Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas Present for YOU: My Oreck Grab It & Steam It Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm not a big fan of scrubbing floors. There are just some household tasks that make my cringe and scrubbing the floors is one of them. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the MINUTE you get done cleaning them...someone spills juice or walks through with muddy paws. Or maybe it has to do with the amount of tile and wood floors that we have in our house. This is just a glimpse of our hallway, entryway and dinning room....


Our kitchen and eating area, as well as our bathrooms, are also ceramic tile so as you can see...I have a TON of floors to keep clean. It can be a pretty labor intensive task when you consider that it really takes two separate steps to clean them (sweeping then mopping). 

This is exactly why I put a steam mop on my Christmas list this year. I've had it with the two-step process because more often then not, I'm lucky if I can get the sweeping part done, let alone take the time to mop and disinfect the whole area.

So when the fabulous people at Oreck offered me the opportunity to try their latest product, the Grab-It & Steam-It...

{photo and steam mop courtesy of Oreck}

I was beyond excited!!!!! It's like Santa e-mailed them personally :-)

When I started telling friends and family members that I was getting a steam mop, several of them warmed me that steam mops aren't all they're cracked up to be. A lot of people complained about streaks, about the steamer not getting hot enough, about the steamer being too hot for wood floors, etc. I'll admit...I was getting a little skeptical.

But as soon as I saw that Oreck box on my front step, I was willing to give it a fair shot :-)

The first Pro for this steam mop: Easy assembly!!! You only had to work with 4 pieces (and one of the 4 is just an extra pad).


It took Eric about 30 seconds to snap it together and it was ready to go!! 

On a normal day, I would have had plenty of grime and dirt on my floor to use for a demonstration. But because we have been sick around here, I've been cleaning my floors like a crazy person. Go figure.

But thanks to good old Howie, it wasn't long before I had the perfect mess to clean!! This may be the only time I am ever excited about Howie making a mess in my kitchen :-)

So here it is folks...my attempt at a video demo of my new Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It. Don't laugh...I'm a total amateur.


I know that was a rather quick demo, but I hope you were at least able to see how well it works. I can assure you though that I cleaned and steamed my ENTIRE house tonight because I was so excited and everything turned out beautiful. 

Here are some of my favorite features of the Grab-It & Steam-It:

* The whole concept of this product is genius. A sweeper AND a steam mop in one? Amazing.
* I was incredibly impressed by the fact that it does not streak, even on my ceramic tile.
* Love the nice long cord. I could clean several rooms without having to switch plugs.
* I'm happy that they give you two cleaning pads, so that there is a back up when the other is in the wash.
* Love that it is light-weight. That is a must for me.
* I love that the maintenance is so simple. Emptying the dirt trap and refilling the water for the steamer takes 2 seconds. It's wonderful.
* I was able to sweep and mop my entire kitchen, hallway and entryway without having to refill the water tank. 
* This thing heats up FAST and you have complete control over the temperature of the steam.

At first I had a hard time coming up with any cons for this product, but after cleaning our rather small guest bathroom, I figured out one little problem.

Corners.

Unfortunately, corners are a pain with any tool so I don't want to hold that against the Grab-It & Steam-It too much. But it was something I noticed and since the purpose of using a great tool like this is to cut down your cleaning steps, it would be nice if it attacked corners the way it did the rest of the floor.

But again, I want to focus on the positive because this really is a fantastic household item that EVERYONE should own. It can tackle tile, wood floors and low pile carpet...which is a great feature when your are cleaning in a pinch :-)

So friends...would you like your very own Oreck Grab-It & Steam It (that retails for $179) sitting under your Christmas tree this year?


Well it's your lucky day!! Here's how to enter this amazingly fabulous giveaway:

Mandatory Entry
In order to be entered into this giveaway, you must visit ORECK.COM and tell us one thing you learned about the new Grab-It & Steam It.

You can also earn 6 additional entries after you've completed the mandatory entry by:

* Following @Oreck on Twitter
* Liking Oreck on Facebook
* Tweeting this giveaway including a link to this post
* Facebooking this giveaway including a link to this post
* Blogging about this giveaway including a link to this post
* Following this blog (or commenting that you already follow :-)

Remember...ALL entries must be left as separate comments.

I will announce the winner on Friday, December 23 which means you have until 11:59pm on Thursday, December 22 to enter.

Good Luck Everyone!!!

Important Details and Rules: Giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states. You must be 18 years and older to enter. No duplicate entries. There will be one winner of the Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It. This giveaway will run from December 15th @ 7:00am to December 22nd @ 11:59pm. Winner will have 72 hours to get in touch with me or a new winner will be selected. Please leave a way for me to notify you. Winner will be determined via a drawing on random.org.

Disclosure: I was given the Grab-It & Steam-It for free to review from Oreck. All opinions stated in this post are entirely my own. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.

109 comments:

  1. This Oreck weighs less than 10 pounds when filled with water!

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  2. I learned that I really really really need one of these! Also, that you get a 30 day free trial.

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  3. I learned that it does 2 things at once, sweeps and cleans! I definitely need this with a dog and a toddler!

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  4. I learned that it is a super light weight tool! I love that it sweeps too!!!! I need this! :)

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  5. I tweeted about this and linked back to you! (@caronjnp)

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  6. I facebooked about this giveaway! :). (Can you tell I want to win? My steam mop's handle broke off - clearly not an Oreck - and it is very hard to use! Lol

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  7. I learned it reaches tempratures high enough to kill bacteria such as e-coli and salmonilla. And with 4 dogs I probably have some unknown bacteria such as tail and drool disease.

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  8. I follow your blog.

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  9. I liked oreck on facebook

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  10. I posted on facebook about this giveaway.

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  11. It works on hard surfaces and low pile carpet!!

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  12. The ORECK Grab It & Steam It sweeps and mops on all hard surfaces...I love that it heats quickly and the steam temperature is adjustable. We are moving to a new hom with lots of ceramic and hardwood floors and this would be a HUGE time saver!

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  13. I learned about the temperature control, long cord and easy empty/fill process!

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  14. I posted it on FB!!! Whew, I need this bad boy!!!

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  15. We have three dogs and to see the ease in which you cleaned up that mess was amazing. It's easy to assemble, does not streak, it's quiet and vacuums as well as steam cleans. What an amazing machine. Thank you for letting us have the chance to win one. I would never be able to afford one this is so nice. You have a beautiful, home and family and your Sister is my best friend!! Thank you for the chance to win one of these amazing cleaners!! Happy Holidays! mlkmx67@comcast.net. I don't Twitter but I shared it on FB!!! :)

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  16. I learned that it heats up quickly & SANITIZES!! I would love to have one of these with having both a dog & a baby that is crawling/eating/rolling all over our floors & I can't seem to keep up with cleaning the floors! This sounds awesome & a huge time saver since it does it all in one!! :) I 'liked' Oreck on FB too.

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  17. Works on hard floor surfaces and low pile carpet.

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  18. I also followed Orek on Twitter!

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  19. I learned that this awesome tool steams AND sucks, which would be amazing for hardwood floors!

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  20. annnnnnddd... I follow this blog... always have... always will! :-)

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  21. I found out that it kills bacteria and sweeps and mops at the same time. Love that!

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  22. I am a follower, too.

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  23. I liked Orek on Facebook!

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  24. I went on to their website and learned that the Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It produce temperatures hot enough to reduce bacteria such as e-coli, staph, and salmonella, and clean grease and oil!!! I NEED this!

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  25. I am now following Oreck on twitter!

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  26. I just liked Oreck on Facebook!

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  27. I have been a loyal follower of your AWESOME blog since you started it!

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  28. I just posted a link to your giveaway on my facebook page :0)

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  29. I just posted a link to your blog on twitter. I soooooooo wanna win this!

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  30. The swivel head gives easy access to tight spaces. I have their vacuum which I love.
    Molino7atmsndotcom

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  31. Shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/?s=99&appid=2309869772&p%5B0%5D=100000358509195&p%5B1%5D=327944170566268

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  32. Tweeted this giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/memamemepapa/status/148075216977920000

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  33. I learned that you can also use it on low pile carpet iminawe @ epix dot com

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  34. I learned that I want one! ;) I also learned that it heats up quickly and works on low pile carpet! Awesome giveaway! Thanks! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Following Oreck on Twitter @nat5732
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I like Oreck on Facebook - nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Following your blog via GFC - nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I LEARNED THAT IT IS MAINTANCE FREE AND DOESN'T STREAK ON CEREMIC FLOORS. NEED THIS BADLY HAVE TWO DOGS AND A INFANT GRANDDAUGHT WHO IS FIXIN TO START CRAWLING

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  39. I learned the Oreck Grab It & Steam It has a low profile and swiveling head so that it can get into tighter spaces, such as around the toilet in bathrooms.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I follow Oreck on Twitter. @chrisdeglen

    That's how I found your blog!

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I like Oreck on Facebook. Debbie Christie

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. @chrisdeglen tweeted:

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/148176690743476224

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=129281813854329&id=100002582315135

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow you on GFC/Blogger. (Debbie C)

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I learned that the makes cleaning under and around furniture and in tight spaces a snap. I could use this being in a new house!

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  46. I learned that it cannot be used on laminate (which is what I have in my house) but it great for tile, wood, carpet. I'd gift this to my mom.

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  47. It works well on low pile carpet and rugs and hard floor surfaces, that's just what I need! Thank you! Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  48. Liking Oreck on Facebook - Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow Oreck on Twitter @sexyknickers68_ Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  50. New follower on GFC - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  51. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Sexyknickers68_/status/149127571781582848 Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  52. Shared on FB - https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=207616199321907&id=1304929686 Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  53. New follower-Megan Harney-meggie1802@aol.com

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  54. I learned that it can hold 21 ounces of water that will provide about 30 minutes of steam!

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  55. After visiting Oreck.com, I learned that the Grab-It & Steam-It can hold 21 ounces of water and provide 30 minutes of steam.

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  56. Blogged this giveaway

    http://nononcentslife.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/oreck-grab-it-steam-it-giveaway/

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  57. Following your blog! I'm a new follower . . love your blog and your family is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for offering the giveaway - Merry Christmas!

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  58. I found the link for your giveaway on nononcentslife.wordpress.com!

    I learned that the Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It won't leave behind streaks on ceramic tile.

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  59. I found out that the Oreck Grab it and Steam it heats up quickly, works on multiple floor surfaces and is light-weight.

    I have followed your blog for years, because you tell wonderful stories and your kids are adorable.

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  60. I found that it heats up quickly!

    Hutch1967@yahoo.com

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  61. I liked Oreck on Facebook

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  62. I am now following your blog

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  63. This can sanitize a hard surface in 15 seconds. (If I win, you can email my wife @ caronjn at gmail dot com)

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  64. I follow Oreck on Twitter. Wife's email: caronjn at gmail dot com. (Comment 84 is mine too.)

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  65. I learned that it is lightweight, and sweeps, how amazing is that! I would love this! Thank you! Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

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  66. Following Oreck on twitter @mollydo2 Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

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  67. Oreck Facebook Fan - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

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  68. I am following your blog - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

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  69. Sent a tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/Mollydo2/status/149537850000556032 Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

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  70. Posted on FB http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=153419528093767&id=100000441498365 Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

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  71. So I am a follower of Oreck on fb and I follow your blog (love it)!

    I had a dream about having this steam mop last night...maybe it is a sign...fingers crossed:) Good news is it sounds like all the entrants NEED this steam mop:)

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  72. I learned that this can be used on hardwood floors AND low-pile carpet . . . boy do I need this!!!!
    I liked Oreck on Facebook. I just signed up to follow your blog, too!

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  73. This mop can sanitize carpets as well as hard surfaces.

    Entering for my sister... stuffmomloves@gmail.com

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  74. I liked Oreck on Facebook. For my sister again :) stuffmomloves@gmail.com

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  75. I'm following Oreck on Twitter. For my big sis - stuffmomloves@gmail.com

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  76. My daughter asked me to enter for her. Her email is caronjn@gmail.com. The Oreck sweeps and steams at the same time.

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  77. I follow your blog now. Entering for my daughter, Nancy, at caronjn@gmail.com

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  78. I visited Oreck.com and learned that it is super lightweight. I need one with all of my hardwood floors!

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  79. It weighs less than 10lbs when filled with water :)

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  80. I'm following @oreck on twitter ;)

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  81. Somehow google random unfollows me from people I have followed FOREVER on google friend connect. But I re-followed. And have been following via my RSS feeds :)

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  82. I learned that it sweeps and mops.

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  83. Posted your giveaway on my Facebook page!

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