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Five Star Reviews:
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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 !!!!!
Four Star Reviews:
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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.
Three Star Reviews:
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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.
Two Star Reviews:
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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.
One Star Reviews:
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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.
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$588.86updated: Mar 30, 2017
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$154.99updated: Mar 16, 2018
Saniseal® automatic closing seal
DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum w/ Tool
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
5 year warranty - parts and labor guaranteed by Dyson
One year commercial warranty
5 year parts & labor warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller
Patented Radial Root Cyclone technology for no loss of suction. DC41 Animal captures allergens and expels cleaner air. Dyson cyclones can capture particles down to 0.5 microns - including pollen, mold and bacteria.
Strong suction power at the cleaner head. The cleaner head self-adjusts for optimal contact - even on hard floors.
Ball technology - turns on the spot. Steers easily around furniture, obstacles and into difficult places.
Lightweight and durable. Less weight and bulk.
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