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Oreck® Magnesium®

Sku # LW100LR

Magnesium® is the lightest, full-powered upright vacuum cleaner in America. With its extremely strong, durable magnesium frame, the Magnesium packs all the power you expect from an Oreck vacuum cleaner — so much power it feels like it's self-propelled on most surfaces. The two speed Quickswitch® on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. It's even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs on low speed. Additionally, the large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet. Best of all, it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture.

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The lightest, full-powered upright in America

Magnesium Won VDTA Award

Engineered for the way you live

Direct Suction

The direct suction and rollerbrush rotating at 7,000 revolutions per minute draw dirt right into the bag. The brush grooms the nap as it cleans.


Fast and Simple

The Saniseal® system automatically seals shut, locking the dirt in the disposable filter bag. Changing bags is effortless.


Furniture-Friendly Design

Magnesium 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.


HEPA Inner Bag

Magnesium uses a HEPA inner bag. As air passes through the HEPA inner bag, it captures at least 99.97% of particles as small as .3 microns from that air, such as pollen, dust, smoke, animal dander and mold spores.

Ease of use seal

"Easy Snap Cord"

The new 'Easy Snap' cord clip is the smart way to keep the cord where you need it ... not where you don't.


The Oreck Magnesium has received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute, the leading U.S. carpet authority, which certifies that it meets the highest performance standards.


Awards & Recognition

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2012 Housewares Design Awards Finalist
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As seen on Extra!
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As seen on The View!
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Named New Product of the Year by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association.

Blogger Reviews

Wendy Will Blog The "nice height" of the Magnesium means no more hunching over for Wendy, who is 5'8". She also likes that she "could simply push the button to change the setting instead of turning it off, bending over, and rotating a dial to change settings." See full review on Wendy Will Blog.
Not Just A Housewife "This vacuum lays FLAT. It can go under your furniture in a way no other vacuum ever has," says Stacy, who is just as impressed that its powerful suction means she doesn't have to use a handheld vac to do the baseboards, either. Full review and photos at Not Just a Housewife.
Snap! Self-described vacuum connoisseur Tauni has a "super-awesome/naughty beagle named Jersey" whose mission in life is to leave fur all over the house. Magnesium has nipped that in the bud and cut her cleaning time as well. See other reasons why she calls it "the BEST vacuum I've ever owned" at snap!
  • Lightest Oreck upright ever
  • Weighs about 7.7 pounds* (approximate weight without cord)
  • Magnesium frame is stronger than many types of steel
  • 102 mph of airflow delivers powerful cleaning
  • High performance motor spins pile-lifting rollerbrush at approximately 7,000 RPM
  • Larger wheels for superb maneuverability
  • HEPA inner bag included
  • Saniseal bag disposal system
  • Long-lasting Endurolife belt
  • Comes with a 5-year limited warranty**
The Oreck Advantage: Direct Suction

Our direct suction design delivers dirt in a straight, efficient path right to the vacuum bag. It's a streamlined design that works beautifully with a smaller motor — and one reason why Oreck bagged uprights are so lightweight. Here's how: our upright vacuums incorporate a "dirty air system" in which dirt is pulled through a fan that breaks it into smaller particles that get sucked up into the vacuum. Oreck's smaller motor drives this fan, as well as the brushroll. Because these smaller motors sit closer to the floor they provide efficient suction and are able to spin the brushroll incredibly fast.

Warranty 5-year limited warranty**
Weight Approximately 7.7 lbs.
Bagged /Bagless Bagged
Cord Length 30 ft. cord
Filtration HEPA Inner Bag
Handle Easy-fit Handle
Headlights Twin LED Headlights
Cleaning Function Vacuum
Speed Settings 2-Speed
Type Vacuum
Surface Area Carpet
Hard Surfaces
Oreck® Magnesium® 3.5 5 8 8
This is astounding! I bought my Magnesium today, came home, used it.......and said something I NEVER thought I'd say - "I LIKE vacuuming!" I am 50 years old and have owned many different brands of vacuums, but nothing is like this! It is so light, easy to use and does such a good job! Why didn't i buy one of these years ago??? Well, actually, I almost did about a year ago, but someone grabbed the last one off the shelf at Target as I was debating. Thank you, Oreck, for the best vacuum EVER! October 1, 2012
Just as advertised This does pull itself along. Cleans well, easy to use given as a gift with no complaints. December 17, 2012
Motor quit after 3 uses I purchased product in Feb 2013, used it 3 times. On the 4th use in early April it sputtered and died; I smelled a strong odor consistent with an electric motor burning out. Machine would not turn on again; ended up returning it to retailer. As a long time Oreck user I have high quality expectations; this was about as bad as it gets for any product, I guess. April 27, 2013
easy to use We have tried many kinds of vacuums but this is by far the best! I like how easy it is to move, the swivel design makes going around and under furniture very easy. I find I can vacuum the whole house so much faster with this unit and it does a very good job. February 25, 2013
Best Vacuum I have owned This is without a doubt the best vacuum I have owned. It is lightweight, easy to use and best of all it actually picks up whatever is on the floor in one pass. I can't say the same for the very expensive bagless competitor's vaacuum. It moves from tile to hardwood to carpet with no problems. I was concerned the brush would be a problem on my expensive hand knotted carpets. Not at all. It really is safe on all surfaces. When the Oreck salesperson explained the performance of a vacuum is not just about suction power but airflow, it made sense. Don't be fooled by competitors that boast superior suction. This is the superior product because it actually works. December 16, 2012
Love the light weight and the ability to go under cabinets. Clogs everytime I use it and is not easy to clean out. Owned an XL for many years and loved it. Could clean it out without a problem. December 28, 2012
Expensive junk This model is a made-in-China piece of junk. I received it as a Christmas present. Before using it the first time, I checked my carpet for debris. Five seconds after I turned it on, a (plastic) fan blade sheared off, rendering the unit inoperable. The company refused to cover it under warranty, claiming that a sucked up dime broke the blade. They were happy to charge me to repair it, however, but said any future dime might also break the unit. If I wanted a flimsy vacuum, I would have bought a cheap one from a local box store for 1/6th the price. Sad to say, but the Oreck brand name no longer means what it used to. January 9, 2013
Super Light and Super Suction Power This vacuum is super light and has super suction power. The bag is easy to replace, it has high power for carpet and low power for hard floors. I highly recommend the Magnesium. The only item on it that is awkward is the placing of your foot on the left front of the vacuum to release the handle. April 2, 2013
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*Approximate weight without cord
**Some limitations apply. For details, see warranty.