Worst Vacuum ever
I hate this vacuum. I have used it maybe 5 times and replaced the bags and belts 2 times. I had a cheap vacuum that I used in college to vacuum an apartment where 4 girls lived, and that vacuum picked up all our hair and never smoked or smelled. However, now that I live alone and use this Oreck, it can't handle picking up my hair. It gets clogged, smokes, and smells. It also makes a screeching noise. I never want to own an Oreck ever again. If you are thinking of buying this vacuum, just do yourself a favor and buy a cheap vacuum from target. Trust me it will work better and not be as much of a hassle.
January 4, 2013
This product has great features
Had this about 7 months. Had issues with the product. Oreck customer service was excellent, I would like to say that the rooler that comes with this product be replaced with a better one.. The tech I took the vacum too, said the rooler is junk.He showed me a better one for it. So if you are going to purchase this product. Keep in mind to up grade to a better roller.
December 8, 2012
I Love My Oreck Graphite
I love my Oreck. I have had it for about a year and it is so powerful that I can go from carpet to hardwood with no adjusting. I actually watch it pull dust away from the walls as I go. I had one experience of it throwing out stuff and I simply took it apart and cleared a small toy which was blocking it. I would recommend this vacuum to everyone.
November 29, 2012
Worst Vacuum EVER
I used to be a huge fan of the original oreck and thought I would buy what I thought to be a better vacuum from what I thought to be a better vaccum company. If there is such a thing as a lemon vacuum cleaner, this model has to be it. Recently I took it in to have it serviced because it was clogged (???) and not sucking up the dirt.... less than a month later... .it completely FELL APART as I was using it. I have owned this vaccum for about two years now and finally feel I can justify the expense of buying a new vacuum. The old Oreck is still working at my daughters btw....this one, I can't wait to trash.
July 31, 2012
Before you consider buying this product.....
Oreck claims to have great,awesome suction...wrong, I use the vacuum every day, I steam cleaned my carpets and got a plate of animal hair 4" high by about 8" in diameter..disgusting....do not waste your money.
June 30, 2012
Best vacuum I've owned
I read the reviews and was surprised. (Is there such a thing as a lemon vacuum?) I love my Oreck. I have had it for 8 months and haven't had any problems yet. I have tried so many vacuums (top brands and more inexpensive brands) and this has definitely been the best. It actually gets up dirt and grass with one passover. And It's lightweight so I can carry it anywhere without struggling.
May 16, 2012
Spits out debris all over the place
Like the other reviewers, I originally owned the old Oreck XL vacuum, had it for a decade and it worked like a dream. I used it until the handle (metal) literally snapped in two! Went to my local Oreck store and bought this one, expecting it to be like my old one...a great workhorse. VERY DISAPPOINTED! I had to replace a belt very soon, and also the thing spits out the debris it sucks up just a few seconds later,k in nice, neat lines all over the place. I have the same house, the same floors (hardwood), the same carpets and rugs, and the same dog as I did when I used the old XL, which handled them all with ease and efficiency. This vacuum deposits lines of debris on ALL surfaces, no matter what speed I use. I think Oreck must have changed hands, or is manufactured somewhere else than it used to be, or something...because this vacuum was a waste of my hard earned cash. I cannot recommend them any more. What a shame, they used to be a great vacuum maker.
April 27, 2012
Belt came off ...housing for belt broke off....still waiting on parts
Bought product based on reputation and was very surprised and disappointed in it's durability
March 26, 2012
Piece of garbage.
This is the second Oreck upright I buy, the first one (XL) I bought about 10 years ago, it has been great and it still works.
This new one seems to be more powerful because and it blows dust in every direction but inside, I took it to an Oreck dealer and they said it was clogged, I do not understand, the bag is empty and vacuum cleaner is clogged?
February 6, 2012
Glad I purchased it
After many years of using many brands of vacuums, I have finally found one I would buy again. The ease of use and light weight without sacrificing cleaning ability are the best. As a senior who needs a lightweight vacuum, I find I don't have to give up cleaning ability with ease of use.
January 23, 2012