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Best Showerheads

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Showerheads

Best Showerheads

We tested 16 showerheads to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Showerhead based on the following criteria:

  • Number of settings
  • Ease of settings
  • Shower feel
  • Hot-water temperature

Below lists the Showerheads that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Showerhead is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Showerheads

Best Showerhead for Number of settings

Number is for flow patterns. Cont. indicates continuously variable.


This Showerhead which tested best for Number of settings has the following features: Claimed flow rate (gpm) and Measured flow rate (gpm).

Best Showerhead for Ease of settings

Ease of settings indicates how easy it was to change spray patterns.


This Showerhead which tested best for Ease of settings has the following features: Claimed flow rate (gpm), Measured flow rate (gpm) and Rain shower.

Best Showerhead for Shower feel

Shower feel reflects testers' judgments of force, coverage, and droplet size.


This Showerhead which tested best for Shower feel has the following features: Claimed flow rate (gpm) and Measured flow rate (gpm).

Best Showerhead for Hot-water temperature

Hot-water temp. indicates how much water cooled between leaving showerhead and hitting user's back.


This Showerhead which tested best for Hot-water temperature has the following features: Claimed flow rate (gpm) and Measured flow rate (gpm).