What is a Squeegee
A squeegee is a tool with the rubberized blade that is commonly used to clean flat and vitreous surfaces from dust and dirt. Just a few strokes of the spongy blade allow users to clean the glass quickly and make it shine like a new one. Floor squeegees are usually screwed to a longer pole so you’ve got less strain in a spine and more flexibility. The window and car squeegees are supplied with a shorter handle that can be changed to a longer one by wish. A squeegee is a great invention of the modern world aimed to facilitate the cleaning and control the flow of liquids. If you still use a simple tissue to wipe out the tiles, it’s time to buy a squeegee.
What Features to Compare
Shape and Material
When looking for a squeegee it is vital to understand how it will work on different surfaces. Otherwise, you may get a decent item but absolutely useless for your floor. That’s why it is worth considering the following parameters - material, hardness and size, and only then buy a squeegee for your needs. Knowing this, it’s gonna be much easier to find a squeegee that would deliver the desired performance. Another thing to pay attention to is the shape of a squeegee and its profile. V-shaped squeegees are the most popular among the customers. They are designed to work literally on all flat surfaces and leave no ink after each use. However, you can also find double and triple squeegees that combine the functionality of several squeegees all in one. The size of a squeegee is quite important too.
If you don’t want to bend over for hours trying to remove the hard dirt from the floor, it is going be a sensible idea to get a squeegee on a long pole with the wider rubber blade. Small units with narrow squeegee blades would work better for windshields and small-scale jobs as they require more strokes and efforts. So, actually, all the above-mentioned characteristics directly determine how easy will be the use of a certain squeegee.
The last thing to pay attention to is the surface where you will use your squeegee. There are home and multi-purpose squeegees to choose from. The multi-purpose squeegees are more versatile, and used for removing the moisture from house and car windows, tiles, mirrors and other smooth surfaces. There are also squeegees for cleaning abrasive materials like bricks, floors, floated surfaces, etc. With this squeegee, you can easily clean the wet floor after washing your car.
GBPro Window Squeegee
Better Results With Fewer Strokes
Surely, cleaning windows and mirrors is not the most pleasant way of spending your time. However, this activity can be done much faster thanks to the GBPro squeegee than with a common sponge, a piece of cloth or a dry towel. First of all, the smooth rubber blade won't scratch the tough materials, such as glass or tiles. Secondly, we've chosen the model with a 35-cm wiping head that can cover wider area in a single swipe.The squeegee's handle has a non-skid rubber grip that firmly stays in hand even if it's soapy from the cleaning detergent.
For a little extra, you can buy a special GBPro telescopic pole for attaching it to the squeegee if you need to clean tiles or tall windows. You can just unclamp the clip that holds the wiper and move it closer to the edge. That way, you can increase the reach of the blade even to the upper tiles on a wall without using a chair or in the awkward places behind the shelves or under them. Although it has a large rubber blade, you don't have to worry about wearing the edge even in case of intense use because the rubber material here being reasonably flexible is still pretty sturdy. Therefore, it has an overall long service life. Considering this all, we can safely recommend it to everyone without exception: professional window cleaners, car owners and homemakers.
E-Prance Stainless Steel Shower Squeegee
The E-PRANCE squeegee is a great example of how you can turn a simple tool into a luxurious piece of bathroom ware. It is made of stainless steel with a chromed finish and a 25-cm wide rubber blade. Also, the squeegee comes in a set with a small wall mount that requires a hole in a wall to be installed. Unlike a generic suction cup, it will never fall off and damage the tiling on the floor. We recommend placing it somewhere near the bathroom mirror as it constantly becomes foggy when a person takes a hot shower. Thus, the bathroom mirror will probably be the first thing you'd want to clean.
Another piece of advice is to swipe the blade in an "S"-shaped pattern. That way, you can remove splotches and previous stroke marks if there are any. You might agree with us on the fact that using the E-PRANCE squeegee for cleaning your car or office windows would be a waste for such a good-looking polished tool. Therefore, it's a high-class solution for a quick removal of the fogginess and waterdrops on bathroom walls, mirrors or shower cubicle walls. We can especially recommend it if you have faucets, shower heads, curtain poles, and other bathroom wares in a matching polished chromed style.
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Squeegee
Ready for All
The OXO Good Grips Squeegee is made of a single-piece stainless steel with a wide rubberized grip. You should see how smoothly its wide rubber blade slides on the glass, leaving crystal-clear surface behind. In our opinion, this is a safe choice for a bathroom or kitchen with lots of polished countertops, cabinets with glass doors, and mirrors. It comes with a suction cup, designed as a holder for it.
Also, if you are a shop owner, we can readily recommend you this OXO Squeegee. Its 25-cm large rubber blade can help you clean shop windows in no time, and it's still narrow enough to wipe clean the glass on smaller cabinet doors or counters inside the shop after you wash them with a glass cleaning detergent. Concluding, this is a solid, inexpensive, and very reliable squeegee that you can buy for home use or for a shop.
Elliott Shower Squeegee
Lightness and Simplicity
The portable or big household steam cleaner can remove some really old stains and splotches from your window. Still, after using a steamer, you will have to use a wiper to collect the moist from the window glass, plastic frames or tiles. And this Elliott Shower Squeegee is an ultimate choice if you are looking for a lightweight and really inexpensive wiper just for this task. This model is made of plastic and has patches of rubber on the handle, providing a steady grip even when your hands are soapy from detergents. The 25-cm rubber blade is just enough to wipe clean a window screen in 2-3 strokes, leaving no splotches behind.
Also, imagine the foggy windows in your kitchen when you cook some soup, rice, veggies or boil the water. Even after you turn the oven off, the moisture condenses on the window frame and can lead to the wood withering or moulding. At this very moment, the Elliott squeegee comes to the rescue. Just use the squeegee to give the glass a finishing touch, removing the splotches and making it crystal clear.
OXO Good Grips Flexible Squeegee
Fog and Mirrors
The OXO Good Grips Squeegee features a comparatively narrow 20-cm rubber blade for wiping hard surfaces like car windows or tiles to leave no splotches that always appear when wiped with a simple piece of cloth. Although it may take a couple more strokes to clean a car windscreen, it has an optimal size for cleaning side windows. Anyhow, it has a better chance of finding its place among the cleaning wares in a kitchen rather than in a car trunk because of the design. The handle has a nice egg-shaped rubberized grip. As you can see in the photos, the rubber has a neutral teal colour, so it won't look out of place if you set it on the included wall suction cup right in your kitchen. You can easily apply it to wipe clean tiles, mirrors, windows, etc. Overall, it's a pretty standard squeegee that works exactly as supposed to, effectively removing any detergent residuals or waterdrops from the glass surface. Owing to its size, the OXO Good Grips Flexible Squeegee is a great wiper for the furniture glass parts as well.
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