Oreck Forever® Series Pilot
Light and Powerful!!
I just received my vacuum and wow! I never thought I would get excited about vacuuming and a sweeper for that matter.
I Immediately noticed the incredible power over my old bag-less unit. With the 360 glide feature, it feels like i'm racing a car around sharp bends. Very maneuverable around furniture.
The upright does not have all of those cumbersome attachments which contributes to the light weight. With that being said you know this unit was designed for one task only. I see that as benefit. Multi-function anything tends to be jack of all trades master of none. This unit has proven true of that.
Head to toe, this unit screams quality. From the solid base to the heavy durable vinyl bag. The power cable is routed through the handle which eliminates any chance of ripping the cable out of the base. The cable itself is wrapped in what appears to be a durable but flexible material.
I am a manager in the automotive field and use to be a mechanic, so I have a good eye for these things. You can certainly tell there was a lot of thought put into the design and engineering of this unit. The LED lights are a nice addition also.
The end result was amazing as well. The carpet looks as if I just had it professionally cleaned.
Great product, competitively priced, I strongly recommend this unit!!!
May 15, 2012
absolutely the best vacuum we have ever owned.
By far the best vacuum we have ever owned. This is a five star unit, I love the way it picks up debris and how seamlessly the automatic drive works.
April 26, 2012
My husband got this vacuum for me as I am wheelchair bound and cannot maneuver the big vacuum we had with the on board tools. Since I enjoy vacuuming (and he does not), he got me this one. I love this vacuum!!! I have found I can even use it in place of our electric broom with the setting on high. It is light, maneuvers easily and is very attractive. The best part is the power! It really cleans.
May 20, 2012
The unit turns easily
I bought this most expensive model & I hate it. After each room I vacuum I have to sit down with the unit upside down in my lap & pick out, pull out and cut out all the human hair, animal hair & debree wrapped around the beater-brush bar. When I contacted Oreck & informed them, they merely threw some xtra bags & an attachment at me & called it good. If I don't pick/pull/cut...the belt broke & I could smell the motor burning up, which prompted this routine to begin with. So if you have any hair on your head, a pet with fur or anything larger than dust...NO. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS OR ANY ORECK.
May 1, 2012
I love this vacuum cleaner. After buying "disposable" vacuums my whole life I have to say since Ive owned an Orek I will never buy another cheapo. I love the self propelled feature and the 360 swivel head is always nice. The only thing I dont care for is that it requires bags and they get pretty smelly after a few uses. Other than that its a great product that I hope to have a very long time.
February 27, 2012
oreck forever series pilot
JUST GOT MY NEW ORECK UPRIGHT. IT IS SO LIGHT AND EASY TO USE! AND IT GOES UNDER MY BED TOO! IT IS NICE TO HAVE THE TWO SPEEDS SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TOO MUCH SUCTION. AND THE CORD IS REALLY LONG!
March 30, 2012
Pilot is easy to push
I really like the light weight of the Oreck Forever Series Pilot. I have many spine problems and have had 5 surgeries. I haven't been able to use my old vacuum for many years, my husband did the vacuuming. We decided to try an Oreck and boy are we glad we did. I can do the vacuuming now, it is so easy to push and maneuver . The swivel feature makes it very easy to get into corners. The Pilot is very powerful and makes easy work of cat hair and dander. This is one of the best purchases we have made in a while. I recommend Oreck to all of my friends especially the ones with back trouble. Changing the bag is very easy and there is no mess at all. I will always have an Oreck vacuum.
February 6, 2012
Excellent vacuum - can't be beat!
This vacuum is wonderful. It makes a not-so-fun household chore much easier and manageable. I have degenerative disc disease in my back, and cannot handle bulky heavy vacuums any longer. While I am only middle-aged, it can slow me down; however, I appreciate the fact that not only am I able to vacuum my entire home, it does an excellent job of cleaning my carpets and filtering the air. My previous vacuum tended to stir up the dust, and this one does not. The filtration and suction are excellent. The premium bags also help filter out and completely neutralize that typical "vacuum bag" dust smell. It is also an added bonus that the vacuum comes with annual tune-ups to help ward off usual wear and tear. Just like a car - even home appliances like these need some maintenance to keep them at their peak operating level. The Oreck dealer in my area has been very helpful and the first tune-up was excellent - was completely cleaned - looked like it was brand new. Having the hand held cannister is helpful so as to not make the vacuum too heavy or bulky. I don't find that I need it much as the upright goes under and around everything I need it to. The swivel joint really helps take pressure off my wrists and elbows. It is so easy to use, and while I am still relatively young, it gives me a morale boost that I can do much more now without help, and without a doubt did not sacrifice quality or convenience. In fact, it by far is the best vacuum I've ever owned!
January 19, 2012