Hansgrohe Croma E100 3-Jet Hand Shower
The Hansgrohe E-100 shower head is the perfect choice for those who appreciate a luxurious and relaxing bathing experience. While the shower head itself only has limited features, each feature is designed to be the very best of its kind. Featuring 75 no clog water channels that form to make up 3 different bathing experiences depending on your mood. You can quickly and easily switch between massage mode, full body mode, and the intense turbo spray mode. The water channels are designed to allow easy cleaning, thus preventing the buildup of limescale and algae.
The Hansgrohe E100 also features a large 4-inch shower face, allowing for a relaxing natural flow effect similar to many rain showers. At 4 x 4.7 x 4 inches, it is perfect for those wanting a more intense wash. The 2.5 Gallons per minute water flow ensures that you get a thorough cleansing experience while not wasting excessive amounts of water.
Overview of the Croma
- 75 water channels give a powerful and invigorating cleansing experience
- Large shower face allows for a more luxurious feel
- 3 well-designed spray settings that can help to invigorate your senses or relax you with the massage sensation mode
- Very easy to switch between shower head wash modes and the wipe clean head makes cleaning an easy task
- Does not come with a hose or any other accessories. This can make it an expensive choice if you need to buy a matching hose, shower arm, and fixtures
- The shower head made from chromed plastic which proves to be lightweight. However, this makes the shower head less resistant to drops in the bathtub and can lead to the formation of cracks and leaks in the unit
Are Any Specialist Tools Required?
The Hansgrohe E100 does not require any special tools to install it. As this is the shower head only you simply need to unscrew your current shower head, clean the screw thread with a wire wool brush to remove any residue, apply a layer of water resistant tape specifically designed for use with showers and faucets, and then screw on your Hansgrohe E100. As the shower is universal, it should fit on most already existing hoses without any problems. If your shower is difficult to unscrew, you may need to turn to a pair of adjustable pliers to be able to loosen the old head from the hose.
Things To Consider Before Purchasing
The Hansgrohe E100 is a great choice for those looking for a shower head that offers both style and substance. The large shower face gives a full body wash experience and the 75 channels allow plenty of water to flow generously with each use. The larger size makes it ideal for shower units and wet rooms and the lightweight chromed plastic material allows it to be positioned on most types of shower arm without the weight pulling it free. However, the chromed plastic is not as resilient as a solid metal shower head and makes it prone to the paint coming free and flaking off. Also, it is important to remember that this is for the shower head alone and does not come with any of the standard accessories such as the hose, shower arm or screws & washers.
Is It Worth The Price?
The Hansgrohe E100 is arguably one of the best hand showers for the price. The size and design matches showers of $80.00 upwards so are well worth considering.
However, if you also require a shower hose and a shower head arm then the price can increase quickly and the shower then becomes less value for money. Overall, it is a great shower and is worth the amount it costs. Otherwise, this shower makes an ideal entry-level unit for those who are looking for a well build shower head for on a budget.
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