Does Oreck CC1600 handheld vacuum worth the money?
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Features

  • This is a very light handheld vacuum cleaner, so you will be able to move very easy around the house;
  • It is a portable vacuum cleaner provided with an adjustable strap that offers the opportunity to carry the device over your shoulder;
  • The HEPA filter capture allergens and expel cleaner air. Removes 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns;
  • The vacuum cleaner comes with a variety of accessory: telescopic extension wand, soft dusting brush, upholstery tool, large floor tool and a crevice tool. All together should help you keep your home clean;
  • Equipped with a powerful motor this vacuum cleaner help you clean even the dirtiest surfaces;
  • 3-year limited warranty
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BrandOreck
ModelCC1600
Reviewed byMichael C.
Added onFebruary 16, 2016
Last modifiedFebruary 23, 2016
CVG Rating
(84.2/100)
Summary

The Oreck Ultimate Handheld CC1600 Vacuum is unique in its own way. It features a powerful motor for a handheld canister vacuum, a good filtration system and plenty of accessories. This model is adequate for various types of floor, furniture, ceiling or walls, but it's in general not recommend for carpet rugs. Its lightweight but honestly I would not suggest it for elder people. Generally speaking it's a versatile product and could last for years, but usually the price it's not as low as you would expect....

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Product Overview

The Oreck Ultimate Handheld CC1600 Vacuum is a lightweight, easy-to-use vacuum. Featuring a 20 feet power cord you will be able to vacuum all the hard to reach spaces and will also make the cleaning experience on the stairs, furniture, ceiling fans and anything else to be really pleasant. Let us not forget that being a handheld and lightweight vacuum cleaner, will make also very easy to clean your car. Maybe it does not have the most powerful suction power, as the large vacuum cleaners have (around 450 Watts), but it compensates by weight and mobility, so it will be great for young and also older people. A variety of accessories comes with this vacuum cleaner, including an telescopic extension wand, a large floor tool with plush horsehair fibers for hard floor surfaces, a 5 feet slinky hose, and also a 2 settings shoulder strap that will help you carry the device over your shoulder. Maybe you should be aware of some issues that some of the consumers reported. Some of the parts are made of poor quality plastic and metal as well. I’ve seen some reports regarding the metal hooks that attach the shoulder strap who get snapped, the attachments do not stay on the device .

Design & Ease of use

Even if it has a minimalist design this device comes with a variety of attachments and the strap provided let you use him in all the places you may think such as the stairs, the curtains, the ceiling, furniture and even your car. The vacuum has 20ft. power cord which is enough not to stay in your way. Also, with a 5 ft. tight-fitting hose you will be able to vacuum everywhere you need. The telescopic wand extend easily with a push of a button so you can reach high places or to vacuum the floors without bending. The device has a very easy to access ON/OFF button.

Highlights

The Oreck Ultimate Handheld CC1600 vacuum has some features of its own, including a large floor tool with plush horsehair fibers for hard floor surfaces and a HEPA filter. Each accessory has his place on one side of the device, and can be removed very easily. Together with the rest of the accessories (telescopic extension wand, 5ft. slinky hose and the shoulder strap) they should make your cleaning experience more easier.

List of specifications

Suction powerThe Oreck CC1600 has an input power of 440 watts to its motor which is a good value considering it's a handheld vacuum. Also, the power-to-weight ratio of 88 watts/lb offers an average power for its weight within its class.
Filtration system efficiencyThe HEPA filter capture allergens and expel cleaner air. Removes 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Also, it doesn't blow out dust which is a big improvement compared with old canister models.
Dust capacityThe reported bag capacity is of 1.25 quart for paper and 1.4 quart for odor. The size is quite reasonable for a handheld vacuum even if you may the forced to empty the bag quite often.
Tools & AccessoriesHaving the 5-foot slinky hose, 29 inches telescoping extensions wand, dusting brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool, large floor tool for hard surfaces makes this model a good choice for your cleaning needs.
Weight and dimensions16.5 inches high x 12 inches wide x 4 inches deep and weighs around 5 pounds but without the hose and attachments
Warranty3 years limited warranty according to Oreck's website. But always try to check the re-seller's warranty agreement since it may be different than the one from the manufacturer.
PriceMaybe it's not the price you will think when it comes to handheld vacuum cleaners but taking into account the fact that is lightweight, easy to use and the accessories provided maybe you should consider to buy this device.

The good things from customers:

  • A very light handheld vacuum cleaner, so you will be able to move very easy around the house.Together with the shoulder strap will make your cleaning experience very smooth
  • The vacuum cleaner comes with a variety of accessory: telescopic extension wand, soft dusting brush, upholstery tool, large floor tool and a crevice tool. All together should help you keep your home clean
  • HEPA filter does his job and doesn't blow out the dust.This is a big improvement from the Oreck's old cannister.Also this vac is much smaller from the previous Oreck models
  • Telescopic extension wand helps you reach the higher places,curtains and other hard to reach areas,together with the 20 ft. power cord

The Cons from customers:

  • Some of the parts are made of poor quality plastic and metal as well. I’ve seen some reports regarding the metal hooks that attach the shoulder strap who get snapped, the attachments do not stay on the device
  • The suction power is not very good especially when you use the floor attachment
  • You should consider to use this vacuum cleaner only with the strap provided for your shoulder, because of the narrow bottom the device won't stay on the floor at all
  • Not for old guys; this got my cat's hair off the chair, but it's too heavy for this 84-year-old man to carry

CVG rating and recommendations

In conclusion, The Oreck Ultimate Handheld CC1600 Vacuum is a lightweight, easy-to-use vacuum. Featuring a 20 feet power cord you will be able to vacuum all the hard to reach spaces and will also make the cleaning experience on the stairs, furniture, ceiling, walls or blinds and is also good for quick, spot cleaning. Honestly if you have plenty of carpet rugs I would suggest you to think for another vacuum since this is one doesn't have good performances on them. Let us not forget that being a handheld and lightweight vacuum cleaner, will make also very easy to clean your car. Bellow you will find our point of view in terms of ratings:


PropertyRating
Suction power8 out of 10
Motor power/amperage8 out of 10
Accessories8.5 out of 10
Special features8 out of 10
Value for the price8 out of 10
Weight and dimensions9 out of 10
Filtration system and dust capacity8.5 out of 10
Usability9 out of 10
Warranty9 out of 10
Customers reviews8.2 out of 10
Total CVG rating84.2 out of 100

One last advice is to avoid buying directly from the manufacturer this product since if you are required to check/repair the vacuum you may find it too expensive. So please try to buy the product from a well-known re-seller just to be sure you save a few more dollars. If you are still interested in buying this device here you can check for a great deal

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Have a great day!
Michael C.