Your ultimate cleaning gadget: Kmart launches a $30 ‘vacuum’ for windows, shower screens and mirrors – and it doesn’t leave behind ANY streaks
- Kmart Australia has launched a new $30 vacuum cleaner for cleaning windows
- The portable gadget featuring a three-in-one spray, vacuum and squeegee
- Shoppers can clean windows, shower screens, and mirrors without any streaks
Kmart Australia has launched a new $30 vacuum cleaner for cleaning windows, shower screens, and mirrors without leaving behind any streaks.
The portable gadget featuring a three-in-one spray, vacuum and squeegee can be used to clean in tight nooks and corners that are often tricky to reach.
To use the cordless product, simply fill the tank with water, spray the area you want to clean and use the microfiber wipe to remove any of the dirt and grime.
Switch on the vacuum function, then move the squeegee over the surface to vacuum and remove the excess water and dirt.
Shoppers can expect a clean, dry, streak-free window.
Kmart Australia has launched a new $30 vacuum cleaner for cleaning windows, shower screens, and mirrors without leaving behind streaks
Users can also spray the window with a ‘mild’ glass cleaner first before using the vacuum – or for a environment friendly solution, add a few drops of vinegar to the water inside the tank to help remove any excess grease and unclog windows.
The manual warned against adding harsh chemical cleaning products to the tank as this ‘may damage the unit or make it unsafe to use’.
To extend the life of the device, it’s recommended shoppers descale the appliance every six months. Simply fill the tank with 130ml of 50C hot water and add one or two descaling tablets or solution. Pour the water out after 30 minutes.
The product holds clean and dirty water separately, boasts a two-hour charge time and can runs for up to 30 minutes.
Earlier this year, CHOICE found the $399 Vax stick vacuum cleaner (right) performed just as well as the $999 Dyson V10 Animal+ (left), proving it doesn’t always pay to choose the more expensive brand
Earlier this year, consumer experts CHOICE have weighed in on a $399 stick vacuum cleaner that rivals a high-end model costing nearly three times the price, proving it doesn’t always pay to choose the more expensive brand.
The experts put cheaper models to the test against the pinnacle of vacuums – the Dyson.
And while the Dyson is one of the best-known brands on the market, the experts found the $399 Vax Blade 2 Max VX82 performed just as well as the V10 Animal+, which costs $999.
‘Dyson’s market dominance means the brand is often front of mind when buying a new stick vac, but our tests show that some cheaper models can perform surprisingly well,’ CHOICE’s vacuum expert Kim Gilmour said.
During the test, both vacuums were rated ‘good’ for their performance on hard floors and carpets, and received ‘very good’ scores in the ‘thorough’ carpet clean test.
Both brands scored a perfect 100 per cent on pet hair removal, perhaps proving shoppers don’t need to fork out a fortune to get promising results.
The experts found both vacuums were very easy to use, manoeuvre around the home and ‘straightforward’ to empty and clean.
The only difference between the two is Vax [3.1kg] is slightly heavier than Dyson [2.67kg] so it could be difficult to clean high-up spaces like ceilings and curtains.