Wagner 905 1,500-Watt On-Demand Power Steamer and Cleaner Review

The Wagner 905 1,500-Watt On-Demand Power Steamer and Cleaner is a canister steam cleaner that might look a little funny – sort of like a big yellow bug – but is one that seems to be a unit that would be good for a number of household projects, from cleaning the grill to removing wallpaper. Of course, the only way to really know for sure is to take the time and put it to the test. Which is what I did during this review.

One of the first things that I noticed about it was that it didn’t come with a whole lot of accessories. In fact, it came with only a few of them – something which is always a problem for me. Some of the accessories that it came with included a floor cleaner attachment, squeegee, wallpaper steam plate, a jet nozzle, measuring cup, funnel and 2 extension tubes. Not a lot of attachments for something that was considerably more expensive than comparable canister cleaners on the market at the time I got this one.

Once I filled it with water and started it, it took about 12-minutes or so to reach temperature and pressure. And I must say that it produced a good amount of steam while I was using it – about 45-minutes or so for the tasks I had set aside for it. Tasks which included removing some old wallpaper in my closet, cleaning some grout and cleaning my grill.

This unit did an okay job on my grout. It did clean it but honestly, I’ve had steam cleaners that did a better job. And it was about the same for removing the grease off of my BBQ grill. It did a decent job, it just didn’t excel.

What I really wanted to try out on this canister was its wall paper removing ability. Which was sort of a task by itself because I had removed most of my old wallpaper using other steam cleaners. Fortunately, I was able to find some in the closet, however, and I was off to the races – as my dad used to say.

I have to say that this unit really did a good job removing the wallpaper off of my wall. It just peeled right off and I was able to remove long strips of it at one time. It was really nice to see this unit excel with at least one thing.

Overall, I think this is a steam cleaner that really does a good job at removing wallpaper and does a competent job at doing other household steaming tasks. Although it needs to be mentioned that it has a higher price than comparable canisters.

8.1 Total Score
Bottom Line

It does a good job at removing wallpaper and at doing other household steaming tasks. It has a higher price than comparable canisters, though.

Quality
8.5
Ease of Use
8.0
Performance
8.5
Features
8.0
Value
7.5
PROS
  • High pressure
  • Portable & compact
  • 45-min steam time
  • 12-minute heat-up time
CONS
  • Could've used more accessories
  • More expensive than comparable steam cleaners
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