A user reviews the Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner: “The Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a very sturdy vacuum cleaner. The handle is made out of aluminum, and the head is made from hard plastic, with a rubber bumper all the way around it. The beater brush has 2 height adjustments, high and low. When you first get the vacuum, the brush is set on high. As the brush head wears down, you can set it lower, to get more life out of your brush head. This is a very light vacuum. Itâ€™s easy to use on stairs, and itâ€™s no problem carrying it around the house. Finally, I think this does an excellent job of cleaning my floors. I have a cat, a dog, and a parrot, all of whom make a considerable mess in my house. My Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner has no problems with fur, feathers, cat litter, and seed thrown on the floor by my parrot. The Oreck stores located across the country provide excellent local support for their products, and sell brushes, belts, bags, and deodorizers at fair prices.
On the down side, there are no on-board attachments for this model, making it difficult to do edge work and upholstery. The Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner one of the louder vacuums Iâ€™ve ever used. Itâ€™s impossible for somebody else to watch TV or read while youâ€™re vacuuming. This is a minor problem, but itâ€™s there. The cord wrap on the vacuum is rigid. By this, I mean that the top part of the cord wrap doesnâ€™t fold down so you can take the whole cord off. You have to unwind the cord the same way you would have to wind it back up. Again, itâ€™s not a huge issue, but itâ€™s kind of a pain.
All in all, Iâ€™ve been very happy with my Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright vacuum. After four years of use, Iâ€™m still on my original beater head, and only my second belt. If I ever have to replace my vacuum, Iâ€™d buy another Oreck in a minute.”