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Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review & Giveaway!

July 9, 2012

***** This fantastic giveaway is now closed *****

A couple of months ago I wrote about my obsession with the Oreck Orbiter® and how I love the way it breathes new life into my wood floors.  It does an awesome job getting up water spots, scuffs, and footprints.  But, I still needed a quality vacuum to sweep up dust, dirt, and dog hair on a daily basis.  And just like that, it was like the Oreck Magnesium™ vacuum Gods were listening.

Oreck sent me the Magnesium™ (retail value $499.99) to review and one of my lucky readers will receive their very own Oreck Magnesium™ vacuum, brand new and shipped directly from Oreck to their front porch!

Oreck-Magnesium

Honestly, I was a little skeptical about how much I would like the Oreck Magnesium™.  I owned another Oreck vacuum years ago but had to get rid of it when I found it hard to push on our new high pile carpet.  Since then, I have been using a vacuum that has some definite drawbacks despite it’s popularity.

My first impression of the Oreck Magnesium™ was that it was a nice height – especially for someone like me who is 5’8″.  The worst thing about vacuuming is being hunched over and having a killer backache afterwards.  It’s also incredibly light – 7.7lbs. to be exact – almost 15 lbs. lighter than the vacuum I regularly use.  And it has a nice long 30 ft. cord.

The Magnesium™ has large, high-performance wheels that don’t clatter over every plank of my wood floor.  It also has two push button settings – high for carpets and low for wood and tile flooring.  I really liked that I could simply push the button to change the setting instead of turning it off, bending over, and rotating a dial to change settings.  The Magnesium™ also has what they call self-propelled movement.  Essentially, it feels like it’s griping the floor and moving along without a ton of pushing effort.  By far its best feature is that it will almost lay flat to get under furniture.  This is a huge plus because in my house dust takes residence under my entry tables and I don’t have to use the broom when I use the Magnesium™.

Now, the Magnesium™ does have some room for improvement.  I wish it had an attachment nozzle to get into the nook and crannies of my kitchen and also an attachment for the stairs.  Don’t get me wrong though, I was able to use the vacuum on the stairs but it did require some special maneuvering.  I found too that the vacuum would fall backwards a lot after I had locked it into its upright position.  Maybe the handle is too top heavy for the overall weight of the appliance?  And finally, the location of the cord can be cumbersome.  It comes out from the bottom and often gets tangled up.  Oreck seems to have a remedy for this issue as the cord can be attached to a clip up near the handle.  I just wish the cord was permanently affixed there because I would forget to attach it with each use.

Now, remember I told you that I had to get rid of my old Oreck vacuum because it was too hard to push on high pile carpet?  I’m so happy to report that I didn’t have any problems using the Magnesium™ on the same high pile carpet in my home!

I am really pleased with the Oreck Magnesium™ and I think  you will be too!  So don’t you want to enter and get your own $499.99 Oreck Magnesium™?  Here’s what you have to do to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes. All opinions and descriptions are honest and of my reflect my own experience.  The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.

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{ 36 comments }

Sharon Greenthal July 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

I seem to go through vacuums too quickly. Maybe this is the one that will last!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I hope so! Thanks for entering and good luck!

Trista July 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

This looks like a vacuum I could REALLY use!! ;D

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m sure you’ll love it!

Kristin A. July 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

Congrats on the awesome giveaway Wendy!!!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Thanks! I see you entered! Good luck!

Ann July 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

I have the Oreck canister right now & love it; except that the cord is so short. I wouldn’t mind winning this one!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Ooh, bummer on the cord! Good luck winning the Magnesium!

Laura Lohr | My Beautiful Life July 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Ooooohhhh! This looks wonderful! We have a Dyson, but it doesn’t really clean the hardwoods that we now have.

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Ding, ding, ding! My thoughts exactly!
Good luck!!

Christie Moeller July 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

This is amazeballs! I love the lay flat feature!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

So do I! Good luck!

Katie @ OCMomActivities.com July 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

My beloved vacuum is wearing out and I need to replace it. This one sounds great!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Fingers crossed you win, Katie!

Nicole July 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I want this so badly I could cry. That and I loved your video!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Let’s hope you win!
And my little sister made my video! I love it too!

Suzanne July 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Love love love it and I’m SO jealous you got one to review! Please let me win this time!

Wendy July 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Thanks to Oreck for asking if I wanted to review one! Good luck Suzanne!

Yvonne Condes July 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Oooh, great giveaway. Everything in our house is falling apart at once – my laptop, our coffeemaker, and our washing machine. It’s only a matter of time before we lose our vacuum cleaner, too. Would love this.

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

It’s definitely a great giveaway! I’m glad you entered!

Emily July 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Whooo, love this giveaway! I’d kind of like to test it out against my Dyson in terms of pet hair pickup & see which one does a better job. (Then my petless parents can get the ‘loser’ – cause they seriously have a vacuum from 1992 right now and need a new one.)

San Diego Momma (@SanDiegoMomma) July 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I entered the heck out of this. I’m a vacuum aficionado, which is a nice way of saying “maniac.”

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

Yay for friends! Fingers crossed, girlie!

Presley's Pantry July 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

It looks so sleek….. love it.

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

It’s pretty snazzy! Good luck!

Caryn B July 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

Awesome…I owned an Oreck and I wasn’t happy with it but this one looks like they’ve made some improvements. I’m not going to enter b/c I’m happy with ours but thanks for the great review!

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thanks for your kind words!

Alma July 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

I totaly excited to be entering to win a vaccum!

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

Good luck Alma!

Caryn/The Mid Life Guru July 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Wendy, I loved your review and hope I can be pushing one of these lovely vacuum cleaners around my house soon.

Wendy July 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

Thank you! I wish you luck!

Michelle July 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I could really use a new vacuum – mine is so old! Fingers crossed.

Jessica July 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Awesome give away. LOVE

Ashley July 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Pick me pick me!! I hate my Dyson.

Rebecca July 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

3 dogs and 2 kids that only eat chips. No one is in more desperate need of vacuums than me.

Patty E. July 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Great, informative review! I especially liked the video – it shows how easy it is to maneuver the Oreck Magnesium and how light it is to carry up/down stairs – both things I need!

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