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Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review & Giveaway!

July 9, 2012

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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!


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:

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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.