For those with a variety of flooring, carpet and or hard floors, the Oreck Magnesium makes a fair argument for the best bagged vacuum. Its SlimSwivel feature provides an easy way of controlling the vacuum. And its 5-layer HEPA filtration traps tiny particles, leaving behind fresher air than ever before.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Oreck Magnesium\r\nEasy to control with its SlimSwivel design, the Oreck Magnesium is a straightforward vacuum capable of cleaning multiple surfaces, from carpet to hard flooring.\r\n\r\nPower\r\nThe Oreck Magnesium Swivel Steering Upright Vacuum Cleaner isn\u2019t the most powerful vacuum we\u2019ve seen, far from it\u2014but with high speed 100mph of airflow, it\u2019s forcing enough air to rip pollutants and pet hair from carpets and hard flooring alike.\r\nSpeed & Efficiency\r\nWhen it comes to vacuuming bare floors and whatnot, the Oreck Magnesium has a wide enough cleaning head to clean an average living room in a few minutes. It makes up for it with its SlimSwivel design, allowing you to flick your wrist just a bit to turn the head of the vacuum. Its 5-layer HEPA filter system is also amazing at grabbing 99.97% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns.\r\nBin Capacity & Maintenance\r\nDespite using bags, the containers themselves are quite large. You can pack the vacuum bags full of 2 gallons of dirt and debris, nearly twice as much as the Miele Complete C3 Marin. It also reduces the time spent maintaining the vacuum, considering the dirt is captured in a bag rather than inside a reusable canister.\r\nDurability\r\nYou can get a feel of how cheap the Oreck Magnesium is by comparing its dimensions to its weight. It\u2019s nearly the same dimension of any typical standing vacuum and yet it only weighs 8 lbs. It\u2019s largely built out of plastic, making some smaller parts break easily. It\u2019s more like an update to the ancient looking Oreck Commercial Upright XL2100RHS.\r\nValue\r\nWe aren\u2019t going to knock the Oreck Magnesium for its performance; in that regard, it\u2019s worth the asking price. However, it\u2019s lacking attachments. All you get is the vacuum itself. You won\u2019t be vacuuming upholstery or sucking up cobwebs. To be fair, that can be handled by a duster or, better yet, the Kenmore Upright Vacuums.\r\nOreck Magnesium Wrap Up\r\nThe 5-stage HEPA inner bag is too good to pass on. Yes, it involves vacuum bags, but we\u2019d argue it\u2019s better at keeping particulates trapped inside, rather than ejected from a vent. The Oreck Magnesium\u2019s SlimSwivel head means even elderly individuals won\u2019t have problems operating the machine. And It can benefit you further by cleaning carpets and hard flooring.