You do not need to wash the units every 3 days! I wash mine once a month when the red light is on. I only paid $300…and the charcoal is replaced once a year for $50….some serious miss information here! I love mine and have noticed a huge difference. I don’t even take my allergy medication anymore! The people who sold me the unit even took a half hour to make sure I knew just how to operate it:) I’m so glad I found this unit I’m going to bye another one for my bedroom.
Comment by daughterofanangel777 — February 11, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
I stand by my review. Regarding changes in price and whatever else Oreck may have chosen to reword, as of the date of this review, June 7th, 2007 - those were the facts. Price may have come down by now but the product is still the same.
Comment by Xaves511 — February 11, 2009 @ 11:21 pm
ur lucky, I’ve always wanted one, but too poor to buy one, especially now.
Comment by zorkntatertotter2 — February 14, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
No amount of Ground level Ozone makes the air healthier. The Ionic Breeze and the Oreck both produce Ozone. The Ozone guard grill is s gimmick. The Ionic Breeze still has a strong smell of Ozone coming out of it. I never used an Oreck, but if you can smell a bleach smell from it, then Ozone gas is still being produced. Read the EPA’s website concerning Ozone producing air cleaners. Stick with HEPA filter air cleaners.
Comment by KnightRider64000 — February 18, 2009 @ 10:36 pm
the zapping noises is probably from your cat….. cat fur floating around….then getting pulled in by the electrical force that the oreck is putting out and then “ZAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” cat fur zapage dude
I purchased mine today at Canadian Tire for $139.00!
Comment by coffeegirljlh — March 1, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
I just got my Oreck XL Air purifier at Canadian Tire the other day, for under 160.tax included.I bought it for my sons room…who has asthma and exzema… We dont have house pets or nor do we smoke….but right away I noticed a difference…his room smells so much fresher and his exzema is disappearing.I fell asleep in his room the other night and I slept like a baby. I havent heard the zapping that Xaves discribes, but this coming from a smoke free pet free home
Comment by pippipigtailz — March 6, 2009 @ 6:21 pm
I just returned my oreck. Just like the man said. Worked good for a few days, if that, and then started to zap. cleaned it, waited forever to dry. Started it back up again. Here it goes again, after one day, back to zap, zap, zap. Cleaned it again. Tryed this for 4 weeks. Could not take it anymore. Returned it to the store. Still looking for a good unit. Needs to clean 700 square feet. Thanks
Comment by freshcutfrys55 — March 9, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
I bought an oreck air purifier and quite frankly i have experienced no issues what so ever. It does what is descriibed well and i think it was well worth the price so far. I dont know how on earth you could think that opening the front hatch would difficult or how you could of broken it. Im not sure why your unit was zapping but I have not experienced that either, and I live in a college dorm so you could imagine how dirty it gets. Also I just cleaned my unit and it dried in about an 1.5 hours
Joshua- doesn’t really seem like you know what your talking about my man! Never has a Truman cell dried in 1.5 hours- now that is a joke. The table tops are ineffective, overpriced, badly designed and not that effective. I currently have 2 towers and 1 table top (which does not work well).
The table top works great for a couple of days, then the “arching” occurs constantly. The crisp air smell starts to vanish. Basically this machine is an air pusher!!!!
Buy the tower and buy an extra cell!
Buy the Oreck tower- I have two if them- for 1100 sq ft works amazing- I probably could use just one, but since I have a cat, I feel that one on each side of the room helps the flow!!! I would recommend buying an extra Truman cell so when you clean one the other is ready to go. I find the towers work amazing- the tabletop not so good. I promise I do not work for Oreck, but have been buying them for years. I know right now if you buy a tower- you get the table top for free- hope this helps.
You must live in a bubble…the machine will zap after 3-5 days no matter what!!! I have 2 towers and a table top and I clean it every 2 weeks without a doubt. This is a good review on the product. The charcoal should be replaced every 6 months (even if you are not smoking by the machine- I am not a smoker). And as for the red light- that rarely ever comes on and if it does- your machine was most definitely zapping!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on- lets be real with these reviews, must work for Oreck.
Good job on this review Xaves…I am thinking of doing a review for the tower. I do think that Oreck’s product are way over priced, especially now they are making them in China as opposed to good old USA. They are selling the tower for $599.99 (actually costs under $100.00 to make). Oreck is coming out with a new Air Purifier, hence why they are pushing current stock with all these promotions. The new machine will be called the “Gemini” and is suppose to be better then the current tabletop.
Not bad talking you man…I wouldn’t recommend putting it on a towel- it can rust that way. I would recommend however to put the cover on the table top and let the collector cell dry over that. Just make sure you shake it out- like you mentioned. I always have a back-up so I can switch and let the just cleaned cell sit for 2-3 weeks before I use it again- I use t put it on a towel, but noticed they were rusting, so I would do it the way I mentioned above or put it on a dish rack.
I enjoyed your review and you have excellent talent in your speaking. I bought an Oreck XL and removed the charcoal filter to see if the unit removes odor without it. It does removes odors without the filter. My XL works very nicely so far. The Truman cell was easy to remove. Only had it for 1 day thus awaiting for the zapping. Would be nice to you post a review of a Sharper Image. You would make an excellent salesman with your straight forward sincere style. Keep well and thanks!
Comment by drumsonly2002 — April 11, 2009 @ 9:10 pm
Thank you very much ^^. This is the information I wanted to hear and to find out the price (that they dont tell on the infomercial). I’m going to hunt around for a more cost friendly and more effective purifier. Thanks again ^.~
Comment by Auroraflair — April 27, 2009 @ 11:33 am
If its zapping that soon its not normal. My XL stays on 24/7 and will start to zap after about a month on the medium speed. I let it sit in a sink full of soapy water, rinse it off, let it air dry on the dish rack for an hour and its back in business. I only bought mine because it was a reman on clearance for $100 but its been working like a champ for 2 years now and I just left the charcoal filter out after it stopped doing anything.
I just purchase the table top Orect XL pro and thinking about returning it because the minute I put it on it started zapping and my house is clean very clean no dogs or cats neither.I bought just to purify the air I breathe…but i heard the motor breaks alot and bearings…
I have been using Oreck for the past 10 yeas and have enjoyed what it does . it zaps when the level of dust and air flow increases due to a major door being opened and dust from outside gets into the room. I have had no problems with it and the carbon filter does not require to be changed every three days at all and I have yet to change them . If you are using it in a very dirty or poluted environment then you may have this problem in which case you should be using the commercial tower model.