Dander, Dust Mites & Dirty Air Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid


Zoey and Jack equal one impressive pet dander factory.


This giveaway is closed. The winner is LizP who commented May 5: “All the features are great, I like it most that it is ultra quiet.”


Edited to Add: I had the price point of the purifier incorrect – it is a $499 value, and not $399 (I had published the sale price.) The price has now been reflected in the post. Thanks ya’ll!


There are many things I consider cool. And yes I may be 42 years old but I still know my cool people!


Allergies? Not cool.


Modern, sleek, hip looking air purifier like something out of the Matrix? Cool.


Not long ago I was invited to an Oreck AirInstinct Air Purifier launch party here in Nashville. I had no idea what to expect but it was a lovely evening and I was impressed with Oreck’s very down-to-earth CEO, Doug Cahill, who seemed genuinely excited to speak with local bloggers about how Oreck was using social media to help spread the news about its new line of air purifiers. Oreck may be an old school company, but they are embracing the future.


I know what you’re thinking…Oreck? Aren’t they those fancy pants vacuum people?


Yes. Yes they are. They are also based here in Middle Tennessee, which I must confess I did not realize, AND they also are now manufacturing an incredible line of air purifiers.


Living in Nashville is pretty much like living in a pollen burrito. I tend to have seasonal allergies in the spring and fall…Bradford Pears kill me. My poor husband, however, has been tested twice in his life for allergies (you know…the lovely pin prick your arm to pieces test) and is basically allergic to everything on this planet except for pet dander. Lucky for him as we have two dogs! Score one for the canines!


You may think that dirty air is limited to the great outdoors, but it’s not. The air in our homes has pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke particles that are so microscopic and lightweight that they can remain suspended in the air for hours. In fact, according to the EPA, the air inside your home may be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside.


I was really excited to bring home a beautiful, and I am not being sarcastic, sleek AirInstinct 200 air purifier from Oreck. Not only is it a very contemporary and hip design, but it’s quiet (although you can turn the fan on higher for white noise which I personally love while sleeping)  and the HEPA filter lasts for THREE YEARS. Three years! That’s longer than a Kardashian marriage my friends.


Other features I love:

  • It cleans rooms up to 248 sq. ft. (we’ve been using it in our master bedroom)

  • It’s ENERGY STAR® qualified

  • Its smart air sensor features automatic shut-off, so it only cleans the air when it needs to, and 4 speeds

  • A fun color changing feature (that can be turned off at night) shows you when the filter is really working…it’s like cool mood lighting

And now for the really fun part.

One very lucky BlondeMomBlog reader will win an AirInstinct 200 Air Purifier from Oreck, value at $499!


Simply visit Oreck online and take a look at their line of air purifiers and then come back and leave a comment here about what feature most appeals to you..

For up to six additional entries to this giveaway (please leave a new and separate comment on this post for each of these you do):

  • Let me know if you are a fan of Oreck on Facebook

  • Let me know if you are a fan of BlondeMomBlog on Facebook

  • Follow Oreck on Twitter

  • Post to Twitter the following: I entered to win an incredible $499 @Oreck air purifier on @BlondeMomBlog!

  • Follow BlondeMomBlog on Twitter

  • Follow BlondeMomBlog on Pinterest

I’ll select a winner from all eligible comments using Random.org; giveaway closes at midnight CST Monday, May 14. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, ages 18 and up. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is randomly selected.

Disclosure: I received an AirInstinct 200 air purifier to test and keep from Oreck and attended a party to learn more about the product.

463 comments

  1. LizP says:

    All the features are great, I like it most that it is ultra quiet.
    Like both you and Oreck on Facebook.

  2. kristen m says:

    I’m really impressed by the Truman Cell filter, which captures dust and allergens from the air that passes through its filter, pulling them out of the air like a magnet. I didn’t know that anything could do that with dust very effectively!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  3. Christy says:

    I like that all models have a 30-day indicator light to let you know when it’s time to clean the Truman Cell®.

  4. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I LIKE THE ORECK DUALMAX. It has…. The power of our Tower in a compact, contemporary design.

    I really like the design.

  5. C.P. says:

    I really like the 3 stage filtration system with HEPA filter that lasts 3 years! Having to change those can be a real pain so this is a huge plus.

  6. Katherin says:

    captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter.

  7. Kelly D says:

    I like that this system captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns

  8. Susan Smith says:

    I like that all models have a 30-day indicator light to let you know when it’s time to clean the Truman Cell®.

  9. Caren Drink says:

    I like that the filter lasts 3 years. 3 YEARS! So much happens in 3 years, and cleaner air for that long? FABULOUS! My two dog two cat two grandarent two parent one kid household could use cleaner air. Who couldn’t, really?

  10. Charlotte Padgett says:

    With two dogs and being an asthmatic, I feel this would be a real asset in our home and with the light that reminds you when to clean it, that would be even better.

  11. Sue Ellison says:

    My favorite feature is the Truman Cell that captures dust and allergens from the air that passes through its filter, pulling them out of the air like a magnet.

  12. Jeremy says:

    I like the auto shut off feature and the fact that they are Energy Star qualified. I like clean air, but I also don’t want to have it at the expense of our environment and natural resources.

  13. Theron Willis says:

    HEPA removes 99.97% of smoke particles. This is good as the neighbors in my apartment building smokes and the smoke ends up in my apartment.

    Hope to win!

  14. Emily L says:

    I like that the AirInstinct adjusts its setting automatically, and that the filter lasts 3 years. It looks really high-quality and low-maintenance.

  15. Pauline Milner says:

    I like that Oreck uses either HEPA or Truman Cell technology.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

  16. Stephanie V. says:

    choice of HEPA or Truman Cell

    Oreck offers its customers a full line of air purifiers that use either Truman Cell technology or True HEPA filters.

  17. Geri S says:

    I LIKE the Oreck’s patented Truman Cell® is an EP (Electrostatic Precipitator) filter that captures dust and allergens from the air that passes through its filter, pulling them out of the air like a magnet.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Like the Oreck DualMax air purifier! I like the feature of dust and allergens from the air that passes through it, pulling them out of the air like a magnet.

    winbigjenn at aol dot com

  19. Kimberly says:

    I like the Smart Air Sensor. With two dogs and a baby, the air quality in our home can change from minute to minute. I like that this will automatically adjust to accommodate us.

  20. dario moniz says:

    the whisper setting feature when its on low setting is great because if it isnt noticeable it is always better when something blends in to its surroundings

  21. Anthony says:

    I like that it captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter.

  22. ferriz says:

    i have to go with how they Contain Odor Absorber Plus. we have cats… nuff said?

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Debbie C says:

    My favorite is that Oreck’s patented Truman Cell filter captures dust and allergens from the air

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. Debbie C says:

    @chrisdeglen Tweeted – twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/201565869204176896

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. Angela Cisco says:

    I like the Hapa filter because it captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, and pet dander

  26. trish says:

    I love that that it gets 99% of pet dander, dust, and pollen. All the things my kiddos are allergic too!

  27. Krys R says:

    The Air Purifier in the giveaway is whisper quiet on low setting or can provide white noise, depending on the setting. That sounds really nice!

  28. Gaye M says:

    Everything about this air purifier impresses me and I really like that it’s ENERGY STAR® qualified.

  29. Jammie says:

    I like the trumen cell. With just getting a puppy this would be awesome to own. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  30. Chelsey says:

    My favorite feature is the Truman Cell because it’s more quiet, Energy Star rated, and permanent, meaning I would spend less on replacement costs over time.

  31. Erica C. says:

    Those are two cute dogs! I love that it adjusts the speed based on what it monitors passing through the filter. It doesn’t make you choose the speed.

  32. Jamie C. says:

    This would be AMAZING! Dirty kids, hairy dogs and a baby and a husband with allergies just don’t “mesh” well – ha!! I love everything I read!! Love that it’s energy star efficient, love that if you make a purchase you can return it within 30 days if you’re not satisfied, love that it gathers nearly 100% of air allergens and REALLY love the silent feature when several of them are on low!! SO crossing my fingers! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  33. Jennifer R says:

    My favorite feature of the Oreck Air Purifier’s is that the HEPA filter captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air allowing our homes to be cleaner.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  34. Stephanie A says:

    My favorite feature is that they take care of 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen. I have really bad allergies even indoors especially in the Spring and Summer so I would love this.

  35. Roxann Clark says:

    captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter

  36. Nikki Davis says:

    I love that it is an Energy Star appliance, anything that runs as much as we would run this, that would be very helpful.

    Thank you for the entry,

  37. Kat Emerick says:

    I like that it captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter.

  38. Roxann says:

    My favorite feature is that it captures 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles as small as .3 microns from the air that passes through its filter.

  39. R Hicks says:

    I love that it removes 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, and other airborn particles

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  40. Sheryll Stacy says:

    I Love that the HEPA removes 99.97% of dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander and pollen particles. I have 2 cats in the house so this would be great to have, thanks for the opportunity!

  41. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like The Truman Cell, Oreck’s exclusive EP or electrostatic precipitator filter that you can rinse & reuse.
    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  42. meme says:

    I love that it monitors the dust, pollen and smoke in the air passing through the sensor with its APS™ (Automatic Particulate Sensor) technology. Based on what the APS detects, it turns the air purifier from low to medium to high (automatically, so you don’t wonder what setting to use), and pulls more air in through its fan.* The four-color lighting system tells you that it’s working, pushing cleaner air back into the room.

  43. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like the Smart Air Sensor that shuts the purifier off automatically when it isn’t neede.

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