bissell 33A1
|Bissell 33A1 Pet Hair Eraser Corded Handheld Vacuum||Eureka 71B EasyClean Corded HandHeld Vacuum|
|List Price (prices checked on 2014-04-21)||$29.99 on bissell.com||$39.99 on eureka.com|
|Cord Length||16 feet||20 feet
Eureka 71B has a longer cord.
|Power Rating:||4 amps||5.5 amps|
|Cleaning Path||4 inch||6 inch|
|Attachments||No accessories, but includes 2 nozzles.||Crevice tool|
|On/Off Brushroll||No brushroll||Yes|
|Bagged or Bagless:||Bagless||Bagless|
|Warranty:||1 year limited||1 year limited|
|Weight:||5 lbs||4.8 lbs|
|Cleaner Dimensions:||10" x 5" x 8" (D x W x H)||7" x 15" x 8" (W x L x H)|
|Manual:||Bissell 33A1 Manual||Eureka 71B User Guide|
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