My Dad is a freak about cleaning floors (Sorry Dad. I’ve exposed you, but it’s totally true). My parents house is equipped with everything from brooms and floor dusters, to a battery operated vacuums and a central vac system.
I inherited my Dad’s obsession with clean floors – I have a tendency to pull out the vacuum everyday. As a result, I consider myself something of a vacuum
So when Oreck contacted me about reviewing their new Magnesium vacuum cleaner, I was more than happy to give it a go.
You might not have known about my obsessive-compulsive floor cleaning genes, but if you follow me on Instagram you probably know that I have a super –
naughty awesome beagle named Jersey.
She’s an inside dog and her favorite thing to do is roll around on my nice rug and burrow under the pillows on the couch (see guilty “I’ve been caught” look below).
You’ve heard of dust bunnies? Well they’ve got nothing on beagle fluff the size of small tumbleweed wafting around my house. Not exaggerating.
Cleaning the floors to my standards is always a process. It goes something like this…
- Sweep hardwood floors (if I vacuum first, the hair just flies around)
- Vacuum hardwood floors
- Dust mop hardwood floors
- Vacuum any stray beagle hair off hardwood floors
Takes a good hour.
Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review
On my first go ’round with the Magnesium vacuum cleaner I ran through the process just as I normally would, sweeping the floor up first. Here’s what it looked like (close your eyes if you can’t handle gross):
I was pleasantly surprised that the powerful Magnesium easily picked this stuff up. Even better? The fluff didn’t fly. I was able to vacuum the rest of the floor without any sweeping. Plus it picked up so well, I didn’t have to use the dust mop.
I saved so much time, I was able to not only complete the rest of the house in the time it usually takes me to vacuum just the one floor. Woot!
I’ve now used the vacuum several times and I can truly say that the Magnesium is the BEST vacuum I have ever owned.
Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Features
Here are a few of the Magnesium’s features that I found particularly wonderful…
It has two speeds for pick up, easily accessible on the back of the vacuum. The high speed is so very powerful (and just a tich loud), it almost vacuums itself. No lie. A little research on the Oreck site and I know why, this vacuum’s top airflow speed is 102 mph.
On the highest speed the vacuum picked up everything and the lower speed worked great on my area rugs.
This vacuum is incredibly lightweight, like carry with one finger, because it’s under 10 lbs.
Speaking of carrying, I have four flights of stairs in my house. The Magnesium has a great carrying handle on the back that makes taking it up and down stairs a cinch!
It’s also super thin, easy to store and moves under (see top photo) and around furniture as needed.
Oreck Magnesium Cristicism
I currently have a bag-less vacuum. It’s convenient not to have to worry about buying and replacing bags.
Fortunately, replacing the bag in the Oreck is really easy and it’s worth the added work for the added power and pick up.
I would be ready to throw my old vacuum out the window, or use it’s fancy “design” to sell it on Craigslist, but without a hose I don’t have the ability to vacuum off the furniture.
Finally, and this is really nitpicky, I would love it if the vacuum came in other colors.
The folks at Oreck are really generous and have offered a Magnesium vacuum cleaner for giveaway here on SNAP! That’s right. One of you lucky kids is going to receive a super-powerful, completely amazing Oreck Magnesium vacuum of your own! The manufacturers suggested retail on this machine is $499, so I’d say that’s quite a treat, wouldn’t you?
Mandatory for entry: Visit Oreck and then come back and tell me one thing you learned about the Magnesium.
- Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
- Winner chosen at random using Raffelcopter.
- This giveaway begins: 8/30/2012 and runs through 9/6/2012.
- You must be a 18 years or older and live in one of the 48 contiguous states in the United States to be eligible to win this prize.
- Prize will be shipped by Oreck (Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes). Oreck provided me with a Magnesium vacuum cleaner to review for free. All opinions expressed in the post are mine.