Amber Housley

The Oreck Magnesium Vacuum Review & Giveaway

Category: AH Living, Giveaway

I’m so excited to share with you all today this amazing giveaway. This vacuum cleaner is life-changing, really.

I had the chance to try out the new and absolutely fabulous Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner. When the package arrived on my doorstep, I was ready to heavy lift the bad boy in house. SURPRISE! This light and powerful machine is under 8 lbs!


Our old canister vacuum that we’ve had for 7 years (but should have been tossed around year 3 with the way I’ve complained about it) was demoted quickly to the trash can.

Dare I show you the #1 source of dirty jobs the Oreck Magnesium vacuum sucks up with ease? You would think it would be from my 3 year old, but nope, our 8 year old yellow labrador is the #1 mess maker in our house.


I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to see the Oreck Magnesium go over this pup’s dog bed and go to work on all that hair. Have pets? This vacuum is the answer to your clean carpet/floor/furniture prayers.

The high performance motor roller brush also lifts up the carpet fibers and our construction grade-quality carpet looks amazingly new after each run! This makes my hubby especially happy so we can hold out a few more years on new carpet.

Our entire bottom floor of our house is made up of hardwoods. One annoying habit of our old canister vacuum would be that it would “spit” everything larger than dust out behind you (ouch!) until the second or third pass. The Oreck Magnesium passed this test with flying colors! Even better, the machine lies flat so I can get under my sofa tables and other furniture.

In my office studio room, I always have paper scraps, paper punches, glitter, you name it! littering the floor. The Magnesium doesn’t mess around and erases it all in one pass.


I can’t wait for someone else to experience this life-changing – you will actually want and enjoy vacuuming! – vacuum.


TO ENTER (MANDATORY!): visit and then come back and tell us the one thing you learned about the Magnesium by leaving a blog comment on this blog post. There are also some ways to receive additional entries by following Oreck or Amber Housley, but you have to first tell us what you learned about this great vacuum!


Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

Rules & Details: The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.

No duplicate comments. There will be one winner of the Oreck Magnesium. This giveaway will run from October 16, 2012 @ 12:01am until November 2, 2012 @12:01 am. Winner will have 72 hours to get back to me other wise a new winner will be selected. Please leave a way for me to notify you. Email will only be used for point of contact for winner. Facebook does not sponsor or endorse this giveaway. They are not affiliated with this blog in anyway. Winner will be determined via random drawing via Rafflecopter. Odds of winning will be dependent upon total number of entries. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.


Disclosure – I was given the Oreck Magnesium Vacuum to review from Oreck. All opinions stated in this post are entirely my own opinion. Oreck is providing the vacuum for the winning entrant. I think this vacuum is fabulous!


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We have a yellow lab puppy and as sweet as she is, her hair is everywhere! We’ve actually been looking for a new vacuum, so this is great news that this one actually works!

Yes Katie! This time of season is especially rough. Rocco is shedding like crazy for his winter coat. So glad the Magnesium does the job! Be sure and visit the Oreck site and come back to post one of the Magnesium’s features to be fully entered in the giveaway. :)

Janna says:

Ooh! I like that this vacuum can go from hardwood to carpeted floors with ease. Nice! And like you, I have a dog that sheds that makes most of my mess.

Yep Janna, it even has two power levels depending on if you’re on carpet or hardwoods. It does great on either! Be sure and visit the Oreck site and come back to post one of the Magnesium’s features to be fully entered in the giveaway. :)

Madi Cona says:

I love that the Oreck Magnesium can lie flat to reach under furniture…it’s the hardest part about keeping my house dust free and this could make it very easy.

Madi Cona says:

The RS model actually weighs 7.7 lbs and it’s one of three Magnesium models.

Michelle Woods says:

I have always wanted to try an Oreck. I love the fact that it is so light weight! I have a Kirby and it is great but is SO HEAVY.

I love that it can flatten to go under furniture. My puppies love to hang under the couch & it’s such a pain to get up all of hair.

Gabi says:

I learned how lite this sucker is! Wow!

Karyn Halls says:

I learned that the Oreck Magnesium can lie virtually flat to go under furniture – (Yahoo) and that it lightweight (7.7 lbs) so that I can vacuum without breaking a sweat (Ha!) Sounds like Oreck has come up with a winning combination!!

Sarah says:

I love how lightweight it is- a must for me!!

Angela Haley says:

I LOVE that it works on BOTH carpet and hardwood. Our entire house is hardwood and our sweet but ever-shedding black lab, Clara, keeps me vacuuming daily. No fun! I also love its Sani-seal bag disposal system. I hate it when I’ve spent all morning vacuuming the house spic and span and it all spills out when I go to change the bag! xo

Elis B. says:

low-profile physique it’s an effortless way to maneuver around any obstacle

Emma Neely says:

I have a lot of hardwood floors in my house, so I would love a vacuum like this one that works so well on them!! It would make my life so much easier…. No more broom for me!! :)

Ashley Rickel says:

I like that it 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.” I have a little shih tzu that has a lot of hair and also a lot of dirt. I also have a messy husband that brings in a lot of dust and dirt. This stuff ends up going under the couch, book shelves, chairs, etc. that I normally can’t clean under without moving stuff (which I rarely do)! This would be awesome to have!

Ashley Rickel says:

I also like that “the Saniseal® system automatically seals shut, locking the dirt in the disposable filter bag.” Our current one ends up spitting out half the dust after we have already tried to vacuum it up!

Susie Natale says:

Love, Love, Love a good cleaning item and this one seems like it would get the job done! I believe my favorite feature is the fact that it is an upright but works on hardwoods. I currently have a Miele canister and it works well but I am due a new vacuum after 9 years and would love to give an upright a try!!!!!!

I love that the Oreck Magnesium can get flat enough to go under furniture because it’s so thin! My couches are pretty low and it would be amazing to be able to get underneath without having to move them! :)

Shelley says:

I like the “quick switch” feature, especially because it is easily accessible in the back. Very convenient so you can toggle between carpet and bare floor. Most vacuums require you to shut of the unit in order to make the switch.

OMG! This is amazing. We are in desperate need of a new vaccuum! This vaccuum had me at “it has so much power it feels like it self-propells itself across the floor.” I’ll take it! ;-)

Yayyy! I want this vacuum!!! :) I love that the Oreck Magnesium is so super light weight (7.7 pounds to be exact!) and that it ‘often times feels self-propelled.’ My current vacuum makes vacuuming the house seem like an additional workout for the day. :/ The 7 year warranty is pretty amazing too… never have to worry about the vacuum breaking down on me. :)

robyn fleming says:

I love the toggle option. I have carpet, hardwood and tile in my apartment. Also the idea that it feels self propelled.

Amy Hand says:

This this looks amazing!! I love that is the lightest upright vacuum that Oreck makes…and it’s super powerful for both hardwoods and carpet/rugs! Sounds pretty perfect to me! :)

Angela Leggs says:

■102 mph of airflow! WOW! I also think the ■Saniseal bag disposal system is cool too! I HATE pulling out a bad or canister to dump and dust flies everywhere!!!

Sarah Tucker says:

Um yesssss! I would love this over my tile and hardwood.

Kaitlin Boles says:

Light weight, dual speed, easy to handle, and durable sounds absolutely perfect!

Cheryl says:

I learned how light in weight. That is perfect and less stress off your back and legs.

kristina says:

Ooooh, I’d love to win! I just checked out the website and I LOVE how the vacuum lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture! That would SO come in handy! Thanks so much for the chance!!

Wehaf says:

The Magnesium has a 7 year warranty!

Realia M says:

i like that it uses hepa filters in the bag

Stefanie Gladden says:

I learned the Oreck Magnesium is only 7.7 pounds which is very light for a vacuum!!

Sonya Morris says:

I learned it comes with a 7-year limited warranty and 3 annual tune-ups.

Thomas Murphy says:

I learned it works on both carpet and hardwood

amy pugmire says:

so many great features but I love that it only weighs about 7.7 pounds.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

I learned that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture!

Rust says:

7.7 pounds! Wow. Mine weighs much more than that ….

Michelle J. says:

I love that it can go almost flat!

Wendy T says:

7000 RPMs in the brush. That is crazy good!

Hanna says:

Our vacuum is seven years old too… Ugh! I like the idea of a Quickswitch on the back to change easily from carpet to wood floors.

Deb C says:

I learned the Magnesium has 360 degree spin and has large, high-performance wheels.

Tina M says:

Magnesium SP is the lightest, full-powered upright in America.

Daiva says:

I’ve learned that Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America.

Stacey B says:

I learned that it is gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs on low speed

Elena says:

I like that it can flatten to go under furniture

Theresa J says:

I learned that it is lightest, full-powered upright in America

Pamela McKinley says:

7.7 pounds. Even my disabled husband could lift it.

Aimee B says:

I love that it’s lightweight, lies under furniture, and is up to the challenge of removing all the hair that my two fur ball puppies leave behind.
PS: That rug in your studio is fabulous!

Stephanie Neely says:

It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture!

Mary says:

I like ALL THE THINGS about Oreck! But mainly the lie flat and ability to go from one surface to another – mostly because I am lazy!

Jenny says:

The Magnesium Vacuum lies virtually flat! Such a great thing as moving furniture is the worse. Most definately my favorite feature.

Linda Greene says:

My daughter has a dog and I would give her the vacuum to get the dog hairs out of the carpet.

natalie s says:

loving the 30 ft cord and 2 vacuum speeds!

lana says:

It can reach all the ways under furniture no more breaking your back LOL

betty wojnar says:

It has a quik switch to transition from floor to floor

I was happily surprised to see how highly rated it is!

Lorena says:

It can clean under furniture easily!! Nice!

Leda Moran says:

I like how light this vacuume is!I have back problems so it is nice that there are machines like this on the market.

Mike says:

The fact that it lays flat is a great feature.

Melody A says:

I learned that it can lie flat… no more breaking my back!

Anna Boon says:

I love that this vacuum lays flat, so, if I win, I can EASILY clean under my bed and sofas!

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