February 02, 2018

Oreck Commercial BB900DGR XL Pro 5 Super Compact Canister Vacuum

This got delivered yesterday and I'm kind of smitten - replacing a Dirt Devil Featherlite that I bought in 2013 (when you blog about your vacuums, such dates are easily researched) which was starting to be a problem (power switch broke, attachments cracking). I mostly used it to vacuum stairs, but with the new vacuums shoulder strap, long cord, and light weight I'm already seeing myself cleaning edges, corners, ceiling cobwebs, etc. a lot more often. It will probably make a nifty car vac in warmer weather. It's also easily converted into a blower and I have no such applications but I'm sure I'll think of something. Maybe science experiments around Bernoulli's Principle or demonstrating airplane wing lift.....

I love the rugged, 30' red cord. I also own an Oreck Professional upright which is amazing. In an alternate universe I'm happily cleaning hotel rooms with my professional grade vacuums.

I've owned exactly three canister vacuums in my life - a Kenmore I bought in '83 that lasted 30 years, the Dirt Devil (5 years) and now this. Probably the last canister vacuum I'll own. It was a bargain ($90) and has the sort of clunky ruggedness and lack of any sort of design sense other than the functional that I appreciate.

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