Oreck XL2000 Upright Cleaner Reviews

Oreck XL2000 Upright Cleaner

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  • Should I / You Buy An Oreck Vacuum

    Nov 19, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, long cord, but light on solid engineering.
    Cons: Comes apart easily, poorly designed open ended beater bar winds hair into its bearings.

    Summary: I set out to replace a basic Eureka upright that lasted me almost 20 years with a few minor repairs I did myself. I looked hard at Dyson and Oreck.  They seem to be the big advertised brands these days.  I went with Oreck ... read more

  • My old vacuum died 2 days before Christmas!

    Oct 12, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sufficient suction
    Priced at mid level
    Cons: No attachments
    unable to detach the hose for small areas
    bag change is cumbersome

    Summary: Well, my old vacuum cleaner died 2 days before Christmas.  This is certainly not something you want to be without over the holidays so I purchased an Oreck XL.  It did a good job, but the longer I used it the more I wished I had not purchased ... read more

  • Not up to heavy or even moderate use!!!!!!!!!!

    Sep 5, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Lightweight
    Convenient Store locations for servicing, parts purchase
    Cons: Expense
    No attachments
    Poor suction, especially for pet hair

    Summary: I own a maid service and use the commercial upright (essentially the same as the other uprights they make) and they work nicely for a max of 2 months, then things start to break off the vacs, they loose suction and block easily.  Not very powerful ... read more

  • Its a weakling

    Aug 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use
    Fits easily in closet
    Cons: Weak
    No accessories

    Summary: My wife had this Oreck XL when we met, and she used it for an apartment. 16 months ago we bought a 2 story house, mostly carpeted.We moved it with us and tried cleaning the house with it until we bought a Kirby. Benefits: Its easy to grab ... read more

  • Nothing gets by an Oreck except----

    Aug 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight--You can toss it back in the closet very easily.
    Cons: It does not vacuum up, anything!

    Summary: EVERYTHING!  That is what we say as we "vacuum" with this near-worthless piece of garbage.  I have owned this machine for about six years.  I, thankfully, live in a house with mostly wood and tile floors.  On occasion, I vacuum the ... read more

  • Perfect for the small apartment!

    Nov 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful machine for only 8 pounds!
    Cons: Lack of attachments.  But still the smallest best thing you can buy.

    Summary: Why I bought it...I needed something small and affordable for my apartment. I wanted a quality vacuum for a lower price. Where I bought it... I bought online at eBay from a company that sold refurbished Orecks with a 1 year ... read more

  • Not the bang for the buck as expected/oreck xl 2000 not the best vacuum

    Apr 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very light weight.
    Cons: loss of suction after one bag change, and no onboard acessories. Expensive vacuum and accessories.

    Summary: I want everyone to read this review because, I am not a recent buyer of this vacuum, I am writing this review after purchasing this vacuum about 2 and half years ago (I bought this vacuum in October 2005). Thus today my oreck works minimal to what it is ... read more

  • Oreck Is worth the Cost

    Apr 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction power, super light weight, compact
    Cons: Expensive, uses bags

    Summary: Like the previous reviewer, I bought my Oreck at a store location in Greenville, SC. I also went to the store on two separate ocassions. The first time I was sticker shocked that a vacuum could cost so much money and told the salesman I didn't know if ... read more

  • Nothing beats the 8lb Oreck......

    Feb 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice long cord, plenty of power.
    Cons: no attachments on vacuum.

    Summary: Why I bought the Oreck: I was tired of cheap vacuums breaking under heavy usage. Yes, we have pets, and yes, we have four children, but that doesn't mean that a vacuum has the right to wimp out on us, does it? Where I bought the Oreck: ... read more

  • Oreck XL 2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

    Dec 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very lightweight 8 pounds
    Cons: Costly if I bought it new.

    Summary: This vacuum rocks. It is easy to handle and move around. It puts less stress on my back and it really picks up tons of cat hair. I have 3 cats that constantly shed and it is so easy to pull this baby out and clean the condo in a short amount of time. ... read more

  • Belt replacement and overall operations

    Jan 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Weight, power of motor, use on bare, carpeted or tiled floor, rough or flat.
    Cons: Nearness of repair places.

    Summary: I have enjoyed my Oreck XL2 for three years. With three cats, 2 long-haired, and one black long-haired dog, it has been a joy to operate. The light weight has been a treat. Also, it's ability to go under my bed to vacuum up cat hair has been a real ... read more

  • Oreck XL2000 with ergo-handle

    Dec 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight, long cord (30 ft), quick release cord holder, functional design.
    Cons: pricey but you can purchase one of the factory reconditioned models for 50% off

    Summary: The Oreck looks something like an old style upright that my grandmother had. However, it weighs 8 lbs instead of over 16lbs for the old vacuum. In addition to being lightweight, the Oreck is more powerful, quieter, dust free, and does a better ... read more

  • Just as expected!

    Jul 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great job cleaning, very light
    Cons: No attachments, some cheap materials

    Summary: I must say I'm quite impressed with this vaccum. First off, it's not too noisy. I have heard more quiet ones, but they aren't nearly as powerful as this beast! I will say, I have a cheap 6lbs machine I use to clean upstairs. However, this 8lbs Oreck ... read more

  • Best Vacuum I Have Ever Owned!

    Jun 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans Excellent Lightweight and easy to push No dust and dirt flying through the air
    Cons: A little pricy - but worth it!

    Summary: I love this vacuum. The bags are very easy to install. Before this vacuum, I had several of the bagless because I thought that was the way to go - wrong! This vacuum is so light and easy to much. It cleans remarkably well. I love to vacuum now, I ... read more

  • Oreck XL Lives Up to the Hype!

    Mar 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: LIGHT!!! Powerful, easy to use.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I purchased the Oreck XL vacuum because my wife and I grew tired of lugging our 30 pound Kirby up and down the stairs. This little 8 pound vacuum packs a punch! When I received the vacuum, the only thing to do was attach the handle. Just the turn of ... read more


    Mar 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, compact, long grounded electrical cord, easy to clean and change the bags.
    Cons: Hard to get to roller and belt for cleaning. Bags are a little pricey.

    Summary: WHY I BOUGHT IT: This is a great vacuum! It's powerful and light and with two small dogs in the house it is well used. I actually have owned this vacuum now for several years. I have to say I bought this vacuum used and I was told that it is actually ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Used to be a good company.

    Aug 18, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good suction, light, reliable, 35 foot cord, easy to use. This is a commercial vacuum
    Cons: This model, only a 1 year warranty.

    Summary: This XL2000 model is a good workhorse. Get it now before it's replaced by newer junk. It used to be a great vacuum from a great company. Now that old man Oreck is no longer running the company they are fast heading the way of junk. More and more of their ... read more

  • Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum

    Jun 6, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I liked the free shipping.
    Cons: A product should last longer than a few months under normal wear and tear.

    Summary: I purchased this vacuum and at first it worked fine on my carpet.Two of my sisters had previously purchased the same vacuum and were completely satisfied.  I, however, am not.  It appears that the wheels are not working properly when vacuuming ... read more

  • New Oreck owner

    Feb 10, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: great performance, light and its made in USA! That matters.  
    Cons: Bags. Old vacuum was bagless, need to get used to checking/changing bag

    Summary: Our Westinghouse vacuum worked fine, but weighed a ton and was hard to maneuver. We have a new dog, a border collie mix that sheds more than any dog I have ever seen. We need to vacuum a lot, so the weight/bulkiness of existing vacuum was a drawback. We ... read more

  • Stay Away From Oreck

    Apr 28, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE

    Summary: After seeing David Oreck's smiling face on numerous TV spots over the years I decided to spend a more money than I had planned on a new vacuum cleaner and buy an Oreck. BIG MISTAKE! I have had many vacuum cleaners over the years and the Oreck was the ... read more

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