In recent days we have tried Alfawise WS 960, an automatic window cleaner which, thanks to its particular shape, is really efficient as it can clean even the most remote corners. Thanks to the safety system it stops cleaning without falling even in the event of a power failure, in addition to the automatic mode it can be controlled manually via the remote control.
How it's done
The robot is composed of a single square-shaped piece, with an uncovered central area and on which we find the suction grill, useful for creating the vacuum between the robot and the glass, thus keeping it glued to the surface.
The bottom is framed by a cloth that remains glued to the robot through some Velcro-like portions: in the package we find two, thus being able to replace and wash them without interrupting the cleaning of the windows.
The movements of the window cleaner are ensured by two rubber tracks, also designed to increase the adhesion of the robot to the surface and ensure the right movements without ever slipping.
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How does it work
First you connect the power supply to the electrical socket (and the window cleaner), then you place the robot on the glass or mirror to be cleaned and turn on the switch at the same time. The motor will begin to suck, creating a vacuum between the window cleaner and the surface within a few seconds, then supporting it without difficulty.
At this point all that remains is to press the central button on the remote control or the central button visible on the handle of the window cleaner to start the automatic cleaning.
As we said, it is also possible to direct it manually using the directional arrows: at the end of the cleaning, simply press the button on the window cleaner or the central one on the remote control, hold the robot still with one hand and turn off the switch to stop suction.
Precautions Before starting the cleaning, it is advisable to make sure that the power cable is long enough to allow the window cleaner to reach even the most remote point of the surface to be cleaned (if necessary, it is a good idea to accompany the power supply to an extension).
Also included in the package is the safety rope, useful in case you are told to leave the robot unattended during cleaning. Simply attach it to the supplied powerful suction cup, which can securely lock to any glass or smooth surface through its robust vacuum system.
The window cleaner is also equipped with a safety system designed to stop the robot and decrease the suction power just enough to keep it glued to the glass for a good 30 minutes in the event of a power failure: time limit exceeded, without a rope in tow. the robot would crash to the ground, damaging itself and / or the floor.
How is it going
For effective cleaning it is advisable to accompany the cloth to a dedicated detergent, to be sprayed previously on the glass (and maybe a little even on the cloth itself). As mentioned, this window cleaner wins in terms of shape, particularly suitable for reaching even the corners of the surfaces to be washed.
The “intelligence” of the cleaning system is also good: the robot climbs to the top, until it meets the edge of the window: at that point it rotates and begins to move in a zig-zag manner, gradually descending downwards. At the end of the first lap it will return to the top again, this time cleaning the surface in smaller areas, as if dividing the glass into columns, for a deeper cleaning.
This window cleaner is a good ally for those who need a big hand in house cleaning. If the windows to be cleaned are in good condition, an entire window can be polished even in a few minutes, cleaning the entire house even in a few hours (obviously everything depends on the number of windows to be cleaned): just move it from time to time. between one window and the next at the end of the descent or leave it to work for several minutes – even if you are absent – in case a deeper cleaning is required.
The presence of an emergency system in the event of a sudden power failure is ideal for avoiding the use of the safety rope, which in some environments may be impossible to secure. All in all it does its duty and needs no maintenance, other than washing the cloth after cleaning.
Alfawise WS 960 is on sale on GearBest for 173 euros. The offer is valid while stocks last; for more information on shipping costs and times, any charges and order management, you can consult the seller's website.