The McCulloch MC1255 Wallpaper Remover and Steam Cleaner is a machine that looks like it would really appeal to men. It’s shaped kind of like a drill or screw gun, but believe me, this is a McCulloch steam cleaner; A model that’s designed for all kinds of cleaning, as well as wallpaper removal. Let’s test this unit out and see just how well it does its job.
It’s about 11-inches tall, 7.48-inches long and about 3.94-inches wide. It also weighs under 3-pounds – or about 2.87 pounds to be exact. That means that it’s not only lightweight but that it’s compact and very easy to carry from one part of your house to the next. And believe me when I tell you that’s always a good thing.
Another thing I noticed about this handheld was that it not only had variable steam control but it also had a trigger that you can pull to blast steam. However, one thing that you have to remember about this unit is that the steam is a lower pressure than most other handheld steam units. That’s because high-pressure steam can damage the sheet rock under the wallpaper, so actually, a lower pressure steamer is better for wallpaper removal. If you need high pressure, then this isn’t the model of handheld you should be looking at. But if you’re removing wallpaper, then this is the model you are going to want to examine.
This machine also comes with some accessories that enhance its utility. This includes utility brushes, an angled nozzle, a jet nozzle and a wallpaper removal plate. All of these accessories were high quality and worked the way they were supposed to work. Another thing I liked about this handheld steam cleaner was that it also had a long power cord. It’s power cord is over 16-feet long—that’s really helpful for getting to those hard-to-reach areas.
I filled it with about 10-ounces of water and let it heat up. In about 30-seconds it was heated up and ready to be used. I then proceeded to clean a number of things in my home. I cleaned the mirrors in my bathroom, my shower door and some tiles. I also used it to remove the wallpaper in my bedroom closet. It performed all of these tasks quite well.
The one thing to remember about this unit is that it doesn’t have the power for really tough jobs. However, it is perfect for wallpaper removal and light cleaning. It’s just not designed for those really tough jobs. If you use it for its intended purpose, then you’ll probably be pretty happy with this well-designed and convenient hand-held steam cleaner. I know I was.
- Good for wallpaper removal
- Hot steam
- 20-minutes of steam
- Long power cord
- More expensive than comparable hand-held steamers
- Lower pressure steam