does anyone have an oreck vacuum?

  1. If so, do you like it? I am comtemplating buying one but I dont want to spend the money unless its really as good as it's advertised to be? Thanks
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  3. by   Brickman
    Quote from RN always
    If so, do you like it? I am comtemplating buying one but I dont want to spend the money unless its really as good as it's advertised to be? Thanks
    I have one and hate it. It is loud, no edge cleaning to speak of, belts break all the time, hard to push on the oriental rugs, and just plain does a lousy job. I have always had good luck with electrolux which is now called aerus and you can find them at QVC for a reasonble price nowadays.
  4. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Hehe....your post reminded me of something.

    There was an ad campaign a long while back which stated (and I'm serious):

    "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux"

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  5. by   boggle
    I am so glad you started this thread. I have been seriously tempted by the Oreck ads myself. Glad to see some your opinions and experiences.

    Kirby advertises heavily around here too, but I heard their machines cost over $1000. My dust doesn't deserve that!
  6. by   dianah
    Last year, tired of non-sucky vacuum cleaners, I went to the little vacuum cleaner store in town, talked to the owner, and (also having made up my mind I would spend more than 150 on one! I was prepared, in otherwords) I bought a Lindenhaus. It is QUIET (dh ALWAYS comments on how quiet it is), and it sucks. On-board tools, simple to use, HEPA filter, uses a bag. I really like it.
    BTW, the store owner turned his nose up at the Oreck, too, Brickman.
    Good luck finding what you want for what you want to pay.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Orecks are good if you have indoor/outdoor (read: FLAT) kind of carpet, and if you don't have pets. They are not designed to vacuum over the average household carpet.

    According to a good friends of mine, who sold Kirbys for spending money in college, the only thing a Kirby couldn't measure up to was a Hoover.

    My parents have a Rainbow, the kind with the water tank. Even though the water deal is a pain to empty and all, considering they have 5 cats and a dog, it seems to collect hair and dander MUCH better, plus the dust around the house isn't nearly as bad as it used to be.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I also like my grandma's electrolux. That things 30 years old (hey older than me ) and only needed one belt in all of that time. Plus the bags were easy to change out.
  9. by   theblondeone
    When I was a kid, my mom got my grandmother's kirby when grandma got a new one. At the time it was given to my mom it was 15+ years old. Mom used it for another 10 years or so then bought a new kirby for herself. I took grandma's with me when I moved to my first apartment and am still using it 9 years later. Mom just bought a new kirby with a hepa filter (she developed a bad allergy to dust late in life), so I'm getting her old one. Grandma's is still working fine, but Mom's is much lighter. Kirby's are expensive but dang, name another appliance you can get 25+ years of use from?
  10. by   itsme
    My mother also had a kirby, she thought it was so heavy to drag around. Well, anyway,she gets a call from some new kirby salesperson wanting to do a home demo. She said sure (she was cleaning for a party anyway!) She had them come and show her how to use all the attatchments, and basically they did her whole living room, furniture, curtains, all of it!! then they made the mistake of telling her how awful the vacuum she has now is. Well, she was going to get the new one, but they didnt know she allready had one about 5 years old, then telling her it was awful- well, needless to say she didnt buy a new one and the poor salesperson was kind of embarrassed!!! I have central vac in my house and love it!!! Works great, and have outlets for it on each floor and the garage, all kinds of attatchments!!
  11. by   prmenrs
    I like my old Hoover the best of all the old vacuums I own. (I have several, none self-starting) But it doesn't have any attachments.

    So, I decided I needed a new one. I got a Dyson. 3 models, priced $300, 400, and 500. It is VERY good. It does have tools, but it's hard to do stairs with it. So I got a little Shark (~$20 on HSN) to do the stairs. I might finally have a system. Just need to get rid of the others. But I'm keeping the old Hoover.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    dianah- what did you get, a lindenhaus???? how much was it? i am looking for something lightweight/portable and sucks like the dickens....it does all that?
  13. by   RN always
    thanks everyone for your tips. I may check into the electroux (spelling?) or the hoovers. I think I made up my mind about the oreck..............no way.
  14. by   movealong
    I'd like to know if anyone has purchased the vaccums I have seen on TV: I can't remember the maker's name, but he's British and the vaccum is a new idea, no canisters or bags.

    I have a dog that sheds like crazy and I want a vaccum that will do the job!

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