December 20, 2011

Clean Sweep

When Oreck emailed me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their new product I said, "HELLS YEAH!" before even reading further.  I mean this means I've hit it big time, right?  Upon further reading I saw I was getting the Grab It and Steam it steam mop.  You know why this item is perfect for me?  Because 1. I am a clean freak and 2. my house is mostly wood floors and tile.  Bada Bing!  

So, just so you know, this one little gadget has replaced all three of these bad boys...
Girls this thing sucks like a vacuum, sweeps like a broom/swiffer, and steam mops like a Shark.  I mean, incredible, right?
You can chose to vacuum only, steam only, or both at the same time!  And doing any or all is SUPER easy.  
If you want to use the steam function you simply fill the canister, reattach and push the steam button!  There's a trigger on the handle that you push to get the deep steam action going and it's almost instant, unlike my Shark that takes about 30 seconds to get going.
If you are a mom you know how important a steam cleaner is for safety.  I have never used any sort of chemical on our floors due to the fact that Kendall crawls, drops food, lays, and plays on them.  This bad boy heats up and steams with almost no effort by the user.  A mother's dream. 
And vacuuming?  It's as easy as 1,2,3!  You just plug in, turn on and GO!  And moms, LISTEN UP!  This is the quietest vacuum you will ever own, swear!  I was able to run this while Kendall was napping and didn't even think twice about it!  Me!  The girl who whispers and tip toes and puts a "Do Not Knock" sign on the door during nap time!  Yes, it's THAT quiet.  
The vacuum sweeps everything, from the tiniest piece of dirt to dog hair to toys {oops}.  But the great thing is that it sweeps it all into a little removable tray that you just pop out and dump!  So if you did sweep something on accident {like a puzzle piece} you can retrieve it before it's a done deal.
The broom is even thin enough to fit under cabinets so you don't have to miss a spot or break out another appliance to get up close and personal.
I also love that it's light enough to carry up and down the stairs without a struggle, unlike our vacuum. The head swivels which means it gets into nearly every crevice.  The cord is super long too.  We live in a ranch and I was able to clean the kitchen, dining area, living room, and hallway without unplugging and moving outlets.  Easy peasy. 
So how bad do you want one now?  Well Merry Christmas!  Today you get the chance to win one of your very own!  I feel like Oprah!  YOU get a vacuum, YOU get a vacuum, YOU get a vacuum, except in reality only one of you will get one. 
So here's what you do:
  1. Visit Oreck.com and tell us one thing you learned about the Grab-It & Steam-It.
  2. Must be a follower of Life After I "Dew"
  3. Tweet about this giveaway and mention @shannonrdew and @oreck
And since it's the Christmas season we'll leave it at that.  Leave a comment for each thing you do. 
Good luck!



“Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.”
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154 comments :

  1. Hi! - new follower and lurker. I must say, out of everything the website had to teach me about this vacuum that I really need to own, I specifically focused in on this part of the disclaimer: "Not for use on exterior paint of automobiles".

    While I could definitely use this on my original, but old as f#@%, oak hardwood floors and tile (seriously, there is no carpet in my entire home except the stairs), I cannot imagine what people may have done to have them throw in the credits that, oh yeah, you shouldn't try to steam the exterior of your vehicle.

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  2. Oops also- commented, am a follower, and am about to tweet:

    @20poundslighter

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  3. oh yay! i learned that you can just use water instead of eight million different chemicals which is awesome with the little running around!

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  4. I learned that you can just use water!! Would be great for me since 90 % of our house is hardwood or tile

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  5. I had no idea it just used water, no chemicals. I love that! We don't have kids yet, but when we do, this will be awesome. Even now with our dog (who loves to lick clean the kitchen floors) it would be nice.

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  6. Tweeted (and following you) on twitter about the giveaway, mentioning you and Oreck. ((@jordannsauls)).

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  7. I really need/want this Oreck! I have a new crawler so the fact that the mop function sanitizes the floors would be amazing!!!

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  8. I learned that you aren't using an actual cleaner; just water. Love that!

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  9. I learned that #1, I need one of these and #2 that it uses no chemicals. I had a Shark and it broke (booo!!) so I have been HAND mopping my floors. This would be awesome!! We are getting ready to build a new house that will consist of mostly wood floors. Mama needs!!

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  10. I learned that #1, I need one of these and #2 that it uses no chemicals. I had a Shark and it broke (booo!!) so I have been HAND mopping my floors. This would be awesome!! We are getting ready to build a new house that will consist of mostly wood floors. Mama needs!!

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  12. I retract my former comment! It's about 8.1 lbs with no water! Love it!

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  13. Well, I'm doing my best to make sure our next house has all wood floors, so I like that you can just use water in it and not worry about laying down a nice layer of chemicals where the babies eat, sleep and play!

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  14. I'm a follower

    Redheadkimie@yahoo.com

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  15. What did I learn? That I need one of these things! Seriously! And that it comes with a replaceable water filter :-)

    alysia75@aol.com

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  16. I follow Life After I "Dew"

    alysia75@aol.com

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  17. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Michigalmom/status/149118413124546560

    alysia75@aol.com

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  18. I learned that you use water instead of yucky chemicals, which is a win-win in my book!

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  19. I just tweeted about this giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/#!/themoorefamily/status/149122203840032769

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  20. Following on Google Friend Connect and on twitter!

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  21. On the Oreck site I learned that it sweeps and steams and only takes a minute to be ready to use, which is awesome!

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  22. New Follower of Life After I Dew by Google Friend Connect - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  23. 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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  24. Retweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Sexyknickers68_/status/149125222430294017 Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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  25. Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/RhiRowland/status/149125095229632512

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  26. And of course I tweeted it @mogyver

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  27. I learned that you can use just water! yay!

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  28. I learned that it's quiet! Perfect for the use of a sleeping baby!

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  29. I learned that it uses water like my Shark that broke (boo!). My baby girl will be crawling any second, and with an entire house of hardwoods, I seriously NEED this baby!!

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  30. Nice. I may have to look into that. My Shark has kicked the bucket.

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  31. I learned that it heats up in about a min and uses water which is great!!! Inhae mostly hardwood floors and tile too

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  32. I tweeted about the giveaway :)

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  33. I love that you can vacuum and steam at the same time!

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  34. I like the "large capacity removable water tank for easy filling. It can hold 21 ounces of water that will provide about 30 minutes of steam" I better be done before 30 minutes, but nice to know it will last that long!
    murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. first, I don't know why it's listing me as "unknown" lol,
    second, I'm following on google [LeeAnn Prescott] and twitter [@murphykatt]

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  36. I tweeted this awesome giveaway!! :) @nkmiddaugh

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  37. I am a follower! And I need this thing!!!

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  38. Oh and I also visited the website and love that it uses water but works as well as any chemical! Woo hoo!

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  39. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/murphykatt/status/149137533933076480

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  40. I like the fact that it is Lightweight: Weighs approximately 8.1 pounds with the cord but without water!!! =) I learned that and so many other things by visiting their website! I totally need this for my pregnancy nesting antics! hahaha

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  41. Wow! What a great product! It heats up in only a minute and weighs about 8 pounds! I also love that it is quiet. Always a plus with a sleeping little one!

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  42. @Marcy Burris
    Make sure to check out Life After I Dew's blog for her Oreck giveaway!!! http://www.lifeafteridew.com/2011/12/clean-sweep.html .... @shannonrdew and @oreck

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  43. I'm a loyal follower Mrs. Dew!!! I hope I win!!!

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  44. I love that the pads are reuseable! :)

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  45. I learned that steam cleaningreduces bacteria such as e-coli, staph, and salmonella...crazy!

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  46. I love how it can be used on so many surfaces! Amazing to use in my living room which has tile and carpet.

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  47. I am a follower and would love to win!

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  48. I am a follower and would love to win!

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  49. Um heck yes! I would love this! And at 8.1 lbs I could carry it up both flights of stairs to do all of my floors! I definitely need this!
    Kaylajcrane@gmail.com

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  50. Um heck yes! I would love this! And at 8.1 lbs I could carry it up both flights of stairs to do all of my floors! I definitely need this!
    Kaylajcrane@gmail.com

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  51. um, i learned that i NEED the clean sweep!!!! gimme gimme gimmmmmme!

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  52. Wow, how cool! :) I learned that you can just use water instead of chemicals.. which I think is AWESOME!

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  53. I tweeted about the giveaway! :) @amandamthompson

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  54. It uses water instead of chemicals! Awesome!

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  55. One thing I learned... it should not be used on ceilings or on the exterior car. Hey, you didn't specify it had to be something LOGICAL I learned ;)

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  56. I love that it has washable mop pads and that the cord is 30 feet! NICE!!!!!!!

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  57. I am also a new follower (though not a new reader - love the blog!)

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  58. I'm a follower and love reading your posts!

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  59. I learned the cost is only $179.99, I expected it to be much more for what it does. BARGAIN! I just might be getting myself a Christmas present!

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  60. Using only water to steam for sanitizing is AWESOME! And 8 lbs makes me happy!

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  61. Tweet tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/StephanieG143/status/149213201291165696

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  62. I learned the Oreck Grab It & Steam It has a replaceable water filter. I also learned it is definitely an appliance that would work for my home and its many hard surface floors.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Love that it only weighs a little over 8lbs! Learned that from the site! :)

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  65. @chrisdeglen tweeted:

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/149214368377208832

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Woah... This is absolutely excellent. You know, I thought about putting a Shark on our Christmas list, but after seeing this, I'm glad we didn't - this looks even more amazing :-)

    I vistited the Oreck site and learned that you don't have to use a chemical cleaner in this fantastic machine - water only! Oh, the power of steam cleaning, ha!

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  67. I learned that the grab it and steam it can hold 21 ounces of water and provide 30 minutes of steam. Yay for that with little ones at home!!

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  68. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  69. I love that there are no chemicals involved and that the steam takes care of the bacteria. This is so important to me with having pets and (someday) children.

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  70. WOW! I learned that you use just water! Seriously I need this!

    I am a follower!

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  71. i learned that it only weighs 8.1 lbs (without water). that's crazy light!!

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  72. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    @sphjenny

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  73. Wow, lady! You've officially hit the big time! I'm a follower of course!

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  74. I learned that this bad boy *needs* to be in my house immediately! Seriously, though I didn't realize that it did all 3 functions.

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  75. I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/Bambrika/status/149269238467661824

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  76. I love that you can do multiple floors with one vacuum! I use 2 on most of my floors so this would cut down the work!

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  77. I neeeeeeeed this. I have hard wood throughout my house and I LOVE how it can vacuum under the cabinets! And the long cord? PERFECT.

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  78. i learned that i for reals need one of these! it would be a perfect christmas present!

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  79. I learned it works on low carpet. I also learned, I should have put this on my Christmas list!!

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  80. That's awesome! I love that it vacuums and steam cleans. Would be so handy to clean up all the powdered sugar in my kitchen.

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  81. Hello, I love this! It vacuums and steam cleans and it's lightweight, just what every girl needs! Thanks for this awesome chance to get something great from Santa ;) Happy Holidays to you and your family! Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

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  82. I'm a new follower - Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

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  83. Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Mollydo2/status/149540458723409920 Molly Bussler - meoleme@yahoo.com

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  84. I love that it has a 30 foot cord- very nice! I hate having to constantly unplug and replug.

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  85. I had no idea that it will sweep and mop at the same time!! That sounds like a life saver!

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  86. I learned that it can pick up minor debris. I guess I assumed it would only vacuum dust & hair. Yay!

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  87. I learned that I MUST win this! I love how you only use water for the steamer and that's it! That is perfection...if you ask me.

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  88. learned that it takes three chores and turns them into One!

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  89. I like that it has a long cord because it's highly annoying to have to switch outlets a ton while cleaning my long skinny ranch house :)

    (first world problems)

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  90. I've been reading for forever and have commented before, but I'm following now too

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  91. Okay, so on the Oreck site, I was thrilled to discover that 21 ounces of water will give you about 30 minutes of steam...that would definitely get my cleaning done in my house without refilling! Love it!

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  92. And yes, I've been a follower of Life After I "Dew" for a while now!

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  93. I learned I would LOVE to have one of those nifty machines! Wow! I think it may actually make cleaning fun!!:)

    Mary

    bmiller1196@msn.com

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  94. I'm a follower!;)

    Mary

    bmiller1196@msn.com

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  95. I follow you! I learned more than one thing about the steamer and I don't have a tweater so could not do that!

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  96. I learned that all you is water!! So great since my daughter is now crawling all over the place!

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  97. I learned the Grab-It & Steam-It works solely with water so no nasty chemicals spraying all over the place. Many thanks to you and Oreck for offering such a generous giveaway.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I follow you via GFC - Cindy

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/normawatson/status/149981962067652609

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. After visiting Oreck.com, I learned that the Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It holds up to 21 ounces of water and provides 30 minutes of steam.

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  101. I'm a new follower. Love your blog - your family is just adorable! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  102. Twitted about this giveaway and mentioned @Shannonrdew and @Oreck

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  103. I learned that I REALLY want one! ;) And it has reusable microfiber pads which is a big plus! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  104. Following your blog via GFC - Natalie S - nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  105. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/nat5732/status/150266632122548227
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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  106. I made my first comment about the vacuum on my phone and it shut down, so I didnt' get to finish. I'm also a follower of your blog via google reader.

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