Winner was picked! Cara from The Marvelous Flight of Cara.
OMG. Yup. I am now the happy mama to an Oreck magnesium vacuum cleaner… Goodness. Our last vacuum probably weighed 500 pounds and sounded like an angry hippo (slight exaggeration). But, my sweet love (yes, that’s what I call this vacuum, my sweet love) weighs in at just under 8 pounds. I can easily pick it up to vacuum the sofa and my cats (ok, I don’t actually vacuum my cats. I just dream of doing it somedays… hairy kids. Do not vacuum your cats.).
Anywho, this thing is super strong! Gets all those roving hairballs that hide here and there all over our hardwood floors. This thing is so strong is just kept rolling along when I let go of it.
What about it:
This thing lays flat so you can get it under your furniture. Wha? Yeah. The cord: I wish it was cordless… BUT, I know it wouldn’t be as strong without it. So, I’m cool with it… it’s really long and I don’t have to keep changing plugs. There are 2 different power settings. Awesome. It’s made of magnesium…. which is stronger than most types of steel. Downsides: it uses bags. I know I can get used to this, but I prefer bagless. It’s pretty darn spendy, but I have a feeling we will have this guy for quite some time.
To be completely honest: I should let you all know that I have given this vacuum a hug. But, really. This vacuum is awesome. I’ve been the owner of many cheap-college-days vacuums. They never do anything right. The Oreck Magnesium has the right stuff (do you have New Kid’s on the Block stuck in your head now?).
P.S. Ruari really wanted in on all the photos I was taking… so, she set this photo up. Adorable:
You can win an Oreck Magnesium vacuum for yourself! That’s a $499.99 value!
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