Summary: I bought this thinking it was made in USA. The belt broke, and when I turned the vacuum over to look into replacing the belt, I noticed a sticker on the bottom saying: "Designed in USA" "Made in P.R.O.C" Had I known that, I never would have bought it. Unfortunately, I doubt I can return it after all this time.
Summary: We have a commercial office building and have used a Dyson for 3 months. I must say the Dyson had a ton of cool features, and it looked better. However, it does loose suction and the filters became clogged rather quickly. when I bough the orek I was worried about the suction, but it works great. the carpets look better and the cord is plenty long. The down side is it looks like a piece of ancient technology that's out dated and its loud. but damn it works well!
Summary: I thought it would have been a sucking monster, but it wasnt. It does a fair job, but not like the reviews. I like the fact that it has a extrememly long cord so I dont have to keep finding outlets. And the bag you just dump and keep vacuuming and just wash periodically. Nice vacuum cleaner, but the suction is just like any normal vacuum cleaner nothing really special or out of the ordinary. Id recommed to anyone tired of changing bags or clogged hepa filter type vacs.
Summary: I highly recommend the Oreck Commercial vacuum. I am chronically ill and cleaning is very difficult for me. The Oreck has been very helpful keeping the floors in my home clean with all of the traffic in my home. It also works very well on bare floors which most uprights just blow dust and dirt around.
Summary: I am truly disappointed in this product. I have used an Oreck vacuum for years and have been very satisfied. We build new homes and have rentals so we have given them a good work out. This one I can not imagine it is made by the same company. I did not realize that it did not use disposable bags and I should have evidently should read more carefully but part of the Oreck image was it contained the dust that you put into the machine. Not so with this machine.
Summary: This vacuum has the strongest suction ever. I've pulled so much dirt and dust out of my carpet, looks brand new. The beater bar, or the brushes, are very strong, and leave the wick or fray of the carpet feeling new and soft. I love this vacuum, as to how old school looking it looks, but its very light, and easy to maneuver around corners and under chairs, since the handle has different adjustment levels. Oreck! Your the best!
Summary: The vacuum provides good suction. It is some what heavy and requires some muscle to push when vacuuming. It would be nice to have the hose function, but overall this vacuum is very sturdy and I expect it to last many many years.
Summary: The OR101 has the suction and durable brush bar to do very good cleaning of our office's commercial carpet but we would have preferred a filter bag model. We didn't pick up on the fact that this model has a cloth bag. Because our office is a high traffic, dirty environment the task of emptying the bag is regularly necessary and messy.