I tried a 'window vacuum' on my window condensation — here's why one's worth buying this Amazon Prime Day

The Windomatic window vacuum being used on a window
I was surprised by how easy and effective the Vileda WindoMatic was to use (Image credit: Future / Amy Willis)

Living in a house built in the 1990s with original glazing means condensation on windows is pretty much a daily occurrence at this time of year, especially upstairs. I wanted to try a window vac to see if it was successful at sucking up the excess moisture in quick-time.

Leaving window condensation to its own devices would mean leaving the water droplets to simply evaporate, and I didn’t like the thought of excess water making the room feel damp. If I wiped them down, the water would run down the panes and pool onto the frames and sill, and the windows would be streaky — I’d end up wiping up the water and then polishing the glass, a faffy, time-consuming job when you’ve got multiple windows to clear up.

Bosch Cordless Window Vac GlassVAC | WAS £59.99 NOW £52.99 (12% off)

Bosch Cordless Window Vac GlassVAC | WAS £59.99 NOW £52.99 (12% off)

Comes with smaller attachment for smaller panes of glass plus battery and other cleaning attachments


Kärcher 16332220 WV 6 Plus N Window Vac | WAS £114.99 NOW £76.49

Larger water tank with 100 minute battery run time

Michelle Guy

Michelle was Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's Deputy Editor. With an editorial career spanning more than 18 years, Michelle spent time working on educational magazines and websites until her career took an exciting turn into the world of homes and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018. 

She’s just completed her second kitchen renovation project and bathroom renovation, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).