The install was a breeze. Just unscrewed the old showerhead, applied new teflon tape, and screwed the new Moen on.
I turned the water on and let the thing rip. The first thing you notice is the handle on the bottom to steer the water. It feels natural and moves smoothly. The dial on the handle is to change the kind of water stream flowing out.
The handle does drop down a bit and was bumping into the highest shelf of the shower caddy thing. I finally removed the top shelf and all was well. Michele decided that this would 'not do' and is now on the hunt for a new shower caddy thing that can accomadate the size of the Moen.
This is what I would consider the main showering mode. Plenty of water and not a lot of force. The children and I both think this is better than the old showerhead.
Next I tested out the special mode. It's described as "Moen's patented Revolution technology takes ordinary water, spins each drop, then twirls the entire shower stream.". Well, it's kind of like one of those kiddy toys for the backyard that whips around in all directions. Fun the first time, but no use for washing. And the flow isn't strong enough to be considered a massage mode.
This mode is the massage mode. But it's not much of a massage. The stream is just more than an inch in diameter and just doesn't have enough force to be considered a real massage mode. Now, maybe some dainty princess type might like it, but it was a disappointment to me.
Conclusion: The Moen Revolution is a nice showerhead, but it's not revolutionary in any way except the handle. If you like the way it looks, get it. If you are looking for one of those back-massaging showerheads, this ain't it.Posted by michael at July 16, 2005 10:18 PM