Are you looking for the best portable steam cleaners out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? If your like myself and most others, then the answer to that question is YES. If you managed to find this page because you are looking for a chemical-free and eco-friendly alternative to cleaning your entire home then I have got a treat for you. Not only are the steam cleaners reviewed today going to improve the health of you and your home, but they are also going to be great for your wallet!
In this particular steam cleaner review, I am going to be talking about what I think are the 3 best portable steam cleaners for a tight budget. These steam cleaners are some newly released products by a company called McCulloch. To be more exact, it is the brand spanking new McCulloch Power Steam Series. The McCulloch brand has been around for quite some time and their most popular item being the McCulloch MC-1275 Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner has been a massive hit. It was such a big success for the company that they went on to not only improve the MC-1275, but launch several other excellent products as well! Check them out below.
The 3 Best Portable Steam Cleaners On A Budget
The McCulloch MC-1385 is the big daddy of portable steam cleaners. It is McCulloch’s highest powered steam cleaner to date and boasts an adjustable steam controller with up to 58 PSI’s of pressure! That packs a mighty punch to dirt and bacteria.
Some quick facts about the McCulloch MC-1385:
- Absolutely zero chemicals are used with the MC-1385. If you have a household cleaner you want to use in combination with the hot temperatures of the steam, that works great too. We typically prefer it without.
- The tank hold up to 64 oz. of water. The 1500 watt boiler heats up in just 12 minutes and provides up to 2 hours of continuous steam! This is virtually unheard of in the world of steam cleaning and in our opinion is the biggest selling point.
- The MC-1385 comes with 23 different cleaning attachments for a wide variety of projects. A lot of people don’t really these canister steam cleaners come with a steam mop attachment, and instead just buy a steam mop when they can be getting so much more for their money.
- The product is powered with an 18-foot power cord, which means you will be able to travel a long ways before you have to unplug it.
We think this portable steam cleaner is such a great choice for a budget shopper because of its low price and ease of use. It comes equipped with a handle and wheels so you can roll it around while you are steam cleaning away. The pressure meter on top is easy to read and you’ll be able to keep an eye on the amount of pressure your MC-1385 is producing. A wonderful addition we think, and again the 2 hour continuous steam! You’ll run out of things to clean before you run out of steam.
The McCulloch MC-1375 Canister Steam Cleaner is the next step down in price and in our opinion your best bet if you are looking for a great portable steam cleaner on a budget. This device still comes with all the bells and whistles that its predecessor, the MC-1275 has.
Some quick facts about the McCulloch MC-1375:
- The 1375 comes with a 48 oz. tank capacity. For this amount of water, you can steam for up to 90 minutes, continuously! This is what separates these machines from other cheaper devices like steam mops and handheld steam cleaners. The continuous steam for up to 90 minutes gives you the time to complete any job.
- Included with the 1375 are 20 accessories. This is just a few less than the bigger MC-1385. McCulloch has included an attachment for every job. Whether you are using your device as a steam mop or as a window cleaner, you are guaranteed success with the versatile attachments.
- Let’s not forget the 18 foot power cord! You’ll never run out of room to move with a power cord of this length.
The McCulloch MC-1375 is an auto detailers dream! So many people think they need the biggest, and baddest steam cleaners to remove tough stains or dirt and grime. This couldn’t be further from the truth. McCulloch’s line of products is great if you are a business owner like an auto detailer. It’s portability and lengthy continuous steam will give you plenty of time to finish that tough job. McCulloch has been creating rugged, and durable products for over 50 years, so this machine will last you a life time.
The McCulloch MC-1350 Portable Power Steam Cleaner is one of a kind. The best way we could describe this particular steam cleaner is that it is nothing short of cutting-edge. McCulloch made a bold decision by making this device a cleaning tool that you wear like a backpack. This is not your every-day portable steam cleaner!
Some quick facts about the McCulloch MC-1350:
- The MC-1350 has a very highly sought out continuous fill tank! It is almost impossible to find a steam cleaner with a continuous refill option that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars. If you know of any for the price of the MC-1350, please let us know! Continuous refill means no cool down time to refill the tank!
- It is the first of its kind to sport a backpack design. This is not your tool and it is made for on the go cleaning!
- The tank has a 42 oz. water capacity that is heated and ready to steam in just 30 seconds. You can have continuous steam for up to 50 minutes with this device! Perfect for a quick job.
- It comes with 15 different attachments. Although this doesn’t contain as many accessories as the devices bigger brothers, it is still plenty for cleaning pretty much anything.
- When you purchase this product, it will come with a storage bag for easy organization.
Amazon’s reviews of the MC-1350 have been very positive. We did see that there was an occasional defective product, but this is a common problem with pretty much every manufacturer in the world. We think something to keep in mind before buying the MC-1350, is that a steam mop attachment is NOT included with it. While we personally think it is a great item regardless, others who want a steam mop function should definitely keep this in mind.
So there you have it. My personal opinion on what are to be the best portable steam cleaners on a budget and of the year 2015! Happy New Year by the way everyone! These tools are the latest and greatest from an awesome company and I am proud I got to share them all with you today. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to post a comment below! If you haven’t already, have a look at some of our steam cleaning videos to see exactly the kind of things a steam cleaner can do for you and your home. Take care.