Oreck XL Pro Plus - Features, Reviews, and Ratings

The Oreck XL Pro Plus is a very lightweight, yet powerful upright vacuum cleaner. Weighing in at only 9 lbs. (4 kg) it is one of the lightest, most maneuverable uprights you can buy, even receiving an Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

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Update: The Pro Plus has been replaced by the Oreck XL Pro Plus II. The features and performance of the two models are identical, the primary difference of the Pro Plus 2 is aesthetics. The Pro Plus ii has a new, more modern looking outer bag design and the helping-hand handle that used to be only available on Oreck Silver Series and above models.

*Note: Several Oreck vacuums are, for all intents and purposes, identical and are merely re-packaged for, and marketed by, specific sales outlets. For example, the Pro Plus II (Costco retailers), Signature Plus II (Target retailers), Element (Oreck direct), and XL Classic (Oreck direct) are identical vacuum cleaners with exception of their outer bag graphics.

 

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Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum Cleaner Review

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Available at Costco for $299.00, the Oreck XL Pro Plus comes with eight additional bags, one spare belt, a three year warranty, and two free tune-ups. Also included is Oreck’s Deluxe Handheld Vac with eight attachments and 12 extra bags.

It only takes a few minutes to unbox the XL Pro Plus, attach the handle, plug it in, and start vacuuming. We were immediately impressed by how easy it was to use and its excellent suction power.

The XL Pro Plus employs what Oreck calls, “Direct Suction”. Direct Suction delivers dirt in a straight, efficient path, directly into the vacuum bag. Most bagless vacuums move dirt through a convoluted maze of tubing, which requires a larger motor to achieve the same suction power. With Direct Suction, the Oreck XL Pro Plus produces 102 mph of air flow and yet the smaller, more energy-efficient motor uses only one third the electricity of other vacuum motors.

We tested the XL Pro Plus next to our Dyson DC07 and found that, like the Dyson, it easily picked up the surface debris and pet hair we threw at it as well as the deep down dust and dirt in the carpeting. The only thing it didn’t do well was edge cleaning. It picked up little to no debris next to baseboards, furniture, etc., while the Dyson got up everything. It is also quite noisy, much more so than the Dyson.

The low profile head got under furniture easily and the handle laid flat to the floor allowing for cleaning deep under low tables, beds, etc.

The XL Pro Plus is not suitable for solid flooring, however. There is no way to shut off the brush bar and damage to the flooring could easily occur. The Deluxe Handheld Vacuum with its two 19-inch extension wands and 10-inch wide floor tool is required to vacuum solid surfaces, which it did effectively.

We didn’t like the location of the wheels on the XL Pro Plus which didn’t allow you to grab the vacuum and easily drag or push it to a new location. You must either pick it up and carry it or release the head so it lays flat to the ground, allowing the wheels to make contact with the floor.

There are no hoses or onboard tools with the XL Pro Plus. To clean anything other than carpeting you need to use the included Deluxe Handheld Vac with its eight accessories and two extension wands. It only weighs 5 lbs. (2.25 kg), but some find it inconvenient to have to tote around a second vacuum (and eight loose accessories, as the included tool caddy doesn’t adequately hold the supplied accessories) to do their housekeeping. Also, with only a four foot long hose and two 19-inch extension wands it is difficult to impossible to reach very high places.

The XL Pro Plus comes with large 9.37 quart, Hypo-Allergenic Celoc® Filter Bags that act as both the filter and the bag. Consisting of a 5-layer outer bag and a 3-layer hypo-allergenic inner bag with an odor shield, they remove odors and 99.99% of all particles down to .3 microns. The Saniseal® system on the bags automatically seals shut, locking the dirt and debris inside the disposable filter bag, eliminating all mess when changing bags. New bags are very easy to install, just insert it into the bag dock & snap closed.

The heavy duty, 30 foot power cord is nice, but the headlight is too dim to be of any use.

Overall this is a pretty good vacuum if you have a lot of carpeting and don’t mind having to use a second, handheld vacuum to clean everything else in your home, including near baseboards and furniture, stairs, hard surfaces, and hard-to-reach areas. If you have mostly solid flooring, or don’t like the two vacuum setup, then this isn’t the vacuum for you.


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Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum Cleaner Features

  • Lightweight, only 9 lbs. (4 kg)
  • Easy Access Belt Door
  • Long Lasting Drive Belts
  • Easy Load Bag Dock
  • Carpet and Rug Industry Approved
  • Saniseal Bag Closing System
  • Metaxalloy Motor Fan
  • Pile-Lifting Roller Brush
  • Low Profile Head
  • Large Dirt Bag Capacity
  • Non-marring bumper
  • Floor Guard Rollers
  • Heavy Duty, 30 foot Power Cord
  • Cord Guard
  • Non-marring Wheels
  • Energy Efficient
  • Top Fill Design

Included with the Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum Cleaner

Oreck Xl Pro Plus Floor Head

Floor Head

The Oreck XL Pro Plus power head makes quick work of dust, debris, and pet hair on carpets.


Hypo-Allergenic Celoc Filter Bags

Hypo-Allergenic Celoc® Filter Bags

Oreck’s unique filter bags with a 5-layer outer bag and 3-layer hypo-allergenic inner bag remove 99.99% of all particles down to .3 microns.


Oreck Deluxe Handheld Vac

Deluxe Handheld Vac

The Deluxe Handheld Vacuum plus eight accessories – Turbo Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool, Brush Tool, Floor Tool, 4 Foot Hose, and 2 Extension Wands.

 

 

Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum Cleaner
Technical Specifications

 
Vacuum Type: Upright – Bagged
Motor: 4 amp / 120 v
Power Controls: On/Off located on handle
Bag Capacity: 9.37qt (10.3L)
Surface Types: Carpet
Standard Filter Bag: Hypo-Allergenic Celoc® Filter Bags
Included Attachments: Attachments for the Deluxe Handheld Vacuum – Turbo Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool, Brush Tool, Floor Tool, 4 Foot Hose, and 2 Extension Wands
Suction Wand: No
Edge Cleaning: No
Operating Radius: 30ft (9.1M)
Cleaning Width: 12.5" (31.75cm)
Dimensions: 47.5″ H x 12.5″ W x 8.75″ L
(120.5cm x 31.75cm x 22.25cm)
Weight: 9 lbs. (4kg)
Warranty: 3 year limited warranty
Price (MSRP): $298.99
Amazon.com: *Available to Buy Now as the Signature Plus II

*Note: Several Oreck vacuums are, for all intents and purposes, identical and are merely re-packaged for, and marketed by, specific sales outlets. For example, the Pro Plus II (Costco retailers), Signature Plus II (Target retailers), Element (Oreck direct), and XL Classic (Oreck direct) are identical vacuum cleaners with exception of their outer bag graphics.

 

Consumer Reviews of the Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum Cleaner

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Comments

  1. Overall , I agree with the original assessment of this vacuum.

    I would add (sorry if I missed it), that, the cleaning swath of this vacuum is very narrow. In order to accommodate the belt on the side of the unit, it loses about 2 inches of edge cleaning on the left side. Many competitors whose units use belts situate them toward (or close to) the middle of the beater bar. On the right side, the unit gets a bit closer but not much. The cleaning swath is reduced to about 10 inches, meaning that its narrower cleaning path takes more time to cover the same ground.

    Where it does reach, it does a good job.

  2. Hrabar Pijanica says:

    This unit is lightweight and saves power. The main benefit of this model is the weight (9lb without cord).

    Thought most other vacs may have wider paths, this model is perfect for the size and weight.

    Considering the cleanliness, maneuverability and premium features, the deal at Costco was a huge cost savings bargain, especially given the 50 dollars off coupon. Two vacs and accessories for the price of most single units is a steal!

    Besides, this product is made in the USA, which is important in these economic times!

  3. Oreck XL Pro Vacuum says:

    Excellent review. *****

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