Oreck® Magnesium® SP Power Team
Very lightweight but difficult to manuever
I usually like to wait until I've tried a product often enough before reviewing and It's time.
The magnesium wasn't my first choice but because of the weight difference I gave in to the sales hype. It is extremely light and the cleaning seems excellent even without the edge brushes. On regular speed it is almost self propelled.
The absolute worst feature is the on/off switch especially with arthritic hands, the power of the machine pulls it away when trying to lower the suction or turn it off.
My previous Oreck XL was powerful and outlasted other family member machines 3 to 1 so it is well worth the money. If the Magnesium does as well the price is good.
Storing is not a problem as it is slender and easy to lift in and out. Just wish they had put more thought into the switch location.
May 15, 2012
If it's not broken...
I LOVE the fact that this is lightweight but for the money would have hoped for at LEAST a spare bag...
The performance is decent but my older Orecks BLEW this away IMO...HALO was the BOMB but discontinued..
The warranty is good to have BUT anytime I tried to take one of my old vacs to Oreck in Chicago, they couldn't fix a vac that was ordered "online" HUH? and gave suggestions as to the "new" one you could buy for a trade...
I have owned Orecks for almost 20 years ... sadly this will be my last!
May 14, 2012
This vaccum is the best cleaning and easiest to use vaccum that I have ever owned.
My carpet has never been so clean. You can actually feel an increase in density of the carpet after cleaning it cleans so well. Is is so lightweight that it feels like I am pushing a feather around the room. Another excellent feature is that it automatically adjusts from carpet to bare floors so no manual adjustment need be made. I love this vacuum. It is the best vacuum I have ever owned. I would never buy another brand vacuum.
May 10, 2012
Light and powerful
So far so good. The Magnesium seems to be all they say it is. It is the best vacuum I've ever had the pleasure to use.
May 9, 2012
Lightweight in more ways than one, perhaps?
I have only used this vacuum once and purchased it because of the great reviews. It just arrived today. It IS very lightweight, which is super because I have several levels. The first vacuuming was adequate, didn't knock my socks off, you know. I was so shocked at the cheap appearance that I had to write right away. I had to remind myself that this is actually an Oreck. I bought an XL ( about 8 years old) that I love, but it needed repair and local shop failed to fix it properly. Anyway, the on/off button got caught the second time I pressed it and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to turn it off without unplugging. The button is very cheap plastic. This looks like a toy. Because--- and only because, it is an Oreck---I will try it a few more days before I throw in the towel. I worry about durability because it looks so cheap and the fact that the button stuck the very first day is a concern. Repair of Orecks isn't that easy where I live. I have not yet been able to get the handle to stay on. Maybe I have a lemon? I am nervous, but I had such great luck with my last Oreck, I don't want to believe this one, especially because it is not the least expensive one they make, is a piece of junk. I just had to give you my first impression, which was not all that great. I was expecting more for what I paid and the brand, which I have trusted. This particular vacuum is not made in America. :(
May 5, 2012
This is really great. I have a bad back and almost 70. Very easy to use and cleans very good. Wish had ordered sooner!!!
April 27, 2012
Powerful Suction! Super Lightweight !
This Machine replaced an old Electrolux- Its simple and powerful grooms carpet and rugs nice- gets pet hair up first pass. Very cool design and quality built. Bags beat bag-less for less mess!
April 20, 2012
Easy to use, right out of the box.
Can't say it enough, it's lightweight and easy to use. I vacuum more now than I every have, and I don't hate it.
April 16, 2012
I'm thrilled with my Magnesium vacuum cleaner. Works like a charm.
I'm 76 years old, raised five children, have 9 grandchildren, and I say say without reservation that my Oreck Magnesium vacuum is the very best I've ever had. Also, your customer representatives are outstanding for their courtesy, knowledge of Oreck products and overall professionalism.
April 11, 2012
Can't believe it got even better!
Just traded in my Oreck XL. It could have been repaired but decided to upgrade instead. Love that it is even 2lbs lighter, can you believe it? Same great power and ease of use, it's everything I loved but even better. Only thing I don't like is the light - not very useful.
March 28, 2012
So easy to use I vaccum more often!
I've never had a vaccum this nice before, and I'm sad it took me this long to know what a good vaccum feels like. The magnesium is so effortless to use, I hardly pick up a broom anymore. The vaccum is so light I can carry it all over the house and just start cleaning. It's pretty much self propelled so I don't feel like I've had a workout when I'm done. It moves so easily and I can get under all of my chairs and tables without having to move everything around. This vaccum is great for people with little strength to push around a cheap clunker. I love it so much I've purchased one for my 63 year old mother because it's just so easy and light.
March 27, 2012
Wonderful value for money.
Like two power levels, low-slung profile ad two-in-one brushes (carpet & hard-floor).
March 19, 2012
I love my new Magnesium!
I am shocked by how light this vacuum is...it almost moves by itself. Its super easy to use and the zip pouch for the bag makes for an easy and clean process for changing the bag. I highly recommend it!
March 16, 2012
I have owned an Oreck for the past 13 yrs. I just recently purchased this product. I am not happy with the performance of this machine. The up right seems cheaply made and I can see dust and carpet fibers all over the casing and up the handle after the first use. The hand held machine's strap broke on me the first use. It is made of plastic. The extended handle is too short and I am 5'2 and I have to bend to vacuum?(WHAT?.?) The hose has no curve to it my wrist stung while vacuuming. I took the older models handle and hose and floor attachment and have put it on the new machine. It worked better after exchanging parts. I really don't like the upright either. I have to turn it on and off a lot (double click) just to move a piece of furniture I have to turn it off. You can't just set the handle up and move it ,you have to turn it off??? I don't like the 2 speed button it is annoying.Plus you have to put your foot on the front to get the handle to release. I loved the older kind where you just pulled it back and it came down. Less steps to do, to vacuum. Over all I just want to return it and purchase the Oreck that looks and acts like my older ones.
March 12, 2012
The magnesium is a powerful cleaning machine and so easy to handle except for the on/off switch position which eventually I will get use to, I think! The cleaning performance of this vacuum is outstanding and it seems like nothing is left behind. As a previous owner of the XL for many years I've always appreciated Oreck's quality.
You do need the handheld for corners and hard to reach areas but I find with the power of the Magnesium I use the handheld less frequently.
March 9, 2012
Great vacuum Get excited!
When I first used this vacuum, the first thing I noticed was how light it was! You know how you have to sometimes pick up a vacuum to get around things, well that is not an issue with this vacuum!
It is not real quiet, but not real loud either. With the dual speeds, "low" is fairly quiet, yet still pretty powerful! You know how it says " it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture". It does, somewhat, but the rear wheels make it harder to clean under furniture! They are rather large.
Works well on carpet and hard surfaces!
Cleans very well, easily, VERY lightweight and IT'S AN ORECK!
Recommended! A ... not an A+ though
March 6, 2012
Give it a chance! Awesome vacuum!!
This is a GREAT vacuum if you give it a chance and use it for awhile. At first i was a little shocked at the toy like appearance but i must say after using the Magnesium for the past 2 weeks i love it. We are in a 4 story home and this is a life saver. As far as vacuuming carpet its awesome and the same on hardwood, nothing is kicked around. Seems like it will last a long long time and the price makes it well worth it when you figure in the warranty that comes with it. All i can say is order it, give it a chance and i promise there is nothing else on the market this light that vacuums this good with this warranty.
March 6, 2012
Magnesium is the best upright we have ever owned!!
This vac is fantastic. It is very very light and therefore very very easy to use. It does stairs without any strain and we discovered we can lift it up and use it to "sweep" the cat hair off our couches and chairs microfiber upholstery! It also sweeps hard surfaces on the low setting. And while the brushes rotate, the suction keeps any larger particles going in the bag rather than being shot forward by the brushes like with our other vacs.
It is definitely more expensive than other brands-----but in this case you definitely get what you pay for and its worth every penny. It has a HEPA filter so it will help with our allergies and is simple to use. Off/on, two speeds and thats it. And if you get something stuck in it it shuts off automatically. Top all of this off with a 7 year parts and labor warranty and you have an amazing product.
Our house will be cleaner as a result of this purchase because its no longer a chore to sweep. And we do not work for Oreck!
March 6, 2012
Lightweight, easy to use. My second Oreck. It is the only vacuum that
cleans my grooved mats with ease.
February 25, 2012
Came back to Oreck!
I bought an exspensive name brand vac last year and hated it!, it stated it never loses suction and ease of use. Well not so! I went back to Oreck when I saw this new model. Mainly because of the well known history of ease of use & light weight package. I would recommend this one to all. It truly is what it says.
February 24, 2012
I have always wanted an Oreck and finally purchased the magnesium. I absolutely love it. I weighs next to nothing and it runs by itself, practically! The only thing I would add to this sweeper is an automatic cord rewinder, other than that it is absolutely perfect and I actually look forward to vacuuming, and I am not domestic! Thank you for making this wonderful machine.
February 23, 2012
No more sweeping!
I absolutely love this vacuum! I can clean the whole house without stopping. Going from carpet to tile floors is so easy!
February 20, 2012
I have owned several other vacuum cleaners in the past and I made a promise that when my last one stopped working, I would consider buying an Oreck. Well, the last one bit the dust, did my research, and I purchased the "new" Oreck Magnesium. All I ever needed was an Oreck! I really like vacuuming my home now. It is so light to carry around and the suction power is fantastic. It is a little pricey, but with a 7-year warranty, I will definitely get my monies worth.
Don't hesitate...buy the "new" Oreck Magnesium!
February 6, 2012
Great Vaccum Cleaner
Lightweight and Durable! Has great flexibility, slides under tables with ease.
February 6, 2012
LOVE THIS VACUUM!!!
I received the vacuum yesterday (super fast shipping and it was free) and I couldn’t be more pleased. I didn’t realize how inadequate my old Hoover was until I used this one. It practically runs itself and transitions from carpet to bare floors without a difference in the cleaning ability. My mom has been trying to get me to buy an Oreck for years and now I know why. Well worth the price.
January 26, 2012
I love my Oreck! It does what it says and much more.
I have really enjoyed my Oreck and would recommend it to anyone who wants to clean....really clean to a new level. It is light weight but powerful and easy to use. I love my Oreck.
January 16, 2012
No More Dirty Socks
Learned of this product at pensieve.me! Excited about using it on my hardwood floors and rugs! Seems I can't ever get the floor clean enough!
January 15, 2012
According to Emily's Blogspot
I learned about this amazing vacuum on her blog spot and about the free giveaway! I am definitely making this my next great vacuum.
January 13, 2012
Impressive performance for its weight.
I needed something for my Mom that was very light, easy to use and powerful. I'm replacing/ augmenting a Dyson DC23 which is, I'm sorry to say utter junk at cleaning. I'm so far impressed by the Magnesium's ability to agitate mid-pile carpeting and remove dirt while being extremely easy to carry, move and operate. I do however, wish it had some concession for edge-cleaning, brighter LEDs and even more suction.
January 11, 2012
Oreck Magnesium "The absolute Best Vacuum I have purchased"
I have gone through 10 vacuums in the past 10-12 years. From moderately priced to expensive commercial models. I have very thick, and very long napped carpeting. Most of the vacuums that I had purchased couldn't sweep this carpet, some were almost impossible to push, even those with power drive. Others just couldn't take the abuse of my wife. She is very rough on vacuums. The Oreck Magnesium works so well on this long thick carpet, it's almost unbelievable. It is so insanely light and powerful yet takes absolutely no effort to push or pull the vacuum. Great suction as well. It seems to be indestructible, even for my wife. What a great vacuum cleaner, my wife absolutely loves it. I tried it and I understand why she loves it so much. You have at least try this vacuum cleaner to see why I am so impressed with it.
January 11, 2012