Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS XL Commercial Upright Vacuum is robust and versatile, corded, bagged upright vacuum cleaner. It is designed for commercial use, for cleaning hard floors and low- and medium- pile carpets. It can be used on high-pile carpets as well, but it tend to be little bit harder to move around on such surfaces. Very popular and rather affordable unit.
Date: September 20, 2017.
Oreck XL2100RHS vacuum weighs 8.2 pounds (~3.7 kg) and its dimensions are (H x W x D) 35 x 13 x 9 inches (~89 x 33 x 23 cm). Since it is self standing unit, it requires very little space for storage.
Oreck XL2100RHS is 13 inches (33 cm) wide and it comes with 12 inches (30.5 cm) cleaning nozzle. Such width enables the unit to clean rather large area quickly.
To avoid 'uncleaned' area, unit comes with side edge brushes, which also help with cleaning along the baseboards and edges.
Cleaning head comes with automatic height adjustment and with high speed (6500 rpm) brush roll.
Unit is powered via 35 feet (~10.7 m) long power cable. Such long power cable help with cleaning large area without changing the power outlet.
Oreck XL2100RHS doesn't come with power cord automatic rewind system - power cord is wrapped manually.
Handle is ergonomically designed for longer period of use. Power switch is on the handle - unit is very simple to use, since it doesn't have power control, brush roll speed control and the height adjustment is automatic.
One simply has to plug it in and just vacuum ...
Unit is powered using 4 Amp motor - at first, it doesn't sound much, especially when compared with some 12 or 14 Amp units, but XL2100RHS gets its job done.
Although it has rated at only 4 Amps, many people are very pleased with its suction - unit uses direct suction design where the dirt is delivered right into the top-filled vacuum bag. Such design enables the Oreck XL2100RHS to use a relatively weaker motor without sacrificing suction.
Also, since it uses top-filled vacuum bags, suction doesn't decrease as the bag gets full - there is line on the bag which represents maximum recommended amount of the dirt. Space above this fill-line is required for proper air filtration. To minimize allergic reactions, these bag are hypoallergenic. Also, since they can be in use for longer period of time, they come with antimicrobial agent which prevents the growth of fungi and bacteria. Nonetheless, it is recommended to change the vacuum bag at least once a month and to change brush roller belt every six months.
Note: again, bag are non-reusable and are cheap, less than 1$ per bag. And their capacity is 11 quarts (2.75 gallons, 10.4 liters)!
When the disposable bag needs to be removed, it is automatically completely sealed, preventing the dirt from exiting the bag.
To clean under the furniture, unit has with very low profile - when laying flat, its height is around 6 inches (15.2 cm).. To protect walls, furniture, baseboards and similar vertical surfaces (potential obstacles), Oreck XL2100RHS comes with non-marring bumpers. Nonetheless, be careful when cleaning around the objects that can get damaged or can damage the vacuum.
Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS comes with a commercial warranty of 1 year - very good for commercial unit of this price range.
Long Story Short - Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS is not good for cleaning elevated surfaces, it doesn't come with flexible extension hose or number of different cleaning attachments for various surfaces. But, it is excellent vacuum cleaner for cleaning hardwood and carpeted floors, and for getting rid of the cleaned dirt. Since disposable bags are rather cheap, operating costs are low, which is very important for commercial unit.
Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS as residential vacuum? Why not, if you have large floor surfaces to clean on regular basis. Just note that for vacuuming elevated surfaces, you will need additional handheld or similar unit.
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