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User Rating (Amazon)
Five Star Reviews:
It was easy to install
April 27, 2017
I got this mainly because I wanted to try the rain and mist feature. It was easy to install. I have never installed a shower head, ever! You just remove the old shower head with a wrench, then remove any plumber's tape that is still on there. Take a steel wool pad and clean the threads well. Take the white pressure reducer out of the new shower head (it pops out if you use a flat head screw driver). Take some of the plumbers tape that it comes with a wrap it approximately 6 times around the threads on the arm of your shower pipe. Screw this one on, and, wha-lah! I actually LOVE it because it's easy to switch between the modes and they all work well. I doesn't look cheap even though it costs so little!
August 15, 2016
Water Options: 5 (rain, massage, mist, pause and aeration)
It's very easy to use any option you want with the simple turn of the switch. The showerhead is also able to be moved around (360°).
Easy installation, I had no problem getting this on or off of my shower line, and it came with everything it needed (which wasn't much).
I love the massage option more than any of the other options. But the best and most important one is the pause!! Saving not only money, but WATER!! My husband and I both love it!! We've yet to go wrong with this brand!
what a wonderful shower head feels great
July 19, 2016
what a wonderful shower head
feels so nice like I am at an expensive hotel instead of at home.
I love all the features and the power of the water
I now use this in my bathroom
I am so happy and I have told other to buy this as well
I received this product with a promotional discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All of my reviews are based 100% off of my experience with the product and I never guarantee a positive review
LOVE this shower head and the 5 powerful settings it has.
July 11, 2016
WOW WOW WOW!!! Just got this thing a few days ago to try it out. I am in love with bigger size shower heads (I think they call them sun flower heads? not sure). Anyways, I have another type of these shower heads but it has 0 extra functions :( This one comes with 5 functions, and one includes a pause of water which sounds silly (why not just turn off?), but that way you can turn it back on without building up the heated water again. Nice right? The other settings are pretty powerful, they feel like they give you a slight nice massage on your scalp while washing your hair. The only one thing that kinda bugs me, is the top part gets finger prints on it super easily. No bigger though, a little vinegar will smudge that right out.
I took some detailed pictures down below of the one I have in comparison to the other one. You will notice they are about the same size. My other one does have a removable smaller head, but I rather have the 5 power settings instead.
September 23, 2014
I installed this showerhead in our family's private spa. My Mom was complaining it was time to get something better than our plain old showerhead. I searched around for sometime to get something we will all enjoy. I like more of a stronger pressure while my Mom likes something more delicate. I decided on this showerhead since it has the mist function which I knew my Mom would love, and on the other hand it has the Massage and spray function which is strong pressure.
I installed it and got a lot of compliments for choosing the right showerhead. My mom doesn't stop to praise me for getting her this showerhead with mist. She says it feels like silk is spraying on her skin. I personally love the Spray and massage, it is very powerful.
> Overall we are very happy with this showerhead
October 1, 2017
Very nice. Solidly built. So far so good after a month!
Great product for the price!
October 10, 2016
I am very pleased with this product for the price. I have only been using it for several weeks, so I cannot comment on the long-term durability, but it is a great rainfall-like experience. Good amount of pressure and wide area of coverage.
Bathroom shower head.
August 24, 2016
Very nice pressure and flow. Iw would suggest to order the extension arm with it, it appears that the head has to be horizontal and not tilted to get the full rain effect. Appears to be decent quality, cheap enough to replace if it gets clogged.
Four Star Reviews:
... pressure is a bit low to really make the best of this shower head
June 1, 2017
Our water pressure is a bit low to really make the best of this shower head; even still, it supplies a nice, wide cascade to bath in.
It looked very nice for the
May 23, 2017
Given as a gift. It looked very nice for the price
but the connection is not perfect. I chose to NOT crank the connection down ...
January 3, 2016
This thing is HUGE. I bought this for my girlfriend and she loves it.
Please note, one of the 5 settings is a PAUSE. The adjustment is fairly stiff and it requires two hands. (one to hold the head and the other to move the tab) So it's far easier to just use the faucet knob. For all practical purposes, this is a FOUR function head.
The connection to the tubing seems to be just slightly over-sized. With layers of teflon tapes, and the gasket that came with it or extra thick one purchased at store, there is slight leakage. Not enough to matter in practical sense, but the connection is not perfect. I chose to NOT crank the connection down Godzilla strength as the fitting can crack.
This head does swivel but not much. If you prefer down pour type experience, you will need a swivel attachment.
Well worth the money
August 23, 2015
We bought this to replace the shower head in our kids bathroom. I was a bit surprised by the size after I installed it. It was a bit bigger than I envisioned. Installation was quick and easy, though I have to adjust it every once and a while to stop it from dripping. My kids love the different functions (and even my husband on the rare occasion that he showers in there). Changing the functions can be kind or tricky though as it's a bit stiff to move. Hopefully over time and use, it will loosen up.
January 1, 2015
I really loved this as soon as it was installed. It is larger around than my last shower head so I loved the possibility of how much coverage it could spray. After two weeks I was less than thrilled. The shower pressure is very poor. I finally decided to buy another new shower head. I started looking around I saw other shower heads had the same problem. Something about the government limiting the about of gallons per minute. Another person said that they removed this from their shower head and it worked better. My hubby took ours down (this one) and it has an Oring that is very large restricting the flow. Once he removed this and reinstalled the shower head it was magic. I really love this shower head very much now.
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Three Star Reviews:
It's not a bad shower head, wish it pressurized the water a little more
July 31, 2017
You need quite a bit of water pressure to get a nice shower, my old shower head was of a similar size and managed to get a stronger stream than this one. Out of all the modes, only a couple are actually "useful" and switching through them requires quite a bit of strength as the lever is really snug.
March 24, 2017
Didn't work for me
August 2, 2016
I use the rain and mist functions the most. The rain function does make a lot of noise since it is air coming through the holes. That is what made me give it the 3 stars. It's okay but I may look for another shower head.
The massage and rain sprays are nice. There is one spray that literally sends water ...
March 22, 2016
An economical replacement for an apartment shower head. The massage and rain sprays are nice. There is one spray that literally sends water everywhere over my very large shower, I can only assume it's for a carwash. I'm neither thrilled nor disappointed so overall I'm happy with my $15 purchase.
Had an issue with the first one but enjoy the second
March 10, 2016
My husband and I bought this shower head for our master bathroom because our old shower head was pretty small and didn't work well, we love this shower head because it is large and has a bunch of different settings. Even though we love this shower head I am only giving it three starts because the first one I ordered broke the same day we bought it, the inside of the shower head (the clicker that you use to change the settings) popped out of the head and wouldn't go back in. The latest one I bought has only four settings one of them is broken and doesn't work at all and we aren't sure why but we enjoy the other settings so that is alright.
This is pretty nice for the price
March 26, 2016
This is pretty nice for the price, but I don't like how much water it uses. Living in California, I'm trying to conserve water. Of course I can adjust the water flow if I only turn my water halfway on, but my faucet makes a loud, groaning noise when I do that... so it's full blast or nothing - which makes me wish I hadn't bought it.
Two Star Reviews:
It worked great until it broke two weeks later
August 1, 2017
It worked great until it broke two weeks later. Now it leaks a lot and I can't get it apart to try to fix it without breaking it completely. It broke a few days after the return period.
2 stars. 2 of the settings did not work properly
July 15, 2017
I was excited to receive & install my new shower head, It has a couple nice functions but It is a bummer only 3/5 work correctly so right away I'm not getting what I paid for. The different functions that do work are nice but the quality just isn't there. Would I still buy it knowing what I know now? Probably not so many different brands and styles out there you can choose from for the same price.
Worked well for the first few months, but once ...
April 18, 2017
Worked well for the first few months, but once I moved the settings for the water pressure, the head loosened over time. Water began dripping out of the sides, the face became loose. If you buy, just keep on one water pressure option.
Would not recommend.
January 6, 2017
The shower head arrived with scratches on the installation parts, so it was obviously used. I was surprised by this, but I figured, what the heck, for fifteen bucks, I'm not gonna complain.
I've owned this shower head for less than four months, and it's come apart. It now leaks around the edges, and makes an awful noise unless you twist it just so. Would not recommend.
... this because I saw it on a listicle about great things you should treat yourself to
October 13, 2016
I bought this because I saw it on a listicle about great things you should treat yourself to. In retrospect, this is part of how I eventually learned to identify (and stop following) click-bait. This thing was so horrible, I took it down after one shower. I seriously thought about getting out early and finishing with the old one, but decided to give it a fair shot. I live in an apartment and the old one was the nasty free one that came pre-installed, if that helps put things in perspective. This is good for $15, but it definitely shouldn't have the word "luxury" in the name; the settings look a lot better than they actually are. I never really thought of my apartment as having low water pressure. However, this thing made it impossible to feel like I actually washed the soap off of my skin. I'm only giving it a second star because it has the "pause" setting which helps conserve water and can be useful if that's important to you and you don't care about how bad the rest of it is.
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One Star Reviews:
August 31, 2016
Great flow, love the size. Dont need the extra settings. It seems as though if I dont have the head turned just right on the right setting it is very very very loud. I almost removed it and send it back.
Edit: January 4th 2017. This should have been removed and sent back. Immediately. It has sat on the same quiet setting since it was installed. We turned it to use one of the functions we purchased it for and it fell apart and started spraying water all over the place while trying to take a shower. I'll be going to our local Ferguson's plumbing tomorrow and getting something with a warranty
This shower head is really excellent at first
July 3, 2016
This shower head is really excellent at first. Easy installation and all that. However, after several months, the plastic face couldn't handle the pressure of the water and it started to push out, creating water to leak and flow all around the perimeter. I would not purchase again. Better off just buying something a little more high end that will last longer.
Wore out quick in just over a month
May 15, 2016
When I first received it, the shower head was amazing and we all loved it. Fast forward a little over a month later and it is now garbage. From using the pause feature it seems to have worn out and now water sprays from the sides. Save your money and buy a better shower head that will last you longer.
Plastic piece of crap
May 10, 2016
This product is awful. The settings were not distinct. Each melded with the next one. Most of the unit is plastic junk. Began leaking through the face and could not get a decent spray on any setting. There is no warranty and I couldn't even find a company website. I don't know if I was sold a defective or damaged product, but I can't even exchange to find out. I would look elsewhere.
If you like noisy showers, this is for you
January 23, 2016
Took a chance on a lightening deal and lost. This shower head feels cheap out of the box, and performs even worse. It literally sounds like a freight train in the shower. I can't emphasize enough how loud the water is running through this shower head. Tomorrow will be a trip to HD and Lowes to find something quiet to install in its place.
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Relaxing and soothing luxurious spa-like experience - Features five functions; including rain, massage, mist, aeration and pause.
Simply turn the dial to select your desired shower setting / Swivel ball allows you to adjust the angle of the showerhead to suit your preference
Wide 6" Shower Head /Made with ABS material with chrome finish
Requires absolutely no tools; installing is super easy.
Universal parts - works with all standard plumbing.
Style: Rain Style
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