Oreck XL Vacuum Cleaner Review

Review of Oreck XL Platinum

The Oreck XL Platinum “power team” consists of the Oreck upright vacuum along with an Oreck canister vacuum. This power team is designed to completely and efficiently clean your entire house from top to bottom.

This specific Oreck combination is said to help extend the life of your carpets and last years longer than other brands. You will save energy with this vacuum due to its smaller, energy efficient motor that uses one third of the electricity of any other vacuum motor. But don’t let the smaller motor fool you, it provides 127 mph air flow and will pick up dirt in virtually one pass. The direct suction design takes the dirt directly up to the bag more efficiently than canister vacuums.

The Oreck upright weighs in at only 9 lbs and it is agile enough to reach under furniture and maneuver around all your floors. It will even self adjusts as it goes from carpet to floors. The canister vacuum weighs only 5 lbs. making it easy to lift and transport from room to room or even outside to clean your car.

The Oreck XL Platinum Power Team is priced around $500-$600, and comes with a 10 year warranty. If you buy direct from Oreck, they are offering 10 FREE annual tune-ups which they say is a $400 value.

Oreck XL Platinum Features:

  • Sound-dampening technology
  • HEPA filtration
  • Anti-microbial protection
  • Two speed settings
  • Saniseal® auto bag sealer
  • 10 year warranty
  • Lightweight and maneuvers easily

Lightweight and Portable:

You will find these vacuums to be very lightweight. The upright only weighs 9 pounds and the canister 5 pounds. This makes them easy to use for everyone and also very portable as they can easily be taken up and down stairs. Because of this portability (and the numerous attachments) the canister can be easily taken out to the garage for a thorough vacuuming of your car.

HEPA Filtration:

The HEPA filtration aids in keeping your home dust free by trapping 99.9 percent of all dust and allergens down to 0.3 microns. The Saniseal® system automatically seals the bag shut, locking the dirt in the disposable filter bag. This system makes changing bags effortless, odorless and clean. You will not have to empty the Oreck’s bags as often as a bagless machine’s canister. This is due to the fact that one Oreck bag holds as much as four bagless dust cups.

Two Speed Settings:

The vacuum features two speed settings to allow extra suction on those high traffic areas. The speed setting is located on the Helping Hand® Handle for convenience; and it has earned the Arthritis Foundation’s “Ease-Of-Use Commendation” for its innovative strain-free, ergonomic no-squeeze handle.


The canister comes with 8 attachments and allows you to reach from ceiling to floor. It also supplies a crevice tool for hard to reach corners, dusting tool and much more. These tools, along with the canister’s portable feature, allow you to easily take the vacuum to your garage and vacuum the car.

Oreck XL Platinum Recommendations:

People suffering from arthritis and other physically limiting health issues are choosing this vacuum because of its light weight, maneuverability and the handle is designed for comfort. One consumer purchased this “power team” for their parents because the parents wanted to maintain their independence and vacuum their own home. This vacuum has enabled them to do so with much more ease and much less pain in their hands and shoulders.

Many consumers comment on how lightweight the Oreck is and that it can be easily moved and carried.

A reviewer living in a 3 story house explained: “I do not want to buy 3 vacuums! I purchased the Oreck XL Power Team and was immediately impressed with its light weight! I find it easy to run up the stairs (yes run!) carrying these vacuums. They are both so light. I do not do anything slow, so I love it that I can sprint up the stairs, after the kids mess, with either vacuum; the canister or the upright. That was the biggest plus for me. It sure makes my life easier the way it sucks up all the messes my kids create. Thank you Oreck for making these vacuums so mom friendly!”

There are also numerous positive reviews stating how easy it is to go from bare floor to carpet because it automatically adjusts itself without the operator having to do a thing!

One big advantage, that many people rave about, is the ease of changing the disposable bags. They state that they are easy to install and remove. One consumer wrote that “with other vacuums this has been a very difficult job if you do not line it up just right. Then it may not have the suction and dust gets all over. With this vacuum you get it on right every time.”