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Five Star Reviews:
I absolutely love this vacuum
February 3, 2017
I absolutely love this vacuum. I've had for about a year now and it still amazes me how well it works. Most of my life, I've used cheap $50 vacuums, all bagless, and they all kicked it within the first year. This guy is still going strong. My seven year old can use it. It's so light weight and maneuverable. It works well on my kitchen floor and I use it on my couch. I have a Pomeranian so pet hair is pretty much my life. This vacuum takes care of it no problem. I keep trying to convince my cheap mom to buy one :).
Boy are we happy.
November 6, 2016
We've got 40 year old wall to wall all wool carpets. Not the easiest then to vacuum. After our 15 year old Dyson broke ,decided instead of calling dyson customer service again. Was going to try something different.
Decided to take the plunge and get the Oreck. Boy are we happy! Our carpets have never been cleaner. It was picking up debris I didn't even know we had. And out matted carpet are fluffy again. And the light weight makes it a pleasure to use.
AWESOME VACUUM. *GREAT* for pet hair, don't listen to the people who say its not good for pet hair.
August 12, 2016
So I bought this vacuum cleaner as a replacement for a Shark Professional Lift Away canister vaccum. The shark had some issues, namely:
1. It had an attachment tube through which all the suction power at some point went. This tube was made of a material that kept cracking and we had to duct tape it. In the end it was more tape than tube and this led to a loss of suction.
2. I was absolutely SICK of emptying the canister and digging out pet hair and inhaling the dust and cleaning the filter etc. It was nasty.
My wife and I made a deal for the housework. She would do the downstairs and I the upstairs. Since the upstairs is 100% frize carpet, the vacuum quickly became a point of contention for me.
I did my research (A LOT OF IT) and came to Oreck. I didn't feel like shelling out 500+ dollars for one of the super top of the line home versions that are aesthetically pleasing and instead opted to pocket the cash and buy this workhorse for 150 bucks. And I am IMPRESSED.
We have 3 dogs and a cat. The dogs are a Siberian Husky, a German Shepard, and a St. Bernard. Needless to say we a have a LOT of pet hair. Some reviewers have mentioned that they didn't think the oreck was effective for this. These people are lying to you. Our carpets are now amazingly clean. This thing sucks up debris and pet hair like nothing I've ever seen. Its a BEAST. And its lightweight. The bags hold a LOT and when its time to change them out you just pull em, toss em and replace em.
They are cheap. I've been through 2 in a month and got a 25 pack for like 15 bucks. Get the scent tabs. You can really smell them at first, after the first couple of days you cant smell anything, which hopefully is the point.
Some people have mentioned a burning rubber smell when they started using the vaccuum. I noticed this too, but I think it is just a burn in phenomenon as it quickly went away.
The replacement and maintenance parts (belt/roller) are both on amazon for under 10 bucks. I expect to change the belts and rollers on occasion and have this vacuum for a decade.
It doesn't have any attachments. it just cleans the carpets and floors superbly well. We've used it downstairs on wood and rugs and tile with no issues and it has pulled up loose pet hair and cat litter with no problems.
Give it a go. Best vacuum I've ever owned. See pictures for pet hair effectiveness.
I bought this oreck and it is awesome. Takes about 1/2 the time to vacuum the ...
March 12, 2016
If I could give this vacuum more stars I would. I had an oreck before and then tried a shark vacuum. All the shark did was move the dirt around and picked up very little. It took forever to vacuum my house. I bought this oreck and it is awesome. Takes about 1/2 the time to vacuum the house and it gets more up. Also, if you have dog hair, this is an awesome vacuum. It picks up hair really well. Don't bother with any other brand. This is well worth the money. My last oreck had 2 settings, 1 for hard surfaces and 1 for rugs. This one only has one setting. It is a little loud on the hard surfaces but works great on both.
Orecks are AWESOME !!!
February 15, 2012
I purchased my second Oreck a month ago... I decided I wanted to keep my first one downstairs and not have to bring it up and downstairs.... my 2nd Oreck is a commercial model... almost vacuums by itself... so very lightweight ... I LOVE it... I clean house for my daughter who is going through chemo... she has a Dyson.... I have a backache for at least a day after using that vacuum... sure do appreciate the light weightness of the Oreck.... but is has ALOT of "suck" power... HIGHLY recommend this vacuum !!!!!
Buy it, you will like it! See attached picture for simple strap DIY fix.
November 29, 2016
This is an excellent portable vacuum cleaner and is even better than I expected. The suction power is excellent and I find this vacuum to be very useful. It is built very well and feels solid. I really like the heavy duty long cord because it allows me to get a lot of vacuuming done without switching outlets. The floor attachment cleaned my rugs amazingly well. If you wanted to you could use this as a "main" vacuum because it certainly is capable but I would not recommend that because you have to use this unit while you are carrying it and that will get cumbersome really fast. I actually use it in addition to my Oreck XL to get to the smaller areas where the larger vacuum cannot reach. I'm actually very impressed with the suction power of this vacuum.We recently got a brand new red rug for the living room and it looked nice by itself but after one pass with this unit, it picked up so many "stray" fibers that the rug actually looks a deeper shade of red and so much nicer. I was really surprised what this vacuum picked up. When I was going over the rug, I could feel the suction as opposed to just gliding over the rug.BE CAREFUL WITH THE STRAP!!! Another reviewer pointed out that the strap came loose and the same thing happened to me. It just dropped and fell on the floor. Luckily it fell behind me or else it could have fallen on my foot! The simple fix for that is to attach two rivets to the strap and it won't slip through the opening on the vacuum. I can't understand why Oreck wouldn't pick that up at the factory because it is a serious (and dangerous) flaw. I am attaching a picture of my simple DIY fix which will basically take away any danger from using the strap. Go to your local auto parts store or eBay and buy a pair of seat belt button stops. They are very low-profile and you can install them with just a pair of pliers. The sharp pin end goes through the strap and you match it to the female end and then you use the pliers to "crush" the plastic creating a solid connection. Very easy, very effective, and very safe.Others have pointed out that they don't like the "Slinky" hose but I like it a lot. I feel that it is very good quality and it just adds to the compactness overall. The quality of the plastics is excellent and the unit does not feel cheap at all. The wands and the floor attachment feel very solid and robust. Another important thing is that the noise is very tolerable. I used to hate bringing out my old canister vac because it was so loud and I wanted to finish up vacuuming fast and put it away. This little Oreck is very powerful but it's not as loud as you would think. To be more specific, the noise is very refined; it's not obnoxious like some other vacuums.The only gripe I would give this unit is that carrying the unit on your shoulder is a bit cumbersome if you are doing a lot of vacuuming and it would be nicer if there was a way to mount this unit like a backpack. The hose is not long enough for you to vacuum with this sitting on the floor. Regardless, I am using this smaller unit more often than I use our larger Oreck XL...which is also equally good.Other than that issue, the vacuum itself is excellent and I am very happy with it. I should have bought it years ago.EDIT July 2017: Just thought I'd update this review after using the vacuum for a little over six months now. I still like it and it essentially picks up where the my larger Oreck XL leaves off. I'm still impressed with the quality and performance. The only thing I want to reiterate again is that this vacuum is a little cumbersome to use for an extended cleaning job. You can't lay this on the floor and vacuum due to the length and location of the hose as well as the overall shape of the vacuum. You have to use this either with the shoulder strap or by carrying it with the handle. In my opinion, I think this vacuum is more of a "touch up" vacuum for areas where a larger vac can't go. It's not something I would want to use and vacuum my whole house with even though I technically could. I find myself using it for less than a few minutes at a time. So if you are looking at this "mini" Oreck, make sure you have a solid vacuum that you are using to get 90% of your vacuuming done. This smaller model will easily take care of the rest and then some. It's also a great vacuum to use when cleaning your car. I still highly recommend it and it makes my life easier.
August 29, 2016
bought a different brand & it was ok .... had one like this for almost 14 years with no problems and it was awesome ..... had to come back to my ole faithful ..... works like a charm!!!
Now I find it is nice for everyday pickups instead of getting out the larger
July 15, 2016
bought this to mainly vacuum the car. Now I find it is nice for everyday pickups instead of getting out the larger unit
So far I am very pleased with this vacuum
June 25, 2016
So far I am very pleased with this vacuum. It is everything I expected from the description. The weight is manageable and attachments are great to have. The suction seems to be very good. The one problem is that the strap is way too long. I admit that I am short, but in spite of that a person can't adjust the strap to it's shortest position because the shoulder pad doesn't allow this. I would like the shoulder pad at my shoulder but as it is I have had to move it to where it attaches to the vacuum. This is the shortest I can make the strap. One day I will take the time to cut the strap and restitch it after moving the shoulder pad to a more usable position.
This one is more sturdy, more quiet and has an area to keep ...
May 21, 2016
I bought this vacuum to replace my original unit that was purchased in 1994. This one is more sturdy, more quiet and has an area to keep the cord wrapped which my original unit lacked. Also the telescoping wand is a blessing and makes storage easy and there is less effort(fumbling) in carrying and assembly. The floor attachment is adjustable for solid surfaces and carpet. We have all solid surface flooring in our home so this works better on the floors vs. the upright, plus it is light enough to use with the shoulder strap when using a ladder to reach high areas over cabinets and window treatments. The bags are easy to replace and can also be ordered on Amazon making the process painless. This is my 4th Oreck product and all have functioned well and even after 20+ years are still functioning. My original Oreck canister will be going to my daughter once she moves into her own, smaller space which again does not have carpeting.
Perfect for a Pekingese
April 2, 2016
I hate to vacuum, but this Oreck helps you slither through cleaning the house like a snake ... cleaning everything in site! I love the 30' cord. I live in a 1600 sq ft townhouse which is 800 sq ft up and 800 sq ft down.. All floors are hardwood. I don't have to worry about changing the plug at all! For most people, this would be a secondary vacuum, but I use it as a primary vacuum because it'll go anywhere, plus it's convenient. Oh yeah ... I have a Pekingese dog, too. She sheds endlessly, which requires vacuuming and other cleaning no less than once a week. I have an endless supply of bags, and I change the bag once every 6-weeks. I wear the vacuum over the right shoulder and clean with the left hand and vice versa. This helps to steady the vacuum so I'm not so awkward or clumsy.
Oreck PK80025 Upright Vacuum Cleaner
August 16, 2017
I really like this vacuum cleaner - I am a disabled senior citizen and find that regular vacuum cleansers are way too heavy for me to use. This one does a good job EXCEPT on dog hair
This arrived on time and works. Just the vacuum ...
April 9, 2017
This arrived on time and works. Just the vacuum ended up not being worth it at all. I used the vacuum for the first time and mistakenly ran over a cord. That was the end of the new vacuum.
So glad we can buy these vacuum bag replacements on Amazon
July 31, 2016
So glad we can buy these vacuum bag replacements on Amazon. We could not find these at any store. So we were happy to see we could turn to amazon and find them. They are true to size and they hold so much dog hair. We have two dogs and its amazing how much dog hair is in those bags when we go to empty them. They are easy to put in the vacuum cleaner and they are easy to remove and close up so all of the dirt that was vacuumed up doesn't fall out all over the floor.
REALLY SUCKS! AND THAT IS A GOOD THING
November 21, 2015
If you need a vacuum that just does that in a straight line, and has no attachments, then this is for you. An amazing heavy duty commercial style power cord that is truly about 1/2 mile long will reach most any nook and cranny.Sucking power is outstanding. Have had my experiences with 'bagless vaccums' and will admit they are all a real mess to empty. This Orek is used with large, spacious bags, that attach easily, hold a lot and can be changed in a few seconds.Keep your old multi attachment vac, for cleaning up high and under beds and the back of the car if you get this power sucker.
Oreck XL vacuum bags
April 17, 2015
These bags are intended for Oreck XL upright vacuum cleaners.
April 16, 2015
Very goodPrice was fairRecommend it if you have oreck vaccumXL
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Four Star Reviews:
Exceeded my expectations
March 21, 2016
Exceeded all of my expectations. Exceptionally light vacuum and has (to my surprise) much stronger suction than my Dyson. And it's fantastic on area rugs. I was very bag-averse, but for such a great deal decided to give it a try. Unlike vacuums of yore, this has a TOP-FILL bag so there's no issue with loss of suction. And the bags are very inexpensive, so all good here. The only downside to this vacuum (which I knew going in) is there's no hand held tool to use in hard to reach areas. It does, however, go underneath furniture where my Dyson would never go. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase. I purchased during a special offer and got a great deal.
This vacuum has great suction and picks up most things in its way
December 29, 2015
We ordered two of these to use on carpet squares we just installed in a daycare. This vacuum has great suction and picks up most things in its way. The kids track in a lot of dirt and mud from the playground. Once it dries, the vacuum picks it right up! My only complaint is that its really awkward to roll when propped back for some reason. It doesn't want to roll great. The bottom usually ends up flipping back down. But, its so light that we normally just carry it back to the closet.
Great Vacuum but......
March 11, 2015
This vacuum is very light, has good suction and is easy to use. Only drawback for me is the extra long cord which I ;suppose is essential for commercial use, or a very large house. I find I only release about half the cord for my small house, and leaving the rest wound on the handle makes it much heavier. I COULD release all the cord and eliminate this problem, but the extra length gets in the way., and is not easily rewound. The winding hooks are one on the front and one on the back so there is a twist when wound. That said, I'd buy again as it's doing a great job for me.
January 2, 2014
I really like how light it is, which is the main reason I purchased this vacuum. I do have a Kirby, but am getting to the point that it's hard for me to bring it up and down the steps and to pull it around to vacuum. I was interested in trying out a Oreck light-weight. I love the power that this machine puts out.
It is disappointing to me though that it doesn't get right up to the edge of the wall. I'm not sure why it doesn't clean right up to the edge, but you can see exactly where the power ends an inch or so from the wall. I like my machine to clean right up to the edge.
Most people complain about the noise, I don't think it's any louder than any other great vacuum.
It also could have sent me one extra vacuum bag, so I wouldn't have to run out and make sure that I have extras on hand.
I gave it four stars though, because of the powerful cleaning suction that it has and also for the lightness of it. I am very satisfied with this new purchase.
Works pretty good
June 11, 2013
I had one of these about ten years ago and loved it. I don't know if cheep vacuums have just gotten better but it is not quite as impressive as it once was. All that said I am still happy with it and would buy over again. I love bags no more emptying and cleaning filters. A bag will last me about six months.
Update I almost want to take off one more star because the bag can come off without you knowing it. I think the last one I had used something to lock it in place. This one does not. I still am happy with it just take 5 seconds to check the bag every time now.
I love walking around with this thing draped off my shoulder- ...
September 23, 2017
I love walking around with this thing draped off my shoulder- I feel like a ghost buster! The way that the flexible tube connects with the extending handle is not that tight and requires that I hold it below where they link up. I would like a more secure connection - but for this little machine, that is not much of an issue. This is more of a utility vacuum, than a main household machine. But the price and the convenience of getting into corners, edges,and under things easily makes it a perfect trouble shooter, small room machine.
Preferable for residential
November 29, 2016
I do love this vacuum in comparison to the HOOVER C2401 model because it is lighter, smaller and more functional for residential cleaning. The attachments come apart almost too easily and it is a little inconvenient for it to come apart multiple times while cleaning. I accidentally sucked up a sock while cleaning and it was hell getting it out of the long black attachment. I had to straighten out a wire hanger and push it through. It is not bag less so you will have additional costs if you are using it frequently it may be better to look into bag less.
Very lighttweight and easy to use
June 29, 2015
I have only had this for a few months and have only tried it a few times. However, so far I love it! it reaches all the tight places that my large Kirby won't easily reach. It is a heck of a lot easier to use this than to add the attachment to my Kirby every time I want to vacuum my stairs or under furniture. It is really lightweight and it has great suction. It is a great supplement to your regular vacuum. It has a handy shoulder strap and a very long cord to make things easier.The one problem I have had with it is the two extensions put together often come apart during vacuuming. Perhaps I am doing something wrong. Other than that, it's perfect.
A nice little vacuum.
February 12, 2015
I have used this a couple times so far. It seems to work as well as my original that came free with my first Oreck. That one lasted many, many years, so I am hoping for the same with this one. I kept my other attachments, and I do prefer the old floor tool over the one that came with this. And the hose seems like a lesser quality material, and a little short. But for a hand held vac, this is a good product. I have hardwood floors with area rugs and this meets my needs. Also easy to take out and vacuum the camper.
and always liked the quality and lightness of them
January 17, 2015
I have had 3 of the old Buster B vacuums , similar to this model, and always liked the quality and lightness of them. Now that I am older, I refuse to carry my vacuum, even light as it is, from floor to floor. So when I lent one to my son and his bride, somehow I knew it wasn't coming back. After 6 months I gave up on getting it back and I decided to get another one to replace it. I looked at Amazon and saw this one.... perfect the commercial one sounded great, I had no desire to go to another model or brand. I just received it and it has a powerful suck, much more than my old ones. and is the familiar canister I am used to carrying or putting on the shoulder strap. I got it for only $102 and it certainly is worth it.The only think I don't like is the hose, yep its really short. Strangely, my other one right now has a 5 foot hose, the original cracked and my son found a replacement. So maybe i can find a 3 foot hose to fit. That is the only reason i gave it 4 stars...Otherwise its perfect.
Replaced my original, much better!
May 5, 2014
My original Oreck compact was on its last legs.....too many dogs, too much fur. I decided to try the newer version as the original had given me nearly 10 years of faithful service. What's not to like? Power is the same or better; the longer cord is great for stairs and doing one floor at a time; the attachments fit far better than the original, don't tend to slip off; and it does exactly what its advertised to do.
July 19, 2017
What can I really say.....they work and they fit the vacuum.
May 21, 2017
They fit well and work well. I just wish I could wash ans reuse!
March 29, 2017
It is very sturdy as long as you don't require attachments. It is perfect.
Make real sure of your model #
January 7, 2017
Cheeper than the HEPA filters. Not ment for vacuums with a docking bracket. But with a couple of holes and a thin piece of plastic you can adapt them.
December 12, 2016
Got this for my moms xmas present, she's been wanting it for a while now, so got it.
I do like this vacuum
June 30, 2015
I do like this vacuum. it's light weight and I can use this on my tile floors and go right to the rugs. Nice! I wish I could have afforded the newer one that has the swiveling head. Only draw back as far as I'm concerned.
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Three Star Reviews:
February 6, 2017
I've had it about 2 months. Here are my thoughts.
Needs a light. Can't see what I'm vacuuming.
This vacuum only weighs 8lbs but it is difficult to push. You WORK to vacuum with this thing. It should have some kind of self-propelled feature as it is difficult to push and difficult to direct.
Cord is pretty much heavier than the entirety of the vacuum.
Can't be rolled unless in in vacuuming mode. No back wheels. Again, difficult to control.
Good points include the vacuum being fairly priced. I think I paid about $150 so if it lasts 3 years, I'll be more than happy. It cleans very well. Lots of sucking power. Took fibers out of my shag rug.
Would I buy it again. No. I'll probably get something more expensive that's easier to use.
But I'm relatively happy with this.
Faulty Switch Connectors
January 23, 2017
We have purchased multiples of this model over the last couple of years (probably 6 or 7) for our business. There are many positives (when they're working): Good Suction, Lightweight, Long Cord. However, with almost all, if not all of these, the vacuum suddenly stops working all together. The problem is that the wiring connector inside the handle casing disconnects from the switch. It's easy enough to fix, you just put it back on, but in another couple of weeks, it works it's way off again. This has happened with multiple vacuums that were bought months and years apart, so it's not just a batch manufacturing batch, but a design flaw. One that would be easy to fix, don't know why they haven't.
December 29, 2016
I am pleased with the light weight. It does not move easily on carpet and the wire to connect is a thick tubing which is clumsy to handle. But at 92 yrs I find my old vacuum was too heavy to move.
ORECK, what were you thinking?
June 16, 2015
I do like the light weight, large bags, long chord, no doubt! But the vacuum only handles even surfaces and very thin carpets well.
On thick and heavy carpets it is unpleasant to handle, it cannot be adjusted. The connection between the lower and the upper part is wobbly and a failure waiting to happen. So three stars is already pushing it, not possibly more!
March 6, 2015
Super loud with a lot of vibration. Plus, it is not dual speed which I had not realized when I ordered it although it no longer really matters. I gave my really good Oreck to my daughter who needs the dual speed and the light. It was over 10yrs old and still running like new.
This one still cleans great and I'm sure it will last for years, just like my last Oreck.
September 8, 2017
vacuum is good - Ive had a similar one for years and like it but this new one has a poorly designed strap which detached and caused the vacuum to fall off my shoulder in the first 5 minutes of use. I could get no help about this problem from the customer service at Oreck ( the telephone number in the box) because I bought the product from Amazon. Amazon's best solution was to return it to them but since it is a design flaw a new vacuum would not solve the problem! Very disappointed. Should be an easy fix.
July 31, 2017
Vacuum works fine. The problem is with the D ring strap, it goes through a slot at both the rear and front top of the vacuum. Which is then connected to the shoulder strap. When I place the should strap over my should and let go of the vacuum handle the front ring strap came through the slot making the shoulder strap useless. I called Oreck and their only response is to return the item where purchased. Also the crevice tool is half the size as shown in the picture.
If it came with a longer hose and the ability to use it from the floor instead of having to hold it the whole time I would have
June 29, 2017
It does the job but is a bit cumbersome to use. The extension hose is not quite long enough. The carry strap broke the first day of use. If it came with a longer hose and the ability to use it from the floor instead of having to hold it the whole time I would have been happier.
It sucks pretty well
November 20, 2016
It sucks pretty well, but the strap broke immediately and it will not sit upright during use. The hose really doesn't extend well at all and wants to stay short. It's awkward. Directions were not good and we got the holder on upside down then it won't come off. I wouldn't order this again.
I purchased this to replace an older Oreck vac. ...
July 23, 2016
I purchased this to replace an older Oreck vac. The plastic wand broke/cracked at the top where it connects to the flexible hose. I ended up just getting a different stronger type of wand from another Amazon seller.
The extension part of the equipment broke very easily. It's not like the normal Oreck quality products
December 26, 2015
The extension part of the equipment broke very easily. It's not like the normal Oreck quality products. I'm disappointed in the parts...the main vaccum is excellent.
April 25, 2017
February 8, 2017
Delivered and performs as expected.
December 4, 2016
I bought the wrong size bags....I've made it work with some cardboard and creativity.
Okay if it's what you want.
June 5, 2016
These do not fit all Upright Orecks. Mine uses CC bags and these won't fit. At all.
Work with SOME XL models.
February 16, 2016
These work with only one of my XL vacuums, so make sure yours will work with these. They aren't the super high quality heap bags I bought from Oreck, but they will do.
October 27, 2015
not exactly universal on the older cleaners...have to make little adjustments to get it fixed in place
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Two Star Reviews:
What a wreck, Oreck
March 1, 2017
I've loved other Oreck products. This one is a dud. The suction is ok. But it is extremely difficult to push and guide. Thank goodness I only have one short pile rug to vacuum. I will have to buy a different product for my rug and bare floors. I'm very disappointed with this Oreck.
A "don't buy"
February 1, 2017
This is one vacuum that works okay on carpet but not hard floors or vice versa. Vendor sent us an add on that raises vacuum head to take care of thick pile on carpet. But it either does not work on hard floors or you have to remove the head each time. I have rolled over pieces of thread or lint on hard floor and this vacuum did not pick it up. Had to bend over and pick it up by hand.
I keep the roller unclogged with every use and have taken it apart via the manual instruction to check for other clogs and it st
December 29, 2016
I purchased this item about 3 months ago and it works well for everyday maintenance on carpets and floors, however, not long after purchasing it started to smell every time I use it. I keep the roller unclogged with every use and have taken it apart via the manual instruction to check for other clogs and it still smells horribly with every use.
I love the ORECK
April 24, 2016
I love the ORECK, I have been in business for 30 years,found the oreck were the best for this business I had bought 2 vacuums in the past 2 years both have broken. #1 Vac the motor stopped working. #2 The tubing pipe broke in half inside the motor part of the Vac.
but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth
December 29, 2014
After our Dyson Animal died, we decided to try something with a bag (rather than buy another bagless option). The Oreck was lightweight and maneuverable, and had decent suction, however the bag connection was a catastrophe so we ended up returning it. In the two weeks we had this vacuum, the bag came off the connection three or four times, which resulted in a huge mess when all the dust and pet hair was blasted all over the inside of the bag housing. After I returned it I was told that there's a connection dock that might have eliminated this issue, but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth...ended up getting another Dyson.
Not Recommended due to poor engineering of attachments
September 15, 2017
I've been using this vacuum for a few months now and definitely wished I had purchased a different vacuum. I like the compact nature and definitely the sturdy electrical cord, however, the wand and attachments frequently fall off while vacuuming. It is very frustrating to have this happen several times while vacuuming. Also, the vacuum bag capacity is super small and requires frequent replacing. This vacuum replaced another the Eureka platinum vacuum. I didn't purchase that vacuum again because the other was only available as part of a bundle. I mistakenly thought the Oreck would be of superior quality due to the brand name but the frustrations outweigh the usefulness.
Not very powerful suction.
August 19, 2017
Pretty lame suction. What else can I say? I've used dust busters with more suction. I had high hopes for this but I had to send it back. Maybe add an extra pound in order to get some suction.
Hoped this would work, they just can't design a good vacuum anymore!
October 20, 2016
I find it clumsy an difficult. I wish I used it sooner so I could have returned it. It kept coming apart while I was cleaning in corners and under things. Seems like the cord does not need to be so "heavy" duty for such a small unit. I wish I could design a vacuum, I really thought this one was going to do for me. The hose should be at least a little longer too. I wish I knew what the designers think about when they design these!
cheaply made product
February 21, 2016
After light use, the handle that goes into the wand, cracked the wand, it now has duct tape holding it together. The handle should have a positive lock when going into the wand, but it is just a pressure fit and it kept coming loose and the wand would fall out, after re-attaching the handle into the wand, the wand split. It is cheaply made; I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Poor strap setup.
January 25, 2016
Don't plan on the strap holding the vacuum. You need to create your own strap.Very poor setup. Wouldn't be hard for Oreck to correct this problem. We didn't evenhook the strap onto the vacuum and the attachment came out of the device. Verydisappointed.
Pretty good, compact vacuum
June 24, 2014
Edited: 4-4-2015 ***I am updating my review to 2 stars. Unfortunately, I can't recommend it. The pieces just flop around and fall off more often now than ever, and I've had to duct-tape the wand to at least get some cleaning done. I really wanted this one to work out.***I chose to order the Oreck over a similar Hoover model due to the standard, easily discarded filter bag. Having vacuumed my entire home just once since its arrival, I am pretty happy with its performance. Generally, this is a good compact vacuum with plenty of airflow. However, the seam allowances (e.g., gaps) near the mating points for the attachments allows for pieces to fall off quite regularly.Considering it is a new item, I don't want to have to add tape, glue, or other sealants to try and fix an obvious flaw. That being said, the vacuum otherwise performs as advertised (pretty rare in my opinion). Moreover, the filter bag is easily removed to the trash without spillage. Additionally, the long power cord makes using the vacuum really comfortable.I'll update if I encounter any other problems. In the interim I'll think about wrapping a small piece of electrical tape on the outer diameter of the main tube to help grip the interior surface of the many attachments.
April 27, 2017
March 26, 2017
the cardboard slide on the back is too narrow for my machine - difficult to secure bag
November 16, 2016
did not stay in vacuum, fell down.
July 19, 2016
Bags are not for what it says its suppose to be for the xl
Do not purchace for non commerical machines
July 13, 2016
I have 2 xl machines, and I have purchased commercial bags in the past without problems. However, these do not fit my machines at all. I had to jury right the bag to sit inside by flipping the tab and lining up the lock manually. I will use these bags, they were a good price, but if you have an XL, I wouldn't recommend them.
my fault.. but realize these do not fit ...
February 29, 2016
my fault..but realize these do not fit the Oreck versions that have the docking assembly. These are for the commercial variant i believe.
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Quality and value
February 12, 2017
Edited - lasted about 4 months, handle is now broken. Horrible design for a vacuum. The whole handle is held together by a poorly fitting piece of plastic. It works well, in terms of suction, etc., but it is not useable without a handle. I guess I need to look into an Oreck warranty or something.
Works great, very lightweight. No gadgets, but for the price and function, not an issue. Should be performing for us for many years. Used it for a couple months now, no issues.
I am very disappointed in the vacuum
December 6, 2016
I am very disappointed in the vacuum. It doesn't have a button to raise it over heavy duty carpeting! It is very hard for mr to use! Had I known it didn't have this option, I wouldn't have ordered it
Don't buy an Oreck if you have pets!
April 2, 2016
This vacuum was the biggest waste of money. Do not buy this vacuum or a similarly designed vacuum from Oreck if you have pets, because there is a design flaw. The brush roller and bearing assembly can't handle pet hair. One of my bearings seized with dog hair and overheated within 30 minutes of use. Here is Orecks warranty policy:
Oreck's limited warranty is valid only if you retain proof of purchase from Oreck or an Oreck authorized retail dealer for this product. If you purchase this product from any other source, your purchase is "AS IS," which means Oreck grants you no warranty, and that you, not Oreck, assume the entire risk of the quality and performance of this product, including the entire cost of any necessary servicing or repairs of any defects.
Broke within 5 months
September 29, 2015
Bought this may 21st, it's already not working. It won't turn on. Would love to see the sellers contact me and send a new one and take this one back. A $300 vaccum should last WAY longer then this.
I loved our previous Orek vacuum but this one seems to ...
July 28, 2015
I loved our previous Orek vacuum but this one seems to be made very poorly. I have only been using it for a couple months and pieces have already started to come off. I sent to replace the bag and realized that the part that connected it had broken off. Unfortunately there is only a 30 day replacement window, not enough time to realize the poor quality before it is too late.
September 5, 2017
Busted after 6 months. No info on how to return for a new one.
June 21, 2017
the worst vac I have ever usedbarely picks anything up, and the bags are TINY
December 31, 2016
Lacked the suction I expected from an Oreck. It was also very clumsy to handle. i returned it.
Lasts 4 months
October 31, 2015
It's a shame that the accessories are made of such cheap plastic because this would otherwise be a good vacuum. The main wand broke in only 4 months. Next time I'll spend more money on a better brand.
Nothing llike old Oreck XL! Reduced suction, poor quality construction. Handle broke 1st use! Avoid at all costs! RIP Oreck...
April 14, 2015
We purchased this to replace a much loved Oreck XL which lasted almost 20 years. This vacuum is nothing like the older model! The suction is much reduced and the handle on the wand broke shortly after we began using it the first time. Admittedly the power cord is significantly sturdier than the older model, however everything else feels much less sturdy and lasting. This is about as far from "commercial" quality as you can get! Avoid this vacuum at all costs!
March 25, 2013
Is not what they made it seem to be. there is no way that this could hold a bowling ball. and the air that blows out the back just blows all the dust around the room. So no worth it
July 20, 2017
they do not fit properly and yes I bought the correct one
Unfortunately, I opened the package only to discover that ...
March 28, 2017
Unfortunately, I opened the package only to discover that the cardboard sleeve is not the same. Now I have 25 bags of worthless bags. Obviously, not all XL Orecks have the same type of bags. I ripped the sleeve off of a used bag and now I'm gluing the old sleeve to the new bag. I guess I will have to create my own sleeves from cardboard. Save yourselves the trouble, if your Oreck XL has a locking mechanism for the bag opening, these bags will not work.
Don't waste your money.
March 12, 2017
Piece of junk. Snapped at first use. If I could give a zero star rating - this "tool" would have it.
These don't fit all orecks--esp. not the XL2
December 19, 2016
I have an XL2 and these don't fit my oreck at all.
October 26, 2016
Disappointed with this product. The post says it fits my vacuum but doesn't.
Bags not same size as original equipment bags, don't work.
March 1, 2016
I purchased these bags in December but just today opened the package to change my sweeper bag. Imagine my surprise when they did not fit into the grooves of the vacuum. I held the bag up to my original bag, and it is 1/2" narrower than the Oreck bag. There is no way I can use them, even though they are the ones that are supposed to be used with my sweeper. It is too late to send them back, so I am stuck with them, or should I say the garbage man is stuck with them. Not a happy camper.
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Upright vacuum cleaner with 12-inch-wide cleaning path is better suited for cleaning carpets than typical canister vacuum cleaners and takes up less space for storage
Helping Hand handle has received Ease-of-Use Commendation from Arthritis Foundation; on/off switch is located in handgrip for convenience
Automatic floor adjustment enables the vacuum cleaner to move between carpets and hard surfaces without changes to manual settings
Powerful, high-speed, balanced brush roll with double helix brushes whirls at 6,500 RPM and move debris toward the vacuum inlet for cleaning
Measures 6 x 13 x 35 inches (H x W x D); weighs 8.2 pounds
Canister vacuum cleaner with shoulder strap and integrated handle for portability
4-amp, two-stage bypass motor is more powerful than typical flow-through motors and has a greater vacuuming capability than single-stage motors
Adjustable extension wand and 4-foot hose help facilitate cleaning overhead vents, ceiling fans, and other high places
30-foot power cord enables the vacuum to cover larger area without changing outlets than vacuums with shorter cords
Measures 8 x 6 x 15 inches (H x W x D); weighs 5 pounds; has 1-quart capacity
Set of 25 disposable vacuum bags
Designed to fit Oreck models U2000, XL2100 Series, and XL9000 series, and Commercial series upright vacuum cleaners (sold separately)
Bags are hypoallergenic to minimize allergic reactions
Antimicrobial agent helps prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi
Brand-New replacement Brush Roll & 6 belts
FOR: All Oreck XL vacuums (except XL21, which is wider).
Fiberglass filled construction, metal pulley and heavy duty bearings make these Brush Rolls virtually indestructible
Two mounting positions allow adjusting the Roll, as the bristles wear down, to double the effective lifetime of the roller.
Shipped by Priority Mail - you will get it fast!!!