Oreck Vacuum Cleaners - Makers Of The Famous Oreck XL

Oreck – The Company

David Oreck founded the Oreck Corporation in 1963. It began as a manufacturer of upright vacuum cleaners for the hotel industry in the U.S. The concept was to design a lightweight yet powerful and durable vacuum that hotel housekeepers would prefer to the very heavy models available to them. The idea proved so successful that now over 50,000 hotels throughout the world use Oreck vacuums. After a short time, hotel personnel asked to buy the machines for their own use, which gave Oreck the idea to sell its unique products to the general public.

Oreck has since become a major manufacturer in the cleaning industry and now sells its vacuum cleaners throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Oreck concentrates on lightweight cleaning machines of every style. Many of which can be purchased at a local retailer or online at Amazon.com. Amazon also carries many Oreck vacuum cleaner accessories, bags, filters, and parts.

The Oreck Challenge

Oreck is famous for its, “If you don’t love it, you don’t keep it®” policy. Oreck is so confident you will love their vacuums that they let you try one risk-free, with no obligations, for 30 days. Then, if you’re not completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund. They’ll even pay the return shipping.

What makes an Oreck Vacuum Cleaner Unique?

Aside from being the only vacuum cleaner manufacturer to offer a 30 day free trial of their products, Oreck has some of the lightest weight vacuums on the market. In fairness, one of the reasons for this is the fact that Oreck upright vacuums have no onboard attachments.

Oreck upright vacuums, which weigh 8 to 9 lbs., come with a separate handheld vac and eight attachments for cleaning everything from upholstery to high ceilings, corners to crevices, and bookshelves to lampshades.

Oreck canister vacuums do come with onboard attachments and weigh 12.8 to 14.2 lbs., depending on the model.


Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaner Features

All Oreck Uprights share the following features:

  • Lightweight, only 8 to 9 lbs.
  • Bristled Edge Cleaning System
  • Long lasting drive belts
  • Easy Load Bag Dock
  • Carpet and Rug Industry Approved
  • Saniseal Bag Closing System
  • Metaxalloy Motor Fan
  • Pile-Lifting Roller Brush
  • Easy Access Belt Door
  • Low Profile Head
  • Large Dirt Bag Capacity
  • Non-marring bumper
  • Floor Guard Rollers
  • Cord Guard
  • Non-marring Wheels
  • Energy Efficient
  • Microsweep system adjusts automatically from carpet to bare floor
  • Top Fill Design


Featured Oreck Vacuum Reviews

Oreck Quest Pro Canister Vacuum

The Quest Pro is a powerful canister vacuum that is easy to use. It comes with variable speed/suction control and a separate motor to power the floor head. The power nozzle has six height adjustments to accommodate different carpet pile heights such as Berber, plush, textured, loop, and frieze. The Quest Pro also comes with a hard floor head, a complete set of onboard tools, HEPA filter, automatic cord rewind, and 3-year limited warranty.

Oreck Quest Pro Canister Vac

Oreck Quest Canister Vac

This compact canister vacuum is perfect for smaller homes or apartments. Weighing in at 10 lbs., it comes with variable speed control, 5 foot extension wand, a multi-tool, floor tool, and 3 year limited warranty.

Oreck Quest Canister Vac

Oreck Edge Handheld Canister Vac (CC1400B)

Oreck touts the Edge Handheld as, ‘our best portable vac ever.’ At 8+ lbs., the Edge is heavy for a portable, handheld vacuum, but lightweight compared to a standard canister vacuum. It features variable speed control, 25 foot power cord, telescoping wand, standard set of attachments, and 3-year limited warranty.

Oreck Edge Cordless Handheld Canister Vac (CC1500B)

All the same great features of the Oreck Edge Handheld, only without the cord! The cordless Edge Hand held weighs in at 8.5 lbs., and recharges in about an hour. Like its corded sibling, the cordless Edge features variable speed control, telescoping wand, standard set of attachments, and 3-year limited warranty.

Oreck XL Pro Plus and Pro Plus II

Available only at Costco, the Oreck XL® Pro Plus and Pro Plus 2 are very lightweight, yet powerful upright vacuum cleaners. Also included is Oreck’s Deluxe Handheld Vac with eight attachments.

Oreck XL Pro Plus Vacuum

Oreck XL Signature Plus and Signature Plus II

At just 9 lbs., the Oreck XL Signature Plus and Signature Plus 2 are amazingly powerful and incredibly lightweight upright vacuums. They have a 12-inch wide cleaning path, fingertip brushroll controls, a 30 ft. cord, and also come with Oreck’s Deluxe Handheld vacuum for above-the-floor cleaning.

Oreck XL Signature Plus Vacuum

Oreck XL Platinum Pilot

The Oreck Platinum Pilot with 360° Glide moves like nothing else. Go everywhere dirt goes, with easy steering and amazing maneuverability. At just 10 lbs., it features a re-engineered, powerful, pile-lifting roller brush that moves through carpet easier and cleans better than ever.

Oreck XL Platinum Pilot Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Oreck XL Element (U3800)

The Element™ is Oreck’s new 9 lb. introductory model. It is, for all intents and purposes, identical to several other Oreck models that are merely re-packaged for, and marketed by, specific sales outlets. For example, the Signature Plus II (Target retailers), Pro Plus II (Costco retailers), Element (Oreck direct), and XL® Classic (Oreck direct) are identical vacuum cleaners with exception of their outer bag graphics.

The Element is a single-speed, HEPA filtration vacuum that features an ergonomically designed Helping Hand® Handle, 25 foot power cord, and 3 year warranty.

Oreck XL Little Hero (BB2000)

This small, ultra-portable canister vacuum is perfect for quick cleanups. From problem pet hair on upholstery to hard-to-reach corners and crevices, the Little Hero can handle it with ease.

Oreck XL Little Hero Canister Vac

Oreck Speed Sweep (TEK100)

The 2-in-1 design of the Oreck Speed Sweep gives you the advantage of a floor vacuum with a removable handheld vac, all in one sleek, modern unit. The rechargeable 2 motor system with revolving agitator brush and geared belt drive is good for quick pickups on all surfaces. The Speed Sweep’s handle extends and retracts for storage and ease of use, and a simple one button release lets you detach the hand held vac to go everywhere the floor vac can’t go.

Oreck Speed Sweep


Additional Oreck Vacuum Cleaner Models

Upright Vacuum Cleaners:

Oreck Magnesium (LW100)

The Magnesium gets its name from the material used to make its frame. The element magnesium is a relatively strong and light weight metal that Oreck has used to make a stylish, durable frame for its Magnesium upright vacuum line. It has also made it the lightest upright vacuum Oreck has ever made, weighing just 7.7 lbs (w/o the cord).

The Magnesium’s unique design allows it to lay nearly flat to the floor, making cleaning under low furniture quite easy.

It also features Oreck’s Direct Suction design, excellent maneuverability, HEPA inner bag, two speed QuickSwitch power switch, 30 foot power cord, 7 year limited warranty, and 3 annual tune-ups.

Oreck Magnesium

Oreck Graphite

The Graphite comes with a Quickswitch™ handle that allows you to quickly go from carpet to solid flooring without stopping to manually adjust the roller brush height. It also features a HEPA inner bag, two-speed power switch, and 30 foot power cord.

Oreck Graphite

Oreck Edge

The Edge is the quietest, most powerful upright Oreck has ever made. It features an on-board Quickwand for quick pickups, a Versa-Glide™ true floating head that lets you easily transition from carpets to bare floors, HEPA filtration, variable speed control, and a 10-year limited warranty.

Oreck Edge

Oreck XL Gold

The Oreck XL® Gold is a full-sized upright vacuum with hypoallergenic filtration. It also comes with Oreck’s 5 lb. Deluxe Handheld Vac with a full set of attachments to get those hard-to-reach areas.

Oreck XL Gold

Oreck XL® Silver

This lightweight, powerful vacuum comes with hypo-allergenic filtration, anti-microbial protection, and a 3 year warranty. It also comes with Oreck’s 5 lb. Super Handheld Vac with a full set of attachments to get those hard-to-reach areas.

Oreck XL Silver

Oreck ComVac® Commercial Vacuum

The ComVac Commercial Vacuums are ideal for vacuuming and grooming large carpeted rooms and halls. There are three models to choose from – 20-inch, 24-inch, and 28-inch wide cleaning paths. They each feature a floating brush barrier, balanced extruded brush roller, rugged 360° front swivel wheels for short turning radius, 5-position height adjustment, fold-down handle, welded steel frame in structural foam housing, industrial quality universal motor with cast metal fan, and protective wrap-around bumper guards.

Models in the Comvac Series include: XL2000, XL2400, XL2800, ORK-CC20, ORK-CC24, ORK-CC28

Oreck Comvac Vacuum

Canister Vacuum Cleaners:

Oreck Pro 5 Commercial Compact Canister Vacuum

Oreck Pro 5 Commercial Compact Canister VacuumThe Oreck XL PRO 5 Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a powerful versatile vacuum cleaner with a 4.0 amp, high-efficiency, high-power, cool running, double-ball bearing precision motor. It comes with a double wall, Hypo-Allergenic Filter Bag treated with Germastat to inhibit the growth of germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew on the paper.

Models in the Pro 5 Series include: BB870AD, BB870ED, BB900, BB900DGR XL

Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaners:

Oreck Little Helper (CC1000)

Oreck Little HelperAt only 5 lbs., this super compact, portable vacuum is both lightweight and powerful. Ideal for quick cleanups, the Little Helper comes equipped with 2 extension wands, a floor attachment, and a 2-in-1 attachment for above-the-floor cleaning.

Oreck XL Super Compact Commercial Hand Vac

Oreck XL Super Compact Commercial Hand VacThe Super Compact is billed as one of the world’s most powerful compact vacuum cleaners. It has a quieter, high-vortex motor that is 50% more powerful than previous models. It weighs just 5 lbs. and comes with 8 handy attachments and sanitary, hypo-allergenic, disposable dust bags.

Oreck Deluxe Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Oreck Deluxe Handheld VacuumBesides having excellent power, what truly separates the Oreck Deluxe Handheld Vacuum Cleaner from all others is that it uses Oreck’s sanitary, hypo-allergenic, disposable dust bags. Not a dust cup. It is great for cleaning cars, boats, RVs, offices, dorms, and workshops.

Models in the Deluxe Handheld Series include: BB880-AD, DELUXECAN

Oreck Super-Deluxe Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Oreck Super Deluxe Handheld VacuumWeighing just 5 lbs., the Super-Deluxe Compact Canister Vacuum is easy to carry and use anywhere. It comes with a full complement of attachments, including a mini tool set great for cleaning computers, answering machines, and delicate art objects, and a vinyl tool caddy.

Oreck Car Vac (XLAUTO2)

Oreck Car VacJust plug the Oreck Car Vac into the cigarette lighter and the 15-foot cord lets you reach into the trunk and get at the floors and seats. It’s lightweight, sleek design easily maneuvers into hard-to-reach spots.

Oreck Cordless Zip Vac (ZIP100B)

Oreck Cordless Zip VacThe cordless, rechargeable handheld Zip Vac tidies up quickly and quietly. Use it in your home, RV, car, boat, or camper. Its bright, built-in light helps illuminate your cleaning path, and it can be used separately as a flashlight. It includes self-stored attachments including a brush and a crevice tool for cleaning hard-to-reach places. Also includes rechargeable adapter cord (UL listed) and wall mounting bracket.

Oreck Restaurateur Floor Sweeper

Oreck Restaurateur Floor SweeperThe Restaurateur® is durable and easy to maintain. It picks up hair, lint, even thread and string without tangling on the Rotoblade®. Hard-to-pick-up items such as paperclips, straight pins, sand, cigarette butts and food in hard-to-reach places are no longer a problem. Thanks to its extra-long aluminum handle, side brushes on all four corners, and the sleek, low-profile design. The Restaurateur Floor Sweeper works on all floors: carpets, tile, linoleum, and hardwood. The soft vinyl wheels protect your floors from marks and scratches. The easy-to-clean housing is virtually unbreakable.

Models in the Restaurateur Series include: PR2600, PR3200, RESTLGE, RESTSTD