A Troublesome Cat and a Great Vacuum

June 9, 2012

Hello everyone and happy weekend to you!  We have plans to do some gardening and attend a friend’s wedding, the weather should be perfect!  But first, please allow me to share a recent phenomenon in our household and then tell you how we deal with it.

Our youngest member of the family is Coco the kitten and she is very mischievous and her latest fascination is with toilet paper.  Is this a common thing with cats?  I don’t know, but it never fails when friends come over, she engages in her latest wily maneuver which is a full blown attack on a roll of toilet paper.  We laugh, but I haven’t been able to keep the stuff on the holders or nicely stacked in baskets for weeks for fear of inevitable destruction.

Charmin is like catnip and it sends Coco into a tizzy and it’s typical for her to drag a roll across the house, bat it around like a mouse, and then attack it with frenzied claws.  When caught, she always has this look on her face.

cat and tp


Hold that image in your head while I fill you in on our vacuum situation.  The vacuum we’ve had for ten years is great, but it’s a beast – not a fun one to work with for the sole reason it weighs a ton and hurts my back to lift it.  Since we have a lot of carpet upstairs and several area rugs downstairs, I confess I procrastinate in my vacuuming duties and always ask Matt if he can help me with the chore.  One time it literally ate the edge of an area rug and I’ve been bitter ever since.

Well as luck would have it, one of my lovely sponsors Oreck offered to send me a lightweight household Magnesium vacuum cleaner to try out, and my immediate response was “Um, yes, please”.  Its arrival coincided perfectly with the “Cat versus the Toilet Paper” battles that have been a part of our daily lives for over a month now.

guilty cat


We’ve been using our 7.7 pound Magnesium upright for a few weeks and we really do love it.  For such a lightweight vacuum it packs a lot of power and at two levels, a low setting for area rugs and a higher setting for carpets.  After we begrudgingly clean up the biggie toilet paper sections, the Magnesium grabs the littler pieces under the watchful eye of our rascally cat.

guilty cat 2


oreck magnesiumMy four favorite things about this vacuum

1) It’s so lightweight your kids can use it!  Yes, I’ve convinced mine that “vacuuming is fun!” with this one so they do some of it for me (ha!)

2)  It’s so lightweight I can carry it upstairs with one hand and not suffer any back problems from heavy lifting and that makes me very happy.

3) It works really well on all my downstairs wood floors and is quicker than a broom, and,

4)  its thin profile lets it lay down flat and go anywhere easily especially under furniture or beds.



use under sofa on wood


What I don’t like?  The “on” button is silver plastic and feels insubstantial but so far so good, no issues to date, and I do like the lighter setting for area rugs.  I also think it’s expensive at $499 for just the vacuum and I guess I just have a hard time spending that kind of dough on home cleaning stuff when I’d rather spend it on a pretty chair, but as my husband reminded me the other day, “That’s what good vacuums cost”.  Okay then.

Here’s some great news, Oreck is giving away one Magnesium vacuum to a lucky winner this weekend!

Eligibility to win the Oreck Magnesium vacuum.

1.  Visit Oreck to learn one thing about the Magnesium, then name it in a comment.

2.  For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, leave a second comment naming where you shared about this giveaway.

US only, 48 contiguous states.  One winner chosen at random.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.  Giveaway ends Monday June 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST.

* Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes, but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.  I received this product for free, all opinions are my own.  If you have any cures for cat addiction to toilet paper syndrome, please share. 



WINNER #954 Bridget


967 Responses to “A Troublesome Cat and a Great Vacuum”

  1. Amy says:

    The Oreck Magnesium has high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings which give it maneuverability. Looks like a good vacuum!

  2. Sarah says:

    I learned that the Oreck is the lightest full powered upright in America.
    Our vacuum has seen better days, would love to have a new one!

  3. Lynda Rogers says:

    What I learned about the Orek is that it is very light weight the lightest Orek yet and lays virtually flat, and feel self propelled. I have an older Orek and would love this new one!!

  4. Carla says:

    A lightweight yet powerful vacuum- good for my hardwood floors and my area rugs and my back! I need it in my life!

  5. LauraL says:

    Ah, it comes with a 7 year limited warranty and 3 year tune-up! That’s nice when my vacuum earlier tonight decided to eat my phone charger cord…

    My cat likes to ‘hunt’ toilet paper as well and likes to take a break to drink from the toilet bowl – yuck :)

  6. SusanG says:

    The Oreck Magnesium is lightweight Due to its magnesium frame. And I could really use a lighter upright vacuum!

  7. Morgan says:

    I love that it lays almost flat. Cleaning under sofas and tables would be much easier!!

  8. Jeanne says:

    The two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types. That would be great for all my wood floors and carpets.

  9. Mary says:

    It has a ‘two speed Quickswitch on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels’. This would be great for my wood floors and large area rugs!

  10. Kate Phillips says:

    3 yearly tune ups?! Yes, please! I never know how to up-keep my vacuum to keep it going!

  11. Carolyn says:

    Wow…I sincerely love that it lies almost flat to go underneath furniture. That’s probably my biggest pet peeve about other vacuums. Plus, I don’t own a vacuum and my roommate is sadly moving so I’m in need of one (and not just a cheap one, an awesome one like this Oreck!)

  12. JeanL says:

    Love how it lies virtually flat…now to get to those dust bunnies under my bed! Also hoping to convince my kids that vacuuming IS fun.

  13. Carolyn says:

    Posted a link on Twitter!

  14. Tina Ng says:

    It’s gentle enough for Oriental and Persian rugs.

  15. Anna says:

    I learned that the lightweight vacuum cleaner will go flat, which would be perfect for me! I have cats of my own and they leave lots of furballs under our beds! We have a VERY OLD Oreck and would LOVE a new one!!

  16. Tina Ng says:

    Linked on Facebook.

  17. Jenne says:

    I learned there are great reviews about it!

  18. Tracy K says:

    The HEPA is a must for us as all five of us of allergies!

  19. Kara says:

    Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America, not to mention it’s just plain amazing. I just replaced the Oreck I inherited from my Aunt. with the first okay one I could grab at the local big box … it’s just not an Oreck … I’d love a new one!

  20. Julia says:

    It has two levels..one for carpet and one for floor/tile! I wannnnnt it!

  21. Tracy K says:

    I posted the giveaway link on twitter! Fingers crossed.

  22. Julie says:

    I like that it comes with a handheld vacuum with a HEPA filter and a 20ft. cord. I would love a new vacuum! We have a similar problem with our dog and paper towels – it’s always a joy to come home to shredded bits of paper towels all over the floor and a guilty looking dog lying on the couch!

  23. Kristen says:

    The Oreck Magnesium has a wide cleaning path and a 30 ft. cord, making it easy to cover a lot of ground. With 30 ft of cord I might be able to vacuum an entire flight of stairs instead of stopping half way to unplug and then plug in at a different outlet. Thanks Oreck!

  24. john says:

    7000 rpms?! Now I don’t have to marry my makita to my old eureka.

  25. SDRachel says:

    It comes with the Ultimate Handheld Vac, a lightweight, handheld vacuum- yay, I love vacuums and even smaller vacuums! :)

  26. Stacy Marvin says:

    It’s only 7.7lbs!!

  27. Jeannene says:

    Wow, it pushes itself as it’s self-propelled. I need this vacuum cleaner!

  28. Laurie Peck says:

    It lies completely flat! How wonderful would that be! To not have to use the attachment and get on my hands and knees would absolutely make housekeeping enjoyable! Thank you for this opportunity to enter.

  29. Limezinnias says:

    The two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across all floor types. I love the idea of this feature!

  30. Liggy says:

    I have an oreck and seriously need a second one so I’m not dragging it up and down the stairs. Also, I was just in the oreck store this week getting my annual tune up on my current one and I tested this one out with another customer and it does glide very smoothly, almost like a self propelling model!

  31. Jenny says:

    It has a 2 speed switch to change it from high power for rugs to low power for wood.

  32. SheilaG says:

    Ooh, what a wonderful giveaway! I love that it uses a bag that seals itself. I hate the dirt cups- spend all that time vacuuming and then have the dirt fly up in your face when you try to empty the cup- bleck! This one includes a hand held vac, too- wow!

  33. Jacquie says:

    I’m liking that it lays flat, that is really cool! And that it is so light weight, who knew? As far as kitty, she’ll grow out of it. You could get her soft paws…they’re little plastic tips that go over their claws that keep them from shredding things…they were a great alternative for us from declawing!

  34. Laura says:

    Quickswitch! Just what I need for a house that alternate flooring type from room to room.

  35. Katy says:

    It can be used on Oriental and Persian rugs.

  36. Sharon says:

    I love that it comes with a handheld vacuum! Sounds like a great vacuum!

  37. SheilaG says:

    Shared on facebook! As far as Coco, sorry, I got nothin’! :)

  38. LC says:

    Weighs less than 8lbs! Pretty sure our current vacuum weighs 20+. I also like that it works on hardwoods and carpet. Fingers crossed:-)

  39. Amber says:

    It has two levels, one for wood floor and one for carpet, just what I need!

  40. Elissa says:

    It’s lightweight…my current vacuum is so heavy and hard to push around, my back could use a break. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  41. The Oreck Magnesium vacuum moves smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. I’m in need of an upgrade in a vacuum.

  42. Kara says:

    It was named as the best new product of the year by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association!

    I need this vacuum….

  43. Mary Aronson says:

    I think it’s pretty neat that you can lay it flat to clean under the furniture!! That definitely would make my job a lot easier! LOL

  44. Jennifer says:

    I really like that this is the lightest vacuum in the Oreck line. The lay flat feature is a bonus!

  45. Brandy says:

    The quickswitch to change to different flooring in a snap! I would love to have this!

  46. Alyciaa says:

    It is the lightest full powered upright in America and I would love one!

  47. Katy says:

    I posted this on Twitter, Facebook and my own blog! :D

  48. Stephanie says:

    I love the diagram showing the Orecks direct suction. I’d love to win this with two kids and a two story the vacuum would get some use ;)

  49. Lori says:

    “The large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet.”

    Somehow, it makes me feel good to know that I am not the only one who can’t keep toilet paper on the wall holders at my house! My 2 year-old is to blame in my case, and I can keep the roll on the back of the toilet. Hmmm… what if you made it taste bad somehow. Something that wouldn’t be harmful, just yucky.

  50. Tirzah says:

    I learned that, holy cow, it actually is listed for $599 on that web site! Our vacuum is 15 years old and has pieces of broken plastic sticking out of the side. So here’s to hoping!

  51. Dani says:

    It has two levels so I could use it on my wood floors and my rugs! Woo hoo!

  52. Margaret says:

    The vacuum is light because of the magnesium frame. Cats do chill out as they get older. Mine always take a loooong time! Good Luck!

  53. Kathy :) says:

    Oh Kate, this would be so timely ours “bit the dust” pardon the pun….love that it’s good on Orientals, also like the fact that the switch is on the back….

    Thanks for the chance…..

    Your Coco is so cute, I will have to ask my sister about the toilet paper….she has two cats…

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

  54. Sarah says:

    Love the warranty and the fact that it goes flat to vacuum under furniture. I need something like this for my hardwood floors!

  55. Wow. I would love to win this-we just moved to a three story house and I need a lighter, more efficient vacuum! I’i e that it comes with a handheld unit too. BTW, you cat pictures were hilarious!!!

  56. Lisa thistle says:

    You and I must have the same heavy vacuum. I love that the magnesium goes flat under furniture!

  57. Aimee says:

    I like that it comes with a handheld vac and a bunch of great attachments. Makes cleaning so much easier!

  58. Victoria C says:

    The Oreck magnesium has a whopping 30 ft cord….very handy.

  59. Leslie says:

    We so desperately need a new vacuum cleaner but can’t afford. This would be so awesome. I live that it is bagless and folds flat…no more moving furniture.

  60. Valerie says:

    I like to see that it lays flat for easy cleaning under furniture. Those are always the toughest spots to get to :)

  61. Felicity says:

    It’s gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs.

  62. Jen says:

    This seems like an impressive vacuum. I love that it is so light at only 7.7 lbs. I am about to close on my first house (so excited!) and will have the joy of having three stories to vacuum instead of just one. It would be nice to have such a light vacuum instead of lugging around my current one.

  63. The 20 ft cord would be amazing along with the fact that it comes in Kentucky blue!

  64. Michelle Hill says:

    It lays flat to go under furniture!! Wahooo! I so want this :)

  65. Brooke says:

    We just moved and are in desperate need of a new vacuum! I am totally impressed that this vacuum also comes with a 20 foot power cord on the handheld vacuum part. Awesome!

  66. Arianna says:

    I love how its so high powered it feels like it propels itself!

    I linked this to Facebook

  67. Jen says:

    I shared this giveaway with all my facebook peeps!

  68. Lesley says:

    I learned that it is the lightest Oreck upright ever! Oh I feel exactly the same way you do about lugging our vacuum all overt e house so I do not vacuum nearly as much as I should.

  69. misti d. says:

    Wow, with four kids and two dogs I could use this vacuum!!! So what I have learned:
    A-the lightest Oreck yet
    B-it can lay flat
    C-it can do carpet and wood floors

  70. I learned, “The direct suction and rollerbrush rotating at 7,000 revolutions per minute draw dirt right into the bag.” I hope that means that the cat litter that those furry footed felines of mine track around on the wood floors will be sucked up by the Oreck and not flung into my ankles like its cheesy counterpart – which I own. I so need to get a good handle on my floors and rugs. My fingers are crossed to win!

  71. Sonia says:

    It lays flat under furniture. That’s very cool and great for getting those pesky dust bunnies

  72. Amanda says:

    I think it’s fascinating about the magnesium frame! I have never heard of or seen that before – very cool.

  73. sarah says:

    No bags and extra maneuverability? Sign me up!

  74. Tammy Willet says:

    It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture. Sweet! please please please!

  75. Erin says:

    I like the handheld part! will be easy to clean the stairs!!

  76. Erin says:

    shared on Facebook!!!

  77. ellen says:

    7.7 lbs! That’s great!

  78. Andrea says:

    Love Oreck products. My grandparents have one that’s over twenty years old. The magnesium vacuum seems great for hardwoods and carpet alike, plus five additional cleaning tools. Awesome!

  79. Tammy Willet says:

    I also shared on Facebook. Fingers crossed!

  80. andi curry says:

    i’m all about the versatility. low pile, high pile – it seems like the oreck can be used for virtually any application!

  81. Danielle D says:

    I love that it folds flat and that it’s light enough to carry up the stairs!

  82. Muriel says:

    Having a 20ft cord is perfect!!! I hate stopping to plug and unplug!!!

  83. Michele Mc says:

    I like the QuickSwitch for easily changing for different floor types. I get tired of bending over to do that now! LOL.


  84. Kelli Roberts says:

    It gets its name from its magnesium frame, plus it comes with a handheld vac! That’s awesome because I got so frustrated with my handheld that I trashed it!

  85. heather f says:

    I have a troublesome dog. I like the hand held unit. because, the troublesome dog likes to make muddy tracks on my carpet covered stairs……

  86. Jenny says:

    Totally down with the Quickswitch so I can go from my rugs and carpets to the hard wood floors and tile. Fabulous!

  87. Beth says:

    It’s even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs. Oh, I could so use a new vacuum.

  88. Theresa says:

    Love that it”s so light weight, at 7.7 lbs. (plus chord).

  89. Ooo—it lays flat to go under furniture. I like! Our vacuum bit the dust (literally) this week. I have been using it as an excuse to not vacuum. This will not work out so well for me in the long run. Great giveaway!

  90. Vanessa Allen says:

    Hello – I found out it is lightweight because of a smaller motor (one reason) – which sounds good to me!

  91. Vera says:

    I don’t know if anyone has already mentioned it, but this is the very reason I put our toilet paper on “backwards”, with the pull sheet on the backside of the roll, instead of the front!

    That little kitty is so darn cute!

  92. judy van houte says:

    I love that it is lightweight and that it goes under furniture. I have had an Oreck and I loved it!

  93. Hilary says:

    It even comes with a handheld vac! This would be MUCH appreciated since our 6 year old vac is on it’s last limb.

  94. Caroline says:

    I learned that Magnesium frame is stronger than many types of steel

  95. ladyverbena says:

    Hey and how do you manage to keep your upholstery sooo perfect with the kitty??
    I have a cat pretty similar to yours and she destroys toilet paper and any other kind of tissue/paper. Also, she ruined my sofa’s upholster (she has a rally going on over there in which she runs vertically aound the sofa using her claws to maintain herself… go figure) and my boxspring is totally damaged as well as she likes having her own “studio” inside of it (and wakeing me up at 3 am… not so funny).
    I do really wonder: How do you manage to keep yours out of all this, or is it just that mine that is too spoiled?
    I love her so much that I can’t help to forgive her every time :) (I know I sound like the crazy cat lady… haha).

    About the contest, I live in Argentina, so I guess this one doesn’t apply to me :( Nice to see what’s new though.

    Have a great weekend! LV

  96. Judy W says:

    My favorite part is that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture!

  97. Amanda says:

    102 mph airflow…wow! I don’t know what the average is for a vacuum, but that sounds great! I love that it will lay flat, too, I hate vacuuming because I always have to move all the furniture around to make sure I get under stuff.

  98. Lori DiLoreto says:

    102 mph of airflow, that’s pretty cool

  99. alyson says:

    7 year warranty? thats awesome! i want!

  100. jenn says:

    It uses direct suction. Gotta love a sucky vacuum (cheesy, yes.. but I couldn’t resist). Speaking of animals tearing up stuff, my golden likes to tear up paper towels, napkins, and even pieces of paper. thank goodness she hasn’t discovered the toilet paper!! I love the look they give when you catch them in the act. Here is my dog, Reese trying to give the “i’m innocent” face. https://path.com/p/2PChlS

  101. Jenny says:

    First of all, LOL about the cat. With a face that cute, you can’t be mad!

    I so need a new vacuum. I have 2 cats!

    I really like the “direct suction”, that really makes sense. Also, I could use that Hepa Filter!

  102. Kaci says:

    Crazy that it has 102 mph of airflow! I don’t know what the typical vacuum airflow is but that sounds like a lot!

  103. Kristel says:

    This vacuum would be a dream come true! I have been meaning to start saving for an “expensive” vacuum, since all the cheapers ones only last me about a year, and with it being light weight as they claim, my kids could help me vacuum a lot more often.

  104. Love that it goes flat for going under furniture!

  105. It’s SO common with kitties to attack toilet paper. Our orange cat is obsessed with it too. But rather than tear it to bits, he likes to drag it. So I’ll wake up in the morning to a completely unwound trail of paper around the house- all the way from the bathroom. It’s funny & so irritating all at once. But he always looks sorry :)

  106. Stacey says:

    i love that it goes flat. Having to move furniture means it doesn’t get vacuumed near often enough

  107. sydney85 says:

    I love that it lays flat to clean under furniture. No more heavy moving to get a very clean house!

  108. Pamela says:

    I learned that its magnesium frame is stronger than many types of steel, and it’s my birthday in 34 minutes! Maybe birthday magic will win me a new vacuum cleaner! Mine is falling apart and we’ve already had it fixed three times.

  109. Shared this on my blog’s facebook page!

  110. LouiseM says:

    The low weight is great to take it up and down stairs. Also the warranty with free tune ups is very appealing – with pets and pet hair issues it seems this will help in keeping it maintained.

  111. em says:

    Lays flat and has two speeds.

  112. lisaw says:

    Like that it has a low setting for delicate rugs. And that kitty is so darn cute :)

  113. April was in CT now CA says:

    LOVE that it lays flat for getting under furniture!!

  114. Kim K says:

    I like the idea of the Saniseal system to lock the bag in place. My bagless system, which I desperately wanted to try, makes a horrid mess when I empty it. Never again!

  115. Debbie Flowers says:

    The Oreck Magnesium motor is 7,000 RPMs on high speed.

  116. mimi says:

    It has an inner hepa bag and 3 yearly tune ups, sounds amazing!!! I almost wish I did own a persian rug to give this vacuum a whirl. almost forgot, my dog loves to shred toilet paper too, what gives?

  117. Kim says:

    ooooh. I need a new vacuum! My kitties don’t love TP, but I have children who do their fair share of mess-making!

  118. Amy says:

    Magnesium is stronger than some types of steel?! Who knew?

  119. Kim says:

    Shared on FB!

  120. I’m thrilled about the quickspeed switch to go straight from carpet to hardwood floors! I need that!

  121. Clover says:

    Yes lightweight is a must. Mine is pretty darn heavy.

  122. Cari says:

    Love that it lays flat and has high and low settings for carpet and wood!

  123. “easy to push through high-pile carpet” – Oh MAN would this help out at my house! I LOVE my carpet, but it’s really hard to push a vacuum through it!

  124. Nicole Marie says:

    Since I have wood, tile, and carpet in my home, I love the Quickswitch that allows easy transition to all the different floor types. Thanks for the giveaway!

  125. Heather says:

    I absolutely love that it lays flat to go under furniture. Right now I have to move my couch and chairs to clean under them! :p

  126. Heather says:

    shared on Twitter! :)

  127. Michele R. says:

    I like that it can go from wood floors to carpet – simple! and thanks.

  128. Judy Kay says:

    I like the fact that it is a lightweight vacuum and has a loe profile to fit under furniture. Just what this mom of teens (and their friends) needs!

  129. Shared this on my facebook page… Any opinion of Centsastional girl is good enough for me : ) Thanks!

  130. Olivia K says:

    Cleaning under furniture, hallelujah!

  131. Sarah says:

    Shared the giveaway on facebook. I too have a beast of a vacuum cleaner, would love an upgrade!

  132. Laura says:

    Didn’t know that the magnesium frame was stronger than steel! That’s impressive! I would love to win this as our replace-the-useless-vacuum budget is too small for this Oreck. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  133. Sarah says:

    Checked out the Oreck website, a (almost) self propelled vacuum cleaner?? Yes, please!

  134. Janette says:

    Cats do not like the smell of orange try some orange essence or something similar to deter the pesky kitty.

  135. Debbie says:

    My kitty does different naughty things but I have heard of this feline TP fetish.
    Sure wish I had a vacuum that was the lightest, full-powered vacuum that lays flat to go under furniture and had power-level settings. My allergies would like the HEPA filter, too. “Sigh”

  136. Vera says:

    Ha! I forgot to mention anything about the Magnesium! I like the fact that it is the lightest Oreck ever! I sure hope I win – our old vacuum is OLD and heavy!

  137. therese says:

    Never seem to win these things. But I so need a light weight magnesium framed sucker that does wood flooring as well as carpet!

  138. Merri Jo says:

    I really like the fact that it only weighs 7 lbs! As of 2 hrs ago, when my husband accidentally knocked our vacuum down a full flight of stairs, I NEED a new one!!

  139. Jill says:

    I like the feature of the Quickswitch, which allows you to switch power levels between floor types: carpet vs. hardwood

  140. Lisa says:

    It has a cord clip so I won’t trip over the stupid thing all the time! I also love that it’s so lightweight – I have a bad back, so that would be awesome!

  141. belle says:

    Hmmm….the lightest full powered vacuum. The one I have is bulky and awkward. I’d love it!

  142. DeeKay says:

    First….only YOU would color coordinate your cat with your living room! Nice job on that. I love the fact that it feels self-propelled cuz I need all the help I can get and my heavy, bulky, but sucks grreat Kenmore feels like a Volkswagon!

  143. Linda says:

    It only weighs a little over 7 pounds. That would be nice since I have to vacuum up dog hair everyday and I hate lugging out the big heavy vacuum.

  144. Kim walker says:

    Love that it lays flat under furniture. Would be great under my couch.

  145. Dina says:

    7.7 lbs is pretty light for a vacuum. It would definitely make the trips up and down the stairs a lot easier.

  146. Kelly says:

    The vacuum bags with HEPA filters are great! I have allergies and my own naughty kitty so that’s important.

  147. nora mair says:

    It’s so light weight, kids could work!

  148. Chantele Willard says:

    I could sure use a new vacuum. I’ve been using one of those heavy vacuums too and I would love to have one as lightweight as the Oreck!

  149. Suzanne says:

    Sign me up for a vacuum that feel as though it’s self-propelled!

  150. Betsy says:

    Your kitty is sooo cute! Mine have done the same thing! I love the idea of this light weight vacuum cleaner that weighs a little over seven pounds! Thanks for a chance to win this amazing vacuum cleaner!

  151. Betsy says:

    I added this to my Facebook page. Thanks!

  152. Christie says:

    Love that the Magnesium includes a handheld too. I am in the market for a new vacuum as we sold our house with a whole house vacuum system and are moving to a new one soon.

  153. Marisa says:

    It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture. Thanks for the chance to win.

  154. Beth Anne says:

    I have issues with my cat too, but its with plastic and paper bags. She loves to play in them, attack them, and rip them to pieces. Having the Oreck Magnesium, which “lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture” would make cleaning up after my cat easier.

  155. Mary S says:

    It has cylindrical wheel bearings for easy manuvering.

  156. Mary S says:

    Just shared on facebook! I hope I win. I have an Oreck and I love it! I would love to try out the Magnesium.

  157. You had me at “Hepa Filter”! What a giveaway, what a vacuum!!! I am coveting this gorgeous machine and what’s even sadder is…..I need it desperately! I inherited my mother-in-law’s vacuum 12 years ago. Yes, it is on its last leg. I am Facebooking and Twittering.

  158. Helen says:

    Ooh, a vac that weighs under 8 lb! Way better than my 50 pound behemoth that I inherited from my in-laws.

  159. Kristen Mc says:

    i love that it is light weight and you can use it on all floor types! what a dream! thanks for the giveaway… i really hope i win!!! pale blue apron at gmail dot com

  160. Brenda says:

    I love that it lays flat and is soo lightweight! I hope I can win it because I really need a new vacuum.

  161. and i dont even own a vaccuum yet! Oh the woes of communal living… but now that the BF and I are moving into our own place, a vaccuum would be the bestest housewarming gift eva!

  162. Diana says:

    I like that it has the different settings – low for rugs and high for carpets. Also, for a small, lightweight vacuum it seems to have most, if not all of the features of the heavyweights.

    I don’t have a cat with a love for t-p, but I do have 3 little poodles who think toilet paper is the best treat ever. My quiet, easy going guy managed to unravel a whole roll of the stuff this afternoon. I wondered where he was and why he was being oh so quiet. Yep, the wonders of Charmin – Mr. Whipple would be proud.

  163. Kristen Mc says:

    posted about your crazy awesome giveaway on fb!! thanks! pale blue apron at gmail dot com

  164. Sandy says:

    I love that it’s lightweight…..I have upstairs too. I also have a lot of hardwood floors it would work GREAT on!

  165. jc says:

    i love that this vacuum is lightweight and lays flat! so much easier to maneuver!

  166. Wanda says:

    Love that it comes with a hand-held vac–this would come in handy. We are a busy, full household–including a dog and cat–and a lightweight, easy to use, adaptable vacuum would be welcomed! thanks for the wonderful give-a-way.

  167. Steph says:

    I like that it DOES have a bag! I’m not very happy with my bagless – I hate trying to empty it!

  168. Mary Anne says:

    I love the direct suction path of the

  169. Mary Anne says:

    I love the direct suction path of the Magnesium! The other illustration is that of my old, archaic vacuum. I do hope I win as I also suffer from back pains.

  170. Lisa Van Slyke says:

    I personally love the snap-click feature for the cord! Those things can be a nightmare for proficient vacuuming. and the fact that it comes with a handheld with the 5 attachments is great for stairs and small cleanups! What a great win this will be for one lucky winner! Thanks for the opportunity!

  171. Lisa Van Slyke says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook!

  172. Amy says:

    “weighs 7.7 pounds” That sounds like a dream! I haul my current clunky vacuum up and down to vacuum three stories in my home weekly, and it’s not fun!

  173. Katy Riddell says:

    Love that it will lay flat! This would be great for cleaning under beds etc.

  174. Katrina says:

    It’s the lightest upright oreck ever!!

  175. Cheryl I says:

    I was going to mention the 7,000 RPMs on the roller but then I saw the 7 year warranty and 3 tuneups/yr included in the price. Seriously….this must be one heck of a vacuum for Oreck to back it like that!!! With a dog (who BTW, also loves to do that same thing with toilet paper) and 2 teens I have never had a vacuum last half that long. Even WITH yearly tuneups. The fact that it is lightweight is just icing on the cake for me. I just want a vacuum with SUCTION that lasts.

  176. Dawn says:

    Okay so the Magnesium is actually made with a magnesium frame. My cat does the same thing but with paper towels. All I can do is hide them from him in the cupboards because if left out anywhere he will get them and attack and tear them to bits!

  177. nancy says:

    I am really happy the Oreck Magnesium vacuum has a bag, I detest emptying bagless vacuum cleaners and will Never buy another. I have a Miele and I bought it because it’s so quiet, I would be interested to see how this compares.

  178. Barbara says:

    I didn’t know that vacuums have such a indirect suction method. I real like that it has direct flow suction, less chance of it getting plugged up.

  179. TieDye64 says:

    Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in the U.S. of A.

  180. TieDye64 says:

    I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TieDye64/status/211357540112539648

    p.s. Your kitty cracks me up. They’re so very naughty!

  181. Tracey says:

    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.

  182. It’s the lighest Oreck vacuum ever! Which will compel me to vacuum upstairs more often!!!

  183. Maria says:

    I would love to win the oreck magnesium

  184. Ellen Price says:

    Wow, it weighs only 7.7 pounds! That is great especially with a bad back!

  185. Ellen Price says:

    I shared on FB! Love your kitty and the strange obsession with tp!

  186. Jamie J. says:

    Looks like with the 5 specialized cleaning attachments I won’t have any trouble cleaning up after the messes that my 3 wonderfully wacky cats leave for me!

  187. Katie Greenlaw says:

    Holy cow….it’s less than 8lbs..perfect for my 3 story house.

  188. Michelle Nepple says:

    Love that this is only 7.7 lbs. I so need this for the messes my little ones leave around!

  189. Anne says:

    The switch to go between speeds is called the “Quickswitch” – how fun!

  190. Nancy H says:

    It is one of the lightest vacuums around…

  191. nana says:

    I think the settings for rugs and carpets would be fantastic! I would love to win the Oreck!
    Growing up we had a bulldog who loved a good roll of toilet paper. Sometimes we would leave a roll out on purpose! Have you tried a squirt bottle when you catch the cat shredding the roll?

  192. Sherry says:

    I love that it’s so lightweight & easy to move around!

  193. Kate Curren says:

    Lightweight is key! Dragging my current vacuum to my basement playroom or upstairs up the bedrooms is a workout on its own!!

  194. Kate says:

    It has a 30 foot cord

  195. Kath Marsh says:

    I am blown away by how lightweight this vacuum is. 7.5 lbs. But I’m fascinated by the fan that breaks up the bits sucked up. I’m a little concerned that it isn’t self propelled. Any problem with that?

  196. Avad Fan says:

    Efficient function from the low sitting motor plus its light weight sound just like what I need.

  197. Carol L says:

    It has so much power it feels like it’s self-propelled on most surfaces. What a great lightweight vacuum.
    Thanks for this great giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  198. DONNA SLATER says:

    The Magnesium also has handheld attachment I could use on stairs.

  199. Anne Marie says:

    I learned that it is the lightest vacuum around and has a hand held attachment which is great.

  200. Sandy Yavor says:

    I like that it lays flat to get under furniture and that the switch to change it from rugs to floors is on the back and easy to reach. I would love to win it, thanks for the chance!

  201. kay says:

    lays perfectly flat, nice!

  202. Shana says:

    Love that it weighs 7.7 pounds.

  203. AlyB says:

    Awww, how could you get mad at a face like that? Boy, little mischevious Coco sure is cute! As for the vacuum, a 30 ft cord sounds great (i could reach my whole house!) and it’s lightweight to boot. Perfect!

  204. Robin says:

    The capability of laying flat to get under pieces of furniture means no more dust bunnies! Yay!

  205. Lynn Kellan says:

    It’s the lightest vacuum cleaner they’ve made, and boy I could use something easy to maneuver around my kids and my dog.

  206. Emily says:

    I love the 20 ft power cord. It would be helpful to plug in the vacuum and be able to clean an entire level without stopping!

  207. Erin H says:

    7 year limited warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups! I’ve never heard of a free tune ups for vacuums, even better!

  208. Joan says:

    The lightest, full-powered upright in America!!

  209. Suzan says:

    I like that the Oreck Magnesium lays down nearly flat for cleaning under furniture. I also like that it uses bags for dirt collection. Unlike most of the world, I don’t like dust cup collectors!

  210. Joyce says:

    I’m all for a vacuum that makes cleaning easier=thank you ever so very much :-)

  211. Susan says:

    I love that it also has a hand held and the warranty sounds great!

  212. Heather H. says:

    It is gentle enough for oriental rugs. I would so love to win this, we just bought a 2-story house and the beast that I’m using for our apt. is too heavy to go up and down stairs.

  213. Christine says:

    The lightest full powered upright in America…that sounds good to me. I’m tired of lugging my heavy vac all over!

  214. Alison H says:

    I can’t believe it only weighs 7.7 lbs! That would be perfect for someone with their house on the market and 39 weeks pregnant!

    What an exciting giveaway :-)

  215. Nanci says:

    My kitty did this too! Either had to hide the TP or close the bathroom door. It is addictive and oh so fun for them! I would love the Oreck for its ability to go flat under furniture!!!

  216. Mary S. says:

    The two speed Quickswitch would be great to move between all my hardfloors and rugs!

  217. Shia says:

    I love that it can lie almost totally flat to get under the furniture!

  218. LindaSonia says:

    30 foot cord and lightweight!! Just what I need.

  219. Angela N says:

    Love that it is only 7lbs and can be carried up stairs! I have the same problem with our vacuum- it’s too heavy! Our downstairs gets vacuumed often, but not the upstairs.

  220. Jodie says:

    I love that it is only 7.7 pounds (not considering the cord.) Super light for carrying it wherever I need it.

  221. mary winecoff says:

    So lightweight!

  222. Shannon says:

    I just recently purchased a new vacuum and it took me weeks to decide because the one that I narrowed my selection down to was a Dyson and it was expensive. Let me tell you – I don’t regret it for even a second! This thing starts sucking the little pieces of dog hair 4 inches before you even get to them. LOL

    As far as cats go my cat Baby use to do that when she was little. If you forgot the bathroom door open and left for work ….oh boy. Be grateful she isn’t snooping in the bathroom trash . There comes a point when you really don’t want her shredding what’s in there….. word of warning.

  223. Susan says:

    I love that the Oreck Magnesium lays flat to get under furniture (and, I’m guessing, under cabinet bases).

  224. Lindsay Hansen says:

    It comes with a 7 year warranty as well as 3 yearly tune ups!? A company that trusts their product so much must have full confidence in their product. It helps me trust the product too.

  225. This is one I would so love to win. I love that it comes with a hand held vac and that it’s an Oreck, something on my wish list.

  226. Kris says:

    I like that it’s only 7.7 pounds and easy to maneuver under furniture.

  227. Clara Ellis says:

    My 10 yr. old Oreck has always be reliable, but needs a younger companion. Aging (both humans and machines) seems to be a universal given. So my aging back would love a new younger Oreck.

  228. Renee says:

    I love that it is so light and can be carried up and down stairs so easily.

  229. Cindy says:

    I love the fact that I can go from vacuuming my hardwood floors in the hallway right into the carpeted bedrooms simply by flipping the switch. The ability to lay flat is also a big plus!

  230. Lori H says:

    My current vacuum is elderly and doesn’t lie flat so that is the feature that I would like most!

  231. maggie says:

    The Oreck weighs under 8 lbs.! The one I use weighs a ton. I’d love to have a lighter weight vacuum!
    I think someone else mentioned this, but you might want to have a spray bottle filled with water handy and when you catch your kitten with the toilet paper you can give him a spritz with it. That might make the little stinker think twice before doing it again. We once had a puppy who, while we weren’t home, destroyed a WHOLE huge package of toilet paper I’d set on the steps to be carried upstairs. Our entire living rom was covered in TP!

  232. Ivette says:

    I like that it is furniture friendly! And it fits in tight spots.

  233. Sarah says:

    I love how lightweight it is! Lugging heavy vacuums up and down stairs is never fun.

  234. Teresa Novak says:

    It has a two speed quick-switch for different types of floors–sounds very handy.

  235. Kristen L. says:

    LOVE that it has a bag! I’ve had two without a bag and I can’t stand cleaning the canisters out!

  236. Amanda R. says:

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

  237. Heidi says:

    The Direct Suction design looks pretty interesting. It makes sense to me and I’m wondering if it’ll be the new “trend” in vacuum design.

  238. Jill Jaynes says:

    Love the Oreck vacuums. Had one for years and gave it to my parents who needed a lightweight and powerful vacuum. Cool design on the Magnesium that incorporates all of Oreck’s great features: cleanability, reachability under furniture, durability, reliability and because it’s lightweight yet powerful-kidability!

  239. Kate Faircloth says:

    Easy maneuverability and the ability to lay almost compleatly flat to go under beds and couches would make me attack the dust bunnies more often!

  240. courtney says:

    Definitely like that the handheld portion has the HEPA filter which is important around these parts (asthma house!).

  241. Linda says:

    I learned that there is a hand held companion that I would love for upholstery. How does it do with pet hair on your wood floors? This is a constant issue in my home.

  242. Pam says:

    Looks like Oreck has done it again!

    My mom just bought a Magnesium because she liked the idea of different speeds for different flooring and, of course, I had to try it out.
    I really was surprised at the power! The Magnesium really did feel like it was self-propelled.
    It did a great job on carpet and hardwood flooring and it is so very lightweight!

  243. Lynne says:

    Adorable kitty with a less than adorable playful little habit!

    The light weight of the Oreck would be a selling point, along with the feature of the motor lower in the vacumn to provide greater suction. Having three floors around here to vacumn, I would love to win the Oreck!

  244. Susan S. says:

    I love the idea that it it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture.

  245. kathy from ct says:

    always wanted to try an Oreck – cute kitty

  246. BHH says:

    HEPA filter — my allergies thank you! Having an Oreck would be a dream come true.

  247. Fritzy Dean says:

    As a senior citizen, I love the idea of a lightweight easy to maneuver vacuum! this would improve the quality of my life SO much.

    Good luck with that frisky kitty!

  248. Rebecca says:

    Lays virtually flat to go under beds and furniture! There’s nothing worse than vacuuming everything clean, only to have dust bunnies from under the bed roll out as soon as you’re done :o)

  249. Susan says:

    Visited site and now know all there is to know about the Oreck Advantage: Direct Suction.

    Coco, caught, is too cute! I’ve heard that sealing pebbles in a can and rolling it toward “cat caught” will discourage behavior. Idea is to have them associate “scary can” with bad behavior–also, that you don’t want cat to associate punishment with you. Odd thing: One of our cats finds smell of Rosemary aversive. If I put sprigs of Rosemary on a chair, she will not go near it!

  250. Kim C says:

    I like the lay flat feature and HEPA filter on a lightweight machine that is easy to maneuver – Yes, please!

  251. Kristen says:

    So many things I loooove about this vacuum. It lays flat to get under things, has A handheld companion. I too have mischievous cats and they sure do make alot of messes.

  252. Ann E says:

    I’m due for a new vacuum, I really like that it lies flat to get under ther the furniture. Thanks!

  253. Cheryl says:

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these. I love the idea of the HEPA filter and a lightweight vacuum sounds like a dream!

  254. Selena says:

    The thing that sticks out for me is that it is the lightest Oreck upright ever– and we just finished off a suite in our basement, so I’ve been looking for a vacuum that would be easy to carry up and down the stairs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  255. Jaclyn says:

    I love that it lays flat! I am far too lazy to move furniture! And as much as I like to pretend I’m strong and independent, I’m actually a weakling, so lightweight means I wouldn’t have to huff and puff after getting the vacuum up the stairs.

  256. Jennifer a says:

    Your pics are hilarious! Would love to win that vaccum.learned on website about 7.7 lb wesounds icu is great but also found cost is $599 (not $499). If I win would give fb on whether it’s worth it’s weight( in gold that’s 1/3 of an oz ; )

  257. Susie says:

    It includes a separate hand held vacuum for those cheerios under the kitchen table!

  258. Laura Tarantowski says:

    I love the light weight maneuverability and lay-flat feature to get under the couch.

  259. Mirya says:

    It has a setting that can be used on more delicate rugs!

  260. Lauren says:

    Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America — very excited that it’s only 7.7 lbs and has a 30ft cord and 2 speeds.

  261. Jennifer a says:

    Linked to Facebook ( typos in previous comment 7.7 lbs sounds great and fb in previous comment meant feedback)

  262. Laura Tarantowski says:

    I linked on Facebook!

  263. Ellen says:

    HEPA FILTER!!! I have two cats and two of my best friends have terrible cat allergies – maybe if I had a Magnesium they could come over.

  264. Carrie says:

    The Magnesium will work on all floor types…including hardwoods and tile. I have laminates and tile so it will work! And the going flat to get under furniture? Brilliant.

    We don’t even OWN a vacuum. Our’s broke right before we moved (it was our 2nd $50 cheapie) and I figured, I can sweep. But my God, I am tired of sweeping all the blasted time with these 3 boys and now a puppy! What was I thinking?!?

  265. Dinah says:

    I like the fact that the Magnesium takes the dirt in a direct path to a Hepa filter…..less chance of particles getting back into the air. Really a plus that you can use it on hard surfaces.

  266. Kara says:

    I like that this Oreck comes with a handheld vacuum. And yes, I think this is normal for cats. Mine liked to play with toilet paper as a kitten too!

  267. Shirley says:

    The Mag has great versatility, is light weight and easy to use. What a combination!

  268. Leigh says:

    I love the handheld one too. One would live upstairs and one downstairs.

  269. Traci S says:

    Love the direct path suction so you know it’s working hard and getting all the hidden dirt! Also, LOVE that it lays flat. It would be a HAPPY day if I won this gem!!

  270. Susanna says:

    The Oreck Magnesium is “even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs.” This is big news, because I think my current vacuum sucked up an entire rug several fibers at a time.

  271. Jen Borden says:

    Comes with a 7 year limited warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups.

  272. Cheryl M. says:

    The “Quickswitch” on the handle would make going from our carpeted to hardwood floors a snap!

  273. kim says:

    I love the idea of being able to use it on non-carpet floors.

  274. Lisa Garner says:

    The cord is 30 ft long – which is nice so you don’t have to keep moving the plug. Maybe it is time for a fun new cat toy as a new distraction from the toilet paper or a cardboard box. Mine loves to climb into a box and shred his way out. Cats are funny creatures!

  275. sharon says:

    The long cord, ligtweight and the ability to vac under furniture! Yay, this looks really fun! Thanks for the chance!

  276. Erin Macdonald says:

    I love how light it is- and it’s not bagless! That’s a lot better on those with allergies

  277. maura says:

    love that its the lightest upright in america!

  278. Mandy says:

    I learned that it really is lightweight…only 7.7 pounds! That’s like newborn babe light! If I had this vacuum I think the upstairs hallway would get vacuumed much more often.

  279. Amber says:

    7,000 RPM is great, esp. if it truly feels self propelled. With acres of carpet, I need it.

  280. Sarah says:

    Love the lightweight and direct suction. Looks like it did a good job for your tp mess!

  281. Laurie Pysczynski says:

    I love the idea of easily carrying it up and down the stairs….I have 3 floors because of the basement! Also I really need the higher setting on the new shag like carpet in our home! LOVE the way it looks too!

  282. tiffany says:

    It’s two speed Quickswitch makes it easy to clean all floor types. This would be awesome because my house has tile, hardwoods, area rugs, and wall to wall carpeting.

  283. Michelle says:

    The Magnesium is lighter than my current Oreck vacuum, has different power levels for carpet or hardwood flooring. It also comes with a handheld vacuum! Bonus!

  284. Mariangela says:

    I love the fact that is light and that it has a handheld vacuum too.The cat is so cute :)

  285. Amanda S says:

    Great giveaway – thanks! I love that it is built to work on both carpet and tile/hardwood – no more needing two separate tools for the same job! It was also pretty cool to learn how easy and quick bag changes are.

  286. Cinda says:

    I love the fact that…it almost lays flat for cleaning under furniture, the hepa filter and NO bags!!!

  287. CK BEDNAR says:

    The two speed quickswitch is great to transition from carpet to tile! Cute story.

  288. Maura says:


    Here is a link to my tweet. Thanks!

  289. Samantha says:

    It contains a handheld vaccuum

  290. Lindsay says:

    the frame is magnesium – that’s where it gets it’s name.

  291. Samantha says:

    I shared on my twitter!

  292. MichelleG says:

    HEPA filter – would be great for my allergies!

  293. Cindy says:

    The magnesium is aptly named after its lightweight magnesium frame.

  294. Sarah W. says:

    It can lay almost flat to the ground in order to fit under those hard to reach spaces…beds, couches, chairs, etc. Love Oreck. My mom has one, but I’ve never been able to shell out the cash for one.

    P.S. the toilet paper obsession is a common one among cats. They usually outgrow it, but it’s best to keep it out of reach until then. If your cat likes to shred things, perhaps get her a corrugated cardboard scratcher like this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11147462&SR=sr3_8794596_go&lmdn=Furniture+%26amp%3B+Scratchers&gclid=CLKuvMOfwbACFSWFQAodsEgOpA

    It stills does make some mess, but it’s more contained, and you can put it where it’s easier to clean up.

  295. Sue B says:

    This Oreck is the lightest, full-size vacuum in America.

  296. Theresa Beesley says:

    I learned that it Weighs about 7.7 pounds* (approximate weight without cord). I would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for sharing.

  297. Jamie says:

    I love that it comes with a mini vacuum! SO smart.

  298. Keri says:

    Improved Saniseal bag disposal system – I’m ready to go back to a bag I think…… With all the pet dander and dust the hepa filter is a must as well.

    Hide the rolls ……. And offer her other toys…… She’ll move on to new adventures. Good Coco!

  299. Ingrid says:

    It has a Hepa disposable inner bag that looks simple to replace and will be beneficial to those with allergies.

  300. Carol D says:

    I love that’s it’s so light-weight – so I can carry it upstairs with no problem AND that it “lays virtually flat”. I need this!!!!

  301. Lillie says:

    I really need this vacuum! The Quickswitch to change between floor types sounds like a very useful feature.

  302. Lisa says:

    My six messy children would love an Oreck…

  303. deb says:

    7.7 pounds would make sweeping the stairs soooo much easier!

  304. Deb W. says:

    Gentle enough for Persian and Oriental rugs….just up my alley.

  305. Jackie Ber says:

    Love me an Oreck! Lightweight and the cool “dirty air” system…yes please!

  306. Melissa says:

    I love that it weights under 8 lbs and the lightest Oreck they’ve made! We’re moving the end of the month so this would come in so handy!

  307. Lisa says:

    Since it is lightweight and self propelled on most surfaces…all my children can vaccum…

  308. Carol S says:

    I shared the fact that Oreck Magnesium is LIGHTWEIGHT on Facebook. I love that Oreck states it also has maneuverability in small spaces since I live in a teeny tiny apartment. :) Would LOVE to win this awesome free gift!!

  309. Doreen says:

    I love so many things about this vacuum! It’s hard to say just one! As the owner of a residential cleaning franchise, I have a pretty good idea of what makes a great vac, and this one hits all the checks…hepa filter, lightweight, long cord, lies flat…I would love to try one out, but the main reason I’m commenting is to let you know this is the CUTEST post I’ve read by far!

    I love animals and the face on your cutie pie is memorable!! Why is it when they do stuff like that we not only can’t get angry, but it makes us laugh whether we admit it or not?

    As for a solution, she will probably grow out of it, but it seems the obvious solution would be to store your toilet paper in such a way so she can’t get to it. I’m not sure which (if any) of the following will solve your problem, but here is how we store ours:.

    In our house in NY, we store our toilet paper two ways. In the master bath, we put most of it in a linen closet that is in the bathroom. The ’emergency’ extra is on the toilet top under a pretty tissue holder. Pretty good idea, right?! In the other baths, we have one of the toilet holders that you put on the inside door of your vanity. We have had this for years and I love it.

    The other thing you may want to consider, as others have mentioned, is using some kind of spray or natural repellent so she no longer WANTS to play with it.

    Having said that, if it was me, the photo ops alone would be worth the inconvenience. :). Thanks for starting my day with a smile!


  310. Jen says:

    Our cats could be TWINS!!! Our’s is named Avocado, by my then 4 yr. old son. :)
    We had the same issue with the toilet paper. We would use a little squirt bottle of water to give him a scare if we caught him in the act. After a couple times he quit messing with the paper….it got to the point if he was doing anything we disproved of all we had to do was make the sound of the squirt bottle with our mouth and he would stop! Yes, sometimes I accidently make this sound at my kids then I come to my senses!!!

  311. Doreen says:

    Ooops, I forgot to add to my post that in our weekend home we store the paper in the vanity and the extras in a floor paper holder that holds about four extra. I think it would be hard for a kitten to get to them.

  312. Elizabeth Conway says:

    I think it’s interesting that it’s light enough to be strapped on the shoulder to carry up stairs. No solutions to the cat toilet paper problem other than to keep extras under the sink. Ours doesn’t rip up the toilet paper quite so much as yours, but just carries it around and leaves some bite marks. Maybe when she gets older, she will be less playful!

  313. Angie says:

    I like that it lays almost flat so that it can go under furniture! And the HEPA filter, and that it weighs less than 8 pounds!

  314. Hilarie says:

    This Oreck only weighs 7.7 pounds! My current vacuum is almost 3 times that, which must be the reason my shoulder and neck hurt after I use it. I must win this Oreck Magnesium so I can dumb this pain in the neck!

  315. Jane Parham says:

    I love that this vacuum lays virtually flat to clean under furniture – no more dust bunnies under the bed:)

  316. kathy w says:

    I love how lightweight it is that it won’t hurt your back.

  317. Lisa B says:

    Lightweight sounds great for up and down stairs! Thanks for the chance to win.

  318. Tara G. says:

    I like the fact that it has 30 ft of cord; I hate having to continually find a new plug to finish up because the cord is too short! We’re returning to the States in 3 weeks and we need a new vacuum- this would be fantastic to win!

  319. Chris Davis says:

    A light weight vacuum that will pick up really well, lays flat! And is easy to maneuver I thick carpet? Sounds like something to start saving for! Thanks Kate, for letting us in your house.

  320. Patty says:

    Love that it’s sooooo light and goes under everything without a problem!!!!!!

  321. Christine Aldinger says:

    7.7 lbs…the weight would be fantastic btw what a fantastic give-away!!!!

  322. EmilyR says:

    I love that the low setting is perfect for hardwood floors and for Persian rugs. We’re moving out of our home with an all-house vacuum, and I’d love to use the Magnesium in our new home. Thanks for the opportunity!

  323. Brenda says:

    I am so excited about how light the vacuum cleaner is. 7.7 lbs!!! Love this giveaway!

  324. tracy says:

    I like the idea of a 2speed quickswitch for all floor types on the oreck magnesium vacuum.

  325. Marsha says:

    Awesome giveaway! I love the maneuverability factor of the vacuum!

  326. norma says:

    Having the HEPA bag system is so great for those of us that suffer from allergies.

  327. Marsha says:

    Tweeted this giveaway!

  328. Cynthia says:

    It has an easy Snap Cord Clip! Great idea!

  329. Fern Sutton says:

    It is the lightest upright in America.

  330. Jesse says:

    Hi Kate! This is so off the subject, but where did you get the lumbar pillow on your couch? I must have it for our living room! Thank you!!!

  331. Erin Young says:

    it lays flat to go under furniture?? AMAZING!!!!

  332. Fern Sutton says:

    I tweeted.

  333. Kayla Rokosz says:

    I have a hard time believing that it actually lays flat to clean under furniture. Underneath our couch is disgusting….we could use this feature. I like that it feels like it is self propelled too! If my kids can really use it….even better!!!

  334. Carole says:

    I have painful spinal problems so the light weight is the most important feature to me. I’ve used an Oreck in the past and it was a great machine.

  335. Amy E says:

    I love that it is lightweight, only 7.7 lbs! This would be great for my floors instead of sweeping! Love this give-away.

  336. Dee Dee says:

    I like that it will get under the furniture – and it is lightweight. I would love this vacuum!!

  337. Anita says:

    I love how it’s light weight, lays flat, and comes with a hand held! My parents have had an Oreck for years and convinced both my brother and sister to buy one. I’m the last hold out, and sure would love to win this!

  338. Diana says:

    I think even I could lift this vacuum between floors since it is 7.7 lbs. Awesome! We’re moving into a new home that has a mix of wood and carpet and this vacuum would work perfectly! Thanks for sharing this information and for offering this giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

  339. Diana says:

    I tweeted about Oreck and this amazing vacuum!

  340. Hailey says:

    I love the simplicity of air flow inside the machine–less chance of things getting stuck! Mine just broke, so this would be fabulous!

  341. Judy says:

    Only one thing…..?? could name several. the price was $599.99…..:-( even more than you quoted. Thanks for offering this giveaway .. you might have saved this ole woman’s back!

  342. Senora H-B says:

    I would give almost anything for a vacuum with such a low profile! I love that it lays flat to go under furniture.

  343. Eli S. says:

    I like how light-weight this vacuum is…our current vacuum is a beast!

  344. Liz S. says:

    My Mom could really use this! They have a fully-carpeted house, and a dog…so…lots of hair! She’s never had a good quality vacuum, and with the powerful cleaning this vacuum offers, this would be great for her!

  345. Rachel C says:

    I love how lightweight it is. We have an old hand me down from my in-laws and sometimes it barely does the job.

  346. Marla Payne says:

    It is the lightest, full powered upright in America according to the Oreck website! I would absolutely loooooove a new vacuum that my kids could also use. The one we currently have is so heavy and difficult to maneuver.

  347. Lindy Crain says:

    7.7 pounds is incredible for a vacuum!!!

  348. AnneSATX says:

    I like that the Magnesium vacuum has a 30 ft. cord. I hate having to move the cord every few minutes — a longer cord means I can hit more of the house without having to unplug the cord and move it so often.

  349. Angie says:

    Love that it lays virtually flat to get under furniture…especially when you have hardwood floors and dust hides there!

  350. sue says:

    The fact that the Magnesium lies virtually flat would be a feature that would make my cleaning chores that much easier. Being able to clean under furniture without moving is another perk for my aging back.
    Thank you and Oreck for such a great giveaway.

    Your little kitty is so stinking cute….buy her some cheap toilet paper and enjoy her naughtiness – I’m NO help at all, am I?

  351. stacie says:

    I love that it lays flat to get under furniture. I great how it can change between floor types as well.

  352. sarah says:

    i like that the bag helps the dirt to get where it’s going faster. we have a bag less right now, and i looked at the arrow system the dirt has to follow in that. no wonder a whole lot of dust is blowing around my vacuum. i sincerely hope i win, as i’ve been asking my husband to get me a new vacuum for a while now.

  353. Sharmin says:

    A lightweight vacuum that can lie flat, with a HEPA inner filter??!! With two cats, that would be perfect – I’m sold!!!

    Coco is so cute! I’ve heard that cats don’t like the smell of citrus, so maybe it would help to keep some citrus air freshener or potpourri near the toilet paper. Hopefully, she’ll grow out of it!

    Thanks for the chance at this cool giveaway!

  354. I would love to win this! My vacuum is so heavy. Beside being lightweight I love that it has 360 degree turning. Woo hoo.

  355. Robin says:

    The “under 8 pounds” is a very big deal to me, and the fact that it lies almost flat to get under things is icing on the cake. I’d love to win this, because I’ve been looking for a new vacuum and need one badly! chiros1956 at yahoo dot come

  356. Oops – I was so excited I forgot to add that I tweeted the giveaway. Thank you.

  357. Wow. I really need a new vacuum too! I thought it was cool that it comes with the handy little mini hand-held vac as well. Sounds like a nice machines!

  358. Kelly says:

    I love that the lightweight vac still has a HEPA filter (which is important in my house of allergy sufferers and is also the recommended way to clean dust in older houses with potential lead paint risks)!

  359. Riki says:

    I love that it can be used on different floor types and that it’s only 7.7 pounds! Thanks for the giveaway.

  360. Robin says:

    I tweeted the giveaway.

  361. Jenn in Portage says:

    HEPA filter – great for our family of allergy prone people. Also like that it comes with a hand held mini vac, great for upholstery is my guess. Hoping to win, feels like our vacuum is falling apart.

  362. Cathy says:

    Includes a Hepa Odor Fighting inner bag. Love how lightweight it is.

  363. Jenny says:

    The lightweight design is great for me and my bad back.

  364. Cathy says:

    Shared give away to friends via email (I don’t have Facebook or Twitter). Who wouldn’t want a new vaccuum?!

  365. Linda says:

    The vacuum comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups. Looks like a nice machine. I do enjoy your blog.

  366. Tracy M. says:

    Includes the Ultimate Handheld Vac! Yippie!! I have a very old Oreck that I have always loved but has definitely seen better days and now I am totally drooling over yours!

  367. Tricia says:

    love the lightweight feature!

  368. sharon rittler says:

    Love this vacuum! I love how lightweight it is and need that desperately because I had a spinal fusion that left me with chronic pain and need it to be very easy to lift. My floors are always a mess and I need something that can get everywhere easily! Thanks for the chance!

  369. marilee clarke says:

    magnesium is the most light weight vaccum in America. That sounds like a dream with two flights of stairs in my house.

  370. jana says:

    I love that it is so light.

  371. Tricia says:

    shared on FB

  372. Carly says:

    Does the little handheld vac come with it?! I’m so sick of my broom, I swear I sweep up four sheep a day when my dog starts shedding!!

  373. Elaine says:

    Includes a handheld vac AND sports a HEPA filter. I WANT TO WIN!!! : )

  374. Carly says:

    Also, just shared with all my friends on FB!

  375. Jennifer says:

    The Magnesium has 102mph air flow. This vacuum sounds wonderful — mine is like driving a truck! Would love a lightweight one. And I love the Coco photos! Naughty girl!

  376. Kristine says:

    Lightweight is the key. Lugging my heavy canister vac up and downstairs is the worst part of vacuuming so as a result the upstairs doesn’t get done as often as it should.

    Oh, and it’s not just cats who play with TP, my yellow lab goes for a roll every time we have a new visitor to the house. I think it’s her attempt to get them to play with her if she shows how “cute” she is by ripping the TP to shreds.

  377. Ashley says:

    I love the HEPA filter, and I’m looking for a new vacuum.

  378. Kristin says:

    Woo-hoo! The handheld vacuum comes with it!

  379. Elaine says:

    I linked to FB!

  380. PK says:

    I learned that the large rear wheels have cylindrical wheel bearings. I love me some cylindrical wheel bearings!

  381. Julianne says:

    It lays flat for cleaning under furniture!

  382. Karen J says:

    With my bad back and a second story, the lightweight concept is great. Like the HEPA filtration and the long cord also.

  383. Kirsten says:

    It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture. (It would be great to win because our current vacuum is on the fritz.)

  384. Brooke M says:

    I love the Magnesium because of its two-speed functions for both floors and carpet. You’re so lucky to have one!

  385. Tina W. says:

    Love that it goes through high-pile carpet easily because of its high performance rear wheels. Who even knew a vacuum could have high performance wheels?

  386. gale says:

    I know it has a HEPA filter and that is a must for me with so many allergies!!! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!! i honestly need this!!!

  387. Michelle Baker says:

    Love that it is so lightweight. Great for carrying it upstairs!!

  388. Kimberly says:

    I like that it has the QuickSwitch so you can easily move from room to room!

  389. Sara says:

    I like that it is lightweight and works well on hardwood floors and tile. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  390. Karen says:

    Two speed and self-propelled! How nice! I am totally in need of a new vacuum for multi-surfaces! And the HEPA filter is a must!!

  391. Leah says:

    My mom used to keep a vacuum upstairs and a vacuum downstairs to avoid the lugging a vacuum problem. It worked out pretty well. Plus, two people could vacuum the house at once!

    Oh, yes, something about the vacuum: I like that there’s a switch for lower floors. Our vacuum “auto adjusts,” so it doesn’t do so hot with hardwood because the fan keeps blowing. And, omg, I like the portable handheld vacuum! Super cute and way useful.

  392. Lori says:

    I would love a vacuum that “lays virtually flat” so I can get it clean under my sofa!

  393. kimyen says:

    I’ve learned that it is the lightest Oreck upright ever!

  394. kimyen says:

    linked to this on twitter. thanks!

  395. Heather C. says:

    The hands down thing I like about this is the 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-up! If I am gonna spend that much money, I want to know it will LAST! And with this in place, I’d be more inclined to buy it!

  396. Abbie says:

    Comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune ups.

  397. miranda frye says:

    7 year warranty is a HUGE plus and lightweight gets me every time. (I’m scrawny:)

  398. Jan Kolodge says:

    Bye Bye Bad Back!!
    It’s soooo lightweight that you can carry it on one finger.
    As a person who had two back fractures this is a god send.
    Do you know how difficult it is to vacuum after back fractures???
    Could certainly do with this excellent vacuum cleaner.

  399. Maura says:

    I love that the cord is 20 feet long. My electrician didn’t put an outlet in my stairs – so I always have to use an extension chord to vacuum my stairs. What a pain!!

  400. Gina says:

    7 year warranty, Hepa filter!! Awesome!

  401. Stephanie says:

    What a great giveaway! The lightest vacuum in America sounds perfect for my 3 level home!

  402. Marissa says:

    It’s lightweight and works on hardwood floors which I could really use with my shedding golden retriever puppy :)

  403. Ann W says:

    I didn’t know that Oreck now had a vacuum with a HEPA filter. I usually buy Miele Vacuums for the Hepa feature. I like the warranties. My Mieles usually last seven years or so, but it helps to have a free 3 year tune-up. A good vacuum is invaluable. It makes the work easier. Ann

  404. Barbara says:

    I love that this vacuum works on all floor types and is lightweight. I currently own an Oreck and am ready for an upgrade. Please enter me!

  405. Brenda M says:

    Lightweight and lays flat on the floor. I have lots of hardwoods so options for both setting too is nice!

  406. Brenda M says:

    Shared on Facebook, thanks!

  407. Brooke says:

    Oh, would love the lightweight feature…my Dyson just bit the dust after two years ;( and its time to think replacement, how easy this would be!! :)

  408. Aimee says:

    The Oreck Magnesium Vacuum is safe for all types of floors. The on/off button has two levels which the high is for carpet and the low is for hardwood and tile floor. So hoping for this vaccuum, I have and German Shepherd, a poodle and a 3 year old, I desperately need a strong vaccuum!

  409. Amy Wilch says:

    I have the same problem you do! My husband bought us a Royal brand vacuum that looks like it is from the 1950s and it weighs about 500 pounds. It also kills my back after I vacuum a room or two. No problem for him (he is strong) but for me, it does a number on my back.

    I would really love to win this Oreck! It is GENTLE ENOUGH FOR FINE ORIENTAL AND PERSIAN RUGS. I need a new vacuum and we cannot spend $500 on a new one.

    Please pick me! =)

    Amy W in Colorado

  410. Melissa R says:

    It has two speeds!

  411. Jillian says:

    This was hilarious. Thanks for the tip! I have dogs that like to tear through my trash cans, so I can relate:)

  412. Beth A says:

    so much power it feels like it’s self-propelled! That feature definitely makes it more kid friendly – I wonder if my teenagers would agree…

  413. Mary Beth Schwarz says:

    The Oreck Magnesium is the lightest full powered upright vacuum cleaner! That is what I need along with a flat head for under furniture. THANKS, Mary Beth

  414. ButterYum says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway. I’d love to win an Oreck Vacuum. The two speed Quickswitch feature would be great for me as I have area rugs and hardwood throughout my home. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  415. Cha Cha says:

    I love that it is just over 7 pounds. The light weight would be so great!

  416. janyce says:

    Love the 7 year warranty & tune-ups!

  417. mary says:

    love that it’s lightweight and also digging the 7 year warranty on the magnesium…. awesome since I’ve yet to have a vacuum cleaner make it past year 2!

  418. Sarah P. says:

    102 mph of airflow delivers powerful cleaning <— would be awesome for my shag carpet… I have the same problem as you, my two kittens Chet and Freckles enjoy tearing up my toilet paper all the time! These two cats will be like this forever as a characteristic of their breed, manx cats are known for a playful nature their entire lives. Oh man this vacuum would save lives in this sense!

  419. Kara says:

    I like the direct suction feature. I had no idea that other vacuums’ suction system follows such circuitous routes. These seems like a great vacuum, but I’d definitely have to save my pennies for a long time to be able to afford one!

  420. Danielle says:

    It includes a handheld vac. That’s like buy one get one free!

  421. Kirsten says:

    The two-speed Quickswitch would be very handy for my downstairs, with a mixture of carpet and hardwoods.

  422. Reg says:

    I like the 30′ cord length and the fact it lays virtually flat for getting under all the furniture!

  423. GinaE says:

    Boy could I use that Magnesium vaccum! Looks so great and lightweight. And Oreck is always a winner of a brand. I hate to be the voice of bad news, but once a toilet paper shredder, always a toilet paper shredder. I have one cat already that loves to do that. We either have to keep the bathroom doors shut at all times or put the toilet paper in a cabinet and get it out each time we need to use it. We just got a kitten that looks very much like yours and she is already showing signs of being a shredder too. Great! So, I could really, really use the vaccum. Many thanks to you and Oreck for such a great prize and chance to win!

  424. Chris P says:

    I love that it lays flat to get under beds-I could chase down those elusive dust bunnies on my hardwood floors and get after all the hair from my rescue lab!! My vacuum is about 30 years old-I could use something that does not throw the dust back in the air!!!

  425. Joni p. Lind says:

    Light weight vacuum is what I need in a 3 story house. Awesome!

  426. Chris P says:

    I shared this on my facebook! Thanks for the chance!!

  427. Jerri C. says:

    I love the long cords on the Oreck’s, the fact that it goes flat & can fit under my sofa & it’s so light.
    Thank CG!!!

  428. Deb Toland says:


  429. cassie says:

    i like that it includes a handheld vac. good for stairs! i have bad luck with vaccuums and on their website they have it priced at $599.99!!!! YIKES!!!! i have a hard time shelling out that kind of $$$$ for a vaccuum. so hopefully i will be lucky :o)

  430. It moves smoothly between a variety of flooring, from hardwood to high pile carpet. Super! Would love to try it!

  431. Melanie C says:

    I love how it is self-propelled, light, and works on carpet, area rug, and hardwoods!

  432. Meghan says:

    A stronger than steel frame, I like the sound of that..

  433. Deb Toland says:

    Shared on Facebook! Thanks CG

  434. Sara says:

    Hmmm…. The /centsational girl link says the price is $599— Yikes. I have two naughty cats, so I look first for hepa filters. Coco is a cutie…

  435. Kathryn says:

    I really like that its so lightweight (just over 7 lbs) and wouldn’t aggravate my back so much (my Dyson weighs a ton!). Since it handles multiple flooring option with the Quickswitch it would be handy, I have wall to wall, rugs & hardwood to contend with. Thank you for entering me – fingers crossed!

  436. cassie says:

    tweeted about giveaway & i follow you on twitter…@cassiehoo

  437. heather says:

    You can use it on all types of floors, including wood and high pile carpets!

  438. Sydnie Cunningham says:

    Comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune ups.

  439. Shawna says:

    It lays flat and get go under tables/chairs/sofas – LOVE that!

  440. Michelle says:

    102mph of airflow?! Does it come with a checkered flag, too? :) Happy weekend!

  441. Carly says:

    7 year warranty and goes under furniture easily?!? I need this vacuum in my life!

  442. Debbie says:

    Wow! Would love to win this vacuum. Lightweight, versatile, long power cord, great airflow (102mph), awesome warranty…. what more can I say. Love it. Wanted an Oreck for years maybe today is my lucky day!

  443. Jen H says:

    I like that its lightweight! Our’s is very heavy.

  444. heather p says:

    I think the quick switch speed to move over different floor types. That would be perfect for us with both hardwood and carpet. Plus I love that it’s lightweight!

    Our vacuum is on its death bed so this is perfect timing!

  445. Mari Whitney says:

    I love that it adjusts to carpets and flooring, and has a long warranty of 7 years! My favorite feature is the “lightweightedness”. My old back just can’t stand the punishment that my current vacuum gives me! I would love to win this! Or be able to buy it!

  446. Leigh says:

    It’s self-propelled! Great feature and great giveaway!!

  447. Cathleen says:

    I think the 7 year warranty is important, especially because it’s a pricey investment.

  448. Lisa says:

    lightweight, 7 year warranty & hepa filter, what more could a girl ask for! I have to say, the price is a little steep though (yikes)!

  449. Nan says:

    Looks great…I learned it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture…goodbye dust bunnies!

  450. Our one year old vacuum just unexpectedly died this week (won’t turn on!) so with two dogs I’ve been vacuum shopping! This vacuum looks awesome! I love the cylindrical wheel bearings for greater maneuverability! Would love to have this vacuum!

  451. Deborah E. says:

    this sounds like a great vacumn. Just over 7 lbs., a 30 ft. long cord and it can be set to be virtually flat which would be great for under the furniture. I currently use a cannister vac for under the beds and under the night tables, etc…….which means using two vacs when I clean and then have to put away two vacs! At first I was disappointed that it has a disposable dirt/dust container but then I realized if you have a plastic dirt/dust container you will not get a flat vac. It is Saturday and I will be vacumning with the old Hoover upright and cannister……..

  452. Leasa says:

    “large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability” haha – is it a car? my old vacuum must have the low-performance rear wheels b/c it has not withstood the test of time (and 3 kids and 2 dogs)

  453. I visited the Oreck website and learned that Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America!

  454. I also shared this giveaway on Facebook. Thanks!

  455. tori says:

    I love that it lays flat to get under furniture.

  456. Kim says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love that it’s so lightweight. I can’t believe something so powerful weighs under 8 lbs.

  457. Kathy says:

    Would so like to have this! We have two dogs in our house.

  458. Amy says:

    Lays flat for easy cleaning under furniture

  459. Dee says:

    I would love to win this Orek Magnesium vac because 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. AND it folds down flat to get under furniture. No more dog hair. YEA!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  460. Christine says:

    It has a HEPA inner bag filter. Sounds like a great cleaning tool to have.

  461. T. Cashion says:

    Oreck, you had me at at “light” and “full-powered.” I would love to have this vacuum. The cheaper brands just can’t do what an Oreck can do.

  462. Sangeetha says:

    Large high performance vacuum with HEPATITIS filter.
    Love it!

  463. Sangeetha says:

    Ooops, I meant HEPA……stupid auto correct

  464. Kristin says:

    Lightweight and maneuverability. Just what I need!

  465. Ashley S. says:

    It lays nearly flat for storage! What an amazing element to have in a small home with limited storage. The 7 year warranty isn’t too shabby either!

  466. MimiG says:

    Lays almost flat to go under furniture. Love, love that. It’s so hard to get under furniture sometimes and I rarely have someone around to help me with shifting/moving.

  467. Lindsay says:

    It lays so flat! Love it. :)

  468. Lindsay says:

    And I linked to this on Facebook! :)

  469. Karen says:

    Having both hardwood and rugs in my house I love the idea of the quick switch that allows the vacuum to go between effortlessly.

  470. Susan says:

    It’s good for Persian rugs AND comes with an Ultimate Handheld Vac!! Holy Moly – I NEED this thing! Lightweight, easy to change to high and low piles!

    I don’t have that kind of dough for a vacuum, but would be eternally grateful if I won it! Thank you Oreck for providing and you for “advertising” about it!

    I’m sorry but you’re on you own with the Kat Problem. Hide the rolls and have a Katnip toy? Kinda like a kid, take away the bad choice and replace w/ good choice. Or he will just have to grow out of it….

  471. Laura says:

    Learned that it lies FLAT – love that!

  472. Lipstick Jane says:

    direct suction path, makes sense it would suck better.

    Alas, not help for the kitty. My mother’s cat LOVES the foamy ear plugs on the string. You might try those.

  473. Laura says:

    Linked this giveaway to Facebook.

  474. Gillianne says:

    The Quickswitch on the back adjusts power levels–perfect for our hardwood floors with Persian rugs upstairs and our low-pile carpet in the basement. I would LOVE to have a lighter vacuum that works well so I can stop lugging our own heavy beast up and down the stairs!

  475. Jody says:

    Wow! The Oreck Magnesium includes the Ultimate Handheld Vac. Will do wonders for our office space.

  476. Chris S. says:

    30 foot cord! Yes! I don’t enjoy having to unplug and replug several times during vacuuming — it adds up when you vacuum daily due to pet hair all over.

  477. Rebecca says:

    I learned that it has a switch on the back of the vacuum: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile.

  478. Laura C. says:

    I learned about the HEPA filter- great with a gal with allergies, like myself! Thanks for the giveaway!

  479. DB says:

    This sounds ideal for cocker spaniels dustbunnies that get in those hard to reach places under the couch. I like that is is lightweight and looks like it almost folds flat to reach under the couch.

  480. Andrea Elliott says:

    Have been using Oreck Vacuum’s for over 10 years and have upgraded twice in that time span. The work wonderful even if there are four pets in the house! The new model is much different then the traditional style. The new style, wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability and make it easy to get into tight spaces!

  481. ACeeKayWa says:

    Lightweight AND powerful. Too cool. So slap me for thinking the name – Magnesium – reminds me of another product that takes the hurt out: Milk of Magn…. well, you get the picture!

  482. Jennifer says:

    HEPA filter… I was sold there! I too own a great vacuum (a Dyson) but it also weighs a TON! And the head of the Dyson is so awkward that I can not use it on my carpeted stairs. Grrrrrr…… This looks like a great option!

  483. Catherine says:

    The manuverability in this house would be such a treat. The lightweight would be perfect for more “mature” users and the hepa filter for a household like mine with fur babies.would be awesome. I’ve always wanted an Oreck, maybe dreams do come true

  484. NancyV908 says:

    The flat profile is one of my favorite features–I miss that so much in my current vacuum.
    The superlight weight is also great. Thanks for running this giveaway.

  485. MMW says:

    I love that it’s the lightest, full-powered upright in America! Woot for great vacuums. Pick Me!

  486. MMW says:

    I tweeted about the FANTASTIC Magnesium Vac from Oreck.

  487. Sarah says:

    Love love love that it is only 7.7 lbs!

  488. Kathleen says:

    I learned that this lightest (yay!) vaccum has direct suction while bagless vacuums do not (who knew?) and that Saniseal keeps the HEPA-filtered contents sealed inside for easy bag changes! Wow–Go Oreck Magnesium!

  489. Nicole pruett says:

    It’s one of the lightest vacuums on the market..yes please

  490. Teresa says:

    Maneuverability, light-weight, super long cord and hepa filter…what more could one want. I’ve fallen down my stairs twice trying to vacuum them and destroyed my favorite vintage floating vacuum cleaner (Hoover’s Constellation 444, dubbed ” The Hoovercraft”). so this would be great! Hope I win! Teresa

  491. Amy Uffman says:

    It has cylindrical wheels to help its turning on carpet, and it comes with a handheld vac! Sounds amazing and I need a new vacumm as ours just broke!!

  492. Emily Rivers says:

    I love that it’s low profile, it would fit perfectly under my kitchen cabinets!

  493. DanaD says:

    I would love to not have to switch out heads or vacuums from the wood floors to the rugs!

  494. Kathleen says:

    30′ cord! I could do my entire condo without unplugging and replugging it!

    My cat outgrew the toilet paper attack mode. However it took a couple years! We just learned to keep a roll on the back of the lid. We did occasionally give her a roll to play with as it was fun to watch her attack and shred it to pieces. She’s 17 now and spends a great deal of the time napping and sitting on our laps. I miss the playful kitten. She still will occasionally run through the house and attack the dog’s tail. Makes us smile!

  495. Pat says:

    Lightweight – up and down stairs in one hand. Would this ever solve my cat fur on the stairs problem – and a lot of other places too. You don’t know dust bunnies until you have two cats doing spring shedding. This vacuum sounds perfect for a senior woman who still likes a clean house and has trouble maneuvering the heavyweight vacuum she currently has. Hepa a way plus.

    As to kittens. They do outgrow the TP phase. Hide the loose rolls for the time being and put the TP on the roller with the paper rolling off the back or sweetie pie will discover another household beastie to kill, kill, kill.

    I once came home to a very dead sheepskin duster. Try vacuuming that up.

  496. MeganM. says:

    I love the HEPA filter feature! And the long cord is amazing! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I desperetly need a new vacuum.

  497. Catherine says:

    There are some great tips on Orecks FB page.

  498. Judy says:

    I learned it’s the lightest upright in the US. I also love that it has a super long cord. Don’t want to have to keep plugging and unplugging. Great giveaway.

  499. sue says:

    I have owned and “enjoyed” an Oreck Electric Broom for many years. An Oreck Magnesium Vacuum would be a very welcome addition to my home.

  500. Eileen says:

    I LOVE that it lays flat! Not having to move all of my furniture to clean underneath would be fantastic!!

  501. Bec says:

    It is the lightest Oreck upright ever! From all that I read, it sounds like a great vacuum cleaner, and I desperately need a new!

  502. Shirley says:

    You had me at the lightest, full-powered upright in America!
    Re your kitten / t.p. problem: Would it help to step on a roll before you put it on the holder? The flattened cardboard will not roll as easily, thus cutting way down on the fun! Also, don’t let the end of the paper hang temptingly down. P.S. This should also work for any small children in the house. :)

  503. Tasha says:

    I really like that the vacuum has a hardwood setting and can also be used on oriental rugs… of course lightweight is awesome, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  504. Debbie w says:

    I love the fact that it is light-weight! I could so, so use this!, thanks for the chance to win! Pick me

  505. Beth says:

    This vacuum lays virtually flat! It also has large rear wheels. Hope to win! Would love it!

  506. Elizabeth H says:

    The HEPA filter is certainly a plus and because it is lightweight it is very appealing. Thanks for a great giveaway. Happy week-end.

  507. Ivy says:

    Besides the ability to lay flat to get under furniture, I like that the large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability… a definite plus in our cramped little condo.

  508. Kelly Palmer says:

    I love that it is light weight, lays flat and has a 2 speed quickswitch on the back :)

  509. Kathy says:

    I visited the Oreck website and see that the Magnesium uses Saniseal bags. I used to have Oreck vacuums. Always loved that they were lightweight. Thanks for the chance to win.

  510. luvhgtv says:

    I luv that it is so light…… Less than eight pounds!

  511. Shirley says:

    P.S. Just shared on Facebook!

  512. Kara says:

    I love that it is light-weight!

  513. junegnb says:

    It has direct suction. What more could you ask fir.

  514. Susie T says:

    Gentle on Oriental/Persian rugs … just what I need!

  515. Tina says:

    I love the lightweight aspect of the vacuum, can’t beat 7.7 pounds!

  516. Kim says:

    I learned that it has a Quickswitch in the back to easily change speeds for floor type – this is important in my house. We have wood and area rugs – I definitely need a versatile vacuum for our home and have been looking at this particular model. Glad to hear a good review!

  517. Ron says:

    It will go under furniture….a real plus. Thanks, we need it!

  518. Sara says:

    HEPA bag included! This looks great for our family…we also have a furball kitty that loves toilet paper!

  519. Alice says:

    I love that the Magnesium lays virtually flat to go under furniture. That would certainly help to keep from damaging furniture!

    About the kitty and the toilet paper, I have two kitties Lily & Violet that used to do the same thing when little to a much lesser degree than Coco. They eventually grew out of that bad habit. Now, if I could just keep them off the kitchen counter!

  520. denise says:

    I visited the website and learned that Magnesium is lightweight and gentle enough for oriental and persian rugs. I love that it has a handheld vacuum as well! We have FOUR wonderful weimaraners and replace vacuum cleaners often due to my contant use and their shedding. I would LOVE to win this vacuum!

  521. Carol says:

    Two cats and a dog who tracks in loads of dirt make vacuuming a regular chore in our house. The Magnesium would make it oh so much easier than tugging around a reluctant canister!

  522. Diane says:

    I like that it lays nearly flat for easy cleaning underneath things – like the bed, the couch, the chair in the living room ….. Very nice feature.

  523. Jill says:

    I like that it only weighs 7.7 lbs. I, too, hate lugging the vacuum around. Such a pain!

  524. Michelle N says:

    I could use the versatility of this vacuum cleaner. We live in a city apartment with tile, wood, and carpet and need something that can clean everywhere. The 7-year warranty would come in handy as well if it doesn’t work for our needs.

  525. Katie says:

    I love that the Oreck Magnesium comes with a handheld vac and that it is so lightweight!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  526. andiesayswhat says:

    Ooh! The two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum enables you to move smoothly across different floor types with the appropriate power level for each!

  527. Amanda Stuff says:

    I love that it includes a hand-vac!

  528. Mindy says:

    I learned that it will lay flat to vacuum under furniture

  529. Kim G says:

    Feels self propelled on most surfaces

  530. Jackie B says:

    What I’ve learned? I’ve learned that it is $599 on the website! I do like the idea of it being “ultra light” in weight as I have stairs too.

  531. Laura says:

    Weighs 7.7 pounds! Sounds nice.

  532. niksoap says:

    I love that it lays flat!

  533. Karen U says:

    It’s gentle enough for oriental and Persian rugs!


  534. Peggy S says:

    Thank you so much for offering the chance to win this great new Oreck vaccum. I have an older Oreck but the new Oreck Magnesium is only 7.7 pounds with lots of improved features. Thanks again for this chance to win and also for your excellent blog…….

  535. Tagati says:

    Too funny about your kitten’s addiction to TP! My cats have finally decided to leave it alone, but I can still remember seeing the “snow” all over the house.

    Wow, luv that the new Oreck works so well. They are generally lighter than other vacuums and that definitely means less stress on backs. I also like the fact that the lower profile allows one to clean under funiture easily and the Hepa filter rocks for pet filled homes too!

    Great giveaway.

  536. Amy says:

    Been there w/ the cat and the toilet paper thing. I’ve heard that you should put aluminum foil over the toilet paper because cats usually hate that. I tried it and my crazy cat LOVED it even more. She’d take the foil off, play w/ that and then tear up the tp!!! Love that vacuum. The price is high but I love the fact that it can go flat. I’m always banging into my furniture. I also love the fact that it’s only 7.7 lbs! That could definitely save my back going up and down the stairs.

  537. Molly says:

    I need a new vacuum so bad! And I love that this lays flat to clean under furniture and has a handheld vac!

  538. Jenny says:

    Nice vacuum. But what I really want to know about is the rug! I have been waiting for several months to order a desperately needed sofa, all because I haven’t found a rug that I want to make the keystone of my living room. I really like yours, and it would work great with the upholstery that I like best.

  539. andrea p says:

    I think the handiest feature for me is that it lays flat for cleaning under furniture! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  540. Brittany K. says:

    I love that the vacuum is lightweight and designed to lay flat to reach under furniture!

  541. June says:

    I love that it’s so light and that you have had success on both carpet and hard wood floors. I’m tired of replacing my vacuum every year or so ..

  542. Mary says:

    I really like that it can clean under furniture and 102 mph cleaning power.

  543. Kim says:

    Completely outside of the topic but may I ask where the fabulous carpet was found? Desperately trying to find large area carpets that I don’t have to go into debt for!!! Any suggestions are appreciated!
    Love it! The cat is beautiful too!

  544. Kaye M. says:

    I learned that the Oreck Magnesium is very light-weight, it only weighs 7.7 lbs. I might even vacuum more often with such a light machine!

  545. Michele says:

    It says on the website that the Magnesium has so much power it feels like it’s self-propelled on most surfaces. Wow!!

  546. YC says:

    I leant it has two settings: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile.

  547. Jamie Maier says:

    With 102 mph airflow it will pick up the toilet paper my dog tears up making my bedroom look like a not so pretty winter wonderland! Would love not to have to pick that up piece by little piece at a time! Very impressive. :)

  548. Sarah says:

    It comes with a 7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune-ups!

  549. Mandy says:

    I really like the sleek design

  550. Eileen says:

    Yup. Cats and toilet paper are a common problem. For our latest batch of Kittens, we made sure to train them early on to leave it alone. You can teach a cat out of it, but it’s harder and they’ll have the occasional relapse.

    I love that that this vacuum is so manuverable. My current one needs some serious arm strength!

  551. Jenn says:

    I learned it has 360 degree spin. It really can be a pain to get in those nooks and crannys.

  552. Carmen says:

    I love that it is lightweight – 7.7 lbs – and easy to manuever + is has a 30′ cord. The Oreck I currently have has been a workhorse for years but I would love to replace it with this sleek new Magnesium. Thanks for giving me a chance to enter.

  553. It lays flat to get under the furniture.

  554. Eileen says:

    Just sent out the tweet!

  555. Jane says:

    Oh, too funny about the kitty, thankfully mine doesn’t do that; but my three year old unrolled the entire toilet paper roll last week while sitting on the toilet. Took me forever to roll it back up! I would love that new vacuum since it can lay flat. My current expensive name brand one cannot even reach under the cabinet baseboards and I have to pull the attachment out just to get the crumbs up! Thanks for the review and a chance to win it!!

  556. This vaccum has a magnesium frame, hence the name.

  557. BornInaZoo says:

    I thought I was crazy for paying $300 for a commercial vac to suck up all the dog hair. Direct Suction … it intrigues me.

  558. Cyndi says:

    The two speed Quickswitch sounds great as we have both hard wood and carpet, so that would make it fast and easy!

  559. Karly W says:

    It’s only 7.7lbs!!

  560. Cyndi says:

    I also shared about this on Twitter… https://twitter.com/Colorful_Art/status/211566150994231297

    Another favorite thing is that it goes completely flat so I can get under the beds and the couch. This will come in handy with 4 kids, a cat and new puppy!

  561. Shanda says:

    I learned it comes with a 7-year limited warranty* and 3 yearly tune-ups

  562. Marie says:

    This light weight vac, which works both for hardwoods and carpets (and is gentle enough for fine rugs), would be great for my place and at only 7.7 lbs I might not mind carrying it up and down the stairs!

  563. Lynne says:

    It’s really great to know that the frame is made of magnesium and is stronger than many types of steel. Taking the vacuum upstairs and downstairs will be easy because of the light weight. We have a split level home.

  564. Jennifer P. says:

    Light and works both on carpets and hardwood floors. Compact too.

  565. Sara says:

    Love the 7.7lbs — I have a tri-level house and am constantly vacuuming stairs and carting the thing around from floor to floor. Also love the Handheld Vac that is included!

  566. Elizabeth P says:

    It looks like a great vacuum – and I really like the Saniseal system for the bag. I hate messing with a clunky, dirty bag. Thanks for the helpful review!

  567. Sheila Woofter says:

    The low profile of this Oreck Magnesium is perfect for getting under the bed and chest of drawers! But best of all is the light weight – 7.7 lbs!! Maybe my upstairs and downstairs might get vacuumed, too!

  568. Katie says:

    It has a fancy two-speed Quickswitch!

  569. Sheila Woofter says:

    Shared this great web-site and the Oreck give-away on Facebook.

  570. Carolyn says:

    Magnesium is stronger than most steel. It also comes with a 7 year warranty! That is awesome in my book.

  571. Carolyn says:

    I shared this comment on twitter

  572. Diann says:

    7.7 lbs. and it lays flat for easy cleaning under furniture is Awsome !!!
    I am due for a new vacuume and this one fits my needs!

  573. lana says:

    i love that you can store it flat and that it comes with warranty. Great stuff…

  574. Torey says:

    It lays almost flat to vacuum under the furniture which I love. I never, ever, ever clean under my furniture because I’ve never had a vacuum that could reach there.

  575. Brigitte says:

    Always wanted an Oreck. Often threatened to steal my mom’s bc it’s so great. Good suction and lightweight. For my thick, high pile carpet, I found this particularly awesome: “Large high-performance rear wheels with cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability, making it easy to push through high-pile carpet.” and HEPA is ideal for this allergy-prone family.

  576. Michelle says:

    I read some of the reviews at the Oreck website They said that they love the vacuum because it is so powerful and goes from carpets to floors so easily. A big plus is that it lies flat and is very lightweight. Sounds Perfect!

  577. Rachel says:

    Ahhh. The necessary evil…vacuums. I like that it lays almost flat for easy under furniture cleaning.

  578. Nelanie says:

    OMG – Coco is a doll! Besides that, I liked the fact that the Magnesium was recognized by Vacuum Dealers Trade Association as the New Product of the Year. That’s pretty cool and shows it’s a well-respected product with the ability to take on Coco’s little TP shred-a-thons in your house and the crazy floor messes in mine! :)

  579. Holly says:

    It lays flat to clean under furniture!! I so need this!!

  580. cs white says:

    How cool that it includes a handheld vacuum!

  581. Kim says:

    I love that the new Oreck Magnesium is light weight. I too have stairs and have a hard time dragging
    my large vac. The fact that it lies flat to go under beds etc. is a great feature.

  582. Kim says:

    Liked on facebook!

  583. Cynthia says:

    I love that this vacuum can also be used on hardwood and tile floors.

  584. Megan Smith says:

    The large wheels for better maneuverability on the magnesium! My new house would be so thrilled! :)

  585. Dawn says:

    I liked that it got good feedback on hardwood and tile floors because that is what I have with the occasion area rug which it would also clean well.

  586. Megan Smith says:

    Posted to FB

  587. Betsy says:

    It’s the lightest Oreck vacuum ever.

  588. Diane says:

    I love that is lays so flat and that you can use it on different types of floors Awesome!

  589. Inge says:

    So much power it feels like it’s self-propelled on most surfaces. That’s amazing!

  590. Carol S says:

    If it can really transition from hardwood floors to carpet and back like the website says it can, then I would SO love one!

  591. Coastal Femme says:

    This sweeper sounds fabulous! The fact that it is so light weight and can lay (virtually) flat is amazing. Thanks for the chance!

  592. Robin says:

    It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture. See, I read all the way to the end!

  593. Machelle Smith says:

    I love, love, love that this vacuum lies flat to go under furniture!

  594. Barbara Ann says:

    I would love the feature of folding almost flat to get unde furniture etc. See toilet paper experience with your cat. This would be so helpful in many cases. The Oreck Magnesium Vacuum would be a great asset.

  595. Barbara Ann says:

    I will happily share about this giveaway on my Facebook page.

  596. Melinda George says:

    The Oreck Magnesium is the lightest full sized vacuum in America! And I would love to have one! :) Thanks for the opportunity.

  597. Anissa says:

    Shared it on Twitter…

  598. Amanda says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  599. Amanda says:

    I love the the vacuum is light…I hate lugging my heavy one around everywhere!

  600. Melinda says:

    So much power that it feels like it’s self propelled on most surfaces. Wow – that would make cleaning easy!

  601. I love that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture – it would be so nice to not have to move everything to do a good cleaning!

  602. Rachel says:

    Lightest, full powered upright! Sounds perfect for this mother of 3 boys and 2 dogs!

  603. Amy F. says:

    It has a 30 ft. cord!

  604. Nikki says:

    Our cat does that with the toilet paper, too. I’m sorry to tell you that habit could last well into adulthood. I love that the Magnesium lies flat for vaccumming under furniture. Also live that it is lightweight as I would have to carry it up and downstairs as well.

  605. Teddee Grace says:

    I love the idea that it lays flat, enabling the user to get under low furniture. That’s always been an issue.

  606. Charlotte says:

    The Magnesium boasts 102 mph of airflow which is mighty powerful! Would love this for my downstairs!

  607. Abby says:

    Love the 20ft power cord feature!

  608. Kate,
    We had a dog, a puppy, that did that for a few months. Fortunately, she grew bored as she got older. We have an Oreck and love it…especially the fact that it comes with an annual maintenance plan, which costs nothing. I love it.

  609. Debbie H. says:

    I like the Quickswitch™ feature that enables you to move smoothly across all floor types. On my current vac, I have to bend down and adjust the floor type near the bottom of the machine.

  610. Regina says:

    I look for one or two things when it comes to a vacuum
    #1) It has a bag(donot like bagless) and hepa filter
    #2) MPR
    #4)Cleans wood floor as well as carpet exstreamly good
    #5) has a long cord
    #6) goes under bed, couch and any other low rider:)
    And this Vac seems to have it and then some great job oreck!
    Ok I guess I look for more than one or two things ha ha

  611. Elaine says:

    It comes with the Ultimate Hand Vac! That’s pretty awesome =)

  612. Claire says:

    I love how it’s light weight & yields a lot of power!

  613. Regina says:

    I look for one or two things when it comes to a vacuum
    #1) It has a bag(don’t like bagless) and hepa filter
    #2) MPR
    #4)Cleans wood floor as well as carpet extreamly good
    #5) has a long cord
    #6) goes under bed, couch and any other low rider:)
    And this Vac seems to have it and then some great job oreck!
    Ok I guess I look for more than one or two things ha ha

  614. Debbie H. says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway with a link back to this site.

  615. It is made of durable magnesium frame and its cylindrical wheel bearings give the Magnesium maneuverability.
    Would love to own this

  616. Suzanne says:

    7000 revolutions per minute! That’s a very fast spinning brush!
    I’d love a new vacuum. Mine sucks, but not like it should. Thanks for the chance to win!

  617. also shared with facebook and commented on my page

  618. Domanique says:

    I love that it has the sleek profile, so that it will go underneath the sofas! Also, I love that it’s light weight, less than 8 lbs. Super great for caring upstairs and down.

  619. angie says:

    HEPA filter, 20 ft. cord, it’s lightweight and it is able to get under furniture!

  620. angie says:

    shared on facebook

  621. Michelle W says:

    I love that it can lay virtually flat and is so light weight. Sounds like a great vacuum!

  622. Brooke says:

    I love that you can go from hardwood to carpet so easily!!! No bending down and turning knobs! And it’s super cute for a vacuum!

  623. Lindsey Rockers says:

    It Runs at 700rpm and is the lightest vacume ever! I have never had a vacume that cost over $60… I’d love to know what a good one feels like!

  624. Cheryl Page says:

    102 mph of airflow delivers powerful cleaning. That could clean up some dog hair. I also love that it can clean both carpet and hardwood floors.

  625. Beena Sampugnaro says:

    I love that it lays flat so that it can get underneath furniture easier.

  626. Cheryl Page says:

    Shared on Facebook

  627. Kim Rowell says:

    It must be named Magnesium because it has an extremely strong, durable magnesium frame. I don’t have a heavy vacuum – I’m fortunate to have a central vacuum system – but getting out the long hose is a hassle. It would be nice to have an effective vacuum that would clean up the frieze carpet in my family room in a hurry.
    LOVE the picture of the cat!

  628. Lisa says:

    How cool that it lays flat to go under furniture! I could use that for the furballs that accumulate under my couch! Thanks for this chance, Kate – great giveaway!

  629. Josee says:

    I love that it has a hand-held piece, that and the fact that it’s so light makes it awesome!

  630. Zolane says:

    The HEPA inner bag is a huge plus for allergy sufferers and also love that it has a 30′ cord, eliminating the need for extension cords.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  631. Rebekah says:

    I love that it is lightweight, lays flat and looks modern!

  632. Krys says:

    It’s the lightest, full-powered upright in America.

    I need a new vacuum, too.

  633. Kristine says:

    Love that it feels like it is self propelled and so lightweight. Would be great for my bad back!

  634. Carol Adams says:

    I love that it’s so lightweight.. per the website!!

  635. Elizabeth L says:

    My favorite feature is that it lays flat to get all the way under furniture. Thanks for the giveaway!

  636. Angie says:

    The power of the vacuum makes it feel self-propelled. Would love to have an awesome vacuum like this! I have 2 crazy cats!! We find tons of fur we call “tumbleweeds” floating across our wood floors.

  637. carol w. says:

    That it is lightweight, and lays flat to go under furniture. Love that feature!

  638. Karen A. says:

    Wow, looks amazing and it has TWO SPEEDS

  639. Ann says:

    I like that it has a HEPA filter and the bag seals shut to make it easy to replace. Our allergy-laden family needs all the help we can get!

  640. Karen A. says:


  641. Ann says:

    I shared about the giveaway on facebook!

  642. Jeanne says:

    Here’s the deal with vacuums. After spending weeks researching which one would be best for my house. Mostly wood floors and I have long-haired cats. A cannister is the preffered style over uprights. I frankly likes the ease of an upright and kind of fought going over to a cannister. Until I discoverd Miele. OMG!!!! So easy to navigate. So easy to use. Very simple. Very compact but cleans like crazy!. Picks up hair, cat litter, cat food bits of paper. Everything. And has a complete Hepa system, not just a Hepa filter which really doesn’t do anything anyway. There is a wide price range on these, I believe they start at $499 and go up to $1200. But you will never have to buy another vacuum again. They also have a pretty good warranty on the motor that other companies don’t offer. And stay away from bagless.

  643. susan says:

    the magnesium is the lightest full-power upright vacuum cleaner in america (i just learned this). Thanks for the giveaway.

  644. Sharon says:

    Comes with a 7-year limited warranty* and 3 yearly tune-ups!

  645. Kathy Moody says:

    Oh my I am so sorry to see your “little” mess, but he sure looks like he had fun!! LOL I can so relate….I have a kitty that looks just like Coco that loves to open bags. My in-laws were feeding him while we were out of town. They walked in the kitchen to see his huge bag of cat food on the floor ripped wide open. He knocked it off the counter. He and my dog had a blast on all that food. Needless to say, anything he can rip on remains under lock. From reading about the Oreck Magnesium I found that it is great on hardwood floors, which is exactly what I need with a dog and cat. Thanks for the giveaway.

  646. carey says:

    the vacuum breaks the particles down! seems like cleaning out the vacuum will be much easier than other vacuums which have huge chunks of hair and dust that you have to pull out.

  647. carey says:

    i also linked this giveaway on twitter!

  648. Lori says:

    Love that it has a 20 foot cord – no more plugging and unplugging all the time!!

  649. Kathy Moody says:

    I just tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/katmoo63/status/211656303276326913

  650. Valerie says:

    Named New Product of the Year by the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association.

  651. Nora says:

    I learned that it comes with a 30 foot cord. No need to unplug multiple times in one room! Love that!

  652. Valerie says:

    Shared on FACEBOOK!

  653. angie says:

    I tweeted.

  654. Jean A. says:

    Oreck Magnesium’s price starts at $499. Very expensive for a vacuum cleaner.

  655. Jean A. says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  656. Jacqueline says:

    I learned that it has a 30 ft. cord, which is great! I won’t have to change plug-ins 5 times just to vacuum my downstairs!

  657. Danna says:

    The fact that it lies almost flat to go under pesky furniture is great.

  658. Cherie' says:

    I found out that the vacuum belt is designed for long life and doesn’t need changing. Very nice! I want one of these, badly :)

  659. Robin C says:

    The Oreck vacuum comes with the Ultimate Handheld Vac! Thanks for the chance to win and for the cute cat pics!

  660. Ericka Mooney says:

    I learned the following about the Magnesium. Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America.

  661. pve says:

    love that it has “twin led” lights….I think I would vacuum in the dark!!!!
    I would love to win this…..and that cat too.

  662. Carol says:

    Love that it has the ability to reach deep under furniture! AND love how it is gentle enough for nice rugs- my pet peeve with vacuums is when they pill my rugs!

  663. Carol says:

    face booked this giveaway as well!

  664. Aundrea says:

    Coco is adorable! Our cats go crazy for Q-Tips! I Love that it lies flat. If I win I can finally vacuum under our bed, which is our kitties’ favorite place to nap…or hide when it is bath time!

  665. Pamela Luster says:

    “It’s even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs”, which is great to know. I have had problems with other well kown vacuums damaging delicate rugs.

  666. Carmen Goddard says:

    I love that it lays flat – awesome give a way!

  667. nan jan says:

    i like the extra-long cord. dont like price comeon 500 bux…nooooo

  668. SarahP says:

    “102 mph of airflow delivers powerful cleaning” That’s a class one tornado’s power to suck the dirt from my carpets! Sweeeeet! :D

  669. Katie says:

    I am a mom who uses a manual wheelchair and vacuuming is one of the toughest things I have to do! The best thing I learned about this vacuum is that it’s so powerful it feels like it’s self propelled! It might actually turn my household chores into something I don’t dread. Thanks for this giveaway.:)

  670. nan jan says:

    shared on facebook

  671. Katie says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  672. Kathy says:

    I love that it is the lightest full sized vacuum in America. For someone with a back injury, like me, this looks like Nirvana!

  673. Wendy F says:

    It has 102 mph of airflow!! Holy cow!!

    We have a Kirby vacuum, awesome.. however… heavier than a car, I swear. A vacuum that’s less than 8lbs sounds like heaven.

  674. monica says:

    It’s even gentle enough for fine Oriental and Persian rugs, WOW!

  675. Angie says:

    Anything that can be carried easily from upstairs to downstairs is a winner!

  676. Charlene says:

    The Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America, which I like a lot. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  677. Morgan says:

    It’s so LIGHT! Favorite feature, for sure :).

  678. Rebekah says:

    I like that the “Magnesium is the lightest, full-powered upright in America”. That means I won’t procrastinate doing the vacuuming like I do now since I dread the thought of carrying our current boulder of a vacuum up and down all the stairs. Plus the kids will be able to carry it easily so they won’t have to ask for help every time either. I love the thought of that!

  679. Jenelle says:

    30 ft cord!? woo hoo! $499… sad face. hope I win!

  680. Caroline says:

    I learned that it has a 30 ft. cord. Pretty sure I could clean my whole condo without unplugging! I’m so excited about the opportunity to win. My vacuum is literally 10 years older than I am! It’s a family heirloom. (ha!)

  681. Caroline says:

    I linked to the giveaway on Twitter! :)

  682. April says:

    I love that it lays virtually flat to vacuum under furniture!!

  683. Hannah says:

    30 ft cord, lays virtually flat, can clean wood floors and carpet :)

  684. Love this bit…
    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.
    …I have all of those surfaces in my house!

  685. Sue Welsh says:

    102 mph of airflow delivers powerful cleaning. We have a 9 week old puggle puppy and he has a fettish with the toilet paper as well! I need this real bad!

  686. Stephanie Hobson says:

    The fact that this vacuum is so lightweight, about 7.7 pounds, is a huge plus for me.

  687. Lynne says:

    I’m not eligible to go in the draw for the vacuum due to living in New Zealand, but I HAVE had a cat who destroyed toilet rolls. Not just the new ones, but the one in use too. After trial and error I discovered that if I put talcum powder or something else smelly inside the rolls that she quickly learnt to leave them alone. Yes, you do get a bit of powder residue for a few days until they learn, but I found it a small concession to make and a vast improvement on shredded toilet paper throughout the house.
    Worth a try?

  688. Angie McGeown says:

    I love that the vacuum is only 7.7 pounds because I am constantly taking it up and down the stairs, this would definitely be a lifesaver for my back.

  689. Angie McGeown says:

    I linked this giveaway on Facebook.

  690. JennCfrGA says:

    I think it speaks confidence that it has a (limited) 7 yer warranty!

  691. Karen mm says:

    Dirt is locked in a disposable filter bag. Great! With my current bagless vacuum, I need to vacuum again after emptying. My cat had the same toilet paper habit. I think they love things they can really sink their claws into.

  692. juliefleming says:

    7.7 pounds would be so much easier to carry up steps than my current monster vacuum.

  693. juliefleming says:

    I also shared on Facebook.

  694. Jenny says:

    With a two story house, I like that it is the lightest full-powered vac in America. That would make taking in up and down the stairs so much less troublesome! I also like that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture.

  695. Deborah says:

    OnlY 7.7 pounds. Great for multi-level homes.

  696. Amy Wolff says:

    Comes with a handheld vacuum too….For an extra charge of $50, which is awesome because you can use it for the stairs and cars!
    The one fact about the Magnesium is that it it’s airflow is 102mph-that is just awesome!

  697. Mary St.Clair says:

    I love the fact that it lays virtually flat to get under furniture!

  698. Sara says:

    I love that it can be used on multiple surfaces!

  699. Nicole says:

    I love the way it lays flat so you can clean under furniture. And a 30 foot cord is a great feature as well. I am craving a lighter weight vacuum and this sounds perfect.

  700. heather burdett says:

    7 year warranty and 3 yearly tune ups. that is incrediable. i thought dyson was good but that is beyond belief

  701. Carla says:

    I’m amazed by the 7 year warranty with 3 yearly tune ups. I can’t recall any appliance having much more than a 1 year warranty. Yeah for a company that stands behind its products!

  702. Sarah T says:

    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 – this is am amazing feature! I don’t feel like I have to be so delicate with rugs but still get a good clean on carpets.

  703. Susan says:

    QuickSwitch to go between different surfaces? That would be awesome!

  704. Heidi says:

    In regards to the cat v potty paper battle- get one of those metal cover things that sits just on top of the tp roll so it’s harder for them to get the roll going. Also, we use a spray from the petstore that I think is actually for carpets but it is designed to make kitties understand ‘not yours’. One last option is petstores sell these little air cans (like you use to dust your keyboard) with sensors attached so if you put them next to the tp rolls and when kitty comes by it gives a little burst of air. It doesn’t hurt the kitty, just is a suprise and has worked for our house with Rascal.

    I like that the vaccuum cleaner foes so flat so go under furniture! No moremmoving things!

  705. Lois says:

    102 mph of airflow and a 30 ft. cord sound awesome! Everything about my current vacuum is terrible, I’ve been in the market for a new one, this one might be worth a spin!

  706. Karin says:

    Direct suction! Sounds like it would do more in less time which is always a plus.

  707. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love that the vacuum can practically lay flat. This would really help me be able to get under our couches and beds!

  708. Jessica says:

    The Magnesium come with a handheld vac too!

  709. Ann says:

    It has a 2 speed button so it works great on hardwoods and carpet!

  710. Destiny says:

    I love that the Magnesium lies flat and has a 30 foot cord. Seems like vacuuming will be a breeze with this!

  711. Jenn says:

    comes with yearly tuneups

  712. Nenna says:

    Oh-la-la! The Magnesium has a HEPA filter….

  713. Krisgal says:

    It lies flat for storage or to clean under furniture.

  714. Nora Rose says:

    Two speeds for those of us with hardwood and carpet rooms! Very cool!

  715. Teresa says:

    Bagless, cool.

  716. Elise says:

    I learned that it’s called the Magnesium because the frame is actually made out of magnesium. I didn’t know you could make things out of magnesium, but there you go. :-)

  717. Tiffany says:

    It has a hepa filter! Always important for a family with allergies.

  718. Beth says:

    I learned it has a HEPA filter bag. I love that. I’m so tired of cleaning out my bag less filter.

  719. Christina says:

    Love that it comes with a 30 foot cord!

  720. Andrea says:

    30 foot cord length means I can do my entire downstairs and only change plugs once! Hooray!

  721. carla says:

    Yep, it’s common for cats to attack the tp, paper towels and tissues around here. They’ve mostly outgrown the tp, but if I leave a roll of towels sitting where they shouldn’t be they’ll attack those and love to pull the tissues out of the cube boxes one at a time and shred them. They’re indoor cats, so I figure it is entertaining for them and not damaging any of the good stuff so I put up with it.

  722. Pamela says:

    I don’t have a Magnesium, but I do have some other Oreck brand products. Thay have (and are) serving faithfully in my battle against dust. I love that this one is bagless and the 30 foot cord means less cord logistics (and less yanking my cords out of the wall because I’m to close to the end!)

  723. Kari says:

    I could really go to town with the handheld part of the vacuum!

  724. Nikki says:

    It comes with a 30 ft cord so I don’t have to keep unplugging it…and it can make it up my stairs with no problem!

  725. Leah says:

    7.7 lbs and it will do hardwood and carpet! Maybe the $500 isn’t so bad when you add up all the $$ I’ve spent on tools and sweepers and steamers and mops and vacuums for all my different areas like carpet, hardwood, and my good rugs. I’ve prob spent way over $500 in the last 5 years or so on those. Plus – my kids kill the vacuum for their rooms every year or so.. I can only imagine how!

  726. Leah says:

    Linked and Shared on my Facebook page :)

  727. Shelley says:

    2 thumbs up for laying “virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture!”

  728. Emily says:

    7000 RPM? I didn’t know vacuums did that! VRRRROOOOM!
    Also, your cat pics are hilar.

  729. Deanna says:

    It is the lightest full-power upright vac in America! whoa!

  730. Stephanie T says:

    I LOVE Oreck vacuums!! I have one and really need another, the Magnesium looks amazing. I love the fact that it will go flat, that is exactly what I need. Would love to be the winner of this one!!!

  731. Stephanie T says:

    Shared this great giveaway on my FB!!

  732. Daffodil says:

    I love how the Magnesium has a handheld option. I also love how it works on hardwoods too. Those suckers are even harder to keep clean than carpet!

  733. Molly Walker says:

    The lightweight characteristic is really important to me as I “age”. Multiply your cat X4, I NEED this Magnesium Oreck vacuum!

  734. Kim says:

    I would love a lightweight vacuum cleaner as I’m constantly vacuuming up crumbs on our dark hardwood floors!

  735. Julia says:

    Our decade-old vacuum just spit up its contents on our living room rug a couple of days ago–it’s definitely time for a Magnesium Oreck!

  736. Arli says:

    The 30 foot cord is necessary to clean my great room without having to unplug and re-plug the vacuum several times! It’s rare to find a cord that long on a vacuum these days. Also, we have 4 cats, so a good vacuum is essential!

  737. Maribeth says:

    I love how flat it goes and that it is lightweight! Lugging a heavy beast up and down stairs is no fun!

  738. Lindy says:

    Only $599.99 – it’s a steal!

  739. Meli S. says:

    30 foot cord is. A big plus in my book.
    And being lightweight is great too!

  740. Meli S. says:

    Shared on my Facebook too.

  741. Jen A says:

    I think what I like the best is how light it is, plus the HEPA filter.

  742. Angie says:

    I like how light it is. Mu current vacuum hurts my back. And how slim it is so I can get under furniture.

  743. Natasha S says:

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

  744. LindaW says:

    Like that it is lightweight, will go under furniture and has a long cord. Also like the hand held vacuum and it’s attachments. Overall sounds like a good value for the money.

  745. Dotti O says:

    After reading about the Oreck magnesium, what is not to love?!? Lightweight (7.7 lbs.), powerful AND maneuverability! I have a behemoth too (a Kirby) and it is sooo heavy I hate to pick it up to move it over anything. Thanks for the opportunity to win this………….it would make my day…no week…….no month!

  746. Ai says:

    I love the thin profile for cleaning under furniture! My cats will hate that since they like to hide under the couch while I vacuum.

  747. Cami says:

    I like the switch that makes changing from carpet to hardwood easy

  748. Sonya says:

    Love the 30 ft cord, the ability to move under furniture and the HEPA filter it has.

  749. Kelly says:

    The handheld vac that comes with it–plus the five tools and long cord–sound great!

  750. Sue says:

    I love the fact the fact that I can use it on both my hardwood floors and our carpet. I also love how lightweight this vacuum is becuase I have stairs that lead upstairs to our carpeted bedrooms.

  751. abby says:

    love that it’s so lightweight – and the long cord!

  752. Lillykay2002 says:

    I dont’s have a cat, but I have two Papillons that love to sleep under my bed. That the Magnesuim lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture would be so wonderful! Thanks for the great give a way!

  753. Jacque says:

    My favorite thing about the Magnesium is that it is so lightweight. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and vacuuming is not easy!

  754. melissa n says:

    i love that it has a 20 ft cord – so nice to not have to stop and unplug so often!

  755. Cammee says:

    Lightest Oreck ever! That’s saying a lot since they are known for their light weight vacuums.

  756. Sue says:

    I like that this upright has the two-speed Quick switch that enables the user to go from carpet to tile. Wonderfully generous give-away!!!! I’ve always wanted to try an Oreck. :-)

  757. Ann V. says:

    It lays flat, that’s great for my low furniture!!

  758. Ann V. says:

    Shared it on Facebook!

  759. Tina_R says:

    I like the fact that the vacuum can handle tile floors especially since that’s what I have. Even better than that is the Improved Saniseal bag disposal system. Bag disposal can be messy especially one one has not only cats but also lives in the desert.

  760. Tina_R says:

    Shared on FB

  761. Sara says:

    Coco looks so innocent. I wonder if another toilet paper brand would be less enticing. I like the Quickswitch feature of the Magnesium vac. as well as the looks and weight. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  762. Leah F says:

    The most appealing feature for me is how light it is. I’m crossing my fingers that i win this one!

  763. Kelly V. says:

    I like that the 2 speed quickswitch is on the back – and the portable handheld vac for all of the ceiling fans in our house!

  764. Pam says:

    I neeeeeeed this vacuum! I love that it works on hard wood as well as carpet, lays flat for cleaning under furniture, and is lightweight. It is purrrr-fect! Ok…I don’t have any cats, but I threw that in there for Kate:)

  765. Brittany K says:

    How about the fact that it has 102mph air flow which provides for GREAT cleaning!!

  766. Marisa W says:

    I like that it has a two speed Quickswitch™ on the back of the vacuum that enables you to move smoothly across all floor types using appropriate power levels: high for carpets and low for hardwoods and tile. Perfect for my apartment! And my vacuum is on it’s last leg : (

  767. Marisa W says:

    I linked this giveaway to my facebook page : )

  768. Missy W. says:

    I love how it comes with the seperate hand held vacuum for the car, stairs…. :)

  769. Missy W. says:

    I also shared on FB!

  770. courtney says:

    I like that it can lay flat for under furniture! looks like it could pick up lots of kitty hair from my new wood floors!

  771. gogothrift says:

    wow, love that it is lightweight….hate lugging my current vaccuum up and down the stairs

  772. Nana Kate says:

    So love to win this vaccuum. The 30 foot cord would mean not more unplugging and plugging in as I vaccuum from room to room.

  773. Debbie H. says:

    I love the many great features but especially the 7 year warranty. That shows that the manufacturer stands behind their product.

  774. Jenny BD says:

    I didn’t realize it came w/ a handheld vac feature. That would be mighty helpful for cleaning my wood blinds!! (a job I currently hate!!)

  775. Wendi says:

    7.7 pounds sounds great, especially since I have carpet on three different levels of my house.

  776. Bridget says:

    I linked the giveaway on Facebook!!

  777. Bridget says:

    My current vacuum is on the verge of dying. I like the Magnesium feature of a HEPA inner bag and that it lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture!!

  778. Gail says:

    so much power it feels like it’s self-propelled on most surfaces

  779. Includes the Ultimate Handheld Vac, a powerful, portable and lightweight handheld vacuum perfect for above-the-floor cleaning, includes a 20 ft. power cord, five specialized cleaning tools, and an installed HEPA filter.

  780. Jenilee champion says:

    I shared about the giveaway on my Facebook

  781. Shelley says:

    Wow! I love the new Magnesium. A long cord is definitely a necessity, as is ease in switching between tile and carpet.

  782. Terry Pitzer says:

    I love that the Magnesium can lie flat for under-bed vacuuming.

  783. Lara says:

    I love that it’s 7 1/2 pounds! So light! And virtually indestructible. I have hardwood, tile, and carpet floors so it’s nice that one machine can clean all of them.

  784. Cindy says:

    I love how light it is, the 30ft cord and everything else about it except the price! LOL

  785. Zohreh says:

    I like how light it is and the HEPA filter.

  786. Krista W says:

    Wow, a 20 ft cord and 7.5 lbs!

  787. Sondra says:

    This granny can handle such a light weight vac–it’s only 7 1/2 pounds!

  788. Mary C. says:

    I love that it includes the “Ultimate handheld vac”… so many times I need to clean above-the-floor surfaces too!

  789. Natalie says:

    Apparently the Magnesium uses 102 mph of airflow – that is something I think is really nice. The weight (7.7 lbs) and the handheld vac it can come with are nice features as well; who doesn’t like light vacuums?

  790. jk says:

    Seeing that pillow on your sofa made me jump…in a good way. I have the same one (referring to the one in the back) on my sofas. Lol. I’ve been trying to get rid of our vaccum, it lost the wheels on the bottom that make it slide easier on the carpet. Without it it’s like pushing a truck. I don’t even bother with it anymore, I’ve passed the vaccum duty to my hubby since he has such an attachment to the darn thing (he bough it in his college days). Until I can afford something lightweight and reliable possibly like a dyson or this magnesium…I can only envy you. :)

  791. Rebecca says:

    30 ft. cord!!

  792. It lays virtually flat for easy cleaning under furniture
    Thank you!

  793. Lisa Tatum says:

    My mom had me pick up an Oreck Magnesium for her in the spring. I used it at my home before I took it to her and let me say I could hardly let it go. She had a stroke a few years ago and has lost so much strength in her upper body. She also cannot recommend this enough. The fact that is is only 7.7 pounds is great but the suction is tremondous. If I don’t win this, well, I do have a “jar” labeled Oreck!!!

  794. Tracy says:

    The 30 ft cord means I don’t have to unplug and re-plug in every room. Light weight is a plus too, as well as all the positive feedback on cleaning the hard woods. I would love a vaccum that cleans my hard woods.

  795. Sara Daum says:

    I like that it has two speeds, high and low. Perfect for both carpets and hard floors! I love that it weighs less than eight pounds! Thanks!

  796. Sara Daum says:

    Shared this on my facebook. http://www.facebook.com/daums

  797. Alli says:

    Love the 30 ft cord and it goes under furniture. Perfect

  798. Debbie D says:

    I like the idea of the two-speed Quickswitch – and the ability to go flat under the furniture.

  799. Kindra says:

    Love that it switches easily between carpet and hardwood floors!

  800. Eileen says:

    I love the light weight and the long cord.

  801. Carol says:

    It’s a toss up between the 30 ft cord and that it will do my wood floors! I guess I could say with the 30ft cord I could clean all my wood floors without having to move the plug two or three times!!

  802. Louise in NE OK says:

    The low profile is what I love…..and the easy switch between wood floors and carpet.

  803. Tiffany H. says:

    This sounds like a great vacuum for both my carpet and hardwood areas in my home.

    “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.”

  804. ellie says:

    the Oreck Magnesium is 7.7 pounds. that’s pretty light for a vacuum that actually works…i’d love to try it!

  805. peg v says:

    20 foot power cord, Holla!

  806. Allison B. says:

    A 20 ft cord! You mean I wouldn’t have to use 3 or 4 different outlets just to vaccuum my single level home? Yes please! And only 7.7 lbs? I have to have this vaccuum!

  807. Huma Z says:

    I love lots of their features (weights only 7.7 pounds, are you kidding me?!!!), my favorite one is, it has a 7 year warranty!!!

  808. Heather says:

    I was interested to learn it’s the lightest full-powered vacuum in America, especially since Oreck is known for their light vacuums.

  809. Susan Freeman says:

    I love that it is so light weight, I had a heart attack in Dec 2011 I cannot use my current vac any more. 7 pounds wow, I also love that the Magnesium lays totally flat to go under furniture, Moving furniture and lugging huge vacuum UGH…..

  810. Coral Nigolian says:

    It lays virtually flat!!!!!

  811. Coral Nigolian says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  812. GMac says:

    I often experiece backpain lugging around heavy vac’s and doing other pulling types of jobs such as raking. Of course this makes me tend to do these things less frequently than I should. The ultralightweight feature is very appealing.

  813. DeeAnna says:

    I love that this vac lays flat for use ubder furniture! And good luck with the kitty, our cats still do that agter 5 years. Especially if we leave them alone too long.

  814. Connie says:

    It is the lightest most poweful upright vacuum in America. I think that would be helpful for cleaning up after my two dogs.

  815. Josie says:

    I love that it weighs under 8 lbs! Makes it so much easier to carry up the stairs.

  816. Kiri says:

    You said Coco only attacks the Charmin when people come over – this is probably because she feels stressed and therefore acts out.
    When most cats get stressed or scared they like to hide somewhere high so they can watch the situation and then come down when they’re calmer, either that or give her somewhere to hide from guests in a room they won’t go into so she can come out when she’s ready.
    It may be also worth telling guests to ignore her when they arrive so she can come to them and that way they’re not crowding her.

  817. Deanna Winne says:

    Would love a vacuum that works better than my cheapo $39 one!

  818. Taramarie says:

    I like that the Oreck Magnesium’s power cord is 30 feet!

  819. For me, the best features of this vacuum are the cylindrical wheel bearings; I always have such a hard time maneuvering the vacuum I own now.

    I’d really love to own this wonderful Oreck vacuum; thanks for the chance to win!