06 February 2012

Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review & Giveaway!

This Giveaway is officially closed to all new entrants. 

The winner was chosen via random.org.

And the winner is: #51 Jessica D!! 
*please contact me within the next 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen


I will be the first to admit that doing household chores really isn't my favorite thing. I'd say that doing the dishes is my least favorite. Yep. That's the worst. Everything else kind of ties for second place, except vacuuming. No lie, I always sort of secretly liked vacuuming. It has a calming effect on me. Maybe it's the white noise? Okay but as much as I don't mind vacuuming, I still didn't to it a ton because our old vacuum was heavy and bulky. Which made it quite the chore for me... I was always panting and sweating moving that thing around. And especially since we moved in the house, I have a really hard time getting it up & down the stairs. And being 7 months pregnant?? Yah... not happening.

When I was contacted by Oreck to do a review of their new Magnesium vacuum cleaner, I pretty much JUMPED out of my seat. Why you ask? Click on this link and take a look for yourself.

The very first thing that stood out to me was that it only weights 7.7 pounds!! That is less than Bennett weighed when he was born! It's super slender design makes it easy to store in the closet and get around small areas. 

It's got an extremely strong frame, which makes it super durable. That's important to me, having a 2 y/o running around. Who by the way, is OBSESSED with the vacuum.


Yes, he's thrilled about Mama's new toy. And so am I. Let me tell you about one of the things that I love MOST about the Magnesium vacuum. You know how you have to stop in the middle of your vacuuming and move a big item of furniture just so you can get to the space underneath?? Not anymore!! The Magnesium vacuum cleaner has the ability to lay flat, so that I can vacuum underneath tables and shelving without a struggle!!

Here is an example of how easy it is to clean under things. And yes, that is me and my big ol' belly vacuuming under the coffee table and loving it. It does an AWESOME job. The suction is extremely strong so it really sucks up everything extremely well.

Oreck says it  best:

The Oreck Advantage - Direct Suction

Our direct suction design delivers dirt in a straight, efficient path right to the vacuum bag. It's a streamlined design that works beautifully with a smaller motor — and one reason why Oreck uprights are so lightweight. Here's how: our upright vacuums incorporate a "dirty air system" in which dirt is pulled through a fan that breaks it into smaller particles that get sucked up into the vacuum. Oreck's smaller motor drives this fan, as well as the brushroll. Because these smaller motors sit closer to the floor they provide efficient suction and are able to spin the brushroll incredibly fast.
In addition to vacuuming our carpets, I also tried it out on our hardwood floor in the kitchen. Hallelujah! A solution to having to get out the broom! It does an incredible job on the hardwood. Not a crumb left on the floor after I'm done.

Another awesome feature of the this vacuum cleaner is the nifty cord clip on that back underneath the handle. So now instead of having to hold the excess cord with one hand and trying to vacuum, I can just clip the cord up and I'm good to go!

To summarize, the super sleek design makes this vacuum easy to carry, easy to store, and easy to maneuver. I've been so happy with it's performance. I love that I can get it up and down the stairs and not have to worry about breaking my back. And now, I actually enjoy taking it out to vacuum because I no longer consider it a "chore". I hope you will go check it out and read all about it!!! You will be impressed.


Disclosure: I received this product to review for free from Oreck. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Oreck has offered to GIVE AWAY one of their new Magnesium Vacuums to one of A Sorta Fairytale's readers!! That's a $499 value! Eeeeep! Amazing right?

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Giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. contiguous states.


112 comments:

Nani said...

I am loving the fact that is lays flat. That's freakin awesome. 

Lisa said...

That's awesome how lightweight it is!

Jina Malone said...

Love that it is only 7 lbs.  That is a big plus in my book. 

Jessica Diamond said...

I'm loving the fact that it's lightweight and it can be used on hardwood floors. That's all we will have in the new house and it would be amazing to win this.

Megan Landmeier said...

Um, lies flat?  Yes please. 

Brienne ZWICKL said...

I tend to think that if I had a more lightweight vacuum, I'd do it more. :) (I've got a Dyson, and while it does the job, that thing is super heavy!!)

Liz Luscomb said...

That it is only 7.7 pounds!!  How awesome! ;) lizluscomb(at)live(dot)com

Merrilee Dilley said...

Super light, lays flat, AND works on hardwood? Sold!

Sgiggly86 said...

The thing i love most is that its only 7.7lbs! I feel you on sweating up a storm just trying to vacuum our small house!

EmmaB said...

I learned that it is only 7.7 lbs.  That's amazing, and would be awesome for vacuuming the stairs! emmamead at live dot com

Kristy Villa said...

It's really light, making it easy to carry & store and it lays flat to get underneath furniture!

Erin B said...

It'll work on my hardwoods and carpet! Not all vacuums do this very well!

Sarah H said...

I learned that it is only 7.7 lbs! wow! That would make lugging the vacuum up the stairs way less of a chore in  itself!

SarahinSC said...

I have an OLD Oreck and still LOVE it! I like that this new on can lie flat to get under furniture. Perfect!

Shannon Linser said...

I learned that it's only 7.7lbs! Awesome!

Andrea said...

I learned that the magnesium frame is stronger than several types of steel.  Nice! 

Stephanie said...

I had no clue it was so light!!

Emily Hannah said...

7.7 lbs?  That's amazing!

libbyuglesich said...

That it has an extremely strong frame... which is great when you have a little toddler boy running around like we do! ;) 

kk @ the mom diggity said...

I love that it lays flat!!!!! So cool!

Chelsey said...

I learned that it's even safe enough to use on Persian rugs :) I love that it lays flat to go under furniture!

casey said...

I think my favorite feature on the vacuum is the clip to hold the chord! I hate holding the dang chord while I am vacuuming...what a novel idea to put a clip there to help us moms out...how come they don't all do that?? :)  And could a woman ever look cuter preggo and vacuuming as you do??

Heather kale said...

I have to agree with the things you pointed out, the laying flat andthe cord holder. Those are awesome features. I also love how it works 102mph. I also like the simple changing of the bags and the long lasting belt. It seems like the perfect vacumn cleaner!

Tara said...

I love the clip! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it has the ability to lay flat!! That is amazing! 

Adedrickson said...

Love love love that it can lay flat! I hate moving things around to vacumn!

Kelly Hamilton said...

I can't believe how light it is! A whole pound smaller than my son when he was born too!

Stephanie T. said...

ohhh! i love how light it is! momma likes light vacuums. 

April9425 said...

I love that it lays flat and uses a HEPA bag!  

amanda said...

7 pounds AND direct suction? Sign me up!

Kimberly Fischer said...

Less than 8 pounds? I'm sold!

Tara Ourjourney said...

its super light & has great suction! YES PLEASE!

Lilly said...

it's 7.7lbs? thats fantastic. would be great for apartment life!

lisa w. said...

It works on hardwood!!

Amy T Watts said...

It only weighs 7.7 pounds. That is awesome!

Brandi Litchfield said...

I have a vacuum that is somewhat similar to this, but obviously not as good. Mine is also lightweight, but the suction is no longer good. But to say something different that everyone else, I LOVE the little clip for the cord on the back of the handle! I hate having to hold that every time I vacuum and I think that is such a simple and brilliant idea!

amy@agoodlife said...

it weighs less than Bennett did at birth?  only 7.7 pounds?? that's crazy!  i want it.

Carolyn said...

Wow that looks like an awesome Vacuum! It's powerful and the best part it's lightweight! Love it! 

christyjohnson said...

I learned that this vacum has a special "Dirty air" system and smaller motors that sit closer to the ground, allowing you to pick up more dirt. Cool!
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Meg @ Beauty&theBanker said...

Something I learned: It is the lightest Orek upright ever and that is due to it's small motor. That will be nice when I vacuum with Sadie strapped to my chest :)

MsEllie112 said...

I love that it goes under furniture because it has the ability to lay flat. ugh..no more stopping and starting, again! yipppeee!!!

Chelsea Thom said...

It's the lightest Orek! That's HUGE for me because I'm so scrawny, I can't be lugging around a heavy vacuum!

Misty said...

I love the light weight and that is a pretty awesomely cool handle. Very ergonomically friendly.

Kathleen Hall Gee said...

The Magnesium is lightweight because of its direct suction technology and small motor!

Ashley H said...

It has the option to vacuum on high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. It's also lightweight. 

Momofthreeunder said...

Oh this vac and I go way back. I am stalking it from blog to blog :) I know that it is lightweight at around 7lbs,  and has a pretty awesome long (30ft) cord, and it can switch from linolium to carpet with the flip of a switch.

Daina said...

I learned that in addition to being only 7.7 pounds, it is gentle on persian rugs. Looks awesome!

Alicia said...

I find it pretty cool that they've come up with a vac that only weighs a little over 7 pounds! Also being 7 months pregnant, I could totally use that right about now!

christinagomez123 said...

I learned that it comes with a 7 year limited warranty! :)

jennyguns said...

I learned that it only weighs 7.7lbs and will work on my tile. Yay!

Trisha B said...

I learned that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture.

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I learned that it's gentle enough for Oriental and Persian rugs

Melissa said...

I love that it can transition seamlessly between the carpet and hardwood!

Kiara Buechler said...

I think it was meant to be, the Oreck weighs the same amount D weighed when he was born!

Libbybonjour said...

it can lay flat making it easy to clean under furniture. LOVE that! and it's very light weight!

Libbybonjour said...

i liked oreck on facebook!

Libbybonjour said...

i now follow oreck on twitter!

Libbybonjour said...

following YOU on twitter!

Libbybonjour said...

i liked you on facebook. actually think i already did. but now i officially do!

Meagan said...

I've learned that it can be used on multiple floor types, which I really like because I'm a lazy cleaner! lol

Summer Crosbie said...

I like that it only weighs 7.7 lbs because the one I have right now is a beast!  I can barely lift it up the stairs without taking a break.

Jessica Pugliese said...

Awesome, works on multiple flooring's, lightweight, good suction, and lays flat!

Jessica J. said...

I learned that it has a HEPA inner bag.  Yay for cleaner air!

Stephanie said...

 the large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet

Summer said...

It is super light weight and  can lay down and get under furniture.

Summer said...

I like" Oreck on Facebook

Summer said...

I follow @oreck on twitter.

Summer said...

I Follow you!!!! @MandyChiappini on Twitter

Summer said...

I like you on facebook!

Summer said...

I tweeted the giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/spazmaticme/status/167047410433007616

Summer said...

https://twitter.com/#!/spazmaticme/status/167047410433007616 tweeted the giveaway!

Summer said...

I tweeted the giveaway.

Toni said...

I love that it's lightweight and easy to use.

Shannon said...

Wow, I could handle 7.7 lbs!

Heather Clark said...

I learned it can do hardwoods?!?! My whole house is hardwood. Thank you Jesus!!! 

Heather Clark said...

I liked Oreck on FB.

Heather Clark said...

I liked "asortafairytale" on FB. 

Carla Mathis said...

I liked you and Oreck on Facebook. I also learned that this vacuum can lie flat to get under furniture! I need this! :)

Chelsea @The Curly Cues said...

I learned that it sits closer to the floor because it has a smaller motor! :)

Melissa said...

Okay, you probably think I'm the biggest goober considering I emailed you yesterday not knowing what the heck I was doing.  lol  So please ignore that email.  I thought I wrote what I learned up in that giveaway thing.  So here's what I learned in the correct spot. ;)  I learned that it has a long-lasting Endurolife belt.  This is awesome because we had to replace the belt on our vacuum one too many times!

MalloryMusing said...

I learned all about it's direct suction which is awesome because my floors need all the suction they can get.

erica best said...

I love the
Easy Snap Cord

Debbie C said...

I learned the Oreck Magnesium has twin LED headlights and I think that is so neat and useful.  It also has a good long cord so you're not constantly having to unplug and move to the next outlet.

Dana said...

I love that it lays flat, has easy snap cord , cord clip and of course its very light weight.

Janae said...

It vacuums hardwood!! sign me up!

Melissa S said...

I learned ( and was amazed !) by how light it was! Less than 8 pounds would be amazing because we have carpet on multiple levels!

kpen said...

I had no idea it was so stream line. Great for my small apartment!!!

sabrina said...

i love how lightweight it is & that is lays almost flat to get under the furniture

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Selena Stoney said...

I love that it can lay flat that is such a big deal for me!

Schmidty said...

That long cord was be such an improvement over what I am using now, and I like that it's so lightweight

Kkaneda said...

Love that it goes from hardwoods to carpet. And it has a bag! Who wants all th dust flying around from a bagless!? Gross. Lightweight- check. Goes flat to fit under furniture- check. It's perfect! I need it!

Laura S. said...

I learned it only weighs 7.7 lbs, so light yet powerful. That's amazing!

Lilnursejen said...

I learned that it can practically go flat so that you can vacuum almost any space! Love it!

Tabitha Evans said...

that it weighs 7.7 lbs 
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Sarah Halstead said...

It only weighs 7.7 pounds. So light!

Sarah said...

It can lay flat! Yay!

EV said...

It won't bother my mom's back because it's so light

Heidi said...

Whoa! It will work on different flooring types-so awesome-I have carpet and hard wood flooring. 

Diane Z said...

I learned it has 2 speed setting.

malanda said...

It's super light, 7.7 lbs! That to me is awesome!

Elisabeth said...

Lightweight, can vacuum carpet and hard floors, AND can reach under furniture?? Sounds heavenly!!

Christinejessamine said...

i learned that it is only 7.7 lb, very light compared to other vaccums

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Sonya said...

I learned that the magnesium has two speed settings.

Emily said...

It has large wheels for easy maneuvering!  Awesome!

Molly Bussler said...

Love that it goes from carpet to rugs and everything floor in between, great product indeed! Thank you!

Sharon said...

It's very light compared to other vacuums (especially my own!)

Sarahacarroll22 said...

It has the abbility to lay flat and fit under furniture!

Izabella said...

I like that it has a HEPA bag... no more messy "bag-less" cleaning!

Julie said...

There are two different speeds.  One for carpets and one for other floors like hardwood.  Very nice!

Heleen Kelly said...

102 mph of airflow? Wowee!

Ashlee Ridlon said...

It's the lightest Oreck upright ever! Nice vacuum! 

Kate Schwartz said...

very impressed with the 102 mph of airflow! whoo hoo!

Heather Rufenacht said...

Love that it can lay flat!

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