The 7 Best Magnetic Window Cleaners
This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Washing dirty windows on high floors no longer has to involve rickety ladders. Not only do these magnetic window cleaners help you scrub the outsides of your panes without risking a fall, but they can also save you time and effort by wiping the insides simultaneously. Be aware that these devices contain powerful magnets that can pinch your skin if not used appropriately. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 13, 2020:
While there are exceptions, the majority of this market is going to be made up of people who live on higher floors, so my primary consideration during this update was to purge the list of all the models that didn’t have safety ropes, and the reason for this is simple: the last thing you want is to have purchased a model only for the outer glider attachment to fall to the floor 10 storeys below and crack – or worse, hit someone’s head.
With that being said, I decided to get rid of the XSJZ Brush Tool which lacked a safety rope, but was an otherwise smart model with a built-in nozzle. I also had to remove another model because of availability issues. The replacements are fairly similar and both triangular in shape, which is good for corners, and out of the two, the Charminer Gliding Tool is a little more rudimentary, as it doesn’t have an adjustable magnet strength.
I’ve also updated the Tyroler Bright Tools Glider D-3 with a more sophisticated version of the same model. Basically, the older Tyroler had 3 model variations – the S-1 for single-glazed panes, the D-2 for thinner double-glazed panes, and the D-3 for thicker double-glazed panes- none of which came with an adjustable magnetic strength. The newer Tyroler however has only two model variations, both of which come with adjustable magnetic strengths – what Tyroler calls ‘AFC’ (Adjustable Force Control) - making it more suitable for a broad range of windows.
Additionally, I’ve added the Tyroler Bright Tools Glider D-4 to this list, which has an even broader range of ‘Force Control’ and is rated suitable for window thicknesses from 0.08 to 1.6 inches. It is a little more expensive than the D-3 though, and you likely won’t need such a broad magnetic field range unless you have window sets with very dissimilar pane thicknesses. Do remember to measure your windows first before picking a suitable magnetic cleaner. And if you want to make your life even easier, have you considered robotic window cleaners?
April 04, 2019:
Depending on the climate and geography of your location, window washing might be a frequent chore you undertake, and therefore if you want to minimize the labor involved, a magnetic window cleaner is a good investment.
Key factors in determining what model to purchase include the strength of the magnet and the absorption power of the cleaning surface. Also look out for built-in safety features, such as anti-pinching covers and fall-proof cords.
The strength of the magnet is important because it decides the thickness of the window pane that a particular devices can effectively attach itself to. Both in the upper half of the list, the Tyroler Bright Tools Glider and DBJIE Super Magnetic Wiper have magnets powerful enough to move across double-layered windows with ease.
As with any magnetic product, you want to keep these away from electronics.