The best performance and quality buy is the Oreck XL21 HEPA vacuum cleaner. This Oreck vacuum uses HEPA filter technology and guarantees a lifetime HEPA filter. It offers a more ergonomic handle and sound dampening technology so it’s quieter than the other models.
It is still very light weight at 11 pounds, and it automatically adjusts from bare floors to carpets. The Oreck XL21 vacuum cleaner was listed in the top 10 of Consumer Reports’ vacuum cleaner ratings.