Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275: Which Steam Cleaner is Better?

Nobody gets excited about the idea of cleaning, that is unless you have a pressurized steam cleaner! We are going to take a look at Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275 to help you decide which steam cleaner will make your life easier.

Pressurized steam cleaners reduce the need for mops, bucket, and chemicals. They allow you to clean a wide variety of surfaces and types of dirt using just water. More often than not, they will come with a range of adjustments so you can clean floors, grills, cars and even upholstery. We are going to compare more than just what the Wagner 915 and the MC1275 can clean. We are going to look at their size, power, and ease of use so that you can determine which is better for you.

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275

We will begin by going over the similarities of the two pressurized steam cleaners.

The Wagner 915 and the MC1275 are 1500w steamers. They use an average amount of power (pressurized steam cleaners range from 1300w to 1700w). While we say average, this doesn’t reflect on their effectiveness. They both have 120V.

They each have a water tank capacity of 48oz, which will allow you to continuously steam for 45 minutes. It is not an overly large tank but this makes the machines more compact and easier to transport. The water in both tanks is heated to 212ºF.

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275

Wagner 915

Wagner 915

  • Size: 19.7”x15”x13”/13.8lbs
  • Power: 1500w/ 120v
  • Water tank: 48oz/ 212ºF
  • Steam time: 45mins, continuous or bursts
  • Cord length: Not specified
  • Hose length: 8ft
  • Warranty: 1-Year
  • Accessories: Squeegee/floor cleaning brush and cloth/ jet nozzle/ steam plate/range of utility brushes/measuring cup/ funnel
McCulloch MC1275

McCulloch MC1275

  • Size: 20.1”x13”x12.6/ 12lbs
  • Power: 1500w/ 120v
  • Water tank: 48oz/ 212ºF
  • Steam time: 45mins, lockable steam trigger
  • Cord length: 15.7ft
  • Hose length: 9ft
  • Warranty: 2-Year
  • Accessories: Mop head/microfiber pads/nylon utility brush/ squeegee/scrub pad/triangle brush/brass utility brush/scrub pad

There are quite a few differences between the two models, let’s begin by looking at how the two look.

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275: Appearance

McCulloch MC1275 usability

These two pressurized cleaners are compact in size, other cleaners can be upright and are quite a bit bigger. Considering they are different brands, they look quite similar, both in yellow and black and on wheels.

The Wagner 915

Its size is 19.7”x15”x13”. It has a handle with indicator lights on it and two large wheels at the back. It weighs 13.8lbs.

The MC1275

The size is almost identical, 20.1”x13”x12.6”. It has 4 wheels, 2 large wheels at the front and 2 smaller at the rear. It weighs 12lbs

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The winner is- The MC1275

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275: Ease of use

Wagner 915 Review

When using a steam cleaner you will probably have to move around quite a bit. For this, you will want a cord that allows movement without having to find other outlets. And you will need a hose that is long enough to reach higher up tiles or walls.

The Wagner 915

The cord length is not specified, however, some have felt that the cord length is not sufficient. It comes with an 8ft hose. There are two extension wands for added length. The steam can be continuous or you have the option to use bursts of heat.

The MC1275

The electrical cord is 15.7ft. The hose is a tad longer at 9ft and again, there are two extension wands to easily reach higher up. There is a lockable steam trigger so you don’t need to keep your finger on the trigger.

The winner is- The MC1275

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Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275: Uses of the steamer

McCulloch MC1275 review

When searching for the perfect pressurized steamer, you will want to look at its versatility. You may think you will only use it to clean your car but you will be surprised at how many areas you can steam.

The Wagner 915

You can clean sofas, BBQs, grills, bathroom fixtures, floors, windows, tiles, and recreational equipment. The added benefit of the 915 is that it removes wallpaper 20% faster than a non-pressurized steamer, a real advantage if you are keen on home improvements.

The MC1275

This pressurized cleaner is perfect for most floors, appliances, fixtures, outdoor furniture, tiles and grout, and countertops. It is not limited to these areas, it will also remove grease from grills, clean cars, etc.

The winner is- The Wagner 915

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275: Accessories

The accessories you will receive with the pressurized steamer will help adapt the machine to clean different surfaces. Common accessories would include extension wands, brushes, and scrub pads. Squeegees are brilliant for windows and glass.

Wagner 915 vs McCulloch MC1275 Parts

 

The Wagner 915

You will get a squeegee, a floor cleaning brush, and cloth, a jet nozzle, a steam plate, a range of utility brushes and a measuring cup and funnel.

The MC1275

There are a total of 18 accessories including a mop head, microfiber pads, a nylon utility brush, a squeegee, a scrub pad, a triangle brush, a brass utility brush, and a scrub pad.

The winner is- A Tie

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Pros and Cons for Both Models

If you are still unsure of which is better for you, the pros and cons will add further information before we deliver the final verdict.

The Wagner 915

Pros:

  • Has been used to remove wrinkles from fabrics
  • Great for removing really stubborn dirt that a chemical cleaner can’t
  • Good value for money for a small, lightweight pressurized cleaner

Cons:

  • The water tank it tricky to fill

The MC1275

Pros:

  • Really good for killing bed bugs and freshening up carpets
  • The nylon utility brush works very well for cleaning grout
  • It feels sturdy and well made but it isn’t heavy

Cons:

  • Accessories don’t last very long and are expensive to buy

The Final Verdict

When taking everything into consideration, we felt that the winner is the Wagner 915. In terms of pressure power and ability, there wasn’t a great deal of difference with both being effective on multiple surfaces. Both also come with a wide variety of attachments but the added steam plate not only removes wallpaper but it also works well cleaning larger tiled areas. The Wagner 915 is better value for money, even if you do need to use an extension cable.

 

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