Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It Mop (Plus a GIVEAWAY)- Things I Love Thursday

TILT My house has a lot of hard wood floors and tile. And for the life of me, outside of getting down on my hands and knees (no thank you), I have not found a good way to keep them clean. So I set out to find a steam mop that does its job on Twitter.

I heard from a few people, but one of the first people to respond was Oreck. And far from being spammy, they just seemed like company really excited about their product. I checked it out on various sites and was happy with what I was finding. This looked like a great product.

So I reached out to Oreck and asked them if they would be willing to send me their Grab-It & Steam-It. And they happily agreed.

Just so that I would be able to accurately review the cleaning powers of the Grab-It & Steam-It I didn’t wash my kitchen floor for a few weeks. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Ahem. It was pretty bad. Silas had colored on part of it with markers, there were several smushed Craisins stuck, and some apple cider had spilled next to the fridge.

Everyone knows before you mop you have to sweep. I hate sweeping. I sweep like 10 times a day because my life seems to be full of crumbs. But the Grab-It & Steam-It has BOTH a Turbo Broom AND a Steam Mop. So I am going to be kicking that nasty broom to the curb.


As for the nastiness of my floor. It was no match for the Grab-It & Steam-It. It has a steam dial so you can choose how much steam you want depending the kind of floor you are cleaning. Since my floor was pretty gross I dialed it up kind of high for hard wood, but in the future, hard woods can be cleaned on the lowest setting. And it has a crazy long cord which allowed me to do three rooms in my house without unplugging it.

A few of the stains that had been there for longer than I care to admit were a little bit more challenging to get up, but with a few times over the spots and a little help from my finger nail, they came right up. My bathrooms and bedrooms that were far less foul were super easy to clean. My parents even noted when they came over how great my floors looked.

One of my favorite things about the Grab-It & Steam-It is that it takes NO chemicals to clean. One of my goals for 2012 (and why not start a little early) is to clean up our cleaning. So it is really important to me to have equipment that lets me do so. It also uses washable cleaning pads so I am not throwing things away with every use. Green cleaning!


The downsides I see is that has a swiveling head which allows it to get into tight spaces and corners. While that is an awesome feature, sometimes the head starts to swivel when you don’t want it to. And to be honest there are some edges and corners that it just can’t get to. But in its defense I am not sure if there is anything that does it better.

The Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It mop retails for around $180, but Oreck has generously offered one to my readers just in time for Christmas. I am so excited for this great giveaway!! There are several ways to enter and you will need to leave a SEPARATE comment each entry. :

  • MANDATORY: 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)
  • Participate in Things I Love Thursday
  • Tweet about this giveaway (sample: Come enter this giveaway at @diaperdiaries for the Grab-It & Steam-It Mop from @oreck: http://t.co/KGyRtFqR )
  • 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 December 7th. Good luck!!

Disclosure: I received a free steam mop in order to facilitate my review, but as always all opinions are my own. Seriously people. I CLEANED five rooms today. That is how excited I am about this thing. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.

What are you loving this week? I am hoping to get some Christmas ideas from your posts!! How about as a little Christmas present to your fellow bloggers you visit and comment on three posters. Here are all the Things I Love Thursday guidelines. Link on up (and don’t forget to leave an extra comment for the giveaway.



  1. Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe forpomegranate salad
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  2. Hi Jill!

    Sharing my recipe for Egg Subst. and a post on a horrible moment in our lives – when my son almost died from a filling.

    Take care,
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  3. I learned that it would still be very light (less than 10lbs) when full and I can use it in every room of my house!

  4. Jen Heptinstall says:

    One thing I learned was the importance of focusing steam for at least 15 seconds to make sure it’s fully sanitized.

  5. Jen Heptinstall says:

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/JenHep/status/142117043217498112

  6. Christie says:

    SWOONING over this! I’m preggo with our first, and my entire 1st floor is hard flooring surfaces. Starting to think about how I don’t want my child learning to crawl on chemicals…or putting things in his or her mouth that were on the floor cleaned with chemicals!

    I LOVE that it works on low-pile carpet, too–so I can just keep going from my hardwood in the dining room to the area rug I have under the table!
    Is it possible to be in love with a floor cleaning device? Because I think I am!! :)
    If I don’t win, do you think it’s rude to put this on my baby registry???

  7. Christie says:

    Signed up for email

  8. nicolerenae says:

    I like that it works on low pile carpet, we have a lot of berber, plus tile

  9. nicolerenae says:

    I signed up for their email list!

  10. LOVING this!! This has been on my wish list. One thing I learned from the Oreck website is that the temperatures produced by the steam mop is high enough that it will kill bacteria. Maybe that would help with all the germs lying around and all the colds that the family gets during the winter. I also love that it works on carpet and will “rejuvenate” it…My carpet is not exactly new :))
    Thanks for the opportunity!!
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  11. I linked up to the party… Posting the Christmas Curbside Find.
    Thanks. Thanks. Thanks!
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  12. I signed up for Oreck email too!
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  13. This sounds so cool!!! I love that you can vacuum on low pile carpet and hard surfaces! I need this steam vac!!

  14. Put a post in TILT
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  15. Kristen says:

    I learned that offers 30 minutes of steam on one filling – that makes it so easy to use! I also like that you can just use tap water so you can clean anytime… I tend to forget to pick up floor cleaner and then am out of luck when it’s time to mop the floor.

  16. Kristen says:

    I signed up for Oreck email, too!

  17. From their site, I learned that this is “a turbo broom and steam mop in one, Grab-It & Steam-It™ offers dual function cleaning that can be operated independently or simultaneously.” [Drooling] over this one….it would be a dream come true. buh-bye ancient broom and mop!
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  18. Sherry Lindberg says:

    I learned that they do not recommend the steam mop on engineered hardwood floors.

  19. Hi, participating in Things I Love Thursday with Christmas crafting, because I love Things I Love Thursday- and want that mop!
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  20. Just signed up for Oreck’s email list because I need that mop! Thanks!
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  21. Just tweeted about this giveaway…hope to win! Thanks so much!
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  22. I learned that the Grab-it & Steam -It works on carpet!

  23. Signed up for their e-mails. Thanks!
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  24. Roxane G. says:

    I just signed up for their email list b/c even if I don’t win, I’m seriously considering buying this mop! I love the look of our hardwoods but with 3 cats, a dog and a 4 month old, cleaning them is a bear and it never lasts long enough to enjoy them!! This would be an amazing prize to win!

  25. I learned that it will “Rejuvinate flattened carpet.” That is awesome. I also learned that it can kill bacteria, and with two kids and two dogs, Lord only knows what kinda nasty ick is on my floor. And I love that it is chemical free because we are all very sensitive to cleaning products around these parts.

    Thanks for the chance!

  26. Roxane G. says:

    Oh, and I learned that it can steam for about 30 minutes which is more than enough time to clean my floors!

  27. If this thing deep cleans tile like the website says, then I’m in love!!! I neeeed this :)
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  28. Signed up for the email list…

  29. Tweeted!
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  30. Okay. must have! I’m in awe it can do low pile carpet as well! This would make me a very happy mama.
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  31. I tweeted quietly….. and am willing to come up with a time share option if anyone wins from my tweet! :)
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  32. Ashley Bell says:

    I sent them a message at their corporate site!

  33. I am a huge Oreck fan. Shortly after I moved into my first purchased home, my vacuum cleaner broke. An Oreck salesperson called me, and as soon as they identified themselves, I said “I’ll take it!” lol – I think they thought I was kidding :) Anyways, while I could use this steam mop with all my children’s messes, if I won I would give this to my mom who has hardwood floors throughout her whole house. It would sure make it easier on her :)
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  34. Ashley Bell says:

    I didn’t know that water can clean wood!

  35. Sara Joy says:

    Funny, after we tweeted about this yesterday, oreck tweeted me & I checked it out on their site! :) I like the quick heat, but super like the 30 minutes of steam. Like I said, I have a lot of marble to clean, ugh. Thanks for the giveaway, if I don’t win, we’ll probably buy!

  36. Sara Joy says:


  37. Chelsea says:

    I love that the mop heads can be washed instead of having to throw them away and buy more!

  38. Stephanie says:

    It heats up quickly! In just a minute it is ready to use!!!

  39. Stephanie says:



  40. Stephanie says:

    Signed up for email.

  41. Okay – I NEED this! With the new house being almost all hardwoods and all!

    This is my favorite thing I learned: produce temperatures hot enough to reduce bacteria such as e-coli, staph, and salmonella, and clean grease and oil.
    I love that it reduces bacteria as I have such a weak lunged girl. She needs as little bacteria as possible.

    Pick me! Pick me!
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  42. Catherine S says:

    I love that it does two jobs in one tool…vacuuming and mopping together would be great for my kitchen. The kids are always dropping many crumbs on the floor.

  43. I learned from their site that it not only cleans, but sanitizes too! I think I’m in love!
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  44. The idea of a tool that vacuums and mops together sounds marvelous! Please enter me. Please, oh, please!
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  45. Leslie says:

    I love that there’s a 30 ft cord and that it mops and sweeps at once. It hate having to sweep then mop. It’s like doing everything twice!

  46. Leslie says:

    I tweeted! @leslied1111

  47. Mary B says:

    I love how light it is! Less than 10lbs. Plus the vacuum & mopping…hello timesaver! I have hardwood as well so I’ve been leary of the steam mops for them. Glad to see a postive review!

  48. Jana S says:

    I love that it has a 30 foot cord! I won’t have to be switching from outlet to outlet!

  49. Hardwood floors…..2 kids, 2 dogs. AND this works on both hardwood and low pile carpet. Seems like a win-win situation for my house!!
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  50. Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/greekgrits/status/142371355919261696
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  51. nanjhall says:

    I learned that it will produce temperatures hot enough to reduce bacteria.

  52. Signed up to receive their emails.
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  53. I learned that one fill up will last for 30 minutes, that is awesome!

  54. I am a crazy lady when it comes to sweeping and mopping. My husband thinks its an addiction! Ha! It really is the fact I live with three boys in my house and it gets crazy messy. I SO need this! One of the things I hate is being on my hands and knees wiping down our hard wood floors. Truth be told, if I did win as much as I want it I would surprise my mom. She cleans houses and has to literally scrub on her hands and knees. She never complains but I know its hard for her. What a blessing this would be for her!!

    P.S. Did you know it can hold 21 ounces of water that will provide about 30 minutes of steam. Less time refilling means cleaning gets done faster! LOVE IT!!!
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  55. The Grab It and Steam It Mop looks like a lifesaver!! I HATE mopping…and not because I hate the work, or how it looks the minute after I’m done…but because of how it looks 5 minutes after I’m done, and I’ve allowed the kids to walk their cute little bare feet on it and leave little footprints in the film. Film…grrr…

    So, the first thing I looked to learn, was if it works on hardwood floors…and it does!!! :)

    So excited about this giveaway [and crossing my fingers, saying some prayers]. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

  56. Natalie Shmigelsky says:

    I learned that it is around 9.6 lbs when filled with water so should be easy to work with! Thanks for this amazing giveaway. nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  57. Natalie Shmigelsky says:

    Signed up for Oreck’s email list – nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  58. Natalie Shmigelsky says:

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/nat5732/status/142448364619968512
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  59. I learned that one fill up will last for 30 minutes! Wow!

  60. I tweeted the giveaway here:

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  61. I learned that is also works on low pile carpet! vasily3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  62. Signed up to recieve Oreck newsletters – vasily3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  63. Sharon Rooney says:

    I learned that it also can be used t clean low pile carpet and rugs.


  64. Sharon Rooney says:




  65. Sharon Rooney says:

    Signed up for Oreck’s email list


  66. Marilyn says:

    I learned that the sweeper works on low carpet, & that it’s light-weight.

  67. Marilyn says:

    I signed up for Oreck e-mails.

  68. Melissa says:

    I learned it has a 30ft cord which would be awesome for cleaning my large house. I wouldn’t have to stop and move the cord!

  69. Andrea L says:

    I learned it works on low pile carpet too!

  70. Andrea L says:


  71. Andrea L says:

    Signed up for Oreck Emails.

  72. Michelle B. says:

    I visited their site. It has many great features, but living in a 4 level split home, 3 of which are laminate wood and ceramic tile, with lots of stairs – I think the best noticeable feature would be how light-weight it is (8.1lbs without water & 9.6 with). Now we have 4 kids, 2 dogs & 2 cats. I vacuum daily instead of sweeping to get all that hair, so to be able to vacuum and mop all at the same time would save me loads of time. As I need to mop at least twice a week, this would be such a great help.

  73. Shauniece Morris says:

    I learned that there is NO pumping!!! Halelujah

  74. Shauniece Morris says:

    I also signed up for the Oreck e-mails. Can’t wait until Dec 7. Woo hoo :)

  75. From the website: A 15 second blast will sanitize the hardwood and you can buy extra cleaning bonnets.

  76. I tweeted, but I don’t have a clue how to post the little linkie thingy on here.

  77. I just signed up for the Oreck e-mail list. I would do a TILT, but I don’t have a blog. And I told you my Shark just died, so I’m looking for a new steam mop…….. ;)

  78. EEK! I am so drooling over this. My entire kitchen is tiled and boy do I need this.

    Learned from Oreck: I LOOOOVE that it cleans grout so well – removing bacteria. I love that feature with the baby crawling all over the floor.

    Thanks for this giveaway, Jill. Love this one!
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  79. It’s on the Twitter. :)
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  80. Signed up for the email list! WOO HOO! I have NEVER won a giveaway – EVER! Does that sway you? Can you be bribed? (LOL! – all the things I’ve heard 100 times before.)
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  81. Barb Key says:

    I signed up for ORECK emails!

  82. Barb Key says:

    I learned the GRAB IT Steam mop not only cleans all hard flooring surfaces as well as grabbing low pile carpets! What a time saver–and it’s light weight!

  83. love the washable pads, go green, and no chems

  84. Jenny U says:

    I learned that the Grab It and Steam Mop cleans hard floors and carpet. And it heats up enough to kill bacteria. I’m really excited about this mop. We have four kids (including two year old twins).

  85. Jenny U says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway.

  86. Jenny U says:

    I signed up for their emails.

  87. Debbie says:

    I just checked this out- It looks AMAZING- loved how it cleaned the crayon from the floor.
    With a dog, a cat, a teenager AND a bunch of little daycare infants/toddlers, I need to use this all the time.
    I am signing up for the email.
    Thanks for the info. Very COOL>

  88. You had me at ‘turbo broom!’ Oh the things moms get excited about- with 2 in high chairs and a toddler- woah mama. I learned that it is lightweight and gets hot enough to kill bacteria- which is awesome because my two little ones are all over the floor. Thanks!

  89. I’m on their email list!

  90. I learned that attaching or releasing the pad is easy with a step pedal. I get annoyed when I try to grab a pad off of the bottom of a mop and it just won’t cooperate and then I lose my balance and trip all over myself. So it’s clutz-proof!
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  91. Wow, it works on carpet and kills bacteria!
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  92. https://twitter.com/#!/aawhitehead/status/142806850482606080
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  93. I tweeted

  94. As with all Orecks, I’m amazed by how light it is! Thank you so much for the giveaway! I am SO crossing my fingers for this giveaway, all my daughter is asking for this Christmas is a steam mop…. and she’s 3! I have all these beautiful wrapped presents for her under the tree and she goes and asks Santa for a STEAM MOP?!? I’ve already finished my shopping and don’t have the budget for this awesome Oreck so I’m just hoping Santa works at Random.org :) HA!
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  95. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/raveandreview/status/142883786772856833
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  96. I’m already signed up for the Oreck newsletter, I did back when I fell in LOVE with the Halo vac…. swoon!
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  97. Christina G says:

    The Oreck® Grab-It & Steam-It works on hard floor surfaces and low pile carpet.

  98. Christina G says:

    I tweeted the giveaway:


  99. Amanda D says:

    Since I haven’t heard of this steam mop before I learned alot. I am most excited to learn that it works on low pile carpets. I have a rug this would be perfect for!!

  100. Leigh says:

    It can hold 21 ounces of water that will provide about 30 minutes of steam. very cool! Or rather, HOT! ;) sorry – I’m full of cheese today…

  101. Leigh says:

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/leighforpres/status/143021256718028801

  102. Sally Brown says:

    I didn’t even know this product existed so I learned a lot! But what I like most is that you don’t have to sweep first.
    I really want one now!!

  103. Meghan says:

    I never knew it could be used on carpet too. Thanks!

  104. Lori S says:

    I love that there are no chemicals involved. so much safer for kids.


  105. Summer Emison says:

    I love that this sanitizes the area & can heat up in about a minute. I am a mom of 4 boys & own a daycare.. so this would be a huge help for me & keeping germs away. You have no idea how often I have to sweep & mop the kitchen (especially with potty chairs out there too!) and this would really help cut 1 of those steps out while sanitizing too! :)

  106. Darlene Schubert says:

    I love products that you are able to reuse instead of buying more cloths and more solution for this to work it’s actually saving you money in the long run.

  107. Darlene Schubert says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway- http://twitter.com/#!/Mummato4/status/143353353508888576

  108. Darlene Schubert says:

    Signed up for Oreck’s email list

  109. Darlene Schubert says:


    l Not sure if I did this right, since it was my first time LOL. I blogged about Shutterfly.

  110. Charity S says:

    It has a 30-foot cord which means fewer stops to change outlets, and it makes for speedier cleaning.

  111. Charity S says:


  112. I learned that it can be used on carpet or bare floors

  113. Stephanie Taylor says:

    I learned that it can be used on all floors. I would LOVE it for my kitchen and wood floors :)

  114. Audrey says:

    Gets hot enough to remove e-coli, staph and salmonella. Gross but awesome.

  115. Audrey says:


  116. Vanessa says:

    I learned that it does not use any chemical all that you need is water, and that it heats up fast and is ready to steam in only about a min.

  117. Vanessa says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway at https://twitter.com/#!/Vflojoe81608/status/143552270561325056

  118. Vanessa says:

    I signed up for Oreck’s email list

  119. LOVE this! Didn’t even know about it! And love that it is ready for use in less than a minute!!
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  120. I love that it sweeps AND steams! I also love that you can adjust the amount of steam. I have been looking for something for my wood floors since I built my house. That’s almost 7 years! The only cleaning method I’ve been satisfied with so far is getting on my hands and knees and scrubbing by hand. I don’t want to do that anymore so I need to win!

  121. Kristi says:

    I didn’t know anything about this product, but I was excited to read on the website that it can clean low-pile carpets and rugs as well as hard floors. Very cool!

  122. stacie says:

    it is a multipurpose cleaner can be used for carpet or floors


  123. Carmen says:

    I love that it can clean hard-wood floors as well.

  124. love that you can use it on wet spills!