The Oreck Commercial Upright XL2100 is one of the cheapest commercial-grade upright vacuum cleaners. It has all the necessary features to be used by cleaning professionals: it’s powerful, durable, and requires minimal maintenance.
This cleaner weighs only 9 pounds being one of the most lightweight full-sized upright cleaners on the market. The handle weighs 1.2 lbs.
The total dimensions of the unit are 9.25 x 12.50 x 47.75 inches. It uses a vacuum bag with 630 cubic inches large capacity, so you won’t have to replace it often. The cleaner has a long thick 35-feet cord.
This model works on carpets and hard floors. Thanks to the microsweep feature, there is no need for manual adjustment for a certain type of floor.
The Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS upright vacuum easily picks up sand from the low-pile carpets. It also effectively cleans between crevices (for example, between the tiles). However, it’s not so great when it comes to larger debris as it requires several passes to vacuum cereals from the floor.
The Oreck XL2100RHS review is a good way to find out about one hidden feature of this model: scatter guard squeegee. It’s Oreck’s exclusive feature that allows you to vacuum all the fine dust and particles from hard floors without scattering. The cleaner is also equipped with a cord guard that prevents cord damages.
The high-speed roller brush functions as the main brush. There are also edge carbon brushes for cleaning against the walls. The head provides a 12-inch wide cleaning path making the cleaning process quicker.
The XL2100RHS Oreck is equipped with a belt that controls the speed of the revolving brush. It must be replaced when it wears out otherwise the brush will stop rolling or slow down. The cleaner comes with one extra belt that is integrated into the vacuum’s baseplate.
It uses a disposable paper bag which means that you won’t have to contact with the rubbish. The bag has a top-fill design which prevents suction power loss. It also acts as a filtration system, so there is no dedicated filter to replace or clean.
The cleaner is very loud — its noise level exceeds 90 dB.
The Oreck XL 2100 commercial upright vacuum has a low-profile design for easy storage. Both the handle and the head are blue. The handle with a built-in on/off switch has quite a unique design with a ribbed surface that eliminates squeezing and has received approval from Arthritis Foundation.
The cleaner’s head is made of plastic which is, however, protected by a non-marring bumper. Thanks to that, neither the head nor the walls or furniture will be scratched. The shape of a head is made in such a way so it could easily get under the furniture (it’s narrower at the front).
As the outcome of this Oreck commercial XL2100RHS review, I can confirm that this model blows away the competition when it comes to light weight and ease of use. You won’t get a lot of features, but it sucks up most types of debris from all floor types. With its 35-feet long cord, you can go from room to room without needing to change outlets. It requires minimal maintenance to ensure continued cleaning effectiveness. Since it’s a commercial-grade model, it possesses more than enough power for domestic use.