Best Electric Showers: Complete UK Review Guide

So you are looking for the best electric shower, but a little unsure where to start with such a multitude of brands and models on the market?

Looking for POWER? Limescale protection? Smart tech models?

We’ve spent over 30 tireless hours reviewing and analysing over 50 models that are popular in the UK, including Mira, Triton Aqualisa and a few others in between.

Best Electric Shower

All of this to help you find an electric shower within your budget no matter your desired price range. 

Ultimately, the Mira Sport Max that stole the show here and remains our best electric shower for the money

But if the editor pick isn’t for you, fear not, we’ve got you covered with a “shower of alternate options” …. (See what I did there)

Best Electric Showers ( In order)

1. Mira Sport Electric Shower

This budget electric shower has plenty of pep, and it provides you with a hot refreshing shower that feels more like a luxury purchase than a budget one.

We love the three power settings option, allowing you to choose how powerful the water is hitting and how much water you are using (we reviewed the 9.8kw model, but you can also choose a range of watts)

This is great for slashing the price of your water bill, alongside keeping the freedom to choose the kind of power you want. 

Got that one irritating family member who likes to use the kitchen sink, just as you jump in the shower? Well, we have the solution. This model automatically adjusts the temperature to prevent the water from jumping from icy cold to burning hot - YOU'RE WELCOME. 

When you finish using the electric shower, it uses ClearScale phased shutdown to push cold water through the electric shower - avoiding blasts of excess heat that risk burning you. Furthermore, it also helps to flush out limescale and prevent it from building up. 

The instructions for the Mica Sport model are limited and a little hard to follow. But hey you don't need to be a rocket scientist to fit a electric shower right?

It comes with some handy little extras, such as a soap dish (we all know how soap can be slippery little suckers). There is also a little handle for the shower head to rest, for when you just want to stand and have a dont-bother-me-soak! (Did I just make up a new word?)

The Mira Sport electric shower boasts a modern design. The combination of style and power is a definite winner here. 

The Good Stuff

  • 4 spray options to give you plenty of variety when searching for the best pressure.
  • Steady temperature that helps you stay relaxed throughout your shower.
  •  Sick of the tap being turned on and ruining your shower? Watch this model adjust the temperature automatically.
  • Limescale got you down? This electric shower self-cleans for easy maintenance.
  • An affordable option that provides you with plenty of power without the hefty price tag

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5Kw (Other sizes available)
  • Size: 21.5 x 9 x 35.8 cm
  • Extra Features: 4 spray patterns shower head, phased shutdown, soap dish
  • Installation Area: Wall

This is one of our favourite model and certainly knows how to offer power, safety and reliability.

But if you want something with a little less price tag, the Triton Martinique up next ticks that box and more....

2. Triton Martinique Luxury Electric Shower

Variety is the name of the game with this electric shower from Triton. It has five different spray patterns, allowing you to tailor your cleansing experience perfectly. You’ll be perfectly relaxed before that meeting at the office. 

The three different power settings offer you more freedom when showering, giving you the choice between powerful jets and a gentle eco mode that helps you save water. 

All of the controls are close together and clearly labelled for your peace of mind and to boost that simple functionality (don’t be shy, we all want simple tech in our lives). You can also choose from a good range of wattages, not just the 9.5 Kw reviewed here


Limescale is the common enemy of the home, but this electric shower certainly has you covered. A rush of cold water at the end of each use doesn’t just protect you from scalding water, it also cleanses the system to help prevent limescale buildup - genius. 

No one wants limescale - you let that clog up your electric shower and other home appliances and you may find yourself paying a hefty repair bill or potentially even needing to replace the unit. 

We can’t all be Tommy Walsh, which is why you might be pleased to hear that the installation for this budget electric shower is simple as anything. So much so that you could do it blindfolded… but please don’t, we don’t want the email horror stories. 

You might like to know that our analysis also showed this Triton model is able to maintain a steady flow rate, so you shouldn’t see drops in water pressure or temperature fluctuations.

Accessories? The Triton keeps this minimal and practical, two things we like. You will find it has a classic arm for holding the shower head as well as a soap dish for, well, your soap and any other shower products that might squeeze on (we all know the soap dish doesn’t get used for soap). 

Despite being a budget model, this Triton shower has a luxurious and modern design that will complement your bathroom decor. It’s compact and neatly organised so that you have clear access to the controls. It’s just a good looking little box of joy.

Good Stuff:


  • Keeps that flow rate steady to stop those morning cries of HOT! COLD!
  • Easy controls that let you sit back and enjoy the time spent soaking
  • Five spray patterns that scream luxury without the hefty price tag
  • Limescale? Not with this self-cleansing shower keeping your system protected
  • Gorgeous design that shouts modernity while remaining sleek and understated

Specs:



  • Wattage: 10.5 (Other sizes available)
  • Size: 58 x 24.5 x 17 cm
  • Extra Features: 5 spray patterns shower head
  • Installation Area: Wall

3. Mira Sport Max with Airboost Electric Shower

Mira Sport Max 10.8Kw with Airboost

Powerful, hot, consistent, these are all great ways to describe what the Mira Sport Max can do for you. It’s an electric shower that provides you with everything you need to create the perfect shower - and it comes in a range of wattages. (Go big or go home I say)

The Mira Sport utilises Airboost technology (it adds airflow to your shower to push the water out quicker, very CLEVER). It boosts performance by an exceptional 30%, all without using a single drop more of water. Saving you money, whilst saving the planet. Win, Win. 

Although a little on the oo-that’s-expensive-side, you can see why when you catch a glance of the premium chrome detailing to complement your ultra-modern bathroom. 

If 10.8Kw is a little electric-hungry for you, go with the 9KW model saving you around £20 upfront, as well as keeping your bill down a little in the long run. (Just think about, the higher the KW, the higher the power YAY, the higher the price NAY). 

The ClearScale phased shutdown is a safety feature that's worth a mention, clearing the system of hot water so that you don’t get any burning surprises during your shower.

Our tests showed that it’s able to maintain a strong and steady flow rate, which means no temperature fluctuations or drops in pressure while you are showering.

The system also cleans itself out after use, reducing the risk of limescale, perfect for hard water areas encountered in the UK. 

If you let your shower head build up limescale, you risk reducing the pressure of the shower and the amount of water the head allows through. All in all, giving you a pretty poor shower experience. 

The contemporary look will boost the aesthetics of any bathroom. Everything merges together smoothly, including the chrome controls which are very simple to use. 

With three different power settings, you can easily find the perfect flow that hits the spot for you.

Worried about installation? The Mira Sport Max is super simple to install and only takes a few minutes to set up. It’s so EASY, even a child could do it. Just, we wouldn’t recommend letting them try. 

The Good Stuff:


  • Maintains a steady temperature to stop those screams when the water goes cold.
  • Sleek and modern design to fit in with your ultra-trendy bathroom
  • Smooth controls that let you adjust the temperature and spray pattern to really make your shower your own
  • Airboost technology creates a pleasurable flow without wasted energy
  • A whole range of wattages so that you have the right power for your shower

Specs:


  • Wattage: 10.8 (Other sizes available)
  • Control Type: non-thermostatic
  • Size: 7.5 x 21.5 x 35.8 cm
  • Extra Features: 4 spray pattern shower head, phased shutdown
  • Installation Area: Wall

The Mira Sport Max with Airboost is the ruling monarch of the electric shower world, but it’s also one of the more expensive models (seriously worth every penny). 

But hey, if you don’t require the vavavoom, the previous Triton Martinique model might be better for you. 

4. Mira Jump Multi-Fit Electric Shower

What’s Included
It comes in a wide range of power options - all the way from 7kw to 10.5kw. This makes it quite versatile, and also means that there is a version of this that can be
installed in any home. The lower power models are also very affordable, making it budget-friendly. The design is simple, but this also makes it easy to use and means that you don’t need to focus on any fancy tech.

What We Like
We really liked the fact that it has four spray options. This ensured that there was variety, allowing you to change the way the water falls with ease. The flow rate is really good, delivering more than acceptable levels of hot water throughout the shower. The thick controls also provide soapy hands with excellent grip, allowing for convenient temperature changes.

The water temperature also remains steady, which is a very welcome aspect. The eco-mode saves you a lot of water each shower, reducing your bills and helping the environment. It was also easy to install, and we loved the fact that you could make use of the existing drill holes when slotting this one into place. Plus, there were several options for the pipe entry.

What We Don’t Like
It’s not the most advanced shower in the world. It is missing a few things, like a soap tray and a low-pressure warning light. The Bristan Bliss featured in this guide is a better choice if you are looking for more tech choices, as well as more accessories.

Should You Buy it?
Yes, you absolutely should. It is a good and reliable model. While the features can be a little bit basic, you know it’s going to last you a long time. It’s better than the Grohe model in some regards, and on-par with it in others.

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5kw
  • Control Type: Non-Thermostatic
  • Size: 8.1 x 23.7 x 34.3 cm
  • Extra Features: 4 spray pattern shower head, anti-kink hose
  • Installation Area: Wall

5. Grohe Tempesta 100 Electric Shower

What’s Included
This particular model is comfortable to use, and it comes with three different spray settings so that you can enjoy your shower. This includes both rainfall and a rainfall massage setting for the ultimate relaxation session after a long day at work. The cleaning system is quick and easy, all you need to do is gently wipe the shower head to remove any limescale or mineral debris.

What We Like
What we really liked about this high-pressure shower is the fact that it provides fantastic water flow so that you can enjoy a good shower for as long as possible. The controls remain simple, with temperature control as well as one for the settings. There are three power options for you to choose from - low, high, and eco. The power button sits conveniently below them.

The shower itself maintains a really steady temperature throughout the shower, even when we left it running a little longer than the average. The internal water guard protects you from scalding, and the flexible hose prevents potentially damaging kinks. It was also quite effortless to install, which made for a pleasant experience that took a lot less time than expected.

What We Don’t Like
It only comes in two high-pressure formats. If you have low water pressure, this model is not going to work for your home, and you are better off with one of the Mira options we have.

Should You Buy it?
If you have high water pressure, nothing can stop you from picking this shower up. It is a good and reliable choice. A Mira, like the Sport or the Jump, is a better choice for those who have lower water pressure though.

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5kw
  • Control Type: Non-Thermostatic
  • Size: 69 x 12 x 24.4 cm
  • Extra Features: 3 spray pattern shower head
  • Installation Area: Wall

6. Triton T80z Electric Shower

What’s Included
It’s a good price, and the fact that it comes in a range of wattages means that it is quite flexible. It can deliver a decent amount of hot water to your shower as well, providing you with a lovely warm escape from the outside world. It also comes with some handy little accessories, like a soap tray, to keep all of your toiletries neat and organised.

What We Like
We really liked the fact that you get five different spray options with this shower. They vary quite nicely as well, so you can get the perfect flow to keep you feeling relaxed. The controls are positioned comfortably, and thick enough that your hands won’t slide around when they are covered in shampoo. There are also three power settings, including eco mode, to choose from.

The eco mode is actually the shining star of this model, and not just because it saves you a lot of water and money. It also allows you to have a seriously hot shower while in this form, something that a lot of other 
electric showers do not offer. It also manages to keep the water temperature nice and steady in all settings, giving you a stress-free showering experience.


What We Don’t Like
The temperature changes by quite a lot if the tap is on, unlike the Mira Sport which corrects itself quickly, and the installation is not as easy as it could be.

Should You Buy it?
It’s not a recommended model. If you want a Triton shower specifically, you can go for the Seville above as it is a great shower. However, you also have the Mira Sport which won’t terrify you with extreme temperature changes when someone turns the tap on.

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5kw
  • Control Type: Non-Thermostatic
  • Size: 10.4 x 22.5 x 33.4 cm
  • Extra Features: 5 spray pattern shower head, soap dish
  • Installation Area: Wall

7. Bristan Bliss Electric Shower

What’s Included
There is a lot of great stuff packed into this little shower kit. It has all the looks and aesthetics of a top of the range piece, but it comes at a low price that certainly feels more affordable. It comes in three wattages, allowing you to pick one that is going to be right for your home and the pressure provided to it. It also has brilliant accessories like a spacious soap dish for easy use.

What We Like
What we loved about this shower is the fact that it comes with a really nice flow rate so that you can enjoy a long and relaxing shower, as well as a steady temperature while you do so. It also has brilliant tech features that make it stand out from the rest, including a digital temperature display so you can watch the heat and also ensure it doesn’t fluctuate while you wash.

There is a low-pressure warning light, and an additional display that lets you know when the water has heated up so that you can step into a warm and welcoming shower. Its eco mode massively reduces water usage, and it is also very easy to use even with the tech features. Installation is nice and simple, with good instructions that make the process go faster.

What We Don’t Like
There isn’t actually anything that we strongly dislike. Sometimes the touch controls can be a little sensitive, but this isn’t even an issue.

Should You Buy it?
Yes, it is one of the best electric showers we have on offer here and sure to provide you with great evening cleanses. It’s certainly better than any of the Triton or Grohe models we have looked at here, offering superior tech and brilliant flow rates that make life so much easier.

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5kw
  • Control Type: Non-Thermostatic
  • Size: 19.5 x 7 x 30.5 cm
  • Extra Features: 3 spray shower head, digital display, phased shutdown, soap dish, anti-kink hose
  • Installation Area: Wall

8. Bristan Glee Electric Shower

What’s Included
It comes at a mid-range price, but it has a nice look with modern aesthetics that blend in nicely with your home environment. It comes in three different wattages, allowing you to choose the one that is going to work best for your home and the water pressure available. It also has nice additions, like the soap dish, to make life easier when you are washing in the shower.

What We Like
It has two sets of controls that are easy to access, one for temperature and the other for power. You can choose between three settings - low, high, and eco. The eco mode is great for cutting costs and reducing your water use, but it does run a little cool and so is only really ideal for use in the summer months. The other two settings are good with a decent flow of water at all times.

The installation process is really easy, and keeping this model clean is very simple as well. It also has an anti-limescale system where the shower flushes itself with cold water after use to prevent any buildup inside it. The digital display also shows you when you need to clean the external filter and handset, and it has a warming button that will let you know when the shower is ready.

What We Don’t Like
The eco mode only gets warm so your shower won’t be particularly nice in winter. The temperature fluctuation when someone turns the tap on can also be a little extreme.

Should You Buy it?
Not really. It’s a decent model, but there are much better ones on the market. Take the Bristan Bliss above, that is a fantastic and advanced model that carries everything you would expect from a high-end shower with a low-end price tag.

Specs:


  • Wattage: 9.5kw
  • Control Type: Non-Thermostatic
  • Size: 19.5 x 7 x 30.5 cm
  • Extra Features: 3 spray shower head, phased shutdown, soap tray
  • Installation Area: Wall

Key Things to Consider

Before you hop in and buy your electric shower, there are a few things that need to be considered. Here’s a quick list of the features and specs that you should be keeping an eye on.

Kilowatt Rating. The higher the rating, the more powerful your shower is going to be. The power levels themselves typically range between 7kw and 10.5kw. If you are looking to upgrade the power levels in your shower, there are a few things you need to consider first.

Water pressure. This should be a minimum of 1 bar for a 7kw shower, and 1.5 bar for a 10.5kw shower. Remember that the pressure is likely to drop in the winter when the cold water takes longer to heat up.

Electrics. Your fuse box needs to be able to handle the power. A 32A fuse is recommended for 7kw, and a 45A fuse for 10.5kw electric showers. If the fuse is incorrect, you can expect the shower to trip out frequently as the fuse box won’t be able to cope.

Cable. The electric cable needs to be big enough. A 6mm cable is recommended for a 7kw shower, and 10mm for a 10.5kw model. There are some professionals who use a 10mm for all fittings because it adds a layer of safety and also means there is less work if you want a more powerful shower later.

Extra Tech. Some electric showers have added tech to make life easier. There are things like audio alerts for those who are visually impaired, and LCD screens that have temperature displays so you can keep an eye on how hot or cold the shower is.

Limescale Protection. This is a handy feature to have if you live in a hard water area and want to take some of the pressure off your shower head. Alternatively, you can also invest in a water softener for your home.

Best Electric Shower Brands

Here are the best electric shower brands that you can buy, and a little more information about each of them.

Triton. Aptly named after the son of Poseidon, and a god of the sea, Triton electric showers is a brand that is dedicated to helping you achieve bathing bliss. Founded in a Warwickshire garage in 1975, it’s certainly come a long way since then as one of the UK’s leading shower brands.


Mira. Founded in 2001, it is one of the newer shower brands in the UK. Hailing from idyllic Gloucestershire, this little company climbed its way up quickly - fast becoming one of the top shower choices for UK homeowners across the country.


Bristan. Named after founders, Brian and Stan, this company was formed in 1977. It is hailed as one of the most user-friendly shower brands to use, especially since so many of its models have multiple installation angles to make life easier.


Grohe. The oldest leading shower brand, this company was founded back in 1936. With a strong reputation dating back decades, you can’t go wrong with one of these electric showers. Made for luxury and practicality, you’ll soon understand why Grohe is such a popular name.

How Much Does it Cost to Run an Electric Shower

The running costs of an electric shower can vary according to your energy provider, but on average you can expect to spend around 40p for ten minutes of shower time. If you have a pumped electric shower, you can expect this figure to be slightly higher.

The running costs of an electric shower are more expensive than the traditional forms, but they also heat up faster and often provide better pressure. Additionally, they are easy to install and tend to require less maintenance. As long as you aren’t spending an age in the shower every day, you shouldn’t notice it much on your bill. 

You may also like to know how much it costs to install an electric shower

Final Word

Hopefully, you have found our best electric shower guide useful and it has been able to help you decide which model suits your needs. It’s not an easy choice considering all the great brands we have listed for you today, but there is a favourite for us.

The Mira Sport Max is our top pick out of all of these models. It provides excellent tech, brilliant flow rates, and also allows you to enjoy a relaxing shower without worrying about fluctuating temperatures.

The digital display is accurate and helpful, and there are no real cons to it. While most of the models here are recommended buys, we strongly suggest checking this one out.

What did you think of our guide to the best electric shower? Are you already planning your first relaxing wash, or do you still need time to think? We love hearing from you, so drop us a message in the comment section below. 

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