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A gutter cleaner with a telescopic handle is helpful if you want to clean your gutters yourself - with as little effort as possible and with little to no risk of accidents. Our article tells you what distinguishes high-quality telescopic handle gutter cleaners and what types there are.

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  1. Types of telescopic handle gutter cleaners
  2. Other purchase criteria
  3. Types of telescopic handle gutter cleaners

    Essentially, a distinction is made between the following types of gutter cleaners with a telescopic handle:

    • Models (only) for brushing out
    • Models with water function

    Telescopic handle gutter cleaner (only) for brushing out in the test

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    The classic gutter cleaners have an ingenious design: there are usually two cleaning utensils on a plastic device head - for example a brush on one side and a scraper on the other. Usually the elements can be tilted so that you can adjust them.

    Attach the telescopic handle directly to the device head and extend it as far as possible or as necessary to easily reach the gutter, ideally from the ground. Depending on the model, you can extend the telescopic handle up to six meters.

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    Device head and telescopic handle are often not offered as a set but as individual parts. This means that you have to buy the handle separately. In the manufacturer's product descriptions you will usually find an indication of which handles are compatible.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Simple system
    • logical application
    disadvantage
    • Big difference in quality
    • Telescopic handle often not included

    Testing a telescopic handle gutter cleaner with a water connection

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    Telescopic handle gutter cleaners with a water connection are basically constructed in the same way as classic models. So they also have a brush and scraper (or trowel), but they also have the water function. By connecting your garden hose to the device, you can also flush out your gutter. The water usually just comes out of a hole in the brush utensil.

    The advantage of this practical extra is that cleaning the gutter with water is often quicker and more thorough. The dirt is literally torn away by the intense pressure of the water.

    The advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

    benefits
    • Efficient(more) cleaning
    • Simple system
    • logical application
    disadvantage
    • Big difference in quality
    • Telescopic handle often not included
    • More expensive

    Other purchase criteria

    When purchasing a telescopic handle gutter cleaner, you should consider the following criteria:

    • Availability of a telescopic handle
    • Length of telescopic handle
    • Quality of the device head
    • price

    Availability of a telescopic handle

    Is a suitable telescopic handle already included in the scope of delivery or does it have to be ordered separately? Ideally, you will get the telescopic handle and device head as an (inexpensive) set.

    Length of telescopic handle

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    How far can the telescopic handle be extended? Check in advance how long the handle needs to be so that you can clean your gutter from the ground (and therefore not have to climb a ladder). If possible, choose a version that corresponds to the required or required length.

    tips

    Many telescopic handles can be extended up to around four metres, some versions even reach up to six metres.

    Quality of the device head

    Make sure that the device head with the cleaning utensils is made of high-quality materials. In addition, the angle of the cleaning utensils should be adjustable. Brushes must have dense bristles in order to be able to remove stubborn dirt.

    In general, we recommend that you use a telescopic handle gutter cleaner from a well-known brand such as Fiskars, Gardena, Kärcher or WOLF-Garten.

    price

    The tool head is always significantly cheaper than the telescopic handle. While you are usually good at around 15 to 30 euros for the former, the handle quickly costs 35 to 60 euros, depending on the required length. A gutter cleaner with a telescopic handle will cost you a total of 50 to 90 euros. Occasionally, combined versions (device head and handle in one) are offered from 20 euros, but these variants are often of inferior quality.

    Our extensive guide on the subject provides you with further details about gutter cleaners and additional buying tips.

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