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Windows that look dirtier after cleaning than before. Who hasn't experienced this? But with a window vacuum cleaner you can now find a remedy, because it guarantees you streak-free windows. But one manufacturer in particular has come up with innovative and handy window vacuums: Leifheit. With its wide range of accessories, every customer can find a way to clean without streaks. With our large Leifheit window vacuum test 2021 we would like to help you find the right offer and window vacuum accessories for you. We have compared the different window vacuums and would like to share our findings with you. Just read through this test and you will see that you will find the right Leifheit window vacuum cleaner for you without any difficulties.




Summary

  • With the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner, smooth surfaces can be cleaned without leaving streaks and marks. Thus, this device is a great way to make housework easier for housewives and househusbands.
  • Leifheit distinguishes itself from other manufacturers with its innovative click system and sensor technology.
  • There is a wide range of window vacuum accessories from Leifheit. If you properly inform yourself about the function of these accessories, you can save yourself some work.

The Best Leifheit Window Vacuum Cleaner: Our Picks

Purchase criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate Leifheit window vacuums

In the following, we will show you which criteria you can use to decide between the different Leifheit window vacuums. There are currently three different models, which we compare in this section. The criteria for differentiation are:

Accessories

As already mentioned, Leifheit offers a variety of different accessories. Above you could already inform yourself about the variety and when these accessories can be used. Accordingly, you should take a look at your house or flat: If you have many skylights or very high windows and want to avoid using a ladder, a handle is a good choice. If you have a lot of mullioned windows, you should think about buying an extra narrow suction nozzle. As you can see, it is advisable to choose the right accessories and possibly the right complete set depending on your needs. Especially in sets you can often save money.

Battery life

The battery life is not the same for the different Leifheit window vacuum cleaner models and should therefore be taken into account.

The battery life is extended by the sensor technology.

Here, too, you should keep in mind the number of surfaces to be cleaned. For a small flat with few windows, a model with a short battery life is sufficient. If you have a large house with many windows, invest a few euros more for a product that runs longer. The window and bathroom cleaner (model: Nemo), for example, has a particularly long battery life of 45 minutes. The classic (model: Dry & Clean) can run for 35 minutes at a time and the cheapest model (model: Aquanta) only has a 30-minute battery life.

Weight

The Aquanta model is the heaviest model with a weight of 998 g. The Nemo model weighs around 770 g and is thus already a lot lighter than the previous model. The Dry & Clean window vacuum cleaner, on the other hand, weighs only 739 g and is thus the lightest and handiest window vacuum cleaner in the Leifheit range.

Width of the suction nozzle

In general, every Leifheit window vacuum cleaner can be purchased with a suction nozzle that has a width of 28 cm. However, there are also sets that include a narrow suction nozzle (17 cm) or you can buy it as an accessory.

Volume

The volume of the units is adjusted to each other by the sensor technology used in each unit. The Leifheit window vacuum cleaners are not necessarily known for their quiet use, but are rather moderately loud.

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Leifheit window vacuum cleaner

Before buying a Leifheit window vacuum cleaner, you should acquire some background information. We have summarised this information for you in the following paragraphs.

What distinguishes Leifheit from other manufacturers?

With over 60 years of experience in the household products market, Leifheit is internationally renowned for its good quality and value for money. The manufacturer employs more than 1100 people.

Leifheit's philosophy is to create innovative household aids and in this way make your everyday life easier.

At the same time, Leifheit is also known for its customer-oriented service and is happy to provide spare parts.

What types of Leifheit window vacuum cleaners are there and which is the right one for me?

If you are thinking about getting a Leifheit window vacuum, there are three types to choose between. They are all available in the classic Dry & Clean model:

  • Leifheit window vacuum cleaner without accessories
  • Leifheit Window Vacuum Cleaner with Handle and Washer
  • Leifheit Window Vacuum Cleaner with Cleaner, Bucket and Glass Cleaner

Leifheit window vacuums can be a perfect fit for you if you are aware of the pros and cons of the different offerings beforehand. Depending on the situation in your flat or house or which accessories you already own, a different product is suitable for you. We would like to give you an overview in the following paragraphs.

Leifheit window vacuum cleaner without accessories

The Leifheit window vacuum cleaner without accessories, whether the Dry & Clean model or another, is of course the basic framework for cleaning your windows. This product is perfectly adequate for cleaning conventional window fronts, without transom windows or skylights.

Advantages
  • Sufficient for simple window fronts
  • Inexpensive to buy
  • Compact
  • Powerful
Disadvantages
  • Later purchase of accessories is more expensive than sets
  • Basic equipment (bucket, glass cleaner) necessary
  • Not suitable for high windows and sash windows
  • Corners and window frames are not cleaned

Therefore, the window vacuum cleaner without accessories is suitable for you if you have plain and simple window fronts and therefore do not need any accessories. At the same time, it is of course cheaper than sets or buying additional accessories.

Leifheit Window Vacuum Cleaner Set with Handle and Washing-in Pad

This offer convinces with the practical handle with click system, which can be easily attached to the device and extends the reach by 43 cm. This makes the product suitable for you if you have skylights, high windows or other hard-to-reach surfaces in your home.

Advantages
  • Even high windows can be reached
  • window frames and corners can also be cleaned
  • sets are cheaper than buying accessories later
Disadvantages
  • Controversial need for a washer
  • More expensive
  • Not suitable for muntin windows

The washer is intended for cleaning window frames and corners, thus enabling a particularly clean overall appearance of the windows. However, during our research, we came across some reports from customers who describe a washer as not an essential accessory and use a cleaning cloth instead.

Leifheit window cleaner set with bucket, washer and glass cleaner

If you are still completely unequipped when it comes to cleaning windows, this offer is very interesting. It includes the Dry & Clean window vacuum cleaner, but also necessary accessories for window cleaning, such as a bucket and glass cleaner. In addition, it includes a washer that is suitable for cleaning corners and frames.

Advantages
  • Super suitable as initial equipment
  • window frames and corners can also be cleaned
  • sets are cheaper than buying additional accessories later
Disadvantages
  • Controversial need for a washer
  • More expensive
  • High windows not accessible
  • Not suitable for transom windows

Of course, as the number of accessories increases, so does the price. However, if you are not yet equipped and would buy a bucket and cleaning agent in the near future anyway, this option is very obvious.

On which surfaces can I use the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner?

The Leifheit window vacuum cleaner can only be used on smooth surfaces. Rough surfaces can damage the suction lip of the device and should therefore be avoided.

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The handle with a length of 43 cm is very suitable for cleaning roof windows. (Image source: unsplash / Anna Dudkova)

Thus, the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner is especially suitable for glass surfaces, mirrors and shower cabins.

How do I use the Leifheit window vacuum?

Basically, only three steps are necessary:

  1. Brushing: If your surface is covered with pollen or other dirt, first brush it off with a broom. Then dampen the surface you want to clean with a spray bottle. This should contain water and window cleaning agent.
  2. Remove dirt: Then remove the dirt from the surface with a microfibre cloth or the wash-in cloth (available as an accessory).
  3. Remove dirty water: Now you can remove the dirty water with the window vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is attached and guided over the surface from top to bottom. The water automatically lands in the integrated water tank and should be emptied directly afterwards.

What are the technical features of the Leifheit window vacuum?

The Leifheit window vacuum cleaner convinces with several technical details. In the following table we have listed the data of the most popular model (Dry & Clean) for you:
Technical data details
Battery life 35 minutes
Charging time 180 minutes
Water tank capacity 100 ml
Width of the suction nozzle 280 mm
Weight 739 g
Dimensions approx. W 22 x H 58.5 x D 27 cm
Cleaning performance approx. 100 sqm

What accessories can I buy?

The Leifheit accessories for the window vacuum cleaner are very versatile and can save you a lot of work. In the following table we have listed the accessories and what they are for.
Accessories Function
Handle (43 cm) Allows you to clean high windows or overhead. This often saves you having to use a ladder.
Wash-in brush Suitable for cleaning window frames and corners.
Narrow suction nozzle (17 cm) With its width of 17 cm, it is the perfect size for cleaning and vacuuming narrow windows, such as transom windows.
Bathroom nozzle Is particularly suitable for sanitary areas in that it also adapts to uneven tiles and is generally enormously adaptable.

You can buy the accessories presented here directly in the Leifheit online shop.

How do I get spare parts for the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner?

You can also order spare parts for your Leifheit window vacuum cleaner in the Leifheit online shop. There is a "Spare parts" section on the website. Here you only have to search for your desired product and order it directly. From replacement batteries to lids for the water tank, you can purchase everything without any problems. If the spare part is not currently available or if it is an older model, you still have the option of contacting Leifheit's customer service directly. They guarantee to take care of spare parts for older models as well.

What alternatives are there to the Leifheit window vacuum?

As an alternative to the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner, you can of course choose other products from other manufacturers. One of the best-known manufacturers is the Kärcher window vacuum. However, these products are in a higher price segment. Another alternative is to clean the surfaces by hand without any tools. However, this is very difficult and hardly seems feasible in today's technologically advanced world. On the other hand, there are window cleaning robots. These are of course particularly suitable for you if you wish to save a lot more work when cleaning windows.

What are the advantages of using a Leifheit window vacuum cleaner compared to other products?

Like many other manufacturers of household products, Leifheit offers a window vacuum cleaner that makes window cleaning much easier. By vacuuming the window pane, the window remains streak and streak-free without the dripping dirty water. Unlike other manufacturers, however, Leifheit offers some advantages: for example, the device's motor is really only on when it is sitting on the glass surface, which consequently extends the battery life. Leifheit also offers a large number of practical accessories. The accessories are also particularly easy to replace thanks to the click system and enable practical use.

How do I clean the Leifheit window vacuum?

Cleaning the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner is particularly easy. Leifheit guarantees convenient and uncomplicated cleaning thanks to the removable dirty water tank and the large opening of the tank.

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You can clean the window vacuum quite easily. It is important to empty the dirty water tank regularly. (Image source: unsplash / Kid Circus)

In general, it is advisable to empty the dirty water tank after each cleaning operation and rinse it out again with clean water.

What is the sensor technology of the Leifheit window vacuum?

The sensor technology of the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner is the distinguishing feature of Leifheit from other manufacturers. The sensors detect when the window vacuum cleaner is placed on a smooth surface and only then does the motor start. Even after you remove the window vacuum from the surface, the motor switches off automatically. This means that the Leifheit window vacuum has a longer battery life than competing products. In addition, the overall noise level is somewhat quieter when the device is switched off when not in use.

How do I clean without streaks?

There are hundreds of tricks and tips from housewives on how to clean windows without streaks. Basically, the following applies when using the Leifheit window vacuum cleaner:

  • Do not clean in sunshine
  • Thoroughly pre-clean windows and remove dirt
  • Do not set down the window vacuum cleaner during cleaning
  • Clean the squeegee lips after each run
  • Use enough water for cleaning
  • Clean the inside window first and then the outside window

With these tips, you should succeed in cleaning as streak-free as possible. With a little practice, the result is sure to get better and better.

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