Best Electric Showers: Complete UK Review Guide

Best Electric Shower

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 of electric showers 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 electric shower 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

Our Pick for Best Electric Shower

This Mira Sport 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 electric shower mdel, 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 desired temperature to prevent the water from jumping from icy cold to burning hot water- 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 electric shower 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 powerful electric shower self-cleans for easy maintenance.
  • An affordable option that provides you with plenty of power without the hefty price tag
  • Great temperature protection system

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 electric shower 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

Our Pick for Luxury Best Electric Shower

Variety is the name of the game with this powerful 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 electric shower 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

Our Pick for Best Electric Shower for Hard Water Areas

Mira Sport Max 10.8Kw with Airboost

Powerful, hot water, consistent, these are all great ways to describe what the Mira Sport Max electric shower 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 electric shower 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 desired 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 electric shower 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 electric shower 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 electric shower 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 electric shower model might be better for you. 

4. Mira Jump Multi-Fit Electric Shower

Our Pick for Easy to Use Best Electric Shower

What’s Included
This electric shower 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 electric shower 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 hot water falls with ease.

The electric shower 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 electric shower pipe entry.

What We Don’t Like
It’s not the most advanced electric 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 electric shower 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 electric shower 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

Our Pick for Best Rainfall Electric Shower

What’s Included
This particular electric shower model is comfortable to use, and it comes with three different spray settings so that you can enjoy your shower.

This electric shower 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 electric 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 electric 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 electric shower 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 electric shower, 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

Our Pick for Best Electric Shower for The Perfect Water Flow

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 electric 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 electric shower 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 electric shower which corrects itself quickly, and the installation is not as easy as it could be.

Should You Buy it?
It’s not a recommended high quality electric shower model. If you want a Triton shower specifically, you can go for the Seville above as it is a great electric shower. 

However, you also have the Mira Sport electric shower 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

Best Electric Shower for Budget

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

Our Pick for Modern Best 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 - power showers.

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 supply 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 power showers 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 electric showers are 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 supply 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 powerful 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 with your power showers.

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 electric showers 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, electric showers 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 electric showers 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. 

Discover The Best Mixer Shower: Top 10 Mixer Valves Reviewed – UK Guide

Best Shower Mixer Valve

So, you are in eager search of a new shower mixer, but not sure where to start because of the array of different types and brands on offer? Not to worry….

In this guide, we focus purely on the best mixer showers that require and hot and cold water supply in both regular and thermostatic valves, so if you are looking for power showers, electric showers or digital showers then check out our other guides featured on the website.

We spent nearly 40 hours analysing over 60 popular UK models to find a mixer shower that suits all price ranges in different designs and configurations, such as concealed and surfaced mounted mixer showers:

Build quality, functionality and of course features.

Below you will see the shower mixers that ticked all the boxes, ultimately it was the Hansgrohe Exostat 1001 CL that earned our Editor’s Choice award as it scored highly in all the areas we look for when choosing the best shower mixer.

And if our editors and budget pick are not for you? Don’t worry, we’ve picked an assortment of mixer showers to suit all budgets and requirements.

Our Best Shower Mixer Picks

Editor’s Choice – A Great Allrounder with Eco-Friendliness

Hansgrohe Ecostat 1001 CL Thermostatic Mixer Shower

Hansgrohe Ecostat 1001 CL Thermostatic Shower Mixer
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You will have to go a long way to beat the Hansgrohe Ecostat thermostatic mixer shower for quality and value for money, with over £10,000 worth a monthly sales revenue on Amazon alone, you know you are in good hands with this sleek thermostatic bar mixer. The reviews alone paint the picture of this versatile mixer.

A thermostatic unit that promises to provide constant water temperature and volume throughout its lifetime, fitted with a temperature safety lock at 40 degrees, a perfect choice if you have any young kids that need protection from any accidental scalding.

For the eco-conscious, the Ecostop feature reduces water flow consumption down to 10 litres per minute (from around 15 litres/minute) Every penny saved counts as they say.

Simple sleek design from a top brand, and made to last which they back up with their 5-year warranty

If you’re on a smaller budget, but still looking for a quality mixer, our next pick might be for you.

Strong points:
  • Thermostat lock – The unit features a safety lock set at 40 degrees Celsius. It automatically locks at that temperature, ensuring that your family is protected against scalding-hot water and no cold water shocks over the head either.
  • Ecostop button – This feature limits water consumption to 10 litres per minute.
  • Bath-tub end mountable – You can fit this unit onto your bath rim, provided that you purchase pillar unions, which you can also purchase from the supplier.
  • Controls are easy to turn
  • Gradual and safe temperature change from hot to cold and vice versa
Technical specifications:
  • Thermostatic Mixer Shower
  • Package weight and dimensions – 10 x 29.6 x 6.8 cm; 2.36 Kilograms
  • Maximum Water pressure – 10 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
  • Finish – Polished
  • Material – Handles made of metal
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Deck mount

This Hansgrohe Ecostat scores the highest for environmental sensitivity and protection.

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Best Mixer Shower Bar with Anti Scalding

Bristan H0920 FRENZY Contemporary Cool Touch Bar Mixer

Bristan H0920 FRENZY Contemporary Cool Touch Bar Mixer
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The Bristan H0920 FRENZY (another Bristan unit is featured later) is the master of providing cool technology that ensures users are perfectly safe from getting burned. This is the unit we found to have the ultimate scalding-free protection.

There is a flexibility feature where, whatever pressure system you have, the unit can just perfectly blend in. Good for both low-pressure and high-pressure systems.

Easy installation is a strong point for this unit, though some customers reported a weird noise and loose thermostat fitting after a short period of use. This is the only reason this model doesn’t make top spot.

However, the manufacturer claims that they perform over 20,000 cycles of rigorous test on their products. Sad thing is, we have no way of confirming the claim.

Strong points:
  • Cool touch technology – There is no way you will ever touch a hot valve with this unit. The technology makes cool water surround hot water during use, and there is a separate set of controls for water flow and temperature.
  • Wall-fixing kit supplied – One of this unit’s strongest selling points is the installation kit that comes with it. Easy installation is guaranteed.
  • Aesthetics – The unit comes in a sleek shiny, chrome-plated finish.
Technical specifications:
  • Non-Thermostatic Mixer shower Bar
  • Package weight and dimensions – Shower valve only; 1.75 kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – suitable for combi boiler
  • Finish – Chrome
  • Material – Chrome, brass
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount
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Best Value for Money Surfaced Mounted Mixer Shower

Hansgrohe Focus Shower Mixer

Hansgrohe Focus Shower Mixer
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Compared to its brother the Ecostat featured above, this Hansgrohe Focus unit comes with a water flow rate of 22 litres per minute. In case you’re looking for a higher water flow rate but still with high-pressure and from the same brand, this is it.

However, the Focus does not come with a thermostat unlike the Ecostat. So, this unit is a mechanical mixer. Despite that, the temperature control for this unit is good and it regulates the temperature easily.

On the side of functionality, this is a unit you can attach above your bathtub or on the wall in your shower. A simple no frills wall mounted shower mixer

Strong points:
  • Handle – Comes with one lever that controls both water flow and temperature
  • Installation – A well-made product and easy to install. Great value for money.
  • Aesthetics – Attractive, modern design
Technical specifications:
  • Standard Lever Non-Thermostatic Mixer
  • Package weight and dimensions – 25 x 20.3 x 16.1 cm; 1.99 Kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – 10 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
  • Finish – Polished
  • Material – Chrome
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount

This chrome-made unit comes with an affordable pricing, high water flow rate, easy installation system and easy temperature control.

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Best Easy Clean Single Lever Mixer with a 5 Year Warranty

GROHE BauEdge | Bathroom Faucet – Single Lever Shower Mixer

GROHE BauEdge | Bathroom Faucet - Single Lever Shower Mixer
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The GROHE BauEdge (we feature another Grohe unit below) is a German-manufactured single-lever shower mixer that also comes with a reasonable price tag, but it stands out the most in the aspect of ease of cleaning. Thanks to its Starlight feature.

The Starlight features a chrome coating, which provides a bright surface that resists scratches and stains while maintaining its original shine. This unit only needs wiping with a dry cloth for maintenance.

This Grohe unit also boasts of its SilkMove feature. With this feature, the unit allows for the smoothest and the most precise lever drive.

Strong points:
  • Ease of cleaning and low maintenance – A piece of dry cloth is all you need to keep it shiny, clean, stain-free, and scratch-free.
  • Pocket-friendly – One of the cheapest options in the market
  • SilkMove experience – Sturdy construction with a handle that turns slickly when adjusting the temperature or when switching from bath to shower
Technical specifications:
  • Standard Lever Non-Thermostatic Mixer
  • Package weight and dimensions – 16 x 20 x 12 cm; 1.44 Kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – 1 to 5 bar
  • Finish – Chrome
  • Material – Ceramic
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount

With its shiny finish and high resistance to stain and scratches, cleaning and maintaining the BauEdge definitely becomes the most time-efficient and easiest of tasks to do.

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Best Concealed Thermostatic Mixer Shower – Fits Most Recess Depths

Bristan AR3 SHCVO C Artisan Recessed Thermostatic Dual Control Shower Valve

Bristan AR3 SHCVO C Artisan Recessed Thermostatic Dual Control Shower Valve
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At a little over twice the price of its brother Bristan FRENZY, the Bristan AR3 SHCVO thermostatic valve is made for a range of cavity sizes (45 – 75 mm) and water supply temperature. The coldest that it can supply is 5 degrees Celsius and the hottest 80 degrees Celsius.

The unit comes with a flow rate of only 8 litres per minute at 0.2 bar. True enough, you can significantly lower your water bill with this unit, but just in case the need comes, you can switch to a higher-pressure rate of 5 bar for flexibility.

The look is modern and sophisticated. The slight downside is a lot of its inside is plastic and ceramic with chrome material on the plate.

Strong points:
  • Wide range of cavity for flexibility
  • Wide range of temperature for water supply
  • Aesthetics – Generally very good looking
Technical specifications:
  • Concealed Thermostatic Mixer Valve
  • Package weight and dimensions – 30.4 x 20.19 x 16.79 cm; 1 Kilogram
  • Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum working pressure = 0.2 bar)
  • Finish – Polished
  • Material – Brass, ceramic
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount

Best attribute: Fits most mounting cavities

The wide range of cavity sizes that this unit fits makes it the best option to choose for people with different shower systems and sizes in their home or business.
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Best High End Concealed Mixer Shower From a Top Brand

GROHE 34224000 | Avensys Modern Dual Control Shower Mixer

GROHE 34224000 | Avensys Modern Dual Control Shower Mixer
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Coming in with a good build quality and top-notch performance is this Grohe unit. While it comes with a different fixing approach to the usual thermostatic units, this model is comparatively easier to mount in place, and when it is mounted, it will give your shower setup that stunning and crisp feel.

Reinforcing the easy fit installation is the presence of two outlets – one at the bottom and one at the top. You can use either of the two to connect to your shower outlet. One of them has a blanking screw cap. Just swap it over and you can use the other outlet that suits your configuration.

This Grohe unit works for both low and high pressure and can work for a combi boiler. This is also a unit that is easy to clean and is scratch-resistant.

Strong points:
  • Installation – Easy to install and comes with a different mounting approach
  • Finish – Deep-layered chrome surface creates a mirror-like sheen
  • Suitable for all plumbing requirements
Technical specifications:
  • Thermostatic Concealed Shower Mixer
  • Package weight and dimensions – 23.8 x 19.8 x 15.6 cm; 4.2 Kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum = 0.1 bar)
  • Finish – Polished
  • Material – Copper, nickel and chrome
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Single-hole, deck mount
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Best Budget Thermostatic Mixer Bar

Solepearl Chrome Thermostatic Shower Mixer Modern Thermostatic Bar Shower Mixer

Solepearl Chrome Thermostatic Shower Mixer Modern Thermostatic Bar Shower Mixer
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This is a unit that comes with superb thermostatic control balancing hot and cold water temperature in no time. This is why many users say that any manual manipulation or adjustment is not necessary with this model.

Accommodating a range of hot- and cold-inlet distance of 140 mm to 170 mm, this unit is comparably easy to install. Just connect the left water inlet and the right.

For a budget model this ticks nearly all the boxes, but not to be compared the higher build quality brans featured above.

Nonetheless, this mixer is easy to install and comes with an impressive design.
Strong points:
  • Aesthetics and construction – Well-designed and slim
  • Temperature – Quick balancing of hot and cold water temperature
  • Installation – Accommodates a wide range of inlet distance
Technical specifications:
  • Thermostatic Mixer Bar
  • Package weight and dimensions – 38.61 x 10.67 x 7.87 cm; 1.44 Kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – 5 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
  • Finish – Polished
  • Material – Chrome-plated brass
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Wall mount

Best attribute: Apart from the Price – Intelligent temperature control

The Solepearl comes with a technology that automatically balances temperature and maintains desirable temperature level in a quick time.
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Best Thermostatic Mixer with Duel Outlets

Hansgrohe ShowerSelect Thermostatic Mixer for 2 Outlets

Hansgrohe ShowerSelect Thermostatic Mixer for 2 Outlets
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ShowerSelect is probably the most expensive unit from Hansgrohe and one of the priciest models available in the market, but for good reason. Designed for high-pressure shower systems, it comes with a great an awesome design, is easy to use, and cleans well with just cloth and water.

In addition, it controls temperature well and the 2 outlets which is ideal if you want an overhead monsoon shower and a hand shower. Simply select the push button and it will turn the 2 outlets on and off.

This is a wall-concealed system, so the base unit should be hidden in the wall behind the plaster. The appearance is tidy and produces a timeless ambience in the shower room.

Strong points:
  • Installation – Concealed installation, helping create a neat and uncluttered setup
  • Scald safe – Comes with a safety stop at 40 degrees Celsius
  • Accessories – Comes with handle, mixing unit, mounting rail, and hand shower
Technical specifications:
  • Concealed Thermostatic Mixer with Dual Outlets
  • Package weight and dimensions – 5.4 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm; 1.47 Kilograms
  • Maximum water pressure – 10 bar (minimum = 1 bar)
  • Finish – Metal cover and finish
  • Material – Knobs made of metal
  • Plug Profile/Installation – Concealed installation

Best attribute: Duel Output Premium Thermostatic Valve

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What to Look For In A Mixer Shower

Before rushing into this purchase, take a couple of minutes to consider your options and all of the factors associated with each. Here is a breakdown of the most important factors.

  • Price – While many consumers will have a preference regarding how much to spend, price should not be the only judging factor. Instead, you should also consider the factors below.
  • Design – Although all of these showers serve the same purpose, their designs can be diverse. Do you want the valve surface mounted, or concealed behind a wall.
  • Pressure Controls – When choosing a mixer valve, you should consider whether or not you want to be able to control the pressure of your water (for example to reduce water usage) Some of these offer a water flow rate controller, but this isn’t available with all.
  • Temperature Controls – Each of these valves will give you the ability to adjust the water’s temperature, but they’ll do so differently. Some will only come with a single temperature lever that you simply lift and turn to the desired temperature, whilst better quality and higher priced models will have a thermostatic cartridge fitted to control the temperature (ideal if you have kids and need to avoid accidental scalding)
  • Installation Difficulty When choosing the best mixer valve for your shower, you’ll need to make sure to consider your skill level. Are you capable of installing a highly complex valve? If not, you might want to opt for one that is much easier to install or hire a professional.
  • Low-pressure system If you have a gravity fed system, rather than the likes of a combi boiler, you will be limited to models that require a low water flow rate. Most thermostatic mixer valves require higher levels of pressure and therefore will require a shower pump in line, more details on pumps next.
  • Negative/Positive Head Pump – (You can skip this if you have a combi boiler/pressurised boiler) Check for suitability with the head pump. A negative head pump is used in the case where the pump is located, either at the level or below the cold water tank.

    Otherwise, the pump is located above the cold water tank and the head pump is classified as negative.

    In the products above, the Hansgrohe ShowerSelect requires a negative head pump to match and on the condition that you are running a water pump to supply water to your shower. 

Conclusion

People have different priorities, but whatever you have in your head, still the most important factor to consider is safety especially if you have young kids using the shower. The mixer must offer protection to the family 

On that note, we would pick the thermostatic valve as the best shower mixer valves– Hansgrohe Ecostat, Hansgrohe SelectShower, and Bristan FRENZY. These are all thermostatic valves that maintain water temperature, so scalding can be prevented.

In the end, as to functionality, we have chosen the Ecostat to be the ultimate winner here.  It is environment-friendly despite its capacity to fit high-pressure systems. Its ability to modify water temperature gradually is also a big plus for us. If you have any questions or would maybe like to share your first hand experience with these or other mixer valves, please leave us a comment below. 

9 Best Hand Held Shower Heads to Enhance Your Experience

Best-Handheld-Shower-Heads

Jumped in for your morning shower only to find the showerhead is blocked and water is squirting out of everywhere but the nozzles.

Frustrating, right? We’ve all been there, we feel your pain.

You want a handheld showerhead that means business, the best on the market and at a great price. We hear you, and we’ve got you covered.

Best-Handheld-Shower-Heads

To help you achieve your shower dreams, we have spent over 20 hours testing, reviewing, and analysing nearly 30 models of showerhead that are popular on the UK market. This includes models from top brands such as Triton and Grohe. 

The reason? We want you to find a showerhead that delivers the power you want and also fits in with your budget.

In the end, Hansgrohe stole the show with the Raindance Select E 120. It’s a model we fully back without question, and that you’ll love.

Not sure you like our editor’s pick? There’s no pressure (hehehe), we have a whole load of other options for you to choose from. 

Best Handheld Shower Heads [In Order]

1. Hansgrohe Raindance Select E 120 

Big, bold, versatile, the Raindance Select is one of the best showerheads that Hansgrohe has developed.

Designed to be a rain showerhead, it provides a light and airy flow that feels more like a tropical forest than your bathroom (think of those herbal essences commercials).  

Features
  • Minimum Pressure: 1 bar (high pressure only)
  • Type: Rain
  • Size: 120mm
  • Spray Modes: 3
  • Material: Chrome ABS

Designed for high-pressure showers, it has a minimum bar requirement of one and a maximum of six. This ensures you always have a great flow rate and enough water to make your shower worthwhile. 

It benefits from three spray settings, which includes Rain, RainAir, and WhirlAir. These allow you to choose the intensity of the spray for a truly tailored experience. As an example, the RainAir option feels just like standing in gentle rainfall or under some tropical waterfall. 

The controls are simple, no more fiddling for the right button when all you want to do is relax (that’s how the last showerhead broke, right? You can tell us). Slide your fingers along the base of the head and you’ll find the controls are right there, easy to find, and need a gentle touch. 

Yeah, it can be a little pricey. We know it’s not the cheapest showerhead out there, but it is one of the best and most effective. Not to mention it has a stunning chrome finish that will dazzle any visitor to your bathroom. Take that mother-in-law…...who has the nicest home now? 

If limescale is a common issue for you (#SickOfHardWater), this showerhead has the solution you need. The innovative Quick Clean system means that a simple wipe down with a cloth after use is all you need to keep those pesky shower-damaging-minerals at bay. 

  • Gorgeous design in chrome that highlights any bathroom perfectly 
  • Massive circumference so that your whole body can benefit from gentle rainfal
  • Controls that are right at your fingertips for a smooth transition between settings
  • Made for high-pressure showers to deliver the best experience of your life
  • Maintenance is a breeze, keeping that pesky limescale at bay 

Not sure this showerhead has quite grabbed you? We get it, not everyone is going to be delighted and awed by our top choice. Why not check out our runner up from Grohe below? It might just be able to wash away the pain (I’m hilarious). 

FAQ's

Q: How heavy is the shower head?

A: The shower head weighs 305g so very lightweight to use in the shower.

2. GROHE Rainshower Icon 150 

What we really love is how unique the design of this showerhead is. Spanning an impressive 120mm, it has a hole in the centre for better water distribution while you shower.

Furthermore, it’s been carefully and expertly engineered to change the way you see your shower.

The range of colours definitely adds a bit of spice to your options, allowing you full customisation so that you can create a shower that really expresses your personal tastes and style. It adds a little oo-la-la to the atmosphere if you will. 

Features
  • Minimum Pressure: 1 bar (high pressure only)
  • Type: Rain
  • Size: 120mm
  • Spray Modes: 3
  • Material: Chrome ABS

Grohe has designed this shower for homes with high-pressure, with a minimum of one bar requirement and a maximum of six bar (think combi-boiler, vented system). 

This is a downside for those with low water pressure, such as gravity fed systems(unless you add a shower pump)

It has two relaxing spray settings, allowing you to choose a light rainfall that will take you to another world (who needs a holiday when you have a rainfall shower right?) or something more heavy-duty to wash away the pain and grime of the day. 

Leading on from this, the controls are found at the base of the head and can be altered with the quick flick of a switch. It’s effortless and easy so that you don’t have to spend time faffing with thing-a-ma-jigs and can get on with the most important task - chilling out. 

We know that limescale is a massive pain in the behind, but the easy cleaning system from Grohe means that you just need to wipe the head after use and limescale buildup is prevented. Simple, right? We promise it’s not too good to be true either. 

  • Comes in a range of snazzy colours so you can find the perfect fit for your home
  • Stylish and unique design that certainly brings that je ne sais quois
  • Perfect water distribution and pressure to keep you relaxed every time you shower A high-pressure shower for that high-pressure lifestyle
  • Easy limescale maintenance that will leave you wondering why you didn’t buy this model sooner 

Not quite sold on our runner up or editors pick? Plenty of reason for us to shower you with more choices. If you’re looking for quality and a lower price point, we’ve got you covered with this brilliant little powerhouse from Newentor. 

3. Newentor High Pressure Shower Head 

Modernity is one word to describe this powerful and stylish showerhead. With a sophisticated square design, it brings something a little different to the scene and you are sure to love the way it looks in your bathroom.

Plus, that chrome finish? Yes, please and thank you. 

Showcased as a massage shower, when you feel this beating on your back all the troubles of the day will fade away (we promise).

Features
  • Minimum Pressure: 1 bar (high pressure only)
  • Type: Rain
  • Size: 275mm
  • Spray Modes: 6
  • Material: Chrome ABS

With an incredible six different spray settings to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice. 

These settings include a gentle mist, power massage, regular massage, and several mist and spray combinations that you can play with at your leisure. 

The controls? A simple button that has been rigorously tested and can be pressed over a million times without issue (that’s dedication, right?)

Suited to homes with high-pressure, it requires a minimum of one bar to work and a maximum of six. After all, you want to be able to take advantage of that gentle massage, right? The ergonomic square design provides perfect coverage across your whole body, and we mean it. 

The nozzles are nicely spaced for your comfort, but also made from silicone to help prevent limescale and make them easy to clean. The days of heavy maintenance are over, and you can enjoy a quick wipe-and-go action when you invest in this square showerhead. 

This showerhead is so good that you can even use it to clean the toilet. Although, we’re not sure we would recommend that. If anything, it goes to show that it has a pretty long hose though, and it’s lightweight enough that you can hold it effortlessly with one hand.

  • Funky square design that really changes up the aesthetics of your shower

  • Six spray settings that really leave you spoiled for choice

  • Easy controls that require a single hand for smooth and satisfying adjustment

  • A massage mode that will make you never want to leave the shower again

  • All of this at a price to suit any pocket

This budget option really is the cream of the crop when it comes to affordable showerheads. Still not feeling completely convinced by this toilet cleaning champ? Allow the rest of our expertly picked choices to wash over you (I’ll stop now, promise). 

4. Triton 5 Position Shower Head

Taking a shower can be a magical thing. This is a time when you get to relax and just soak up the hot water.

However, if you do not have the right showerhead, you might not get as much pleasure.

With that being said, there are so many different showerheads on the market, how do you know a good one, when you see it? Well, take a look at the Triton 5 Position Showerhead.

The best thing about this showerhead is that it is compatible with just about every type of shower including mixer showers, electric showers, and a bath/shower mixture.

The showerhead offers 5 different spray patterns to choose from. You can choose one to suit the mood you are in.

You have the option of choosing from blast, spray, drench, jet, and rain.

Maintenance is a simple task with this product, because it is constructed of plastic that reduces the chances of lime scale build up. On top of all of this upon the purchase of this product you will receive a 1-year parts and labor warranty.

It is easy to find a few likeable things about this product, but the pros and cons will be listed below.

Pros

  • 5 different spray patterns
  • Easy maintenance
  • 1-year parts and labor warranty
  • Compatible with most showers
  • Chrome finish adds a nice look
  • Extremely affordable price tag

Cons

  • A more expensive showerhead would offer more features
  • Does not improve water pressure

At the end of the day this is truly a great showerhead that will replace any household shower. It also has a solid construction and beautiful, bright finish.

FAQ's

Q: What is the water flow rate of this shower head?

A: we have a Triton Elec shower with winter (2 heater bands running) and summer (1 Heater band running) you adjust the flow rate to get the right water temp. On all settings we get a good shower.

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5. Yakult 100% Metal Handheld Shower Head

Over the years, there have been many different showerheads developed by various manufacturers.

Each comes with each advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, this makes choosing a showerhead, a very difficult job.

That was until you discover the Yakult 100% metal showerhead hit the market. This is truly a great showerhead that can offer any homeowner lots of benefits.

To start off, it is extremely affordable and will replace any existing showerhead including power showers, and bath/shower mixtures.

This product does not look like a normal showerhead, since it has a sleek L-styled handheld design that is detachable with a 1-1/2 meter stainless steel hose.

The L-style design will fit into your hand perfectly, making this showerhead ideal for bath kids, and pets.

The Yakult is constructed of lead-free solid brass, which not only protects your skin, but also ensures longevity and quality.

This showerhead is built to last. Along with this, the showerhead is coated with a multi-layer chrome finish that fights against corrosion and oxidization.

One of the best things about this showerhead is that it can be installed in a matter of minutes. Plus, very few tools are required for installation.

Pros

  • L-style design fits perfectly in your hand
  • Very quick and easy installation
  • Multi-layer chrome will not corrode or rust
  • Constructed of lead-free solid brass that protects the skin and ensures longevity
  • Very easy to clean

Cons

  • Cannot adjust the nozzle

As you can see, this is a unique and affordable showerhead that offers any homeowners tons of benefits. It is actually one of the best showerheads on the market.

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6. Lara Mult-Spray Shower Head

This specific model is available in two unique colors, including chrome and white. Both deliver a sleek appearance, which will blend in perfectly in any bathroom. 

To make this product even more appealing, the manufacturer backs it up with a full 1-year warranty on all parts and labor!

Despite the affordability, you can rest assured knowing it’ll last or the manufacturer will fix or replace it.

The showerhead is immensely versatile and can truly be used for any and all showers. As the name implies, it comes equipped with 3 individualistic spray options.

Once you’ve entered the shower, you can simply turn the nozzle, until you land on the pattern that suits your preferences the best. 

For additional convenience, the showerhead can be rubbed clean easily. Additional pros and cons can be found below.

Pros

  • Equipped with 3 individual spray patterns
  • Comes with an extensive 1-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Available in two beautiful colors, which will be sure to satisfy everyone
  • Rub clean feature saves you time and energy
  • Showerhead can be utilized in nearly any shower
  • Delivers a sufficient amount of water pressure
  • Incredibly affordable

Cons

  • Hose is a little stiff
  • Flow options could be more diverse

All in all, the Triton 3 Position Shower Head is an excellent hand held head, which is affordable, stylish and convenient. Despite a few minor cons, the showerhead is an excellent investment for almost everyone.

FAQ's

Q: Does the head come apart for cleaning?

A: Yes, Instructions for cleaning included.

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7. Grohe Power & Soul 27672000 

If you’re looking for a much more comprehensive and versatile showerhead, you’ll definitely want to check out the Grohe Power & Soul.

The unit is a little more expensive than the rest, but it is well worth the additional cost. It comes with an array of added features, including a larger select of colors.

You’ll be able to choose from chrome, clay, granite, limestone, marble, and more.

Regardless of your bathroom’s color scheme and style, you can guarantee you’ll be able to find a Grohe Power & Soul that blends in perfectly.

Not only is this unit immensely effortless to clean, thanks to the Grohe StarLight chrome coating, but also it is scratch resistant.

This guarantees that it’ll maintain its beautiful shine for many years to come.

Throw in the manufacturer’s 5-year warranty and this hand shower can last your family and you a lifetime. 

This showerhead is equipped with 4 jet modes, including Rain Spray. This mode is soft and soothing enough to lull you to sleep.

The Bokoma Spray option is great for those that want a good massage. For additional convenience, consumers will be able to utilize the one-click showering feature to jump in the shower and begin with haste. Additional pros and cons can be found below.

Pros

  • One-click showering buttons deliver instant access to your spray pattern of choice
  • Grohe DreamSpray technology keeps water flow balanced for a more relaxing shower
  • Grohe StarLight allows the showerhead to maintain its beauty for many years to come
  • Four spray options, including Bokoma, Rain O2, Rain Spray and Jet Spray
  • Speed Clean Technology resists lime scale and allows you to wipe it away with your fingers
  • Protected by a 5-year warranty
  • InnerWater Guide protects again scalding

Cons

  • Might be a little too costly for some

The Grohe Power & Soul is an excellent showerhead, which is versatile, beautiful and designed to last a lifetime. If you’ve got a little extra to spend, you should certainly consider investing in this hand held showerhead!

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8.Speakman VS-3014 Caspian Anystream

Some consumes are interested in splurging and spending more! It is vital to remember that you get what you pay for.

With the Speakman VS-3014 Caspian Anysteam, this is entirely true. The product might be significantly more expensive than the others, but it is also much more efficient and offers some excellent features, which more than justify the price! 

The Anysteam 360 degree technology is great and can deliver a water stream, at great angles.

This also offers multiple spray patterns to ensure that you get the precise type of shower that you desire!

Also, the installation process is completely effortless. Once you’ve received the package, you will not have to purchase anything separately or additionally.

Everything that is required is included. The showerhead has been engineered in a manner, which ensures that it can be installed within a matter of minutes.

If you’re not a DIY professional and don’t have many tools, this will not be a problem.

The 5-foot metal hose provides the user with extreme flexibility and ease of use. This should be more than sufficient for most bathrooms.

  • Plenty of hose
  • Effortless installation and everything is included
  • Five adjustable spray jets and 12 center massage sprays, which offers 52 full coverage streams
  • Beautiful chrome or brushed nickel finish
  • 5 LPM water flow
  • Lifetime warranty

Again, this specific showerhead might be a little more costly, but it comes with some excellent features!

The lifetime warranty ensures that you will never have to purchase another showerhead ever again. The installation is easy enough and everything is included. With various settings, you will be able to experience the precise shower that you desire!

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9. Delta 75700WH Seven-Spray Hand Shower

There is no doubt that Delta has been around for an extensive period of time. The company is well known for their faucets and showerheads.

The Delta 75700WH follows suit, by delivering an excellent product that is affordable, but well rounded and worth exploring further. 

The product offers a longer hose than some of the others. 6-foot will undoubtedly serve most significantly well.

The hose is flexible and never tangles. The installation is a little more time consuming and a wrench and pliers will be required, but most individuals already own these simple hand tools. 

The product is effortless to use. It is equipped with an easy to turn spray dial, which allows you to adjust the showerhead’s spray, without hesitation.

An energy-saving spray setting is available, if you wish to reduce the water usage. This can be exceptionally helpful, if you wish to cut back on your water bill. 

  • 5 LPM Water flow
  • Lifetime warranty for added peace of mind
  • Extra long 6-foot flexible hose
  • Includes the shower arm mount
  • Settings can be changed easily with the turn dial
  • Anti-clog feature gives you the ability to remove mineral deposits

Take note that this showerhead is available in two styles, white and chrome. Both are beautiful and work excellently.

Although the price is low, you shouldn’t judge a book, by its exterior. This one is well worth checking out and greatly exceeds the expectations given to it.

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What to Look For in a Handheld Shower

When attempting to purchase a brand new hand held showerhead, you will want to take your time and evaluate each and every one of your options.

Each homeowner is different and their unique desires will vary widely. Below, you’ll find a handful of factors to take into account, when attempting to locate the best hand held showerhead for your bathroom.

Cost

First and foremost, you will want to examine the overall cost of your showerhead. The good news is that there is an abundance of options to choose from and the prices will vary incredibly.

Therefore, if you want to spend very little, you can. However, you shouldn’t be afraid of spending extra, because doing so will usually deliver a better product, such as a solid brass body for example.

Number of Settings

The majority of hand held showerheads would come with some degree of adjustability. Usually, more expensive models will have a much more diverse array of spray settings.

These could include jet, spray, rain, blast, and drench. If want to gain access to each and every one of these options, you may need to spend a little extra. If you’re the type of individual, who jumps in the shower and rushes the process, this might not be so important.

Eco Water Saving

If you wish to save money, you should consider spending a little extra and making the upgrade to a showerhead, which is economic friendly.

These models are capable of saving water, by restricting water flow. This doesn’t mean that you won’t receive sufficient pressure, because you will. In fact, you’ll receive plenty of pressure and will save money on your water bill. Read our guide to the best water saving showerheads here. 

Massage Setting

Some consumers desire a shower, which is going to work their muscles and relieve their stress. If you fit into this category and want to eliminate your soreness, you may want to invest in a showerhead, which is equipped with a massage setting.

This particular mode will shoot out the water in a manner, which closely replicates a full body massage. Suffice to say, if you want a totally relaxing, luxurious shower, you’ll want a showerhead that features this setting.

Furthermore some shower heads come with soothing chromotherapy. If this is a feature you would like to know more about, read our guide to the 16 best Led colour changing showerheads 

Material

In terms of your showerhead’s beauty and durability, the material used in its manufacture is integral. The material will also help to determine how difficult the showerhead will be to clean and restore.

Although a better material will definitely be a little more costly, it’ll certainly deliver additional benefits and will be well worth it.

Warranty

Your showerhead needs to last a sufficient amount of time, even if you spend very little. This is why it is a good idea to invest in a lengthier warranty.

The warranty will protect you in the event of anything going awry. In this category, longer is always better, even if you must pay a little extra to get it.

Ease of Cleaning

Maintaining a hand held showerhead can be a little more difficult than you could imagine. Of course, some models are actually resistant to lime scale and other problems.

Opting for one of these models is a good ideal, if you desire additional convenience and want to spend less time cleaning!

Hose Length

One of the most important factors to consider is the hose length. If the hose isn’t long enough, you’ll have a difficult time using it comfortably.

Be sure to consider your height and make sure that the hose will give you the ability to easily wash your entire body, without much trouble or too much flipping around in the shower. Not all models will come with a hose, so consider this.

Pressure Rating

When attempting to find a good showerhead, you should always check out the unit’s LPM rating. This will help you figure out how much pressure that the specific showerhead will be able to deliver.

Obviously, if you want more pressure, you’ll want to choose a showerhead with a higher LPM and vice versa.

All in all, there are numerous things to take into account, when attempting to choose an excellent showerhead for your own individualistic preferences.

The most important factors have been explored above. Now, it is time to check out the best hand held showerheads on the market.

Overall

There are innumerable handheld shower heads on the market, but some of them aren’t worth your money. By analyzing all of the specifications associated with each of these products, you will be able to find the one that will work best for your specific desires.

Above, you have been able to find a look at some of the best handheld shower heads on the market. Be sure to take the information into account, when making your decision.

Buy The Best Power Showers: Top 10 UK Review Guide

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Low water pressure in your bathroom got you feeling down?

Then you're in the right place. Welcome to our best power showers guide.

What do you want from a power shower? Well, POWER is one of the key factors here. You want it to be able to pump out that water regardless of your water pressure. Durable, well-designed, easy controls, with an excellent selection of features. 

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Allow us to make that happen to you. We’ve taken 30 of the best power showers in the UK and spent over 50 hours putting them through our rigorous testing process to weed out the weak and leave you with the top performing models, including those from Mira and Aqualisa. 

Why? Well, we know you deserve the best power shower there is. Offering excellent performance and UNBEATABLE PRICES. Part of our guarantee is bringing you a whole variety of models to choose from. 

Which one stole the show? We have to be honest and say the Aqualisa Aquastream really blew us away. It offers peak performance and some great features you’re going to want to try out. 

Not sure our editor’s pick has the kind of power you need? Allow us to wash away those worries with a really diverse and high-quality selection of the best power showers you are sure to love.

Best Power Showers[In Order]

1. Editors Pick: Aqualisa Aquastream Power Shower

Powerful, reliable, durable, are three words that can be used to describe the exquisite power shower from Aqualisa. It really boosts the water pressure in your shower, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy it instead of suffering through barely a trickle of water.

Features
  • Size: 16 x 18 x 32cm 
  • Style: Thermostatic Control
  • Flow Rate: 10L, 18L
  • Spray Patterns: 4
  • Finish: Chrome 

Thanks to the thermostatic control, you will find that it maintains a constant temperature at all times and through all conditions.

To do this, it dynamically adjusts the combination of hot and cold water to offset those usual changes (no more shrieks as the temp changes). 

It comes with four different spray patterns, allowing you to tailor your shower according to your needs. This even includes an eco-mode, which helps you save water by using less water. You can switch between modes using a handy pull ring on the head. 

Looking to adjust the flow? That’s no problem. You can choose between two flow rates, one of which is 10L per minute and the other being 18L per minute. Alongside the fully adjustable head height, you can have the perfect shower in no time at all. 

An important thing to note is that this shower can only be used on a gravity-fed system and cannot be used on a high-pressure one. So, before you buy make sure you have the right system in your home for this power shower to get the job done.

Installation is nice and easy, and it won’t take long to get things going. Just make sure to set aside a couple of hours to familiarise yourself with the system and the instructions. Furthermore, it’s just an exceptional looking model that will certainly add some spice to your bathroom setup. 

  • Maintains a constant temperature no matter the condition to keep you a priority 
  • Boosts that pressure high so that you get the shower you deserve
  • Choice of flow rates so that your shower is tailored to your needs
  • Four spray patterns that make every time you step into the shower a new adventure
  • Simple installation that will leave you weeping for all the right reasons

Not sure this is quite the power shower for you? We get that, so why not let us shower (I crack myself up) you with a few more options that might be more to your liking? Check out our runner up from Mira below.

2. Runner Up: Mira XS Event Power Shower