Kärcher WV 1 Plus Window Vacuum Cleaner
Kärcher WV 1 Plus Window Vacuum Cleaner is designed for cleaning not just windows, but all smooth surfaces like mirrors, tiles, shower areas, car windows, etc. quickly and more easily, with no drips, spots, and streaks.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus package includes a window vacuum cleaner, spray bottle with the machine-washable microfiber pad and 16 oz detergent, and charging cable.
Published: March 1, 2019.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus Features and Specifications
Kärcher WV 1 Plus windows vacuum is a rather compact, cordless vacuum cleaner, featuring a wastewater tank and 9.75 inches (~24.8 cm) wide window cleaning squeegee blade.
The water bottle features a cleaning detergent tank, spray head, microfiber pad attachment, and microfiber pad.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus windows vacuum weighs just 1.1 pounds (~0.5 kg) and can be used for vacuuming in various directions, preferably vertically and horizontally.
Wastewater tank capacity is 3.52 oz (100 ml) and can be easily emptied and rinsed.
When the battery is fully charged, the unit can operate for up to 20 minutes on the single battery charge. Operating time depends on the battery's age, condition, ambient temperature, and similar.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus windows vacuum is rated at 10 watts, and is powered via a lithium-ion battery than can be fully charged in 185 minutes (~3 hours).
Kärcher WV 1 Plus Operation
Using Kärcher WV 1 Plus is rather simple:
- using a spray bottle, spray cleaning detergent over the cleaned surface,
- using spray mottle, clean the window using microfiber pad, especially extra dirty spots and areas,
- using a window vacuum, clean the window using a squeegee blade and vacuum suction to remove all of the fluids of the cleaned surface.
When the cleaning is done, empty and rinse the dirty (waste) water tank and if needed, charge the battery.
Note: Kärcher WV 1 Plus is a simple to use window vacuum cleaner, but before the very first use, be sure to read the manual thoroughly. Also, for safety reasons, lithium-ion batteries are not shipped in a fully charged state.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus can be used for cleaning windows as intended, but also for removing water from various surfaces, like shower glass walls and doors.
When preparing for the cleaning task, it is recommended by the manufacturer to add 1 cap (~0.68 oz/20 ml) of the window cleaner concentrate and to fill the rest of the spray bottle slowly with clear, tap water.
Call me a perfectionist, but I really don't like streaks on the windows and mirrors, so instead of tap water, use distilled or at least demineralized water, especially in the areas with hard tap water.
Note: Demineralized water has most of the minerals removed via reverse osmosis process, while distilled water has practically all of the minerals removed via boiling off the water and then condensing the water vapor (steam) into the pure, distilled water.
In order to increase the cleaning range, WV Evolution Extension Set is available, which can be very useful for cleaning elevated and often hard-to-reach surfaces.
Kärcher WV 1 Plus Window Vacuum Cleaner replaces older Kärcher windows vacuums, including WV 50, WV50 Plus, WV60, and WV 60 Plus.
For short: Kärcher WV 1 Plus can be a very helpful cleaning tool in keeping windows, mirrors, tiles, cars, countertops, and other similar surfaces clean and streak-free.
In the areas with hard water, the use of distilled or at least demineralized water is highly recommended.
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