Excellent pick up
10 year warranty
very bright headlamp to see under furniture
transition between surfaces automatically
Ergonomically designed handle
10 FREE annual tune-ups
Two speed settings
easy to move around
strain free vacuuming
great return policy (although I will not be using it)
ConsI can not think of one drawback... honestly not one
I can easily sum this review up into one word...AMAZING. I was very skeptical about spending $549 for an upright vacuum. In the past I have never spent more than maybe $150 so this was a huge leap for me. I have 3 dogs, 3 kids and a husband. I am usually somewhat disappointed within a week after buying a new vacuum because I normally have to run over the same spot 3 or 4 times to pick up dog fur, not with the Oreck, one pass and it's gone! I normally vacuum twice a day, I am slightly fanatical about clean floors. I also have 2 full sets of carpeted stairs in my house, with my other vacuums I would be out of breath lugging a 20 something pound vacuum up a full flight of stairs, not with the Oreck it weighs only 9 pounds. This vacuum is absolutely amazing in its suction, light weight, maneuverability and great design. The Oreck easily transitions from hardwood and tile to various heights of carpeting without me having to do anything. The Oreck feels like it is power driven, vacuuming is a breeze. I would say even those with a limiting disability could use this vacuum with ease.
At first $549 seemed like a lot of money, but let me tell you what Oreck gave me besides my upright vacuum. I also recieved a compact canister vacuum with several attachments which retails for $299. Inside the box was a redemption coupon for another product of my choice. I chose a rechargable broom vacuum with a removal hand vacuum which retails for $99. Essentially I recieved 4 vacuums for $549.
All I can say in closing is, try it, you will not be disappointed. I will never own any other brand.