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Oreck XL-Classic

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Oreck XL-Classic Oreck

XL Classic

Upright Vacuum
MSRP: $299










Vacuum Highlights

  • With Direct Suction, the New Oreck XL produces 102 mph air flow, yet weighs only 9lbs. Direct suction design delivers dirt in a straight, efficient path right to the vacuum bag.

  • The Oreck's smaller, more energy efficient motor uses 1/3 the electricity of virtually any other vacuum motor.

  • Its low profile, soft top-and-sides make it easy to clean around and under furniture without scratching it.

  • Side brushes make cleaning baseboards and edges easier too.

  • The Saniseal system automatically seals shut, locking the dirt in the disposable filter bag. Changing bags is effortless, odorless and clean. And one Oreck bag can hold as much as four bagless dust cups.

  • Includes Super hand held vacuum.

Oreck XL Review Key Specs
Bagless: NoWeight: 9 lbsWarranty: 1 yr Power: 4 amps

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Oreck XL Review Pros and Cons
MSRP$299 This vacuum is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 27% of upright vacuums.
Premium Features3 This vacuum cleaner has a below average number of premium features and ranks in the bottom 15% of upright vacuums.
Variable Suction ControlNo Power and suction levels cannot be adjusted when vacuuming diffferent surfaces such as delicate rugs, deep soiled carpets, or bare floors.
Detachable CanisterNo Detachable canisters are not a common feature, but they are handy for using your attachments on furniture, stairways, or narrow areas.
Noise ReductionNo Special noise reduction features have not been incorporated and noise levels are typical of your standard vacuum cleaner.
Enhanced SteeringNo Uses standard steering which is generally constrained to pushing the vacuum back and forth across the flooring.
HEPA FilterNo Standard filters do a satisfactory job for many people, but they can't trap allergens and pet dander that often bother allergy sufferers.
Absorb OdorsNo Charcoal filters are not common, but if you're a cat or dog owner, they do help absorb odors out of the carpet.
Auto Cord RewindNo Manually rewinding the cord takes a little more time and effort, but the vacuum can still look neat and organized.
Special Features This vacuum has other special featues that are unique to this brand, and which help to make it more user friendly and effective.
Indicator LightsNo Does not have indicator lights to alert you when required maintenance operations need attention such as filter or bag changing.
Edge Cleaning Designed with side brushes and / or air suction to vacuum flooring all the way to the edges. Prevents dust and dirt from accumulating against the baseboards.
Longer Cord Length Cord length is greater than 25 feet which is adequate for most room sizes in a standard home and reduces the frequency of switching outlets.
HeadlightNo It's not a must-have feature, but if you vacuum in the evenings, or have a darker home interior, consider other models that come with a headlight.
Longer WarrantyNo This vacuum is backed by a one-year warranty. Two or more years is desirable, but one-year is standard for the industry.
Brushroll On / OffNo A spinning brushroll is great for carpet, but it's nice to have the option of turning it off when vacuuming bare floors.
Automatic Height AdjustmentNo Most vacuums have manual height adjustments that require a dial change as you move from carpets to rugs or bare floors.
Turbo BrushNo Does not include a turbo brush attachment that helps vacuum pet hair, dirt, and dust from furniture, stairways, or window coverings.
Weight (lbs)9 This vacuum cleaner is lighter than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of upright vacuums.
User Reviews2.5 Oreck XL Review - Based on user reviews, this vacuum is rated lower than average by 14 users and ranks in the bottom 4% of upright vacuums.

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