Reviews and Problems with Kärcher WV50 / WV50 Plus
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Clumsy, effective but does not warrant giving up my Squeegee
Mark P. McDonald, Amazon
17 April 2013
Summary: Combining a Squeegee with a hand vacuum sounds like a good idea, but in execution it is helpful, but not so much that I would abandon a bucket, sponge and squeegee. The window vac works just fine but its too small to use on large windows and too large to use on shower doors, windows with mullions in them. If your house is full of plate glass windows, then this might be worth the money, but for normal houses I found it to be much less so.
Summary: If you have a lot of windows and they just get your standard dirt -- not, for example, the combination of fingerprints, kid grime, muddy dog noseprints, etc. that accumulates on the windows and sliding doors in MY house -- this will probably work well for you. (Though I think it's a little overpriced.) The concept is simple -- you pretty much just spray, then use this giant cordless squeegee-with-suction.
Value/performance is relative to your specific usage, needs
15 January 2013
Summary: As tempting as allegedly time-and-work-saving gadgets can be, the bottom line is always the end results versus the cost and effort used to get the desired results. If you save time and/or money and the results are better than when you didn't use the product, it's a win. If the results are mixed, then it's up to you whether you are saving enough time or money versus the actual results.
Summary: This product works as described if your windows are smudge and fingerprint free----which IS NOT my house. I have three sliding glass doors that my children and their friends are always using and the smears and fingers/palm prints are spread across all three panes of glass. I used my usual cleanser by spraying liberally, allowing some soak time then used the Karcher Cordless Window & Flat Surface Vac to 'clean' the windows.
Summary: This window vac, in some ways is good; but I question its use on flat services. If you hold the vac parallel and you have fluid in the bottom container that it has vacuumed up it will leak out unless the fluid container is held lower than the main body of the vac. We have tilt in windows and there is no way we could use this product holding it straight up when we clean an upper window that is tilting in.
Summary: We have about 7,000 windows in our house. Okay, there are probably not that many but it sure feels like it when it's time to clean them all, and we have to clean them frequently because we live in the desert and dusty windows are just part of the deal. I looked forward to testing this window vac, especially on the inside windows during the winter where I'd rather not get a bunch of moisture on the windowsills.
Summary: A common method of cleaning glass and sometimes other flat surfaces is to wet them with a cleaning solution and squeegee the liquid off. This Karcher cordless wet vac handles the last part ok, but it's much more complex to deal with than a simple squeegee and towel. But, more to the point, simply spraying on the cleaner is rarely sufficient - you need to wipe or scrub to get adhered grime off.
Summary: I hate cleaning my windows and shower surround. OK...I hate cleaning in general but the windows are the worst. Especially my storm doors. The dogs and cat are always licking the glass and it is a never-ending chore. I received the Karcher Cordless Wet Vac and read the instruction booklet. The Vac came in two pieces (base and the squeegee head). The Squeegee head snapped onto the base effortlessly. I then immediately plugged it in to the charger base.
Summary: I bought my Karcher WV 50 window vac plus the 17cm blade, it's just another expensive gadget you don't really need, and simply NOT worth the money, a 3 hour battery charge for only 20 minutes actual work is just not long enough, plus it has very low suction power.. OK for bathroom tiles maybe, but that's about all, I much prefer to use a squeegee & rubber wipe blade for my windows for a proper job anyday.. My advice is save yourself some money £££££..