by Alice White
With the constant shuffle of feet from visitors, children, grandchildren and friends through your front door, vacuuming the carpets becomes extremely important, but also a difficult job. We were extremely impressed by Oreck’s dual vacuum, and then realised why – Oreck began making vacuum cleaners for hotels.
Originally founded in 1963 by David Oreck in the United States, Oreck’s production has become transatlantic, taking the hard work out of vacuuming for millions of people. At 88, David is not planning on slowing down any time soon - in fact, he is busier than ever designing and producing new products.
Their latest model – the XL6Dual – features an ergonomic handle to relieve strain on backs and arms, so that even the grubbiest of hallways doesn’t become a pain in the neck (literally!).
Oreck’s range of vacuum cleaners covers every possible household function – the multitude of nozzles and attachments means no dusty nook or cranny will escape your spring clean, and the most surprising feature was how light and compact their vacuum cleaners are: The dual vacuum weighs only 4kg.
Every Graphite dual vacuum package also comes with a portable compact cylinder vacuum, which features an extra-long cord, making it perfect for taking out to clean the car. It weighs only 2.3kg yet is powerful enough to pick up a bowling ball (but I’m not sure why you’d want to…)!
The HEPA filtration system in the massive 10.3 litre dust bags means that dirt will not circulate back into the air, so once it’s gone, it’s gone! It even sucks up smoke and it suitable for any flooring. Plus Oreck vacuum cleaners can come with a warranty of up to ten years, meaning that this is not made as a throw-away purchase like so many products these days.
As if all of this is not enough, the Oreck vacuum cleaners use one third less energy than other models, and can be fitted with a variety of fragrance cartridges so that clean feeling is followed by a clean smell.
Oreck also offer a wide range of cleaning products such as wood & tile buffers, dry carpet powder, sweepers and air purifiers.
For more information on Oreck, to find your latest stockist, or to buy online, visit their website: http://www.oreck.co.uk/