ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner review


What is good in ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner? High-speed, balanced, double helix brushes that spins at a maximum of 6500 RPMs. Scatterguard squeegee allows scatter-free cleaning on all surfaces—including carpet, wood, laminate and tile—without manual changes to heights or settings. It fits easily under most furniture, clothes racks, chairs and desks. Know about more in ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner review.

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Pros & Cons


  • Great suction
  • Easy to push and maneuver
  • It’s powerful
  • Swapping the bags is easy
  • Lightweight


  • Small vacuum head size
  • No height adjustment
  • No hose or attachments

Specs – ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner

  • Designed for Use Commercial
  • Height in Inches 47
  • leaning Path Width (Inches) 12
  • Product Color Family Multicolor
  • Series or Collection XL Commercial
  • Cord Length (ft) 35
  • Cord Length (Inches) 420
  • Corded or Cordless Corded
  • Filtration Inner bag with Saniseal® automatic closing seal
  • Headlights None
  • Depth in Inches 6
  • Pack Qty 1
  • True Color Blue/Gray
  • Type of Vacuum Upright
  • Vacuum Bag Type Bagged
  • Warranty Information 1 Year
  • Weight (lbs.) 9
  • Width in Inches 13
  • Cleaning Function Vacuum
  • Height Adjustment Automatic
  • Speed Settings 1-Speed
  • Tune-Ups None
  • Surface Area Carpet, hard floor surfaces

ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner review


It has the exclusive Microsweep feature that allows you to switch from carpet to bare floors with no adjustments and a 630 cubic inch “top fill” bag. Weighing about 9 pounds*, it’s lightweight and covers a 12″ wide area which makes cleaning easy and quick.


The handle design is different from other uprights I’ve used. You don’t grip it like a stick, as with most vacuums. The grip feels more like pushing and pulling on a bar without your wrist flexed, making it more comfortable than a typical vacuum handle. It helps that you’re only pushing nine pounds of vacuum. 


The 12-inch vacuum head was almost 1.5 inches shorter than other upright vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming 1.5 inches less with each pass adds up in a big house. 

Bag size

The bags for this vacuum are huge and last a long time. It transitions really well from carpet to hard floors – and does a great job cleaning hard surfaces. It doesn’t blow things, it just sucks them up. It is super easy to push, even on high pile carpet. On low carpet or hard floors, it practically propels itself!

ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner Performance review

This Commercial Oreck is what I need to vacuum my large area rugs and hardwood floors. A heavy-duty motor, heavy-duty suctioning, heavy-duty rollers, four heavy-duty wheels, a debris receptacle, an on-off switch and a handle. Done. This vacuum maneuvers well, is extremely light-weight and lifts dust/dirt/dog hair/debris like none other.

Opening the box was easy and I was surprised that it came with a small paper manual covering the easy assembly and use and maintenance. Oreck has a pocket on the outside of the zipper bag and it is a good place to keep the Manual, a few extra bags and your receipt. There is also a tiny square pocket inside the zipper bag where you can slip the recommended scent tab. 

Oreck Commercial line has a 40 foot cord vs the 35 foot cord on my XL. It would have been helpful for me to have the extra 5 feet of cord, but the new cord is much heavier duty than the old and actually adds some weight to the vac. Being commercial heavy cord wears better and it now attaches with a pigtail so it is easier to replace the cord. It has a three prong plug. The helping hand attachment on the (U2000R1) looked good, especially if you vacuum stairs, but it is not available on the XL2100RHS model.

Alternate of ORECK XL COMMERCIAL Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Eureka NEU182A Bagless Upright Vacuum

Whether you have hard floors, carpets, or rugs, you can count on this vacuum. Its brush adjusts to five heights, and its smooth wheels protect hard floors from scratches. It comes with the standard tools, but they’re much appreciated.

This model implements a dynamic motor that combats stubborn dirt and debris. It has a 12.6-inch nozzle, designed to clean up more and faster. Its 4.1-liter deep dust cup eliminates extra maintenance, saving you time.

You get a crevice tool, a dusting brush, an upholstery tool, and a washable filter. There’s also a stretch-hose for high cleaning. Each accessory is stored on-board for convenience and can be used to clean pet hair too.


Handy Accessories

Reiterating that not all commercial vacuums come with extras, we like that Eureka included the basics for home use. We especially like the flexible hose, for cleaning high spots or difficult areas.

Extra-Large Dust Cup

The dust cup on this machine makes a big difference. In line with how convenient this model is meant to be, you will spend less time on maintenance. It also reduces the risk of clogging and loss of suction.

Multi-Floor Machine

This machine’s brush is adjustable, and it has smooth wheels. So, it preserves the condition of your hard floors and protects against abrasions. You can use the machine on carpets, rugs, and upholstery too.


It’s Loud

It won’t break the sound barrier, but this machine is one of the louder ones. Though it’s capable of cleaning pet hair, it might frighten or disturb sensitive or indoor animals.

Unstable and Heavy

It’s not the lightest machine out there. While it’s not a big issue, some customers report a slight instability in the machine. A few users say that it has a tendency to lean or tip over if you let it go.

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