10 Best Window Cleaning Tools and Supplies
A collection of well-reviewd tools that will make the daunting task of window cleaning easier and more efficient.
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LDS Industry Extendable Razor Blade
Sometimes, before you can even think about throwing soap and water on a window you’ve got to do a little bit of scraping. This LDS Industry Extendable Razor Blade is perfect for getting any sticky residue off of windows, whether it’s an old sticker or dried on paint.
Amazon reviewers say great things about the tool. “I was surprised when it did what no other cleaner or scraper could on the first try,” said one reviewer who used the tool on their car window. “When I scraped the window vertically it worked even better and cleaned up three years of state park stickers when nothing else could.”
Unger 2-in-1 Professional Squeegee and Window Scrubber
This 2-in-1 window cleaning tool features a squeegee on one side and a scrubber on the other to make quick work of window cleaning. The 14-in. rubber squeegee blade can also be attached to a telescoping pole (not included), for extended reach.
“Excellent little device. The soft microfiber part holds the water solution and gently cleans the windows,” says one Amazon reviewer. “The rubber then swishes away the water and leaves the glass streak-free. The best part is the handle is comfortable to hold and it has a screw thread to attach a longer shaft to reach higher up windows.”
E-Cloth Waffle-Weave Glass Scrubbing and Polishing Cloth
This window cleaning product features one cloth to clean windows, frames and sills and another to leave glass streak-free and crystal clear. The powerful fibers allow you to remove the toughest dirt with just water.
“Love this window cleaning set!” says an Amazon reviewer. “Have used several brands of cloths. This duo is by far my favorite. The cleaning cloth is large. I cleaned both very dirty outside sliding glass doors and my cloth was still able wipe the tracks. The polishing cloth made the doors sparkle. With all that dirt the cleaning cloth rinsed totally clean and looked brand new.”
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SprayWay Glass Cleaner
This glass cleaner cleans windows, mirrors, patio doors, glass tables and glass cooktop stoves. Specially formulated for glass surfaces, this cleaner works without leaving behind streaky residue.
“This product added at least 10 years to my life,” says an Amazon reviewer. “I have tried everything from manufactured products to make your own best window cleaner! And this is AMAZING! You definitely need to use it with the microfiber cloths that most people recommend in their reviews! I usually have to climb up and down the ladder several times to get the window clean the old way, but with this one pass and clean wipe and you are done! Buy…..buy….buy this product….stop looking for anything else I promise as a type A person this will make you relax and smile! So glad I bought a case!”
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Ettore Squeegee-Off Window Cleaning Soap
Ammonia-free and biodegradable, this window cleaning soap is specially formulated to easily dissolve tough grease, grime and dirt without leaving streaks.
“I never write reviews, but this solution with the squeegee was so awesome,” says a reviewer. “I have looked at our dirty windows for years, tried to clean all the kids’ prints with streaks shining through the following day. This solution was so awesome. The shine on the windows is so bright, it’s like we have new windows. I did 46 windows and 8 French doors in one day, inside and out. It’s been about 6 weeks and the bright windows just make me happy every day. So thankful.”
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Tyroler Bright Tools The Glider Magnetic Window Cleaner
This magnetic window cleaner is effective for double-glazed windows, between 0.8 inch and 1.1 inch thick. Called “The Glider,” it allows you to clean the outside of your windows while staying indoors.
“Great product,” says a reviewer. “The strong magnets allow cleaning 5/8-inch-thick glass on hurricane sliding doors where a 3-inch space between the fixed insect screen and the glass would have been too small for traditional cleaning tools. Using soapy water in a garden sprayer to liberally coat both sides of the glass made it possible for The Glider to move freely in slow sweeping motions without the outside piece becoming detached. Most of the soap solution was removed by the squeeze (squeegee) and the few remaining drops were removed by using the microfiber cloths. This product is well-designed and worth the purchase price.”
Ettore 3-Gallon Compact Bucket
Excellent for washing windows, floors, cars and much more, this compact 3-gallon bucket has an ergonomic grip handle for easy to transport. This bucket can accommodate squeegees and washers up to 14 inches in length.
“I love this thing,” says an Amazon reviewer. “It’s a great size for my mop. I have even used it to carry my cleaning supplies from one area of the house to another before filling it with water. Thinking of getting a second just to hold my cleaning supplies. Good size and not heavy when half full of water.”
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Ettore All-Purpose Window Cleaning Combo Kit
This window cleaning combo kit features a 12-in. all-purpose squeegee, a 10-in. all-purpose washer, and a 42-in. click-lock extension pole. The reusable, machine-washable window scrubber sleeve was designed to deliver premium cleaning power—far better than that of paper towels or sponges.
“Fantastic kit,” says an Amazon reviewer. “I highly recommend using it with the soap by the same company. I used it on all my windows and it did a fantastic job. It cleaned without leaving streaks or residue and did a great job of making it so I could reach all of my windows with no problem whatsoever.”
Rienar Track Cleaning Tool
Designed to fit into the tracks of windows, sliding doors, and shower doors, the brush sweeps away dirt and the scraper dislodges debris from tight corners. To ensure a secure hold, this tool features an elevated, curved handle with built-in finger grips.
“Ok. Here is something I really like,” says a reviewer. ” I can’t get into these spaces with my vacuum attachments and a toothbrush doesn’t do as good a job as this tool. You can use it for dust, or with wet cleaners. It works both ways. I have plants on my windowsills and there is always an occasional water spill no matter how careful you are. Then there are insects that insist on dying in this area. It helps me get to dirt that annoys me and I am all for an easier clean.”
Alfawise Window Cleaner Robot
Using built-in AI technology, the Alfawise Window Cleaner Robot uses calculation and programming to determine the optimal cleaning path for an efficient clean! It will even identify window frames and obstacles to ensure it stays on track.
“All my windows have come out sparkling,” says an Amazon reviewer. “Since this is like a car buffer for windows it gets them much cleaner than I ever could. Only pitfall I’ve seen is the odd circular shape makes it not able to reach the corners of any windows. I considered that a small price to pay considering 99 percent of the window was much cleaner than when I started.”
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