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Post# 192595   7/31/2012 at 21:23 (2,797 days old) by Skippy (New York, NY)        

Could anyone recommend a high quality light-weight upright vacuum? A friend of mine is looking for something to replace her Oreck which it turns out she doesn't like. I mean, I think she like's the idea of an Oreck but wants a better version (if it exists). She isn't concerned with price at all. Also, she wants a new machine. Thanks.

Post# 192599 , Reply# 1   7/31/2012 at 21:31 (2,797 days old) by jonesmic28 ()        

The Riccar Supralite is a great, well built vac.

Post# 192601 , Reply# 2   7/31/2012 at 21:34 (2,797 days old) by sanitairered (Michigan)        
I would recommend...

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a Eureka 1934B. It's fairly lightweight and a great overall cleaner!


Post# 192617 , Reply# 3   7/31/2012 at 22:38 (2,797 days old) by motojoejo (MO)        

Panasonic makes a nice basic model MCUG 581 that is not quite as light as an Oreck but has a stronger motor and port in the back to attach an option 12' hose kit.

The Simplicity/Riccar is a nice machine as well.

Post# 192623 , Reply# 4   7/31/2012 at 23:20 (2,797 days old) by JDrums0789 ()        

Im a fan of the Aerus LuxLite or the FreshEra.

Post# 192626 , Reply# 5   7/31/2012 at 23:57 (2,797 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Eureka 1934 A/B gets my vote too! Another good choice is the Hoover Lightweight Platinim bagged..... I mean if money is no issue of course she could go with the Riccar Supralite or Simplicity Freedom, but I really enjoy my Lightweight Platinum. It cleans so well and is easy to use and agile and nimble and looks good too!

Post# 192627 , Reply# 6   8/1/2012 at 00:14 (2,797 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Upright!

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I have heard nothing but good stuff about them, and while I have not used one myself, I have used the Hoover Platinum Collection Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright, as it is my Daily Driver, and I LOVE it!

Post# 192659 , Reply# 7   8/1/2012 at 08:50 (2,796 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
I second

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That riccar Supralite or Simplicity freedom they are better cleaners than Orecks due to the stiffer brushroll, wider airpath and larger fan

Post# 192678 , Reply# 8   8/1/2012 at 11:49 (2,796 days old) by trebor ()        
Lindhaus Activa...

single motor clean air on-board tools upright. Quiet, low profile, adjustable cleaning height, very low handle weight, long cord. Can replace bottom plate with one to do an excellent job on bare floors. The brush roll spins at a constant 5,000 rpm, has disc polished bristles that sweep up and release debris.  Auto shut off for obstructions means no belt changes.  Bag change signal Convertible to dry carpet cleaning. Excellent vacuum.

Post# 192679 , Reply# 9   8/1/2012 at 12:06 (2,796 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have both the HOOVER Platinum bagged upright

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AND the corded "stick vac". Other than the handle release pedal being on the WRONG side, it cleans very well.

Post# 192683 , Reply# 10   8/1/2012 at 13:06 (2,796 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
I also

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Have the Cordless Hoover Platinum Collection Lynx stick vacs, and it is also very good!

Post# 192689 , Reply# 11   8/1/2012 at 14:34 (2,796 days old) by director12 ()        

There is also a cordless handvac, a carpet cleaner that is different than Steamvac, with a canister that is a Fantom Lightning wannabe.

Post# 192719 , Reply# 12   8/1/2012 at 21:38 (2,796 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

The Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional has my vote. We have that and the regular Lift Away - either is a great machine for the money. They'll blow away anything else in the price range.

Post# 192781 , Reply# 13   8/2/2012 at 08:16 (2,795 days old) by Trebor ()        
The Lindhaus will last 15 to 20 years...

and be a steady, solid performer.

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