What? You want me to review the new Oreck VersaVac, a bagless vacuum and steam mop? I am so on it.
Of course, we’ll need to put that VersaVac to the test…three tests to be exact. And we’ll throw in a fierce competitor to make it even crazier. It’ll totally be like the UFC of vacuums.
Coco, say hello to the VersaVac, a bagless vacuum (with the option to turn the brushroll on or off—YES!) and steam mop rolled into one sleek design. It multitasks almost as well as I do…unless we’re talking ground-up Cheerios and muddy footprints. Then it’s even better.
I may have had a bit too much fun with the subtitles in this review. It tends to happen after 1am in the morning.
The VersaVac vs. The Coco
A review in three parts
Now let’s get serious. Here’s what I love about the VersaVac:
- Transition time from vacuum to mop (and back again) happens quick as a flash.
- Water tank fills easily in the kitchen sink.
- Extra long cord comes in handy—kids can jump rope while you clean.
- Steam mop does a great job on a variety of floors.
- Rollerbrush can be turned off when all you need is suction (e.g, crumbs on a hardwood floor).
- No extra cleaning supplies needed like floor cleaner, mops and buckets.
And here’s what I don’t love about this bagless vacuum and steam mop:
- Extra long cord sometimes gets in the way.
- Bagless vacuum container is on the smaller side, which means an extra trip or two to empty it.
- Sound while vacuuming scares Coco. Oh wait, all vacuums scare Coco.
- Multitasking stops at vacuuming and mopping; it doesn’t include blinds, windows and toilets.
Considering our current vacuum was a wedding present, we’re jazzed about the VersaVac. I’m not sure Coco is a fan, but considering she doesn’t do any of the housecleaning, I so totally don’t care.