Reviewed by: Jason Roberts
On May 25, 2015
Last modified:September 25, 2015
Oreck has a long history in building commercial vacuum cleaners. I bet some of you remember them since they hit the market with powerful units designed especially for hotels and lobbies. Their commercial line is one of their main strengths, and the latest addition to this line is the XL2100RHS model. Its extremely light weight and its high speed brushroll recommends this unit as a perfect cleaning solution for those who need reliability and who cherish usability above other things.
For a long time now, Oreck has been the forerunner for some of the best upright vacuums. So, it was not a surprise that their 8 Pound Commercial XL2100RHS was the talk of town as soon as it was available in the market. To find out more about this very vacuum cleaner, do read on. You’ll learn in a couple of minutes:
- why I’m talking about this model
- why it is named “Commercial”
- what are its main strengths and weaknesses
- how reliable it is
- where to find a nice price
As one would expect from a commercial vacuum cleaner, the XL2100RHS has a long power cord of 35 ft., high bag capacity (approx. 11 quartz), may work relentlessly for several hours, has a great handle to work with and it’s low profile allows you reach well under the furniture.
Time for an infographic
|Suction power||This vacuum has an impressive direct suction power which can handle not only dust, but also debris from your carpet or floor. Most customers are happy about the fact that it also has the power to remove cat/dog hair too, and pretty well, I might add. This is possible thanks to its 12 inch wide brushroll, which plays a huge part in making this vacuum effective. You can enjoy balanced unit which is accompanied with double helix brushes. The high-speed brush roll happens to whirls at 6500 RPM, making the suction process effective as it moves dirt towards the inlet of the vacuum. Besides this, you are also getting the advantage of 2 Side Edge Brushes which makes cleaning easy along baseboards and in corners.|
|Input power||With 4A Amps deployed at 120 Volts, there is nothing to worry if you are using this vacuum from Oreck.|
|Dust capacity||This vacuum will give you the advantage of 11 qt. dust capacity, which makes it not only perfect for home setting but as well as for commercial setting. Also, the bags are very cheap. You can get a pack of 25 pieces for less than $20, meaning less than $1 per bag. The bags are hypoallergenic (prevent allergic reactions) and handle the growth of bacteria and fungi by using an antimicrobial agent.|
|Filtration system efficiency||With Advanced Fine Filtration, you can have the best cleaning experience without any kind of hassle. The inner bag is completely sealed thanks to the Saniseal system which provides automatic closing when the bag needs to be removed.|
|Weight and Dimensions||This vacuum is only 8.2 pounds making it very easy to handle, push and carry. With dimensions of just 6 x 13 x 35 inches you can even it store quite easily too.|
|Warranty||Oreck offers a commercial warranty of 1 year.|
|Accessories||Not many accessories as you might expect: the instruction manual along with warranty information, one fresh air scent tab, one standard filtration vacuum bag and lastly one replacement belt.|
|Special features||Exclusive Microsweep technology – Enjoy switching from rugs or carpets to bare floors without the nuisance of making any adjustments.
Non-Marring Bumpers – With the help of the clear non-marring bumpers, you can protect your home’s furniture, baseboards and even walls from any damage.
Top Fill bag design – Keep the power at a maximum as the bag gets filled with dirt and debris.
|Usability||You can reach any tight spot or clean comfortably under any furniture with the low profile sleek design. It is made in such a fashion that it can go flat. So, bend it over and reach under your desk or bed for a better cleaning experience. The handle will lay flat and all you have to do is turn the handle sideways. With this unique design, you can get the advantage of a vertical clearance of an impressive 6 inches.
Oreck took cleaning one step forward with their unique handle. The company’s Helping Hand Handle will help you to have a very comfortable experience every time. With its unique design, you will no longer have to squeeze your hand. Not only this, when you will be using the vacuum you will notice that the handle has also eliminated the twisting and bending of your wrist. The handle is truly a great feature of this vacuum and the Arthritis Foundation agrees with this, as they gave this vacuum Ease of Use Commendation. The XL2100RHS comes with just two screws for assembling and thus it is safe to say that you can use it immediately.
The 35 ft long power cord allows you to clean without interruption.
|Price||For a limited time, get it at a decent price here.|
- “My sister recommended this Oreck vacuum and I’m so glad that I took her advice. Cleaning is so easy and fast with it. I love it!”
- “It is very durable. I have been using this for more than a year now and it never gave me a chance to complain.”
- “Cleans carpets like no other. I wouldn’t trade this for any other vacuum out there.”
- “Delivers great suction, I’m more than satisfied.”
- “It’s not self-propelled, you have to push it while you clean.”
- “Hard to push on high carpets.”
- “Loudest vacuum cleaner I’ve ever owned”
Final thoughts and VGM
For many people I know, the Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS would be a great purchase that will definitely change the way one cleans. I recommend this unit for those who want to spend wisely, as IMO this is one of the vacuum cleaners with the best quality/price ratio. Here’s the VGM ( Mark):
So, what do you think about this vacuum cleaner? Did you ever use one, or any other Oreck for that matter? Planning to buy one? Share it with us!
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I’m Jason Moe Roberts, an appliances expert and blogger. I’ve worked at Walmart for more than 15 years, in the house appliance department. I love to use home equipment and I spend a lot of time testing the best products and reviewing them. My family and friends also recommend me as a caring person, a great dad and a loving husband.