Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, Model CC1600
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld is lightweight and rather versatile, corded, bagged vacuum cleaner, designed as small canister vacuum cleaner carried in one hand and used with another hand. Also, thanks to its shoulder strap, it can be carried on the shoulder.
Broad range of cleaning tools, compact design, HEPA air filtration, the ease of use and maintenance etc. make this unit suitable for cleaning stairs and other elevated surfaces at homes and apartments, supplementing the main upright, canister or stick vacuum cleaner.
Published: December 23, 2019.
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld Features and Specifications
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld weighs only ~5 pounds (~2.27 kg) and can be easily carried in one hand or using shoulder strap.
Power cord is wrapped around the lower part of the canister and is ~20 feet (~6.1 feet) long - power cord perhaps may be longer, but for most cleaning tasks at home, it is more than long enough, especially since it is combined with 5 feet (~1.52 cm) long flexible cleaning hose, that may be further combined with telescopic wand and other cleaning tools and attachments.
Oreck CC1600 design is the combination of simplicity and elegant design - main body of the vacuum is carried using ergonomic handle, under which there is a control button that is used for turning the unit on and off.
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld comes with the following cleaning tools:
- bare floor cleaning tool is wide cleaning tool intended for vacuuming/cleaning of the bare floors, walls and up to the point, low-pile carpets.
- upholstery tool is intended for vacuuming upholstered furniture and similar surfaces.
- crevice tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, intended for cleaning gaps, corners, edges, crevices and similar hard to reach areas.
- dusting brush is used for vacuuming dust and other small dirt particles from sensitive surfaces.
- telescopic extension wand is used for for vacuuming floors and elevated surfaces. If required, unit may be extended by some 10 inches (~25 cm).
- shoulder strap is not directly used as vacuuming tool, but it helps the user to carry the unit around more easily.
Despite being rather compact unit, Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld features multilayered HEPA air filtration system based on the Oreck's vacuum bags, motor micro filter and exhaust HEPA (HF1000) air filter.
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate uses two types of vacuum bags:
- PKBB12DW are 'common' paper inner vacuum bags, that may be purchased in several packages, with twelve bags packages containing one motor micro air filter. Although these bags are considered as 'common' disposable paper bags, they do feature triple-layered construction that helps trap small particles of dust, pollen and other allergens.
- PKBB12OF are hypo-allergic odor-fighting cloth disposable vacuum bags. They feature a layer of activated carbon intended for capturing common household odors, including pet odors. Twelve bags packages of PKBB12OF vacuum bags also contain one motor micro air filter.
Both PKBB12DW and PKBB12OF vacuum bags are easy to replace and fairly cheap per unit, especially paper bags.
Note: in order to keep the required HEPA level of air filtration, it is necessary to use original Oreck vacuum bags. Also, Oreck CC1600 is simple to use and maintain vacuum cleaner, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly - better safe than sorry.
Air filters are mechanical and according to the Oreck, they are not washable - change motor protection air filter after approximately every 12 disposable bags and replace HEPA air filter when the suction is decreased using brand new vacuum bag and motor air filter.
Oreck CC1600 doesn't feature 'Bag Full' or 'Dirty Filters' sensors and it is up to the user to determine when it is time to change the HEPA air filter or to replace HEPA air filter.
Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld comes with 3-year limited warranty.
Long Story Short: Oreck CC1600 Ultimate Handheld is compact and versatile unit that does its cleaning job thoroughly - it has good suction, excellent multilayered air filtration, it is easy to use and maintain, has long reach and versatile cleaning tools, etc.
If you are looking for a second vacuum cleaner for your home or apartment or even for the first, entry-level main home vacuum, consider this unit.
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