How does the Oreck ORB550MC work? It’s called the “Orbiter” by the brand, and we see exactly why. It’s equipped with a rotating head that cleans a variety of floor surfaces, from carpeted to bare hardwood floors.
“No water, no motor brushes, no belts…” assures Oreck, and apparently, you don’t need prior experience in operating this machine. But let’s ask the big question here: Is it any good? Should you get one?
To help you find the answer and make a decision, here’s our Oreck ORB550MC Commercial Orbiter review where we give you what previous buyers say about their unit.
First, A Quick Rundown of the Oreck ORB550MC’s Top Features
– You don’t need to assemble anything. As written in the manual, the Oreck ORB550MC comes completely assembled, so it should be ready to use out of the box. The only time you’ll “assemble” anything is when you opt to attach an accessory (e.g., bonnet, pad, or sand screen).
– It weighs about 24 pounds and has a cleaning path of 13 inches.
– This floor machine comes with a patented “T” handle, which is designed to give you full control of the Orbiter.
– The Oreck ORB550MC has a “perfectly balanced counter-weight system” that helps you smoothly glide this machine in a side to side motion.
– It comes with a 50-foot cord.
– With the Orbiter, together with special types of Oreck cleaners and attachments, you can do the following types of cleaning: dry carpet cleaning, bonnet cleaning, surface cleaning, deep cleaning (stone and tile floors). It can even help in sandscreening and waxing jobs.
Consumer Feedback: Pros and Cons of the Oreck ORB550MC
– Performance. Is it any good? Apparently so, based on the general feedback. Although not everyone would agree – one person said it’s not “professional-grade” – most of the previous buyers say that this floor machine gets the job done.
In the advertisement, the Oreck ORB550MC can be used on a variety of floors or surfaces. True enough, based on consumer reviews, this machine can be used on the following surfaces with cleaning success: tiles, carpets, wood floors, hard floors.
– Operation. It’s indeed easy to operate. At least two people even said you can handle it with one hand if you have to. Some people say it’s “super heavy,” but it glides easily.
– Construction. Several people have described this floor machine as “well-built” and “sturdy.”
– Weight. This is under 28 pounds as advertised, but while it’s running, you won’t really feel its weight. However, when you turn it off, it feels heavy, making it quite difficult to carry it to the storage area. It doesn’t help that it doesn’t come with wheels.
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Bottomline: Oreck ORB550MC Commercial Orbiter Review
Here’s our final say.
Based on consumer feedback the Oreck ORB550MC serves its purpose well. Several people say that it cleans your grouts and floors without having to get down on your knees. It saves you from incurring back pain.
Do we recommend this floor machine?
Absolutely! Not only will it prevent you from hurting your knees and back, it will also save you from spending hundreds of dollars on cleaning services.