The best window cleaning products

Pick up the best window cleaning products for easy cleaning and streak-free, shining windows

best window cleaning product: large window looking out onto street
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The best window cleaning products will help you tackle what (in reality) is a super boring household chore, with ease. While some hire a professional to do the job for them, for those with only a few windows to clean, there's not really much point – you may as well tackle the job yourself. 

We've tried and tested several window cleaning products – eco-friendly ones, vegan products, Mr Muscle sprays and supermarket favourites – and have reached a conclusion regarding the best of the best so you can be sure you're getting the most for your money.

We've got something for everyone in our list of the best window cleaning products. For more cleaning hacks, visit our cleaning hub page, or find out how to clean a window with our handy step-by-step guide. Alternatively, check out our 50 best home cleaning essentials for more product recommendations.

What is the best window cleaning product you can buy?

In our opinion, the Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner is the very best product you can buy to clean your windows with. It leaves a streak-free shine, is easy to use and best of all, it's affordable to buy.

These are the rest of our top picks, below. Keep scrolling for the full reviews.

  • Best window cleaning product: Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner
  • Best vegan window cleaning product: Astonish Window and Glass Cleaner
  • Best plastic-free window cleaning product: e-cloth Window Cleaning cloths
  • Best supermarket window cleaning product: Waitrose ECOlogical Glass Cleaner
  • Best eco-friendly window cleaning product: Ecover Window and Glass Cleaner

The best window cleaning products

Best window cleaning product: Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner

1. Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner

Our top pick of the very best window cleaning products you can buy

Specifications
Best for: All-rounder
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Works wonders+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Not for use on finished wood-Smells strong

With added vinegar to cut through tough grease and grime in seconds, this is our top pick of the best window cleaning products. Leaving a streak-free shine after each use, similar to the majority of window cleaners, this one takes a little elbow grease. Turn the nozzle and spray generously on your window and glass then wipe clean – we've found that kitchen roll leaves the best finish. It's worth noting that it shouldn't be used on finished wood or on surfaces other than glass, mirrors and tiles.

Best vegan window cleaning product: Astonish Window and Glass Cleaner

2. Astonish Window and Glass Cleaner

Best vegan window cleaning product: a plant-powered quick-fix for cleaning your windows

Specifications
Best for: Quick-drying
Type: Spray
Size: 750ml
Reasons to buy
+Cruelty free and vegan+Quick drying
Reasons to avoid
-Avoid contact with marble and limestone-Do not use on varnished, polished or unsealed wood

For use on all windows and glass around your home, this hard-working cleaner polishes your windows until they're fingerprint-free and shining. It also removes tough stains and grease at the same time thanks to the power of vinegar. For those who are worried about their pets, it's cruelty-free and vegan. What a combo! Simply spray on your windows and wipe off with a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth. Avoid contact with acid sensitive surfaces such as marble and limestone and it shouldn't be used on varnished, polished or unsealed wood.

Best plastic-free window cleaning product: e-cloth Window Cleaning cloths

3. e-cloth Window Cleaning cloths

Best plastic-free window cleaning product: a window cleaner with a difference

Specifications
Best for: Plastic-free
Type: Cloths
Size: 2 cloths
Reasons to buy
+Recommended by Allergy UK+Safe for the environment+Lasts a long time+Machine washable
Reasons to avoid
-Some may prefer a spray

E-cloths can remove the toughest of dirt, leaving your windows streak and lint-free without the need for chemicals. This two-cloth pack contains one to clean windows, frames and sills and another to polish glass. To use, simply wet the cloth and wipe on your windows, then polish for a perfect finish – it's as simple as that. The cloths are machine washable so can be used over and over again.

Best supermarket window cleaning product: Waitrose ECOlogical Glass Cleaner

4. Waitrose ECOlogical Glass Cleaner

Best supermarket window cleaning product: Waitrose glass cleaner smells great and is available in your local supermarket

Specifications
Best for: Supermarket
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Suitable for use on septic tanks+Smells fresh
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't contain vinegar

This eco-friendly window cleaning product comes in a recyclable bottle and is our top pick for those who are looking for the best supermarket window cleaner. Not only will it leave your windows smear-free, but it smells pretty lovely (compared to other window cleaners, that is) and it's completely vegan. Just spray generously and wipe in circular motions with a dry cloth, then buff for shine. 

Best eco-friendly window cleaning product: Ecover Window and Glass Cleaner

5. Ecover Window and Glass Cleaner

Best eco-friendly window cleaning product: this is the best window cleaning product you can buy

Specifications
Best for: Eco
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Suitable for septic tanks+Quick drying+Cruelty free
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't contain vinegar

This window cleaner is cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled and plant plastic, making it our top pick of the best window cleaner for those who are eco-conscious. It makes short work of tackling windows and glass to ensure they're smear-free and clean; the formula is also quick-drying. Spray directly on to windows, mirrors, chrome or glass for the best results, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.

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