Updated November 2018

Best Moen Showerheads

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Best Moen Showerheads Updated November 2018

Conclusion

Pros

Cons

Moen

Velocity Two-Function Rainshower
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This little luxury features Immersion technology that provides 3 times more spray power than most showerheads.
It has an attractive design and it’s backed by Moen’s limited lifetime warranty. Its adjustable water flow also lets you switch between full spray and concentrated rinse modes.
Though it’s expensive, you can save money by opting for a basic chrome finish. Some users reported that it’s difficult to tighten.

Moen

Magnetix 6 Function Handheld Showerhead
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Convenient magnetic mount feature on a shower with or without eco-performance flow
Customers loved the easy magnetic mount. Additionally, many commented on how easy it was to install. Finally, customers did not have too much difficulty removing the flow restrictors if they wished to do so, and, given the much higher price for the non eco-performance flow model, were happy to have the option to alter the flow settings.
The most frequent complaint was that this particular model was made almost entirely of cheaper plastic materials and is only chrome plated. Additionally, this model did not last more than 6 months to a year for many customers. A few customers stated that the model did not arrive properly assembled or arrived missing some essential parts and had to adjust the installation in order to avoid leaks.

Moen

Engage Hand Held Shower Head
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Easy to use lever that changes settings plus the convenient magnetic mount for a great detachable large 5.5 inch diameter showerhead with hose model
As with the Magnetix 6 function handheld, purchasers loved the magnetic mount. Additionally, the customers loved the easy lever for changing the settings on the head. Finally, many customers liked that they could remove the restrictors for higher water pressure.
Customers were most dissatisfied with the low water pressure overall, even after removing the restrictors. Additionally, some complained that it was hard to tell the difference between the different flow settings. Some customers had leaking problems when installing. While the showerhead and hose are brushed nickel, other parts of the product are made of plastic which frustrated some buyers who felt they paid too much.

Moen

Vitalize 7” Inch Rain
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Large 7” inch diameter wide spray showerhead with 2.5 GPM spray for exceptional coverage and spot resistant brushed nickel
Customers gushed about the wide coverage and good pressure, even with the water restrictor installed (although some removed it). Additionally, the spot resistant brushed nickel also received praise as it definitely left a strong visual impression of a cleaner, newer shower head.
Some customers recommended that the exceptionally wide showerhead was not ideal for a small walk-in shower. A very small minority complained that upon install it was not enough water pressure. Some customers preferred a more concentrated, narrow spray-down.

Moen

Halo Rain Shower Head
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Large 9-inch diameter chrome plated rain showerhead with an aesthetically pleasing design.
Customers with larger walk-in showers and baths loved the large diameter and soothing spread of water during the shower. They praise the aesthetic design and look of the shower head and the water pressure.
Some purchasers felt that this showerhead had some design flaws. They did not like that the middle and inner rings of the shower head were not adjustable and could not be turned off. Additionally, the adjuster for flow is on the inside. Customers with hard water or lighter water pressure in their pipes said the design did not work well for their showers. There were complaints about plastic parts as well.

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You may not pay much attention to your showerhead, but if you experience low water pressure or notice that your skin is drier than usual, a new showerhead could be the solution. The House Method Reviews team reviewed the best of Moen showerhead products designed to remove impurities from your water and strengthen water pressure, so we could find the best showerheads for you and your home. We tapped into showerhead reviews from Moen customers to learn what consumers care about most when buying a showerhead.

Showerhead Reviews Guide

If you have low water pressure, have a damaged or leaking showerhead, or live in an area with hard water (hard water contains a high mineral content and can include calcium and magnesium deposits that make your skin dry and itchy), a new showerhead may be just what you need. Showerheads can strengthen water pressure, providing a stronger water flow during your shower, and can remove impurities from your water like chlorine, chloramine, and lead, leaving you with softer skin and hair.

The market boasts hundreds of showerhead models and without the proper information, it can be difficult to find the perfect one for you. At House Method, we strive to provide the most honest and unbiased information regarding products we test to make your purchase decision completely painless. In this comprehensive guide, we dive deeper into the types of showerheads, important factors to consider before making a purchase, and frequently asked questions regarding these products.

Check your home’s water pressure levels with a tester from your local hardware store before selecting a showerhead. A low-flow showerhead is the best showerhead if you have lower water pressure levels.”

Types of showerheads

Single-setting showerheads

These are the most basic models—they offer only one spray speed and cost much less than multi-setting showerheads.

Multi-setting showerheads

Providing a variety of spray and pressure settings, these allow you to tailor your shower experience. Some popular spray settings include massage, jet, and pause. The massage setting offers higher pressure, making you feel more relaxed, the jet setting also offers higher pressure with a concentrated stream option, and the pause setting delivers medium pressure with an on-and-off water pattern. We recommend these showerheads for households with multiple people that prefer different water pressure settings or for those who like to switch up their water pressure in the shower. Many of The Moen showerheads reviewed here offer different spray settings. The Magnetix models and the fixed 9 inch diameter rainshower models include a massage mode.

Rainfall showerheads

These luxurious showerheads are large (typically eight to nine inches wide) and provide a spa-like experience. With their large head and wide spray pattern, they reduce water pressure and provide a soft, soothing flow (similar to raindrops falling on your head). However, they’re not as powerful as other types. We love the Moen 26017 2.5 GPM Rain Shower Head from the Halo Collection—it has a sleek and modern design and provides decent water pressure.

Low-flow showerheads

Low-flow showerheads are eco-friendly options that are specifically designed to use less water, saving you money on monthly water bills. Even though these use less water, they still offer a strong and powerful flow.  The Moen Magnetix Six-Function Handheld Showerhead with Eco-Performance is a perfect choice for those looking for an eco-friendly showerhead from Moen.

Speaker showerheads

These combine a regular showerhead with a wireless speaker. Most of these products work via Bluetooth, so you can play music from your device and listen to it while in the shower.

If you live in a hard water area, opt for a showerhead with a plastic, rubber, or silicone nozzle. These materials don’t clog with limescale as easily as metal nozzles do.”

6 Major factors to consider

Water flow rate

The best showerheads will provide a pleasing flow while meeting the federal flow-rate standard. The highest flow rate allowed for showerheads is 2.5 gallons per minute at a standard water pressure level of 80 psi (pounds per square inch). Showerheads should meet this standard, in addition to the voluntary WaterSense requirements. Note: a slower flow can result in longer showers and more water use.

Fixed vs. handheld showerheads

Some showerheads will affix directly to the wall while others will attach to a flexible hose. Fixed showerheads are the most standard style—these attach to a pipe or faucet hole in the shower wall. They usually have a swivel option, allowing you to turn the product so you can adjust the general direction of the flow. Handheld body sprayers are more versatile and can be removed from their holster and used to focus the spray on any part of your body.

Shower nozzle material

Shower nozzles can be made of metal, plastic, rubber, or silicone. Metal showerheads experience less bacteria buildup while products made of plastic, rubber, or silicone don’t accrue as much limescale as their metal counterparts. Limescale can pose a threat in hard water areas by causing blockages in your plumbing system.

Showerhead finish

Showerheads come in a variety of finishes that can match your bathroom. Some popular finishes include chrome, brushed nickel, bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, white, and antique brass. Look for rust-resistant finishes to avoid rust from forming on your showerhead.

Installation

Most showerheads are easy to install and can be put together with little to no DIY experience. You’ll typically need to unscrew the old showerhead with an adjustable wrench and remove any plumber’s tape from the threaded part of the shower arm. Apply fresh plumber’s tape over the threads for a solid seal and screw your new showerhead into place. Your purchase should include assembly instructions, but you can always hire a professional plumber if you need assistance.  Most of the Moen products reviewed here today do not require extra tools or parts and can be installed easily by the buyer. In fact, since they are designed that way, most installation guides on many of the products reviewed here recommend hand tightening over the use of tools as they can damage or scratch the plating or finish on the product during installation.

Price

If you think you have to buy the most expensive showerhead available to get the best flow, think again. Moen Showerheads can range from as little as $23.35 MSRP to $762.00 MSRP. The Moen Magnetix Chrome Remote Dock is less than $25 and the Moen 26017 2.5 GPM Rain Shower Head from the Halo Collection in chrome currently costs $44.37 and is one of our top picks.

Frequently asked questions

What is the highest pressure Moen showerhead reviewed here?

The Moen leader in high-pressure showerheads we reviewed is the Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function Rainshower 8-Inch Showerhead with Immersion Technology. Their 8-inch diameter rainshower features Immersion technology that provides three times more spray power than most rain showerheads.

What is a good flow rate for a shower?

According to government standards, no showerhead can have a water flow rate greater than 2.5 gallons per minute at a standardized pressure of 80 psi (pounds per square inch). Note: low-flow showerheads use less water and can translate to lower energy costs for the consumer.

What is a water restrictor?

A water restrictor, commonly known as a flow restrictor, is designed to reduce water flow in a showerhead to 2.5 gallons per minute. The National Energy Act requires flow restrictors in all showerheads. All of the Moen showerheads reviewed here have flow restrictors that can be removed by the buyer but you may want to carefully research how to do that.  Removing water restrictors could also affect your warranty, particularly if you damage the showerhead in an attempt to remove the restrictor(s).

What is the best rain showerhead?

In our opinion, the best Moen rain showerhead is the Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function Rainshower 8-Inch Showerhead with Immersion Technology at 2.5 GPM Flow Rate. It provides a spa-like experience while delivering adequate water pressure.

The team that worked on this review

Kealia Reynolds
Writer
Rebekah Sedaca
Product Researcher
Kelsey Roadruck
Editor
John Morgan
Producer

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