The McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam System might look small and cuddly, but let me assure you it is not only cute but is also quite powerful. Over the past few months, I’ve familiarized myself with a variety of steam machines – many of them McCulloch steam cleaner units – but I gotta say that this one has a special place in my heart. Let me take you through the things I like about this machine and the things I don’t like. We’ll take the positives and the negatives as we go. Sound good?
After a very simple assembly process, I spent some time looking over the accessories that came with it. That’s usually what I do before I try out any steam cleaner, just so I can get a feel for what it might be good for. I noticed this particular model came with twenty accessories. Some of these accessories were a brass brush, a nylon brush, a couple of round scrub pads, extension wands, a triangular brush and a fill cup. Unfortunately, like its brother the MC1275, this model didn’t come with a funnel. Sure, I have my own to use but that’s not the point. This model should’ve come with a funnel.
Anyway, after I examined the accessories and was exasperated by the lack of a funnel, I decided to fill it up and then get it started. It took about 12-minutes to heat up and once it was completely heated, it provided a great deal a pressure. It provided about 4-bars of pressure or about 58 psi. Which is quite a lot of steam as many other steam cleaners only produce about 40-45 psi of steam.
It just doesn’t produce a whole lot of pressurized steam either. It’s steam that you can easily control using the variable control system. If you need a whole lot of steam, crank it up. If you need less steam, you can put it back down. Easy peasy pumpkin pie!
With its intense pressurized steam, this unit really powered through a lot of projects. I used it to clean tile & grout, to clean my BBQ and stove racks, cleaned the engine block to my car and even steamed through an oily mess on the floor of my garage. This unit really has some power and it provides about 90-minutes of steam – enough to complete just about any job.
And it did all of that work without a problem. Okay, well, it did have one problem. I noticed that occasionally it would spit water while it was steaming. It wouldn’t do it every single time, but it did do it a couple of times.
In conclusion, I think this is a great canister steam cleaner. It was easy-to-use, produced a lot of high-pressure steam and did every job I asked it to do. You just can’t ask for much more from a canister steamer – except for maybe a funnel.
- Variable steam control
- Easy to assemble
- Very high pressure
- Lots of accessories
- Portable & compact
- 12-minute heat-up time
- 90-minutes of continuous steam
- May occasionally "spit" water
- No funnel