A window vacuum (often referred to as a window vac) is one of the easiest ways to achieve a streak-free finish on windows, mirrors, tiles or other glass surfaces. Whether you are cleaning your windows or need to remove condensation, they have transformed the ease to which you can achieve a perfect finish and the latest machines have improved a great deal.
If you have never used a window vac before, we created an in-depth guide on how to use them. In our tutorial guide, we tested one of the best-rated examples (Karcher machine) and you’ll see just how easy they are to use on a range of surfaces.
To assist you in selecting a window vac, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using multiple machines to achieve a perfect finish on various surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Window Vacs
A window vac is a machine that we use regularly and it’s far more versatile than most people think. As well as cleaning your windows, it can also be used on your tiles, mirrors and even on a shower screen.
Therefore, during our testing, we analysed the window vac’s ability to be used on several surfaces, usability, run time, additional accessories and overall effectiveness.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest window vacs (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. Although Karcher window vacs are the most popular (and our favourite option), there are plenty of alternatives to choose from and we’ve been testing them all.
If you wish to see a window vac in action, below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows us testing our top recommendation (Karcher machine). As you can see in the video, it effortlessly cleans away the soapy water to reveal a streak-free shine.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple window vacs, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the machine’s build quality, run time, supplied accessories, recharge time, ease of use, weight, functionality, warranty and value for money.