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Oreck Halo Review and Giveaway

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oreckhaloLast month I received an Oreck Halo to test out courtesy of the company. I just got around to pulling it out the past week or so and giving it a really good test run throughout my house. I have 4 cats, a child, a husband, and myself. Our house isn’t known for its cleanliness Monday-Friday.

In short, we are a great vacuum testing ground.

Previously I had tested another one of Orecks models so while I wont compare it directly to my non-Oreck brand vacuum, I think its fair to compare it to the other Oreck XL Upright.

Now with the Halo, one of the major differences in this vs the XL Upright is that this one comes with a UV Germ Killing UV light on the front you activate while vacuuming with the push of a button. Make sure you read the instructions on the vacuum because it did state that hte light can be dangerous, so don’t vacuum up to your child if they are playing on the floor.

What I liked:

  • I liked that it did its job. It cleaned just as well as my Dyson and the previous Oreck and left pretty vacuum streaks in the floor.
  • I liked the thought of the light killing flea eggs, dust mites, and germs and if you have a child that is crawling, this is an added benefit.

What I didn’t like:

  • Although Orecks claim to be light vacuums, this vacuum was pretty heavy to push and haul up the stairs. I could carry the last Oreck, even though it was taller, with one hand. I can also carry my current vacuum with one hand. This one-not so much.
  • You have to manually adjust the side depending on your carpet height and I was having to stop and do that every few feet to go over the rug, the living room, and the kitchen floors.
  • Its not modern looking. Ok, this doesn’t exactly change the quality, but I still like a modern looking appliance.
  • You have to turn off the vacuum and set up the hose anytime you want to use it.

Having tested out more then 5 vacuums in the past year I can say that the Oreck Halo, while producing a valuable service with assisting in killing germs on your floor, wasn’t my top vacuum choice in my household.

In todays technology age, there is far more that goes into a vacuum then just working well. I want a vacuum that can cruise corners, adjust carpet lengths without turning a knob, and has an easilyaccessable hose for corner cleaning.

The Oreck Halo has the right tools for being a vacuum of the future, but its just not there yet for this mom.

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Information about the Halo Technology from the company website:

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Powerful 2-in-1 cleaning performance.

The new Oreck Halo is a revolution in vacuum cleaner technology. Incredible suction vacuums dirt and debris, while the patented Oreck Halo light chamber kills many microscopic germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs using UV-C light. And like all Oreck products, it’s remarkably simple to use – just vacuum as you normally would, and the Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner kills and reduces microorganisms without any extra effort or harsh chemicals.

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Did You Know…

  • Carpet can be the most germ-ridden surface in your home. It can contain approximately 200,000 microbes of bacteria per square inch, and as many as 100,000 dust mites per square yard.
  • A typical square inch of kitchen tile floor can contain over 2,500 bacteria.
  • Bacteria samples from a typical home show that the bathroom floor contains 18,025 bacteria per square inch, while the toilet seat has only 49 bacteria per square inch!

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WIN AN ORECK HALO

Would you like win this $599 Oreck Halo for YOUR house?

Perfect in time for cleaning up for the holidays (or gifting to your mom if you love her enough). We wanted to do something fun, so we are having a picture competition.
We want to see the MESSIEST room in your house. Is it your bathroom, your kids room, the garage, the basement? Impress us with how crazy your household is and you can win!

MomDot admins will weigh in and choose a winner on November 30th. Just put a post on your blog, link back to this contest, and then put the link into our linky provided below for us to see. Its also helpful to leave us a comment below so we have your email address should you win. If you do not have a blog, you can send us your picture in an email to trisha@momdot(dot)com and title is ORECK CONTEST

The winner of the messiest ROOM will win their very own Oreck Halo, valued at $599, to clean up their lives~!

*Oreck provided both vacuums for the review and giveaway.
*Winner will be emailed on the email provided in their comment. Winner has 3 days to respond before we pick a new winner.
*Oreck will be shipping the winner the prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
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Comments

  1. I liked how you listed the Not so much fort this mom’s in your review…good luck all who enter

  2. i posted my entry earlier but forgot to post a comment.

    Tina

  3. There you go. My forlorn entry.

  4. As embarrassing as it is to show photographic proof of just how big a slob my 8 year old is, I did! I hope it’s worth it!!! ;)

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