About Window Wonder

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff
Published on: Aug 27, 2017

Advertised as a mop for windows, Window Wonder is a 3-in-1 tool that promises to spray, wipe, and squeegee your windows streak-free, all in the same device. And with its extended handle, it can help accomplish this on hard-to-reach areas as well.

Additional features include a pivoting head that angles to remain flush against glass, an easy pour reservoir that can hold water or your favorite cleaning fluid, and a super absorbent pad that grabs dirt and grime. The pads are also reversible, and can be reused by rinsing in water or tossing in the washing machine.

The manufacturer tells us these features also allow the device to be used on surfaces other than windows, including mirrors, glass showers, boats, trucks, and RVs.

Some of our first thoughts when researching Window Wonder were, “Is this just a remarketed floor mop? Comparatively, is there anything unique about its design?”

Perhaps you wondered the same. Or, maybe you want to know if you can realistically expect the device to cut your cleaning time in half, save you money on window cleaning services, or deliver a pristine, streak-free clean in seconds.

Whatever brought you here, keep reading and we’ll help you find some answers. Specifically, we’ll start with our first question above.

What’s the Difference Between Window Wonder & Microfiber Spray Mops?

Taking a look at Google Shopping results for ‘microfiber spray mop’ returned dozens of results at the time of our research, many of which seemed functionally similar to Window Wonder.

In other words, they featured long arms with sleek handles and triggers at one end (which is used to spray the cleaning solution); and at the other end, a reservoir to hold this solution. The vast majority also featured pivoting heads and reusable, machine washable microfiber cloths.

To perhaps differentiate Window Wonder, we reached out to customer service to learn more about the device’s reservoir size, as well as the width of its cleaning head. None of the representatives we spoke with could provide these details.

The biggest difference with these third-party floor mops? Unlike Window Wonder, these other options didn’t come with a squeegee built into one side of the head.

From a price perspective, most floor mops we found online ranged in price between $15 and $35. Comparatively, will you pay significantly more for Window Wonder’s squeegee addition? Let’s find out.

How Much Does Window Wonder Cost?

Two Window Wonder devices are priced at $19.99, plus $4.99 S&H, which also includes two replacement pads.

In other words, even with its additional squeegee side, customers can purchase two Window Wonders for the price of one of many floor mop competitors.

We also reached out to support looking for more information about these pads, including how long they’re designed to last and how much they cost to replace. Again, they weren’t able to provide this information.

The device comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H, which you can request by calling Tristar Products customer support at 973-287-5122.

Based on everything we’ve learned so far, Window Wonder seems to offer one meaningfully different feature than traditional spray floor mops, as well as a highly competitive price. But does it have any direct competition?

Are There Other Window Cleaning Mops Like Window Wonder?

The only direct competition we encountered during our research was the Mr. Cleann 2-in-1 Set w/Window Cleaner Squeegee, which was sold on Amazon for $30. While priced higher than Window Wonder, this option featured interchangeable heads intended to clean floors and windows, along with a 20oz reservoir.

Outside of this, ‘window vacuums’ seemed to be the most functionally similar devices to Window Wonder, although none of the models we found combined a squeegee with an attached microfiber pad.

On the other hand, window vacuums offer battery-powered suction that can help minimize (or even eliminate) having to use a microfiber pad, or any other absorbent material, in the first place. Many popular models also feature extension arms for reaching high-up areas.

When compared to Window Wonder, perhaps the biggest disadvantage is that most window vacuums are priced between $40 and $80, with some far exceeding $100. However, we encountered a couple of bare-bones options priced as low as $25.

Just because you pay less for Window Wonder, though, will it deliver more valuable results than other traditional window cleaning options?

The Bottom Line About the Window Wonder Window Mop

According to The Family Handyman, “Try washing windows with a squeegee and you'll never go back to a spray bottle and paper towels. Squeegees get your glass clear and streak free in a fraction of the time it takes with paper towels.”

In other words, they’re saying that you only need a basic squeegee, many of which are available with extension poles, and a spray bottle to get the ‘professional’ results advertised on the Window Wonder website.

And since applying water or cleaning solution to glass and rubbing it around with paper towels (or any other material) can promote the appearance streaks, it might be the case that the device's micro fiber pad is more of a hindrance than a help.

After all, microfiber pads typically work great when using spray mops to clean floors, where streaks often aren’t a concern. As such, it remains to be seen if Window Wonder’s functionally similar approach will translate to glass surfaces.

Additionally, without knowing exactly how large the device’s reservoir is, we’d have to wonder if it’s heavy once filled, and if this weight might make it difficult to use for those with chronic pain or mobility issues.

In the end, while we didn’t test it firsthand, based on the product’s commercial and video, it seems like it might make the process of cleaning and squeegee-ing windows more streamlined. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a low-cost option that might be able to deliver results similar to a window vacuum, Window Wonder might fit the bill.

But will it really cut your cleaning time in half, save you money on window cleaning services, or deliver a pristine, streak-free clean in seconds, as advertised in the commercial. There’s simply no way to know without placing an order and giving it a try.

Fortunately, Tristar stands behind Window Wonder with a 60-day refund policy, which should be more than enough time to decide if it meets your needs.

Just remember that you'll lose your initial $5 in shipping, plus whatever it will cost to ship these two medium-sized devices back to the company, which will largely depend on your location.

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