McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam Cleaner Review

Cleaning your floors isn’t just about going over the entire surface with a vacuum cleaner. Crusty old pieces of food and animal “gifts” oftentimes go overlooked, eventually becoming the perfect brooding spots for bacteria and viruses. To clean floors thoroughly, you’ll need to dissolve power of steam – something that the MC1375 Canister Steam Cleaner provides.

McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam Cleaner Review

Chemical-Free Cleaning

There are floor-cleaning options: steam and non-steam. As mentioned earlier, the MC1375 uses the supreme power of steam to dissolve dirt and grime almost instantly. High-pressure steam expels any caked-on residue from any surface you can think of – from hardwood floors to tiles to carpets and even metal.

But the main benefit of using steam over water and detergents is the redundancy of chemicals. Without it, the MC1375 can still clean the stubbornest stains without introducing VOCs into the air we breathe. The obvious danger of using steam burns; use a steam cleaner like the MC1375 with extreme caution.

McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam Cleaner
McCulloch MC1375

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Variable Steam Up to 4 Bars

The MC1375 isn’t just a one-trick pony that shoots high-pressure jets of steam indiscriminately. A dial located on the body near the hose port lets you choose how much (up to 4 bars or 58 PSI) or how little steam to introduce to a dirty spot. That’s a lot of power housed in a compact machine.

Variable power is important for several reasons. The most important of which is that not every surface handles steam identically; carpet fibers can wrinkle or even melt when shot with high-pressure blasts, and solid surfaces like concrete are tickled by low-pressure shots. With the variable dial and a bit of trial and error, you too can become a steam-cleaning god.

Large 48-ounce Water Tank

Inside the compact unit is a massive tank that holds onto 48 fluid ounces of water. The built-in heater requires at least 12 minutes to heat the tank until the water reaches the boiling point in which steam is created and stored.

McCulloch MC1375
McCulloch MC1375

The 48-fluid-ounce tank provides up to 90 minutes of continuous cleaning (weakest power setting), giving you enough time to clean several objects and wide floors with plenty of steam to spare.

10-foot Insulated Hose

The MC1375 comes with a long 10-foot hose that’s insulated to prevent melting and cracking from within. It’s also sufficiently flexible to allow users to move, twist, and turn the hose to reach tiny spots in cramped spaces.

However, the hose is not indestructible. Some users found the hose to be quite too stiff for detailing jobs limiting their movement. Others claim that the

18-foot Power Cord

Apart from the 10-foot insulated hose, your range of movement is limited by the 18-foot power cord. Depending on where you’re working, you may need to plug the MC1375 into an extension cord for enhanced maneuverability. 18 feet of power cord may be a bit too limiting.

McCulloch MC1375 Steam Cleaner Review
McCulloch MC1375

20 Accessories for Extra Versatility

But do you know what’s not limiting? The list of accessories that come with the MC1375. You don’t just get one or two cleaning tools; this set comes with 20 accessories – 13 of which are cleaning tools that make spot-cleaning a cakewalk.

Some of the handiest cleaning tools include a 3-inch scraper for caked-on messes, a 4-inch triangle brush for tackling corners, and a wide scrubbing mop pad for bare floors. It can all attach to the end of a long 16-1/2-inch extension wand.

McCulloch MC1375 Review
McCulloch MC1375

No Low-Water Shutoff

Sadly, the MC1375 does not have a low-water indicator or auto-shutoff feature that protects the unit and built-in boiler from becoming damaged. However, you would have to have extraordinary hearing loss not to notice a sudden change in pitch resonating from the MC1375’s internal components.

If that’s not enough, a sudden pressure drop should be a surefire indicator that you need to turn the machine off and refill the tank with water.

Replacement Tools

The sad thing is that the cleaning tools seem to be made of a cheap plastic that either cannot withstand heat from steam or breaks within the first couple of months of use. However, many customers found that if you let McCullough know right away, they’ll send replacement pieces FOC (as long as it’s within the 2-year warranty period).

McCulloch MC1375 Steam Cleaner
McCulloch MC1375
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Overall, the McCullough MC1375 is a practical, easy-to-use steam cleaner that would be a welcome addition to any home, workshop, or garage.

Even though it does have some downsides, namely a missing water indicator and flimsy cleaning tools, its exceptional cleaning performance on all types of surfaces isn’t something you find very often, but you would undoubtedly find a reason to use this tool as often as possible.

McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam Cleaner Review

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