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Review of the McCulloch MC1230 Handheld Steam Cleaner With 11 Accessories

There are a lot of steam cleaners available for purchase online these days and most of them are designed to clean bigger areas and pieces of furniture. The McCulloch MC1230 however, is a great alternative to the bigger models. The fact that it is handheld makes it good for smaller spaces and smaller appliances, so we decided to tell you why it is so great.

A Little Bit About Steam Cleaning

The environment is in so much danger lately and it is also harmed by the use and wrongful disposal of cleaning chemicals that we use in our home. To add to the danger of keeping chemicals in your home, they can be so harmful to any children or pets that come into contact with them.

Steam cleaning is designed to be environmentally friendly because you can clean your home without the use of harmful chemicals. At the same time that you are keeping your house a clean and safe place, you also protect the environment by not having to get rid of leftover cleaning solutions.

Another great advantage of these machines is that they can kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria that are lurking around your home and backyard. It can be used by any adult member of the family for almost any appliance and piece of furniture, not to mention that it is also great for flooring, and tiles and grout. 

Why Is the McCulloch MC1230 So Great?

With the addition of 11 attachments, you can use this amazing steam-cleaning machine in a versatile number of ways. It is used to deep clean naturally without any chemicals. Some of the attachments included are a jet nozzle, a 34-inch extension hose, a 3-inch scrapper as well as a fill cup. The attachments are designed to be used for different cleaning jobs which we will get into now.

The brush attachments are great to scrub away grime and grease from your oven or barbecue grill. The steam loosens the dirt, and the brush scrubs it away making it so much easier to deep clean your cooking appliances. The scraper attachment is another great tool for cleaning your kitchen and it can be used to scrape baked food and stubborn grease from your microwave or oven.

The brush attachments can also be used to scrub scuffs and any tough dirt from your car or car engine as well as countertops inside your home. Remember that this device is meant to be handheld, so it works better on smaller sections or appliances rather than the entire floor or car itself. The addition of an extension hose makes it easier to get to smaller spaces or hard to reach areas.

Bathtubs and showers are no match for this handheld steamer making them almost as good as they were new in a few minutes. The jet nozzle is perfect for cleaning small patches of tile and grout to remove dirt from the cracks. You can then simply wipe the loosened dirt away with a cloth or paper towel.

Besides its great features and uses, it comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure your satisfaction with the product. McCulloch in general is a good brand to use and they pay a lot of attention to safety and reliability of their products, hence the 2-year warranty. It truly deserves the 4-star rating that it has.

That Sounds Amazing, but How Does It Work?

Bacteria and germs cannot withstand very high or low temperatures which is why steam-cleaning machines are great sanitizers. Without harming the environment with the use of chemicals, you can kill 99.9% of bacteria that are living in your home, without your permission I might add.

With a water tank that can be filled to 6 oz. the McCulloch MC1230 provides 10 minutes of uninterrupted steam before you have to refill it. It takes only 3 minutes to heat up to more than 200°F to easily remove any soiling in and around your home. The power cord is 15ft. long so you can get to where you want to be regardless of where your wall socket is.

The hot steam melts away grease and dirt from around your home while the pressure pushes it in different directions. At the same time, it can shove dirt from small cracks and crevices in the surfaces of your appliances, counters, flooring, and bathrooms.

Is It the Best Steam-Cleaning Machine for Me?

You need to ask yourself what you want to use this device for. If you want to steam clean your living room floor, then you are probably better off getting a bigger McCulloch model. The McCulloch MC1230 is designed to be perfect for smaller areas that need to be cleaned such as dried spills, microwaves, car engines, ovens, and stove tops.

If you need to clean gardening tools and lawnmowers, then this is the right device for you as well. It is so versatile that you will find a use for it you were not even aware of when you first bought it. It is great if you are on a budget because it is very affordable and will last you a long time. The included accessories and 2-year warranty add a little extra spice to the deal.

 Final Verdict

A great steam-cleaning machine to use around your home, the McCulloch MC1230 is convenient and versatile. You can sanitize surfaces as well as remove grease or tough dirt from appliances and bathrooms in and around your home. You will be keeping your family and the environment safe if you invest in steam cleaners that do not need any chemicals.

The fact that it is portable and handheld makes it even easier to use and transport, to prevent any unnecessary hassle on your part. You will spend a little extra money to save money on chemicals in the future, and who really wants dangerous chemicals in the house anyway?


  1. Can I clean walls with the McCulloch MC1230?

Sealed walls can be cleaned by this device, but you need to take care avoid sheet rock because you can damage it. You can also use it to help with the removal of wallpaper or stickers.

  1. Can I clean floors with this device?

Although it can be used on floors and its great for tiles and grout especially, this steamer is on the smaller side, so it is better used for patches of floor rather than the whole floor.

  1. Will the McCulloch MC1230 help with removing mould from grout?

Yes, it can be used to clean mould from grout as well as other surfaces. These are normally used to remove mould in your bathroom or other rooms that often have moisture trapped in the air.

  1. Can I use this machine to sanitize surfaces by adding alcohol?

It is not advisable that you add any kind of chemical to this machine. Not only can it damage the machine, but heating alcohol to such a high temperature can be very dangerous. The fact that the steam can kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria means that you do not need to add sanitizer.

  1. Is it dangerous to use this steam cleaner?

It is dangerous for children to use but otherwise it is designed to be safe as well as functional. You should obviously not aim the nozzle at people or animals, but otherwise it is pretty safe to use.