This vacuum is extremely difficult to use.
A good vacuum, powerful, but why, oh why would you put a "slinky" hose on it? I had a similar older model with a standard hose, and it worked great. I gave that one to my son & purchased a newer model. Little did I know the hose would make this vacuum so difficult to use. I've searched your site looking for a replacement "standard" hose, but cannot find it. So disappointed.
June 9, 2012
Different, but very handy.
This very compact but extremely stretchy hose takes some getting used to because it is so different from the original 60" hose that came with the great old reliable, and unfailingly dependendable, Oreck Housekeeper Plus BB1100. I have had mine since 9/13/05 and have never had one problem with it until recently I stretched the hose around a corner too far and it ripped right through because I pulled on it too hard! I was in a hurry and should have waited until I could have taken my time. Anyway I got this one to replace it and after I got used to it, I have grown to like it. It's very stretchy and flexible and built with better rubber than the previous 60" hose was. It works great with all of the attachments and since it shrinks up smaller than the old 60" hose did, it is much easier to store! This one stretches longer than 60". I can't say exactly how far though because I have not measured it yet when it's fully stretched out. I don't think I have to worry about this one tearing like my old 60" hose did, that is for sure! If you need a replacement for yours, don't be afraid of this one! Just give it a chance and you'll grow to like it just like I did! I highly recommend giving it a try, and don't forget Oreck's guarantee if it does not work out for you, Oreck will make it right.
January 28, 2013
Good hose but no locking notch to fit older canister vacs
If you have an older handheld vac (like the bb870 series), this hose will fit, but it doesn't have that locking notch. It attaches solely through friction.
Overall, the hose works, but since there is no notch, it detaches fairly easily if the hose is stretched out too far. It's usable, but barely.
April 19, 2013