Review: Vileda Windomatic

Vileda Windomatic

You know when you don’t know you need something, but then once you’ve used it you think ‘why didn’t I get one of these before now’, well that’s how I feel about the Windomatic from Vileda. Its a vacuum for windows essentially, but actually it does a whole load more than that. Designed to help get the water off your windows in a streak and mess free way once you’ve cleaned them it actually works on all smooth surfaces, drawing the liquid up into the small container, which is easy to empty. you can use it horizontally or vertically and the water is sucked up between the two rubber blades. The head is jointed and allows for tighter angles in smaller spaces. When I first got it out of the box I thought it felt a bit lightweight, but that makes it easy to hold for longer periods of time, and it does the job perfectly! 

Vileda WindomaticI just sprayed multipurpose cleaner on the mirrors/windows that need cleaning, leave for a few seconds and then use the windomatic to clean it off. The squeegee effect means that any dirt and debris is sucked up with the liquid and you’ve suddenly got clean windows! No elbow grease required! Perfect for those of us who like to do things with as little effort as possible! You do have to press quite firmly to get the best results but I soon got the hang of it!

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You charge the unit initially for six hours or more, but then I’ve just charged it for half an hour after use each time and stored it away from grabby little hands. I actually use it more frequently in the bathroom, as we have pretty bad ventilation in there and I don’t like to leave the tiles and grouting covered in drips. It takes less than two minutes to do the shower screen and the tiles and I just empty the dirty water container down the bathroom plughole once I’m done! I’ve used it for quickly clearing up spilt squash too when Athena has accidentally knocked it onto the vinyl floor in the kitchen, much easier than wasting a fresh tea towel trying to mop the spillage up. On windows it leaves a streak free finish and you don’t have to polish afterwards, which is a godsend, even when just sucking up condensation. Thinking about it, it is so portable I could take it out to the car and do the inside windscreen and the windows in the back where the kids touch them all the time, that’s a job for tomorrow I think!

Its not often than I genuinely can’t find something that could be improved when I do a review, but this little gadget has made my life SO much easier, my tiles and grouting so much less damp and my windows and mirrors so much cleaner, it’s actually amazing, and you don’t often find me waxing lyrical about a household object, one that I didn’t even know I needed until I started using!

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The Vileda Windomatic  has a 2 year guarantee, with an rrp of £49 it is currently available on amazon at a reduced price:

 

We were sent this item for the purpose of this review, all words and opinions are my own.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. 31st October 2016 / 10:09 pm

    You have really opened my eyes to a new gadget. I’m a bit in love. Thanks for the review!!

  2. 31st October 2016 / 10:14 pm

    This mystical magical wonder sounds brilliant! I need one. However, I do have a way it can be improved upon- my windows are old wooden ones with individual panes of glass that the head would just be too wide for I think (maybe if I used it sideways instead of top to bottom?) so interchangeable heads would make this perfect. Must measure to see if it would work side to side as we get condensation. Fab review x

  3. 31st October 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Looks fab. My parents have similar and swear by it! Not sure they’ve used it on their tiles though! Have you tried it on the car windows?

  4. 31st October 2016 / 10:17 pm

    We loved this too – and like you, never knew we needed one! x

  5. 31st October 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I love it when you find a little gem that changes your life. This sounds like one of those! We have tiles on our walls and floor in the bathrooms and I hate cleaning them. This sounds perfect x

  6. 31st October 2016 / 10:35 pm

    I need one of these! We have big glass doors at the front and back of our house that are constantly covered in grubby little handprints, I would be so much more likely to actually clean them off if I had one of these! Looks fab. x

  7. 31st October 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Goodness, it’s just like you said! I didn’t even know that this product was out there but now am sure I need it in my life! This would be perfect for our caravan, we have a 1960’s caravan and forever getting wet windows. I have to try this product out, as this looks lots more fun than using a teatowel!

  8. 31st October 2016 / 11:07 pm

    I have wanted to try one of these. Your review has come at the right time, we have a lot of windows and glass doors to outside and today I was cleaning the glass & thinking I needed something to make the job easier. You’ve convinced me, Thanks.

  9. 1st November 2016 / 9:25 am

    I think I need one of these in my life….It looks fuss free and sounds like it works so well.
    #TriedTested

  10. 1st November 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Oh my… This looks AMAZING. My windows are disgraceful – I pay for the outsides done, but just have so many other things I’d rather be doing than cleaning the insides. BUT my husband absolutely loves gadgets. I often get him to deep clean various things in our house with the steam cleaner as he’s the only one who knows how to use it properly! I’d never heard of this – thanks for sharing! x

  11. 1st November 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I’m getting one of these soon and now I can’t wait! I’m definitely getting old 😉 Great review x #TriedTested

  12. 2nd November 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I would never have thought of using something like this in the bathroom – that’s genius!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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