Oreck Speed Sweep
Battery life is poor
We bought our speed sweep about two years ago but did not start using until six months ago when we adopted a yellow lab. It worked great to pick up the hair on the floor. Now , the battery doesn't seem to hold a charge. The red light goes off on the charger but the unit won't start. When you put the battery back in the charger the red light flashes as is it hasn't been charged. Very disappointed. Oreck was a good name but it seems to have sold out like many other companies.
April 12, 2012
No suction power
I bought this vac because I had a different Oreck Stick Vac that I LOVED. It had gotten old and did not hold a charge as long as it used to. I bought a new one and one for my daughter in law at the same time. I wish now that I had only purchased one. The vac does not have near as much power as my old Oreck stick vac. It simply does not vac up the dirt that I need it to clean. I should have returned it right away, but I just could not believe it was as bad as it is. When I finally decided that it had to go and I needed a stick vac that would pick up the dirt, it was out of the warranty period and now I am stuck with it. I learned my lesson. Try it, and if it is not good, do not be swayed by the label.
December 27, 2011
NO SUCTION POWER
I would NOT recommend wasting any money on this product. I received it as a Christmas gift as my family and friends know I LOVE my Oreck vac (Im on my 3rd in 22 years). I am so embarassed to tell my dad that this one is terrible with no suction power at all! I've tried recharging the battery and emptying and neither helped. My advice is to just stick with an old fashioned broom and dustpan and don't waste your money.
February 22, 2012
I REALLY LIKE MY UNIT WHEN IT WORKED
I have gone through two Speed Sweeps. A great cocept, no cord, light, handy, adequate, ease of use, and I could go on & on about how I like it. HOWEVER, the quality of the unit needs to be checked out better before mass production started.
Switch on first unit went out. I read others have this problem.
If i were Mr. Oreck I'd have a person(s) on this switch problem yesterday. And the battery does not last very long. Why? Find a better one to replace this one.
April 9, 2012
This Product is the BEST cordless sweeper I've EVER used; Love that it can also be used as a hand-held Vac
The Oreck Cordless Speed Sweep is the best cordless "sweep" I've ever owned. The battery stays charged longer than the other 3 brand names I've tried over the years; it has amazing pick-up power; very light and easy to use; love that you can take it apart and use it as a hand vac; This is, by far, the best cordless sweeper I've ever had. I would recommend this to everyone. Actually, I did recommend it to 3 people and they love it as much as I do. Oreck is the best.
May 30, 2012
THIS PRODUCT HAS POOR QUALITIES AS FAR AS THE BATTERY
USED VERY LITTLE AND BATTERY WILL NOT STAY CHARGED EVEN TO SWEEP 5 MINUTES
January 18, 2012
Oreck Stick Vac
This is the best stick vacuum I've seen, especially for the price. It's powerful, it has a bag that captures the dust and dirt so it's easy to dispose of. The bagless stick vacs are horrible because when you empty the dirt, it gets onto you and you ingest the dirty air. The Oreck is great for the foyer where I can quickly and simply pick up the dirt at the door entrance to my home. It's very light, but solid. And it stands up nicely in the corner without getting in the way. Perhaps if it locked into a standing position it might be better. Overall, I am very impressed by the quality of all the Oreck vacuum products that I own. They're reliable, do not jam, always work well, are easy to use. My Oreck Pilot is great. And my Oreck Ironman is superb for removing the cobwebs that unfortunately appear on the ceiling. It's also great for cleaning my air filter (which is not an Oreck product), but requires cleaning the filters inside. Overall, the Oreck Stick Vac is a great product with the rechargeable battery. And ifor the money it's a great value! It works great.
July 9, 2012
Great if you have dogs
I love this vac, I use it especially for my Bedroom because I have dogs who shed.
Battery does not usually last as long as I had hoped it would.
Does take up dirt on rugs which is a good feature.
June 27, 2012