One of the least popular chores on many a homeowner's list is cleaning windows, especially when it comes to those on the second or third floor of your home. Clambering up and down ladders, having to relocate the ladder as you move from window to window, and the chance of a fall make this a hazardous and time consuming project. For apartment and condo dwellers, trying to clean the outside of a window from inside their home can be difficult and dangerous, and no-one enjoys leaning out of a third, fourth, or even tenth-story window to reach those upper panes. The magnetic window cleaner provides a safer alternative to ladders and leaning, with several different models on the market today.
What is a magnetic window cleaner?
Magnetic window cleaners have two separate cleaning surfaces with magnets strong enough to hold the two sections together through the thickness of a window pane. Users simply apply cleaning fluid to both sides of the window cleaner then the pads are place opposite each other on either side of the window. These magnetic cleaners are made for both single and double pane glass; be sure to check the packaging before you purchase. Some models also have a safety cord attaching the two parts, making retrieval easy if the outside cleaner slips off the window.
1. Glider Slim
In this updated version of The Glider, a slimmer silhouette allows for cleaning glass in narrower spaces while four squeegees help ensure better cleaning results. Glider Slim also has an adjustable force control which allows you to adjust the magnetic grip according to the thickness of the window, up to 3/8" thick. This single pane cleaner includes two microfiber polishing cloths.
2. Window Cleaner Magnetic Wizard by Bradex
The Window Cleaner Magnetic Wizard from Bradex cleans both single and double pane windows, with powerful magnets that keep the two pads firmly together and a safety lanyard that prevents them from falling. The Magnetic Wizard can be used on display cases, shower doors, balconies and more and comes in a variety of colors.
3. Glider D-3 Double Pane
Like its slimmer cousin, The Glider D-3 has four squeegees that dry as you clean. With a special microfiber cloth for tackling heavy dirt, the Glider D-3 is designed for windows between 3/4" and 1 1/8" thick. Squared off corners makes it easier to clean in corners and the longer profile provides for an easy grip.
4. Magnetic Double Sided Window Cleaner
One advantage of the Magnetic Double Sided Window Cleaner is its triangular head, making it easier to clean in corners. Able to handle double-pane windows, this cleaner works on windows up to 1/2" thick. Comes in various colors.
5. Window Wizard Magnetic Window Cleaner
The Window Wizard can be used on vehicles windows, shower doors, mirrors along with fish tanks and greenhouses. With powerful internal magnets that help you safely clean both sides of your window simultaneously, this product also comes with a safety cord to prevent accidental drops. Works on glass up to 1/4" thick.
6. Window Mates Single or Double Pane Window Cleaner
The Single Pane Window Mates works on single pane windows up to 1/2" thick, while the Double Pane version works on windows between 1/2" and 1 1/4" thick. With a sponge that washes the window while a squeegee removes excess moisture for quick drying, the Window Mate can also be used a single surface cleaner and will clean mirrors, granite bench tops and tile surfaces.
HOW TO BUY MAGNETIC WINDOW CLEANERS ON EBAY
The authorized sellers on eBay are a great resource for all your home and garden needs, including magnetic window cleaners. To begin your search simply enter the relevant terms in the search box featured on every eBay page, choose from the list of categories to refine your search and then click on individual items to learn specific details like color, size manufacturer and more. With easy payment options and eBay's Money Back Guarantee, finding the right tool to clean your windows won't leave you feeling wrung out.