Sometimes things seem like they are meant to be. The week I sacked our window cleaners, I got offered a Vileda Windowmatic to review. It seemed predestined.
The Vileda Windowmatic is lightweight and easy to hold. There are 2 parts: the main unit and the nozzle (they are easy to clip together and unclip). The Windowmatic also comes with a charging cable with a plug. Before use, you’ll need to charge the unit for 6 hours and once it’s charged it can last for up to 60 square metres or 20 minutes total cleaning time. It’s very easy to use. You simply wash your windows as you normally would with a little soapy water and then you place the nozzle of the Windowmatic on the window and pull down. The Windowmatic will draw away any moisture or wetness on the window pane leaving you with a streak free shiny clean window.
We’ve been putting ours through its paces: in the car (condensation is a bit of a winter problem) and it was in desperate need of a clean; in the bathroom (somebody in our house [not me] spends a long time in the shower and it gets very steamy); anywhere where liquid gets spilt like a drink getting knocked over; and cleaning the house windows.
So far we have used it on the bathroom mirror where it quickly got rid of the condensation – one swipe was all that it took. We’ve also used it for condensation on the inside of the car. This works fairly well for the windscreen and the back window, but there isn’t much room to manoeuvre the Vileda in our smallish family car, so the side windows are tricky and even the back window is a bit tricky unless you remove the seat rests or open the hatchback from outside and do it that way. We did find the flexible head which adjusts by 15 degrees did help get into the corners.
We used the Vileda Windowmatic whilst we were cleaning the car too. After washing the car as normal, we used the Vileda Windowmatic to remove the excess water after rinsing. This meant that the windows were streak free and I noticed that the Vileda Windowmatic is able to collect water effectively over the whole of the length of the rubber lip. This bodes well for when I come to tackle the outside windows on the house.