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Review of the McCulloch MC1270 Portable Power Cleaner with 16 Accessories

With so many steam-cleaning machines available on the market today, it can be difficult to choose the one that will best suit your needs. Steam cleaning is also becoming increasingly popular in modern day life and that is why we decided to review the McCulloch MC1270, to help you make a great choice.

What Makes Steam Cleaning So Great?

Using harsh and harmful cleaning chemicals around your house can be a danger to your family and your pets. Besides that, these chemicals are also very harmful to the environment which is the last thing we want to be harming. With global warming and pollution being such a hot topic today, many people have opted for steam cleaning because it is much more environmentally friendly.

Not only is it just a safer option, but it cleans your home better than any chemical could because of the high temperature that it gets to. This high temperature can eradicate any germs and bacteria by almost 100%. Plus, you don’t have to spend any extra money on cleaning solutions for these machines.

Another reason why these machines are so popular is because of how versatile they are. They can be used all around your house and yard. You can use them to clean anything from tile floors to grills and gardening equipment. So, not only do you save on chemicals, but you save on other appliances as well that you may have needed to buy to clean different parts of your property.

Steam cleaners also take away the risk of damaging your furniture and other belongings that are sensitive to certain chemical solutions. Using a steamer makes you part of a great community of people who are trying to make everyone’s life a little better.

Why Is the McCulloch MC1270 So Special?

To state the obvious, the portable design makes it so much more convenient to use for cleaning things like your car or grill because you can carry it. It is quite small, but it may arrive in a larger package for safety reasons. McCulloch is really great with packaging and their products arrive completely intact and brand new.

With the addition of 16 accessories, which are included in the price, you will have an attachment to clean anything you can imagine. Get into the smallest corners and clean grout by just changing the attachment. You can use the utility brush attachment to deep clean your grill, and then put the 9-inch squeegee on to do the windows.

Seen as it is designed to be portable, it is on the smaller side and has a tank that can hold 25 oz. of tap water. The steam time, however, is 30 minutes which is long enough to clean at least 3 to 4 pieces of furniture before you have to refill the tank. It takes 5 minutes to heat up which gives you enough time to prepare the area or appliance you are going to be cleaning.

The power cord is 15 ft. long which is enough to move around pretty freely. The steam hose adds an extra 4 ft. so you can reach far corners. One of the great features of the McCulloch MC1270 is that you can adjust the flow of steam by turning a dial. You can also lock the steam trigger in place so that you have a flow of uninterrupted steam.

Using this super-hot steam, you can blast away any dirt, grime and bacteria that are lurking around your home. There are so many features that make this a great steam-cleaning machine and it is all covered by a 2-year warranty to ensure your satisfaction.


How Does Steam Cleaning Work?

By heating the water to 212°F in 5 minutes, the McCulloch MC1270 can use the hot temperature to destroy unwanted guests and grime in your home. It can be used to remove wax from your car as well because the heat will melt the wax as the force of the steam pushes it away.

The fact that you do not need to use any chemicals means that you spend less time setting it up and you won’t ruin your items. The concept of steam cleaning was brought about to eradicate the use of environmentally harmful substances that we would normally just throw down the drain. Now, we can just throw unused, but clean, water down the drain.

How do I Know If It’s Right for Me?

The McCulloch MC1270 is one of the smaller McCulloch steam-cleaning machine models so there are bigger options, but this works great in situations where portability is a must. It is lightweight and easy to carry which adds convenience to its many great features.

It can also be a great addition to your cleaning cupboard if you want to have a device that can be used to clean more than one thing. Remove all the chemicals in your cupboards and replace them with a McCulloch MC1270 if you want a versatile machine.

If your family, or even the environment, is your number 1 priority, you will not regret investing in this great device.

How Much Does It Cost?

You would expect a steam-cleaning machine like this to come at a very high price, but you are wrong. The 16 additional accessories as well as the 2-year warranty are included in the affordable price that the McCulloch MC1270 comes at.

It will save you a lot of money on cleaning solutions and products that are more harmful to your home, making it a perfect alternative that is family and environmentally friendly. You will be able to benefit from it for many years to come, making it a great purchase.

Final Verdict

Out of all of the brands of steam-cleaning machines available in the modern world, McCulloch is definitely the best way to go. Their warranty and customer service, as well as the quality of their products makes it easy to see why the McCulloch MC1270 is such an amazing device.

The 16 attachments and accessories that are included are a great addition to the advantages of having this steam cleaner and, you will be saving the planet at the same time.


  1. What is the best surface to use the McCulloch MC1270 on?

You can use this steam cleaner to clean almost any flooring including laminate. You can also use it for outdoor furniture, tile and grout, and countertops.

  1. Can I use this steam cleaner to clean my car?

Yes, the steam is gentle enough yet tough enough to clean stubborn dirt from your rims or car itself. It should go without saying that you shouldn’t use a utility brush attachment when you clean your car though, because it will get scratched.

  1. Is it safe to use steam cleaners?

They would not be on the market if they were considered dangerous. There are risks involved with working with hot water, but we boil kettles everyday to make hot drinks. The key is to never aim it at yourself or other people and pets.

  1. How many times will I need to refill the water tank of the McCulloch MC1270?

That depends on how long you are going to be using it. The tank will last you about 30 minutes, so if you plan on cleaning for an hour then it is safe to say you will have to fill it up twice.

  1. Do I have to wait the full 5 minutes for the water to heat up?

Yes, it is very important that you do for safety reasons. If you do not wait for the water to reach a certain temperature, the steamer could just spray hot water which could splash on you and injure you.