Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Oreck. All opinions are 100% my own.
Long ago I told you about my love for our Oreck vacuum cleaner. I love that dang thing. Like every night I whisper “well done good and faithful servant” to it’s sleek blue bag. So it’s not a surprise to anyone that when Oreck offered us their new Elevate vacuum to try out in our home, I was already a little biased. I mean…if it’s anything like it’s older blue eyed sister then it was already a winner.
Litte did I know that it is a true winner.
Popular across the board with the masses.
And something that everyone can agree on.
So first let me tell you the things that are new and improved. First – the carry handle is bigger and easier to grip and perfect for looping the cord around when not in use. Another thing that is bigger is the bags. The capacity for the bags before seemed big enough to me (and I have bought some pretty shed-heavy rugs in the past couple years!) but this puppy holds up to 4x the amount compared to that of typical bagless vacuums. I’m not complaining 🙂 Plus The SaniSeal® system automatically closes upon disposal to help lock-in dirt & debris.
The controls have also changed. The buttons are all on the handle and are called finger-tip controls. It makes it really easy to switch between hardwoods and carpeting and you can definitely tell a difference in power between the settings. Speaking of power….WHOA. This beauty really knows how to get it all in. Both Jeremy and I were so impressed that fuzz and cracker crumbs were not even in front of the vacuum but getting sucked up.
But my favorite feature is the lightweight size. At half the weight of other vacuums in its class*, the ELEVATE CONQUER™ delivers a complete clean without the strain of lifting traditional heavy uprights. It’s easy enough to carry up and down stairs and it is so easy that my six year old can carry it.
When we first got it in the mail, I was excited to give it a whirl but honestly…I had just vacuumed and it didn’t seem like a fair test. I mean…a clean floor is not normal for us…and I like to push things to it’s limit. Just ask Jeremy 🙂
As far as vacuuming carpet – this is where we really saw it’s power. It can suck up the wool rugs like nobody’s business. And the SUPERIOR Filtration technology provides 5 layers of HEPA Media filtration to trap at least 99.97% of the tiniest of particles at 0.3 microns, including allergens, mold spores, pollen, dander, dust & smoke. Yep, that’s gold medal worthy.
And switching to hardwoods with the new controls is easy…even with a Maxi Knight in tow.
But like I said. Not really a fair test.
this is a test….
Not necessarily what I thought would be the test but worse things have happened.
So it all began when I got a light fixture in the mail and it had this box of styrofoam protecting it. The light was removed, the box was set aside and normal life resumed. Looking back, things were eerily quiet for a solid four minutes and then Will came running in to tell me “Mom….we made snow!” and he was covered with little white bits. I asked “How messy is it?” and his reply….
Sounds about right.
Max thought it was the best thing EVER.
And by the time I grabbed my camera, they had started snow-ball fights and slip-n-slide races.
Normally I would have been covering my face and hoping to not experience a panic attack but they were having SO much fun…so I went with it….knowing that it would be a good test run for the Oreck Elevate.
This one is a framer 🙂
So after they got a good fill of complete and utter destruction….I asked who wanted to help clean up and I raised my hand….
They were in charge of gathering up the bigger chunks and trucking them over to the box….
And I got to put this baby to work.
Honestly…it was awesome. Even styrofoam…the lightest and most annoyingly clingy of materials had no chance against it’s power. And the Oreck handheld canister vacuum was perfect for getting all the strays that were basically EVERYWHERE.
And yes….with a kiddo in my arms, I could still easily carry and vacuum…which is a absolute necessity for me these days. And the long extending wand? priceless.
So if you are in the market for a new vacuum….because let’s face it…messes are part of life and vacuums are a must-have….then I highly recommend these babies. They are perfect for growing families….and let’s face it…if it can hold up to my four natural cyclones then it can pretty much clean anything!