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I will admit that I’m not the best housekeeper. I love to decorate our house, but cleaning doesn’t give me any great thrill. However, when Oreck recently contacted me and asked if I would like to review this vacuum cleaner, it did make me a little giddy :)
This is Oreck’s new Magnesium vacuum. It’s lightweight and the frame is stronger than many types of steel, according to their web site. They must have known what kind of house they were sending it to. (We can break almost anything around here!)
I actually sold our last vacuum at our moving sale for $3, if that tells you anything and since then, I’ve been struggling with the huge hoses that came with our new home’s central vac system. So, the Magnesium was a nice change for a novice cleaner like myself.
It comes with 30 feet of cord so there’s not a lot of plugging and unplugging, and it worked well on all kinds of surfaces, which is nice since we have carpet, wood floors, rugs and tile in our home.
Since it’s really streamlined, it was easy to maneuver and even fit easily under the sofa (where all kinds of interesting dirt can be found). I’ve had vacuums in the past that felt like it was always a fight, but I’m happy to report that there was no pulling, grunting or sweating on my part :)
Two other features I really like . . . It has an easy push-button on/off switch with two settings—high for carpet and low for wood floors.
And, changing the bag is super easy, with a convenient zippered pouch right on the front:
It’s so easy to use, even your crazy kids can start vacuuming for you! (Oh, and another plus—according to my son—it just happens to come in the perfect shade of Kentucky blue.)
And, now for the best part of this post. . . Oreck is giving one of my readers a Magnesium vacuum of their own (a $499 value!). There is one required way to enter with several other ways to increase your chance of winning. Here are the details:
After you’ve completed the mandatory entry, there are up to six additional ways to increase your chance of winning. (Be sure to leave a separate comment with the link/info for each additional entry.)
- Follow @oreck on Twitter.
- Like Oreck on Facebook.
- Sign up for Oreck’s email list by clicking on “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar and entering your email address.
- Tweet about the giveaway, mentioning @oreck and a link to this post.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar), Facebook, or email subscription.
Please note: The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states. No duplicate comments. Contest officially ends at midnight EST on Thursday, Dec. 29th. One winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced Friday, Dec. 30th, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: I received this product to review for free from Oreck. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes. I am the official sponsor of the giveaway. Oreck is only supplying the prize.
PS: Oreck is also offering 20% off your order now through Dec. 15th. Just use promo code FESTIVE20.