Kärcher have released an Anniversary Edition of the window vac to celebrate 10 years since the launch of the first and original Window vac.
It can run 40% longer than the WV2 (previously reviewed), and has an impressive cleaning time of 35 minutes.
The WV Anniversary Edition also comes with a 170mm suction head, cleaning detergent, and a spray bottle set, so you get everything that you need for spotless windows.
But does it live up to expectations? Let’s take a deeper look…
What I’ll Cover…
- Top Features
- Comparison to other WV models
- Application areas
- Advantages & Disadvantages
- People’s opinions
- Is it the right choice for you?
OK, let’s get started…
This model of the Kärcher Window Vac does its main function perfectly – cleaning your windows without streaks or drips in just a fraction of the time you would normally spend.
With so many positive reviews about this model, let’s take a look at what sets it apart from the rest.
3 Top Features
1. Exchangeable suction nozzle
You can choose between two different nozzles, large and small. The large one is 280 milimeters wide, and the small one is 170 milimeters.
This is great for getting to those window edges and cleaning smaller surfaces, while also allowing you to clean larger areas more quickly.
2. Powerful battery
It takes just 3 hours for the lithium ion battery to fully charge, and then it can run up to 35 minutes.
This can clean approximately 105 square meters, or around 35 windows, in just one charge, which is quite impressive.
3. Light, quiet and easy to use
Weighing only 0.6 kilograms, the Kärcher WV Anniversary Edition will make your window cleaning an easy and pleasant activity.
This edition also comes with a spray bottle set with microfiber cloth and 20ml glass cleaning detergent, allowing you to clean the windows in a manner of seconds without having to carry heavy buckets with water around the house. A win-win situation.
Comparison to the other WV models
So far, the most popular model before this one was the WV 2 plus.
In comparison, the Anniversary Edition offers 10 minutes more run time, 30 square meters more cleaning area per charge, weighs 50 grams less and comes with an additional suction head, all that for just £5 more.
It also needs 25 minutes less to charge fully than the WV 5 premium model, which by the way is more expensive by 15 pounds.
The Kärcher WV Anniversary Edition has a wide range of applications and it can be used on any smooth surfaces, including:
- Shower cabin
- Glass table
Aside from cleaning, the vacuum can be used to suck up any excess moisture from your windows or tiles.
This is extremely helpful as most houses have condensation on the inside of their windows, so this product can save you from the build up of mildew.
Here are the highlights…
- Cuts down cleaning time by 300%
- Leaves your windows streak-free
- Quiet and lightweight, only 600 grams
- You can empty the dirty water tank without coming into contact with the water
- 2 year guarantee period
- Trusted brand
- Can clean up to 35 windows with one charge
- Can be used on any smooth surface
Let’s see the Window Vac in action…
What are People Saying…?
People seem to love the option of choosing between the two suction heads as it allows them to get to the tougher areas.
They are also positively surprised by how quiet and lightweight the window vac cleaner is.
However, the one thing that makes this product stand out is that it replaces all the heavy buckets of water that you have to carry around the house.
It is amazing how little water is needed for cleaning – no more buckets etc. The Karcher cleaning concentrate I found to be very effective and all in all lives up to the ‘no streak’ claim, as used with the applicator and vac. – DJPE
What’s the Downside…?
The only problem users seem to have with this model is that the emptying the dirty water tank seems difficult at first and takes getting used to.
However, after doing it a couple of times you’ll get quicker and better at it, so you can spend as much time as you can doing other activities you enjoy.
The dirty water tank on the vac opens by means of a rubbery plug section that is quite stiff and hard to open at first, but eventually you will get used to it and be able to open it quickly.
- Extremely easy to use
- 40% more run time
- Streak-free cleaning
- Emptying the water tank might be difficult at first
Is it Suitable for You..?
Kärcher WV Anniversary Edition is most suited for people who live in a house with many windows and who want to get them sparkling clean in the shortest amount of time.
Its lightweight design ensures that even if you have to clean a few dozen windows, you still won’t get as tired as you normally would if you cleaned the windows without it.
The 35 minute run time also allows you to get the job done quickly as you don’t have to stop in the middle of the process just to wait for it to charge.
The bottom line…
Overall, the product does what it’s supposed to do, and does it in an almost effortless way.
If this is the first time you’re purchasing a window vacuum, you’re probably feeling a bit skeptical. Don’t worry, a lot of the satisfied owners felt the same way before purchasing. And now? They can’t imagine cleaning their windows without it and have been pleasantly surprised by how easy and efficient it is.
So, if you want to cut down your cleaning time by 3 times and get the job done without breaking a sweat, then this is the product you need.