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Oreck Halo Germ-Killing Vacuum: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis The new Oreck Halo Germ-Killing UV-C Vacuum will make this busy Mom’s life easier by creating carpets that not only look shampooed, but by providing a healthier carpet for my family.

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One Oreck Halo Vacuum, my old area rug that has seen better days (including an aging dog and many child illnesses), and me!   About the Oreck Halo Germ-Killing UV-C Vacuum:

oreck“The Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner features two powerful motors. The first motor drives the powerful roller brush that agitates the carpet, bringing debris and germs up and exposing them to the UV-C light that can kill them. The second motor generates incredible suction; dirt and microbes are quickly trapped inside the HEPA13 filter bag.

The Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner picks up dirt and debris in virtually one pass, and works great on any floor surface – carpet, tile, even hardwood floors. Attachments include a 13 ft. detachable hose, crevice tool, and brush that quickly click-lock into place and let you easily clean stairs, drapes, furniture, corners, and all kinds of fabrics.”

results Last Christmas, my entire family came down with the stomach virus.  It was very much NOT fun.  This holiday season, I was determined to keep us all healthy so we could enjoy the festivities and the company of family and friends.  I made the girls wash their hands frequently, used hand sanitizer, scrubbed my bathrooms, and did just about anything I could think of to try and keep the germs away.

So, you can imagine how excited I was to be able to do a product review on the new Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner!  Confused?  How do vacuums and germs have anything to do with one another?  Well, this vacuum not only removes dirt from your home, it kills germs, too!  And the even better news is that it does it all in ONE easy step!  The UV-C light chamber kills many of the germs, bacteria, dust-mites and flea eggs that plague or carpets in a quick, chemical-free fashion.

Carpet bacteria found before and after vacuuming with the Oreck Halo.
Carpet bacteria found before and after using the Oreck Halo.

Weighing in at just 17 pounds, I noticed immediately that it was lighter than my current vacuum (a definite plus in my book!).  In just a few moments, I plugged in the 29ft. cord and was off and running.  I like that with just the touch of a single button, I can change the height of the brushes which allows me to move from carpet to hardwood in a snap.

Pushing the vacuum was very easy, too!  I did not find it hard to maneuver at all.  The attachments (gotta love the 13 ft hose) allowed me to easily clean my fan blades and my couches.  The vacuum did an excellent job removing the dog hair that my beagle leaves behind and I was comforted knowing that the UV-C light was taking care of the germs too little for me to see trapping them in the HEPA13 filter.

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Overall, I really liked the Oreck Halo vacuum.  It was easy to use, maneuver, and did a thorough job and collecting the dirt on my floor.  I also love the peace of mind the Oreck Halo gives by killing germs with it’s UV-C light and trapping them in the HEPA13 filter. This upright vacuum does require the purchase of specialized bags.  The Oreck Halo can be purchased directly from Oreck for $599.99.

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Do you have germs to kill in your carpet?  Oreck has generously donated an Oreck Halo to one lucky Not-So-Blog reader!

How to enter:

1. Visit the Oreck Halo page and tell me which specification drew you to the Halo?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on February 16th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience. Oreck supplied me with a unit for review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

3,469 thoughts on “Oreck Halo Germ-Killing Vacuum: Review and Giveaway”

  1. The Hepa Filter & the fact you can kill mold & mites sell me! My DH has horrible allergies to dust, mold etc. and I bet this would really help him out.

  2. The fact that it kills germs, we live in a trailer so I have constant fears of little germs that mine misses. This would help that a LOT!

  3. The New Oreck Halo Vacuum Cleaner uses UV-C light to kill many of the germs that could be on your floors, while you vacuum

    Sounds great!! 🙂

  4. The New Oreck Halo Vacuum Cleaner uses UV-C light to kill many of the germs that could be on your floors.

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  6. The Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner picks up dirt and debris in virtually one pass, and works great on any floor surface!! Yay!!!!

  7. The UV-C light kills many of the germs and microbes on your floors, and powerful suction removes dirt, dust, and other debris just like all of our trusted vacuums. Great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Two specifications caught my attention: The 5-Year Warranty and the HEPA-13 Filtration, which captures 99.95% of particles down to .03 microns. Also the fact that the Oreck Halo comes with a 1-year supply of HEPA-13 bags is a huge plus.

  9. The face that the UV-C light kills many of the germs and microbes on the floor sounds great for a germophobe like me lol! Thanks for the chance!

  10. The germ killing action is the main draw-in. It’d most likely help my sister out since she has allergies.

  11. The Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner picks up dirt and debris in virtually one pass, and works great on any floor surface – carpet, tile, even hardwood floors — perfect for our place!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  12. …the UV-C light the KILLS germs…with 4 grandkids here everyday and all under 4,this is a very big draw thanks

  13. Well alot of things drew me in but I’ll say the 13 foot hose. It’s nice that someone finally gives you a long enough hose to reach higher up places.

    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

  14. The Spec I like the most is the Patented UV-C light chamber kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free

  15. The UV-C light kills many of the germs and microbes on your floors, and powerful suction removes dirt, dust, and other debris just like all of our trusted vacuums!

  16. I’m gonna assume that just the Oreck name isn’t enough… sooo……..
    I love the 5 yr warranty and the brush roll switch

  17. The quote that said the cleaning power of this machine makes your carpets look like they’ve been shampooed. My ratty old vacuum is on it’s last leg and I want a replacement that does a really good job. The fact that this gets dust mites and all those yucky things you can’t see is quite a feat. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I like that it kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free.

  19. I love all the features of this Halo. The one that impresses me the most is the Five-level height adjuster. Perfect in the rooms that we have both hardwood and area rugs. This Oreck Halo is really what we need. Thank you so much for offering this fantastic prize.

  20. This is the Spec that sells me: Comes with 1 year’s supply of HEPA13 filter bags, which capture 99.95% of particles down to 0.3 microns.
    It’s great when a company provides needed materials for at least a year!
    outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

  21. This would be awesome! We just moved into a new place and could use this so bad. One thing that drew me to the Oreck halo is the UV germ killing! How awesome is that!! Thanks so much.

  22. Has to be the way it uses UV to kill germs. This would really help clean up our house and hopefully keep us healthy.

  23. We just moved into a new place and could use this so bad. One thing that drew me to the Oreck halo is the UV germ killing

  24. I love that it comes with 1 year’s supply of HEPA13 filter bags, which capture 99.95% of particles down to 0.3 microns, how great is that! Thank you!

  25. My fav. feature is this: Patented UV-C light chamber kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free.

  26. The thing that interests me most in the germ-killing aspect. I mean how neat is that? Definitely not something you get in your average vac.

  27. Definitely this:
    The New Oreck Halo Vacuum Cleaner uses UV-C light to kill many of the germs that could be on your floors, while you vacuum. So that you and your family can enjoy a healthier clean.

  28. I like that it comes with a 1 year supply of filter bags, which capture 99.95% of particles down to 0.3 microns.

  29. I have been wanting to get a Oreck halo vacuum for awhile now. I love that it has a UV-C light that kills many of the germs and microbes on your floors, and powerful suction removes dirt, dust, and other debris just like all of our trusted vacuums. I really like that it is so light my current vacuum is so heavy I dread when I have to vacuum with it.

  30. The specification that draws me to the Halo is that it uses UV to kill germs. This is important to me with 2 little ones at home as it would keep our house and family healthier.

  31. You get 3 annual free tuneups with the Oreck Halo vacuum. I never had a vacuum that offered that kinds of service, so that specification really impresses me!
    bbentry @ aol dot com

  32. This thing is impressive… What I like the most is the germ & dust mite killing features… the info about dust mites is creepy!
    inalak at msn dot com

  33. I love the germ killing and that the suction removes dirt, dust, and dead microbes, trapping them in the HEPA filter bag

  34. One spec that draws me to the Oreck Halo is the 3 annual tune-ups…free! They’ll make sure my Halo works as great in three years as it does when I take it out of the package.

    The 29 foot cord is pretty impressive, too.

  35. living at the damp beach, i need the germ and mold killing function of the vaccum..not to mention the sand

  36. The specification that I really really like is the 29 ft cord..Now thats awesome..My vacuum I think is 5 ft(well maybe a little more)..

  37. I like that it comes with a year’s supply of HEPPA filters. With my allergies, that’s a HUGE plus!

  38. I like that the Powerful suction removes dirt, dust, and dead microbes, trapping them in the HEPA filter bag.

  39. I like the fact that it is only 17 pounds, as I am a wimp. I also like that it kills nasties in your carpet. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. kill many of the germs that could be on your floors at the same time. No extra effort. No extra time. Just vacuum like you normally would!

  41. I love that it can kill germs on your carpet – no need to steam cleaning afterwards!

    autumn398 @yahoo.com

  42. i like the UV-C light chamber features. kills germs, bacteria, etc. i think a technology like this should be a standard for all vacuum cleaners.

  43. There are many things to love about this vacuum but I really like that it only weighs about
    17 pounds. Thanks for the contest.

  44. I absolutely love the UV-C light chamber that actually kills germs and bacteria! With babies in the house crawling on the floor, this sounds amazing!!

  45. I love the fact that you can adjust at 5 levels from carpet to hardwood. I also love that you can change everything right on the handle. Also, I love the UV cleaning that kills germs and microbes. With all of the furry babies and my girls, the double cleaning action is needed badly in this house!

    Thank you!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  46. Self-sealing Saniseal bags, no more tossing the dust in the trash and have the dirt and dust all over and the It’s also simple to turn the UV-C light off and on.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  47. 29 foot cord means I could keep going for longer before I had to plug it in somewhere else.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  48. I like all the attachments for Above the floor Cleaning. We have a old house with a lot of odd spaces that can be hard to clean so these would be great for cleaning them.

  49. I like its Patented UV-C light chamber that kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free.

  50. I like the fact that it’s only 17 lbs in weight, it has a powerful suction on it, It has a Hepa Filter , and many more great qualities.

  51. I don’t like cleaning the canister from our vacuum so the Self-sealing Saniseal® bags that makes disposal clean and easy is a huge plus.

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

  52. two things really stood out : the obvious – killing bacteria, mold, viruses, dust mites.. and the ability to clean all floor types – tile, hardwood, carpet in ~1 pass. I have all types of floors woul love to ttry out the Halo. 🙂
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  53. There are 3 things I really really like!
    1. The UV-C light that kills germs and the rest of the gross stuff I don’t even like to mention

    2. It only weighs 17 lbs.!

    3.It comes with a year supply of filters! Thats important because those buggers can get pricey!

  54. This feature grabbed me the most:

    “2-in-1 cleaning power in just one easy step. The UV-C light kills many of the germs and microbes on your floors, and powerful suction removes dirt, dust, and other debris just like all of our trusted vacuums.”

  55. This part – Patented UV-C light chamber kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free.

  56. it seems i have to buy a new vacum about once a year but The Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner comes complete with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Plus, you get 3 annual tune-ups to keep your Oreck Halo running like new for years to come.

    I’m sold

  57. Although neither of my dogs currently have fleas, I love that the patented Oreck Halo light chamber kills flea eggs. Thanks!

  58. The Fact that Oreck actually Kills Germs makes me feel safe and secure within my household. I want to be in a clean envirement, think of how dirty feet are!

  59. For me, the best thing about it is the flexibility as to surface, since I have both carpet and hardwood floors.

  60. the fact that it kills germs is a major plus with me. With 3 kids, 2 dogs and a ferret this could come in useful.

  61. I like the Patented UV-C light chamber which kills many of the germs, bacteria, mold, dust mite eggs, and flea eggs on your floors – in just a few seconds. And it’s chemical-free.