7 best tools for cleaning windows

To clean window panes and ordinary mirrors our mothers and grandmothers used newspapers – wet the surface with a rag and rubbed with an old issue of “Zvezda”. No streaks, no stains, just the smell of ink lead. Today no one does so, because there are a variety of means to wash the windows. These are solutions with different compositions, determined by the specialization of the means: for windows and frames, for mirrors, for TV monitors and computers and others. The difference lies in the effect obtained: in some cases it is necessary to remove dust and minor organic traces (fingerprints, food grease, traces of insects), in others – to protect the surface from static electricity and prevent intensive settling of dust particles, in others – to remove long-standing dirt and traces of soot, soot. Glass cleaner compounds also vary in shape:

  1. Liquids,sprayed on the surface, are made on the basis of alcohol, after the application is thoroughly wiped with a cloth, leaving no traces. Used primarily in the home.
  2. Foamwith a higher concentration of surfactants to remove more difficult stains such as grease, oil products, cosmetics, etc. d. The composition is sprayed on and wiped dry with a cotton or viscose rag.
  3. Concentrates, Water-soluble, neutralizing any kind of dirt. Often does not require wiping dry and leaves no residue after evaporation.

The EXPERTOLOGY team made a rating including 7 best detergents for cleaning windows of different purposes, composition and principle of action.

Rating of the best window cleaners

Nominationplaceproduct namePrice
Rating of the best window cleaners1Window and frame cleaner274€
2Organic People200€
3Spray Foam Nihon Detergent252€
4EcoGlass BioMicroGels939€
5Nordland Active Spray395€
6Mr. Muscle Oil with Alcohol199 €
7HG Glass Cleaner for Heat Resistant Glass589€

Window and frame cleaner

Rating: 4.9

HG cleaner

First place a professional HG cleaner in high concentration, suitable for window pane and frame cleaning. It dissolves grease spots, fingerprints and other simple dirt, while containing absolutely no alcohol and ammonia compounds, and a neutral pH balance does not harm any surface, means you can safely wipe plastic, wooden and painted frames. Cleaning can be done without gloves – concentrate diluted to a working condition is harmless to the skin and does not affect its condition. Window cleaner and frame cleaner HG from the Netherlands is mostly used by professional cleaners, as well as by catering and hospital cleaners, which proves its safety.

The solution comes in 500 ml bottles, for one cleaning you need to dilute 15 ml (2-3 teaspoons) in half a bucket of warm water. Consequently, the product will last long, especially if used at home. The diluted solution is applied to the glass, left to dry, then rinsed off with clean water.

Price of HG tool for cleaning windows and frames 275 rubles.


  • Neutral pH balance;
  • Dissolves most organic dirt and dust;
  • Economical Consumption;
  • Does not disturb the structure of plastic, wood, paint, does not affect the skin;
  • Optimal price.


  • No measuring cup and dosing device.

Eco Spray for Glasses and Mirrors Organic People

Rating: 4.8

Organic People

The second place in the rating is taken by the safe “Organic People” liquid for cleaning mirrors and glass surfaces, which contains lemon and orange extracts that give the solution a pleasant citrus fragrance. They also have antiseptic properties, neutralize pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Organic People” up to 90% natural, only one tenth preservative and a small amount of alcohol.

The spray is suitable for the care of window and furniture glass, as well as mirrors: it dissolves dirt and polishes the surface, leaving a perfect cleanliness and shine. Easy to use: Just spray on a mirror or glass and wipe off with a dry cloth. Unlike many cleaners, “Organic People” does not irritate the respiratory tract, does not cause allergies, and is approved for use in bedrooms, children’s rooms. You can buy a 500 ml bottle for 182 rubles.


  • Organic composition;
  • Neutralizes bacteria;
  • Natural citrus extract flavoring;
  • Gets rid of dusty and greasy soiling
  • Reasonably priced and effective consumption.


  • The spray nozzle is big, so it is not the most convenient way to spray the product.

Spray window cleaning foam Nihon Detergent

Rating: 4.7

Nihon Detergent spray window cleaning foam

Japanese product “Nihon Detergent” is a real “shark” of cleanness: it is suitable for cleaning windows and mirrors in residential and industrial premises, successfully cleans car windshields from street dust, dirt and insects, has antibacterial effect and degreases any surfaces.

Nihon Detergent is a spray-foam with concentrated surfactant, which you just spray on, then wipe with a cloth, you get a perfectly clean surface with a shine, and the room is filled with a light lemon aroma. The bottle capacity of 400 ml consumes slowly, so the product lasts for a long time (depending on the amount of washing).

Spray window cleaning foam “Nihon Detergent” in a 400 ml bottle with a spray can be purchased for 250 rubles.

Advantages of

  • Dissolves most organic dirt;
  • Has a light lemon aroma;
  • Suitable for all surfaces, including furniture and TV screens;
  • Economical application.


  • For a volume of 400 ml the price seems excessive.

EcoGlass BioMicroGels Glass Cleaning Agent for Glasses, Mirrors and Monitors

Rating: 4.7


The Russian brand of cleaning chemicals EcoGlass is a solution of BioMicroGels on the basis of unique polymeric compounds suitable for cleaning and polishing any glossy and smooth surfaces: furniture, glass, mirrors, monitors, chandeliers, glasses and other household items. The composition does not contain aggressive alkalis, acids, solvents and alcohol, and the product dissolves strong organic dirt and does not leave streaks. The action is ensured by a combination of active bio-microgels.

EcoGlass product does not smell at all, so cleaning will not leave any extraneous odors in the room. Also does not cause allergies and irritations, BioMicroGels is positioned as extremely safe for health and environment. Available in different bottles: 0,5 ml with a sprayer and standard bottles of 1 or 5 liters.

A half-liter pack of means for cleaning windows, mirrors and monitors BioMicroGlass odorless “EcoGlass” costs an average of 235 rubles.


  • The unique active ingredient combats all types of dirt;
  • odorless;
  • Suitable for any smooth surfaces, monitors and optics;
  • Non-allergenic.


  • Does not dissolve complicated substances (dried up insects, oil stains of oil products).

Nordland Active Spray for cleaning of mirrors and glass surfaces

Rating: 4.6


German spray solution “Nordland” took the fifth line in the rating of means for cleaning mirrors and glass surfaces: mirrors, window panes, countertops and even tiles of different materials. It can remove dried-on toothpaste, fingerprints, grease, even lime scale from the wall – all this is possible thanks to natural plant extracts and organic compounds, aggressive chemicals are not included. After cleaning, the fragrance of light freshness is left, which quickly fades away.

Universal cleaner for cleaning smooth and mirror surfaces “Nordland” in a volume of 500 ml can be bought for 350 rubles – this is the most expensive solution among those presented in the rating. But the quality is fully justified and does not deserve negative reviews.


  • More than half the contents are natural;
  • Leaves an unobtrusive, quickly evaporating fragrance;
  • Copes with plaque of a different nature (organic, mineral);
  • Convenient bottle shape and shallow sprayer.


  • High price.

Mr. Muscle Glass Cleaner with Alcohol

Rating: 4.5

Mr. Muscle

We could not but include in the rating one of the most famous and well-publicized means to wash the windows “Mr. muscle” based on alcohol. Reasonable price and good effect cause its high demand among housewives, it is often found in the arsenal of cleaners in enterprises and in industrial climbing.

The main substance “Mr. Muscle” – alcohol, but it is completely safe and should not be afraid of this component. Is that the smell is felt sharply, but it quickly fades away, leaving a slight scent of lemon perfume. The spray is excellent on any smooth surfaces (mirrors, window panes, tile). The spray nozzle on the bottle allows to choose the required way of delivery: spray or jet, the latter is convenient for cleaning large surfaces: stained glass, large mirrors or

Cleaner for glass and other surfaces “Mr. Muscle” with alcohol can be bought for 210 rubles.


  • Affordable price;
  • Effective on all smooth surfaces;
  • Mr. Muscle Multi-Purpose Sprayer.


  • Pungent odor.

Cleaner “HG” for heat-resistant glass

Rating: 4.4

HG Glass Cleaner for heat-resistant glass

Completes the rating means for cleaning hardened glass and surfaces with complex dirt cleaner “HG”. It removes soot, carbon black from working and decorative surfaces of furnaces, fireplaces, ovens and stoves, barbecue areas and is suitable even for cleaning scum from decorative and stove bricks.

These features are provided by a relatively aggressive composition, so use the product with caution and apply the foam to the surface at a safe distance from the eyes. After a few minutes (seconds) of contact the foam with the dirt is removed with a damp sponge, and the surface is scrubbed or dries on its own. Users note the unconditional effectiveness of the product even when working with old ovens and fireplaces.

The cost of a 0.5 liter bottle of “HG” glass cleaner for heat-resistant glass averages 450 rubles.


  • Handles stale grease, cinders and soot stains;
  • Suitable for different types of surfaces (glass, brick, ceramic surface);
  • No prolonged exposure is required.


  • Aggressive composition.
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