Karcher Window Vacuum; Karcher, are you listening?
Oh, how I wish this post was sponsored, that I had a payback due for what essentially will be a paeon of praise for a household gadget that I just LOVE.
But, alas, I am not being paid for this and Karcher didn't provide my little vac. *sigh*.
I do have Amazon affiliation, though, so any links you click through from the post will have a little (like 2p) payback into an Amazon Voucher fund that may, in years to come, finance a small purchase or two (they only pay back after I've amassed £25 of vouchers. I'm not going to get rich off it).
A little while ago I borrowed one of these, Karcher WV2 2nd Generation Window Vacuum Cleaner off my Dad. He'd been telling me how good they were and how easy it was to use, how quick he could clean the windows in the whole house, how it handles tiles and just how invaluable he found it. I borrowed it off me Dad.
Now, the way it usually works is that Dad has a gadget, I borrow it, keep it and either he asks for it eventually after a few months at which point I plead ignorance and he gets a new one or he actually physically comes to look for it, grabs it and I never get to borrow it again. Not so with the Karcher. I had it for three days- three days only- before he asked for it back and had it collected and out of the door.
But in those three days I had really enjoyed it. I had cleaned every available window, wiped over the bathroom tiles and was feeling virtuously clean. My house was looking sparkly at last. Clean windows just have that effect on you, don't they? And streak free windows more than anything else. I have never managed streak free windows, not even with newspaper or windowlene or anything.
And after the month had passed I asked Dad could I borrow it again. No, he was using it. Whatever day I wanted it, he was using it. Apparently he has had to wrestle it from the hands of all the sisters-in-law he lent it to and is not going to let it out of his house again. I could clean my windows but only if I could take them out of the frames and get them to Rainhill. Yeah, really.
I saved up, putting a couple of pounds aside from the housekeeping until I could cover the cost, and then I took the plunge. God bless Amazon. Karcher WV2 2nd Generation Window Vacuum Cleaner It's up there at £39.99 instead of £59.99. With free delivery.
And last week and this week I have decorated. Once I finished the rooms, cleaning the windows is just the finishing touch that makes them shine. It's easy. You use a bucket of warm water with a small squidge of washing up liquid, wipe over the glass and then suck it off with the vac. It won't work well on antique criss cross style glass, but straight flat glass is easy. It's so easy I showed my eldest how to do it and he has done all the available windows he could reach. We had some fun before I told him that you don't slosh the water on the window without squeezing the sponge out, but now he's good to go.
And my house is clean and shining in the sun again. Even my shower room has a streak-free shine.
Do you think I should ask Karcher for some money back for such a positive review? Do you have one, and how do you find it?