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Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$500
Summary: This 9-pound upright from Oreck is bag-equipped. It has HEPA filtration and a 30-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Oreck Magnesium
This bagged Oreck upright weighs only 9 pounds, making it one of the easiest uprights to handle.
Features & Specs - Oreck Magnesium
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 9
info Brush on/off No
info Easy on/off No
info Manual-pile adjust No
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1.0
Not worth the money!
8/14/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Lightweight
Cons
Does Not Clean
Noisy
Not Up To Oreck Standards
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
We purchased this machine for our summer home in June 2013, making this our 4th Oreck vacuum. What a mistake! After owning 3 Oreck XL vacuums which have lasted for over 15 years each, we assumed this machine would meet the same standards--it doesn't. One week after buying it, we had to return it to the store to have the bottom plate replaced. It came with a 5 year warranty with 5 annual checkups at no cost. In the summer of 2014 (after using it for only 4 months), we took it for its annual maintenance and asked them to check the machine because it wasn't cleaning well. They had to replace one of the side brushes. We took it 8-13-15 for it's second annual maintenance; and, it again was not cleaning well, making a lot of noice and a second brush had ccome off, They replaced the brush and had to replace the bottom plate a second time. Overall, it's a poor design. The cord wind up area is poorly designed because one almost has to sit on the floor to wind up the cord. The wheels are so large, that they catch on the bottoms of cabinets and chairs. We are thinking of purchasing a new vacuum to replace this Oreck Magnesium vacuum, which is only 2 years old and is used only 4-5 months out of a year. We would not recommend this machine to anyone! It does not compare in any way to the Oreck XL machines.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great second vacuum
7/11/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
No on-board tools
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
We bought this vacuum at Costco. We have had other Oreck products and this vacuum serves as our second vacuum for the upstairs. It works well on tile, hardwood, and carpet. Simply put the unit on the low power option for hardwoods and tile. I never had a problem with scratching the floors. This unit is great for stairs too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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5.0
Oreck Magnesium RS - EASY and FUN
5/7/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
I just bought a house with approx 1500 sq ft of lush, cut pile wall-to-wall carpeting. I needed a good vacuum, and this is a great one! I vacuum 3 times per week, since the carpeting is off-white in all the rooms. This vacuum is so light-weight, can easily go under furniture and swerve around corners. Really powerful suction. ALSO, with a touch of a button on the handle, you can go from hardwood/tile to carpeting in no time. It is so much fun to use that I want to vacuum more often! It feels like it is driving itself, but I know it is not. MOST CONVENIENT VACUUM EVER - but it is no frills, so don't look for attachments. I use my Oreck Housekeeper when I have other vacuuming needs.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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