aseriesoftoobs: Still going strong for you? I've had a similiar one for years. So figured a
couple tips were in order:
Tips: I don't use the little scrubby tips that come with it. You can get 5
packs of assorted brushes at the dollar store. Spray the area with the main
nozzle & scrub with your choice of dollar store (disposable) brush. Adjust
material & size for the job at hand...
Car carpet: Main nozzle in one hand & wet vac in the other. vaporize grease
& grime with the steam & immediately suck it up with the vac. works
Areas that are hard to get at, like the door jamb: Steam it loose & then
squirt at it with a spray bottle of hot water, it'll run down & (hopefully)
out. I actually insulated a cheapo bottle with mylar faced bubble
insulation, just for this purpose.
Sanitizing / de-mildewing fabric (beds / upholstery): Use the floor tool
with the cotton or micro-fiber cover & thouroughly go over the whole thing
& let air dry over night.
Stinky carpet: go over with the floor tool with the cotton or micro-fiber
cover, do about a 3X3 area with steam & then vacuum up with a wet vac, then
Works awesome for getting fossilized gum out of things, just softens it up,
so it comes right out. Did 4 flights of stairs coated with anti-slip
strips, that hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. Kids had coated it in gum.
Took about 12 hours. which was about 10K cheaper than the replacement the
the1realanalogman: Enjoyed your video demo Ghostses! I purchased this unit at HFT this evening
and can't wait to deploy it in my war against dirt tomorrow! HFT has a nice
sale going on now. I got $10.00 off the reg price and then used a 20% off
coupon! Great value. I see replacement parts on the McCulloch site, but I'm
hoping to get some of those Dollar Store Brushes too. I can see blasting
through the brushes pretty quickly. Thanks for the nice post!
Lindie Lee: Sure would like to see this work on grout.
Alex Chambers: I wish you made a video for every product I'd ever consider buying. Very
informative. Thank you!
Jonny Weber: Just wondering why did you use tge Purple Power spray, then use the
steamer... What is the point of even using the steamer than??
TheChrismanis1791: Pretty happy to find a ACTUAL review instead of 20 minutes of someone
saying somethings junk. I clean my car interior pretty seriously seat
removal carpet removal fixing spots underneath. Seems like this can help
speed up alot of the floorboard time and dash panel time from previous
owners nicotine. 100 dollar investment is not much when atleast i know it
can complete tasks in the home. Thank you sir. Also i just thought this
probably would help in degreasing a engine bay alot safer than a power
eddie kay: I bought the Bissell and like the HF product...these are NOT production
units by any stretch. Serious crud still demands chemicals and scrubbing.
They work for what they were intended...pre-cleaning and light cleaning but
at this point, I'm still looking for ways to recoup my $39 investment.
BTW,,,for cleaning the vehicles....run your hose to your laundry hot water
hook up, turn the HWH up to high : simple, incredibly effective.
ccDuke1: I work at hft and we do have a parts dept number
Georgina Egger: Great review from start to finish. I usually have a lot of questions after
YouTube reviews, but after I watched yours, I didn't have any. Like
someone else said, I wish you reviewed everything I want to buy. Thank
TheEsotericDesi: crap, it's not "HELPING" I mean that crap's literally blowing the filth to
the moon... Amazing... I bought one 2nite... I now regret not getting it
Shelly Norland: Good honest product review kind sir! Fabulous steam cleaner review from a
regular human like me. Great work, your effort and follow thru to post on
youtube is much appreciated. Next going to check if you have other reviews,
if you do will follow u.
Edgar Davila: Great review, i think you move fast the steamer need to be slower the time
to stay steaming a surface depends on surface and the dirty to you need to
stay a little more to the steam works, again great review
Sanjay Srinivasa: There's something so oddly satisfying about watching all that dirt get
cleaned haha great review!
klio1212: Thank You your review helped me a great deal !!
sarahwallner: Very nice review, thanks for the real life peak!
Patricia K: His review clearly states to WIPE or rinse, soon after steaming,or the
grime attaches itself again. Also using a shop vac to suck up the moisture
I've been using this for a month and absolutely love it! Especially the
hard to reach places. Can't wait to go into my husband's garage!!
Jessica J Alaniz: For some reason the video wasn't loading on my iPod, can this be used on
beds as well as couches? I saw the accessories it came with but didn't see
anything that can be used for that purpose. This will be the first time I
purchase a steamer I hope I get the right one, I was actually aiming
towards this one
smashmouth: I just bought mine and I'm glad I came across this video. Well done and
very informative. I'm now happy I bought it. Thanks
Sam Chowdhury: I have been wanting a steam cleaner for quite some time now. I saw your
video last year while doing research on steam cleaners and found it very
knowledgeable. I bought this same model today from Harbor Freight and
wanted to see some review on it. I searched the model and found your video
again. I came to find out I already knew a-lot about it already, lol. So, I
watched your video again to refresh my memory and I guess I don't have to
read the instructions any more or figure out how to use it.
Everythingtech: Do you have to continually hold down the button
whitemotorbike2011: Do you have to use distilled water
dmpx101: Thanks for the demonstration. I just bought a unit and wanted to know its
capabilities. Per the carousel in the microwave, I put a bowl of water in
the microwave for 2 minutes on high and then using a sponge wipe out all
stuck/splattered foods. I do this regularly and never spend more than a
minute or two getting it spotless.
broderp: Harbor Freight does not appear to be carrying this model any more. The
steam cleaner they are currently carrying is
http://www.harborfreight.com/steam-cleaner-kit-8823.html. Model 8823 with
only a 90 day warranty according to the site. Is this the same unit as
here? (looks can be deceiving.) I so want this steam cleaner, but a 90 day
warranty is kind of scary.
M Hk198: Is this cordless and rechargable? And how it works for outside inside car
Evie F: I worked years back for a company that did restoration cleaning after
floods and fires. My first job was in a house where there had been a
kitchen fire. There was greasy soot everywhere. We used sprays bottled with
a simple Dawn soap and water mixture and commercial steamer to clean
EVERYTHING. Appliances, doors, windows, curtains. At the end of every job,
those houses didn't smell of smoke and all we used was the Dawn and water
and the steam with the occasion rub down with a bristle brush and then
wiped it all up with rags.
Lately I have been wishing I had a steam cleaner of my own and been
shopping and reading tons of reviews and watching unhelpful videos. For a
while I thought I was remembering the power of steam cleaning erroneously.
Thank you so much for that review. I watched it and had to grin. There was
the power I remembered! I was concerned that you used such strong chemicals
in conjunction with it but your methods were exactly how we did it at the
Folks need to understand that you still have to scrub a bit; just not
nearly as hard without the aid of the steam. They blow out steam, not magic
fairy dust! LOL.
I will be ordering this machine as it is clear it can sustain a head of
steam which IS a valid expectation of a steam cleaner.
Ohio Digger: Looks like a Bugatti.
superpeluso1: I do have one of this to clean cars and I probably had mine for like 5
years of abuse and it still works fine and by the way I use mine every day
I strongly recommend it
H Purey: Gotta love Harbor Freight!
Richard Johnson: The results on the truck carpet was very impressive! Thanks for doing the
Madeline Woe: I appreciate the time you took to review this! It really helped. I am now
gonna look to see if there is a video on how that squeagie attachment
works. Window cleaning with steam what a thought! Life could be better ey?
J Nova: Outstanding video! Thank you for showing you working and using the unit at
the same time. I just picked mine up and will be using it shortly. Your
video made a huge decision in me buying one. Please make more video like
AirGunWarriors: Harbor Freight should bonus you somehow, I too am sold from from the
results I've seen in this video!
Gary Hodgin: Thanks for the video. Your applications are similar to what I want to use
a steam cleaner for. I'm going to check around some more but this looks
like a pretty good deal.
JillArizona: Thank you!!
Michael Dorn: Would it be possible to use this the same way as a steam machine used for
car interiors? I think it would but would appreciate your opinion
Dwight Harrison: I had a refrigidaire repaired 7/6/14 that was leaking water into the bottom
of the refrigidiare. The drain was frozen and clogged. The repairman used
this product to clean the drain and melt all the ice. He was in and out in
40 minutes. I would like to have a 20% coupon before I make this purchase.
exflow2000: Thanks for the review. This steamer may be the best I have used. I had
others, that the steam was limited. On this steamer I have run it for 45
min in a row and did not run out of steam. I know your saying to yourself
yeah right. I used it to steam bow wood I bend in to a deflex/reflex shape.
As a matter fact it the one in my profile pic. So 2 thumbs up to this
steamer and to you. Merry Christmas all!!!
bisqon: thanks bro
John Fank: source for replacement parts and accessories
Santo Valentino: This video triggers my ADD
Carolyn Zuniga: I bought it brand new, worked twice and never worked again. Good luck.
mochi kun: pretty awesome review
mygtxful: well worth the money, I watched your video and bought one. It will damage
latex paint if you not careful but it will clean it great. It works great
on my sinks, tile, I mopped the ceiling in my bathroom and works great on
the caulking around my toilet. Great unit and I own big professional car
wash steamers. CONS it would be nice if it had an upholstery and carpet
kjh lk: This machine is fantastic. I heard about this for prevention and to
eliminate bed bugs. My friend had a breakout and I told her about it. It
killed them on contact. Another friend has flea problems from some birds
that were nesting in her house I told her about this machine and she
purchased it. Worked fabulous. Also another person I know had ring worm.
I recommended this machine and it worked. I use this as a prevention and
to clean my grout. I found a nesting place of termites behind a wall and
when I used the steamer we got rid of them instantly. Have not had any
problems since then. So I just purchased the latest one that just came
out. This machine is fabulous.
Aron Stevanus: Did you try cleaning this with purple power alone without the steamer?
Charity Dutcher: is there mopping required after using this unit from the excess water made
by the steam?
Joseph Lorentzen: A275-003-5-Long-Nylon-Brush-(5-Pack)
Kimono Skunk: I was wondering if you could use this as a steam car washer as well... only
seen vids of the other models that are almost 1000 dollars.
Dirk: Great Review of actual real life usage! My wife has medical issues and
chemicals are not a option this steamer used alone can sanitize and clean
with out harsh chemicals.
I don't think Santo meant ADD, OCD sounds more like it and it defiantly
triggered mine, I ordered mine yesterday from Amazon for $113 and free
Harbor Freight McCulloch MC1275 Steam Cleaner Review4.6
out of 5