The Best Window Vac 2019

Are you looking to buy a window vac in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable window vacs, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Window Vacuum Cleaners 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of window vacs with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis . This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the window vacs with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Window Vacuum Cleaners 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Kärcher Anniversary Edition7384.7££Amazon
Kärcher WV112494.5£John Lewis
Kärcher WV5 Premium18894.4£££Amazon
Kärcher WV2 Plus9234.3££Amazon
Kärcher WV2 Premium34614.1£££Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on January 9th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated window vacs. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Kärcher Anniversary Edition

  • 35 Minute Run Time
  • Spray Bottle with Microfiber Cleaning Head
  • 2x Blade Attachments
  • “It’s a lot lighter than I imagined of which I was pleasantly surprised, it is also very quiet ... for some reason I thought it was going to be noisy ... but it’s quite the opposite. ”
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Kärcher WV1

  • 20 Minute Run Time
  • Lightweight Model
  • 2 Hours to Fully Charge
  • “This is the very best gadget I have ever purchased. Windows and mirrors streak free, keep looking round for Windows to clean.”
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Kärcher WV5 Premium

  • Vac, Charger, Wide and Narrow Suction Head
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • 35 Minute Run Time
  • Extra Cleaning Accessories
  • “This makes hard work easy, bought it really for my bathroom tiles as it is a large room.”
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Kärcher WV2 Plus

  • 25 Minute Run Time
  • Includes Spray Bottle
  • Microfibre Cleaning Head
  • Detergent
  • “I highly recommend this Window Vac, no elbow grease required and the dirt that is removed from the windows is incredible.”
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Kärcher WV2 Premium

  • 25 Minute Run Time
  • 2x Blade Attachments
  • Spray Bottle with Microfiber Cleaning Head
  • Detergent
  • “Purchased this item for cleaning white tiles in my bathroom. It was very simple to charge and using Karcher Windows Solution and the window vac. I had the tiles gleaming in no time at all! ”
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Our Notes on this Market


In our 2017 report on the best window vacs, we once again see the Top 5 filled by Kärcher.

There are only three models listed on the Kärcher website, yet we still see their previous versions selling very well; and still with excellent reviews.

The Kärcher WV50 gets a very high scoring 4.7, even after 4000 customer reviews. Impressive.

We saw other manufacturers while creating this report; however Vileda were let down by quality control and poor performance, and Leifheit scored reasonably well, but as yet there are not enough ratings to see how reliable they are.



This is a niche, but very popular market, with just a few manufacturers making window vacs. As you can see, Kärcher are the current leaders in this sector. We saw window vacuums made by Russell Hobbs and Leifheit, but they didn’t score as highly as the Kärcher models.

As well as cleaning inner and outer windows, window vacs are great for clearing condensation – both after showering, or off the inside of windows during the winter. They are also great to use on mirrored wardrobe doors/internal glass doors and car windows.


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