Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It review and giveaway

Imagine my glee when I recently found out that Oreck had chosen me as one of its product winners from the Haven conference.

I may have even danced a little jig when this baby showed up on my front porch.

This is Oreck’s Grab-It & Steam-It turbo broom and steam mop and, let me tell you, it is a multitasking workhorse.

Now before you starting getting all green with envy and crafting a voodoo doll of me that you can poke at for pleasure, I need to let you all know that ORECK HAS AGREED TO GIVE AWAY A GRAB-IT & STEAM-IT TO ONE OF YOU LUCKY DOGS, TOO! (This is where we all do the happy dance together.)

Let me share a little bit about what this sucker can do.

As many of you know, I’ve been lamenting for some time about how difficult it is to clean my wretched kitchen linoleum. The dirt and grime seems to soak into the floor and, aside from getting down on my hands and knees and scrubbing each square foot, it doesn’t come out with regular mopping.

When I pulled my Grab-It & Steam-It out of the box, I whispered to it, “You’ve got a big job ahead of you, Oreck.”

Then I filled the removable water tank and got to work.

Here is what I discovered when using this turbo broom/steam mop.

1. This gadget will let you sweep and steam mop your floor AT THE SAME TIME, people. I love this feature. I also love the fact that you get two cleaning pads with it, so when one is in the washing machine, you still have one to use.

2. This product doesn’t use any chemicals to clean. Me likey that, too.

3. The Grab-It & Steam-It does not feel flimsy, thin or cheap. It handles like high-quality equipment.

4. There is no scrubbing or sweating involved in the cleaning process.

5. This is the only mop I have ever used that makes me feel like my kitchen floor is really deep-cleaned and sanitized when I am finished.

6. The floors dry fast with this mop, meaning less hollering at family and pets to, “Please stay off the floor until it dries!”

7. You can transition easily over vinyl, tile and wood floors without changing products or machines.

Here is my kitchen floor after it’s been steamed to perfection:

OK, so you may be asking, “What doesn’t the Grab-It & Steam-It do? Will it cook dinner and get the kids ready for bed, too?”

Well, no. It does have a few drawbacks.

1. Cleaning with this mop is not a super-fast process. To get the full effect of the steam, you need to make fairly slow passes over the floor. So if you have company coming in five minutes and your floors are atrocious, this may not be the fastest way to get them tidy – although you can use the turbo broom feature alone to do a quick pick up of crumbs, dog food bits, etc.

2. Because of what I mentioned earlier in No.3, this machine may not be small enough to fit in those tighter spaces (like around your toilet).

3. It has a cord, which I believe always makes quick cleaning a little cumbersome. Yes, I realize this is a necessity with a steam mop. I guess you can’t have your cake and steam clean it off your floors, too (without a cord, that is).

The bottom line? You definitely want one of these babies in your utility closet. So how can you win a FREE one (worth $179.99)?

There are a few different ways to enter. THE FIRST ONE IS ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY.

1. Visit Oreck.com and come back and leave me a comment telling me one thing you learned about the Grab-It & Steam-It.

Below are your additional entry options:

2. Follow @Oreck on Twitter.

3. Like Oreck on Facebook.

4. Sign up for Oreck’s email list by clicking on “Sign up for Email” in the top navigation bar and entering your email address.

5. Tweet about this giveaway, mentioning @Livinrichonless and @Oreck with a link to this post.

6. Post on Facebook about this giveaway.

Bonus entry:

7. Follow Living Rich on Less on Facebook or Twitter.

Remember: For EACH of these entries, you must come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know what you did. A random winner will be selected out of all the comments using Randomizer.org.

Important details and rules: The giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states and must be 18 years of age or older to enter. There will be one winner of the Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It. This giveaway will run from July 19, 2012, until 11:59 p.m. Aug. 9, 2012. The winner must respond within 72 hours of being chosen or a new winner will be selected. Odds of winning will be dependent upon total number of entries.

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

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93 Responses

  1. Mindy says:

    I follow you on Pinterest & Facebook!

  2. Mindy says:

    I learned about that 30 foot cord! Seems simple but OMG, to have a cord I don’t have to unplug constantly!

  3. Mindy says:

    I like Oreck on Facebook!

  4. marika sweeney says:

    Wow–thirty minutes of steam! I sure could use that!–

  5. marika sweeney says:

    I signed up for the orek email! Would love to win one!

  6. Sandy A says:

    I found that with the 21 ounce water tank will give about 30 minutes of steam cleaning…

  7. Sandy A says:

    I like Oreck on FB…

  8. Sandy A says:

    I already like your FB page…

  9. Marc says:

    I wish us Canadians could enter for this great lightweight and useful machine!!!

    • Susan says:

      Oh. I wish that, too. Oreck’s rules, not mine. Boo! When I do personal giveaways, I always try to include you folks.

      • maria says:

        I love being able to sweep as it streams i only wish it had that little plastic piece to attach So that it would glide smoothly over rugs and carpet either way it’d LOVE to win this!

        • Susan says:

          Thanks for stopping by, Maria. Unfortunately, this giveaway has already ended. But please check back frequently for more opportunities.

  10. Denise Wilson says:

    I like that you can sanitize hard floor surfaces by focusing steam for at least 15 seconds. I could definitely use this in my kitchen/dining room, laundry room and bathroom!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Doreen H says:

    The large capacity tank would allow me to clean my floors without a lot of stopping and refilling. At my age, that is definitely a plus!

  12. Robert W says:

    The swivel head seems very beneficial, making it easier to clean around and under furniture.

  13. Kelly says:

    I learned that your floors will be sanitized after 15 seconds of steam cleaning an area.

  14. You can focus the steam on tough stains. Very cool.

  15. Gena in Texas says:

    Love that it’s a broom and a mop all in one! My family all have used Oreck Vacuums for years!

  16. Gena in Texas says:

    I’ve already liked Oreck on FB.

  17. Kelli Morton says:

    It has a low profile ans swiveling head. I’m thinking great for bathroom cleaning!

  18. Kelli Morton says:

    I like you on FB 🙂

  19. Kelli Morton says:

    I shared the giveaway on FB

  20. Kelli Morton says:

    I liked oreck on FB

  21. meagain2 says:

    I like the fact that it only takes 15 seconds to sanitize even carpet and the long cord

  22. Ginger S says:

    Attaching or releasing micropad is easy with step pedal

  23. Maria G. says:

    I learned that it you can adjust the steam and it is safe for hardwood floors!! And the 30 foot cord is an added bonus!! : )

  24. Sally Kidman says:

    I love that it also works on hardwood floors. It is not always easy to find a cleaning machine that does both tile and hardwood!

  25. Tarsha Storey says:

    I learned that this steam mop/ turbo broom works on low pile carpet! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, and your insight on it tells me that I could trust it to work well. Thanks, Susan!

  26. Elizabeth B says:

    I learned that it has adjustable steam settings up to 1400 watts deep cleans and can sanitize hard floor surfaces when steam is focused for at least 15 seconds!

  27. Elizabeth B says:

    I like Oreck on FB! @Elizabeth Beer

  28. Elizabeth B says:

    i like Oreck on twitter! @elannbe

  29. Abigale Terrana says:

    I learned that it has a water filter!

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook, I liked Oreck on Facebook, I joined the mailing list, i posted about your giveaway on Oreck, and I follow you on Facebook.

  30. Samantha Gettler says:

    I love that this Oreck is just about an all in one! It is super light weight too! Very awesome!

  31. Samantha Gettler says:

    I follow Oreck on twitter (i’m @gerbil1904)

  32. Samantha Gettler says:

    I like oreck on Facebook too!

  33. Samantha Gettler says:

    I also follow you on facebook!

  34. Theresa J says:

    Just add water, plug it in and in about a minute it’s ready to go and it is also a turbo broom and mop in one.

  35. Theresa J says:

    I Follow @Oreck on Twitter


  36. Theresa J says:

    I Like Oreck on Facebook

  37. Theresa J says:

    I signed up for the email list

  38. Malena says:

    The Grab It and Steam It has a 30 ft cord. Works for me!

  39. Malena says:

    Following Living Rich on Less on Facebook!

  40. Malena says:

    Following Oreck on Twitter!

  41. Malena says:

    Liked Oreck on Facebook!

  42. Malena says:

    Now on Oreck’s email list!

  43. Malena says:

    Tweeted about it!

  44. Malena says:

    Following you on Twitter!

  45. Katie G. says:

    I went to the Oreck website and learned that the microfiber pads are completely reusable – a much appreciated fact, as I hate when products “hook” you but then continue to be spendy after the initial purchase- having to buy replacement pads, cleaner, etc…

  46. Katie G. says:

    I now follow Living Rich on Less on Facebook!

  47. Joseph K. says:

    Went to Oreck webiste and found out that it has Broom function. Perfect when you are sweeping and the dust drop on the floor then you could just pick it up without bending over.

  48. Joseph K. says:

    I already followed @Oreck on Twitter

  49. Joseph K. says:

    I already liked Oreck on Facebook

  50. Joseph K. says:

    I followed Living Rich on Less on Twitter.

  51. Amanda S says:

    Super long cord = awesome!

  52. Amanda S says:

    I follow @Oreck on Twitter

  53. Amanda S says:

    I am on Oreck’s email list

  54. Regi says:

    Love your blog, and follow you on FB and Pinterest. And now I follow Oreck too! I love that the tank allows for 30 minutes of steam, and with a 30′ cord I don’t have to stop to change outlets. And only using water instead of chemicals is a HUGE plus! Sounds like a fantastic tool!

  55. connie says:

    I learned that it only takes 15 seconds to sanitize!!

  56. connie says:

    I follow Oreck on Twitter!

  57. connie says:

    I LIKE Living Rich on Less on Facebook

  58. connie says:

    I LIKED Oreck on Facebook

  59. Rachel Dow says:

    I learned that with the 21 ounce water tank it will give about 30 minutes of steam cleaning…& it has a 30 foot cord! I already liked your FB page & Oreck’s FB page! Would LOVE to win this beauty!! :o)

  60. LauraW says:

    Already follow Oreck on Twitter!

  61. LauraW says:

    Love that you can fill with tap water. Love love LOVE the sweep and steam feature. No more having to stop and sweep up those little bits before cleaning up!

  62. Johnathon L. says:

    I liked Oreck and LROL on Facebook. The Grab-It and Steam It heats up and is ready to steam in about a minute. I would also suspect that after steam cleaning our kitchen floors, my wife would be happy with me in less than thirty seconds.

  63. Connie says:

    The water filter is replaceable – nice since many have hard water!

  64. Mindy says:

    I have also now signed up for Oreck email list.

  65. Elizabeth B says:

    I follow you on FB @Elizabeth Beer

  66. Elizabeth B says:

    I follow you on twitter @elannbe

  67. Carly says:

    I learned that you can use it on hardwood floors.

  68. Carly says:

    Following Oreck on Twitter as @carlyhobart

  69. Carly says:

    Following you on Twitter as @carlyhobart

  70. Margaret Varner says:

    shared this link on FB and follow your website all the time. Love the ideas you have and This Mop/Broom..A much needed item in this home

  71. nkpenning02@gmail.com says:

    I love that the Oreck would work on all of our floors! Would love to have that extra cleaning ability in the bathrooms.

  72. Kyla Penning says:

    I liked Oreck on facebook

  73. Kyla Penning says:

    I think something messed up with my first comment about what I learned so I figured I’d play it safe and post again. 🙂 Love how it can clean almost all of my floors!

  74. Jo Shawver says:

    I love that the micropads are reusable and no harsh chemicals needed.

  75. Allison Morton says:

    I learned that the pads are reusable. Great to know!

  76. Heidi says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  77. Heidi says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  78. Heidi says:

    I liked Oreck on Facebook.

  79. Heidi says:

    I like the tank size of the Oreck Grab-it and Steam-it.

  80. michelle says:

    I works on low cut carpet!!!! That I like.

  81. Lynn says:

    I bought one from goodwill, no pads. Do you still like it?

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