Oreck XL 2000 Lightweight 8 lb. Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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However, I can NOT endorse his poor product, which is about 20 years behind the curve in vacuum technology. I had the Oreck vacuum for seven years. Right out of the box, the vacuum is so ear-splittingly loud that I had to wear ear-plugs when vacuuming. The suction is lousy, and you have to go over the same area a few times for it to pick up lints and fine dust. The filter bags are expensive and have to be replaced frequently, or it loses suction even more.
The only advantage is that it is light, but you will get tired from having to re-vacuum the same area multiple times. I use Dyson now, and am very happy with its suction performance, though it has its share of flaws (see my review of Dyson for details). I use Oreck only for cleaning the stairs.
It's clear that people are catching on that Oreck is now overpriced, and overmatched by its current competitions. Oreck is now resorting to giving away a free iron with a vacuum purchse, which doesn't make much sense.
I'd advise Mr. Oreck to devote his energy to improve his increasingly outdated product, which will then be promoted through good word-of-mouth.
Of all vacuums I have used I really love those from Oreck the best. They are super light weight, unlike competitors who call their vacuums lightweight, but they still weigh at least twice as much as the Oreck.
Now, onto the suction and durability. The Oreck's suction is phenomenal, it picks up everything you throw at it and the only thing it will (sometimes, mostly it will pick them out) throw back out are items such as screws or nails (which you shouldn't vacuum up anyway).
Many people who have reviewed the Oreck have complained that they have problems picking up even the lightest and smallest of objects, but I would like to ask all of them when the last time they changed the belt in their Oreck was. IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE BELT ANNUALLY, SUCTION WILL GREATLY DECLINE. I found this out the hard way. A few years back I noticed that my carpet (which is green) had a lot of lint on it and vacuuming did nothing to pick it up. The problem ended up being the belt, which hadn't been changed in I would say at least two years. I changed the belt and the vacuum began working as good as new. Also, letting the vacuum sit idle while running will wear out the belt much quicker (and emit a pungent odor) so I would recommend not doing this as it will greatly diminish the lifetime of your belt.
I would say that the only true problem with this vacuum has been with the power cord.Read more ›
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This vacuum is a joke. No suction, the "roller" part does nothing - even in it's clean state it won't turn and therefore just pushes dirt in front of it. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Sir George
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Maybe in the past Oreck made some good products, but I can tell you with my experience over the past 5 years, they are now relying on name recognition, rather than providing a... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by CA
works great and is lightweight. Easy to get up stairs and in corners. top load bags are very easy to change out.Published on May 20, 2013 by Julie Combs
Very nice and excellent service! I had my other Oreck for over 16 years, so it was time for a new one. The new one works great...Thank you!
I love this vacuum cleaner. I have had a back operation and was not able to use a regular vacuum but this is so light, I am able to use it.Published on February 24, 2013 by Ruth Ann
Broken, clogged more often than not. Warranty useless. Customer support useless. What a waste of money. Bags are too expensive.Published on February 15, 2013 by Kelly