The Oreck XL Gold is an upright vacuum, which is on the higher-end of the series. At just under $500, this is definitely a very pricey model. In this review of the Oreck XL Gold, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of owning this unit. While the price of this model is definitely higher than your average upright, this manufacturer is known to make very high quality items. First off, here’s a rundown of the features you’ll get on this unit: microban protection, 6 year warranty, a two-speed power switch, twin LED headlights, 30 ft power cord, an ergonomic handle, 6 free annual tune-ups, and it only weighs 9 lbs. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that it comes with a separate, deluxe hand-held unit.
Alright, now we’ll go over the negative aspects of the Oreck XL Gold vacuum. First off, I don’t like the fact that you don’t get any additional tools with this unit. This is true for all the models in this line – however, I know this is why they included the hand-held unit. Then there’s the fact that you have to buy expensive bags on a fairly regular basis. While it does come with a few spare bags, they run out pretty quick. Last thing I would consider a negative is the higher price tag. On the other hand, you often get what you pay for – and the Oreck XL Gold vacuum cleaner is no exception. I really love the after-purchase service that is included with the price. You get free yearly tune-ups, and a very long warranty. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4.3 / 5 star rating.