Vileda Windomatic

viledaWe’ve been putting the Vileda Windomatic to the test (let’s face it, I’ll do pretty much anything to make cleaning easier!) and I love the results.

I’m going to let you in to a dirty little secret, since moving into my house a year and a half ago, I’ve only every cleaned the windows once (and that was when we moved in!). I have always found an excuse and put it off but when we were asked to try out the Windomatic, I thought it would give me the kick up the backside that I needed to finally get around to doing the windows again.

So with some reluctance at first (and after charging for the required time), I cleaned my windows with a normal window cleaner but instead of having to buff the windows to within an inch of their life, I just sucked the excess water up with the Windomatic and it left a clean, streak free shine. I was astonished at how good it was. My parents have a more costly window vac and to be honest, I wouldn’t bother with it as the Vileda Windomatic is brilliand and had the added bonus of having a flexible head too.

It’s lightweight to hold and move, is sturdy in design and as long as you keep a vacuum against the glass, the window is sucked clean in seconds (although, if you move the Windomatic too quickly, it won’t work as well).

So, having tested it out on the inside of the downstairs windows (it’s far too cold to get me outside yet!), I tried it on my mirrors both in the bedroom and the bathroom. The bathroom was an obvious choice as it gets so steamy after baths and showers but the Windomatic clears it in minutes. The bedroom mirror (we have mirrored wardrobe doors) needed a little more TLC as it’s always littered with tiny fingerprints and kiss marks. So, having washed the marks with warm water first, I used the vac to suck off the excess and again, it worked brilliantly.

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With the cleaning ticked off, I thought about those other annoying chores that I could make easier and clearing the condensation off the windows in the morning is among them. This vac works really well at getting rid of the condensation in seconds, just like everything else. One thing to note though is that it sometimes spurts a little of the water out of the vents because you have to hold the Windomatic horizontally instead of vertically to get to the condensation. Even so, it works really well and has made the chore a lot easier (that may also be because the hubby now does it!)

My only other tiny bug bear would be the amount of charge it holds; on a full charge, you can look to get around 20 minutes of power. This seems ample but because this has been such a huge hit in our house (even Isabella loves to help out!) we find it needs charging a lot. However, this is a very small criticism and wouldn’t put me off buying one.

From 25th April – 8th MAy, 2016, you can WIN this (as well as 2 other Vileda products) – Have a look and see how here.

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  1. Dave Dyer says:

    I went to look for the ‘more expensive window vac’ at B&Q and found the Windomatic for £25, marked down from £30. Thinking it might be too cheap – after all you get what you pay for – I bought one after finding this review on my iPhone whilst in store. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. I’ll have a go over the next few days and let you know.


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