Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum

Many people looking to purchase a new vacuum cleaner find themselves in a dilemma about which one they should buy.  There are so many different types and styles available, it can be hard to know which one is the best.  Thats why we have put together this detailed review of the Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum to help you weigh the pros and cons to see if this one is right for you.


With just about everything, there are going to be good features and other features that may not be so great.  First lets talk about the good features and what others who purchased this machine like about it.

The Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum has a 12 wide cleaning head.  Due to its size, you can get all your vacuuming done more quickly and who doesnt like quick!  Additionally, it doesnt leave a center dirt path either.  This Oreck comes with a unique, easy-grip handle that received the Ease-of-Use commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.  It also has an automatic floor adjustment that makes it super easy to go from carpet to bare floors and it has double helix brushes that spin at 6500 rpms!  And if you are worried about scuffing up your baseboards, corners and furniture, you will love that this machine has non-marring bumpers to help protect your home.

  • Its built in the USA.
  • Comes with a 35 foot long cord.
  • It has side edge brushes.
  • The low profile allows it to lay flat and makes it easy to clean underneath furniture.
  • It has a top fill bag design (disposable bags).
  • Very lightweight, making it easy to clean.
  • Its durable and easily picks up pet hair.

There are many reviews that state seniors and people with back problems love their Oreck because its so lightweight and easy to use.  There are numerous reviews from people who have had their Orecks (different models of course) for 12, 15 and even 32 years!  Thats proof positive that these Orecks are durable and will last for years, making them a great investment.


Unfortunately, there are a handful of reviews from buyers who stated they had problems with their not so old Orecks.  But thats to be expected, just like anything else, no manufacturer can guarantee that none of their machines will ever malfunction or break and the Oreck is no exception.  However, there are only a few of these types of complaints, so thats a good thing.  Here are some of the other issues people didnt like about their new Oreck.

  • Its hard to push on dense carpet.
  • This machine is not self-propelled.
  • Its very noisy.
  • The Oreck doesnt have a hose.
  • The red cord on the gray colored machine is not very attractive.
  • Some stated the looped handle is way too long and other commented that the cord was too long. However, these types of issues are subjective since likes and dislikes vary from person to person.

The Bottom Line

We were extremely impressed at the durability of the Oreck brand overall.  We have reviewed many, many different types of vacuum cleaners and have never seen reports of them lasting as long as the Oreck.  Therefore, if you are looking for a high quality machine that cleans extremely well and is going to last a very long time, then we highly recommend the Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum!