I’ve just got back from my holiday and I’m already eager to present you another outstanding vacuum producer: ORECK. The logo usually varies in color but keeps the same font as the one in left. The Oreck Corporation dates back to 1963 when it was established through the vision of one man by the name David Oreck. Its initial obligation was to produce upright vacuum cleaners that were meant to serve the US hotel industry. Several years down the line, the range of products that Oreck Corporation produces has grown significantly to include air purifiers, floor machines, cleaning products and steam mops which are not only used in the hotel industry but also in homes around Canada, the U.S and some sections of Europe.
David Oreck’s vision was to produce a powerful and lightweight vacuum cleaner to ease the burden that hotel cleaners were undergoing as they battled with heavy models of vacuum cleaners that rocked the janitorial industry back then. Hotels grabbed this idea with enthusiasm and within a short time; Oreck’s idea had spread to a wider region. Soon, the corporation extended its market to residential consumers.
Over the years, Oreck has grown and cultivated a reputation as the leading producer of lightweight and highly functional vacuum cleaners besides other cleaning tools. The objective of satisfying consumers in the cleaning industry has been the driving force behind this corporation’s success. The company now produces exceptional cleaning tools, which are powered specifically for use in each of the rooms in your house.
The principle manufacturing facilities are located in Cookeville, Tenn. As reported by some customers, there are also some Oreck products which are built in China and sold in US. Here are some of the best vacuum cleaners offered by Oreck:
One of the cleaning tools that you will love from this corporation is the vacuum cleaner. These tools are designed with one goal in mind: to simplify the life of a homeowner by easing the effort needed to carry out cleaning obligations. Ranging from fine rugs and carpets to hardwoods and dusty ceiling fans, you can fully rely on these vacuum cleaners because they are incredibly easy to use, reliable and powerful. Here are some of their best vacs that I personally enjoy and recommend:
Oreck Touch Upright Bagless
- Easy self-adjusting head for seamless shifting from bare floors to carpets and rugs.
- Great suction power enhanced by a four-stage multi-cyclonic filtration system.
- Ergonomic controls placed on the handle of the vacuum allow you to turn your brush-roll on or off, depending on your needs.
- Weights 17.8 lbs, a little bit heavy, but the good side is that is highly maneuverable thanks to its swivel steering system. The cord is 30 ft. long, enough to ensure a smooth transition from room to room.
- The quick-wand is comfortable attached to the vacuum and has a 11 ft. length.
- Comes with the typical crevice tool, an upholstery brush, a basic stair tool and an accessory bag which helps you with the storage.
- Washable HEPA and canister filters. The debris also come up easily, thanks to a levier system that enables you to keep your hands clean.
- Not so good with pet hair, but works and looks great for your average US home. Oreck definitely made a good product ready to compete with other bagless vacuum cleaners from Hoover or Dyson.
- Great 5 year limited warranty. The producer will repair or replace for free any part found to be defective.
- Currently with a great deal on Amazon.
Oreck Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Bagged
- Read my full review of the Oreck Magnesium RS
- One of the lightest bagged vacuums on the market, weights only 7.7 lbs (without the cord). This is achieved by using an unique magnesium alloy frame that is extremely lightweight, strong and durable. This is where it gets its name from: Magnesium.
- The new SlimSwivel™ feature and its low profile provide great usability, allowing you to reach further under your furniture. The twin LED headlights help you see better, and its large wheels ensure you can move it around with almost no effort. Its side brushes allow you to clean any edges easily.
- Great suction power, with 2 power levels which can be interchanged from the wireless QuickSwitch buttons located on the handle.
- HEPA inner bag that traps more than 99.97% air particle with dimensions higher than 0.3 microns, including: pollen, dust, dander and spores.
- The bag can be changed easily with the new Saniseal® system that automatically seals shut the full bag, locking the debris.
- Incredible 7 year warranty matched only by top notch producers such as Dyson.
- A little bit pricey at $500-$600, but check for daily discounts and pay less on Amazon.
There are two major options when it comes to the purchase of vacuum cleaners. You can either settle for the bagless or the bagged cleaners. Bagless cleaners are defined by lightweight canisters which are easy to dispose and replace. Ideally, these are designed to ease and speed up the process of removing debris.
The bagged vacuum cleaners on the other hand are designed with the suction technology, making them light, durable and strong. A unique blending of the Saniseal system makes it cheap and convenient for you to change the bags.
In an environment where detergents and chemicals are growing lethal by the day, steam cleaning is one of the natural practices that will enable you execute a deep cleaning exercise which equals or even exceeds the job done by chemicals and detergents. Oreck steam systems are designed in a way to produce steam at a very high temperature but with little moisture to make your cleaning endeavors easy. The high temperatures play a crucial role in neutralizing bacteria besides cleaning tough stains such as grease and oil.
Oreck offers two steam cleaning products: the Oreck Versavac and Oreck steam-it, which are capable of cleaning and sanitizing hard floor surfaces.
Oreck VersaVac Stick Vacuum
- One of the most versatile vacuum cleaners out there, the VersaVac Stick vacuum is both a bagless vacuum cleaner and a steam mop. You can vacuum your carpets and clean your bare floor areas with just this 2-in-1 cleaning system.
- Weight only 12 lbs. and has a standard 30 feet long power cord. The handle can be removed for better storage.
- The VersaVac has a great suction power with 2 levels of suction, and the brushroll can be switched on or off depending on the cleaning needs. The steam function can be adjusted by 3 levels, including continuous steaming.
- It’s a bagless vacuum cleaner, which means low upkeep, since there are no bags to buy. The canister can be dumped easily, with just a push of a button.
- The steam and vacuum controls are conveniently placed on the handle and on the front area of the product.
- You can switch from the vacuum function to the steam function using the snap-on steam plate, by pressing a foot lever. The product box contains 2 washable microfiber steam pads you can use on bare floors.
- Oreck recommends to focus the steam while mopping for at least 15 seconds, in order to to sanitize hard floor surfaces. It uses only water, you can fill the water tank from your sink.
- This vacuum cleaner comes with a 2 year limited warranty.
- Read more about the VersaVac on Amazon.
- A steam mop that produces 40 minutes of continuous steam (provided it starts with a full tank). Focusing the steam for 5 seconds enables you to sanitize linoleum, hardwood floors, stone floors and many others.
- Steam-It heats up in less than a minute and creates a dry steam that quickly removes dirt and deep cleans any bare floor surface. The cleaning path is 11.5 inches wide, and the power cord is 25 ft.
- Weights around 10 lbs, according to the producer, which is light enough to be maneuvered in virtually any place, from kitchen to bathroom.
- The water canister has capacity of 40 oz.
- Comes with 4 accessories that help you with different areas of your home: the basic steam head, an utility tool great for cleaning above the floor such as drapes and upholstery, a spot brush that can be used to clean specific spots and particular small areas and the squeegee, perfect for windows, mirrors and other flat surfaces.
- It’s equipped with machine washable microfiber pads.
- The producer offers 1 year of limited warranty, which is a normal standard in the steam mops industry. Not to be used on heat-sensitive surfaces!
- Read more reviews and details about Oreck Steam-It.
If you ever thought of hiring the cumbersome cleaners to work on your carpet and wooden floor, perhaps it is time to give it a second thought because there are lightweight and highly functional floor machines produced by Oreck Corporation which are versatile enough to handle any floor cleaning job. These machines are almost maintenance-free, giving value for your money in the long run.
You can either choose the Oreck XL Shield Power Scrubber which cleans and rinses carpets and floors deeply, or the Oreck Orbiter Multipurpose Floor Machine. The latter can be used to finish, sand, polish, wax, scrub, and strip all floor surfaces, leaving them as clean and elegant as though they are new.
Do you need a new idea on purifying air? Well, start by noting that dirty air is not found in the external environment alone. The air enclosed in a home has a lot of dirt in form of dust, smoke and pollen. These are very light particles which can float in the air for quite some time. Oreck understands this situation, and in response, has come up with a creative line of air purifiers to ensure that the air in your home is purer than what you expect to find in the external environment. Considering the varieties that they offer, differing in very precise details, it is at your discretion as a buyer to select the most ideal air purifier depending on your budget limit and the purpose that it is meant to serve.
My favorite one is also one of the cheapest out there:
- This is a professional product designed to improve the quality of the air you breathe. It is recommended for any kind of people, especially those suffering from allergies or asthma. It also reduces the risk of disease and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Doctors.
- The HEPA filtration captures as expected, 99.97% of the airborne particles with dimensions higher than 0.3 microns, which includes dust, dust mites, human and pet dander, pollen and other similar particles.
- This 100+ Energy Star rated filter covers 155 sq meters, according to the producer. There are several types of GermGuardians. The best selling type is AC4825 (the one also presented in the left photo).
- Thanks to its carbon filters, it eliminates pet odors, smoking smell and cooking aromas. The UV light kills any remaining viruses and bacteria such as E-coli, rhinovirus and streptococcus.
- Only one filter needs to be changed every half of year, depending on use.
- Its size (22 inches tall ) make it perfect for medium and small size rooms.
- This is one of the best selling products in Amazon, with thousands of positive reviews.
Oreck is not concerned with the big cleaning jobs alone but also minds the little tasks that can take your time and energy. Here, you will find small but vital appliances such as fabric shavers, floor sweepers and car vacs. As small as they appear, these appliances are ideal in making your cleaning job easy.
Accessories and other cleaning supplies
Apart from the cleaning machines and small appliances, Oreck also graces the cleaning industry with accessories and supplies such as carpet brushes, carpet cleaning detergents and upholstery tools. Other cleaning products include allergen control cleaners and stain removers.
Oreck also offers services that are worthy of any respectful brand:
Return of merchandise
Oreck gives you a 30-day period to return goods which do not befit your requirements and be sure that you will not incur any charges. You can either be given some credit or a complete refund depending on what you desire. The only requirement when returning goods is to package them in their original box and drop them at the pick-up / drop-off location.
There are great offers and special discounts given out Oreck Corporation. Due to the wide range of products that they produce, it is not possible to enlist all the special offers that they have. Visit their stores within your area or online, make a purchase and you will be treated with great discounts. Besides, Oreck has the best customer service, be it at the retail outlets or online stores. Apart from the user guides offered alongside various products, all concerns will be answered to your satisfaction so that you make an informed purchase.
Diverse payment options
You are not limited when it comes to payment for goods that you wish to buy. Security is at the core of these transactions, a reason why you will be asked to pay using major credit cards such as Discover, American Express MasterCard and Visa.
Opportunity to own an Oreck store
At Oreck, you have the opportunity of becoming a partner and not merely a client. Being an authorized retailer is one of the most lucrative opportunities that you will be offered. With several stores well distributed within its areas of operation, you will benefit from an already established brand a proven business model and extraordinary support. Contact them and you will be treated to a unique shopping, cleaning and working experience.
Occasionally you can get great deal for Oreck products at big retail shops such as Costco or Walmart, where you can get even $200-$300 discounts. Last but not least, I am eager to learn about your opinion on this brand. I personally believe Oreck has a lot to show in the near future, especially in the cleaning industry. If you own an Oreck, or if you simply want to buy one, don’t be shy and post your comments bellow.
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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.