Yes, I am writing a post about a vacuum cleaner.


What? You mean you don’t vacuum your house in a dress and heels? DOMESTIC GODDESS STATUS REVOKED!

Let’s talk about the newest love of my life. Yes, it’s a vacuum cleaner, and although some of you might think that a little awkward, if you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I love me some clean floors. I am a Vacuuming Expert, a Sweeping Expert… basically, if you need to someone to come over and rid you of all the dust bunnies on your floor, I’m your girl.

Remember how excruciating it was for me to leave those Cheerios on my kitchen floor for this experiment? I shudder at the thought.

Here’s the deal. I’m not going to name names, but D and I plunked down a LOT of cash for a very popular vacuum cleaner a few years ago, and although that very popular vacuum cleaner was very loved during the first few months, it quickly became the bane of our existence. It was horrible. It wouldn’t suck up 50% of what was on the floor, and we were totally baffled. I can’t tell you how many times we would look at each other and say, “maybe we’re doing it wrong.” Doing it wrong? It’s a VACUUM CLEANER, not a highly scientific projectile rocket launcher. Yet we would try and try and then visit the the manufacturer-approved repair facility who would replace a random part, only to see no significant improvement when we returned home. Let me be completely frank, our housekeeper wouldn’t even use it. She instead lugged a 50-pound monster from 1979 around the house instead of utilizing the Fancy New Vacuum.

The vacuum was highly annoying, to say the least. Especially to a lady who quite enjoys vacuuming her floors. So when Oreck contacted me about sending me the new Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Combo, I kind of flipped out like a freak of nature. YES, ORECK. PLEASE SEND ME THE VACUUM. P.S. – I LOVE YOU.

You guys. YOU GUYS. I’m trying so hard not to be all cringeworthy vacuum cleaner fan girl, but I love it so much. It sucks up everything. Everything! You can use it on all types of floors and rugs! It lies virtually flat, so you can vacuum allllllll the way underneath chairs and other furniture! AND! It weighs 7 pounds. I am totally serious when I tell you than I can hold the vacuum cleaner above my head with one hand.

Now, of course, it retails for $600, so it better be a damn good vacuum cleaner, right? It is worth every penny though, and I would gladly spend my cash on this bad boy. (Immediately followed by setting the former Fancy Vacuum Cleaner aflame while performing some Wiccan dance routines in my driveway.) Don’t forget that the combo includes the Ultimate Handheld Vac, a powerful, portable and lightweight handheld vacuum. If your current handheld vacuum is a little lackluster (let’s say it sucks up Cheerios, but the second you turn it off, the Cheerios fall right out of the nozzle onto the floor…you know what I’m talking about…), you will love this awesome little vac.

Drumroll, please. Oreck is giving away one Magnesium Vacuum Combo to a lucky Whoorl reader. Awesomeness. There are a few ways to enter.

1. The first (and mandatory) entry is to head over to Oreck, check out the vacuum, and leave a comment on this post about one thing you learned about the Magnesium.

If you’d like some extra chances to win, here are some more options. Please leave me a separate comment for each that you do so you get full opportunities to win!

2. Follow @oreck on Twitter.

3. Like Oreck on Facebook.

4. Sign up for Oreck’s email list by clicking on the orange “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar on the right at Oreck’s website.

The giveaway winner must be a resident of the 48 contiguous states. Sorry, Hawaii and Alaska. You know I love you guys, though.

Entries will be accepted until next Tuesday, May 29th at 6 p.m. PST. I’ll announce the winner the following day. Good luck, everyone!

Oreck kindly provided me with the Magnesium Vacuum Combo. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.



  1. 7,000 rpm rollerbrush! pick me!

    also, how does it do with long hair? i have found that i spend most of my time vacuuming cutting my [super long and straight] hair out of the beater bar.

  2. I love me some vacuuming! I like the idea of the Quickswtich on the back. Gotsta switch between rug and floor seamlessly!

  3. jessica says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a two-speed switch on a vacuum before. Thanks for sharing!

  4. meaghan says:

    It has a direct suction path! Thanks for the giveway!

  5. It has a 30 ft cord which menas I will never have to unplug it in my tiny condo!

  6. I love vacuuming too! And I need a new one that actually picks up pet hair. And I love the 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups!

  7. I find it awesome that the vacuum lies flat for cleaning under furniture – no more heaving my large sofas out of the way! I love that this vacuum works great on hardwood floors! I have yet to find a vacuum that doesn’t need a broom to catch its leftovers. I would love to try this in my kitchen – thanks for sharing :)
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  8. I love the Ultimate Handheld Vac it comes with – super handy!

  9. Totes speaking my language… I love a good vacuum cleaner, and ours – recently – died. I’ve been using the shopvac from the garage. SAVE ME!

  10. What up maneuverability! And lays flat for vacuuming under furniture? Perfect.

  11. It uses a BAG, which I never thought I would want… until owning a vacuum without a bag. Such a mess!
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  12. That cord length is awesome! And switching easily (without having to wear steel toed shoes to do the vacuuming) from rug to hard floor!

  13. Love the notion of having a HEPA filter. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  14. So the Magnesium lays perfectly flat, you mean it can fit UNDER MY COUCH? SOLD!!!
    AND I can use it on my rugs!!! SOLD!

    Four kids? I NEED THIS!!!
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  15. I am all about this vacuum weighing 7.7 pounds. Lugging our current vacuum up and down our stairs is the bane of my existence.

  16. Liked them on FB!!!
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  17. I love that it has a warranty. Good for those of us who ritualistically vacuum at least three times a day… not that I do that or anything…

  18. Loved that I learned it has a handheld vac too!
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  19. Magnesium lies virtually flat, has a wide cleaning path and a 30 ft. cord, making it easy to cover a lot of ground, quickly get in and out of tight spots and get up and down stairs.
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  20. Liked them on FB!
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  21. Learned you get two in one! Wahoo!
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  22. I love that it is designed to work on all floor types. My current vaccuum sucks (or rather doesn’t) for anything other than carpet. The accompanying hand vac is so awesome, too. Great giveaway!

  23. Also followed them on twitter! I need me a new vacuum desperately! :)
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  24. Jesse B. says:

    I have a fancy spendy vacumm also, and my biggest complaint is the huge ordeal it is to attach a hose for window sills and under cabinets. I think on the Magnesium I would love how lightweight it is and for the portable version, I would love the ability to just grab it and clean up quick messes!

  25. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I learned that it lays flat! What an amazing feature!!

  26. I learned it comes with 3 yearly tune-ups!

  27. Jesse B. says:

    Liked on facebook!

  28. I love my Oreck and would give this one to my mom. I love the annual tune-ups – so smart! because who really cleans their vacuum every year?

  29. I followed Oreck on Twitter!

  30. Rhonda Grisham says:

    Following Oreck on Twitter @trrg12

  31. Rhonda Grisham says:

    Like Oreck on FB

  32. Jesse B. says:

    Followed on twitter! Love that it lays flat!

  33. I signed up for emails from Oreck.

  34. Rhonda Grisham says:

    Signed up for Oreck’s emails.

  35. I like that you can use it on all floors. I have carpet, hard wood and ceramic tile on my first floor alone. I also like the direct suction…it seems much less complicated.

  36. I liked Oreck on Facebook, too.

  37. I followed them on twitter, too.

  38. meaghan says:

    Singed up for the email list!

  39. What did I learn about it? It’s super light-weight, way more money than my husband would feel comfortable spending on a vacuum and has very positive reviews! Maybe with this I could actually carry the vacuum up and down the stairs in my pregnant condition. (Of course, maybe I’d still have to force the hubby to… gotta take what you can get while you can, right?)
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  40. For reals. Quickswitch. Lays flat. 7lbs. Includes a handy vac. Wht’s not to like?! I have 2 toddlers and do not like to vac, but hate crumbs more!

  41. Christina says:

    I’m sold on the weight and on the HEPA filter because the hubby has bad allergies. When we first got married I used the bagged vacuums and almost killed him one time when the dust spilled (ok so kill is a little dramatic). Thanks for the sponsored giveaway, I may have to look into this anyway, we need a new vac.

  42. Liked em on FB and also liked the vac too (that wasn’t part of the deal, but I really do like it!)

  43. I learned there were different power levels for different types of flooring which would come in handy for my house! The majority of our house is hardwood, bathrooms are tile and we have a few area rugs.

  44. Ooh, love the HEPA filter design since my 5yrold has asthma.

  45. It can be used on hardwood floors!

  46. I liked Oreck on Facebook too!!

  47. You had me at handheld vac. Goodbye cheerios in the couch.

  48. Two speeds? That’s brilliant.

    We have a horrible (but at least inexpensive) vacuum. Every time I use it, I think of Dave Barry’s comment about how men think you should just run a board along the floor to get the lines. That’s pretty much what mine does.
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  49. YES PLEASE!!! My vacuum cleaner is a massive beast that is barely has any suction left.

    And HELLO – the Oreck Magnesium has a SHOULDER STRAP for carrying it around with you while you use the different attachments to get in all those dust-bunny-filled crevices of the house?? Genius, i tell you.

  50. I liked Oreck on FB!

  51. Miranda says:

    I can’t decide if I like the fact that it is so lightweight (my newborns both weighed more than this vacuum!) or that it lays almost completely flat so I can pick up cheerios from under the couch.

  52. I love that this is a flat vacuum I hate moving the furniture every time I vacuum! Great giveaway. I need this!

  53. I learned that it has a two speed switch. May I say that we DESPERATELY need this vacuum? Ours just exploded (really) and we own a Great Pyrenees. Great Pyrenees= long white double coat.

    Did I mention we desperately need this vacuum?

  54. I just signed up for their emails.


  55. “liked” them on facebook :)
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  56. I signed up for their emails!
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  57. OMGEEEEEEEE i have been dying for an oreck b/c my big fat Kenmore canister vac has been a useless piece of cr*p! I just got new hardwoods and wanted the perfect vac for area rugs and wood. I WANT THIS ORECK SOOOO BAD! I totally get why you are so excited! I stare at the Oreck store longingly every time I drive by.

  58. I like that it lays flat.

  59. just liked Oreck on Facebook!


  60. Besides being only 7lbs and apparently able to suck up all hidden cat hair, I kind of love the 30 foot cord. I hate having to unplug and replug every 10 feet with my current vacuum.

  61. ambient says:

    I learned that the brush spins extra fast, which is very convenient because my cheap matted-down apartment carpet can always use more lift!

  62. Kristen says:

    I love the Quickswitch! Makes switching between carpet and hardwood so much easier!

  63. Love the two-in-one option. I love to vaccum as I shed my long dark hair like crazy all over our light colored floors. Ick.

  64. I learned that the Magnesium has the Quickswitch, which allows for agile movement across multiple surfaces – which would be great for my house! And my current vacuum is on it’s last legs, so perfect timing! :)

  65. I have followed @oreck on Twitter :)

  66. I have signed up for the Oreck emails :)

  67. And I liked Oreck on Facebook :)

  68. It’s the lightest Oreck vacuum EVER!

  69. Absolutely loving the fact that it’s 7 pounds. Crazy!

  70. ambient says:

    Signed up for emails.

  71. Laura S says:

    I LOVE that it lies flat AND includes a handheld vacuum. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  72. ambient says:

    Followed on twitter.

  73. I found out that the large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings which give the Magnesium maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet.
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  74. I learned that it is the lightest full powered vacuum in America…which means my 8 year old can vacuum the stairs…which is the worst chore IMO. I want that bad boy!

  75. Just liked it on Facebook!

  76. Kirstin says:

    I follow on twitter and liked on facebook; what I learned from their site that I love is that it comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups – sweet! :)

  77. And signed up for emails :)

  78. Michele D says:

    I love that it lies flat. Our dog sleeps under our bed (carpet) and trying to get all the hair up is a nightmare.

  79. Jessica J. says:

    I learned that your magical vacuum has two-speeds. I most definately need that – for the dirty and REALLY dirty days. :)

  80. I learned that its frame is made of magnesium! Stronger than most steels!
    If the “very popular” vacuum you refer to is the same as the one we purchased, I totally agree with your comments. It was very, very disappointing.

  81. This is very lovely!! I like all the features not the least being it “sucks up everything”!! This beats the SNOT out of the one we currently own which sucks up NOTHING!

  82. Lauren R says:

    It weighs less than 8 lbs! Love to have a new vaccuum!

  83. Elizabeth says:

    I learned that it can switch from hard floors to carpet, which is crucial!

  84. yasmara says:

    I learned it lays virtually flat for going under furniture! Also, I liked Oreck on FB & signed up for the emails. I would LOVE a new vacuum – we have 2 cats and are not staying on top of the spring fur shedding situation with our current vacuum!

  85. Liked ’em on FB

  86. Wow I like that it has a seven year warranty! I also like the 20% off special their running right now.

  87. Recognized by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association as the Best New Product of the Year. Woot.
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  88. I just followed @oreck on twitter… @jlcneale

  89. Followed ’em on Twitter

  90. Liked Oreck on Facebook. Yep.
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  91. Vanessa says:

    I love the quick switch feature! I hate attaching the hard floor tool to my vacuum, and most of my house is hardwoods or tile.

  92. yasmara says:

    Oops, I just read the instructions. Here’s my “signed up for email entry.”

  93. yasmara says:

    And here’s my “like Oreck on FB issue”

  94. the quickswitch to change from carpet to bare floor is amazing.

  95. Signed up for Oreck email.
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  96. 102 mph suckage! Be still my heart! I am also the owner of a Very Expensive Un-Sucky Vacum. So I NEEEED this Oreck.

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  97. Now following Oreck on the Twitters. (Kind of embarrassing how much I want that vacuum.)
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  98. I learned that it is the lightest weight (yet full-powered) vaccuum in America. Huge plus since mine is, um, decidedly NOT light weight.

  99. Can you just get me a housecleaner? You know how much I hate to clean.
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  100. It’s easy to push through high pile carpet, and I loves me some shag rugs!

  101. Christy says:

    I love that it weighs less than 8 pounds and has a 30 ft. cord. With 3 kids and yellow lab, cleaning floors is a full-time job around here. We have tank that just isn’t cutting it.

  102. Just signed up to get their emails!

  103. Beth DeAngelo says:

    I’ve disliked our vacuum for a long time, but “dislike” has been elevated to “hate” now that I’m 8 months pregnant. Lugging that beast up the three flights of carpeted stairs in our townhome is nearly impossible now, and since our couches are up on legs i have to move them to suck up all the dog hair tumbleweeds that like to gather under them on the hardwod floors. the fact that the Magnesium weighs only a few pounds and can lie almost flat to vacuum under furniture sounds like heaven. I would choose a Magnesium over a couples massage with Colin Firth. I can’t believe I just typed that, but yes. YES. Sorry, Mr. Darcy.

  104. I’m in love with this vacuum! I especially love the handheld part – so great for the corners of the sofa and the baseboards!

  105. caroline says:

    airflow of 102 mph?! awesomesauce!

  106. 7.7 lbs? That really is amazing! Less than my newborns!!! And I seriously NEED a vacuum that would actually work on my tile as well as carpet, so I love the idea of the easy switch.
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  107. Was your crap vacuum a Miele? Because they blow a**. I’m an Electrolux girl through and through!

  108. caroline says:

    Am now following @oreck on twitter!

  109. I can’t believe this thing weighs only 7.7 lbs! With three stories, two cats, and a dog I NEED this vacuum. The only thing that could possibly make it better would be if it were bagless (I never remember to buy bags). Still though, less than 8 lbs! *swoon*

  110. Just liked their Facebook page!

  111. Melissa says:

    I actually love that this has a bag. Never been a fan of bag less vacuums…too messy! I also like how you can use this on high pile carpet!

  112. I can’t believe this vacuum only weighs 7.7 lbs! And you can switch between high and low so easily with a flick of the switch.

  113. Just liked Oreck on Facebook.

  114. 7.7lbs is super light! I’ve wanted one for awhile now. Xoxo

  115. Lindsay says:

    Weighs under 7 pounds and looks like it could totally fit under my couch? Yes, please!

  116. Lindsay says:

    And I signed up for their emails!

  117. Lindsay says:

    And I liked them on facebook! :)

  118. I learned that it’s literally made of magnesium!

  119. Danielle says:

    This vacuum sounds amazing! I learned that the rear wheels are high-performance and have cylindrical wheel bearings to give it more maneuverability. Sounds dreamy!

  120. Danielle says:

    I liked Oreck on Facebook!

  121. LOVE that it’s so light! Also never had a bag vacuum, would be neat to try!
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  122. I liked Oreck on Facebook

  123. Danielle says:

    And I just signed up for their email. That’s so great that they donate 50¢ to Susan G. Komen when you sign up.

  124. katrina o says:

    102mph of airflow! yikes! sign me up!

  125. Christie says:

    love that it’s compact and powerful. sort of like my three young kids- compact and make a huge mess, so need something compact to clean up the path of destruction they leave behind :-)

  126. Christie says:

    liked them on FB!

  127. I learned that I want one…direct suction for the win!

  128. Elizabeth says:

    Ahh my roommate just moved out with her vacuum so this post comes at a perfect time! And I love the handheld vacuum! Perfect for cleaning ceiling fans!

  129. That it does have a bag – a must in my book. And yes, that is an awesome vacuum.

  130. Meredith says:

    I am in love with the handheld Vac. How is it on stairs?

  131. Oh my, this is a great giveaway! We have an old vacuum that is probably on it’s last legs. I love that this one works on both carpet and tile, as we live in a house with concrete/tile floors that get chilly in the winter so I have tons of rugs all over the place. That makes vacuuming feel like I’m in a maze!
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  132. Samantha says:

    Oh my goodness! I want to be a vacuuming freak, too! I can’t even believe it has a 30-foot cord! Oh my goodness, I would just looooooooove to win this.

  133. so lightweight!!

  134. 5 cleaning tools! Sweet! Sign me up!

  135. I need a new vacuum. Pick me please.
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  136. Christy M says:

    7000RPMS! Wow. Although I am concerned a bit about those belts(?) that seem to be exposed on the bottom.

  137. Nice give away because how utterly ridiculous would it be for someone to spend $600 on a vaccum cleanernof all things- how silly! We have a sha
    rk and it is amazing and like $40. Although I wouldn’t passnan opportunity for a newer one!

  138. Maggie Sumutka says:

    I NEED this vaccuum. NEED. It has a 30 foot cord?! Sign. Me. Up!!

  139. Chelsea says:

    It has a magnesium steel frame. I totally agree with you that there is a lot of joy in clean floors. When I was in elementary school, for Christmas our family got a new vacuum and I was super excited. Even as a child I enjoyed getting a new appliance to make my chores easier. Glad to hear you like it.

  140. Chelsea says:

    I also signed up for emails.

  141. Definitely like the light-weightiness of it. I have a tall-ass house and I hate schlepping our 20 year old monster around.

  142. amy beth says:

    30 foot cord!?!??! yes PLEASE!

  143. I love that it weighs less than 8 pounds and has a 30 ft. cord–this is a magic combination that would work well in my house!!
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  144. Sarah Penteriani says:

    OMG, folds up to fit under furniture AND adjusts for hardwood. I would love to replace MY fancy, worthless vacuum with this one!

  145. Brooke R. says:

    Yes! I need something to get me excited about cleaning. This just might do the trick.

  146. I would love to have an awesome vacuum! I learned that the Oreck Magnesium is even gentle enough for fine rugs…if I had fine rugs, that too would be awesome. :)

  147. I just followed Oreck on Twitter.

  148. I also just signed up for emails from Oreck.

  149. Whitney says:

    I need something that works on hardwoods and carpets equally well. My 1970s model my mother gave me is not a huge fan of the transition area.

  150. That vacuum cleaner looks amazing! So cool that it comes with tune-ups!

  151. It’s super sleek and I love the handheld vac. And I love how lightweight it is.

  152. Ok, there are many things I love about this Oreck vacuum cleaner. First of all, it is so lightweight!!! Definitely will save me some chiropractic bills. Also, a vacuum cleaner that goes flat so it can go under furniture makes life so much easier! Thanks for the giveaway!

  153. Amy wright says:

    7000 rpm roller brush???? That’s kinda turning me on! We have been shopping for a new HEPA vacuum cleaner. My husband wants the Miele, but my gut says “No!”. I’ve been looking at oreck and dyson. Winning this contest would definitely make me the winner in this marital dispute!!!

  154. I learned that they call it the Magnesium because… it has a magnesium frame! Super cool to this metal geek.

  155. Oh, and I signed up for the emails, too, for this second entry!

  156. I learned that since it folds flat I’ll be able to shove it under my bed and scare the BEJEZUS out of my cat. heh
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  157. Liked them on Facebook!
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  158. Ok I read it all like a steamy romance novel… the direct suction system allowing for a smaller motor and more lightweight vacuum that I can easily carry up and down stairs… so much better than any kind of romance novel!

  159. Following them on twitter!
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  160. And signed up for the email list!
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  161. I LOVE the detatchable handheld bit and that it goes flat under furniture!
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  162. Alicia CP says:

    It’s like a ginzu knife and a vacuum had a baby! There’s a fan inside that chops up f
    Dirt! So cool!

  163. Suzanne says:

    I can’t decide whether I love the fact that it’s so light I can carry it and my two sons up and down stairs at the same time or that it has a handheld so maybe I don’t have to carry it and my two sons upstairs at the same time :)!!

  164. Lindsay says:

    I hate (HATE!) my current vacuum and also love me some clean floors. My favorite features are the 7.7lbs as well as the fact it can be used on both carpet and hardwoods.

  165. I’m in love after just reading that the handheld vacuum includes a 20 foot power cord. That alone is worth the $599.00.

  166. Please please! It is virtually flat and can go over multi-surfaces. $600 and worth it!!

  167. God I hate vacumming with my current machine – my parents’ hand-me-down draggy floor monster. It’s duct taped together.

    And this baby is so pretty! AND comes with 3 tune-ups annually!? If I won, it would be the nicest thing I own! :)

  168. First, I love how light it is. Second, I love that it has power settings based on hardwood or carpet. I could clean all my floors at once!
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  169. Oh man, I can’t tell you how much I would love to own this. So lightweight and flat folding, awesome.

  170. a 7 year warranty?! that’s kinda awesome.

  171. i liked them on facebook! :)

  172. 7 lbs? Yay! No more lugging a heavy vaccum up the stairs! And it folds, too. Sign me up!

  173. Lightweight AND it flattens out?!? Sign me up! No, seriously, sign me up….and pick me!!! :)
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  174. I’ve been an Oreck fan since my mom used to make me vacuum the whole house twice a day, and this one is even lighter than the one I used 8 million times!

  175. Oh, did I just follow them on Twitter?

  176. AND like them on facebook?

  177. AND sign up for emails?! I must really want this thing :)

  178. Magnesium is the coolest element! Thanks for the chance to win!

  179. I love that it includes a handheld vac!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  180. I think I may have the same “very popular vacuum cleaner” that you have! The Oreck looks great – love the fact that it lies almost flat to go under furniture. Crossing my fingers and toes!

  181. It’s the lightest full powered upright in America!

  182. Lightweight, all floors, gentle enough for nice rugs?! What more could a girl want? Yes, please. And thank you. :)

  183. I’m loving the 7 year warranty & 102 mph of airflow. This just might be the vacuum of my dreams.

  184. Signed up for email!

  185. Life As Wife says:

    Love that it lays flat so it can go up against the couch and beds. My current vacuum misses like two inches against everything!

  186. girlofsteele says:

    I learned that it will be easy to vacuum under my furniture with it due to its flat design and that apparently, I’ll like it a lot better than my ahem, very popular name brand vacuum that I currently use.

  187. Meredith says:

    “Liked” on Facebook. Hope I win!

  188. I have a feeling you’re talking about Dyson! The regular big upright Dyson is terrible in my experience, but the canister kind (like this is so much better, though you can’t use it on carpet.

  189. I think my favorite feature is the light weight- I am so tired of schlepping our really heavy vacuum up and down the stairs. (Though the folding flat to get under furniture is a close second.)

  190. Also signed up for their email list.
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  191. And followed them on twitter.
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  192. I’m having so much fun reading everyone’s comments that I had to go back and re-read the Oreck page all over again! With it being the lightest, full-powered upright in America (WOW – at 7lbs, that’s pretty darn light!) it weights less than 2 of my 3 kids did at birth!

  193. Under 8 pounds & has a HEPA filter–please send this my way!

  194. The HEPA filter is such an important feature for a house full of allergy and asthma people like us. Also, can I tell you how much I would love to have a vacuum with such a slim front end profile that I could actually get it under my coffee table and recliners without having to move furniture like I do with my current vacuum? So great.
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  195. Claire H. says:

    It’s neat that the HEPA bag captures particles as small as mold spores or smoke- sounds mighty clean!

  196. Erin L. says:

    I love that there are 2 different speeds depending on the type of floor!

  197. I love the heap filter!

  198. I “liked” Oreck on Facebook

  199. I “liked” Oreck on Facebook , hope I win

  200. Love how light weight it is!

  201. Liked on facebook!

  202. And following on twitter :)

  203. Two power speeds! Who knew!?

  204. Easy to push! Just what I want in a vacuum!
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  205. I follow on twitter

  206. Miss Virginia says:

    WOW…it has large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings that makes it easy to push through high-pile carpet! Now that is a vacuum I MUST have. Please pick me! pretty please?

  207. 3 yearly tune-ups? Really? I wish the minivan came with such a stellar maintenance package!

  208. Signed up for oreck email too!

  209. With 3 kids and stairs in my house, I was stoked to learn that this vacuum cleaner only weighs 7.7 pounds!! Heck, I’m going to be putting my 7-year-old to work!!

  210. I liked Oreck on Facebook too! My friend Sarah Shakespeare has one of these Oreck’s and LOVES it. :) I’m jealous that she has one.

  211. Mary Anne Geddis says:

    WOW! A seven year warranty and 3 tune ups a year.That says it all.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  212. Getting the Oreck emails and following on twitter…:)

  213. chrissy says:

    Light weight and full powered, I’m in!!

  214. L Mailey says:

    two speed Quickswitch… hmm. Anything is better than our current equipment. And lighter would be awesome.

  215. The most exciting parts about this model are the big wheels that help you push through on carpet. I cannot tell you how many times I struggle getting over our big shag rugs in the house…really is there any good way to clean a shag rug? Sounds like this is something that would make it do-able!!!
    Seriously, I’ve only ever had crappy vacuum cleaners in my life. An Oreck would be incredible. I can hear David Oreck’s commercial voice now…:)

  216. Also, just signed up for their emails!

  217. Love that it lays flat!

  218. Elinore says:

    Oooh, I learned that it has different settings for carpeted and non-carpeted floors…LOVE that idea!

    Thanks! :>

  219. meerkate says:

    Gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs, even with the strong, durable magnesium frame!

  220. You have me at 7.7 lbs. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Oreck since we had one growing up (20 years and still going strong).

  221. It has a 20-foot power cord? BE STILL MY BEATING HEART. We need a new vacuum like whoa.
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  222. Following on Twitter!

  223. Liked on Facebook, too!

  224. I learned it come with 3 annual tuneups!

  225. And I like it on Facebook!

  226. I didnt realize it the vacuum was actually made out of magnesium! That is super interesting, I may have to wake my husband up to discuss this, his science brain will be stoked! Ever since having a baby I’ve been obsessed with clean floors, with a food throwing one year old, two dogs, and two cats this is no easy feat.

  227. Carri Dillon says:

    A 20 ft a power cord! No more unplugging and re-plugging!

  228. Wow, 7lbs! That’s great. We currently use an OLD Oreck (and it works great) but the only thing I don’t like is that it has no attachments. I love this “combo” with the Magnesium! I also love (which I just read) that is has two speeds….. love it! I hope I win!

  229. Comes with a 7-year limited warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups

  230. Martha Scherf-Pompa says:

    I learned, that by winning this vacuum, I will likely not cuss out my dog nearly as much as I presently do. So, for Benson’s sake..”pick me, pick me.”

  231. Holy cow! 20 Ft Power Cord on the handheld? I love this- I hate having to walk around my house re-plugging the vacuum in!

  232. I love that you can use it on all floor types and that it it lightweight (unlike, let’s say the Dyson that my husband insisted on that he’s used maybe twice).

  233. Like Oreck on Facebook!

  234. And… liked on facebook!

  235. 7.7 lbs? and a handheld device. Loving the flexibility.

  236. Kirsten says:

    I learned how it works: 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.

  237. Kirsten says:

    Follow @oreck on Twitter.

  238. Kirsten says:

    Like Oreck on Facebook.

  239. I learned that the direct suction design is more efficient than the method used by my current unnamed fancy vacuum. Fingers crossed, this thing looks awesome!

  240. I “liked” Oreck on Facebook

  241. I followed Oreck on Twitter

  242. Rachel Malis says:

    Magnesium is stronger than steel? Who knew? Thanks for this offer!!

  243. Ellen B says:

    lightweight and easy to push

  244. Ellen B says:

    I follow Oreck on twitter @elliebunny24

  245. Ellen B says:

    I follow Oreck on facebook

  246. It can vacuum under furniture!

  247. Twin LED headlights? All the better for hunting dust bunnies, I say.

  248. Ellen B says:

    signed up for the email

  249. Lorrie Tharp says:

    Ok….5 kids and 2 dogs in this house….We vacuum ALOT!!! But my favorite is the lucky numbers….7.7 lbs, 7 yr warranty, 7000 RPM at highest speed!! Pick me!!!!

  250. Lorrie Tharp says:

    Following on Twitter

  251. Lorrie Tharp says:

    Liked on facebook

  252. I learned that you can use this magnificent vacuum on even your finest rugs. Ooh la la. :)

  253. Lorrie Tharp says:

    Signed up for email!

  254. I follow them on Twitter.
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  255. I like them on Facebook. Thanks for the chance! I have an expensive vacuum that was all the rage a few years back and I HATE it. HATE. My fingers are crossed.

  256. I learned that there’s a two speed quickswitch to transition easily between carpets, hardwoods, and tile!

  257. I began following Oreck on Twitter.

  258. I “like”d Oreck on Facebook.

  259. I signed up for Oreck’s email list.

  260. Liked on Facebook! :)

  261. Following on Twitter!

  262. Checked out the specs on the website…and I’m thinking with 20 feet of cord I could probably do the whole house! Hepa bag too – awesome.

  263. Signed up for Oreck’s mailing list!

  264. Meredith says:

    Following on Twitter- I hope I win!

  265. Magnesium frame is stronger than most steel. And it lays virtually flat to get under furniture. This thing looks bad ass:) Pick me!

  266. I “liked” Oreck on facebook

  267. Signed up for Oreck email

  268. It lays almost flat! Mine always gets stuck around the dressers :(

  269. liked on Facebook

  270. Signed up for email

  271. and, following on twitter!

  272. 30 foot cord! Yesssss! I hate moving the cord around all the time so that rocks!

  273. And I’m following Oreck on Twitter :)

  274. And signed up for their email list!

  275. Hello! I want this vacuum, and the thing virtually propels it’s self? Bam, sign me up!
    beckey recently posted…Kind of poetic.

  276. I signed up for the Oreck emails
    beckey recently posted…Kind of poetic.

  277. …and followed them on Twitter.
    beckey recently posted…Kind of poetic.

  278. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    It goes at 7000 RPM!!! That’s lightning fast!!!

  279. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    I just followed them on twitter!

  280. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    Now we are friends on Facebook! I hope it doesn’t make their stock fall!

  281. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    I want this dang thing! I now am on their mailing list too!

  282. Jennifer Hamilton says:

    I learned the Mag. lies nearly flat to get all those “hard to reach” spot under the sofa and bed!!

  283. Jennifer Hamilton says:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter (@aujenn2)

  284. Jennifer Hamilton says:

    I have signed up for the Oreck email list.

  285. Jennifer Hamilton says:

    I Like Oreck on FB.

  286. OMG – this would honestly change my life. Safe for Persian carpets and rug floors? Color me in potential heaven. And so light I can get my kids to vacuum! I did all three – email sign up, fb, and twitter.

  287. Liked on fb!

  288. Signed up for email list!

  289. Now following Oreck on twitter.

  290. Felicia says:

    I checked out their web site and I like their HEPA bag.

  291. Felicia says:

    I followed them on Twitter

  292. Felicia says:

    I liked them on FB

  293. Felicia says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  294. Melissa says:

    I learned that there’s a quickswitch to transition easily between different types of flooring… awesome!

  295. I learned it costs $599.99, ouch. But I have an ancient CANISTER vacuum because it is the only thing I’ve found that will work on the one room of carpet we have in our house. So maybe it would be worth that price tag to not have to lug that thing around anymore…

  296. claudia says:

    It lays flat!

  297. claudia says:

    Signed up for email!

  298. claudia says:

    FB check in. Gee, I really could use a new vacuum.

  299. I learned that the Oreck is gentle enough for Oriental and Persian rugs on the website. What a cool vacuum!

  300. I liked Oreck on Facebook as well.

  301. Liked on facebook!

  302. The Oreck Magnesium is gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs!
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  303. Molli T says:

    I have visited the site !! Love that it’s 7 lbs and
    Lays virtually flat!!! This is my dream vacuum I know it!

  304. Molli T says:

    I am on the oreck email list ;)

  305. Molli T says:

    I also follow @oreck on twitter!!

  306. Molli T says:

    I have also liked on Facebook!! Heart was broken when
    I didn’t win the last contest!! But am sucking
    It up and trying again ;)

  307. Christina says:

    I liked Oreck on Facebook. =0)

  308. Liked on Facebook
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  309. Followed on Twitter!! I even tweeted out to my 12,000 followers!!
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  310. Signed up for emails!! woot!
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  311. Direct suction with a 7 year warranty! Yes please ;)

  312. Ooops! Almost forgot the most important part…. I love Oreck because it is the lightest, full-powered upright in America!! The lightest!! Woo hooo!!
    Beth recently posted…A Room With a View

  313. It’s so lightweight!

  314. The large rear wheels give it maneuverability!

  315. I love that it weighs only 7.7 lbs! :)

  316. Katie M. says:

    Love that with an easy switch it goes from carpet to hardwood without stopping!

  317. Katie M. says:

    I like Oreck on Facebook :)

  318. Amy Mc. says:

    It is shameful how excited I would be to win this vacuum!

  319. I love that it is so light and comes with the handheld vac! I’m having a baby 6 days from today (mandatory c-sec :( and could really use an easier vacuum!

  320. Laura S says:

    Loved that it lays almost flat!!!

  321. Light weight, the idea makes me tingle…my arm aches after I push my current beast around the house. Then have to go back and pick up the string or fluff that it just doesn’t want to pick up! This is exciting :)

  322. “Best of all, it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture.” major plus for me…otherwise I just won’t get under there and there will be dust bunnies….need this vacuum!!

  323. Erin Toops says:

    Signed up for Oreck emails!

  324. Erin Toops says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  325. Erin Toops says:

    Following @Oreck on twitter. :)

  326. I like how it says it is almost self propelled. I hate pushing a heavy vacuum across carpet. How fun! I think a lot of us could geek out over a vacuum…so satisfying. Thanks!!

  327. It’s only 7.7 lbs. Nice!

  328. It’s made of magnesium! That is kind of cool.
    Barb @ getupandplay recently posted…Happy Birthday, Charlie (and John)!

  329. It comes with a handheld vac!

  330. I liked Oreck on FB.

  331. I signed up for emails on the Oreck website.

  332. Camaron says:

    it only weighs 7 pounds and easily switches between hard wood and carpet! woohoo!

  333. Camaron says:

    I liked on Facebook!

  334. Camaron says:

    I signed up for the Oreck emails!

  335. Laura in LA says:

    I remember having Oreck vacuums at a hotel I once worked at. I love how lightweight they are.

  336. I wonder if the vacuum that disappointed you starts with D and ends with yson? I had a similar experience. I have two dogs which means considerable dog hair around our place, and this awesome new Oreck looks like it would do the job and then some!
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  337. This vacuum seems amazing!

  338. folds flat under tables – that’s what I need with two kids!

  339. Jennifer says:

    I would love to have a great vacuum like that.

  340. HEPA filter, ooohlala!

  341. Signed up for the Oreck email list!

  342. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I learned that it is “The lightest, full-powered upright in America…”
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  343. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    @Lexiquin follows Oreck on Twitter

  344. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I like Oreck on Facebook

  345. Katrina says:

    The rollerbrush rotates at 7,000 revolutions per minute??? Awesome. That has got to give you some clean floors.

  346. I wont lie, I am copying and pasting this “The two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile” but that is a pretty vacuum and my MIL was a hosekeeper and she swears that you only buy these babies once and they last forever and are so light. I can never come up with the moolah at once for one, but maybe for my 20th anniversary!
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  347. Debbie Arata says:

    I love my older Oreck, but the option to use the quick switch option would be fantastic!!!

  348. Christine Poehling says:

    I like that it has a 7 year warranty.

  349. Christine P says:

    I signed up for the email – thanks for the chance to win one!

  350. I love that the Oreck magnesium weighs less than 10 pounds! (I’m a weakling.)

  351. Seven pounds? That’s….rad.
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  352. the magnesium lays flat for easy cleaning under furniture! i have furniture! and i have an awful vacuum cleaner right now. fingers crossed…
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  353. karen culver says:

    I love that this Oreck comes with a hand held unit as well . . . together! PERFECT!!!

  354. “it lays flat on the floor to get under furniture”…..oh my gosh I need a new vacuum soooo much!

  355. I can use it to vacuum my carpet AND my hardwoods – no grabbing a different device!

  356. I am totally entering this giveaway! :P I was interested to learn that vacuums come at different heights for different kinds of floors… call me foolish, but I had no idea there was a difference. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Anyway, my whole home is slate or wood floors… with one large area carpet. We currently have no vacuum and we SWEEP the rug… I would love a vacuum that could handle this house! :) Thanks :D

  357. PS. Here’s another comment to let you know I (@antishay) am following @oreck on twitter now :) thanks!

  358. I’m also following Oreck on Facebook now :)

  359. Aaannd… I’ve now signed up for the Oreck newsletter/emails whatever too. That’s 4 entries in the contest for me! I know… shameless. But it IS a $600 vacuum, after all ;) THANK YOU!! :D

  360. Mary H. says:

    It comes with a 7 year limited warranty – nice!

  361. Vanessa says:

    Handheld vacuum for above the floor cleaning with 20 ft power cord – that is awesome!

  362. Vanessa says:

    I’m now following Oreck on Twitter! (@vanebrown)

  363. Nancy S says:

    2 speeds – that’s something new to me.
    I’ve heard wonderful things about the Orek, but saddly out of my price range right now – I would LUV to win one so I’ve done everything you’ve asked…………………… :)

  364. Nancy S says:

    OOPS………… I’m sorry Oreck for the typo, please forgive me for the spelling error!

  365. Vanessa says:

    I like them on Facebook now too!

  366. Vanessa says:

    And, I’ve just signed up for their emails! I hope I win! I would absolutely love a new vacuum!

  367. I think you are talking about DYSON,which I have two of and would love to try something new!

  368. What a wonderful giveaway! I love that it is only 7lbs and can clean both hardwood and carpet, but what really makes me happy is that is comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups. I have a history with vacuums calling it quits after about 2 years.

    Thanks so much!

  369. I too geek out a little about cleaning my floors! One thing I love about a good vacuum is the length of the cord. . . short cords make for a difficult time. The Oreck Magnesium cord is 20 feet! Perfect!!!

  370. Elaine C. says:

    102 mph of airflow! Holy suction, Batman!

  371. Hannah "Please Pick Me" Clampitt says:

    This vacuum looks awesome! I love the easy switch to move from hardwoods to carpet easily and the fact that it is so lightweight without sacrificing power. I would vacuum in heels with this bad boy.

  372. Light enough for my son to push (or play at pushing)? Love that.

  373. Kelly Todd says:

    Long-lasting Endurolife™ belt – SOUNDS kinky. ;)

  374. I learned that the hepa filter would help me with my allergies and that there is a seal to keep all the nasty dirt sealed in the bag when you change it.

  375. Very cool that it cleans under furniture! With two young kids and a dog, I could definitely use a new vacuum cleaner. Thanks for the chance to win!

  376. I learned that the cord on the handheld is long enough to go down my stairs without the old trip-over-the-vacuum-to-unplug-and-replug-it-on-the-stairs dance!

  377. Shelley says:

    A seperate Handheld Vac! Awesome! Love that it is seperate and not bulky and clunky like other vacs.

  378. I understand it will hold in those cheerios my daughter happily pitches from her highchair to our dog. And although our pup does a great job of cleaning up each and every o, something has to be done about the crazy-making dog hair situation. C’mon balance in the universe. C’mon.

  379. Very healthy and good for my allergies!

  380. Juliet Brown says:

    Anything that seems self-propelled when used sounds good to me!

  381. i learned that this vacuum actually picks up stuff on the floor, any type of floor, as opposed to my really heavy, old beast of a vacuum that prefers to leave the crumbs where they lay.

  382. Thanks for doing the giveaway. Impressed with the 102 MPH airflow! (I had no idea vacuum airflow was measured in MPH!)

  383. Karen T. says:

    I love that it is so light (7lbs! awesome!) and comes with a handheld unit. I have a 17 month old who leaves food everywhere. I NEED this :)

  384. Karen T. says:

    following on twitter (@gyanks)

  385. Karen T. says:

    liked on facebook!

  386. Karen T. says:

    signed up for their mailing list! thanks!

  387. The Magnesium is super light. Only 7.7 pounds!

  388. I follow @oreck.
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  389. My children make crumbs like it is their job.

  390. I love that it also comes with a hand held piece…I need that for under my dinner table with the toddler.
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  391. I follow @oreck on twitter as @luckystars54!
    Whitney recently posted…The Peregrine Falcon

  392. I like Oreck on Facebook as Whitney Lavender.
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  393. Love that it comes with a handheld, lays flat and has a quickswitch!

  394. Erin Toops says:

    What a great idea for a giveaway! I love that the Oreck Magnesium is only 7lbs and works well for carpet, hardwood or tile floors. Sounds much nicer than my crummy powerless vac! Thanks for this opportunity, Sarah (and Oreck)!


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