Oreck Grab It & Steam It Review and Giveaway!!!

Vacuuming. I can’t say it is my favorite chore but there is something gratifying about seeing all the junk you sucked up. Add to that, a dog that has skin issues and sheds like a mofo and a toddler with a messy streak (his father just cringes me at typing that) and we need some good vacuuming tools.

We have a Dyson Animal for the majority of the house. It works for us but it isn’t the most portable. When there is a pile of sand from Landon’s shoes or the dog managed to track in mulch, lugging that thing downstairs is the last thing on my mind. We have always been in the market for a smaller vacuum to clean up the messes on hand. We have been through a few options over the years from simple dustbusters to small battery operated joints. They have all had their faults.

So a couple of weeks ago, the lovely folks at Oreck contacted me and asked if I would be interested in not only a quick vac but a steam mop, their Grab-It & Steam-It. I said, HELLS YEAH and quickly received this bad boy to get my instant gratification on. My OCD husband also drooled a little…we are some sick folks.

Steam Mop

Now to lay down some facts, we have laminate in our kitchen. I can’t steam mop it…with any product so that isn’t a set back of the Grab-It and Steam-It…just our situation. So I loaded it up (super easy to do) and headed over to my in laws who have all hardwoods and currently 2 messy dogs(mine included). I steam mopped a small portion of the kitchen to see what this puppy could do. It was really easy to use. Like I kept thinking I was missing a step. Add water, turn it on and go. It steamed up grimey puppy feet from the main foyer like a champ. The pad then could be removed and tossed in the washer. And no chemicals to hassle with or worry about for kids and pets. Just simple hot water. I can’t say I have steamed mopped much in my life (hmmm probably never) but this seemed like a great product for it and so easy to use. Hopefully our next house will have more hardwoods so I can use it!

Turbo Broom

This is where I spent the majority of my review. I did a first pass of our kitchen since Jack has been living with my in-laws for a month, the dog hair has been WAY less. I was shocked to see how much was really left on our floor with swiffering and quick vacuuming with our previous quick broom (for a couple of weeks!).

Exhibit A

Still hair and junk everywhere. Also, the little reservoir is easy to open and clean out. You could also wash it out in the sink if you needed. Much better than the bag types we have had before.

But for my big test, I broke out the big guns. Rice. I have written before about one of Landon’s favorite activities with rice. He loves it but boy does it make a mess. I usually put him in his high chair to contain most of it but this time I set him up in the middle of the kitchen with a cup of rice and things to pour into. I sat back and watched.

45 minutes of pure entertainment!

And then I got to my fun


At least half a cup of rice to find on our camouflage floor. Could it do it?


Now I will say over the past week we have found a grain here and there. I think it has to do with it getting at the edges of the floor. The Grab-It and Steam-It can’t get in the crevices. I would say it is one set back. I understand the main part can’t do it due to size but I wish there was a way it popped out into a handheld or had a small attachment to handle that. It would be helpful to get those messes that get into tight spots. Like when the box of couscous tips over and goes beside the fridge (doh!). Overall, it did a great job of getting the rice up with few passes. It didn’t just push it around the floor.

So lets recap…


  • Great pick up with little effort
  • Steam cleaning with no chemicals
  • The steam mop heats up very quickly
  • Reusable pads for mopping
  • Nice and easy to clean reservoir for the broom
  • Low volume while it is running. No giant whirling to contend with Thomas on TV or drive you batty.
  • No battery to wear down when you needed it most
  • Easy to maneuver and has great swiveling action
  • Lightweight. I can’t pick it up with a finger or anything but it was easy to throw in the car and carry around the house. It has to have some weight for the steam mop reservoir.
And then the cons:
  • No battery so you have to lug the cord around (see it is pro/con. I am just fickle)
  • Won’t do carpet at all – it would be nice if it could at least pick up a quick mess on the carpet(crumbs under the high chair). This is from a predominately carpet home too.
  • No telescoping handle – the machine is pretty tall. It would be nice if it telescoped down to store in the pantry or coat closet better.
  • Can’t get into crevices or up to the edge of the floor.
I can say I am excited to keep it around for cleaning our current floor and hopefully a hardwood floored house in our future (everyone send some juju for our house to sell). Especially when Jack comes back to the homestead in a week or so.

Well now..guess what…YOU CAN WIN ONE! If you want to make your floors crumb and mess free, enter to win by:


  • Visit Oreck.com and tell us one thing you learned about the Grab-It & Steam-It. (you must do this one for any of your other entries to count)

Optional (leave a comment for each)

  • MANDATORY: Visit Oreck.com and tell us one thing you learned about the Grab-It & Steam-It
  • Like Mannlymama on Facebook
  • Like Oreck on Facebook
  • Follow @oreck on Twitter.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (sample: I want to win an @oreck Grab-It & Steam-It like @mannlymama http://www.mannlymama.com/?p=2152&giveaway)
  • Sign up for Oreck’s email list

The giveaway is open to residents of the US in the lower 48 states. The winner will be drawn at random on February 14th. Good luck!!

Disclosure: I received a free Grab-It and Steam-It in order to facilitate my review, but as always all opinions are my own. I dumped rice on my floor for it people! Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!  Congrats to our winner Trish!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Gillian

    Visited Oreck.com and learned that it has a 30-foot cord

  2. Gillian

    Liked Mannlymama on Facebook

  3. Gillian

    Liked Oreck on Facebook

  4. I visited Oreck.com and learned that the Grab it & Steam It holds 21 oz. of water.

  5. I like Mannlymama on Facebook!

  6. I Liked Oreck on Facebook!

  7. I signed up for Oreck emails!

  8. I followed @oreck on twitter!

  9. I visited Oreck and learned that it holds 21 oz of water for 30 minutes of steam

  10. I already like Mannlymama on facebook 🙂

  11. I’m tweeting about this sweepstakes!

  12. I like Oreck on facebook

  13. I follow @Oreck on twitter as @trishc721

  14. I signed up for their email list (and 50 cents was donated to Susan G Komen) 🙂

  15. Chelsea

    I learned that it had a 30ft cord, perfect for my house or my parents!

  16. Chelsea

    I liked you on facebook

  17. Chelsea

    I liked Oreck on FaceBook

  18. Chelsea

    I followed Oreck on twitter(@NotChelseaDA)

  19. atout

    I visited the website and learned that it holds holds 21 oz. of water!

  20. atout

    I follow Oreck on Facebook

  21. atout

    And I’m signed up for Oreck’s email.

  22. Courtenay G

    I like the fact that it uses steam/heat. The swifter wet cloths don’t cut it! I also like that it’s one-step cleaning.

  23. Courtenay G

    I already follow Oreck on twitter:-)

  24. Courtenay G

    Signed up for the newsletter/email

  25. Melanie T

    Visited the web site and learned that it weighs approximately 8.1 pounds with the cord but without water 🙂

  26. I love that you get steam in less than a minute! (from the Oreck site).

  27. I liked Mannlymama on Facebook!

  28. I liked Oreck on Facebook!

  29. I follow Oreck on Twitter…

  30. Ashley C

    I learned it will hold 21 ounces of water which provides 30 minutes of steam!


  31. I learned that it can sanitize a surface in 15 seconds.

  32. I like your blog fb.

  33. I tweeted about the giveaway.

  34. Becky H.

    I learned it can be used on low-pile carpets!

  35. Becky H.

    I like you on Facebook:)

  36. Becky H.

    I follow @Oreck on Twitter

  37. Melissa

    I visited oreck.com and learned that it works well on low pile carpet.

  38. Melissa

    I like mannlymama on facebook.

  39. Melissa

    I like Oreck on Facebook.

  40. Melissa

    I followed Oreck on Twitter.

  41. Melissa

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

  42. Melissa

    I signed up for email updates.

  43. Ashley W.

    I learned that the Oreck Grab it and Steam it is versatile and can be used on hard surfaces and low pile carpet!! double win in my book!

  44. Ashley W.

    I follow Oreck on Twitter!

  45. Ashley W.

    I liked you on facebook!

  46. Jessica F

    I learned that it holds about 30 minutes of steam!

  47. Kayla P

    I learned it only takes a minute to heat up for steaming, awesome!

  48. Kayla P

    I like you on facebook. 🙂

  49. Kayla P

    Tweeted it! @kphillips907

  50. Kayla P

    Liked Oreck on facebook.

  51. Kayla P

    & following Oreck on twitter!

  52. Shannon

    Um as someone who has a kid, dog and all hardwoods downstairs I love that it is accessible and steams while it cleans. Plus!

  53. 30 ft cord…yes please!

  54. I’ve never wanted to win something so bad IN MY LIFE! What I learned? You can steam your little heart out for thirty minutes straight, shut the front door!

  55. I’ve liked Mannlymama on Facebook for a while now : )

  56. I liked Oreck on Facebook (God! I want to win)!

  57. I followed Oreck on Twitter (did I mention I have a football field’s worth of tile in my house?!).

  58. I tweeted about this giveaway though I selfishly want it all to myself!

  59. …and I signed up for Oreck’s email list (seriously, I want this).

  60. I learned it will give you 30 minutes of steam (probably long enough to do my whole apartment!)

  61. I like that fact that it has a swivel head. =)

  62. I liked MannlyMama on Facebook =)

  63. I liked Oreck on Facebook =)

  64. Shannon

    I tweeted it!

  65. Shannon

    Also. I already LOVE you on FB 😉 DUH.

  66. Shannon

    following oreck on twitter.

  67. Stacey

    Tweeted again and prayed to the steam mop gods.

  68. Erica Best

    i learned that it will provide about 30 minutes of steam

  69. Erica Best

    Like Mannlymama on Facebook
    erica best

  70. Erica Best

    Like Oreck on Facebook erica best

  71. Erica Best

    Follow @oreck on Twitter.

  72. Erica Best

    Sign up for Oreck’s email list

  73. Jessica Noel

    I learned that it holds 21 oz of water so that means less refilling! 🙂

  74. Jessica Noel

    Liked Mannlymama on Facebook 🙂

  75. Jessica Noel

    Liked Oreck on Facebook

  76. Jessica Noel

    Followed @oreck on Twitter

  77. Jessica Noel

    Signed up on Oreck’s mailing list

  78. Jessica Noel

    Tweeted about the giveaway @JessicaBNoel

  79. Kendra V.

    This would be AMAZING to have in my house! Our entire first floor is wood and tile. I love that it heats up in less than 1 second so no waiting around!

  80. Kendra V.

    Follow you on FB! (Kendra V)

  81. Kendra V.

    Follow Oreck on FB! (Kendra V.)

  82. Kendra V.

    Follow @oreck on Twitter. @butterfly1979_

  83. Kendra V.

    Signed up for Oreck’s email list

  84. Jessie

    Visited Oreck’s website and learned it can be used separately as a broom vac or steamer.

  85. Lindsay

    Went to Oreck.com and learned that it heats up in about a minute. Fast!

  86. Lindsay

    Liked Mannlymama on FB

  87. Stacey

    Tweeted agaiiiiin : )

  88. Schmidty

    I learned that you can use regular tap water in the steam it and there’s no need to add any chemicals to sanitize.

  89. Schmidty

    I am following you on facebook (Rust Hawk).

  90. Schmidty

    I am following Oreck on facebook..

  91. Schmidty

    I follow Oreck on twitter @rusthawk.

  92. Schmidty

    I subscribed to Oreck’s email newsletter.

  93. Stacey

    Another day, another tweet 😮 )

  94. Tabitha Evans

    learned 30 ft cord

  95. Another tweet. *will die if I don’t win

  96. Stacey

    I tweeted again. This would be the best Valentine’s Day ever!

  97. Emily

    I like Oreck on Facebook!

  98. Emily

    I signed up for Oreck’s email list!

  99. Emily

    It can sanitize the floor!!!

  100. Emily

    I like mannlymama on Facebook!

  101. I learned that it could probably REALLY help me since the majority of my house is tile.

  102. I like you on facebook!

  103. I like Oreck on facebook!

  104. I follow Oreck on twitter.

  105. SANDY

    30 ft cord is amazing

  106. SANDY

    like oreck on fb

  107. Tom C.

    The 30 ft cord is interesting – I am now curious to see how long my current cord is

  108. Christina Brundick

    it holds 21 oz of water= 30 mins of steam

  109. I learned that it has 30 ft of cord (awesome!), and it holds 21oz of water.

  110. I follow Oreck on Twitter.

  111. Ashley Hughes

    I visited Oreck and learned it’s lightweight. Weighs approximately 8.1 pounds. It heats up fast and is ready to go in about a minutes time. Very cool!

  112. Ashley Hughes

    I like Mannlymama on Facebook

  113. Ashley Hughes

    I like Oreck on Facebook. Love their stuff!

  114. Ashley Hughes

    I already follow @oreck on twitter

  115. jeannine s

    I like that it is also a broom and doesn’t stain clothes

  116. jeannine s

    Like Mannlymama on Facebook (jeannine drenchek-scavo)

  117. jeannine s

    Like Oreck on Facebook (jeannine drenchek-scavo)

  118. jeannine s

    follow oreck on twitter @mellanhead

  119. Ashley Burnett

    I liked your Facebook page.

  120. Ashley Burnett

    21 oz of water for 30 minutes of steam! Awesome!

  121. Ashley Burnett

    I like oreck on Facebook.

  122. Ashley Burnett

    I follow oreck on twitter.

  123. I learned that it is a versatile little bugger! I really like that you can use it on multiple surfaces (we have tile and some carpet in our house that we could use it on), that it has a long power cord, and that it’s able to get in tight/awkward spaces!

  124. I like mannlymama on Facebook.

  125. I follow @oreck on Twitter.

  126. I learned that it can clean AND sanitize. I need that with 3 dogs!

  127. I like you on FB!

  128. I Follow Oreck on twitter!

  129. I like Oreck on Facebook!

  130. Stacey

    Tweeted for the last time, praying to the Orek gods!

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