Summary: Great vacuum! I had a Hoover that was similar in price but way worse. Things that I would have to go over 3-4 times with Hoover were picked up instantly with the Oreck. Also, I read reviews on how loud this was but I don't think it's any louder than normal vacuum cleaners.
Summary: Simple and straightforward is the best description for these vacuums. They are a no-frills design from another era. It sweeps the floor and does a good job at that. There are no tools or hoses to mess with. Oreck makes hand held canister vacs for sweeping things other than the floor.
Very Lightweight , Picks up animal hair very well.
21 August 2015
Summary: A friend of mine had a Oreck XL Classic Upright Vacuum Cleaner and I tried it out... I loved it because it was so light and it did such a good job of picking up animal hair that I decided to order one for myself.
"aviator" which is a very poor performer in every way as well
Eric Willow, Amazon
19 June 2015
Summary: I completely agree with Paul Bristol's review. My experience with the XL is exactly the same as his. I also have a so called,"better model, "aviator" which is a very poor performer in every way as well. Very difficult to push over the carpet.
Summary: I (mostly) love this vacuum. It's lightweight. This is good because it eliminates having to use Oreck's (truly) miserable hand-held version on stairs. It's got a powerful motor. Oreck likes powerful motors. It's convenient. Changing bags is a snap. And...they seal when you remove them.
I was disappointed that this one only had 1 running speed and ...
30 December 2014
Summary: I bought this Oreck based on my experience with another Oreck. I was disappointed that this one only had 1 running speed and the on/off btutor was on the base instead of on the handle. That design seems a bit outdated.
I love my Oreck XL..lightweight..so easy to use...
Jan Fazio, Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: Last summer my old ( 12 years) Oreck XL vacuum handle broke and I thought I'd save some money and bought a Hoover bagless. Big mistake..it was so heavy...hard to push and within 3 months I replaced 2 belts. The payoff was in only a few months it broke..no suction what so ever..