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Oreck Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Bagged Upright Vacuum, Model LW1500RS

Oreck Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Bagged Upright Vacuum, Model LW1500RS is ultralight, full size bagged corded upright vacuum cleaner.

Although it is not commercial unit, Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS is designed for keeping large homes and apartments clean. It doesn't feature any additional cleaning hose, wand or attachment, but it comes with enormous, 8-quart true-HEPA odor-eliminating, disposable bag, long power cord, excellent warranty conditions and even with free tuneups, and all is that packed in the vacuum that weighs less than 8 pounds!

Published: April 19, 2019.

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Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS Features and Specifications

Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS is one of the lightest, if not the lightest full-size upright vacuum. Without the power cord, it weighs only 7.72 pounds (~3.5 kg) and can be easily carried around, even up and down the stairs.

Power cord is 30 feet (~9.15 cm) long, providing very long cleaning reach using single wall power socket. Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - power cord is manually wrapped around wrap hooks with a quick release option.

Unit is powered via 3.5 Amps high-efficient motor, providing very good suction.

Note: 3.5 Amps doesn't sound much when being compared with 10-12 Amps vacuums, but whole unit is designed for simplicity and high efficiency.

Main cleaner head features single helix brushroll that spins up to 7000 RPMs (on high speed), picking up any debris that might be found on most common home floors.

Brushroll is not of tangle-free design, at it is up to the user to occasionally clean it from tangled dirt like fibers, human and pet hair, lint and similar debris.

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Physical dimensions of the Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS are 47.75 x 12 x 10.5 inches (~121 x 30.5 x 26.7 cm) and it features very low profile, allowing the unit to clean under most beds and sofas.

Main cleaner head also features strong LED headlights, which help the user to spot and clean in low light conditions and edge bristles, which can be very useful for cleaning edges and similar areas.

preck magnesium lw1500rs 3In order to help the user clean large areas quickly and easily, Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS features full swivel mechanism and the feel of self-propelled vacuum, combined with the large main wheels and the front bumper (just in case, of course).

Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS is designed for various floors, including both carpets and bare floors.

Unit features the wireless QuickSwitch in the handle, which lets the user to easily select the right power level, allowing the unit to quickly traverse and clean different floor types.

Note: Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS comes with motor protection system that shuts off the motor in the case of clogs and blockages. Although Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS is simple to assemble, use and maintain vacuum cleaner, when it arrives, be sure to read the manual first.

Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS uses disposable vacuum cleaner bags. Basically, there are two types of OEM bags: non-HEPA and HEPA vacuum bags.

preck magnesium lw1500rs 4Personally although HEPA disposable bags costs more, they are highly recommended.

Oreck HEPA disposable bags Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS are true-HEPA vacuum bags, being able to filter out 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles, including pollen, house dust, smoke, animal dander, mold spores and other potential allergens

Also, they feature a layer of activated charcoal for fighting and removal of odors.

Their capacity is approximately 8 quarts (slightly more than 7 liters) and that is a lot of dirt.

Vacuum bags' so-called SaniSeal Docking System automatically seals the bags, preventing the dirt from escaping when the bag is being changed.

Vacuum bags are tall, with large surface, causing minimal air-pressure drop as the bag is being filled with the dirt. However, if the very fine dust and dirt are being vacuumed, one will have to replace the bag even if it is not full up to the top.

Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS vs. Oreck Magnesium LW100

Both Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS and Oreck Magnesium LW100 are two lightweight, full size upright vacuums, featuring long power cord, excellent air filtration, true-HEPA odor fighting disposable vacuum bags etc.

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Main visual difference between Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS (on the left) and Oreck Magnesium LW100 (on the right) is in the color. Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS features black sides and blue outer zip-bag, while Oreck Magnesium LW100 features light-blue sides and black outer zip-bag.

bagAlso, there are few differences in the color of the main cleaner head.

Internally, Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS features wireless power controls integrated in the handle, while Oreck Magnesium LW100 features power controls integrated with the main power button - it is much easier to clean different floors with the newer Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS upright.

Also, motor, air flow pathways and the swivel neck of the Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS are slightly improved.

Warranty is also slightly different: Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS features 7-year limited warranty with 5 free tuneups, Oreck Magnesium LW100 comes with 7-year limited warranty with 3 free tuneups and very similar Oreck Magnesium LW100LR comes with 5-year limited warranty, but no free tuneups.

Obviously, being a newer model, Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS costs slightly more.


Long Story Short: Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS is excellent and rather lightweight corded, bagged upright vacuum cleaner. It is very simple, but durable unit, designed for keeping large areas clean, saving time and effort.

It doesn't have any additional cleaning hose, wand or attachment for cleaning elevated surfaces, but that is not what this vacuum is designed for.

For more reviews and recommendations, and for most up-to-date offers and prices, check Oreck Magnesium LW100 and Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS Amazon links (links open in the new windows).




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