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Oreck VersaVac vs. Coco {GIVEAWAY}

2013 January 30
by Emily Hill

What? You want me to review the new Oreck VersaVac, a bagless vacuum and steam mop? I am so on it.

Of course, we’ll need to put that VersaVac to the test…three tests to be exact. And we’ll throw in a fierce competitor to make it even crazier. It’ll totally be like the UFC of vacuums.

Almost.


Oreck VersaVac review

VersaVac, say hello to Coco, a Yorkie, Poodle, Pomeranian mix. She is light on her feet and arrives lightning fast to clean up any messes we throw at her. The kids are no match for her—will you be?

Coco, say hello to the VersaVac, a bagless vacuum (with the option to turn the brushroll on or off—YES!) and steam mop rolled into one sleek design. It multitasks almost as well as I do…unless we’re talking ground-up Cheerios and muddy footprints. Then it’s even better.

I may have had a bit too much fun with the subtitles in this review. It tends to happen after 1am in the morning.


The VersaVac vs. The Coco
A review in three parts


Now let’s get serious. Here’s what I love about the VersaVac:

  • Transition time from vacuum to mop (and back again) happens quick as a flash.
  • Water tank fills easily in the kitchen sink.
  • Extra long cord comes in handy—kids can jump rope while you clean.
  • Steam mop does a great job on a variety of floors.
  • Rollerbrush can be turned off when all you need is suction (e.g, crumbs on a hardwood floor).
  • No extra cleaning supplies needed like floor cleaner, mops and buckets.


And here’s what I don’t love about this bagless vacuum and steam mop:

  • Extra long cord sometimes gets in the way.
  • Bagless vacuum container is on the smaller side, which means an extra trip or two to empty it.
  • Sound while vacuuming scares Coco. Oh wait, all vacuums scare Coco.
  • Multitasking stops at vacuuming and mopping; it doesn’t include blinds, windows and toilets.

Considering our current vacuum was a wedding present, we’re jazzed about the VersaVac. I’m not sure Coco is a fan, but considering she doesn’t do any of the housecleaning, I so totally don’t care.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

Oreck is giving away one (1) VersaVac bagless vacuum and steam mop!

This giveaway will be administered via Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

NOTE: Giveaway winner must be a resident of the U.S. 48 contiguous states.

Disclosure: Oreck provided me with a VersaVac for the review. They had no idea I’d be testing it against Coco. If they had, I might still be using our 16-year-old Hoover vacuum. Also, Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.


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  1. Lisa Brown permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned about the Oreck: it has a 1400 watt steam mop with variable steam levels.

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  2. Emily woods permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I didn’t realize you could use it on carpets! Perfect for cleaning after my toddler and doggy and let’s me honest my husband!

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  3. January 30, 2013

    I am laughing at all the commentary you always type on your videos. :) I learned that steam can be used to disinfect which I haven’t ever used…but clearly need to.
    Von´s deep thought ~ kinda wordless wednesday: cuteness overloadMy Profile

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  4. January 30, 2013

    I LOVE my Oreck vacuum and my Oreck steamer. I need this to add to my collection.
    Steph´s deep thought ~ Heating Things Up in the Bedroom… LITERALLY… Plus a giveaway!My Profile

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  5. Brinda permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I love that you can transition from hardwood to carpet – a feature I could totally use. Let’s face it, four kids makes for a messy floor.

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  6. Margaret Smith permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that the Oreck Versavac is bagless and is both a vac and a steam mop.

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  7. Sue Ellison permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that it comes with 2 washable, re-usable microfiber steam pads.

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  8. Angela Zundel permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that with a house full of 7 kids, I could make my kife easier with this little gem. It would take care of ALL of my floor surfaces!

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  9. January 30, 2013

    I am really loving the steaming aspect of the vacuum

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  10. January 30, 2013

    It had me at steam mop. Love that it combines the use of many cleaning contraptions.
    Taralyn Parker´s deep thought ~ Peace before Perfection – my small office spaceMy Profile

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  11. D Schmidt permalink
    January 30, 2013

    Visited and learned The snap-on steam plate lets you easily switch from vacuuming to steaming in seconds.

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  12. January 30, 2013

    Says “VersaVac eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools!” I like that a lot! I have too many tools for cleaning, I probably dont even use half of them and it’d be nice to eliminate them altogether
    Stacie S-H´s deep thought ~ The Rest of Vegas…My Profile

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  13. Adrienne gordon permalink
    January 30, 2013

    It is bagless

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  14. Michelle H. permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I love the steam mop option. I could vacuum and mop my kitchen with this.

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  15. Tamar permalink
    January 30, 2013

    The steam function sanitizes.

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  16. January 30, 2013

    Ok here’s the deal. I win the steamer vac and you come over for dinner. See how this works LOL!!!
    Brandie´s deep thought ~ Dead Silent Snow…Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

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  17. Amanda Sakovitz permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that it has adjustable steam settings

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  18. Thomas Murphy permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that it is a vacuum cleaner and a steam mop

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  19. angela cunningham permalink
    January 30, 2013

    that it can be used on carpet

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  20. Elena permalink
    January 30, 2013

    I learned that it’s a bagless vacuum cleaner

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  21. nickie permalink
    January 30, 2013

    transitions from hardwood to carpet

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  22. Chris Noe permalink
    January 30, 2013

    It works on all floor types.

    ezmerelda at mail dot com

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  23. Julie Weiss permalink
    January 31, 2013

    That it goes between being a vacuum & a steam mop…oh, and that it doesn’t clean toilets, dang it! lol

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  24. Kristi C permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I like that I can vacuum and then mop my hardwood floors all in one machine.

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  25. Holly C. permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I learned that it xomes with re-usable microfiber steam pads. I neded this machine !

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  26. brittney permalink
    January 31, 2013

    i learned that you can reuse the steam pads

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  27. Cynthia C permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I learned that VersaVac is powerful and is easy to use — on all floor types

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  28. Ann Fantom permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I like that you can switch between steam cleaning and vacuuming in just seconds with the Oreck VersaVac

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  29. January 31, 2013

    I learned I could use the steam mop on the carpet…which is awesome
    kim h´s deep thought ~ Trees Rock – ScottiesMy Profile

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  30. April Brenay permalink
    January 31, 2013

    it can go from Hardwood to carpet, would be great in military housing!

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  31. Sarah Hirsch permalink
    January 31, 2013

    i learned that you can vaccuum or steam clean with it

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  32. Kathleen permalink
    January 31, 2013

    Learned that you can use the steam mop from hardwood floors to carpet, how great!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  33. danica permalink
    January 31, 2013

    the steam option to sanitize floors

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  34. Katherine permalink
    January 31, 2013

    Trigger lock for constant steaming

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  35. Tarah permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I like that it easily transitions from hard floors to carpet with on/off brushroll option

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  36. McKim permalink
    January 31, 2013

    With its dual functions, the multi-tasking VersaVac eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools!

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  37. Christine permalink
    January 31, 2013

    steam can be used to disinfect

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  38. Andrea permalink
    January 31, 2013

    You can turn off the roller thingie to do non carpeted floors.

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  39. EMMA L HORTON permalink
    January 31, 2013

    IT IS BAGLESS, LOVE THOSE

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  40. Jessica Vaughan Gengler permalink
    January 31, 2013

    learned it is a vac and steam mop

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  41. Tari Lawson permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I learned it has adjustable steam settings.

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  42. January 31, 2013

    I learned it has adjustable steam settings.

    Thank you.

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  43. Nicole Vosburgh permalink
    January 31, 2013

    I learned that it eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools! How cool is that!

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  44. January 31, 2013

    i love that you can use it on multiple types of flooring! I would love a steam mop/vacuum. Awesome.

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  45. Monique Rizzo permalink
    January 31, 2013

    They have a snap on steam plate.

    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  46. Ravzie permalink
    February 1, 2013

    It is so easy to handle!

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  47. Tember permalink
    February 1, 2013

    I didn’t know you could use it on carpets… i thought it was a bare floor tool!

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  48. Tina M permalink
    February 1, 2013

    They have a removable water tank

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  49. Cami Scallions permalink
    February 1, 2013

    steam mop sanitize floors = awesome!

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  50. Crystal F permalink
    February 2, 2013

    VersaVac can be used on hardwoods, linoleum, tile and stone. thank you!

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  51. Hanna permalink
    February 2, 2013

    I learned that you can sanitize in steam mode. The last time my kitchen floor was sanitized was… Never!

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  52. joni permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I learned that the multi-tasking VersaVac eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools!

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  53. Mary Calabrese permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I learned that steam would disinfect while cleaning which my hubby could use right now as he’s cleaning and I have the flu!

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  54. Janine McNally permalink
    February 3, 2013

    That it also works as a steam mop!

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  55. February 4, 2013

    I learned that it can steam mop as well?! As a side note, my 5 YO watched your video with me. Captivated, she said, “Mom, we need one of those!” (I’m pretty sure she was referring to the vacuum and not The Coco!) “:)

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  56. Elisabeth permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I learned that it cleans multiple surfaces!

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  57. February 5, 2013

    snap on steam plate
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc
    Janna Johnson´s deep thought ~ 2 Girls Gone Green – Handmade Christmas Giveaway!My Profile

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  58. Amy permalink
    February 6, 2013

    I learned that it’s both a vacuum and a steam cleaner.

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  59. Brad permalink
    February 6, 2013

    I learned that it has a steam mop that can be used on tile

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  60. Wild Orchid permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I learned that it has a sanitizing steam function.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  61. February 7, 2013

    i like that i can use it on my tile and my carpet!

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  62. amy pugmire permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I learned that the steam mop function has variable steam settings for every floor in your home. VersaVac can be used on hardwoods, linoleum, tile and stone.

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  63. melissa Resnick permalink
    February 8, 2013

    that the Oreck Versavac is bagless and is both a vac and a steam mop

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  64. Sonya Morris permalink
    February 8, 2013

    I learned it has adjustable steam settings.

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  65. linda brooks permalink
    February 10, 2013

    I learned that with its dual functions, it eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools

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  66. Mary Casper permalink
    February 10, 2013

    It is virtually all floors, tile, carpet, hardwood…which I love since I have all three

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  67. Sarah S permalink
    February 10, 2013

    I learned that you can use it as a vacuum and a steam mop.

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  68. Amy B permalink
    February 11, 2013

    It works on all floor surfaces

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  69. Jill Myrick permalink
    February 11, 2013

    The Versavac has a 1400 watt steam mop with variable steam levels.
    It comes with 2 washable and re usable steam pads and carries a 2 year limited warranty.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. Jessica permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I learned that the Oreck Versavac is bagless and is both a vac and a steam mop.

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  71. Melissa VandenBerg permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I love that it is all in one…..what a time and space saver!!

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  72. Daniel M permalink
    February 11, 2013

    learned steam will disinfect while cleaning

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  73. James Beck permalink
    February 11, 2013

    you can transition from hardwood to carpet

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  74. Katie Roch permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I learned that it weighs about 12 pounds

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  75. February 11, 2013

    I learned that it’s The ultimate multi-functional, multi-surface cleaner, VersaVac is powerful and is easy to use — on all floor types.

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  76. Kayte CookWatts permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I learned that it takes 15 seconds to sanitize, and not to use it on my silk clothes, per the warning on the website. I thought that was funny.

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  77. Geoff K permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I learned the VersaVac can be used on hardwoods, linoleum, tile and stone!

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  78. thomas Chappell permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I learn that it works with both wet and dry dirt

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  79. Angela Cisco permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned that it is very versatile and pretty much does it all

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  80. Rosanne permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned it has adjustable steam settings

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  81. denise permalink
    February 12, 2013

    It has different steam settings

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  82. Lisa Garner permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned I can get free shipping on todays order or purchase at my local SEARS HOMETOWN STORE.

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  83. Danielle Wood permalink
    February 12, 2013

    You can use it on hardwood or carpet

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  84. Valerie Taylor Mabrey permalink
    February 12, 2013

    they have a thirty day free trial
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  85. Gloria S permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned that it is a full-powered bagless vacuum cleaner that is also a steam mop

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  86. Vikki Billings permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned that it is a bag less vacuum and a steam mop, I also learned that it can be used on all floors

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  87. Breanne permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I love that you can use it on carpet and hard floors

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  88. Lynne T. permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned that The snap-on steam plate lets you easily switch from vacuuming to steaming in seconds.

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  89. Lorena Keech permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I learned the steam can disinfect.

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